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Scott A. Hoover

Scott A. Hoover

Scott A. Hoover, 50, Of Sewickley, formerly of Moon Twp. Died on Thursday September 30, 2021 in Acuity Specialty Hospital, Weirton, WV.  He was born in Pittsburgh on January 29, 1971 the son of Michael Hoover & Andrea (Garland) Hoover. 

In addition to his parents, Scott is survived by his wife, Regina Anne (Embrey) Hoover.  A daughter, Haleigh Hoover & step-son, Matthew Leslie, Hanover, PA.  A brother, Michael D. Hoover (Mary), Moon Twp., a grandmother, Margie Garland, a nephew, Greg Hoover, and his service dog, Oscar. 

Scott was preceded in death by his grandfather, James Garland, grandparents, Frances Hoover & Kenneth Hoover, and step-daughter, Heather Foster.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Acuity Specialty Hospital for all of the fantastic care they gave Scott while he was there.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday October 9th 2021 at 1PM in The Presbyterian Church of Coraopolis.

William T. Redfern

William T. Redfern

William T. Redfern, 90, of Moon Twp., died on August 30, 2021 in his home.  He was born in Penn Hills, on July 25, 1931 the son of the late William H. & Edna (Lintelman) Redfern.

He graduated from Penn Hills High School and served his country in the US Army, in the Panama Canal, during the Korean War.  For a brief period, he also worked for the railroad while going to PIA. He then moved to Ypsilanti, Michigan to work with Capital Airlines. In 1960 he moved back residing in Moon Township to work with United Airlines where he worked until his retirement in 1994, after 38 years of service as an aircraft mechanic. He was a longtime member of St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, Moon Twp. Bill was a faithful worker with the Tuesday night Bingos. He was a member of the United Retirees group which he enjoyed the numerous breakfasts and other functions. He also enjoyed camping trips, and bus trips to the casinos with his beloved wife, Ruth (Marks) Redfern, who preceded him in death in 2014.

He is survived by his three children:  Cynthia Jamison (Jeff), Hopewell Twp.; Thomas Redfern, Hershey, PA; Steven Redfern (Kara), NC.  Five grandchildren: Amanda Laing (Travis), Sarah Jamison, Ethan Redfern, Aleah Redfern & Sophia Redfern.  Two great grandchildren, Oliver & Quincy Laing.  Two sisters-in-law and many nieces & nephews will miss him as well.  

Friends will be received on Thursday September 2nd from 2-4 PM & 6-8 PM in the Huntsman Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Moon Twp. (1522 Coraopolis Hts. Rd.) Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Friday at 10 AM in St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, Moon Twp.  interment and military honors will follow at Resurrection Cemetery, Moon Twp.  

June (Hess) Roycroft

June (Hess) Roycroft

June (Hess) Roycroft, 95, of Moon Township, passed away on August 23, 2021 in her home.  She was born in Pittsburgh on June 29, 1926 the daughter of the late Carl & Emma (Richards) Hess.

June retired at 88 years young after 61 years of working at ATT, Ohio Valley General Hospital, PDM, Kinkos/FedEx, and being an awesome mom.

In addition to her parents, June was preceded in death by her husband of 63 yrs., George Roycroft in 2010; siblings, Birt Hess, Lloyd Hess, Baird Hess, and Dorothy Moore; and a son-in-law, Michael McCormack.

June is survived by her four children:  Sandra Doughty (David), Moon Township; Beverly McCormack, VA; James Roycroft (Cheryl), NC; Richard Roycroft (Russell Johnson), Moon Township, five grandchildren:  Brian McCormack, Michele Schoedel (Greg), David Doughty (Jayme), Sheryl Roycroft, Jennifer Hoffman (William), and seven great-grandchildren:  Ashley Campbell (Ryan), Alec Schoedel, Annie McCormack, Joseph McCormack, Aubrie Doughty, Zachary Hoffman, Cassidy Hoffman.

Friends will be received on Wednesday from 2-4 & 6-8 PM in the Huntsman Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Moon Township (1522 Coraopolis Heights Road) where a funeral service will be held on Thursday at 10 AM.  Committal will follow at Allegheny County Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to:  The New Jersey Rett Syndrome Association (www.njrsa.org)

Dorothy H. Doyle

Dorothy H. Doyle

Dorothy H. (Kirkbaum) Doyle, 95 of Robinson Twp., passed away on August 18, 2021. She was born in Pittsburgh on February 24, 1926, a daughter of the late Charles and Louise (Wallschmidt) Kirkbaum.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Richard J. Doyle (1970) and her siblings.

Dorothy was a homemaker and cared for her 4 children. She also worked for more than 20 years at Burger King and Wendy’s with her lunch crew. She lived a simple life, but impacted many along the way.

She is survived by her children, Donna R. (Robert) Tempalski, Richard J. (Jeanine) Doyle, Sandra L. (Rea) Davis and Sean (Amy) Doyle; her grandchildren, Lisa (Matt) Zech, Stacy (Greg) Marquis, Richard (Amanda) Doyle, Michael (Michelle) Doyle, Michelle (Brain) Lander, Jonathan (Alicia) Davis, Heather (Stephen) King, Sean Doyle, and Nicholas Doyle; and also 16 great grandchildren.

A blessing service will be offered on Monday, August 23rd at 1 PM. at St. Mary’s Cemetery, 4000 Mt. Troy Rd. Pittsburgh, PA 15214.

W.J. Campbell, Jr. (Jerry)

W.J. Campbell, Jr. (Jerry)

Jerry Campbell, 84, of Moon Twp. passed away Wednesday, August 4.  He was born in Canonsburg, PA on February 3, 1937, the son of the late W.J. Campbell, Sr. and Mildred Moncilovich Campbell.  He was a member of Sharon Community Presbyterian Church.

Jerry had a lifelong passion for golf.  At age 12 he began caddying at the former Mt Lebanon Country Club. He played from age 13 until age 82 and was a champion amateur golfer, winning over a dozen club championships at five different golf clubs.  He also qualified for the British Amateur at Troon Golf Club in Scotland.   Jerry was a member of Washington Country Club and Seven Oaks Country Club for many years. Everyone that played with him admired his natural talent for the game. 

After graduating from high school Jerry worked as an assistant pro at Washington and Nemacolin Country Clubs.  He was drafted to the U.S. Army in 1958. He started his airline career at Mohawk Airlines in 1964 as a gate agent, operations and ramp service.  He worked his entire career for the airlines and retired from U.S. Airways after 30 years. 

Jerry entertained his family and friends with his humorous stories.  He was friendly and sociable, known to strike up conversations with strangers wherever he went.  In addition to golf, he loved to travel and spend time with his family.  He is predeceased by his loving wife Priscilla (“Perky”).  Survivors include two sons, Eric (Lisa) of Austin, TX, and Brad, of Anaheim, CA; stepchildren David White of Robinson Township and Catherine Gregory (James) of Bloomfield Hills, MI; and 13 grandchildren and numerous nephews.  He is also survived by his brother Wesley (Daralyn) of Canonsburg and sister Mitzi Hogoboom of Sarasota, FL.  His brother Harold and sister Marion Rodgers pre-deceased him.

Respects may be paid on Monday September 13th from 6 -8 PM In the Huntsman Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Moon Twp. (1522 Coraopolis Hts. Rd.) Services will be officiated by David Odrey at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies with full military honors at 11:00AM on Tuesday, September 14 where he will be laid to rest next to his beloved wife Perky.   

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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)