Earl “Gar” H. McDaniel Jr.

June 21, 2017 |

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Earl “Gar” H. McDaniel Jr., age 65, of North Versailles, passed away Monday, June 19, 2017. He was a noted writer and author that published the novel Between Lives, as well a respected teacher and an editor for numerous newspapers in Pa., Ohio and Va. He is preceded in death by his parents Earl and Doris McDaniel. He is survived by his sister Nancy (Steve) VanAuken; niece Courtney (Yoon) Weaver and their children Evan and Abigail and niece Whitney Walker; as well as many close friends.
 
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Norma J. (Bisogni) Eberman

June 15, 2017 |

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Norma J. (Bisogni) Eberman, age 91, of Westmoreland City, passed away Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at the Amber House in Mt. Pleasant. She was born May 29, 1926 in Allison, a daughter of the late Edmond and Secunda Bisogni. She was a member of the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Irwin. She worked part-time for over ten years at the Post office in Westmoreland City. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband of over 68 years Richey Eberman; daughter Leslie Eberman; four brothers; and two sisters. She is survived by her daughters Diane J. (Joe) Hiteshue of Raleigh, North Carolina, Charmaine (Harry Ansell) Martelli of Dawson and Carol (Doug) Rosequist of Liberty Township, Ohio; grandchildren Mollie (Paul) Carite, Kurt (Katherine) Hiteshue, Mindy Hiteshue, Joshua Skemp, Jared (Jenelle) Skemp, Paulina Rosequist, Maddie Rosequist, Rachael Rosequist, and Valerie Rosequist; great grandchildren Ellie, Hannah, Seth, Diana, Bella, Maggie, Emma, Maddie, Wilson, Kaden and Coragan; and close friend Sam Martelli.
 
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Victor F. Tyson, Jr.

June 13, 2017 |

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Victor F. Tyson, Jr., age 57, of North Versailles, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, June 11, 2017. He was the owner of Tyson Landscaping in North Versailles for over 30 years. He is preceded in death by his parents Victor and Margaret (Aites) Tyson; sister Mary Alice Tyson; and brother Thomas Tyson. He is survived by his brother Daniel (Heidi) Tyson; sisters Linda (George) Drahusz and Peggy Tyson; nieces and nephews; and close long-time friend Gordon Danielson.
 
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Regis T. Kollar

June 08, 2017 |

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Regis T. Kollar, 82, of Herminie, died Tuesday June 6, 2017. He was born November 22, 1934 in East Pittsburgh, a son of the late Thomas and Martha (Rudy) Kollar and was also preceded in death by his beloved wife of 61 years, Mary Ann (Uderman) Kollar in October 2016 and his grandson Jaicob Kollar. Regis was a graduate of Duquesne University and retired sales manager for Tile City, North Huntingdon and Greensburg stores. He was an active member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, North Huntingdon where he served as an altar server. Regis and Mary Ann raised their family in North Huntingdon and then spent their last few years in Wilmington, NC, where they had a place at the beach.
 
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Eleanor J. Carr Gornik

June 07, 2017 |

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Eleanor J. Carr Gornik, 88, passed away in her home on June 6, 2017 in the company of her daughters after a courageous battle with cancer. Eleanor was born to Lester B. and Ali Carr on August 27, 1928 in North Braddock. She was preceded in death by her husband Frank Gornik, her parents Lester B. and Ali Carr and brother-in-law David Thomas. She is survived by her sister Helen Thomas, her children Charles D. Murphy III (Linda), Gail M. Terpko (John), Terry E. Hunt (Elmer) and Lee Ann G. Anderson (Bruce), grandchildren Caren Palmaverde, Deena Kingston (Stephen), Julie Murphy, Shannon Murphy, Michael McDonald, Stephanie Murphy and Avery Hunt; great grandchildren Lyla and Abel Kingston; numerous nieces and nephews and her grand dogs. She graduated in 1946 from East Pittsburgh High School.
 
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Rose A. (Eddy) Mash

June 07, 2017 |

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Rose A. (Eddy) Mash, 73 , of Irwin, died Tuesday May 30, 2017. She was born September 10, 1943 in Little Catalina, Newfoundland Canada, a daughter of the late James and Lucy (Carpenter) Eddy. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband Frank Mash, brother Forward Eddy and sister in-law Gail Eddy. She was retired from SEARS department store where she worked as a mechanical technician and was the former owner and operator of Mash T.V., Irwin until 1999.
 
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Thelma Lucille “Lou” (Solberg) Carlson Kifer

June 05, 2017 |

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Thelma Lucille “Lou” (Solberg) Carlson Kifer, 93, of a resident of Redstone Highlands, Greensburg, formerly of North Huntingdon, died Saturday June 3, 2017. She was born April 18, 1924 in Jeannette, a daughter of the late George N. and Marie Olson Solberg. She was a graduate of Greensburg High School, Class of 1941. During her long and fruitful life she worked as a secretary and office coordinator for firms such as Elliott Company of Jeannette, The Standard Observer, and Kifer & Son. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Irwin and a former member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Jeannette, where she was a member of the ladies church circle, a longtime Sunday school teacher, and former choir member.
 
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Regina D. (Grazel) Adams

May 30, 2017 |

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Regina D. (Grazel) Adams, 91, a resident of St. Anne Home, Greensburg, formerly of North Huntingdon died Saturday May 27, 2017. She was born April 18, 1926 in Wendel, a daughter of the late Andrew and Lottie (Grabiak) Grazel. Regina and her late husband Harry V. Adams were founders and operators of Carradam Golf Club, North Huntingdon. She was a member of the PA Golf Course Owners Association and the S.N.P.J. Lodge, Herminie. When she was able she was a member of various ladies golf leagues, enjoyed playing cards, and loved to go to the casino. In addition to her husband and parents she is preceded in death by eight brothers and sisters. She is survived by her children Colleen C. (Frank) Ricco of Carmichaels and Leslie V. (Barbara) Adams of Scottsdale, AZ; her grandchildren Shannon (Larry) Dowling, Heather (Bill) Spell, Megan Riley, Cyndi (Drew) Davis, and Brent (Carolyn) Adams; also ten great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
 
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Timothy Reza

May 27, 2017 |

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Timothy Reza, age 83, passed away Thursday, May 25, 2017. He was born September 3, 1933 in McKeesport, a son of the late Timothy and Mary (Hutsho) Reza. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War where he survived three years as a POW and was awarded the Purple Heart, he then went onto work as a crane operator for over 36 years at the Irvin Works Steel Mill in West Mifflin. He was a member of the VFW in McKeesport and East McKeesport, American Legion in White Oak and The retired steel workers group SOAR in West Mifflin. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his grandson Timothy Reza; and sisters Betty, Rosy, and Juanita. He is survived by his wife of over 51 years Norma Jean (DiGiorgio) Reza; children Timothy (Theresa) Reza and Cindie Reza; grandsons Alexander and Nicholas Reza; brother Augustine (Karen) Reza; sister Catherine (Jim) Dunbar; and nieces and nephews.
 
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Dolores E. (McCoy) Ruffner

May 22, 2017 |

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Dolores E. (McCoy) Ruffner, 87, of Adamsburg, died Friday May 19, 2017. She was born March 23, 1930 in Bridgeport, a daughter of the late David A. and Elva (Hatfield) McCoy Jarvis. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband Alfred B. Ruffner. She is survived by her sons Alfred “Gene” Ruffner and his wife Barb of Fairfax, VA, and David Ruffner of Adamsburg, and her grandchildren Jana, Leslie, and Timothy Ruffner.
 
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Charles W. Jones Sr.

May 19, 2017 |

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Charles W. Jones Sr. 83, of Irwin, died Wednesday May 17, 2017. He was born March 17, 1934 in Darragh, a son of the late Robert and Cora (Fair) Jones and was also preceded in death by his wife Doris (McGraw) Jones. He was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict and retired from General Tire, Jeannette after thirty five years’ service. He was a member of Shidle Lodge No. 601, F. & A. M., Irwin, and a longtime member of the Bromas Club. He was also a member of L.O.O.M. Lodge 236, Irwin, Norwin Elks, and the American Legion Post 359, Irwin. He is survived by his children Kimberly Jones and Charles W. Jones Jr.; a brother Donald Jones and sister Irene Leach; also nieces and nephews including special niece Denise (Shon) Harrity.
 
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Frank Albert Kopas

May 19, 2017 |

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Frank Albert Kopas, age 86, of Harrison City, formerly of Brockway, passed away Wednesday, May 17, 2017. He was born July 27, 1930 in Uniontown, a son of the late Andrew and Anna (Terify) Kopas. He was a member of St. Barbara’s Catholic Church in Harrison City, The Knights of Columbus and was a former member of the VFW. He was an Army veteran and went on to work as a soil scientist for the U.S. Government for over 25 years before retiring. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a daughter Susan Lippincott; sister Anna; and brothers Vince, Andrew and John. He is survived by his wife of over 58 years Elizabeth “Betty” (Churey) Kopas; children Frank Andrew Kopas of Harrison City and Beth Ann (Kirk) Patterson of Irwin; son-in-law Rich Lippincott of Raleigh, North Carolina; grandchildren Olivia Lippincott, Ryan Patterson, Niki Patterson, Alex Lippincott and Rachel Patterson; sister Catherine Sampey of Fairchance; and numerous nieces and nephews.
 
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Kara Joy Savine

May 19, 2017 |

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Kara Joy Savine, 41, of North Huntingdon, died Wednesday May 17, 2017 at home. She was born September 5, 1975 in Morgantown, WV, the daughter of John J. Savine and Trudy (Seidel) Savine. Kara was a nail technician for over twenty years and was working at Galleria Hair & Nail Salon, Irwin. She was a wonderful daughter and mother who was full of life and joy and brought happiness and laughter to those around her. She loved her cats. In addition to her parents she is survived by her beloved son Kody J. Savine; a brother J. Christian Savine and his wife Constance; nephews Jackson and Landon Savine; also numerous aunts, an uncle, and cousins. T
 
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Rebecca L. “Becky” Musgrave

May 19, 2017 |

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Rebecca L. “Becky” Musgrave, 75, of New York, NY, formerly of Irwin, died Friday May 12, 2017. She was born January 8, 1942 in Pittsburgh, daughter of the late Samuel A. and Alice McAfee Musgrave. Becky grew up in Irwin and moved to New York in the mid 1960’s. She worked for the United Nations in the environmental statistical department retiring in the late 1990’s. She was an accomplished artist studying portrait drawing most recently, and was part of an art gallery in her New York community. She is survived by her son Joshua Musgrave and his spouse Philippe Costet of Florham Park, NJ, and a sister Susan F. Dunbar and her spouse Rick of Bisbee AZ. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in First Presbyterian Church, 617 Main Street, Irwin, with Rev. Ronald Durika, officiating. Interment will follow in Union Cemetery. The William Snyder Funeral Home Inc., Irwin, is in charge of arrangements. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Rebecca L. Musgrave please visit our Sympathy Store.

 

Mary Louise (Stewart) Emanuel

May 17, 2017 |

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Mary Louise (Stewart) Emanuel, age 86 of North Huntingdon, went home to Heaven on Monday, May 15, 2017. She was born October 3, 1930, to the late Raymond Stewart and Irene (Saunders) Stewart. Born and raised in Wilkinsburg, she was one of seven children. In 1949, she married her teenage sweetheart Reese Emrys Emanuel, and together they raised three daughters. Mary spent many years working as a secretary near her home in Export. After retiring, she and her husband moved to North Carolina were they enjoyed the sunshine, square dancing and spending time with close friends. They eventually returned home to Pennsylvania and have spent the last several years with their children and grandchildren. Mary was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, the Order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem, and the Circleville United Methodist Church.
 
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