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Ramona L. (Nelson) Lucas

January 15, 2018 |

By William Snyder Funeral Home | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Ramona L. (Nelson) Lucas, 88, of North Huntingdon, died Friday January 12, 2018. She was born January 26, 1929 in Greensburg, a daughter of the late John P. and Muriel (McMichael) Nelson and was also preceded in death by her husband Roscoe Lucas, her daughter Jennifer, a step son Ross Lucas, and a great grandson Zachary Hall. She was a social member of VFW Post 781, Irwin. Surviving are her children Diana Jones of Jeannette, Parago (Zia) Jones of CO, Dave (Lisa) Jones of North Huntingdon, Jan (Pam) Jones of Wall, and Dayna (Tony) Shusteric and Tom (Mary) Keaton both of North Huntingdon; fifteen grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren; seven great great grandchildren; a sister Greta (Jim) Shumate of OH; also many nieces and nephews.
 
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Ruth Owens Cox

January 15, 2018 |

By William Snyder Funeral Home | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Ruth Owens Cox, 100, of North Huntingdon, died Sunday January 14, 2018, at home. She was born November 10, 1917 in Penn Shaft, North Huntingdon, a daughter of the late James Garfield and Elizabeth (McCann) Owens and was also preceded in death by her husband Donald C. Cox, her daughter in law Judith Cox, and siblings Richard, Charles, James, and Mary Owens. She is survived by her children Franklin D. Cox of Venice, FL, James C. (Barbara) Cox of Sarasota, FL, and Donna Cox of North Huntingdon; her grandchildren Leslie (Dennis) Kennemur, Franklin D. (Linda) Cox Jr., James C. (Michele) Cox II, Michael J. Cox (Justine LaMastra), and Kathleen (Kyle) Cancellieri; and her great grandchildren Sarah Elizabeth Cox, Jesse Elizabeth Cox, Dylan Cancellieri, and Camden Cancellieri.
 
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Dorothy J. “Dee Jay” (Wright) Becker

January 11, 2018 |

By William Snyder Funeral Home | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Dorothy J. “Dee Jay” (Wright) Becker, of Westmoreland City, went to be with her Lord, Wednesday, January 10, 2018. She was born September 9, 1934 in Westmoreland City, a daughter of the late William Henry and Eleanor (Wolf) Wright. She was a great wife, wonderful mother, and loving grandma to 4 grandsons, 2 granddaughters, and 3 great grandchildren. Dee Jay graduated from North Huntingdon High School, Class of 1953. While at North Huntingdon High she was a member of the marching band, never having missed a parade or half time show performing on her clarinet. She could be heard rooting for the “Bulldogs”. During her junior and senior years she was selected for the Westmoreland County Orchestra. She marched for the Manor Fireman’s Band until it disbanded in the 1950’s. The day before high school graduation she was hired as a clerk typist for Westinghouse Airbrake Company and worked there until 1959. She took ten years off to raise her two children.
 
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Ethel G. (Frye) Lewis

January 11, 2018 |

By William Snyder Funeral Home | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Ethel G. (Frye) Lewis, 100, of Irwin, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at Golden Heights Personal Care Center, Irwin. She was born February 4, 1917 in Irwin a daughter of the late Adam H. and Anna M. Kontur Frye and was also preceded in death by her husband Arthur W. Lewis, a son John “Jack” Lewis, and siblings Kenneth E. Frye and Hazel Breyer. Her Lord and Savior were first in her life as she was a longtime active member of First Assembly of God Church, Irwin. She would spread God’s Word everywhere she went not only with her own words but by giving anyone who would receive it a religious “tract” containing the good word. She loved her family very much and enjoyed spending time with them. Along with her late husband Art she owned and operated the Isaly’s Stores in Irwin and Norwin Towne Square from 1945 to 1988. She was a former member of the Norwin Art League. Surviving are her children Judith A. Schade and Patricia L Suley and her husband Emil all of North Huntingdon; her grandchildren Judith Stefl, Michelle Lewis, Melissa Rudinsky, Patricia Schade, Laddie (Amy) Schade, David (Jodie) Schade, Jonathan B. (Misty) Suley, and Mark R. (Monica) Suley; thirteen great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren; also nieces and nephews.
 
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Thomas C. Hoak

January 02, 2018 |

By William Snyder Funeral Home | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Thomas C. Hoak, 69, of Westmoreland City, died Saturday December 30, 2017. He was born March 23, 1948 in Westmoreland City, the son of the late Thomas C. Sr. and Dorothy (Lewis) Hoak. Tom was a retired seventh grade history teacher for the Norwin School District. He was a graduate of California University and received a master’s degree from Duquesne University. He was a member of Primitive Methodist Church, Westmoreland City and a longtime member of Rescue 8, North Huntingdon. He enjoyed gardening, photography, and traveling. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Ruth Ann (Spencer) Hoak; his daughter Ashley L. Hoak of Kirksville, MO; his sisters Shirley (Jerry) Dohey of Forbes Road, Doris (Jim) Scarano of Westmoreland City, and Linda (Tom) Martin of Irwin; also nieces and nephews.
 
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James K. Orr

January 02, 2018 |

By William Snyder Funeral Home | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

James K. Orr, 75, of Boalsburg, formerly of North Huntingdon, died Sunday December 31, 2017. He was born March 28, 1942 in Wilkinsburg, the son of the late Ralph and Virginia (Knox) Orr. Jim was a retired employee of Baldwin-Whitehall School District having started his career as a teacher then becoming the federal program administrator for the school district. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Irwin. He is survived by his wife of 52 years Margaret “Peg” (McGill) Orr; his children Jennifer “Jennie” Orr of Windsor, CO and James D. “Jay” Orr and his wife Erin of Bellefonte; his grandchildren Grace and Ian Orr; his sister Linda Ribbeck of Indiana; also numerous nieces and nephews.
 
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Marian C. (Campoli) Thompson

January 02, 2018 |

By William Snyder Funeral Home | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Marian C. (Campoli) Thompson, 87, of White Oak, formerly of Blythedale, died Saturday December 30, 2017. She was born August 29, 1930 in Blythedale, a daughter of the late Deano “Blackie” and Viola (Elwood) Campoli and was also preceded in death by her husband Clare D. Thompson. She was a retired sales clerk for Lazarus Department Store, Monroeville Mall. Marian enjoyed the ladies lunch group and was a big Pittsburgh sports fan especially hockey. She is survived by her sisters Lorayne Reynolds of North Huntingdon and Marie Etta Schaefer of New Mexico; also nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and a great great niece Sophia.
 
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Yvonne (Beatty) Perry

December 31, 2017 |

By William Snyder Funeral Home | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Yvonne (Beatty) Perry, age 85, of North Versailles, passed away Thursday, December 28, 2017. She was a long-time member of Linway United Presbyterian Church in North Versailles where she taught Sunday school and participated in the women’s groups. She loved doing crafts and enjoyed painting items made of wood that her late husband made. She was known by many because of her work helping voters at the polling booths in North Versailles, and was a fan of the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Indianapolis Colts. She is preceded in death by her husband of over 49 years LeRoy C. Perry; daughter Cathy Medved; parents John Ray and Pearl (Harper) Beatty; and sisters Wanda Morris and Sharon Norris. She is survived by her daughter Dawn (Jerry) Hornyak; son-in-law Steve Medved; grandchildren Jerry (Kara) Hornyak, Joanna (Ron) Michalak, Jennifer (Kris) Kovarik, Christopher (Jessica) Medved and Rebecca (Ryan) Shearer; and great grandchildren Emma, Jacob, Bailey, Brennan, Travis, Austin, Ava, Christian, Brynn and Kailey.
 
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Mark R. Smith

December 31, 2017 |

By William Snyder Funeral Home | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Mark R. Smith, age 59, of McKeesport, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday December 27, 2017. He was born November 19, 1958 in McKeesport a son of Barbara (Kossuth) Smith and the late George B. Smith. He worked for many years at Ansaldo STS in Pittsburgh. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his daughter Casey Smith and her fiancée Andrew Rogowski; and brothers George (Kathy) Smith of New Stanton, Roger Smith of McKeesport and Brian (Corinda) Smith of Liberty Boro.
 
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Doris F. (Geiger) Ireland

December 27, 2017 |

By William Snyder Funeral Home | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Doris F. (Geiger) Ireland, 73, of Westmoreland City, died Wednesday December 20, 2017. She was born August 15, 1944 in Braddock, a daughter of the late Clyde and Florence (Burk) Geiger and was also preceded in death by her son in law Matthew Gunkle; siblings Florence Loutsenhizer and Russel Geiger. Doris is a retired employee of Giant Eagle, North Huntingdon after 30 years of service, she volunteered at the Norwin Community Resource Center, and was a member at the First United Methodist Church, Irwin, where she volunteered in the foodbank program. She is survived by her daughter Judy Gunkle of North Huntingdon, and son William Fowler (Trisha) of CT; grandchildren Nicole, Megan, Britny, William, Zachary, Christian, and Elaine; her siblings David (Corrine) Geiger of West Hempfield, and Thayer (Sue) Geiger of Trafford.
 
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Louis “Chum” Borelle Jr.

December 25, 2017 |

By William Snyder Funeral Home | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Louis “Chum” Borelle Jr., 86, of North Versailles died Sunday December 24, 2017. He was born January 21, 1931 in Jerome, a son of the late Louis Sr. and Goldie (Todero) Borelle and was also preceded in death by a daughter Lisa Marie Borelle and siblings Evelyn Adams, Dorothy Montgomery, Lillian Walls, and Frank, William, Vincent, and Wayne Borelle. Lou was a graduate of St. Francis University and a retired production control manager for Mine Safety Appliance, Murrysville. He was an Army veteran serving during the Korean Conflict and a member of American Legion Post 701 White Oak. He was a member of St. Robert Bellarmine Church, East McKeesport, an honorary life member of Knights of Columbus Council 4925, and was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fly fishing and hunting. He is survived by his wife of over sixty years Geraldine M. (Baran) Borelli; his children Donna J. (John) Grubbs of Westmoreland City, Anthony L. (Debra) Borelle and David M. Borelle (Denise Logan) both of North Versailles, and Kimberly A. Gregory of Pittsburgh; four grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; a sister Darla Shaffer of Dubois; also nieces and nephews.
 
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Vaughn C. Vid

December 25, 2017 |

By William Snyder Funeral Home | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Vaughn C. Vid, age 21, of Irwin, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, December 20, 2017. He was born September 22, 1996 in Jeannette, a son of Cheryl L. (Skinner) Bell of Irwin and the late Vernon R. Vid. He worked for Elcon Electric, Irwin, and formerly worked at CIS installers. He loved the outdoors, fishing, playing guitar, and loved spending time with family. In addition to his father, he is preceded in death by his grandparents John and Jane Vid and Herb Skinner; and a sister Brianna Dawn Bell. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his step-father Joseph R. Bell Jr. of Irwin; a brother Joseph R. (Denise) Bell III of Coal Center; a sister Alahna (Mike) O’Brien of Jeanette; his grandmother Peg Skinner; and his pet dog Cali.
 
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Sally J. (Harper) Uebele

December 15, 2017 |

By William Snyder Funeral Home | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Sally J. (Harper) Uebele, 82, of Monroeville, died Wednesday December 13, 2017 in St. Barnabas Nursing Home, Gibsonia. She was born July 19, 1935 in North Irwin, a daughter of the late Howard G. and Hilma S. (Ayers) Harper and was also preceded in death by her husband Donald J. Uebele. Sally retired as a teacher’s aide for Westmoreland Intermediate Unit after thirty years’ service, a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Irwin, and enjoyed her time with the G.E. girls. She is survived by her daughter Joy L. Caskey and her husband Tom of Monroeville; her grandchildren Ashley and Joel Caskey; her brother Thomas Harper and his wife Chris of Export; also a niece Michelle (Michael) Brix, two nephews Michael and Caleb Harper, and great nephews Kindred and Elias.
 
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Grant A. Bell

December 08, 2017 |

By William Snyder Funeral Home | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Grant A. Bell, age 52, of Irwin, passed away Wednesday, December 6, 2017. He was born December 1, 1965 in Greensburg, a son of Dolores (HydaK) Bell and the late Joseph Bell. In addition to his father, he is preceded in death by his sister Margaret Moffa and brother Bob McKenna. In addition to his mother he is survived by his children Juliann (Dan) Baker of Madison and Grant Schneider Jr. of Erie; brothers Joseph Bell, Jay Bell and John (Darlene) Hydak; sisters Joyce Bell, Roseann Clawson, Kathy (Texas) Lawler and Francis White; and numerous nieces and nephews.
 
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Betty J. (Davis) Serro

December 06, 2017 |

By William Snyder Funeral Home | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Betty J. (Davis) Serro, age 88, of North Huntingdon, passed away Sunday, December 3, 2017. She was born September 12, 1929 in Duquesne, a daughter of the late Thomas and Florence (Atterbury) Davis. She lovingly supported her husband’s ministries for numerous Assembly of God Churches including the Assembly of God Church in Bradenville for over 20 years. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband of over 65 years Rev. Richard J. Serro; sister Florence Whitmore; and brother Thomas Davis. She is survived by her daughters Bridget (Rev. Cletus III) Hull of Saltsburg and Rebecca (Eric) Davis of Greensburg; grandchildren Marcie (Michael) Carbonara, Melissa (Jeff) Davis, Amanda (George) Polombo and Kathryn Brown; and great grandchildren Samantha (Darius) Henry, Justin (Lindsay) Carbonara, Gabriel Carbonara, Cameron Davis, Colin Davis, Giovanni Palombo and Marco Palombo.
 
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