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Nina (Martinelli) Heath

May 24, 2018 |

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

Nina (Martinelli) Heath, age 88, of Elizabeth passed away Monday, May 21, 2018. She was born September 6, 1929 in Blythedale, a daughter of the late Evelino and Elisabetto Martinelli. She was a member of the Central Highlands Methodist Church in Elizabeth. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband Thomas Heath; daughter Cathy Thornton; and her brothers and sisters. She is survived by her son John T. Heath of Elizabeth; grandchildren Patrick Thornton, Adria Markowsi and Thomas Thornton; and two great grandchildren. No visitation.
 
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Stephen Kottelich

May 18, 2018 |

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

Stephen Kottelich, 77, of East McKeesport, died Tuesday May 15, 2018. He was born April 20, 1941 in Jeannette, a son of the late Stephen and Mary (Brletic) Krcelic and was also preceded in death by his brother John Kottelich and a cousin Anne Marie Golek. He was a retired employee of U.S. Steel. He is survived by cousins.
 
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Phyllis F. (Pickett) Thiem

May 12, 2018 |

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

Phyllis F. (Pickett) Thiem, 82, of Irwin, died Thursday, May 10, 2018 at Hempfield Manor, Greensburg. She was born June 29, 1935 in Flemington, WV, the daughter of the late Ovid Festtes Pickett and Mary Louise (Snider) Jack and was also preceded in death by a grandson Richard Lee Nicholas Jr. and a brother Jamie Andre Pickett. Phyllis was a former employee of First Student, a former seamstress for Dante Fashions, and Annette Fashions, and was a former hairdresser. She served on Irwin Borough Council from 2005 to 2015 and was a member of the Democratic Committee, the ILGWU, and the Moose Lodge and Fraternal Order of Eagles, both of Irwin. Surviving are her step father Robert Jack of Apollo; her children Chutty Bender (Marcia Clark) of Salem, OH, Lanny Bender (Carol) of Chippewa Township, Candy Greiner (Chuck) of Irwin, Cookie Nicholas of Greensburg, Shelly Glass of Irwin, and Marjorie Gongaware (Rich Todd) of Scottdale; her grandchildren Jenna Nicholas, Nina Glass, Travis, Justin, and Austin Gongaware, and Christie, Joshua, and Jesse Bender; and her great grandchildren Linsay Gongaware, and Hayden, Caroline, and Maverick Bender.
 
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Ruth L. (Whitehead) Painter

May 07, 2018 |

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

Ruth L. (Whitehead) Painter, of North Huntingdon, died Friday May 4, 2018. She was born in Irwin, a daughter of the late Clarence and Vera (Cook) Whitehead and was also preceded in death by her husband Marion C. Painter and a son Calvin C. Painter. Along with her late husband they operated M.C. Painter Excavation. She was a former member of the United Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, Irwin, and formerly active with the Hahntown Women’s Club. She loved the outdoors. Surviving are her children Alan R. (Cynthia) Painter; her daughter in law LaRue Painter; her grandchildren Bria (Kevin) Craycraft, Lindy (Brian) Charney, Roy (Grace) Painter, Matthew Stants Painter (Erin), and Sabrina (David) Rose; also sixteen grandchildren; a sister Loretta (Chuck) Faith of South Carolina; also nieces and nephews.
 
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Clara M. (Marschik) Protheroe

May 05, 2018 |

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

Clara M. (Marschik) Protheroe, age 86, of North Versailles, passed away Thursday, May 3, 2018. She was born February 25, 1932 in Murrysville, a daughter of the late Ralph and Jane (Wilson) Marschik. She was a long time member of Linway United Presbyterian Church in North Versailles, where she was a former Sunday school teacher. She worked in bookkeeping at Clean Linen in Wilkinsburg for over 30 years before retiring. She loved to participate with different square dancing groups in the area.
 
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Patricia M. (Marsula) Geyer

May 05, 2018 |

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

Patricia M. (Marsula) Geyer, age 84, of Pitcairn, passed away Thursday, May 3, 2018. She was born October 17, 1933 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late John Matthew and Bernice Catherine (Barnes) Marsula. She was a member of All Souls Episcopal Church in North Versailles. Before retiring, she worked as a secretary and receptionist at Union Switch & Signal, Rockwell, and the University of Pittsburgh. She was a proud member of the Eastern Star, Amaranth, Fireman’s and Engineer’s Lady Auxiliary, Dames of Malta, and the White Shrine of Jerusalem. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband of over 47 years Lawrence Geyer; brother Jack Marsula; and sister Bernice Katherine Lasher. She is survived by her son Lawrence (Susan) Geyer Jr. of Chalfant; and granddaughter Elizabeth Geyer.
 
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Michele (Pinzak) Laubly

April 27, 2018 |

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

Michele (Pinzak) Laubly, of Glassport, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 20, 2018, two days short of her 52nd birthday. Devoted wife and best friend of Charles, step mom to David, loving and dedicated daughter to Elaine and Bill Allen of East McKeesport, niece “baby girl” to auntie Mar Mooney of Bloomfield, niece and god daughter to Jim (Esther) Mooney of Michigan, sister to JoAnn (Tim) Gusty of North Versailles and cousin of Nicole Mooney of Michigan. The family wished to sincerely thank the nurses from Heartland, especially Louann McKinley and Brenda Hermann.
 
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Vilma O. (Urda) Noonan

April 27, 2018 |

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

Vilma O. (Urda) Noonan, age 95, of North Versailles, passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2018. She was born February 22, 1923 in Braddock, a daughter of the late Andrew and Mary (Kaminca) Urda. She was a past member of Holy Cross Catholic Church in East Pittsburgh before it closed, and worked in the factory of Switch and Signal before retiring. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband Ray Noonan; brothers Ambrose and George Urda; and sister Irene Dursky. She is survived by her brother Elmer (Francis) Urda of Arizona; sister Dorothy DePaulo from East McKeesport; and her loving nieces.
 
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Andrew Kovall

April 12, 2018 |

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

Andrew Kovall, 89, of North Versailles, Pennsylvania, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 8, 2018. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, veteran, scholar, and friend. Andrew was born April 15, 1928 in Linn, Pennsylvania. He is preceded in death by his parents Susanna and John Kovall, and his siblings John, Andrew, Michael, Paul, George, Pete, and Susanna. He devoted his life to public service. Andrew joined the Army in 1946 and spent much of his six years of active duty service in Asmara, Eritrea in East Africa, a place he held near to his heart until his last days, even taking a trip back in 1995. After his time in the Army, he joined the Navy Reserves, serving 22 more years to his country. Andrew worked for the state of Pennsylvania as a vocational rehabilitation counselor for 30 years in Pittsburgh and McKeesport. He was a member of the American Legion and VFW and served as an usher at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church. Andrew considered himself a renaissance man who enjoyed reading, tailoring, painting, tinkering, and especially gardening. He challenged his mind throughout his lifetime, learning new languages, taking college courses in his retirement, and doing the daily crossword in red pen. He had a great love of music that he passed on to his children and grandchildren. Never having met a stranger, Andrew loved conversing with everyone around him. He most loved spending time with his family. Andrew is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Virginia; daughter Carolyn (Robert) Brown; son Robert (Sandra) Kovall; granddaughter Chelsea (Tommy); grandsons Evan, Michael, Matthew, and Mitchell; great-granddaughter Grace; and many nieces and nephews.
 
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Gerald T. Zambanini

April 06, 2018 |

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

Gerald T. Zambanini, 67, of North Huntingdon, died Friday March 30, 2018. He was born December 26, 1950 in Springdale, a son of the late Abraham and Renee Zambanini and step son of the late Elsie Zambanini. Gerald was a graduate of McKeesport Hospital School of Nursing and continued on to their anesthesia school and was certified as a CRNA. He also received a bachelor’s degree in education from California University. He was a retired nurse anesthetist for UPMC McKeesport Hospital. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Janet E. (George) Zambanini and a son Christopher Komyanik of Arlington VA.

 
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Regis Daniel Walton

April 01, 2018 |

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

Regis Daniel Walton, age 86, passed away Friday, March 30, 2018 at home. He was born December 13, 1931 in Braddock, a son of the late Joseph and Margaret Walton. He was a long time member of Greater Works Outreach, Monroeville. He was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict stationed at Fort Knox and went on to spend the next 28 years managing a number of bowling businesses including Norwin Lanes, North Versailles Bowling, and Bowling City, Mt. Lebanon. Most recently, until his retirement in December, he was in sales for Toona Auto Parts in North Huntingdon. He was an accomplished bowler, enjoyed golf and loved his family. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a son-in-law Jim Snyder; brothers Joe, Bob and Jack Walton; and a sister Audrey Yates. He is survived by his wife of over 66 years Joan (Ridgeway) Walton; his children Daniel (Donna) Walton of Monroeville, Diane Snyder of Wexford, David (Becky) Walton of Monroeville and Dennis (Bonnie) Walton of Ford City; 11 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren.
 
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William Francis Denney

March 29, 2018 |

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

William Francis Denney, age 101, of North Huntingdon, formerly of New Jersey, passed away Sunday, March 25, 2018. He was born August 15, 1916, in Orange, New Jersey, a son of the late Daniel and Matilda Denney. He retired after 32 years as a production manager at the Newark News and was a former member of St. Joseph Church in West Orange, and a past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus. He was an Army veteran of WWII. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife Lorene (Rutledge) Denney; and brothers Daniel and James Denney. He is survived by his children William F. (Maggie) Denney Jr. of North Huntingdon and Robert D. (Kathleen) Denney of Boonton, NJ; grandchildren Lauren and Collin Denney; and sister a Helen Knight of Lancaster. A funeral service and interment will take place in New Jersey.
 
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Lois Jean Hensell

March 21, 2018 |

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

Lois Jean Hensell, 77, of Adamsburg, formerly of Manor, died Sunday March 18, 2018. She was born September 22, 1940 in Jeannette, a daughter of the late Joseph and Vera (Winfield) Hare and was also preceded in death by her husband Ralph E. Hensell Jr. and a grandson Joseph Hensell. She was a former longtime employee of Monsour Hospital and also worked at Redstone Highlands, North Huntingdon. She is survived by her sons Ralph Hensell and his wife Adrian of Manor, James Hensell of Adamsburg, and Gregory Hensell and his wife Susan of Manor; her grandchildren Ralph Hensell, Jaime (Brian) Evans, Matthew (Amy) Hertzog, Jonathan Hensell, Rachel (David) Eckberg, Michael (Chrisato) Hensell, Jacob (Ashley) Hensell, and Jeffrey Hensell; her great grandchildren Ethan Hensell, Kailyn Evans, Bryce Hensell, Alexis Evans, Blake and Grant Hertzog, Kartar and Nikki Hensell, Zack Eckberg, Lucas Hensell, and what she was anxiously waiting for, her eleventh great grandchild Evan Hensell on the way. She is also survived by her sister Nancy Maier of Penn; her brother Gerald (JoAnn) Hare of Greensburg; brothers in law John (Phyllis) Hensell of Manor and Louis Valenti of Biddle; also nieces and nephews and her faithful dog Callie.
 
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James F. Lafferty

March 12, 2018 |

By Administrator | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

James F. Lafferty, 75, of Irwin, died Saturday March 10, 2018. He was born December 11, 1942 in Braddock, a son of the late James R. and Doris (Miller) Lafferty. Jim was a retired corrections officer at the State Correctional Institution, Greene County, and a veteran of the Army National Guard during the Vietnam Conflict. He was a member of the Trafford American Legion and the Italian Miners Society, Hahntown. He is survived by his wife of over 25 years Tanya (Grubb) Lafferty; his children Kenneth A. (Ami) Lafferty of Charleroi and Jaime L. (Jon) Edwards of Rochester, MN; his siblings Carole (Fran) Santorello of Penn Hills and Al (Cathy) Lafferty of Aurora, OH; nieces and nephews Danielle Cole, Joey Santorello, Kelly Howe, Deana Romanov, and Megan, Stephen, and Katie Grubb; also great nieces and nephews and his faithful companion Bingo.
 
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Warren H. McCarthy Sr.

March 02, 2018 |

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

Warren H. McCarthy Sr., age 67, of Greensburg, passed away Thursday, March 1, 2018. He was born February 28, 1951 in McKeesport, a son of Shirley (Dannenhauer) McCarthy and the late Harry G. McCarthy. He was proud to be a truck driver and volunteered as a fireman at Dept. 4 in Hartford Heights, Dept. 10 in Adamsburg and most recently at Dept. 61 in Hyde Park. In addition to his father, he is preceded in death by his brother Dale McCarthy. He is survived by his loving wife of over 27 years Norma (Dempsey) McCarthy; children Warren McCarthy Jr., Justin McCarthy, Christopher (Tarah) McCarthy and Melanie McCarthy; many grandchildren; and brother Kim McCarthy.
 
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