Obituaries

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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Clifford “Cliff” L. Zahn

Clifford “Cliff” L. Zahn

Clifford L. “Cliff” Zahn, 64, of Rochester Twp., passed away unexpectedly of natural causes on Saturday January 9, 2021.  He was born on January 9, 1957 the son of the late Lester and Evelyn Zahn.  He was a Manager at Ambridge Do It Best Home Center. He grew up on the family farm where he worked with his parents, growing vegetables and selling them at the area Farmers Markets.  When he was young, he and his dad raised turkeys to…

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Edward “Ed” A. Jenkins

Edward “Ed” A. Jenkins

Edward “Ed” A. Jenkins, 76, of Moon Twp., passed away unexpectedly on January 7, 2021 in Sewickley Hospital. He was born in McKees Rocks on August 27, 1944 the son of the late Garnet Smola and Dorsey Jenkins. He was a hotel engineer at the Courtyard by Marriott. A member and elder of the Coraopolis Presbyterian Church, Ed attended church and served as a handy man. He instilled in his children and grandchildren a strong sense of honor, dedication, and…

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Josephine M. Rambo

Josephine M. Rambo

Josephine M. Rambo, 94 of Beaver Pa., went home to be with our Lord in heaven. She lived a full life and later in her years developed dementia, which she succumbed to on January 5, 2021. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was a devoted homemaker, a wonderful cook and gardener. She never was afraid to tackle whatever task that needed done, from pouring cement for a sidewalk, to climbing a ladder to trim a tree. She…

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Clara Ann Cukrovany

Clara Ann Cukrovany

Clara Ann Cukrovany, 85, of Independence Twp., passed away on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 in UPMC Williamsport.  She was born on June 3, 1935 the daughter of the late Edna and John Elick. She retired from West Hills Nursing Center as a nurse.  She loved going to the casinos and playing pinochle and phase 10.   In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Steve Cukrovany; 2 children: Terry McDermott and Donna Sessie; a great…

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Dorothy Alger

Dorothy Alger

Dorothy Alger 102, formerly of Aliquippa, passed away on Thursday, December 31, 2020 in Manchester Commons, Erie, PA.  She was born in Shenandoah, VA on January 11, 1918 the daughter of the late Noah and Victoria Comer. She was a longtime and active member of the First United Methodist Church of Aliquippa.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Floyd Alger, two sons: Roger and Roy Alger, and 11 brothers and sisters: Gilbert, Nelson, Melvin,…

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