Obituaries Sept. 15

September 14, 2013

Joy Lynn Bombash

Loved spending time with her family

Joy Lynn Bombash, 51, of Canonsburg, died Friday, September 13, 2013, in West Penn Hospital, Pittsburgh, with her family by her side.

She was born January 24, 1962, in Canonsburg, a daughter of the late John and Margaret Spencer Wilk.

Mrs. Bombash graduated from Canon-McMillan High School in the class of 1979.

On August 8, 1981, she married Andrew J. Bombash III of North Strabane, who survives.

She was a member of St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church, Canonsburg.

Mrs. Bombash worked as a pharmacy technician at the Peters Township Giant Eagle pharmacy for the past 12 years.

She loved fishing, motorcycle riding and especially spending time with her family.

Surviving, in addition to her husband, are two sons, Timothy M. Bombash and wife Danielle of North Strabane and Patrick J. Bombash and wife Neva of Kill Devil Hills, N.C.; three sisters, Sharon Mickle and husband Jim of Corry, Joanie Fincham and husband Odie of Marianna and Joneen Wilk of Washington; a granddaughter, Olive Bombash; eight nieces, Jodie, Tammy, Lori, Brenda, Melinda, Heather, Kayla and Elizabeth; and four nephews, Johny, Christopher, Junko and Russel.

Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday in Sollon Funeral Home Ltd., 30 East College Street, Canonsburg, J. David Sollon, supervisor, Phillip L. Sollon, director. Service information will be published when arrangements are finalized. Please visit for additional information and to view and leave condolences.

Charles E. Hull Jr.

Avid trap shooter and deer hunter

Charles E. Hull Jr., 94, of Prosperity, formerly of Carmichaels, died Friday, September 13, 2013, in Southwest Regional Medical Center, Waynesburg.

Mr. Hull was born October 29, 1918, in Hopwood, a son of the late Charles B. and Elizabeth Rhodes Hull.

He lived most of his life in the Carmichaels area, where he was a dairy farmer for almost 30 years. He was also a retired coal miner at Consol’s Kirby Mine.

Mr. Hull was an avid trap shooter and deer hunter. He was a member and president of the Stringtown Sportsman’s Club and a member of the United Mine Workers of America.

On May 29, 1937, he married Mary Parchetta, who died January 16, 2005.

Surviving are a son, John Hull and wife Joyce of Ravenna, Ohio; a son-in-law, Dan Titchenell of Prosperity, with whom he had made his home; five grandchildren, Charles E. Hull, Dan Titchenell Jr., Don Titchenell, Renee Anderson and Tammy Jones; 11 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Marie Harshman of Jefferson.

Deceased, in addition to his wife, are two daughters, JoAnn Titchenell and a daughter in infancy, Linda Carol Hull; a grandson, Michael K. Hull; a sister, Violet “Dolly” Broadwater; and three brothers, Lloyd “Mike” Hull, Colley “Bud” Hull and Robert Hull.

Family and friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. to noon, the hour of services, Monday, September 16, in Behm Funeral Home Inc., 1477 Jefferson Road, Jefferson, Gregory P. Rohanna, supervisor, with the Rev. Harold O. Kelley officiating. Interment will follow in Jefferson Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed at

Paul Michael Pivarnik

U.S. Army veteran

Paul Michael Pivarnik, 78, of Fallowfield Township, passed away peacefully in his home Thursday, September 12, 2013, surrounded by his loving family, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Mr. Pivarnik was born June 29, 1935, in Fallowfield Township, a son of the late John and Margaret Hlavko Pivovarnik.

He was Lutheran.

Mr. Pivarnik retired from Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel, Allenport Plant, after over 40 years of service.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1957. While serving in the Army, he was selected to serve with the Army Security Agency and made the rank of SP2.

Mr. Pivarnik was a member of the American Legion Post 165, Bentleyville.

He enjoyed watching the Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers and especially spending time with his family.

Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Sarah (Jean) Sisley Pivarnik; three daughters, Deb Babirad (John) of Bentleyville, Carol Gibson (Mark Polinski) of North Charleroi and Linda Pivarnik at home; two brothers, Jack Pivovarnik of Ellsworth and Joseph Pivarnik of Carrick; four grandchildren, Penny Mensing (Alex), Ben Babirad (Leslie), Dewey Hall (Bree) and Llenelle Gibson; and three great-grandchildren, Lydia Mensing, Sandra Hall and Kalli Babirad.

Deceased is a grandson, John Paul Babirad.

Visitation will be held from 1 to 6 p.m., the time of service, Monday, September 16, in Leonard M. Pavlic Funeral Home Inc., 235 Fallowfield Ave., Charleroi, with Pastor Kenneth Custer. The American Legion Post 165 will hold services and military honors at 4:30 p.m. Monday. Interment will be at the convenience of the family.

Pauline Porchiran

Visitation for Pauline Porchiran, who died Friday, will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, September 17, in Taucher Funeral Home, 23 Erie Mine Road, Burgettstown, immediately followed by a memorial service at 5 p.m. Other arrangements will be held at the convenience of the family.

Dorothy Louise Vandegrift


Dorothy Louise Vandegrift, 90, of McMurray, went home to her Lord September 7, 2013.

A native of Brentwood, she was born January 16, 1923, a daughter of the late Perry O. Black and Ruth Ann Price.

Surviving are her husband of 65 years, Edward M. Vandegrift III; three sons, Ed (Betty Jean) Vandegrift of Washington, John Vandegrift of Pittsburgh and Tom (Tonra) Vandegrift; two grandsons, Lee and Will of Florida; a younger brother, Robert (Ruth) Black of McMurray; and many nieces and nephews.

Deceased is her older brother, Perry (Elma) Black.

She was devout follower of Jesus Christ, who delighted in church activities, children, pets, sports and baking. Her gentle, unassuming nature, was a blessing to everyone and she was loved by all.

Interment for family and friends will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Cecil Township. There will be a celebration of life held at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 21, in Bible Chapel, 300 Gallery Drive, McMurray, Pa. 15317.

Arrangements by Beinhauer Funeral Home, 724-941-3211. Please view or add tributes at

Janet May Shrader Wade

Loved to play bingo and dartball

Janet May Shrader Wade, 60, of Washington, died Friday, September 13, 2013, after a courageous yearlong battle with cancer, in Washington Hospital.

She was born September 26, 1952, in Washington, a daughter of Leroy Shrader and Thelma Snyder Shrader.

Mrs. Wade worked as a cashier at Shop ‘N Save in Canonsburg for many years until she became sick.

She loved to play bingo and dartball at the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Canonsburg. She also enjoyed being around her children and grandchildren.

Surviving are a daughter, Patricia (Kenny) Shrader; two sons, Jason (Amanda) Shrader and Shawn (Teasa) Tarr; four sisters, Caroline Chadwick, Thelma Chadwick, Laura Ealy and Darla Miller; 14 grandchildren, Christopher, Ethan, Kenny, Nathan, Austin, Shaylee, Mylee, William, Megan, Shawn, Paul, Bradliey, Brian and Braylan; and many nieces and nephews.

Deceased, in addition to her parents, are a grandson, William Austin Shrader; two sisters, Katherine Wade and Sandy Bitz; and a brother, Norman Shrader.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in William G. Neal Funeral Home Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, September 17. Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of the funeral home. Additional information and guest book are available at

Stella Maxine Walker

Lifelong Pirates fan

Stella Maxine Walker, 84, of Washington, died Friday, September 13, 2013, in Donnell House, of a stroke. She was a 25-year kidney transplant survivor.

She was born June 14, 1929, in Buffalo Township, a daughter of Wraymond Lyle and Alice Risher Lyle.

Mrs. Walker was a homemaker and worked at Kennedy Drug Store, the doughnut shop on Chestnut Street and G.C. Murphy’s for a short time.

She was a member of West Washington United Methodist Church and graduated from Washington High School in 1948.

Mrs. Walker enjoyed setting up at the Alpine and Claysville flea markets and trips to Mehlmans Cafeteria in St. Clairsville, Ohio.

She was an East Buffalo 4-H leader, a lifelong Pirates fan and a member of the Homemakers Group in Buffalo Township.

On September 11, 1948, she married David Walker, who survives. They would have celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary this year.

Also surviving are three daughters, Sharon (Walter) Cox of West Alexander, Becky (Paul) Carson of East Finley and Stacy (Tredd) Barton of West Alexander; a brother, John (Lois) of Burgettstown; two sisters, Esther Gump and Doris Iseman, both of Washington; five grandchildren, Tricia (Bobby) Coons, Chad (Julie) Cox, Laurie Carson, Benjamin and Megan Bonus; and four great-grandchildren.

Deceased are two brothers, Raymond and Merle Lyle and two sisters, Florence Tush and Alice Elizabeth Mitchell.

At the request of the deceased, there will be no visitation. A private graveside service will be held Monday in Claysville Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by William G. Neal Funeral Home Ltd., 925 Allison Ave, Washington.

Additional information and guest book are available at



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