Obituaries June 3

June 2, 2013

Michael Dire

Self-employed homebuilder

Michael “Mike” Dire, 82, of Washington, passed away Saturday, June 1, 2013, surrounded by his five loving daughters.

He was born November 22, 1930, in Hickory, a son of the late Angelo and Angela Berlingeri Dire.

Mr. Dire lived most of his life in Hickory and Washington and graduated with Hickory High School, Class of 1948.

He served with the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War and had been a self-employed homebuilder, mason and bricklayer. Dire Drive in Hickory, the street he built, was named for him.

Mr. Dire was a former member of Hickory Lions Club, American Legion Post 639 of Claysville and Canonsburg Senior Citizens, where he enjoyed dartball and Wii bowling. He enjoyed spending time with his family, playing cards, going to the casino, working with his hands and his morning coffee.

Surviving are five daughters, Patricia Kraus of Canonsburg, Linda Dire (Tim) Miller of Canonsburg, Jerri Dire (Chester Osiecki) of Canonsburg, Tracy (David) Hapchuk of Washington and Angel (John) Dire-Nunamaker of Lawrence; four grandchildren, Diane Fehl, Ryan (Megan) Ludwin, Nicholas Dire and Christopher Hapchuk; two great-grandchildren, Kendall and Tyler Ludwin; four sisters, Erma Baroni of Bridgeville, Josephine Lugalia of Hickory and Mary Warrick and Joann Ross, both of Washington; and several nieces and nephews.

Deceased are two brothers, Albert and Louis Dire; a sister, Edith Vernon; and his former wife, Elma Jarman.

Friends are welcome from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Salandra Funeral Service Inc., Joseph P. Salandra, owner/supervisor, 304 West Pike Street, Canonsburg, 724-745-8120, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 5, with Pastor George Garancosky Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Gardens, McMurray, with full military rites accorded by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 191 and American Legion Post 902 honor guard. To view or extend condolences, please visit

Arthur D. Moore Sr.

Arthur D. “Art” Moore Sr., 69, of Clarksville, died Sunday, June 2, 2013, in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh.

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by John B. Greenlee Funeral Home, 2830 Main Street, Beallsville. A complete obituary will appear in a later edition.

Rosalie J. O’Neil

Enjoyed traveling the world with friends

Rosalie J. O’Neil, 80, of Bridgeville, formerly of Muse, passed away Sunday, June 2, 2013, in St. Clair Hospital, Mt. Lebanon.

She was born June 21, 1932, in Treveskyn, a daughter of the late John and Elizabeth M. McGregor O’Neil.

Miss O’Neil lived in Bridgeville and most of her life in Muse. She graduated with Cecil High School, Class of 1950, and from Slippery Rock College in 1954.

She had been a guidance counselor for Chartiers Valley School District for many years, prior to her retirement.

Miss O’Neil had been an avid skier in her younger years and enjoyed traveling the world with her friends.

She was a member of Holy Rosary Roman Catholic Church in Muse and was the last of her immediate family.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews.

Deceased, in addition to her parents, are two sisters, Margaret Gaynelle Smith and Collette O’Neil McAfee, and six brothers, Raymond, Donald, Gerald, William, John and Leroy O’Neil.

Friends are welcome from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Salandra Funeral Service Inc., Joseph P. Salandra, owner/supervisor, 304 West Pike Street, Canonsburg, 724-745-8120, where departing prayers will be recited at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 5. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at noon Wednesday in Holy Rosary Church, Muse, with the Rev. George DeVille, pastor, as celebrant. Interment will follow in Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Peters Township. To view or extend condolences, please visit

Shirley E. Lynn Sebek

Corrected information has been received for the obituary of Shirley E. Lynn Sebek, published Sunday. A grandchild, Shelley and husband Josh McCartney of Waynesburg, survives.



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