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Judith Ann (Ingram) Schwartz

Judith Ann (Ingram) Schwartz

Judith Ann (Ingram) Schwartz, 72, of Crescent Twp. passed on Monday September 24, 2018 at The Residence at Willow Lane, McKees Rocks.  She was born in Altoona on July 23, 1946. She was the daughter of the late Richard & Louise (Flick) Ingram.

Judy attended nursing school at West Penn Hospital in 1967. She then worked for many years as the nurse manager of labor & delivery/post-partum at West Penn Hospital. Judy later obtained her Bachelor of Education degree at California University of PA.  She also worked in surrounding school districts as a school nurse as well as Director of Occupational Medicine at Suburban General Hospital, prior to retiring. Despite her dedication to caring for patients, family was Judy’s pride and joy. She loved Disney World and visited there many, many times with her husband, children and grandchildren over the years.

Judy was famous for her meatballs, cookies, apple crisp and pineapple stuffing.  Her grandchildren inherited her love for baking and continue her traditions to this day.

She is survived by her husband, Jerold Schwartz.  Two children, Darrin Schwartz (Beth) of Pittsburgh & Lori Robinette (Scott) of Monroe, NC.  Four grandchildren, Ryan, Allison, Tanner & Hannah, and a brother, Larry Ingram (Peggy).

Friends will be received on Thursday September 27th from 2-4 & 6-8 PM at The Huntsman Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Moon Twp. (1522 Coraopolis Hts. Rd). Graveside services will be at 2PM on Friday at Mt. Royal Cemetery, Glenshaw.

The family wishes to thank those who have extended emotional support to them in Judy’s final days, including the Willows staff, 365 Hospice & Davita Dialysis.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to:  Give Kids The World Village (www.gktw.org)

Kay C. Snyder

Kay C. Snyder

Kay C. Snyder, 81, of Crescent Twp. died on Sunday September 16, 2018 in Heritage Valley Sewickley.  She was born in Youngwood, PA on March 11, 1937 the daughter of the late William & Kathryn (Holtzer) Carr.

She graduated from Greensburg High School in 1955.  She retired as a manager from PNC Bank after over 20 years of service.  She was also a longtime member of Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Hopewell Twp.

Kay is survived by her husband of 61 years, Herb Snyder Jr.  Four children: Chris Snyder (Pam), Aliquippa; Jeff Snyder, Crescent Twp.; Rebecca Gavita, Crescent Twp.; Kurt Snyder, Moon Twp. Five grandchildren, Deanna, John, Jordan, Jessie, Katie.

In addition to her parents, Kay was preceded in death by a son, Dan Snyder and a grandson Sean.

All services are private, The Huntsman Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Moon Twp. is entrusted with arrangements.  Private burial will take place at The National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville.

 

 

Nancy (Graham) Easter

Nancy (Graham) Easter

Nancy (Graham) Easter, 66, of Moon Twp. died on Wednesday September 5, 2018 in Good Samaritan Hospice at Heritage Valley Beaver. She was born in Poplar Bluff, MO on May 24, 1952 the daughter of Mildred (Seaton) Graham and the late Albert Graham. After graduating from Carthage (IL) Community High School in 1970, Nancy earned a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from South Dakota State University. She then worked as a Registered Nurse for many years in the neo-natal intensive care unit. As a flight nurse, she was also a founding member of the National Flight Nurses Association. She was an active member of St. Stephen’s Church in Sewickley where she served as a lay Eucharistic minister, a member of the choir, and knitted over 150 prayer shawls for the knitting ministry. She also served meals at the Christy House and was a regular volunteer at the Center for Hope in Ambridge PA.

In addition to her husband Allyn, Nancy is survived by her mother Mildred. Two children: Graham St Denis (Cyndie), Moon Twp. and John St Denis (Missy), SC. Three Step-Children: Lois Sepahban (Amir), KY; Benjamin Easter (Christine), NV; Erin Perryman (Sean), KY. She is also survived by her two sisters, Linda Jacob (Don) & Kathy Graham (Bruce Seigfreid), both from Carthage, IL. Ten grandchildren, Avery, Kendall, Samuel, Henry, Bella, Julian, Benjamin, Kelsey, Davis & James.

Friends will be received on Monday September 10, 2018 from 2-4 & 6-8 PM in The Huntsman Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Moon Twp. (1522 Coraopolis Hts. Rd.) A funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 10:30AM in St. Stephen’s Church, Sewickley. A visitation will also be held at Printy Funeral Home in Carthage IL on Thursday September 13th from 6-8 PM. Burial will take place on Friday, September 14th at 10:30 AM at The Graham Cemetery, Carthage, IL.

Memorial contributions can be made to: The Center for Hope (www.thecenterforhope.com/donations.html)

 

 

Edward Bires

Edward Bires

Edward Bires, 94, of Bridgeville, passed away peacefully on Tuesday August 21, 2018.  He was born in Rankin, PA on May 16, 1924 the son of the late Andrew Sr & Anna (Tinnick) Bires.

Beloved husband and best friend for over 66 years of Geraldine (Pavlik) Bires.  Devoted father of:  Dr. Jill Bires, Atlanta, Janet Boslett (Bill), Chicago, Beth Bires-Henry (Stephen), Moon Twp.  Ed will be missed by his brother-in-law Ronald Pavlik (Jeanne), many nieces, nephews and granddogs.

In addition to his parents, Ed was preceded in death by an infant daughter, three brothers and a sister.

Ed was a veteran of WWII having served in the US Army.  He continued the love of his country by starting a career with the US Postal Service in 1946 where he worked for 35 years and retired as the Postmaster in Braddock, PA in 1981.  With his passion for education, in addition to working full time, Ed received his bachelor’s degree from Point Park University.

His retirement years were spent serving as the director of the Salvation Army Golden Age Club in Braddock, PA where he enjoyed planning trips and programs.

Armed with wit and a joke of the day, Ed was always able to make you laugh and smile. His kindness and compassion were shared with many.

A special thanks to Vanadium Woods Village for providing Ed and Gerri with “a place to call home” for the past ten years.  Thanks to Angels for the Elderly for their care, compassion and friendship.

Friends will be received on Friday August 24, 2018 from 2-4 & 6-8 PM in the Huntsman Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Moon Twp.  (1522 Coraopolis Hts. Rd)  where a prayer service will take place on Saturday at 9 AM with Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 9:30 AM in St. Margaret Mary Parish, Moon Twp.  Committal and military honors will follow at Resurrection Cemetery, Moon Twp.

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Elissa Louise Lamarca

Elissa Louise Lamarca

Elissa Louise Lamarca, 85, of Coraopolis died peacefully in her home on Monday August 20, 2018. She was born in Coraopolis on May 3, 1933 the daughter of the late Antonio & Madelena (Collangelo) Lamarca.

Elissa’s passions were cooking, cats, music, her long secretarial career with the Dravo Corporation, and her friends from the Coraopolis High School class of 1952. She was a wonderful conversationalist and could chat about topics of all sorts. Elissa had an enviable memory and capacity for recall for a person of any age, let alone one of 85 years. With the loving assistance of neighbors Sharron, Bill, Don and Pam, she was able to remain in her beloved home until her death.

In addition to her parents, Elissa was preceded in death by her brothers, Herman Lamarca and Edward Lamark, and sister, Evelyn Levendosky.

She is survived by her niece, Crisanne Tellin (William), Mt. Lebanon and nephew, Edward Lamark, IL

All services are private. Entombment will be in Coraopolis Cemetery. The Huntsman Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Moon Twp., are entrusted with the arrangements.

 

Sandra “Sandy” (Fiedler) Becker

Sandra “Sandy” (Fiedler) Becker

Sandra “Sandy” (Fiedler) Becker, 60, of Moon Twp. peacefully passed on Saturday August 11, 2018 In Family Hospice & Palliative Care, Pittsburgh. She was born on September 26, 1957 to LaRue and the late Karl Fiedler Jr.

Sandy was preceded in death by her husband of 32 years, Frank B. Becker.

She is survived by her two sons, Michael Schmidt and his wife Carrie, and Jeffery Schmidt and his wife Tapestri Stolar.

Sandy enjoyed gardening, trips to Cook Forest, and all animals big and small.

All services are private. The Huntsman Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Moon Twp., are entrusted with the arrangements. www.huntsmanfuneralhomes.com

 

Gary M. Suehr

Gary M. Suehr

Gary M. Suehr, 49, formerly of Robinson Twp., passed away on June 18, 2018. He was born in McKees Rocks on December 17, 1968, a son of Beverly (Parker) Suehr and the late Peter Suehr (2016).

Gary was a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and worked at the Mercy Behavioral Health as a Peer Counselor.

He is survived by his mother, Beverly; his son, David Tegtmeier; his siblings, Daniel (Sarah) Seare, Bruce Suehr, Brenda (Nick) Wargo, and Beth (Michael) Ragan; his nephews and nieces, Kane, Caley, Cody Suehr, Glenn, Lydia Wargo, Michael, Anthony, Aaron Ragan, and Ian Seare, and a great nephew, Daniel Suehr.

All Family and friends are invited to a gathering on Saturday, June 23, from 10 AM until time of memorial service at 11 AM, at the Providence Presbyterian Church, 77 Phillips Lane, McKees Rocks, PA, 15136.

In lieu of flowers, please direct any memorial contributions to Gary’s son, David Tegtmeier.

 

Joseph W. “Joe” DeNardo

Joseph W. “Joe” DeNardo

Joseph W. “Joe” DeNardo, 87, of Moon Twp. Passed away on June 15, 2018 in Pittsburgh. He was born in Martins Ferry, OH on November 27, 1930 the son of the late Mary Jane Pucci.

Joe attended Duquesne University and served his country in the US Air Force, where he started his career in Meteorology when the Air Force sent him to the University of Chicago for his meteorological degree. He was the Chief Meteorologist for WTAE for over 40 years. He was the founder and chairman of Project Bundle up, worked with Special Olympics and numerous other charities. He was a member of St. Margaret Mary Parish, Moon Twp.

In addition to his mother Joe was preceded in death by his wife, Dolores J. (Wrana) DeNardo in 2009.

He is survived by his sons, Joseph “Jeff” DeNardo (Karen), Moon Twp. and R. Douglas “Doug” DeNardo (Sharon), Moon Twp. Four grandchildren, Jeffrey DeNardo (Gabbie), Joseph DeNardo (Leah), Joshua DeNardo (Morgan) and Kelsey DeNardo (Stephen). A great grandson, Cooper DeNardo.

Friends will be received on Monday June 18th from 2-4 & 6-8 PM and on Tuesday June 19th from 2-4 & 6-8 PM in the Huntsman Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Moon Twp. (1522 Coraopolis Hts. Rd.) Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday June 20 at 10AM, in St. Margaret Mary Parish, Moon Twp. (Everyone please meet at the church) Committal and entombment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery, Moon Twp.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Project Bundle Up (www.projectbundleup.org)

Barbara A. (Galisin) Urban

Barbara A. (Galisin) Urban

Barbara A. (Galisin) Urban, wife, mother, and business woman died peacefully on June 4 in Winter Park, Fl.

Known for her wry sense of humor, her generous heart, and quick wit, Barbara studied cosmetology alongside her husband, Bernard; and together they ran a salon in Moon Township, PA. For the past several decades she committed her time to running a business that provided services to senior care facilities. Her devotion to the compassionate care of the elderly was a strong focus in the later part of her life.

Mrs. Urban was an avid and accomplished golfer who loved the game and spent many years as an active member of Montour Heights Country Club, in Moon Township, PA, where she also dedicated her time to the Junior Golf Program. In 1989, she recorded a hole-in-one at the Grenelefe Golf Resort in Winter Haven, Fl.

Mrs. Urban was born January 19, 1943 in Sewickley, PA, to Michael and Anna (Barna) Galisin. Her father worked at the Pittsburgh Forgings Company and a later as a barber in Coraopolis. Her mother worked in retail and was a homemaker. Her father’s work as a barber influenced her decision to pursue cosmetology.

She is survived by her husband Bernard R. Urban; sons, Bernard M. Urban and Darrin J. Urban, his wife, Julie A. Urban; and her brother, Robert (Bob) Galisin, his wife Diane Galisin; aunt to Dana, Dawn, Diane, and Rob. She is preceded in death by her brother, Theodore (Teddy) Galisin; aunt to Carla and Michael.

Mrs. Urban was a lifelong supporter of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. In lieu of flowers, the family requests any donations to be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in her name.

A memorial gathering will be held on Thursday, June 14, from 5PM to 8PM in the Huntsman Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Moon Twp. (1522 Coraopolis Hts. Rd.) Where a memorial service will be held on Friday June 15 at 10AM. Committal and entombment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery, Moon Twp.

 

 

Nancy Kay (Nichols) Willette-Minner

Nancy Kay (Nichols) Willette-Minner

Nancy Kay (Nichols) Willette-Minner, 65, of Moon Twp. Died on Wednesday May 16, 2018 in Good Samaritan Hospice at Heritage Valley Beaver.  She was born in Johnson City, NY on February 7, 1953 the daughter of Ruth (Eccleston) Nichols and the late Gordon Nichols.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Jack C. Minner.  Three children, Amanda Willette, McKees Rocks, PA; Mary Sargent (Chip), OH; Peter Willette, McKees Rocks, PA.  Three stepdaughters, Melissa Siegfried, Kutztown, PA; Heather Darcangelo, New Wilmington, PA; Jacqueline Minner, Wilkinsburg, PA.  Five grandchildren, Trenton Sowers, Hunter Sowers, Gage Sowers, Zachary Siegfried, Gabriel Siegfried.  Four great grandchildren.  A sister, Norma Scott, and a brother, Wayne Nichols.

“She ministered to everyone she met with God’s Love. She kept the faith and has finished the race.”

Friends will be received on Monday May 21st from 2-4 & 6-8 PM in The Huntsman Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Moon Twp. (1522 Coraopolis Hts. Rd.) and also on Tuesday from 9AM till time of funeral service at 11 AM in the Crossroads Church, Oakdale.  Private interment will take place at Mt. Chestnut Cemetery, Butler.