Dec. 26

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Harold W. Bedillion


Harold W. “Do-Dad” Bedillion, 62, of East Finley Township, died unexpectedly at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, December 25, 2012, in his home.


Arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of Rush Funeral Home Inc., Rogersville. A complete obituary will be published in a later edition.


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Julius E. Branisel


Julius E. Branisel, 90, of Carmichaels, died Sunday, December 23, 2012.


Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in Lesako Funeral Home, Carmichaels.


A complete obituary will be published in a later edition.


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Caroline Harmuth


St. Patrick member, retired C-M cafeteria employee


Caroline Harmuth, 93, of North Strabane Township, died Monday, December 24, 2012, in Paramount Senior Care, Peters Township.


She was born October 20, 1919, in Canonsburg, a daughter of the late Peter and Anna Piaseka Cwynarski.


Mrs. Harmuth was a member of St. Patrick Roman Catholic Parish and the former St. Genevieve Church in Canonsburg, where she was active with Christian Mothers. She also was a member of Business & Professional Women and Canonsburg Senior Citizens.


Prior to her retirement, she worked as a cafeteria employee for Canon-McMillan School District.


In November, 1939, she married George A. Harmuth, who died September 23, 1957.


Surviving are a son, Ronald Harmuth and wife Pauline of Indian Harbour Beach, Fla.; two daughters, Diane Wishner and husband Brennan of Canonsburg and Eileen Markle and husband Butch of Washington; seven grandchildren, Brennan (Bonnie), Brian (Annette) and Bret (Lisa) Wishner, Gregory, Luke and Ronald Jr. Harmuth and Strawn Markle; four great-grandchildren, Beau, Ben, Brittany and Amanda Wishner; a great-great-grandchild, Daniel Harmuth; and a most precious and cherished lifelong friend, Violet DaPra Bender.


Deceased are a brother, Joseph Curnarski; and four sisters, Rose Marie Donaldson, Mary Butka, Stella Simms and JoAnn Biwojna.


Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Sollon Funeral Home Ltd., 30 East College Street, Canonsburg, J. David Sollon, supervisor, Phillip L. Sollon, director, where departing prayers will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday, December 28, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. in St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church, Canonsburg. Interment will follow in Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Peters Township. Christian Mothers will say the rosary at 3 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Please visit www.sollon.com for additional information and to view and leave condolences.


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Robert W. Hildebrand


Robert W. Hildebrand, 69, of Washington, died unexpectedly Sunday, December 23, 2012, in his home.


Arrangements are incomplete and have been entrusted to McIlvaine-Speakman Funeral Home Ltd., Houston. A complete obituary will be published in a later edition.


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Frank Jessee


Navy vet served in WWII


Frank Jessee, 86, of Marianna, passed away Monday, December 24, 2012.


He was the husband of the late Anne Jessee; father of Rebecca, Melissa, Patricia and Sam; and grandfather of Nicholas, Autumn, Jessica, Nina and Billy.


Mr. Jessee was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served in World War II.


At the families request, all funeral services are private. Arrangements are entrusted to Cremation and Funeral Care by Danielle Andy Belusko, 3287 Washington Road, McMurray, PA 15317, 724-260-5546. Please view and sign the family’s guest book at www.cremationfuneralcare.com.


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Dale Alan Leisure


Church member enjoyed family time, storytelling


Dale Alan Leisure, 51, of West Alexander, died unexpectedly Thursday, December 20, 2012, in his home.


He was born January 11, 1961, in Moline, Ill., a son of the late Ralph W. and Sheila Eileen Moffit Leisure.


Mr. Leisure was a member of Windy Gap Presbyterian Church in West Finley, where he served as an elder.


He was employed as a meat cutter at Giant Eagle in Bentleyville and formerly worked at Riesbecks in Wheeling, W.Va.


Mr. Leisure was a member of the National Rifle Association and the Jaycees, while in Illinois.


He enjoyed telling jokes, storytelling, entertaining and feeding people, board games, hunting, fishing and spending time with his family.


On September 6, 1986, he married Melissa Kay Frye, who survives.


Also surviving are a son, Ethan R. Leisure of Carnegie; a daughter, Bethany L. Leisure of Warrenton, Mo.; a brother, Mark Leisure; four sisters, Trish Bergeson, Sylvia Nimrick, Sandi Maraden and Christine Caroll; and a grandson, Daniel.


Deceased are a sister, Rae Ann Berich; and a brother, Jeff Moffitt.


Friends will be received from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Michael H. Heinrich Funeral Home, 219 Main Street, Claysville, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, December 27, with Pastor George Crawford officiating. Interment will follow in Mount View Cemetery. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Windy Gap Presbyterian Church.


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Regina Lombardo


Regina “Jean” Lombardo, 81, of Canonsburg, died Monday, December 24, 2012, in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh.


Arrangements are incomplete and are entrusted to Salandra Funeral Service Inc., Canonsburg, 724-745-8120. A complete obituary will be published in a later edition.


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Delores B. Mikalik


Loving wife and mother


Delores B. Mikalik, 87, of Carmichaels, died unexpectedly at 2:50 p.m. Sunday, December 23, 2012, in the emergency room at Southwest Regional Medical Center, Waynesburg.


She was born November 13, 1925, in Detroit, Mich., a daughter of the late Frank S. and Frances V. Schultz Stencel.


Mrs. Mikalik resided in Carmichaels, most of her life, and was a member of Fayette County Old Time Fiddler’s Association of Pennsylvania.


She enjoyed collecting pennies and bird feeding. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.


On July 21, 1951, she married John Mikalik, who died July 7, 2012.


Surviving are a daughter, Beatrice Ann Livengood of Crucible; two sons, Michael J. Mikalik and Melvin Mikalik, both of Carmichaels; five grandchildren, Bryce Mikalik, Brandon Mikalik, Rebecca Hughes, Roxanne Hammar and Crystal Mikalik; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Ann Reavely of Macomb, Mich.; and several nieces and nephews.


Deceased are two brothers, Carl Stencel and a brother, who was killed in action during World War II; and three sisters, Rita Barnes, Shirley Stencel and Bridget Burk.


Family and friends are welcome from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in Yoskovich Funeral Home, 724-966-5500, Martin J. Yoskovich, director, 300 South Vine Street, Route 88, Carmichaels, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, December 28, with the Rev. Bruce R. Judy officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Hill Cemetery, Mapletown. For additional information and to sign a guest book, please visit www.YoskovichFH.com.


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Elizabeth Monich


Finleyville homemaker


Elizabeth Monich, 90, of Finleyville, formerly of Floreffe, died Sunday, December 23, 2012, in Mt. Vernon Assisted Living Center, South Park.


She was born November 29, 1922, in Clairton, a daughter of the late Michael and Mary Kelsa Kepich.


Mrs. Monich was a homemaker and a member of Ascension Byzantine Catholic Church in Clairton.


Surviving are two sons, Ronald Monich and wife Rose of Finleyville and Eugene Monich; a granddaughter, Katherine; and two great-grandchildren, Sarah and Garrett.


Deceased are her husband, Nicholas Monich, who died in 2008, and a son, Raymond Monich.


Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Kegel Funeral Home Inc., Tim P. Kegel, supervisor, 3560 Washington Avenue, Finleyville, where parastas services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, December 28, with Father Ivan Mina as celebrant. Private interment will be in Ascension Cemetery, Clairton. Memorial contributions may be made to Finleyville Food Pantry, 3595 Washington Avenue, Finleyville, PA 15332.


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Mary Kathryn Morly


Mary Kathryn Morly, 85, of West Alexander, died at 2:45 p.m. Tuesday, December 25, 2012, in her home.


Arrangements are incomplete and are under the direction of Rush Funeral Home Inc., Rogersville. A complete obituary will be published in a later edition.


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Jack Alan Patterson


Veteran, father active in the community


Jack Alan Patterson, 77, of Washington, walked into the presence of his Lord Jesus in the early morning hours Saturday, December 22, 2012.


He was born September 11, 1935, in Washington, a son of Homer Patterson Jr. and Mary Jane Rockwell Bennett Patterson. He was a grandson of Homer and Ella Patterson of Middletown.


Mr. Patterson was a 1954 graduate of Washington High School and served five years in the Air Force.


He was a member of Abundant Life Baptist Church in South Strabane Township.


Mr. Patterson was an avid reader and a family historian. He attended college in Santa Barbara, Calif., and Point Park and was a graduate of St. Francis School of Nursing, where he worked for several years as an office registered nurse. He opened Western State School and Hospital for mentally disabled children and adults with his cousin, Alan West, M.D.


In 1968, he opened Troutman’s store in Washington, where he worked as the store display manager, and he was director of the Miss Pennsylvania Pageant until 1976.


On June 8, 1974, in First Christian Church, he married Melissa Richardson of Washington, who survives.


For the next 10 years, Mr. Patterson planned and opened the Jefferson Avenue Shop ’n Save with the Bozovich family. He worked for them as the produce and assistant store manager until 1983.


In 1986, he started a 16-year career with the Department of Defense as a commissary officer and restored and rebuilt commissaries in Fort Mammoth, N.J., New Cumberland, Md., and Oakdale Titan Missile Base Commissary and returned in 2001.


In 1992, Mr. Patterson was blessed to become a father; his daughter, Leslee Marie Patterson, was born and was the apple of his eye and survives.


Also surviving are a sister, Jane (William) Boyd of Silver Springs, Md.; brothers-in-law Jim (Lorraine) Richardson of Coraopolis and Phil (Linda) Richardson of Mt. Joy; sisters-in-law Jean Patterson of Washington, Dorothy Patterson of Brownsville and Diane Patterson of Washington; aunt Alice Kelly of West Middletown; and nieces, nephews and great-nieces and -nephews, all around the United States.


Deceased are three brothers, Norman Patterson, Homer Patterson and Harry Patterson.


Friends will be received from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday in Warco-Falvo Funeral Home Inc., Wilson at East Katherine avenues, Washington, S. Timothy Warco, supervisor/director, Susan Falvo Warco, director, S. Timothy Warco II, director. Additional visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m., the time of service, Friday, December 28, in Abundant Life Baptist Church, Cameron Road, Washington, with Pastor George Garanconsky officiating. Burial will be private. Condolences may be made to www.WarcoFalvoFuneralHome.com.


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Wallace G. Spinnenweber


Navy veteran, retired Pepsi-Cola driver


Wallace G. Spinnenweber, 85, of Eighty Four, Nottingham Township, passed away Sunday, December 23, 2012, in Washington Hospital.


He was born November 1, 1927, in Carrick, a son of the late George and Cleopha Stein Spinnenweber.


Mr. Spinnenweber was retired as a driver for Pepsi-Cola Bottling in McKees Rocks.


He served in the U.S. Navy.


Mr. Spinnenweber was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Church in Finleyville.


Surviving are two sons, Dave Spinnenweber of Amity and Dan Spinnenweber of Eighty Four; three daughters, Suzy Grubich (Harry) and Jayne Stefan (Michael), both of Eighty Four, and Jill Esken (Dave) of Finleyville; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.


Deceased is his wife, Elsie M. Spinnenweber, who died in March 2009.


Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Kegel Funeral Home Inc., Tim P. Kegel, supervisor, 3560 Washington Avenue, Finleyville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, December 27, in St. Francis Church, with the Rev. Robert J. Boyle as celebrant. Private interment will follow in Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Peters Township. Memorial contributions may be made to Washington Area Humane Society, P.O. Box 66, Eighty Four, PA 15330.


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Alma Marie Springer


Enjoyed canning and playing cards


Alma Marie Springer, 86, of Canonsburg, formerly of Cecil, died Monday, December 24, 2012, in Canonsburg General Hospital.


She was born December 20, 1926, in Cecil, a daughter of the late Patsy and Luchia “Lucy” Altieri Spinosa.


Mrs. Springer was a member of Hilltoppers, McDonald-Cecil Senior Citizens and Cecil American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.


She enjoyed canning, playing cards and visiting the casino.


Mrs. Springer was a secretary/bookkeeper for Penn-South Builders and Penn-Southwest. She also worked at Spinosa’s Dairy Bar in Cecil, Hardies Candy factory in Pittsburgh and Spears department store, and she cleaned offices.


Surviving are daughter Cheryl (John) Strozza of South Fayette; son Richard Alan (Mary) Springer of Cherryville, N.C.; daughter Kim Springer of Cecil; grandchildren Layla, Chanda and Jordan Strozza, Lauren Elm, Mike Belego and Richard, Ryan and Dylan Springer; and six great-grandchildren.


Deceased, in addition to her parents, are her husband, Richard J. “Dick” Springer in 2005, and a brother, Herman Spinosa.


Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Coleman-Taylor Funeral Services, 3378 Millers Run Road, Route 50, Cecil, where service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, December 28, with Pastor Jim O’Brien officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Gardens, McMurray. Contributions may be made to Washington Area Humane Society, P.O. Box 66, Eighty Four, PA 15330.


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