Jan. 2

January 1, 2013

Geraldine Anesetti

Beloved wife, loving mother, cherished grandmother

Geraldine “Geri” Anesetti, 73, of Scott Township, surrounded by her loving family, died Monday, December 31, 2012.

She was the beloved wife of the late Mario “Bill” Anesetti; loving mother of Sharon (Greg) Dixson and Lauren (Matt) Haag; cherished grandmother of Mariella, William and Jack Dixson and Maxwell Haag; and dear aunt of Brian and Anthony Bastio.

Mrs. Anesetti also thought highly of Michelle Bartlett, Patti Dellovade and Sonia Beber, for the special love and support they provided.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in Beinhauer Funeral Home, 2828 Washington Road, McMurray, 724-941-3211. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, January 5, in Our Lady of Grace Church, Pittsburgh. Entombment will be in Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Peters Township. The family suggests memorial contributions in memory of Geraldine Anesetti to Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Experimental Therapeutics Research Laboratories, 410 West 12th Avenue, 4th Floor, CCC Building, Columbus, OH 43210. Please view or add tributes at www.beinhauer.com.


Mary Jane Diamond

Mary Jane Diamond, 67, of Burgettstown, died Tuesday, January 1, 2013, in her home.

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Taucher Funeral Home, Burgettstown.

A complete obituary will be published in a later edition.


Irene A. Imbrogno

Former Monessen resident was caring mother

Irene A. Imbrogno, 85, formerly of Monessen, passed away Monday, December 31, 2012, in Canonsburg General Hospital.

She was born April 6, 1927, in Charleroi, a daughter of the late Donald and Maude Kitchen George.

Mrs. Imbrogno was a 1945 graduate of Charleroi High School.

She had devoted much of her adult life to the loving care of her physically challenged daughter, Tracy.

Surviving are a daughter, Terry and husband Ken Harper of Peters Township; and a niece, Carol Gailey of Pittsburgh.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank “Gooch” Imbrogno; a daughter, Tracy Imbrogno; and a sister, Dorothy Hott.

Friends are welcomed from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Rhome Funeral Home Inc., a member of the Golden Rule, 1209 Grand Boulevard, Monessen, where services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, January 4. Interment will follow in Mon Valley Memorial Park, Donora.


Edith L. Kapaldo

Loved her family and gardening

Edith L. Kapaldo of Hawthorne Woods, South Strabane Township, formerly of Pittsburgh (Westwood), died Saturday, December 29, 2012.

She was born October 31, 1921, in West Virginia, a daughter of the late Elza and Alice Blosser Rohr.

She was the wife of the late Joseph Kapaldo, who died in July 1991.

Surviving are a son, Paul Joseph Kapaldo of North Olmsted, Ohio; a daughter, Ginger (Tate) Fulton of Washington; three grandsons, Joseph (Beth) Fulton of Washington, Anthony (Anne) Fulton of Falls Church, Va., and Michael (Jill) Fulton of Washington; and three great-grandchildren, Greta Ruth, William Tate and Miles Spencer Fulton.

Mrs. Kapaldo was a homemaker most of her life; however, she worked as a short order cook at Village Dairy, Noble Manor Shopping Center and for Grants Department Store in Crafton.

She loved her family, gardening, crossword puzzles and dogs.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home Inc., 301 Curry Hollow Road, Pleasant Hills, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, January 4. Interment will be in Jefferson Memorial Park. http://www.jeffersonmemorial.biz


William J. Kasten

Wrights U.M. Church member, J&L Steel retiree

William J. “Bill” Kasten, 75, of Finleyville, died Monday, December 31, 2012, in Center for Compassionate Care, Mt. Lebanon.

He was born May 9, 1937, in Pittsburgh, a son of William D. and Alice Reis Kasten.

Mr. Kasten was retired after 30 years as a foundryman with the former J&L Steel Corp. in Pittsburgh.

He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of Wrights United Methodist Church, Venetia, where he served on the board of trustees and was a member of the men’s group of the church.

Mr. Kasten also was a member of Steelworkers Organization of Active Retirees.

Surviving are a son, Douglas Kasten of Finleyville, and several stepchildren, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Deceased are his first wife, Kathleen Brucha Kasten, and his second wife, Ethel Patton Kasten.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Kegel Funeral Home Inc., Tim P. Kegel, supervisor, 3560 Washington Avenue, Finleyville, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, January 4, with the Rev. Tom Hoeke officiating. Private internment will be in Finleyville Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to Wrights Church Building Fund, 788 Venetia Road, Venetia, PA 15367, or to a charity of one’s choice.


Matthew Robert Myers

Machinist, hunter was Trinity graduate

Matthew Robert Myers, 36, of Eighty Four, died unexpectedly Sunday, December 30, 2012, in his home.

He was born February 26, 1976, in Washington, a son of Robert and Peggy Shandor Myers of Washington.

A graduate of Trinity High School, he had worked as a machinist for Atlas Metals.

Mr. Myers was an avid hunter, especially bow hunting, and had started playing golf.

Surviving are his girlfriend, Diane Efaw; two sons, Mason and Shawn Myers; a brother, Kenneth (Monica) Myers of Canonsburg; a sister, Kimberly Prowitt of Washington; paternal grandmother Anna Myers; maternal grandmother Barbara Sandor; three nieces; and many aunts and uncles.

Deceased are his paternal grandfather, William Myers, and maternal grandfather Joseph Sandor.

Services and burial in Washington Cemetery will be private and held at the convenience of the family. Additional information and guest book are available at www.NealFuneralHome.com.


Johanna E. Pavcic

Johanna E. Pavcic, 88, of Canonsburg, passed away Tuesday, January 1, 2013, in St. Clair Hospital, Mt. Lebanon.

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


John Franklin Roberts

WWII vet, retired electrician known as ‘the bicycle man’

John Franklin “Frank” Roberts, 87, of Washington, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, January 1, 2013.

He was born June 22, 1925, in Pine Bank, Greene County, a son of the late Blaine and Sarah “Dossie” Cole Roberts.

Mr. Roberts proudly served his country as a private first class in the 1st Company, 15th Infantry Regiment, during World War II from 1943 to 1945. He was awarded the Bronze Star for valorous conduct in combat while in France in 1944. Upon discharge, he had earned the Combat Infantry Badge, Good Conduct Medal, Distinguished Unit Badge, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with four bronze stars and one bronze arrowhead, World War II Victory Medal and French Croix De Guerre.

For more than 60 years, he lived in Beaver, where he and his wife, Dorothy, raised two daughters. They recently moved to Strabane Trails Village retirement community in South Strabane Township, but never forgot their wonderful friends and lasting memories of Beaver.

Mr. Roberts was a 50-year member of First Presbyterian Church of Beaver and a member of St. James Lodge 457 of Free and Accepted Masons.

He retired as an electrician from Westinghouse Electric Corp. after 38 years and later became known around Beaver as “the bicycle man.” He often could be seen at Saturday morning yard sales, buying old bikes and repairing them only to give them away again to children of family, friends and neighbors. His family estimates Mr. Roberts bought and repaired at least 150 bicycles.

He enjoyed traveling, playing cards and croquet, was an avid golfer and loved homemade ice cream. He was fond of deer hunting and looked forward to annual trips to Pine Bank in November to stay at their deer camp, also known as “Roots” to family and friends.

Surviving are his loving wife of 62 years, Dorothy Martin Roberts; two daughters, Mrs. Joseph (Rebecca) Korosec of Weirton, W.Va., and Mrs. Herbert (Mary) Thompson of Waynesburg; and four granddaughters, Mrs. Eric (Lissa) Dulick and Emily Korosec of Weirton, Michelle Thompson of Carnegie and Mrs. Jesse (Jessica) Harrison of Waynesburg. He was immensely proud of “his girls” and treasured the time he spent with his family.

Also surviving are a sister and brother-in-law, Sylvia and Scott Kent; a brother, Roy Roberts, all of Beaver; four sisters-in-law, Jean Roberts of Burgettstown, Allene Roberts of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Claire Roberts of Erie and Lorraine Roberts of Beaver; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by seven brothers, Ewing, John S, Donovan, Lawrence, Lloyd, Robert and Blaine Jr. Roberts; and two sisters, Evelyn Houser and Ruth Ann Masters.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Behm Funeral Home, 182 West High Street, Waynesburg, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, January 4, with the Rev. Donald Wilson. Interment will be held in Pine Bank Cemetery, Greene County, with graveside military honors by American Legion Post 330, Disabled American Veterans 123 and Veterans of Foreign Wars 4793, all of Waynesburg. Condolences may be offered at www.behmfh.com.


Albertine Andree Saut

Canon-McMillan district retiree was WWII welder

Albertine Andree “Tee” Saut, 88, of Bartlett, Tenn., formerly of Cecil, died Friday, December 28, 2012.

She was born February 3, 1924, a daughter of the late Daniel and Theressia Andree.

On February 20, 1945, she married Fernand Saut Jr., who died March 19, 1992.

Mrs. Saut was a retiree of Canon-McMillan School District, Cecil Jr. High School, and worked as a welder during World War II, building landing ship tanks in Dravo Shipyard on Neville Island.

She enjoyed crafting and going to flea markets.

Surviving are a daughter, Andrea (Frank) Adams of Tennessee; a son, George (Adele) Saut of Florida; four grandchildren, George (Betsy) Saut, Edward (Karrie) Sitarik, Pamela Saut and her fiancé, Eric Strickland, and Valerie (Richard) Bledsoe; and nine great-grandchildren, Devin, Hunter, Edward, Tressa, Isabella, Nathan, Olivia, Aryn and Amber.

Friends will be received from 10 to 11 a.m., the time of service, Friday, January 4, in Venice United Presbyterian Church, Cecil Township, with the Rev. Fred Soberg officiating. Interment to follow in Venice Cemetery, Cecil Township. Arrangements are by Warchol Funeral Home Inc., 3060 Washington Pike, Bridgeville, 412-221-3333. View and add condolences at www.warcholfuneralhome.com


Lillian Gloria Standiford

Corrected information was received for the obituary of Lillian Gloria Standiford, published Tuesday.

Great-grandchildren Gunnar Rawlings and Lilly Griffing were misidentified.

An additional viewing has been announced from 10 to 11 a.m., the time of services, Thursday, January 3, in Fairhill Manor Christian Church, Washington.


Elizabeth Vankirk

Elizabeth Vankirk, 91, of Washington, passed away Tuesday, January 1, 2013, in Canonsburg General Hospital.

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


John J. Voycik

World War II paratrooper, 82nd Airborne Division

John J. Voycik, 92, of Waynesburg, died peacefully Sunday, December 30, 2012, in his home.

He was born May 10, 1920, in Bradenville, a son of the late John P. and Sophia Karpiel Voycik.

On September 25, 1943, he married Virginia Pirillo, who died September 8, 2003.

Mr. Voycik was a retired coal miner. He worked as a foreman at Gateway Mine for 23 years.

During World War II, he served as a paratrooper with the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division, 307th Engineers in Holland, the Ardennes and Battle of the Bulge. His division was known as the Battered Bastards of Bastogne. Because of his Polish heritage and ability to speak the language, he assisted greatly in the liberation of the Ludwigslust Concentration Camp at Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany. He said what he saw made him question “how one human could do this to another.” He was awarded a Purple Heart and the Order of Wilhelm.

He was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church in Waynesburg, American Legion Post 330 and Veterans of Foreign Wars 4793, both of Waynesburg, and Knights of Columbus. He was a former Boy Scout leader.

Surviving are a daughter, Gloria Ring of Aurora, Colo.; a son, John J. Voycik and wife Diane of Beaver; eight grandchildren, Dr. Jamie Ring and wife Carla, Dr. Christina Ring, Melissa Susie and husband David, John J. Voycik and wife Caitlin and Matthew, Hali, Francis and Stephen Voycik; four great-grandchildren, Cameron and Madeline Susie, Keira Ring and John Voycik V; a sister, Josephine Starr of Parma, Ohio; several nieces and nephews; and his caregiver and companion, Jacqueline Wilfson.

Deceased are a son, Francis X. Voycik; three sisters, Kathryn Waligora, Ann Gigliotti and Mary Zuback; and two brothers, Joseph Voycik and Tony Voycik.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in Behm Funeral Homes Inc., 182 West High Street, Waynesburg, a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 5, in St. Ann Catholic Church, 232 East High Street, Waynesburg, with the Rev. Richard Thompson as celebrant. Interment will follow in Greene County Memorial Park, Waynesburg. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to National Kidney Foundation of the Alleghenies, St. Jude Hospital, or a veterans hospital. Condolences may be offered at www.behmfh.com.


Darryl R. Wisthoff

1954 - 2012

Darryl R. Wisthoff, 58, of McMurray, passed away Sunday, December 30, 2012.

He was born September 18, 1954, in Michigan City, Ind., a son of Helen and the late John Wisthoff.

Mr. Wisthoff worked at JCPenney for 40 years, retiring in June 2012 as the Washington store manager.

On March 3, 2012, he married Beth Ann Duranko, who survives.

In addition to his father, deceased are his first wife, Kathryn Wisthoff, and a nephew, Nathan Womack.

In addition to his mother and wife, surviving are two stepchildren, Elise Duranko of Washington and Chris Duranko of Carnegie; two brothers, Terry Wisthoff of Michigan City and Brian (Ginger) Wisthoff of Hollywood, Fla.; a sister, Debbie (Ron) Womack of Michigan City; a niece, April Wisthoff of Long Beach, Calif.; and a nephew, Eric Wisthoff of Hollywood.

Friends are welcome from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, January 3, in Beinhauer Funeral Home, 2828 Washington Road, McMurray, where a funeral service will begin at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Donnell House, 10 Leet Street, Washington, PA 15301, or to the American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org). Please add or view tributes at www.beinhauer.com.



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