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Joseph W. “Joe” DeNardo

Joseph W. “Joe” DeNardo

Joseph W. “Joe” DeNardo, 87, of Moon Twp. Passed away on June 15, 2018 in Pittsburgh. He was born in Martins Ferry, OH on November 27, 1930 the son of the late Mary Jane Pucci.

Joe attended Duquesne University and served his country in the US Air Force, where he started his career in Meteorology when the Air Force sent him to the University of Chicago for his meteorological degree. He was the Chief Meteorologist for WTAE for over 40 years. He was the founder and chairman of Project Bundle up, worked with Special Olympics and numerous other charities. He was a member of St. Margaret Mary Parish, Moon Twp.

In addition to his mother Joe was preceded in death by his wife, Dolores J. (Wrana) DeNardo in 2009.

He is survived by his sons, Joseph “Jeff” DeNardo (Karen), Moon Twp. and R. Douglas “Doug” DeNardo (Sharon), Moon Twp. Four grandchildren, Jeffrey DeNardo (Gabbie), Joseph DeNardo (Leah), Joshua DeNardo (Morgan) and Kelsey DeNardo (Stephen). A great grandson, Cooper DeNardo.

Friends will be received on Monday June 18th from 2-4 & 6-8 PM and on Tuesday June 19th 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 Wednesday June 20 at 10AM, in St. Margaret Mary Parish, Moon Twp. (Everyone please meet at the church) Committal and entombment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery, Moon Twp.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Project Bundle Up (www.projectbundleup.org)

Barbara A. (Galisin) Urban

Barbara A. (Galisin) Urban

Barbara A. (Galisin) Urban, wife, mother, and business woman died peacefully on June 4 in Winter Park, Fl.

Known for her wry sense of humor, her generous heart, and quick wit, Barbara studied cosmetology alongside her husband, Bernard; and together they ran a salon in Moon Township, PA. For the past several decades she committed her time to running a business that provided services to senior care facilities. Her devotion to the compassionate care of the elderly was a strong focus in the later part of her life.

Mrs. Urban was an avid and accomplished golfer who loved the game and spent many years as an active member of Montour Heights Country Club, in Moon Township, PA, where she also dedicated her time to the Junior Golf Program. In 1989, she recorded a hole-in-one at the Grenelefe Golf Resort in Winter Haven, Fl.

Mrs. Urban was born January 19, 1943 in Sewickley, PA, to Michael and Anna (Barna) Galisin. Her father worked at the Pittsburgh Forgings Company and a later as a barber in Coraopolis. Her mother worked in retail and was a homemaker. Her father’s work as a barber influenced her decision to pursue cosmetology.

She is survived by her husband Bernard R. Urban; sons, Bernard M. Urban and Darrin J. Urban, his wife, Julie A. Urban; and her brother, Robert (Bob) Galisin, his wife Diane Galisin; aunt to Dana, Dawn, Diane, and Rob. She is preceded in death by her brother, Theodore (Teddy) Galisin; aunt to Carla and Michael.

Mrs. Urban was a lifelong supporter of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. In lieu of flowers, the family requests any donations to be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in her name.

A memorial gathering will be held on Thursday, June 14, from 5PM to 8PM in the Huntsman Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Moon Twp. (1522 Coraopolis Hts. Rd.) Where a memorial service will be held on Friday June 15 at 10AM. Committal and entombment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery, Moon Twp.

 

 

Nancy Kay (Nichols) Willette-Minner

Nancy Kay (Nichols) Willette-Minner

Nancy Kay (Nichols) Willette-Minner, 65, of Moon Twp. Died on Wednesday May 16, 2018 in Good Samaritan Hospice at Heritage Valley Beaver.  She was born in Johnson City, NY on February 7, 1953 the daughter of Ruth (Eccleston) Nichols and the late Gordon Nichols.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Jack C. Minner.  Three children, Amanda Willette, McKees Rocks, PA; Mary Sargent (Chip), OH; Peter Willette, McKees Rocks, PA.  Three stepdaughters, Melissa Siegfried, Kutztown, PA; Heather Darcangelo, New Wilmington, PA; Jacqueline Minner, Wilkinsburg, PA.  Five grandchildren, Trenton Sowers, Hunter Sowers, Gage Sowers, Zachary Siegfried, Gabriel Siegfried.  Four great grandchildren.  A sister, Norma Scott, and a brother, Wayne Nichols.

“She ministered to everyone she met with God’s Love. She kept the faith and has finished the race.”

Friends will be received on Monday May 21st from 2-4 & 6-8 PM in The Huntsman Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Moon Twp. (1522 Coraopolis Hts. Rd.) and also on Tuesday from 9AM till time of funeral service at 11 AM in the Crossroads Church, Oakdale.  Private interment will take place at Mt. Chestnut Cemetery, Butler.

Ann R. Lenz

Ann R. Lenz

Ann R Lenz, 88, of Moon Township PA, died peacefully on May 12th 2018. Born in Pittsburgh, the daughter of John and Katherine Robb, she is pre-deceased by her husband Rev. Carl Lenz.  She is survived by her children Linda Rapp, Lisa Bianchi, and Lucie Lenz, her sons-in-law John Rapp and Chip Bianchi, her grandchildren Olivia (Rapp) and Sean Harrington, Philip Rapp, Christopher Bianchi and Jackson Bianchi, and her great granddaughter Lane Harrington.  As a special needs English language arts teacher, she taught in the Buffalo Public Schools for 33 years.  In retirement, she and her husband lived in Chautauqua where she continued to sub in the public schools, finally moving back to their beloved Pittsburgh in their last decade.  A memorial service in celebration of her life will be held May 19, 2018 at 2:00PM at the Sharon Community Presbyterian Church in Moon Township.

 

Frank B. Becker

Frank B. Becker

Frank B. Becker, 70, of Moon Twp., died on April 13, 2018. He was born in Moran, MI on January 7, 1948 the son of the late Bernard & Violet (Plankey) Becker.

Frank worked in the Shenango Steel Mill, then retired from the Neville Chemical Co. He went on to work at True Value Hardware in Coraopolis which he truly loved. He enjoyed softball, golf, the Penguins, & the Steelers.

He is survived by his wife of 32 yrs., Sandra (Fiedler) Becker, his sons Michael Schmidt (Carrie) & Jeffery Schmidt (Tapestry), & his sisters Carole Becker & Gayle Becker.

The family is holding a memorial gathering on Sunday April 22 from 2-7PM at Becker’s Place. The Huntsman Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Moon Twp. is in charge of arrangements.

James Carey Saunders

James Carey Saunders

James Carey Saunders, 85, of Moon Twp., died on April 5, 2018.  He was born in Pittsburgh on March 26, 1933, the son of the late David J. & C. Alice (Sullivan) Saunders.

James served his country in the US Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict. He earned his B.S. in Mathematics from Duquesne University.  He retired from LTV Steel after 44 years, working in the Pittsburgh Works, Aliquippa, Cleveland Works, Youngstown & Warren plants.

He is survived by his wife of 62 yrs., Theresa M. (Owczarzak) Saunders.  Four Children:  Robert W. Saunders (Joanne), Fox Chapel; Marianne England (David), MI; Catherine Vignolini (Albert), Hopewell Twp.; David J. Saunders (Trisha), Pittsburgh.  Eight grandchildren:  Max, Margaret, Tess, Luc, Will, Josh, Xiao-Mei & John.

In addition to his parents, James was preceded in death by his brothers, William Saunders & John Saunders.

Friends will be received on Tuesday April 10 from 2-4 & 6-8PM in the Huntsman Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Moon Twp. (1522 Coraopolis Hts. Rd.) Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday at 10 AM in St. Margaret Mary Parish, Moon Twp.  Private interment will take place at Resurrection Cemetery, Moon Twp.

Memorial contributions can be made to: St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital (www.stjude.org)

 

 

Ronald J. Youngworth

Ronald J. Youngworth

Ronald J. Youngworth, 83, of Moon Twp., died on March 30, 2018. He was born in Coraopolis on November 19, 1934, the son of the late Joseph & Mary (Lanyi) Youngworth.

Ronald served his country in the US Army prior to working for many years as a slitterman at CODO Manufacturing in Leetsdale.

In addition to his parents, Ronald was preceded in death by his wife, Sandra (Scalercio) Youngworth.  And brothers, Joseph Youngworth Jr. & William Youngworth.

He is survived by his two daughters, Lynn Hebig (Gene), MN & Gail Piole (David), Robinson Twp.  Three grandchildren, Jamie Ward (James), Jason Sturm (Jennie) & Jesse Hebig (Nakita).  Five great grandchildren, Nolan & Nyle Ward, Olivia & Brody Sturm & Lillian.  Brother, Harry Youngworth.

Friends will be received on Thursday, April 5th from 12-4PM & 6PM – until time of blessing service at 7PM in the Huntsman Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Moon Twp. (1522 Coraopolis Hts. Rd.) Private interment will happen at a later date.

 

Marlene A. Boles

Marlene A. Boles

Marlene A. Boles, of Crescent Twp. Passed away on Tuesday March 27, 2018 after many months of a courageous battle, with rosaries in hand. Marlene left for a better place where she is now resting without pain.

She leaves behind her best friend and husband of 58 years, Bruce Boles. She is survived by her amazing children, Carol Ann Myers (Theron) of Bellevue, Diana Jodikinos (Nick) of Independence Twp. and Thomas Boles (Jeanette) of West Norriton, PA. She leaves 6 grandchildren, 3 wonderful girls with whom she spent so many happy times, Nicole, Ava and Nina Jodikinos of Independence Twp., Katherine, Michael and Samuel Boles of West Norriton, PA and a great grandson, Ryan Boles.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Margaret Daniels. A sister, Carole Daniels and a grandson, Christopher Boles.

Marlene retired from Commercial Plastics & Supply Corp. in 1998 after 25 years of service in sales and customer service.

Our family thanks the Celtic Care Hospice group for the care and assistance they gave to all of us.

My personal thanks go to our daughter, Diana for the excellent caregiving she gave to her mother. Without her I do not know how I would have managed the all-day personal attention that was required. Nicole was here quite often and also should be recognized as a great assistant.

Memorials if desired can be made in Marlene’s memory to: The Beaver County Humane Society, 3394 Brodhead Rd. Center Twp., PA 15001

Please remember Marlene in your prayers.

There will be no visitation, all services will be private. The Huntsman Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Moon Twp. is in charge of arrangements.

Donald Joseph Soldo

Donald Joseph Soldo

Donald Joseph Soldo, 87, of Moon Twp., passed away on March 21, 2018. He was born in Bethel Park on September 27, 1930. He was the son of the late Charles & Martha Soldo.

Donald served his country in the US Army during the Korean War where he earned a Purple Heart. He worked as the Assistant Golf Pro at St. Clair Country Club, then as the Head Golf Pro at Montour Heights Country Club, and lastly as a postal worker for the Coraopolis/Moon Township Post Offices.

In addition to his parents, Donald was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Jane (Lomaga) Soldo in 2016, a son Donald J. Soldo Jr in 1999., and brothers, Charles, George (Ruth) & Pete (Sue) Soldo.

He is survived by his daughter, Victoria King, of Robinson Twp. He will be greatly missed by his four grandchildren, Christopher and Whitney Soldo, Marissa and Madison King and his great granddaughter, Arden Frediani. Also, he is survived by his two brothers, Robert Soldo (Lucy), John Soldo (Dolores-dec.), and several nieces and nephews.

Donald was an avid golfer and loved being a part of the Moon Golf Course and Scally’s Golf Center golf leagues. He developed many great friendships from these leagues. After retirement he worked at the Moon Golf Course as a starter and gave golf lessons at the Scally’s Golf Center for many years.

Friends will be received on Tuesday, March 27th 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 Wednesday at 11AM. Interment will follow at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery, Moon Twp.

Donations may be made to At Home Senior Services, 643 Fifth Avenue, Coraopolis, PA 15108 for their Veteran Care Program.

 

 

Joan F. (Sobol) Thomas

Joan F. (Sobol) Thomas

Joan F. (Sobol) Thomas, age 81, of Moon Twp., passed away on March 12, 2018.  She was born in McKees Rocks on December 10, 1936. The daughter of the late Nick & Anna (Gaspich) Sobol.

In addition to her parents, Joan was preceded in death by her loving husband, George Thomas, and her twin sister, Janice Andrasko.

She is survived by her three children, Gary Thomas (Susie), Moon Twp., David Thomas, Moon Twp. and Deborah Zawilla (David), Rennerdale. Six grandchildren, Daniel & Hanna Thomas, Sammy Thomas, Zachary, Michael & Katelyn Zawilla. Her sister Carol Rippole and several loving nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received on Thursday March 15th from 2-8PM in the Huntsman Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Moon Twp. (1522 Coraopolis Hts. Rd.) Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday at 10AM in St. Margaret Mary Parish, Moon Twp. (Everyone please meet at the church) Interment will follow at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery, Moon Twp.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to: Good Samaritan Hospice House (www.concordialm.org)