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December 16, 2012

Dennis Paul DelVecchio Sr.

Canonsburg resident enjoyed woodworking

Dennis Paul DelVecchio Sr., 67, of Canonsburg, passed away Saturday, December 15, 2012, in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh.

He was born April 22, 1945, in Canonsburg, a son of the late Clyde and Stella Picio DelVecchio.

Mr. DelVecchio was a graduate of Canon-McMillan High School, Class of 1963.

He lived his entire life in Canonsburg, where he was a member of St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church.

Mr. DelVecchio enjoyed woodworking and his grandchildren.

On October 24, 1989, he married Lynn M. Zadach, who survives.

Also surviving are daughter Kelly (Michael) Palombo of Mt. Lebanon; son Dennis Paul (Chris) DelVecchio Jr. of Washington; three grandchildren, Tyler and Maria Palombo and Garrett DelVecchio; brother Wayne (Diane) DelVecchio of Canonsburg; sister Patricia Lynn (Ray) Leposky of Washington; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends are welcome from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, December 17, in Salandra Funeral Service Inc., Joseph P. Salandra, owner/supervisor, 304 West Pike Street, Canonsburg, 724-745-8120, where a blessing service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, December 18. Interment will follow in St. Patrick Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Multiple Sclerosis Society, 1501 Reedsdale Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15233. To view or extend condolences, please visit


Anne B. Durko

1917 – 2012

Anne B. Durko, 95, of Indialantic, Fla., formerly of Burgettstown, passed on to her Lord Friday, December 14, 2012.

She was born March 27, 1917, in Slovan, a daughter of Cecylia and Walenty Brzeski.

Mrs. Durko had been a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Burgettstown.

She was a bookkeeper/assistant manager at Petrucci’s Market in Burgettstown until retirement, when she relocated to Indialantic.

Mrs. Durko was a member of Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church for 35 years, volunteering for 25 years at the HNJ gift shop and various church ministries, and was an active member of the Women’s Guild.

She gave much of her time and energy at her condominium complex, serving on the board and as a volunteer bookkeeper for 22 years.

Deceased are her husband, Joseph; son Raymond; sisters Viola, Cecelia, Julia, Mary, Nell and Josephine; and brother Joseph.

Surviving are son James Durko and wife Susan of McMurray and daughter Cecelia Burrows and husband Carl of Indialantic; three granddaughters, Heather Lane and husband James, Erin Morton and husband Peck of Atlanta, Ga., and Beth Wendt and husband James of Canonsburg; and a stepgranddaughter, Melanie Burrows and Todd of Pittsburgh. She has been blessed with five great-grandchildren and three stepgreat-grandchildren. She will be sadly missed by many.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, December 18, in Holy Name of Jesus Church, Indialantic.

Friends will be received from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday in Lee & Martin Funeral Home, 73 Highland Avenue, Burgettstown. Private interment will follow in Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Burgettstown.

She will be laid to rest alongside her husband and son.

Donations can be sent to St. Vincent de Paul Society, Holy Name of Jesus, 3050 North Highway A1A, Indialantic, FL 32903. Please place memorial messages and donations on Mrs. Durko’s guest book at


Dorothy P. Haines

Member of Bethel ?Presbyterian Church

Dorothy P. Haines, 84, of Washington, formerly of Prosperity, died Sunday, December 16, 2012, in Washington County Health Center, Chartiers Township.

She was born August 30, 1928, in Washington, a daughter of the late Alex and Mattie Briggs Pallett.

Mrs. Haines was a 1947 graduate of Trinity High School and a member of Bethel Presbyterian Church, Prosperity.

She was employed at Brockway Glass and later worked for United Dairy Farms.

On June 10, 1950, she married Gaylord Haines, who survives.

Also surviving are son G.W. (Helen) Haines Jr. of Prosperity; daughter Bonnie (Jay) Haines Anderson of Prosperity; and four grandchildren, Billy (Amy) Haines, Shannon (Matt) Book, Kelli Anderson and Kristin Anderson.

Deceased are a daughter, Rebecca Jane Haines; five brothers, Alvin, Melvin, William, Harry and David Pallett; and four sisters, Ida Pallett, Katherine Taylor, Jean Pallett and Bertha McNurlen.

Friends will be received from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Piatt and Barnhill Funeral Home, 420 Locust Avenue, Washington, where services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 19, with the Rev. Thomas H. Clymer officiating. Interment will follow in Washington Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to Amedisys Hospice Canon, 2215 Hill Church Houston Road, Canonsburg, PA 15317. Condolences may be expressed at Piatt and Barnhill Funeral Directors Inc., Charles R. Piatt, owner/supervisor, and Lawrence K. Donovan, funeral director.


Mary L. Mizenko

Member of St. Columbkille R.C. Church

Mary L. Mizenko, 64, of Imperial, Findlay Township, died Saturday, December 15, 2012, in UPMC-Shadyside hospital, Pittsburgh.

She was born November 21, 1948, in Heidelberg, a daughter of Olga Sacco of Bridgeville and the late William Sacco.

Mrs. Mizenko worked side-by-side with her husband at Andy’s Candies.

She was a member of St. Columbkille Roman Catholic Church of Imperial.

Surviving, in addition to her mother, are her husband of 45 years, Barry Mizenko; sons Brent (Linda Moore) Mizenko of McDonald, Jason Mizenko of Moon Township and Kevin (Shannon) Mizenko of Cecil Township; grandchildren Abby, Elizabeth, Heidi, A.J., Jaden, Talan, Logan and Tanner; brother Gary Sacco; and two sisters-in-law, Jeanne Sacco of Oakdale and Letitia “Aunt Tish” Mizenko of Bavington.

Deceased, in addition to her father, is a brother, William Sacco Jr.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Thomas-Little Funeral Service Inc., 305 Main Street, Imperial, 724-695-2800. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, December 20, in St. Columbkille Roman Catholic Church. Friends may sign a guest book at


Philip Scarsella

Washington Steel retiree

Philip Scarsella, 83, died Saturday, December 15, 2012.

He was a longtime resident of Peters Township, where many years were spent raising his family.

Mr. Scarsella was a graduate of Geneva College.

He retired from Washington Steel after 35 years.

Mr. Scarsella was previously married to Dorothy Scarsella, who survives.

Also surviving are children Philip J. (Judith) Scarsella of Cary, N.C., Paul J. (Linda L.) Scarsella of Bethel Park, Denise A. (Elbie) Yaworsky of Ambridge, Debra (Patsy) Pitzarella of North Strabane and Diana (Sgt. Maj. Randy) St. Cyr of Sumter, S.C.; sisters Helen Reindl of Kissimmee, Fla., and Mary Jane Monks and Rose “Roe” Stiffey, both of Midland; a brother, John A. Scarsella of Richmond, Va.; grandchildren Amy, Jennifer, Ashley, Sean, Michael, Eric, Matt, Andrew, Paul Jr., Jonathan, Joshua and Rebekah; several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews; a friend, Mary Lou Long of Mt. Lebanon; and a friend, Bill.

Friends are welcome from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in Beinhauer Funeral Home, 2828 Washington Road, McMurray, 724-941-3211. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, December 18, in St. Benedict the Abbot Church, 120 Abington Drive, McMurray. Interment will follow in Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Peters Township.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to Harmony Hospice, 811 Washington Avenue, Carnegie, PA 15106, Please add or view tributes at


Janet L. Ansley Smith

Registered nurse was dearly loved

Janet L. Ansley Smith, 69, of Peters Township, passed away peacefully Thursday, December 13, 2012, surrounded by family.

She was born in Alliance, Ohio, a daughter of the late Virgil and Ruth Jenkins Ansley.

Mrs. Smith was the beloved wife of Lyle Smith; cherished mother of Shelly Morningstar of Budd Lake, N.J.; cherished stepmother of Jeffrey Smith (Margaret) of Moundsville, W.Va., Michelle Roach (Allen) of Albuquerque, N.M., and Brian Smith (D’Ann) of New Martinsville, W.Va.; adored grandmother of 11, Aaron, Ashley, Austin, David, Emily, Lara Ann, Lucy, Madeline, Matthew, Wade and Zachary; and dear aunt to MaryBeth Ansley of Winter Park, Fla., and Steve Ansley of Wilkesboro, N.C.

Deceased, in addition to her parents, is a brother, John.

She was a graduate of Alliance High School and Aultman Hospital School of Nursing in Canton, Ohio.

Mrs. Smith was a registered nurse and operating room supervisor at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus and a retired surgical sales representative with 3M.

She was a volunteer with Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council, Murray Hills Nursing Home and American Heart Association.

Mrs. Smith was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by family and many friends.

A celebration of her life will be held at noon Saturday, January 26, in Center Presbyterian Church, 255 Center Church Road, McMurray.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Washington Hospital Foundation-Hospice Care. Arrangements are being handled by Beinhauer Funeral Home, 724-941-3211. Send or view tributes at


Hilda Malover Szyjko

Longtime member of St. Barbara Church

Hilda Malover Szyjko, 88, of South Fayette Township, died Saturday, December 15, 2012.

She was born June 21, 1924, in South Fayette, a daughter of John and Julia Malover.

She was the beloved wife of the late Charles Szyjko Sr.

Mrs. Szyjko was a longtime member of St. Barbara Church, Bridgeville.

Surviving are two sons, Donald (Linda) Szyjko and David (Roberta) Szyjko, both of Cecil Township; daughter-in-law Rosalyn Szyjko of Elgin, Ill.; four grandchildren, Rochelle (Howard) Renner, Kelly (Mike) Harim and Jessica and Bryan Szyjko; and four great-grandchildren, Dalton and Sabrina Renner and Michael and Kaitlyn Harim.

Deceased are a son, Charles Szyjko Jr.; sister Mary Kamovitch; and four brothers, John Malover and Frank, Louis and William Sray.

Her family appreciated the care Mrs. Szyjko received from the staff at Country Meadows.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in Warchol Funeral Home Inc., 3060 Washington Pike, Bridgeville, 412-221-3333. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, December 19, in St. Barbara Church, with the Rev. Richard E. Ward as celebrant. Interment to follow in St. Barbara Cemetery. Memorials can be made to St. Barbara Church, 45 Prestley Road, Bridgeville, PA 15017. View and add condolences at



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