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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 Jul 12 2008 6:06:28:190PM Post-Gazette PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE ■ SUNDAY, JULY 13, 2008 ■ WWW.POST-GAZETTE.COM C-5 Cont. on Next Page CLASSIFIED OBITUARIES Cont. from Previous Page CREMATION SERVICES, INC. (MONROEVILLE/PLUM CHAPEL) corner of Beatty Rd. and 48 North, Monroeville (412 856-4747). Mass of Christian Burial at St. Bernadette Parish Monday, 10:30 AM. Interment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Pittsburgh Blind Association, 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb BALIS RUTH H. Age 67, of Rostraver Township, died Friday, July 11, 2008 in Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Born in New York City on June 19, 1941, she was the daughter of the late Kurt and Melly (Rosenzweig) Wolff. A homemaker, Ruth was a member of Beth Israel Center in Jefferson Boro, where she held the offices of Treasurer and Financial Secretary; the Sisterhood, having served as President; life member of Hadassah, and a 30+ year member of the Rostraver Women's Club, serving as Treasurer. Ruth was a proud full- time Bubbe with her grandchildren and was the computer operator and secretary for her husband, Sammy. She was a great cook and always had Jewish Holiday dinners for family and friends. She was a Mah-Jong Maven and liked to knit with a group of ladies who called themselves the "knitwits". She is survived by her husband of 40 y ears: Samuel “Sammy” Balis, whom she married August 19, 1967, son: Howard “Howie” Balis of Rostraver Township, daughter & son-in-law: Karen Sue & Edward Leventhal of Brookeville, Maryland, 2 grandchildren: Zachary Seth Leventhal and Alyssa Beth Leventhal. Friends will be received on Monday from 1 to 2 p.m., the hour of service in the JAMES C. STUMP FUNERAL HOME INC. , 580 Circle Drive, Belle Vernon/Rostraver Township (724-929-7934). Interment will follow in the Ohav Sholom Cemetery, Carroll Township. The family suggests memorial donations to: Ohav Sholom Cemetery, P. O. Box 342, Donora, PA 15033 or to the American Breast Cancer Foundation, 1220 East Joppa Rd. Suite 332, Baltimore, MD 21286. Shiva will be observed at the Balis home. www.jamesstumpfuneralhome.com Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb BARKO J. TERESA Mrs. J. Teresa Barko, 68, of Tarentum, on Fri. July 4, 2008. Daughter of the late George W. & Ruby (Bennett) Krause; wife of the late Edward John Barko (1996); mother of Natalae R. Barko, Tarentum; stepmother of Margaret (Robert) Enyeart, Youngstown, OH, Christine Barko, Youngstown, OH; 4 grandsons and 1 granddaughter; sister of Frederick (Donna) Krause, Norfolk, VA, Dennis A. (Betty) Krause, Titusville, Stephen R. Krause, Charlottsville, VA, and Karen (Greg) Holtz, Cape Cod, Mass.; beloved nieces & nephews living in Titusville. Besides husband & parents, preceded in death by stepdaughter, Laurel Barko. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a celebration of Mrs. Barko’s life at Royal Gatherings, Pgh. Mills Mall, Fri. July 18, 6-10PM. DUSTER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 347 East 10th Avenue, Tarentum, PA 15084 (724) 224-1526. Visit: dusterfuneralhomeinc.com Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb BENDOWSKI PATRICIA A. (PAPARIELLA) 56, died of heart failure, 7/8/08. She lived in Pgh. for 47 years, moved to Lakeland Florida in 2000. She owned Papariella Catering with father. Survived by husband Thomas, son Alex, and step-son Kevin. Beloved sister of Robert Papariella, Daughter of the late Anthony and Helen (Ekiert) Papariella. Niece of Betty (Papariella) Buczynski, Carmella (Papariella) Cholewinski, Annella (Ekiert) Ziccarelli, also; great uncle Tony Papariello, aunt Julie Ekiert, brother & sister laws Don, Judy, Patty, Leona, cousins, nephews and friends. There will be a service on Friday at LAKELAND FUNERAL HOME. Future plans will be made for a memorial service in Pgh. Memorial donations to Alex Bendowski, 2325 Lakeview St., Lakeland, FL 33801. (For college). Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb BLAZINA FRANCES D. 94, formerly of Glassport, PA died Thursday, July 10, 2008 at UPMC - Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh. Born October 29, 1913 in Torrance, PA, a daughter of the late Michael and Catherine Mikach Vukson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: Stanley P. Blazina and by a brother Frank Vukson and sisters Ann Radosh and Mary Frander. She was a member of St. Angela Merici Parish in White Oak. Surviving are her daughters: Gloria J. (Kenneth) Semethy of North Versailles, PA; Melanie A. (Thomas) Conway of Upper St. Clair; grandson: Michael K. (Tina) Semethy of Bethel Park; great grandsons: Tyler and Lucas Semethy; a brother: Stephen Vukson and a sister: Catherine (Frank) Dvoravic both of Trafford; nieces and nephews. Friends will be received on Monday, 2 to 9 PM at the JAYCOX - JAWORSKI FUNERAL HOME, INC., 2703 O‘Neil Boulevard, McKeesport, PA 15132. A Mass of Christian Burial will celebrated on Tuesday, at 10:00 AM in St. Angela Merici Church with Reverend John J. Keane as celebrant. Interment will follow in New St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles, PA. www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb BOLKOVAC ALBERTA C. On Friday, July 11, 2008, Alberta C. Bolkovac, of Bellevue; sister of Helen Dornetto, Joseph Bolkovac, Katherine McCartney and Nicholas (Marie) Bolkovac. Aunt of Ed Bolkovac, Monica (Ron) Relosky, Joseph Dornetto, Dom (Carol) Dornetto, Albert Bolkovac, Joseph Bolkovac, and Amy (Gene Atkinson) Barbar; great aunt of Ryan. Friends received Monday from 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM at the LAWRENCE T. MILLER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 460 Lincoln Avenue, Bellevue, Mass of Christian Burial will be held in the Church of the Assumption on Tuesday at 10:00AM. www.ltmillerfuneralhome.com Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb BONDI P. EDANA 70, of Murrysville, died Friday, July 11, 2008, in the Forbes Hospice, Pittsburgh. She was born July 11, 1938 in Coal Run, PA, daughter of the late Joseph Blair and Pearl Yanity. She grew up in Athens, Ohio and in 1981 was the cofounder with her husband of Bondi Printing Company, Murrysville. She also was a resident of Marco Island, FL for many winters and was a member of the Mother of Sorrows Church, Murrysville. She was preceded in death by a brother, Dr. Peter Yanity and a sister, Marion Lavelle. Edana is survived by her husband, I. August Bondi; a son, August Anthony (Kimberly) Bondi of Murrysville; a daughter, Elizabeth Bondi (Sanford) Saunders of McLean, VA; three grandchildren, Gus, Emily and John Bondi and two brothers, Joseph Yanity of Athens, OH and Robert Yanity of Portland, OR. Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday and Monday at the HART FUNERAL HOME INC., Murrysville. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Mother of Sorrows Church, Murrysville with Monsignor Richard Curci as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Murrysville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Hillman Cancer Center, 5115 Centre Avenue, Pgh., PA 15232 or the Forbes Hospice, 115 South Neville St., Pgh, PA 15213. Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb BRAWDY JOHN A., JR. “JACK” Age 54, of Brentwood, passed away on July 10, 2008. Beloved husband of Patricia A. (Kroll) for 32 years. Loving father of Renee’ and John III Brawdy; devoted son of John A. “Jack” Sr. and Ruth Brawdy; brother of Joyce Taylor, Kathy Roman, and the late Karen Brawdy; also survived by nieces and nephews. Jack was a former member of the Brentwood Athletic Association and the Union Local #544 for automotive workers. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 7-9PM on Saturday and Sunday at the JEFFERSON MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME INC., 301 Curry Hollow Rd., Pleasant Hills, where service will be held 11 AM on Monday. Interment Jefferson Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 320 Bilmar Dr., Pittsburgh, PA 15205. www.jeffersonmemorial.biz Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb CAIN FAYE (PYLES) 80, of Peters Twp. peacefully on Thursday July 10, 2008. Born April 5, 1928 near Shinnston, WV. Daughter of the late Caleb A. and Ora Sophia (Newhouse) Pyles. Beloved wife of the late J. Paul Cain; loving mother of Candace Cain and her husband, Fred R. Nene of Pittsburgh, Nancy Cain McCombe and her husband, David M. of McMurray, PA; loving grandmother of Kathryn Jo “Katie” Jenkins of Salt Lake City, UT; sister of Phyllis Thornberry of Tampa, FL; survived by brothers-in-law, Louis J. Cain and his wife, Joanne of Pittsburgh and Michael Cheberenchick of Pittsburgh; sister-in-law of Laura Gunter of Savannah, GA; and nieces and nephews. Arrangements by BEINHAUERS. Friends welcome at 2828 Washington Rd., McMurray (724-941-3211) on Sunday and Monday, 2-4 & 7-9pm. Funeral Service Tuesday at 11am in the funeral home with Rev. Dr. Joseph Rychcik officiating. Memorial donations may be made to Meals on Wheels in Peters Twp., 905 E. McMurray Rd., Venetia, PA 15367 or the Pastoral Care Ministry at Center Presbyterian Church, 255 Center Church Rd., McMurray, PA 15317, in Faye’s memory. Please add or view tributes at www.beinhauer.com. Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb CANTLE THOMAS M. III Unexpectedly, on Wednesday, July 9, 2008, age 32. Loving father of Chelsea and Cheyanne Cantle; son of Thomas M. Cantle Jr. and Arlene E. (Patrick) Conard; fiance of Kelly Wetmore; brother of Matthew, Timothy and Kerrie Boyer, Shawn Cantle, Blair and Jodilynn Conard; also survived by numerous relatives and friends. Friends will be received Saturday 7-9 p.m., Sunday 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in the EDWARD P. KANAI FUNERAL HOME, 500 Greenfield Ave. where a Blessing Service will be held on Sunday at 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family will gratefully accept donations. Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb CHAPPELL ELEANOR (WOLLERTON) Age 72, of Edgewood, on July 10, 2008, after a brief and courageous battle with cancer. Beloved wife of 52 years to Noble G. Chappell; loving mother of Lori J. Matvey (Richard) of TX, Lynn Gamcik (Tom) of Kennedy Twp., Larry Chappell (Dana) of Cranberry Twp., Leslie Chappell of Edgewood and the late Lonnie Chappell; dear grandmother of Mandy, Kristy, Lindsey, Cody, Chris, Nick, Darius, Lauren, Dylan and Tyler; great grandmother of Kaden and Paige; sister of Sonny Wollerton, Patricia Murphy, James Wollerton and Jack Wollerton; also many loving nieces and nephews; and very special friend of Inky Gusan. Friends received Saturday and Sunday 2-4 & 7-9 pm at the THOMAS L. NIED FUNERAL HOME, INC. 7441 Washington Street, Swissvale . Service at the funeral home Monday at 11:00 am. (Nied Funeral Home is a proud member of the Good Grief Center). Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb COLCLASER MARIE BECK Age 98, peacefully in her sleep on July 4, 2008 in Chevy Chase Maryland. She was born in Cresson Pa and a long time resident of Pittsburgh. She was a graduate of the Western Pennsylvania School of Nursing and retired as an Industrial Nurse with Blaw-Knox Equipment Company. She was preceded in death by her husband Daniel G. Colclaser Sr. and is survived by her son, Daniel G. Colclaser Jr. of Wilmington NC. Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb CRAWFORD MARY VINCENZA (CASELLO) In loving memory. Age 81. Beloved wife of Harry James Crawford for 61 years, died peacefully on Thursday, July 10, 2008. Loving mother of James (Raymeta), David (Tracey), Annette (Joseph) Didiano, Kenneth (Alta), Patricia Lazzaro, Mary (Bernard Glesky) Crawford; grandmother of Angelina (Ricky) Daily, Casey (Nicole) Crawford, Nicole (Greg) Esposito, Cory Crawford, Carmen Lazzaro, John Paul Lazzaro; great grandmother of Ricky Daily, Hailey Grace Crawford, Marayna Lazzaro; sister to Josephine (Walt) Kusen, Rocco (Joan) Casello, Dolly (Tom) Martin, Patsy Casello; also survived by many cousins, nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Preceded in death by her loving parents Theodosius (Frank) and Lucia (Pizzuto) Casello, infant sister Mary and brother Theodore. Mary lovingly raised six children, then began her career and retired as an Administrative Secretary for Wilkinsburg High School. Better known as “Mrs. C”, she then aided her daughter Mary who founded Crawford Consulting Services as Office Administrator. Friends received WOLFE MEMORIAL, INC., Forest Hills Chapel, 3604 Greensburg Pike 412-731-5001. SUNDAY ONLY 1-4 and 6-9pm. Mass of Christian Burial St. James Church, Wilkinsburg Monday 10am. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. James Parish, 718 Franklin Ave., Pgh., PA 15221. Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb D’AMBROSIO MATILDA (PERRONE) On Friday, July 11, 2008, of Swissvale. wife of the late Michael D’Ambrosio; beloved mother of Dr. Anthony D’Ambrosio and his wife Mary Jane of Boardman, OH, Joseph D’Ambrosio and his wife Michele of Monroeville. Grandmother of Anthony D’Ambrosio (Amy), Jenna Campbell (John), Michael and Chelsey D’Ambrosio. And a great granddaughter, Julia. Sister of Angelina Simone of Italy and the late Charles, Joseph, and John Perrone, Beatrice Simone and Mary Catone. Friends received 1-3 & 6-8 pm SUNDAY ONLY at the THOMAS L. NIED FUNERAL HOME, INC. , 7441 Washington Ave., Swissvale. 412-271-0345. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday at 10 am Madonna del Castello Church, Swissvale. The Nied Funeral Home is a proud member of the Good Grief Center, Pittsburgh, PA. www.niedfuneralhome.com Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb DECKER PAULINE (STEELE) Of Ross Twp., ON Thurs. July 10, 2008, wife of the late Robert “Roy” Decker, loving mother of Patricia Gordon and the late Edward L. and Robert Decker; sister of Hazel Petroff, also survived by 11 grandchildren, 19 greatgrandchildren and two great great grandchildren. Friends received Sat. 7-9 and Sun 2-4 and 7-9 at T. B. DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME, 806 Perry Highway, North Hills where Services will be held Mon. 11am. Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb DiGALBO SAM D. Age 77, on July 9, 2008, of Shaler Township. Husband of Joann Harris DiGalbo; father of Diane and her husband Ibrahim Urlulu, Anthony DiGalbo, Linda DiGalbo, and her companion Mark Riley; brother of Mary (Charles) Postel, Alice (James) Connors, Vincenzo DiGalbo, and Jeannie Crease and late husband Gene; grandfather of Alara and Chala Urlulu. Mr. DiGalbo was the former owner of DiGalbo’s Fruit Market on Main Street in Sharpsburg. Visitation Saturday 6-9PM and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9PM, NEELY’S, 2208 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw. Mass of Christian Burial Monday 10:00AM St. Bonaventure Church. Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb DUNMYRE PEARL M. (BIDEK) Age 79, of Monroeville, on Saturday, July 12, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Paul Sr., loving mother of Paul (Peggy) Dunmyre of Penn Hills, Richard (Kathleen) Dunmyre of Monroeville, Michael (Karen) Dunmyre of Tampa, Fl, Laurel (Mark) Kopaczynski of Monroeville, and David (Debra) Dunmyre of North Huntingdon; also survived by seven grandchildren and siblings; Jane Rupert, Donald Bock, and Marian Mulvaney. Pearl was a M I Writer for Westinghouse PCD for 22 y ears. Friends will be received Sunday 7-9 pm and Monday 2-4 & 7-9 pm at the JOBE FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES INC., (MONROEVILLE / PLUM CHAPEL) Corner of Beatty Rd., and 48 North, Monroeville (412-856-4747). Mass of Christian Burial at St. Bernadette Parish Tuesday 12 noon. Interment will follow, Lakewood Memorial Park. Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb EASLY SISTER M. ELEANOR O.S.B. On Wednesday, July 9, 2008, age 89, of the Benedictine Sisters of Pittsburgh. Daughter of the late Henry and Agnes R. Koch Easly; sister of Mrs. Sue Kirsch and Sr. Mary Kay Easly O.S.B. and many other nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews. Friends received Monday 3-7pm and Tuesday 11am - 6:30pm at the St. Benedict Monastery, 4530 Perrysville Ave., Pgh. PA 15229. Wake Service Monday evening 7pm. Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday evening 7pm at the St. Benedict Monastery Chapel. Burial follow at St. Mary Cemetery, Ross Twp. Memorial contributions may be made to the Benedictine Sisters of Pittsburgh. Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb ELDER DOLORES K. Age 77, on Wednesday, July 9, 2008 of Baldwin Boro. Wife of the late Frank G. Elder; loving mother of Karen and Katherine Elder; sister of Robert Wiemer of Cleveland, OH. Also survived by loving nieces and nephews and cousins. Dolores was a member of the Eastern Star Anna M. Rote Memorial Chapter #491. Friends will be received at the JOHN F. SLATER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 412-881-4100, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood 15227, Saturday and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where funeral services will be held on Monday morning at 11:00 a.m. An Eastern Star vigil will be held on Sunday evening at 7:30 p.m. If desired, family suggests contributions to Zion Lutheran Church, 4301 Brownsville Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15236-1999. Please send condolences to WWW.JOHNFSLATER.COM. Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb ENGLISH T. MICHAEL Suddenly on Thursday, July 10, 2008, age 44, of Shadyside. Lifetime companion of the late Charles Lee Williams; beloved son of Michael and Heidy English; brother of Mishell Atkinson and husband Will; also survived by longtime friend and roommate, James Greco. A Memorial Service will be held at McCABE BROS., INC. FUNERAL HOMES, 6214 Walnut St., Shadyside on Sunday at 5pm. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Pittsburgh Aids Task Force, 905 West St., Pittsburgh, PA 15221. Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb FERRARI RHEA F. Of Mt. Lebanon, on Thursday July 10, 2008; daughter of the late Virginia E. & Charles Ferrari. Sister of the late Jon Leslie Ferrari. Survived by her niece Jennifer Leigh. There will be no visitation or viewing. Friends are invited to a Memorial Service at Mt. Lebanon United Presbyterian Church 255 Washington Rd. Pittsburgh, PA 15216 on Tuesday at 10:00 AM. Memorials may be made to Kingdom Kids c/o Mt. Lebanon U.P. Church or to a charity of one's choice. Arrangements by the LAUGHLIN MEMORIAL CHAPEL. www.laughlinfuneralhome.com Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb FIORINI JUDITH A. Age 52, of Penn Hills on Saturday, July 12, 2008. Beloved mother of Steve and Becky Oldenski. Fiance of Bill Adolph. Daughter of the late Frank and Dorothy Dornstadter. Friends will be received in the WILLIAM F. GROSS FUNERAL HOME, LTD. , 11735 Frankstown Road (at Rodi Road) Penn Hills where services will be held Tuesday at Noon. Visitation MONDAY ONLY 2-4 & 7-9 pm. Family acknowledges contributions the the American Cancer Society, 320 Bilmar Dr., Pittsburgh, PA 15205. Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb FORTNEY MARY MADELENE Mary, 95, of Oakdale, formerly of Morgantown, WV died Friday, July 11, 2008, in Molinaro Manor, Oakdale. She was born October 19, 1912 in West Virginia. Mrs. Fortney was a public health nurse for Monongalia County, WV. She loved playing bridge, square dancing, and clogging. She was a member of Stitch and Bitch Club and a country roads tour group. Mother of Treva (Larry) Huffman of Oakdale; Marilyn (James) Shepherd of FL, David (Susan) Fortney of MD; grandmother of Tiffany Kehm, Scott Huffman, Chad Huffman, Tracy Moore, Amy Liskowski, Laura Bickle, Julie Gravelle, Michelle Frazier, Michael (Eileen) Frazier, great grandmother of 14. Deceased are her husband, Robert D. Fortney (1999), son, Robert Fortney, Jr., brothers, Joseph, Austin, William and Francis McGinnis and sister, Josephine Flesher. Friends will be received 7-9 pm Monday in the THOMAS - LITTLE FUNERAL SERVICE, INC. , 5000 Noblestown Road, Oakdale (724-693-2800), Friends will be received from 10 am - 11 am Tuesday in St. Mary’s R.C. Church, Star City, WV where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 am. Interment will follow in Beverly Hills Memorial Garden, Westover, WV. The family extends heartfelt thanks to Jimmy Molinaro and Kathy Krise and the staff of Molinaro Manor for their compassionate care of our mother and grandmother. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Mary’s R.C. Church, Star City, WV 26505. Please sign the guest book at: thomas-littlefuneralservice.com Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb FUNOVITS MILDRED B. Age 93, on July 10, 2008, of Shaler Township. Wife of the late Frank J.; mother of Frank J. Funovits, Jr., John P. Funovits, Richard C. Funovits, Jane E. Robick, William J. Funovits, and Joan C. Vukson; sister of Peter and Marie Stajduhar and the late John and Antoinette Stajduhar; 13 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren. Visitation Saturday and Sunday 2-4 and 7-9PM, NEELY’S, 2208 Mt. Royal Blvd. Glenshaw. Mass of Christian Burial Monday St. Bonaventure Church 11:30AM. Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb GANGONE LOUIS J. Suddenly on July 11, 2008. Beloved husband of Julia Novelli Gangone; loving father of Louis J. Gangone, Jr. (Catherine) & Patricia Green (Robert); grandfather of Michael Gangone, Julie Green & Danielle Gangone; brother of Nicholas & Michael Gangone & the late Ida DiCintio & Josephine Turk. Friends received at the BAGNATO FUNERAL HOME, 50 Jefferson St., Carnegie, Sunday & Monday 2-4 6-8 PM. Funeral Mass in St. Ignatius Church of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish Tues. 10AM. Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb GILTENBOTH JOSEPHINE E. (LUBON) Age 94 of Plum on Wednesday, July 9, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Robert Giltenboth; loving mother of Margaret (George) Dailey of Plum; precious grandmother of Robert (Gail), Edward, and Jennifer; great grandmother of Robert and Victoria. A memorial visitation will be held Monday 9-11AM followed by service at the JOBE FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, INC. (MONROEVILLE/PLUM CHAPEL) corner of Beatty Rd. and 48 North, Monroeville (412 856-4747). Interment will follow at St. Peter’s Lutheran Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation - OG 1251 Waterfront Place, Floor 5, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb GIZZO SALVATORE F., JR. Age 47, on Wednesday, July 9, 2008, of Carrick. Beloved husband of Cynthia Marie (Desmond) Gizzo; loving father of Salvatore F. III, and Dominic Anthony Gizzo; brother of Donna Sciulli, Louis and Richard Gizzo; son of the late Salvatore F. and Louise (Bucci) Gizzo, Sr.; also survived by 29 nieces and nephews and 29 great nieces and great nephews. Friends received Saturday and Sunday 2-4 & 7-9 PM at the READSHAW FUNERAL HOME, INC., 1503 Brownsville Road, Carrick (412-882-3850). Funeral Prayer on Monday at 9:15 AM with Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 AM St. Basil Church, 1735 Brownsville Road, Carrick. Sal was a 29th Ward Democratic Committe Person and retired Board Member of the Carrick Community Athletic Association. www.readshawfuneralhome.com Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb GOLDMAN STEVE 56, beloved husband of Gretchen Niver and cherished son of Alice Goldman Accardi (Leo) of Deerfield Beach, Florida, and the late Frank Goldman, died suddenly on an Alaskan cruise on June 30, 2008. He will be terribly missed by his sisters; Sandy, Linda (Steve Camp), Laurie, brothers; Chris (Julie), David (Sue), nephews; Ryan, Justin and niece Amy. There will be a celebration of his life at his home in Pittsboro, NC on July 26. Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb GRATE EMOGENE J. Quietly on July 10, 2008. Wife of the late Alvin; sister of Mary Ruth (Henry) Hill of Bessemer AL and Christine Matthews of Pgh; nephews Henry L. Biggs, Orin Charles (Renee) Jackson Valerie (Albert) Halliburton, and a host of relatives. Friends may call Tues. 4-8pm at WHITE MEMORIAL CHAPEL OF POINT BREEZE 7204 Thomas Blvd at N. Homewood Ave. Funeral Ceremony Wed. 1 pm in E. Liberty Presbyterian Church, 116 South Highland Ave. Entombment Smithfield Cemetery. Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb GREENWOOD NANCY DUFF On July 11, 2008, in Cranberry Twp., PA, Nancy Duff Greenwood passed away after a brief illness. Nancy was born in Pittsburgh, PA, and brought up in Bellevue, PA. She was the daughter of William G. and Florence T. Duff of Bellevue. She will be remembered by her devoted husband of 64 years, Douglas E. Greenwood, her two children, Catherine Sweeney (John) and Douglas D. Greenwood (Susan Pate Greenwood) and four grandsons, Andrew T. Greenwood (Jennifer H.) and Alexander N. Greenwood and John D. Sweeney and Timothy C. Sweeney, as well as many dear cousins. She and her family lived in far flung locations, including the Philippines, Havana, Cuba, and San Juan, Puerto Rico. An accomplished musician and pianist, she worked as a professional accompanist at Carnegie Mellon University and Chatham College. She was a past president of the Pittsburgh Tuesday Musical Club. She graduated with a degree in music from Lake Erie College, Painesville, OH, and then completed further studies at the Conservatory of Music in San Juan, Puerto Rico. While in Puerto Rico, she accompanied for Conservatory musicians, including Maestro Pablo Casals and his wife, Martita. She will be remembered for her beauty, for her loving care of her extended family, for her love of words and lively spirit, and for many talents and skills, including the piano, tennis, sewing, bridge, and a show-stopping two-fingered whistle. A Memorial Service will be held at 2 P.M. on Saturday, July 19, 2008, at Sherwood Oaks Retirement Community. Private interment will be in Union Dale Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in honor of Nancy may be made to: SORA Memorial Fund, Employee Scholarship Account, 100 Norman Drive, Cranberry Twp.,PA 16066. Arrangements entrusted to GLENN-KILDOO FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SVCS., INC., 130 Wisconsin Ave., Cranberry Twp. On-line condolences & directions at www.glennkildoofuneralhome.com Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb GROBSTEIN FRANCES S. On Friday, July 11, 2008; Beloved wife of the late Clifford. Loving mother of Iris (Ed) Smith of Pittsburgh and Sandra Block of Michigan City, IN. Sister of Nathan Sadowsky of Baltimore, MD. Beloved grandmother of Jennifer (Michael) Gold, Jeremy (Alaine) Smith, Spencer, Elyssa and Graham Block. Great-grandmother of Sarah and Benjamin Gold and Lauren Smith. Graveside Services and Interment will be held on Sunday 12 Noon at Beth Shalom Cemetery. Arrangements by RALPH SCHUGAR CHAPEL, INC. Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb GROPELLI DENISE J. (WEIDNER) Age 53, of Shaler Twp., on Thursday, July 10, 2008. Beloved mother of Gregory J. (Christel), James P. and Shawn M. Gropelli all of Penn Hills. Loving daughter of Eleanor and the late Anthony Weidner. Dear sister of David Weidner of North HIlls, Susan Silverman of Cranberry Township and Lenore Putch of Wexford. Loving grandmother of Haley and Gregory. Friends will be received on Saturday 6-8 pm and on Sunday 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the SCHELLHAAS FUENRAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, INC., 388 Center Ave., West View. where a Blessing service will be held on Monday at 10am. Denise was an avid Steeler Fan and a kind and special spirit who touched may lives even during her darkest times. Memorial tributes may be made in Denises memory to the family for memorial bricks to be placed at the new hockey arena or casino. www.schellhaasfh.com Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb GUTHRIE MABEL D. Age 73 of North Hills, on Thursday, July 10, 2008. Beloved wife of 56 years of Dwight J. Guthrie; mother of Dwight David (Laura) Guthrie, Michael D. (Cathy) Guthrie, Darryl L. (Jill) Guthrie, Diana G. (Jeff) Surgent, and son-in-law, Kerry Uber. Proud grandmother of 9 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Preceded in death by her beloved daughter, Debra S. Uber, and her parents Steward & Margaret Weaver. Survived also by loving sisters and brothers and countless friends. Mabel was a Teaching Assistant at North Hills High School with a lifelong passion and love of children, particularly those with special needs. She was a Charter Member of Cornerstone Church and actively involved in the founding of the church. God gifted Mabel with a beautiful smile, an infectious laugh, and a servant's heart that loved people without condition. Mabel's faith in Jesus Christ transformed her life and the world she touched. Many trusted in Jesus and found joy in Him through her gentle words and

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