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Geraldine A. “Gerri” Bires

Geraldine A. “Gerri” Bires

Geraldine A. “Gerri” Bires, 89 of Moon Twp., passed away peacefully on Saturday February 8, 2020 in her home. She was born in North Braddock, PA on July 25, 1930, the daughter of the late Anna (Regrut) & Michael Pavlik.

She is survived by her three daughters: Dr. Jill Bires, Atlanta; Janet & Bill Boslett, Chicago; and Beth & Stephen Henry, Moon Twp; Gerri will be missed by her brother and sister-in-law, Ronald & Jeanne Pavlik and many nieces and nephews. She will also be missed by her four legged friends, Grace and Ruby.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 66 years Edward; an infant daughter Jean Ann; and a brother Norman.

Gerri worked as a teaching assistant for the Allegheny Intermediate Unit assisting special needs children. She was a member of St. Margaret Mary Roman Catholic Parish. In her retirement years, Gerri enjoyed traveling, reading and spending time with family. Passing along her Slovak heritage to future generations, Gerri will be remembered for her expertise in pierogie, babalki and nut roll making. We know she is dancing in heaven with her beloved Ed and her heart is now complete.

A special thanks to Mary Beth and Jeff for their care, love and friendship.

Friends will be received on Wednesday, February 12th from 3pm~7pm in the Huntsman Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Moon Twp. (1522 Coraopolis Hts. Rd.) where a prayer service will be held on Thursday at 9:30am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10am in St. Margaret Mary Parish. Interment will follow in Resurrection Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Gerri’s name may be made to St Margaret Mary Parish, One Parish Place, Moon Township, PA 15108.

 

Antonio Alvarez-Pedroso

Antonio Alvarez-Pedroso

Antonio Alvarez-Pedroso, 80, of Moon Twp., died peacefully on January 29, 2020 in UPMC Mercy, Pittsburgh.  He was born in Havana, Cuba on July 19, 1939 the son of the late Antonio & Graciela (Otero) Alvarez Pedroso.

He graduated from Villanova University with a master’s in Chemical Engineering, and retired as a Chemical Engineer.  His interests included the stock market, traveling, and going to the gym several times a week, but above all it was spending time with and being there for family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife of 42 years, Joyce (Price) Alvarez-Pedroso in 2010.

He is survived by his son, Anthony Alvarez-Pedroso (and wife Antoinette), Pittsburgh.  A granddaughter, Talia Alvarez-Pedroso and a sister, Graciela Garcia.

Friends will be received on Wednesday February 5th from 2-4 & 6-8PM in The Huntsman Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Moon Twp. (1522 Coraopolis Hts. Rd.)  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday at 10AM in St. Margaret Mary Parish, Moon Twp.  (Everyone please meet at church).  Committal will follow at Resurrection Cemetery, Moon Twp.

Memorial contributions can be made to: Boy’s Town, PO Box 8000, Boys Town, NE 68010.

 

Richard A. Barth

Richard A. Barth

Richard A. Barth, 66, of Moon Twp., died on December 31, 2019 in Heritage Valley Beaver. He was born in Pittsburgh on November 24,1953 the son of the late George & Sally (Miller) Barth.
He worked for many years for Aircraft Service International Inc. and Walmart.
Richard was a wonderful provider and loved his family more than anything. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. He enjoyed fishing and loved the Steelers and Penguins.
He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Lorraine E. (Thomas) Barth.  Four children: Tommy Barnabi (Monique), Hopewell Twp.; Amanda Shriver, Oakdale; Kelly Hines (Jeremy), Bethel Park; Lindsey Barth, McDonald.  Seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and a sister, Marylynn Krieger.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Ronald Barth and a sister, Darlene Barth.
Friends are invited to a memorial gathering on Saturday January 11  th from 2-6PM in the Huntsman Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Moon Twp. (1522 Coraopolis Hts. Rd.)
Mary E. (Damron) Durrett

Mary E. (Damron) Durrett

Our hearts are saddened, Mary E. (Damron) Durrett, 82, of Beaver Falls, PA (formerly of Reisterstown, MD), passed away on December 30, 2019 from complications of the RSV. She was born in Logan County, WV the loving daughter of the late Fred & Carrie Damron.

Mary was a very caring mother, aunt, sister, cousin and friend. She always greeted everyone with a warm and welcoming smile.  She loved life and was an example to all. She never spoke an unkind word about anyone.

Mary enjoyed playing fun games and chatting on the phone with both friends and family. While working at MCI, she met so many great friends. Mary had a knack of making everyone feel like family. She stayed connected to friends (both old & new) and family via “The Kindle “per our mom.

Mary is pre-deceased in death by her son Jack L. Durrett Jr.  She is survived by her children Debra Montgomery (Jeff) PA, and Dianna Bell (Sean) MD, grandchildren Bryon Montgomery, Nicholas Montgomery (Lindsey), Nathaniel Durrett, Mackenzie Bell and Topher Bell.

Family invites you to celebrate Mary’s beautiful life on Saturday, January 18th at 1:30 pm in the Knights of Columbus Banquet Hall, 1010 Frederick Rd. Catonsville, MD 21228.

Forever in our hearts, our mom’s final journey home to West Virginia will be held in April. More details will be announced.

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

 

Gerald Carl “Jerry” Hagadorn

Gerald Carl “Jerry” Hagadorn

Gerald Carl “Jerry” Hagadorn,75, of Moon Twp was called Home to be with the Lord, surrounded by his loving family on Monday December 9, 2019 after receiving hospice services from Kindred Healthcare for stage 4 cancer since May 2019. He was born in Swissvale on August 30, 1944, the son of the late Carl Francis & Fannie (Luce) Hagadorn, brother of the late Beverly (Hagadorn) O’Leary Giles.

Jerry earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering from The Ohio State University in 1968. Upon graduation, he married the love of his life for the past 51 years, Patricia (Hendrickson) Hagadorn. He went on to serve his country in the US Army during the Vietnam War during which time he became a Marksman and was decorated with “The National Defense Service Medal”, along with “The Good Conduct Medal”. He was a member of the Sewickley United Methodist Church where he participated in the choir before his health declined as well as a member of the American Legion in Coraopolis.

Jerry worked for Westinghouse for many years in Robotics and specializing in assembly line automation which led him to finish his career as a subcontractor for Kawasaki Rail in NY in 2008. He is also listed in Who’s Who and was known for his brilliant mind, his musical abilities, and his kindness. Those who knew him best knew him to be a man of strong faith, and a very “easy going” and humble man who deeply loved his family and His Savior.

Survived by his wife, Patricia “Patty” (Hendrickson) Hagadorn, their four children:   Cheryl Cavanaugh (Shane), Hopewell Twp.; Beth Hohman, West Mifflin; Steven Hagadorn, Moon Twp. & Jeffrey Hagadorn, Moon Twp and  nine grandchildren, Caitlyn, Alana, Matthew, Joseph & Ethan Cavanaugh and Samantha, Emma, Nicholas & Kaitlyn Hohman, along with many nieces and nephews, and in-laws. Jerry (Dad) was a wonderful, loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. During the last year of his time here, he was overjoyed to discover and to connect with his biological younger siblings, Marlene (Bob) Lott of PA and Faith Free of MI. In addition to his parents and sister, Jerry was preceded in death by his beloved son-in-law, Vinny Hohman.

A memorial service will be held on December 21 at 11AM at Sewickley United Methodist Church, followed by a “Celebration of Life” luncheon in the Simpson Room until 2PM. Interment with military honors will take place at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies on December 18, 2019 at 12:30PM.

The Huntsman Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Moon Township will be in charge of arrangements.

Mary E. Fowler

Mary E. Fowler

Mary E. Fowler, 72 of Moon Township, affectionately known to her grandchildren as “II” or “Gram” was called home to the Lord on April 8, 2019. She is survived by her loving husband Ted of 45 years and their two daughters Lisa Tolliver-Lehman (Benjamin Lehman and the late Michael Tolliver), Dorothy (Justin) Sikora; 5 grandchildren: Theodore and Melina Tolliver; Reef, Searra and Saylor Sikora; brothers Edward and David Pfohl; nephew Michael Pfohl; aunts Dorothy Lieb and Helen Phister; in addition to many cousins. Mary Edith Pfohl was born 1 November 1946, in Altoona, Pennsylvania, the daughter of the late Edward and Edith Pfohl of Patton, Pennsylvania. Mary attended a two room school house in Saint Lawrence, Pennsylvania and graduated from Bishop Carroll High School, Ebensburg, PA in 1964. After graduation Mary had ambitions to become a hair stylist and graduated from Prounto’s Hair Design Institute in Altoona, PA. She obtained her Pennsylvania State Certifications in Cosmetology, Teaching and Beauty Salon Owner/Operator’s licenses. Because of Mary’s love of music she also attended the Dusseldorf School of Opera in Germany and lived with her brother Ed and his wife Crystal while in Germany. Mary returned  to the United States in 1971 and was employed by the Scheonemon Beauty School in State College, PA as the director and teacher. In 1973. Mary and Ted were married at the Saint Augustine Church, Saint Augustine, PA. Mary and Ted continued working in State College until they relocated to  Moon Township in 1977. Mary opened “Mary Fowler’s Beauty Salon” in 1988. In addition to operating her beauty salon, her interests included volunteering at the schools, baking large amounts of cookies; but Mary’s main interest was race walking. She was a race walking coach for The Wing’s of Moon Track Club for many years. Due to her skilled coaching she had athletes qualify for the Junior Olympics in Oklahoma and Louisiana. Many of you most likely saw Mary training around the township, obtaining 9 minute miles! When she wasn’t training and working she was singing for the Saint Margret Mary’s Choir, Mary was very dedicated to her five grandchildren….whether it be a soccer game, a play performance, or a trip to Ocean City or Florida….she was vested in each of their lives. Mary showered them with “gram” cookies or the treasure she purchased for them. Over the years she developed a very special bond with the “fab five”. Mary never let a blade of grass grow under her feet…she was a mover and a shaker and liked to get things done. Mary continued to successfully operate her business until March 28, 2019. She will not just be a Sister or Wife or Grandmother that has passed from us, but she was a model, and in that role we could not have asked for a better or stronger woman. Mary had the voice of an angel, a laugh that rose above a crowd and a generous hand to anyone that needed it.  A Memorial Mass will be held at Saint Margret Mary Catholic Church, 1 Parish Place, Moon Township, PA on April 13 2019 at 11:00 AM, followed by a luncheon at the church, internment shall be a Saint Joseph Cemetery, Old Thorn Road, Moon Township, PA at 1:00 PM In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to support Animal Friends, 562 Camp Horne Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15237.  www.thinkingoutsidethecage.org
Patricia M. Berringer

Patricia M. Berringer

Patricia M. Berringer, 84, of McKees Rocks, passed away on Thursday December 5, 2019 at Genesis Rehabilitation & Care Center, Bridgeville.  She was born in Pittsburgh on January 20, 1935, the daughter of the late Charles Edward & Hilda (DeJohn) Milligan.

She wore multiple hats in her daily life and worked in many professions to support her family. The position she really loved was being a school bus driver for the Montour School District. She always said that the kids on the bus were “all her kids”, and she looked after them as if they were. She had a special fondness for driving “that crazy bunch of kids” to Band Camp in the summer. She enjoyed volunteering, dancing, bowling, swimming and traveling to Presque Isle State Park. Pat also had a passion for cooking and creating new recipes. She was very proud of her granddaughters, with whom she shared her love of sewing and visiting local parks and libraries. She was raised in the Lutheran Faith.

Surviving her are two sons: Scott Berringer (Joy), Hanover Twp. & Dale Berringer (Diana), McKees Rocks, two granddaughters, Auberly & Ainsley Berringer, and a sister, Kathleen Oliver. All will miss her dearly.

In addition to her parents, Patricia was predeceased by two sisters, Joyce Seka & Rosemary Wilson.

A memorial gathering will be held from 5-8PM on Thursday, December 12th at the Huntsman Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Moon Township (1522 Coraopolis Heights Road).  Private interment will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to:  Gallagher Hospice, 1370 Washington Pike, Suite 401B, Bridgeville, PA 15017 or at (www.gallagherhospice.com)

 

George C. Wolff

George C. Wolff

George C. Wolff, 86, of Moon Twp, died on Thursday November 21, 2019 in his home.  He was born in New Castle, PA on August 17, 1933 the son of the late George & Johanna (Taub) Wolff.

He served his country in the US Army and retired from Eastern Airlines after 30 years of service as a ticket agent.  He also retired after 12 years of service from Charlie Brown’s Airport Parking.

Surviving is his wife of 60 years, Edna (Lechner) Wolff.  Three sons, Doug Wolff (Lorie), TX; Scott Wolff (Charlene), Moon Twp.; Mike Wolff (Stephanie), TX.  A grandson, John Wolff, TX and a step-grandson, Joe Gavita (Dana), Mt. Lebanon.  His loving feline companion, Morris will miss him as well.

Friends and family will be received on Tuesday November 26th from 4PM until time of service at 7PM in the Huntsman Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Moon Twp. (1522 Coraopolis Hts. Rd.) Interment and Military Honors will take place at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville, PA, on Wednesday.

The family wishes to thank Jimmy & Stu for all the time they spent with George over all these years.  A special thanks to his “Blonde Angel” Diane for all the love and precious moments during his final days.

James Dennis Reese Jr. MSgt (USAF, ret.)

James Dennis Reese Jr. MSgt (USAF, ret.)

MSgt (USAF, ret.) James Dennis Reese, Jr, 83, of Moon Twp, died on November 4, 2019 in Clearwater, Florida. He was born in Reedsville, PA on November 6, 1935, the son of the late James D. and Catherine (Weakland) Reese and graduated from Derry Township High School Class of 1953.

He served 23 years and 6 months in the United States Air Force, both active duty and reserve. He worked in various positions throughout his career, as a flight simulator technician, aircraft electrician, disaster preparedness technician, and in the base motor pool. His career took him from Yokota Air Base Japan to the 911th Tactical Airlift Group, Greater Pittsburgh Airport.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Rosemary Helen (Sabol) Reese, two brothers, Jay M. Reese and Eugene (Rip) Reese, and a grandson, Zachary M. Jones.

Surviving are his four children: Susan A. Jones (Richard), Imperial PA; Robert M. Reese, Reedsville, PA; SMSgt (USAF, ret) James D. Reese III (Betty, USAF Vet.), Spring Valley Township, OH; Catherine J. Reese (USAF, Vet.), Reedsville, PA; four sisters, Susanne McCormick, Catherine Reiss, Mary Reese, and Sally Jo King. Six grandchildren: Marianna C. Patrick, Brandon J. Jones, Jamie N. Palmiter (USAF Vet.); Robert Eric McAnally; Rebecca S. Marshall and Robbie Reese. Eleven great-grandchildren; his best friend Richard Marrone; pup Bridget, and a very dear friend Caroline Middlemiss.

A memorial gathering for family and friends will be held on Wednesday November 20th from 6-8 PM in the Huntsman Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Moon Twp. (1522 Coraopolis Hts. Rd.) Interment and Military Honors will take place at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville, PA, on Thursday November 21st at 1 PM. Those wishing to attend must be prompt.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to: the Disabled American Veterans organization at www.DAV.org.

Frances C. (Doughty) Hoover

Frances C. (Doughty) Hoover

Frances C. (Doughty) Hoover, 95, of Moon Twp. died on Wednesday October 23, 2019 in her home.  She was born in Findlay Twp. on March 18, 1924 the daughter of the late Calvin & Pearl (Cain) Doughty.

Frances graduated from West Allegheny High School and went on to work for over 37years at the Neville Chemical Company as an administrative secretary.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth M. Hoover and a sister, Florence Neely.

She is survived by her son Michael Hoover (Jean), Moon Twp.  Two grandsons, Michael D. Hoover (Mary) & Scott A. Hoover (Regina). Two great grandchildren, a brother, David Doughty, Moon Twp. and many nieces & nephews.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Good Samaritan Hospice for their excellent care.

There will be no public services, the Huntsman Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Moon Twp. is in charge of arrangements.  Private interment will take place in Coraopolis Cemetery.