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A. Richard Tarquinio

A. Richard Tarquinio

A. Richard Tarquinio, 64, of Boca Raton, FL, formerly of Moon Twp. Died on October 18, 2018. He was born on March 7, 1954, a son of the late Arthur D. Tarquinio & Rose E. (Venneri) Tarquinio.

He is survived by his wife, Joanne, his daughter, Mia and siblings, Joseph (Mary Ann), Anita (Sam) Marcocci, Ronald (Jennifer), Rosemary and Edward (Deborah) and many aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Per his wishes there will be no visitation.  A memorial mass will occur Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 10:30 AM at St. Joseph R.C. Church, Coraopolis by Rev. Richard Jones.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to:  West Hills Food Pantry, C/O Joe Tarquinio, 1134 Thorn Run Rd., Moon Twp. PA 15108.

Donald L. Brainerd

Donald L. Brainerd

Donald L. Brainerd, 87, of Sewickley passed peacefully on Wednesday October 10, 2018, In UPMC Shadyside. He was born in Baltimore, MD on July 29, 1931 the son of the late Eldred & Evelyn (Webb) Brainerd.

 

Donald is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Toni Brainerd. Three children: Steven Brainerd (Marian), OH; Douglas Brainerd (Faith), OH & Kimberly Mirolli (Timothy), OH. Two sisters, Barbara Williams & Dorothy Ritsko, a brother, James Brainerd. Five grandchildren & 4 great grandchildren.

 

Donald graduated from Penn State in 1953 with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. He was commissioned in the US Navy and served 27 years, retiring as a captain. After early retirement from 30 years with DuPont, he continued his career with Sun Chemical for 17 years. He was very active in the Chemical Association of Pittsburgh. Golf was one of his lifetime passions and won him many trophies. He also loved performing semi-professionally and at family gatherings as “The Great Braindini” Magician.

 

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

 

A memorial service will be held at The Masonic Village, Sewickley on Saturday October 27th at 11:00am. Private interment will be at The National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville on another date.

LaVerne W. Heisler

LaVerne W. Heisler

LaVerne W. Heisler, 81, of Moon Twp. died on Wednesday October 10, 2018 in Concordia at Villa St. Joseph, Baden.         She was born in Pittsburgh on February 1, 1937 the daughter to the late Ralph & Ruth (Degenhardt) Wright.

She is survived by her husband of 60 yrs. Best friend, loving husband, and travel companion Robert J. Heisler Sr. two sons, Robert J. Heisler Jr. (Lisa), Moon Twp. & Bruce J. Heisler (Kimberly), Moon Twp.. She was a devoted “Grandee” to her three grandchildren, Shelby Heisler Jarosh (Matt), Annie L. Heisler & Cooper B. Heisler.

In addition to her parents, LaVerne was preceded in death her brother, Ralph “Bucky” Wright.

She had and adventurous life. If she wasn’t on the beach reading a novel or traveling to visit friends, LaVerne could be found tending to her beautiful garden, doing ceramics and painting.  She loved her Bob, spending time with her family and sneaking treats to her grand dog, Gucci.

She had multiple careers which ranged from modeling, working for an insurance company, Robert Morris College, manager at the family bar, Moon Area lunch lady, and working for the Pittsburgh Port Authority.

She was an original and active member of St. Andrews Church, member of The Eastern Stars, den mother for her sons, played in the Moon Woman’s Softball League.  LaVerne loved traveling the world, including trips to St. Thomas, several European countries and Hawaii.

Always stylish (wearing her Chico’s outfits), she was ready to jump on a plane at any moment, ready for her next adventure.

LaVerne loved and was well loved by her family and all of her friends.

Friends will be received on Friday October 12 from 3-8PM in The Huntsman Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Moon Twp. (1522 Coraopolis Hts. Rd.) Also on Saturday from 10AM until time of Funeral Service at 11AM in St. Andrews Lutheran Church, Moon Twp.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to: Concordia at Villa St. Joseph (www.concordialm.org)

 

 

Andrew J. Span

Andrew J. Span

Andrew J. Span, 92, of Moon Twp. died on Friday, September 28, 2018 in Concordia of Franklin Park.  He was born in Ambridge on August 12, 1926 the son of the late Andrew & Mary (Pinkovsky) Span.

Andrew served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. While he claimed he “never did anything”, he was selected among the Army’s finest to train with the Army Signal Corps.  After the war, he graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering.  He retired from EPIC Metals in Rankin.  Andrew enjoyed many wonderful years with Marge, his loving wife of 65 years. The two enjoyed attending Robert Morris University football games, gambling on the thoroughbred races at Ladbroke’s, and attending the 55+ events at St. Margaret Mary Parish, Moon, where they were long-time members.

He is survived by his wife Margaret M. (Sudia) Span.  Eight children:  Sandra McCormick (Rusty), NC; Andy Span, CA; Judy Shaffer (Jeff), Robinson; Linda Norman (Robert), Moon; Jim Span, CA; Mary Phoenik, Mars; Christine Ree (Robert), Moon; Teri Vidovich (Scott), Moon; a brother, Capt. William F. Span USN (Ret.). Thirteen grandchildren & seven great-grandchildren will miss him as well.

In addition to his parents, Andrew was preceded in death by his brother, Robert Span.

There will be no public viewing.  Friends and family are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, October 6 at 9:30 AM in St. Margaret Mary Parish, Moon.  Committal and military honors will follow at Resurrection Cemetery, Moon.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to:  Disabled American Veterans (www.dav.org).

 

 

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