Nancie Ann Burgess
God granted us
the favor of being raised and loved by Nancie A. Burgess and on Monday May 25, 2020, God called his angel home. She is the
beloved wife of George R. Burgess, Sr., Mother of Marian M. Miller (Lawrence), George R. Burgess, Jr. (Ann Marie) and Michael
C. Burgess (Tara). Grandmother of Jessica L. Viccari (Damian), Joseph M. Monfredi, Jonathon M. Monfredi (Julie), Jacob A.
Monfredi, Christian E. Burgess and Catherine E. Burgess. Great-grandmother of Victoria, Jackson, Gia, Nina, and Aria. Sister
of Dennis E. Carroll, Patricia B. Scatena and the late Eileen M. Scantena and John R. Carroll. Daughter of the late Delores
A. and John M. Carroll. Nancie had an undying love for her husband, children, and country. Her children learned the Marine
Corps Hymn before their ABC's. She was a dedicated wife of her Marine for 58 years. Nancie believed in luck (loved the casinos
and numbers), love and heroes. She was a resilient warrior that faced her battles (battles that would have brought the strongest
men to tears) with fierce grit and optimism. On tough days she was "Pretty Good, Pretty Good" and on good days she
was "Fantastic." One of the last things she asked her husband was "You will always be my Hero, will I always
be your Angel?" What a privilege to witness Faith, Hope and a Love so great. Friends will be received following CDC Guidelines
at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Wednesday from 3-7p.m.
A private Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday at St. Paul Cathedral at 10a.m. and will be live-streamed
on the funeral home Facebook page for the public.
"We all will miss him"
Joseph L. Calihan,
Jr., 82, a longtime resident of Fox Chapel, died peacefully in his home at Longwood at Oakmont on May 21. "We all will
miss him," said Bishop David A. Zubik. "He helped so many people in so many ways. But his impact of his leadership
will live on in all of us, and it will live on in many of our religious, civic, and private institutions." Joe was born
and raised in Rochester, New York, where he met Brenda, his wife and partner of 57 years. She was the love of his life, and
he always was quick to note that marrying her was the best decision he ever made. After graduating from the Wharton School
of the University of Pennsylvania, he moved to Pittsburgh in 1961 to enter the management training program at Mellon Bank.
In 1970, he pursued his passions for entrepreneurship and education by joining Bradford Schools, becoming CEO in 1973. In
1987, he founded Bradford Capital Partners, through which he helped a number of local entrepreneurs build successful companies.
"He had incredible sayings that got to the heart of almost any matter," said Katherine Kennedy, his daughter, "but
one of his favorites was ‘With privilege goes responsibility.'" Bishop Zubik added, "Without Joe's leadership
and financial support, a number of Diocesan Initiatives-including the Extra Mile schools and the Deacon Formation Program-would
not be what they are today. We honored Joe's and Brenda's long-term faith and contributions with The Church ALIVE Award in
2017." He was generous with his time and financial support for many charitable organizations, including serving as a
trustee or board member for Extra Mile Educational Foundation, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Foundation, the
Pittsburgh Symphony, the Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania, Summer Search, and others. Starting in 2014, he founded
and focused on nurturing Mansmann Foundation, which has created a support network to help hundreds of entrepreneurs in underserved
local markets. He is survived by his wife, Brenda, and his four children: Marty Calihan (Jenni) of Pittsburgh; Anne Kelley
(Mark) of Wellesley, MA; Molly Lokteff (Dan) of Los Gatos, CA; and Katherine Kennedy (Duncan) of San Francisco, CA. "Papa"
also leaves 14 loving grandchildren: Maclean, Joseph L., III ("Trip"), Isabel, and Jack Calihan; Ryan, Meghan, Lauren,
and Owen Kelley; Jacob, Morgan, and Jane Lokteff; and Charlie, Joey, and Kate Kennedy. "He will be remembered as the
‘glue' that made our family so close," offered his daughter, Molly Lokteff. "It was amazing how he really
loved each of his fourteen grandchildren, and they each knew and really loved him." "He was exceptional in how
he really connected with so many people," said his daughter, Anne Kelley. "Even when the pancreatic cancer was
diagnosed, he immediately used it as an opportunity to bring us all closer to him and each other."
His son, Marty,
chimed in, "He really understood how to be a friend. And he loved his golf. And YPO. And just making life fun. I
think he loved and embraced and pursued every side of life. And it was contagious."
Friends will be received
following CDC Guidelines on Sunday from 2-5pm at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street (freyvogelfuneralhome.com).
Funeral Monday, a private Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at Sacred Heart Church and Live-Streamed at 10:00AM
on the following Facebook Page for the public: https://www.facebook.com/105616694431715/live/. The family suggests that memorial
contributions be made to Extra Mile Foundation, Two Gateway Center, Suite 348, 603 Stanwix Street, Pittsburgh 15222, www.extramilefdn.org,
or to a charity of personal choice.
order of the State of Pennsylvania, everyone is required to wear a mask in order to enter the Freyvogel Funeral Home or Church
building. No more than 25 people are permitted to enter the buildings at any time, during the yellow phase. Everyone must
social distance 6 feet between people at all times. Call 412-621-1665 for specific instructions.
Toni Rita Kichi
On Friday May 22, 2020, beloved wife of
54 years of Michael E. Kichi; mother of Michael C. Kichi (Babiche Kichi) and Melissa Huey (Thomas Huey); grandmother/Oma of
Josie May, Finnian and Jack Kichi; sister of Judy Williams and the late Thomas Yannuzzi. Toni graduated from Taylor Allderdice
High School and Duquesne University and taught in the Pittsburgh Public Schools for 28 years with the majority of that time
at Greenfield Elementary School. She retired in 2005 and received a prestigious Teacher Excellence Award for her achievements.
Toni was a lifelong parishioner of St Philomena and later St. Paul Cathedral. She enjoyed reading , traveling, and watching
cooking shows in her free time. Above all she loved to spend time with her family, especially making mac and cheese for her
grandkids. Toni met every day with a positive outlook and her well known smile. Friends will be received following CDC Guidelines
at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Monday 3-5pm and Tuesday 2-7pm. A private Mass
of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday May 27, 2020 at St. Paul Cathedral at 10:00 AM and will be live-streamed
on the funeral home Facebook page for the public.
order of the State of Pennsylvania, everyone is required to wear a mask in order to enter the Freyvogel Funeral Home or Church
building. No more than 25 people are permitted to enter the buildings at any time, during the yellow phase. Everyone must
social distance 6 feet between people at all times. Call 412-621-1665 for specific instructions.
Brandon Thomas Brown
On Friday, May
15th 2020, Brandon Thomas Brown, beloved fiancé of Lauren M. Pasquarelli. Son of H. Lorin and Kathryn M. Brown. Brother
of Tyler B. Brown (Caitlin) and Kristi Elizabeth Brown, Grandson of Lawrence and Carole Miller, and the late Howard L. and
Mary C. Brown. Also survived by Robert and Kathleen Pasquarelli. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons Inc. 4900
Centre Ave. and Devonshire St. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) Wednesday 1-4pm, with a Blessing Service at 4pm
By order of the State of Pennsylvania, everyone
is required to wear a mask in order to enter the Freyvogel Funeral Home or Church building. No more than 25 people are
permitted to enter the buildings at any time, during the yellow phase. Everyone must social distance 6 feet between people
at all times. Call 412-621-1665 for specific instructions.
James "Jim" E. Bobick
James "Jim" Edwin Bobick, 76, passed
away on Sunday May 3, 2020. He was the loving husband of Sandra, with whom he enjoyed forty-nine years of marriage; cherished
father of Michael (Tanya Cotic) and Andrew (deceased); loving grandfather "Deda" of Daria and Mila; devoted brother
of Bruce (Sally) and Tom (Becky). Jim was a graduate of Penns Manor High School (Clymer, PA) and received a Bachelor of Science
degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and graduate degrees in biology and library science from Duquesne University
and the University of Illinois. Jim was initially a biology teacher before beginning a career as a science library that spanned
thirty-five years at Brown University, Temple University, Case Western Reserve University, and the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh,
where he spent sixteen years as the last head of the Science and Technology Department. Jim truly loved books, learning, and
regaling friends both new and old with facts and reference questions that came naturally to him as a library professional.
Jim was the consummate professional collaborator, having co-authored and edited five editions of the Handy Science Answer
Book and Science and Technology Resources Guide for Professionals. He loved to travel and visit libraries and bookstores,
visiting libraries in Germany, France, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Moldova, Austria, and Turkey. Since retiring, he enjoyed
purchasing used books to donate to local universities and participating in volunteer activities at the Carnegie. He and Sandi
particularly enjoyed going to events at the Chautauqua Institution in western New York and watching the sun set on the lake.
Funeral and interment is private however a celebration of his life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please
send donations to Kenyon College, note to Andrew J. Bobick '00 Summer Science Scholar Fund. Address is Kenyon College Development
Office,105 Chase Ave. Gambier, Ohio 43022. Arrangements by John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com)
By order of the State of Pennsylvania,
everyone is required to wear a mask in order to enter the Freyvogel Funeral Home or Church building. No more than
10 people are permitted to enter the buildings at any time. Everyone must social distance 6 feet between people at all times.
Call 412-621-1665 for specific instructions.
Florence Fitzpatrick Andracki
May 4, 2020, beloved wife of the late Frank H. Andracki; mother of Richard F. Andracki, Esq.; also survived by numerous nieces
and nephews. Pre-deceased by her parents, Anna and Patrick Fitzpatrick and her siblings, Rita Malloy, Edna Kellington, Margaret
Bruno and Paul Fitzpatrick. A true member of the Greatest Generation, "Flo" was born and raised in the Soho neighborhood
of Pittsburgh, where she attended Soho Grade School and Fifth Avenue High School. In her teenage years, she worked as a waitress
in the coffee shop of the Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad Station (now Station Square), where she met her late husband
Frank, who was a baggage and mail handler for the railroad. Flo and Frank married after Frank returned from serving in the
US Army during WWII and they took up residence and raised their son Richard in Soho. When Rich went off to high school, Flo
returned to the workforce, first at the State Office Building taking care of the Governor's quarters and eventually, as one
of the first employees hired to staff the Maintenance Department of the newly constructed U.S. Steel Building, spending the
majority of her time until retirement in 2015 as the Freight Elevator Operator. It was in that capacity that Flo became known
and beloved to all the tenants of the building, having chauffeured in her elevator over the years contractors and employees,
as well as celebrities such as then Vice President Gerald Ford, Nelson Mandela, Bing Crosby and many U.S. Secret Service Agents
needing access to the roof during many Presidential visits to Pittsburgh. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons,
Inc. 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Wednesday and Thursday, 2-4 and 6-8pm. In keeping with the COVID-19 restrictions,
a PRIVATE Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Paul Cathedral and will be livestreamed on our Facebook page on Friday
order of the State of Pennsylvania, everyone is required to wear a mask in order to enter the Freyvogel Funeral Home
or Church building. No more than 10 people are permitted to enter the buildings at any time. Everyone must social distance
6 feet between people at all times. Call 412-621-1665 for specific instructions.
Robin Annette Smith
On Thursday, April 30, 2020, peacefully at home and
surrounded by family at age 66. Beloved wife of Wesley D. Nelson; mother of Brian Nelson (Salimah Jasani) and Robert Nelson;
sister-in-law of Beth Nelson. Robin graduated from the Carnegie Mellon University School of Urban and Public Affairs (The
Heinz School) and was a life-long public servant. Most recently, Robin was the ADA Compliance Coordinator for the Housing
Authority of the City of Pittsburgh and an advocate for people with disabilities. Inurnment in the Columbarium of First Lutheran
Church (Grant Street) will be private. A memorial service will be held after the COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted; to
David Garner Helmick
David Garner Helmick of
Champion, PA, and formerly Fairmont, WV, passed away peacefully with his son by his side following a courageous battle with
cancer in Pittsburgh on April 21, 2020. Born on August 23, 1953 in Claremont, New Hampshire, David was raised in Mt. Lebanon,
PA where he attended Lincoln Elementary School and Mt. Lebanon High School. David was a graduate of Holderness School in Plymouth,
New Hampshire and attended Colorado College in Colorado Springs, CO. David was a resident of Fairmont, WV for over 30 years
where he lived with his wife, Kevin and raised their two children, Jennifer and Garner as well as their niece, Sarah. David
served as president of Helmick Corporation until he retired to a beautiful, quiet cabin in the woods of the Laurel Highlands
At this point in any obituary, David would probably quietly mutter to himself, "Blah blah
blah, were they a good person?" His family wants you to know that he was indeed. A deeply sensitive intelligent and introspective
soul, David was a man of selective words. When he chose to speak, - grammatically correct, of course - his insight was based
on a life of experiences and adventure, and where he did not travel, he explored through books. David sought beauty in nature
and through the relationships he had with his family and lifelong friends. Much of what he loved, he attempted to capture
through a camera lens as if he'd always known that life is fleeting and the importance of living in a moment.
family will remember best the sounds of his favorite guitarists being played on vinyl and echoing through their home; sitting
with him in rocking chairs on the front porch as southern thunderstorms rolled through the hills of West Virginia; ghost crab
hunting on the beaches of North Carolina and skiing and dinner parties at 7 Springs. But most of all, they will remember his
soulful blue eyes, his kind, gap-toothy smile and his endless love for them.
David was preceded in death
by his father, Louis G. Helmick. He is survived by his forever best friend, Kevin; daughter, Jennifer; son, Garner, niece,
Sarah; grandchildren, Pippa, Skylar, Kyle and Tyler; mother, Janice; sister, Susan; brother, Louis; dog, Kirby and cat, Tammy
Faye. David didn't care for funerals. There will be a celebration of his life for his family and closest friends at a later
date at his favorite place in the world - his beautiful home among the rhododendrons.
In lieu of flowers,
his family ask that donations be made in his memory to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at www.cff.org. Arrangements by John A.
Freyvogel Sons, Inc.
Catherine R. Connors
On Tuesday, April 21, 2020, Catherine R. Connors,
Beloved wife of the late Regis F. Connors. Mother of Richard L. (Susan), Grant R. (JoAnne), Ward C. (Marcie), Vernon D. (Mary),
John P. (Julie), and Charles N. (Dawn) Connors. Grandmother of Corey J., Thomas S., Stephanie R., David M., Natalie E., Dorian
B., Tenley E. Also survived by 4 great grandchildren. Sister of Anna Rader and John Donald Hoelle, and the late Dorothy Unitas,
Loretta Kercher and Mary Ellen Hoelle. A private family visitation and interment will be held and a Memorial Mass will be
held at a later date. Arrangements by John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com)
Paul H. O'Neill
April 18, 2020
to be announced at a later date.
Charles R. Wilson, Jr., MD, FACP
January 22, 1930 - April 17, 2020
Of Oakmont, died peacefully at home on Friday April 17th at the age of 90. "Reg", the son of Charles Reginald
"Reggie" Wilson Sr. and Josephine Harrison Wilson is survived by his wife of 65 years, Geraldine "Gerry"
Corba Wilson; his sister, Jacquelyn Wilson Hill of Oakmont; his children, Charles R. "Reg" III (Lorna), Karen Wilson
Connor, and Gary (Sherri); seven grandchildren: Katie (Liam) McDevitt, Carey (Patrick) Wilson, Michael (Gretchen) Connor,
Michelle (Ben) Hogue, Brianna Wilson, Coleman Wilson and Shannon Wilson, who pre-deceased him. Great grandfather to Ross and
Drew McDevitt and Hadley and Phoebe Wilson.
Reg was born in Pittsburgh's Mercy Hospital in 1930 and raised in downtown
Pittsburgh as his father was the manager of first, The Roosevelt Hotel and then The William Penn Hotel. In 1937, Reg was afflicted
with polio, a paralyzing disease that had no cure at the time. He was expected to die at age 7, having been given last rites
(prayers given by a Catholic priest at the end of life) but miraculously recovered to live a full and healthy life. His recovery
became a part of Dr. Jonas Salk's research prior to Dr. Salk discovering a cure for polio in 1955 at the University of Pittsburgh,
coincidentally the year that Reg graduated from Pitt's medical school.
After graduation from Mount Lebanon High School,
Reg attended Allegheny College in Meadville, PA, then the University of Pittsburgh Medical School. His internal medicine
residency was at The Western Pennsylvania Hospital.
After his residency, Reg became an officer in the U.S. Navy, serving
in Long Beach, California from 1957-1959. While in the Navy, he was trained to be a deep-sea diving physician, to attend to
the medical needs of his fellow sailors who were perfecting the submarine-launched, nuclear warhead carrying Polaris Missile,
which first launched a year after his discharge.
Returning to Pittsburgh, Reg was an attending physician at West Penn
Hospital in Bloomfield where he spent his entire career. In addition to his private practice, he was a member of the teaching
faculty since 1961, and served as Chair of the Department of Medicine from 1969 - 1985. Among the many achievements throughout
his career, he was particularly proud to be awarded the hospital's Gold Headed Cane Award in 1983, which is the highest honor
bestowed on a member of the medical faculty exemplifying the best qualities of physician, teacher, and researcher.
Reg enjoyed golf and tennis, but had a particular love of writing and chronicling medical and family history. He served as
a member of the editorial staff at the Allegheny County Medical Society and compiled volumes of family history spanning over
In addition to serving on the Board of Directors of The West Penn Hospital Foundation, Reg served on the board
of Longue Vue Club and as a Trustee of the Shadyside Academy.
Arrangements are being made through John A. Freyvogel Sons,
Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) There will be a private burial at Mount Royal Mausoleum with a celebration of Reg's life at
a later date. Contributions may be made to The Shannon Wilson Charitable Fund c/o The Pittsburgh Foundation, Five PPG Place,
Suite 250, Pittsburgh PA, 15222.
Larry W. Swearingen
On Wednesday April 15, 2020. Partner for 26 years
to Robert W. Tamiggi. Son of Dorothy and the late Warren Swearingen. Brother of Linda S. LaVoge. Larry was a graduate of the
Art Institute of Pittsburgh and was a Production Coordinator at Print Management for 13 years The clients adored him and he
will be greatly missed by all. Larry loved planting flowers in his gardens. When the Co-Vid19 Pandemic wanes, a Celebration
of Larry's life will be held. Arrangements by John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc.
David Blair Caldwell, Jr.
Caldwell, Jr., 81, died Friday, April 10 in Pittsburgh. He was born July 6, 1938, in Pittsburgh, to Helen Jordan Caldwell
and David Blair Caldwell, Sr. Blair is survived by his wife, Patricia Wright Caldwell and his daughters Elizabeth Jane Caldwell,
and Patricia Jordan McCarroll (Jeff) and 4 grandchildren. He was predeceased by his sister, Virginia Caldwell Seid. Arrangements
by John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) Funeral and interment will be private. A memorial service will
be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to your favorite charity.
Velma Frances Fritsch Ferrari
Velma Frances (Fritsch) Ferrari died peacefully on Monday, April 6th. A beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and writer,
she is survived by her children Matthew (spouse Melissa and grandson Massimo) of Pittsburgh and son Alex (spouse Elizabeth
and grandson Leo) of Los Angeles. Born the only child of Velma Rose (Feckety) and Albert Fritsch, Velma graduated from Edgewood
High School and later Carnegie Tech (now Carnegie Mellon). She transformed objects to beauty, acquaintances to friends, and
happenstance to hilarity. She was active in various community organizations and was instrumental in starting Gamma Sports
with her husband Harry, who reposed on August 3rd, 2016. They had been married since 1960.
Words alone are insufficient
to express the fullness of life that Harry and Velma had together. May their memories be eternal. Funeral Service and Interment
were held privately in Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cemetery. Arrangements by John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com)
Kay Ebbert Childs Bissell
On Saturday, March 28, 2020, 77 years
of Verona, PA, formerly of Point Breeze. Kay Ebbert Childs Bissell, daughter of Lowrie Childs Wurts Ebbert and George Singer
Ebbert, Jr., deceased. Survived by her husband of 31 years, G. William Bissell, sons John "Jay" Burgwin Childs,
Jr. (Rebekah) and George W. Childs (Miya) and daughter Louise Kay Childs Woodside (Nevin). Their father, John Burgwin Childs,
predeceased her in 1974. Kay was devoted to her children, seven grandchildren, her nieces and nephews, as well as her great
nieces and nephews. Kay was born and raised in Pittsburgh, attended The Ellis School and graduated from Garrison Forest School
outside Baltimore, MD in 1960. She later attended Briarcliff Manor Junior College in New York. She married John Burgwin Childs
of Pittsburgh on August 25, 1962 and joined him at Salisbury School, in Connecticut. Their three children were born there.
After John's passing, Kay returned home to Pittsburgh with her children to be nearer to family. Kay soon became the Administrative
Assistant to the Head of School at Shady Side Academy Junior School, a position she transcended for 28 years, serving five
different Heads. Kay was a sixth generation member of Calvary Episcopal Church, where she was baptized, confirmed and married.
Her love of choral music began when she was a member of Calvary's youth choir under the direction of Donald G. Wilkins, and
fostered a love of music in her children. She served on Parish Council, as Secretary of the Vestry and Co-Chair of the Stewardship
Campaign. She often worked on the Women of Calvary Holiday Bazaar. After retirement, Kay reveled in her role as grandmother,
welcoming her grandchildren into her kitchen for a snack and a chat after school. She was a member of the National Society
of the Colonial Dames, The Pittsburgh Golf Club and the Twentieth Century Club. We look forward to celebrating her life later
this year, perhaps as early as June. Arrangements by John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com)
Joseph Michael Wymard
born August 27, 1935, age 84, passed away on Friday, March 13, 2020 in Ft. Pierce, Florida, after a short illness. He was
married to Ellie Wymard (née Buntag),his wife of 56 years who survives him. He is also survived by his son Josh T.
of Dallas, TX and grandchildren Tom, Jake and Beau, and son Peter C. (Bonnie) of Gibsonia, PA and grandchildren Elizabeth,
Jack, Gus and Mary. He was pre-deceased by his parents Francis W. and Marie P. (née Cooney) and by his brothers William
F., John P., and Francis X. He is survived by his brother James A. (Sara) of Squirrel Hill and many nieces and nephews. Joe
was born and raised in Point Breeze and attended St. Bede School, where he was an altar boy, and Central Catholic High School,
class of 1953. He was a philosophy honors major at the University of Pittsburgh, class of 1957. He served as class president
of his 1960 graduation class at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Upon graduation from Pitt Law, his class was conscripted
into the US Army and he completed basic training at Fort Rucker in Alabama. During the Berlin crisis, he was called up as
a reservist and ordered to report to Fort Gordon, Georgia, where he was to serve as a radio repairman. Knowing little about
radio except to turn the dial to KDKA, he was quickly reassigned to JAG, where he served until his honorable discharge in
1963. He began his private practice as counsel to the credit departments of the major Pittsburgh department stores, including
the Joseph Horne Company, Kaufman's and Gimbel's. Within a few years, he turned to Family Law after successfully representing
a wife in a high profile Pittsburgh divorce. This case marked the beginning of his becoming a specialist in complex divorce
litigation, especially representing women in equitable distribution cases. He developed a multi-state Family Law practice
that upheld women's rights in divorce and created Pennsylvania Common Law that remains today. After many years as a sole practitioner,
he joined the law firm of Sherrard, German & Kelly, P.C. as a partner in 2008, where he remained until his "retirement"
in 2018. He could still be found in his office one or two days a week until his passing. Joe was on the board of the Whale's
Tale and a voice in the Pittsburgh arts community, serving as Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Pittsburgh Public Theater
when the decision was made to leave the Hazlett Theater on the North Side for the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. For him, the
highlight of his term was interviewing acclaimed architects to design the O'Reilly Theater and advocating for the eventual
winning design of Michael Graves. Joe was equally devoted to the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. On February 24, days before
his death, he hosted for the 16th consecutive year, a PSO Chamber Concert in Vero Beach, Florida. Heartbreakingly, only days
later PSO musicians Christopher Wu and Rhian Kenny, members of the sextet that performed in Vero, serenaded him in ICU before
returning to Pittsburgh. Joe and his family were long time summer residents of Chatham, Massachusetts, where he named his
house the "Tipsy Seagull." He reluctantly sold it in the last few years to spend more time in the warmer confines
of Vero Beach. Joe's enthusiasm for Pittsburgh sports teams equaled his ferver for the PPT and PSO. A Steeler ticket holder
since 1972, he was in section 621, row N, seat 1 at the Immaculate Reception. He cheered the Steelers at multiple Super Bowls
with his young sons. As a part time season ticket holder for the Penguins from the team's early expansion days, he remained
a diehard fan through the Stanley Cup years. There will be no public visitation or services at this time. Interment will be
private in Homewood Cemetery. When the coronavirus wanes, a Mass to celebrate his life will be announced and scheduled. All
will be invited. Gifts in Joe's memory can be made to the Pittsburgh Public Theater, the Pittsburgh Symphony, or to Wymard
scholarships at Central Catholic High School. Arrangements by John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com)
Rudolph E.M. Janosko, M.D
Hill, died peacefully on Sunday March 8, 2020 at the age of 89. "Rudy" or "Doc" is survived by his wife
of 64 years, Audrey Nemeth Janosko; his daughters, Beth Deely (David), Gwen Garrity (John), and Ellen Buchan (Gary); his
sister, Lou Fuehr; and nine grandchildren. Rudy, a Captain in the USAF from 1959-61, was an admired and respected Psychiatrist
who received his bachelor and medical degrees from the University of Pittsburgh and was board certified in Psychiatry and
Neurology. A Distinguished Fellow in the American Psychiatric Association, Rudy was a Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry
at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and an author, lecturer, and long time President of the Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic
Institute. He was Medical Director of Family Services Western, PA, and consultant for the Social Security Administration and
Pittsburgh Pastoral Institute. Rudy was a well-known training and supervising psychoanalyst. He received the Meritorious Distinction
Award from the Greater Pittsburgh Guild for the Blind and Outstanding Teacher Award at the Western Psychiatric Institute.
He was an avid runner, winning numerous races. His quiet manner, genuine kindness and wisdom will be missed by all who knew
him. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street
on Friday March 20th from 4-7p.m. Funeral Saturday, Mass of Christian Burial St. Paul Cathedral, 108 N. Dithridge St. PGH.,
PA 15213 at 10a.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Country Meadows of South Hills Co-worker Foundation,
3570 Washington Pike, Bridgeville, PA 15017.
Craig Thompson Wisotzki
Wisotzki, 82, died unexpectedly on March 9, 2020, after heart surgery at Shadyside Hospital. He was born in Baltimore, MD,
and moved to Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania in 1974 where he built a successful commercial property and casualty insurance business.
He was a longstanding member of The Duquesne Club and a member of The Pittsburgh Field Club for over 45 years where he participated
in spirited golf competitions individually and in team events; in his later years he continued his golf competitions in Ponte
Vedra Beach, Florida at the Sawgrass Country Club. Craig was affectionately known by most as "The WIZ" on and off
the golf course. He was endeared to his surviving wife, Rosalie; and he was the very proud father of three sons: Stephen,
Gordon and Dorsey. His led a rich blessed joyful life.
Craig was the eldest child and only son of Eleanor and Clark
Wisotzki who along with his sister Eleanor Paige predeceased him. He is survived by two sisters, Ann Chang ( Acton, MA)
and Lila Bain Wisotzki (Pikesville, MD) and grandchildren: Sam and Maya Wisotzki, Coronado, CA; Jack Stallard, Colston and
Kate Wisotzki, (Richmond, VA.) ; Lucas, Noor and Anais Wisotzki, (Virginia Beach, VA.); nieces Katherine Reed Chang, (Somerville
MA); Elizabeth Ann Chang, (Carlisle, MA); and Jee Youn Fickling, (Charleston SC). Craig will be laid to rest in Druid Ridge
Cemetery, Baltimore, Maryland beside his parents at a private ceremony. A Memorial Celebration of his life with friends and
family will be held later on March 28, 2020, at the Pittsburgh Field Club, Pittsburgh, PA
Rose Diulus Ciranni
On Friday March
6, 2020, Rose Diulus Ciranni, beloved wife of the late Anthony J. Ciranni. Mother of Deborah Ann Bacco (Guy Bacco), and the
late Joseph A. Ciranni. Grandmother of Talyson (Ryan O'Mahoney), Guy Anthony (Lizzy Bacco), Amanda and Angelica. Great grandmother
of Penn Packer. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Sister of Mary Degener and the late Nicholas Diulus, Cecelia Orsini,
Ida Diulus, Madeleine Sabo, Anthony "Junior" Diulus and Delores Diulus. Friends will received at John A. Freyvogel
Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Sunday from 1-6p.m. Funeral Monday, Mass
of Christian Burial St. Rosalia Church 10p.m.
Gregory E. Laskey
On Thursday February
27, 2020, after a three year battle with cancer. Beloved son of the late Eugenia and Donald Laskey; brother of Cindy Pierson
(Alex); long-time best friend of Emily Shearer. Gregory was an Electronic Document Specialist with Trust Point One and an
avid music and sports fan. There will be no visitation, funeral and interment will be private. Arrangements by John A. Freyvogel
Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com)
Dr. Rosemarie Scavariel Cibik
On Friday February 28, 2020 Beloved wife
of the late Dr. Edward P. Cibik, Jr.; mother of Lisa Cibik, MD, FACS (Bernard Kobosky, Jr.) and Melanie S. Cibik, Esq., grandmother
of Alexandra Marie Good, Esq. (Brian S. Linville) and Edward Domenico Cibik. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel
Sons, Inc 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street Sunday 1-5 pm. Funeral Monday, Mass of Christian Burial St. Paul Cathedral
5 pm. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com)
Frank A. DiStazio
On Sunday March
1, 2020, beloved brother of Nancy DeMarco and the late Joseph J. "Joss" DiStazio; also survived by his nieces, Antoinette
"Toni" DeMarco and Mary Ann Crouse (Merle); a nephew, Frank A. DeMarco (Dianne); great-nephew, Brad Crouse (Lacey);
great-niece, Lauren Bostick (Rich); and great-great nieces and nephews Amelia Bostick, Bennett Crouse, Mason Bostick and
Spencer Crouse. Frank was a retired United States Postal worker, avid golfer and beloved uncle. Friends will be received at
John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Tuesday, 2-4 and 6-8pm. Funeral Wednesday, March 4,
2020, Mass of Christian Burial Divine Mercy Parish, St. Mary of Mercy Church at 10:00am. In lieu of flowers, remembrances
may be made to a charity of one's choice. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com).
John Joseph Paul Michanowicz
June 19, 1935 - February 23, 2020
84, of Fox Chapel Pa, formally from Swedesburg Pa., died peacefully in his home surrounded by family and loved ones. He leaves
behind his sons, John, Matthew "Matty" and his wife Erika of Pittsburgh and his daughter Michele Thompson and husband
Robert of Columbus Ohio; three grandchildren, John-Ross, Jordan and Angelina; one surviving brother Frank Michanowicz of Nashville,
TN; he was preceded in death by his parents Joanna Skiloncz and Julian Michanowicz and brothers Anthony, Andrew, Paul and
his sisters, Helen, Bertha and Jean. Dr. Michanowicz was the youngest of his eight siblings. He graduated from West Catholic
HS, earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Mansfield University, and a D.D.S. from the University of Pittsburgh School of
Dental Medicine (1960). Dr. John practiced dentistry with his brother Andrew for over 55 years. He was a member of the American
Association of Endodontics, was the President of the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine 1970-72 where he also
taught as an Associate professor. He was the Pittsburgh Penguins team dentist 1970-1981 and a member of Oakmont Country for
over 50 years where he was an avid golfer who loved the game. Dr. John was a practicing Catholic, a loving dad, uncle and
friend, he loved history, current events and reading. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. 4900 Centre
Avenue at Devonshire Street on Friday from 3-6PM. Funeral Saturday, 10:00AM, Mass of Christian Burial St. Paul Cathedral 108
N. Dithridge Street PGH, PA 15213.
Elisa "Lisa" Camilli Egan
Camilli Egan, born in Pittsburgh and former longtime resident of Shadyside and later Fox Chapel, died Monday, February 24,
2020, a few days short of her 90th birthday. She is survived by her loving husband of sixty-five years, James Murray Egan,
and their children, twin daughters Marguerite "Mimi" of Guilford, Connecticut, and Luceille "Cici" of
Squirrel Hill, sons David (Delia Hanna) of Gibsonia, James "Jamie" (Connie Humphrey) of Pittsburgh, and Peter (Heather
Morrow) of Winston Salem, NC, and eight grandchildren, Marguerite "Marney", Kathryn, DJ, Tim, Rachel, Jamie, Rose,
and Elizabeth "Lilly", who all called her "Cookie" and in whom she took delight. Also survived by sister-in-law
Susanne E. Humphrey of Wellesley, MA, and a host of cousins, nieces, and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents,
David J. and Marguerite (DeSimone) Camilli. She was a devoted daughter and carer of in-laws and elderly relatives and a fiercely
loyal wife and mother on her family's behalf. Known for her sense of occasion and style, and as a writer of clever verses
and thoughtful notes, she loved to entertain family and friends and was happiest socializing with everyone gathered around.
A one-time elementary school teacher, she put great emphasis on education and reading, and in her later years she enjoyed
being part of a book group at Fox Chapel Golf Club. With her husband, Murray, she was a decades-long season ticket holder
at the Pittsburgh Opera and Pittsburgh Public Theatre. As the grandniece of maestro Antonio Modarelli, she was a supporter
of the Pittsburgh Symphony from a young age. She served in leadership positions for several organizations, including Heart
House, Linden Garden Club, where she was an active member for sixty years, and the Duquesne Women's Advisory Board. She graduated
from Allegheny College, where she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma. Lisa/Mom/Cookie was the beautiful centerpiece of our
family. Dearly loved, greatly missed, and forever in our hearts. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc.
(freyvogelfuneralhome.com), 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street, on Sunday, March 1st from 1 to 4 p.m. A private Mass
of Christian Burial will be celebrated by her grandson Rev. David J. "DJ" Egan, with private interment at Calvary
Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children or the Pittsburgh
Michael Maker Gold
October 29, 1940-February
14, 2020. Michael Maker Gold, 79, of Longboat Key FL and Pittsburgh PA, passed away on February 14, 2020 at Shadyside Hospital.
Michael was born in Fall River, MA and grew up in Newport, RI. As a teenager he worked at his father's gas station, tutored
after-school chemistry classes and was a photographer for the Newport Daily News. He photographed Presidents Eisenhower and
Kennedy, America's Cup Races, and Newport Jazz Festival greats. He entered MIT at the age of 17, but due to unbridled proficiency
at billiards and poker, he left after two years. After exploring the role of a Fuller Brush salesman and a clerk typist, he
continued his education at Boston University's engineering school, graduating at the top of his class. Michael was then admitted
to the MIT Sloan School where he obtained his master's and doctoral degrees. He became fascinated with and excelled in the
new field of computer science and received a research assistantship with a NASA-funded project and two Ford Foundation doctoral
research grants while working with leaders in the computer field. Mike was recruited to Carnegie Tech in 1966. The director
of the computer center recognized his talents in the growing area of mainframe computer technology and offered him an appointment
as Assistant Director of the University Computer Center and a promotion to Assistant Professor. He finished his MIT doctoral
dissertation on the then-new time-sharing approach to computing and was the administrator for several large-scale DARPA computer
grants for the University. In 1969, he became an Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
at the University of Pittsburgh where he taught in the field of Research and Development Management and received a grant
from NASA for education and research into public management. He served as Director of Doctoral Studies, Chair of the University's
Computer Usage Committee and chair of two University committees on Remote Learning. He retired as Associate Professor Emeritus
of Computer Science and Public Administration in 1999 after 30 years with the University of Pittsburgh. In addition to his
career in graduate education, Michael was a businessman. In 1969 he co-founded Computer Inventory Control, a technology
company providing computer services to inventory-based companies and software for personal computers to large companies and
universities. In the mid-1980s, the company initiated the concept of low-cost educationally priced software for colleges,
universities and public schools. Michael sold the company in 2003. Michael loved an adventure. In mid-life he became a civilian
pilot and owned a Cessna. He and his wife Valerie traveled throughout the USA, South Africa, China, Vietnam, Australia and
Europe. Michael loved cooking, food, organizing parties, modern art, photography, and family life. He was an adoring grandfather,
Skyping with Natalia in Boston, and baking bread or reacting with delight to knock-knock jokes with Hazel and Harlow in Pittsburgh.
Always busy being helpful to someone, in his retirement years Michael developed web sites for non-profits, startup businesses,
artists, web-based courses, condominiums and class reunions. He served on the board of directors for a cooperative in Pittsburgh
and a condominium in FL. A fellow board member commented, "He was my go-to person on issues of racial justice."
Another said, "I came to appreciate his thoroughness, his candor, his wit and his kindness to all he came in contact
with." Michael appreciated diversity, was consistently respectful of other's views, and never lost his temper. Friends
describe him as "the nicest man I ever knew," and "full of confidence and charm." He enjoyed being consulted
and sharing his knowledge. He was a loving, sensitive, generous, and fun-to-be-with husband.
Michael is survived by his
wife of 25 years, Valerie Swigart, his ex-wife Dorothy Gold, his brothers (Gil, and Larry and family), his sister (Nancy and
family), his children, Steven, David (Diane) and Nicole Courchene (John Relich), and three grandchildren, Harlow, Hazel and
A Celebration of the Life of Michael Gold will take place on Sunday, March 8th in Pittsburgh and Thursday,
March 12th in Longboat Key FL. All that knew and appreciated Michael are invited to attend. Please RSVP to email@example.com.
Donations in memory of Michael M. Gold can be made to RAND Corporation, 4570 Fifth Avenue, Suite 600, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
or to the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs Annual Fund for Scholarships, University of Pittsburgh. 3407
Posvar Hall, Pittsburgh, PA 15260. Arrangements by John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc.
Peter P. Dougherty
Thursday, February 6, 2020, of Shadyside. Beloved husband of Marilyn Plohr Dougherty; son of the late William and Irene Dougherty.
Peter was an EMT for Guardian Angel Ambulance Service for the past 21 years. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel
Sons, Inc 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Thursday, 2-4pm. Funeral and interment private. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com)
John McSorley Mihm
83 on Monday February 17, 2020, passed away peacefully. Born in Pittsburgh on July 6, 1936, John was preceded in death by
his parents Ethel and Frank Mihm. He attended Gilmour Academy and was a graduate of Carnegie Tech. He started in the metals
industry with US Steel in Braddock, PA before heading out on his own, founding and guiding Kincaid Manufacturing for over
55 years. In addition to his business acumen, John was a devoted golfer, accomplished skier, dog lover and skilled painter
and sculptor. A lifelong resident of Pittsburgh, he enjoyed spending the last 27 years in Boca Grande, Florida. He served
on several boards, including the Mattress Factory, and was a long time member of the Pittsburgh Field Club, where he served
as President. John was a dedicated family man. He is survived by his wife of 59 years Susan Stryker Mihm and his children
Maureen McManus (Patrick) of Bedford NY, Frank Mihm (Katie) and J. Andrew Mihm (Holly) of Pittsburgh, his faithful companion
Bella and six grandchildren, Kate McManus, Louise McManus, Claudia Mihm, Henry Mihm, Maggie Mihm and Annie Mihm who lovingly
referred to him as Grumpher. John will be remembered by his devotion to his faith and family, as well as his witty sense of
humor. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire
Street on Sunday February 23rd from 2-4 and 6-8PM. Funeral Monday, February 24th, Mass of Christian Burial, St. Bede Church
in Point Breeze at 10AM. The family requests in lieu of flowers that remembrances be made to The Little Sisters of the Poor.
Doris J. Glasgow
Johnson Glasgow, age 87, long term resident of Medford Lakes, NJ passed away on Sunday February 16, 2020 at the UPMC Family
Hospice at Canterbury Place Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In her final days she was attended by immediate family members her eldest
son Thomas W. Glasgow, daughter-in-law Dr. Mary Ellen Glasgow and her youngest son Sean W. Glasgow. Doris and her Husband,
Thomas, (now deceased) have resided in Pittsburgh for the last 6 years with her son Tom and his wife Mary Ellen. Son Sean
and his wife Maria Osherova reside in London, England. She's also survived my many loving nieces and nephews. Born 1932 in
Providence, Rhode Island, she was the daughter of Walter and Helen Johnson. She grew-up there and always was a New Englander
at heart. She loved all things British, the Boston Red Sox, and was an avid animal lover. Doris committed her life to fostering
in children a strong foundation that would serve them throughout their lives. She did this as a loving mother raising her
two sons and very much so as a dedicated teacher of 8 - 10 year olds, an especially important developmental milestone. She
attended and graduated from Rhode Island College preparing her well for a long career as an elementary school teacher. She
was introduced and then married her husband Tom in 1957 while he was a Naval Aviator at the height of the Cold War flying
Anti-Submarine Warfare Operations out of Quonset Point, Rhode Island. Soon they were on their way to Pensacola, Florida where
he trained pilots in aerial navigation and she had her first son, Tom. The commitment to making sure people were well equipped
with the confidence and skills to achieve in life would continue throughout their careers. They then switched coasts and
had their second son, Sean, while stationed at Monterey, California. In 1964, with the Naval Air Service done they started
the next phase of their life in the idyllic little town of Medford Lakes in the New Jersey Pine Barrens. She became a teacher
at the local elementary school with its classrooms and playgrounds nestled in the Pines. Here she spent over 20 years doing
her part to develop young minds and bodies at the blackboard, outdoors on the playground and with one of her favorite things
reading aloud classic children books, giving her a break from the frenetic energy of the children and stoking their imaginations.
Over the past 10 years, Doris has had dementia and her family and caregivers tried to return the same kindness to her. In
her final days, she was playing memory games and singing. She passed away quietly in her sleep and will be missed dearly.
Services will be held at her long time Episcopal Church, St. Peter's in Medford, NJ at a later date. Arrangements by John
A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc (freyvogelfuneralhome.com)
Sagar P. Thota
of Thomasaiah Thota and Suseela Kannasani passed away on Wednesday the 12th of February 2020 at the age of 37 years. He is
survived by his beloved wife, Susmitha Seelam, daughter Suhana and his son Sagar Jr.
Sagar was born in Guntur, India
on August 4th 1982. He has a Bachelors in Urban Planning, Economic Development, GIS from Jawahar Nehru Technological University
and did his Masters in Public Policy and Econometrics from University of Missouri - Saint Louis. He moved to Pittsburgh in
October 2011 and was working at Highmark Inc. as Lead Analyst.
Sagar was a loving husband and a caring father. His kindness
and helpful nature will be deeply missed by all. Family and friends will be received on Tuesday February 18, 2020 from 2-4
and 6-8pm at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street (freyvogelfuneralhome.com). Funeral Wednesday,
Mass of Christian Burial at Sts. John & Paul Church, 2586 Wexford, Bayne Road, Sewickley, PA - 15143 at 10:00am followed
by interment at Allegheny Cemetery, 4734 Butler St, Pittsburgh, PA 15201.
Mae Elizabeth Johnson Smethurst
Mae Elizabeth Johnson Smethurst was born on May 28, 1935 in Hancock, Michigan and died on December 15, 2019 in
her Pittsburgh home with her beloved husband Dick by her side, just one week shy of their 63rd wedding anniversary. After
moving to Philadelphia with her family at age seven, Mae graduated from Lower Merion High School, Dickinson College in Carlisle,
PA, where she majored in Classics and French, and earned her PhD in Classics at the University of Michigan in 1968. While
a freshman at Dickinson, she met Richard Smethurst. Dick would become her husband, intellectual partner, and best friend.
They married in 1956, between semesters of Mae's senior year, and after honeymooning in Bermuda, Dick went to Japan to serve
in the US Army. Mae joined him after her graduation in 1957, traveling to Japan by troop ship. During this first stay in Japan,
she taught Classics at the American School, and, with Dick, developed a lifelong connection to Japan. After years of living
and studying in Japan in the early 1960's, when Mae became fluent in Japanese, the couple returned to the United States and
Mae began working in the Classics department at the University of Pittsburgh. She was appointed Assistant Professor at Pitt
in 1968, and spent her entire career in Pitt's Classics Department, which she also chaired from 1988-94, eventually retiring
in 2013. Mae's prolific body of work in Classics was recognized by a number of awards. She was named Junior Fellow of the
Harvard University Center for Hellenic Studies 1979-80, she received the Distinguished Classicist Award by the Classical Association
of the Atlantic States in 1993, and was University of Pennsylvania FEW Lecturer/Scholar of Asia and the Classics in 2004-5.
Mae's career brought her into contact with prominent actors as well as scholars. She and Dick regularly hosted noh and kyōgen
troupes for performances and workshops at the University of Pittsburgh. In conjunction with these events, she and Dick created
outreach opportunities in the Pittsburgh community and forged a strong link with Pittsburgh's Creative and Performing Arts
High School. Mae's final publication, "Greek Tragedy Produced in Japan," was included in the program for the recent
production of the director Satoshi Miyagi's Antigone at the Park Avenue Armory in New York. She was a beloved teacher and
mentor for students of both Classics and Japanese theatre. Mae devoted her life to deepening our abilities to see across genres,
times, cultures, and languages, to find ways to speak across disciplines with both profound grounding and lively curiosity.
She was an incredibly gifted linguist, a tireless researcher, and endlessly enthusiastic promoter of the arts, a profoundly
influential mentor, a lively mind, and a good friend. She will be missed by all, but most deeply by her beloved husband and
partner Dick, her first and most constant collaborator. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday March 27, 2020 in Heinz
Memorial Chapel at 2pm. Arrangements by John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc.
Sally Doerschuk Ketchum
Doerschuk Ketchum, 93, died peacefully and courageously on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at her home in Asbury Villas, Mt. Lebanon.
She was born on September 26, 1926 in Massena, NY to Ethel Timmerman Doerschuk and Victor Cappel Doerschuk. After moving
to Pittsburgh Sally attended Linden School, Winchester Thurston (1943) and Wells College (1947) in Aurora, NY.
Sally taught at Winchester Thurston from 1947 to 1950. On January 14, 1950 she married her true love, David S. Ketchum (d.
2015). They raised two daughters, Louise Ketchum of Pittsburgh and Laura Ketchum of Davidsonville, MD. Sally is also survived
by four loving grandchildren, Eliza, Melissa, Graham and Ellery, four dear nieces and nephews, and friends of all ages.
Sally was an exemplary woman and served the Pittsburgh community in many capacities. In addition to being a docent at Phipps
Conservatory and Botanical Gardens for many years, she was the first president of Phipps Friends and a member of the first
and subsequent Boards of Directors.
Sally was also deeply involved at various times in the Children's Home of Pittsburgh,
the Jane Holmes Residence, the Winchester Thurston Alumnae Association, and the National Society of Arts and Letters. In her
spare time Sally loved gardening, playing tennis, doing needlepoint and bookbinding. She was thorough, precise, attentive
and enormously kind. Her gratitude and good nature prevailed until the very end.
A remembrance for Sally will be held
in the spring. Memorial contributions may be made to Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens One Schenley Park, PGH, PA
15213 or Winchester Thurston School 555 Morewood Ave. PGH, PA 15213. Arrangements by John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc.
William N. Steitz, Jr. "Bill"
Age 86 of West Palm Beach, Florida,
originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, January 28th, surrounded by family. He
is survived by his wife, Melanie, his children Betsy (James) Vance, Bill (Pamela), Charles (Janet), and Tim (Kristie). Also
survived by his step-children, David (Allison) Affinito and James (Kelly) Affinito, his sister Jeanne, and many nieces, nephews,
and grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents William and Edna, and his brothers Jack and Edward. After attending
Kiski Prep, Bill completed his education at Carnegie Tech, and Villanova University. Following college, he obtained his master
plumbing license, and entered the family business, Sauer, Inc. This began a journey from plumbers apprentice of a modest commercial
plumbing and heating business founded in Pittsburgh in 1876 by his great grandfather William N Sauer, to President and CEO
of the company, which became one of the largest and most successful Mechanical Contracting companies in the country. He was
extremely grateful for his mentors in business, the people he worked with at Sauer, and the customers and friends who helped
and supported him on that difficult but joyful journey, and for the opportunity to lead the company during the times that
it worked on such notable projects as the Space Shuttle launch pads at Cape Kennedy, USX Tower & PPG Place in Pittsburgh,
Clairton Steelworks, Mercy and Veterans Hospitals, and many other projects important to the industries and communities they
served. He proved his mettle as a plumber, businessman, and entrepreneur, and in time expanded the business beyond construction,
amassing a conglomerate of companies, with K.C. Mechanical, Concordia Custom Yachts, Annapolis Spars, Century and Century
Contractors West, Micon, Spec Consultants, Voltec, and several others. Undeterred by the tragedy of the unexpected passing
of his father at an early age, Bill was always the optimist and had a "can do" attitude towards everything he was
involved in. Whether it was auto racing, flying airplanes, antique automobiles, dancing, collecting artwork, jewelry making,
sailing, golfing, skiing, fishing, travel, photography, philanthropic or other interests he pursued everything with great
passion, a competitive spirit, and youthful exuberance. His greatest joys were his family and grandchildren, who joined him
on many of his sailing and traveling adventures. He embraced the fullness of life, and his memory will live on in everyone
he sought to share it with, and inspired to do the same. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. 4900 Centre
Avenue at Devonshire Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 on Friday January 31, 2020 from 4-7pm and Saturday February 1, 2020 from
10am until 12 Noon. Funeral service and interment will be private. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be given to the
Rising Tide Program of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. Rising Tide teaches children in grades six through twelve basic
boatbuilding and woodworking skills to inspire participants to develop a sense of self-confidence and pride, and facilitate
mentorships that provide guidance and support. Contributions may be made by check written to "CBMM," with refence
to the Rising Tide in the memo line, in memory of Bill Steitz, and mailed to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, 213 N. Talbot
St., St. Michaels, MD 21663.
John J. Petrolias
On Thursday January 23,
2020, beloved husband of the late Elizabeth Petrolias; father of Stacy Constantinou and Jamie Petrolias (Athena); grandfather
of Elizabeth Betts, Alex and Peter Constantinou, John and Anthony Petrolias; brother of Electra Agras (Jim). John was the
owner of the former Smithfield Cafe for many years and a past President of the Parish Council of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox
Cathedral. There will be no visitation, funeral service in St. Nicholas Cathedral and interment will be private. Remembrances
may be made to St. Nicholas Cathedral Building Fund 419 S. Dithridge St. PGH,PA 15213. Arrangements by John A. Freyvogel Sons,
Pauline Polyxeni Panagis
Polyxeni Panagis of Hempfield Township PA passed away unexpectedly and peacefully on Wednesday January 22, 2020 surrounded
by her family. Pauline was born on August 6, 1968 in London, Ontario Canada. She is survived by her devoted husband of 26
years Pete and her loving children Alexandra and George. Pauline is also survived by her parents Gus and Thoula Liambotis
of London Ontario, and her sister Julie Liambotis. In addition to her immediate family, she leaves behind many special people
which include her sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, godchildren, koumbari, neighbors,
and friends all over the world. Pauline graduated from the University of Western Ontario in Canada with a Bachelor of Arts
degree. Shortly after meeting the love of her life, she married, and moved to the United States. As an Executive Assistant
at R&Q Solutions, Pauline was the heart and soul of the company.
Her greatest joy was her children. Pauline was passionate,
full of life, and selfless. She always put others first and made an impact on everyone she engaged. Even in her last hours,
she purposely prioritized others. As an organ donor, at least two people have already benefited from Pauline's selfless gift.
Visitation will be on Saturday January 25th from 10am at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 419 S. Dithridge St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213. Funeral services will follow visitation and begin at 12pm. Burial will follow at Mt Lebanon Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, Pauline's family would prefer that donations be made to charities near and dear to her heart. In addition,
the family would very much want to capture memories. Please share a special memory, how Pauline impacted your life, and what
she meant to you. These memories will be forever captured for healing and sharing with family and friends. Arrangements by
John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com)
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Lois Donahue, who was born
in Pittsburgh on November 15, 1927, died on Bainbridge Island, Washington on January 15, 2020 at 92 years of age. She was
a sweet woman who was greatly loved by her family. The daughter of the late Robert Henry Von Hoene and Martha Jeanette Sauer,
Lois attended Atlantic Avenue Elementary School in Forest Hills, and graduated from Sacred Heart High School in 1945 and in
1950 received a B.S. Degree in Nursing from Duquesne University. During the Korean War, Lois volunteered for active duty as
an Ensign in the Navy Nurse Corps, and worked at the Naval Air Station in Jacksonville, Florida and at the National Naval
Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. She was released from active duty as a Lieutenant Junior Grade in November 1953. On
June 6, 1953, Lois married the love of her life, Harry, at St. Maurice Church, in Forest Hills. They were married for 60 years,
until Harry's death on November 19, 2013. Lois was a longtime resident of Anchorage, Alaska where she was member of the Anchorage
Health Board and the Anchorage Library Board.
Lois is survived by three sons, Sean (Ellen), Michael (Sally Newton), and
Christopher (Denise Mestler); eight grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Joan
Von Hoene and her brother Paul Von Hoene (Barbara). Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. 4900 Centre Avenue
at Devonshire Street (Notice of times and dates of visitation and funeral later). (freyvogelfuneralhome.com)
Lois Alberta Jones Lampenfeld
"It's a great life if you don't weaken".
Her favorite saying proved true for Lois Alberta (Jones) Lampenfeld. In her nearly 90 years, her strength never waned, she
led a wonderful life. On January 18th, 2020, we lost the strongest of characters, and the biggest of hearts. Lois was preceded
in death by her husband Alvin, her parents: Mary and William Jones, her siblings: Wilma, Mary, Thelma, William, Florence (Flo),
and John (Jack). She is survived by her 5 children: Dale (Patricia), Robin (Alison), Timothy, Elizabeth, David (Kathleen);
her 16 grandchildren: Jennifer, Amy, Olivia, Caleb, Charlotte, Liam, Mary, Brooke, Katherine, Troy, Nathan, Luke, Margaret,
Hope, Thomas, Georgia and one great grandchild, Savannah, as well as nieces Bonnie (Greg) Alan, Judy Fritz, and her Nephew
Bill (Barbara) Jones. Lois accomplished many things in her life. The most important: raising her 5 children and taking care
of her family. In the latter part of their lives, Lois and Alvin went into the restaurant business, opening Silky's Saloon
in Squirrel Hill in 1982, before continuing with Silky's Crows Nest and Silky's Pub, all of which Lois enjoyed until her
mid-80s, and served as a second home to her entire family. God broke the mold when he created Lois. There won't be another.
Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Wednesday, January 22nd
from 2 - 7 p.m. with a service being held at 7p.m. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com)
Henry Heiser Wallace, IV
Henry Heiser Wallace,
IV of Pittsburgh, PA, passed away peacefully on January 11, 2020 at the age of 80. "Hank" was born September 28,
1939 to Henry Heiser Wallace III and Genevieve Wallace. Hank received a Bachelor's degree from the University of Pittsburgh
and a Juris Doctorate from Cornell Law School in 1966. He was a prominent Pittsburgh litigator until his retirement in 2016.
Special points of pride were his tenure as President of the Western PA Trial Lawyers Association and his many years receiving
"Best Lawyers" recognition from numerous Associations and Publications. But his greatest professional honor was
the family of colleagues, staff, and clients he created in his law firm. He will be remembered for his love of baseball,
cigars, Hemingway, Stone Harbor, fishing, and his dog, Baby. He is survived by his 7 children Jeanne, Lynn, Henry, Lauren,
Stephen, Natalie, and Donald; 12 grandchildren: Erika, Ashley, Justin, Aislinn, Keegan, Brenna, Dylan, Clayton, Anna, Elizabeth,
Lyra, and Kiran; and 3 great-grandchildren Daniel, Christina, and Jersey. He leaves behind his beloved companion Yvonne Phalen.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, January 22 from 10:00AM until 11:00 AM in the Parlor of Shadyside Presbyterian
Church. 5121 Westminster Place, Pittsburgh, PA, immediately followed by a Memorial Service in the Chapel at 11AM. Interment
will follow at Homewood Cemetery. Memorial donations in his name may be made to the Alzheimer's Association of America at
www.alz.org. Arrangements by John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com)
Alfred Mengato, son of Attilio and Domenica (Augustine)
Mengato passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Wednesday January 15, 2020, after a brief and bravely battled
illness. He was born in Pittsburgh on July 25, 1926. He is survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Mary Rita, children
Michele (Ron), Mary Pat (Larry), Richard (Lisa), Elise (Ron), and grandchildren, Megan, Anita (Brandon), Elena, Julia, Brock,
He was a lifelong member of St. Paul Cathedral parish, where he was a member of the men's choir for many
years. He was a graduate of Central Catholic High School (1943), and Carnegie Institute of Technology with a B.S. in Civil
Engineering (1949), where he was also a member of the Phi Kappa Theta fraternity. He was a World War II veteran. He enlisted
in the U.S. Navy at age 17, where he became a certified Electronics Technician and a 3rd class Petty Officer, serving from
1944 to 1946. He was a much-loved husband, father, mentor and friend to many. His business associations included Engineered
Products Inc., EPIC Metals Corporation, and Pittsburgh Terrazzo and Tile Company (PITCO), which he established with his father
upon return from the war. Notably, three of the most important institutions to him, Central Catholic, St Paul Cathedral,
and Carnegie Mellon each house areas of terrazzo flooring installed by PITCO. He was proud of and treasured his Italian heritage,
and his status as a first generation American. His legacy is one of family, faith, work, and fun, and he had lots of each
in his life. He will be remembered for his hard work, many stories, his quick wit, his willingness to help others, and his
offering of sage advice and wisdom. The family will always remember his reading of the story of the birth of Christ to the
family on every Christmas Day.
He loved all of his children, and treasured his role as Noonoo to his six grandchildren,
and most of all he treasured his role as husband and partner to Mary Rita. He often marveled at what a saint she was and
how lucky he was to have found her. He will be greatly missed by all, but celebrated for the blessing of a long and happy
life, that we were all fortunate to share. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com)
4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire street on Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8p.m. Funeral Monday, Mass of Christian Burial St. Paul Cathedral
10a.m. At the request of the family, everyone please meet at church.
Paul V. Cunningham
On Sunday January
12, 2020, Paul Cunningham, loving husband, father, and grandfather, passed away at the age of 61. Paul was born on February
26, 1958 in Chicago, IL to Jim and Rita (Quinn) Cunningham. He received degrees from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and
the University of Pittsburgh. He worked as an art teacher in the Pittsburgh public school system and later as a cardiac physiologist
at Frick Hospital. On August 7, 1987, he married Debbie Ann Danvir. They raised two daughters, Stacey (Danilo Hess) and Natalie
(Will Vitalis). Paul had a passion for painting, making pottery, playing the guitar, skiing, fly fishing, driving his antique
Corvette, and cheering for all Pittsburgh sports teams. His paintings and pottery are still on display in the homes of his
loved ones. His memory is carried on through his family and friends who continue to ski, fish, cruise, cheer, and rock out
to the Rolling Stones with him in mind. He will be remembered for his sense of humor, his compassionate heart, his infectious
smile, and the love he had for his family. Paul was preceded in death by his father, Jim, and his mother, Rita. He is survived
by his wife, Debbie, his children, Stacey and Natalie, his granddaughter, Violet, his brothers, Jimmy, Mark, Harry, David,
Steve, Pat, and John, his sisters Anne and Mary, and many cousins, nieces, and nephews. Friends will be received John A. Freyvogel
Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Thursday January 16 from 6-8p.m. and Friday
1-3 and 6-8p.m. Funeral Saturday Mass of Christian Burial, St. Richard's Church, Gibsonia, PA at 10a.m. At the request of
the family, everyone please meet at church. Remembrances may be made in Paul's name to the Pittsburgh Alzheimer's Walk as
part of Team Cunningham: http://act.alz.org/goto/teamcunningham
of a mill worker, World War II Seaman, devoted Catholic parishioner and human rights advocate, protector of animals, lover
of the arts and North Point Breeze neighborhood--died peacefully on January 12, twelve days after his 94th birthday. Paul
was born in the hard scrabble mill town of Arnold, PA. He would recount colorful stories of witnessing his father and co-workers
gathered around the kitchen table in the 1930s discussing union organizing strategies in steel mills. Only eighteen and eager
to fight the fascists, Paul enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served as a signal man on the USS New Mexico in the dangerous seas
of the South Pacific. After the war, Paul attended Penn State on the GI Bill and began his career in retail as an employee
in a gift shop owned by Ethyl Meserve, who became a lifelong mentor and dear friend. He went on buying trips to New York then
and later when he worked in the men's clothing departments at Cox's of McKeesport and Kaufmanns. Always a lover of music,
he hitchhiked from Penn State to NYC, to hear the famed French chanteuse Edith Piaf and waited by the stage door to express
his deep admiration for her. Later in life, Paul was an ardent supporter of Pittsburgh theater and the symphony. Paul met
interior designer Bruce Adlard in 1975 and together they purchased an 1897 "farm house" in North Point Breeze where
they made their home for 45 years. Together they established, Interior Accents, a sophisticated antique and interior design
store in East Liberty. This business led Paul to become a promoter of East Liberty resilience and he served as Executive Director
of the East Liberty Chamber of Commerce. Paul and Bruce traveled through Europe and across the US to search out antique treasures
for their store. Longtime friend John Ferraro, who moved next to Paul and Bruce when he was in his twenties, describes Paul
as "a joy to be around." "I don't know how many times after work I'd just pop into their serene backyard and
join them under the beautiful chestnut tree, relax in an Adirondack chair, sip Scotch and unwind. Paul's amazing positive
attitude, his dignity and his ability to spin all that life sent his way helped me gain the self-confidence I lacked and dearly
needed as a young man." John remembers Paul telling him about the time a Japanese Kamikaze plane hit his battle ship
killing his closest friend in front of his eyes. "I always admired how he stayed true to his Naval pride and shipmates.
He helped organize reunions for these sailors well into his eighties." "What always shown brightest in Paul for
me was his deep loyalties and big heart, especially for animals," remembers neighbor and close friend Ginny Hildebrand.
"I think cats Pudge and Merlin actually ruled Paul and Bruce's household. And these guys donated generously to rescue
groups for domestic and ‘exotic' animals. These were the best neighbors ever to my partner Jan Neffke and me. And it
was Paul who came up with the brilliant idea for Jan and me to establish our dog grooming shop "Poochini's" across
the street. What a gift!" Paul will be remembered as deeply loyal to his family and his working class roots, to his
Catholic faith and St. Bede Church, to his moral compass, to his shipmates and to so very many friends. "It's impossible
to sum up a man's life," said Ginny. "But I will always toast his kind, loving and loyal nature. A bright light
has gone out on our street, but his warmth endures." Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. 4900 Centre
Avenue at Devonshire Street (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) on Friday January 24, 2020 from 4-7pm. Funeral Saturday January 25,
2020, Mass of Christian Burial, St. Mary Magdalene Parish, St. Bede Church at 10:00am. Interment will be private. In lieu
of flowers, please consider a donation in Paul's memory to the Humane Animal Rescue of Pittsburgh, the Animal Rescue of New
Kensington or St. Mary Magdalene Church.
Age 82, of Forest Hills, passed away peacefully on Saturday,
January 4, 2020. Preceded in death by his father, Thomas and mother, Demetria (Drukas) Kartsonas, brother Nick and son-in-law
Ed Arnold; beloved husband for 57 years to JoAnn; loving father of Dean (Katie), Alexia (Keith) Rheinhardt and Stephanie Arnold;
devoted grandfather of Sophia, Jack, Emilia Kartsonas, Mason Rheinhardt, Alexa and Tessa Arnold; also survived by sister-in-law
Dora and nephews Tom and Al. John was born and raised in Oakland and was a graduate of Schenley High School and the University
of Pittsburgh. John had a successful career in accounting at the Pittsburgh Hilton for 50 years. He was a member of St.
Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral where he received the St. Photios award in 2019 for his 60 years of service as a board member,
member of the choir, food festival coordinator and youth club volunteer. He was an avid Pittsburgh sports fan and all sports
in general. John will be remembered as a loving father, grandfather and husband who was devoted to his family and friends
and always had a positive outlook on life. May his memory be eternal. Friends will be received on Thursday in St. Nicholas
Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 419 S. Dithridge Street PGH, PA 15213 from 10:00 A.M. until a 12:00 noon funeral service. The family
suggests no flowers be sent, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral.
Arrangements by John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. where tributes may be added and viewed at freyvogelfuneralhome.com.
Patricia J. Klingensmith
December 30, 2019 Patricia J. Klingensmith. Born March 29, 1922, in Pittsburgh, PA. She was the daughter of late Dr. Meade
and Helen Wiant, and sister to the late William Wiant. She was the granddaughter of the late Dr. Charles and Eva Jane Snyder
of Greensburg, PA. Patricia was beloved wife of the late James Klingensmith for fifty five years. She is survived by her
three children: James Meade (and Linda) Klingensmith, Patricia Jane Klingensmith, Jr., William Charles (and Julie Newman)
Klingensmith; and four grandchildren: Dr. Katherine Klingensmith (and Robert Waxlax), Meade Klingensmith, Jacob Klingensmith,
and Benjamin Klingensmith. Patricia graduated from Peabody HS at the age of sixteen and went on to the University of Pittsburgh
to earn the following degrees: BA in History, MA in English, and a MLIS in Library and Information Science. She was a member
of the Zita Tau Alpha Sorority and a College Club of Pittsburgh for eighty years. Patricia was a Professor in the School
of Library and Information Science at the University of Pittsburgh and lectured in California, Chicago, New York City, London
and Copenhagen. Patricia was a member of the Third Presbyterian Church for over fifty years. Her love of books led her to
become a book reviewer. She was also an avid Bridge player. She loved to travel with her daughter on yearly cruises. All
her life, she and her family vacationed in the summer months in Chautauqua, NY. She also served on the Board of Trustees
for the Chautauqua Institution. Patricia had a productive full life which included many wonderful friends and a loving family,
whom she cherished. Special thanks go to her caregivers, Vernie McCandless and Madeline King; and to family friend Edna Cavalcante.
Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street
on Friday January 3, 2020 from 2-5p.m. Funeral will be Saturday January 4, 2020 at the Third Presbyterian Church (Fifth and
Negley Avenues) at 11a.m.. Contributions in the memory of Patricia Klingensmith can be given Third Presbyterian Church or
the Chautauqua Institution.
Ruth A. Jones
Age 74, of Penn Hills,
PA on Saturday, December 28, 2019. Beloved wife of the late Elbert A. Jones; loving mother of Wendy F. Stafford, Michael
J. Jones and David A. Jones; grandmother of Michael J. Jones Jr, Jenal A Stafford and Roman Jones; great-grandmother of Jaden
and McKenna Jade. Ruth enjoyed reading and gardening, served her community as a board member of her homeowner's association
and retired assisting the Physician practice of UPMC Womancare. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother
who will be missed by all who knew her. Funeral services and the interment will be private. Arrangements by John A. Freyvogel
Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com)
Catherine "Kitty" Provini Duffy
On Wednesday, December 25, 2019
of Lexington, South Carolina, formerly of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, beloved wife of the late Thomas E. Duffy. Mother of Thomas
E. Duffy Jr. (Laura), Kathleen Duffy Billak (John), Susan Duffy Thelen (Michael) and Amy Diane Duffy (David Cook Burgis);
grandmother of Thomas Edward Duffy III, Patrick Hardin Duffy, Kelly Walsh Duffy, Brendan Jeffrey Duffy, Connor Charles Duffy,
Margaret McManus Schappell (Paul), Kevin Duffy McManus, Catherine Thelen Kavanagh (T.J.), Michael John Thelen, Jr. and Margaret
Ann Thelen; step-grandmother to Alexander John Billak, Rachel Ann Fatica, Patrick Malcolm Burgis and Emily Elizabeth Burgis;
great-grandmother to Thomas James Kavanagh and Warren Michael Kavanagh. Step-sister of the late Donna M. Henry. Daughter
of the late Francis Daniel Provini and the late Kathryn Hyams Tuttle. Also survived by her devoted friend, Jim Cahill and
many beloved nieces and nephews. Mrs. Duffy was born and raised in Pittsburgh (Oakland) and graduated from Carrick High School
in 1949. Kitty Lou was a secretary for J.E. Miller, Co. for a number of years before meeting Tom at a Duquesne basketball
game. They married shortly after and raised their family in the South Hills of Pittsburgh and every summer at "The Cottage"
on Lake Erie in Hanford Bay, New York. In 1979 the family relocated to South Carolina. She was a member of Corpus Christi
Catholic Church in Lexington, South Carolina since 1997. Friends will be received at JOHN A. FREYVOGEL SONS, INC. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com)
4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street, on Thursday January 2, from 4-7 p.m. Funeral Friday January 3 at 10 a.m., Mass of
Christian Burial, St. Paul Cathedral, Oakland. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research
Foundation (JDRF), 3333 North Mayfair Road, Suite #107, Wauwatosa, WI 53222 or Dementia Society of America www.dementialsociety.org;
P.O. Box 600 Doylestown, PA 18901.
Rose C Plutnicki
On Friday, December 13,
2019. Beloved daughter of the late Adam and Wanda K. Plutnicki; sister of the late Elizabeth Plutnicki, Wanda Bistagne, Helen
Lewandowski, Margaret Plutnicki, and Barbara Plutnicki. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. 4900 Centre
Avenue at Devonshire Street (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) on Friday, January 3, 2020 from 2-7 p.m. Funeral Saturday, Mass of
Christian Burial in St. Paul Cathedral at 10 a.m. Remembrances may be made to the Wanda K. Ruminski Plutnicki Scholarship
Fund at Carlow University.
Mary Oates Davis
On December 13, 2019,
Mary Oates Davis, aged 91of Longwood at Oakmont, formerly of Fox Chapel, wife of John Phillips Davis, Jr.; mother of George
Barrington Davis (Blythe) and John Phillips Davis, III (Jeanne "Bitsy"), of Pittsburgh; Elizabeth Maxwell Davis
of Culpeper, Virginia; Mary Oates Davis of New York City; and the late Ann Miller Davis. She is also survived by six grandchildren,
to whom she was lovingly Mimi, who she loved very much: Alexandra Maxwell Davis and Andrew Rodgers Davis; Annie Oates Bennett
and Julia Jean Bennett; and John Phillips Davis, IV and Eliza Mary Davis. She attended the Ellis School and was graduated
from Miss Porter's School in Farmington, CT and Bennett Junior College in Millbrook, NY. She served on the Vestry at Calvary
Episcopal Church, was a former Board member of the Ellis School and was a member of the Women's Committee of the Carnegie
Museum of Art. A special thanks to Mackara Briggs who provided help, support and companionship to Mary and John, for which
Mary will always be grateful. friends will be received at Calvary Episcopal Church, Friday December 27, 2019, from 10 AM
until an 11 AM service. Interment Allegheny Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Calvary Episcopal Church,
315 Shady Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15206. Arrangements by John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com)
William Arnot Houston
William Houston of
Fox Chapel, PA died peacefully on December 4, 2019 surrounded by family. A proud Pittsburgher, he was born on August 17, 1938
and raised in the Point Breeze section of Pittsburgh, attended Sterrett Street School and Shady Side Academy before attending
Haverford College and Duquesne University Law School. Bill loved the law and being an integral member of the Allegheny County
Bar Association. He started his business career in Pittsburgh with Rust Engineering, and then in corporate law with Litton
Industries in Connecticut and Wisconsin, and later moved back to Pittsburgh to join his brother John and father James in private
practice at the firm founded by his father. Relationships with colleagues in the Bar Association were close: Bill took great
joy in lunches at the Grant Street Tavern with fellow lawyers and judges. Bill lived in Fox Chapel and was a member at Fox
Chapel Golf Club for the last 48 years. He and his wife Jean were an active couple in social events with Bill always the
life of the party. Gifted with a tremendous voice, Bill was a long-time member of the Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church choir,
a Barbershop Quartet and showcased in the chorus of the Civic Light Opera production of "The Student Prince" in
1977. Golf with friends and family was very important to him. Saturdays and special annual weekend events were devoted to
his love of the game and the many friends with whom he enjoyed playing. His nickname of "The Bagger" was well earned,
as the many appearances of his name on the various trophies at Fox Chapel Golf Club will attest. Bill was a lifelong learner,
evident in his deep love for reading on a host of topics and literary genres. His mother told the story that the Sterret
Street School librarian called one day to remark that "Bill has read all the books in the library," a fact confirmed
at Bill's 80th birthday party by his classmate and dear friend Bill Meyer. He is survived by his wife Jean Houston, brother
John Houston, II of Pittsburgh, sisters Jeannie of Tampa FL, and Roberta of Pittsburgh, sons James of Granby, CO and William
of Jupiter, FL as well as two grandsons, Thaddeus and Nathaniel Houston in California. Friends will be received at John A.
Freyvogel Sons, Inc. 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Monday 1-3 and 5-7pm. A Memorial service will be announced
and held the Spring of 2020. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Salvation Army or your favorite charity. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com)
Phyllis M. Armstrong
On Saturday November 30, 2019, Phyllis M. Armstrong, age 92, beloved wife of
the late David J. Armstrong, Esq. Mother of David J, Armstrong, Jr. (Sarah Callahan), Elaine Armstrong and the late Thomas
A. Armstrong. Sister of Donna Kline, Betty Heath, Fred Jehle and the late Richard Fay (the late Gloria Jo Fay). Aunt of Martha
Money penny. Phyllis was proud to be one of the first graduates of the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, and was
very active in the community, including the R.N. Association and the Library Association. Phyllis was passionate about politics
and loved supporting the efforts of the League of Women Voters.
Friends will be received John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. 4900 Centre Ave. & Devonshire St., Friday 3-7 PM. Funeral
Saturday, First Unitarian Church, 11 AM
Matriarch of the extended Bacharach family of Point Breeze passed away in the comfort of her
home, surrounded by family, on November 28, 2109. She was 95 years young, having recently celebrated her birthday on October
3. She was the daughter of Frank and Marguerite Mammolite. Lena was predeceased by her beloved husband, Fritz, to whom she
was married for 56 years, her brothers Frank, Albert, and Eugene, and her grandson Nathan.
Survivors are her "boys"; John, his wife Martha, and their children, Matt and his
wife Amanda, Shelby and her husband Alex, and their daughter, Brighton; David and his partner Genny; Paul, his wife Valerie,
and their son Jacob and his husband Trevor; Dan, his wife Leslie, and their children Joe, and Dana; and Philip, his wife Maryann,
and their children Grant and his wife Kendal, Grace, Lainne, and Clarke. She is also survived by her dear sister, Rosemarie
Shuler and her husband Bob and assorted nieces and nephews.
the last few years of her life, Lena was thrilled to attend the weddings of four of her grandchildren and to welcome the birth
of her first great-granddaughter, Brighton. She appreciated the simple things in life, reading, watching cowboy movies (she
loved John Wayne, Sam Elliot, and Tom Selleck), listening to music, spending many happy weekends at the cottage in Ligonier,
and gardening. She had a green thumb, able to bring the most bedraggled plants back to life and watch them bloom. She often
joked that she was the only Italian who couldn't cook, spending time reading a book and forgetting to turn on the oven.
Lena worked for many years side-by-side with Fritz at the Evergreen Café,
a neighborhood tavern in Point Breeze, laughing and joking with customers. She lived through the cacophony of living in a
duplex on Willard Street, with a total of 18 children between the Bacharach family and the Fitzgerald family. Their friends
and neighbors spent many enjoyable Christmas Eves at Lena and Fritz's house, the parties lasting well into the early morning
hours. She had a wonderful sense of humor and an infectious laugh.
We will miss the Mineo's pizza parties at her house as well as 70 years of Christmas morning celebrations, with its
crazy amount of food and amazing Bloody Mary's. Lena was a model and inspiration to all who knew her. Lena-Happy trails to
you, until we meet again! Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street
on Saturday from 4-7pm. Funeral and interment will be private. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made
to the Native American Heritage Association.12085 Quaal Road, Black Hawk, SD 57718.
Mercedes "Dede" McSorley Dauer
Passed peacefully on Sunday, November 24th, 2019 surrounded by her family in
her home at 89 years of age. Beloved wife of the late Honorable Robert E. Dauer Sr, mother of Anne Dauer Danielsen (Peter)
of Connecticut, Mary "Mimi" Dauer Colville (Michael), Robert E. Dauer Jr. (Maris), Margaret "Maggie" Dauer
Marquette (Matthew); loving grandmother of Michael Christopher Colville Jr., William Lee Danielsen, Caroline McSorley Colville,
Elizabeth Dauer Danielsen, Sophia Marie Marquette, Matthew Jack Marquette, Margaret Anne Marquette. Sister of the late Roberta
McSorley Cox and the late G. Franklin McSorley. Sister-in-law of John L. Dauer (Sally) of Michigan; also survived by many
nieces and nephews. A life-long resident of Pittsburgh, Dede graduated from The Ellis School and Rosemont College. Dede's
gentleness and generosity will be deeply missed by all of her family and friends. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel
Sons, Inc. 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Tuesday 2-7PM. Funeral Wednesday, Mass of Christian Burial St. Paul
Cathedral 10:00AM. Remembrances may be made to Light of Life Rescue Mission 913 Western Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15233. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com)
Mary Telakis Cominos
of Pittsburgh, PA passed away on November 20, 2019 following a brave and courageous fight with cancer. Beloved wife of the
late William Cominos for 38 years, Mary was an active member of Oakland's St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church since the time
of her baptism in 1934. It was at St. Nicholas where she met her husband-to-be William in 1951 at a church dance and she remained
an active member, parishioner, and faithful servant throughout her days.
Mary was a pillar in her family, church, and
social communities. Her words of wisdom and expressions of love touched all who knew her and were divinely inspired. Having
encountered life's most difficult tragedies, she chose faith, happiness, and personal connections without wavering. Matriarch.
Giver. Nurturer. Counselor. Survivor. Warrior.
She was preceded in death by her husband William, son Dean, and parents
Paul and Eleni Telakis, all of whom greeted and escorted her into God's kingdom. She is survived by her sons Greg of Atlanta
and Alex of Pittsburgh, sister Dee (George) Chronis, brother John (Mary) Telakis, brother Manuel "Mike" (Sue) Telakis,
and brother-in-law John (Anne) Cominos. Beloved Yiayia to Benjamin, Elijah, Isabella, Sophia, and Ava Cominos, and aunt to
many cherished nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire
Street on Sunday from 1-4 and 6-8PM with Trisagion Service at 7PM. Funeral Monday in St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral
at 11:30AM. Interment in Homewood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral,
Building Fund 419 S. Dithridge Street PGH, PA 15213-3596. May God rest her soul. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com)
Marita D. Kenna, M.D.
On Wednesday November 13, 2019 Dr.
Marita D. Kenna. Sister of Jean Maley (the late Chet Maley) and Virginia Hofmeister (the late Conrad Hofmeister) and the late
Jerome Kenna, Regis Kenna, Walter Kenna, Roberta White, Fr. Richard Kenna, Edward Kenna, Gerard Kenna and Margaret Balest.
Also survived by over 50 nieces and nephews. Close friend of William "Bill" Lauer. A resident of Oakland, Dr. Kenna
was a graduate of Marquette Medical School and practiced Pediatrics and Psychiatry in numerous Pittsburgh hospitals. She was
also a faculty member of the University of Pittsburgh. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com)
4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Thursday 2-4 and 6-8p.m. Funeral Friday , Mass of Christian Burial, St. Paul Cathedral
10a.m. Remembrances in Dr. Kenna's name may be made to Jesuits Maryland province. (mdsj.org.)
Wayne A. Christopherson, M.D.
Suddenly on Friday November 8, 2019. Wayne A. Christopherson, M.D., beloved husband
of Betty Christopherson. Father of Duane A. Christopherson (Maryann Comer) Grandfather of Edward Comer. Brother of the late
Leroy Christopherson and Sue Arneson. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Dr. Christopherson practiced medicine in Pittsburgh
for 30 years, on the staff of Magee Womens Hospital and Mercy Hospital. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons,
Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Friday from 3-7p.m. Funeral Saturday at First Lutheran
Church, 615 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 at 11a.m.
Autumn Rose-Ella Walton
On Sunday November 3, 2019 Autumn Rose-Ella
Walton. Daughter of Charles L. Walton and the late Leslie Ann Evans, sister of Gavin B.J. Walton (Kelly). Girlfriend of Alex
Miranda. Loving niece of Bradley Evans, Thomas Evans, Shirley Livolsi (Jeff), Joseph Evans, Casey Davis. Also survived by
her half-siblings Charles "Peanut" Walton, Antoinette Furby, Amy Rainey (David), and Martin Peffer, and her beloved
dog Charlee and kitties Rosie and Nala. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com)
4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Thursday 2-4 and 6-8p.M. Funeral Friday at Shadyside Presbyterian Church 11 a.m.
Jean McDougall (Avern) Scott
Jean McDougall (Avern) Scott, of Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia, Pittsburgh,
Pa, and Nantucket, Mass, passed away peacefully in her sleep on the evening of Saturday November 2nd, 2019. She was 95 years
of age. She was pre-deceased by her husband of 59 years, John Hull Scott, Jr, who died in July 5th, 2013. She was also preceded
by a younger sister, Dr. Mary McDougall Gordon, and two younger brothers Keith and Roger McDougall. She is survived by her
daughter, Diana (Tom Fouch) and son, Hugh, both of Pittsburgh and Nantucket. She is also survived by her sister Betty Mallam
of Armidale, NSW, Australia and a number of nieces and nephews. Among the many social and civic responsibilities met by Jean,
she is best known for her life-long dedication to The Children's Institute of Pittsburgh where she sat on the Board of Directors.
In both Pittsburgh and Nantucket she was a tireless volunteer for Meals On Wheels. She was a long time member of The Pittsburgh
Golf Club, the Sankaty Head Golf Club, and the Nantucket Yacht Club where she was very active. All final arrangements will
be private. The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to The Children's Institute, 1405 Shady Avenue,
Pittsburgh, PA, 15217. Arrangements by John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc.
Dr. Alexander A. Zavaras
Monday October 28, 2019, Dr. Alexander A. Zavaras, beloved husband of Dr. Katerina Zavaras. He is also survived by cousins
in Greece. Dr. Zavaras was an Engineering Professor at the University of Pittsburgh. Friends will be received John A. Freyvogel
Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Wednesday from 4-8p.m. with the Trisagion
Service to be held at 7p.m. The Funeral Services and Interment will be held in Greece.
Suzanne Baret Potter
The family of Suzanne Baret Potter of Oakmont, PA, age
80, is saddened to announce her passing on Friday October 25th from ovarian cancer.
Throughout her life, Suzanne (or Suzi or Sue) was many things to many people: To her late parents Al
and Clara Baret of Ross Township, she was a devoted daughter and, as they aged, devoted caregiver. A few hundred miles on
the Pennsylvania Turnpike wasn't nearly enough to keep her from their sides. To her late sister Sharlene Silberman of Highland
Park, she was a supportive sibling, daily phone call partner, and devoted BFF. They both ate slower than anyone else, ever.
To her husband Dick, she was a loving wife, best friend, and dog-walking partner ,who, among other things, kept his shirts
stain-free and diet healthy. It is difficult to overstate these accomplishments.
To her sons Dan and Mike, she was The
Best Mom Ever, providing unconditional love, unquestioning support, and infinite (but necessary) admonishments to "drive
safely," "be careful," and "not drink too much." They will continue to do their best with two of
the three. To her daughters-in-law Vicki and Kim, she was a willing kitchen volunteer, always-available sitter, and occasional
drum corps attendee/victim. In her eyes they were heroes for taking her sons off of her hands.To her grandchildren Brooklyn
and Hudson, she was the definition of a loving grandmother, and their presence never failed to bring a bright smile to her
face. To her various dogs, cats, and birds, she was a wonderful mother and caregiver who found great joy in their daily antics.
She also composed and regularly performed original songs about each. To those lucky enough to have encountered her during
her 20+ year career at the Visiting Nurses, Morristown Memorial Rehab, or The Matheny School, she was a gifted Social Worker
(MSW 1981) who brought comfort and compassion to those who needed it most.To countless others, whom she loved dearly, she
was a wonderful friend, surrogate
mother, successful matchmaker, generous caregiver, fun-loving companion, annual NYE
celebrant, Phi Betta Kappa & Phi Kappa Phi member, original Bitcher Sister, reluctant Penn State football fan, and most
of all a truly genuine, honest, and selfless human being. We are all extraordinarily lucky to have had her in our lives.
Please join us in celebrating her life at 11 a.m Saturday November 2nd at Shadyside Presbyterian Church, 5121 Westminster
Pl, Pittsburgh. A reception will follow at the home of Dan and Vicki. In addition, a service TBD will follow in Madison, NJ,
where she lived for almost 40 years.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to, and/or adopting from, The Humane
Animal Rescue League of Pittsburgh (https://www.humaneanimalrescue.org/ ). Arrangements by John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com)
Nancy Sieber Tucker
On Wednesday October 16, 2019, Nancy Sieber Tucker, age 68, after a courageous battle with
cancer. Beloved wife for 40 years of Clarke R. Tucker. Mother of Reed Tucker (Kyra), and Drew Tucker (Gina). Grandmother of
Whitney and Ashley Tucker and Harper Tucker. Sister of Paul R. "Trip" Sieber (Christine), and Richard Sieber (Denise).
Daughter of the late Dr. Paul R. and Emily McCready Sieber. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Nancy was an agent in the
Fox Chapel office of Howard Hanna Real Estate for the last 25 years. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday November
2, 2019 at Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church at 10 AM. Arrangements by John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. at 4900 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh,
Katharine Lockhart Griswold
Katharine Lockhart Griswold of Rector, PA died peacefully at her home in Easton, MD surrounded by her husband and
children at dusk on October 15. Katharine, known to her family and friends a Katie, was born October 19, 1946 to the late
George Dilworth Lockhart and Katharine Frazer Lockhart of Shadyside. She attended Ellis School, Masters School of Dobbs Ferry,
New York and Mt. Vernon Junior College where she studied Chemistry. Throughout her life Katie volunteered and contributed
to community organizations impacting the lives of those around her. While living in Pittsburgh she enjoyed supporting the
Center for the Arts School, Children's Institute of Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Ballet and Seeders and Weeders Garden Club.
After moving to the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Katie became actively involved in organizations such as The Talbot County Historical
Society, Academy Art Museum, Talbot Hospice, The Talbot County Garden Club and The Country School Parents' Association. Gardening
was a passionate love of Katie's, culminating with her Easton home being featured on the Maryland Garden Tour and being archived
by the Smithsonian Institute. Having grown as a ballet dancer Katie was a life long supporter of performing arts and was an
avid collector of both still life and plein-aire paintings. Katie is survived by her husband, G. Dwight Moore, daughter Katharine
Wainwright, son Harris E. Wainwright III, daughter Emily Reed Griswold Larkin and grandsons Reed Alan Larkin and Rowan James
Larkin. She is predeceased in death by brother John Frazer Lockhart and Pauline Lockhart Palumbo.
will take place Tuesday October 22 at 11:00 a.m. at Shadyside Presbyterian Church followed by a private family burial. A
reception will follow at the Pittsburgh Golf Club. Donations in lieu of flowers can be sent to Talbot Hospice Foundation,
586 Cynwood Drive, Easton, MD 21601. Arrangements by John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com)
Elizabeth White Flaherty
On Saturday October 12, 2019 Elizabeth "Betty" White Flaherty, beloved wife of John M. "Jack"
Flaherty. Mother of Margaret "Meg" Huwar (Brad), John M. Flaherty, Jr. (Jennifer), and Catherine "Katie"
Flaherty. Beloved Nana of Nathan and Anna Huwar, and Erin, Maura, and Sarah Flaherty. Sister of the late Mary Cronin, Alice
Brown, Virginia White, and James White. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Notice of visitation and funeral later.
Arrangements by John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street.
David M. Roderick
David Milton Roderick, 95, died on Saturday October 5, 2019, at home in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. As a child and young man in
the predominantly blue-collar North Side Pittsburgh neighborhood, Mr. Roderick earned money as a caddy, paper boy, magazine
salesman, and retail clerk, while also excelling in football, boxing, baseball, and golf. While an employee with Gulf Oil,
he joined the U.S. Marines at 17 in 1942, and served as a platoon sergeant in the Pacific until 1945. Upon returning stateside,
he rejoined Gulf Oil and attended Robert Morris College at night, earning a degree in accounting and law. He also gained a
B.S. degree in economics and finance from the University of Pittsburgh.
In 1953, Roderick became assistant comptroller
of the Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad Company and the Union Railroad Company. In 1959, he joined U.S. Steel Corporation,
and from 1964 to his retirement from U.S. Steel (USX) in 1989, held positions of Vice-President Accounting International,
Vice-President international, Chairman of the Finance Committee, Board director, Chairman of the Board, and CEO. Under Roderick's
leadership, U. S. Steel was reshaped and transformed from primarily a steel company into a major energy company: facilities
were upgraded, efficiency was improved, and in a diversifying merger with Marathon Oil Company, U.S. Steel became USX Corporation.
During his tenure at USX, Mr. Roderick worked closely with Presidents Carter, Reagan, and Bush to make the steel industry
stronger. He served as co-founder and Chairman Emeritus of the U.S.-Korea Business Council, and chairman of the International
Environmental Bureau. He was appointed to the President's Commission on Executive Exchange, and the Advisory Committee for
Trade Negotiations. Thanks to his international positions, he and his family lived in Paris, London, and Rome, and travelled
extensively on several continents.
Committed to good corporate citizenship, during those years Mr. Roderick was a member
of the American Iron and Steel Institute and the International Iron Institute. He served as chairman of the National Alliance
of Business, and was a member of both the Business Roundtable and the prestigious Business Council, an organization dedicated
to the business community's contributions to the American people. Roderick was also a member and past chairman of the American
Iron and Steel Institute and the International Iron and Steel Institute, which awarded him the prestigious Gary Medal in 1984
for his service to the industry.
Along with his corporate achievements, Roderick was also very active in civic arenas,
including medicine, education, sports, the environment, and the Boy Scouts. At home in Pittsburgh, Mr. Roderick was chairman
or director of The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Carnegie Mellon University Board of Trustees, and the Pittsburgh
Pirates Baseball Club, for which he chaired the committee charged with selecting the location of PNC park. He served as president
of the United Way of Alleghany County, was involved with the Boy Scouts of America, and established a scholarship program
for young engineering students. In 1991, The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy established the David M. Roderick Reserve on
the Lake Erie shoreline to honor Mr. Roderick's conservation advocacy. An avid outdoorsman, hunter, and sports enthusiast,
Mr. Roderick also worked with Arnold Palmer in founding the Winne Palmer Nature Reserve at St. Vincent College to honor the
renowned golfer's wife. In 2006, the American Ireland Fund gave Mr. Roderick its Distinguished Leadership Award for his exceptional
work in community and charitable events
Aside from professional and civic positions, occupations, and organizations,
Mr. Roderick was a chairman or director of the following boards: Kelso & Company; Proctor & Gamble Company; American
Standard Companies, Inc.; Aetna Life and Casualty Company; Texas Instruments Incorporated; Citation Corporation; Baron Enterprises,
General Medical Corporation; Earle M Jorgensen Company. He was also been affiliated with Trane, Inc., BWAY Corporation, and
General Medical, Inc. He was awarded Doctor of Law degrees from Washington and Jefferson College and Fordham University, and
was a member of Laurel Valley Golf Club and Augusta National.
For his numerous business, medical, educational, and global
accomplishments; his lifelong work ethic, discipline, leadership, and dedication to family, hometown, national, and world-wide
affairs, the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans awarded Mr. Roderick its highest honor.
was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Elizabeth J. Roderick (Betty), and a sister, Jane Plyler. He is survived by
Rebecca C. Fisher, a dear companion for 23 years; a brother, William Donald Roderick (Nancy) of Pittsburgh, PA; three children:
David M. Roderick, Jr. (Nancy) of Ligonier, PA; Patricia Roderick Morton (Thruston) of Charlotte, NC; and Thomas K. Roderick
(Susan) of Orlando, FL. He is also survived by six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at
John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Wednesday from Noon - 7PM.
A Funeral Service will be on Thursday in St. Vincent Archabbey Basillica with Archabbot Douglas R. Nowicki, O.S.B. presiding,
Latrobe, PA 10a.m.
Conlan Matthew Rheingrover
Born on June 6, 2019 and made his journey home to the Lord on October 4, 2019. He is survived by his adoring parents,
Matthew and Maura Donley Rheingrover, his paternal grandparents, Kim and Anna Marie Rheingrover, his maternal grandparents,
Richard and Maribeth Donley, his Great-grandmother Rhodora J. Donahue, his Great-grandfather James H. George, his aunts and
uncles: Rachel Ann Rheingrover, Jordan Rheingrover, Megan Donley , David (Vanessa) Donley II, Richard (Melissa) Donley, Jr.,
Fr. Christopher Donley, Rhodora (Scott) Huffmyer, John (Sara) Donley, Kaitlyn Donley and his devoted cousins: David Paul,
Marissa, Elizabeth, Christopher, Richard, Madelyn, Caila, Isabella, Liliana, Scott Jr., Brynne, Tyler, and Gabriella. Conlan's
joy will never be forgotten. His smile, his laugh, his love of the outdoors and his dog Tuck will always remain in our hearts.
Family and friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Sunday, October
6 from 2-5 P.M. Funeral Monday, October 7, 2019, Mass of Christian Burial, St. Bede Church, Point Breeze, 11 A.M. Family entombment
service will be private. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com)
Max Anthony Wymard
On Saturday September 28, 2019, Max Anthony Wymard at age 39 lost his battle with addiction.
He is the beloved son of James Anthony Wymard and Sara Cromley Wymard. Max graduated from Central Catholic High School, Class
of 1999, where he lettered in soccer. Growing up, Max was an avid baseball player, starting with Squirrel Hill Little League
through American Legion baseball. Along with soccer and baseball, Max was a good golfer and a great mogul skier. While he
enjoyed many sports as a young man, golf was his favorite. He attended Duquesne University. Max was a compassionate, likable
and gregarious young man. His intuition and insights were such that he often successfully assisted his father with jury selection.
He was a talented chef and prolific writer. In addition to his parents, he will be missed by his beloved sister and brother
in law, Anne Wymard Starz and R. Hagen Starz, and his most favorite person of all his niece, Rian Starz, his uncle and aunt,
Joseph and Eleanor Wymard, and a host of many cousins, especially those closest in age, including Josh Wymard, Peter Wymard
(Bonnie Barrett Wymard), Francis Wymard (Katie Weeks Wymard) and Katherine Wymard. Preceded in death by his grandparents Frank
and Marie Wymard, and James and Irene Cromley, and uncles Bill, Jack, and his very close uncle Fran Wymard, and Richard Cromley.
Max believed strongly in his Catholic faith and relished his years at Central Catholic High School. He found great joy in
the friendships he made there with his fellow students, Brothers and Priests. Central Catholic gave him a strong sense of
belonging and self-worth. For those reasons, in lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Max Anthony Wymard Scholarship
Fund at Central Catholic High School, 4720 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel
Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Wednesday October 2nd from 2-4 and 6-8PM.
Funeral Thursday October 3, Mass of Christian Burial, St. Paul Cathedral 10AM. (Everyone please meet at church) Interment
in Braddock Catholic Cemetery will be private.
Mary L. Hyde
September 20, 2019
Elizabeth Joan Goodwin
After a brief illness, Elizabeth died on Friday, September 20, 2019. Preceded in death by
her husband Charles and her two oldest children, Lynn Borgman and James Goodwin. Betty is survived by son Jeffrey Goodwin
(Karen), grandchildren Dylan Borgman, Chelsea Borgman, and Kristin Goodwin, son-in-law Jim Borgman, and sister Susanne Haight.
Born in Des Moines, Iowa, the Woods family moved to Pittsburgh in 1940. She often remarked that the move ended her modeling
career at age 6 which was highlighted by two LOOK magazine covers. The family settled in Baldwin Manor where she graduated
from Baldwin High School. She married Charles while a student at Chatham College and subsequently began a family, residing
in Fox Chapel and later Shadyside. In mid-life she joined the staff of Pitt's Informal Program and directed a travel program
incorporating the talents of University of Pittsburgh professors who led worldwide travels focused on art, theater, architecture,
and archaeology. In 1992 she partnered with David G. Wilkins, Professor of Art & Architecture, to form their own business,
Art Related Travel, Inc. Her work, both at PIP and with ART Inc. took her to a wealth of countries. She was well known for
her promotional skills, writing abilities, enthusiasm, and can-do spirit. She thoroughly enjoyed her life. We welcome all
friends to an informal gathering in remembrance of Betty Goodwin to be held at Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church Atrium, 384
Fox Chapel Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15238 on Saturday October 26, 2019 at 2 - 4PM. You are invited to share your warm memories
and stories of Betty as we celebrate her life. In lieu of flowers please donate in her name to the Leukemia Foundation. Arrangements
by John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc.
Rita S. Allan
Rita S. Allan, 89, of Fox Chapel passed away Saturday September 14, 2019. She was born to the late Virginia
G. and John T. Stabile of Mount Lebanon, PA; and was predeceased by her husband, James S. Allan, and her sister, Carol J.
Moore. She is survived by her son, Dr. James S. Allan, and daughter-in-law, Dr. Susan E. Sunbury. She is also survived by
her brother John T. Stabile, Jr., grandchildren Sara and James Allan, and many cousins, nieces and nephews. She was a graduate
of the University of Miami, a member of the Junior League of Pittsburgh, and served on the Social Service Board of Shadyside
Hospital for many years. A funeral mass will be held at St. Raphael Church at 12 noon on Saturday, October 5, 2019. Memorials
may be directed to St. Raphael Church, 1118 Chislett St., Pittsburgh, PA 15206 or to a charity of your choosing. Arrangements
by John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc.
Bruce Leonard Johnson, M.D.
Peacefully on Monday September 23, 2019, Dr. Bruce L. Johnson, at age 85. Beloved husband of Yingfen
Johnson; father of Tong Zhu (Maomao Zhu), Dr. Wen Zhu (Dr. Min Sun); grandfather of Emily Zhu, Dylan Sun and Amelia Sun; also
survived by nieces and nephews. There will be no visitation, interment will be private. Arrangements by John A. Freyvogel
Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com)
Catherine Ann Nowak
On Monday September 23, 2019, beloved sister of Julie Nowak; daughter of the late John J.
and Jennie Dohoda Nowak; also survived by several aunts and many cousins. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons,
Inc. 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Wednesday from 3-7 P.M. Funeral Thursday, Mass of Christian Burial St. Paul
Cathedral 10:00A.M. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com)
Eleanor Louise (Schatz) Magyar
On September 17, 2019, Eleanor passed away too soon at 70 years of
age in her home with the love of her life, David. Eleanor was a devoted wife to David, mother and best friend to Rebecca,
adoring grandmother to Henry, steadfast sister to George, and loyal and kindhearted friend to many. She was selfless, supportive,
generous, and nurturing, and never hesitant to tell someone that she loved them. Eleanor was an avid reader, animal whisperer,
tenacious canasta player, pilates enthusiast, and sun bathing queen, whose perfect day involved being surrounded by her family,
especially her cherished grandson Henry ("my Henry"), enjoying the sunshine with a good glass of Chardonnay. Born
and raised in Pittsburgh, she was the oldest child of Edward R. and Virginia (Wright) Schatz. Eleanor was a Winchester Thurston
"lifer", graduate of Briarcliff College ('71), earned a Masters in Special Education from Duquesne University, and
multiple accreditations from Chatham College and Carnegie Mellon University for pre-school and elementary education; all of
which guided her in a 37-year career teaching complex disabled children daily life skills at the Western Pennsylvania School
for the Deaf. The students trusted her and depended on her because Eleanor had a gift for compassion, respect and understanding.
Eleanor is survived by her husband of 45 years, David A. Magyar of Edgewood, her daughter Rebecca L. Magyar (Thomas M. Pfister)
of Fox Chapel, her brother George E. Schatz (Cathryn L. Goodwin) of Ringoes, NJ, and her treasured grandson Henry Thomas Pfister.
A celebration in honor of Eleanor's life will be held in the near future; details will be announced in November. Remembrances
in her name may be made to Breathe PA (breathepa.org), Humane Animal Rescue (humaneanimalrescue.org) or a charity of choice.
Arrangements by John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com)
Anest G. "Tasso" Kotsagrelos
On Saturday September 14, 2019, Anest G. "Tasso" Kotsagrelos. Beloved
husband of Estair Geanopulos Kotsagrelos for 52 years. Father of Michele M. Kotsagrelos, Georgette C. Nelson (Brian), Stacey
E. Whipple (Scott) and Emorfia "Aimee" Walker (Jason). Beloved Papou of Tasso and Faith Whipple, Brooke and Drew
Walker, and Tyson and Tyrann Nelson. Brother of Stanley Kotsagrelos, Kiki Tratras and the late Stanley and Nicholas Kotsagrelos.
Son of the late George and Emorfia Kotsagrelos. Anest was employed by J&L Steel (now LTV Steel) for over 30 years, and
was proud of his Icarian heritage and his service in the U.S. Marine Corps. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel
Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8PM with the Trisagion
Service at 7PM. Funeral Thursday at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral at 11AM. Interment in Holy Trinity Cemetery. In
lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Building Fund and The Pan Icarian Foundation, P.O.
Box 79037, Pittsburgh, PA 15216.
Jon C. Botula
On Wednesday September 11, 2019, Jon C. Botula. Age 77, beloved husband of Rita Cindrich Botula. Father
of Amy Lauren Botula (Portland, Oregon), Eve Maryll Botula (New York City) and Zachary Scholze (April Brody) (Pittsburgh).
Grandfather of Luke Scholze. Son of the Late Theodore L. and Dorothy Lander Botula and brother of the late Gary Botula. Friends
will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Sunday
and Monday from 2-8PM, and Tuesday 8-9AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Paul Cathedral at 10AM. Remembrances
in Jon's name may be made to the University of Pittsburgh, "Pitt Football Championship Fund", Pitt athletics, Panther
Club, P.O. Box 7436 Pittsburgh, PA 15213.
On Tuesday, September 10, 2019, at age 98, beloved father of Jean Snyder and Thelma(Thalia)
Snyder of Pittsburgh and Charles Snyder of Cabot, Arkansas. Adoring grandfather of Julia (Tim) Howard and Michael (Kris) Liang.
Predeceased by his loving wife, Anna. Born January 1, 1921 in Dziewieniski, Poland, Herman survived the Holocaust, immigrating
to America in 1949. Herman became a contractor and home builder in Pittsburgh where he made a safe loving home for his family.
He enjoyed socializing at the JCC. Music lifted his heart and spirit. Friends will be received on Friday September 13, 2019
at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street from 10 A.M until an 11:00 A.M. Service in the Funeral
Home. Interment will follow in B'Nai Israel Cemetery, Greensburg. Remembrances may be made to a charity of your choice. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com)
David F. "Doc" Lloyd
On Thursday September 5, 2019, at age 71, and a few hours short of 72 (born on
September 6, 1947). Beloved husband of Terry "Mackie" Lloyd; father of Kevin Lloyd and Eric Lloyd (Melissa Redman
Lloyd); devoted "Pup-Pup" to his grand daughter Charlie Paige Lloyd; brother of Billy Lloyd (Mary Ann) and Vivian
McManus (Ed); also survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and his doggies, Big Dog, White Dog and Little
Dog; son of the late William and Helen Lloyd. David was raised in Homewood. He graduated from Central Catholic High School
in 1965, and John Carroll University in 1969. He served in the US Army in Viet Nam where he was awarded a Bronze Star. David
was the former CFO of Howard Hanna Real Estate Services and the founder of Pittsburgh North Star Soccer Club. Friends will
be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Sunday September 8, 2019 from 2-7 P.M.
Funeral Monday September 9, 2019, Mass of Christian Burial in Sacred Heart Church, 10 AM . In lieu of flowers remembrances
in Big Dave's memory may be made to an Alzheimer's Association of your choice.
Judith Turben Walrath
On Monday, September 2, passed away peacefully in her home. Born in Cleveland, Ohio on February
1, 1937, Judy lived in Pittsburgh, PA since 1963. Judy was preceded in death by her parents Claude F. and Dorothy S. Turben,
and husband Martin H. Walrath III. Judy dearly loved and is survived by her children Katherine (Hoopes) Mihm, Pamela Ellen
Hoopes and James Edward Hoopes, her grandchildren (who called her Honey) Claudia Mansfield Mihm and Henry Stephen Mihm, her
brother John F. Turben and his wife Susan H. Turben, her five nieces and nephews, and her companion Gilbert P. Schafer. A
memorial service is to be held on Saturday, September 7 at Christ Church Fox Chapel, 630 Squaw Run Road East at 11:30 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Magee Women's Hospital, 300 Halket Street, Pittsburgh, PA
15213 or the Humane Animal Rescue, 6929 Hamilton Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15208. Arrangements by John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc.
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Virginia "Ginger/Gigi" Lee Heinz Leslie
Visitation and greetings will be held Friday September 20, 2019 from 2-4PM and
5-8Pm at the Leslie home, 119 Springhouse Lane, Fox Chapel, PA 15238. Children are welcome and valet service will be available.
A Memorial Service for Ginger will be held Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 10:30AM at The Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church,
384 Fox Chapel Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15238. Immediately following the Memorial Service a luncheon reception from noon to 3PM
will be held at The Fox Chapel Golf Club, 426 Fox Chapel Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15238 for ALL to attend, whether attending the
service or not, to celebrate Ginger's life, children are also welcome. Ginger, 83, of Fox Chapel, PA died suddenly, but peacefully,
on Saturday, July 6, 2019 in her favorite chair on the porch overlooking Chautauqua Lake. Ginger touched all who knew her
and inspired everyone through her kindness and incredible passion for life. She was one of the strongest women you could possibly
know. She fought and conquered multiple illnesses due to her will to live. She now rests with God and looks over her loving
family. We will miss our Ginger, our Gigi. Born appropriately on "devils eve" October 30, 1935 in Pittsburgh, PA.
She was the youngest child of Frederick and Margaret Heinz of Fox Chapel, PA. She attended Aspinwall High School where she
established lifelong friendships. She was a graduate of Marjorie Webster Junior College in Washington DC and eventually became
a teacher of nursery school children at Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church. In 1961, she met Russell Leslie while he was enrolled
at Pitt Medical School. After a few years of courting, Virginia Lee Heinz and Merle Russell Leslie, Jr., MD were married on
November 28, 1964 in Heinz Chapel. An enduring love developed as they began their life together. Ginger and Russ had four
children, Scott, Lisa, Craig and Kristen. She single handedly raised and nurtured them with her uncanny common sense, good
nature and occasional shenanigans, characteristics of Ginger that we all loved. Within Chautauqua she was most comfortable
just sitting on her favorite chair on the porch, greeting those who were friends and visitors alike. Ginger loved the simple
things in life. She never needed anything extravagant. Remembrances in her name may be made to the Chautauqua Foundation,
P.O. Box 28, One Ames Avenue, Chautauqua, NY 14722. Email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 716-357-6214. Arrangements by John
A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com)
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Paul A. McWilliams
The world lost a gentleman and a gentle man as Paul A. McWilliams left us to be with the angels
on Thursday, August 29th. He was the hero and cherished father of Paula McWilliams, beloved husband of the late Germaine,
brother of Charles, Tom and the late Bob McWilliams, godfather of John Kelly, father-like presence to Shirley and Leslie and
Papap to Toby. He is predeceased by his parents John and Anna McWilliams. Words truly cannot do justice to the impact his
life had on those who loved him. We shall always remember his intellect, philanthropy, humor, extraordinary heart and, like
his wife Germaine, his most marked characteristic - compassion. We know he is surrounded by books and loved ones who have
gone before, having a fine cigar and walking his beloved Tad. He will forever be in the hearts of those who were blessed to
know him - suffice it to say that the world of his daughter, family and friends will never be quite the same again. His family
respectfully suggests that should donations be made in Paul McWilliams' memory, The McWilliams Scholarship Fund at Heritage
Community Initiatives or Animal Friends be considered. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com)
on Wednesday from 3-7PM. Funeral Thursday in Calvary Episcopal Church at 10:30AM.
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Jere GallagherDr. Jere Dee Gallagher, a highly respected and admired professor and expert on child development,
who spent the greater part of her career at the University of Pittsburgh's School of Education, passed away peacefully at
her home on Mt. Washington on Aug. 20, 2019.
Jere, 70, was an Associate Dean at Pitt and was instrumental in developing
the Kinder Kinetics Program in the Health and Physical Activity Department, a program she directed for more than 25 years
and was her life's work.
Born in Panama City, Panama in December 1948, Jere traveled the world with her family on her
father's army assignments, eventually settling in Fayetteville, North Carolina. She attained her bachelor's and master's degrees
in Health and Physical Education from East Carolina University in Greenville, NC, and a PhD in Motor Development from Louisiana
Jere began her teaching career at Southern Illinois University as an assistant professor in the Department
of Physical Education. She joined the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh in 1982. The Kinder Kinetics Program she developed
at Pitt for children ages 3-12 has since been renamed, "Pitt's Kids: Honoring the Vision of Dr. Jere Gallagher."
The program was honored in 2008 with United Cerebral Palsy's Humanitarian Award and is nationally renowned for its innovations.
She was the author of several books, journals and manuscripts on child development and growth. Jere mentored many students
and presented at numerous national conferences. Prior to her retirement, she established, in honor of her late parents, The
Col. (Ret.) James Dee Gallagher and 1st Lt. Jean Gallagher, R.N., Endowed Fund through Pitt's Office of Veteran Services.
The fund provides financial assistance to veterans and dependents while they pursue their education.
The Health and Physical
Activity Program, where Jere was on faculty for many years, renamed their student service award in her memory. The Dr. Jere
Gallagher Community Service Award annually recognizes students for their contributions to public service.
Jere is survived
by a sister, Salli Gallagher of Cary, NC; a niece, Kim Royal, and her husband, Charles Royal of Raleigh, NC; a nephew, John
Larkin Spell of Clinton, NC; and a brother-in-law, Dr. John McPhail of Clinton. She was the best "Great Aunt Jere"
to Barrett Royal Barton and her husband, Stephen; and Chip Royal.
Jere was the devoted wife and partner of H. Yale Gutnick
for more than 30 years, and was beloved by his children, Laura and Todd Gutnick, their spouses, Dan Bogesdorfer and Aviva
Gutnick, and all of their children.
Jere has also been the Godmother to Eliza and Travis Luxbacher, the children of her
dear friends, Joe and Gail Luxbacher. She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Jean Gallagher, and her beloved
sister, Micki Gallagher McPhail.
There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held at Heinz Memorial Chapel
on Wednesday, August 28th at 1:30 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the University of Pittsburgh Office of Veteran's Services
or the Department of Health and Physical Activity. Arrangements by John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com)
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Dorothy Radziak Hopkins
Dorothy Hopkins, age 92, entered eternal rest on August 12, 2019. She had looked forward to reuniting with her
husband, Thomas A. Hopkins, who went home to our Heavenly Father in October 2006. Dorothy Joanne Radziak was born in January
1927, in Shenandoah, PA, to Veronica Guida Radziak and Frank Radziak. She graduated as valedictorian from J. W. Cooper High
School in Shenandoah in June 1944. Dorothy earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Penn State University in June 1947. She
taught English and business-related subjects for three years at Athens High School in Athens, PA. Dorothy returned to Penn
State University to obtain a Master of Education degree in January 1951. She married fellow Penn State graduate Tom Hopkins
at State College in June 1953. Following the wedding, Dorothy relocated to Pittsburgh where Tom was teaching at Mount Mercy
College (now Carlow University). The next year, Dorothy and Tom welcomed their son. Dorothy was a terrific mother who lovingly
provided guidance, instruction and encouragement for their son, Tom. She enjoyed taking young Tom on walks to the stations
in Wilkinsburg and Edgewood to watch the trains and to imagine the places they were going. Dorothy assisted husband Tom in
the preparation of his Ph.D. thesis and in the preparation of his book, Rights for Americans, the Speeches of Robert F. Kennedy,
for publication in 1964. While raising their son, Dorothy volunteered at Columbia Hospital in Wilkinsburg. She later volunteered
at Central Catholic High School's library. Dorothy earned a Master of Library Science degree from the University of Pittsburgh
in June 1970. She was one of four founders of Storytellers Unlimited, which involved the oral presentation of myths, legends,
and folklore primarily to young audiences. Dorothy served as the editor of newsletters that Storytellers Unlimited published
for national and international distribution. From 1972 until 1995, she was the librarian at the Pittsburgh Public Schools
Professional Library. Dorothy devoted herself to caring for her husband when he developed Alzheimer's Disease and made every
effort to ensure that Tom had the best quality of life as his health declined. She was a long-time member of St. James Parish
in Wilkinsburg until she moved to Oakland, where she joined the parish at St. Paul Cathedral. She is survived by her son,
Tom, and daughter-in-law, Gail, Hopkins of Spokane, WA, and her sister, Irene Plesce, of Hazleton, PA. Dorothy always had
a positive outlook on life and a warm smile. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Little Sisters of the
Poor, 1028 Benton Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212. There will be no visitation. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated
at St. Paul Cathedral, Fifth Avenue & N. Dithridge, in Oakland, on September 10, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. The family thanks
the wonderful caregivers who enabled Dorothy to remain in the comfort of her home. Arrangements by John A. Freyvogel Sons,
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Patricia M. Makara
Patricia M. Makara born November 21, 1933 passed peacefully among family on Saturday August
17, 2019. She was preceded in death by her parents, Matthew B. and Helen R. Makara of North Braddock, as well as siblings
Edward Makara of North Huntingdon, and Regina M. of North Braddock, cousin Irene Jacobs of the South Side, and niece Cynthia
Makara Stevens. She is survived by her doting sister Janice P. Makara-Palmer, brother in law Arlie E. Palmer of Greentree,
as well as sister in law Evelyn Makara, 5 nephews; Robert, Richard, Ronald, Raymond Makara, Scott Campbell, 2 nieces; Ellen
Woomer and Jennifer Schall, and 16 great nieces and nephews Pat started her career at the age of 18 with Bell of PA as an
operator. She retired to become part of the Pioneers. Pat was a proud Pitt alumn and was very proud of her Slovak heritage
and took part in the nationality rooms at Pitt, preparing food and manning the tables. She was also very active in St. Maurice
Church acting as a Eucharistic minister and the "official" silver polisher for the annual flea market. She was thrilled
to become a member of St. Paul's Cathedral Parish family after moving into the Oakland/Shadyside Area. Pat was a wonderfully
caring and loving sister, aunt and friend to all who knew her. There will be no visitation. Funeral Thursday, Mass of Christian
Burial, St. Paul Cathedral 10AM. Arrangements by John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com)
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Frederick William Crock, MD, FACCFrederick William Crock, MD, FACC(Fellow of American College of Cardiology),FASE(Fellow
of American Society of Echocardiography), 67, of Indiana Township, Cheswick, PA surrounded by the love and peace of his family,
was welcomed into heaven by the Lord on Friday August 16, 2019. He was born February 7, 1952 in Greensburg, Pennsylvania.
He was a son of the late George Howard Crock Sr. and Mary (Bompiani) Crock. On May 14, 1983 he married his immortal beloved,
Kathleen Nagy. He was the loving proud father of their twins, son, George Tyler Crock and daughter, Kirsten Nagy Crock.
Fred graduated from Indiana Area Senior High School in 1970. He was president of his senior class. In 1974 he graduated
from University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Science Degree. After receiving his medical degree (MD) from Temple Medical
School in 1978, he trained in internal medicine at Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh and was chosen as a chief resident. He then
completed a cardiovascular fellowship under Dr. James Shaver at University of Pittsburgh before joining the teaching faculty
at Mercy hospital in 1984 and was appointed Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at University of Pittsburgh School of
Medicine. In 2004, after an intense recruiting effort, he joined UPMC's Cardiovascular Institute and was appointed Assistant
Professor at University of Pittsburgh.
Over the next 15 years Fred had a stellar career as a cardiologist, teacher
and role model. Widely recognized as a great clinician with unlimited compassion, dedication and outstanding bedside manners,
he quickly became the "go to" cardiologist in the Cardiovascular Institute that many physicians, nurses and hospital
personnel would go to for their care. He was also an outstanding teacher and role model to all levels of medical students
and trainees as exemplified by his numerous teaching awards. He was voted by cardiology trainees as the Outstanding Teacher
in 2005, 2010, and 2018, and by medical students in 2010 and 2011, and by medical residents in 2012. In 2019, Alpha Omega
Alpha Society of University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, the most prestigious medical school honor society, honored him
with the Charles Watson Teaching Award. It is impossible to adequately express the impact Fred has had on thousands of patients
and a generation of medical and cardiovascular trainees and practicing cardiologists, but a sample of one of his many glowing
teaching evaluations from his student summarizes the sentiment: "Dr. Crock is indeed one of the best teachers of mine.
He is an outstanding cardiologist with outstanding teaching skills; his patients love him as well as his fellows".
True to his character, despite this impossibly demanding schedule, Fred was tirelessly dedicated to his patients. In addition
to his work at UPMC he found time to volunteer off hours as a lead cardiologist in the Birmingham Free Clinic, serving those
without medical insurance. His impact in cardiology and the medical community of western Pennsylvania will live on through
the lasting influence he has left on his many students, patients, and colleagues.
Fred's family time was spent enjoying
music and movies, especially all things Marvel. His extensive knowledge of comic books and pop culture was passed onto his
children, as well as all who knew him. This was exemplified in the many trivia nights organized by his fellows, the music
one could hear streaming from his office and the passionate conversations he would have during nightly dinners with his family.
Fred's deep Catholic faith and devotion to the Blessed Mother was evident in every aspect of his life. His profession
was a calling rather than a career. He tended to his patients' hearts physically as well as spiritually. Fred was a humble
man with a gentle soul and unsuspecting sense of humor. He truly knew what it meant to love and to be loved. His credo was
fully exemplified with the love that he had for his wife, his son, his daughter and his family.
Fred's love, laughter
and wisdom will be missed by Kathleen, Tyler, Kirsten and Marco as well as his siblings: Mary Ann Crock, Indiana; Kathleen
Harrison (Mark), Greensburg; Diane Daskivich (Bruce), Indiana; sister-in-law, Christine Crock, Pottstown; sister-in-law, Karen
Uhrin (Dave), Mt. Pleasant; brother-in-law, Richard Nagy, Mt. Pleasant; sister-in-law, Carla Bonfanti (Tony), Cape Coral,
FL; brother-in-law, John Nagy (Linda), Mt. Pleasant; sister-in-law, Lisa Boytim (Andy), Acme; sister-in-law, Evelyn Sidehamer
(Keith), Hollidaysburg; sister-in-law, Kim Puskar (Frank), Acme; sister-in-law, Elaine Yarabinetz (Doug), Murrysville; and
mother-in-law, Alice Nagy, Mt. Pleasant. Fred is also remembered by 17 nieces and nephews and 6 great nieces and nephews.
Fred will be missed by his aunt, Lois R. Crock and his uncle, Werner Diekmann, Arizona. Fred was preceded in death by his
parents, his brothers, George Howard Crock, Jr and David Wayne Crock and father-in-law, Carl Nagy.
Fred lived his life
in the pursuit of helping others, always with a warm smile and a giving heart. In memory of Fred, please share your smiles
with the people that you meet today and always. May all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest
in peace. Amen
Friends will be received Tuesday, August 20th from 12:00 to 3:00 PM and 5:00 to 8:00 PM at John A. Freyvogel
Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com)4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated
at St Joseph Parish, Wednesday morning, August 21st at 11:00 am.
Memorial donations may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer
Action Network by visiting www.pancan.org. As well as to the Birmingham Free Clinic by mailing donations to the following
address: University of Pittsburgh, Institutional Advancement, Records Management,
Attention: Tina Beckett,128 N Craig
Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Please include that your donation is to be allocated to the "Birmingham Free Clinic"
in memory of Dr. Frederick William Crock, MD, FACC, FASE.
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Mary Elizabeth "Missy" Weber
On Tuesday, August 13th, 2019 Mary Elizabeth "Missy" Weber. She was born on March 1, 1942 in Washington,
DC, the daughter of Mary Kiely Weber and William Arthur Weber. She and her family moved to Pittsburgh in 1956. Missy was a
longtime resident of Chatham Village in Mt. Washington. As a former member of the Religious Sisters of Mercy, Missy graduated
from Mount Mercy College in 1965 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing and then worked at Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh
and Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. In 1970 she returned to Pittsburgh where she worked for several years
in Nursing Administration at Allegheny General Hospital followed by a long career in psychiatric nursing at St Francis Hospital
and, after its closing, at St Clair Hospital. She retired in 2013 after 48 years of caring for others.
was a devoted friend, aunt and sister. She was loved by all who knew her and will be deeply missed.
is survived by her sister, Kathleen W. Montgomery and her husband, Richard C. Montgomery, of Pittsburgh; her brother William
A. Weber, Jr. and his partner, Deborah A. Wagner, of Denver, Colorado; her niece, Mary W. Montgomery and her wife, Jessie
M. Brain of Boston, Massachusetts and their 11-month-old daughter, Cora Brain Montgomery, whom Missy adored. Friends will
be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Friday
4-7pm. Funeral Saturday, August 17, Mass of Christian Burial, St. Paul Cathedral 10 am. Interment will be at the Calvary Cemetery.
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Eileen Johns Fogarty
On Tuesday August 13, 2019, Eileen Johns Fogarty. Beloved wife of the late Francis G. Fogarty;
daughter of the late Leo A. and Alice Lynch Johns; step-mother of Timothy Fogarty and Mary Patricia Fogarty and the late J.D.
Fogarty; sister of Leo F. Johns, Mary Ann Johns and the late Brother Robert J. Johns, S.M., William J. Johns and Raymond
P. Johns; also survived by numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons,
Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Thursday 4-7PM. Funeral Friday, Mass of Christian
Burial, Sts. Simon and Jude Church 10AM. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to Duquesne University Athletic Department
in memory of Francis G. Fogarty.
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Rosemary "Rosie" Fitzgerald
Rosie was called home to Heaven on Tuesday, August 13, 2019. Born on November 12, 1956, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania,
Rosie was the seventh of the twelve children of the late William J. and Jean (McCann) Fitzgerald. She is survived by her sisters
and brothers; Mary Jean Havern (David), William Jr. (Irene), Patricia Zakowski (Thomas), Timothy (Kimberly), Margaret, Thomas
(Cynthia), Elizabeth, Michael (Teresa), Kathleen Oberschelp (Michael), Paul (Laurie) and Charles (Sherri).
her life, Rosie followed her heart and faith by helping those in need. Her generous and hard working spirit was reflected
in her employment positions at ARC Allegheny, the Women's Center and Shelter, and her beloved St. Bede parish. Rosie had the
ability to put everyone she met at ease with her positivity and kindness. She was a bright, passionate, and caring person.
She truly enjoyed spending time with family and friends, and they adored her. Rosie celebrated life daily, never forgetting
an important date or missing an opportunity to show her devotion to her thirty-three nephews and nieces, twenty grand nephews
and nieces, and four Godsons. Rosie will be sorely missed by all who knew her. And while her passing may deny us of the joy
and warmth of her personality, her loss will never erase the legacy of her love. Visitation is private with a Mass of Christian
Burial at St. Bede Parish, 509 Dallas Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15208 at 10AM on Saturday, August 17, 2019. In lieu of flowers,
remembrances may be made to the St. Vincent DePaul Society or your favorite charity.
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Walter J. Blenko, Jr.Walter
J. Blenko, Jr. died on August 11, 2019. Mr. Blenko was a lawyer admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania,
the Supreme Court of the United States, the Court of Customs and Patent Appeals, and the International Trade Commission. He
was a philanthropist, having supported the Pittsburgh CLO, Pittsburgh Ballet Theater, Pittsburgh Public Theater, and Pittsburgh
Opera. Shortly before his death, he established the Pittsburgh CLO Guild's Patti and Walter Blenko Scholarship Fund for the
Performing or Technical Arts. A member of the US Army during WWII, Mr. Blenko was awarded a Combat Infantryman Badge and a
Bronze Star medal. Mr. Blenko was honored to serve on the Executive Board of the 95th Infantry Division Association up until
his death. President, Blenko Glass, one of the very few remaining hand-blown art glass companies in the USA. Member American
Society of Mechanical Engineers, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Allegheny County Bar Association, Association Bar of City of
New York, Pittsburgh Intellectual Property Law Association (president 1977-1978), Engineers Society Western Pennsylvania,
International Patent and Trademark Association, Carnegie-Mellon U. Alumni Association (Executive Board since 1996, Executive
Committee since 1997), Duquesne Club, University Club, Princeton Club (New York), Rolls-Royce Owners Club (board directors
1982-1984, vice president publications 1984-1987, treasurer 1987-1989). Member Hampton Township School Board, 1993-1997, president
1996. Active Churchill Volunteer Fire Company, 1970-1982. Charter and honorary member Wilkinsburg Emergency Medical Svc. Secretary
Hampton Township Zoning Hearing Board, 1991-1992, vice-chairman, 1993. Pittsburgh CLO Board of Directors. He was born in Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania on June 15, 1926, the son of Walter J. Blenko and Ardis Jones Blenko. He was educated at Arnold School and Shadyside
Academy. In his senior year at Shadyside Academy he enlisted in the US Army where he was first stationed at the Virginia Military
Institute, then entered basic training. At the conclusion of basic training he was sent to the European Theater of Operations
where he joined the 95th Infantry Division and served as an automatic rifleman through VE Day when the 95th Division was part
of the Third and Ninth US Armies. After discharge from the Army, he was accepted into Carnegie Institute of Technology Department
of Mechanical Engineering, and subsequently became a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Following graduation
from Carnegie Tech, he entered the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Upon graduating with his Juris Doctor, he entered
the practice of law specializing in patent, trademark and copyright matters. Mr. Blenko served on the Alumni Association Executive
Board, and was one of the founding members of the Andrew Carnegie Society. He spent the remainder of his law career at Eckert
Seamans Cherin & Mellott as a partner and later became counsel to the firm. He served on the Allegheny County Bar Association's
Committee on Professional Ethics, and was a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association. He was a Fellow of the American College
of Trial Lawyers, and was admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, the Supreme Court of the United States,
the Court of Customs and Patent Appeals, and the International Trade Commission.
Following retirement from Eckert Seamans,
Mr. Blenko turned his attention to Blenko Glass Company in Milton, WV, which has been owned and operated by his family since
1893. Blenko Glass is one of only a handful of hand blown glass factories still successfully functioning in the U.S., and
its glass is highly sought-after by collectors. Mr. Blenko was instrumental in revitalizing the company and became president
in 2008. In the past decade, Blenko Glass has been rejuvenated with new management and new glass designers, and is enjoying
increased visibility. In addition, he and his wife, Patti, collaborated on restoring the Blenko Glass Museum. One of Mr. Blenko's
deepest passions was collecting antique cars. As a member of the Rolls Royce Owners Club and Antique Automobile Club of America,
he joined other collectors on tours throughout the US. He also served as president of the Classic Car Club of America Museum.
Mr. Blenko married Joy Kinneman in 1949. During their 63 years of marriage, they traveled extensively throughout the USA and
Europe. They had two children: John, a physician, and Andrew, an engineer and municipal planner. After Joy's passing, he married
Patti Matty, whom he met through the Pittsburgh CLO, where they both served as directors. They shared a number of interests;
including musical theater. As such, they established the Pittsburgh CLO Guild's Patti and Walter Blenko Scholarship Fund for
the Performing or Technical Arts. He is survived by his two children, John (Cheryl) and Andrew (Patricia) and three grandchildren,
in addition to four step-children, and six step-grandchildren, to whom he referred as his "bonus" children. Friends
will be received John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Wednesday
August 14 from 1 - 7PM. Funeral and Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Pittsburgh
CLO Guild's Patti and Walter Blenko Scholarship Fund for the Performing or Technical Arts.
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Elveta Lillian Winney JohnsonElveta Lillian Winney Johnson was born in Saratoga Springs, New York on February 7, 1933 to the late Dorothy Anderson
Winney and Samuel Winney. Elveta was their only child, she peacefully entered Heaven's gates on Sunday August 4, 2019. Her
passing occurred at Manor Care on Negley, part of the University of Pittsburgh Health System. Elveta graduated from Saratoga
Springs High School in 1945. Ten years later she married Gussie Johnson of Pittsburgh, PA on August 28, 1955. She would go
on to spend 62 years of her life as his loving wife. A consummate mother and homemaker, Elveta was an excellent cook who enjoyed
preparing culinary masterpieces for family and friends. She was also a skilled tailor that would generously bestow her handmade
creations to those she cherished. One of Elveta's greatest joys was sharing her cooking and sewing skills with family, church
members, and Girl Scouts. Elveta loved to travel the world. She was also an active member of the Shadyside Presbyterian Church.
She and Gussie combined her love of travel and Christian service by going on mission trips to Malawi. Elveta is predeceased
by her husband Dr. Gussie Johnson. She is survived by her children Stephanie Rose (Tony), Adrena Johnson, Doreen Johnson-Smith,
and Ellyce Johnson, 11 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren and her many nephews and nieces. Elveta's family will receive
friends at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) 4900 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 on Sunday, August
11 from 3-5pm and on Monday, August 12 from 10AM until Funeral Services at 11AM.
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Gregory J. Smith
Age 62, formerly of New Brighton, PA, passed away on July 29, 2019 at North Hills Rehab. Born
June 3, 1957, beloved son of Mary-Jo Menner Smith & Edward P. Smith, Greg had a wonderful sense of humor, optimism, a
positive attitude, and was a model for "his journey of hope". He lived a life full of joy and pursued many interests
although he was born with cerebral palsy. He was an avid fan of the New Brighton athletic teams, the Pittsburgh Pirates, Steelers,
and Penguins and greatly enjoyed attending numerous games. His early education started in New Brighton Area Schools, Easter
Seal Society in Beaver, graduating from high school at D.T. Watson Home in Leetsdale, PA. While residing in Natrona Heights
at a Verland A.R.C. Home, he completed his Associate Degree in Journalism at the Community College of Allegheny County, Boyce
Campus, with the support of aides and staff. Gregory enjoyed writing poetry, song lyrics, and reading weekly to a "tender
care" pre-school class (via his voice simulator), attending rock concerts, and Mass each Sunday. In addition to his parents,
Greg is survived by his brother Edward P. Smith, Jr. (Janet) and his sister Breen Smith(Joni); his aunts and uncles, Ms. Theresa
Spagnolo, Mr. Joe Menner (Arlene), Mr. Paul (Barb) Menner (Barb), and Mr. Jerome F. Smith (Ingrid). Friends will be received
on Friday August 2, 2019 from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. 4900 Centre Ave at Devonshire Street (freyvogelfuneralhome.com).
Funeral Saturday August 3, 2019, Mass of Christian Burial, St. Paul Cathedral 10:00A.M. Private interment will be at theNational
Cemetery of the Alleghenies. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Verland Foundation at 212 Iris Rd., Sewickley
PA 15143 or the North Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center, 194 Swinderman Rd. Wexford, PA15090.
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Eugene F. Maloney
Mr. Maloney was Executive Vice President and Corporate
Counsel of Federated Investors, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA, a member of the Executive Committee, and has been employed by the firm
for forty-seven years. Through Mr. Maloney's efforts, Federated Investors is responsible for virtually all state legislation
permitting public entities to use money market funds to manage their liquidity. Mr. Maloney was a member of the Board of
Directors of the Foundation for Fiduciary Studies and was appointed by the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate as a member
of the Industry Sector Working Group on Financial Services. For 26 years, Mr. Maloney was an instructor in trust and securities
law at Boston University School of Law, has been a visiting instructor at the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council
and the American Bankers Association's National Graduate Trust School at Northwestern University, and participated in programs
leading to the designation of Certified Trust and Financial Advisor. Mr. Maloney also served as an expert witness in both
judicial and legislative settings on matters relating to fiduciary compensation, will construction, and prudent investing.
Mr. Maloney was a member of the Advisory Board for the David Berg Center for Leadership and Ethics at the Katz Graduate School
of Business, University of Pittsburgh. Mr. Maloney has appeared as a speaker at American Bankers Association gatherings and
was a frequent speaker at state bankers association meetings on the following subjects: the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act and Regulation
R, the deregulation of the financial services industry, the Uniform Prudent Investor Act and the investment management process
it contemplates, fiduciary compensation, revisions to Regulation Q, pension reform and asset allocation as a means of optimizing
return and minimizing risk, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, and the emerging trends in litigation
risk in the wealth management industry as a product of the intergenerational transfer of wealth. Mr. Maloney has authored
and co-authored a number of articles appearing in various financial and legal publications regarding the investment responsibilities
of corporate fiduciaries. He has also been the architect of various educational videos and memoranda having to do with the
Uniform Prudent Investor Act, including the retention of underperforming assets and the component of cost as factors in prudent
investment decisions, the implications for trust banks of functional regulation under the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, asset allocation
in a trust context, the prudence of international investing, the prudence of ESG investing, fiduciary compensation, and the
propriety of a corporate fiduciary utilizing a mutual fund to which it provides discrete services. In February, 2011, Mr.
Maloney was honored by the Trust Education Foundation, which established and funded the Eugene Maloney Trust Scholarship at
Campbell University in North Carolina. In April, 2013, Gene received the Fiduciary of the Year Award from fi360 at their
annual conference; fi360 is one of the top fiduciary oversight groups in the United States, and they are responsible for implementing
the AIF (Accredited Investment Fiduciary) designation. In 2017 Mr. Maloney was presented with the E. Deane Kanaly Lifetime
Achievement Award by the Association of Trust Organizations. Mr. Maloney received his B.A. from Holy Cross College in Worcester,
Massachusetts, and his J.D. from Fordham Law School in New York City. He attended Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
focusing on the financial management of commercial banks. He was an officer in the United States Army from 1969 to 1972 and
served as an infantry officer for one year in the Republic of Vietnam. Mr. Maloney is survived by his wife Judy Maloney, his
children Michael Maloney, Bridget Pastore, Ryan Maloney, and six grandchildren; a brother William Maloney, and a sister, Sister
M. Ancilla Maloney, I.H.M. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street
(freyvogelfuneralhome.com) from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm on Thursday, July 25th. Funeral Friday, July 26, Mass of Christian Burial
will be held at 10:30 am at St. Paul Cathedral 108 N. Dithridge St. PGH, PA 15213. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made
to Hillman Cancer Center (hillman.upmc.com)
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Virginia Lee Heinz Leslie
October 30, 1935 - July 6, 2019 Ginger, 83, of
Fox Chapel, PA died suddenly, but peacefully, Saturday, July 6, 2019 in her favorite chair on the porch overlooking Chautauqua
Lake within Chautauqua Institute in Chautauqua, NY.
all who knew her and inspired everyone through her kindness and incredible passion for life. She was one of the strongest
women you could possibly know. She fought and conquered multiple illnesses due to her will to live. She now rests with God
and looks over her loving family. We will forever miss our Ginger, our GiGi. As tears come down our faces we know how much
she loved us and cared for us. We love you Ginger [GiGi], you will forever be in our hearts.
Born appropriately on "devils eve" October 30, 1935 in Pittsburgh, PA. She was
the youngest child of Frederick and Margaret Heinz of Fox Chapel, PA. She attended Aspinwall High School where she established
lifelong friendships. At Chautauqua Lake, she grew up attending the Boys and Girls Club where she eventually became a club
counselor. She excelled in athletics as a cheerleader, and during the summer months on the lake water skiing. Gigi always
found herself on the top of the water ski pyramid when they performed. She sailed with her brother Skippy on a Snipe named
"Skip the Gin".
Ginger was the youngest of three sisters Babs, Sally, Peggy and brother Skip. She
was a graduate of Marjorie Webster Jr college in Washington DC. and eventually became a teacher of nursery school children
at Fox Chapel Prebyterian Church.
In 1961, she met Russell Leslie, a Dartmouth graduate, while he was enrolled
at Pitt Medical School. They enjoyed intermittent gatherings, parties and night skiing, eventually leading to their long-term
romance. After a few years of courting, Virginia Lee Heinz and Merle Russell Leslie Jr. MD. were married on November 28,
1964 in Heinz Chapel. An enduring love developed as they began their life together, first in the Army in Anniston, AL and
than on to San Francisco and Los Angeles, CA. Eventually returning to Pittsburgh, PA to establish their home.
and Russ had four great children Scott, Lisa, Craig and Kristen. She single handedly raised and nurtured them with her uncanny
common sense, good nature and occasional shenanigans. Characteristics of Ginger that we all loved.
She was fun,
vivacious, feisty and a loving woman. She was all about family. Routinely after sending her children off to school, Ginger
would be off to her favorite diners for coffee and casual conversation. Ginger loved to shop! She wanted to be up to date
with her fashion sense and style. She always wanted to look good for Russ. She loved to entertain. She was an exceptional
cook and hostess. Ginger always enjoyed preparing for events alongside Russ. They were an exceptional team. Both in the winter
and summer Ginger had a perpetual sun tan, the result of sunbathing on the beaches of Delray Beach, FL with friends from the
East Winds Beach Club and time on the dock at Chautauqua Lake.
Within Chautauqua she was most comfortable just
sitting on her favorite chair on the porch, greeting those who were friends and visitors alike with simple comments like "good
morning, how are you today, what a beautiful day, how did you do in the races today, etc" Ginger loved the simple things
in life. She never needed anything extravagant.
Frederick Charles Heinz, died in 1964 prior to her wedding and her mother Margaret Wolf Heinz died in 1982. She was preceded
in death by her siblings Barbara Hancock, Sally Waddell (Bob), Peggy Hall Reynolds (Paul), Frederick Heinz (Marlene). She
is survived by Russ her husband of 54 years and her 4 children. Scott Leslie (Kelly), Lisa Swiggett (Hank), Craig Leslie
and Kristen Gardner (Jeff) and seven grandchildren: Tucker Leslie (Ashley), Tate Leslie (Jessica), Casey King, Keaton Leslie
(Samantha) and Bailey, Jamie and Blake Swiggett and Russell Gardner and one great granddaughter Anderson Leslie and many loving
cousins, nieces and nephews. Memorial service will be planned in Pittsburgh after the summer months. Remembrances in her
name to the Chautauqua foundation. P.O.Box 28, One Ames Avenue, Chautauqua, NY 14722 Email: email@example.com
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Joseph E. K. Adjaye
Aged 79, enjoyed a rich and well lived life. Born on April 7, 1940 in Tarkwa, Ghana to Elizabeth
Ulzen Adjaye and Robert Adjaye, he graduated from St. Augustine's College (high school) in Ghana in 1957. He received his
BA, with honors, from the University of Ghana, Legon in 1963, MA from SUNY-Binghamton, MA from Northwestern, and his PhD from
Northwestern University. Professor Adjaye was an eminent scholar and one of the topmost Ghanaian historians who had a distinguished
teaching and administrative career at several educational institutions in Ghana and the US, including the University of Illinois
(1977-1980), University of Wisconsin- Madison (1980-1987) and the University of Pittsburgh (1987-2011). He authored seven
books, dozens of articles, book chapters and review essays that span subjects as diverse as chieftaincy, cultural transmission,
information transformation, indigenous knowledge, Ghanaian rituals, sustainable development, time in the Black experience,
Black popular culture, the African Diaspora and many more.
Professor Adjaye was the recipient of numerous awards and
honors including Ghana's Teacher Ambassador to the U.S. (1972-73), Choice magazine Outstanding Academic Book award, Herskovits
finalist for Diplomacy and Diplomats in 19th Century Asante, various Fulbright-Hays and National Endowment for the Humanities
grants, and teaching and research grants from the University of Pittsburgh and Northwestern University.
scholarly, humorous, a joker, very conscientious, deeply religious and strong in the face of adversity, Professor Adjaye was
an accomplished ping-pong player, former 800 meter track runner and loved to travel. Above all, he will be remembered for
his generosity. He donated a fully-equipped computer lab to St. Augustine's College and sponsored the renovation of its sport
stadium. He sponsored the friends of relatives that he did not know who were entering the US, established a scholarship endowment
at the University of Ghana and frequently helped fellow parishioners who were having financial difficulties. He is survived
by wife Dinah Adjaye; children Maureen Aryee (Daniel) and Stacie Adjaye-Mims (Harry); grandchildren Audrey-Claire and Gracie;
siblings Rose Priddy, Robert Adjaye, Angela Adjaye, Sophia Adjaye, John DeHeer Adjaye, Florence Attah-Baah, and Gloria Asamoah;
numerous nieces and nephews, fellow parishioners and colleagues. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Kwammena
Essilfie Adjaye. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Friday
July 5 from 2-4 and 6-8pm (freyvogelfuneralhome.com). Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at 10:30 am
at East Liberty Presbyterian Church.
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Stella I. Druga
On Thursday June 20,2019, of Oakland and formerly of Brentwood. Beloved wife of the late John
Druga; mother of Carol Myers, Robert Druga (Carol) and Gregory Druga (Karen); grandmother of Matthew Popovich, Christopher
Popovich (Cybil), Mark Popovich (Carrie), Rob Druga (Kayla), Brian Druga and Elliott Druga; sister of Dorothy Duco and the
late Josephine, Ann, Anthony, Theodore and Henry Blachut; also survived by seven great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Stella was active in the Byzantine Catholic Church Community and a former employee of the Pittsburgh Golf Club. Friends will
be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Wednesday June 26, 2019 from 2-4 and
6-8pm with Parastas Requiem Service at 7pm. Funeral Divine Liturgy will be held on Thursday June 27, 2019 at 10:00am in Holy
Spirit Byzantine Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Mt. St. Macrina-The Sisters of St. Basil
the Great, 500 W. Main St. Uniontown, PA 15401. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com)
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Francescoantonio (Frank) Serrao
On Thursday, June 20, 2019 Frank Serrao, beloved husband of Maria (Scalamogna)
Serrao, passed away at the age of 86 surrounded by his family after a valiant fight with complications from the flu. Loving
father of Joseph Serrao (Teresa Silvaggio), Palma Constantin (Joseph), and Rosemary Bruno (John). He spent Father's Day with
the loves and pride of his life, his grandchildren James Constantin of Boston, MA, Giovanni Bruno of Chicago, IL, Gabrielle
Bruno of Arlington, VA, Francis Constantin, and Palma and Francis Serrao. Son of the late Giuseppe Serrao and Palma (Barbieri)
Serrao. Brother of Palma Serrao and the late Caterina Serrao. He loved and was loved by many cousins, but especially Ralph
and Rose Barbieri. Emigrating from Maierato, Italy at the age of 17 Frank came to Pittsburgh with a dream and created an extraordinary
life. With his incredible work ethic he held multiple jobs simultaneously as a young man. He learned the art of shoe making
in Maierato and started in shoe repair in Boggs & Buhl in the Northside in 1952. He then worked in the shoe repair department
at Gimbels Department Store for over 30 years, eventually becoming the Supervisor. After a courageous and victorious fight
with lung cancer in 1983 he purchased the shoe repair shop at Allegheny Center Mall and in the next 30 years he built Serrao
Shoe Repair into a strong business. He reluctantly retired in March of 2010, but continued to be a mentor at Fox Chapel Shoe
Repair. He was part of the fabric of both the Downtown and Northside communities. With his bigger than life personality and
booming voice he was friends with local celebrities and homeless alike. He was most proud of his family, especially his children,
whom he always introduced as Joe, the Architect; Palma, the Pharmacist; and Rosemary, the Analyst. Friends will be received
at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Sunday June 23 from 4-7PM and Monday June 24 from
2-4 and 6-8PM. Funeral Tuesday, June 25, Mass of Christian Burial St. Raphael Church 10:00AM.
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Catherine "Kay" Barrett Lochner
Catherine "Kay" Barrett Lochner, (1930-2019), in Bradenton, Florida
on June 10, 2019. Kay was a former resident of Pittsburgh, PA. She graduated from St. Paul's Cathedral High School and the
University of Pittsburgh, and received her graduate degree from Duquesne University. She was employed by the Pittsburgh Board
of Education for over 30 years. She began her career at H.C. Frick Elementary School and also taught at Columbus Middle School.
From 1977 until her retirement in 1996, she served as a School Psychologist. While in Pittsburgh she was a volunteer at
Phipps Conservatory and Passavant Hospital. She was a member of the Association of University Women and the League of Women
Voters. Kay loved to travel especially with her grandchildren. She took her grandsons Sean and Paul to the Winter Olympics
in Torino, Italy, her grandsons Brian and David to Alaska, and her granddaughter Allyson to Paris and Venice. Kay believed
everyone should see Venice. Kay left her beloved Pittsburgh and its association with the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Steelers,
the Penguins, Andy Warhol, August Wilson, Gene Kelly, Mr. Rogers, etc., in 2009 and moved to Florida. There she enjoyed the
outdoor activities provided by the excellent weather. She especially enjoyed membership in the PBC Book Club and the company
of her wonderful neighbors. Kay is preceded in death by her husband, William (Bill) Lochner. She is survived by her beloved
children, W. Christopher Lochner (Janet) of Hampton Township, PA, Ann Smith (Craig) of Lake Worth, FL, and John Lochner (Ruth
Ann) of Bradenton, FL, and 8 wonderful grandchildren. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com)
4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Sunday June 23 from 4-7 pm. Funeral Monday June 24, 2019, Mass of Christian Burial,
St. Paul Cathedral 10:00 am. The family requests in lieu of flowers donations be made in her name to St Jude Children's Research
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On Monday, June 17, 2019, Rose Asturi was called home to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and
her adored son, the late Rev. Father Bruno A. Asturi. Born, September 4, 1924, and emigrated from Maierato, Italy to the
U. S. in 1929. She is the beloved wife of 67 years of August Asturi, and cherished mother of the late Rev. Father Bruno A.
Asturi; sister of Concetta (DeGaetano), and Anthony (Nino Ionadi); also survived by many nieces and nephews. She was preceded
in death by her parents Phillip and Rosa Ionadi, brothers Paul and Pasquale (Ionadi) and Virginia (Costa). Friends will be
received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Friday June 21, 2019, from 2-4 and 6-8pm
Funeral Saturday June 22, 2019 Mass of Christian Burial St. Raphael Church 10:00 A.M. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) Remembrances
may be made in memory of Rose Asturi to Saint Lucy's Auxiliary for the Blind. https://www.stlucysauxiliary.org/donations/
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Sarah T. "Sally" Davoren
88, of Oakland, died peacefully on June 13, 2019. Daughter of the late Julia O'Malley
Davoren and Martin Davoren, both
originally of County Galway, Ireland. Sally had a long and
successful career, starting as a secretary for the Bell Telephone
Company in 1948, and retiring
in 1992 as a regional manager of human resources for Altell. She earned her B.A. degree
the University of Pittsburgh's School of General Studies at night while working full-time.
After her retirement,
Sally volunteered in the Discovery Room at Carnegie Museum of Natural
History, and at St. Paul Cathedral in Oakland,
where she was a Eucharistic
Minister. In her last volunteer position, she maintained updated printed materials at the
Cathedral entrances. In addition to her formal volunteer activities, she performed many acts of
kindness for her neighbors
and friends. She had a great gift for maintaining friendships over the
years and the miles. She was a loving presence
for her many cousins and their children and
grandchildren, always remembering their birthdays and other special occasions.
Sally was a true daughter of Erin, taking great pride in her Irish heritage. She will be greatly
missed by the many
people whose lives she touched.
Survived by her beloved cousins, Sally A. Davoren, Patrick (Mary Lou) O'Malley, and Thomas
O'Malley, all of Pittsburgh, and Una Murray of Dublin, Ireland, as well as numerous cousins in
Ireland, the United
Kingdom, Boston, and Chicago. Also survived by her dear friends, Margaret
(Dolly) Gentile, Grace Morrisey, and Beverly
(James) Wallace. There will be no visitation.
Funeral Friday, June 21, Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m., at St.
Paul Cathedral, 201 Dithridge
Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, followed by burial at Calvary Cemetery in Greenfield. In
lieu of flowers,
the family respectfully requests donations to St. Paul Cathedral or a charity of one's choice. Arrangements
by John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com).
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William J. W. Brown
Staten Island, NY, June 7, 1938. Died, Pittsburgh, PA, June 12, 2019, age 81, of complications from prostate cancer. A graduate
of Catholic University School of Law and Yale Law School, Professor Brown worked for the firm of Beekman and Bogue on Wall
Street and taught back at Catholic University before coming to Pittsburgh in 1968 to teach at Pitt Law School, where he specialized
in federal, corporate, and estate taxation. His scholarship included books on tax strategies for separation and divorce and
corporate taxation. Upon his retirement with Emeritus status in 2000, an anonymous donation of $1 million was made in his
honor. He went on to serve for six years as director of the graduate tax program at Duquesne University's school of business.
Despite significant health challenges, he continued to teach at Pitt, Duquesne, and Carlow until he was 78. Beloved by his
students, he made tax fun and won three Excellence in Teaching Awards from Pitt Law (1994, 1999, and 2008) and the Chancellor's
Distinguished Teaching Award (1991). He was twice elected president of the University Senate and served on the University
Press Board and many other committees, including as chair of the Affirmative Action Committee and the Tenure and Academic
Freedom Committee. For at least thirty years, he commuted to Pitt by bicycle. Bill was "serially maniacal," throwing
himself wholeheartedly into various pursuits over the years-tennis, art collecting, sailing, marathon running, pottery making,
model boat building, golf, wooden kayak building, vintage car racing, icon "writing," furniture restoration, and
painting landscapes and portraits of his beloved Beagle, Knox. Perhaps his greatest artistic creation was the home he built
in Rector, PA, largely with his own hands. In 2017, he published Canticle of Returning, a memoir about his Catholic faith.
He served as a 40-year board member and past president of The Center for Hearing and Deaf Services (HDS) of Pittsburgh, from
whom he received the Harlan J. Rozenzweig Appreciation Award in May 2019. He was also a past board member and president of
Chamber Music Pittsburgh and a member of Sacred Heart Parish, the Pittsburgh Junta, The Board of Governors of the Yale Club
of Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Tax Club, and The Pittsburgh Golf Club. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Eliza Smith
Brown and three adult children: Will, Brendan, and Regina. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. 4900 Centre
Avenue at Devonshire Street on Tuesday June 18 from 1-4 and 6-8pm. Funeral Wednesday June 19, 2019, Mass of Christian Burial
Sacred Heart Church 10:00AM.
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Stephen A. Totter
On Saturday May 25, 2019 Stephen A. Totter; partner of the late Robert M. Eppinger.
Stephen was pre-deceased by his parents and survived by many loving friends and colleagues. He was an accomplished singer
and taught voice at Carnegie Mellon University and the Civic Light Opera. He was a former member of the Board of Directors
on the Pittsburgh Opera and attended the Pittsburgh Symphony for many years. He traveled the world extensively and was an
accomplished ice skater, participating in many competitions. Stephen and Robert were very well known for their party on Christmas
Day, hosting many Pittsburgh friends and colleagues. A private graveside burial will take place in Homewood Cemetery. A public
Memorial Service will be held at Carnegie Mellon University, which will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made in Stephen's memory to the Pittsburgh Foundation (pittsburghfoundation.org). Arrangements by John A.
Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com).
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Virginia K. Syphan
On Wednesday May 29, 2019 at age 98, beloved wife of the late Edward
E. Syphan; loving mother of Ann Sand and Arthur Syphan (Kathleen); grandmother of Janet Syphan, Olivia, Thomas, Angelina,
Mark, Cecilia and Nicholas Syphan; great-grand mother of Elijah Wallin; sister of Patricia Hodgdon and the late Elizabeth
Ferris and Priscilla Blodgett. Virginia was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served as a Radio Operator during World War II on
the West Coast. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 10:00A.M. at Eastminster Presbyterian Church,
250 N. Highland Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15206. Arrangements by John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc.
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Francesca Guthrie Hilbish Logue
On Monday May 20, 2019 at age 94. Born in Pittsburgh on December 18, 1924 to
Joseph Miller Hilbish and Francesca Moyer Hilbish, she was educated at Ursuline Academy and PCW (Pennsylvania College for
Women). During World War II, she worked with the American Women's Volunteer Service primarily transporting pilots to the Moon
Run airfield on Saturday mornings and was very proud of her uniform, even though her Corporal stripes were sewn on upside
down! During her marriage of 69 years to Paul Vincent Logue, who died in 2014, they lived in Washington, DC, Pittsburgh, Kansas
City, and Chicago before returning to Pittsburgh again. She is survived by her children: Francesca Anderson (Bradley), Brooklyn,
NY, Susan McBride (William), Charlotte, NC, Patrick Logue, Scottsdale, AZ, James Logue (Carol), Fox Chapel, PA, and Genie
Herbert (Gary), Bryn Mawr, PA., eleven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren; and her sister, Ella Herman. While a
member of the board of the Duquesne School of Music, she assisted in raising funds for a scholarship fund. She was also a
devoted and active member of St Scholastica Church, loved her Nine Holer golfing partners at the Pittsburgh Field Club, and
enjoyed lobster and vacationing at the ocean. Friends will be received on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 from 4-7P.M. at John A.
Freyvogel Sons, Inc. 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street. Funeral Thursday, May 23, 2019, Mass of Christian Burial at
St Scholastica Church at 10:00 A.M. followed by interment at Calvary cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made
to the Univ. of Pittsburgh/William Follansbee Master Clinician Chair, Mail to: UPMC Medical & Health Sciences Foundation,
Forbes Tower, Suite 8084, 3600 Forbes at Meyran Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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Joseph J. Spisak
On Saturday May 18, 2019, beloved son of the late John and Anna Barkey Spisak; brother of
the late Raymond G. Spisak. Joe earned his Bachelor of Science Degree from Duquesne University and Master of Science degree
from Carnegie Mellon University and was employed as a chemist for Sunoco, Corporation. An avid Pittsburgh sports fan, he was
especially fond of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Joe was a member of the St. John XXIII Parish (Pittsburgh Latin Mass Community)
and was adept at teaching Latin to younger participants. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. 4900 Centre
Avenue at Devonshire Street on Wednesday 4-6pm. Funeral Thursday, a traditional Latin Requiem High Mass in St. Boniface Church
of St. John XXIII Parish at 10:30A.M. Interment in Holy Savior Cemetery. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com)
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Cynthia Naughton McCormick
17, 1957 - MAY 11, 2019
Cynthia passed away peacefully on
May 11, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. Ovarian cancer ultimately took her life at the age of 61, but she lived her
life to the fullest with dignity, humor, and grace. Cynthia was magnetic and attracted a broad range of people from different
walks of life. She drew energy from her loving family, her strong circle of friends, and her political and professional colleagues.
To family and friends, she was an anchor, ally, advisor, confidante, and unwavering friend.
Cynthia most recently served as Director of Development and External Affairs for the Pittsburgh
Opera. For the prior 11 years, she served as Associate Vice President of Government Affairs for Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh.
She began her career in Washington, DC where she served three members of Congress. She was later staff consultant to the
Allegheny County Commissioner, serving as representative on matters related to the Allegheny County Jail. She was also Director
of Government Relations for eight years for the Oncology Nursing Society and was Director of Marketing at Port Authority of
Allegheny County. Cynthia was appointed by Governor Ed Rendell to the Pennsylvania Board of Judicial Conduct. She served
as co-chair of the Allegheny County Women's Commission. In addition, for 22 years she served on the City of Pittsburgh's
Civil Service Commission, most recently as its President.
was educated at Our Lady of Mercy Academy and John Carroll University, both of which equipped her for a lifetime of leadership
and civic engagement. In 2007, she and her life partner established the Pruitt McCormick Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation.
Cynthia gave her time and resources generously to many organizations, with focus on cancer research, eldercare, community
services, and the arts. She was a member of The Duquesne Club, the Pittsburgh Golf Club, Pike Run Country Club, and Hyannis
Yacht Club where she created lasting memories with dear friends. Her enthusiasm for life, delightful humor, sharp intellect,
and peerless creativity will be deeply missed. We grieve her early departure, but we are deeply grateful for journeys shared
Cynthia was pre-deceased by her adored parents Charles
J. and Dolores N. McCormick. She is survived by her devoted spouse of 22 years, Lois A. Pruitt, with whom she lived life
passionately, kindly, and elegantly. She is also survived by her loving sister Pamela M. Burger (Harvey L. Klupt); her Foley
cousins (Karen, Barbara, John, David, and Nancy); her in-laws David Pruitt (Donna), Barry Pruitt (Marsha), J.C. Arce (Lynn),
and Robert Pruitt; and nephews Matthew Pruitt, McKay Pruitt, Noah Arce, and Jarrett Marks.
Our deepest gratitude to Dr. Barry Alpert, Dr. Tom Jaffe, Dr. Joe Kelley, Dr. Mike Ost, Dr.
Dennis Stull and their extended teams for many years of excellent care, compassion, and true friendship that developed as
a result. Our sincere appreciation to the nurses and staff at the Magee-Womens Hospital fourth floor Cancer Center who shared
in times of celebration and in times of hardship. And our deepest respect and gratitude to the entire team at Family Hospice's
Inpatient Unit for the excellent end-of-life care they so generously offered.
Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 from 4-7 pm. A celebration of Cynthia's life will be held on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at noon at Calvary
Episcopal Church, 315 Shady Avenue. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, Cynthia requested donations in her name
to Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, 1 N. Linden St., Duquesne, PA, 15110. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com)
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Edward M. Palmieri
Edward M. Palmieri, 82 of Churchill PA, passed away on May 8, 2019, surrounded by his family
and closest friends. He was born to parents Michele and Vincenza Palmieri, on March 24, 1937, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Ed was born and raised in Oakland and after marrying the love of his life, Florence (his Duchess) in 1960, remained in the
same home where they raised their family until moving to Churchill in 1990. Ed is survived by Florence, his wife of 59 years,
daughter Arlette Miara (Michael "MJ"), son Michael (Mimi), son Doug (Kim), and his beloved grandchildren Carissa,
Michael, Anna, Alex, and Evan. He is also survived by brothers Bruno (Mary Lou), Adelmo "Al" (Flora, deceased),
and many nieces and nephews and cousins whom he dearly loved. Predeceased by his brother, Frank Palmieri (Petrina), who raised
Ed and his brothers following the passing of their father. Ed graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1955. After
high school he joined the Marine Corps in 1956, where he served for 2 years. Ed began his professional career at Bankers
Lithographing Co in 1958, where over a period of 30 years worked his way up from the mailroom to become the Executive Vice
President of Sales and Operations. At the age of 51, he decided to start his own business where he continued his career doing
what he loved until his passing. He set the finest example of love for his family and friends, hard work and dedication for
all those who knew him. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) 4900 Centre Avenue
at Devonshire on Saturday May 11 from 2 to 4pm and 6 to 8pm, and Sunday May 12 from 2 to 4pm and 6 to 8pm. Funeral Monday,
Mass of Christian Burial, St. Paul Cathedral at 10AM, 108 N Dithridge St, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, Entombment at Calvary Cemetery
to follow. The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to St Jude Children's Research Hospital (StJude.org).
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Peacefully and surrounded by family on Wednesday May 1, 2019, at age 71, of Wilkinsburg and
lately of Squirrel Hill. Beloved wife of the late Jerry Handrahan; mother of Bridget Kelly (Sean), Jerome Michael Handrahan
and Ryan Handrahan (Jessica); grandmother of Finley and Parker Handrahan; sister of Kathleen Sweeney and the late Francine
Vogt; also survived by nieces and nephews. Marlene was a graduate of St. James School, Wilkinsburg and Ursuline Academy. Until
her retirement in 2014, she was a devoted member of the St. Bede Parish School Staff, having served as School Secretary, Kindergarten
Religion Teacher and CCD Instructor for many years. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. 4900 Centre Avenue
at Devonshire Street on Saturday 5-7pm and Sunday 3-6pm. Funeral Monday, Mass of Christian Burial St. Bede Church 10:00AM.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the CCD Program at St. Bede Parish, 509 S. Dallas Avenue PGH, PA 15208. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com).
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Gary W. Lee
Born in Berea, Ohio on December 24, 1968, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, April 30th at age 50. Gary lived
in Houston, Texas most of his life where he met and married his high school sweetheart, Sally, and started a family. Gary
began his career in the car business in Houston and later moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He continued his career as a
General Manager/partner with the Auffenberg Dealerships in Pittsburgh until his death. Gary is survived by his wife of 27
years, Sally; two daughters, Katie of Stow, Ohio, and Kari, a senior at West Virginia University; his parents, Skip and Judy
Lee of Morrow, Ohio; his sister, Wendy Lee of Pittsburgh; his brothers, Todd and his wife, Katie, of Mason, Ohio, and Jeff
and his wife, Cari, of Loveland, Ohio; sister-in-law, Sammi King and her husband, Philip, of Buchanan, Virginia; and numerous
nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Gary will be remembered for his love of people and his impact on each
heart he touched. Friends will be received on Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 3-8 pm at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. 4900 Centre
Avenue at Devonshire Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 (freyvogelfuneralhome.com). A private, graveside internment will be held
on Monday, May 6, 2019. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to your local animal shelter in Gary Lee's name.
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Gene Louise McQuade
Gene Louise McQuade of Mt. Lebanon passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 with a
family member and dog by her side. She was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Donald K. McQuade; daughter, Kyle
McQuade Shaffer; parents, William and Louise Jenkins; and brother, William Jenkins. She is survived by her sister, Joan Fish;
daughter, Kevin McQuade of Mt, Lebanon; granddaughters, Jennifer McGlincy and Sarah Shaffer; grandsons, Jason Shaffer and
Garner Helmick; and four great-grandchildren, Kyle Moreira, Tyler Moreira, Pippa McGlincy and Skylar Helmick. Born October
16, 1925 in Chicago, IL, Gene moved to Mt. Lebanon with her family and attended Mt. Lebanon High School. She graduated from
The University of Pittsburgh where she was a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority and received a degree in Abnormal Psychology
with a minor in English. Gene served as a substitute teacher for Pittsburgh Public Schools and taught sewing on the side.
Like her husband, Gene was known for her love and knowledge of dogs. A breeder and shower of Cairn Terriers for many years,
Gene was active in Western Pennsylvania Kennel Club and The Cairn Terrier Club of America. Gene was also a member of the Hillcrest
Garden Club. Her family will fondly recall her gorgeous silver hair, her admiration for antiques, bottled water, Wendy's hamburgers,
calling during dinnertime and nagging Grandpa - a skill they are sure she'll put to good use in Heaven. A private memorial
service will be held for close friends and family on Saturday, May 4 at 11:00am at Calvary Catholic Cemetery (Small Chapel),
718 Hazelwood Ave in Pittsburgh. In lieu of flowers, the family asks you to consider a donation in her memory to Animal Friends,
562 Camp Horne Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237, www.thinkingoutsidethecage.org. Arrangements by John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com)
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Edwina T. "Winnie" Hughes
On Sunday April 21, 2019, Edwina T. "Winnie" Hughes. Beloved sister of James Hughes, Pauline Eisenbach
(Bob), Helen Dixon (the late Paul), Joseph Hughes (Diane), Parris Miller (the late Buck), Lubie Radziewicz (John), and the
late Edwin Hughes, Thomas Hughes (Joann), Maureen Crook (the late Edwin), Barbara Ann Fulmer (the late George) and Edward
Hughes (Carol). Survived by her nieces Courtney Mascio (John) and Kelchis Radziewicz and many other nieces and nephews. Winnie
will be remembered for her sense of humor and giving spirit. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com)
4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Wednesday and Thursday 2-4 and 6-8PM where services will be held on Friday 11AM.
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Frederic A. Acevedo, M.D.
Fox Chapel resident Frederic Acevedo passed away in the early hours of Wednesday April 17,
2019 after a long struggle with renal cancer. Born on July 17, 1957 in Dumaguete City, Philippines, Frederic moved to Manila
at a young age. He graduated salutatorian from La Salle Green Hills and summa cum laude in Pre-Medicine from the University
of the Philippines. He went to the University of the Philippines Medical School, where he distinguished himself as a top ranked
student and met the love of his life, Deborah Co. He immigrated to the United States in 1984 and completed a residency in
Internal Medicine at Mercy Hospital in Buffalo, NY and a fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care at SUNY Buffalo. After
moving to Pittsburgh in 1989, he began private practice at West Penn Hospital and helped to found AIRMED, specializing in
pulmonary, sleep medicine, and critical care. He was the director of the ICU at Butler Memorial Hospital, where he worked
for 25 years. As president of the Philippine American Medical Society, he led a medical mission in 2013 to his family's ancestral
home in Roxas City, Philippines. When Rick wasn't working long hours on call in the ICU, he was an accomplished amateur photographer.
His stunning photographs document his love for family, travel, and nature. He also enjoyed watching the birds in his backyard;
classical, jazz, and 70s music; Apple products; and spending time with his family. He was a fan and supporter of the Pittsburgh
Symphony, WESA, the National Aviary, and the Carnegie Museums. He is survived by his wife, Deborah, and their two daughters,
Marisa and Isabel. He was a son of the late Atty. Ambrosio Acevedo; he is also survived by his mother, Purita, and five siblings
- Bruce, Raymund, Aurora, Jaime, and Dominic - who live in Manila. Frederic will be remembered for his humility, patience,
quiet intelligence, and incredible kindness. He was a role model to family members, friends, and coworkers alike. A Funeral
Mass will be held at St. Paul Cathedral in Oakland on Monday, April 22, at 10:00 am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be
made to the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center or to UPMC Shadyside Hospital. Arrangements by John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com)
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William Francis Pizoli
On Thursday April 11, 2019 William Francis Pizoli passed away peacefully at home in Fox Chapel,
surrounded by his family. He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Joan Donohue Pizoli. Born May 26, 1925 in Pittsburgh,
he served his country honorably as a sergeant in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II and graduated in 1950 from St.
Francis University in Loretta, Pa. His professional life included founding Dart Chemical Co. and working as a partner with
BMI Inc. a multifaceted business serving the steel industry. He enjoyed time in Punta Gorda, Fla., and Ocean City, N.J., and
was a member of the Duquesne Club and the Pittsburgh Field Club. His warm personality and positive outlook on life were legendary.
He had many interests, but what he cherished most was spending time with his family and was happiest when they were all together.
Along with his wife he is survived by his children Patricia Sheridan, William Francis Pizoli Jr. (Amy), Karen McCarthy (James),
Jay Pizoli (Abby), Constance Pizoli and Virginia Sinnott (Michael). He was the beloved grandfather to 11 grandchildren and
a great grandfather to six great granddaughters. He is also survived by his loving sister-in-law Anne Speitel and numerous
nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Sunday
2-4 and 6-8pm. Funeral Monday, Mass of Christian Burial St. Scholastica Church at 10:00a.m. In lieu of flowers memorial donations
may be made to The Little Sisters of the Poor Sts. Peter and Paul Home 1028 Benton Ave. Pittsburgh 15212 http://www.littlesistersofthepoorpittsburgh.org/donate/
or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital www.stjude.org (freyvogelfuneralhome.com)
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Carol Giampolo Speck
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Charmaine Olivine Sutton
52, of Homestead by way of Kingston, Jamaica went to be with The Lord April 4, 2019. A beloved wife, mother, and
grandmother, Charmaine's legacy will be continued in the lives of her husband Apostle David R Sutton, sons Dwayne (Shyvonne)
Perry and Paul Perry, grandsons Ethan Perry and Christopher Perry, and a host of friends, family and spiritual sons and daughters.
Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street (freyvogelfuneralhome.com)
on Saturday April 13th from 10:30 A.M. until a funeral service in the funeral home at 11:30A.M.
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Elizabeth "Betty" Kane Hayes
94, of Pittsburgh, PA, passed away on Saturday April 6, 2019 after leading a vibrant life. Born in Pittsburgh, Betty
is the daughter of Evelyn and John Kane. Betty graduated from Carnegie Tech and pursued a career in fashion design as a buyer
for Saks Fifth Avenue. Betty married Dr. J. Dutney Hayes in 1950. She was very involved in the early growth of St. Clair
Hospital as a committee member and chairwoman of the annual Harlequin Ball. Betty's legacy is her family of eight children,
12 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. She was a devoted mother, counselor, advisor, "taxi service" and loving
supporter. She remains a role model for her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Betty is survived by her children, Jay
Hayes (Nancy), Tim Hayes (Joan), Libby Patcher, Rick Hayes (Wendy), Bruce Hayes (Robin), Karen White (Scott) and Chris Hayes
(Elizabeth) and is predeceased by her loving husband, Dutney, her daughter Debbie and Libby's husband, Mike. "Mom",
"Nana", "Betty" will be missed by all. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. 4900 Centre
Avenue at Devonshire Street (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 from 4-8 P.M. Funeral Wednesday, April 10,
2019, Mass of Christian Burial St. Thomas More Church 10:00 A.M. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Jude
Children's Hospital at stjude.org.
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Karen Anne Curto
Karen Anne Curto, age 72, passed away from this life at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland,
surrounded by her immediate family. She is joining her mother, Ann Lindberg Curto (deceased 2008) and father, Frank Sylvester
Curto (deceased 1971). Karen's father was the horticulturist at the Phipps Conservatory for the City of Pittsburgh for many
years and a prominent television and radio personality during the 1960's. The street in front of Phipps Conservatory and
a park adjacent to Bigelow Blvd bear his name. Karen was born in Pittsburgh and was a graduate of Chatham College with a
B.A. in Experimental Psychology and Minor in Biology. She earned her M.A.at Bryn Mawr College in Experimental Analysis of
Behavior. Karen then worked at the Bureau of Radiological Health in Rockville, Maryland for several years, after which she
pursued studies in Toxicology and Pharmacology at West Virginia University where she earned her Ph.D. (1983). Over the years,
Karen was a postdoctoral fellow in the Departments of Medicine and Biochemistry at the University of Pittsburgh and also a
postdoctoral fellow and research assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at West Virginia University.
Her early career was that of a committed and exacting researcher. From 1994-1998, Karen was a Research Associate in the
Laboratory of Cardiovascular Science, National Institutes of Health, Baltimore, MD. Karen joined the Department of Biological
sciences at the University of Pittsburgh, in 1999 and in the years prior to retirement in 2017 was promoted to Senior Lecturer
status. She taught freshman and Honors Biology and was fiercely dedicated to her students. Karen is survived by an aunt and
uncle and many cousins; her brother, Frank S. Curto, Jr.; sister-in-law, Christine Curto; and beloved nephew and niece, Ryan
Curto and Colleen Curto. Friends and family will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc., (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) 4900
Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Friday April 12th from 2 - 6PM. Funeral service will be celebrated at Calvary Church
in Shadyside on Saturday April 13th at 12:30PM. (Everyone please gather at church). In lieu of flowers, the family requests
that you consider donating to the Cleft Palate Craniofacial Center; C/O Paul Casey, Director of Development; 440 Salk Hall,
3501 Terrace Street, Pittsburgh PA 15261 OR The Carcinoid Cancer Foundation, 333 Mamaroneck Avenue #492, White Plains, NY
10605 or online at https://www.carcinoid.org.
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William L. Metz, Sr.
Suddenly on Wednesday April 3, 2019, of Sheridan and formerly of Soho. Beloved husband of Karen Fryz
Metz,; father of William L. Metz, Jr. (Lauren), Christopher Metz, Nicholas Metz and Janet Metz; grandfather of Liam and Aubrey
Metz; brother of Raymond G. Metz (Patty); son of the late Agnes and Raymond Metz; also survived by nieces, nephews and cousins.
Bill retired in 2005 after serving for thirty years as a Corrections Officer at the Allegheny County Jail. Friends will be
received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Saturday and Sunday 3-8pm. Funeral Monday,
Mass of Christian Burial St. Paul Cathedral 10:00am. freyvogelfuneralhome.com
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Artemis Gribas Petropoulos
Artemis Petropoulos, a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, and grandmother, 88 years of
age, and a longtime Pittsburgh/Morningside, PA, resident, died peacefully on March 28, 2019, surrounded by family. Artemis,
often fondly remembered as "Arta," was born to Constantinos and Constantina Grimbas in the mountain village of Kerasea,
Arcadia, Greece, on April 19,1930. She was raised alongside ten beloved siblings. Artemis immigrated to the United States
in 1963, after marrying husband Xaralambos (Harry) Petropoulos, from the neighboring village of Vlachokerasia, in Greece on
June 5, 1963. Together, they created and maintained a stable, loving homelife in Pittsburgh.
Artemis dedicated herself
to her family and her church. Her outgoing and caring nature yielded many loyal friendships, cultivated throughout her lifetime.
Over the years, she raised three loving sons; her family was always her pride and joy. She was an avid cook, baker, home remodeler,
knitter, seamstress, gifted gardener, and restaurateur. Artemis created delicious Greek food and pastries for her family,
friends, and her extended community. Her confections and authentic meals always kept family, friends, and eventually her grandchildren,
impressed and satisfied. Her baklava, cheeseburgers, and pastitio never failed. Teaching by example, Artemis demonstrated
the importance of a love that is both tireless and unconditional. She was more than a devoted parishioner of the Saint Nicholas
Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Pittsburgh. She was well-respected for her endless service, including her steadfast attendance
at church services; her willingness to volunteer for events, holidays, fundraisers; and her commitment to assist all, both
more and less fortunate. Most especially, she was beloved for unending generosity with her time and her talents.
was a tirelessly committed "Yia-Yia" (grandmother) to her seven grandchildren: Talis, Milo, Maia, Ivan, Asa, Athena,
and Christos. Yia-Yia never passed up an opportunity to spend time with them. From rocking newborns, to playground outings,
macaronades and ice cream treats, cooking lessons, and the courageous story of her immigration, she shared her love and her
culture with all.
Artemis was preceded in death by Harry, her devoted husband of 42 years, in 2005. Their love and support
for each other was unparalleled. In addition to sharing the responsibilities of raising a family in Pittsburgh's Greek-American
community, Harry and Artemis spent many years working together - shoulder-to-shoulder -- while operating Seasons, their family
restaurant in Homestead, PA.
She is survived by her three sons, Panagiotis (Peter) of Washington DC; Constantinos (Dean)
and his wife Jeri of Hollywood, FL; and Giorgos (George) and his wife Judy of Raleigh, NC. Artemis also leaves many adoring
nieces and nephews; her godchildren, Maria and Gianni Spanos; and the vast network of friends she collected over the years.
Most especially, Artemis leaves to all many lasting and beautiful memories. Friends and family will be received on Thursday,
April 4, 2019, at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street from 2-4 and 6-8pm. A Trisagion will
be held at 7pm. Additional visitation will also be held on Friday, April 5, 2019, at the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral,
419 South Dithridge Street from 10am until the Funeral Liturgy at 11am. In lieu of flowers, and in honor of Artemis's love
for her church community, donations in her name may be made to the Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral. Artemis Petropoulos
may your memory be Eternal. For an online guestbook visit (freyvogelfuneralhome.com)
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Samuel P. Harbison, III
Died peacefully at home on Tuesday March 26, 2019. He is survived by his beloved wife, Diana
Drew Harbison, his loving sons, Samuel Drew Harbison (Leigh) of Maryland, and Michael Harbison (Keira) of Atlanta, and two
grandsons, Oliver and Gregory Harbison. Brother-in-law of Catherine Drew and Hana Drew. He was gifted with computers and loved
working with them both personally and vocationally. Respected by his co-workers, Samuel worked most recently at Google in
Pittsburgh. Experiencing two mid-life crises, he was never one to shy away from trying new things and decided to get a motorcycle
during his first, and during his second, he developed a love for singing and convertibles. It was then that he finally was
able to really take up singing and became a devoted member of the Mendelssohn Choir. Due to the imminent arrival of Sam's
granddaughter, Lucy, services will be delayed until May. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. 4900 Centre
Avenue at Devonshire Street on Sunday May, 19, 2019 from 2-4 and 6-8pm. A Memorial Service will be held on Monday May 20,
2019 at 10am in Pine Creek Presbyterian Church, 21 Oak Knoll Road, PGH, PA 15238. In Sam's memory, please feel free to wear
lots of colors to all gatherings. Remembrances may be made to Pine Creek Presbyterian Church or the Mendelssohn Choir.
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Richard E. Nassar, Sr.
On Monday, March 25, 2019, beloved husband of the late Joan Nassar;
father of Richard E. Nassar, Jr. (Beth), Michael P. Nassar and Tammi J. Delaney (Jerry); grandfather of Ricky, Cal and Morgan
Nassar, and Lila, Phoebe and Piper Delaney; brother of the late Philip Nassar (Jane) also survived by nieces and nephews;
longtime companion of Lynn Jaquiss. A graduate of the University the University of Pittsburgh , Dick was a longtime executive
at Beckwith Machinery Corporation and was a former Vice President of the Churchill Valley Country Club, a Board Member of
St. George Orthodox Church, a Mason and a Shriner. Since his retirement in 1994, Dick organized daily donations of extra food
and pastries from local Panera and Bruggers Restaurants and distributed the pastries to local food ministries. Friends will
be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Wednesday
2-4 and 6-8PM. Funeral Thursday at St. George Orthodox Church at 11AM. Remembrances may be made to St. George Orthodox Church.
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Leslie A. Evans
On Wednesday March 20, 2019 Leslie A. Evans; beloved
mother of Gavin B.J. Walton (Kelly) and Autumn R. Walton, wife of Charles Walton, Jr., sister of Bradley Evans, Thomas Evans,
Shirley Livolsi, Joseph Evans and Casey Davis; daughter of the late Margaret Rose Gavin (Jim) and Robert Evans; also survived
by Lila Larson and by her pets and grandpets. Leslie will be known most for her boundless love and how she sacrificed so much
for so many. With her energy and joy, she made deep and lasting friendships and became a mother to many. Friends will be received
at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Tuesday from 2-4 and
6-8PM. Funeral Service at 11AM Wednesday in Grace Memorial Presbyterian Church, 1000 Bryn Mawr Rd., Pittsburgh 15219. Interment
will follow in Allegheny Cemetery.
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Leo D. Pasquarelli
Suddenly on Saturday March 16, 2019 beloved husband of Sandra (Berkeybile) Pasquarelli, father
of Salvatore Pasquarelli and Gianfranco Pasquarelli (Meghan); brother of Alfio Pasquarelli (Annamarie) and the late Luciana
DeIuliis and Laura Minetti; brother in law of Emidio DeIuliis and Anthony Minetti; also survived by many nieces, nephews and
devoted friends. Leo emigrated from Italy to the United States at the age of 9, graduated from high school and became a Master
Plumber. He owned and operated a plumbing business in Oakland for 45 years and was a devoted member of St. Regis Church. Friends
will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Wednesday
and Thursday 2-4 and 6-8PM. Funeral Friday, Mass of Christian Burial, in St. Regis Church at 10AM. Remembrances may be made
to St. Regis Church 3235 Parkview Avenue Pgh., PA 15213.
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Mark David DePasquale, Esq.
Passed away on March 14, 2019, in Philadelphia from drug use. Mark was born on
April 30, 1988 and was a 2006 graduate of Central Catholic High School where he was a member of the baseball team. Mark received
his undergraduate degree in Spanish from Duquesne University, and after studying in Italy, Argentina and England, graduated
from Regent University School of Law in 2016. Fluent in both Spanish and Italian, Mark was licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania
in 2017, and practiced until his death as a criminal defense attorney at his father's law office. Chased by demons throughout
his life, Mark now sleeps with the angels. He was preceded in death by his loving grandparents, Mauricio Berrios, Eugene "Jeep"
DePasquale, and Josephine DePasquale, and his cousin Anthony DePasquale. He is survived by his girlfriend Andreina Mercedes,
and their seventeen-month-old son, Adrian DePasquale. Also survived by his parents, James and Helen DePasquale, his brother,
Thomas DePasquale, and his nephews J.T. and Thomas DePasquale and his grandmother, Jenny Berrios. Friends will be received
at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. Funeral
Wednesday, Mass of Christian Burial St. Paul Cathedral 10:00A.M. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com)
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Anne Louise (Flaherty) Conley
Age 91, of the Village of St. Barnabas, died on Friday
March 8, 2019 after a brief illness. A long-time resident of Squirrel Hill and Shadyside she was the beloved wife of late
of Richard P. Conley, Sr.; mother of Rick Conley (Marcia) of North Oakland, Mary Rose Paterson (James) of Seven Fields, Charles
Conley (Lori) of White Oak and Anne Louise Regan (J. Robert) of Charlotte NC; grandmother of William Paterson, Adam Conley,
John and Katharine Regan and the late Ryan Conley. Anne Lou was the former co-owner of Oliver Flower Shop, Squirrel Hill and
a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and Mt. Mercy Academy. She was a former member of St. Paul Cathedral and St. Bede
parishes; St. Bede's Women's Guild; St. Lucy's Auxiliary to the Blind and the Pittsburgh Athletic Association. Friends will
be received at JOHN A. FREYVOGEL SONS, INC., 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street, freyvogelfuneralhome.com, on Monday,
March 18 from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. Funeral Tuesday, March 19, Mass of Christian Burial, St. Paul Cathedral at 10 a.m.
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Dorothy M. Giampolo
On Friday March 8, 2019, beloved wife of the late Anthony "Chic" Giampolo; mother
of Lois Finello (John), Tom Giampolo (Carol), Nancy Rahuba (Tom), Dottie Williams (Jack) and Anna Marie Giampolo; grandmother
of John, Anthony, Joe, Jason, T.J. "Tom", and Nick, also survived by 9 great grandchildren; daughter of the late
Maria and John Diulus. There will be no visitation. Funeral Tuesday, Mass of Christian Burial St. Paul Cathedral 10:00AM.
Entombment in Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum will be private. Remembrances may be made to the Alzheimer's Association at ALZ.org.
Arrangements by John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. freyvogelfuneralhome.com
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Timothy F. Burke, Jr.
Timothy F. Burke, Jr., age 70, died on March 8, 2019, surrounded by family, after a valiant
two and one half year battle against Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Tim was born in Scranton, PA, to Timothy F. and Mary Elizabeth
(Mongan) Burke. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Linda Beerbower Burke, and his children, Ryan (Erin) Burke of Pittsburgh
and Hannah (Rob) Hawkins of Washington, DC. He was "Grampy" to Louisa, Max and Quinn Hawkins and Elliot and Hazel
Burke. Tim is survived by siblings Betsy Fuiman, Fran (Dom) Keating, Gene (Linda) Burke, Marian (Phil) Courtney, and Kitsy
Burke. Many nieces and nephews and a circle of wonderful friends also survive him.
Tim was educated in the Jesuit tradition at Scranton Preparatory School and the College of the Holy Cross,
Worcester, MA and received his JD from The University of Pittsburgh School of Law. After serving briefly in the Air Force
JAG, he joined the IRS as an Estate Tax Attorney. In 1978, he joined the firm of Berkman, Ruslander, Pohl, Lieber and Engel,
concentrating his practice in estate planning, estate and trust administration and related areas. He spent the bulk of his
career as a member of Tener, Van Kirk, Wolf and Moore, an estate boutique firm, which merged with Eckert Seamans in 2017.
Tim was a Fellow of the American College of Trusts and Estates Counsel, rated among the Best Lawyers in America in his field.
Over the years he was a member of the American, Pennsylvania and Allegheny County Bar Associations, the last of which he
served as a member of the Judiciary Committee and Nominating Committees and as Chair of the Probate and Trust Section. He
was president of the Pittsburgh Tax Club, a member of the Lawyer's Committee of the Pittsburgh Foundation, the Desert Storm
Memorial Fund Committee of the Greensburg Foundation and the Professional Advisory Committee of the Planned Giving Endowment
Program of the United Way of Allegheny County. He was an adjunct professor at Pitt's Law School for 19 years.
Tim was a long time Lector at St. Bede's Catholic Church in Point Breeze, an
early Board Member and referee of the Pittsburgh Dynamo Soccer League, President of the Park Mansions Board of Directors and
a member of the Longue Vue Club in Verona. He was a Renaissance man with a vast knowledge of history, especially that of
the Greek and Roman eras.. He had quick recall and the right, witty response to any situation. He was a proficient golfer
with a beautiful swing and a slightly less proficient skier. He was a great cook. He was gentle and amiable, and we adored
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Elizabeth A. "Beth" (Marini) Marshall
Age 50, of Allison Park, died on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at home surrounded
by her family and friends after a courageous battle with cancer. She was the beloved wife of Allan Marshall, with whom she
shared 22 years of marriage. Beth was born in Brighton, MA, the daughter of Francis V. and Ellen R. (Brown) Marini. She was
raised in Quincy, MA, and graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a B.S. in Biology. Her love of animals led
her to a career in Marine Biology working at the New England Aquarium, the Tennessee Aquarium, Virginia Aquarium/Marine Science
Center, and the Oceanario de Lisboa in Lisbon, Portugal. Her career allowed Beth the opportunity to travel extensively around
the world, including visits to France, Spain, Italy, China, South Africa, the Amazon, Antarctica, and her husband's homeland
of Australia. Beth also had an affinity and unique connection to horses, and she was an avid rider for many years. In addition
to her adoring husband and devoted parents, Beth leaves two sons, Douglas and D'Arcy of Allison Park, two sisters, her twin,
Mary Beth Bloom and her husband Kevin of Peabody, MA, and Kathleen Dupuis of Oldsmar FL, her nephews, Brian and Matthew Bloom,
Connor and Ryan Dupuis, and her niece and goddaughter, Aliana Dupuis. Beth also leaves her mother-in-law, Anne (Mulvaney)
Marshall, and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends who provided support in countless ways throughout her life -
especially in her relentless fight against cancer. Relatives and friends will be received on Wednesday, from 2 to 6 P.M. at
John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc., 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street., Pittsburgh, PA. 15213. Funeral Thursday, a Mass of
Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 A.M. in Sacred Heart Church, 310 Shady Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15206. Guestbook at
www.freyvogelfuneralhome.com. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
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Gertrude G. "GiGi" McGregor
On Wednesday February 27, 2019 beloved wife of the late Edward J. McGregor; mother
of Edward J. Jr. (Victoria), Paul (Barbara), Mary, Patrick, Brian and the late Denis McGregor; grandmother of Ryan, Colin,
Christine, Zachary and Natalie McGregor, Martin, Amanda and Krista McGregor; great grandmother of Lilliana, Devin, and Avery
McGregor; daughter of the late Mary Klimek; also survived by devoted family friend Mark O'Malley. GiGi was a native Pittsburgher,
born and raised in Polish Hill, an avid Pirates fan, lover of ocean cruises and Pekingese dogs. Friends will be received at
John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Thursday 6-8PM and Friday
2-4 and 6-8PM. Funeral Saturday, Mass of Christian Burial, St. Paul Cathedral 11AM.
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Connie B. Jones
Called home in the early morning of February 18th 2019, she is survived by her aunt, 2 children,
5 grand-children and 4 great grand-children. The family will be having a private ceremony. Arrangements by John A. Freyvogel
Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com)
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Marilyn A. Davies, PhD, MSN. RN
Age 69, of Pittsburgh's Schenley Farms neighborhood, previously of Shaker Heights
Ohio, Upper St. Clair and Pleasant Hills Pennsylvania, peacefully passed away into enteral life with our Lord Jesus and Blessed
Mother Mary on February 8, 2019. Loving wife for 45 years of Bill Davies; cherished mother of William Davies (Kathleen) and
Ashley Clements (Benjamin); nana of Emma and Patrick Davies; sister of Diane Weil, Robert, Jim and Jack Brickner; daughter
of the late Harry A. and Florence C. Brickner. Marilyn was an Assistant Professor at The University of Pittsburgh's School
of Nursing, previously an Assistant Professor at Case Western Reserve University, and Vice President of Psychiatry Services
at University Hospitals of Cleveland. Marilyn was also a successful and published academic researcher, author, nurse and an
avid athletic fan and alumni of The University of Pittsburgh. Friends and family will be received on Friday February 15, 2019
from 2-4 and 6-8p.m. at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. Funeral
Saturday, Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m., St. Paul Cathedral, 109 N. Dithridge Street PGH, PA 15213. Interment to immediately
follow at Queen of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Dr. Marilyn A. Davies Memorial Scholarship
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Gerald John "Jerry" Voros
On Monday, February 4, 2019, Jerry Voros, beloved husband of Jane Shorall Voros
and the late Carla Voros. Father of Bergen Peterson, John Voros, Marta Dash, Andrew Voros and Matthew Voros; also survived
by 11 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren; brother of Thomas Voros and the late Gerldine VanEnkevort and Germaine Maslowski.
Jerry was a U.S. Marine serving during the Korean War. He was president of Ketchum Communications and was very dedicated to
the City of Pittsburgh, volunteering for numerous organizations, including the World Affairs Council, Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy,
the Western Pennsylvania School for the Blind, Catholic Charities and numerous City of Pittsburgh Authorities. Jerry was also
the Campaign Manager for Mayor Tom Murphy. He also volunteered many years with The World Organization of the Scout Movement.
Funeral and Interment will be private. Arrangements by John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com). In lieu of
flowers, please send donations to the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh.
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Jeanne Landgraff Young
Mrs. Jeanne (Landgraff) Young, born on September 8, 1928 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to the
late Edna and Lawrence Landgraff, passed away at age 90 on January 26, 2019 in Williamsburg, Virginia. As a proud resident
of Pittsburgh, she took most pleasure in spending time with her family, lifelong friends, being involved in the community,
and the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh. She graduated from St. Philomena, Mount Mercy Academy and Carlow College where she
made lifelong friends. After graduating college, she worked many years for the president of Westinghouse. After raising her
three daughters, she worked for the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh at St. Stanislaus Cemetery and St. Joseph's Parish. Jeanne
was a living example of kindness and compassion. She loved to entertain, played tennis and golf, and was an avid bridge player.
Jeanne was heavily involved with St. Lucy Auxiliary for the Blind and was a founding member of the Medallion Ball. Jeanne
was the beloved wife of the late Robert B. Young. She was preceded in death by her brother, Lawrence Landgraff. Jeanne is
survived by her daughters, Susan Sander (Paul), Lisa Leslie, and Beth Homer (Mark), and grandchildren Joshua and Lindsey Sander,
Caitlin and Meghan Leslie, Jack and Ryan Homer. She will be remembered as a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She will
be deeply missed by her family, friends, and all who knew her. Friends and family will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons,
Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Thursday from 3-7pm. Funeral Friday, Mass of Christian
Burial, Sacred Heart Church 10:30AM.
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Sean Nolan, MD
On Saturday, January 26, 2019, Sean Nolan, MD, beloved father of Sean Nolan, longtime companion
of Patricia Grabowski; and former husband of Maeve Nolan; brother of Fr. Dermot Nolan of Grenada, Máirin Nolan, Sinead
O'Faolain (Donnacha) and Patricia Cooney (Tom) also survived by many nieces and nephews. Sean was born in Carraroe, County
Galway, Ireland, and was raised in a bilingual, English and Gaelic, family and received his medical degree from the University
College Galway. He emigrated to the United States in 1967 and completed his internship and residency at St. Elizabeth Hospital
in Youngstown, Ohio. From 1971-73 he completed his fellowship in endocrinology at Magee Women's Hospital Pittsburgh, and
began working at Shadyside Hospital from 1973 until opening his private practice in 1979 and retiring in 2018. Sean was an
exceptional physician, much admired by his medical colleagues. To his patients he was the essence of kindness, patience, and
concern. His purpose was always to relieve the suffering of others, which he did with expertise, compassion, and joy. Proud
of his Irish heritage, Sean remained fluent in the Gaelic language throughout his life and enjoyed the Gaelic culture and
Irish arts in Pittsburgh and surrounding communities. Sean's lightning wit was displayed in a unique sense of humor, encouraging
and generous, that delighted all that knew him. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. 4900 Centre Avenue
at Devonshire Street on Friday 2-8pm. Funeral Saturday Mass of Christian Burial St. Paul Cathedral 10:00am. Remembrances may
be made to American Cancer Society or American Diabetes Association. freyvogelfuneralhome.com
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Betty V. Athens
On January 26th 2019, Betty, or as some called her, "Vasho", grew up part of a vibrant
Greek community in Oakland at a time when the Pittsburgh Pirates played baseball down the street. She was a proud graduate
of Schenley High School and even into her late years could break into the fight song of her "Dear Schenley High".
Betty was married to Nicholas G. Athens who died many years before her and whose memory she often invoked. She is also the
grandmother of Jim, Christin, Kate, Maisie and Louise and recently became great grandmother to Harriet (Hattie). She is also
survived by her sister Demetra (Mitzie) Andrews as well as her children: Maria, George (Ellen), Tom (Deborah) and Jim (Kip);
and niece Maria. Betty will always be remembered for her keen eye for fashion, deep compassion, good humor and bouncing in
the waves of Ocean City New Jersey with any of her willing Grandchildren. She will be laid to rest at Nick's side on a hill
outside of San Francisco overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. 4900 Centre
Avenue at Devonshire Street (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) on Tuesday 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. with Trisagion Service at 6:00 P.M. Funeral
Wednesday in St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral 11:30 A.M. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Alzheimer's
Association at www.alz.org.
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David William Scherbarth
On Sunday January 20, 2019, David William Scherbarth. Born on November 6, 1958
in Baltimore, MD to Doris Scherbarth Stinefelt and Richard Scherbarth. Dave lived in Baltimore, West Hurley, NY, and Denver,
CO during his childhood. He graduated from Onteora High School in 1976. Dave received a bachelor's in mechanical engineering
from Union College and a master's in mechanical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. Dave worked for over 38 years
at Westinghouse and then Curtiss-Wright, where he was a key contributor to technology advancements for the military, including
the development of a motor/generator to launch and recover aircraft. He was one of the most respected and loved engineers
at his company, one who graciously shared his experiences in mentoring tomorrow's engineers. In 1987, Dave met the love of
his life Marie Malasavage. They married in the fall of 1989. They have two sons, Matthew, 25 and Andrew, 21. For the 60
years he shared with us, Dave exemplified the best qualities of the human spirit, treating his family, friends, and coworkers
with unwavering kindness and compassion. Those who knew Dave are blessed with eternal memories of his altruism and joy.
He will be greatly missed. Dave is survived by his mother Doris and his brother Steve, of West Hurley, NY, and his wife, Marie
and their sons, Matthew and Andrew, of Pittsburgh. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. 4900 Centre
Avenue at Devonshire Street on Friday, 1-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral Saturday, Mass of Christian Burial St. Bede Church, 10 a.m.
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Kevin Yates Kelly
On Sunday, January 20, 2019, Kevin Yates Kelly. Born in Pittsburgh on May 23, 1948 to Margaret
Y. Kelly Schuette and James B. Kelly, Jr. Mr. Kelly attended Lindsley School in Wheeling West Virginia and graduated from
Quaker Valley High School in Sewickley. After high school he served in the U.S. Army in Europe and returned to attend a variety
of technical schools preparing himself for a career as an advanced electrical technician handling sophisticated machinery
for such organizations as the U.S. Postal Service. From an early age, Kevin was a lover of all kinds of music and was also
an accomplished drummer. Kevin is survived by Janice Oats Kelly and their daughter Margaret Kelly Sandoloski, her husband
Sean, his grandson Oliver Sandoloski all of Bethesda, MD, and his daughter Katharina Soldan, her husband Andreas Roth and
his grandchildren Leonard and Anna, and her mother Doris Soldan, all of Germany. Kevin is also survived by his sister Margaret
K. Schnabel of Boston, MA and his brother former State Representative James B. Kelly and his wife Janet of Pittsburgh, as
well as three nephews and four great nieces. Kevin also loved his stalwart companion, his Standard French Poodle, Louie. Friends
will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Wednesday, 2-4 and 6-8pm. Funeral
Thursday, Mass of Christian Burial Sacred Heart Church 10:00 AM. freyvogelfuneralhome.com
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Palmer Fishwick Posvar
Palmer Fishwick Posvar of Fox Chapel, age 67, passed away peacefully in her sleep on January
2, 2019 at The Willows of Presbyterian Senior Care, Oakmont, PA. Palmer bravely faced Fronto-Temporal Dementia (FTD) for 12
years, during which journey she maintained her self-respect, dignity, and humble appreciation for those helping her. Palmer
was born November 21, 1951 in Roanoke, Virginia. She was the second child of John Palmer and Blair Wiley Fishwick. She graduated
from St. Anne's-Belfield School in Charlottesville, VA in 1970 and Hollins College (now Hollins University) with a BA in Psychology
in 1974. Palmer is survived by her husband Wesley William Posvar, sons Wesley Fishwick Posvar of Brooklyn, NY and Winston
Blair Posvar (Jackie) of Southern Pines, NC, grandsons Ethan and Jacob Posvar, Mother-in-Law Mildred M. Posvar of Pittsburgh;
Sister Ellen Blair Martin of Washington, DC; brother John P. Fishwick, Jr., of Roanoke, VA; stepmother Doreen Fishwick of
Roanoke, VA; plus extended family in Pennsylvania, Virginia, Hawaii, and Italy. Palmer devoted her life to others: She prided
herself in being a full-time Mother, "always being there for the boys." She was a committed volunteer to a series
of organizations: Upon arrival in Pittsburgh via marriage in 1978, Palmer joined the Junior League of Pittsburgh, an organization
that supported the Boys and Girls Clubs. Later she volunteered with Forbes Hospice, working directly with patients. Palmer
then became interested in saving lives: After taking a course with the Center for Emergency Medicine, she became a state-certified
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). In the First Responder role of EMT, she then served on a volunteer basis with Foxwall
Emergency Service for 8 years, her service cut short by the diagnosis of FTD. Palmer loved flowers and people. She was a member
of the Fox Chapel Garden Club, and she enjoyed working with the "Green Thumb Group" of Calvary Church in making
holiday decorations for sale at the annual Holiday Bazaar. Through the Junior League and other social contacts, she introduced
and welcomed scores of newcomers to Pittsburgh, her adopted home. Palmer made friends wherever she went: A high point in her
family life was a six-year residency in Berlin, Germany, where, with German learned as a third language, she readily befriended
both fellow expatriates and local residents, and participated in many bi-cultural activities. Friend-making extended even
to her favorite shopping destinations Costco and Talbots-whose staffs still ask about her, years after her last visit. Palmer
was also a member of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America-Allegheny County Committee, Pittsburgh Golf Club,
and Rolling Rock Club. Friends and family will be received on Friday, January 4, 2019 3-5 PM and 6-8 PM at John A. Freyvogel
Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com), 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street. Funeral service will be celebrated Saturday,
January 5, 2019 at Calvary Church in Shadyside at 10:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, the family requests you consider donating
to the Association for Fronto-Temporal Degeneration (Radnor, PA), Foxwall EMS (Fox Chapel, PA), University of Pittsburgh Alzheimer's
Disease Research Center (ADRC), or Presbyterian SeniorCare Foundation SeniorCARE FUND (Oakmont, PA).
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With her family at her bedside, Carol Massaro died peacefully at her home on December 27th,
2018 after a two-year battle with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Carol was born on July 18, 1939 in Pittsburgh's Sheridan
neighborhood. She was the third child of Edward and Margaret (Michalena Spada) Coleman's seven children (Thomas, Frank, Carol,
Edward, Nancy, Chester and Michael). She graduated from Langley High School and shortly thereafter married the love of her
life, Joseph A. Massaro, Jr., on October 1, 1960. In addition to her husband Joe, she is preceded in death by her parents
and her sister Nancy. She is survived by her four children Linda, Joe III (Alina), David (Luci), and Steven (Stephanie),
her fifteen grandchildren Steven Studnicky (Alex Ellis), Alex Studnicky Gardella (Chris Gardella), Sofia Massaro, Olivia Massaro,
Carolyn Cost, Marta Massaro, Josie Cost, Isabella Massaro, Meredith Massaro, Charlie Massaro, Elizabeth Massaro, Lily Massaro,
Joseph Massaro IV, Ava Massaro, and Charlotte Massaro, and her three great-grandchildren Gus and Murphy Gardella and Luke
Studnicky (born on Christmas Eve). Carol graduated from Chatham College in 1985 with a B.A. in Art History. Throughout her
life, Carol remained actively involved in a variety of philanthropic organizations including The 25 Club at the Magee-Women's
Hospital of UPMC, Pittsburgh Opera, Little Sisters of the Poor, Roman Catholic Dioceses of Pittsburgh, Senator John Heinz
History Center, Pittsburgh Ballet, Phipps Conservatory, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, Pittsburgh
Glass Center, Pittsburgh Botanic Garden, LaRoche College and University of Pittsburgh. Carol has also been the recipient of
numerous civic and community recognitions including first female recipient of the 2017 Pittsburgh Italian Scholarship Fund,
Oakland Catholic High Schools 2016 Leading Ladies, Pittsburgh Opera's Maecenas Award, Ladies Hospital Aid Society's Patient
Advocacy Award, Angel's Place Halo Award, Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania's Italian American Heritage Award, Honorary
Distinction of Chief Horticulturist of Phipps Conservancy and Botanic Gardens, Carlow University's Women of Spirit Award,
The Twenty-Five Club of Magee-Women's Hospital of UPMC Lillian Reese Award and the Elizabeth B. McCullough Award. But perhaps
her most notable accomplishment was establishing the Joseph A. Massaro, Jr. Alzheimer's Research Fund at the Pittsburgh Foundation.
Not willing to sit back and simply watch Alzheimer's Disease ravage her husband of 55 years without a fight, she founded the
fund in 2013 with the goal of finding a cure for the disease in Pittsburgh. To date, she has raised nearly $1,000,000. Friends
and family will be received on Sunday, December 30, 2018 from 1PM-7PM at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com),
4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street. Funeral Monday, December 31, 2018, Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at
St. Paul Cathedral in Oakland at 10:00AM. In lieu of flowers, the family requests you consider donating to the Joseph A. Massaro,
Jr. Alzheimer's Research Fund at the Pittsburgh Foundation (pittsburghfoundation.org/Massaro) or to the Simmons Center for
Interstitial Lung Disease at UPMC (giveto.pitt.edu) and type in Simmons Center for Interstitial Lung Disease.
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Anne Day Browne
AGE 81, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on Thanksgiving
Day, November 22, 2018. Anne passed away peacefully at Longwood at Oakmont. Beloved wife of N. Bruce Browne, the
love of her life, dearest mother of Deborah B. Walrath (James), and devoted grandmother of Nick, Liza and Kate Walrath. Anne
was born in Pittsburgh PA to Kenneth and Ruth Day. She graduated from The Shipley School and attended Vassar College.
Anne married Bruce in 1963 and they were inseparable until Bruce’s death on Memorial Day, 2016. She loved
being a wife, mother and grandmother. Anne was a long-time parishioner of Calvary Episcopal Church, a member of Fox Chapel
Golf Club and volunteered in many civic organizations over the years. She loved to travel the world with her husband,
particularly enjoying her many trips to Italy and Africa. Anne always said that Africa was the most spiritual place
to which she had ever travelled. Family vacations in Madison, Ct. and to our national parks, and attending her grandchildren’s
sporting events were her fondest memories. Anne was kind, graceful, encouraging and welcoming to all. She was as beautiful
inside as she outside. She taught us all how to love deeply. A memorial service will be held at Calvary Episcopal Church,
315 Shady Ave. Pittsburgh PA 15206 on Friday December 28 at 11 A.M. Anne’s family would like to express their
deep gratitude to the many caregivers at Longwood at Oakmont and companions from Caring from the Heart (especially Franklin
Salvay) who took such good and loving care of Anne during the last years of her life. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may
be made to Animal Friends or The Eye and Ear Foundation of Pittsburgh. Arrangements by John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com)
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Dean C. Kamaras
Passed away peacefully on Thursday morning, December
13, 2018. Preceded in death by his first wife of 36 years, Nicoletta Kamaras and his second wife of 25 years, Callie Kamaras.
Survived by his son Peter D. Kamaras, and daughters Dae Machin (husband Jim), Diane Strauch (husband Pat); Grandfather of
Nicoletta, Dina, Jimmy, Nicholas, Demetri, and Sutton; Great Grandfather of Alexander. From humble beginnings, Dean graduated
from Carnegie Tech earning both Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Civil Engineering. He served in the U.S.
Navy during the Korean War. In his professional life he became Vice President of PBI industries, chaired one of the Nuclear
Regulatory committees charged with establishing design specifications for nuclear power plants, designed and built buildings
on six continents including Antarctica, and was Director of Engineering for Eichleay Engineering. In his later years, and
working until early 2018, Dean designed numerous churches throughout the country. For his tireless work with the Orthodox
Church of North America, the title Archon Dean C. Kamaras, Architekton Order of Saint Andrew the Apostle, Archons of the Ecumenical
Patriarchate of Constantinople was bestowed upon him by the Orthodox Patriarch. A member of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral
in Oakland for much of his life, he served on the parish council for over thirty years holding the title of president on several
occasions. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Wednesday 2-8pm,
with Trisagion at 7pm. Funeral Thursday, St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral 10:00am. In lieu of flowers contributions may
be made to the St. Nicholas Cathedral Foundation Fund which our Dean helped to establish, so that someday St. Nicholas Cathedral
could be self-sustaining. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com)
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Olga Boubouras Thuer
Olga Boubouras Thuer passed away peacefully on November 26, 2018 in Chapel Hill, NC following
a brief hospitalization for progression of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). Beloved wife of the late Carl Thuer, married
for 53 years; daughter of the late Mary and Matthew Boubouras, and sister of the late Renee Mitchell. Loving mother of Diane
Winans; grandmother of Maxwell, Theodore and Isabelle of Chapel Hill, NC and loved by many cousins. She resided in Pittsburgh
for 80 years and then moved with Carl to Chapel Hill. Olga worked at Westinghouse (PAD) and was the Promotional Director
for 20 years at East Hills Shopping Center. She was a very active member at St. Nicholas (Pittsburgh) and St. Barbara's (Durham,
NC) Greek Orthodox Churches, especially preparing food for the many festivals. Olga was deeply involved in volunteering her
time to help anyone in need and was an avid traveler enjoying most summers on the island of Andros, Greece for the past 30
years. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel, Sons Inc. 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Friday December
7 from 2-7PM with a Trisagion Service at 6PM. Visitation will continue on Saturday December 8 from 10AM until an 11AM Funeral
Service in St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral. Please sign guest book at freyvogelfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers,
memorial gifts may be made to
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Edward P. Halferty
On Wednesday November 28, 2018, beloved son of the late William and Catherine Halferty; brother
of the late William F. Halferty (late Catherine) and Rosemary Fletcher (late William); uncle of William J. (Diann), Edward
G. (Mindy), Daniel J. (Karen), Mary Beth, and Patrick M. (Beth) Halferty and William (Susan), Ralph (late Tina), John (Leslie)
Fletcher, Anne Cope (Brian) and the late Paul Fletcher; also survived by seventeen great nieces and nephews and one great-great
niece. Ed was a proud US Army Veteran of WWII, a retired Inspector for Peoples Gas and a lifelong member of St. Paul Cathedral.
Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Sunday 1-6pm. Funeral
Monday, Mass of Christian Burial St. Paul Cathedral 10:00 A.M. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com)
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Patrick Edward "Pat" Griffin
On Monday, November 26, passed away following a year-long struggle with cancer.
He is survived by: best friend and former wife, Sheila McCreery Griffin; children, Kathleen Griffin Borgstrom (Eric), Brendan
Patrick Griffin (Kimberly), Patrick Eamon Griffin; grandchildren, Liam Griffin, Neve Griffin, and Griffin Borgstrom; sisters,
Sarah Trimbur (Tom), Mary Louise Griffin; as well as a niece and nephews. Pat was born to James Albion Griffin and Margaret
Dougherty Griffin on August 15, 1938 and grew up in Squirrel Hill. He was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, class
of 1956, and a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh. Pat started his career in the investment sector shortly after college
and remained active in it until his death. He was a Life Member of the Pittsburgh Athletic Association, where he served on
the board, and was a long-time member of the Duquesne Club and Pittsburgh Field Club. He served several years on the Mercy
Hospital Foundation board. He was a devoted usher at St. Paul Cathedral for 27 years. Remembrance contributions may be made
to Central Catholic High School. A Memorial Mass will take place at St. Paul Cathedral, Saturday, at 10:00 a.m. Guests will
be received in the Cathedral vestibule beginning at 9:00 a.m. Interment will be private. Arrangements by John A. Freyvogel
Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com).
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John Wesley Hughes, Jr.
On November 22, 2018
beloved husband of Helena Gerard Hughes; father of Charles S., Kenneth M. and Pamela A. Hughes; son of the late John W. and
Hattie Horton Hughes; brother of the late Tom Horton and Cora Hughes; grandfather of Lauren Kenni Marie. An accomplished musician
whose love of music and residency at the PAA was only surpassed by his love of his wife of 60 years, Helena. John composed
and performed the hit song “Rambunctious” which he played regularly with the Harold Betters Quartet at the legendary
Crawford Grill, Encore, and the Gaslight Club. He will be tickling the ivories with the jazz greats that he played with when
began his music career at 16 years old. Upon graduation with a degree in music from Duquesne University. He furthered his
education and retired as a mediator from the Justice Department. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, November 29,
2018 in Allegheny Cemetery Temple of Memories at 1 P.M. Arrangements by John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com).
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Millie Vrahas Gitas
Wednesday, November 14, 2018; beloved wife of the late John Gitas; mother of Angela
Walker (William), Tassia Cruz (Douglas); grandmother of Courtney Walker (Michael), John Walker (Kellie), Jason Cruz,
Kyle Cruz; great grandmother of Molly Walker, Vivian Vacheresse, Hattan Vacheresse, Jordon Cruz; sister of the late Dennis
Janis, Mary Pagonis, Violet Karas, Steve Vrahas and sister in-law of the late Sophie Vrahas. Friends will be received
at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Saturday from 9-10:30AM followed
by a Funeral Service in St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral at 11AM. Contributions may be sent to the Alzheimer’s
Association in lieu of flowers.
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Florence E. Murphy
On Sunday, November 11, 2018, Florence E. Murphy, beloved sister of Elizabeth M. von Arx.
Aunt of Susan von Arx (Melissa), Cindy von Arx (the late Andrew von Arx); great aunt of Jennifer Reitz (Brad), and Andrew
P. von Arx (Kellyn); great great aunt of Natalie, Max, Lorelei, Mallory and Henrick. Daughter of the late Edward and Florence
Murphy. There will be no visitation. Funeral Friday, Mass of Christian Burial, St. Paul Cathedral 10:00 AM. Everyone please
gather at church. Arrangements by John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com).
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George M. Medved, Esq.
On November 9, 2018, with his wife, Lois, nearby, George M. Medved, unexpectedly,
but peacefully, slipped away from the bonds of earth and into the hands of the Lord. A lifelong Pittsburgher, George was
always proud and reminiscent of his hometown and hardworking roots in Clairton, where he was raised by his loving parents,
the late George and Helen Medved.
George's greatest joy in a very full life was as a husband to Lois (Diana), stepfather
to sons, James and Anthony (Kathleen) Mollise, and as a grandfather, or "Pappy" to his "terrific trio":
Anthony, Jr., Jeremy and Anastasia. George was a man of many talents and interests, all shaped and nurtured in one way or
another by his Clairton roots. He worked summers in the Clairton steel works while pursuing a successful career as a teenage
professional musician playing the alto and tenor saxophone at Monroeville's Holiday House and other local venues. He also
enjoyed swimming, fishing and traveling throughout his life.
In addition to his early talents as a musician, George
continued to pursue his lifelong interest in learning. After graduating magna cum laude from Duquesne University in 1975,
he went on to the University of Pittsburgh's School of Law, graduating in 1978 as a member of the Law Review.
started what would become a highly acclaimed and rewarding legal career at Eckert, Seamans, Cherin and Mellott. George became
a force in the practice of law, admitted to nine different courts and becoming respected counsel to many major companies and
clients on an international level, eventually leading to his place as a named partner of the firm, Doepken, Keevican, Weiss
As Pittsburgh began to be recognized as an important location in the international legal community, George
was sought out as the partner to open and lead new offices because of his rare blend of legal talent, leadership, vision and
personality. He was a trusted mentor to those men and women who had the privilege of working with him, including many younger
attorneys, who were looking to become better lawyers and colleagues in the law. No matter how important his cases or clients,
George never forgot how important it was to teach those coming up in the profession. Most importantly, he took a sincere
interest in his team's well-being, not just professionally, but personally. Ultimately, utilizing these talents, he founded
the Pittsburgh offices of Pepper Hamilton, Duane Morris and most recently, Blank Rome, LLP.
Throughout his life, George
had the special gift of connecting with people and making each person feel important and valued. Through his love for his
family and friends, his music (jazz was his favorite), and his extraordinary intelligence and brilliant legal career, George
touched so many lives. He will be deeply missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing his booming voice, wit, incredible
personality, and of course, the sound of his saxophone, which he's surely playing right now.
In addition to his wife,
children and grandchildren, George is survived by his father-in-law, James Diana, sister-in-law, Janice Diana, brother-in-law,
Ken Diana (Dianne), nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc.
(freyvogelfuneralhome.com) 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Thursday, November 15, 2018, from 1-4 and 6-8 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will take place beginning at 10 a.m. on Friday, November 16, 2018, at Sacred Heart Parish, 310
Shady Avenue, and internment will follow at Ascension Cemetery, Clairton. Memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be made
to the PSO Musicians Care Fund c/o The Pittsburgh Foundation, 5 PPG Place, Suite 250, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 or www.musiciansofsteel5k.com.
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Harry William Buckley
On Tuesday, November 13th, avid fisherman and perennial nice guy, Harry Buckley, pulled up
his anchor and set sail into the west. He was 89 years old. Waving tearfully from the shore were his adoring family; son Bart
and wife Kimberly Buckley of Fox Chapel, and daughter Gina and husband Tom O'Toole of Rhode Island. Harry leaves in his wake
several loving grandchildren: Alex Buckley of NYC, Mary O'Toole of VT, Bonnie O'Toole of NYC, and Will O'Toole of RI.
Harry was the son of Harry H. and Elizabeth (Leaman) Buckley, and is survived by his younger sister, Susan Steitz of Ligonier
and South Carolina. Harry is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, living all over the US. Born in 1929, Harry grew
up in the Eastern suburbs of Pittsburgh, and served with honor in the United States Army in Korea. Upon return from the war,
he joined his father in the family business, Buckley Associates, Inc. where Harry served as President for decades, handing
over the ropes to son Bart within the last few years.
Harry married Jean Marie Zaccardi in 1961, spending over forty
love-filled years together, raising their children and entertaining friends at their homes in Churchill and Roanoke Island,
NC, and on his favorite boat, the Blue Bayou, until Jean's death in 2003. Harry is also predeceased by his second wife, Carol
Miles of Murrysville, whom he married late in life - they enjoyed each other's autumn years together, traveling and socializing,
until Carol's death this past June, 2018. Carol's large family, Mike Miles of VA, Fran and Jeffrey Lyons of NC, Mitzi Miles
of PA, Shelley and Tim Walker of NC, plus many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, brought happiness and joy to Harry,
treating him like an honored father. Funeral Details: In lieu of flowers, charitable donations can be made to The American
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Kay Cushing Neuhausen
Born on February 21, 1944 in Pittsburgh and died on November 9, 2018 in Pittsburgh; she was
the daughter of the late George Byron Cushing and Margaret Smith Cushing. She grew up in Oak Hill Farms, Allison Park and
attended Hampton Township schools and later graduated from Our Lady of Mercy Academy in 1961. She attended and graduated on
the Dean's List from Lindenwood College in St. Charles, Missouri in 1965 with a double major in English and Broadcasting.
While at Lindenwood, Kay was the president of her sorority and general manager of the college radio station, KCLC. Following
graduation, she held several positions with Gimbel's Department Store, KQV Radio, Civic Light Opera Association and was the
General Manager of the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. In 1978, she joined MacLeod and Grove as an account supervisor in the public
relations division where she soon was promoted several times and would become a Senior Vice President and Group Manager servicing
such national accounts as Gulf Oil, Brown and Williamson Tobacco, American Iron and Steel Institute, Heinz USA, Digital Equipment
and Bell Atlantic, all while managing award winning groups of people. Kay was the recipient of many public relations and marketing
trade awards, and was named Woman of the Year in Business and Industry by the YWCA of Pittsburgh. She was president of the
Pittsburgh Chapter of the Public Relations Society and was listed in many volumes of "Who's Who". In 1981, she
married her long-time love, Kenneth Neuhausen. They lived in Shadyside for many years and were involved in a number of social
activities. They traveled frequently in the United States, Canada and Europe, and had a wonderfully happy marriage for 23
years until Kenneth died in 2004. Mrs. Neuhausen also served on a number of boards including Pittsburgh Public Theater, Winchester
Thurston, Carnegie Music Hall and Gateway to the Arts. In 1993, Mrs. Neuhausen left Ketchum Public Relations, received her
real estate license and began a second career as a real estate agent for the next ten years with Coldwell Banker, eventually
retiring in 2002. She was a member of the Twentieth Century Club, Sacred Heart Parish, the Orchid Society of Western Pennsylvania
and Questers. At the time of her death, Mrs. Neuhausen lived in Point Breeze with her cat and enjoyed walking in Frick Park,
cooking, antiquing, traveling and enjoying the company of her many friends, plus attending Bible study classes at Sacred Heart
Parish. She is survived by her niece, Elizabeth Preston Mullaugh of Harrisburg, PA. There will be no visitation. Funeral Monday,
Mass of Christian Burial Sacred Heart Church 10:00 AM. Everyone please gather at church. Arrangements by John A. Freyvogel
Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com)
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Susan Charles Friday
Susan Charles Friday, 70, of O'Hara Township, passed away peacefully while surrounded by her
family on Thursday November 8th, 2018. She is survived by her husband; John A. Friday III, her children; John C. Friday,
wife Kelsey and their sons Cooper and Mason Friday, Andrew M. Friday and his son Luca; her brothers and sister-in-law Charles
W. Friday, Kathy Friday and Thomas Rumble ; her nieces and nephews Jane Charles, Skip Charles, Charlie Friday, Katie Friday,
John John Friday, Thomas Rumble, Jr. and Lynn Dubinette; and her beloved pug Emma, also known as, her favorite child. Susan
is preceded in death by her son; Christopher C. Friday, brother; Tommy Charles and sister-in-law; Barbara Rumble. Most of
all, Susan enjoyed taking care of her family, including Emma, of course. If they were happy, she was happy. If their friends
were happy, she was happy. She also enjoyed poetry, her favorite poem being "Trees" by Joyce Kilmer, painting and
fishing, and she literally always caught the biggest fish. Always. She loved Islamorada, FL in the Florida Keys and the ocean
breeze of the South Atlantic. Memorial contributions can be made to Three Rivers Adoption Council, 307 Fourth Avenue, Suite
310 Pittsburgh, PA 15222, or, Animal Friends, 562 Camp Horne Road Pittsburgh, PA 15237. A memorial service will be held at
the Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church on November 14th at 4:30pm, 384 Fox Chapel Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15238. Arrangements by John
A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com)
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Jacqueline A. Wells Woulitich
On Monday November 5, 2018 Jacqueline A. Wells Woulitich; beloved wife of Robert Woulitich;
mother of the late Robert Woulitich, Jr.; daughter of the late Thomas and Frances Wells; also survived by nieces and nephews,
and many close friends. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) 4900 Centre Avenue
at Devonshire Street on Tuesday from 5-8PM. Funeral Wednesday, Mass of Christian Burial, St. Regis Church 10:00 AM.
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Elisabet Rodriguez Dennehy
Elegant, classic, powerful. Elisabet Rodriguez Dennehy, known to her family and
close friends as Beba, lived a big life and leaves a lasting legacy. She passed away on Friday, November 2nd 2018 in her home,
amongst family and friends, in comfort and dearly loved. She endured cancer for the past eight years but refused to do anything
less than thrive during that time, traveling internationally, publishing two books, and pouring into her transformational
work. Born in San Juan, Elisabet was the eldest of four children. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Juris
Doctorate from the University of Puerto Rico. This is also when she met her husband, Daniel J. Dennehy, through mutual friends
and brought together by a delicious plate of lasagna. Their 42-year marriage leaves an indelible mark on any who came to know
them, but most especially their daughter, Aisha, and son, Daniel Jose. It was the needs of their children that led them to
live in the United States, and during that transition, Elisabet earned a Master of Arts and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School
of Law & Diplomacy. Pittsburgh would later become their home for over 30 years. Her career in Professional Development
would extend for over 20 years and span across the globe. Elisabet, through her company Rodriguez and Associates, was an accomplished
writer, public speaker, and coach. She owned every room she walked into, armed with a unique combination of class, poise,
and strength. Friends and Family are encouraged to visit her this Friday, November 9th from 4-7pm, at John A. Freyvogel Sons,
Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street Pittsburgh PA 15213 (412-621-1665). In lieu of flowers,
her family encourages donations to the American Lung Association. The family also ask that those who come, bring a printed
photo and/or a written memory to share. There will be an opportunity to celebrate her life by sharing those memories together,
at 6pm. Funeral SUNDAY November 11, 2018 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church 1066 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon PA 15228 at 2PM.
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On October 29, 2018, beloved daughter of the late Dominic and Mary Navarro; dear sister of
Mary "Alex" Navarro Alexander, and the late Dominic Navarro, Jr. and Pasquale Navarro. Prudence was a long time
resident of Lambeth Apartments in Bloomfield (before moving to the Willows at Presbyterian Senior Care) and one of her proudest
moments was having her picture taken with Mayor Ravenstahl as the oldest resident at the complex. Prudence adored playing
bingo, watching her soap operas and spending time with her family. She never forgot a birthday and loved being around relatives
of all ages. In addition to her sister Alex, Prudence is survived by four nephews, Nick Navarro, Pasquale Navarro Jr, Jay
Alexander and Scott Alexander, two nieces, Mary Navarro and Patricia Navarro, as well as a great nephew, Nick Navarro, and
three great nieces, Nicole Navarro, Ellie Alexander and Jillian Alexander. Prudence also treasured all of her cousins and
had a special relationship with her cousin, Camilla Caimano until the day she died. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel
Sons, Inc. 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Thursday 2-6pm. Funeral Friday, Mass of Christian Burial in Sacred Heart
Church at 10:00AM. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com)
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Paul F. Barrett
Paul F. Barrett, age 73, of Upper St. Clair died peacefully at home on Friday October 26,
2018. Predeceased by his parents John and Helen Ridge Barrett and his brother Richard Barrett. He is survived by his sister
Carol Coyne and brother Jack Barrett. Also survived by many nieces and nephews and their children. Paul grew up in the Oakland
neighborhood of Pittsburgh, graduated from Central Catholic High School and was drafted by the U.S. Army to serve our country
in the Vietnam War. Paul was a building inspector for the City of Pittsburgh before a long career in security work. He will
be fondly remembered by his countless friends and large extended family for his kind nature, great sense of humor and generosity
with a sincere compliment. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) 4900 Centre
Avenue at Devonshire Street on Monday 2-6PM. Funeral Tuesday, Mass of Christian Burial, St. Paul Cathedral 10AM.
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Richard B. Fisher
May 17, 1923 – October 23, 2018
Richard B. Fisher passed quietly at home, Tuesday, October 23, due to congestive heart failure. He is preceded
in death by his wife of 67 years, Barbara, his older sister Patricia, younger half-sister Anne, and half-brother George.
He is survived by a younger brother, Robert (Pat). He is also survived by his 7 children, Susan Fisher, Bryant (Becky),
Mark (Olivia), Alison (Don) Steel, John (Diane), Mary Elizabeth (Lyle) Albaugh, and Grace, 18 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.
Born May 17, 1923, Richard grew up in the Shadyside neighborhood of Pittsburgh,
graduating from Central Catholic High School in 1941. After serving in the Army, he attended The College of the Holy
Cross and graduated in 1947. He married Barbara Mumford in 1949 and began his career as a used car salesman at Motor
Square Garden in East Liberty. In 1953, after a visit from his high school classmate, John F. (Jack) Donahue, he left
to enter the fledgling mutual fund world. Joined by their friend Tom Donnelly, the Central Catholic graduates founded
Federated Investors in 1955, now one of the largest independently owned mutual fund companies in the U.S. Today, with
over 1800 employees world-wide and assets in excess of $430 billion, the firm continues to manage money on behalf of major
banks, broker dealers, registered investment advisors, and institutional clients around the globe. As President of Federated
Securities Corp., then Chairman, Richard was the head of distribution and the consummate salesman who loved working with brokers
to help their customers achieve their financial goals. For over 60 years, he traveled extensively and relished making
sales calls well into his early 90’s. When his travel slowed, he continued to arrive daily at the office until
the age of 95. Richard lived his Catholic faith in small daily
acts and in his generosity. He was an active participant and board member in a variety of local charities with a particular
soft spot for Catholic charities such as Central Catholic High School, St. Paul Cathedral, Sacred Heart, LaRoche College,
Little Sisters of the Poor, and many more. He leaves behind wonderful relationships as a result of his love of work
as well as his passionate pursuit of golf. He truly enjoyed mixing the two and will hopefully be remembered by his many
friends at Federated and the Pittsburgh Field Club. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. 4900 Centre Avenue
at Devonshire Street on Friday, 2-4 and 6-8pm. Funeral Saturday, Mass of Christian Burial St. Paul Cathedral 10:00am. Interment
at Calvary Cemetery will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the Little Sisters of the Poor. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com)
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Geraldine “Gerry” Mawe Hyde
On Monday, October 22, 2018, Geraldine “Gerry”
Mawe Hyde; she was married to the late Edward Hyde, and is survived by a son, Edward Hyde and his wife Linda; a daughter Mary
Hyde Baniszewski and her husband Joseph, and a grandson David Baniszewski. Sister of the late Margaret Carney, Eileen Mawe
and Edmund Mawe. Gerry had many nieces and nephews, including Sr. Margaret Carney,
Edmund Carney (Victoria), Sr. Sheila Carney, Irene Carney (Fred Orelove), Marie Mawe (Philippe Charpentier), Kevin Mawe, Gary
Mawe (Ellen Foster), Joanne Feyche (Robert), Maggie Mawe (Doug Schlauch), Eileen Eavis (John), David Mawe (Nancy), and the
late Peggy Carney and Seamus Mawe. Gerry was a graduate of Our Lady Mercy Academy and attended Duquesne University. She worked
at the University of Pittsburgh, first at Hillman Library and then at the Library of the School of Dental Medicine. Gerry
was able to spend her last years with the Sisters of Mercy who provided caring and love and made her final years enjoyable
and enriching. The family will be for ever thankful to the Sisters and their wonderful Staff. Friends will be received at
John A. Freyvogel Sons Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Thursday 2-4 and 6-8pm.
Funeral Mass Friday at The Sisters of Mercy Chapel 12 noon. In lieu of flowers remembrances in her memory may be made to The
Sisters of mercy, Mercy Hall, 3333 Fifth Avenue, Pgh., PA 15213.
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Guy A. “Buddy” Diulus
On Monday, October 22, 2018, at age 86; beloved husband of Helen Diulus, beloved
father of Dolores “Dee Dee” Dudiak (Rick), Valerie Delaney (Roddy), Bev Burgan (Jeff) and the late Anthony Diulus;
devoted grandfather of Kevin, Brian and Patrick Dudiak, Jocilyn Delaney (fiancé T.J. Drake) and Molly Delaney (fiancé
Bill Uebele), Candice Owings (Eric),Stephanie Burgan (fiancé Arthur Hartt) and Justin Burgan; brother of Edward Diulus
and William Diulus and the late James Diulus; also survived by aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Buddy was a graduate
of Central Catholic High School and a veteran of the U.S. Army during the Korean War, a proud member of the FOP. Buddy was
a former City of Pittsburgh Police Officer and Detective having retired in 1981, and a former Investigator for the Allegheny
County DA’s Office. A dedicated employee of the Pittsburgh Pirates, Steelers and a member of Local 508 for over 60 years,
he also was the Adjutant of the Oakland Post of the American Legion. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc.
(freyvogelfuneralhome.com) 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Wednesday and Thursday 2-4 and 6-8pm. Funeral Friday,
mass of Christian Burial, St. Paul Cathedral 10am.
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Gary F. Pauline
On Monday, October 15, 2018, Gary F. Pauline passed away at age 79 in Pittsburgh, PA. Beloved
husband of Jane S. Pauline; father of Elizabeth P. Scott (Gregory A.) and Douglas S. Pauline; grandfather of Allison E. and
Sarah J. Scott; brother of the late Jack and Tom Pauline. A graduate of Penn State University, Gary served in the U.S. Navy
as a Lieutenant aboard the USS Aldebaran during the Cuban Missile Crisis blockade. Upon his discharge from the Navy, Gary
began a lifelong career in the carbon and powdered metal industry at Stackpole Carbon, Co. of St. Mary's, PA, eventually moving
his family to New England and Taiwan while with the company. After retiring from Stackpole Carbon, Gary founded, Allegheny
Coatings, in Ridgway, PA. In retirement, Gary and Jane moved to State College, PA to watch their granddaughters play soccer
while Gary became an avid fly fisherman, spending time in Montana fishing the Madison River and the Big Hole, finally settling
in Pittsburgh last year. There will be no visitation, the Pauline family will celebrate Gary's life in a private service in
Montana in the spring of 2019. Remembrances may be made to Clearwater Conservancy of Central PA 2555 N. Atherton Street State
College, PA 16803 (814-237-0400) firstname.lastname@example.org. Arrangements by John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. Pittsburgh
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Anne Tomb Harrison
On Monday August 20, 2018, Anne Tomb Harrison, 96, of Oakmont, Pa., daughter of the late Howard
Lowry Tomb and Lulu Mae Miller Tomb, also of Oakmont; beloved wife of the late John S. Harrison, former Executive Vice President,
Alcoa, Inc; mother of John S. Harrison, Jr of Newmarket, New Hampshire and Douglas Tomb Harrison of West Newton, Pa. A graduate
of Oakmont High School, Anne worked for Scaife Engineering in Oakmont and Davis Machine of Milwaukee before marrying Jack
Harrison in 1947. During their long marriage, Anne accompanied her husband continually during his career at Alcoa until his
retirement, and while he launched the Western Pa. chapter of the National Kidney Foundation, all the while raising their two
sons. She was a former Vice President of the Twentieth Century Club in Oakland, a member of the Junior League of Pittsburgh,
and a former Head of the Altar Guild at the Church of the Ascension in Pittsburgh. Anne was devoted to her family who always
came first in her heart. She is survived by her two sons, John and Doug, her daughters-in-law, Leslie Chapman of Newmarket,
NH and Robin Harrison of West Newton, Pa., and her four grandchildren who adored her. Douglas George Harrison, Ian Charles
Harrison, Sidney Anne Harrison, and John Sutherland Harrison. A Christian Memorial Service will be held Saturday October 20
at 1:30 PM in the Church of the Ascension, 4729 Ellsworth Ave. Pgh. PA. 15213. In lieu of flowers, the family requests any
memorial donations be made to The National Kidney Foundation of Western Pennsylvania and the Wounded Warriors Project of America.
Arrangements by John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc.
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Richard A. Wells
Richard A. Wells, 87, of Pittsburgh, PA passed away on September 21, 2018 after a brief illness. He was
born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on February 7, 1931 to the late Charles and Myrtle Wells. He graduated from the University Of Manitoba
with a Master of Social Work degree, and then, in 1962, moved to Pittsburgh, PA for the "balmy winters." He worked
for 2 years at Family and Children's Services and then spent the next 32 years as a professor, teaching and shaping the minds
of future social workers for the University of Pittsburgh's MSW program. He was devoted to his music, having composed and
performed his own songs, and been a long standing member of the Unitarian Church Folk Orchestra. An extremely avid reader,
he loved nature, painting, photography, writing, supporting numerous charities, and traveling back to Canada. He is survived
by his daughter, Sarah (Donna) of Pittsburgh, his son, Paul (Natasja) of Brooklyn, his beloved companion, Allegra, and his
treasured cat, Ginger. He is also survived by his 3 sisters, Nancy (Alex), Diana (Fred) and Joan (Lord) and numerous friends.
A memorial service will be held on October 6, 2018 at 11:00am at First Unitarian Church, 605 Morewood Ave, Pittsburgh, Pa.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to the National Resource Defense Council or to Planned Parenthood.
Arrangements by John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc.
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Thomas Anthony Schott
After several years struggling with Dementia, Thomas Anthony Schott passed away peacefully on Sunday September 23, 2018 at Charles Morris Nursing &
Rehabilitation Center with Patti by his side. He was born in Sunbury, PA, on May 30, 1930 and his wife, Barbara Halpert, predeceased
him in 1996. He is survived by his sisters, Nancy Jones of Phoenix, AZ, and Mary Alyce Walker of San Francisco, CA, and six
nieces and nephews. After graduating from Altoona High School in 1948 he was accepted at the Pennsylvania State University
and in the spring left to pursue his dream and signed with the Phillies in 1949 as a pitcher in the Minor Leagues. After he
was injured he returned to PSU and received a B.S. in Architectural Engineering in 1954. While at PSU, he was president of
the Pennsylvania State University Interfraternity Council, a member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, and a member of the
Lion's Paw Senior Society. He joined the Corp of Engineers, U.S. Army, where he was a Construction Unit Commander from 1954
- 1956. During his tenure (1956 - 1962) at Dravo Corporation, Tom was employed as a Project Development Engineer for iron
and steel production and environmental projects. While at Dravo, he received a B.S. in Industrial Management from Carnegie
Institute of Technology. In 1962 his entrepreneurial spirit led him to co-found Holly, Kenney, Schott (HKS), a Pittsburgh
headquartered engineering and construction firm that employed over 300 people to support the iron and steel, minerals, infrastructure,
and coal industries. While president and CEO, he opened HKS branch offices in DC, WV, and Paris, and set aside time to earn
an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh. Tom later founded Schott Inc., a R&D firm for the energy sector, and International
Energy & Environment Development Corporation to develop and implement humanitarian programs for environmental-related
matters. He sailed the islands frequently, was a dedicated Nittany Lions, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Pittsburgh Steelers fan.
He was a member of the (former) University Club, the Duquesne Club, and Longue Vue Club where he was an avid golfer and served
as president of membership for several years. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. 4900 Centre Avenue
at Devonshire Street on Thursday from 3:30pm until a memorial service at 4:30pm. Remembrances may be made to Wounded Warrior
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On Sunday, September 16, 2018, Mikhail Khalil, 84, fell asleep in the Lord. Mikhail was the
beloved husband of the late Agnes Khalil, father of Tamam Mansour (Naim), Zelfa (Dr. Imad Alizray), Michael, Leila (Dr. John
Newell), Dalel. He is also survived by his grandchildren Zeina Livanos (Micah), Elie and Alexander Mansour, and Michael Alizray.
Also survived by three great-grandchildren. Also survived by his brothers and sister, Essa (Janet), Khalil (Sadie), Dr. Karim
(Samar), Hanna (Jihad) and the late Elias (Yassemine), George (Awatif), Baheegeh (Elias), Badiya (Zaki), as well as numerous
nieces and nephews. Mikhail Khalil came to Pittsburgh from the tiny village of Miklos, Syria in 1956, after marrying his beloved
wife, Agnes. From this union was born the foundation of a true legacy in Pittsburgh. Mikhail worked several years in any job
he could, from working in the tunnels and under the rivers, to the iconic Islays, before landing a job as a butcher at Omar
Kayaam, for 12 years, while his wife, Agnes, worked at Nabisco. In 1972, Agnes and Mikhail opened their first restaurant in
Oakland, and together they began a legacy that lasted over 46 years. 5 years after they opened their first restaurant, Mikhail
bought the very same restaurant he was once a butcher in, and then bought a third restaurant - a cafeteria in Oakland. In
the 1970s, Mikhail Khalil kept the promise he made to his father, and along with his beloved Agnes, brought his entire family
over from Syria, one by one, and gave them housing, jobs and the foundation necessary to succeed in America. The family has
since prospered from the fruits of their love and labor. He not only helped his own family, but tirelessly helped countless
others from every walk of life, too numerous to count. Mikhail is renowned not for his great accomplishments and successes,
but rather, for his strong faith, love for God, generosity, humility, kindness and charity. First and foremost, in his life,
he loved God, with all his heart, mind and soul. He served him every moment that he had breath. He loved the church. He was
a chanter at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral for almost 50 years and went to church every Sunday and several times
during the week, in the snow, and extreme heat, despite being confined to a wheelchair. Despite his success and prosperity,
he was a simple, humble man who did not care for the temporal things of this world. He constantly and tirelessly gave of himself.
He fed the hungry, gave to the poor, and never forgot the lonely, the lost, and the forgotten. This was his way, because
this is Christ's way. Mikhail's accomplishments are too numerous to count. He and his beloved wife, Agnes, were always being
featured in news outlets or cooking shows. Mikhail was one of 5 chefs in Pittsburgh who was featured on the Kitchen Theatre
Marquis at the Carnegie Science Center and is the founder of the Syrian Educational and Cultural Exhibit at the Pittsburgh
Folk Festival. In 2016, Mikhail Khalil received a Lifetime Achievement award from Global Pittsburgh for his contributions
to Pittsburgh. Mikhail Khalil had a beautiful passing from this life into the Glorious Kingdom of Heaven, escorted by angels
and surrounded by his children praying and praising God with Holy Hymns. This day was what he lived his life for. His legacy
will continue on by his children doing the work he loved, serving God.
May his memory be eternal. Friends will be received at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral on Thursday and Friday from
2-4 and 6-8P.M. where a Trisagion Service will be held at 7P.M. each evening. Additional visitation will be held on Saturday
1 hour prior to an 11A.M. Funeral Service. Arrangements by John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com).
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Werner Troesken, Jr. Ph.D.
On Friday, September 14, 2018, beloved father of Colin W. Troesken,
son of Werner and the late Gertrude Troesken; brother of Dieter Troesken (Lyn), Richert Troesken (Francine) and Becky Troesken;
partner of Bridget Ridge; former husband of Patricia Beeson; uncle of Gage and Trudy Bakka, Hugo and Tara Troesken. An accomplished
scholar and avid biker, Werner was a professor of economics and history at the University of Pittsburgh who had a passion
for good food, movies and Springsteen. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com)
4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Wednesday 4-7PM. Funeral Thursday in the Chapel of Homewood Cemetery at 11AM.
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Gail Lynn Noden
Gail Lynn Noden,
born November 20, 1939, passed away peacefully on September 11th, 2018. With her were her daughter Tamara Elaine Golden (partner
Douglas Alp) of Oceanside, CA, and brother Dr. Drew Morrison Noden and his wife Gertrude of Ithaca, NY. Gail was predeceased
by her parents Dr. George T. and Marion (Morrison) Noden, and her stepmother Norma (Jack) Noden. After graduating from
the University of Pittsburgh, Gail devoted several years promoting social justice and civil rights in many parts of the country.
Upon returning to Pittsburgh she completed a Master’s in Social Work and focused her energies on supporting senior citizens,
often serving as director of local city senior community centers. She served as a docent at the Pittsburgh Zoo for 45 years,
working especially on educational programs targeting youth, and was active in youth and adult activities at Emory Methodist
and then East Liberty Presbyterian Churches. An avid lover of all things artistic and cultural, and a native Pittsburgher,
Gail was a keen supporter of many of the institutions that make this city great, from its sports teams to its symphony, art
and history museums, the zoo, aviary, and Phipps Conservatory. Gail was loved and will be remembered by all for her thoughtfulness
and generosity combined with her feisty spirit and wonderful sense of humor. A celebration of life is scheduled on what would
have been her 79th birthday, November 20th, at East Liberty Presbyterian Church. Donations in Gail’s memory can be made
to the Pittsburgh Zoo or East Liberty Presbyterian Church.
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Richard "Dick" Fisher
Richard "Dick" Fisher, The Big Fish, passed away September 11, 2018 leaving
his family and the Pittsburgh community with memories of his huge heart and generous, fun-loving approach to life. He was
born May 16, 1934 in Pittsburgh. His father, Charles Fisher and mother, Dorothy Gleeson Fisher, lived in Fox Chapel and sent
Dick to Shadyside Academy. He graduated in 1952. Dick attended Harvard University where he played varsity soccer and was a
member of the Fox Club. Soon after graduating, Dick married his first wife, Sheila Atkinson Fisher, and then received an MBA
from the Wharton School of Business. His career as a financial advisor spanned 50 years until he retired as a Vice President
at UBS Paine-Webber at age 78. Sometimes bold, often boisterous, and usually looking for a hug, Dick brought his infectious
energy to all spheres of his life. In 1989 he married Dr. Nancy Nieland-Fisher. They shared many years of loving happiness
before she passed in 2009. Dick was a member of the Duquesne Club, the HYP Club and a 66-year member of Fox Chapel Golf Club.
He never retired, spending countless hours volunteering at St. Margaret's UPMC, CMU OSHER, and the Fox Chapel Rotary Club.
As a devoted fan of the Pittsburgh Penguins, he took his friends and family to games and once hoisted the Stanley Cup at his
own raucous Penguins party. He is survived by his children and stepchildren-Eric Fisher, Sally Fisher Schoemann, Alexandra
Fisher, Richard Fisher, Brita Boyd, Sarah Davis, Jennie Niedelman, Nathaniel Nieland and Ariel Nieland Forbes-10 grandchildren,
many dear friends and former colleagues and folks from all over Pittsburgh who knew and loved him. Friends will be received
at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Sunday, September 16, from 3:00 - 5:00PM. A memorial
service will be held on Monday, September 17, at 11:00AM and will be followed by a celebration of Dick's life at Shadyside
Presbyterian Church in Shadyside. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com)
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Joan G. Kraft
September 6, 2018 Joan G. Kraft, beloved daughter of the late William F. and Mary Riehl Kraft; sister of the late Marjorie
Kraft Neubert (Kalamazoo, MI) who died on July 7, 2016. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. 4900 Centre
Avenue at Devonshire Street on Tuesday from 9:30AM until 10:15AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Bede Church
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Enrico "Fat Face" Sciulli
On August 23, 2018
in Gamberale, Italy at the age of 88. He is survived by his wife Maria Sciulli, two sons, Giuseppe Sciulli (Flora) and Carmelo
Sciulli(Simona); grandfather of Mirco and Enrico Sciulli; brother of Anna Sciulli and the late Raffaele, Antonio, Angela,
Margherita and Francesco. Enrico resided in the United States for 25 years where he worked as a construction laborer for Local
Union 1058. He will be truly missed by many nieces, nephews and friends. A memorial Mass will be held on Thursday September
13, 2018 at 7pm in St. Regis Church. Arrangements by John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc.
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Norma Prantl Walsh
Norma Prantl Walsh, who was born on September 19, 1938, passed away on August 30, 2018 in Pittsburgh. She is survived
by her beloved family: Her husband, Charles J. Walsh, her sons Charles Ascher-Walsh and Lawrence Walsh, her daughters in law
Rebecca Ascher-Walsh and Sara Walsh, and her five cherished grandchildren, Henry, Sam, and Molly Walsh, and Athena and Dahlia
Ascher-Walsh; she also leaves her sister, Pauline Wydrenski and husband Stan, her brother Henry Prantl and wife Carole, her
sister in law Judy Gardine and husband Kurt, and her life-long best friend, Jane Prantl. Norma's passion was devoting herself
to her friends and family, which included her nieces, Celeste Dunlap and Pam Agnew, and her nephews Kevin Wydrenski, Henry
Prantl, Jr., and Mark Ferraz. She remembered every birthday and celebrated them all with the most thoughtful presents; there
was not a holiday on the calendar that didn't mark the arrival of a fun card. Her friends in Pittsburgh and Delray Beach,
Florida, of which she was also a resident, remember her joyful spirit, the fun of her company, and her enthusiasm for tennis,
golf, and being surrounded by loved ones, of which there were many. She will be greatly missed by all and remembered always.
All who would like to express condolences and celebrate her life are invited to join the family on Saturday, September 15th
at The Pittsburgh Golf Club, 5280 Northumberland St., Pittsburgh, PA 15217 from 10:00am - 12:00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made in Norma's memory to Shadyside Presbyterian Church, 5121 Westminster Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15232. Arrangements
by John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc.
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Carlos R. Santiago, M.D.
Dr. Carlos Rafael Santiago Ruiz de Porras, 85, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
died on August 27, 2018, at his home. He was born on February 19, 1933, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, the son of Rafael
and Antonia Santiago. After high school, Carlos moved to Spain to study Psychiatry at the University of Salamanca, where
he graduated in 1959. He then returned to the United States where he practiced medicine in Puerto Rico and various states
for more than 50 years. His dedication and empathy greatly impacted his patients and everyone else around him.
Carlos was an avid reader and traveler who was always eager to learn, discuss, and debate. He is survived by his nephew,
José Aldrighetti. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the Parroquia Sagrado Corazón de Jesús
in San Juan, Puerto Rico. In charity, remember Carlos in your prayers. Arrangements by John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc.
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Bernard J. Kobosky, Ph.D
On Sunday, August 26, 2018, beloved husband of Evelyn S. Kobosky; father of Janet M. Kobosky (Alan Barlow) and Bernard
J. Kobosky, Jr. (Dr. Lisa Cibik); also survived by his grand daughter, Julia Barlow and step-grand daughter, Alexandra Good,
Esq. A graduate of Duquesne University for his undergraduate and Master's degrees, Dr. Kobosky earned his Ph.D at the University
of Pittsburgh. He served the University of Pittsburgh from 1968 until 1988 first as Director of Admissions then as Vice Chancellor
of Student Affairs and finally as Vice Chancellor of Public Affairs. A passionate advocate of the University of Pittsburgh
and its positive impact on the Oakland community, Dr. Kobosky had a special focus on the University's governmental relations
and fund-raising. His tireless effort on behalf of Pitt was rewarded by significant gifts to the University from Pittsburgh
foundations and philanthropies. After retiring from the University, he served as a Senior Consultant for UPMC Health System
from 1988 until 2003. Dr. Kobosky was instrumental in integrating the University of Pittsburgh, the School of Medicine, Presbyterian
Hospital, Montefiore Hospital and Shadyside Hospital as a University -related entity. He was a member of the Duquesne Club,
the Pittsburgh Athletic Association and Oakmont Country Club. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. 4900
Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Wednesday 3-7pm. Funeral Thursday, Mass of Christian Burial St. Paul Cathedral 10:00
A.M. Interment in Calvary Cemetery is private. Remembrances may be made to Family Hospice and Palliative Care, 50 Moffett
Street PGH, PA 15243 or Western Pennsylvania Golf Association Scholarship Fund 930 N. Lincoln Avenue PGH, PA 15233.(freyvogelfuneralhome.com)
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Anne Tomb Harrison
On Monday August 20, 2018, Anne Tomb Harrison, 96, of Oakmont, Pa., daughter of the late Howard Lowry Tomb and Lulu
Mae Miller Tomb, also of Oakmont; beloved wife of the late John S. Harrison, former Executive Vice President, Alcoa, Inc;
mother of John S. Harrison, Jr of Newmarket, New Hampshire and Douglas Tomb Harrison of West Newton, Pa. A graduate of Oakmont
High School, Anne worked for Scaife Engineering in Oakmont and Davis Machine of Milwaukee before marrying Jack Harrison in
1947. During their long marriage, Anne accompanied her husband continually during his career at Alcoa until his retirement,
and while he launched the Western Pa. chapter of the National Kidney Foundation, all the while raising their two sons. She
was a former Vice President of the Twentieth Century Club in Oakland, a member of the Junior League of Pittsburgh, and a former
Head of the Altar Guild at the Church of the Ascension in Pittsburgh. Anne was devoted to her family who always came first
in her heart. She is survived by her two sons, John and Doug, her daughters-in-law, Leslie Chapman of Newmarket, NH and Robin
Harrison of West Newton, Pa., and her four grandchildren who adored her. Douglas George Harrison, Ian Charles Harrison, Sidney
Anne Harrison, and John Sutherland Harrison. A Christian Memorial Service will be held at the Church of the Ascension on Ellsworth
Ave. in Pittsburgh at a date to be announced. In lieu of flowers, the family requests any memorial donations be made to The
National Kidney Foundation of Western Pennsylvania and the Wounded Warriors Project of America. Arrangements by John A. Freyvogel
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William J. Tangalos
Sunday, August 19, 2018, William J. Tangalos, passed away peacefully at home. He was the beloved husband of the late Sofia
Pahoundis Tangalos; devoted father of Diane Dorogy (Mark) and Annette Tsimouris (Emmanouil); loving papou of Elena (Alex),
Christiana, Stacey, Harrison, and Nicholas; dear uncle to many nieces and nephews. Having lost his mother Vivian shortly after
childbirth, his father James and his Aunt Bertha raised him along with Bertha's children George Alexander (Jacqueline), William
Alexopulos (Elisabeth), and Mary Kleinmann (Kenneth) with whom he had the closeness of siblings. As William's Parkinson's
Disease progressed, his loving relationship with his brother-in-law Plato Michael Powers was a source of comfort to William
and an inspiration to those who witnessed their relationship. William had a long and distinguished career both in public service
and in the military, and he was actively involved in the community. He was a revenue agent with the Internal Revenue Service
and was recognized with "A Man of Integrity and Courage" award. He served his country both on active duty and in
the reserves for over 40 years, enlisting as a Seaman Recruit and retiring with the rank of Captain in the US Coast Guard
Reserve. During his military career, he was appointed to serve on a presidential commission at the Pentagon, attended the
Naval War College for strategic planning, and acted as the Disaster Control Commander for the Pittsburgh area. Additionally,
he was the Group Commander for the Reserve Group Upper Ohio River. An active parishioner at Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox
Cathedral for many years, he served as a treasurer and president of its Parish Council. Friends will be received at John A.
Freyvogel Sons, Inc. 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street from 5:00-8:00 PM on Friday, August 24, 2018, with Trisagion
service at 7:30 PM. The funeral will be held at 9 AM on Saturday, August 25, in St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral. In
lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the St. Innocent Orthodox Church Parish Hall Fund, 7301 Rivoli Road, Macon, GA,
31210, or to the St. Nicholas Cathedral Building Fund, 419 S. Dithridge Street, Pittsburgh, PA, 15213. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com)
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Thomas F. Weis,
On Monday August 20, 2018, beloved husband of Teresa Prendergast Weis; father of Gregory T. Weis, Philip J. Weis
(Liza), Martin J. Weis (Kristen) and the late Louise M. Weis; grandfather of Catherine Weis, Andrew and Christopher Weis,
John Thomas, Luke and Keeley Weis; son of the late Joseph F. Weis, Sr. and Mary Flaherty Weis; brother of Daniel J. Weis,
and the late Joseph F. Weis, Jr., George M. Weis, Mary Herald, Margaret Szot and Ann Weis. Tom served in General George Patton's
Third Army during WWII, and graduated from Duquesne University in 1949 and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 1952.
He joined the practice of law with his father Joseph F. Weis, Sr. and his brothers, Joseph, George and Dan and was also a
longtime member of the University Oratory of the Holy Spirit. There will be no visitation, funeral Friday, Mass of Christian
Burial St. Paul Cathedral at 10:00 A.M. Remembrances may be made to a charity of one's choice. Arrangements by John
A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com).
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Ellen "Eileen" Mary Maher, M.D.
Age 89, of Freshford, Kilkenny County, Ireland, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by close friends and family
on Wednesday August 15, 2018. She is the eldest daughter of the late Michael Maher and Hannah Maher nee O'Connor. Eileen was
preceded in death by her siblings John Maher, Denis Maher and Mary Walsh. She is survived by her brother , Michael Maher,
Sr. and her loving sisters in law, Mary Maher and Kay Maher and proud aunt to Michael Maher, Jr., Ann Heilbuth, Noreen Maher,
Carrie Maher, Michael Maher, Joan Maher, Sean Maher and Colum Maher and Kathleen Crehan, Joan Fitzpatrick, Eileen Maher, Michael
Walsh, Mary Harrison, Shelia Noone, Ned Walsh, Maureen O'Grady and Snead McNamarra. Eileen dedicated her life to serving many
people through her work as a Pathologist, teaching at the University of Navarre, Spain and on the staff at Carney Hospital,
Dorchester, MA for 27 years. When she retired and moved to Pittsburgh, PA in 1993, she helped start programs and classes for
women and families, complementing the family goals of Christian living. Family and friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel
Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Friday from 1-4 and 6-8PM. Funeral Saturday,
Mass of Christian Burial at St. Bede Church at 11AM. Interment to follow in Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made in Eileen's honor to Grandevue Scholarship Fund, 1363 Shady Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217.
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Robert Nicholas Sanders
Tuesday August 7, 2018 Robert Nicholas Sanders died peacefully from an advanced stage of Parkinson's Disease. He was the son
of the late Nicholas and Mary Amicucci Sarandria; father of Scott Sanders, Grant Sanders (Loreen) and Megan Liang (Marc D.
Liang, M.D.); brother of Dorothy Kelly (the late George) and Donald Sarandria (Carol) and the late Eva Conner and Joseph Sarandria
(the late Velma); brother in law of John Conner; also survived by nieces and nephews with a special love for his niece and
nephew Linda and Robert Kelly. Robert was born on December 6, 1928 and graduated from Stowe Township High School and the University
of Pittsburgh. He served his country as a U.S. Marine in World War II. Robert worked in various positions at US Steel Corporation
in downtown Pittsburgh for over 30 years, retired, he then went back to work for PENN DOT until his second retirement in his
80's. Robert was a wonderful father who had a love for woodworking and gardening. There will be no visitation and he will
be laid to rest in with military honors in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies. Arrangements by John A. Freyvogel Sons,
Inc. 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street(freyvogelfuneralhome.com)
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On Sunday August 5, 2018 beloved husband of Alice Lardas Gary and the late Virginia Theo Gary; grandfather of Alexia
Mahr and Dimitri A. Gary; brother of the late Olga Dukelis, Helen Atsalis and George Gerazounis; brother-in-law of Dora Kartsonas;
also survived by many loving nieces and nephews and Godchildren. Jim was a pharmacist and the former owner of Hoffman's Drug
Store in Aliquippa and Health Care Professional Pharmacy in Moon Township. A longtime member of St. Nicholas Cathedral and
Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church, Jim was a dedicated member of the choir and volunteer at Greek Food Festivals as well as
many other community organizations. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) 4900
Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Thursday from 2-8PM with Trisagion Service at 7PM. Visitation will continue Friday from
10AM until a Funeral Service at 11AM in St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral. Remembrances may be made to St. Nicholas Cathedral
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Dr. Robert L. Feller
On Thursday, August 2, 2018 Dr. Robert L. Feller, born on December 27, 1919 in Linden, New Jersey, he was the only
child of William H. and Edna Buchelew Feller. He is survived by a niece, Dr. Barbara A. Kammer and the late Dr. James F. Kammar
as well as cousins and great nephews. His beloved wife Ruth Johnston Feller preceded him in death. His life long love of painting
began in childhood. As a student at Dartmouth College he contributed his drawings to the Jack-O-Lantern (a student comic publication),
becoming the art editor his senior year. Graduate School at Rutgers was interrupted by serving in the U.S. Navy during WWII.
He completed his PhD in organic chemistry in 1950 prior to establishing a research lab at Mellon Institute with the support
of the National Gallery of Art and the Mellon Foundation. Dr Feller's long career of research in this lab focusing on evaluation
of artist's paints, papers and varnishes led to over 100 publications, some of which were republished in 2002 in a collection
edited by Paul M. Whitmore entitled Contributions to Conservation Science. He received the Robert L. Feller Lifetime Achievement
Award in 2011 in Philadelphia given by the American Institution of Conservation. His love of painting remained through his
life time. While his work took him over much of the world, he would find time to paint while there. The results are treasures
to many. Dr. Feller will be remembered as a modest, kind and humble man, loved by many, as well as for his many contributions
to establish the science of the restoration and preservation of art objects worldwide. Friends will be received at John A.
Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Monday from 9 - 10:30AM followed
by a Funeral Service in the Homewood Cemetery Chapel at 11AM.
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Irene Johnson Bailey
Irene Johnson Bailey, age 93, died Tuesday, July 31, 2018 surrounded by family and friends at The Willows Presbyterian
Home in Oakmont. She was a resident of The Mews in Fox Chapel. Born July 9, 1925 in Ripon, CA, she was the daughter of the
late Joel Johnson and the late Alma Anderson Johnson. Both emigrated from Sweden. She graduated from the University of California
Berkeley where she earned an Associate's Degree in Anthropology. She earned a nursing degree at the Samuel Merrit School of
Nursing in Oakland, CA and became a registered nurse. She worked as an RN for several years in San Francisco before joining
The Navigators where she worked with Dawson Trotman for five years. She joined the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association
in the early 50s where she was responsible for establishing a follow-up ministry program. She married the late John L. Bailey,
Sr. in 1956 and moved to Western Pennsylvania to start a family. Irene was preceded in death by her sister Vivian Johnson
of Turlock, CA She is survived by her son, John Logan Bailey, Jr. and his wife Susan Brophy Bailey, Pittsburgh, PA; her daughter
Melanie Bailey Chafuen and her husband Alexander Chafuen, Vienna, VA; two grandchildren: John Chafuen, Tempe, AZ; Gregory
Logan Chafuen and his wife Maria D. Chafuen, Fairfax, VA; and one great-grandchild, Mary (Mini) Chafuen. Friends will be received
at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Friday, August 3 from
4-8 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the Homewood Cemetery Chapel on Saturday, August 4 at 11 a.m. A private interment
will follow immediately after the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Christ Church at Grove Farms or Langham
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Alphonse Joseph Cipriani, M.D.
On Wednesday, July 25, 2018, beloved father of Mary Cipriani DeRubeis (Thomas)
and the late A.J. Cipriani, Jr.; grandfather of Dominique Maria and Anthony John DeRubeis; brother of the late Frank P. Cipriani,
Concetta Maiorano and Patrina Falcone; also survived by nieces and nephews. A graduate of St. Vincent College and Georgetown
University School of Medicine, Al practiced medicine in the South Hills of Pittsburgh for 56 years until his retirement in
2016. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Friday 3-8pm. Funeral
Saturday, Mass of Christian Burial in Our Lady of Grace Church (Scott Township) at 10:00am. At the request of the
family, everyone please gather at church. Interment in Calvary Cemetery is private.
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Maxwell Gao Biseda
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Colleen Hess Giovannitti
On Thursday, July 19, 2018 Colleen Hess Giovannitti, Vice President of PNC Bank.
Beloved wife of Frank A. Giovannitti. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com)
4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Sunday 12 - 4PM. Funeral Monday, Mass of Christian Burial, St. Paul Cathedral 10AM.
Remembrances may be made to Humane Animal Rescue 6926 Hamilton Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15208.
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Thomas J. Cox, Jr. , Esq
On Wednesday July 18, 2018, beloved husband of the late Roberta McSorley Cox;
father of Roberta McCloskey (the late Stephen), Cordelia Kohler (R.J.), Courtney Cox and Diane Cox; grandfather of Stephen
McCloskey, Jr. (Natacha), Michael McCloskey (Lindsay), David McCloskey, Cordelia Woehler (David), Robert J. Kohler, Jr., Margo
Kohler and Andrew Kohler; great grandfather of Madison and Mason McCloskey and Adeline McCloskey; brother of the late Patricia
Garasich (Daniel). Thomas was a graduate of Duquesne University's Business School and School of Law. There will be no visitation.
Funeral Monday, friends are welcome to attend a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Bede Church (Point Breeze) at 10:00 AM. Entombment
will be in Calvary Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business at Duquesne University, 600
Forbes Avenue PGH, PA 15282. Arrangements by John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. freyvogelfuneralhome.com.
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Valentina Kompaniec Barsom
Valentina Kompaniec Barsom departed this world on Monday, July 16. Born in Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine,
she immigrated to the United States after the Second World War with her parents and grandmother. A serious student, who
was the valedictorian of her high school class and earned her bachelor’s, master’s,
and doctoral degrees from the University of Pittsburgh, she shared her love of Russian literature and language as a professor
for almost three decades. Valentina will be forever remembered as being beautiful, smart, gracious, and fiercely devoted
to her family. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, John, with whom she traveled the world; by her daughters, Kathy
Brahan (Jeff) and Lisa Barsom (Kimon Andreos); and her grandchildren, Paul and Anna Brahan and Nicholas and Johnny Andreos. Friends
will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire
Street from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, July 19, with Panikhida Service at
7:30 p.m. The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 20 at
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in McKees Rocks. The family would like to thank Vitas Healthcare, and
especially Leetha, for the wonderful care and kindness shown to Valentina and her family during her illness. In
lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made in memory of Valentina to either St. Nicholas Orthodox Church (320
Munson Avenue, McKees Rocks, PA 15136) or to the Cancer Patient Family Support Fund at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Foundation (Central Plant, Floor 3, 4401 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15224 or by visiting www.givetochildrens.org/donate to make a gift online).
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John Preston "Trip" Levis, III
East End resident John Preston "Trip" Levis, III passed away in the
early hours of July 11th after many years battling illness. Born September 16th, 1961 in Pittsburgh, PA, Trip attended Sewickley
Academy, St. George's School, Yale University, and Dartmouth College's Tuck School of Business. After completing his MBA at
Tuck, Trip worked for McKinsey & Co.and eventually joined the Pittsburgh startup FreeMarkets, where he was senior vice
president and chief people officer. For more than a decade he served on the Board of Directors of the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy,
where he was actively involved in the renovation of Schenley Plaza. He was preceded in death by his father John P. Levis
Jr.; step-father Parkman H. Clancy; sister Emily Clancy; and dogs Gypsy, Monti, Hugo, and Piper. He is survived by his wife
Elizabeth "Beth" Levis; sons John S. Levis, Parkman "Archie" H. Levis, and Samuel "Sam" Q. Levis;
mother Susan Clancy; sisters Helen Morrison, Margot Levis Thompson, and Erin S. Clancy; brother Peter H. Clancy; many nieces
and nephews; and his dog Roger. Trip was a beloved husband, father, son, brother, and friend. Known for his wit, wisdom, and
humor, he loved fly fishing and hunting in the company of his dogs. A lifelong bibliophile, oenophile, and audiophile, he
will be missed by all. memorial service and reception will be held at The Pittsburgh Golf Club, 5280 Northumberland
Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15217 on Sunday, July 15th from 3:00 - 5:30 pm. Due to the Vintage Grand Prix, parking will be limited
and it may take extra time to get to the club. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy.
Arrangement by John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com)
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Francis Patrick Newport
On Monday July 9, 2018 beloved son of the late Clarence and Gertrude
De Lowry Newport, Pre-deceased by his siblings. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. 4900 Centre Avenue
at Devonshire Street on Thursday 6-8PM with a Blessing Service at 7:15PM.
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Calliope H. Kamaras
On Tuesday, June 26, 2018; beloved wife of Dean Kamaras;
sister of Reverend Father James Hademenos and the late Peter Hademenos; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends
will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Friday 6-8PM with Trisagion Service
at 7:30PM. Funeral Service and Interment will take place in Houston, Texas on Friday July 6, 2018. Remembrances may be made
to St. Nicholas Foundation Fund.
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Dr. Mary Mahoney Reed
On Friday, June
15, 2018, beloved wife of the late Francis Reed; mother of Mary Brown (James) and the late John Reed; loving grandmother of
Nicole Brown, Amber Grunden, Craig and Kristen Brown; great-grandmother of Connor, Cameron and Reagan Brown; preceded in death
by her parents, Mary and Jeremiah Mahoney her sister Barbara Goldbach and her uncle Dennis Mahoney. There will be no visitation,
a Memorial Mass will be held at St. Paul Cathedral on June 28, 2018 at 10 A.M. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made
to St. Paul Cathedral 108 North Dithridge Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. Arrangements by John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc.
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Daniel Ward Payne
June 12, 2018
to be announced
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Regis F. Hagan
Of Shadyside, peacefully on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at age 80; beloved husband of Janet (Kosar)
Hagan; brother of James Hagan, Donna Marie Davis, William Snyder and the late Robert Snyder; also survived by nieces and nephews.
Rege was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was the owner and operator of a Shadyside Antique Shop for 17 years. Friends will
be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (www.freyvogelfuneralhome.com) on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 from 2-8PM where a
Blessing Service will be held on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 10:30AM, followed by interment at 1PM in the National Cemetery
of the Alleghenies.
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Doris Anderson (Rowland) Harris
long time resident of South Oakland, Doris Anderson (Rowland) Harris will always be remembered for her warm Southern style
and grace. A native of Charlotte, North Carolina, she moved to Pittsburgh after World War II with her husband and Oakland
native Charles P. Harris, who served as a Battalion Chief in the Pittsburgh Fire Bureau. She was a devoted wife and mother,
grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, cousin and loyal friend to all who knew her.
Doris was met at the heavenly gates
by her beloved husband, Chuck "the Chief", her devoted son, Chuckie "CP" (Marge) Harris, her loving momma,
Addie Bell, her late brother Stancil (Christina) Rowland, her adored Aunt Minoshia and all her treasured Harris in-laws.
Her life's work is her surviving and devoted children, Candee (Al) Acklin Meiers, Kevin "the Duke" (Monica) Harris,
and Darlene (Patrick) Sciulli. She is also survived by her cherished grandchildren, who knew her as "Nunnie": Tim
(Susan) Acklin, Kevin (Katie) Acklin, Danny (Maggie) Acklin, Erica Acklin, Tanya (Todd) Ebert, Chuck (Tanya) Harris, Chad
(Heidi) Harris, Austin Reed Harris, Allyson (Kris) Moore and Brandon Sciulli. Nunnie is also survived by her precious and
adored 16 great grand children: Kiernan, Trey, George, Teddy, Owen, Kaeleigh, Caroline and Delaney Acklin; Tyler, Taylor,
Tara and Trent Ebert; Paige Harris; Sullivan, Griffin and Fletcher Moore. She is also survived by nieces, nephews and friends
who loved her dearly. A special thanks to her caring son-in-law, Al Meiers (whom Doris affectionally knew as "Bob")
for making her final years here with us special, entertaining and fun. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons,
Inc. 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Thursday 2-8pm. Funeral Friday, Mass of Christian Burial St. Paul Cathedral
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Leta Evans (Faught) Parker
On Friday June 15, 2018, beloved wife of the late
Thomas Faught and the late William Parker, and dear friend of the late Harry Levine; mother of Kellee Fiola (Jack), Kimberlee
Faught, Michael Faught and Mitchell Faught (Denise); sister of Richard Evans (Helen) and the late William H. and Jack L. Evans;
also survived by six grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Leta was born on February 6, 1930 in Twin Falls, Idaho and
moved a total of 37 times in her life while living in eleven cities in seven different states and four cities in four foreign
countries. She attended Oregon State University, Harvard University, the University of Michigan, Fairfield University until
receiving her BA at University of Pittsburgh at age 47. Over her career, she worked in public relations at UPMC, and was a
manager of seven different flower shops. An avid reader, Leta loved gardening, volunteering, music and life! There will be
no visitation, funeral and interment will be private. Remembrances may be made to Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
(www.carnegielibrary.org/clp_location/library-for-the-blind-and-physically-handicapped) or Canterbury Place 310 Fisk Street
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Raymond G. Koerner
Thursday, June 14, 2018 Loving father of Ryan I. Koerner, of New York; beloved partner to Darla Gerlach of Pittsburgh; brother
of Scott F. Koerner (Anna Sweeney), of Pittsburgh, Mark J. Koerner (Wendy), of Haslett, Michigan, and Patricia K. Casey (Sean),
of Pittsburgh; uncle to Greg Koerner, and Katie Koerner, and Cameron and Autumn Casey. Friends will be received at John A.
Freyvogel Sons, Inc. 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street, (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) on Sunday 2pm-6pm. Funeral Monday,
Mass of Christian Burial St. Bede Church (S. Dallas at Wilkins) at 10am. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to: woundedwarriorproject.org.
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Thomas J. Wosko (Woskowicz)
Thursday, June 7, 2018, Thomas J. Wosko, husband of the late Margaret Barnes Wosko. Son of the late John and Laura Wosko.
Father of Peggy McCool (Mike), Thomas J. Wosko and Jack Woskowicz. Brother of Robert Wosko (June), Janet Mahoney (Raymond)
James Wosko, Laura Herbinko (Ronald), Jerry Wosko (Agnes) and the late Dolores Grimm, John "Jack" Wosko and Mary
Louise Manuppelli. Brother in law of Louise Wosko and the late Robert Manuppelli and Anna Rita Riesmeyer. Grandfather of Breann,
Matthew, Amanda, Kevin, Lindsay and Trevor, and great grandfather of William. Also survived by many nieces and nephews and
his best friends Jan and Jerry Brough. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com)
4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Sunday 4-8 PM and Monday 2-8PM. Funeral Tuesday, Mass of Christian Burial, Holy
Apostles Parish, St Basil's Church (1735 Brownsville Road, Pgh.,PA 15210) at 10:30AM. Interment Calvary Cemetery.
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Lois Ann Bielat
Surrounded by her husband and children, Lois Bielat passed
away on June 5, 2018. She was born in Laurium, Michigan on January 5, 1940 to Arthur Hilden and Lyla Hill, sister to Jack
Hilden, Jean Gulesian and the late Duane Hilden. She was the beloved wife for 60 years to Lawrence Bielat; loving mother
of Jill West (James), Jennifer Ditmar (David), Pamela Schubert (Mark), Scott Bielat (Krista). She cherished time with her
grandchildren Marie Wright (Josh), Timothy Davis (the late Kate Davis), Marcus Schubert (Shelley), Anne Giza (Kevin), Heidi
Baxter (Jeff), James West, Joseph Davis, Kimberly Barcus (Brian), Matthew West, Jacob Bielat, and Hannah Ditmar. Loved by
her great grandchildren; Payton, Kylie & Marley Schubert, Aiden, Ty, & Mark Baxter, Jaxon & Jacob Wright, Pasqualina,
Giovanni & Loretta Giza, and Brian Barcus. Lois was a devoted follower of Jesus and prayed daily for her family.
will be no visitation, funeral and interment will be private. Remembrances may be made to Christ Episcopal Church, North Hills,
5910 Babcock Blvd. Pgh. PA. 15237. Arrangements by John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc.
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Christopher Charles Friday
Christopher Charles Friday, 50, of O'Hara Township, passed away peacefully on Thursday May 31, 2018. He is survived by his
only child Clayton Matthew Friday; his parents John A. Friday, III and Susan Charles Friday; his siblings John C. Friday,
wife Kelsey and their sons Cooper and Mason, Andrew Martin Friday, and his son Luca; his uncle and aunt Charles W. and Kathy
Friday; his cousins Charles W. Friday, Jr., Katherine Friday, John A. Friday, Skip Charles, Jane Charles, Thomas Rumble, Jr.
and Lynn Dubinette; his beloved pup Buddy; and significant other Michele Garskie, and special friend Sandy Cikovic. Chris's
"happy place" was Islamorada, FL in the Florida Keys where he spent many years visiting with his family, spending
time boating, fishing, snorkeling and scuba diving. He also enjoyed camping, canoeing and backpacking at Pocono Lake Preserve.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Animal Friends, 562 Camp Horne Road Pittsburgh, PA. 15237. A private
memorial service to be held at a later date. Arrangements by John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc.
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Thomas J. Conroy
On Thursday May 24,
2018; beloved father of Kelly M. Conroy Hosack (Michael); grandfather of Jordan and Jaxxon Hosack; brother of Mary Lou Conroy
(John Skufca) and Eileen M. Conroy; pre-deceased by his parents, Robert P. and Mary Louise Joyce Conroy and his sister Patricia
Ann Conroy. Tom was a former Security Guard for both the City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County and was a member of A.O.H.
Division Nine "The Oakland Irish". Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com)
4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Tuesday from 2-8PM. Funeral Wednesday, Mass of Christian Burial, St. Regis Church
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On Saturday May
26, 2018 Dorothy Wysoczewski, age 86, passed away peacefully at UPMC Heritage Shadyside. Dorothy was a devoted member of St.
Paul Cathedral Ladies of Charity in Oakland where she participated in many activities. She was a kind and caring person with
a love of for her friends and animals. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire
Street on Monday from 8:30AM until a 10AM Mass of Christian Burial at St. Paul Cathedral. Entombment will be at Calvary Cemetery.
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Geraldine Rose Stefko Wetzel
May 22, 2018 Geraldine Rose Stefko Wetzel; beloved mother of Cynthia J. Hamilton (Robert) and Mary Lou Wetzel. Grandmother
of Michael Hamilton (Kay) Gerry worked as an accountant for Park Corporation for the past 30+ years through May 2017. There
will be a Celebration of Gerry's life held on Thursday May 24 at the University Club (123 University Place, Pgh., PA 15260)
at 6PM. In recognition of Gerry's avid support for women's rights, donations may be made to the Women's Center and Shelter
of Greater Pittsburgh, P.O. Box 9024, Pittsburgh, PA 15224. Arrangements by John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc.
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Thomas Francis Dillon
Thomas F. Dillon,
age 64 of Sarasota, Florida, formerly of Point Breeze, passed away suddenly on Monday May 21, 2018. Tom was the beloved youngest
son of the late James J. and Grace M. Dillon. He is survived by brothers James (Shirley), Michael (Liz Boyle), John (Sandy)
and the late Joseph and Patrick Dillon. Tom was a graduate of Central Catholic High School (1971) and Edinboro University
of PA (1975). He worked for Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus as a Trainmaster, Blue Unit, for ten years, then became
Manager of Rail Operations for the remainder of his 30+ year career. Tom loved his job and considered the people he worked
with his second family. He enjoyed telling circus stories and people loved hearing them. At Tom's retirement party in 2016,
Roy Fullgrapp, Tom's long-time friend and supervisor, proudly remarked "if Tom were an athlete, his number would be retired".
That says it all about Tom's work ethic and ability. He cherished his childhood and college friends and enjoyed travelling
with them. Tom will be deeply missed by his beloved brothers, family and friends. Friends will be received John A. Freyvogel
Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8PM. Funeral Friday,
Mass of Christian Burial, St. Bede Church 1PM. Remembrances in Tom's honor may be made to Circus and Traveling Shows Retirement
Project Inc., P.O. Box 15121 Sarasota, FL 34277.
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William R. "Bill" Caroselli, Esq.
On Thursday, May 17, 2018. Beloved husband of Dusty Kirk; adored fat vher of Clay Caroselli (Gretchen),
Alyssa Caroselli (Jai Park), David Kirk and Jeannie Kirk; grandfather of Avery Park. Bill was a proud graduate of Scott High
School (1959). Bill earned a scholarship to Brown University (class of 1963) where he played varsity football. As a lean,
fast and fearless athlete but undersized at 160 pounds the college press touted him as the "smallest interior lineman
in the Ivy League." Bill graduated from Brown with a noted reputation as a highly accomplished student-athlete that then
led him to Dickinson School of Law where he earned his J.D. (1966). This became the foundation that launched a distinguished
legal career that spanned over five decades. Bill was the founding member of the prestigious law firm Caroselli, Beachler
& Coleman. His leadership and intellectual intensity garnered a reputation as one of the most sought after legal minds
in Pennsylvania and recognized nationally. Caroselli has been listed in the Best Lawyers in America for over 30 years. One
of the Top 50 Super Lawyers in Pittsburgh since 2004 and Pennsylvania Super Lawyers named him as one of Pennsylvania's Top
100 Lawyers. Bill served as president of the Allegheny County Academy of Trial Lawyers and the Pennsylvania Association for
Justice. He was chairmen of the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. Bill impacted the business and cultural
community with leadership and vision serving as Chairman of the Board of WQED, and the Easter Seals - Western and Central
Pennsylvania and as a distinguished board member of the Pittsburgh Opera. Bill also became a prominent person in Pennsylvania
power circles and was noted as one of the most important political figures in the state. Bill's philanthropy has touched and
changed thousands of lives especially his personal commitment to JDRF of Pennsylvania. Bill Caroselli will be missed by his
family, friends, the legal, business, cultural and political community for the amazing impact he has had on their lives personally
and professionally. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Monday
May 21, 2018 from1-4 and 6-8pm. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday May 22, 2018 in the Chapel of Chatham University
at 2pm. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to: The William R. Caroselli and Dusty Elias Kirk Scholarship, c/o Penn State's
Dickinson Law, 150 S. College Street, Carlisle, PA 17013 or Brown Annual Fund, in memory of Bill Caroselli, Class of 1963,
and be sent to: Gift Cashier, Brown Annual Fund, Box 1877, Providence, RI 02912.
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Leona Scrivo, age
89, passed away on Thursday May 17, 2018. Born and raised in Beaver Falls, PA, she graduated from Beaver Falls High School
and Garfield Business Institute, then moved to Pittsburgh after her mother's death in 1962 as she had been commuting to her
position at Mobil Oil Company on the North Side. She was preceded in death by her parents, Elvira (Ruffo) and Sam Scrivo,
Sr., sisters Jessie Scrivo Young, Dorothy Scrivo Patterson and Rose Scrivo Hodgson, and brother Sam Scrivo, Jr. Leona is survived
by her beloved niece; Eve Young Paquet and her husband Mike Paquet, her sister Mafalda Alvey and dear nieces and nephews,
grand nieces and grand nephews, kind and caring cousins, and many wonderful friends. A woman of deep faith who counted her
blessings every day, she was an active member of St. Paul Cathedral. Over the years she served as a Eucharistic Minister;
former member of the Choir for 18 years under the direction of Paul Koch, James Noakes and Don Fellows; Liturgical Team, Welcome
and Information Team, Cathedral Docent, and Ambassador at Diocesan Events. She was also a past volunteer at The Pittsburgh
Oratory, and a past Eucharistic Minister at Shadyside Hospital. Leona had an interesting and fulfilling career in the business
world for many years as Executive Secretary to several CEO's, and spent 13 years with the Pittsburgh Board of Education as
Chief Executive Secretary to former Superintendents Dr. Richard Wallace and Mrs. Louise Brennen. She was also a past member
of The Pittsburgh Chapter of Executive Women International for 10 years. Her love for travel took her to 29 countries (her
favorite being Italy), and her love for music encouraged her to learn four instruments. She was also a member of The Carnegie
Library, The Pittsburgh Symphony, and the Carnegie and Frick Museums. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons,
Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Sunday from 1-6PM. Funeral Monday, Mass of Christian
Burial, St. Paul Cathedral 10AM. Interment will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery in Beaver Falls, PA. In lieu of flowers, remembrances
may be made to St. Paul Cathedral, 108 N. Dithridge St., Pittsburgh, PA 15213; The Pittsburgh oratory, 4450 Bayard Street,
Pittsburgh, PA 15213 or EWTN, 5817 Old Leeds Road, Irondale, Alabama, 35210.
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George S. Pearth
Saturday May 5, 2018, George S. Pearth of Longwood of Oakmont. Born in Vienna, Austria on October 17, 1917. He was educated
at the University of Vienna. He entered the military Service and served one year as a cadet officer in the Austrian Army.
In 1940 he moved to the U.S.A., settled in Pittsburgh and joined the Third Presbyterian Church in 1941 where he served as
a Deacon and Elder during his many years as a member. On September 9, 1942 he joined the U.S. Army and served with the 45th
Infantry Division in the European Theatre, where he took part in the invasion of Sicily, Salerno, Anzio, Southern France and
Germany and returned to the U.S. on October 2, 1945. He spent his entire career in the Jewelry industry and retied in 1982
from the Krementz CO. He is preceded in death by his dear wife, Dorothy Long Pearth who died in 1996; and is survived by his
wife Mary Louise Russell, M.D. whom he married in October 1996 and his nieces Patricia M. Scott and her husband, Fred and
Katherine M. (Mrs. Laurie) Tomlinson and Mrs. Linda Koblyck all of Charleston, S.C. and Mrs. Nancy Pippart of Lancaster, PA;
also survived by grandnieces; Betsy McMillan and Suzie McMillan and grandnephews; Doug Scott and Rob Scott. Friends will be
received on Saturday May 19, 2018 from 1:15pm until a 2pm memorial service in the Ballroom of Longwood at Oakmont, 500 Route
909, Verona PA. Interment will be private. Arrangements by John A. Freyvogel Sons Inc. Memorial contributions may be made
to the Children's Institute of Pittsburgh 1405 Shady Avenue PGH, PA 15217 or the Hanna Health Care Center at Longwood at Oakmont.
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John A. Johnston
A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they will
never sit in.
John A. (Jack) Johnston of Lawrenceville, 73, is taking his ultimate road trip. He
died at home on May 6, 2018. Jack (Jaxon Development) was a real estate developer and consultant committed to the concept
of neighborhood. He was especially proud of his contributions to the award-winning Fox Way Commons on the South Side, Allegheny
Landing on the North Shore, and Hatfield + Home in Lawrenceville. Jack was a graduate of Shady Side Academy, Colgate University,
and Wharton School of Business. He was devoted to skiing, fly fishing, travel, Coca Cola, and leaving the world a better place.Jack
is survived by his wife Kit Ayars, daughter Katie Johnston (Joe) Finlayson, grandchildren Riley and Lila-Jane Finlayson, sister
Janet (Don) Folajtar, and nieces Natalie Folajtar and Emilie Trice (Colin) Swaysland. Others who will miss him dearly include
Josh Lowe and Jordan, Molly, and Jesse Lowe. Jack was preceded in death by his parents, John "Doc" Johnston and
Lila Jane "Phoebe" Hughes Johnston, by his sister Nancy Johnston Trice, and by his beloved buddy and road trip partner
Mac. Jack and his family extend thanks to the LVAD team at UMPC Heart-Vascular Institute and to Katie and Heather of Family
Hospice for their care and expertise. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc.(freyvogelfuneralhome.com)
4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street, on Saturday, May 12, 2018 from 2-5PM. In lieu of flowers, please consider planting
a tree in Jack's memory or donating to Tree Pittsburgh.
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Friday, May 4, 2018, Kathleen Shaver, surrounded by her family, peacefully passed into eternal life. She was the beloved wife
of the late James A. Shaver, M.D.; mother of James A. Shaver, Jr., M.D. (Leigh Anne), Ellen E. Albers (Ken), and John J. Shaver;
grandmother of James, Oscar, Henry and Bridget Shaver, and Timmy, Auggie, and Ingrid Albers; daughter of Elizabeth M. Rice
and the late Joseph J. Rice; sister of Joseph J. Rice, Jr. (Linda), John M. Rice (Mona), and the late Paul A. Rice.
Kathleen was a graduate of Immaculate Conception High School in Clarion, PA and St. Vincent's Nursing School in Erie PA. She
worked as a nurse at Montifiore Hospital in Bronx, NY and Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh. She was engaged to the love
of her life, James, on Valentine's Day, 1967. Their 43 year marriage was filled with the joy of family, friends, and their
shared faith. She was active in the American Heart Association, the St. Bede's Choir, and the Linden Garden Club. Kathleen
also devoted her time to serving as a Eucharistic Minister at Presbyterian and Montefiore Hospitals of Pittsburgh and preparing
meals for Miriam's Kitchen. She treasured her time spent traveling the world with her late husband, Jim, loved family vacations
at the beach, and was a devoted Pitt football fan. Above all, Kathleen adored her children and grandchildren - who are her
lasting legacy. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Sunday
2-4 and 6-8pm. Funeral Monday, Mass of Christian, Burial St. Bede Church 11:00am. freyvogelfuneralhome.com.
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Jane Holt Roesch
On Thursday May 3, 2018 - Beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and wife. Born in McAlester, Oklahoma, the
youngest of nine children of Grover and Viola Holt, Jane spent her early years in Oklahoma, then California, and finally Pittsburgh
after she married the love of her life, William R. Roesch, the former Chief Executive Officer of United States Steel. She
is survived by her beloved daughter, Susan Segal, cherished grandsons Michael (Sherry), Chris (Stephanie), granddaughter Raquel
(Lawrence) and five great grandchildren; Angela, C.J., Mila, Susie, and Quintin and beloved sister, Bert. Following Bill's
tragic death from cancer in 1983, Jane continued to travel extensively with friends and created the unique and very successful
fine arts business with Betty as her assistant, known as Merryvale Antiques in Shadyside. Jane was dedicated to the Pittsburgh
community and Western Pennsylvania and significantly impacted the area's success through her service and guidance on the boards
of the Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, the Westmoreland Museum of Art, and the Allegheny Foundation. Her time and financial support
were in valuable to the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Carnegie Museum of Art and its Women's Committee, the Pittsburgh Public
Theatre, the Pittsburgh Opera, the Children's Home of Pittsburgh, Greater Pittsburgh Literacy, Little Sisters of the Poor,
the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, the Hillman Cancer Center, and the Frick Art and Historical Center. Jane was also recognized
for her donation of a significant steel sculpture by Richard Serra 1992 to the Carnegie Museum of Art in memory of her husband,
Bill. She was a member of the Rolling Rock Club, the Pittsburgh Golf Club, and the Duquesne Club. Above all, Jane will be
remembered for her love of family, and as a kind, giving, loyal, and supportive friend. Graveside services at St. Michael's
of the Valley Cemetery were private and a memorial service and celebration of Jane's life will be held at a later date. Arrangements
by John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc.
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On Thursday May 3, 2018; beloved wife of the late Louis J. Karageorge,
D.D.S.; mother of Nina K. Mulcahy (Philip) and James Karageorge (Paula Karsh); grandmother of Kate Mulcahy, Jason Karageorge
(Candace Bribiesca), Adam Karageorge (Kimiye Ihara) and Mira Karageorge Guidi (Colin), great Yia Yia of Ajay and Norah Jane;
daughter of the late John and Helen Andrianos and sister of the late Chris Andrianos and Alexandra Potous; also survived by
her dear nieces and nephews. Jane was universally recognized as having many gifts. She was generous, creative, supportive,
artistic, beautiful and lived her life in an exemplary way. Never one to impose, lack consideration for others or be conscious
of herself as a role model, Jane always was and continues to be "rock star" to her family and everyone who knew
her. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire
Street on Sunday 2-4 and 6-8PM with Trisagion Service at 7:30PM. Funeral Monday at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral at
9:30AM. Remembrances may be made to St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 419 S. Dithridge Street Pgh., PA 15213.
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Sonia M. Jordan Tyner
Sunday April 29, 2018, Sonia M. Tyner; Beloved wife of the late William R. Tyner. Mother of Christopher William Tyner (Katie),
Hilda Ann Lieberth (Mike) and Mary L. Tyner. Grandmother of Michael William Lieberth, Maximilian Albert Lieberth, Kathleen
Ellen Tyner and Christine Tyner. Great grandmother of Lilly, Layla and Emily, and family. Sonia was a Lady of Charity and
a Lector at St. Theresa Church in Munhall, and an active member of the Munhall Garden Club. She will be deeply missed by her
family and friends. Funeral Wednesday, Mass of Christian Burial, St. Paul Cathedral. Arrangements by John A. Freyvogel Sons,
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Alison Casey Taglianetti
Friday, April 27th, 2018, Alison Casey Taglianetti; beloved mother of Patrick, Andrew, Jonathan, Louis, and
Corey Taglianetti. Daughter of Walter and Jane Casey (Florida). Sister of Wendy Bowen (Rhode Island) and Michael Casey
(Rhode Island). Aunt of Matt and Michael Bowen. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc.(www.freyvogelfuneralhome.com)
4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire on Wednesday, 12 - 3 p.m. and 4 - 8 p.m.
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Crawford B. Murton,
Age 68, peacefully on Sunday, April 22, of Point Breeze. Born in Chicago Heights, Illinois.
Beloved husband of Linda Murton (Pattyn); loving father of Thomas and wife Rabia Slimani of Pittsburgh, Crawford (Alicia)
of O'Hara, Michael of Aspinwall, John Paul (Diana) of Providence, RI, Margaret and partner Michael Burton of New York City,
NY, Susan of Pittsburgh and James of Los Angeles, CA. Loving "Grumpy Bear" to Chase, Mercer, Kennedy, Madeline,
and Sylvie. Brother to Anne (Pasqual) Cortese of State College, Mary Miller of Denver, CO, Robert (Laureen) Murton of Hampton,
Michael Murton of Pittsburgh, Patricia Murton of Naples, FL, Arthur Murton and wife Laurie Dicker of McLean, VA, Carolyn (John)
McKeating of Gibsonia, Susan Adkins of Pittsburgh, and Laura Murton and husband, Christopher O'Hara of Bellevue, WA. Much
loved uncle to Nicholas Cortese, Anne and Margaret Miller, Heather Murton, Sarah, Christopher and Stephen Mercer, Olivia and
Caroline Murton, Emily, Philip, Joseph, Peter, Maria, John and Claire McKeating, Jesse and Meghan Adkins, Aidan, Ryan, Thomas,
and Lucy O'Hara. Preceded in death by his parents, Crawford B. Jr. and Lucille (Schwoeffermann) Murton, brother-in-law William
S. Adkins, and nephew Daniel McKeating. In addition to being loved by his family, Crawford was a friend to many, who enjoyed
his camaraderie and often sage advice.
As president of One Eight Seven, Inc., a company founded by his father in 1973,
Crawford, along with his two brothers, Robert and Michael, serviced the North American steel industry by providing innovative
basic refractory materials, to the integrated, mini mill, and foundry markets. Although he was passionate about his work,
he considered his family his greatest achievement. He will be missed by most and not soon forgotten by all.
stand by my grave and cry for I am not there. I did not die.
Onward and Upward Murt!
Friends will be received
at JOHN A. FREYVOGEL SONS, INC., 4900 Centre Avenue, at Devonshire Street on Wednesday 2-4 and 6-8. A private memorial will
be held at a later date.
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On Wednesday, April 18, 2018 beloved husband
of Carol Sammartino; father of David Sammartino, Daniel Sammartino (Cindy) and Darryl Sammartino (Holly); grandfather
of Bruno, Anthony, Vince and Ashley Sammartino; brother of Maria DiMatteo and Paul Sammartino; brother-in-law of the
late Don Teyssier. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc., 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Saturday
and Sunday 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 p.m. Funeral Monday, Mass of Christian Burial St. Sebastian Church at 10:00 a.m. (EVERYONE
PLEASE GATHER AT CHURCH). Entombment will be private. The Sammartino family would like to thank the physicians, nurses and
staff of UPMC Passavant for the compassionate care that Bruno has always received.
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William I. Swoope, IV
April 14, 2018, William I. Swoope, IV, beloved husband of Jean M. Swoope; father of Sofia Swoope and William Swoope, V; son
of William I. Swoope, III and Carol Swoope; brother of Timothy M. Swoope (Carol J.); uncle of Nicole Cameron (Zach) and Corinne
Swoope, and Timothy M. Swoope, Jr.; uncle of Martine Gallardo; brother - in - law of Laura Abinader (Jonathan); son - in -
law of Christina Grice. A 1985 graduate of the Pennsylvania State University, William "Bill Jr." and his father,
"Bill Sr." have long been known as "The Bills" of The Coffee Tree Roasters. Opened in July 1993, The CTR,
under the ownership of Bill Jr. and Bill Sr., has become a neighborhood landmark in the City of Pittsburgh. Bill's true passions
in life were his wife and children, his family, his many friends, and great coffee. He was a rare, kind soul, that was loved
by many, and will be missed by all who crossed his path. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc., 4900 Centre
Avenue, at Devonshire Street, on Tuesday 2 - 4 and 6 - 9 p. m. Funeral Wednesday in the Homewood Cemetery Chapel at 11 a.
m. Interment will be private.
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William Ford Moreland, II
April 10, 2018. Beloved husband of Ellen Zook Moreland; father of Raymond F. Moreland, II (Suzanne), Ted Moreland (Lisa) and
the late Elaine S. Moreland; grandfather of Adam, Zoe and Cooper Moreland and Quincey and Nathan Moreland; brother of Rob
Johnson, Jeannie Thompson and the late Terrell Griggs and Judy Johnson. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, April 15,
2018 at 2:00 p.m. at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc., 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street.
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Charles H. Dunigan
On Friday, April 6, 2018 at age 94. Beloved
son of the late Charles H. and Ellen McTighe Dunigan; brother of the late Rita Ann Dunigan; dear friend of the late Elizabeth
J. Shamaa. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc., 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street, on Friday from
8:30 to 9:30 a.m. followed by a mass of Christian Burial in St. Paul Cathedral at 10 a.m. Interment in the National Cemetery
of the Alleghenies at 1:30 p.m. Remembrances may be made to Central Catholic High School.
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Angela C. Gouzoulis
On Monday, April 12, 2018, beloved wife of the late Christos E. Gouzoulis; mother of Nicholas C. Gouzoulis (Martha),
Demetra Kontoulis (Takis) and Sia Karagiannis (John); sister of James Gianaris (Mary), Peter Gianaris (Dorothy), and the late
George and Paul Gianaris; grandmother of Angela Tevis, Nichole Knisely, James Kampetis, Kristen Kampetis and Penny Lappas,
also survived by four great grandchildren, many cousins, nieces and nephews in the US and Greece. Originally from the beautiful
village of Georgoitsi in Sparta, Greece she survived the German occupation of Greece during World War II, the Greek Civil
War and subsequent famine that struck the country. Her resilience and resourcefulness brought her and her family
to the United States in 1951 building a new life in Washington D.C., moving to Pittsburgh shortly after where she would
spend her remaining years. She quickly assimilated to America establishing herself as a hard-working seamstress.
She was as an active member of the St. Nicholas Cathedral church community for 63 years. Angela lived independently in her
home until the age of 96 She spent many summers visiting her homeland, never forgetting those she left behind years
ago. She was well known for her stunning garden, where she was the happiest among her vegetables and flowers. She
was an avid cook and baker and distributed her baked goods by the box-full to neighbors and friends. Friends will be received
at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Wednesday 2-8pm with Trisagion
Service at 7pm. Funeral Thursday, in St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral at 12 Noon. Remembrances may be made to St. Nicholas
Greek Orthodox Cathedral. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com).
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9, 1920 – Died March 30, 2018
was born in Ireland before emigrating to Pittsburgh in the 1930’s, where she became a dedicated and active parishioner
at St. Paul Cathedral. Mary is survived by many friends who became her loving surrogate family. Her friends would especially
like to thank the staff at Norbert’s Personal Care Facility for their special attention to and care for Mary during
the last eight years. A Blessing Service and graveside interment will held on Thursday, April 12, 2018, at 10:00 AM, at Calvary
Cemetery. Arrangements by John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com)
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Michael I. Frangoulis, Jr.
Michael I. Frangoulis, Jr, age 63, of Shadyside, Pittsburgh, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, March 28, 2018. Surviving
him are his wife Carol (Patton) Kortanek, his mother Eva Frangoulis, sister Constance (Frangoulis) Michael, brother-in-law
Keith Michael, stepson Steven K. Kortanek and wife Alison, step grandchildren Eve and Andrew Kortanek, nephews Drew Hatton
and wife Jenn, Geofferey Hatton and wife Megan, and Ross Hatton and wife Leah, and Tyler Michael. He is also survived by
nine grand nieces and nephews, Noah, Alaina, Josh, Amber, Hailey, Riley, Drew, Miles, and Stella. Pre-deceasing him was his
father Michael I. Frangoulis Sr. Mike was a born leader, a born entrepreneur, and an immensely creative and talented individual.
Upon his graduation from Churchill High School he was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout and he lived every day of his life
according to its principals. He graduated from Thiel College in 1978 and while there served as president of his fraternity.
His greatest desire and driving force was to build a company and leave a legacy that would assure financial security for all
his family and he sacrificed a lot of what life could have included in pursuit of that dream. To help achieve his goal he
attended the Katz School of Business and received an executive MBA in 2001. Over the years he formed several companies. Some
of the business risks he took dealt him devastating losses. Yet he was always confident that no matter what befell him he
would persevere. He was extraordinarily resilient, always optimistic and used failure as a learning experience. One of his
early enterprises was Christy Construction which he operated for 10 years. The firm specialized in "whole house renovations/restorations"
and counted among them over 25 Shadyside, Friendship and Allegheny West homes always respecting their history and carefully
preserving the work of the original craftsmen. Some of the commercial preservation work he took on included Penn Brewery
Restoration, the offices of Allegheny cemetery and several URA projects. He was an exceptionally kind man, gentle with animals
and generous to all even when it meant personal sacrifice. He was the definition of a people person. He smiled at everyone
and talked to anyone he could engage in conversation always telling memorable stories. Yet in spite of his success he was
never anything but respectful and humble. He was the self-made man always dressed in his uniform, khaki pants, blue dress
shirt, and tie, cleaned and pressed to military standards. He was proud of his Greek heritage, his sister Connie's success
and the success of his nephews each of whom were very special to him. He always wanted the best for them and wanted them
to benefit from his hard work. And he was delighted with his stepson's success who he helped guide through his teenage years
and with whom he maintained a special bond. He loved him as his own, thoroughly enjoyed being with him and the laughs and
good times they shared. He was an avid wine collector with a growing 700+ bottle cellar and he dearly loved the Shadyside
home he shared with Carol, his wife of 35 years. He frequently reminded her that he knew early on in life he had a soulmate
out there somewhere and that he had found her. His favorite pastime was to come home, "crack a bottle of wine"
and join her on their patio for "a party of 2" repeating to each other frequently "the world is a wonderful
place as long as you're in it." Had he been granted a longer life he would have positively touched so many more people.
But those closest to him knew he died at the height of his happiness in his short 63 years. After 25 years of sacrifice
building Warner Telecomm as CEO, where each and every employee knew he sincerely cared about their welfare, he was finally
reaping the rewards of a truly successful firm on a rapid path of growth that would leave the legacy of his dreams to those
he loved. The Casbah Restaurant in Shadyside has been reserved for a luncheon and memorial service Saturday June 9 at 1:00pm.for
anyone wishing to attend. It will be casual and a time to tell your stories about this wonderful man who left us too soon.
Valet Parking provided. Please RSVP to email@example.com. if you plan to attend. A brief ceremony for family and close
friends will be held June 9 at 11:30am at Homewood Cemetery for the dedication and placement of the Urn. Donations in his
memory should be made to The Humane Society www.humaneanimalrescue.org 412-345-7300 and/or Pittsburgh Aviation Animal Rescue
Team www.nodogleftbehind.org. Arrangements by John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. freyvogelfuneralhome.com
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John Richard Hill
March 27, 2018
Arrangements to be announced.
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Holly Ann Bauer Dreibhold
On Friday, March 30, 2018, Holly Ann Bauer
Dreibhold. Beloved wife of William D. Dreibhold; sister of Sandy Joyce, Rochelle Gostomski (Michael), Raymond Bauer (Joan)
and Chris Bauer; daughter of the late Raymond and Shirley Bauer; sister in law of Robert Dreibhold, Jude Bloom and Kathleen
Bucci Dreibhold. Freinds will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com)
4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Monday 2-4 and 6-8PM. Funeral Tuesday, Mass of Christian Burial, St. Paul Cathedral
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Raymond G. Spisak
On Thursday, March 15,
2018, Raymond G. Spisak; brother of Joseph J. Spisak; son of the late John and Anna Barkey Spisak. Ray obtained his Bachelors'
Degree from St. Vincent's College and his Master's Degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. He was the assistant band
director for the Shaler High School and sang in the St. Paul Cathedral choir. Friends will be received at John A.
Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Monday from 12 noon to
4PM. Funeral Tuesday, a Traditional Latin Requiem High Mass in St. Bonifice Church of St. John 23rd Parish at 11am. Interment
in Holy Savior Cemetery.
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Family and friends mourn death of Beloved Marianne DiPlacido, Local Real Estate Agent
Marianne DiPlacido, 60, passed peacefully Monday, March
12, 2018 with her Husband whom she cherished and her family at her side as a result of complications from a liver biopsy. Sadly,
she passed on their 32nd wedding anniversary. Born in 1957 to Elvidio and Elvita (Gallo) Grande. She is the oldest of
3 daughters and lived in Apollo before moving to Shadyside. She graduated from Apollo-Ridge in 1975. During
high school, she was head majorette. Her cousin Colleen Albert was her coach. She was fondly known as “Aunt
Minnie” by her nephew Angelo and her nieces Amanda, Alexandra and Nicole. Survivors include her beloved husband
Frank of 32 years, her Father, Elvidio, her 2 sisters, Antonetta and her husband Joe Giunta, Lisa and her husband Jeff Bono. Brothers-in-law
Guy DiPlacido and Louis (Sally) DiPlacido. Sisters-in-law Louise (William) Branham and Jeanne (Robert) Short. Also
survived by Aunts, Uncles and many nieces, nephews, cousins and extended Grande family in Italy. Preceded in death by her
Mom, Elvita Gallo Grande who died in 2004. Maternal grandparents Joseph and Madeline Gallo and Paternal grandparents
Antonio and Maria Grande. Sisters- in-law Mary Jane (DiPlacido) Bosa and Theresa (DiPlacido) Wahonick. Brothers-in-law
Carmen DiPlacido, Pasquale DiPlacido, baby Lewis DiPlacido, and Gaetano DiPlacido. Her Mom became ill during
her senior year of high school and she stepped up to take the role of Mom to her younger sisters Antonetta and Lisa. When
she knew a family member was ill, she would call every day during their illness to see how they were feeling. After her Mom
passed, she never let a day go by that she did not call her Father just to see how his day was going. She looked
forward to him visiting her and their lunches. She always went the extra mile for her nephew and nieces. Godmother
to her nephew Angelo. She was encouraging him to continue his education at the University of Pittsburgh or CMU
so she and Frank could be near him if he needed anything or perhaps a quick home cooked meal. Confirmation Sponsor
to her niece Amanda. Lunch buddy with her niece Alexandra. She worked for her Father in his automotive business
until he retired and then opened a similar business with her husband. She became interested in real estate so they
decided to change professions and developed and built The 5301 Fifth Avenue Condominiums. She worked for
REMAX Realty Brokers in Squirrel Hill for 20 years. Real Estate became her passion as she grew to be a multi-million
dollar agent. She developed close relationships with all of her clients. Their repeat business was proof
of the dedication she provided to her clients. Her colleagues remember her as such a kind person with a giving
heart who never had a bad thing to say about anyone. They enjoyed spending time with her as she was an inspiration
to their team. Recently, she helped her niece Amanda and fiancé Greg buy their first home. Frank and Marianne were
inseparable and enjoyed cooking and entertaining their family and friends. A Christmas tradition was delivering
poinsettias every year to all her clients as a thank you for their trust in working with her to secure their dream home. They
looked forward to seeing her come by each year to spread the joy. She will be dearly missed by her vast real estate
clients. She recently wanted to pay it back and train a new agent coming into the business by sharing her success and rewards
in hopes of her becoming as successful as she had been. She looked forward to celebrating the Christmas Eve Seven
Fishes tradition with her family followed by going to midnight mass at St. Paul Cathedral. Family and Friends will be received
on Friday from 3-8pm at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street. Funeral Saturday, Mass of Christian
Burial St. Paul Cathedral 10:00am. At the request of the family, everyone please gather at St. Paul Cathedral. Interment will
be private at Plum Creek Cemetery, Plum. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com)
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Joseph McNamara, 77, of LaPlata, MD passed away on March 9, 2018 at the Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC. Born
on May 6, 1940 in Pittsburgh, PA to the late James J. McNamara, Sr. and the late Agnes (Joyce) McNamara, Mac is also predeceased
by his brother, Patrick McNamara. He is survived by his son, James J. McNamara, III (Marina); daughter, Bridget McNamara;
brothers, Steve McNamara (Linda) and John McNamara (Antoinette); companion Sabrina Givens; two nieces; two nephews and 3 grandchildren.
Mac was employed as a police officer (47 years) with the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department. He loved
being a police officer and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and taking long drives. Visitation and
a Mass of Christian Burial were held in LaPlata, Maryland. An interment service will be held in the Chapel of Calvary Cemetery
on Thursday March 22, 2018 at 1:00pm. Remembrances may be made in Mac’s memory to HEROES, Inc. 1200 29th St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20007. Arrangements by John A. Freyvogel Sons. Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com).
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Just after midnight on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at the age of 93, Penny peacefully passed away.
Penny was born in Pittsburgh on March 27, 1924 as a first generation American to immigrant parents from Greece. She
was preceded in death by her parents Efterpi and Nicholas Cristodoulakos and siblings Chrissy Louis and George Christ.
Penny leaves behind, Nick Chirigos, her husband of 71 years, daughter Jeanne Antonuccio, son-in-law, Nick Antonuccio, son,
Michael Chirigos, daughter-in-law Bridget Chirigos, her sister, Julie Chergotis living in Florida and sister-in-law, Sylvia
Sherwood from Baltimore, Maryland. Penny has one granddaughter, Nicole Antonuccio and three grandsons, Jordan Chirigos
married to Tamyra Chirigos, Mason Chirigos and Alex Chirigos, and many nieces, nephews, extended grandchildren, Godchildren
and very special friends. Penny began her life in Pittsburgh living in the East End and spent a lot of her time attending
church services, Greek school and special events at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral. St. Nick’s is where
Penny met her husband Nick and their courtship began. When Nick went to serve his country in WWII, Penny would ship
chocolates to Nick to sweeten their friendship as she called herself the “Candyman’s Daughter” – her
father being a Chocolatier. It must have worked, as they were married when Nick returned from service and their life
together began. During their years in Pittsburgh they shared much time with family, Koumbari and their beloved “Poker
Group” six couples who remained friends from their early 20s throughout their entire life. Penny was and remains
the special Wife, Mother, Yiayia, Great Yiayia, Aunt, Sister, Cousin, Godmother and Friend who always gave her love selflessly
and unconditionally. To her family, she was the best. Family and friends will be received from noon to 4PM on
Sunday, March 18, 2018 at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc Funeral Home; 4900 Centre Avenue in Shadyside with a Trisagion service
at 1PM. Funeral Service on Monday, March 19th at 10AM at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral. In
lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral Building Fund.
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June Zimmerman Weber
On Sunday March 11, 2018 June Zimmerman Weber; beloved
wife of Calvin E. Weber; mother of Susan Weber Balaan (Marvin) and C. Scott Weber (Barbara); also survived by six grandchildren.
Sister of the late Atha Z. Griffiths. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons Inc.
(freyvogelfuneralhome.com) 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Tuesday 5-7PM. Funeral Wednesday Shadyside Presbyterian
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James M. Donahue
On Thursday, March 8, 2018, at age 80, beloved husband
of Nancy N. Donahue; father of Deborah L. Donahue, Michael J. Donahue (Tricia) , Anne Donahue McCourt (Jim), Mark E. Donahue
(Jean-Marc Padova); grandfather of Caroline and Molly Donahue, Katherine, Michael and Jack McCourt; brother of Edward T. Donahue
(Connie) and Eugene J. Donahue (Mary Lou); brother-in-law of Ted Noethling, III (Diane). Jimmy was a graduate of Central Catholic
High School, class of 1955, and then attended the University of Pittsburgh on a track scholarship, where he was the president
of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity, and graduated in 1960. He was a Vice President of Mellon Bank, a Pitt Varsity Letterman of
Distinction and past President of the Pitt Varsity Letterman Club and the Oakland Rotary. Jimmy was a longtime member of the
Pittsburgh Athletic Association where he served on the Board of Directors for more than 35 years and as a past President of
the PAA. A member of the Western Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame, Jimmy was also the head of the University of
Pittsburgh football "Chain Crew" for over 40 years, a former Captain in the US Army and devoted usher at St. Paul
Cathedral. Remembrances may be made to Central Catholic High School. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel
Sons, Inc. 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Sunday 1-5pm. Funeral Monday, Mass of Christian Burial St.
Paul Cathedral 10:00am. At the request of the family, everyone please gather at Church. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com)
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Barbara Wagner Fredette
Barbara Wagner Fredette died peacefully on March 6, after
a brief illness, surrounded by her loving family. She was an Emeritus Associate Professor of Elementary Education at the University
of Pittsburgh, where she influenced generations of arts educators. Among other professional recognitions, she received the
Pennsylvania Art Education Association Outstanding Art Educator award. Barbara’s father, Lawrence A. Wagner, was a pioneering
pilot for Pan American Airlines in South America, where she was born in Lima, Peru on December 5, 1933. After her father’s
death in a plane crash in 1934, Barbara and her mother, Anne, returned to the United States. Barbara’s artistic talent
was nurtured by her devoted mother and eventually led to her attending Chatham University, where she obtained her Bachelor
of Arts degree. In 1954 she married John W. Fredette, Jr. After the death of her husband in 1957, Barbara balanced being a
mother of two young sons with pursuing her graduate education. She did so with the active support of her extended family and
especially, her mother and her father-in-law, John W. Fredette, MD. Barbara obtained her doctorate in 1969. Barbara was an
exceptionally talented photographer and later in life created a greeting card business using her extensive library of flower
pictures. She was an avid traveler and was particularly proud of achieving her goal of snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef.
Barbara loved being at the ocean, especially her time spent in the 1960s and 70s with her sons and their cousins on Martha’s
Vineyard and in later years with her sons and grandchildren on Topsail Island. In retirement Barbara enjoyed water aerobics
at the P.A.A. and her book club. She was also an active member of the Christ Child Society, which provides winter coats for
children in need. Barbara was predeceased by her grandson, Benjamin Lawrence Fredette and her daughter-in-law, Aimee Chesler
Fredette. She is survived by her sons John W. Fredette, III (partner William Douglas) and Lawrence F. Fredette, her beloved
grandchildren Alyssa I. Fredette and Eric W. Fredette, nieces Sheila Sennott and Eilisa S. McDonnell, and nephew Sean F. Sennott,
along with many cousins. . Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire
Street on Friday, 2-4 and 6-8pm. Funeral Saturday, Mass of Christian Burial, St. Paul Cathedral 10:00am. In lieu
of flowers, donations may be made to the Aimee Chesler Fredette Memorial Fund. Checks should be made to the University of
Pittsburgh and in the memo directed to the “Aimee Chesler Fredette Memorial Fund” and sent to: University of Pittsburgh,
School of Education, 5801 Posvar Hall, Pittsburgh, PA 15260 (freyvogelfuneralhome.com)
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Thomas A. Glasgow
Age 91, long term resident of Medford Lakes, NJ passed away on March 5, 2018 at UPMC Presbyterian
Hospital Pittsburgh, PA. In his final days he was attended by immediate family members, his wife of 60 years, Doris Glasgow,
and his eldest son, Thomas W. Glasgow, daughter-in-law, Dr. Mary Ellen Glasgow and his youngest son, Sean W. Glasgow. Thomas
and his wife Doris have resided in Pittsburgh for the last 4 years with son Tom and his wife Mary Ellen. Son Sean and his
wife Maria Osherova reside in London, England. Also survived my many loving nieces and nephews. Born 1926 in Philadelphia,
he was the son of William and Josephine Glasgow. Thomas Anderson had spent a long career in the service of his nation in WWII,
Korea and the Vietnam conflicts and then as an Educator. His 21-year naval career started in 1943 seeing action in the
Pacific Theatre and continued his career from there in Electronics and as a Naval Aviator. He met and married his wife Doris
in 1957 at the height of the Cold War when flying Anti-Submarine Warfare Operations stationed at Quonset Point, Rhode Island.
He continued in Naval Air Service including training pilots at Pensacola Naval Air Station and Carrier operations until his
retirement as a Lieutenant Commander in 1964. Mr. Glasgow was honored by the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum for
his exemplary service. Upon retirement from the service, he earned a Master's Degree in Education from Rutgers University
thus launching a second career in Education both at the Vocational level and within the Defense Sector. Within his wider and
local community, he was a Freemason and a dedicated member of St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Medford, NJ, where he was a lay
minister. Services will be held at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 1 Hartford Rd., Medford, NJ 08055, 609-654-2963 on Saturday
April 21, 2018 with visitation from 10 A.M. until a Memorial service at 11 A.M. Arr. By JOHN A. FREYVOGEL SONS, INC.
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Edith A. "Edie"
passed away on Monday, March 5, 2018. Beloved wife of 70 years of Dr. Edward J. Diamond Jr., mother of Dr. Edward J. Diamond
III (Patrice) of Itasca, Illinois and Kenneth J. Diamond (Elizabeth) of Mercer Island, Washington. Grandmother of Jennifer,
Laura, Steven, and Michael. Great-grandmother of Shoshana. Daughter of the late Benjamin and Rae Ash and sister of the late
Richard Ash. Edie was born in Philadelphia and graduated from Smith College in 1946. She loved her family
and friends and always remembered their birthdays and anniversaries. She was an avid golfer, swimmer, bridge player, and antique
collector. At her request, remembrances in her memory may be made to The Chest Foundation, Glenview, Illinois. Friends are
invited to join the family on Thursday, March 8, 2018 from 5-7 p.m. at The Pittsburgh Golf Club, 5280 Northumberland St, in
remembrance of Edie’s life. Services and internment private. Arrangements
by John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc.
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On Sunday, March 4, 2018 Gabriel Frenkel,
Ph.D., beloved husband of Naomi Frenkel; father of David Frenkel and Debbie Frenkel DeLong (James DeLong), grandfather of
Isabel Goodman and Suzanna Goodman; brother of Paul Frenkel. Gabriel survived the Holocaust but lost his parents, grandparents,
aunts, uncles and cousins. He graduated with honors from Cooper Union, City College of New York and received his Doctorate
from George Washington University. Notice of service time later. Arrangements by John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc.
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Emily Falvo Febbraro
On Monday, February
26, 2018, Emily Falvo Febbraro; Beloved wife of the late Vincent M. Febbraro. Dear mother of Linda M. Febbraro Mazur. Mother-in-law
of James E. Mazur. Daughter of the late Achille and Rosalba Falvo. Sister of the late Mary Falvo, Ernest Falvo, M.D., Alfred
Falvo, Lillian LaBella, Fredrick Falvo and Gloria McAteer. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Febbraro's family
thanks the ladies from Catholic Hospice & Comfort Keepers for their loving and gentle care. Friends will be received at
John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street Wednesday 1-7PM. Funeral
Thursday, March 1, Mrs. Febbraro's 95th birthday, Mass of Christian Burial, St. Paul Cathedral 10AM. Interment Calvary
Cemetery. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to St. Paul Cathedral, 108 N. Dithridge Street Pgh., PA 15213.
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Francis C. "Fran" Coyle On Friday, February
23, 2018 at age 84; beloved husband of 62 years of Helena A. Coyle; father of Francis P. Coyle, M.D. (Cynthia DeAngelis, M.D.),
Nina Coyle Greenberg and Gina Coyle Ayoob (Tom); grandfather of Ethan and Noah Coyle, Mara and Sam Greenberg and Ally, Tommy,
Audrey and Molly Ayoob. Fran was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and will be greatly missed by his family. Friends
will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Sunday
from 2-5PM. Funeral Monday, Mass of Christian burial, St. Bede Church 11AM. The Coyle family would like to express their appreciation
for the care Fran received at Arden Courts for the past 6 months. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to Arden Courts,
380 Wray Large Road, Jefferson Hills, PA 15025.
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Catherine Baine Coleman
Coleman, a retired attorney in Pittsburgh, passed away on February 22 at age 87. Born in Chicago, Illinois, the eldest
of five children of Robert Parnell Baine and Catherine Maloney, she grew up in an Irish family that included one uncle who
was the judge in the famous Leopold and Loeb trial, and another who was Democratic state chair during the Daley era.
A product of the Catholic school system, she attended St. Ignatius School (Chicago), Sacred Heart Academy (Louisville, KY),
Xavier High School (St. Louis, MO) and Webster College (Webster Groves, MO). Cathy would have wanted to recognize and
thank Baine family friend, the late Fr. Chester Bolling, who helped her through some very difficult times in high school,
and who was there for her at many of life's important moments (teaching her to drive with Fr. Joe, co-celebrating her marriage
ceremony, and making annual road trips from Louisville to Pittsburgh to visit her and her young family). Cathy’s
father, a Georgetown law school graduate, strongly discouraged her from pursuing her dream of becoming a lawyer, so Cathy
entered the advertising industry upon graduating from college. While working as a copywriter for a St. Louis ad agency,
a friend set her up on a blind date with Don Coleman, a fourth year medical student at St. Louis University. On their
first date they went to see “Singin’ in the Rain,” which featured main characters Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly)
and Kathy Selden (Debbie Reynolds), which they took as kismet. Cathy and Don would go on to share 59 years of marriage. They
moved to Pittsburgh in 1959 for Don’s medical residency in Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh. Cathy raised
two children, Mary Kate and Sean, both now attorneys, while leading or being active in a host of community organizations,
including AAUW and the Allegheny County Medical Society Auxiliary. Her children couldn’t have asked for a better,
more loving and supportive mother. They recall her as the kind of mom who hand-made Christmas gifts for their teachers
at St. Joseph’s Elementary School in Verona, who threw fantastic themed birthday parties for them when they were kids,
who took gift baskets of food to new neighbors on move-in day, and who, despite fearing driving in the snow, drove her two
kids to Tam O’Shanter art classes at Carnegie Museum for eight winters in a row. When Cathy’s children were older,
they and Don encouraged her to pursue her dream of going to law school. She did so in 1983, entering the University
of Pittsburgh School of Law at age 50 (becoming the first mother-son student combination when her son followed her there two
years later). After graduating from law school, Cathy began a career in family law with her dear friend Carol McCarthy. Carol
and Cathy founded the family law firm McCarthy & Coleman; now known as McCarthy McDonald Schulberg & Joy, it is one
of Pittsburgh’s preeminent family law firms. As an attorney, Cathy was active in the Women in the Law Committee
of the Bar Association, the Family Law section, as well as Bar Association initiatives to promote networking opportunities
for women attorneys. She had a special affinity and sensitivity for children at the center of custody disputes.
She is preceded in death by her husband Don, her sister Patricia Lorsbach, and her brother Robert P. Baine, Jr. She
leaves behind her two children, her beloved granddog Roisin, her younger brothers Larry (St. Louis) and Dick (Philadelphia),
and 29 nephews and nieces, all of whom loved and will miss her dearly. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel
Sons, Inc. 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Sunday 2-4 and 6-8pm. Funeral Monday, Mass of Christian Burial
St. Paul Cathedral, 10:00 A.M. In lieu of flowers, her children request that donations be made to Neighborhood Legal
Services Association or KidsVoice. freyvogelfuneralhome.com
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Paul G. Kachulis
Age 88, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday February 20,
2018. Paul was the beloved husband of the late Patricia "Penny" Kachulis. He is survived by his caring daughter,
whom he adored, Diane "Dani" Robinson, son George Kachulis (Anthea); granddaughters Christina Waters (Joseph) and
Dr. Vanessa Kachulis; his brother Thomas Kachulis (Christine) of Sharon, PA and a number nieces and nephews. The son of Greek
immigrants, Paul was a man of depth and sound perspective. He possessed all the elements of positive character, honesty, humility
and integrity. Charitable, kind, generous and engaging, he was a wholly human gentleman. He responded to the tribulations
of his life and those of his family with strength and quiet resolve. He was a proud and talented lawyer who practiced in Allegheny
County for over 50 years. He was a mentor to many young people and aspiring lawyers. Most importantly Paul was a loving husband,
an attentive father and a loyal friend. He was in life what he valued most in others, a man of substance. Friends will be
received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Friday 2-4
and 6-8PM with the Trisgion Service at 6PM. Funeral Saturday in St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral 12noon. Remembrances
may be made to the Lymphoma Society or St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral.
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Wafia K. Rizk, M.D.
Departed to be with her Lord on Tuesday February
20, 2018. A resident of the Masonic Village of Sewickley, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband Labib S. Rizk,
MD and her son Adel L. Rizk; she is survived by her beloved son, Sherif L. Rizk, MD and Amy Costner and her beloved grandsons,
Matthew, David and Andrew. Sister of Tahni K. Elzik, MD, Ekram K. Elzik, MD and the late Shawky, Sameera, Ensaf and Basma.
Also survived by many nieces and nephews in the USA and Egypt who will miss her for her warmth, her sympathetic ear and her
nurturing heart. Born in Assyut, Egypt, Dr. Rizk graduated from the Cairo University School of Medicine in 1951 and specialized
in Women's Health Care while practicing in Egypt from 1951 until emigrating to Pittsburgh in 1969 with her family where she
continued her practice at Shadyside Hospital until her retirement. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc.
4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Saturday from 9:00-11:00 A.M. followed by a funeral service in the Chapel of Shadyside
Presbyterian Church at 11:30 A.M. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Shadyside Presbyterian Church or Masonic
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Anthony J. Pivirotto
On Tuesday, February 13,
2018, beloved husband of Mary Barbara Flaherty Pivirotto; father of Jean Anne Pellegrino (Carl), Anthony M. Pivirotto (Mary
Jean), Joseph V. Pivirotto and the late William Anthony Pivirotto, Karen Marie Pivirotto, and Michael Bane Pivirotto; grandfather
of Brent Strutt and Mia Katherine Pellegrino; brother of Carlyn Lecce; also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Tony
was a proud graduate of Central Catholic High School and Duquesne University and a former president of the Cystic Fibrosis
Foundation of W. PA and an active board member of the National Italian Sports Hall of Fame Pittsburgh Chapter. Friends will
be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street
on Saturday from 6-8PM and Sunday 2-4 and 6-8PM. Funeral Monday, Mass of Christian Burial, St. Stephen's Church 10AM. Remembrances
may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of W. PA.
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Robert C. Falck
Known as “Bob” to his many friends and family, died Sunday February
11, 2018 at age 82. Bob leaves behind his wife of 58 years, Penelope (Torlidas), daughter Maria, son Robert, son-in-law Larry,
grandchildren Stephanie and Jessica, and step-granddaughter Elinor. Born and raised in Shadyside, the son of Jules and Jean
(Faber) Falck, Bob was a lifelong resident of Brookline. Bob met his future wife while attending Liberty Grade School.
He attended Connelley Vocational High School and graduated from Pennsylvania College of Technology. He served in the U.S.
Army in Germany and upon returning home in 1960 he married Penny at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Oakland. Throughout
his career Bob worked for Allis-Chalmers Manufacturing Co., The Howard P. Foley, Co., A & B Smith Co. and Sargent Electric
Co. He retired from Sargent in 1998. Bob was a lifelong volunteer. For ten years he served as a youth counselor
for the Greek Orthodox Youth Association, through St. Nicholas. After his children grew up and moved on to college,
he turned his energy to helping prepare food for St. Nicholas’ annual Food Festival, something he enjoyed immensely
for many years. He was also long-time volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America, both at the local and council level.
In 1985, Bob received the Silver Beaver Award, presented for distinguished service to young people within a BSA local council.
He also received the Prophet of Elias Award, the highest honor in Greek Orthodox scouting and the St. George Award the highest
honor in Catholic scouting. After his son moved on from scouting, he continued volunteering as a Wood Badge Trainer,
the advanced, national leadership training open to Scouting volunteers and professionals. In his later years, Bob
enjoyed vacationing with his grandchildren, the light of his life. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc.
4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 from 2-4 and 6-8pm, with Trisagion Service at 7:30pm. Funeral
Thursday, February 15, 2018 at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral at 10:00am. Interment to immediately follow in
Homewood Cemetery. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com)
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Clara Thiessen Reiter
Age 85, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 3, 2018. She is survived by her husband
of 54 years, James E. Reiter, and daughters Constance Reiter-Kreps (Douglas) and Nancy Wise ( Dr. Bart Wise) of Lexington
MA, and four grandchildren, Duncan and Abby Kreps and Tucker and Tessa Wise. She is also survived by two sisters, Julia
Celebiler (Dr. Mehmet Celebiler) of Istanbul and Lucy Rawson (Dr. Ian Rawson) and many loving nieces and nephews, grand nieces
and grand nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dr. Gilbert and Lucile Laun Thiessen
and her sister Dr. Doris T. Penman of Los Angeles. Clara graduated from Penn State University and earned a Masters Degree
in Biochemistry from the University of Pittsburgh. She owned with her husband and operated the Three Rivers Academy, an alternative
high school in Pittsburgh. She worked in biochemistry laboratories at Pitt / UPMC for 15 years until her retirement.
As a scientist and educator she was a woman ahead of her time who influenced many young people. Friends will be received
at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Wednesday from 3PM until
a Memorial Service at 5PM. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to the Parkinson's Foundation at Parkinson.org.
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Geneva V. Nelson
On Wednesday, January 31, 2018, Geneva V. Nelson, age 90, beloved wife
of the late Gordon V. Nelson. Mother of Wesley D. Nelson (Robin Smith) and Beth M. Nelson. Grandmother of Brian W. Nelson
and Robert D. Nelson. Sister of David Thompson and the late Robert Thompson and Ray Thompson. A Memorial Service will be held
Saturday March 3, 2018 at the First Lutheran Church (Grant Street) at 4PM. Arrangements by John A. Freyvogel
Sons, Inc. (www.freyvogelfuneralhome).
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Elliott P. "Buzz" Moriarty,
On Wednesday, January 31, 2018,
age 91; beloved husband of Barbara Hill Moriarty; survived by one son Michael and his wife Gordana and their children Tara
and Luka of London, UK and one daughter Adele and her husband Bill and their son Daniel; a sister Shirley Cherry and was pre-deceased
by one sister Lois Allen; also survived by nieces and nephews. Buzz attended and graduated from Valley Forge Military Academy,
entered the US. Army and served in the European Theatre during WWII. Upon returning from military service, he attended and
graduated from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida on a football scholarship. Shortly after graduation, he began
his career in sales for the West Elizabeth Lumber Company eventually retiring as the Vice President of Sales. Buzz enjoyed
a passion for horses and was the former owner of Moriarty Horse Farm as well as Master of the Saxonburg Hunt. There will be
no visitation. Funeral Saturday, Mass of Christian Burial, St. Paul Cathedral 10AM. Interment St. Mary Cemetery (Penn Avenue).
Arrangements by John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com). Remembrances may be made to the
Little Sisters of the Poor 1028 Benton Avenue PGH, PA 15212.
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James G. Holland, Ph.D
James G. Holland, Professor Emeritus of Psychology
at the University of Pittsburgh and Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, died on January 16,
2018. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 40 years, Dr. Pamela Meadowcroft, children, Dr. Jonathan Holland (Malgorzata
Mosiek), Julia Holland Flynn (Timothy), and Dr. Katherine Holland Bouley (Michael), Patricia Holland Smith, James Holland
and grandchildren, Thomas and Anne Bouley. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com)
4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Friday February 2, 2018 from 5-8 PM and will continue on Saturday February 3, 2018
in the University Club of Pittsburgh from 11AM until a Memorial Service at 12 Noon. In lieu of flowers, please contribute
to Western PA Conservancy, 800 Waterfront Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 with the Benjamin T. Holland Memorial Fund in the memo
field of the check or call 412-586-2340.
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Dolores M. McNeil
On Tuesday, January 23, 2018 Dolores M. McNeil passed
away peacefully surrounded by family and friends. Beloved wife of the late Donald McNeil, III; mother of Peggy Salisbury (Bernie)
and Donald McNeil, IV (Paula); grandmother of Chelsea McNeil; daughter of the late Gaton and Violet Collete, twin sister of
the late Loretta Wazalewski; aunt of Danielle and Michael Lowery. Dolores was a LPN for many years, taking care of the elderly
and premature babies. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) 4900 Centre Avenue
at Devonshire Street on Sunday from 2-5PM. Funeral Monday, Mass of Christian Burial, St. Maria Goretti Church, Immaculate
Conception Mission, at 10AM. Remembrances may be made to a charity of one's choice.
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Andrew J. Robosson
On Tuesday, January 23, 2018 beloved son of Gwen
M. Robosson and the late R.P. Robosson; brother of David Robosson, Gwen Fragomen (Austin), John P. Robosson (Teresa) and Mary
Robosson; also survived by his nieces Annie, Emily, Lindsay and Ally; grandson of the late Frances and Robert Wholey, and
Florence and Reginald Robosson. Andy
established a business in landscaping and related construction services, Fairway Landscaping, and managed many projects throughout
the Pittsburgh area. He was an avid golfer and skier and was passionate about the local sports teams. Andy loved
spending time with his family and friends. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com)
4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Friday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral Saturday, Mass of Christian Burial, St. Joseph
Church (Dorseyville Road) at 10a.m. Remembrances may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 333 East Carson Street
Suite 441 Pittsburgh, PA 15219.
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age 96, died on Friday January 19, 2018 at Juniper Village in Forest Hills. She resided for many years at University Square
2 in Oakland, where she had an array of cherished friends. Rita was the mother of loving children, Robert of Lewes, Delaware
and of Fertilia, Sardinia, Italy, Suzanne M. Rini of Pittsburgh and the late Michael and David DeMajistre, who preceded her
in death, as did her husband, Michael R. DeMajistre. She will be missed and remembered by her 6 grandchildren; Robert and
John Eric DeMajistre, Allison DeMajistre, Angela Hay, Matthew and Carlos McClintock and Monica Zubik aa well as her 10 great
grandchildren. Born in 1921on All Saints Day to Josephine and Matthew Barone, Rita was raised in Lawrenceville. She trained
to become a legal stenographer. In later life, she was a legal secretary for Dickie, McCamey & Chilote, and at American
Arbitration. Rita also very much enjoyed volunteering at the Pittsburgh Diocesan Archives. An avid reader, Rita especially
valued the riches of Carnegie Library of Oakland. Her acumen as a wordsmith who daily solved the word puzzles in the Post-Gazette
was admired by family and friends. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) 4900
Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Monday from 2-8P.M. A Mass of Christian Burial for the repose of Rita's soul will be
held at St. Paul Cathedral on Tuesday at 10A.M. Donations will be appreciatively sent to one of Rita's favorite charities,
the Salesian Missionaries of Don Bosco, 2 LeFevre Lane, New Rochelle, NY 10801-5710.
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Lawrence Alfred Demase
Lawrence Alfred Demase,
of Fox Chapel, Pennsylvania, died January 18, 2018 at Shadyside Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania after a brief hospitalization.
Larry was born June 2, 1945 to Elsie Jean (Trager) and Joseph Charles Demase in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and grew
up in the North Hills of Pittsburgh. Larry graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 1967 with a bachelor's of
science in biochemistry and went on to graduate from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 1971. Mr. Demase was a retired partner with the Reed Smith
law firm, where much of his focus was on cases related to the Clean Air Act, the Clean
Water Act and the Superfund program through which the federal government cleans up hazardous waste sites. In
2009 he traveled to Copenhagen to participate in the United Nations summit on climate change, where he worked to
draft a plan that was part of a U.N. resolution on climate change. Throughout his more than 40 years as an attorney,
he represented a wide range of clients at all levels of the judicial system, including the U.S. Supreme Court. But Larry was proudest of his family. He was married
to Patricia (Jalowick) Demase for 50 years. The Demases have two children: Morgan Katherine, who lives in Reading, Massachusetts with
her husband David Copeland and their daughter, Mia Rose Demase Copeland; and Michael Lawrence Demase, who is
completing his studies in computer science at the Pennsylvania State University in Erie. In retirement, Larry
enjoyed traveling, spending time on Cape Cod in Massachusetts and doting on Mia Rose.
is also survived by his brothers Joseph of Tuscon, Arizona; Stevan and his wife Marsha of Abington, Virginia;
and his best friend Kenneth Frederick and his wife Virginia of Atherton, California. He is also survived by Joseph's
son John and Stevan's children, Stevan Jr. and Rachel. Friends will
be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc.(freyvogelfuneralhome.com) 4900 Centre
Avenue at Devonshire Street on Sunday from 12-3 and 6-8PM. Funeral Monday, Mass of Christian Burial, St. Scholastica Church
(309 Brilliant Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15215) at 10AM. (EVERYONE PLEASE GATHER AT CHURCH).
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Patrick Joseph Coyne
Patrick Joseph Coyne, 90, of Point Breeze, originally of Leam, Maam Cross, Co.
Galway, Ireland, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on January 18, 2018. Loving husband of the late Margaret
(Burke) Coyne; Devoted father of Mary (Michael) DiBello, Barbara Coyne, Patrick Coyne Jr., Jean Coyne (Robert Laird), and
the late Theresa Coyne Jones and John Coyne. Wonderful Grandfather to Erin McBride-Lovas (Mark Lovas), Michael (Phoebe), Jonathan,
and Christina DiBello, Katharine Jones, and Margaret and Sarah Laird. Proud Great-Grandfather of Jackson and George Lovas.
Son of the late William and Mary Coyne of Ireland; Brother of Bridget McQuinn, Sarah O’Toole, Bartley Coyne, Barbara
Molloy, the late Mamie Sullivan, the late John Coyne, and the late Liam Coyne, all of Ireland. Pat emigrated from Ireland
in 1948, served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, and was an entrepreneur who found his life-long success in his investment
in rental properties. Pat will be remembered always for his dedication to his family. He was caring, generous, and good natured.
The family of Patrick Coyne would like to thank the Sivitz Hospice. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel
Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Sunday from 2-6PM. Funeral Monday,
Mass of Christian Burial St. Bede Church 10AM.
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January 18, 2018. Beloved father of Danielle N. and Albert J. Diulus; husband of Diane L. Diulus; brother of Julia Emes (Jack);
uncle of Alexandra and Adam Emes; son of the late Ida and Albert A. Diulus; also survived by many loving, aunts, uncles and
cousins. Mark recently opened Alida's restaurant in Lawrenceville which was names after his late parents and was the
owner of Mark Diulus Electric for over 32 years. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com)
4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Monday and Tuesday 2-4 and 6-8PM. Funeral Wednesday, Mass of Christian Burial,
St. Paul Cathedral 10AM.
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James G. Holland, Ph.D
G. Holland, Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh and Fellow of the American Association for the
Advancement of Science, died on January 16, 2018. He leaves behind his
beloved wife of 40 years, Dr. Pamela Meadowcroft, devoted children, Dr. Jonathan Holland (Malgorzata Mosiek), Julia Holland
Flynn (Timothy), and Dr. Katherine Holland Bouley (Michael) and grandchildren, Thomas and Anne Bouley. Extended family include
daughter, Patricia Smith; son, James R. Holland; brother, Robert Holland (Allyne); brother and sisters-in-law Patricia, Linda,
Connie and Jimmy Meadowcroft and many nieces, nephews and their families. Professor Holland received his PhD in Psychology
from the University of Virginia, beginning his career as a research psychologist in the mid 1950s at the Naval Research Labs
in Washington DC. The renowned psychologist, B.F. Skinner, recruited Holland to Harvard University to develop a new method
of teaching and learning: programmed instruction. It was there that Holland and Skinner co-authored the book, The Analysis of Behavior, which for over 50 years was a leading text for teaching young psychologists worldwide. Holland
left Harvard in 1965 for the University of Pittsburgh's Learning Research and Development Center and the Psychology Department
where he remained until retirement in 2003. He estimated that he taught well over 10,000 undergraduate students as well a
devoted cadre of graduate students.
While at Pitt, he consulted in Central and
South America in areas of education, child health, and the science of human behavior. During the 1960s, Holland was an outspoken
critic of the Vietnam War. Since he had served proudly as a Marine prior to college, he led the antiwar effort with unique
credibility, both locally and nationally. He hosted in his home national leaders including Julian Bond, Noam Chomsky, and
Benjamin Spock and worked locally on peace and justice issues. During Holland’s tenure as President of the University
Faculty Senate in the mid 1990s, he was a passionate advocate for faculty. He
championed shared governance between the administration and faculty and served as Chair and member of the University Health
and Benefits Committee well past his retirement. In 2003, he received the Faculty Senate’s Distinguished Service Award
for his work spanning many decades. During retirement, Holland became an active member of the improvisational troupe, Wing and a Prayer Pittsburgh Players where he performed stories about growing up on Cockspur and Tybee Islands
in the Savannah River and enjoying the giant oak tree and the squirrels in his Pittsburgh backyard. Pam recalls Jim’s
great kindness throughout his life. “He never spoke ill of anyone; he fought over ideas and policies but in the end,
even his rivals became friends.” His children commented that they learned much from their dad including the key to a
happy marriage, focusing on what is important, living life in the moment and questioning authority. In 2000, Jim and Pam created
the Benjamin T. Holland Memorial Fund for Land Stewardship at the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, to honor son, Benjamin,
who died in 1998. The fund now serves as an endowment for the continued stewardship of these
lands, forests, and streams. In lieu of flowers, please contribute to this fund at Western PA Conservancy, 800 Waterfront
Dr., Pittsburgh PA 15222 with the fund’s name in the memo field of the check or call 412.586.2340. Visitation and a memorial service will be held and announced
at a later date. Arrangements by John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc.
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Vasiliki I. Koromvokis
On Sunday, January 14, 2018, beloved daughter of the late Ioannis and Maria Gannas Spanos; mother of Maria Menas (late
George), George and Konstantinos Koromvokis; aunt of Maria and Ioannis Spanos; grandmother of Dimitrios E. Menas, Sophia G.
Koromvokis, Stephania Spanos McLaughlin and Elias Alsippi. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. 4900 Centre
Avenue at Devonshire Street (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) on Thursday 2-4 and 6-8pm with Trisagion Service at 7:30pm. Funeral
Friday in St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral at 11:00am.
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Marilyn Pfohl Donnelly
On Sunday, January 7, 2018, age 88, of Pittsburgh,
from complications of vascular dementia. Loving wife of the late Thomas Joseph Donnelly; beloved mother of T. Christopher
Donnelly (wife Carolyn Bitetti) of Belmont, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Anne Donnelly (husband Phillip Pulaski) of Belmont, Massachusetts,
Heather Annaloro (husband Charles Annaloro) of Longboat Key, Florida, Michael Donnelly (wife Peggy Finnegan) of Wexford, Pennsylvania,
and Megan Donnelly (husband Michael Comeau) of Rye, New Hampshire; devoted grandmother to thirteen grandchildren. Preceded
in death by husband Thomas J. Donnelly, son Peter Donnelly, daughter Daria Donnelly (husband Steven Weissburg), brother John
Leo Pfohl, Jr., brother Donald Evrard Pfohl, sister Betty Anne Pfohl, mother Elizabeth Evrard Pfohl, and father John Leo Pfohl.
Generous leader and supporter of numerous Catholic and community institutions including International Poetry Forum, Advisory
Council; Pittsburgh Public Theater, Board of Directors; Pittsburgh Center for the Arts; WQED; St. Anthony’s School for
Exceptional Children; Katharine Dean Tillotson School; Beginning with Books; Carnegie Museum of Art, Women’s Committee;
Weston Jesuit School of Theology, Advisory Board; Chimbote Foundation, Board of Directors; and Carlow University, founding
member of Madwomen in the Attic. Honoree, The Marilyn P. Donnelly Distinguished Writer-in-Residence Program Endowment, established
by her late husband via a gift to the MFA Program at Carlow University. Editor, Carnegie Institute of Technology News
Service (1951-1952). Published poet (Coda: Autumn House Press, 2010; Benediction of Love: Madbooks, 2009;
select poems in The Christian Science Monitor, The Wall Street Journal, The Cape Codder, and Sojourner).
“Miss Toast of the Town,” 1951. Carlow College Woman of Spirit honoree, 1995. Along with her husband, recipient
of an Elsie Award, presented by WQED Multimedia and community leader and philanthropist Elsie Hillman, 1996; Arthritis Foundation
of Western Pennsylvania honorees, 1999; and recipients of the Foundations and Donors Interested in Catholic Activities’
highest honor, the Charles Carroll Award in Catholic Philanthropy, 2005. Graduate of Ursuline Academy, Pennsylvania College
For Women (B.A. English, 1951) and one-and-a-half years toward a Master of Fine Arts degree at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop,
the University of Iowa. An avid reader, writer, and friend to many. Family and friends will be received at JOHN A.
FREYVOGEL SONS, INC, 4900 Centre Avenue of Devonshire Street (412-621-1665/freyvogelfuneralhome.com) on Friday, January
12, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in Sacred Heart Parish, 310 Shady Avenue, on Saturday, January
13 at 10 a.m. with interment to follow at Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Carlow University,
3333 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.
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Jane Banning Katselas
On Tuesday January 2, 2018, Jane Banning Katselas. Born in Connellsville
PA, Jane, graduated from high school, attended Fairfax Hall in Virginia and studied painting and design at Parsons School
of Design in New York, the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, and Carnegie Tech, where, in 1950 she met by accident her husband-to-be
architect Tasso Katselas on the last day of school. She became his harshest critic while they worked closely together in those
early years. When Tasso was working out of their home, Jane was draftsman, renderer and bookkeeper. Later, during the design
of the new Pittsburgh International Airport, she scoffed at the layout and number of restroom facilities and insisted on their
increase in the final design. Jane was an active painter and muralist, with work on her husband's buildings at East Hills
School and the North Side Community Campus. She was involved in a variety of civic and social groups. She designed the poster
for the first Three Rivers Arts Festival, and ran the Family Foundation with grants to help foster educational improvements
and growth at the Propel School, The Woodlands, St. Vincent and others. She is survived by her husband and daughters Dana
Katselas of Ossining, NY, Lisa Katselas of Hastings-on-Hudson, NY, and granddaughter Drew McCarron, sister Mary Ann Opperman
of Princeton, NJ, and cousin Bill Sechler of Connellsville. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. 4900
Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) on Tuesday January 9, 2018 from 2-4 and 6-8pm. Funeral
and interment will be private. Remembrances may be made to The Woodlands School, United Way, St. Vincent, and Point
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James William Hull
James William Hull – “Fox”
to his friends, was born on December 6, 1928 at Suburban General Hospital, Bellevue, PA to the late Pearl Craver and Edward
Hull. He passed away on Sunday, December
31, 2017 - he was 89 years old. He
was preceded in death by his favorite girl Kathleen
(Kat) Hull (2009) with whom he had shared 58½ years of marriage and his beloved daughter, Kathy Elaine Hull (1983).
He is survived by his four (4) daughters - Billie F. Watkins, Sharon M. Hull, Cynthia L. Bruce (Terrance), Keisha N. Durham. He was Brother to Charles Hull, Thomas Hull, Barbara
Ann Cooper, Doris Hull-Kelly and the late Edward Hull, Jr. and Connie Christmas as well as Brother-in-Law and Uncle to a host
of nieces and nephews. He is also
survived by and Pap to five (5) grandchildren - Toya L. Watkins, G. Jourdan W. Martin, TerraLyn Paolino (James), Christopher
L.J. Bruce, Shannyn A. Giesey (Sam), and ten (10) great-grandchildren Kierre A.J. Durham, Taylor E. Allen, Tierra Durham,
Dallas J. Paolino, Kennedi R. Paolino, Hunter L. Paolino, Mason E. Giesey, Jayden C. Bruce, Maxwell X. Giesey and Jackson
A. Bruce. Fox was a dedicated husband, father, brother and friend and all that knew and loved him will miss him greatly. Friends
will be received on Monday, January 8, 2018 at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) 4900 Centre Avenue-at Devonshire Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 from 11:00am to 1:00pm with a brief service
immediately following at 1:00pm. A
private family internment will be held at Homewood Cemetery.
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Mary Madelyn “MM” Gannon Castner
Mary Madelyn “MM” Gannon Castner, age 92, died peacefully on December 29, 2017 at Presbyterian
Senior Care in Oakmont, PA. From her birth in Pittsburgh, on March 20, 1925 to her death she nourished her family and friends
with love and faith. She was born in Squirrel Hill to Edward J.I. Gannon and Mary Dunn Gannon and was the oldest of three
children. After graduating from St Philomena’s parochial school and Sacred Heart High School, MM attended the Margaret
Morrison Carnegie College of the Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie Mellon University) in Pittsburgh. MM was graduated
in 1947 with a BS degree. While at Margaret Morrison, she helped to found the Beta Nu Chapter of Delta Gamma Fraternity in
1944. MM married Robert J. Castner on November 27, 1947. MM and Bob had ten children, which kept MM busy organizing school
and after-school activities with the skills of an air traffic controller. MM had the gift of treating everyone as special
and unique. She was a Cub Scout den mother and a leader in the Mother’s Guilds at St. Philomena and Central Catholic.
Once her children left the nest, MM shared her energy and warm personality by volunteering as a docent at Clayton, the Pittsburgh
home of Henry Clay Frick, as well as at the Carnegie Museum of Art. MM loved to travel, organizing many vacation trips involving
drives across the US or to the beach with her entire family and, later, with Bob or with friends. She especially enjoyed sharing
stories of her trips to Ireland, Italy and Australia. Left to honor MM and remember her love are MM’s ten children,
Robert J. Castner, Jr. (Kathleen), Edward R. Castner (Nancy), William M. Castner, Michael F. Castner (Ann), Madelyn F. Castner,
Lawrence V. Castner (Priscilla), John C. Castner (Jane), James G. Castner (Kelly), Mark J. Castner (Sondra), and Jeanne “Bitsy”
Davis (John); twenty grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a brother, Edward J. I. Gannon, Jr.; and many nieces and nephews.
MM was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and sister Jeanne Gannon Alvin. MM will be remembered as a bright, shining
light in the various organizations and churches she served. The family will greet friends from 2 to 4 and 6-8 p.m. on Thursday,
January 4, 2018 at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street (freyvogelfuneralhome.com). Funeral
Friday January 5, 2018, Mass of Christian Burial at St. Bede Church, 509 South Dallas Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA at 11:00AM. Interment
will follow at Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in MM’s name to the Clayton Conservation
Project at the Frick Art & Historical Center.
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Commander Ronald Freeman
Ronald B. Freeman of Pittsburgh died peacefully in his home from complications of leukemia in the
early morning hours of December 27, 2017 with his children by his side. For 81 years, Ron led an adventure-filled life,
marked by a distinguished career in law enforcement, academia, and the military. A beloved father, an accomplished artist,
a natural comedian, and a local celebrity of sorts, Ron was a humble man with an incredible
reach. Born on May 1, 1936 to Paul and Dorothy (Snyder) Freeman, Ron grew up in Clearfield
County, PA, enjoying rural life as part of a hard-working family that included Ron’s
older sister Judy and younger brother Jerry. When a fellow coal miner was killed during an accident, Ron’s father
relocated the family to Baltimore, MD in search of safer employment. Ron’s parents eventually settled in Pittsburgh,
where he joined them after serving with the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Easy going
by nature, Ron was gifted in making genuine connections with people from all walks of life. This included everyone from U.S. Presidents and famous actors to the pharmacy
workers in his local grocery store who visited him during his most recent stay in the hospital. Ron provided true compassion and comfort to crime victims and their families, an ability that is likely rooted in the
personal loss of his brother who was tragically killed in a car accident at the age of 25. Ron had a deep well of compassion for others, often seeing the humanity in enemy soldiers and even the most hardened
of criminals when others might not. Ron excelled at the art of interrogation, finding that making human connections
with suspects was more humane and productive than other techniques. Ron balanced the
demanding field of police work by pursuing artistic endeavors. Though he won awards for both sculpting and painting,
Ron’s true passion was woodworking. Most of all, he enjoyed using the lathe to make his signature pieces, which
included candle holders and vases. Ever the country boy, Ron loved animals, especially the wild groundhogs, deer, foxes, and
birds that he fed regularly in his backyard. Ron was especially captivated by the dolphins that swim in the Calibogue
Sound off Hilton Head Island, an annual vacation spot for the past forty years. Despite numerous professional pursuits and
achievements, Ron is best remembered for his never-ending sense of humor and well-received practical jokes. Ron could
easily capture an audience on the sidewalk, at dinner, in a classroom, or on a crime scene; telling stories as if he and his
audience were reliving them together in real time. Ron is survived by his partner of 11 years Evie Levine of Pittsburgh; daughter
Anne Shonnard, son-in-law Doug, and grandchildren C.J. and Jonnie of Northern, VA; daughter Kara Miller, son-in-law Bill,
grandchildren Nina and Michael Zinobile, and their father Tom Zinobile of Pittsburgh; daughter Amy Freeman, daughter-in-law
Brianna Enriquez, and grandchildren Benjamin and Kate Freeman of Seattle, WA; son Ron Paul Freeman, daughter-in-law Amy, and
grandchildren Nicholas and Dessa of Pittsburgh; mother of his children Rosemary Freeman of Seattle, WA; sister Judy Jowanowitch
of Mahaffey, PA; nephew Steve Kensinger of Wilkins Township, PA; and grandniece/godchild Ena Marion of Bellevue, PA.
Ron is also survived by Dennis Logan of Pittsburgh, Richard McDonald of Cecil Township,
and Brian Kohlhepp of Ross Township, who Ron and his family refer to collectively as Ron’s other sons. Friends will be received from
2 - 4 p.m. and 6 - 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. 4900 Centre Avenue at
Devonshire Street (freyvogelfuneralhome.com). Funeral Tuesday in Heinz Memorial Chapel at 11 a.m., followed by a reception
at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral. A private burial will take place in Mahaffey, PA. Ron’s family and friends are working with Duquesne University
to set up an endowed scholarship in Ron's name. In lieu of flowers, tax-deductible donations may be made to the Ronald Freeman
Forensic Scholarship, and sent to the attention of Jim Miller, University Advancement; Duquesne University; 600 Forbes Avenue;
Pittsburgh, PA 15282.
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Althea L. McCalmont
Passed away at age 96 at her long-time residence, the Royal York Apartments
in Oakland, on December 15, 2017. Althea grew up in Masontown, PA and was preceded in death by her husband, John E. McCalmont
and is survived by a brother, Saul Lowe of Chesapeake, Virginia. Althea received her Undergraduate Degree from the Pennsylvania
College for Women and her Master's in Education from the University of Pittsburgh. She was a lifelong educator, having taught
at Russell Sage College, Carnegie Institute of Technology, The Ellis School and finally Point Park University, where she served
as Dean of Curricular Administration and Policy. Interment in Homewood Cemetery was private. Arrangements by John A. Freyvogel
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Walter L. Pilant
L. Pilant passed away peacefully at the age of 86 on December 15th, 2017. Born in Los Angeles, California, he was a graduate
of Cal-Tech, UCLA, served in the Army, and moved to Pittsburgh in 1963 where he taught for over 30 years at the University
of Pittsburgh. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Carol, and their children Michael of Texas, Mark of New Hampshire,
Michelle and Jeffrey of Pittsburgh, and Andrew of Israel. He will be greatly missed by many grandchildren and great grandchildren,
here and abroad, who love him very much. Walter was a lifelong member of the Episcopal Church and served in many ways.
He enjoyed scouting, coaching, and taking his family on adventures. He will be remembered as mentor, author, and a speaker
who was passionate about his work in the field. There will be no visitation and a memorial service will be held at a later
date. Arrangements by John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc.
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David Paul Connolly,
Age 81, passed away at his home in Sarasota, FL on December 13, 2017.
He was born October 1, 1936 in Pittsburgh, the second child to the late J. Wray Connolly and Pauline Rock Connolly.
David is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years, Joeanne “Cooky” Connolly; a son, David (Erin); four daughters,
Colleen (Jeffrey) Smith, Meghan (Gregory) Hanes, Cara (Seth) Carpien and Anne (William) Menke; and 13 grandchildren who loved
him dearly. To his grandchildren he was known by many names: as “Gumpa” to Conor and Reilly Smith;
as “Man” to Mia and Arlo Hanes, Addison, Jacob, Caitlin and Quinn Carpien, and Caroline, Emma and Grace Menke;
and for some reason, he was known as “Al” to William “Finn” and Georgina “Georgie” Connolly.
He is also survived by two sisters-in-law: Mary Glynn McAraw and Denise (Bernard) McGinley as well as many nieces and nephews.
He is also survived by a sister, Patricia (Edwin) Gaus and was preceded in death by his brother John W. “J” (Shirley)
Connolly. He graduated from the Saint Vincent Preparatory School and went on to John Carroll University and then the
Stritch School of Medicine at Loyola University of Chicago. After medical school he served with the United States Air
Force as a flight surgeon, serving in Vietnam and Okinawa. This was followed by an Internship at Akron General, a Residency
at Mercy Hospital and a fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Hospital in New York City. After returning to
Pittsburgh, David began a medical practice which flourished for more than 30 years, culminating with his service as the Chief
of Surgery at St. Margaret Memorial Hospital in Aspinwall. David was a member of the Pittsburgh Field Club, and The Oaks Club
in Sarasota, FL. Throughout his life, he maintained many interests. Most notably, he was an avid private pilot
who owned several airplanes, and an expert shooter, participating in skeet, trap and sporting clays. He was an ardent
Steeler fan, making every effort to see the games wherever he was located. In retirement, he enjoyed playing golf,
travelling the world with his loving wife, reading copious books and doing a daily crossword puzzle. He was most content,
however, when he was spending time with family at his home in Florida, or shoehorned into a tiny beach house in Stone Harbor,
NJ with his wife, children and their families. He will be missed by the hordes of close friends that he so easily made
throughout his life, including his “extended family” in Stone Harbor. Friends will be received from 2:00 to 8:00
p.m., Wednesday December 20, 2017 at JOHN A. FREYVOGEL SONS, INC. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire
Street (412) 621-1665. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:00 a.m., Thursday, December 21, 2017, in St.
Mary’s Church, 2510 Middle Rd., Glenshaw, PA 15116. A Celebration of Life will also be held in January for his
many friends in Sarasota, FL. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Margaret Hospital Foundation or the American
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Anthony J. Pokora
Sunday, December 3, 2017, age 61 of Brighton Heights formally of the Southside. Son of the late Honorable Harry and Wanda
Pokora; loving father to Robert, Angelica, and Francheska Pokora; dear brother to Deborah Pokora Schrager (David) and Harry
Pokora (Renée), and Larry Pokora (Virgina); caring Uncle to Valerie and Bob Rose, Dan Mackey, Morgan, Chris, Katie
and Julia Pokora and many loving cousins. Tony was active for many years in city politics until June of 2017. During his career
he served in the City of Pittsburgh Controller's Office, as a member of former Mayor Ravenstahl's financial staff, and as
a member of Allegheny County Controller Chelsey Wagner's financial staff. When he wasn't working he could be found at one
of his children's activities, at a political fundraiser, hunting and fishing, or at his church. Tony had a great, spiritual
love for our Lord and his many friends and family, he will truly be missed by all. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel
Sons, Inc. 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) on Sunday December 17, 2017 from 2-8pm. Funeral
Monday, December 18, 2017, Mass of Christian Burial St. Sebastian Church at 10:00 AM.
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Pete C. Paras
On Saturday, December 9, 2017, Pete C. Paras, age
80. Beloved husband of Jane K. Paras. Father of William L. Paras (Cindy), Constance P. Wong (Walter). Grandfather of Alexis
Paras. Brother of John Paras and Van Paras and the late Bessie Patsilivas. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel
Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Wednesday 2-4 and 6-8pm with the
Trisagion Service at 7pm. Funeral Thursday in the Dormition of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Church (Oakmont) at 11am.
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Services are private.
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Alec B. Cheng
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George V. Copetas
On Sunday December 3, 2017 at
the age of 89, beloved husband of Helen Poulimenos Copetas; father of Vasili "Bill" Copetas; brother of Athena Mandros,
Aphradite Desimpris of Athens, Greece and the late Nick Copetas, also survived by many nieces and nephews. George was a server
at the William Penn Hotel for over 35 years. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com)
4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Wednesday 2-4 and 6-8pm with Trisagion Service at 7:30pm. Funeral Thursday in St.
Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral at 11am. Remembrances may be made to St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral Building Fund,
419 S. Dithridge Street, Pgh., PA 15213.
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Frances L. Cerrone
On Sunday December
3, 2017 at age 85, beloved wife of Dominick E. Cerrone; mother of Frank Cerrone (Cynthia), Mary Cerrone (Kevin Wagstaff),
Paula Cerrone (Scott Stern), Catherine Fratto (Raymond), and Dominick Cerrone (Olivier Thiry); grandmother of Anna and Peter
Wagstaff, John, Joseph and Julia Stern, and Mia, Nicola and Nina Fratto. Frances was much cherished for her love of family,
her humility, selflessness and her strong faith in God. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons Inc. 4900 Centre
Avenue at Devonshire Street (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) on Tuesday 5-8pm. Funeral Wednesday, Mass of Christian Burial St. Bede
Church 10:00am. Remembrances may be made to St. Bede Church 509 S. Dallas Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15208.
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Patricia Gillard Bush
On Thursday, November 30, 2017 at the age of 87.
Beloved wife of 57 years to John W. Bush who predeceased her. A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, Pat is survived
by cousins; Jean Shafer Barnes of Orlando, FL, Betty Jo Ehlert of Jupiter, FL, James H. Gillard of Alexandria, VA and sister
in law June M. Bush of Seminole, FL. There will be no visitation. Funeral and interment will be private. In lieu of flowers,
remembrances may be made to the University of Pittsburgh School of Arts and Sciences, the Salvation Army, WQED of the Greater
Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. Arrangements by John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc.
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Joan Elbert Becker
On Thursday November 30, 2017, beloved wife of seventy
years of Lester F. Becker; mother of Scott Elbert Becker (Barbara); grandmother of Llyod and Todd Becker, Stephen Spagnol
and Stafanie Stukel; cousin of Marcia Schwuchow. Raised in Waynesboro, PA and a graduate of Wilson College class of 1947,
Joan married Lester in 1947 and they moved, together with their son Scott, to Pittsburgh in 1956 where she received her Master's
Degree in Library Science from Carnegie Tech and worked as a librarian at Chatham College. An avid traveler, Joan visited
most of the United States including Alaska and Hawaii and the National Parks, Central and South America, Europe and the Far
East. By far, she enjoyed and found her Nirvana in New Mexico, especially Ghost Ranch where she worked on archeological digs,
hiked the mountains and enjoyed weaving. After leaving Chatham's library, Joan volunteered for years at the Bryn Mawr - Vassar
Book Store, the Anthropology Department of Carnegie Museum and was an avid patron of the Pittsburgh Symphony, the Arts and
Lecture Series, the City Theatre and several women's groups at First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh. There will be no visitation,
a memorial service will be announced and held at a later date. Arrangements by John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc.
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Dr. Keith Bemer, Ph.D.
Dr. Keith Bemer, Ph.D., an Upper School Science Teacher at the Winchester Thurston School, passed away
on November 27, 2017 following a recurrence of Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma. He was 41 years old. Keith was a hero to his
wife and his three young daughters, ages three, five and eight. He will be remembered for his kindness, his curiosity,
his strength and his love of learning.
Keith was born on
March 10, 1976 in suburban Cleveland, Ohio, the younger of Bonnie and Bill Bemer's two sons. His childhood memories
centered first on juggling and karate, and later on skateboarding, listening to music with friends, watching NBA basketball
and enjoying the traditional Slovak dishes of his large extended family. A skateboarding accident in his sophomore year
of high school left Keith with a broken femur and an extended convalescence. Always a curious and avid reader, he used this
unexpected downtime to develop a serious interest in ancient philosophy and literature. Though he would soon return
to an active social life, his interest in the written word never waned.
At St. John's College in Annapolis, Keith
found his intellectual home. He embraced the ‘Great Books’ curriculum and reveled in the community of talented
and curious thinkers. This unique college experience defined his career path and teaching style in the years to come.
Upon graduation in 1998, Keith worked briefly at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington D.C. He spent several years
as an inventor at Walker Digital, the founding parent company of Priceline.com, and was named on a number of the firm's patents
related to the use of technology in commerce. Keith's love of learning eventually brought him back to the classroom.
Beginning in 2003, he spent two years as a New York City Teaching Fellow during which time he taught math at Progress High
School in Brooklyn, NY and completed a M.S. in Teaching at Pace University in New York, in 2005.
well-prepared by St. John’s, Keith joined the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh
in 2005. Initially uncertain about his area of specialization, he quickly gravitated toward Ancient Greek Philosophy and Science
and became an active member of the Classics, Philosophy and Ancient Science Program. Under the guidance of Allan Gotthelf
and James Lennox, he selected as the focus of his dissertation one of Aristotle’s least studied yet most important works,
his History of Animals. He successfully defended his dissertation, “A Philosophical Examination of Aristotle’s
History of Animals” in 2014. While working on it he was also assisting Gotthelf and Lennox with the preparation
for publication of a commentary on a new Greek edition of the History of Animals, work he continued after graduation. Much
beloved as a teacher and colleague, after graduating Keith continued as a part-time instructor for both the HPS and Philosophy
departments. In 2014, Keith joined
the Science Department of The Winchester Thurston School as a Physics teacher. He was energized by the opportunity to teach
and learn from a diverse group of talented students. He loved to inspire curiosity through creative lab experiments,
and often brought stories of his day home to the family dinner table. Friends will remember Keith's open and warm personality.
Fitness and good coffee were essential ingredients in his daily life. In addition to a regular weightlifting routine,
Keith loved running in Highland Park, biking with his kids, and taking long walks with his beloved Boston Terrier, Wendy.
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Francis “Frank” A.
Just shy of his 99th birthday, Frank was called to heaven quietly and peacefully
on Saturday, November 25. He enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends bearing a smile. He is survived
by his daughter, Michele Clemens, and son, Fran Muracca (Cristina Silva). He cherished his grandchildren, Michael, Eric, Christopher
and Alexandra. He is also survived by his sister, Dolores Warwick (Jack), and numerous nieces and nephews. Proceeded
in death by his sisters, Mary Matiyak (Andrew) and Phyllis Maiorana (Jerry). Frank was born and raised in Rankin, Pennsylvania.
He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 1940 and its Law School in 1942, completing his law degree in two years.
Frank entered the Army as an enlisted man in November 1942 and was commissioned a second lieutenant on November 17, 1943,
two days after being admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar. His tour of duty was confined to the European Theater in the
Seine Section (Paris) and later in the Delta Base Section (Marseilles). Frank attended the University of Paris where he studied
Japanese as he prepared to enter World War II. He was discharged from the Army as a Captain.
He was in private legal practice and served as an Arbitrator well into his 80s.
In 2003, Frank was honored by the Allegheny County Bar Association for his sixty years of practice of law. He was a life long
member of Churchill Country Club and an avid card player. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc.
(freyvogelfuneralhome.com) 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Monday 2-4 and 6-8pm. Funeral Tuesday, Mass of Christian
Burial, Time Later. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Frank’s memory to The Children’s Hospital
of Pittsburgh Foundation (Pediatric Asthma Center) or Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC.
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James R. "Squeege" Diulus
On Saturday November 18, 2017, beloved husband of
Edye Scott Diulus; father of Lisa Diulus Bird (John) and Scott V. Diulus (Marie); grandfather of Deanna and Andrew Bird and
Domenic and Vincent Diulus; brother of Guy "Bud" Diulus (Helen), Edward Diulus, and William Diulus (Marian); brother-in-law
of Anna Mae Quinn; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Jim was born and raised in Panther Hollow into a large and loving
family, a longtime Pitt fan, his pride and joy was his family, especially his loving grandchildren. Friends will be received
at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Monday and Tuesday 2-4 and 6-8pm. Funeral Wednesday,
Mass of Christian Burial St. Paul Cathedral 10:00am. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com)
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Ursula E. Kelly, S.S.N.D.
Peacefully died on Sunday November 5, 2017 at the
Vincentian Home in the North Hills surrounded by caring staff and family. Sister Ursula was the daughter of the late John
W. Kelly and Elizabeth O'Toole Kelly. She is survived by her two sisters; Sister Kathleen Kelly, S.S.N.D. and Sister Elizabeth
Maries Kelly, S.S.N.D. The family members that have preceded Sister Ursula in death are; Regina, Father John W,. Kelly, C.S.s.R.,
Martin and Gerard. Sister Ursula received her education at Saint Philomena in Squirrel Hill, Holy Angels Academy in Fort Lee,
NJ and Duquesne University. Her ministry of teaching began in Baltimore at Saint Joseph Monastery in September 1958 until
the call came from Pittsburgh in 1963 to teach at Most Holy Name School in Troy Hill. Then she was asked to go to St. Joseph's
in Verona as Principal and teacher. Sister's next assignment was to become Consultant for her order on the East Coast. In
1974, Auxiliary Bishop John McDowell asked Sister to begin a certification program for religious education personal which
she directed until retirement in 2009 and worked as a consultant for the Catholic School Catechesis. Sister wrote many articles
for the Pittsburgh Catholic as well as Guidelines for Religious Education on all levels. Sister Ursula was a faith-filled
woman that tried to live for 62 years of her religious vows in all ways - she full filled all aspects. Friends will be received
at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Saturday
and Sunday from 12 - 4pm. Funeral Monday, Mass of Christian Burial, St. Paul Cathedral 10am. In lieu of flowers, the family
respectfully asks ALL donations be made to the retirement fund of School Sisters of Notre Dame, 6401 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21212 or Vincentian Home 111 Perrymont Road Pittsburgh, PA 15237. A special thank you to all staff for services
and care done in loving, prayerful manner for the Kelly Family.
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McKenna, 84, of Towson MD, formerly of Pittsburgh, passed away peacefully the evening of Friday November 3, 2017 surrounded
in the warmth and love of his wife and children at Stella Maris Hospice, Timonium MD. Bernard was born in Pittsburgh’s
West End to William & Elizabeth “Stack” McKenna on May 17, 1933. He attended St. James High School in
Pittsburgh’s West End. On October 24, 1959 he married Carol Ann Valentine, his wife of 58 years. He graduated
from the university of hard knocks and had many jobs through out his life, retiring from Equitable Gas. Of his many work stories,
he spoke most fondly of his time at Isaly’s, where he met the loves of his life, chipped ham and Carol Valentine.
He served as Pack leader of Cub Scouts Pack 169 at St. Mary’s of the Assumption, Glenshaw. He was very involved
in his church where he served as a Eucharistic Minister & Usher. Bernard is preceded in death by his parents William &
Elizabeth (Stack) and brothers Maurice and William. He will be deeply missed by his beloved wife, Carol Ann (Valentine), daughters
Colleen married to Michael Canary, Tampa FL, Shannon married to Melissa Ferguson, Canton OH, sons Sean, Pittsburgh, Matthew
married to Patrick Kubovcik, Towson, MD, Russell Graham, Alexandria VA, and sisters Elizabeth Jean and Marie Eileen, both
from Pittsburgh. He was the proud grandfather of Seanna McKenna, Julian Canary, Cody Ferguson, and Meghan, Blair &
Colin Graham and uncle to many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com)
4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Wednesday 2-4 and 6-8pm. Funeral Thursday, Mass of Christian Burial, St. Maurice
Church (2001 Ardmore Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15221) at 11:30A.M. EVERYONE PLEASE GATHER AT CHURCH. Interment in the National
Cemetery of the Alleghenies will be private. Please make any memorial contributions to the, East End Animal Resource
Center 6926 Hamilton Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15208.
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Roger W. Hendrix
A memorial service will be held in Heinz Chapel at
2:00 pm on Friday, November 10, 2017 for Distinguished Professor Roger Hendrix, who passed away on August 15, 2017 at the
age of 74. A reception will immediately follow. Please join family, friends and colleagues from around the world in Celebration
of Dr. Hendrix's long and notable career, his dedication to science, and his many accomplishments which have always shined
a bright, positive light on our university. Dr. Hendrix joined the University of Pittsburgh in 1973, being tenured in the
Department of Biological Sciences in 1978, promoted to Full Professor in 1986, and Distinguished Professor in 2009. The focus
of Dr. Hendrix's work has been on the structure, assembly and evolution of bacteriophages, viruses that infect bacterial cells.
His development of methods for studying viral assembly paved the way for detailed biochemical and structural analyses of this
process, and his studies of bacteriophages genomics opened the field of viral diversity and evolution. These scientific contributions
were recognized by Roger's election as a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology, as a recipient of the National Academy
of Sciences Prize for Excellence in Scientific Reviewing, and by winning the Chancellor's Distinguished Research Award. He
was also a keen musician with mastery of many instruments including the clarinet. He was a regular contributor to the University
of Pittsburgh Orchestra and a member of the woodwind section for over 30 years. Arrangements by John A. Freyvogel
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Elaine S. Moreland
On Thursday October 26, 2017, Elaine S. Moreland. Beloved daughter of William Ford
and Ellen Zook Moreland. Sister of Raymond and Ted Moreland. Also survived by many other family members and friends and her
four legged babies; Hoover and Pouncy. Elaine was a graduate of The Ellis School and Carnegie Mellon University. and was a
resident of Greenwich, CT for the past 15 years. A memorial service will be held at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street Friday at 2pm.
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Lynn Hardie Burgan
27th Lynn Hardie Burgan died peacefully. Wife of the late Sterling I. Burgan, mother of
Hardie F. Burgan (Allison) and Blythe Burgan Davis (George): grandmother of Alexandra M. Davis and Andrew R. Davis.
Mrs. Burgan attended the Ellis School, Winchester Thurston and graduated from Ogontz Junior College. Mrs. Burgan was presented
at The Cinderella Ball: member of The Linden Garden Club and The Junior League. Her family is grateful for the loving care
of the staff at Rebecca Residence where her memorial service will be held @11:00, November 4th, 3746 Cedar Ridge Road, Allison Park, PA 15101. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Good Samaritan Hospice, 116 Browns Hill Road, Valencia, PA 16059.
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Christine A. Petraglia
On Tuesday, October 24, 2017, beloved wife of the
late Dr. Carmen A. Petraglia; mother of Elizabeth Flynn (Michael D.), Patricia Carnevali (Steve), Carmen (the late Peggy),
Barbara McGregor (Paul), Robert ( Cindy), Dr. William (Sandy) and the late Louis Petragalia (Joanne); survived by 18 grandchildren
and 23 great grandchildren, sister of Teresa Chianelli and the late Frank L. Chianelli and Mary Kozak. Christine loved her
family and adored and was adored by her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Friends will be received at John A.
Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Thursday
5-8pm and Friday 2-4 and 6-8pm. Funeral Saturday, Mass of Christian Burial, St. Maria Goretti Parish Immaculate Conception
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Eileen O'Toole Carey
On Monday October 23, 2017, beloved wife of
Thomas J. Carey; mother of Kathleen A. Carey (Barry), Bryan P. Carey (Mary Ellen), Colleen C. Knecht (Robert), Maureen E.
Carey, Kevin M. Carey, James O'Toole Carey and the late Thomas M. Carey; sister of Joseph (Diane), Terrence (Kitty), Patrick
(Amy) and the late James (Janice) and Martin O'Toole (Carol); grandmother of Brendon, Carey, Katie, Riley, Mary, Michael,
Seamus, Quinn, Ruby, Maeve and Thomas; also survived by nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel
Sons, Inc. 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) on Wednesday 2-4 and 6-8pm. Funeral Thursday,
Mass of Christian Burial St. Regis Church 10AM.
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Harry J. Bechman, Jr.
On Wednesday October 18, 2017. Beloved
husband of the late Mary Kelly Bechman; father of Harry J. Bechman, III (Mary), Andrew K. Bechman (Maureen O'Brien), Janet
B. Kiefer (Daniel), Judith A. Bechman and Susan B. Mackey (Felix); grandfather of Meghan, Neal and Ryan Bechman, Patrick and
Kevin O'Brien Bechman, Christopher , Thomas and Jack Kiefer and Samantha, Teresa and Anthony Mackey; son of the late Harry
and Teresa Heidenkamp Bechman; brother of the late Lucille McDonough and Vera Bream; also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) 4900 Centre Avenue at
Devonshire Street on Sunday 1-7pm. Funeral Monday, Mass of Christian Burial, St. Bartholomew Church 10am. Remembrances
may be made to the Penn State Dance Marathon (www.THON.org) or Kids' Food Basket (www.kidsfoodbasket.org).
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Joseph G. Dillon
G. Dillon, formerly of Point Breeze, passed away on the evening of October 15th. Joe was the beloved son of the late James
J. and Grace M. Dillon. He is survived by brothers James (Shirley), Michael (Liz Boyle), John (Sandy) and Thomas Dillon; and
the beloved brother of the late Patrick Dillon. Joe is a graduate of Central Catholic High School (1968) and the University
of Pittsburgh. Joe shockingly transitioned from excellent health to grave illness due to an extremely aggressive form of lung
cancer within the short period of one month. He had an avid interest in U.S. History, especially the works of David McCullough;
and had a special affection for his family and friends and his boyhood neighborhood of "Point Breeze". Joe was a
great conversationalist and had a genuine interest in others. Joe will be deeply missed by his beloved brothers, family and
friends. Friends will be received John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) 4900 Centre Avenue
at Devonshire Street on Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8pm. Funeral Thursday, Mass of Christian Burial, St. Bede Church 10am. Remembrances
may be made to St. Bede School.
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Nicholas "Nick" A. Beldecos
Nicholas A. Beldecos of Squirrel Hill, a former executive and engineer with Westinghouse
Electric Corporation, died on October 9, 2017, with his wife and children at his side. He was an acknowledged leader, a loving
and devoted family man, a man who always tried to bring out the best in others. He was 95.
The son of Greek immigrants,
Nick contributed to the preeminent position of Westinghouse in developing nuclear propulsion for the US Navy, and later directed
multi-plant turbine and generator manufacturing operations that had 13,000 employees at their peak. His career with Westinghouse
spanned 35 years.
Nick began work with Westinghouse in 1946 at the Steam Turbine Division, Lester, PA, on the same day
he was discharged from active duty with the US Navy. He moved to Pittsburgh in 1952 to join the Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory
in West Mifflin, which Westinghouse operated for the US Government. In 1955, he received a supervisory position and, with
it, the opportunity to attend Harvard Business School, from which he received an MMP degree in 1956.
Over the next years,
he led numerous projects. His work on the development of a surface ship reactor plant culminated in his appointment as General
Manager of the Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory in 1965. In this capacity, he worked closely with Admiral Hyman G. Rickover,
father of the Nuclear Navy. In 1968, he was awarded the prestigious Westinghouse Silver W and Order of Merit, cited "For
his leadership . . . in direction of the reactor . . . design of the . . . Navy's first nuclear powered surface ship and significantly
improved submarine reactor designs; and for the establishment of service and support for a greatly expanded atomic fleet."
In 1970, Nick was appointed Vice President and General Manager of the East Pittsburgh Large Rotating Apparatus Division,
where 8,000 workers were employed at its peak, directing the sale, design, and manufacture of large utility-type electric
generators and motors. During his tenure, Westinghouse delivered the largest domestic hydroelectric generators to the Grand
Coulee Dam. In 1978, he became Vice President and General Manager of Power Generation Operations.
"Nick was a fine
man, upbeat, adored by everyone," recalls Ted Stern, former President, Westinghouse Energy Systems Group. "He was
never politically inclined, and would speak his mind. In contrast to these days, when so few are concerned with morality,
Nick was the epitome of it." For Mary Vasilakis, former Manager of Information Resources, Westinghouse Energy Center,
"Nick was a people person" who placed a premium on open communication and "was a great mentor to new engineers
and newly appointed managers."
Reliably, he would begin any account of his past with the words, "I've
been very lucky in my life," according to his daughter, Ann Natale. "My father was a very grateful man. He had a
belief in the power of human agency---in the importance of self-discipline and hard work---but he never overlooked the role
that sheer luck and opportunity played in his life." He believed his good fortune to have begun at birth in 1922 in Chester,
PA, as the second of five children to Andrew and Penelope Beldecos. His father was a produce wholesaler, and the household
resources were meager, but family love, mutual support, and rectitude abounded. His father was fond of saying of his children,
"I cannot afford to buy stock, but I have great livestock." In 1937, Nick graduated from Chester High School with
the science prize and a top-ten ranking. There was no prospect of college until one year later when a high school basketball
coach and a local Boy Scout official, both Swarthmore College alumni, interceded with the College to secure an interview for
him. The result was an offer of admission with a four-year scholarship.
Nick regarded his Swarthmore years as transformative.
With rigor and passion, he pursued academics, athletics, and student government. As part of the V-12 Navy College Training
Program, he entered active duty his junior year. Now on a fast track to complete his degree, he graduated in 1943 with distinction,
having been awarded both the highest honor the College bestows on a male student, the Ivy Award for outstanding leadership
and scholarship, and the McCabe Engineering Award, given to the top engineering student in the graduating class.
received his commission in early 1944, graduating as a "90-day wonder," as it was known, from the Midshipman School
at Notre Dame University. He served first as Assistant Machinery Superintendent in Portsmouth, NH for the construction of
two submarines. His yearning for sea duty was finally realized in 1945 when he was assigned to serve as an engineering officer
in the Pacific on a troop transport, the USS Henrico. He remained in the Naval reserves until 1955.
In addition to a
BS in Mechanical Engineering from Swarthmore College and an MMP from Harvard Business School, he earned an MS in Mechanical
Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania in 1955.
After retirement from Westinghouse, Nick worked from 1982 to
1988 as President of Health Center Development for the University Health Center of Pittsburgh (UHCP) and for three years as
UHCP Chief Operating Officer. In this role, he was responsible for establishing shared clinical laboratory and imaging services
across five independent hospitals prior to their consolidation under UPMC. He was also involved in the construction of an
expanded Children's Hospital in Oakland.
Over the years, Nick directed his time and talents to the boards of many non-profit
organizations, among them Magee-Women's Hospital, St. Edmund's Academy, St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral, and, most notably,
Family House, a home away from home for patients and their families dealing with life-threatening illnesses, where he served
for 25 years as a founding member. "Nick was one of the finest people I have ever known," said Mary Lou McLaughlin,
founding Executive Director of Family House. "He served Family House brilliantly, offering strategic wisdom and empathy
as he realized full well the emotional and financial challenges our patients and their families were dealing with."
Nick is survived by his beloved wife, Vange (Seitanakis), with whom he shared a 64-year love story; his adoring and grateful
children, Ann (Robert Natale) of Chappaqua, NY, Andrea of New York City, NY, and John Nicholas (Maggie) of Pittsburgh; his
grandchildren of whom he was so proud, Nicholas Natale and Lucas Picher; his sisters, Mary Faines (Peter) of Pittsburgh and
Kathryn Koines of Cocoa Beach, FL; his sisters-in-law, Helen Beldecos of Wallingford, PA and Despina Beldecos of O'Hara Township;
his brother-in-law, Peter Seitanakis of Cincinnati, OH; his cousins, Mary Beldecos of Springfield, PA and Helen Beldecos of
Springfield, PA; and many cherished nieces and nephews, godchildren, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents,
Andrew and Penelope; and by his brothers, John, formerly of Wallingford, PA, and Frank, formerly of O'Hara Township; his sister-in-law,
Marian Seitanakis, formerly of Cincinnati, OH; and his brother-in-law, William Koines, formerly of Cocoa Beach, FL. Family
and friends will be received at JOHN A. FREYVOGEL SONS, INC., 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) on Monday, October 16, 2017, 3-7 p.m. Visitation will continue on Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 10-11 a.m. at St. Nicholas
Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 419 S. Dithridge Street, Pittsburgh, immediately after which funeral services will be held at 11
a.m. The Trisagion Service will be held on Monday night at 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Donations may be made to St. Nicholas
Greek Orthodox Cathedral or to Family House, Inc., 5001 Baum Boulevard, #545, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.
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Anne Roberts Duff
Anne Roberts Duff, 100, a Pittsburgher since
birth, peacefully passed away on Wednesday October 4, 2017 at her home in Squirrel Hill. She was born on October 26, 1916,
the first child of Daniel Roberts of Baltimore and Ursula Reilly Roberts of Pittsburgh. Two years later her father died from
the Great Influenza and Anne was raised by strong women including her mother and her grandmother, Mrs. John C. Reilly, the
widow of the successful entrepreneur and real estate investor, John C. Reilly.
Mrs. Duff went to Winchester-Thurston
School and then to college at Georgian Court in New Jersey. She returned to finish college at Mount Mercy School, now Carlow
University. In the 1930's she met John (Jack) Duff on the dance floor at a debutante party and thus began one of the great
romances of the time until Jack died in 1991. Mrs. Duff is survived by her children John, Daniel, and Deborah Booker,
four grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren. She will be remembered for her beauty and graciousness, her passion for
her family and church and her wonderful warm sense of humor. Friends will be received John A. Freyvogel Sons,
Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Tuesday October 10 from 5-7pm. Funeral
Wednesday, Mass of Christian Burial, in Sacred Heart Church at 10am. Memorial donations may be made in her name to Sacred
Heart Church, 310 Shady Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206.
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Katherine C. Kefalos
Born on December
28, 1932 in Pittsburgh to Chris and Ourania Lardas and died on Saturday Sepember 30, 2017. Beloved wife of sixty four years
of George Kefalos; mother of Nick Kefalos (Nikki), Chris Kefalos (Anne), Steven Kefalos (Donna) and Lisa Lardas (Steven);
grandmother of Nick Kefalos, Christina Stanley, Katie and Lisa Kefalos, Jacob, Steven, Christopher and Benjamin Kefalos, Rainia,
Gussie and George Lardas; great-grandmother of Tyler and Mia Kefalos and Charley Stanley. In addition to her parents, she
was pre-deceased by her brother, Sam Lardas. Katherine was the co-owner of the Kandy Korner in Wilkinsburg, a librarian at
the C.C. Mellor Library in Edgewood and a receptionist at Price Waterhouse for twenty five years. Friends will be received
at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) on Thursday 2-4 and 6-8pm
with Trisagion Service at 7:30pm. Funeral Friday, St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral at 10:30am. Remembrances may be made
to the Pan Icarian Foundation Scholarship Fund of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral Building Fund.
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Genevieve Parr Still
On Friday, September 22, 2017 beloved daughter of
the late George F. and Bessie Thompson Parr; sister of the late Armistice, Charles and Reginald Parr; Aunt of Constance Smith-Washington;
Cousin of Lois Gilkes, Frances Townsend, Clyde Parr and Burrell Parr; God-Mother of Joni Carter and Toni Hawkins; dear friend
of Sue Patterson. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) 4900
Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Monday from 2pm until a 3pm Memorial Service in the funeral home.
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Virginia Louise (Wright) Schatz
Peacefully, on September
22, 2017 at the venerable age of 96. She was born in Philadelphia on February 21, 1921, the second eldest of five children
to Helen Frances Davis and George Forest Wright. After attending Albright College for one year, she enrolled in the School
of Music at Carnegie Institute of Technology, from which she graduated in 1943. It was there that she met her husband, Edward
R. Schatz, who also received his degrees from the Institute and became a member of the faculty, and then later served in the
administration of Carnegie Mellon University until his death in 1996. Upon graduation, Virginia went overseas during WWII
with the Red Cross, after which she returned to Pittsburgh to marry and teach music in the Pittsburgh Public Schools. In 1959,
she began a long association with the Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf, teaching music and movement, and incorporating
the practice of Dalcroze Eurhythmics into deaf education. An accomplished pianist and soprano, she also taught piano privately,
and sung in and led junior choirs at Edgewood and Shadyside Presbyterian churches throughout her professional career. Virginia
was an enthusiastic promoter of all things "Pittsburgh", and a particularly generous supporter of many Pittsburgh
institutions and charities, including Carnegie Mellon University, the Phipps Conservatory, the Carnegie Museums, the Pittsburgh
Symphony Orchestra, Shadyside Presbyterian Church, and the Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf, among many others. She
is survived by her daughter, Eleanor S. Magyar (David) of Edgewood, her son George E. Schatz (Cathryn L. Goodwin) of Princeton,
NJ, her two granddaughters, Rebecca Magyar (Tom Pfister) of London, UK, with a great grandchild on the way, Rachel G. Schatz
of New York, NY, and two siblings, Helen Carol Irvine in Visala, CA and Pat Scipio in Lake Forest, CA. There will be no visitation
and interment next to her beloved husband in Johnstown, PA is private. Remembrances in her name may be made to the Edward
R. and Virginia W. Schatz Fund for Scholars at Carnegie Mellon University, to the Phipps Conservatory, or a charity of choice.
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Saturday, September 23, 2017, Patrick Michael O’Donnell of Shadyside passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by
family. Mr. O’Donnell was preceded in death a year ago by his beloved wife of 65 years, Ellen Frances O’Donnell.
He is survived by his children Maura Kelly ( S. John Kelly) of Mt. Lebanon, Patrick O’Donnell ( Kim O’Neill) of
Washington, DC, and Frances Anderton ( Keith Anderton) currently of Vienna, Austria. He was the proud and much loved grandfather
of Michael ( Amy Kelly), Patrick, and Raymond Kelly and Ellen, Alexandra and Liam Anderton. He was the great-grandfather
of Charles, Henry, Alfred and George Kelly. Mr. O’Donnell is also survived by his sisters Rita Pinyot (Ernest)
and Marilyn Colosmo as well as many nieces and nephews. The oldest of four children, Mr. O’Donnell spent most of his
childhood in McKeesport, where he graduated from the high school in 1941. An avid student, Mr. O’Donnell was awarded
a scholarship to Duquesne University. During his sophomore year of college, he enlisted in the army and was deployed to northern
France. In November 1944, he was shot through both legs by machine gun, an injury for which he was awarded the Purple Heart
and two Bronze Stars. Following his recovery in England, he was stationed in the Allied press censorship office in Paris where
he witnessed the conclusion of the European conflict on VE day. Returning to Pittsburgh after the war, he resumed his studies
at Duquesne from which he received a political science degree. He then earned a Masters Degree in Political Science
at the University of Pittsburgh and was a 1950 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. From the late 1940s
until the mid 1950s Mr. O’Donnell was on the faculty of Duquesne University where he taught political science and also
hosted a current events radio show on WDUQ . Later he went into general private practice, maintaining an office for
many years in the Frick Building. Working until his late 80s, Mr. O’Donnell devoted much of his time to the management
of commercial real estate holdings in suburban Washington D.C. and Pittsburgh. A lifelong Catholic, Mr. O’Donnell attended
Saints Simon and Jude Parish in Scott Township and later St. Paul Cathedral in Oakland. He enjoyed long time membership at
both Chartiers Country Club and the Pittsburgh Athletic Association and was a very enthusiastic patron of the arts in Pittsburgh
. He particularly the Pittsburgh Symphony and Opera. Mr. O’Donnell was known to his family and friends as a lifelong
learner with insatiable intellectual curiosity and a great wit. He studied history, philosophy and languages until his final
days and supported numerous educational, cultural and philanthropic organizations. Together with his wife and children, he
explored much of the world. He was a devoted and principled husband and father who will be forever missed by his grateful
children, grand children and great grand children. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. 4900 Centre Avenue
at Devonshire Street (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) on Tuesday 2-4 and 5-7pm. Funeral Wednesday, Mass of Christian Burial St.
Paul Cathedral 10:00am. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency or the Pittsburgh
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Gussie Johnson, Ph.D
September 13, 2017, beloved husband of Elveta L. Johnson; father of Stephanie Rose (Tony Rose), Adrena Johnson, Doreen Smith
and Ellyce Johnson; brother of Gertha Grinage, Elda Murray, Archie Johnson and deceased brothers and sisters; also survived
by twelve grandchildren and four great grandchildren. A U.S. Army Veteran of World War II, having served in the European Theatre
of Operations, Dr. Johnson was an educator with the Pittsburgh Public Schools, starting his career as a math and science teacher
before moving to administration. He was a middle school Principal until his retirement after 40 years with the district. Friends
will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) on Monday
2-4 and 6-8pm. Funeral Tuesday in Shadyside Presbyterian Church at 11AM.
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Shirlee Louise Iadicicco
Shirlee Louise Iadicicco…wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and now great-grandmother,
passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 5th. She was 87 years young. She would always say ”Age is just
a number, and mine’s unlisted!” And as most of her girlfriends would agree, they all thought she was younger,
not 10 years their senior. She meets, my dad Tony, my brother Bruce, her parents and 3 siblings in heaven, leaving behind,
me, her daughter Lisa Iadicicco, granddaughters, Kirstie and Kylie Iadicicco, great granddaughter Lily daughter-in-law Bridget
Iadicicco and grand pup Codi, plus her beloved brother Dr. Douglass Bruce, and dearest sisters Loree Chicoye and Julie Davis,
plus many nieces and nephews, that have kindly kept my mom in their prayers over the years. My mom sold everything from Avon
door to door to electric scissors at Sears to fragrances at Kaufmann’s but mostly she was a successful real estate agent,
helping to facilitate home ownership for many, including me. She was an amazing dancer, which we all did with regularity,
loved to entertain, and win at the black jack table. Her life was full of life, which she lived with vision, conviction and
joy. The most positive person I knew based on her own life’s trajectory. Family and friends welcome on Sunday,
September 10th from 12-3pm at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street (freyvogelfuneralhome.com).
Celebration of Life services will be held Monday, September 11th, at Shadyside Presbyterian Church, 11AM, with interment
at Mt. Lebanon Cemetery, all officiated by Reverend Lynn Portz. In lieu of flowers, contributions in my mom’s
name can be made to the Western Pennsylvania Chapter of National Pancreas Foundation www.pancreasfoundation.org – please note Western PA in comment box. Checks can be sent to The National Pancreas Foundation c/o Thomas Birsic
614 Victoria Lane Wexford, PA 15090.
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Roger W. Hendrix
Roger went over the horizon August 15, 2017, after a brief but valiant battle
with his aneurism. He was 75. He is survived by Susan Godfrey, his wife of 46 years, his brother Barton Hendrix &
sister-in-law Evie Hendrix, and by Susan’s sibs Thomas Godfrey, Marian Godfrey Gardner, Dan Godfrey, and
Alexandra Godfrey, and numerous others in the Godfrey & Hendrix family circles. As a schoolchild, Roger was fascinated
with astronomy and drew sky maps that covered the ceiling of one of his classrooms. Summers, the family backpacked in
the Sierra Nevada Mountains. He became a serious photographer, sharing that passion with Bart and sister Lynn. When Susan
first met him he was never seen without a camera about his neck, unless in his laboratory. Roger earned his undergraduate
degree at Caltech, his PhD at Harvard, did post-doctoral research at Stanford University, and in 1973 took up a faculty
position at the University of Pittsburgh, where he has served full time until he died. He was absorbed by his basic research
into the structure, assembly, and evolution of bacteriophages- those viruses which infect bacteria. Initially that meant
looking at viruses using an electron microscope, which meant a darkroom was readily to hand when he wanted to print his
various photographs.The bacteriophage work has been and continues to be informative about basic workings of other kinds
of viruses, and various other interesting biological phenomena. Roger trained many graduate students and postdoctoral
fellows, and taught a variety of courses in the biomedical sciences to both undergraduates and graduate students in the
Department of Biological Sciences at Pitt. Roger participated weekly in the University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra,
playing clarinet, and also regularly played recorder in a Renaissance and Baroque music group with Susan & other
dear friends. It was his conviction that his having played music in school orchestras through his childhood was a key
factor in his making achievements later in science, and he has more recently sought ways to facilitate music in schools.
Roger won prizes for his research, and published many papers. He has served on the editorial boards of several technical journals.
Among his many awards and prizes, he received the 1997 Chancellor’s Distinguished Research Award, University of
Pittsburgh; 2002 became Fellow of American Academy of Microbiology, and 2009 The National Academy of Sciences (US) Award
for Scientific Reviewing. Roger filled our lives with laughter, unusual vocabulary (most recently ‘absquatulate’),
excitement, and love. Now that he has absquatulated from this earthly sphere, he will be deeply missed by all who knew
him. Roger’s life will be celebrated at a memorial service on November 10 in the Heinz Chapel on the Pitt campus.
Memorial donations may be made to the Three Rivers Young Peoples Orchestras (212 Ninth Street, Suite 601, Pittsburgh,
PA 15222). Arrangements by John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc.
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Sabha (Abdallah) Lesoon
Born on July 12, 1921 in Taybeh, Ramallah to the
late Farha Abdallah Rizek and Abdallah Issa, and died on Tuesday August 29, 2017. She was the beloved wife of the late Yousef
Lesoon; mother of Suhad Lesoon, Hiyam Lesoon, Edmond Lesoon (Kathy), Raymond Lesoon (Donna) and Albir Lesoon (Laurie); sister
of Odeh Hanna and pre-deceased by numerous brothers and sisters; Sittee (grandmother) to Michele (Jason), Edmond, Jr., Adam
(Stacy), Nicole, Valerie, Brittany, Marissa, Michael, and Kristi; Great Sittee to Joshua, Gabby, Zoe, Maverick, Brooklyn and
Lorenzo; beloved Aumti and Tata to numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces and great nephews. "Her passing is an end
of an era-the Matriarch of the family. She was a woman who loved her family fiercely-and greeted each day by acknowledging
her thankfulness to God." Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street
(freyvogelfuneralhome.com) on Thursday and Friday 2-4 and 6-8pm. Funeral Saturday September 2, 2017 in St. George Antiochian
Orthodox Cathedral 3400 Dawson Street (Oakland) at 11:00am.
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Dolores Wilson Smith-Barber
PA, aged 90, died on August 25, 2017, after a brief illness. She was born in Camden Hill, PA in 1927 to Edgar and Opel Wilson.
She graduated from McKeesport High School and earned a degree from Auburn University. In 1951 she married J. Leonard (Jack)
Smith, an attorney at Reed Smith. She was mother of two children, John, and Lynne. Dolores taught yoga, served as Thornburg
librarian and helped run the Thornburg Community Association. After Jack died in 1987, Dolores devoted her time to volunteering
with various organizations. She worked as a class room assistant with autistic children at D.T. Watson Institute for thirty
years and served on the Institute's Board of Directors. She volunteered for twenty-five years at Pittsburgh Opera with Tito
Capobionco and served on the Opera Board for many years. Because Jack was cared for by Family Hospice and Palliative Care,
she served on that board and volunteered for many years. Additionally, she served on the committee for restoration of the
Carnegie, Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall. She won the Athena Award for outstanding volunteer work in 1999. In 2003 she
married John C. Barber, MD and they traveled the world together and enjoyed theater, symphony and opera. Dolores belonged
to many clubs including the Chartiers Country Club, Allegheny Country Club, the Duquesne Club, the Sewickley Little Garden
Club, and the Twentieth Century Club. She also belonged to numerous luncheon clubs and enjoyed ballroom dancing at charity
galas and balls. Dolores was a generous philanthropist to many organizations including the opera, ballet, local theater groups
and the Pittsburgh Symphony. She was a mentor to many young professional women, including opera singer Marianne Cornetti and
physician Vonda Wright. Dolores derived great joy being "DeeDee" to her two grandsons, John and Jim and spent many
hours taking them to brunch on Saturday mornings, visiting museums, and swimming at the country club. She sent them both on
trips to Europe on People to People tours during their high school years. Dolores was preceded in death by her brother William
"Bull" Wilson and is survived her sister Betty Jean Budday; she is also survived by her husband John C. Barber,
MD; son John L. Smith, III and wife Jane Donaldson Smith, daughter Lynne Smith Feyk and husband Perry; grandsons John R. Smith
and James E. Smith; stepson Scott C. Barber; and a number of cousins, nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received
at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) on Monday
August 28, 2017 from 6-8pm and Tuesday August 29 from 2-4pm and 6-8pm. A memorial service will be held at Shadyside Presbyterian
Church, 5121 Westminster Place, at 2pm on Thursday September 7, 2017. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions
may be made to: D.T. Watson Institute in Sewickley, PA; Pittsburgh Opera or Family Hospice and Palliative Care.
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Ann Woolfolk Austin
On Wednesday, August
23, 2017, Ann Woolfolk Austin, beloved wife of the late James S. Austin, Jr, dear mother to Peter S. Austin (Heather), James
D. Austin, and Elizabeth Austin Holden (Michael); Nan to her grandchildren: William C. Austin, Natalie L. Austin, Noah
H. Davis, Emma C. Davis, Aaron R. Davis, Austin C. Holden and Alexander S. Holden; and Aunt Ann to many nieces and nephews.
Ann was preceded in death by her parents, Anna Childs Woolfolk and Arthur Peter Woolfolk, and her brother, Thomas Howe
Woolfolk. Ann took great pride in her role as mother and grandmother, and was the center of the family - hosting
family dinners, leading beach vacations, and pursuing adventures with grandchildren. The last 20 years of her life were dedicated
to exploring the world with family and friends, especially more remote and less developed countries, as evidenced by an extensive
collection of trip mementos. Ann’s love of life and zeal to learn was complemented by a diverse network of friends,
young and old. Prior to her retirement, Ann was Director of Development for The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh.
She was a well-respected and accomplished professional within the Pittsburgh fundraising and foundation community, and was
honored by the Pittsburgh chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals with a lifetime achievement award. Ann was
a prior board of trustees member and board chair/President of The Ellis School and The Children’s Institute (formerly
the Home for Crippled Children and the Rehabilitation Institute of Pittsburgh). Other board activities included, The FISA
Foundation, Staunton Farm Foundation, and The Neighborhood Academy. She was a lifelong parishioner and member of the Vestry
of Calvary Episcopal Church. Ann was a knowledgeable and talented gardener, and an active member of the Garden Club of Allegheny
County. Ann also enjoyed the arts and supported The Pittsburgh Opera, Pittsburgh Symphony, Dance Council, and Broadway series
to name a few.
Friends will be
received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) 4900 Centre Ave at Devonshire Street on Thursday August
31, from 4pm - 7pm. A service of celebration of the life of Ann Woolfolk Austin will be held at Calvary
Episcopal Church on Friday, September 1, at 11am. Please gather at the church as a private burial service will
be held prior at Homewood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family respectfully requests contribution be made in memory
of Ann W. Austin to The Ellis School, 6425 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206; Calvary Episcopal Church, 315 Shady Avenue, Pittsburgh,
PA 15206; or to an organization of your choice.
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John S. Kennerdell, M.D.
John S. Kennerdell, M.D. passed away on Friday, August
11, 2017 at the age of 82. He is survived by his loving wife Patricia Kennerdell and his 2 children; Nancy Kennerdell Lawrence
and Jeffrey Kennerdell. He is the son of the late Frederick Kennerdell and Myrtle Shirk Kennerdell of Tarentum and brother
of Edward Kennerdell, M.D. and Margaret "Peggy" Kennerdell George. Dr. Kennerdell was Chairman of the Department
of Opthalmology at Allegheny General Hospital before his retirement. A memorial service will be held at the Magovern Conference
Center at Allegheny General Hospital at 4:00 p.m., on Thursday, August 31, 2017. Arrangements by John A. Freyvogel
Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com).
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G. Kapourelos Christulides
Mary Christulides, born in Chester, PA on January 23, 1921 to George and Anastasia Kapourelos,
passed away peacefully on August 6, 2017. She was the mother to Elpi Altum and the late Father George Christulides.
Mary was one of nine children, four girls and five boys. She graduated from Chester High School and worked in the family
restaurant during World War II. During that time, she had the honor of meeting the late Martin Luther King, Jr. and
the late Archbishop Makarios, who later became the president of Cyprus. In 1953, Mary married Euripides (Rip)
Christulides, a Cypriot, and had their two children. Mary and Rip celebrated 64 years together this summer. During their
marriage, they lived in Philadelphia, Portland, Atlanta and then Pittsburgh, where they raised their children and lived for
fifty years. While in Pittsburgh, Mary worked in the library of the Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf for eighteen
years before she retired. Mary was a devout Greek Orthodox and devoted her time to the Church. She taught Sunday School
for 25 years and worked the Greek food festivals at the Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Pittsburgh. She is also
known as "Mrs. C" to campers from her many summers at Camp Nazareth. Mary showed love abundantly and always
left you with quite a story. Her constant joy and pride was being “Yiayia” to her three grandchildren, Mary,
Thespina and Christopher. She will always be remembered and loved for her great kindness. She spent the last years
of her life in Medford, New Jersey, with her daughter and son-in-law. She is survived by her husband, Deacon Euripides Christulides;
her daughter, Elpi Altum and husband, David; her daughter-in-law, Lia Christulides; her brother, James Kapourelos; and her
grandchildren, Mary Ellison and husband John Ellison, Thespina Christulides, and Christopher Altum. Family and friends will
be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street (freyvogelfuneralhome.com)
on Friday August 11, 2017 from 2-4pm and 6-8pm, with Trisagion Service at 7pm. Visitation will continue on Saturday
August 12, 2017 in Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral at 10am immediately followed by an 11am Funeral Service. Eonia
E Mnimi, May her memory be eternal.
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Ruth Kunst LaVallee
Ruth Kunst LaVallee, age 87, went home to God on Saturday, August 5, 2017.
Daughter of the late Peter M. Kunst and the late Theresa Krauth Kunst; sister of the late Paul M. Kunst (the late Elsie A.
Warhol Kunst), and the late Anne Margaret Kunst Plaehn; and, wife of the late Charles Calixa LaVallee to whom she was married
for 46 years. Her father, Peter Kunst, founded Kunst Bakery in Brookline in 1937 and in Oakland, on Forbes Avenue in 1945.
After her father's death in 1973, she and her brother Paul continued the bakery, an Oakland institution and tradition, until
their retirement in 2003. She loved the bakery and personified the slogan her dad created, "It pleases us to please you."
She felt it was a privilege to serve all -- individuals, hospitals, universities, and the community. She also cherished
her friendships and appreciated those who cared for her in her final years. But, her greatest love was her family and she
always acted in their best interest. She especially loved being a grandmother. Ruth was known by all to be a genuinely sweet,
kind and caring person. She is survived by her son, Charles P. LaVallee and his wife Terese Vorsheck; her grandson Daniel
C. LaVallee and his wife Terrina and great-granddaughter Kalea Grace; step-granddaughters Ally (Vorsheck) Sparacino (and her
husband Chris) and Sarah Vorsheck; and step-granddaughter Laena Ilk and step-grandson the late Joshua Ilk, as well as
her nieces nephews. Friends and family will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire
Street (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) on Thursday, August 10th from 4-7pm with a memorial service at 7pm. In lieu of flowers,
a contribution can be made in memory of Ruth LaVallee to Variety the Children's Charity, 11279 Perry Highway, #512, Wexford,
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Gust Jack Bellios, age 84, passed away peacefully on Wednesday August
2, 2017, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Born in 1932 in Ashtabula, Ohio, Gust married
his one and only true love and "Sunshine", Vickie. Vickie moved from Greece to Ohio after exchanging photos
and letters, to spend 52 years of marriage with Gust. They were the proud parents of three boys, Philip, George,
and Christopher, who they loved with all they're heart. Vickie passed away in 2015, taking away his partner
and love of his life. As a young man, Gust graduated from Kent State University where he was a collegiate ping pong
champion and once bowled a 300 game. He served his country for the Army during the Korean War in the Panama Canal. Upon returning
home, he took over his Dad’s hat shop when his father passed away. He later began a career in retail, that started as
a buyer with the May Co. in Ohio. He then moved to Erie, PA, where he became store manager at the Boston Store in
downtown Erie and later at the Horne’s Department Store at the Millcreek Mall. He was a general manager for Horne's
in Pittsburgh for a short time, then moved back to Erie where he retired from Horne's. Gust and Vickie moved to Pittsburgh
to be closer to their family and grandchildren.
Even in retirement Gust became an accomplished suit salesman in the men's department
at JC Penney. He also logged countless hours of volunteer work at Passavant Hospital. Gust was the consummate professional,
a devoted Greek Orthodox Christian, and never missed a day of work. He served his Church faithfully as a parishioner, a
board member and president of the Parish Council at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church in Erie, PA. As a member of
two churches in Pittsburgh, Holy Trinity and St. Nicholas, he was a fixture as a volunteer at food festivals. He was
a passionate fan of his Cleveland Browns the Chicago White Sox, and the Pittsburgh Penguins. He enjoyed a glass of sweet white
wine or an occasional scotch, but Starbucks lost a great customer who loved his daily vanilla latte. Gust was a serious man with a heart of gold who had unwavering love and loyalty for his family and friends. He will
be truly missed by so many, but will finally be reunited in heaven with his sunshine. Gust is survived by three
loving sons Philip(Toula) George (Elaine) and Christopher (Karen); his brother George( Christine); five adoring grandchildren,
Christopher, Colin, Maive, Maria, and Constantine; in addition to many cousins, nieces, nephews, and family in Greece. Friends
will be received on Friday 1-4 and 6-8 PM with Trisagion Service at 7:00pm at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. 4900 Centre
Avenue at Devonshire Street (freyvogelfuneralhome.com). Funeral services Saturday at 10:00 AM at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox
Church 985 Providence Blvd. PGH, PA 15237 (412-366-8700).
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Stamatios “Sam” Smalis
Our treasured Stamatios “Sam”
Smalis, 74, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, passed away peacefully with his wife at his side on Thursday, July 27th, 2017
at Family Hospice. He was born on Lipsos Island, Greece in 1943 to the late Vasilia Paradise and the late Mavroudis
Smalis and immigrated to the United States in 1969 where he lived the rest of his life. Sam was a driven, passionate, intelligent,
loving and compassionate man. While growing up and living in Greece, Sam attended seminary school, served
in the Greek Army, played semi-pro soccer and then traveled the world while working in the merchant marines. When he
immigrated to the United States in 1969, he began working in the industrial painting industry. In 1985 he started his
own business, Superior Painting Co. and that became his most profound passion. He enjoyed working everyday until
the very end. Sam was also an amazing, devoted and compassionate husband, father, brother and grandfather. Survived
by his adoring wife Linda Smalis. His loving children Elefteria Smalis Thomas (Nick) and Nikolai Barlow; his loving
brothers, Iakovos (Maria), Anastasios, Kosmas (Debbie) and the late Theotokes Smalis; his loving grandchildren, Curtis and
Zachary Barlow, Coby Vogt, Ruby, Carly and Devyn; his loving nieces and nephews, Michael Smalis, Maria Sfanos and
Leah Edwards; his loving brother and sister-in-law, Larry Paddock and Janie Rateau. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel
Sons, Inc. 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) on Sunday 2-4 and 6-8pm and on Monday from 10:00
am until an 11:00 am service in the funeral home.
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Lorraine P. Levy
On Saturday, July 15, 2017, at age 81. Beloved
wife of the late Eugene D. Levy; mother of Anna Lepsch (Robert) and Ella Davis (Donald); grandmother of Christopher and Cassandra
Lepsch and Candace and Acacia Davis; sister of Marilyn Matta, Dolores Bedford, Dorothy Lindholm and Gary Paul; sister-in-law
of Edward Levy; also survived by nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. 4900 Centre
Avenue at Devonshire Street (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) on Wednesday 2-4 & 6-8pm and continuing in St. Andrew's Lutheran
Church, 304 Morewood Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15213, on Thursday from 9am until a service at 10am. In lieu of flowers remembrances
may be made to Braddock Carnegie Library (braddockcarnegielibrary.org) or the Fiber Arts Guild of Pittsburgh (fiberartspgh.org).
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Catherine M. Muldowney
Formerly of Soho
and Mt. Washington, Catherine died peacefully in her sleep at Baldwin Health Center on Thursday July 13, 2017 at age 92. Beloved
Daughter of the late William F. and Julia Doyle Muldowney; sister of the late Margaret J. "Margie' and Helen G. "Dee
Dee" Muldowney; life long friend of the Metz family. Catherine was a graduate of Sacred Heart High School, a member of
the Daughters of Erin and the Ladies Auxiliary of the AOH. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. 4900 Centre
Avenue at Devonshire Street (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) on Friday 2-4 and 6-8pm. Funeral Saturday, Mass of Christian Burial
St. Paul Cathedral 10:00am.
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John "Jack" F. Griffin
Very Peacefully with his family at his side on Friday June 30, 2017, Jack, 83, of Squirrel Hill and formerly, Pleasant
Hills; husband of the late Alice M. Griffin; father of Greg (Evelyn) Griffin, Chris (Karen) Griffin, Brett Griffin and Maria
(Tom) Wise; grandfather of Amanda (Dan) Bartlett, Alicia (Chuck) Dyer, Garret (Ele) Griffin, Brittany (Nathan) Parks, Blake
(Ashley) Wise and Lauren Wise; great-grandfather of Thomas, Henry and Oliver Dyer and Aidan Bartlett and Leona and Miriam
Parks; son of the late William J. and Florence M. Griffin; brother of the late William Griffin, late Charles Griffin, late
Robert Griffin, Marylou Bollman, and Thomas (Flo) Griffin; also survived by nieces and nephews. Jack was an Army Veteran and
over thirty-year employee of Bell of Pennsylvania - AT&T. Friends received Wednesday, July 5, 2017 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.
at JOHN A. FREYVOGEL SONS, INC., 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street, www.freyvogelfuneralhome.com. A service will be held in the funeral home on
Thursday July 6, 2017 at 10:00 AM. Interment Private. In Lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Jack’s
memory to Saint Bede Roman Catholic Church, 509 S Dallas
Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15208.
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John “Keefe” Ellis, Jr.
On June 24, 2017, John “Keefe” Ellis, Jr., son of John “Jack”
Ellis, Sr. and Rose Bearer Ellis, passed away at the age of 61 surrounded by his loving and devoted family. He is survived
by his wife of 26 years, Stacy (Hughes), adoring children Emily, Jake, Caroline and Patrick; brother Dr. Peter Ellis; sister
Constance Heppenstall (Mark); nieces Mary Heppenstall, Melissa, Sarah, Monica and Michelle Bundy; nephews Kyle and Charlie
Heppenstall, Andrew, Peter and Thad Ellis, and numerous cousins. Keefe graduated from Shady Side Academy in 1974, The University
of Virginia in 1978 and The University of Pittsburgh Business School in 1981. Keefe was generous in all aspects of his
life, devoting himself to the Children’s Institute Board for 15 years, the Shady Side Academy Board for 12 years, also
serving on the Board of St. Vincent De Marillac and working tirelessly for St. Bede Church and school in his 61 years as a
parishioner. He was fortunate to have worked with his father at Ellis Real Estate for 30 years, merging into Langholz Wilson
Ellis in 2005, and eventually into Hanna Langholz Wilson Ellis in 2014. Keefe celebrated life everyday and shared his
kind heart, quick wit and infectious personality with everyone he encountered and will be sorely missed by all who knew him.
Friends will be received on Tuesday June 27, 2017 from 3pm-7pm at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. 4900 Centre
Avenue at Devonshire Street (freyvogelfuneralhome.com). Funeral Wednesday, June 28, 2017, Mass of Christian Burial at St.
Bede Parish at 10am. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to Shady Side Academy Science Building Fund or
St Bede School Stem Lab Fund.
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Wallace Wendell Smith, Jr.
On Sunday, June 11, 2017, Wallace Wendell Smith, Jr., beloved husband of Patricia
O. Smith, also survived by his children by his late wife Mary E. Smith: Pamela Stodolsky (late Frank), Wallace W. Smith III
(Ladan), Sarah K. Smith (Robert Davidson), Steuart G. Smith (Dana), and his grandchildren: Sarah S. Rennie (Eric), Frank Stodolsky,
Christian S. Smith (Emily), Patrick E. Smith, Iain S. Smith (Kelsey), Nathan K. Smith, Alexander K. Smith, and Matthew K.
Smith, and two great-grandchildren Hailey E. Gibbs and Henry W. Smith. Also surviving Mr. Smith are his step-children Anne
B. Hulley (David), Emily B. Naunheim (David), and Robert L. Becker III, eight step-grandchildren, and 10 step-great-grandchildren.
Mr. Smith served in the paratroops in WWII with his twin brother, Kennedy C. M. Smith who died in action. Mr. Smith was employed
by US Steel but his true passion was the refinishing of antique American furniture, also researching and studying the history
of antique bird prints and Chinese Export porcelain. He also derived years of pleasure by listening to Classical WQED-FM,
especially the Jim Cunningham morning show. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com)
4900 Centre Ave. at Devonshire St. on Wednesday, June 21, from 4 pm - 6 pm. A service in celebration of the life of Wallace
Wendell Smith, Jr. will be held at Calvary Episcopal Church on Thursday, June 22, at 11 am. EVERYONE PLEASE GATHER AT CHURCH.
A private burial service will follow at Allegheny Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family respectfully requests contributions
to Calvary Episcopal Church, 315 Shady Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15206 or to WQED-FM, 4802 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.
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Sophia T. Haretos
On Thursday, June 15, 2017, Beloved wife of the late
Theodore J. Haretos; mother of John T. Haretos, M.D., Theodore A. Haretos and the late Ellen M. Haretos; daughter of the late
Marigo and Andreas Tranos; sister of the late Georgia Nikolakakos and Penelope Tranos; Sophia immigrated to the United States
in 1949 and was a devoted mother and spouse who had strong religious convictions, was devoted to her Church and a woman of
strong moral character. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com)
4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Sunday 1-5pm with Trisagion Service at 4pm. Funeral Monday in St. Nicholas Greek
Orthodox Cathedral at 11am. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral.
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Bertha Jane Ligday Lamanna
Age 90 of Squirrel Hill, passed away on June 9, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. She was born on January 1, 1927
to the late Francis and Elizabeth Broderick Ligday; beloved wife of the late Louis A. Lamanna; she is survived by her children,
Barbara Ann Herforth (Jim), Elizabeth Lamanna (John DelVecchio), Mary Lou Karlovits (Chuck), Louis A., II (Christine), Susan
Kelly (Dick) and JimBo (Becky); she was the cherished "Grandma Baney/GramCracker" to Jimmy, Pat, and Chrissy Herforth,
Matthew and Joey Karlovits, Louie, Natalie and Danny Lamanna, Eddie, Jack and Luke Kelly, and Sarah, Samantha, Elizabeth and
Bo Lamanna; loving sister of Jack Ligday (Nedra), Betty Wellman (late Bob), Terry Ligday (Pat), Margie Zuck (late Walter),
Fritz Ligday (Kathy) and the late Bill Ligday; she is also survived by many nieces and nephews and Godchildren who were very
special to her. Bert was a 1944 graduate of St. Benedict Academy and a 1947 graduate of Mercy School of Nursing. She worked
for many years as a devoted and caring head nurse at Mercy Hospital. She was a member of the former St. Philomena Parish in
Squirrel Hill, a proud president of the St. Philomena Women's Guild and a current member of St. Paul Cathedral. Her legacy
will live in the lives of those she touched with her courage, strength, and generous spirit. Her children will especially
remember her for her unwavering love and for the gift of faith that she instilled in them and that her life so clearly exemplified.
Do not mourn for me for I have not left you. Look into the eyes of my children and you will find me. Friends will be received
at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) on Monday 1-7pm. Funeral
Tuesday, Mass of Christian Burial St. Paul Cathedral 10:30am. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Little Sisters
of the Poor 1028 Benton Ave. PGH, PA 15212, Wounded Warrior Project (woundedwarriorproject.org) or Susan G. Komen Pittsburgh
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Father John Kelly, C.Ss.R.
January 11, 1924—May 22, 2017
Father Kelly entered the Redemptorist order at the age of fourteen.
He was ordained a priest on June 17, 1951. Beginning with his assignment to the missions in Puerto Rico, he ministered
among the Spanish speaking Christians. He was assigned to St. Mary Seminary in North East, Pennsylvania to work with
the Hispanic students. Later he became the Director of Migrant Ministry in Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia and served
as Pastor at Our Lady of Lourdes, Seaford, Maryland, St. Christopher Church, Kent Island, Maryland. He was assigned
as Pastor at Immaculate Conception Church, Bronx, New York, St. Boniface, Philadelphia and St. Philomena, Pittsburgh.
In addition to his parochial ministry, Father Kelly conducted many missions. For many years, beginning with Father Crowley’s
pastorate, Father John Kelly has assisted with Mass at Holy Angels Parish. Following the closure of St. Philomena Parish
in Squirrel Hill, Father Kelly remained in Pittsburgh at the family home with his sisters, Regina, Sr. Kathleen, Sr. Elizabeth,
and Sr. Ursula. In addition to his sister Regina, Father Kelly was predeceased by his two brothers, Martin and Gerard.
Friends will be received on Tuesday,
May 30th and Wednesday, May 31, 2017 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc., 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire
Street (freyvogelfuneralhome.com). Funeral Thursday, June 1, 2017, Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at St. Paul
Cathedral, 108 N. Dithridge Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made for Mass Cards or
to benefit Migrant Ministry.
heartfelt thank you to the caregivers and medical staff at the Vincentian Home for their loving care.
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Virginia Lenzi Redondo
On Sunday May
28, 2017, beloved wife of the late Patsy Redondo; mother of Paul Redondo (Ruth), and Linda Grabowski (Ronald); grandmother
of Gary Redondo and Lori Wilson; sister of Sylvia Sampson and the late Robert Lenzi. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel
Sons, Inc. 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) on Wednesday 4-7pm. Funeral Thursday, First
Trinity Lutheran Church (Time later).
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Bridget Herward Newell
Tuesday May 23, 2017 Bridget Herward Newell; beloved wife of the late Dudley Newell. Sister of the late John , Patrick, Thomas,
Martin and James Herward and Mary Joyce and Margaret Lydon. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received
at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Thursday
2-4 and 6-8pm. Funeral Monday, Mass of Christian Burial, St. Paul Cathedral 10:00am.
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George N. Beckas
On Friday, May
26, 2017, at age 88, preceded in death by his wife Betty Katsafanas Beckas; father of Nicholas Beckas (Lisa), Georgia Franciscus
(Jay) and Art Beckas; loving and most proud Papou of Nicolas Beckas, Alli Beckas and Stephanie Franciscus; preceded in death
by Vasiliki Petropoulos, Jimmy Beckas and Marina Beckas; brother of John Beckas and Katina Levindiotis, also survived by Michele
Gigliotti. George immigrated to the U.S. in 1955 with the vision and a dream that with hard work, and faith in God, that all
things are possible. George earned his living as a general carpenter and enjoyed life. He was very proud of his family, his
Greek heritage and deeply rooted Orthodox faith. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. 4900 Centre Avenue
at Devonshire Street (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) on Tuesday, 2-8pm with Trisagion Service at 4pm. Funeral Wednesday at 11am
in Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cemetery Chapel, 8941 Ringeisen Road Allison Park, PA 15101. In lieu of flowers, remembrances
may be made to Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church 985 Providence Blvd. PGH, PA 15237.
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Thomasina P. Schneider
On Thursday, May 11, 2017 Thomasina P. Schneider died peacefully
at her home surrounded by her family. Beloved wife of Paul Schneider. Mother of Mia S. Manion, Amy M. (Glackin) Manion
and Sean T. Manion (Katie). Step-mother to Gretchen E. Rabinkin (Dan), Marcus J. Schneider (Stacey) and David P. Schneider
(Karen). Grandmother of Madeline, Milo, Sammy, Nate and Remy. Sister of Lucille Lynch, Marianne Kretz, Thomas Bielawski, Bernadette
Rogan and the late Ray Bielawski, Larry Bielawski and Joan Vertullo. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Thomasina
was a graduate of Carlow University, then went on to teach 1,000s of students the love of music for 30 years in Pennsylvania
and New York. She was an organist and choir director at the Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament Church. Thomasina
was a lover of nature, the visual and performing arts, social issues, travelling and good cuisine. Movies and books
were favorite passions as well. Her greatest comfort was spending time with her family and friends. Friends and family will be received at John A. Freyvogel
Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Saturday and Sunday 2-4 and 6-8pm.
A funeral service will be held on Monday at 10:00am in the funeral home. Interment will be private. Remembrances in her name
may be made to the Senator John Heinz History Center or the charity of your choice.
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Jan Nemec, M.D.
Dr. Jan Nemec (54), MD of Pittsburgh unexpectedly passed away on May 8, 2017. He is survived by
his daughter Katerina (Sydney, Australia), son Jakub (Minneapolis, Minnesota), his mother Dr. Marcela Nemcova (Prague, Czech
Republic), and a legion of colleagues, devoted patients and friends. He also leaves behind his chocolate Labrador, and long
time companion, Med. Dr. Nemec was a dedicated physician, an intellectual, a champion of social justice and a loving father.
An Associate Professor of Medicine at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute, Dr.
Nemec was an internationally recognized expert in the subspecialty of Electrophysiology in Cardiology. Beloved by his
patients for the careful and dedicated clinical care he delivered, Dr. Nemec remained active and recognized for his research
throughout his career. He was especially focused on inherited disorders of the heart rhythm and channel mutations.
Nemec was born in Prague, of then communist Czechoslovakia on November 7, 1962. He obtained his medical degree from the Charles
University School of Medicine in the Czech Republic. After completing his medical residency in the District Hospital
in the Czech Republic, he came to the United States to complete another residency in internal medicine, fellowship in cardiology
and Electrophysiology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He was recruited to UPMC in 2006 where he embarked
on a very productive career as an academic physician. In addition to his research and clinical care, Dr. Nemec was a
dedicated teacher and was awarded Edward I Curtiss Memorial Teaching Award in 2007. Alarmed by the injustices he witnessed
and experienced as a child and young adult in a communist state, Dr. Nemec remained dedicated to the cause of social justice
throughout his adult life. He donated countless hours during his vacations and personal wealth to serve the most underserved
populations throughout the world in their fight against poverty, disease and war.
Jan will be dearly missed by his family, friends, colleagues, and patients.
Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel
Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street, Pittsburgh PA (412-621-1665) on Monday
May 15, 2017 from 3-5PM and followed by a memorial service at 5:00 PM.
lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Doctors Without Borders in honor of Dr. Jan Nemec.
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John F. “Jack” Donahue
A funeral mass is scheduled for May 20 at St. Ann
Catholic Church in Naples, Florida.
In Pittsburgh, visitation will be held at Freyvogel Funeral Home, 4900 Centre Ave., on May
23 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. A memorial mass will be celebrated May 24 at St. Paul Cathedral in Oakland with Cardinal
Donald Wuerl and Bishop David Zubik.
John F. Donahue
July 28, 1924-May
After John F. (Jack)
Donahue had filmed a video for the 50th anniversary of Federated Investors in 2005, the cameras kept rolling and
he offered these comments about his Catholic faith that he lived and emphasized to his family and friends throughout his lifetime.
“It’s what the Bible teaches you,”
the West Point graduate said. “If you believe your goal in life is to get to heaven, then anything you do in life
needs to take you to that goal. It’s like a heat-seeking missile that rejects anything outside the target.
And the target is to align your work with your eternal salvation. If you do that, it is a joyful experience.”
Mr. Donahue, 92, of Pittsburgh and Naples, Fla.,
and founder of Federated, died at his home in Naples yesterday after living a colorful and adventurous life as an entrepreneur,
chief executive officer and philanthropist. But it was his strong Catholic faith and principles that guided his life.
In fact, as part of his golden wedding
anniversary celebration with his wife, Rhodora, he provided the family members in attendance an important remembrance, Thoughts
for a Lifetime, which reflected his beliefs. The concluding words serve as a constant reminder for his family of
13 children, 84 grandchildren and 109 great grandchildren:
“Seek Heaven as your primary goal in life. Seek to know the will of God. Pray so that
you keep your faith. Receive the Eucharist as often as possible. Love one another.”
Known for his behind-the-scenes generosity, most of Mr.
Donahue’s contributions were without recognition to the Donahue family or Federated. But to help inspire his grandchildren
and great grandchildren to live generously, Mr. Donahue more recently allowed donations to be associated with the family name,
such as the John F. Donahue School of Business at Duquesne University and the Donahue Tower at the Naples Community Hospital
in Florida, as well as contributions to Pittsburgh Central Catholic and Oakland Catholic high schools and the Catholic Diocese
Thoughtful spending, generosity
and stewardship were emphasized to the Donahue children as youngest daughter Rebecca Foxhoven of Naples, Fla., recalls.
“As children, we created a written budget and
showed Dad how our allowance would be spent so we wouldn’t be frivolous,” she said. “But more importantly
he emphasized generosity and being good stewards. He told us to use our time, talent and treasure for God’s people
because it’s not our money, but the Lord’s.”
J. Christopher (Chris) Donahue, CEO of the investment company founded by his father, recalled his dad’s
philosophy on donating time, talent and treasure to Catholic education, charitable causes supported by employees and
efforts to improve government at the local and national level.
“Dad was very generous and would always say yes to just about anyone, especially those
who had ideas to improve Catholic education. He also believed in a patriotic duty to God and country, and a big part
of that duty was being active in the political process to make our government the best it could be.”
Tom Donahue, chief financial officer at Federated, unexpectedly
learned of his dad’s big-heartedness at a Duquesne University meeting.
“During a discussion with one of the Spiritan priests, his voice cracked and he paused
for a moment to regain his composure. Father then told me how inspired he was by my dad, who anonymously paid
the tuition for many students over the past 50 years. Dad had a big heart and didn’t care about publicity or the
limelight. Only about doing what was right and living life accordingly.”
After West Point, Mr. Donahue became a pilot in the Army Air Corps and learned
to fly the multi-engine B-29 bomber. He flew air lifts into Berlin after World War II and progressed to become the No.
1 Pilot in the Strategic Air Command. However in those days Army promotions were based not only on ability but also
on a slotting system connected to a graduation date from the Academy. As a result, he left the Army in 1950 and returned
to his native Pittsburgh to begin selling mutual funds across the kitchen table. He believed passionately that the entire
country would turn to funds as the investment vehicle of choice because they offered professional money management for everyday
Mr. Donahue had job offers
in New York and other cities but settling in Pittsburgh was his only choice. The Donahue family had lived in Pittsburgh
for six generations, and Mr. Donahue always came back whenever he had time off from the service. He loved the city’s
rich history and cultural traditions and watched the city transition from manufacturing to a service economy focused on education,
health care and finance.
In 1955, he and
Central Catholic grads Richard B. Fisher and Thomas R. Donnelly started Federated to create an investment management firm
in Pittsburgh that would support their growing families. The early years were difficult, but in the 1960s, they raised
$100 million in assets in tax-free exchange funds, enabling them to advance toward their goals.
The late 1970s brought a new and innovative product to Federated, the money market
mutual fund, which led to fast and enormous growth. Thanks to money funds and Mr. Donahue’s leadership, Federated
by the early 1980s had grown to become the second-largest mutual fund company in the country as it focused sales efforts on
bank trust departments using mutual funds to manage their cash assets. Today, Federated manages more than $360 billion in
equity, fixed-income and cash products for investors in the U.S., Canada, Latin American, Great Britain, Ireland, Germany
In creating Federated, Mr. Donahue
emphasized that employees should enjoy coming to work, paint their own picture (but stay on the canvas) and always do the
right thing in the right way. These and similar philosophies also were emphasized at home with his children as eldest
daughter Katherine Freyvogel, the company’s first external female sales professional, remembers.
“Dad inspired you with his actions, his humor
and his positive outlook on life. He taught all 13 of his children that all things are possible, and he gave us the
tools to be successful. Not just an education, but an approach to life that emphasized proper values and morality.”
Tom Donahue summed it up by saying, “Dad would
not allow the family to use the words ‘I can’t’. We had to say ‘I think I can’.
And we were always supposed to go ‘up the mountain.’ ”
On running a business with honesty and integrity, Chris Donahue recalls his dad saying, “In
the end, I have to face God. I’d rather do that having done what I believed to be the right things no matter what.”
Cardinal Donald Wuerl, who served as Bishop of
the Diocese of Pittsburgh, knew firsthand of Mr. Donahue’s generosity and commitment to Catholic education and values
when he served in Pittsburgh. Mr. Donahue created the Golden Apple awards first in Pittsburgh and now nationally to honor
the best Catholic school teachers and was instrumental in founding the Extra Mile Education Foundation to provide Catholic
education for inner-city children.
“Members of the Donahue family have done
tremendous work to support the Catholic faith and education over the years,” Cardinal Wuerl said. “They
are quiet and effective models of service and charity who don’t seek recognition for their good works as they embody
the gospel values of Jesus Christ.”
In 2006, Federated published the history of the company that highlighted Mr.
Donahue’s decades of leadership and contained a message from President George H. W. Bush.
“Jack Donahue is a true Point of Light. I wish everyone in the country
could know, as I do, of his leadership in many worthwhile causes. He believes there can be no definition of a successful
life unless it includes service to others.”
Mr. Donahue, the son of the late Margaretta Bailey and John Hanley Donahue, is survived by his beloved wife of 70
years, Rhodora Jacob Donahue and their 13 children, Katherine (Thomas Jr.) Freyvogel, J. Christopher (Ann) Donahue, Maribeth
(Richard) Donley, Rhodora (Dick) Barton, Patricia (James) Dolan, William (Janet) Donahue, Theresa (Alfonso) D’Orazio,
Thomas (Frances) Donahue, Susan (Ronald) Petnuch, Carol (Patrick) Moore, Maureen (James) Murphy, Rebecca (Craig) Foxhoven,
Gregory (Kimberly) Donahue, 84 grandchildren, 109 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews, as well as his sisters
Katherine Kirby and Margaretta Garman. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Marion Rush and Gladys Ostrowski.
Mr. Donahue was raised in the Stanton Heights area
of Pittsburgh and graduated from Saint Raphael’s Elementary School and Central Catholic High School. A member
of the “Greatest Generation,” Mr. Donahue served five years with the Strategic Air Command as a B-29 pilot after
graduating from West Point after the end of World War II.
Friends will be received at St. Ann Catholic Church at 475 9th Ave. South, Naples, FL 34102 on Thursday
May 18 and Friday, May 19, 2017 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place in Naples on
Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 11 a.m. at St. Ann Catholic Church. In Pittsburgh, friends will be received at John
A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Tuesday May 23, 2017
from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. On Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 11:00 a.m., a Memorial Mass will
be celebrated at St. Paul Cathedral in Oakland. Cardinal Donald Wuerl and Bishop David Zubik will celebrate the liturgy.
In Pittsburgh, friends will be received in the social hall of St. Paul Cathedral following the memorial Mass.
With heartfelt appreciation, the Donahue family thanks
caregivers in Naples, Ligonier and Pittsburgh who have assisted Mr. Donahue, as well as friends and colleagues from Federated
for their well wishes, prayers and assistance.
Remembrances may be made to Central Catholic High School and the Little Sisters of the Poor.
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(1931 - 2017)
Age 86, of Gulf Stream, FL and formerly of Fox Chapel, PA, died peacefully
Tuesday afternoon, January 10, 2017, in the company of his wife Barbara and family. He was born on January 4, 1931, son of
Judge John P. and Luceille Murray Egan of Pittsburgh, PA. He graduated from Shady Side Academy in Pittsburgh, and subsequently
received a BA from Yale College and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. He served as a First Lieutenant in the United
States Army. In 1956, he married the former Ann Ames Midwood of Nayatt Point, Rhode Island with whom he had four children.
Bob began his professional career with Allegheny Ludlum Steel Corporation. Over the next 28 years, he was promoted through
increasingly challenging sales and marketing roles, culminating in his elevation to Group President of the Metals and Metal
Products Group of Allegheny International. In 1985, Bob and an investor group acquired Alloys Rods Corporation, a specialty
welding products manufacturer. As Chairman and CEO of Alloy Rods, he significantly increased sales and profitability by developing
innovative products and opening production facilities in Asia and Europe. He sold Alloy Rods in 1989 to The ESAB Group. Bob
served on numerous corporate boards, including Titanium Metals Corporation of America, Rob Roy Industries and Elliott Turbomachinery.
He loved golf - the competition, the traditions and the lifelong friendships developed through the game. Bob always worked
on "his game" and rarely shied away from offering swing advice to anyone who asked. He was particularly proud of
his numerous club championship titles, as well as his 1992 victory in the Western Pennsylvania Senior Amateur Championship.
Bob served as President of the Fox Chapel Golf Club and President of the Pennsylvania Golf Association. He was a longtime
member of the United States Seniors' Golf Association and a regular competitor on the Pennsylvania team of the Lesley Cup.
Bob also gave back to the community, especially to organizations providing drug and alcohol rehabilitation services. He was
particularly committed to the mission of Gateway Rehab serving as a long-term board member and then Chairman of the Board
from 1990 to 1995. He also served as a Trustee of Shady Side Hospital for many years. While in Florida, he supported Wayside
House in Delray Beach, FL. Bob also served as an Adjunct Professor of Industrial Marketing at the Tepper School of Business
at Carnegie Mellon University for several years. Most of all, Bob will be remembered for his love of family, friends and
life. He never lost his passion for getting the most out of each day, celebrating time spent with his numerous grandchildren,
extended family and lifelong friends. He loved to meet new people, enthusiastically sharing his energy and sense of humor.
Bob happily imparted his pearls of wisdom and life advice to his grandchildren, who affectionately called him "Bubs."
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Forrester Egan, who brought him great joy and happiness in his later life. He was predeceased
by his first wife, Ann Midwood Egan, to whom he was married 55 years. He is also survived by his children, Robert B. Egan,
Jr., of Oakland, CA, Emily E. Thomas of Wilmette, IL, George M. Egan of Jacksonville, FL, and Sarah E. Hebert of South Berwick,
ME; daughters-in-law, Kimberly W. Egan and Anne T. Egan; sons-in-law, Douglas P. Thomas and Edward A. Hebert; and 11 grandchildren;
a brother, J. Murray Egan and wife Lisa of Pittsburgh PA; and sister, Susanne E. Humphrey of Wellesley, MA. The family
suggests remembrances to Gateway Rehab, 311 Rouser Road, Moon Township, PA 15108 www.gatewayrehab.org. A Mass of Christian
Burial will be held Wednesday, May 24th at 10:00 AM at St. Scholastica Church, 309 Brilliant Ave, Pittsburgh, PA in celebration
of his wonderful life. Arrangements by JOHN A. FREYVOGEL SONS, INC.
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On Monday, April 24, 2017, beloved wife of the late
Stavros Kalaras; sister of the late Jean Dakis (George); aunt of Nicholas Dakis (Linda); great aunt of James, Melissa and
Gina Dakis. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street
(freyvogelfuneralhome.com) on Sunday 12 Noon until 4pm. Funeral Monday in St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral at 10:00am.
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William "Bill" Daddio
of Fox Chapel passed away Tuesday April 25, 2017 at the age of 69. After many years of battling cancer it was time to surrender
and move on to the next chapter. Bill was predeceased by his Father Louis William "Bill" Daddio, all American football player, coach, and scout and his mother Angella Ross Daddio. He is survived by his sister Saundra of Asheville, NC, long
time family friend Kathy Caine, also of Asheville, and MANY cousins, nieces, nephews and -of course- friends. Born in Meadville,
Pa July 16, 1947, Bill had a full life. He lived in West Lafayette as well as South Bend, Indiana, but he called Pittsburgh
home. He graduated from John Adams High School in South Bend and was a1969 graduate of The University of Notre Dame with a
BBA in Accounting. He started his career at Peat Marwick Mitchel but continued on to a long career
at WTAE - Fox Sports, where he found his stride. During his short life, Bill had the opportunity to serve his country in the
National Guard. He was an accomplished sportsman having won the Pittsburgh Field Club Golf Championship in 1981. Bill was
an all around lover of sports, especially University of Pittsburgh sports! He could often be found cheering the horses around the track, or most days at the Field Club
playing a few rounds of Gin with his buddies or at Oakmont Country Club engaged in a lively game of Bridge.
As a younger man his family remembers how much he loved
to listen and dance to Motown music. Bill was a huge fan of old movies - especially anything John Wayne. He was well loved
and had many lifelong friends that included the Great 8! Because Bill had a great love for children and golf his choice for
donations is the First Tee of Pittsburgh. Even though there were so many family members, he was Aunt Wanda's favorite nephew!
Because he "...couldn't find a good place to eat," we will all be on the lookout for a good restaurant that he would
like... Finally! Bill was TRULY an all around good guy! He will be sorely missed by everyone who knew him. There will be no
visitation. Funeral and Interment will be private. Arrangements by John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com)
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On April 29, 2017,
Ryan Anthony Zoschg passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family, following an 11-year battle with brain cancer.
Ryan was born April 30, 1973, and grew up in Emporium, PA, graduating from Cameron County High School in 1991. He studied
Electrical Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh, graduating in 1995. He began working at Vocollect Inc in 1996
and was employed there his entire career. During his time at Vocollect Ryan was granted over 10 patents and was instrumental
in the development of their speech-recognition computers. His talents and passion for innovation helped grow that small
Pittsburgh-based startup into an industry-leading company with products used by over 500,000 people worldwide. In 2002
he met the love of his life Melissa Hopbell, who he married and with whom he had two beautiful children, daughter Zoey and
son Matthew. In 2006 Ryan and his family moved to the Indiana Township/Fox Chapel area of Pittsburgh, where he applied
his engineering mind to painstakingly renovating their home. He was a member of Saint Joseph’s Parish in O’Hara
Township. He leaves behind his wife Melissa, and his children Zoey and Matthew, both at home; his parents Matthew
and Nancy Zoschg of Emporium, PA; his brother and sister-in-law Eric and April Zoschg and their sons Jordan and Mason of Raleigh,
NC; his sister and brother-in-law Megan and Tom Canniere and their daughter (Ryan’s God-daughter) Josephine of Kinnelon,
NJ; his parents-in-law Philip and Shirley Hopbell of Wilkins Township, PA; his sister-in-law Kimberly Hopbell Metzger and
her daughter Savannah of Baltimore, MD; and his sister-in-law Kelly Cervi and her sons Karsen and Kameron of Jeannette, PA.
His intelligence, stubbornness, love for mischief, kind heart, and infectious smile will be intensely missed by all of those
who knew him. Friends will be received on Sunday April 30 from 2-4 and 6-8pm at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc.
(freyvogelfuneralhome.com) 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated
on Monday May 1 at 10 AM at Saint Joseph’s Parish in O’Hara Township (EVERYONE PLEASE GATHER AT CHURCH).
He will be interred at St. Mark’s Cemetery in Emporium, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to
the "Ryan Zoschg Children College Fund" at Citizen's & Northern Bank, 135 E. 4th Street, Emporium, PA 15834.
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Elizabeth A. "Betsy" Casciato
On Saturday April 22, 2107, beloved
wife of Domenico "Donald" Casciato; mother of Julia Vietmeier (John), Albert J. Casciato (Kate Hileman) and Donald
J. Casciato (Rebecca); grandmother of Andrew and David Vietmeier and Mary Ann Bramlett; great-grandmother of Macon, Nessie,
Ashton and Ella; daughter of the late Henry and Elizabeth Feuer Mulligan and step-daughter of the late Domenic Sinagra;
sister of late Henrietta Crossey, Edwin Mulligan and Barbara Stiegler; also survived by nieces and nephews. Besty was a longtime
employee in the Accounting Department of Kaufmann's Department Store. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons,
Inc. 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) on Tuesday 2-4 and 6-8pm. Funeral Wednesday, Mass
of Christian Burial St. Paul Cathedral 11 AM.
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Coi Van Nguyen
April 18, 2017
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Marion Urling McCloskey
On Thursday, April 20, 2017, beloved
wife of the late John P. McCloskey; mother of Judith M. Dyke (John) and the late John P. McCloskey, Jr. and Stephen U. McCloskey;
grandmother of Maity Kirk (Daniel), John W. Dyke, III (Heather), Stephen D. Dyke, Stephen U. McCloskey, Jr. (Natacha), Michael
C. McCloskey (Lindsay) and David P. McCloskey; great grandmother of Andrew and Nathaniel Kirk, Sophia, Amelia and John Dyke,
IV, Stephen, Jr. Matthew and Zachary Dyke, Adeline McCloskey, Madison and Mason McCloskey. Friends will be received at John
A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) on Monday April 24, 2017
from 3-7pm. Funeral Tuesday, Mass of Christian Burial St. Bede Church (Point Breeze) at 10:00am. In lieu of flowers, remembrances
may be made to the Animal Rescue League Shelter and Wildlife Center, 6926 Hamilton Avenue PGH, PA 15208.
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Mary Louise Ende
On Friday April 21,
2017, at age 87, beloved daughter of the late Katherine and Carl Ende; sister of the late Katherine Ende Evans (Richard),
also survived by her adoring nieces and nephews, Patricia Evans Snyder (Allen), Barbara Evans Hauke (Steve), Tom Evans (Sue),
Craig Evans (Denise) and Susan Evans Critelli (Gary); as well as many grand nieces and nephews and great grand nieces and
nephews and her best friends, Martha Malinzak and Patrick O'Neill. Mary Lou earned her Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from Duquesne
University, a Masters Degree in Nursing from the University of Pittsburgh and taught pediatrics in the Nursing School of Duquesne
University. During her long nursing career, she worked in pediatrics at Children's Hospital, in the South Hills Health System
and as a visiting nurse for Allegheny County. She was a longtime member of St. Paul Cathedral where she volunteered in TV
Ministry, and was a volunteer for many community organizations including Meals on Wheels. Friends will be received at John
A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) on Sunday 2-4pm. Funeral Monday,
Mass of Christian Burial, St. Paul Cathedral 11:00am.
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Claire Kathryn Geraghty
On April 18, 2017,
age 25, of Point Breeze. Beloved daughter of Andrea Ocepek Geraghty; adored and loving sister of Ryan, Jack, and Maggie; daughter
of the late Guy Geraghty and step-daughter of Kate; granddaughter of Charles and the late Wilma Ocepek of Claridge, PA; and
the late Edward and Esther Geraghty of Middletown, NY. Claire was the beloved niece of Renee Ocepek Parsley and Jesse Parsley,
Thomas Ocepek and Louise Snyder-Ocepek, John and Margaret Ocepek, Karl Ocepek and Marcy Hessinger, and the late Mark Ocepek.
Also survived by cousins Sarah and Morgan Parsley; Erin, David, and Mary Ocepek; and Anton and Marc Ocepek. Claire was a graduate
of Oakland Catholic and Chatham University. She was an athlete, scholar, volunteer, and leader. Although Claire struggled
with addiction, she was never defined by it. She was compassionate, curious, energetic, and was building a wonderful, rewarding
life. Claire had a relentless will to succeed, approaching all of life’s challenges with determination and enthusiasm.
Claire was a kind, loving, and generous daughter, granddaughter, sister, cousin, and friend and will be remembered
forever for her beautiful spirit and her irresistible smile. She brought out the best in others, putting everyone
at ease. Claire is deeply loved and will be sorely missed by all those whose lives she touched. Friends will be received
at JOHN A. FREYVOGEL SONS, INC., 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) on Friday, April 21 from
2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial to celebrate her life will be held at St. Bede Church, 509 S. Dallas Ave,
Pittsburgh, PA 15208, on Saturday, April 22 at 10 a.m. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be
made to Chatham University, Office of University Advancement, Beatty House, Woodland Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15232 (online at
https://give.evertrue.com/chatham), or P.O.W.E.R, 7501 Penn Avenue, Suite 8, Pittsburgh, PA 15208.
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Gerald Goldstein, Ph.D.
Renowned neuropsychologist, Gerald Goldstein, who was known for his substantive research and service contributions
to the field of neuropsychology, died Saturday, April 8, 2017. He was 85 years old.
Dr. Goldstein earned a PhD degree from the University of Kansas in Clinical Psychology.
He was employed by the Department of Veterans Affairs since 1962, and had appointments at the Menninger Foundation, the University
of Kansas, and the University of Pittsburgh. He was Senior Research Career Scientist at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare
System, and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Professor of Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Goldstein was
probably best known for his seminal research contributions to the neuropsychology of alcoholism and schizophrenia, and neuropsychological
rehabilitation. He was also recognized a leader, serving as President of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, International
Neuropsychological Society, and Division of Clinical Neuropsychology (40) of the American Psychological Association.
Dr. Goldstein was a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the American Psychopathological
Association. Dr. Goldstein was married to Carolyn H. Shelly, until her passing in 1988. He is survived by his sister,
Sandra Gardos, his nieces, Danielle Gardos and Alicia Gardos-Crumlich, and his nephew, Eric Gardos. Funeral
services will be held 11:00 AM on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at the Homewood Cemetery Chapel. In lieu of flowers,
donation should be sent to the Veterans Research Foundation of Pittsburgh, PA. Arrangements by John A. Freyvogel Sons,
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Mary Louise Conn
On Monday, April 17, 2017, beloved wife of the former light heavyweight
boxing World Champion, the late Billy Conn. A life long resident of Squirrel Hill, Mary Louise is survived by her children,
Timothy D. Conn (Veronica), William Conn, Jr. and Michael G. Conn (Mary) and pre-deceased by her daughter Suzanne Robison
(late Michael); daughter of the late Nora and James L. "Greenfield Jimmy" Smith; sister of Nora O'Mara (late
William), Thomas Smith (Carol) and the late James Smith, Jr. (Helen); grandmother of Ryan Conn, Milena Conn Stewart, Heather
Mahon, Kelly Robison and Michael Robison, Jr., Meghan Balzan, Mac Conn and Will Conn, also survived by 10 great grandchildren.
Mary Louise was a graduate of Our Lady of Mercy Academy, attended Rosemont College, and was a former Miss Ocean City, New
Jersey. A beautiful person on both the inside and out, she was the subject of Frank DeFord's highly acclaimed 1985 Sports
Illustrated story, "The Boxer and The Blonde." Mary Louise was known for her warm and outgoing personality, who
revolved her life around her family and friends and especially loved summering in Ocean City. The Conn family is forever grateful
for the care Mary Louise received at the Little Sisters of the Poor. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel
Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Wednesday 7-9p.m. and Thursday 7-9p.m. Funeral
Friday, Mass of Christian Burial, St. Bede Church 11a.m. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to The Little
Sisters of the Poor.
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Henry Lea Hillman
1918 - 2017
Devoted husband of the late Elsie
Hillman for 70 years, father of Juliet Lea Hillman Simonds, Audrey Hillman Fisher, Henry L. Hillman, Jr. and William Talbott
Hillman, grandfather of ten, great-grandfather of sixteen, renowned businessman, investor and philanthropist —died on
Friday, April 14, 2017 at Shadyside Hospital in Pittsburgh. He was 98 years old. As an investor in the first funds of Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers and Kohlberg, Kravis and Roberts, he was considered
by many to be a pioneer in private equity. He was one of Pittsburgh’s leading citizens known for his ethical way
of doing business and innate ability to structure successful deals. The son of industrialist, John Hartwell Hillman,
Jr. and Juliet Cummins Lea Hillman, he attended Shady Side Academy and graduated from The Taft School and Princeton University,
then served as a U.S. Navy aviator in World War II. Over the course of next 30 years, he transformed the family business
from its roots in coke and chemical production and related industries into the diversified investment company that it is today.
He served as a director of many companies in Pittsburgh and across the country including General Electric, Cummins Engine,
Merck, PNC Financial Services, and Texas Gas Transmission. His philanthropy focused on the city that meant so much to him
and his family and he remained active until the time of his death in directing the work of the charitable foundations he created.
He was perhaps best known for the support he provided that created the Hillman Cancer Center at the University of Pittsburgh
Cancer Institute. His most recent major gifts focused on advancing medical and technological research at Pittsburgh’s
leading universities. He served as a trustee and director of numerous nonprofit and civic organizations over his life
including the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, Children’s Hospital, Action Housing, the Urban Redevelopment Authority,
the University of Pittsburgh, and the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Elsie,
who passed away on August 4, 2015. They were completely devoted to each other and to their family. Their wonderful
spirit, love of life and generosity together will always be remembered. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that those
who wish to honor Mr. Hillman contribute to either the Hillman Cancer Center at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute
or the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh. The addresses of these organizations are as follows: Hillman Cancer Center University
of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (Attn: Kellie Sue Anderson) 5150 Centre Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15232, or Carnegie Museums
of Pittsburgh (Attn: Dolly Ellenberg) 4400 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15213. The
family will receive friends at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street Pittsburgh, PA
15213 (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) from 3.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. on Thursday, April 20, 2017. A memorial
service will be held on Friday, April 21, 2017, 11.00 a.m., at Calvary Episcopal Church, 315 Shady Ave, Pittsburgh,
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On Monday April 3, 2017 beloved wife of the late Frederick Battaglia; daughter of the late
Raymond and Josephine Catalano; sister of the late Eugene J. Catalano and Emily Jones; survived by her nephews Norman and
Michael Catalano. There will be no visitation. Funeral Wednesday, Mass of Christian Burial, St. Maria Goretti Parish, Friendship
Campus at 10am. Arrangements by John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc.
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Richard F. Gaier
Richard F. Gaier, age 98, of Point Breeze and Ligonier passed away peacefully on Sunday
March 26, 2017. A U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II, he was preceded in death by his wife E. Ann Gaier. Richard was the president
and owner of the Pennsylvania Aluminum Window Company, a life member of the Pittsburgh Sportsman’s Luncheon Club and
Pike Run Country Club. He is survived by his friend and companion Mary B. Simmons; five children; ten grandchildren and nine
great grandchildren. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) 4900 Centre Avenue
at Devonshire Street on Tuesday March 28, 2017 from 4-6pm. Funeral and Interment will be private. Remembrances may be made
to the American Chestnut Foundation or a charity of one's choice.
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August 9, 1943 to March 23, 2017
Sheila Wells Rathke, a daughter, a sister, a mother, a grandmother, a partner, a world
traveler, an accomplished photographer, a lover of the arts and a remarkable business leader, died on Thursday, March 23,
in Pittsburgh of the rare lung disease mesothelioma.
During her more than seven decades on the earth,
Sheila touched thousands of lives with her quick wit, keen intelligence and can-do spirit. She was among the first generation
of women to excel in the previously male-dominated world of communications, advertising, strategic planning and business management. She was a world traveler and an adventurer who visited more than 50 countries on five continents, most
recently to Italy with her daughter Erinn and granddaughter Julia. For her two other grandchildren,
Jenna and Dominic, she has arranged, upon their 16th birthday, similar travel adventures.
Sheila liked to have fun. She and her long-time
companion Edward J. Abes were known among friends for their annual 4th of July and New Year's Eve parties. It is difficult
to imagine a more engaging travel or dinner companion than Sheila.
Though she was born
in Columbia, S.C., Sheila spent most of her life in Pittsburgh, from her childhood years in North Versailles to her adult
years in Squirrel Hill and the North Hills, and the last 16 in Pittsburgh's South Side with Ed. Career moves in her middle-adult years took her to Toronto and New York
City, but she returned to Pittsburgh in 2001 for new work
challenges and to be closer to her daughter, new granddaughter and many friends and relatives in the area. A 1961 graduate of Westinghouse Memorial High School, she earned her undergraduate degree from the University
of Pittsburgh in 1977. She worked her way through college as a secretary in the steel mills
of Pittsburgh, where she contracted this insidious disease. Much later, she spent the final 11 years of her career, from 2001 to 2012 at the University of Pittsburgh, serving as the university's first-ever Assistant Provost for Strategic and Program Development. During
this period, she served as a trusted advisor to the university's senior management. She
created strategic plans for nearly every school within the university, implemented the launch of new research centers and
helped position Pitt as a center of research excellence. The impact of programs that she developed and helped implement is
being felt to this day.
In the early 1970s, she was appointed by Pennsylvania Governor
Milton Shapp as a student representative to the Board of Trustees of the University of Pittsburgh. In 1991, she was named a distinguished alumna, and in 2000, she was named a Legacy Laureate of the university. Armed with ambition, confidence and a quick mind, she rose to prominence in Pittsburgh's business community
during the 1980s and '90s as an executive of the global public relations firm Burson-Marsteller. She was an executive vice president of the firm and General Manager of its Pittsburgh office. In 1994, she was recruited to lead Burson-Marsteller's Canadian operations headquartered in Toronto. Three years
later, with the emergence of the internet, she accepted another demanding job as one of the senior executives charged with
developing the new internet marketing practice for the global marketing and communications
firm Young & Rubicam Worldwide.
Throughout her career, she championed and guided
hundreds of young women and men in their careers. She lent her expertise to many nonprofit organizations, including,
in Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Public Service Fund, Quantum Theater, Robert Morris University and Pittsburgh Historical Society,
and, in New York, the New York Philharmonic and A Better Chance. Sheila is preceded
in death by her parents Betty McLaughlin Wells and Walter Wells. She is survived by Edward J. Abes, her long-time companion
and prominent Pittsburgh attorney, her loving daughter Erinn Pierotti, her brother Cary Wells (Linda), three grandchildren,
Julia, Jenna and Dominic (the loves of her life), her aunt Geraldine "Butchie" Lemak, special cousin Bonnie Weber,
many other cherished cousins, and thousands of friends and admirers worldwide.
She also maintained
close ties with Fred and Susy Rathke and the entire Rathke family from her prior marriage. She will be sadly missed by Ed's
son Eric Abes and wife Robin, and the Cincinnati Abes family.
The family would like
to acknowledge the kindness and care provided by Katie Sarakon and Jody Esser of Bridges Hospice. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com)
4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Sunday from 1-4 and 6-8Pm. Funeral Monday in Heinz Chapel at 10am. Contributions may be made to two of Sheila's favorite charities, Quantum Theater and City of Asylum, both based in Pittsburgh.
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Edward J. Colangelo
On Thursday March 16, 2017, at age 100, beloved husband of the late Anna Cornetto Colangelo;
uncle of Dennis A. Cestra (Annie Hanna), Elaine Carey (David), Neil Cornetto (Cindy), Lynn Daniels (George), Toni Dallwig
(Ed), Thomas Colangelo, Rosemary Kleber and the late Harry Kleber; brother of the late Alex Colangelo and Esther Kleber; also
survived by many great nieces and nephews. Ed was a proud U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served in Northern France,
Germany and Central Europe as a Sergeant earning three Bronze Stars among other medals. Upon his discharge, Ed earned a degree
in Civil Engineering from Carnegie Tech and worked in the construction industry as an inspector for the Army Corps of Engineers,
the Port Authority of Allegheny County, the City of Pittsburgh and the U.S. Postal Service. Friends will be received at John
A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) on Tuesday 9-10:15am followed by
a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Scholastica Church at 11:00am.
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Samuel Thomas Amodeo
Of O’Hara Twp., age 82, on Thursday, March 2, 2017, peacefully at home
after a courageous battle with Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS) and Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). Loving husband of 60 years
to Shirley (Nevergold) Amodeo; loving father of Deborah Amodeo (Mark) Krotec, Cathleen Amodeo (Anthony) DiGioia, Mary Amodeo
(John) Thompson and the late Thomas Amodeo (Linda); grandfather to Kyra Krotec (Clarke Reed) Tucker, Angela DiGioia (Michael)
DeVanney, Mara Krotec (Jason) Baginski, Noelle DiGioia, Maria DiGioia, Shelby Thompson Samuel Amodeo, Alex Thompson, Anna
Amodeo and Christina Amodeo; great-grandfather to Sebastian Baginski, Eleanor DeVanney and Whitey Tucker. Born to the late
Thomas and Anna (Cacolice) Amodeo in Pittsburgh, PA. Sam served his country in the U.S. Army Reserves and was a produce
buyer for Giant Eagle for 41 years. Outgoing and personable, with a wry and often unorthodox sense of humor, Sam lived
a joyous life of faith and dedication, valuing his family above all else. Sam enjoyed golf, traveling (especially to the Outer Banks and St. Barths) and in recent years, spending time with
his great-grandchildren. There will be no visitation. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at
10:00 A.M. at St. Paul Cathedral in Oakland. Internment to follow at Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests
donations in Sam’s memory to: Operation Walk Pittsburgh: www.operationwalkpgh.org or by mail 3380 Blvd. of the Allies,
Pittsburgh, PA 15213 or Canine Companions for Independence: www.cci.org or P.O. Box 446, Santa Rosa, CA 95402. Arrangements by John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com)
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Joseph George Bonk
On Tuesday morning, March 14, 2017,
Joseph G. Bonk died peacefully in his sleep after a long and difficult struggle with heart disease, and just one week before
his 87th birthday. Son of the late Katrina and Matej Bonk, Joe was born in Edenborn, PA and grew up in Brownsville, PA. He
is survived by his wife of 59 1/2 years, Janet Teemer Bonk (his Princess), daughters, Cathy Bonk, M.D. and Christine Quel
(Richard). He is also survived by two grand-children, three step grand-children and four step great grand-children. Joe graduated
from Brownsville High School in 1948 and enlisted in the U.S. Army-Engineer Aviation Battalion (predecessor to the U.S. Air
Force) working on airfield construction in England until 1952. He also fostered his life-long love of opera while traveling
to London to attend the opera at Covent Garden. Upon his return to the United States, he studied civil engineering at the
Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie Mellon University), graduating with a B.S. in Civil Engineering in 1957. He
then received his Masters Degree from the University of Pittsburgh and continued advanced studies in Geography. Joe's first
engineering position was with a civil engineering firm in Baltimore followed by a teaching position in Engineering at the
University of Pittsburgh. As a true believer in life-long learning, Joe then spent the next 31 years as a Professor
of Engineering at the Community College of Allegheny County, Allegheny Campus. There he taught civil engineering, geography
and mathematics classes to thousands of first and second year students, but also taught classes at the State Correctional
Institute at Pittsburgh and various other work sites in the South Hills area while remaining active in the Pennsylvania Society
of Land Surveyors. Joe also fostered thousands of students in his role as academic advisor (continuing until 2015) at the
Allegheny Campus. He was the advisor who often oriented new advisors and was consulted by them. Often when he and Janet dined
at a local restaurant, staff members would come to their table saying: "Professor Bonk, you may not remember me, but
you advised me at CCAC-- thank you!" Joe was a member of St. Paul Cathedral, where he attended Mass every Sunday until
this February. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Janet Teemer and Joseph G. Bonk Scholarship at the
CCAC Educational Foundation or Family Hospice. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com)
on Thursday 2-4 and 6-8pm. Funeral Friday, Mass of Christian Burial St. Paul Cathedral 10:00am. In addition, a memorial service
will be announced and held at a later date.
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Anna Catherine McNeill Pasquarelli
Passed peacefully on Monday March 6, 2017, at
age 87, at Canterbury Place in Lawrenceville. Beloved and devoted wife of 62 years to the late Joseph Pasquarelli, Sr.; loving
mother of Len Pasquarelli (Susan) of Atlanta, GA, Joseph Pasquarelli, Jr. (Alma) of Morningside and of the late David Pasquarelli
(Alice), Ruth Ann Neary (Kevin) and John Pasquarelli (Bernadette); daughter of the late Felix and Elinora Hughes McNeill;
sister of Robert McNeill of Beechview and of the late Ruth Radocay, Gladys Samuels, "Jack" McNeill and Elizabeth
Rold. She will be sorely missed by fourteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, whom she greatly loved, and numerous
nieces and nephews. Anna was born and raised in Bloomfield, and lived there for her entire life, until moving to Canterbury
Place in 2008. She was outgoing and gracious, a gentle soul who was giving of her time, loved interacting with people, and
was especially proud of her work with the elections board and her many particularly fulfilling years with the Pittsburgh
Food Bank. She loved cooking for her family and friends and, among other dishes, was especially noted for her meatballs,
hot sausage, Pasta "Fazool" and Pizzelles. The Pasquarelli family would like to sincerely thank the entire staff
at Canterbury Place, which Anna came to regard as her home in later years, for their loving, attentive and protective care,
and to recognize the many cherished friends she made there. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. 4900
Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) on Friday 2-8pm. Funeral Saturday, Mass of Christian Burial
St. Paul Cathedral 10am.
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Thomas E. Starzl, M.D., Ph.D
Age 90, born in Le
Mars, Iowa to Rome and Anna Laura Starzl on March 11, 1926 and passed away on March 4, 2017 in Pittsburgh.
Dr. Starzl is the beloved husband of 36 years of Joy Starzl; father of Timothy Starzl (Bimla) and the late Rebecca
Starzl and Thomas F. Starzl; grandfather of Ravi Starzl (Natalie); cousin of Bob Starzel (Mary Beth); son-in-law
of Ollie Conger; brother-in law of Carlos Conger (Glenda) and Julie Jackson (Terry); uncle of Karla Conger, Dena Rees (Larry),
Leandra LeBlanc (Quincy), Alex Dietrich (Michael) and Nolan Jackson (Luciana) and brother of Marnie Starzl; in passing he
joins his parents and his siblings, John Starzl and Nancy Starzl. There will be no visitation. A memorial
service, which is open to the public, will be held at Heinz Memorial Chapel on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 1:00pm. The family requests that no flowers be sent, and that memorial donations may be made to the Pittsburgh Foundation for the
Thomas E. Starzl Fund, 5 PPG Place, Suite 250 Pittsburgh, PA 15222 (pittsburghfoundation.org). Arrangements by John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com)
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Thomas V. English
March 2, 2017
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Ruth Ann Perlik
On Wednesday February 8, 2017, beloved wife of the late Francis R. Perlik; mother of Gregory
F. Perlik and Amy Dirling (James, Jr.); grandmother of Rebecca and Zachary Dirling and Alexis Perlik; mother-in-law of Samantha
Hoffmann, sister of Colleen Giuffre (Joseph), Sharon Spirk (David), Beth Haug (James), Janice Lovey (Mark) and the last Patricia
Burgoon, Timothy and John Odes. Friends will be received on Saturday 6-8pm and Sunday 2-4 & 6-8pm at John A. Freyvogel
Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street. Funeral Monday, Mass of Christian Burial, St.
Paul Cathedral 10:00am.
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John J. Connors
On Thursday February 2, 2017, beloved
husband of Karen Killian Connors; father of Cara L. Connors; son of Virginia Diven Barrett and the late James Connors; step-son
of the late Richard C. Barrett; brother of Carolyn Pilewski (Michael), Amy Montgomery, Becky Toomey (Geo) and Ian Barrett
(Brandi); also survived by many nieces and nephews. John was a proud veteran of the United States Army. Friends will
be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) on Sunday 2-6pm.
Funeral Monday, a Blessing Service will be held in Our Lady of the Rosary Mausoleum of Calvary Cemetery at 11:00am.
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Mercy Sounderarajah passed away peacefully surrounded by friends and family on February 2, 2017 in Pittsburgh, PA. She
was a nurturing wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and great-grandmother. Born in Sri Lanka, Mercy courageously
emigrated to the United States in the 1970’s with her husband, the late Dr. Kandan Sounderarajah to pursue the stability
and freedoms a life in America provides. Mercy’s professional talents were extensive and ranged widely from nursing
to catering to becoming a master seamstress. Indeed, in Pittsburgh in the 1990’s, her bridal headpieces were the
most highly sought-after by fashionable brides as she freelanced out of several of the the most upscale bridal boutiques in
the city. As her thousands of friends and family all over the world will attest, Mercy was one of the most generous people
they knew. No possession was too dear that she would not gladly donate it to someone in need. She had a keen sense
of humor, and made any social gathering more convivial because of her presence. Mercy had a life-long unwavering Christian
faith, and was a vital member of every church to which she belonged. She was a member and staunch supporter of the Asian-Indian
Christian Church of Pittsburgh (AICCP) for the last 17 years of her life. AICCP brought her much personal joy in her
twilight years. Mercy was deeply loved and is survived by her daughters Dr. Juliet Jegasothy (the late Dr. Brian V. Jegasothy)
and Dr. Rose P. Draviam, her son-in-law Mr. Godfrey Draviam, her grandchildren Dr. S. Manjula Jegasothy (Stephen Hooper),
Mr. S. Manoj Jegasothy, Esq. (Michele Puig-Antich Jegasothy, Esq.), Rajika Emily Reed (Christopher Reed), and Dr. Romesh Draviam
(Gaya Draviam). Mercy’s loving great-grandchildren are: Catalina Jegasothy, Gabriela Jegasothy, Zia Reed,
Eshan Reed and Adrian Draviam. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc.
(freyvogelfuneralhome.com) 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Saturday, February 4, 2017 from 3:30-5:30PM,
followed by a memorial service in Mercy’s honor at the Asian-Indian Christian Church of Pittsburgh
(1630 Greentree Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15220) Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 6:30PM. Remebrances may be
made in Mercy’s honor can be sent to: AICCP, 1630 Greentree Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15220.
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Jennifer Ann Miller Livesay
Jennifer Ann Miller Livesay, Age 57, of Swissvale and was born
in Denver Co, passed away peacefully on Friday January 27, 2017 surrounded her by
family and friends following a courageous battle against cancer, leaving behind mother Patricia
Miller, sister Gretchen Heller (Bryan), brother John Miller, stepmother Joyce Sowl of Longmont CO, half brothers
John Sowl (Annette) of Berthound, CO, Scott Sowl of Tempe AZ and James Sowl of Westminster CO, nieces Sara, Allyson,
Emily and nephew Trevor and her three wonderful cats. Preceding Jennifer in death was her beloved husband Casey Livesay
and her father Dr. Dee Sowl of Longmont, CO and her much loved stepfather Richard Miller.
She attended Liberty Grade School, Peabody High School and attended University of Colorado at
Denver and the University of Pittsburgh. For the past seven years she
worked as an accountant at A.R. Building Company. A memorial service will be held at John
A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Saturday February
4th at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers memorial
contributions can be made to The Animal Rescue League of Pittsburgh.
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Eileen Dexter Campbell
Passed peacefully holding the hands of her children in
her Fox Chapel home on Saturday January 14, 2017 at age 72. Beloved wife of Charles "Tim" Talbot Campbell, II; mother
of Charlene Marie Campbell and Thomas Dexter Campbell. Preceded in death by her parents, Charles Aloysius Dexter and Rose
Solomond Dexter. Eileen was the head nurse supervisor of the first Cardio Intensive Care Unit in Southwestern Pennsylvania
and the tri-state area at Montefiore Hospital. She was a dedicated mother to her children and volunteered tirelessly at their
schools, Winchester Thurston and Shadyside Academy, as well as numerous non-profits in Pittsburgh. A lifelong animal lover
and dog owner, her recent years were spent showing her three Champion Glen of Imaal Terriers, Neala, Blarney and Beatrix who
provided her with endless joy. Many will remember her as a second Mom or dear friend, who always gave good advice and a warm
hug. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) on Friday,
2-4 and 6-8pm. Funeral Saturday, Mass of Christian Burial, St. Scholastica Church 10:30am. Remembrances
may be made to The Animal Rescue League, St. Jude Children's Hospital. Please donate Platelets and Blood to the local blood
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Robert Brennan Egan
Robert Brennan Egan, 86, of Gulf Stream, FL and formerly of Fox Chapel, PA, died peacefully
Tuesday afternoon, January 10, 2017 in the company of his wife Barbara and family. He was born on January 4, 1931, son of
Judge John P. and Luceille Murray Egan of Pittsburgh, PA. He graduated from Shady Side Academy in Pittsburgh, and subsequently
received a BA from Yale College and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. He served as a 1st Lieutenant in the United States Army. In 1956, he married the former Ann Ames Midwood
of Nayatt Point, Rhode Island with whom he had four children.
his professional career with Allegheny Ludlum Steel Corporation. Over the next 28 years he was promoted
through increasingly challenging sales and marketing roles, culminating in his elevation to Group President of the Metals
and Metal Products Group of Allegheny International. In 1985, Bob and an investor group acquired Alloys
Rods Corporation, a specialty welding products manufacturer. As Chairman and CEO of Alloy Rods, he significantly
increased sales and profitability by developing innovative products and opening production facilities in Asia and Europe.
He sold Alloy Rods in 1989 to The ESAB Group. Bob served on numerous corporate boards, including
Titanium Metals Corporation of America, Rob Roy Industries and Elliott Turbomachinery.
loved golf – the competition, the traditions and the lifelong friendships developed through the game. Bob always worked
on “his game” and rarely shied away from offering swing advice to anyone who asked. He was
particularly proud of his numerous club championship titles, as well as his 1992 victory in the Western Pennsylvania Senior
Amateur Championship. Bob served as President of the Fox Chapel Golf Club and President of the Pennsylvania Golf Association.
He was a long-time member of the United States Seniors’ Golf Association and a regular competitor on the Pennsylvania
team of the Lesley Cup.
Bob also gave back to the community, especially
to organizations providing drug and alcohol rehabilitation services. He was particularly committed to the mission of Gateway
Rehab serving as a long-term board member and then Chairman of the Board from 1990 to 1995. He also served
as a Trustee of Shady Side Hospital for many years. While in Florida, he supported Wayside House in Delray
Beach, FL. Bob also served as an Adjunct Professor of Industrial Marketing at the Tepper School of Business
at Carnegie Mellon University for several years.
Most of all, Bob will be remembered for his love of family,
friends and life. He never lost his passion for getting the most out of each day, celebrating time spent
with his numerous grandchildren, extended family and lifelong friends. He loved to meet new people, enthusiastically sharing
his energy and sense of humor. Bob happily imparted his pearls of wisdom and life advice to his grandchildren,
who affectionately called him “Bubs.”
He is survived by his wife Barbara Forrester Egan, who brought
him great joy and happiness in his later life. He is predeceased by his first wife Ann Midwood Egan, to whom he was married
55 years. He is also survived by his children, Robert B. Egan, Jr., of Oakland CA; Emily E. Thomas of Wilmette,
IL; George M. Egan of Jacksonville, FL; and Sarah E. Hebert of South Berwick, ME; daughters-in-law Kimberly W. Egan and Anne
T. Egan; sons-in-law Douglas P. Thomas and Edward A. Hebert; and eleven grandchildren.
The family suggests remembrances
to Gateway Rehab, 311 Rouser Road, Moon Township, PA 15108 www.gatewayrehab.org. A service will be held this spring in Pittsburgh in celebration of his
wonderful life. Arrangements by John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc.
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Peacefully, and surrounded by her family,
Maxine Niehoff, 81, passed away on Friday January 13, 2017. Maxine was preceded in death by her beloved husband, John Niehoff.
She is survived by her children, Judge Jill Rangos (John), Janet Laughlin (Brett), Jack Horner (Meg); and her stepchildren,
Michael Niehoff, M.D. (Betsy), Fred Niehoff (Kris) and Nancy Niehoff. Her grandchildren were her pride and joy, Virginia (Paul),
John, Nick, Tyler, Elaina, Fergus, Griffin, Kate (Fred), Tessa, Stacey and Abbie. Maxine was a trained ballerina, whose love
of dance defined her. Performance discipline translated naturally to professional discipline, and she eventually joined the
family real estate business and later became a commercial appraiser for Chambers Development Co. An active member of the Republican
Committee of Allegheny County, Maxine served for many years as Judge of Elections in Churchill Borough. In retirement, she
enjoyed Pitt Football tailgates, cooking, sewing and—despite vision impairment—watercolor painting. Friends will
be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc., 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire
Street (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) on Sunday, January 15, 2017 from 2 to 4 p.m. only, and
Monday, January 16, 2017 from 9-10 a.m., with a service immediately following in the funeral home. In
lieu of flowers, the family suggests helping families whose kids love dance by donating to “Ken & Jean Dance Studio,”
906 Lincoln Highway, North Versailles, Pa. 15137.
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Thomas A. Spyke
On Tuesday, January 10, 2017 Thomas A. Spyke. Father of Harrison L. Spyke and Grant Spyke.
Grandfather of Hope Catherine Spyke. Brother of Peter Spyke and Barbara Spyke. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Thomas was born in Florida and moved to Pittsburgh in 1994 converting to an avid Steelers and Pirates fan. Friends will be
received at John A Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street
Friday from 5-8pm. A memorial service will be held in Florida to be announced at a later date.
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Joel Paul Harris Hahn
On Tuesday January 3, 2017 of Allegheny City, Pittsburgh. Joel was born in Pittsburgh on October 6, 1947 and was the
beloved son of the late Kenneth Cook Hahn, Sr. and Geneva Harris Hahn. Grandson of the late Honorable John P. Harris, who
opened the world's first motion picture theatre in Pittsburgh in June 1905, and Eleanor Davis Harris. Loving brother of Cynthia
Hahn Yothers of Chevy Chase, MD and Bedford, PA and the late Kenneth Cook Hahn, Jr. Joel was a graduate of the University
School, Pittsburgh and Miami Dade College, Miami, FL. After 20 years of working in New York City he returned to Pittsburgh
and spent many years working in the paralegal field. He served as a trustee of the John H. Harris Charitable Foundation established
by his late uncle, John H. Harris and Joel's mother, Geneva Harris Hahn. Mr. Hahn is a member of the Epiphany Church, Pittsburgh
where he volunteered for many years. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com)
4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Thursday 4-7pm. Funeral Friday, Mass of Christian Burial, Epiphany
Church 10am. Entombment will be in Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum. Remembrances may be made to Epiphany Church, 184 Washington
Place, Pgh., PA 15219 or a charity of your choosing.
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Reverend John M. O'Toole
On Tuesday December 20, 2016 in Ft.
Lauderdale, Florida, beloved son of the late John and Catherine O'Toole; brother of Kathleen Martin (Al) and the late Patrick
O'Toole (late Mary Ann); also survived by three nieces, three nephews and many great and great-great nieces and nephews. Ordained
in 1967 and retiring in 2005, Father O'Toole served the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh in many capacities as the former Secretary
to Bishop Vincent M. Leonard, Chaplain to the Knights of Columbus, Director of the Vocation Office, Administrator and Pastor
of St. Mary of Mercy Parish, Administrator of St. John Capistran Parish, and also served for periods of time at St.
Susanna Parish, St. Joan of Arc Parish, St. Luke Parish, and Sacred Heart Parish. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel
Sons, Inc. 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) on Wednesday December 28 from 6-8pm and Thursday
December 29, 2-4 and 6-8pm. Funeral Friday, December 30, 2016, Mass of Christian Burial St. Paul Cathedral, 10:00am. Remembrances
may be made to the "Red Door" at St. Mary of Mercy Parish, 202 Stanwix Street PGH, PA 15222.
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Carmen J. Torockio
Carmen J. Torockio passed away on Saturday, December 17, 2016. Born in Derry, Pennsylvania,
on April 28, 1942, he was the son of Carmen and Concetta Torockio. He is survived by his beloved wife of 51 years, Adele;
his children, Christopher, Susan, and Daniel; their spouses Halle, Jason, and Emily; grandchildren, Jordan, Giovanni, Jacob,
and Vincent; brothers Franklin and Donald; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. A graduate of Robert Morris College,
the University of Baltimore, and the Harvard Corporate MBA program, Carmen was a veteran of the U.S. Army National Guard and
worked for Westinghouse Electric Corporation for 30 years, most recently serving as Assistant Corporate Controller; he later
served for eight years as the Budget Director of Allegheny County. Upon retiring, Carmen maintained an active life at the
Pittsburgh Field Club, where he was 2016’s “most improved golfer,” and traveling the world with his wife,
will be no visitation; a Memorial Mass will be held Friday, December 30, 2016, at St. Joseph’s Church, 342
Dorseyville Road in O’Hara Township, followed by a reception at 11:30 at the Pittsburgh Field Club, 121 Field Club
Road, Fox Chapel. Arrangements by John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc.
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Katherine Mary Reid
On Thursday December 15, 2016. Known as Kay, Katie or Kinka by her beloved family and devoted friends. Daughter of the late Katherine Reilly Reid and B. Meredith Reid of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. A graduate of Eden Hall, Convent at the Sacred Heart, Torresdale, PA. Received her B.A. Carlow University, Pittsburgh, PA and her Masters Degree, University
of Pittsburgh. She was a Communicant at St. Paul Cathedral, where she was also a member
of the choir. A member also of the Associated Alumnae of the Scared Heart, and a former
member of the Junior League of Pittsburgh.
She was a former member of the American
Red Cross Hospital at Walson Army Hospital in NJ and a former teacher both in Hollister,
California and Pittsburgh Public School and a lay member of the Order of St. Francis.
She is survived by her sister Camilla Reid Kuhn Quinn and husband William A. Quinn of Mountainside, NJ, and brothers Ambrose B. Reid II of Falls Church, VA and Patrick Meredith Reid of Grand Residence, Pittsburgh. She was predeceased
by her sister Patti Reid of San Francisco and is also survived by her cousin and caregiver Nancy Vilsack Barna and husband
Pat of Oakmont, Suzanne Vilsack Gero of Los Angeles, CA, Mary Pat Reilly Benson and husband
Honorable Kenneth Benson of Mount Lebanon, PA, Carol and Thomas F. Reid, Pittsburgh;
Her nieces Lucy Hopkins Kuhn of New York City, and Emma Kuhn Halik (Danny) of Ramsey,
NJ. Nephews Mark D. Kuhn, M.D. (Jean) of Yardley, PA. Thomas B. Reid (Micky) of Florida, A. Kirk Reid (Lori) of Falls Church, VA, and 10 grand nieces and nephews. In addition two former sister-in-law’s, Rebecca C. Reid of The Villages, Florida, and Rozanne Reid of Jacksonville, FL. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc.
(freyvogelfuneralhome.com) 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Sunday 1-4pm. Funeral Monday, Mass of Christian Burial,
St. Paul Cathedral 10am. Interment private. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made in her memory to St. Paul Cathedral
or UPMC Seneca Place.
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Eugene M. Kail
Eugene M. Kail passed away at his home in Squirrel Hill on Friday December
16, 2016 of complications related to Parkinson's Disease. He was born in 1944 in Pittsburgh's famous Hill District. He is
survived by brothers Richard J. Kail (Shirley) and Robert P. Kail and seven other siblings he referred to as Brother, Sister
and Cousins because they were raised as a part of the same household; as well as nieces, nephews. cousins and surrogate members
in significant numbers. Even after retiring for health reasons, he maintained a heavy schedule of board memberships and service
projects, including the boards of Central Catholic High School and the Seton Center for Intergenerational Programming. For
several years he was the Co-chair of the annual fundraiser for the Parkinson's Foundation Western Pa. He also did much of
the promotional work for Our Lady of Victory Maronite Catholic Church and other religious organizations. For 20 years Mr.
Kail served on the faculty of Central Catholic High School as teacher, Department Chair and Assistant Principal. He also served
as Coordinator of English for the schools of the Diocese of Pittsburgh. He left to create the Office of Advancement for the
Catholic Schools of the Diocese of Pittsburgh. He left the diocese after two years to create Eugene M. Kail & Associates
where for almost a quarter of a century he provided services in Communications, Education and Training. His corporate list
was extensive and country wide. Performing professionally under the name Gene Kail, he became quite popular locally as an
actor and singer, appearing frequently in local theaters. His theater background enabled him to develop a large practice in
writing, directing and performing in trade shows in all parts of the country. As a writer, Mr. Kail turned out a constant
series of magazines and newspaper articles, as well as promotional pieces. His writing career culminated in the publication
of his book of memories entitled "Praying for Freckles". Mr. Kail was named a Diamond Key Coach in competitive speech
and debate. He was also a recipient of the Award of Merit from the National School Public Relations Association, and was named
to Who's Who in Pennsylvania. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com)
4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Monday 2-4 and 6-8pm. Funeral Tuesday, Mass of Christian Burial, Epiphany Church
at 10am. In lieu of flowers, please send remembrances to the Seton Center, 1900 Pioneer Avenue, Pgh., PA 15226 or the Parkinson
Foundation Western Pennsylvania, 575 Lincoln Avenue. Bellevue, PA 15102 or the Central Catholic HS Scholarship Fund, 4720
Fifth Avenue, Pgh.,PA 15213.
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Otto Harry Gruner III
Otto Harry Gruner
III, 89, died peacefully December 9th with his wife Nancy and daughter, Alexandra at his bedside. A resident of
Fox Chapel, Pennsylvania since 1962, Harry had moved to Longwood Retirement Community in Oakmont, Pennsylvania in 2011 after
being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Born July 27, 1927, he was the son of Otto Harry Gruner, Jr. and Harriet Coffin
of Cedarhurst, Long Island, New York. Harry graduated from Phillips Academy Andover in 1946 and from Yale University in 1950.
He majored in U.S. history and played tennis, soccer, hockey, rugby and court ball. While at Yale he was in the naval
officers training program, afterwards serving as a lieutenant, junior grade, with his final posting in the Engineering Department
of the “Coral Sea”, one of the Midway class aircraft carriers, then the largest in the U.S. Navy. Following his
tour in the Navy he entered a sales training program at Manning, Maxwell and Moore, manufacturer of material handling equipment
located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Subsequently, he and George Follansbee co-founded Follansbee & Gruner, Inc. where
he was President until his retirement in 1998. Chief among his volunteer activities was his 20-year service as chairman
of the Building and Grounds Committee on the board of the Western Pennsylvania Hospital, one of the few regional hospitals
that survived the period with an independent board. He was a volunteer with the Fox Chapel Fire Department and Chairman of
the Fox Chapel Golf Club Greens Committee for many years. Harry was a gifted and enthusiastic fisherman, hunter and athlete
who played multiple games on multiple teams in multiple venues. He spent parts of many summers on Fishers Island, NY in contented
pursuit of bluefish, striped bass, flounder, fluke and golf balls. He once claimed that he really only answered the phone
in hopes it would be someone inviting him to go fishing. Which he would do anywhere, but most happily for Atlantic salmon
in Quebec, Iceland or the River Tweed. He was a gentleman, “old school” in the best way, approachable and appreciated
by folks from all walks of life. Most memorably, Harry was funny, blessed with a gentle, wry sense of humor that endeared
him to everyone he met and will be terribly missed. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Nancy Evans Gruner, his children,
Dr. Sam Evans Gruner(Leslie Goss), Harry Siegfried Gruner(Rebecca Henry), Alexandra Coffin Gruner(David Riley) and seven grandchildren,
William E., Harry B., Angus G., Ellory G., George C., Emma D. and Charles H. His beloved younger sister Harriet Gruner Ross
Rockefeller (Sue) predeceased him on Christmas morning, 2014. A memorial service will be held at St. Andrew’s Episcopal
Church, 5801 Hampton Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15206 on Saturday, January 7th at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the
family suggests a contribution to the West Penn Hospital Foundation, 4818 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15224. Arrangements
by John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc.
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John Gus Nicholas
On Wednesday December 14, 2016, beloved father of Nicholas John Nicholas
and Vanessa Nicholas Vega (Michael); grandfather of Tatiana and Michael Vega; brother of Maria Reveliotis and the late Andrew
Nicholas; also survived by aunts, uncles and cousins. Friends will be received on Friday from 9:30 a.m. until a funeral service
at 10 a.m. in St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral. Arrangements by John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com).
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Maj. William J. Noel
Maj. William J. Noel (ret), 71, of Alexandria, VA, passed away on Tuesday,
December 6, 2016. Bill was a devout Catholic, decorated veteran, and loving family man. Originally from the Shadyside neighborhood
of Pittsburgh, Bill was born Feb. 10, 1945, to the late Ferdinand W. Noel and Lillian F. Kiley. He is survived by his beloved
wife of 48 years, Kathleen Noel, son, Rev. Brian Noel, sister, Mary J. Noel of Rockledge, FL, sister, Ginger (Richard) Thomas
of Fenwick Island, DE, brother, Richard Noel of Pittsburgh, aunt, Loretta Cummins of Johnstown, PA, and many nieces, nephews,
and cousins, all of whom he dearly loved. Bill was a proud graduate of Central Catholic High School and Duquesne University.
He served his country in the U.S. Air Force, through two tours in Vietnam as a B-52 Electronic Warfare Officer, with several
commendations, including multiple conferrals of the Distinguished Flying Cross for heroism. After the military, Bill
worked in the private sector for government contract firms, while staying active in his parish and serving his community through
multiple volunteer projects, most recently with the Mount Vernon Genealogical Society. Friends will be received at John
A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Monday, December 12,
from 2-4 and 6-8pm. Funeral Tuesday, December 13, Mass of Christian Burial, St. Paul Cathedral at 10am. Interment with full
military honors to follow at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, at 1pm. In your charity, memorial donations may be
made to the Nuns of Saint Dominic’s Monastery, Linden, VA (www.lindenopnuns.org)
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Darlene M. Casey
On Tuesday December
6, 2016, beloved wife of Donald T. Casey, Jr.; sister of John H. Evans; sister in law of Carol Casey (late Tim), Mary Ellen
Bodnar (Steve), Michael Casey (Ruth), Kevin Casey (Elaine); also survived by many nieces and nephews and grand nieces and
nephews; daughter of the late Jean Evans. Darlene was a librarian with Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh working at various branches
throughout her 42 year career and was a graduate and former basketball player at St. Paul Cathedral High School. Friends will
be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street Wednesday 6-8pm and Thursday 2-4 and 6-8pm.
Funeral Friday Mass of Christian Burial, St. Mary of Mercy Church (Downtown) 10am. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be
made to the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society at WPAHumane.com
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Judith M. Gibson
On Tuesday, December
6, 2016, Judy Gibson. Wife of the late David Gibson, Sr. Cherished mother of David Gibson, Jr., Robin Poth (Joe), Kelly Gibson,
(Rege) and Shannon Gibson. Special Grandma of Rick (Racheal), Michael, Cara, Nick, Cailee and Emma Poth, Dustin and Nicole
Grabowski and Jordan Reiff. Proud Gi Gi of Alona and Stefen Poth. Sister of Joyce Haggerty and the late Gerard "Bucky",
Kenny and Paul Mildrich. Daughter of the late Andrew and Elizabeth Higgins Mildrich, Sister in law of Vicky Mildrich and Catherine
Bell. Also survived by many special nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, especially Theresa Bauer. Judy was the receptionist
at Freyvogel Funeral Home for 30 years. Friends will be received John A. Freyvogel
Sons Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street
on Thursday and Friday from 2-4pm and 6-8pm. Funeral Saturday, Mass of Christian Burial, Our Lady of the Angels Church, St.
Augustine Parish 11:30am. Remembrances may be made in Judy's name to St. Jude Children's Hospital, P.O. Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101-9929, Fr. Flanangan's Boys Home, 200 Flanagan Blvd., P.O. Box 6000, Boys Town, NE 68010-9988 or to the
Disabled American Vets, P.O. Box 14301 Cincinnati, OH 45230-0301. The family would like to thank Dr. Analo and her staff for
the kind and compassionate care Judy received.
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Margaret McGinley Conley
Peggy, as she was known to family and friends, died
on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at the age of 101. She was the beloved wife of the late Lawrence J. Conley and loving mother
of Dr. Thomas Conley and his wife Marylyn, Judith Stafford, widow of John, and James Conley. She is survived by nine grandchildren,
seven great-grandchildren, her youngest sister Bernadette Plantes, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death
by her parents James and Mary Hyland McGinley, her oldest son, Joseph, and her sisters Catherine McGovern and Veronica Devlin.
A gracious, faith-filled woman, a tireless volunteer, especially to the Meals on Wheels program, and a role model to family
and friends, Peggy will be greatly missed. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. 4900 Centre Avenue at
Devonshire Street (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) on Sunday December 11 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be
celebrated at St. Scholastica Church in Aspinwall on Monday, December 12 at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests
donations be made in her honor to her alma mater Carlow University, 3333 Fifth Avenue, 15213, or to Marian Manor Skilled Nursing
Home, 2695 Winchester Drive, 15220, where she received excellent and compassionate care for many years.
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Mayvis Wageman Baumann
On Monday December 5, 2016, Mayvis Wageman Baumann, age 83. Beloved wife of the late Dwight M. Baumann.
Mother of Susan Wittrock (Gary), Stephen D. Baumann (Lisa) and Sandra Sullivan. Grandmother of Jacob and Jonah Wittrock, Scotty
Baumann and Julius and Jamal Sullivan. Great grandmother of Shiloh Wittrock. Sister of the late Laverne Giedt. Funeral Services
will be held on Saturday December 10 in the Bellefield Presbyterian Church, 1pm. Interment will be private. Arrangements by
John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com)
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Louise M. Sullivan
On Monday December 5, 2016, beloved daughter of the late Bertha K. and James P. Sullivan. Friends will be received at
John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) on Thursday 2-4 & 6-8pm. Funeral Friday, Mass of Christian Burial St. Paul Cathedral
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Gary Vincent Giampolo
At age 62, a life-long resident of Panther Hollow in the Oakland neighborhood
passed away on Monday, November 28, 2016. He is the beloved son of the late Carl and Irma Scenna Giampolo and is survived
by his son Gary Scalise (Lorraine), grandchildren Alexis and Dante, brother Carlino, and sister Carol Speck (Regis). He is
also survived by aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends who loved Gary. He graduated from Central Catholic High School and received
his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at Duquesne University. Throughout his life, he worked for various corporations
and was a self-employed entrepreneur in construction and home remodeling. He was an active participant in the community and
a member of St. Paul Cathedral and the Ryan Catholic Newman Center. His quick wit and colorful array of different hats brought
laughter and joy to friends and acquaintances. Throughout his life, he was a very generous giver of his time and talents to
others. He loved spending most of his free time with family and friends, driving to Seven Springs, and selling antiques at
flea markets. His generosity extended beyond death when many of his vital organs were donated to CORE (Center for Organ Recovery
and Education). Friends will be received Thursday 2-4 and 6-8p.m. at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc., 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire
Street (freyvogelfuneralhome.com). Funeral Friday, Mass of Christian Burial St. Paul Cathedral 10 a.m. Remembrances in Gary's
name may be made to Central Catholic High School.
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Jerry passed peacefully, on Sunday, November 27, 2016, after a lengthy illness. He was the father of Catherine Houston (Robert), Thomas Potts (Linda) and Alice Potts; brother
of Larry Potts (Celeste); and, grandfather of Lillie and Paul Houston, Michael Potts, and Emily and
Betsy Goldemen. Jerry was born on April 10, 1933 and raised in Franklin, NC and was a graduate of
the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and the Advanced Management Program, Harvard Business School. Upon discharge
from his service in the United States Army, Jerry began his career at Vulcan Inc., Latrobe, PA for 28 years where he held
a variety of leadership positions. He then worked for Teledyne, Inc. and retired from Woodings-Verona Tool Works, Verona PA. Jerry
was an avid skier and encouraged many to take up the sport join in the fun. During his retirement years, Jerry volunteered
through his church and traveled to impoverished areas and places affected by natural disasters. Jerry
also served as a volunteer with Forbes Hospice. Jerry had many interests, which including, traveling, reading,
biking, cooking, and supporting the arts. Jerry was a true gentleman
and respected, loved and admired by all who knew him. Jerry is survived by Conrad Bricker, his partner of 25 years. Many thanks go to Charlene Presken, Jerry’s personal care giver for the last four years
and everyone at Asbury Heights for the loving care during the last three and a half years of Jerry’s life. Friends will
be received on Saturday, December 17, 2016 at Shadyside Presbyterian Church beginning at 12:30 pm in the Sharp Atrium, followed
by a memorial service beginning at 2 pm in the sanctuary. Remembrances may be made to Asbury Heights, 700 Bower Hill Road,
Pittsburgh, PA 15243; Shadyside Presbyterian Church, 5121 Westminster Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15232; or, The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. Arrangements by John A. Freyvogel
Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com)
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Mary Lee (Feeney) Schneider
Formerly of Fox Chapel, died on Wed., Nov. 23rd 2016 at the age of 87. Beloved wife of 63 years to Robert L. Schneider; mother of
Robert L. Schneider, Jr., Susan Taylor (Joseph), Mary Lee Schneider (Edward Flam), and predeceased by son William Michael.
Grandmother to Stephen Taylor, Emily Wilkinson (Joshua), Maureen Taylor, Adam Flam, and Lauren Schneider. Great grandmother
to Hunter Wilkinson, Liesl Wilkinson, and Konrad Wilkinson. Daughter of the late John Feeney and Mary (Kirby) Feeney. Predeceased
by brother Jack Feeney (Eleanor Schano), sister Nancy Feeney Kuhn, and brother Daniel K. Feeney (Paula). Friends will be received
at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street (freyvogelfuneralhome.com)
on Friday, December 2nd from 4-7 p.m. Funeral Saturday December 3rd,
Mass of Christian Burial in St. Bede Church, 509 S. Dallas Avenue, at 11 a.m. Private interment at Calvary Cemetery. The family
requests that in lieu of flowers, remembrances be made to the Magee-Womens Research Institute & Foundation at 3339 Ward
St., Pittsburgh, PA 15213, Attn. Jean Nelson.
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Dexter Baker, Jr.
On Monday November 21, 2016,
beloved husband of 65 years of Anne Eisaman Baker; father of Richard Dexter Baker, III of Islamorada, FL, Meg Baker Ownbey
(Tom) of Atlanta, GA and the late Susan Dunstan Baker; grandfather of Morgan Stiles Ownbey (Caitlyn) and Porter Akins Ownbey.
Mr. Baker was a 1943 graduate of Shady Side Academy and was appointed to the United States Merchant Marine Academy where he
spent a year in the North Atlantic and graduated in 1946 as an Ensign USNR and Third Officer of the Maritime Service. Upon
his discharge, he continued his education at Williams College. Following graduation from Williams in 1949, he went to work
for the Pittsburgh Coke and Chemical Co. that later merged with Shenango, Inc. He retired in 1986 as Manager of Coke, Iron
and By-Product sales. He was a member of the American Iron & Steel Institute, American Coke and Chemicals Institute, American
Foundrymen's Society and Director of Lockhart Iron & Steel Co. Mr. Baker was an active member of Shadyside Presbyterian
Church since 1938, serving the church as Deacon, Elder, Trustee and Church Treasurer. Friends will be received on Saturday
December 3, 2016 one hour prior to a 2pm Memorial Service in Shadyside Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, remembrances
may be made to the Verland Foundation, 212 Iris Road, Sewickley, PA 15143, Shadyside Presbyterian Church, 5121 Westminster
Place, PGH, PA 15232 or a charity of one's choice. Arrangements by John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com)
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Helen A. "Hum" Dever
Born on August 18, 1928 in Mercy Hospital to Raymond C. and Margaret
Lynn Dever and died on Monday November 14, 2016. Helen graduated from St. Philomena Grade School in Squirrel Hill, Sacred
Heart High School in Shadyside and attended Seton Hill College and Duquesne University. A former teacher at St. Stephen's
Grade School in Hazelwood, and 20 year underwriter for Bituminous Casualty Insurance Company, she was preceded
in death by her parents, and her sisters, Mary Ann O'Connor, Rosemary Ross and Lynn Anthony Dever of New
Port Richey, Florida, and is survived by one niece, Margaret J. Ross, great niece Heidy Garth, great nephews Fr. Terry O'Connor
and Corey O'Connor, and many more great nieces and nephews. As "Hum" always said, "Keep the faith!" Friends
will be received on Thursday, one hour prior to a 10:30am Mass of Christian Burial in St. Therese Church, Munhall. In lieu
of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Bob O'Connor Foundation (www.boboconnorfoundation.com). Arrangements by John A.
Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com)
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Yvonne Bohatch Maher, M.D.
Dr. Yvonne Bohatch Maher, 66, of Fox Chapel passed away November 2, 2016 at home surrounded
by family. She was born on February 8, 1950 in Akron, OH to the late Andrew J. and Helen I. Bohatch. Yvonne was the valedictorian of the class of 1968 of Villa Maria High
School in Villa Maria, PA. She began her professional training and long association with Georgetown University
in Washington, D.C., by earning a B.S. in Biology in 1972 and a M.D. in 1976. She completed her Internal
Medicine residency at Georgetown in 1979 prior to moving to Pittsburgh and joining the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh
School of Medicine. Yvonne pursued additional training in Cardiology, completing her fellowship in 1989
at Allegheny General Hospital. She was a founding partner of the Pennsylvania Heart Group, where she practiced
cardiology at both St. Francis and Allegheny General Hospitals until her retirement in 2014. Yvonne led a life of service
to others including her patients, favorite charitable organizations, and as a member of both the Board of Regents and Board
of Directors of Georgetown University. It was to her family, however, that she directed the full measure of her love and dedication.
She was married on August 18, 1973 at St. Paul’s Parish in Salem, OH and is survived by her beloved husband of
43 years, Dr. Thomas D. Maher, Jr. and loving children Timothy J. Maher (Lauren) of Annapolis, MD, Andrew C. Maher (Jamie)
of Wexford, PA, Dr. Katherine A. Maher (David Benchener) of Alexandria, VA, Dr. Michael H. Maher (Meghan) of Pittsburgh, PA, and Thomas D. Maher, III of Fox Chapel, PA. Yvonne
is also survived by her sisters Colette B. Mehle (Roger) of Washington, D.C., and Therese B. Gaus of San Francisco, CA, brother-in-law
Dr. John C. Maher, Sr. (Mary Ellen) of Pittsburgh PA, and stepbrothers D. Colby Vincent of Douglas, GA and J. Scott Vincent
of Tampa, FL. She was preceded in death by her brother-in-law William Gaus, parents-in-law Thomas D. Maher
Sr. and Frances N. Maher of Pittsburgh, and stepfather Donald L. Vincent of Salem, OH. Yvonne was the proud
grandmother of Lillian, Charles, Lucy, Robert, Joseph, and Patrick. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel
Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Saturday 2-4pm and Sunday 1-4 and
6-8pm. Funeral Monday, Mass of Christian Burial, St. Scholastica Church at 10am. (Everyone please gather at church)
Remembrances may be made to The Little Sisters of the Poor at 1028 Benton Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212.
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Ruth Donnelly Egler
On Thursday, November 3, 2016, beloved wife of the late Frederick N.
Egler, Esq.; beloved mother of Frederick N. Egler, Jr. (Kathleen Buechel), Mary Jo Egler, Anne L. Egler, Ruth Egler Hiatt
(Ronald Hiatt), John C. Egler, Margaret M. Egler, William D. Egler, Peter J. Egler, Frances L. Egler, Thomas E. Egler (Margaret
Webb Egler) and Rachel A. Egler, M.D.; beloved grandmother of eleven grandchildren; sister of the late Thomas J. Donnelly
and William R. Donnelly; sister-in-law of Marilyn P. Donnelly; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received
at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) on Monday and Tuesday,
2-4 and 6-8pm. Funeral Wednesday, Mass of Christian Burial St. Paul Cathedral 10:00am. Remembrances may be made to Oakland
Catholic High School.
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Donald Kyle McQuade
Kyle McQuade of Mt. Lebanon, PA passed away peacefully with a family dog by his side on October 28, 2016 at the age of 92.
He was preceded in death by his parents James H. and Anna Kyle McQuade, brother, William McQuade, sister, Nancy Deely, brother,
James McQuade and daughter Kyle Shaffer. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Gene Louise McQuade of Mt. Lebanon, PA, daughter
Kevin McQuade Helmick, granddaughters Jennifer McGlincy and Sarah Shaffer, grandsons Jason Shaffer and Garner Helmick and
four great-grandchildren: Kyle Moreira, Tyler Moreira, Pippa McGlincy and Skylar Helmick. Born in Pittsburgh, PA on March
21, 1924, he lived a long, rich life filled with devotion to his city, work, country, faith and all animals, but especially
man’s best friend. Don spoke fondly of his mischief at Central Catholic High School and proudly of the University of
Pittsburgh ’48 where he met his wife, Gene and earned a B.S in Petroleum Engineering. He left his thumbprint on the
city of Pittsburgh through construction projects completed by his family’s company, James H. McQuade & Sons and
later as an engineer for Mobil Oil Co. Don spent every Sunday morning walking to mass at St. Bernards Catholic Parish in Mt.
Lebanon and worshiped the Steelers in the afternoon. His immense faith in God saw him through his time as a Prisoner of War
in Germany during World War II for which he served as Flight Officer and Bombardier for the United Stated Army Air Force ’45.
And though his professional and military accomplishments were many and great, Don would want to be remembered for his kind
heart, quick wit and undying adoration for all animals and specifically dogs to which he lovingly referred as his favorite
“people.” His family hopes all of his favorite “people” were there to greet him in heaven. Friends
will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street (freyvogelfuneralhome.com)
on Tuesday 2-4 and 6-8pm. Funeral Wednesday, a graveside service will be held at Calvary Cemetery at 12Noon. In lieu of flowers,
his family asks that donations be made in his name to Animal Friends, 562 Camp Horne Rd. PGH, PA 15237 (www.thinkingoutsidethecage.org)
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Georgia Dale Cardamone Hernandez
Dale Cardamone Hernandez died October 28, 2016 after a long and courageous battle with cancer, ending a life filled with accomplishment,
important work, much family and many friends. She was preceded by her parents, Frank and Annie Cardamone,
and is survived by her husband, Robert M. Hernandez, her sister Maria Cardamone Ohl, her sister Milady Cardamone Broekstra,
and her brother Frank James Cardamone, Jr. Georgia was born in Americus, Georgia on November 13, 1944 but grew up in the Brookline
section of Pittsburgh, PA. She attended public schools, graduating from South Hills High School in 1962.
She attended several universities as she moved around the country with her husband, but eventually was certified in
Pedology with high honors at the Community College of Allegheny County. Georgia’s deep love for children
was demonstrated in her work. She taught at and rose to be the Director of Beth El Nursery School in Greentree.
She was also a past President of the Pittsburgh Association for the Education of Young Children (PAEYC), a member of
NAEYC and a member of the boards of directors of Child Watch and Allies for Children. Since 2003, Georgia
Chaired the Advisory Board of the Allegheny County Department of Human Services Office of Children Youth and Families.
She also served on the boards of numerous not for profit organizations, most of them dealing with children, and supervised
practica and student teachers’ field experiences for local universities. Georgia was honored in August of this year
by the Allegheny County Council for her work with children spanning 43 years. At that time the Georgia
Hernandez Award for Excellence in Child Welfare Practice was announced. This award will be presented annually
to an exemplary caseworker during National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Georgia’s unbounded kindness and generosity
inspired many. She was dearly loved by many more. A memorial service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, 320 Sixth Avenue, Pittsburgh PA on November
5, 2016 at 10:00 am. Georgia asked that, in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to Hillman Cancer Center,
Magee-Woman’s Foundation, Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, Alzheimer’s Disease Research or a charity
of choice. Arrangements by John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com)
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Lawrence D. Ellis, M.D.
On Friday, October 14, 2016, beloved husband of Jacqueline C. Ellis; father of Thomas D. Ellis (Phyllis),
Holly E. Eisenbrandt (Peter), Jerome M. Ellis (Heather) and the late Mary Christine Ellis; also survived by nineteen grandchildren
and seven great grandchildren; brother of the late Edwin F. Ellis, Robert S. Ellis, Jr. Elizabeth Jane Ellis, Joanne Gray,
and John K. Ellis. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) on Sunday 2-4 and 6-8pm.
Funeral Monday, Mass of Christian Burial, St. Paul Cathedral 10:00am. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the
Leukemia& Lymphoma Society, Donor Services, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202 or online at donate.lls.org.
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Bernadette Sullivan Butler
On Monday October 10, 2016 at age 88, beloved wife of the late John B. "Jack" Butler; father of Maureen
Butler (Robert Maier), John Patrick Butler, Michael William Butler (Shari), Bernadette Hobart (Tom), Kathleen M. Butler (Michael
Ruffolo), Kevin Aidan Butler (Diane), Timothy J. Butler (Alison) and Mariann Butler; daughter of the late Beatrice and William
Sullivan; sister of the late Helen Ward and William Sullivan; also survived by 15 grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Friends
will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Wednesday
and Thursday 2-4 and 6-8pm. Funeral Friday, Mass of Christian Burial, Sacred Heart Church 11am.
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Marie Jones Everett
October 6, 2016, Marie Jones Everett quietly passed away. Most recently she was a residence of The Pines of Mt. Lebanon.
She is survived by her three children: Edward R. Everett, Jr., Keith M. Everett (Linda) and Renee' M. Ford (Herbert).
Siblings; Joyce Diggs (Harvey) of Suffolk, VA and Thurman Jones (Onita), Chesapeake, VA. Four grandchildren; Edward A. Everett,
Christopher L. Everett (Jennifer), Garry E. Ware, Jr., and Shanice R. Levine. Two great-granddaughters; Payton Marie
Everett and Olivia Lee Everett. Close family friend, Curtis and Barbara Sumpter. Marie was predeceased in death by her husband,
Edward R. Everett, Sr. and son Phillip I. Everett. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Inc., 4900 Centre Avenue
at Devonshire on Monday 2-4pm and 6-8pm where a funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 11am. In lieu of flowers
the family is requesting you to make a memorial contribution to either: Memory Matters, P.O. Box 22330, Hilton Head Island,
SC 29925 or the Alzheimer's Association.
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Martin Joseph Coyne, age 89, formerly
of County Galway, Ireland and London, England, passed away peacefully on Wednesday October 5, 2016. Beloved husband of the
late Bridget Flaherty Coyne. Loving and devoted father of Bridget, Martin, Colleen, Maura Coyne, Eileen Joyce (Bill) and the
late Sean J. Coyne and Infant Karen. Son of the late Martin and Bridget Coyne. Brother of Bridget Teresa Sullivan and the
late Michael Coyne and Mary Thorton. Also survived by 4 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Martin was born on October 18, 1926 in Curr Maam, County Galway, Ireland, immigrated to the United States from London, England
in 1947, and settled in Pittsburgh. Martin was a lifelong employee of J&L Steel. He was a devout Catholic and proudly
served his country during the Korean War in the U.S. Army. The family would like to thank the staff at Wexford House
for the exceptional care he received. There will be no visitation. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday in
St. Paul Cathedral at 10a.m. Remembrances may be made to the American Heart Association. Arrangements by John A. Freyvogel
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Robert B. Sommer
On Monday September 19, 2016, Robert B. Sommer, age
69. Beloved husband of Christine Reilly Sommer. Father of Brian Sommer (Holly Houston Sommer) and Jessica Sommer (Matthew
Terry). Grandfather of Ronan and Pearse Sommer, and Reilly and William Robert Terry. Brother of Ronald Sommer (Suzanne) and
Jack Sommer (Linda). Also survived by nieces and nephews. Son of the late Robert V. and Geraldine V. Sommer. Bob was a 1969 graduate of Washington and Jefferson College with high honors. After college,
he served in the peace corps teaching under privileged children. In 1973, he graduated with distinction from Harvard
Law School and promptly began a long and distinguished career as a corporate litigator at Kirkpatrick and Lockhart.
A man of great conviction, he balanced his demanding legal career with a commitment to Neighborhood Legal Services where he
served as a Board member and President. In 2001, he co-founded the law firm of Hergenroeder,
Rega and Sommer, where he concentrated on securities litigation. Towards the end of his career, he was a partner at
Meyer, Unkovic & Scott and he later served as counsel at Morella and Associates. While he had an immensely successful
career, his greatest passion and joy was for family and golf. His four beautiful grandkids, were without a doubt, the
greatest single joy of his life. In lieu of flowers, remembrances in honor of his lifelong commitment to underserved communities
can be sent to Neighborhood Legal Services or the Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) 4900 Centre
Avenue at Devonshire Street on Wednesday 2-4 and 6-8pm. A memorial service will be held on Thursday in Heinz Chapel at 2pm.
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Stephen Darrell Mullins, M.D.
Stephen Darrell Mullins, M.D.,
59, died September 16, 2016 of natural causes. A well respected child and adolescent psychiatrist, Dr. Mullins was a passionate
advocate for the mentally ill homeless population and for children at risk for mental illness. He cared deeply for his
patients and they for him. He attended Carson Newman College, University of Tennessee School of Medicine and did his psychiatry
residency at the Albert Einstein School of Medicine in New York. He also earned a Masters of Public Health at Johns
Hopkins. Dr. Mullins worked as Medical Director of Forensic Services in the Tennessee Department of Mental Health, as
a consultant to the United Nations High Commission for Refugees Victims of Violence Project in Bangkok, Thailand, as Medical Director for Homeless Shelters and for Refugee Camps. For the last 24 years, he lived and worked in Pittsburgh
as an adult, and child and adolescent psychiatrist, including serving as Medical Director of the Hill Satellite Clinic and
working as a psychiatrist at Friendship Academy since 2005. Dr. Mullins spent part of his childhood as the son of medical
missionaries in Indonesia, and was a world traveler all his life. He shared his love of the world, traveling with his
nieces and nephews from Vietnam to Patagonia to Scotland and beyond. He loved the Pittsburgh Penguins,
cooking, (especially sate & paella), biking, hiking, and his family and friends. Dr. Mullins was preceded in death by
his parents Dr. L.D. and Mrs. Juanita Mullins of Erwin, Tennessee. He is survived by his brother, Dr. Brent Mullins
(Kimbrough) and sisters Mrs. Marcia Mullins Smyth (Phillip) and Mrs. Para Mullins Smith (David), by 8 nieces and nephews,
Nicholaus, Monique, Deylan, Austin, Trinity, Carson, Tanner and Jack, and by numerous other family members and dear friends,
all of whom will all miss him mightily. Services for Dr. Mullins will be on Saturday September 24, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. at First
Baptist Church, Erwin, Tennessee. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation or an
organization of donor’s choice. A separate memorial gathering will also be held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in November,
(to be announced). Arrangements by John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com).
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On Friday, September
16, 2016 at age 65, beloved wife of Thomas W. Conrad; mother of Madeleine and Charles Lange; step-mother of Anne and Jane
Conrad; sister of Frank Coshey Smith, MD; also survived by many cousins and friends. Jody was a Managing Director, Chief Creative
Officer at Burson-Marsteller, where she worked for the past 21 years and formed countless cherished relationships with her
colleagues. She held a Bachelor's degree in Journalism and Advertising from Penn State University and, at 53, earned a Master's
in Communications Planning and Information Design from Carnegie Mellon University. She also taught marketing classes at Duquesne
University and CMU, where she was awarded a Certificate of Teaching Excellence. An oft-recipient and judge of the American
Advertising Federation's prestigious ADDY Awards, Jody was inducted into the Pittsburgh Advertising Federation Hall of Fame
in 2012 in recognition of her work on accounts for Coca Cola, Stouffer's, Iron City and many others. In addition to these
accomplishments, Jody was an adept flea marketer, knitting enthusiast, devoted fiction bookworm, gin connoisseur, Rolling
Stones fanatic, yin ("as opposed to yang," she'd say) yoga practitioner, water aerobics ace and die-hard Democrat.
But more than anything, Jody was a master of words -- written, spoken and even sung (she was an excellent jingle-writer) --
and she and only she would be able to find the right ones to describe just how loved she is and how missed she'll be. Friends
will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street (freyvogelfuneralhome.com)
on Thursday September 22, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-8pm. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday September 24, 2016 in Calvary
Episcopal Church at 1:00pm.
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Barbara Lee Owens Stamy
Tuesday, September 6, 2016, at age 90, long-time Fox Chapel resident Barbara Stamy died peacefully at Longwood at Oakmont.
Beloved wife for 50 years of the late Lloyd Franklin Stamy, she was also predeceased by her parents, Jonathan Lee Owens and
Ruth Loucié Hogan Owens, as well as a younger sister, Shirley Ruth Owens Triplett (Mrs. William W. Triplett, Jr.).
A devoted and loving mother to Lloyd Franklin Stamy, Jr. (Mary Margaret) of Fox Chapel, Stephen Reese Stamy of Shadyside,
Cynthia Scott Stamy of London, England, and Susan Blythe Stamy Peterson of Charleston, South Carolina, Barbara is also survived
by three cherished grandchildren – Caroline MacLauchlin Stamy, Hayden Grace Stamy and Jonathan Patton Stamy.
A Regent Square native, Barbara was valedictorian of the 1943 class at Wilkinsburg High School. Awarded a Senatorial
full academic scholarship to the University of Pittsburgh, she majored in English and Psychology, earning her bachelor’s
degree in three years by attending both the University of Wisconsin and the School of Music at Carnegie-Mellon University
during the summers to study drama and music. Many years later, in 1972, she also earned a master’s degree in Child
Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh. An adventuresome
world traveler and voracious reader, Barbara was passionate about life and virtually everyone she met, and through song –
many others she hadn’t. Conveying her love of people and life through music was a half century-long endeavor,
as her professional singing career spanned six decades – from the mid 1940s through the early 1990s. She was presented
by The Pittsburgh Concert Society and appeared in Civic Light Opera and Pittsburgh Playhouse productions. Beyond appearing
as soloist in several oratorio and cantata performances with Pittsburgh area choirs and orchestras, Mrs. Stamy also sang at
various houses of worship, including the Shadyside Presbyterian Church Chancel Choir, as the soprano soloist at the First
Church of Christ, Scientist in Shadyside, alto soloist at Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church, and the contralto in the solo quartet
at Temple Sinai. Although recognized later in her career for
singing classical and sacred repertoire, the former Barbara Lee Owens is often remembered as a songstress of Broadway show
tunes and for her live weekly radio program on KDKA during the late 1940s entitled Songs You Love to Hear. It was music
of that genre which propelled her into the national spotlight. In 1947, at age 21, Barbara won the Wilkens Amateur Hour
and was signed by the Breakfast Cheer Coffee Company, sponsor of the Songs You Love to Hear program that was broadcast live
every Monday evening from KDKA Radio’s Studio A. Because of the station’s dominant signal (50,000 clear
channel watts), the show could be heard east of the Mississippi and from New England to Florida. Moreover, because the
majority of other AM stations had to sign-off at night, KDKA was a beacon of evening family entertainment prior to television.
Barbara leaves behind a musical legacy from that golden age of radio. Master broadcast discs from the show survived
for more than 60 years, and digitized tracks from those recordings were recently released as a six-album collection of CDs
that are available through her website at http://www.barbaraleeowens.com/ or by download from iTunes, Amazon and other digital retailers. Friends will be received Friday, September 16th from 6-8 p.m. at John A. Freyvogel
Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street, Shadyside, and a Memorial Service celebrating
Barbara’s life will be held at the Shadyside Presbyterian Church, 5121 Westminster Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15232, on Saturday,
September 17th at 11 a.m. followed by a reception. Memorial gifts may be made to the church, earmarked for its Music
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Mary Jean Whitfield Maxwell
On September 4, 2016, of Oakland, loving stepmother, sister, aunt and friend, preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Ned
Maxwell. Beloved sister of Rosalie Kochenbach (Richard) and Robert Whitfield. Stepmother to Glenn Maxwell (Kathe), Ned
Maxwell (Jill), and Calvin Maxwell (Chris). Aunt of Robbie Whitfield, Wendy Whitfield, Carrie Kochenbach, and Kate Kochenbach
(Glenn). She is also survived by five grandchildren and four great grandchildren. A longtime member of Third Presbyterian
Church, Shadyside, and a dedicated volunteer and philanthropist, Jean will be remembered for the grace and style, beauty and
joy she brought to everything she did. Jean gave so generously of her time to countless church and volunteer activities.
She will live on in the hearts and minds of all who were touched by her loving presence. There will be no visitation, details
of a memorial service at Third Presbyterian Church will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may
be made to Third Presbyterian Church, 5701 Fifth Avenue PGH, PA 15232. Arrangements by John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com)
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Helen J. King
Suddenly, on Wednesday, August
30, 2016 Helen J. King, age 83, beloved wife of the late Leverne King. Survived by her sister Dorothy Brannigan (Walnut Creek,
CA) and nieces and nephews Patty Pust (Coal Center, PA), Rita Moore (Pgh.), John Wozniak (Phoenix, AZ), Robert Wozniak (Milwaukee,
WI), Lee Cantley (Pgh.), Roy Cantley (Munhall), Sue Brannigan (Dallas, TX) and Diane Brannigan (San Francisco, CA).
Helen was preceded in death by her parents Andrew and Mary Timko and her brothers and sisters Joseph Timko, Marie Vasil, Agnes
Cantley and Ann Wozniak. Helen was born in Munhall and attended Munhall High School. She was an active member of St. Paul
Cathedral for 48 years, and a member of the Pittsburgh Field Club and the Pittsburgh Athletic Association. She was also a
passionate volunteer at the Animal Rescue League. Friends will be received at John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc.
(freyvogelfuneralhome.com) 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street on Friday 2-4 and 6-8pm. Funeral Saturday, Mass of Christian
Burial, St. Paul Cathedral 10am. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to the Animal Rescue League, 6620 Hamilton Avenue,
Pittsburgh, PA 15206 (animalrescue.org)