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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)

Marlene (Dietz) D’Amico

Marlene (Dietz) D’Amico

Marlene (Dietz) D’Amico, 70, of Imperial, lost her battle with cancer and passed away peacefully on Monday February 11, 2019 with her family surrounding her.  She was the beloved wife of 50 beautiful years to Ronald R. D’Amico.  She is also survived and will be dearly missed by loving daughter Deanna (D’Amico) Leach and loving granddaughter Marley Leach of Moon Township.

Marlene was preceded in death by her mother Alberta (Elm) Dietz and a brother Harold Dietz.  She is also survived by a brother Ron Dietz, and sister Ruth (Dietz) Weber.

Marlene’s gentle character and kind nature was deeply loved and will be missed by many people including her husband’s family; Jack (Jill) D’Amico, Joseph D’Amico (deceased), Al D’Amico, Ann (John) Rago, Deborah D’Amico. She is also survived by and holds a dear place in the hearts of her nieces and nephews, Jack D’Amico, Annie J. Rago, Emily J. Rago, John Henry Rago, as well as Kim Dietz, Jeff Dietz, Kathleen (Dietz) Christensen, Lynn (Dietz) Powell, Kirk Dietz, and Karen Dietz.

Friends and loved ones will be received at a memorial gathering on Tuesday February 19th from 1PM until time of blessing service at 3PM pm in the Huntsman Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Moon Twp. (1522 Coraopolis Hts. Rd.) Private interment will take place at a later date.

Memorial contributions, if desired, can be made to: The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (www.bcrf.org).

Barbara (Eckel) Guida

Barbara (Eckel) Guida

It is with great sadness that the family of Barbara (Eckel) Guida, 77, of Moon Twp. passed away peacefully on Tuesday February 12, 2019.  She was born in St. Paul, MN on May 14, 1941 the daughter of the late Joseph & Ann (Filler) Eckel.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Richard L. Guida in 2014.

Barbara, known to family as ‘big red’, had a contagious laugh and lived life with a smile that would light up any room.  Barbara demonstrated a love that knew no bounds by giving herself fully in the care of her husband Richard, during the last difficult years of his life. She learned and did so much to help him through those challenging times. It was a monumental testament to the love they shared; a strong bond that never faltered.

Barbara will be lovingly remembered by her three children:  John Guida, WA; Ann Garcia (Jose`), FL and Kathleen Cook (Jason), Moon Twp., five granddaughters: Amanda, Amber, Gabi, Isabel and Elena, brother Joseph Eckel and sister Kathleen Booth.

Friends will be received on Monday February 18 from 2~4pm in the Huntsman Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Moon Twp. where a blessing service will be held at 4PM.  Private entombment will take place in Coraopolis Cemetery.

Memorial donations in memory of Barbara may be made to The University of Pittsburgh Alzheimer Disease Research Center (www.adrc.pitt.edu/volunteer/donate/) or Alzheimer Disease Research Center Attention: Leslie Dunn, MPH, ADRC Administrator, UPMC Montefiore, Four West 200 Lothrop Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-2582

Norma Jean (Uram) Slan

Norma Jean (Uram) Slan

Norma Jean (Uram) Slan, of Moon Twp. Died peacefully on January 30, 2019.  She was the daughter of the late Anna K. (Kitik) Uram, beloved wife of the late John M. Slan, and cherished mother of Vanessa Lynn (Keith) Santucci and Eric John Slan.

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

In lieu of flowers the family asks that you make donations to: Animal Friends, Pittsburgh (www.thinkingoutsidethecage.org).

Bernard Raymond Bercik

Bernard Raymond Bercik

Bernard Raymond Bercik, 85, of Moon Twp., Passed away on Sunday, January 27, 2019. He was born in Donora, PA on February 23, 1933 the son of the late Julia & Peter J. Bercik.  His American dream began by playing football at Donora High School and by receiving many football scholarships, among them one to Georgetown University. There he met Jacqueline Daley, now his beloved wife of 62 years.  He was commissioned as Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force, served on active duty for three years, in the Reserves for 13 years and was discharged as Captain.  He graduated from Georgetown Law School in 1961, practiced law in Pittsburgh, founded Merrit Development, Inc., and established himself as a commercial and residential real estate developer throughout Allegheny County.  His company survives him and his loyal employees continue to manage his properties.

Bernard was preceded in death in 1960 by an infant daughter, their third child.  He is survived by his wife Jacqueline, his children, Bernard J. Bercik (Mary Lynne), Michael J. Bercik, Judith A. Bercik, Mary Elizabeth Leonard, Barbara McConnell (Todd), his beloved grandchildren, Katherine Glusica, Elizabeth Rugh (David), Robert L. Leonard III (Anna), Jacqueline Dobies (Justin), Julia Neel (John), Alberta Leonard, Caroline McConnell, Bernard R. Bercik, John Paul Bercik and 10 cherished great-grandchildren.  Also survived by a sister, Mary Ann Finotti, brothers Peter J. Bercik (Peggy), Richard C. Bercik (Verna) and many nieces & nephews.

Family wishes to thank those who helped care for him, foremost Lynne McCullough and his son Michael, Melissa Kanfoush and the staff at West Hills Rehabilitation and Nursing Home.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to the Felician Sisters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Convent in Coraopolis, and St. Margaret Mary Church, Moon Twp. and The Salvation Army.

There will be no public viewing.  Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday February 2, (Everyone please meet in the back of the church beginning at 9:00 AM), Mass will start at 9:30 AM in St. Margaret Mary Church, Moon Twp. Bernard will be interred in Arlington National Cemetery, Washington D.C., at a later date.

Thomas Daniel Davies

Thomas Daniel Davies

Thomas Daniel Davies, 97 of Moon Twp., passed away on Monday January 28, 2019.  He was born on July 21, 1921 the son of the late Thomas and Helen Davies.  He was a retired electrical engineer from Shenango Incorporated.  He was a WWII veteran serving with the US Army Air Force as a weather observer.  He was a member of the Coraopolis United Methodist Church and the Sharpsville F&AM.
He enjoyed square dancing and bowling. He was a recreational pilot, and loved traveling with his family to the beach and national parks

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