Obituaries July 16

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Sophie Aliucci

Active St. Marcellus Church member put family first


Sophie Aliucci, 91, of Jefferson, died Monday, July 15, 2013, in Rolling Meadows Nursing Home, Waynesburg.


She was born May 12, 1922, in Mather, a daughter of the late Andrew and Blanche Kravitz Nasiatka.


Mrs. Aliucci was a homemaker and had formerly worked in Greene County Memorial Hospital, in patient services.


During World War II, she was one of the famous Rosie the Riveters in the Cleveland, Ohio, area.


Mrs. Aliucci was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, who always put her family first. Many will remember her kindness and generosity.


Her love extended to her goddaughter, Faye Price. She and Faye were best friends, doing everything together. Faye was her companion and friend through the good times and especially toward the end of Mrs. Aliucci’s life.


Church was a very important part of her life. She was a member of St. Marcellus Roman Catholic Church, Jefferson, Christian Mothers of the church and was very active in church activities.


She also was a member of the Toastmasters Club.


In 1946, she married James Aliucci, who is deceased.


Surviving are a son and his wife, James Aliucci and Betty of Charles Town, W.Va.; a goddaughter, Faye Price; two grandchildren, James Aliucci Jr. of Charles Town and John Aliucci of Frederick, Md.; two brothers, Thomas Nasiatka of Gainesville, Va., and Carl Nasiatka of Twinsburg, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.


Deceased are three brothers, Stanley Nasiatka, Ed Nasiatka and John Nasiatka; and two sisters, Julie Novack and Frances Kovach.


Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Behm Funeral Homes Inc., 1477 Jefferson Road, Jefferson, Gregory P. Rohanna, supervisor, where a blessing service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, July 18, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. Marcellus Roman Catholic Church, Jefferson, with Father J. Francis Frazer as celebrant. Interment will follow in Greene County Memorial Park, Morgan Township. Condolences may be expressed at www.behm-funeralhomes.com.


Dominick Fortunato

Canonsburg Borough retiree


Dominick Fortunato, 77, of Canonsburg, died Monday, July 8, 2013, in TownView Health and Rehab Center, Canonsburg, from a longterm illness.


He was born and raised in Canonsburg, a son of the late Frank and Matilda Rattenni Fortunato.


Mr. Fortunato retired from Canonsburg Borough in 1998.


Surviving, in addition to his ex-wife, Donna Fortunato, are three children, Dominick (Lisa) Fortunato Jr. of Erie, Lisa Fortunato of California and Ashli Fortunato of Washington; four grandchildren, Shaquore, Shay, Mason and Madisyn; three brothers, Alfonso (Freda) of Houston, Frank (Charlene) Fortunato and Tony Fortunato; a sister, Margaret Alderson, all of Canonsburg; and several nieces and nephews. William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd. handled the arrangements. Additional information and guest book are available at www.NealFuneralHome.com.


Gary G. Hayes

A graveside memorial service for Gary G. Hayes who died Sunday, July 7, 2013, will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, in Claughton Cemetery, Whiteley Township, Greene County. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery. Milliken and Throckmorton Funeral Home Inc. is in charge of arrangements.


Earlene Ann Hull-Mikolay

Loving mother, grandmother enjoyed being a housewife


Earlene Ann Hull-Mikolay, 91, of Zelienople, passed away Saturday, July 13, 2013, while under the care of Passavant Retirement Community.


She was born January 13, 1922, in Beallsville, a daughter of the late Josephine Weaver.


A loving mother and grandmother who will be dearly missed, she enjoyed being a housewife, crocheting and needlework.


Surviving are six children, Jo Ann, Cheryl, Tom, Jim, Daryl and Donna; a sister, Doris; 16 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren.


In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Eugene, and a son, Jay.


The family will welcome friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in Glenn-Kildoo Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 130 Wisconsin Avenue, Cranberry Township, PA 16066, where a funeral ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 18, with the Rev. Joseph Toomey, officiating. She will be laid to rest in Pinewood Memorial Gardens in Cranberry. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her honor in support of Lutheran SeniorLife Foundation, 401 South Main Street, Zelienople, PA 16063. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with her family at www.glennkildoofuneralhome.com.


Elvira Iagnemma

Auggie’s Pizza Shop owner


Elvira Iagnemma, 97, of Eighty Four, formerly of Bridgeville, passed away at 8:45 p.m. Sunday, July 14, 2013, in Golden Living of South Hills.


She was born April 22, 1916, in Provenzia de L’Aquila, Italy, a daughter of the late Ascenzio and Celestine Ginangelli Urbani.


Mrs. Iagnemma lived most of her life in Bridgeville, where she had been a member of St. Agatha Roman Catholic Church, Christian Mothers and the SNPJ Lodge in Sygan. She was a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church and was a homemaker.


She had been owner of Auggie’s Pizza Shop in Bridgeville.


Mrs. Iagnemma was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.


On September 30, 1936, she married Aquilino Iagnemma, who died November 9, 1985.


Surviving are a daughter, Marie (Jerry) DeRiso, with whom she made her home; six grandchildren, Brad (Ruth) Kilzer, Seth (Jane) Kilzer, Henry (Angie) Iagnemma Jr., Gretchen (Mitch) Wagner, Karen DeRiso and Geraldine (Al) Ibrahiem; three stepgrandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a brother, Eno (Mary) Urbani of Sacramento, Calif.; a sister, Angeline Campalongo of Carnegie; and many nieces and nephews.


Deceased, in addition to her parents and husband, are a son, Henry Iagnemma, and two brothers and two sisters.


Friends are welcome from 1 to 5 p.m., the time of service, Wednesday, July 17, 2013, in St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 139 North Jefferson Avenue, Canonsburg. Private interment in St. Agatha Cemetery, Bridgeville, will be Thursday, July 18. Memorial contributions in Mrs. Iagnemma’s name should be made to American Red Cross and earmark for Bridgeville Flood Relief. To view or extend condolences, please visit www.salandrafunerals.com.


Susan Losko

Longtime member of St. John’s Lutheran, Charleroi


Susan Losko, 82, of Brownsville, California Borough, died Sunday, July 14, 2013, in Uniontown Hospital.


She was born March 28, 1931, in Brownsville, a daughter of the late John and Mary Hrivnak.


Mrs. Losko was a 1949 graduate of California Area High School.


She was a longtime member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Charleroi, and was a volunteer in St. Vincent DePaul, Uniontown.


Mrs. Losko enjoyed cooking and loved being with and caring for her grandchildren.


On May 11, 1952, she married James Losko, who died January 3, 1998.


Surviving are two sons, David Losko (Kari) of Meadow Vista, Calif., and Gary Losko (Mary) of Brownsville; four grandchildren, Patrick, Natalie, and Andrea Losko and Lia Gallow; and several nieces and nephews.


Deceased, in addition to her parents and husband, are two brothers, John and George Hrivnak; and a sister, Mary Smith.


Mrs. Losko was the last of her immediate family.


Funeral services will be private with private interment in LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill. John B. Greenlee Funeral Home, 2830 Main Street, Beallsville, is in charge of arrangements.


Guest book and personal condolences may be accessed at www.GreenleeFuneralHome.com.


Agnes Manning

Washington homemaker enjoyed The Meadows


Agnes “Elaine” Manning, 79, of Washington, died Sunday, July 14, 2013, in her home.


She was born January 22, 1934, in Altoona, a daughter of Hayden Alwine and Carrie Mae Gettleman Alwine.


Mrs. Manning was a homemaker who enjoyed The Meadows Racetrack, the Pirates and the Steelers. She was an avid reader and liked puzzles.


On March 12, 1951, she married William H. Manning Sr., who survives.


Also surviving are a son, William H. (Diana) Manning Jr. of Beallsville; two daughters, Margaret M. (William) of West Alexander and Sally Ann (Harold) Berdine of Richeyville; 10 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.


Deceased are three brothers, Clayton, Blaire and Charles Horton; and a grandson, Harold Berdine Jr.


Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., the time of service, Wednesday, July 17, in William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington. Additional information and guest book are available at www.NealFuneralHome.com.


Donna G. Mitchell

Retired from Mayview State Hospital


Donna G. Mitchell, 82, of New Eagle, formerly of Bethel Park, died Sunday, July 14, 2013, in her home.


She was born October 6, 1930, in Monongahela, a daughter of Donald and Gertrude Scott Heslep.


Her first employment was at Woodville State Hospital and she then began working at Mayview State Hospital, where she retired as a communications supervisor. She enjoyed sitting on her porch, spending time with her family, especially her grandson, TJ.


Surviving are a son, Troy Emerson and wife Melinda Mitchell of Liberty Borough; a grandson, Troy Emerson Mitchell Jr.; a sister, Joann and husband Jerome Ermlich and their family of Florida; a sister-in-law, Laverna Calderone of New Eagle; and a niece, Lugene Calderone of New Eagle.


In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Sherral Gayelyn Mitchell, who died September 21, 2012.


Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 19, with the Rev. Raymond DiCamillo officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery.


Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association, Landmarks Building, 100 West Station Drive, 1st Floor, Suite 1900, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. Condolences may be made to the family at www.fryefuneralhome.com.


Arina Mrenak

Washington homemaker enjoyed caring for her pets


Arina “Irene” Mrenak, 67, of Washington, died Monday, July 15, 2013, in the Donnell House, Washington.


She was born September 25, 1945, in Bertha Mine, a daughter of Michael Daske and Helen Hoberek Daske, who are deceased.


Mrs. Mrenak was a homemaker who enjoyed caring for her two pets, Dixie and ChiChi, and collecting birds of all types, having felt real birds to be the only species that could touch the face of Jesus. Her citizens band radio handle was “Village Queen,” for which she was well known.


Surviving are two sons, Michael (Delinda) Mrenak of Avella and David Mrenak of Washington; two daughters, Victoria (Gary) Crouser of Washington and Josephine (Mark) Harden of Washington; a brother, Michael Daske of West Virginia; a sister, Kathryn (Chuck) Wright of Burgettstown; 13 grandchildren, Brandie Mrenak, Melissa Splitt, Joseph Masi, Ryan Yoders, Michael Mranek, Cara Mranek, David Frankie White, Jacob Mrenak, Nicholas Mrenak, James, Gary Jr., Kenneth and Christopher Crouser; and 13 great-grandchildren, Jocelyn and Braiden Africa, Ariel Makinson, Isabella and Gabriella Splitt, Paige Randolph, Jayden and Maddix Hawk, Tina and Seren Masi, Landon Fries, Lily and Garrett Crouser.


Deceased are three sisters, Mary, and Anna “Annie” Daske and Dorothy Hart.


No public visitation will be held. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are being handled by William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, PA 15301. Additional information and guest book are available at www.NealFuneralHome.com.


William Walter Robertson

1965-2013


William Walter Robertson, 47, of Colorado Springs, Colo., formerly of Robinson Township, passed away Thursday, July 11, 2013.


He was born November 16, 1965, a son of Virginia Brunner Robertson of Burgettstown and the late William Allan Robertson.


Mr. Robertson was a 1984 graduate of Burgettstown High School.


Surviving, in addition to his mother, are his wife Lisa Green Robertson of Colorado Springs; two daughters, Caitlin and Jessica Robertson, both of Colorado; two sisters, Carol Huthmacher and husband Keith of Mt. Lebanon and Janet Sabo and husband Dan of Burgettstown; and his former wife, Jennifer Robertson of Colorado.


Deceased, in addition to his father, is a sister, Susan A. Robertson.


Friends will be received from noon to 1 p.m., the time of service, Thursday, July 18, in Lee & Martin Funeral Home, 73 Highland Avenue, Burgettstown. The Rev. Dan Ekas will officiate. Interment will be held privately in Grandview Cemetery, Florence. If so desired, memorial donations may be made in his memory to a charity of one’s choice.


Karen Elizabeth Thompson

Superior Valve employee enjoyed crafts


Karen Elizabeth Thompson, 64, of Pittsburgh, died Sunday, July 14, 2013, in UPMC-Shadyside hospital, Pittsburgh, following a one-month illness.


She was born, April 10, 1949, in Washington, a daughter of Harold E. Thompson and Lydia Mae Batch Thompson, who are both deceased.


Mrs. Thompson was a graduate of Washington High School and Penn Commercial.


She was a clerk-typist for Superior Valve.


Mrs. Thompson was affiliated with St Paul AME Church.


She enjoyed crafts.


Surviving are a son, Ethan Thompson of Youngstown, Ohio; a brother, Richard (Dora) Thompson of Little Rock, Ark.; a sister, Denise Thompson of Washington; and numerous nieces and nephews.


Also surviving is a companion of many years, Darson Williams.


Deceased are two brothers, James and Harold Thompson, and a nephew, James Thompson Jr.


Friends will be received from 2 to 6 p.m., the time of service, Wednesday July 17, in William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington. Additional information and guest book are available at www.NealFuneralHome.com.


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