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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.

Karen Diane (Read) Kelley

Karen Diane (Read) Kelley

Karen Diane (Read) Kelley, 63, of Moon Twp., passed away on Monday, October 14, 2019.
She was born on December 27, 1955, in Washington, Pa., a daughter of the late Phillip Sr. and Mae (White) Read. She was the beloved sister of the late Keith Read, Patricia Campbell Read, and Phillip Read.
She is survived by her loving husband of 36 years, George Kelley; her children, Robin (Marshall) Bruce, Melissa Scamman, Bobbie Jo (Kristofer) Boyle, and Corey Kelley; her grandchildren, Chelsea, Zach Krobot, Nicole Stahl, Kasey, Cody Scamman, Darian, Devin Law, and Trinity Boyle; three great-grandchildren; and her brother, Chuck (Rhonda) Read.
A memorial luncheon will be held for family and friends on Saturday, October 19th from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Hanover Fire Hall, 2697 State Route 18, Hookstown, PA 15050, to celebrate the life of Karen Kelley.

Denise Louise Trenor

Denise Louise Trenor

Denise Louise Trenor, wife of the late Frederick C. Trenor II, died on Monday September 23, 2019, after a long and valiant struggle with cancer.  She is survived by her mother, Nancy Waltz and sister, Kathleen Waltz, both of Coraopolis, as well as step sons, Frederick Trenor III, and John A. Trenor and his wife Anne-Marie and their four children.

Denise was born January 11, 1953 at Divine Providence Hospital in Williamsport, PA, and lived her early years in Coraopolis, PA, graduating in 1970 from Coraopolis High School.

During her lifetime, Denise had many careers; as a nurse at St. John’s and Sewickley Hospitals, as a flight attendant with US Air for 22 years, Pittsburgh Aeronautical Institute as a public speaker, and for many years, as a realtor.

She was blessed with and devoted to, a large extended family, her many cousins, their children and grandchildren.  Denise liked nothing more than having a house full of her youngest relatives.  She loved them all dearly.

The family wishes to express appreciation for the loving care Denise received from the staffs of Vitas Hospice Care and Comfort Keepers.

Friends and family are invited to attend a memorial service at 2PM Saturday October 5, 2019 in the Huntsman Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Moon Twp. (1522 Coraopolis Hts. Rd.)  Private interment service will be held at a later date in Williamsport, PA.

In Lieu of flowers, donations in Denise’s name to your favorite will be much appreciated.

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David Mark Kulak

David Mark Kulak

David Mark Kulak, 26, of Cedarville AR, passed away Sunday, August 4, 2019 in Van Buren AR.  He was born April 30, 1993 in Pittsburgh, PA.  He was employed by Walmart, and enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He is survived by his parents, Judith Kulak of New Kensington, PA and Mark Kulak and wife Diane of Cedarville AR; a sister, Mary Peterson and husband Shawn of New Kensington PA; a brother, Erich Kulak and wife Megan of Muldrow OK; stepsister Teresa Ray and husband Eric, stepsister Heather Gilmore; three nephews, Bobby, Liam, and Daxsyn; step-nephew Tristan; and his dog Jazzy.

Friends and family are invited to a memorial gathering on Saturday August 17th from 11:00AM until time of memorial service at 2:30PM in the Huntsman Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Moon Twp. (1522 Coraopolis Hts. Rd.)  Donations in lieu of flowers can be made in honor of David to the National Alliance on Mental Illness or Puppies Behind Bars.

Dolores Elaine “Dolly” (Jelacic) Schweiger

Dolores Elaine “Dolly” (Jelacic) Schweiger

Dolores Elaine “Dolly” (Jelacic) Schweiger, age 91, a long-time resident of Moon Township, died August 6, 2019, at her daughter Suzana’s home in Southlake, Texas. Suzana cared for her for the last 4 years as she suffered from Alzheimer’s.

Dolly was born in 1928, in Pittsburgh, PA to Joseph and Suzana Jelacic. She graduated from Penn State in 1950, with a degree in teaching and was a member of Kappa Delta Sorority.

Dolly taught Kindergarten at St. Margaret Mary Church in Moon Township, and then started the first transitional class in America for children entering first grade, in the Moon School District where she retired after 25 years.

Dolly was an avid gardener and belonged to the Moon Township Garden Club, Homemakers Club and a Ladies Card Club where she formed life-long friendships.

Dolly was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 56 years Gerard F. Schweiger Sr. and son William Schweiger. She is survived by her children: Gerard F. Schweiger Jr. (Karen), Suzana Holmquist (Glenn). Lizana Schweiger, Daniel Schweiger (Michael) and Paul Schweiger (Catherine). Grandmother to Erica, Carrie, Matthew, Samantha and Addison and aunt to numerous nieces and nephews.

Dolly, had a strong Catholic faith, believing in the power and strength of Jesus Christ’s love and beauty and peace that would await her after her passing.

Viewing will be held on Friday August 9th from 5-8PM in the Huntsman Funeral Home of Moon Twp. (1522 Coraopolis Hts. Rd.) With a Mass to celebrate Dolly’s life on Saturday, at 9:30 am, in St. Margaret Mary Church in Moon Twp.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be sent to The Smile Train, www.smiletrain.com

Robert J. Heisler Sr.

Robert J. Heisler Sr.

Robert J. Heisler, Sr., 85, of Moon Township, PA, died on Thursday July 4, 2019 in Sewickley Valley Hospital, Sewickley, PA.  Robert was preceded in death by his true love of 60 years, best friend, and loving wife LaVerne W. Heisler. He was born in Pittsburgh, PA on Dec 5, 1933 the son to the late Joseph and Rose Heisler.

He is survived by his two sons, Robert J. Heisler, Jr. (Lisa), Moon Township, PA & Bruce J. Heisler (Kimberly), Moon Township, PA. He was a devoted “Pap” to his three grandchildren, Shelby Heisler Jarosh (Matt), Annie L. Heisler & Cooper B. Heisler. His surviving siblings are his Rosie Dapper (Richard), and his brother Richard Heisler (Marie).

In addition to his parents and wife, Robert was preceded in death by his brothers, Bernie, Chuck and Joe Heisler.

He had a wonderful life and brought goodness to everyone he came in contact with. One word that is often used to describe him was “sweet.” After LaVerne passed, he could always be found at Eat n Park or The Landing Community Center in Moon Township. He made his daily rounds and often visited Rite Aid, Key Bank and Dr. Ruberg’s office checking in on all his “family” that took care of him outside of his own. He was also blessed by LaVerne’s girlfriends that continued to take care of him after her passing.

He lettered in multiple sports at Carrick High School before he joined the Army and served both active and reserve duties.  After that he joined the rest of the Heisler boys at Armour Food Service where he worked for over 30 plus years. He loved sports, playing the lottery and his family. Very rarely did he venture out of Moon/Coraopolis. He had everything right where he wanted and was very content.

He was a member of St Joseph Church, but had a special relationship with the Felician Sisters Convent in Coraopolis.   He also regularly attended Impact Christian Church where he developed many new friendships.

Bob was well loved by his family and all of his friends.   He is now where he wanted to be …… with the Love of his Life, LaVerne.

Friends will be received on Monday July 8 from 3-8PM in The Huntsman Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Moon Twp. (1522 Coraopolis Hts. Rd.) Also on Tuesday there will be a funeral Mass at 10:30AM at Our Lady of Sacred Heart Church, 1500 Woodcrest Ave, Coraopolis, PA.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to: Felician Sisters Convent 1500 Woodcrest Ave., Coraopolis, PA 15108.

Curtis “Chip” Thomas

Curtis “Chip” Thomas

Curtis “Chip” Thomas, 56, of Moon Twp. died in his home on July 3, 2019.  He was born in Pittsburgh on February 6, 1963 the son of the late Curtis J. & Deloris (Shandrick) Thomas.

Chip/Curt graduated from Upper St. Clair High School & Mercyhurst College.  He was the Director of Food Service for Cura Hospitality at Kane Hospital.  He was an avid sports fan who loved his Pittsburgh Steelers and treasured the times spent with family & friends.  His quick wit, kindness and heart of gold will never be forgotten.

Chip/Curt was the Best Damn Husband to Joyce (Broadbent) Thomas; Best Damn Fur Daddy to his girl, Sadie; Best Damn Brother to his sisters, Kerry Martin (Michael), Laurie Luba (Michael), Julie Schlitter (Rick DerVanik); Best Damn Son In Law to Patricia & James Broadbent; Best Damn Brother In Law to Jimmy Broadbent (Amy) Jay Broadbent (Emily), Michael Broadbent and the above mentioned Mikes; Best Damn Uncle to his dear nieces & nephews, Tara Moffitt (Brian), Zack Martin, Callie Luba, Lexie Luba, Carter Swegman, Morgan Schlitter, Ava Broadbent & Cora Broadbent; Best Damn Great Uncle to Laney, Lyla, Lakyn, Lucy & Luke Moffitt; Best Damn Cousin, Nephew, Friend and Co-Worker to many!

Friends will be received on Sunday from 2-8PM in The Huntsman Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Moon Twp. (1522 Coraopolis Hts. Rd.) where a Blessing Service will also be held on Monday at 12 Noon.  A Celebration of Life will follow. (Steelers attire encouraged)

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to PanCAN.org

Deanna (Carpenter) Lansberry

Deanna (Carpenter) Lansberry

Deanna (Carpenter) Lansberry, 71, of Moon Twp. went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on June 10, 2019.  She was born on December 5, 1947 in Webster Springs, WV the daughter of the late Lecture & Bernadine (Snyder) Carpenter.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Lansberry and her son, Randy Bucek both in 2013.

Deanna is survived by her four children:  Von Bucek (Jeannie), Baden; Dawn Lansberry, Moon Twp.; Tracey Ellis (Albert), Moon Twp.; Emmanuel Lansberry, Moon Twp.  Along with numerous grandchildren & great grandchildren.

She is also survived by two sisters, Ethel Sweitzer, Glenwillard & Marcia (Jerry) Orsini, Hopewell as well as her nieces and a nephew, her lifelong friend Darla Porto and last but not least her devoted dog, Scruffy.

All services are private.  The Huntsman Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Moon Twp. is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions can be made to:  Autism Speaks (www.autismspeaks.org)