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Brian Lawrence Hetrick

July 18, 2019 |

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

Brian Lawrence Hetrick, 21, of North Huntingdon died at home on July 16, 2019. He was born February 28, 1998 in Greensburg, the loving son of Warren Hetrick and Marina Venturelli. In 2002, Brian became the older brother to his surviving sibling, Alex Hetrick. Brian was a 2016 graduate of Norwin High School. He was about to begin his Senior year at University of Pittsburgh, Greensburg, where he was a Dean’s List student after transferring from WCCC in 2018. He also worked at Kohl’s, North Huntingdon for the past few years.
 
Brian was a good kid. He didn’t do drugs, never got into trouble, and hardly drank. He went to pre-school at Calvary Preschool Center, attended first grade at West Hempfield Elementary before transferring to Sunset Valley Elementary, and continued his high school career at Norwin School District. He received First Communion and Confirmation at St. Agnes Church.
 
He played soccer for many years at the Norwin Soccer Club, playing for coach Seth’s Travel Team, and later for the 9th Grade High School Team. He went on to play for WCCC his freshman year in college. He also participated in martial arts, T-ball, baseball, basketball and track growing up. Brian spoke Italian, and he loved travelling to Italy to visit his Nonni, and especially adored being with his two young cousins there, who took to him so much. He also enjoyed beach vacations growing up, and being with his good friends Marc, Cayden, Cam, Kevin, and many other special friends from all parts of his life.
 
 
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Clark M. Kerr

July 16, 2019 |

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

Clark M. Kerr, age 90, of Irwin, died July 14, 2019. He was born in Turtle Creek and the son of the late Mary and Edwin O. Kerr. He graduated from Turtle Creek High School then served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. After serving in the military, he earned a bachelor degree from Slippery Rock University and a master’s degree from Indiana University. He taught at South Fork, Gateway, and 25 years as a guidance counselor in the Hempfield Area School District. He was preceded in death by son-in-law Ben Lubinsky, brothers Blaine Craig, Carl Kerr, and sister Elva Zenk. Surviving are his wife Mildred Patterson Kerr, two children: Dr. Clark M. Kerr, Jr (Judy), Lori Lubinsky, five grandchildren: Nathan (Dory)Kerr, Travis Kerr, Whitney (Ryan) Driscoll, Lauren (Dan) Blaszkowski, and Taylor (Lane) Waltenbaugh, and two great-grandchildren: Maxwell Kerr and Peyton Blaszkowski.
 
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Sean M. Brown

July 10, 2019 |

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

Sean M. Brown, age 36, of Washington D.C., peacefully passed away surrounded by his loving family on July 7, 2019. Sean was born on July 5, 1983, in East McKeesport, PA to William and Mary Lynn (Rosenbayger) Brown. He was a 2001 graduate of East Allegheny Junior/Senior High School. After high school, Sean pursued his love of theater at the University of Pittsburgh where he obtained his Bachelor of Arts. While his passion for theater, film, and music was present for his entire life, Sean’s focus after college changed to being more politically minded and finding ways to make this a better world. After a brief time as a paralegal, Sean attended the University of the District of Columbia where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with his Juris Doctorate. Thereafter, Sean was selected for the Legal Honors Program at the US Department of Housing and Urban Development where he worked as a Trial Attorney until his death, assuring decent and affordable housing, enabling all Americans to achieve homeownership, providing resources for communities to build strong neighborhoods, preventing homelessness, and enforcing fair housing laws.
 
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Sophia E. (Bialon) Churley

July 05, 2019 |

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

Sophia E. (Bialon) Churley, age 96, of North Versailles, passed away Wednesday, July 3, 2019. She was born May 11, 1923 in Bovard, a daughter of the late Joseph and Anna Bialon. She was a long-time member of St. Robert Bellarmine Church in East McKeesport. During World War II she worked as a mechanist at the Chicago Latrobe Plant in Chicago, Illinois. Later in life she helped with the Mercy Sisters of Pittsburgh at St. Xavier in Latrobe. She always enjoyed playing cards and bingo with the Senior Citizens group in North Versailles. She is survived by her children Scilene Niki (Sam) Mraz of Latrobe and Bernard Churley of Squirrel Hill; Grandchildren Carolyn and David (Alexis); sister Elizabeth (James) Annavella; and nieces and nephews especially Trish Porchiron and Daniel Pushic because of the time spent together.
 
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William S. Kuharski

July 05, 2019 |

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

William S. Kuharski, age 75, of East McKeesport, passed away Monday, July 1, 2019. He was born February 9, 1944 in McKeesport, a son of the late Stanley and Jennie (Lenart) Kuharski. He was a long time member of St. Robert Bellarmine Church in East McKeesport. He was an Army veteran that went onto become the President of the Society of St. Vincent DePaul and was very proud of the 25 years that he spent as a member of the Society helping the needs of others in the Pittsburgh area. He is survived by his Uncle Edward (Toni) Lenart of Brentwood; and many cousins.
 
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Mary I. “Marie” (Frydrych) Plecenik

July 01, 2019 |

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

Mary I. “Marie” (Frydrych) Plecenik, 96, of East McKeesport, died Saturday, June 29, 2019. She was born May 19, 1923 in South Wilmerding, a daughter of the late Antonio and Mary (Dlugosz) Frydrych and was also preceded in death by her husband of 54 years Stephen C. Plecenik and brothers Blanchard, Edward, Henry, and Chester Frydrych. Marie was an employee of Westinghouse Airbrake Co., Wilmerding from the early 1940’s until she married her husband in 1949. She was a member of St. Robert Bellarmine Church and was an avid bowler with her husband at Great Valley Lanes. She was very proud of her Polish heritage. Surviving are her children Marian (Art) Belotti and Mark Plecenik; her grandchildren Christina (Marty) Moyer and Annette (Nathan) Suwalski; three great grandchildren Breanna and Dylan Suwalski and Levi Moyer; also nieces and nephews.
 
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Dolores J. Mautino Knapp

June 30, 2019 |

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

Dolores J. Mautino Knapp, 85, died June 29, 2019. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. July 1 at Forgie-Snyder Funeral Home, 1032 Broadway Ave., East McKeesport, PA, 15035, where a service will be held at 10 a.m. July 2. Interment to follow at Penn Lincoln Memorial Park, North Huntingdon Twp. Arrangements in charge of Forgie-Snyder Funeral Home.

 


Stefina Bernice Ann (Kozek) Ogrodnik Garcia

June 28, 2019 |

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

Stefina Bernice Ann (Kozek) Ogrodnik Garcia, of North Versailles, passed away in God’s arms at the age of 95, on June 25, 2019. Steffy was born on February 23rd, 1924, in East Pittsburgh, PA. She was a blessing to her mother, Josephine Kellar Kozek, her father, Anton Kozek, her two sisters, Mary (née Kozek) Novotny and Helen, and her brother Edward. She cherished her childhood with her loving family, and it developed into the most important legacy she would leave behind. Her first marriage to Walter Ogrodnik and second marriage to Joseph Garcia, exemplified love everlasting through family bonds. They made memories in East Pittsburgh, East McKeesport and ultimately, North Versailles, each place having value simply because they were together. Later in life, Steffy moved into the Redstone Highlands community, where she continued to enjoy the company of her family and friends for the remainder of her days.
 
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Carolyn “Carol” (Lenhart) Weiss

June 21, 2019 |

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

Carolyn “Carol” (Lenhart) Weiss, age 87, died Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at Redstone Highlands in North Huntingdon. She was born October 10, 1931 in Circleville, North Huntingdon Township, a daughter of the late J. Rush and Ruby (Davidson) Lenhart. Carolyn graduated from North Huntingdon High School class of 1949, attended Burroughs Business School and worked for the National Supply company in Pittsburgh. She was the organist for the former Bethel United Presbyterian Church and a Sunday school teacher. Carolyn received a B.A. from Muskingum College and taught for 17 years in the Gateway School District. She did graduate work at the University of Pittsburgh, Penn State and the University of Indiana of Pennsylvania. She was a member of Hannastown Golf Club, Greensburg Garden Club, the National Retired Teachers Association, the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees, the U.S. Golf Association, and a former volunteer at the Redstone Highlands.
 
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Robert J. Mills, Jr.

June 19, 2019 |

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

Robert J. Mills, Jr., age 57, of Irwin, passed away Monday June 17, 2019. He was born September 6, 1961 in McKeesport, a son of Robert J. Mills Sr. and the late Gladys Mills. He was an Air Force veteran that went onto become a registered nurse and for the last 6 years worked for AMN Mobile Nursing. He was a past member of the Adamsburg Fire and Rescue #14. In addition to his father, he is survived by his children Patrick Mills and Genna Mills both of Irwin; former wife Donna Mills; and brother Kevin Mills of Latrobe.
 
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Colleen G. King Dvorcak

June 15, 2019 |

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

Colleen G. King Dvorcak, 82, formerly of Irwin, died Tuesday June 11, 2019 in Lynchburg VA. She was born April 29, 1937 in Wilmerding, a daughter of the late Walter G. and Grace M. (Donaldson) Brady. Colleen was a retired home health aide and a member of Heritage Baptist Church, Jeannette. She is survived by her children Sherene Carson and her husband William and Jeffrey King and his wife Tina; her grandchildren Adam Carson, Joshua Carson and his wife Kristan, Cori Conley and her husband Jeff, Amanda Smaisal, and Steven King; her great grandchildren Alyssa, Shay, Brianna, Cassidy, and David Carson and Jordyn and Jack Conley; also numerous nieces and nephews.
 
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James N. "Culby" Culbertson

June 15, 2019 |

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

James N. "Culby" Culbertson of North Huntingdon died Tuesday, June 11, 2019 in his home. He was born July 4, 1951 in Pittsburgh, son of the late James N. Sr. and Esther (Calabrese) Culbertson. Culby worked as a bartender at Shafton Fireman's Club and was a retired employee of the State Correctional Institute at Pittsburgh and was a former employee of Westinghouse Electric Corp., East Pittsburgh. He was very proud of his grandchildren and enjoyed spending time with them. Culby was also a baseball coach. He is survived by his companion, Patti Schanck; the mother of his children, Sharon Hurst Culbertson; his children Renee Saello (Dino Saello), Jeff Culbertson and his wife Jessica. Culby is also survived by his grandchildren, Alaynna Sisley and her husband Darien, Hailee and Ethen Culbertson; and his great grandchildren Braelynn and Estella Sisley.
 
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Christina E. (Norgren) Hensler

June 10, 2019 |

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

Christina E. (Norgren) Hensler, 89, of East McKeesport passed away quietly at her home surrounded by family on Saturday, June 8, 2019. Christina was preceded in death by her husband Raymond Hensler, daughters Karla Jenkins and Karen Hensler and son-in-law Dewey Spittler. She is survived by children Keith (Carol) Hensler, Kevin (Sheila) Hensler, Kathy (Jerry) Salomon, Kerry Hensler, Kris Spittler, and Karyl (Todd) Sarver. Christina was a loving grandmother to her 13 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Christina was preceded in death by 8 siblings and is survived by sisters Donna Yakovich and Carol Istvanik. Christina was an instructional aid for East Allegheny School District until her retirement at age 72. She was an active member of Saint Robert Bellarmine Parish and spent many years as a CCD instructor. Most recently she enjoyed serving as a Meals-On-Wheels volunteer. Along with her commitment and devotion to her own 8 children she always opened her home and her heart to others. She will be missed by all those she touched with her kindness and grace.
 
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Gloria M. (Tait) Cade

June 05, 2019 |

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

Gloria M. (Tait) Cade, 92, of North Huntingdon, died Monday June 3, 2019. She was born May 11, 1927 in Jeannette, a daughter of the late Charles and Mathilda F. (Kasparek) Tait and was also preceded in death by her husband John E. Cade Jr., a brother Charles Tait, and a sister Mary Jane Dingfelder. She was an Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict serving as a nurse and attaining the rank of Captain. She was certified as a registered nurse and had worked at Jeannette District Memorial Hospital. Gloria was a longtime active member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Larimer, the Larimer VFD Auxiliary, and the McKeesport Nurses Alumni. She is survived by her children Dr. John E. “Jack” Cade III and his wife Samantha and Patricia L. Young and her husband Chip; her grandchildren Caitlin C. Young and Robert (Tracy) Futon; also nieces and nephews.
 
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Christine L. (Stolinski) Henderson

May 31, 2019 |

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

Christine L. (Stolinski) Henderson, 65, of Irwin, passed away May 29, 2019, in Canterbury Place, Pittsburgh. She was born October 7, 1953 in McKeesport, a daughter of Paul P. Stolinski of North Huntingdon and the late Anna (Diamond) Stolinski. She is survived by her husband of over 40 years Kenneth M. Henderson; her son Matthew D. Henderson; a brother Paul Michael Stolinski and his wife Christine Castner of North Huntingdon; also nieces and nephews.
 
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