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Nicholas E. Lemak III

Nicholas E. Lemak III

Nicholas E. Lemak III, 75, of Moon Twp. formerly of Duquesne, peacefully passed away on July 23, 2021 in Beaver Elder Care, Aliquippa.  He was born in McKeesport on November 2, 1945 the son of the late, Nicholas E. Sr. and Katherine (Yednock) Lemak.

He served his country in the US Marine Corps during the Vietnam War, and was a member of Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, St. Margaret Mary Church, Moon Twp.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Mary Catherine (Duralia) Lemak and their dog Shadow.

Friends and family are invited to a blessing service on Friday August 6, 2021 at 11:00 AM in The Huntsman Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Moon Twp. (1522 Coraopolis Hts. Rd.) Private Interment will take place at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, at a later date.

Donald E. Davis

Donald E. Davis

Donald E. Davis, 92, of Crescent, died on June 23, 2021 in Allegheny General Hospital.  He was born in Venango, PA on January 14, 1929, the son of the late, Glenn & Gladys (Cole) Davis. 

He was a longtime member of Riverdale Presbyterian Church, Moon Twp.

In addition to his parents, Donald was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Louise (Cunningham) Davis.  As well as his brother, Pete, and sister, Miriam.

He is survived by three children:  Brian Davis (Jackie), Aliquippa; Brett Davis, Pittsburgh; Brenda Rundquist (Keith), Moon Twp.  Four grandchildren & four great-grandchildren. 

There will be no public viewing. The Huntsman Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Moon Twp. is in charge of arrangements.

Friends are invited to a Memorial Service on Monday June 28th at 11 AM in the Riverdale Presbyterian Church, Moon Twp.

Rita H. Simon

Rita H. Simon

Rita H. Simon, 98, a longtime resident of Findlay Twp. died on May 25, 2021 in Scottsdale, AZ. She was born on February 3, 1923 the daughter of the late Daniel & Helen Hawes.

Rita worked at the Union National Bank in Coraopolis for many years. She was a member of St. Columbkille Church, Imperial, she volunteered for many years at the Marian Resource Center, and she was also a beautician.

In addition to her parents, Rita was preceded in death by her husband, Louis J. Simon, a daughter, Elizabeth Ree.  Two brothers, John Hawes & George Hawes.  Three sisters, Helen Farrington, Marie Cottrell & Betty McCarthy.

She is survived by three children:  Rose Zagrocki, Bremen, GA; George Ree, Austin, TX; Robert Ree, Coraopolis, PA.  A sister, Joan O’Connor, Monroeville, PA.

Mrs. Simon is also survived by three grandchildren whom she cared for, Tim Ree, Scottsdale, AZ, Casey Pitcock, Denton, TX & Amanda DeFazio, Findlay Twp., PA.  Her ten other grandchildren and fifteen greatgrandchildren will miss her as well.

Friends will be received on Friday June 4th from 3-7PM in The Huntsman Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Moon Twp. (1522 Coraopolis Hts. Rd.) Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday at 10 AM in St. Columbkille Church, Imperial.  Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Lawrenceville. 

John H. Taylor

John H. Taylor

John H. Taylor, 94, of Moon Twp. died on Monday May 24, 2021 in his home.  He was born in Everett, MA on August 9, 1926 the son of the late John & Julia (Peddle) Taylor.

John served his country during WWII in the US Navy Air Corps.  Upon discharge he studied to become a meteorologist.  He later used this training to begin a long and successful career in the airline industry, starting with Chicago & Southern Airline in 1947 until his retirement as Dispatch Operations Manager for US Airways in 1988.  He loved to travel with Elinor and was an avid golfer, belonged to a bowling league for many years, played bridge weekly and was a voracious reader. He was a member of Sharon Community Presbyterian Church where he served as a church Elder and often greeted people as they arrived for a service.  He also volunteered at the West Hills Food Pantry and Travelers Aid at the airport. Most of all he loved spending time with his family. 

He is survived by his wife of nearly 75 yrs., Elinor G. (Babcock) Taylor, daughters Gayle Taylor, NY; Glenda Lamb, Moon Twp. and Stacey Atkinson (James), Moon Twp., 9 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his son, Gary J. Taylor.

There will be no public viewing.  The Huntsman Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Moon Twp. is in charge of arrangements.

Military Honors and entombment will take place on Thursday May 27th at 2:30 PM at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Moon Library

Dominic F. Dragojevich

Dominic F. Dragojevich

Dominic F. Dragojevich, 86 of Moon Twp. died peacefully Sunday May 9, 2021 at the Good Samaritan Hospice House in Wexford, PA. He was born in Braddock on March 2, 1935 the oldest son of Dominic and Agnes (Page) Dragojevich.

He is survived by brothers Eugene and Anna Mae, Jesse and Vinnie Dragojevich and Sister Janet Stewart.

After graduating High School, Dom served his country in the US Army. He was stationed in Germany which enabled him to meet his long-time high school pen pal in Paris, France which he is survived by his beloved wife Josiane (Portelli) Dragojevich. They had 3 children. Daughter, Rosemary Beyer; son Daniel (and Mia) Dragojevich, son Dominic Dragojevich who preceded him in death; grandchildren Gary, Jen, Brianna and Jeremy (also preceded in death); Great grandchildren Alexis, Scotty, and Jessica; great great grandchildren Chloe and Cole. He would pursue employment with TWA Airlines so they could return to France often to visit family and then go on to be a master Jeweler.

Friends and Family will be received. on Sat, May 15th from 11AM until time of Memorial Service at 12Noon in the Huntsman Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Moon Twp. (1522 Coroapolis Hts. Rd.) In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations can be made to Good Samaritan Hospice (www.concordialm.org)

George E. Unger

George E. Unger

George E. Unger 89, of Hanover Twp. formerly of Moon Twp., passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 6, 2021 surrounded by his family and faithful canine companion, Lucy.  He was born on January 8, 1932, the son of the late Fred Unger and Anna Unger Bishel. He was a US Army veteran serving in France during the Korean conflict, where he developed his love of wine.  As the owner of Unger Recreational Vehicles and Unger Vending Company, he was a strong, hardworking, independent, and fun-loving man, who loved polka dancing and playing his button box.  George was a dedicated member of the Moon Township chapter of Rotary International since 1965 where he had 56 years of perfect attendance, a member of the Scooter & Smart Car clubs, and also a member of the International Button Box Club.  He also enjoyed collecting and restoring VW Beetles.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 46 years, Ellen Stevick Unger (1997), and two brothers Robert and Fred.

George is survived by his 4 children: G. Kevin (Debbie) Unger, Joy (Scott) Berringer; Jill (Jim) Brent, and Heidi (Louis) Serventi; 7 grandchildren: Jason (Joy) Unger, Jarrod Unger, Justin Briskin, Auberly (Austin) Fisher, Garret Briskin, Ainsley (Brandon) Dillon, and J. Paul Knapp; and three great granddaughters.

Friends will be received on Wednesday from 3pm ~ 7pm in the Huntsman Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Moon Twp., where a funeral service will be held on Thursday at 11am.

Private interment will take place in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Moon Twp. Rotary PO Box 721 Moon Township, PA 15108

Patricia Ann “Patty” (Aurin) Thomas

Patricia Ann “Patty” (Aurin) Thomas

Patricia Ann “Patty” (Aurin) Thomas, 64, of Moon Twp.  passed away on April 19, 2021 in her home.  She was born in Sewickley, PA on February 9, 1957 the daughter of Margaret (Marchetti) Aurin & the late Carl Aurin. 

Patty graduated from Quaker Valley Highschool in 1975.

In addition to her mother, Patty is survived by her husband of 44 years, David Craig Thomas.  Three children:  Cara Blyzwick (Brad), Moon Twp., PA; Afton Thomas-Thangaraj (Swaminathan), Baltimore, MD & Matthew Thomas.  Three grandchildren, Abby & Elijah Blyzwick, Zofia Thangaraj. 

In addition to her father, Patty was preceded in death by her brother, Kenneth Aurin.

All services are private.  The Huntsman Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Moon Twp.  is in charge of arrangements. 

Private interment at Sewickley Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Hair Peace Charities (www.hairpeace.org)

Nina Louise “Neen” Napoleone

Nina Louise “Neen” Napoleone

Nina Louise “Neen” Napoleone, 47, of Moon Twp.  passed away peacefully in her parents’ home with her loving family by her side.  Nina was born in Sewickley on February 18, 1974 the daughter of Deni & Frances (George) Napoleone.

Nina graduated from Moon High School in 1992 and went on to earn her Bachelor’s degree in communications from Mercyhurst University.  Nina was the sales manager at the family business, ALDOS Foodservice, in Independence Twp.

Nina was very talented, giving, and family oriented.  She has performed in shows at Moon Area High School, Mercyhurst University, Robert Morris Colonial Theater, Stage 62, Iron Horse Theater in Ambridge, Comtra Theater in Cranberry as well as in Erie and other communities.  Nina was also the voice of the Olympic Flame.

Nina was preceded in death by her Grandparents, Agnes and Orlando Napoleone, of Coraopolis, and Martha (John) and G. T. George of Uniontown.

In addition to her parents, Nina is survived by her brother, Deni O. Napoleone (Leslie), Moon Twp. & sister, Marta Napoleone Mazzoni (Philip), Pittsburgh.  Nephews, Orlando Deni Napoleone, Luca Joseph Napoleone, a niece, Olive Elizabeth Napoleone.  Her many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends will miss her as well.

Friends will be received on Thursday April 8th from 4-7PM and also on Friday from 10AM until time of Memorial Service at 11AM in The Huntsman Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Moon Twp. (1522 Coraopolis Hts. Rd.)

Private interment at Resurrection Cemetery, Moon Twp. will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society or Creative Hair Solutions, 2853 Oxford Blvd. Suite 101, Allison Park, PA 15101.

Joan (Lawry) Dinda

Joan (Lawry) Dinda

On February 27, 2021, Joan (Lawry) Dinda, wife of Andy Dinda, passed away peacefully at home after a brief battle with cancer at the age of 68.  Joan had owned a family restaurant in Robinson Twp. for 32 years, not wanting to retire, Joan had worked at Robert Morris University for the last ten years. Joan loved reading books, crossword puzzles and cooking.

Joan was the daughter of the late George and Marian Lawry.  She will be forever remembered by her husband Andy, and her brothers and sisters, George (Sally) Lawry, Dorothy (Art) Tragesser, Donald (Debbie) Lawry, her twin, Jane (Frank) Boyle, Cathy (the late Jim) Downs, Peggy (Dave) Crooks, Mary (Walt) Helgerman, Julie (Jim) Morgan and Becky (Jerry) Glevicky. Sister-in-law, Patty (John) Gernat and Jenny (the late Richard) Dinda and many nieces and nephews.

There are no services at this time.  A memorial service will be announced at a later date. The Huntsman Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Moon Twp. is in charge of arrangements. 

  

Frank Eugene “Gene” Beall

Frank Eugene “Gene” Beall

Frank Eugene “Gene” Beall, 71, of Butler, was welcomed into the loving arms of his Savior on Wednesday March 3, 2021. 

He was born in Sewickley on February 24, 1950, the son of the late Frank and “Betty” (Wolfe) Beall.  He attended Geneva College and Penn Technical Institute, and spent most of his working career doing research and analysis of rubber compounds and silica.   

He was quite the creative type, with an inquisitive mind.  He enjoyed science, music, playing guitar, and playing chess.  One hobby that brought him particular joy was doing scroll saw artwork.  He embraced it with fervor and took great care to always use his talents to the glory of God and strive for excellence.  He also had a tender heart for loved ones and animals.

He is survived by Gail, his loving wife of 43 years.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Caren Beall Ramsey.

Gene’s love will live on in the hearts of the friends and family that he leaves behind.

The Huntsman Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Moon Twp. has been entrusted with services.  Interment has taken place in John Anderson Cemetery, Aliquippa.

Memorial contributions can be made to:  Water For Life (www.lifetoday.org)