Obituaries Oct. 16

October 15, 2013

Gerald V. Bartolotta

Gerald V. “Jerry” Bartolotta, 59, of Washington, died Tuesday, October 15, 2013, in Washington Hospital.

A complete obituary will will be published in a later edition. Arrangements have been entrusted to Hummell & Jones Funeral Home, Washington, Thomas W. Hummell, supervisor, Douglas M. Jones, funeral drector.

Christopher D. Cunningham

Trinity graduate loved working on vehicles

Christopher D. Cunningham, 26, of Washington, died unexpectedly Tuesday, October 15, 2013, in his home.

He was born May 21, 1987, in Washington, a son of David A. and Paula G. Dice Cunningham.

Mr. Cunningham was a 2006 graduate of Trinity High School, and went on to obtain his associate’s degree in automotive technology at Rosedale Technical Institute.

He worked as an automotive technician for Vasko Dodge in McMurray.

Mr. Cunningham loved working on vehicles and enjoyed car shows and online video gaming.

On June 16, 2006, in Washington, he married Erica L. Anthony, who survives.

Surviving, in addition to his wife and parents, are a son, Maxwell J. Cunningham; a sister, Carolyn (Steven) Tippmann-Markovich of Bethel Park; paternal grandmother, Christine Cunningham; a nephew, David J. Tippmann; two nieces, Ava G. Tippmann and Abby Thompson; mother-in-law Johnna (Jim Thompson) Anthony; father-in-law Scott Anthony; a sister-in-law, Amanda (Curt) Thompson; a brother-in-law, Scott Anthony Jr.; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Deceased is his paternal grandfather, Norville Cunningham Jr.

Friends will be received from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Piatt and Barnhill Funeral Home, 420 Locust Avenue, Washington, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, October 18, with Pastor Rick Bruckner officiating. Interment will follow in Woodruff Memorial Park, Canonsburg. Memorial contributions may be directed to the family. Condolences may be expressed and photos uploaded to Piatt and Barnhill Funeral Directors Inc., Charles R. Piatt, owner/supervisor and Lawrence K. Donovan, funeral director.

Daniel T. Kapis Jr.

Additional information was received for Daniel T. Kapis Jr., published Monday.

The Catholic Men’s Club of St. Patrick Parish will conduct a service in the funeral home at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Lena Palilla Liberatore

Canonsburg resident loved to cook, read, travel

Lena “Linda” Palilla Liberatore, 86, a lifelong resident of Canonsburg, died Monday, October 14, 2013, in Center for Compassionate Care, Mount Lebanon.

She was born April 21, 1927, in Canonsburg, a daughter of Calogero “Charles” and Madeline Livolsi Palilla.

Mrs. Liberatore was a member of St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church in Canonsburg all of her life.

She loved to cook and read. She also loved to travel, especially to visit her parents hometown in Villa Rosa, Sicily.

During her youth, she worked at Canonsburg Pottery for a short time.

She was devoted to her family and enjoyed spending time with them, and until recently was the one who gathered everyone together for the Christmas holiday.

On November 22, 1947, in St. Patrick Church, she married Louis R. Liberatore, who survives.

Surviving, in addition to her husband, are three sons, Ralph (Wendie) Liberatore of Cecil, Charles (Julie) Liberatore of Washington and Daniel (Tracie) Liberatore of Canonsburg.

Also surviving are five grandchildren, Tamara (William) Demascal, Christopher (Brianna) Liberatore, Allie Liberatore, Tyler Liberatore and Louis Liberatore; and three great-grandchildren, William, Benjamin and Joshua Demascal.

Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Mario L. DeAngelo Funeral Home, 194 East College Street, Canonsburg. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 p.m. Friday, October 18, in St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church, Canonsburg. Interment will follow in St. Patrick Cemetery, Canonsburg. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Family Hospice and Palliative Care, 50 Moffett Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15243. Online condolences may be posted at

John E. McIntyre

Member of St. Mary Parish

John E. “Bo” McIntyre, 82, of Cecil, died Monday, October 14, 2013, in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh.

He was born September 22, 1931, in Pittsburgh, a son of the late James and Agnes Reddinger McIntyre.

Mr. McIntyre was a member of St. Mary Parish, Cecil American Legion, Cuddy Veterans of Foreign Wars, Cuddy Sportsman’s Club, Masonic Lodge in Oakdale, Camp Blyson in Clarion and was life member and former fire police with Cecil 3 Volunteer Fire Company.

He retired as a maintenance employee for Asbury Heights in Mt Lebanon. He worked at Woltz and Wind Ford, Anderson Equipment, and W.T. Kratovil and was a bus driver for Canon-McMillan School District.

Surviving are two sons, John Wayne (John Rucker) McIntyre of Cleveland, Ohio, and Robert McIntyre of Belle Vernon; a daughter, Christine McIntyre of Canonsburg; and two grandchildren, Paul A. Schneider of Canonsburg and Stephanie N. Schneider of South Fayette.

Deceased, in addition to his parents, are his wife, Irvine McIntyre, in March 2013; twin sister Jean Patterson Fee; and three brothers, James, Robert, and Raymond McIntyre.

Mr. McIntyre enjoyed hunting, fishing, watching sports, eating good food and drinking beer.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday in Coleman-Taylor Funeral Services, 3378 Millers Run Road, Route 50, Cecil, where prayers of transfer will be said at 9 a.m. Saturday, October 19, followed by a Christian Mass at 9:30 a.m. in St. Mary Church, Cecil, with Father Stan Gregorek, officiating. Interment will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, Cecil.

Contributions may be made to McMurray Hills Manor Activity Fund, 249 West McMurray Road, McMurray, PA 15317, Allegheny General Hospital, 320 North Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, or St. Mary Parish, 10 St. Mary Lane, Cecil, PA 15321.

Robert L. Milliken

Robert L. Milliken, 89, of Finleyville, died Tuesday, October 15, 2013.

Arrangements are incomplete and have been entrusted to McIlvaine-Speakman Funeral Home Ltd., 27 Cherry Avenue, Houston, PA 15342, 724-745-2350. A complete obituary will be published in a later edition.

Margaret Elizabeth Pickens

Washington homemaker

Margaret Elizabeth “Jessie” Pickens, 75, of Washington, died Wednesday, October 9, 2013, in Washington Hospital.

She was born January 5, 1938, in Washington, a daughter of Frank Pickens and Ermina Huggins Pickens.

Miss Pickens was a homemaker.

Surviving are a sister, Mary Ann (Joe) Bennington of Chicago, Ill., and several nieces and nephews.

Deceased is a sister, Betty King.

Services were private and handled by William G. Neal Funeral Homes Inc., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington. Burial was in Forest Lawn Gardens, McMurray.

Additional information and guest book are available online at

Zack William Porter

Zack William Porter, a native of Washington, departed October 10, 2013,

Services at 1 p.m. Saturday, October 19, Elmer L. Herman Funeral Home, 5204 2nd Avenue, Pittsburgh.

Family and friends will cherish his memory.

Jennie Harford Welsh

Uniontown resident known for quick wit, humor

Jennie Harford Welsh, 95, of Uniontown, and formerly of Carmichaels and New Salem, died unexpectedly at 11:59 p.m. Monday, October 14, 2013, in Marques House, Uniontown.

She was born November 2, 1917, in German Township, Fayette County, a daughter of the late Thomas Jackson and Clara McLaughlin Harford.

Mrs. Welsh was a graduate of German Township High School and was a member of New Salem Presbyterian Church.

She was last employed as an office receptionist for the late Dr. Roy C. Jack in Carmichaels.

Mrs. Welsh enjoyed playing bingo, knitting, playing cards and working puzzles. She and her late husband, Irvin, particularly liked to dance. Mrs. Welsh was known for her quick wit and her sense of humor.

On January 14, 1939, she married Irvin F. Welsh, who died April 17, 2006.

Surviving are two daughters, Coral “Buzz” Brodak and her husband John of Carmichaels and Lorraine “Rainy” Welsh and her partner David Roberts of Ligonier; four grandchildren, Melissa “Missy Ann” Curtis and her husband Jeff of Huntington, W.Va., Jacqueline “Jackie” Horvath and her husband Andrew of Ligonier, Claudine “Dena” Ferek of Carmichaels and Joseph I. Brodak and his wife Stacey of Washington; eight great-grandchildren, Lezlie Curtis and her husband Sam, Lissa Curtis, Jaycee Curtis, J. Alexander Curtis, Samantha Robinson and her husband Marcus, Jessica Ferek, Georgianna Ferek and Jonathan W. Brodak; a great-great-grandson, Ignatius Riley Thorn; a niece, Stephanie Gallo; and a nephew, Robert Harford.

She was the last of her siblings.

Deceased are a granddaughter, Meghan Elizabeth Crawford; three brothers, Freeman Harford, Thomas James “Buddy” Harford and Edward Gerald “Pete” Harford; and four sisters, Emma Harford, who died in infancy, Anna Belle “Nonnie” Harford, Margaret Edna “Det” Harford and Mildred “Midge” Loucks.

Family and friends are welcome from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in Yoskovich Funeral Home, 724-966-5500, Martin J. Yoskovich, funeral director, 300 South Vine Street (Route 88), Carmichaels, where a funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, October 19. The Rev. Chris Enoch will officiate. Interment will follow in Laurel Point Cemetery, Carmichaels. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. For additional information and to sign the online guest book, please visit



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