John Anthony Lizzi (formerly Sergeant, U.S. Army Intelligence) of Pittsburgh, 53, passed away at home suddenly this week. He was born on November 28, 1967, in Freedom, Pennsylvania, to Alex J. Lizzi, Sr. and Mary Anne Lizzi, née Emerick (deceased). In addition to his father, John is survived by four brothers (Alex Lizzi, Jr. of Pine, Colorado, Thomas Lizzi of Allison Park, Pennsylvania, Christopher Lizzi of North Charleston, South Carolina, and Joseph Lizzi of Williamsburg, Virginia) and their spouses, one uncle, five aunts, and numerous cousins, nephews, and nieces. He had no children. John had a welcoming friendly word for everyone he met. He was an avid Pittsburgh sports fan, especially for the Pirates and Steelers. He was active in veterans’ activities and organizations. He loved being an American and took pride in being a veteran. Due to the pandemic, no viewing nor public service will be held. In lieu of flowers, please fly your flag and say a silent prayer for all veterans.
Clifford L. “Cliff” Zahn, 64, of Rochester Twp., passed away unexpectedly of natural causes on Saturday January 9, 2021. He was born on January 9, 1957 the son of the late Lester and Evelyn Zahn. He was a Manager at Ambridge Do It Best Home Center. He grew up on the family farm where he worked with his parents, growing vegetables and selling them at the area Farmers Markets. When he was young, he and his dad raised turkeys to sell for Thanksgiving. Being a farmer was a very important part of his life. He was a former member at Unionville United Methodist Church and a current member at Faith Community United Methodist Church in Rochester. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his infant sister. He is survived by his loving wife: Karen; a daughter Megan; and two grandsons Mycah and Macklyn, all of Rochester. He is also survived by numerous beloved cousins. Due to Covid-19 there will be no visitation. A memorial service will be conducted at a later date.
Clara Ann Cukrovany, 85, of Independence Twp., passed away on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 in UPMC Williamsport. She was born on June 3, 1935 the daughter of the late Edna and John Elick. She retired from West Hills Nursing Center as a nurse. She loved going to the casinos and playing pinochle and phase 10.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Steve Cukrovany; 2 children: Terry McDermott and Donna Sessie; a great grandson: E.J. Feltes, and 11 brothers and sisters. She is survived by her 3 children: Diana (Joseph) Feltes, Hopewell Twp.; Roger (Linda) McDermott, Ambridge; and David (Gaelynn) McDermott, Hastings, PA; 10 grandchildren: Dawn (John) Leigh, Joseph (April) Feltes Jr., Christina Conklin, Harry Sessie Jr., Melissa Sessie, Valerie, Jennifer, Amanda McDermott, and David McDermott Jr.; 19 great grandchildren Stephen & Matthew Moon, Brittany & Kayla Leigh, MacKenzie Mobrey, Aubrye, Tanner, & Nycole Feltes, Diego Sanchez, Alivia Bentz, Ezhaire, Jayden, Ava, Isaiah, & Lilly McDermott, Isaac Sessie, and Seanna Conklin; 3 great great grandsons: Jordan, Haden, & Jaxon and was expecting a 4 th great great grandson, Jaycob; and a sister Darlene Keith, Ohio. Friends will be received on Friday from 2~4pm and ^~8pm in the Huntsman Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Aliquippa. Where a funeral service will be held on Saturday at 11Am. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Dorothy Alger 102, formerly of Aliquippa, passed away on Thursday, December 31, 2020 in Manchester Commons, Erie, PA. She was born in Shenandoah, VA on January 11, 1918 the daughter of the late Noah and Victoria Comer. She was a longtime and active member of the First United Methodist Church of Aliquippa. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Floyd Alger, two sons: Roger and Roy Alger, and 11 brothers and sisters: Gilbert, Nelson, Melvin, Charles, Edwin, Elby, Wayman, Merle, Elva, Lorene and Frances. She is survived by her son: Rex and Donna Alger of Erie; Grandchildren: Brent (Davina) Alger, Wade (Alanna) Alger, Josh (Noelle) Alger, Ashley (Ryan) Diehl, Tyler and Kelsey Salisbury ; 9 great grandchildren: Josh Keagan, Kylie, Andie, Ethan, Blue, Jolene, Vivian, Harvey, and Brooks; a Daughter-in-law: Barbara Alger; 2 brothers: Clark and Durwood Comer. She was also expecting a great great grandchild. A private service will be held for immediate family only. Burial will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery, Aliquippa PA. Memorial Contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, Aliquippa.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Donald “Nink” Ross, 87, of West Aliquippa, on December 27, 2020.
Don passed away at home with his wife and step-daughter, Susan, by his side.
Don was born in Aliquippa, to the late Eva Dell Ross on January 11, 1933 and graduated from Aliquippa High School, in 1951. While in school, Don participated in Hi-Y basketball, the drama Club and lettered in Cross Country. After graduation, Don went to work at the now defunct, National Electric, in Ambridge, where he was to meet his first wife and Mother of his four children, Doris Margaret Mozena, now deceased.
Don was drafted into the U.S. Army and served in the Korean War, with the 74th Combat Engineers, Battalion 26. He received the Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, Korean Service Medal and Meritorious Unit Citation. Upon discharge and returning to Aliquippa, Don participated in the Aliquippa recreation league. He played softball for Burgundy’s and Savin’s. He also played Basketball for St. Veronica’s, Mt. Carmel Presbyterian Church, and for the Coil Repair Shop in the J&L Steel League. Don was the assistant coach for Miller and Sons Little league team for several years.
A True-Blue Aliquippa boy, Don loved his “QUIPS”. He was also an ardent fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirates.
After Doris’s death at age 38, due to Ewing’s Sarcoma, Don married Bertha Clark, now deceased, of Bellevue and became a step-father to her six children.
Don was employed at J&L (LTV) as a general maintenance pipe fitter in the North Mill shop for 30 years. He was a former trustee at the Polish National Alliance, Monaca, PA. He also belonged to the American Legion, Monaca, PA., and the Veterans of Foreign Wars of Hopewell, PA.
Don was preceded in death by his first wife, Doris and his former wife, Bertha. He is also preceded in death by his former step-children, Michael, Stephen, Christopher and Timothy Clark.
Surviving is his wife, Kathleen of 37 years; his four children, Sharon Ross Campbell and her husband Jerry of Aliquippa, PA., Donald Ross of Aliquippa, Gary E. Ross and his wife, Melissa Pallone, of McDonald, PA., and Joyce Ross Strader and her husband, Terry, of Crescent, PA.; his step-children, Susan Mustach Becker and her husband Ernest, of Beaver, PA., Matthew T. Mustach, Jr. and his wife Alma Espinosa, of Summersville, SC and Merry Kaye Mustach Cerneskie and her husband Mark, of Dormont, PA.; his former step-children, Daniel Clark, of Monaca, and Stacy Clark of Bellevue.
The following 12 grandchildren survive, Renee Campbell Brown, Jennifer Campbell (Roman Alexander), Christine Mroczkowski (husband Tyler), Michael G. Ross, Nicholas G. Ross, G. Anthony Ross, Destiny N. Trumble (husband Wyatt), S/Sgt. Dustin Mustach USAF Japan, Olivia A. Becker, Hannah K. Becker, Jacob C. Cerneskie, Rachel E. Cerneskie, and four great grandchildren, Zoey S., Kylie N., Waylon D. Trumble and Morgan E. Brown.
He is also survived by his cousins, Marc Ross, Elizabeth Ross, JoAnn Herman, Linda Maynard and Richard Frantz, Jr. and his furry doggie buddies, Abby, Maggie, Rocco and Elliott the cat.
The family would like to thank (AGH) Allegheny Health Care Services for their compassion and care in assisting with Don’s in home Hospice Care, his hospice nurses and his physician, Dr. Michael A. Karp.
Family and friends will be received on Wednesday, December 30th from 1-4 Pm in the Huntsman Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc. of Aliquippa (2345 Mill St.) where a funeral service will be held at 4 PM. Masks and social distancing are required. His interment will be private.
Barbara Ann Shultz, 48, of North Sewickley, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 in Heritage Valley Beaver. She was born on October 14, 1972 the daughter of the Gayle and the late Williams Javens. She was an amazing mother who loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. She always made the best of every situation and found ways to make everything work for them. She loved baking and cooking, she made the best homemade meals. She also loved animals.
She is survived by her husband Ronald D. Shultz Sr.; three children: Stephanie (Jason Thomas) Shultz; Samantha Shultz, and Ronald (Casey Wise) Shultz, Jr.; 6 grandchildren: Damian, Timothy Willow, Rosella, Bailey, and Alexis; and her mother Gayle Javens.
Friends will be received on Monday from 2pm ~ 4pm and 6pm until the time of Funeral Services at 7pm in the HUNTSMAN FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES OF ROCHESTER 502 Adams St. Masks and social distancing required.
Edward F. Mineard Jr., 67 of Rochester, passed away on Monday, December 21, 2020 in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital. He was born on March 21, 1953 in Rochester, PA, the son of the late Edward F. and Ruth A. Mineard Sr. He was an active member of St. Felix Roman Catholic Parish where he loved to sing. He enjoyed helping his friends and family with many home improvement and construction projects. His carpentry and building skills were second to none. He loved to travel and golf with his friends and family. Edward was previously employed at Duquesne Light, where he worked as a Sr. Quality Control Inspector. Also, a longtime member of the Rochester VFW and the Freedom SOI as well as numerous other clubs in the area.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Ruthie Schupp.
He is survived by his two children: Amanda Mineard, Patterson Twp., and Matthew & Vicky Mineard, Findlay Twp.; 4 grandchildren: Mikayla & Braydon Mortimer, and Souriana & Dimitri Mineard; 2 sisters: Linda Minnich and Kathleen (Ray) Hall; 2 brothers: Joseph Mineard and Patrick (Debbie) Mineard; numerous nieces and nephews; as well as former wives: Patricia (Murtha) Mineard and Patricia (Kilgore) Mineard.
Friends will be received on Sunday from 3pm until 5pm in the Huntsman Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Rochester. Masks and social distancing required. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Monday at 10 am in St. Felix Roman Catholic Parish.
Elizabeth “Babe” Beall, 96 of Center Twp., passed away on Friday, December 18, 2020 in Good Samaritan Hospice at Heritage Valley Beaver. She was born in Struthers, Ohio the daughter of the late Mike and Mary Loy. During World War II she worked as a welder, then she worked various other jobs throughout her life. Her joy was her family.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Wilfred Beall, and her siblings.
She is survived by her three children: David Beall, Dennis & Janet Beall, and Diane & George Grandstaff; her two granddaughters: Kelly & Rebecca Beall and a great grandson: Steve Woods.
All services are private.
Interment is in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park.
Mary Veligdan, 91, of Aliquippa passed away on Friday December 11, 2020 in Forbes Regional Hospital. She was born in Lucky, Czechoslovakia on August 3, 1929, the daughter of the late Michal and Maria Vinc. She was a longtime member of Mt. Carmel Evangelical Presbyterian Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband George Veligdan in 1969 and her three siblings, two brothers & one sister.
She is survived by her three sons: Robert Veligdan & Rosa Antonelli, NYC , NY; James & Marietta Veligdan, Manorville, NY; and George Veligdan, Penn Hills , PA; 2 grandsons: Matthew (Elsa Marty) Veligdan, and Benjamin (Tracy) Veligdan: 3 great grandchildren: Nora, Joshua, and Marty.
Friends will be received on Saturday from 10am to12:30 pm in the Huntsman Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Aliquippa. A funeral service will be conducted on Saturday at 1pm in Mt. Carmel Church 2720 Brodhead Rd. Aliquippa.
Private interment will be in in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Robert “Jeff” McLaughlin, 60, of Hopewell Twp., passed away suddenly on Monday, December 7, 2020 in his home. He was born in Sewickley the son of Robert “Buzz” and Eunice McLaughlin. He was retired from the US Post Office and was currently working as a ramp agent with Southwest Airlines. He loved to golf. He truly loved spending time with his grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his son: Ryan (Kathrine) McLaughlin; 4 grandchildren: Grace, Elaine, Sidney and Alexandria; 3 siblings: Randy (Rhonda) McLaughlin, Rodney McLaughlin, and Robin (James) Burd, and numerous nieces and nephews. Due to Covid-19 all services are private. A memorial service will be held at a later date.