Donald J. Williams

July 12, 2018 |

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Donald J. Williams, 79, a longtime resident of North Versailles, died Tuesday July 10, 2018. He was born December 24, 1938 in Lincoln Place, a son of the late James and Dolores (Ohm) Williams and was also preceded in death by a brother Paul Williams. Don was a graduate of McKeesport High School, class of 1957 and worked for 42 years at Westinghouse Airbrake Company, Wilmerding. He was a longtime volunteer for East Allegheny Meals-On-Wheels and was a willing and helpful neighbor to many. He was a true Christian and his willingness and cheerful spirit will be missed by all. He was a devoted husband for 47 years to Janet L. (Arnosky) Williams; brother of Rev. Robert (Yvonne) Williams, John D. Williams, and Mary Jean Sherrill; and uncle of Deborah Sammons, Cristin Kersten, and Lance and James Williams.
 
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Elizabeth “Betty” L. (Smith) Brown

July 05, 2018 |

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Elizabeth “Betty” L. (Smith) Brown, age 88 of North Huntingdon, formerly of East McKeesport, passed away Wednesday, July 4, 2018. She is preceded in death by her husband David A. Brown; parents Thomas and Ann (Graham) Smith; and sister Nancy Easterly. She is survived by her children Thomas “Tom” A. (Gina) Brown of Butler and Deborah “Debbie” (Redman) Smith of North Huntingdon; and grandchildren Travis Smith, Derek Brown, Bryce Smith and Chelsea Brown.
 
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Ruth M. (Higgins) Kennedy

July 02, 2018 |

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Ruth M. (Higgins) Kennedy, 88, of Chillicothe, OH, formerly of North Huntingdon, died Saturday June 30, 2018. She was born August 11, 1929 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Alfred and Gladys B. (Witherow) Higgins and was also preceded in death by her husband James W. Kennedy and siblings Mary Jane Watkiss, Ellen Eastman, and William and Charles Higgins. She was a former cafeteria employee for Norwin School District and a former member of Calvary Assembly Church, North Huntingdon, where she was a pianist, choir member, and active with Women’s Ministries. She is survived by her daughter Karyn R. Fallow of Chillicothe, OH; grandchildren Reed (Sarah) Fallow, Jonathan (Kimberly) Fallow and William Fallow; great grandchildren Thomas (Alisa), Matthew, Emily, Allison, and Hailey Fallow; siblings Lois Menzies of North Huntingdon and John (Faith) Higgins of NC; also nieces and nephews.
 
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Helen D. (Vuleta) Piovesan

June 28, 2018 |

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Helen D. (Vuleta) Piovesan, 92, of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday June 27, 2018. She was born October 10, 1925 in North Huntingdon, a daughter of the late Samuel and Mary (Hegedus) Vuleta and was also preceded in death by her husband Jacob A. Piovesan Jr., a daughter Dorothy Crivella; and siblings Marie Zaverl, Rosemary Perrotti, Pete, Daniel, and George Vuleta, and Sophie Kotok. She had served as treasurer for the Fairmont Hahntown VFD Ladies Auxiliary, was a member of the Democrat Club, Italian Ladies Club, VFW Post 781 Auxiliary, TOPS Club, Irwin Eagles, and Women of the Moose. She is survived by her children Jacob A. Piovesan III of West Newton, Janet (Charles) Laber of North Huntingdon; son in law Larry Crivella of North Huntingdon; grandchildren Christopher (Heather) Crivella, Jennifer (Jake) Laber Gomola, Shannon Crivella, and Jacob A. (Tabbitha) Piovesan; great grandchildren Justine and Journey Gomola, Kayla and Oliva Morris, Hailey Casper, and Aaliyah Turkowski; siblings Ann Matovich of OR, Mildred Borosky of Hermine, Samuel (Nancy) Vuleta of KY, Julia Cruder of Greensburg, Joe Vuleta of WA, Steve (Yon) Vuleta of WA, Paul Vuleta of Youngwood, and Patty Benn of MO; also nieces and nephews.
 
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William “Bill” Wright

June 27, 2018 |

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William “Bill” Wright, age 57, of North Huntingdon, passed away Sunday, June 24, 2018. He joins the family he dearly missed in Heaven including his loving wife Tammy Wright, father Joseph R. Wright IV, brother Joseph R. Wright V, sister Mary Wright, and nephew Joseph R. Wright VI. He will be greatly missed by those surviving him, including his mother Clara “Miss” Wright, his beloved dog Minnie, his step-boy Bob-O, nephews Jaime Wright and Shayne Paul, nieces Mercedes Wolf, Madison Husar and Aubree Paul, sister-in-law Lindsay Wright, numerous family members, countless friends, and his loyal customers of the family business he owned, Joe Wright’s Repair.
 
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Kathleen “Kass” Jean (Kunkle) Sofaly

June 27, 2018 |

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Kathleen “Kass” Jean (Kunkle) Sofaly passed from this world on June 25, 2018, at Transitions Healthcare in North Huntingdon, after courageously living with Parkinson’s disease for over 20 years. Kass was born October 28, 1934 in Ligonier, the first daughter of Agnes Kinney Kunkle and Raymond Kunkle. In addition to her parents, she was greeted in heaven by her loving husband Jerry Sofaly. Celebrating her life are her two daughters Leslie Sofaly Peters (Kent) of Columbus, Ohio, and Lynn Sofaly Boyd of Harrison City, and her son John “Jack” Sofaly (Julie) of North Huntingdon. She leaves six grandchildren, Charles Nider (Tracy), James Peters, Alex Boyd, Katie Sofaly, Don Sofaly and Paul Sofaly, and one great granddaughter Caroline Nider.
 
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Elaine C. (Jones) Montgomery

June 26, 2018 |

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Elaine C. (Jones) Montgomery, 78, of Greensburg, died Sunday June 24, 2018. She was born June 11, 1940 in Glassport, a daughter of the late Clyde and Pearl (Schumann) Jones and was also preceded in death by her son Robert A. Montgomery Jr. and brothers Bob and Jack Jones. She was a cake decorator for Shrader’s Dairy Queen, Jeannette and was active with Compassionate Friends, the Herminie Senior Center, and McKenna Senior Center. She attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Her family was most important to her and she made the best apple pies. She is survived by her husband of 57 years Robert A. Montgomery; her children Jane Dunklebarger of York, Deanne (Steven) Rymarowicz of North Huntingdon, Dawn (Kevin) Brophy of Sayreville, NJ, and Todd (Joy) Montgomery of Greensburg; her former daughter in law Susan Hesse of MD; her grandchildren Lauren Felter, David (Evelyn) McCulloch, John (Cori) McCulloch, Jared Dunklebarger, Ryan Brophy, Jacob Dunklebarger, Todd Montgomery Jr., Conor Brophy, Carissa Brophy, Bradley Montgomery, Nicholas Montgomery, and Joelle Montgomery; and her great grandchildren Haley, Karissa, Elaina, Ava, Alexa, Damien, and Maximus.
 
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William R. Pitt, Jr.

June 23, 2018 |

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William R. Pitt, Jr., age 78, of North Huntingdon, formerly of Wilkinsburg, passed away surrounded by his family on Friday, June 15, 2018. After a nearly 30 year battle with Scleroderma, his body is finally free. He was the son of the late William R. Pitt, Sr. and the late Helen L. Pitt. He was the beloved husband of Norma J. (Stanley) Pitt and the loving father of William M. (Traci) Pitt and Laura L. Pitt. He was the grandfather of three. Also surviving him are his sister Joan L. (Ronald) Regrut and brother Thomas A. (Sheila) Pitt.
 
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Edna J. (Smith) Ludwig

June 16, 2018 |

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Edna J. (Smith) Ludwig, age 98, of Pittsburgh, passed away Friday, June 15, 2018. She was born June 17, 1919 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late August Anthony and Edna Minella (Lobaugh) Smith. She retired after 30 years of nursing at the Reformed Presbyterian for the Aged. She was a member of St. James Church in Wilkinsburg and enjoyed her time with the Hilltopper’s Bingo in East McKeesport and the North Versailles Senior VIP Travel Club. She is survived by her children Geraldine “Jerry” (late husband Adam) Kauffman, Jackie (Robert) Huemme, Robert (Denise) Ludwig, Ronald (Nancy) Ludwig and Edward (Kathy) Ludwig; grandchildren Adam (Monica), Laura (John), April (Tim), Lisa (Dayle), Kimberly, Kristen, Bob (Melissa), Karen (Carl), Maria, Thyme, Bow, Suzanne, Kurtis and Kristin (Jake); great grandchildren Heather (Shane), Deanna, Dylan, Nathan, Miranda, Brianna, Megan, Jessica, Erica, Katie (Tom), and Matthew (Maria); 3 great-great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
 
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Donald Allen Harrison

June 12, 2018 |

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Donald Allen Harrison, 79, of North Huntingdon, died Saturday, June 9, 2018 at home. He was born July 30, 1938 in Greensburg, a son of the late Charles and Edna (Bowser) Harrison and was also preceded in death by his daughter Kelly Ann Bollman, siblings Edith Margaret “Peggy” Wilson, Marilyn G. “Susie” Armor, James, Thomas “Tucker”, and William Harrison; and a step grandson James McFadden. Don was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Larimer, where he served as a Deacon, Elder, and President of the Congregation. He was formerly active with the Norwin Colorguard, and Boy Scouts of America, which awarded him with the Silver Beaver Award.
 
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Dorothy A. DiTommaso

June 07, 2018 |

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Dorothy A. DiTommaso, 87, of North Huntingdon, died Monday June 4, 2018. She was born October 22, 1930 in Trafford, the daughter of the late Marko and Mary (Fabijnac) Turkovich and was also preceded in death by her husband Angelo L. DiTommaso and a brother Paul Turkovich. Dorothy and her late husband Angelo co-founded the popular eatery Angelo’s Ristorante in 1956 on Rt. 30 in Irwin. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, Irwin, a former member of the Irwin Garden Club and belonged to several golf leagues. Cooking was her passion. Surviving are her children John M. (Sana) DiTommaso, Denise (Vince) Dalicandro, and Debbie (Robert) Huey; her grandchildren Christian Koury, and Angela and Alyssa Huey; and her great granddaughter Viviana Koury.
 
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George A. Wray

June 05, 2018 |

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George A. Wray, age 102, of Irwin, passed away Sunday, June 3, 2018. He was born April 26, 1916 in Altoona, a son of the late James and Minnie Luemma (Heacox) Wray. He was a long-time member of New Hope Presbyterian Church in North Huntingdon where he served as an elder and on their property committee and was proud of his membership in the Norwin Men’s Prayer Fellowship. He was a World War II Army veteran that served in the 188th Combat Engineer Battalion attached to General Patton’s 4th Armored Division. He retired after 42 years as a production coordinator for Westinghouse Corporation in East Pittsburgh.
 
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Betty Jane (Smith) Lenhart

June 04, 2018 |

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Betty Jane (Smith) Lenhart, 93, a resident of Golden Heights, Irwin, died there Friday June 1, 2018. She was born June 10, 1924 in Chattanooga, TN, a daughter of the late Martin and Jane (Boran) Smith. Betty was a faithful church goer who loved music and dancing and had an extreme love for nature. She enjoyed oil painting and was a member of the Norwin Art League and was well known for her sense of humor, and sweet and pleasant disposition. She worked for a number of years at the former Cox’s Department Store, Norwin Shopping Center. She is survived by her children Susan Lee Hill and her husband Jeffrey of Irwin and Debra Jane Lenhart of Coolville, OH; a sister Billie Elms of North Huntingdon; nieces Jana Kay Elms and Paula Carr; and great nephews Ian Elms and Travis Carr.
 
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Blanche Savidge Showers Baker

June 01, 2018 |

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Blanche Savidge Showers Baker of North Huntingdon, went home to be with the Angels Thursday May 31, 2018 at Woodhaven Care Center, Monroeville.

She was born in Sunbury, a daughter of the late Henry and Mary (nee Savidge) Showers. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James J. Baker; Uncles George Savidge and Dr. S. Luther Savidge; Aunt H. Blanche Savidge; also, brothers-in-laws and sisters-in-laws.

She is survived by her daughter, Blanche Elaine Baker, sister-in-law Jane Gira, also many cousins, nieces and nephews.
 
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Nina (Martinelli) Heath

May 24, 2018 |

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Nina (Martinelli) Heath, age 88, of Elizabeth passed away Monday, May 21, 2018. She was born September 6, 1929 in Blythedale, a daughter of the late Evelino and Elisabetto Martinelli. She was a member of the Central Highlands Methodist Church in Elizabeth. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband Thomas Heath; daughter Cathy Thornton; and her brothers and sisters. She is survived by her son John T. Heath of Elizabeth; grandchildren Patrick Thornton, Adria Markowsi and Thomas Thornton; and two great grandchildren. No visitation.
 
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