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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)

Dana Galisin Aiello

Dana Galisin Aiello

Dana Galisin Aiello Passed away peacefully in Odenton, MD surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of the late Kenneth Aiello and the much loved mother of Abigail, of Odenton, and Leah of New York. She is survived by her mother Linda Heinlein Galisin, Robert Galisin and wife Diane, sisters Diane (Gary) Rodriguez, Dawn (Donald) Ott, and brother Robert (Julia) Galisin, Dana was graduate of Moon area High School and earned a degree in Industrial Design and Engineering. She had a successful career as a Project Manager with National Security Agency at Ft. Meade. Her projects brought her many honors and awards but her priority was always her family. Dana was a loyal and fun loving friend, evident by the circle of friends from high school and work who supported her through her illness.

Friends will be received on Thursday June 6th from 2-4 & 6-8 pm in the Huntsman Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Moon Twp. (1522 Coraopolis Hts. Rd) where a funeral service will be held on Friday at 9 am.

 

Edward P. DeCarlo

Edward P. DeCarlo

Edward P. DeCarlo, 83, of Moon Twp. formerly of Oakdale, died on May 29, 2019.  He was born on June 29, 1935 in Oakdale, the son of the late Carmen & Mary (Mackey) DeCarlo.

Edward graduated from West Allegheny High School, served his country in the US Marine Corps and was a longtime member of the Wolves Club of Coraopolis.  He owned and operated Ed’s Barber Shop in Coraopolis for many years.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Rose DeCarlo.  As well as two brothers, Vince DeCarlo & Carl DeCarlo.

Edward is survived by his three daughters:  Kim DeCarlo, CO; MaryDel Eisley (Mike), Moon Twp.; Carol Smith (Dan), Findlay Twp. Four grandchildren, Victoria, Parker, Alexandra & Madison, as well as a brother, Fred DeCarlo.

Friends will be received on Monday June 3rd from 2-4 & 6-8 pm in the Huntsman Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Moon Twp. (1522 Coraopolis Hts. Rd) Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday at 10 am in St. Margaret Mary Parish, Moon Twp. (Everyone please meet at church).  Committal and entombment will follow at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery, Moon Twp.

Richard H. “Dick” Ord

Richard H. “Dick” Ord

Richard H. “Dick” Ord, 91, of Hopewell Twp., died on May 12, 2019 in Good Samaritan Hospice at Heritage Valley Beaver.  He was born on July 13, 1927 in Coraopolis, the son of the late James & Gladys (Roe) Ord.

Dick served his country in the US Navy during WWII in the South Pacific.  He was a member of the Glenwillard United Methodist Church, where he was also a lay minister.  He worked for over thirty years at St. Joseph Lead Company, in Monaca.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Catherine Rose (Tilly) Ord in 2015.  As well as a grandson Tristan McCullough and a son-in-law, Walter Reynolds.

Dick is survived by his three children:  Richard L. Ord (Melody), NY; Randy B. Ord (Mary), Hopewell Twp.; Ronda A. Reynolds, SC.  20 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren & one great great grandchild.  Beloved extended family, Audrey Underwood (Stan) and Suze Mahan (Bill).

Friends will be received today Tuesday May 14th from 3-7 pm in the Huntsman Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Moon Twp. (1522 Coraopolis Hts. Rd) where a funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 11 am.  Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery, Hopewell Twp.  where the Beaver County Special Unit will perform Military Honors at 12 Noon.

Joanna (Gambone) Diggins

Joanna (Gambone) Diggins

“Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also and he praises her: Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.”  Proverbs 31:28-29

Joanna (Gambone) Diggins, 72, of Moon Twp., returned to her Lord and Savior on March 31, 2019 after a valiant fight with cancer. Her devotion to her Savior and firm belief in His saving grace, supported her in her final struggle. She was an example of Christ’s love to everyone who knew her. Throughout her life she maintained a sweet and simple demeanor that won the trust and hearts of many, who even now are being changed by the witness of her love and faith. Her caring heart will never be forgotten.

Joanna was born in Philadelphia, on September 30, 1946, the daughter of the late Vincent & Mildred (Masino) Gambone.  She is survived by her husband of over 50 years, Joe Diggins.  Three children, Joseph Diggins (Hope), Sewickley; Brian Diggins (Amy), Moon Twp.; Tricia Flagg (Jon), Wexford.  Eleven grandchildren:  Reilly, Pierce, Alexandra, Tyler, Ethan, Reagan, Lucie, Avery, Cameron, Jiovanni & Xzavion.  A sister, Anita Gray, and a brother Vince Gambone.

In addition to her parents, Joanna was preceded in death by a brother, Michael Gambone.

Friends will be received on Tuesday, April 2nd from 2-4 & 6-8PM at The Huntsman Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Moon Twp. (1522 Coraopolis Hts. Rd.) and a Memorial service will be held on Wednesday at 11AM at St. Stephen’s Church, Sewickley.  Private interment will take place at Sewickley Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to: The People Helper’s Ministry of St. Stephen’s Church (405 Fredrick Ave. Sewickley, PA 15143).

 

Thomas Jefferson Wertenbaker III

Thomas Jefferson Wertenbaker III

Thomas Jefferson Wertenbaker III, 63, of Moon Twp. Died on Monday March 25, 2019.

Jeff is survived by his wife of 21 years, Kathleen M. Herbst, his brother John (Nohreen) of New Jersey, niece and nephew, Paul and Heather Wertenbaker and the extended Herbst family who welcomed him as one of their own.

He served in the U.S. Air Force and was a graduate of LaSalle University with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science.  He was employed for many years as a computer programmer at Universal Health Services and CAI.

There will be no public viewing, a memorial service will be announced at a later date. The Huntsman Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Moon Twp. is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions can be made to:  The Women’s Center of Beaver County (www.womenscenterbc.org).  Blood donations are another way to honor him as his illness required many units of blood.

 

 

 

 

 

Norma J. (Evanko) Lofink

Norma J. (Evanko) Lofink

Norma J. (Evanko) Lofink, 81, of Moon Twp., died on Sunday March 24, 2019.  She was born in Sewickley, on February 21, 1938, the daughter of the late Joseph & Pauline (Kabana) Evanko.

Norma lived in Moon her whole life, graduated from Pitt, and was very active in the Parkway West Rotary Club for many years.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gerard “Jerry” Lofink in 2014.

Norma is survived by her two children, Renee` Lyons, CO and Vernon Lofink (Kelly), Chippewa.  Two grandsons, Harrison & Ethan Lofink.  Three brothers, Jim Evanko (Patty), Bob (Katy) Evanko, Dick Evanko (Marty).

Friends will be received on Friday March 29th from 2-4 & 6-8PM in The Huntsman Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Moon Twp. (1522 Coraopolis Hts. Rd.) where a Blessing Service will be held on Saturday at 11AM.  Interment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Moon Twp.

 

Geraldine “Gerry” (Grannis) Gonet

Geraldine “Gerry” (Grannis) Gonet

Geraldine “Gerry” (Grannis) Gonet, 90, of Moon Twp.  Passed away on Sunday February 17, 2019.  She was born in Philipsburg, PA on June 13, 1928 the daughter of the late William & Mary (Gavlock) Grannis.

She was an employee of Montour Railroad and the Shenango Corporation, but her most treasured role was that of Mom and Grandma.  She was also a member of St. Margaret Mary Parish, Moon Twp.

Gerry was a devoted wife to her husband of over 63 years, Norman W. Gonet, who preceded her in death in 2016.  She was also preceded in death by a brother, William Grannis and a sister, Mary Jane Bagatini.

Gerry was a caring mother to five children:  Robert Gonet (Gail), FL; Karen Betz (Jim), Moon Twp.; Andrea Wagner (Bob), Kennedy Twp.; Thomas Gonet, Moon Twp. & Brian Gonet, SC. She was a loving Grandma to eight grandchildren, Ryan Gonet, Alex Gonet, Jarrod Betz, Justin Betz, Jamie Kluchurosky (Joe), Jennifer Bolea (Zach), Sarah Wagner & Kevin Wagner and five great grandchildren: Owen, Eli, Nora, Lucia & Enzo.  She also leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews.

There will be no public viewing.  Friends will be received at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Coraopolis, starting at 12 Noon until Mass of Christian Burial at 12:30pm on Saturday February 23.  Entombment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery, Moon Twp. The Huntsman Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Moon Twp. is in charge of arrangements.

The family wishes to thank the loving staff at Good Samaritan Hospice and her exceptional home care aides, Kara & Macey.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions, can be made to: The Alzheimer’s Association (www.alz.org) or Good Samaritan Hospice (www.concrdialm.org)