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C M K Y P G C M K Y P G C M K Y P G C M K Y P G Feb 24 2009 07:09:01:298PM Post-Gazette PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE  We Y, F Y 25, 2009  WWW.POST-GAZETTE.COM E-5 Cont. from Previous Page CLASSIFIED OBITUARIES OGLENSKI LEONARD Of Munhall, on February 23, 2009, age 89. Brother of Dolores Goda and the late John Oglenski, Walter Oglenski, Helen Ball and Wanda Delmastro. Friends received SAVOLSKIS - WASIK - GLENN FUNERAL HOME, INC., 3501 Main St., Munhall Wednesday 7-9pm. Funeral Mass Thursday 10am Holy Angels Church, Hays. www.swgfuneralhome.com Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb ORIOLO GERALD J. Age 70, suddenly on February 24, 2009, of Kennedy Twp. Beloved husband of 45 years of Ann Stragand Oriolo; father of Michael A. (Susan) Oriolo; brother of Vincent (Maryann) Oriolo; son of the late Ines and Tony Oriolo. Blessing Service will be held at ANTHONY M. MUSMANNO FUNERAL HOME, 700 7th St., McKees Rocks, on Friday at 11 am. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions to St. Judes Hospital or America Leukemia Society. Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb POKE CARL F. Age 75, on Monday, February 23, 2009, of Pittsburgh. Carl was a former Professor at the University of Pittsburgh Greensburg campus. A memorial service will be held at a later date to be announced on www.upg.pitt.edu. Contributions may be made to the Carl A. and Florence R. Poke Endowment Fund for student travel or the Carl F. Poke Endowment Fund for the Millstein Library at the University of Pittsburgh Greensburg campus, 150 Finoli Dr., Greensburg, PA 15601. Arrangements by WOLFE MEMORIAL INC., Forest Hills Chapel. 412-731-5001. Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb POLLIARD JAMES R., SR. On February 24, 2009, at age 65, of Penn Hills. Husband of Jane A. Polliard; dear father of James R. Polliard Jr. of St. Petersburg, FL and Keith M. Polliard (Brigid) of Plum; stepfather of Rebecca Hepler of Penn Hills; brother of Bonnie Cowfer (Fred) of Penn Hills, Ralph Polliard (Margaret) of Shaler and the late Merle, Yvonne, and Joseph Polliard; grandfather of seven; also survived by many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. Friends will be received on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the ENGLISH FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, INC., 378 Maryland Ave., Oakmont, PA 15139. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday at 10 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Parish. Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb PULASKI ALBERTA M. “BERT” (GRIFFITH) Age 70, on Sunday February 22, 2009. Passed away peacefully in her home in Morningside. Beloved wife of Charles S. Pulaski; devoted mother of Sherry (Tom) Bursick, Coleen Morris, Carol Schwer, Chuck (Candy) Pulaski and Cray (Tracy) Pulaski; loving grandmother of Sherry, T and Cara Bursick, Chaz Moio, Michael Morris, Ashley, Kayla and Danny Schwer, Shanna, Katerina, C.J. and Madison Pulaski and Cray and Casey Pulaski; adoring great-grandmother of Dominic, Tessa and Dylan; sister of Raymond, Betty Lou, Bill, Sue and Eleanor; preceded in death by parents Albert and Eleanor (Fraley) Griffith; sister Ruth Piotrowski; and cherished granddaughter, Brandy Morris. Family will welcome friends to celebrate Bert’s life at the WALTER J. ZALEWSKI FUNERAL HOME, 216 44th St. Lawrenceville WEDNESDAY 2-4 & 7-9pm. Funeral Service at the funeral home on Thursday at 1pm. Those that wish can make memorial contributions in Bert’s name to the Little Sisters of The Poor, through the Cigna Riders, 1028 Benton Ave. Pgh Pa. 15212. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Bert’s incredible hospice team from Odyssey Healthcare. Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb REICH EILEENE MAE 84, of Mullens, formerly of Economy Borough, PA, died Sunday, February 22, 2009 at her residence following a long illness. Born December 12, 1924 at Homestead, PA, she was the daughter of the late Edward J. and Elizabeth Ellis Horgan. Mrs. Reich was a homemaker and had made her home with her son, Father Jack, in Mullens for the past three years. Prior to coming to Mullens, she was a 50 year resident of Economy Borough, PA. She was a former employee of Carnegie Illinois Steel Company in Charleston, WV where she worked during WWII. She was the loving mother of five children, a grandmother, and a great-grandmother. In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by her husband, John P. Reich; and a brother, Edward J. Horgan, Jr. Those left to cherish her memory include two daughters, Cheryl A. Grindle and her husband, John, of Kennesaw, GA and Eileene E. Keating and her husband, Joseph, of Kennesaw, GA; three sons, Father John C. Reich of Mullens, Charles E. Reich and his wife, Donna, of Des Moines, IA and Paul W. Reich and his wife, Linda, of New Sewickley Township, PA; five grandchildren, Heather Grindle, Scott Grindle, Melissa Reich, Jeffery Reich, and John Reich; and a brother, Edward J. Horgan, Jr. Those left to cherish her memory include two daughters, Cheryl A. Grindle and her husband, John, of Kennesaw, GA and Eileene E. Keating and her husband, Joseph, of Kennesaw, GA; three sons, Father John C. Reich of Mullens, Charles E. Reich and his wife, Donna, of Des Moines, IA and Paul W. Reich and his wife, Linda, of New Sewickley Township, PA; five grandchildren, Heather Grindle, Scott Grindle, Melissa Reich, Jeffery Reich, and John Reich; and one great-grandson, Shawn Patrick. Memorial Mass will be 7:00PM Thursday, February 26, 2009 at St. John’s Catholic Church, Mullens with Father Jack Reich as celebrant. Committal services and inurnment will be 1:30PM Friday, February 27, 2009 at Holy Savior Cemetery, Pittsburgh, PA. Donations of sympathy can be made to Saint John’s The Evangelist Church, 13 Terry St., Mullens, WV 25882. Arrangements by TANKERSLEY FUNERAL HOME, Mullens. On-line condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tankersleyfh.com. Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb RICHEY VERA (WATT) of Penn Hills on Mon. Feb. 23, 2009; beloved wife of 61 years to John A. Richey Sr.; loving mother of John A. Jr. (Dianne) and Jerry (Nancy) Richey; grandmother of J.R., Vicky and Heather; great-grandmother of Johnny, Andrea and Jessica. Friends received Tues. 7-9 & Wed. 2-4 & 7-9 pm at SOXMAN FUNERAL HOMES, LTD/ROTH CHAPEL, 7450 Saltsburg Rd. (at Universal Rd.,) Penn Hills. Funeral Service Thurs. 11 am in Unity: A Community Church. Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb RINKES ANNA A. Age 96, of West Mifflin, on February 23, 2009. Daughter of the late Ivan and Barbara (Lomas) Milcic; beloved wife of the late Louis Rinkes; mother of Joan Rinkes of West Mifflin, Barbara (Donald) Ruhe of North Huntingdon, Richard (Laurie) Rinkes of North Huntingdon, Kathryn (Ron) Howell of Jackson, MI; mother-in-law of Aurelia Rinkes of Hilliard, OH; grandmother of Dawna (Brian) DeLaney of North Versailles, Deann Ruhe of Orlando, FL, David Ruhe of North Huntingdon, Douglas (Shannon) Ruhe of Kingwood, TX, Daniel (Katie) Rinkes of Sugarland, TX and Brian (Alicia) Rinkes of North Huntingdon; great grandmother of Tyler and Taylin Ruhe and Ryan and Gavin DeLaney; sister of Mary Milcic of Wilmerding; also nieces and nephews. Mother of the late Lawrence and Marilyn Rinkes; predeceased by brothers and sisters, Matthew, Andrew and Thomas Milcic and Veronica Beck and Antoinette Wasulko. Friends will be received on Friday 2-4 and 7-9pm at the MALOY - SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne 412-466-3300. Mass of Christian Burial at Resurrection Church on Saturday at 10am, Rev. W. David Schorr. Memorial contributions may be made to Resurrection Church, 1 Majka Drive, West Mifflin, PA 15122. Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb ROCKEY JAMES JOSEPH Age 79, of Zelienople, died Tuesday, February 24, 2009 at UPMC Cranberry Place. Mr. Rockey was born February 4, 1930 in Altoona, PA and was a member of St. Gregory Catholic Church, Zelienople. He was a dedicated & loyal Brother of St. Bernadine's Monastery in Hollidaysburg from 1947-1953, where, as Brother Brendan, he planned to enter the Priesthood. In 1953 he left St. Bernadine's to care for his ailing parents. He had a loving, caring & very spiritual nature. James enjoyed showing cats & dogs, loved animals and enjoyed Bingo at Maple Court. He was a dedicated employee of Kaufmann's warehouse. James is survived by many loving friends & acquaintances. Friends will be received 2-4 & 7-9 PM Thursday at BOYLAN FUNERAL HOME, INC., 324 E. Grandview Ave., Zelienople, PA 16063. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:30 AM Friday, February 27th at St. Gregory Catholic Church, 2 West Beaver St., Zelienople. Memorial donations may be made to St. Bernadine Monastery, PO Box 139, Hollidaysburg, PA 16648-0139 or Little Sister's of the Poor, 1028 Benton Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15212. On-line condolences & directions at www.boylanfuneralhome.com Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb ROCKMAN LEONARD On Monday, February 23, 2009; Beloved husband of the late Florence Rockman. Devoted father of Renee Barbara Rockman, Paulette (Frederick) Schmidt and Michael (Libbie) Rockman all of Pittsburgh. Cherished Papa of Josh & Ethan Rockman and Jennifer & Craig Schmidt. Leonard was preceded in death by his brothers and sisters. Services at RALPH SCHUGAR CHAPEL, INC., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside on Wednesday at 2 PM. Visitation one hour prior to services (1 - 2 PM). Interment Shaare Torah Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb ROSENWALD RUTH M. (KALISEK) Age 84, of Hampton Twp., on Tuesday, February 24, 2009. Beloved wife of Joseph A. Rosenwald, Sr.; mother of Diane R. (Etto) Liberi of Wilkins Twp., Charles L. of Denver, CO and John E. (Shirley M.) Rosenwald of Cranberry Twp.; grandmother of Dina M. (Mike) Dowling, Etto A. Liberi, Tiffany E. Liberi and Stephanie M. (Chris) Chop; great grandmother of Casey M. Chop. Friends received Thursday 2-4 and 6-8pm at KYPER FUNERAL HOME, 2702 Mt. Royal Blvd., at Mt. Royal Cemetery, Glenshaw where Blessing Service will be SAUNDERS LOUISE Age 77, died peacefully on Sunday February 22, 2009, born Louise Merriweather on February 17, 1932 in Hopkinsville, KY; loving mother of Sharon (Blaine) Frank and Michael (Diane) Saunders, both of Pgh.; sister of Delorse Merriweather of Tulsa, OK and the deceased siblings Eugene Merriweather, Marie Hill, and Mary Alice Merriweather; grandmother of Michael Shane and Dion Saunders; Kaleah and Alycia Stubbs and Shayla and Leeanne Hamilton; also survived by great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Friends may call Thursday February 26, 2009 from 4-8pm at WHITE MEMORIAL CHAPEL of Pt. Breeze 7204 Thomas Blvd. at N. Homewood Ave., where a home going service will be held on Friday at 11am. Interment Homewood Cemetery. Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb SCHRAMM BETTY JANE (KLAVON) (NEUWIRTH) Of Munhall, on February 22, 2009, age 77; beloved wife of the late John R. Klavon and the late Frederick Schramm; mother of John R. Klavon III, David Klavon and Richard (Rebecca) Klavon; sister of the late Dorothy Havelka; grandmother of John R. IV, Jackie, Mindy, Alex, Brian, Ben, Elizabeth and Nickolas. Friends received SAVOLSKIS-WASIK-GLENN FUNERAL HOME, INC. 3501 Main St., Munhall, Wednesday, 1-4 & 6-9pm. Funeral Services Thursday, 10am at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. www.swgfuneralhome.com Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb SCHRANGHAMER ELIZABETH A. (STUPARITS) Age 96, of Lawrenceville, on Sunday, February 15, 2009. Beloved wife of the late Bernard J. Schranghamer; most loving mother of Mary E. (Jack) McKeever, Valeria A. (Bob) Wolfe and the late Mary Valeria and Anthony Bernard Schranghamer; precious grandmother “Boome” of Aimee Beth (Larry) Moore, Robert B. (Melissa) Wolfe, Nathan J. (Jennell) Wolfe and Sara Ann McKeever; great-grandmother of Brianna, Colin, Brenna and Ian Moore and Jacob and Ben Wolfe; sister of Mary Hoffman and the late Catherine Galbraith, Anna and Alec Stuparits. “Boome” loved Christmas Eve and believed “that upon this night it is never too late.” Forever little Boome. Family and friends received at the WALTER J. ZALEWSKI FUNERAL HOME, 216 44th St., Lawrenceville on Friday 9 a.m. until Mass time. Funeral Mass at Our Lady of the Angels Parish, St. Augustine Church at 11 a.m. Interment to follow in St. Augustine Cemetery. Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb SMITH ELIZABETH J. Age 83, of Wilkins Twp., on Mon. Feb. 23, 2009. Beloved wife of the late Miles V.; mother of Vivian Henderson, Allen D. and Thomas D. Smith; 6 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren. Funeral Private. Professional Services Entrusted to the Care of THOMAS M. SMITH FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY LTD., Blawnox. Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb TEODORI MILDRED Of McMurray, formerly of Lawrence, age 88, on Saturday, February 21, 2009. Beloved wife of the late Carlo Teodori; loving mother of Carol (Leonard) Teodori-Blahut and Terrence (JoAnn) Teodori; grandmother of Christy Hartlage, Rob Hartlage, Nina Restivo, Ben Hartlage, Eve Hanlon, Angela Layton, Carrie Mizia, Jennifer Growall, Joseph Teodori, and Nicholas Teodori; great-grandmother of Mariah Layton, Michael Layton, Rebecca Layton, Sarah Layton, Samuel Layton, August Mizia, Francis Mizia, Paul Mizia, Joseph Growall, Elsie Growall, Henry Growall, Beatrice Growall, Penelope Growall, Cullen Hanlon, Jonah Hanlon, Tate Hanlon, Lila Hartlage, Dulcie Hartlage, Miles Hartlage, Veronica Hartlage, and Louis Wright; sister of Helen Weisgraber, Stanley Konopka, Edward Konopka, Raymond Konopka, Ronald Konopka, and the late Earl Cole, Howard Cole, Joseph Konopka, and Mary Simpson. Mrs. Teodori established the first Girl Scout Troop in Lawrence. She was very proud of her children, grandchildren, great Beatrice Growall, Penelope Growall, Cullen Hanlon, Jonah Hanlon, Tate Hanlon, Lila Hartlage, Dulcie Hartlage, Miles Hartlage, Veronica Hartlage, and Louis Wright; sister of Helen Weisgraber, Stanley Konopka, Edward Konopka, Raymond Konopka, Ronald Konopka, and the late Earl Cole, Howard Cole, Joseph Konopka, and Mary Simpson. Mrs. Teodori established the first Girl Scout Troop in Lawrence. She was very proud of her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and her home. Funeral arrangements by BEINHAUERS . Friends welcome at 2828 Washington Road, Peters Township, 724-941-3211, Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday 10:00 AM at St. Benedict the Abbot Church. Entombment in Notre Dame Mausoleum, Queen of Heaven Cemetery. The family suggests that memorial donations be made to Harmony Hospice, 393 Vanadium Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15243 or St. Benedict the Abbot, 120 Abington Dr., McMurray, PA 15317 Please send and add a tribute at www.BeinhauerFamilyServices.com Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb TRAUTVETTER EDWARD R. On Sunday, February 22, 2009, Edward R., 85, of Baldwin Boro. Beloved husband of Myrna (Wintersgill) Trautvetter and the late Audrey (Hemberger) Trautvetter; loving father of Kathleen Hanna (Mark), Karen Starr (Jeff), David Trautvetter, Sean Miller (Sally), Patrick Miller (Manal), Chad Trautvetter (Heather) and the late Kimberly (Miller) Whitfield; grandfather of 9; and brother of Kathryn Seiler. A WWII Veteran, he served with the U.S. Navy in the Philippines and Bering Sea. He was retired from the U.S. Post Office with over 42 years of service in Pgh. and the South Hills. He was a member of the Brookline American Legion Post 540. An active, faithful member of the Baldwin U.P. Church, he was past president of the Men’s Club and served as a Deacon, Elder and choir member. Friends received Thursday 2-4 & 7-9pm at the GRIFFITH MORTUARY, INC., 5636 Brownsville Rd., Broughton - Curry - South Park Twp. Funeral prayer Friday, 10:30am with services in the Baldwin U.P. Church at 11am. If desired, memorials are suggested to the Greater Pgh. Community Food Bank, 1 N. Linden St., Duquesne, PA 15110. Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb ULRICH PHILIP On Sun. Feb. 22, 2009 of North Fayette Twp., age 78. Beloved husband of Frances Ulrich; father of Kathleen (William) Hoberek, Lorraine, Lawrence and Philip J. (Susan) Ulrich; step-father of Pamela (Mark) Lofgren and the late Gregory Banghart; also seven grandchildren. Friends received Thurs. 5-8 pm at the JOSEPH M. SOMMA FUNERAL HOME INC., 5405 Steubenville Pike, Moon Run, Robinson Twp. Funeral Service and interment, on Sat., Cleveland, Ohio. Memorials to Forbes Hospice, 115 S. Neville St., Pgh., PA 15213. Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb VENTURA PATRICIA J. Age 72, of Ross Twp., on Sunday, February 22, 2009. Beloved wife of Samuel Ventura; loving mother of Glenn Hampsay, Renee (John) Ogle, Valerie (Joseph) Klacic, Heather Hampsay, Thomas (Michelle) Ventura, Mark (Gina) Ventura and the late Dale A. Hampsay; cherished grandmother of Victoria (John) Fleishner, Dale S. Hampsay, Robert J. Hampsay, Daniel A. Hampsay and Nicole G. Klacic; great grandmother of Nicholas, Sarah, Cameron and Savannah. Friends received Wednesday 2-8pm at WINTER FUNERAL HOME, PC, 4730 Friendship Ave. Funeral Thursday 8:30am, Mass of Christian Burial 9:30am at Immaculate Conception Church. Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb VULAKOVICH DIANE M. On Monday February 23, 2009 age 53, of Etna, daughter of Edythe “Snookie” and the late Charles Vulakovich; sister of Charlotte, Charles K. and John D. Vulakovich; survived by eight nieces; very special great aunt of LaChelle and Brandon; also survived by her beloved furry friends Dugan and Tara. Friends received Wednesday & Thursday 1-8pm, at the OGRODNIK- HAHN FUNERAL HOME 333 Butler St., Etna. Service Friday, 10am. St. John Lutheran Church, 501 North Ave., Millvale 15209. Diane was a member of the Teamster Local 249 and the International Teamsters Womens conference. If so desired donations may be made to the Collie Rescue of Western PA, PO Box 97046 Pgh. PA 15229. Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb WILLIAMS PATRICIA M. Age 78, of Finleyville, passed away on February 22, 2009. Wife of James C. Williams; mother of Linda Lawler, Mark (Carole) McGowan, Diane (Mark) Devine, Leslie (John) Steck, William McGowan, and stepson James R. Williams Sr.; grandmother of Jason (Jayme) Holmes, Brandi (Jason) Chedwick, Monica McGowan, Ryan McGowan, Melissa Devine, Amy Devine, James R. Williams Jr.; great-grandmother of Isabella McGowan, Logan Chedwick, Blake Chedwick, Zachary, Abby, and Brayden Andrisko; sister of late Duke, Paul, John, Joe Cooney and Peggy Allen. Daughter of the late Mildred and Francis Cooney of Wellsboro, PA. Services were private. Arrangements by JEFFERSON MEMORIAL WITHUM TINA M. After a courageous battle with Mitochondrial disease, a young mother was rejoined with her sons in Heaven on February 22, 2009. Born on February 17, 1969, in Pittsburgh, to Donald and Carmela Mastroeni. Tina was preceded in death by her 2 sons Eric 9 and Kevin 3. Left to cherish her memory is her loving and devoted husband Richard A. Withum III, her daughters, Tiffany and Courtney, her parents, Donald and Carmela Mastroeni, two sisters, Kim Arnold and her husband Gene (daughter Miranda) and Denise Winfield and husband Brian; also surviving are her mother-in-law and father-in-law Richard and Carol Withum, sister-in-law Kim McConnell and husband Robb (daughters, Savannah and Chelsey), sister-in-law Melissa Withum (daughters Sara and Emma). Tina will be missed by many family and friends and will be remembered for her strength and courage. Isaiah 54:10 “Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed” says the LORD, who has compassion on you. Friends received in the WILLIAM F. GROSS FUNERAL HOME, LTD. 11735 Frankstown Road (at Rodi Road) Penn Hills on Tuesday and Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9pm. Funeral prayers Thursday 9:15am, Mass of Christian Burial in Our Lady of Joy Church 10am. Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb WOLFF ROBERT Age 77, of Ross Twp., passed away on February 23, 2009; loving husband of 55 years to Shirley Wolff; father of Mark (Maria) Wolff, Mindy (Ed) Buckley, Katie (Marc) Scott; brother of James Wolff and Martha Davis; grandfather of Emily and Andrew Wolff, Katie and Ailey Buckley, Christian and Dillon Scott; preceded in death by his brother Paul and his son Michael. Mr. Wolff, prior to his retirement was a partner with Ernst & Young for over 35 years, was a member of the AICPA , an avid golfer, and former member of the Oakmont CC. Friends will be received Thursday 2-4 and 7-9pm at the H.P. BRANDT FUNERAL HOME INC., 1032 Perry Hwy., Ross Twp., 412-364-4444. Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated Friday at 10am in St. Sebastian Parish. In lieu of flowers friends and family are requested to provide a donation to either Good Samaritan Hospice 146 Neely School Rd., Wexford,PA 15090 or Celtic Health Care, 150 Scharberry Lane, Mars, PA 16046 Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb WRACAR GERALDINE (SECKO) 77, of Euclid, OH, beloved wife of the late Milos; loving mother of Karen (Tim) Ruff, Mileen Keating and Melinda Cushman; dear grandmother of Jessica (Paul) Dorsey, Melinda (Brian) Arko, Lauren and Kyle Cushman, great grandmother of Stephanie and David Dorsey; daughter of the late Mike and Anna Secko and sister of the late Janet Saxon. Funeral service, Sat., Feb. 28, at 10 AM at DAVIS-BABCOCK FUNERAL HOME, 4154 Clark Ave., Willoughby, OH where the family will receive friends from 2-4, 6-8 PM Friday. Interment, All Souls Cemetery, Chardon Twp., OH. Contributions encouraged to the Center for Dialysis Care, 25301 Euclid Ave., Euclid, 44117. www.davisbabcock.com Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb WURZER DR. WILHELM (WILLIAM) STEFAN, PHD Of Sewickley Heights, Professor at Duquesne University. Passed away Fri. Feb. 20, 2009 at Forbes Hospice Pittsburgh, PA of melanoma. Beloved Son of Stefan Wurzer & the late Prisca Wurzer, Husband of Elizabeth Santos, Father of Cristiana Wurzer at home. Brother of Jolanda Mathrani & her husband Nirmal of Potomac Md., Helga Subasinghe & husband Devinda of Wash. DC . Also survived by his Boston Terrier, Dolly. Born in Linz Austria ; William was a professor at Duquesne University for 30 years serving as a chairman of the Dept. of Philosophy for many years before stepping down as Department Head in 2005. He was educated in Austria, Germany, Canada & the United States and received his PHD in Philosophy, Magna Cum Laude from Albert-Ludwig’s Universitat Freiburg (University of Freiburg, Germany); participated actively in various scholarly societies including the Society for Existential & Phenomenological Philosophy and the International Association for Philosophy and Literature. With professor Hugh Silverman, he was a founder of years before stepping down as Department Head in 2005. He was educated in Austria, Germany, Canada & the United States and received his PHD in Philosophy, Magna Cum Laude from Albert-Ludwig’s Universitat Freiburg (University of Freiburg, Germany); participated actively in various scholarly societies including the Society for Existential & Phenomenological Philosophy and the International Association for Philosophy and Literature. With professor Hugh Silverman, he was a founder of the International Philosophical Seminar which for 15 years brought together distinguished international scholars in philosophy and literary theory in the Dolomite Mountains in Northern Italy. Prior to being diagnosed with melanoma, William was an avid skier and hiker. William was the author of many books and published articles in both English and German. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday at 5:30 pm at the Duquesne University Chapel . COPELAND’S SEWICKLEY FUNERAL HOME, 702 Beaver St. in Charge of arrangements. Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb ZISKIND DR. ZELDA On Monday, February 23, 2009; Daughter of the late David & Rachel Ziskind. Beloved sister of Jack Ziskind, Samuel (Edith) Ziskind, Gerald (Norma) Ziskind and the late Albert Ziskind. Devoted aunt of Leslie Ziskind, Michelle (Dr. Larry) Jonas, Deborah Ziskind and Tammy Ziskind. Services at RALPH SCHUGAR CHAPEL INC., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside on Thursday at 3 PM. Visitation one hour prior to services (2 - 3 PM). Interment B'nai Israel Cemetery. Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb In Memoriam FINK JOANNE MARIE (EVANS) May 20, 1943 ~ Feb. 25, 2008 I love you and I miss you. “Always and Forever” Jeff GARDNER JOAN A. 2-25-51 ~ 7-16-08 Mother, when I think of you I remember the warmth of your eyes, and the beauty that blooms like a rose everytime you smiled. Mom we love and miss you dearly. GROVE VIOLET A. February 25, 2008 In Loving Memory A million times we thought of you, a million times we cried. If love alone could have saved you, you never would have died. In life we loved you dearly, in death we love you still. In our hearts you hold a special place, no one else could fill. It broke our hearts to lose you, but you didn’t go alone, a part of us went with you, the day God called you home. Sadly missed by children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren HENNEY LEO J. A ring I wear embossed with a teardrop reminds me everyday of all I’ve lost. Still miss you. HILLIARD DANIEL LUTHER “SAUSAGE” Dan, you left us 2 years ago and you are missed by all who loved you, the entire Hilliard family and relatives, your many friends and your beloved “mole gang”. You will always be remembered. SCHIFINO LEONA “NUNNIE” FEBRUARY 25, 2002 Seven years have passed and we all miss you so much h With all our love Dolly, Andy and Families. WILSON GLORIA S. Mom, today is your birthday and we send you all our love; we see your smile from Heaven as we look to you above. Time will heal our saddened hearts with memories of your direction; a woman of beauty and dignity who loved everything to perfection. Love from your family. Tuesday, February 24, 2009. Beloved wife of Joseph A. Rosenwald, Sr.; mother of Diane R. (Etto) Liberi of Wilkins Twp., Charles L. of Denver, CO and John E. (Shirley M.) Rosenwald of Cranberry Twp.; grandmother of Dina M. (Mike) Dowling, Etto A. Liberi, Tiffany E. Liberi and Stephanie M. (Chris) Chop; great grandmother of Casey M. Chop. Friends received Thursday 2-4 and 6-8pm at KYPER FUNERAL HOME, 2702 Mt. Royal Blvd., at Mt. Royal Cemetery, Glenshaw where Blessing Service will be held on Friday at 11am. Interment Mt. Royal Cemetery. Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb Williams Sr.; grandmother of Jason (Jayme) Holmes, Brandi (Jason) Chedwick, Monica McGowan, Ryan McGowan, Melissa Devine, Amy Devine, James R. Williams Jr.; great-grandmother of Isabella McGowan, Logan Chedwick, Blake Chedwick, Zachary, Abby, and Brayden Andrisko; sister of late Duke, Paul, John, Joe Cooney and Peggy Allen. Daughter of the late Mildred and Francis Cooney of Wellsboro, PA. Services were private. Arrangements by JEFFERSON MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, INC. www.JeffersonMemorial.Biz Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb SPIEGEL JOSEPH “SONNY” 89, of Bridgeville, formerly of Mt. Lebanon. An office administrator at Universal-Cyclops Steel Corp., member of the US Navy during WWII, member of the B.F.O. Elks, and spent years as a musician in a band preforming in Pittsburgh area social clubs and senior citizens centers. Husband of the late Shirley Hill. Brother of Lorrene “Sis” Stenzel of Bridgeville. Uncle of Marty Stenzel of Denver and Rich Stenzel of Imperial also survived by great nephews. Friends are being welcomed at the BEINHAUER- FRYER FUNERAL HOME , 430 Washington Ave. Bridgeville (412-221-3800) on Wed. 2-4 and 7-9 pm. A Funeral Service will be held on Thurs. 11 am at St. John Lutheran Church, Carnegie. Family suggests contributions to the church, 601 Washington Ave, Carnegie, PA 15106. Interment will be at Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Please view or add tributes at wwwbeinhauerfamilyservices.com Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb

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