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Jack “Deac” E. Davis

Jack “Deac” E. Davis

Jack “Deac” E. Davis

Age 91, of Moon Township, originally from Aliquippa, passed away peacefully at home with his wife by his side. Jack was born on September 4, 1929, the son of William E. and Hazel L. Davis. Devoted husband to Barbara Davis of 65 years. Loving father of Blaise J., Brian J., Thomas G. (Deanna) Davis, and Barbara D. Glynn. Grandpa and PapPap to Brian, Jr., Amanda, Sarah, Nico, Asher and Hailey. He is preceded in death by his parents and sister Jeanne L. Davis de Langis.

When Jack wasn’t hitchhiking across the east coast with cousin Gordon Davis, he attended Aliquippa High School. After graduating in 1948, he joined the Navy and served aboard the USS Maloy. With his tour complete he transferred to the Naval Reserve and began 36 years of employment at J&L Steel/LTV Aliquippa Works. Jack worked at Cerro Metals in Bellefonte, PA for 4 years before retiring in 1990.  

Jack loved the beach, golfing, the Steelers, was an avid runner and biker, and enjoyed painting. During his time in the Navy, Jack was on the boxing and basketball teams. In the early 1950’s, he played on the semi-pro Sewickley Yellow Jackets football team. He was a Shriner and a longtime member of the Elks, Aliquippa Lodge 1221 where he served as Exalted Ruler. While Jack was in State College, he was a member of the Pennsylvania Prison Society Centre County Chapter and spent time supporting the local juvenile center. Jack served as vice-president on the board of Forest Glen Condominiums in Moon Township for over twenty years.  He also spearheaded a group to gain recognition for Joshua Meeks, an American Revolution captain and petitioner to create Allegheny County, from the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission. A historical marker was awarded and stands near the Meeks former farm on Beaver Grade Road in Moon Township.

Jack was a longtime member of All Saints Church in Aliquippa and while living in Moon Township was a member of St. Philip’s Church, Coraopolis. Arrangements by Huntsman Funeral Home. No viewing. In lieu of flowers, family suggests memorial contributions be made to Disabled American Veterans.

Ruth M. Brake

Ruth M. Brake

Ruth M. (Martin) Brake, 84, of Moon Twp., passed on November 12, 2020 at Heritage Valley Kennedy.  She was born in Pittsburgh on September 23,1936 the daughter of the late Lawrence & Edith (Smith) Martin.

Ruth worked as an Executive Secretary for many years, and was honored in Who’s Who in the East.

She is survived by her two children, Susan Sullivan (Joseph) of Colorado & William Brake (Kathleen) of Florida.  They blessed Ruth with three grandchildren and five great grandchildren.  A brother & sister.

Friends and family will be received on Sunday November 15 from 1 – 4 PM at The Huntsman Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Moon Twp. (1522 Coraopolis Hts. Rd.) Face coverings and social distancing strictly required.  Private Entombment will take place at Coraopolis Cemetery.

Ronald J. Williams

Ronald J. Williams

 

Ronald J. Williams, 76, of Spring Grove, PA, died on November 6, 2020 in UPMC Pinnacle, Hanover, PA.  He was born in Sewickley, PA on May 8, 1944 the son of the late Harry A. & Hazel (Barr) Williams.

Ronald graduated from Aliquippa High School in 1964, served his country in the US Navy during the Vietnam War, and earned an associate’s degree from Penn Tech in Pittsburgh, PA.

He is survived by his two brothers, Harry Williams (Rosie), OH and Robert Williams (Jennifer), Wellington, CO. He was very much loved and will be missed by his nephew, Dorian Williams, WV; nephew, Darin Williams, PA; niece, Courtney Williams-Barron, Austin, TX; nephew, Curtis Williams, Los Angeles, CA; nephew, Chris Williams, Clinton, MT.

All services are private, The Huntsman Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Moon Twp. is in charge of arrangements.  Interment will take place at Sylvania Hills Memorial Park, Rochester, PA, midday on Wednesday, November 11, 2020.

William M. Kocher

William M. Kocher

William M. Kocher, 73, of Crescent, entered eternal rest on October 29, 2020.  He was born in Wexford on September 19, 1947 the son of the late Edwin & Elizabeth (Cannon) Kocher.

William graduated from Richland High School and served his country in the US Navy during the Vietnam War.  He worked for over 25 years as a truck driver for Dandy Service Corporation, amassing over 3 million miles accident free.  He was a member of the Perry Highway Lutheran Church, The American Legion Post # 0924, a member of the Independent Order of Foresters and played on the NAAASL Softball League.

He is survived by his wife of over 18yrs, Susan Morrison.  Seven children:  Eric Kocher (Emily), Daisytown; Ginger Cobbs (Melvin), Wilkins Twp.; Brian Kocher (Amanda Devore), Harmar Twp.; Ellie Heinrich (Philip), Pittsburgh; Kristin Berkeybile (Bryan), Oakdale; Leigh Offord, Moon Twp.; Michael Yakima (Karen), Clinton.  Twelve grandchildren: Amir, Doug, Amaura, Sierra, Noah, Sophia, Jackson, Callie, Tyler, Isaac, Liam & Maverick.  Also survived by previous wives Charlene and Sue Kocher.

Friends will be received on Wednesday November 4th from 2-7 PM in The Huntsman Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Moon Twp. (1522 Coraopolis Hts. Rd.)  Where a funeral service will be held on Thursday at 11 AM.  Interment and Military Honors will follow at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies.  Face coverings and social distancing will apply.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (www.stjude.org)

George W. Kruth

George W. Kruth

George W. Kruth, 77, of Moon Twp. died on October 20, 2020. George is survived by his wife, Victoria. Two children Shawn and Stacey. Grandchildren Joanne, Ashley, Tori, Hailey and Walter George. George is also survived by his mother, 3 sisters and 2 brothers.

George was a VP of investments for Spanos Group of Raymond James, a member of the Sewickley Gun Club and an award-winning artist. George is loved by many and will be missed by all.

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

Margaret M. (Sudia) Span

Margaret M. (Sudia) Span

Margaret M. (Sudia) Span, 87, of Moon Twp. died on October 15, 2020 in Rosewood of the Ohio Valley, McKees Rocks.  She was born in Ambridge on October 21, 1932, the daughter of the late Andrew M. and Ann (Hritsic) Sudia.  She was preceded in death by her stepmother Mary (Buzar) Sudia.

Margaret worked as an events manager for Robert Morris College where she earned her Associate’s Degree in word processing in 1991.  She and her husband Andrew were charter members of St. Margaret Mary Parish, helping to build the new church many years ago.  For years, she was involved in the parish’s Christian Mothers group.  Margaret was a loving and devoted mother who found much joy in caring for her family.  She enjoyed gardening and bowling.  She was involved in her children’s sports, and later enjoyed attending her grandchildren’s sports and events.

She is survived by her eight children:  Sandra McCormick (Rusty), NC; Andy Span, CA; Judy Shaffer (Jeff), Robinson Twp.; Linda Norman (Robert), Moon Twp.; Jim Span, CA; Mary Phoenik, Mars; Christine Ree (Robert), Moon Twp.; Teri Vidovich (Scott), Moon Twp. Fourteen grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and one great great-grandchild.  Three sisters, Dorothy Swain (Ralph), Ann Baran (Joe), Carole Fezar (Michael).

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Andrew J. Span; a sister, Mary Ann Battle; a brother, Andrew M. Sudia; and a granddaughter, Jaime Elizabeth Shaffer.

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

Friends and family are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, October 23 at 10 AM in the St. Margaret Mary Parish, Moon Twp.  Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery, Moon Twp.  Face coverings and social distancing required.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to:  Catholic Charities of Pittsburgh, 212 Ninth Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.  ccpgh.org

 

Philip G. Pollice MD

Philip G. Pollice MD

Philip G. Pollice MD, 90, of Moon Twp., died on October 13, 2020 in Good Samaritan Hospice House, Wexford.  He was born in Oakland on October 1, 1930 the son of the late, Adelmo & Mary (DeIuliis) Pollice.

Philip graduated from Duquesne University School of Pharmacy in 1952 and worked as a pharmacist until going to medical school.  He attended medical school in Bologna, Italy from 1956-1961. He did an internship at St. Joseph’s hospital on the South Side of Pittsburgh from 1961-1962. He completed a residency in Anesthesia at Flower Fifth Avenue and Metropolitan Hospitals in New York City and then began working at Divine Providence Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA in 1964. He chaired multiple departments and worked tirelessly until 2003 when he retired. He cared for thousands of patients, enhanced the careers of hundreds of colleagues, and forged lasting friendships throughout his professional and personal life. We, as a community and his family, have been profoundly affected by his character, his charm, and his wisdom. We love him and thank him, and he will forever live in the hearts of those he touched.

He is survived by his wife, Angela M. Pollice. Son, Philip A. Pollice MD, his wife Wendy, and three children, Christina M. Pollice, Gabriella E. Pollice & Philip G. Pollice II, of Mt. Lebanon. Son, Paul F. Pollice MD, his wife Debra, and two children, Alexa M. Pollice & Carlie P. Pollice, of Lehigh Valley. As well as two sisters, Palma Simonette & Gilda Mowry.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his two brothers, Felix Pollice & Eugene Pollice.

All viewings are private.

Friends and family are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday October 17th at 12:30 PM in St. Margaret Mary Parish, Moon Twp. (Everyone please meet at the church, face coverings and social distancing will apply) Private entombment will take place at Resurrection Cemetery, Moon Twp.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Good Samaritan Hospice House, Wexford (www.concordialm.org)

John W. Fleming

John W. Fleming

John W. Fleming, 78, of Moon Twp. died on October 7, 2020 in Good Samaritan Hospice at Heritage Valley Beaver.  He was born in Pittsburgh on May 10, 1942 the son of the late, James & Edna Fleming.

John served his country in the US Air Force during the Vietnam War and retired from the US Postal Service after many years.

He is survived by his wife of 39yrs. Susan Fleming.  Five children:  Kimberley Dunbar (Gion), TX; Erin Thompson (RJ), Bellevue; Tracey Gemma, Cheswick; James Robb (Carrie), Evans City; Lauren Simko, Bethel Park.  Fifteen grandchildren & four great grandchildren.  A sister, Mary Jane McGinnis (John).    His beloved chihuahua, Bella will miss him as well.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, James Fleming.

Friends and family will be received on Monday from 2-8 PM in the Huntsman Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Moon Twp. (1522 Coraopolis Hts. Rd.) where a funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 11 AM. Face coverings and social distancing required.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Good Samaritan Hospice at Heritage Valley Beaver (www.concordialm.org)

Eugene J. Peck

Eugene J. Peck

Eugene J. Peck, 84, of Coraopolis, died on October 6, 2020 in his home.  He was born in Braddock on May 30, 1936 the son of the late, Joseph & Barbara (Rusin) Peck.

Eugene was an avid bowler

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Charlotte (Kroboth) Peck in 2018.  And a grandson, Zack Hawk.

He is survived by three children:  Gene Peck (Jennifer), Harmony; Evelyn Hawk (Jim), Upper St. Clair; Alan Peck (Barb), Upper St. Clair.  Nine grandchildren: Jordan Hawk, Natalie Hawk Omar (Sadek), Oliver Hawk, Daniel Peck (Tiffany), Heather Peck Vultaggio (Jason), Cody Becker (Crystal), Kady Becker Plazek (Michael), Christopher Peck & Alexandra Peck.  Five great grandchildren:  DJ Peck, Brenna Peck, Piper Becker, Anthony Vultaggio & Addie Omar.  Two sisters, Sharon Peck, CA & Lillian Riccabona, CA.  His beloved dog, Max will miss him as well.

Friends and family will be received on Friday October 9th from 1PM until time of service at 3:30 PM in the Huntsman Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Moon Twp. (1522 Coraopolis Hts. Rd.) Face coverings and social distancing required.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: The American Heart Association (www.heart.org)

 

Carole (Crowley) Stewart

Carole (Crowley) Stewart

Carole (Crowley) Stewart, 80, of North Fayette, peacefully on September 16, 2020 in Good Samaritan Hospice House, Wexford. Judy, as she was known by many, was born on March 23, 1940 to Clara (Hand) Crowley and William Crowley in South Dakota. She had seven brothers (Paul, Pat, Bill, Robert, Jim, Mike and Tommy) and one sister (Vicki Bombace).

Carole, a loving mother, former marine and prolific writer (“I Have a Question!: A Tormented Journey to Language”) is survived by her four children, John Alan Stewart, Oakdale; George James Stewart (Teresa), Burgettstown; Julia Anne Stewart, Carnegie; Jeff Todd Stewart (Teri Gilligan), SC. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, James A. Stewart Jr., and three brothers (Pat, Mike and Tommy).

There will be no public viewing, the Huntsman Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Moon Twp. is in charge of arrangements.

Friends are invited to a memorial service on Saturday September 26th at 2 pm in St. Stephen’s Church, Sewickley. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to: St. Stephen’s Church (405 Frederick Ave, Sewickley, PA 15143) or The Wounded Warrior Project (www.woundedwarriorproject.org).