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Marlene (Murray) Weston

December 12, 2018 |

By William Snyder Funeral Home | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Marlene (Murray) Weston, 85, of North Irwin, passed away December 9, 2018, at home. She was born June 1, 1933 in Rankin, a daughter of the late Richard H. and Edith P. (Sleigh) Murray and was also preceded in death by a brother Richard (the late Gabriella) Murray. After graduating from North Huntingdon High School in 1951 she worked as a Bell Telephone operator for ten years and also operated Ceramics by Marlene in Shafton for many years. She is survived by her husband of over 65 years Neil H. Weston; her sons Scott W. Weston and his wife Stephanie of Jeannette, Kirk R. Weston and his wife Sharon of Irwin, and Erik J. Weston and his wife Tracy of Bluefield, WV; her grandsons Zachary and Lucas Weston; siblings Edith (the late Donald) Rhodes and John Murray Sr. and his wife Peggy both of North Huntingdon; also nieces and nephews.
 
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Annabelle (Flenner) Prough

December 10, 2018 |

By William Snyder Funeral Home | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Annabelle (Flenner) Prough, 82, a resident of Westmoreland Manor, passed away there Saturday December 8, 2018. She was born May 8, 1936 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Ernest and Annie (Wolfgang) Flenner and was also preceded in death by brothers Eugene, Ken, Bill, and Ernie Flenner. She was a member of Muhleman Memorial United Methodist Church, North Braddock. She is survived by her husband of over 62 years Richard J. Prough Sr.; her children Candy Omlor and her husband Garry of North Huntingdon and Dr. Rick Prough Jr. and his wife Julie of Bethel Park; her grandchildren; Ann Marie (Tim) Thompson of Whitehall, Cheryl (Sam) Colaianne and Brian (Kristen) Omlor both of North Huntingdon, Lauren (Eftakar) Alam of Virginia, Haley Prough of Bethel Park, and Saundra Joy DelGross of Texas; her great grandchildren; Em, Shay, Lori, Skylar, Vincent, Tabitha, Avery, Rylee, Noah James, and Cayden; sisters Joanne Kuzniewicz of Wisconsin and Blanche (Joe) Hachey and Nancy Lewis both of Maine; also nieces and nephews.
 
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James L. Waugh

December 02, 2018 |

By William Snyder Funeral Home | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

James L. Waugh, 70, of North Huntingdon, passed away Thursday November 29, 2018. He was born February 7, 1948 in McKeesport, the son of the late Lester and Louise (Schultz) Waugh. James was a retired employee of Alstom, Charleroi. He loved golf and bowling and was a big Steelers fan. He was always the practical joker. He is survived by his wife Kathy L. (Ralph) Waugh of North Huntingdon; his daughter Britt Waugh; his sister Trish Radican; sisters in-law Irene Johnson and Marion (Frank) Baker; brother in law Gomer (Arlene) Ralph; nieces Tara, Jamie, and Jess; and great nephews.
 
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Arvid H. Stitely

December 02, 2018 |

By William Snyder Funeral Home | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Arvid H. Stitely, age 81, of North Versailles, passed away Saturday, December 1, 2018. He was born April 16, 1937 in Irwin, a son of the late Edward and Genevieve (Decker) Stitely. He worked for over 40 years at Fix’s Auto Body in North Huntingdon before retiring. He is survived by his loving wife of over 43 years Sharon (Sentesi) Stitely; daughter Amy Stitely of North Versailles; brother Edward; and sister Linda. Per his request, there will be no visitation or service. Arrangements handled by the Forgie-Snyder Funeral Home, 1032 Broadway, East McKeesport, 412-823-8083. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Diabetes Association at www.diabetes.org.


 


John F. Unterreiner

November 29, 2018 |

By William Snyder Funeral Home | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

John F. Unterreiner, age 75 of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, November 28, 2018. He was born in Braddock, a son of the late John M. and Jane D. Unterreiner. He was a long-time member of the Norwin Alliance Church in Irwin. He worked as a secretary for over 15 years at Westinghouse before working over 13 years at the Elliot Company in Jeannette. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife of over 50 years Margaret H. Unterreiner; and his brother Ronald Unterreiner. He is survived by his children Lori (Jim) Dodds of Cape Coral, Florida, Andrea Unterreiner of Belle Vernon and David Unterreiner of Irwin; grandchildren Timothy Unterreiner, Brandon Dodds, Jaxon Slappo and Layla Slappo; and sisters Joan and Betty.
 
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Francis “Fran” Paul Orban

November 26, 2018 |

By William Snyder Funeral Home | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Francis “Fran” Paul Orban, age 79 of North Huntingdon, passed away Sunday, November 25, 2018. He was born November 24, 1939 in Pittsburgh, a son of the late John and Katherine (Pavlakovic) Orban. He was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in North Huntingdon. He was a 20 year Air Force veteran that went onto work for the Cheswick Post Office for over 19 years before retiring in 2002. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his grandson Michael Orban; son-in-law Greg Baker; brothers Joseph, Stephen, Gerald and Michael Orban; and sister Catherine Cush. His is survived by his wife of over 57 years Dorothy (Livingstone) Orban; children Joseph Orban, Stephen Orban, Timothy (Linda) Orban, Michael (Gina) Orban and Katherine Baker; 12 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; and brothers James (Kathleen) Orban and John (Theresa) Orban.
 
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Tena Ruth Johnson Pletcher

November 26, 2018 |

By William Snyder Funeral Home | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Tena Ruth Johnson Pletcher, 92, of Buena Vista passed away Thursday November 22, 2018. She was born April 23 1926 in Buena Vista, the daughter of the late Ralph L. and Ruth Odessa (McClean) Johnson. She owned and operated the Ralph L. Johnson Funeral Home in Buena Vista having been a licensed funeral director for nearly 70 years.
 
After graduating from high school in 1944 she approached her father and convinced him she wanted to become a funeral director. She attended Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. After graduating from mortuary school Ruth served her two year apprenticeship at the family funeral home in Buena Vista.
 
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Regina J. (Ring) Lowe

November 10, 2018 |

By William Snyder Funeral Home | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Regina J. (Ring) Lowe, 76, of North Huntingdon, passed away Thursday November 8, 2018. She was born September 7, 1942 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Leo and Mary Agnes (Willis) Ring. She worked as a sales associate for Fashion Bug, Irwin. Regina enjoyed traveling and visiting casinos. She is survived by her husband Willis E. Lowe; children Traci (Shawn) Steffey of Manor, and Steven (Diane) Lowe of North Huntingdon; grandchildren Nicole, Shawna, Steven, Sierra, and Sidney; her sister Mary Wentroble and brother John (Pamela) Ring both of Plum.
 
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Laura Mae (Hansen) Kircher

November 05, 2018 |

By William Snyder Funeral Home | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Laura Mae (Hansen) Kircher, age 69, of Liberty Boro passed away Saturday, November 3, 2018. She was born February 25, 1949 in Wilkinsburg, the daughter of the late Harry and Annetta (Hardman) Hansen. She worked as Doctor’s Assistant for over 10 years with Dr. David Jacobs in McKeesport. She enjoyed computers, jigsaw puzzles, gardening, flowers, and butterflies and was an avid reader. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband Donald H. Kircher Sr.; grandson Breanne Byrne; and brother Harry “Bud” F. (Patti) Hansen. She is survived by her children Donald H. (Wilma) Kircher Jr. of Liberty Boro, Kristina R. (fiancé Melvin Rodgers) Byrne of Glassport and Karrie Anne (Rodney) Krivansky of Glassport; 14 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews; and her dog Ginger.
 
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Jean (Kovac) Cameron

October 28, 2018 |

By William Snyder Funeral Home | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Jean (Kovac) Cameron, 90, of North Huntingdon, died Thursday October 25, 2018. She was born February 9, 1928 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late George and Mary (Novak) Kovac and was also preceded in death by her husband Frank L. Cameron and sisters Alberta Wilson and Bernadette Sedlar. Jean graduated from the University of Pittsburgh and received a master’s degree from Penn State University. She was a retired elementary school teacher for Norwin School District having taught at Scull Elementary School and was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church, North Huntingdon. She is survived by her sons Daniel G. Cameron and his wife Sharon of Cherry Hill, NJ, James L. Cameron and his wife Jeanne of Beaver Falls, and Jeffrey A. Cameron and his wife Sherri of Leander, TX; her grandchildren Alexander (Katie) Cameron, Jessica (Evan) Dyer, Emily Cameron, and Madelyn Cameron; and a sister Mary Kay Cox of Pittsburgh.
 
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Deborah J. (Letke) Mumpower

October 28, 2018 |

By William Snyder Funeral Home | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Deborah J. (Letke) Mumpower, 67, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday October 26, 2018. She was born June 19, 1951 in Baltimore, MD, the daughter of the late Herman E. and Lorraine (Ruley) Letke and was also preceded in death by a brother Duane Letke. During her lifetime Debby was very involved with youth sports programs. She was the former president of the Norwin Soccer Club and active with various community youth organizations over the years. She was a loving, dedicated grandmother and attended all her grandchildren’s activities. She is survived by her husband of 48 years John L. Mumpower; her children Leslie Skweres and her husband Bill of Penn Hills; Jason Mumpower and his wife Jennifer of North Huntingdon; and her grandchildren Zachary, Luke, and Jake.
 
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Clorinda “Clo” Mastrocola

October 19, 2018 |

By William Snyder Funeral Home | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Clorinda “Clo” Mastrocola, age 95, of North Versailles, passed away Tuesday, October 16, 2018. She was born August 12, 1923 in East McKeesport, a daughter of the late Charles and Nichol Mastrocola. She was a member of the Christ Lutheran Church in Forest Hills. She worked in the drafting department of Westinghouse Corporation in East Pittsburgh for over 39 years before retiring. She volunteered at the museum in Wilmerding and was a proud supporter of President Donald Trump. She is survived by her sisters Katherine Mastrocola and Betty (Richard) Groff; and many nieces and nephews.
 
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Kathryn Z. Murcek

October 19, 2018 |

By William Snyder Funeral Home | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Kathryn Z. Murcek, 94, a resident of Golden Heights, former of North Huntingdon, died Wednesday October 17, 2018. She was born December 12, 1923 in Duquesne, a daughter of the late Rev. John and Katherine (Cernacek) Murcek and was also preceded in death by her siblings Olga Klevemann, Si, John L., David J., Milan S., Walter A., Daniel B., and Dr. Martin Murcek, Mildred Galla, and Milicent Prokop. She was a graduate of Duquesne High School and attended the Art Institute of Pittsburgh for two years. She was a retired assistant officer for Mellon Bank, Pittsburgh.
 
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Kevin L. Keller

October 15, 2018 |

By William Snyder Funeral Home | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Kevin L. Keller, age 64, of North Versailles, passed away Friday, October 12, 2018. He was born November 9, 1953 in New Kensington, a son of the late Theodore and LaRue Keller. He was a long-time member of Linway United Presbyterian Church in North Versailles where he enjoyed singing in the choir. He retired after 32 years as a letter carrier for the United States Postal Service in Monroeville, Plum and Penn Hills before spending the last 5 years as a Legislative Assistant to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. He loved watching hockey, especially with his children and grandchildren. He is survived by his loving wife of over 39 years, Susan E. (Krupa) Keller; children Shaun (Sabrina) Keller and Shannon (Tony Cautela) Jeffries; grandchildren Brianne Jeffries and Luca and Landon Keller; brothers Howard (Helen) Keller and Keith Keller; and sister Karen (John) Crandall.
 
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Arlene M. (Valiquette) Gida

October 09, 2018 |

By William Snyder Funeral Home | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Arlene M. (Valiquette) Gida, 87, of North Versailles, passed away Saturday October 6, 2018.
 
She was born May 31, 1931 in Duquesne, a daughter of the late William H. and Elizabeth (Foster) Valiquette and was also preceded in death by her husband Theodore P. Gida Sr., a son David A. Gida, and her brothers Jack and William Valiquette. Her family was the most important part of her life. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother dedicated to caring for them.
 
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