Obituaries

Grady Alexander

Grady Alexander

Grady Alexander, “Your wings were ready; but our hearts were not.”  It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Grady Alexander, age 91 years, of Crescent, PA.  He passed peacefully at his home on February 9, 2021, with family by his side.  He was a wonderful husband, loving father and proud “Pap” to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Grady was born at the Alexander Homeplace in Cleveland, GA (Home of the Cabbage Patch dolls).  His parents were Ancil Elijah…

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Charles William “Bill” Henderson, Jr.

Charles William “Bill” Henderson, Jr.

Charles William “Bill” Henderson, Jr., 79 of Moon Twp., passed away on Friday, January 29, 2021 peacefully at home.  He was born in Latrobe, PA on May 24, 1941 the son of the late Virginia G. (McDowell) McMaster and Charles W. Henderson, Sr.  Bill was an electronic technician in the U.S. Navy from 1960-1964, proudly serving as a submariner on the USS Chivo. He worked for USS Chemicals/ Aristech Chemicals at the Neville Island plant from 1974-1992.   Bill moved to…

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Mark Joseph Sedelmeier

Mark Joseph Sedelmeier

Mark Joseph Sedelmeier, 69, of Moon Twp., passed away peacefully in his home on January 28, 2021.  Born in Canton, OH to Shirley (Young) Sedelmeier and the late Joseph H. Sedelmeier, Mark grew up with a meticulous nature and a desire for learning. On numerous occasions, Mark could be found taking apart broken household appliances and clocks to figure out how they worked. In his youth, Mark was a member of DeMolay International, a youth leadership organization that strived to…

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Catherine Miller

Catherine Miller

Catherine C. (Tina) Miller, 93 of Hopewell Twp., passed away peacefully in her home on Wednesday January 27, 2021.  She was born in 1927, the daughter of the late William and Ernestine Figura. Tina was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Parish.  During WWII she went to work as a grenade bag maker, a true Rosie the Riveter, and was very proud of her service.  She loved to crochet, knit, paint and was very artsy.  In addition to her parents, Tina was…

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Laura Kathryn Laquinta

Laura Kathryn Laquinta

Laura Kathryn Laquinta, 29, of Moon Twp., died on January 26, 2021 in her home.  She was born in Pittsburgh on December 4, 1991 the daughter of Brian & Lynn (Cianciosi) Laquinta.     Laura graduated from OLSH High School in 2010 and studied at Robert Morris University.  She is a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Coraopolis.  In addition to her parents, Laura is survived by her daughter, Alana Sofia Laquinta, Alana’s father, Joshua Paslow, and her maternal grandparents, Paul…

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Joseph (Joe) Diggins

Joseph (Joe) Diggins

Joseph (Joe) Diggins, age 75, of Moon Twp., returned to his Lord and Savior on January 17, 2021. His cause of death will officially be recorded as Covid but those who know him well know that a broken heart was the true cause. Joe longed to be reunited with his wife, Joanna, of 100 years (as Joe would tell anyone, “50 years for her and 50 for me”). Joe was a loving, caring grandfather who always cherished his time with…

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the Rev. Bonita (Forster) Prepelka

the Rev. Bonita (Forster) Prepelka

The Rev. Bonita (Forster) Prepelka, 77, of Moon Twp., died on January 15, 2021 at Apple Blossom Memory Care, Moon Twp.  She was born in Pittsburgh on August 17, 1943, the daughter of the late Earl and Elfreda (Baumgart) Forster.  Bonnie’s education/ordination(s) included South Hills High School (1961), Duff’s Business School (1962), Grace Bible College (1992), Logos Bible College BBS (1994), and the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel (1994). Bonnie was remarkably devoted to Jesus, her husband, and her…

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Albert “Butch” Stetzer

Albert “Butch” Stetzer

Albert “Butch” Stetzer, 81, of Moon Twp., passed away on Thursday January 14, 2021 in his home.  He was born in Pittsburgh, PA on December 17, 1939 the son of the late Albert H. and Anna Stetzer. He was an airplane mechanic starting his career with Allegheny Airlines and then moving into a managerial position with US Airways.  He was a US Air Force Veteran serving during the Cuban Missile Crisis.  In years past, he was very active with the…

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John Anthony Lizzi

John Anthony Lizzi

John Anthony Lizzi (formerly Sergeant, U.S. Army Intelligence) of Pittsburgh, 53, passed away at home suddenly this week. He was born on November 28, 1967, in Freedom, Pennsylvania, to Alex J. Lizzi, Sr. and Mary Anne Lizzi, née Emerick (deceased). In addition to his father, John is survived by four brothers (Alex Lizzi, Jr. of Pine, Colorado, Thomas Lizzi of Allison Park, Pennsylvania, Christopher Lizzi of North Charleston, South Carolina, and Joseph Lizzi of Williamsburg, Virginia) and their spouses, one…

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Rosemary T. (Toia) Scally

Rosemary T. (Toia) Scally

Rosemary T. (Toia) Scally, 91, of Moon Twp., peacefully went home to be with the Lord on January 13, 2021. Born in Pittsburgh on May 9, 1929, she was the daughter of the late James & Mary (Abinanti) Toia. Rosemary was a graduate of St. Benedict High School in Pittsburgh, and was a co-owner of Scally’s Golf Center in Moon Twp. She is survived by her three children in whom she took great pride: Phyllis Silvestri (Carl), Donna LeMasters (Jeffrey)…

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