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FULTON
AUDREY J.
Age 83, of White Oak, died January 17, 2018, at Independence Court of Monroeville. Born May 13, 1934, in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late William D. and Jane B. (Fulton) Fulton. Audrey was a retired from Mellon Bank, where she was the Vice President of the Oakland branch. Audrey was a former member of the Eastminster Presbyterian Church in East Liberty. She was currently a member of the Sampson's Mills Presbyterian Church in White Oak. She was an avid Pittsburgh sports fan, especially Pirates baseball. Audrey is survived by her nephews, Bruce (Marcia) Nelson of White Oak, Keith (Patty) Nelson of McKeesport and Mark (Dottie) Nelson of Lecanto, FL; great-nephews, Matt Nelson and his loyal dog, Denver, Adam (Jessica) Nelson, Steve Nelson and William (Frances) Nelson; great-nieces, Kelly (Josh) Perrin, Erin Nelson, Nicki (Skyler) Bryant and Breanna (Matt) Pierce; many grandnieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Audrey was preceded in death by her sister, Dolores J. Nelson; nephew, Russell L. Nelson; cousin, Georgean Dankmyer. Family and friends will be received at JAYCOX - JAWORSKI FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY on Sunday, January 21, 2018, from 12 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. A funeral service will be on Monday, January 22, 2018, 10 a.m., at the Sampson's Mills Presbyterian Church. Rev. Jessica McClure Archer will officiate. Burial will follow in Allegheny Cemetery, Lawrenceville, PA. Memorial contributions are suggested to Sampson's Mills Presbyterian Church, 1665 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131. Condolences and memories may be shared at:
www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com
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Published Friday, January 19, 2018


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GROSS
GEORGE ANDREW III
Age 56, of Brookline, formerly of Carrick, died suddenly on Friday, January 12, 2018. Devoted husband of Alice M. Gross (Garfold); loving and dedicated father of Nicole and George Andrew Gross IV; cherished son of George, Jr. and Rose Gross; grandson of the late George A. and Alice Gross, the late Alfred and Catherine Kuntz, son-in-law of Dolores and the late Gilbert Garfold; brother of Deborah and (Scott) Englert; caring uncle to many nieces and nephews. He proudly served in the United States Marine Corps for six years and retired as Captain on the City of Pittsburgh Fire Department after 24 years of service. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends, and Local 1 Firefighters. Friends welcome Saturday and Sunday 2-8 p.m. WILLIAM SLATER II FUNERAL SERVICE (412-563-2800), 1650 Greentree Rd., Scott Twp. 15220. Funeral Service 8:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial with full military honors will be in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies.
www.slaterfuneral.com
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Published Friday, January 19, 2018


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IONADI
MARLENE EVELYN (GIONTA)
On Wednesday, January 17, 2018, the Lord called her home, age 80. Beloved wife of 62 years to Anthony "Nino" Ionadi; loving mother of Phillip A. Ionadi (Patti), Renee Ionadi (Lawrence), Anthony Nino Ionadi (Jacqueline); grandmother of Dana Ionadi, Phillip A. Ionadi, Jr. (Dawn), Vita Marlena Ionadi, Regina and Stefanie Ionadi; great-grandmother of Courtney, Cameron, and Kendall Stack and Gianna Bofo; daughter of the late Alexander and Mary Stella Gionta; sister of the late Andy Gionta (Theresa), Henry Gionta (the late Yolunda), Edward Gionta (Caroline) and Nilda Mercurio (Paul); also survived by many nieces and nephews, cousins and friends. Marlene grew up on Stoebner Way (Larimer Avenue), raised her family on Jackson Street in Highland Park, then the Penn Hills and Verona area for many years, before eventually residing at Harmar Village in Cheswick, where the family would like to thank the staff for the excellent care given her. Family and friends received at McCABE BROS., INC. FUNERAL HOME, www.mccabebrothers.com, 6214 Walnut Street, Shadyside on Sunday, January 21, 2018, from 2-8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Raphael Church on Monday at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in Marlene's name to Alzheimer's Association, www.alz.org/pa.
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KATZ
AVIVA LYNN, M.D.
On Wednesday, January 17, 2018. Beloved wife of Daniel Weiner; beloved mother of Gabriel, Samuel, Channah and Shoshana; sister of Adam (Dalit) Katz and Aaron (MaryAnn) Katz. Aviva was an Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. She served as the Director of the Consortium Ethics Program (UPitt) and the Ethics Consultation Service (Children's Hospital). She was a Vice Chair of the University of Pittsburgh Institutional Review Board. She is a past Chair of the Committee on Bioethics of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and a member of the HHS Secretary's Advisory Committee on Human Research Protection. Aviva dedicated her life to the care of children, both her own and others. Services at RALPH SCHUGAR CHAPEL, INC., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside, on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. No visitation prior to services. Interment Tree of Life Memorial Park. Contribution may be made to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 333 East Carson Street, #441 E., Pittsburgh, PA 15219.
www.schugar.com
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KUNKA
MARY ELLEN
Of Monessen, passed away peacefully on January 10, 2018, at age 88. Beloved wife of Myron "Midon" Kunka (deceased); loving mother of Myron "Kelly" (Peggy) and Scott (Beatrice); adoring grandmother of Matthew (Angela) Kunka, Kathleen (Ryan) Payne, Ellis (Rachel) Kunka, Emily Kunka and Sarah Kunka; great-grandmother of Brady, Scarlett and Finley; cherished daughter of Charles and Josephine (Baker) Gwyer; sister of JoAnn Braunegg; and loving friend of Ethel Peshok. Preceded by siblings, Genevieve Schwer, John "Jack" Gwyer, Charles "Buddy" Gwyer, Patricia Gogal and Mildred "Millie" Conn; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Mary Ellen was a life-long Catholic, and an avid reader with a quick wit. Her sense of humor brightened the lives of those who were fortunate enough to know her. A memorial celebration will be held at a later date. The family suggests a memorial donation to the Jewish Association on Aging, http://www.jaapgh.org, or 200 JHF Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15217. Professional services trusted to the care of D'ALESSANDRO FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY, LTD., Lawrenceville.
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Published Friday, January 19, 2018


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MEINERT
JAMES H.
Age 56, of Indiana Township, passed away on Wednesday, January 17, 2018. Born September 14, 1961, in Pittsburgh, he was the son of Janet (Evans) and the late Raymond Meinert. James was the founder and owner of JML Landscape Management. He is survived by his daughter, Elizabeth (Greg) King; three sons, Joseph, Raymond and George Meinert and their mother, Joleen; his mother, Janet Meinert; siblings, Kathleen, David (Cristy) and Barb Meinert; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his father, Raymond, he was preceded in death by his sister, Patricia Boehm. James's family will welcome friends on Friday, January 19, 2018, from 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 p.m. at KING FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, INC., 2841 Woodland Circle in Allison Park. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 20, 2018, at St. Mary of The Assumption Church, 2510 Middle Road in Glenshaw. He will be laid to rest in St. Mary's Cemetery in Sharpsburg. The family suggests Memorial donations in his honor may be sent to American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, PO Box 15120, Chicago, IL 60693 or Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation, One Children's Hospital Drive, Central Plant, Floor 3, 4401 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15224-1342. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with James' family at:
www.kingfuneralhome.com
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MELODINI
ARMAND LOUIS "EDGO"
Age 92, a lifelong resident of Hazelwood, on Thursday January 18, 2018. Beloved husband of the late Josephine (Ritz); also preceded in death by his son, John (Speed), his parents, Joseph and Addolorata (Fratangelo), his three brothers Falco, Americo, and Edward, and most of his peers, who no doubt welcomed him joyfully in eternity. He is survived by his loving children, Joseph (wife Linda), Daniel (wife Amy Tommarello), and Nita Cullison (husband Jim); six grandchildren, Kevin (Julie) Simurda, Amanda (Anthony) Parisi, Aaron and Steven Melodini, Alex and Scott Cullison; two great-granddaughters, Kendall and Cameron Simurda; many nieces and nephews. Edgo was a retiree of B&O RR/CSX Corporation. He served as an usher for many years at St. Stephen Church. Active in life until just before his death, Edgo made the best spaghetti sauce and meatballs, preparing them every Sunday for whomever could make it for dinner that day. A gentle man, a generous father, he will be missed and remembered for the remainder of our lives. Friends received at the JOHN D. O'CONNOR AND SON FUNERAL HOME, INC., 5106 Second Avenue, 15207, 412-521-8116 on Sunday 2-8 p.m. and again Monday at 10 a.m. before the Mass of Christian Burial in St. Stephen Parish Church at 11 a.m. Donations may be made to St. Stephen Parish (Hazelwood) or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (to whom he donated monthly).
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PECORELLI
JOYCE (PIRRO)
Age 86, of McKees Rocks, passed away peacefully on Thursday morning, January 18, 2018, after a brief illness. She was preceded in death by her parents, Tarquinio and Chiarini, and five brothers; her son, Thomas DiCicco (surviving spouse Nicholette) died in 1998. Joyce is survived by her husband of 45 years, Nick; a sister, Florence (Mike) D'Impirio; a son, Jeffrey (Sherry) DiCicco; a step-daughter, Connie, and step-son, Frank (Debbie) Pecorelli; also survived by six grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, six nephews, and four nieces. Joyce was a well-known beautician for 12 years, but after serious health issues, she closed her salon and then followed her true passion of baking cookies. For 30 years, Pittsburghers have known and loved Joyce's homemade cookies. The "Cookie Lady" was famous for her Lady Locks and handmade Italian specialty cookies. Family and friends are welcome for visitation on Saturday and Sunday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at ANTHONY M. MUSMANNO FUNERAL HOME, INC., 700 Seventh Street, McKees Rocks, PA 15136. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday 9:30 a.m. St. John of God Parish, The Church at St. Mary's. Entombment to follow at Resurrection Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be donated to the American Cancer Society, 320 Bilmar Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205. Please view and sign the family's online guestbook at:
www.musmannofh.com
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PITCOCK
DR. ALBERT RICHARD "DICK"
Dr. Richard "Dick" Pitcock, 79, of Friendship Village of South Hills, Upper St. Clair, PA, formerly of Peters Twp. and Waynesburg, peacefully passed on Tuesday, January 16, at 2:30 p.m. with his loving family at his side. He was born May 22, 1938, in the Greene County Memorial Hospital, Waynesburg, PA, son of Mary Ankrom Pitcock and Charles E. Pitcock. After graduating from Waynesburg College, he was hired as a mathematics teacher and baseball coach at Woodbury Sr. HS, Woodbury, NJ in 1961, and in 1965, was hired by the Mt. Lebanon School District as a high school mathematics teacher and baseball coach. Dr. Pitcock received his Master's Degree from University of Pittsburgh and his Doctorate Degree from West Virginia University in 1989. His career at Mt. Lebanon included High School Principal, Director of Personnel, and he was Assistant Superintendent when he retired in 1998. Dick was a member of the Mantua Lodge No. 95 F&AM of Mantua, Gloucester County of New Jersey, and Shriners International Organization, St. Clair Royal Arch Chapter No. 300, Pittsburgh, PA. He was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, Upper St. Clair, PA. Dick was a devoted and faithful husband to his wife, Jo Ann, whom he married on December 28, 1961, in the Bethlehem Baptist Church in Ruff Creek; and they just celebrated 56 wonderful years together. He was a loving and caring father to daughters, Leslie Jo Webb (Tom) and Tricia Ann Fee (David); grandfather to four adoring grandchildren, Katherine, Charlie Aber, Claire, and Kyle Fee, who always made him smile. Dick had a special place in his heart for his brother, Allen, and wife, Linda, along with his niece, Amy (Rick) Schroeder, and nephew, Scott (Diane) Pitcock.  Deceased is his sister, Clara Louise Pitcock, who passed in November of 2016. Dick's philosophy in life was, "Always treat people like you would want to be treated," and he stayed true to this belief all his life. Friends will be received from 3-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Friday, January 19, 2018, in the BEHM FUNERAL HOME, 182 W. High Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370, where service will be held on Saturday, January 20, 2018, at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. Dr. Cindy McClung officiating. Interment will follow in Greene County Memorial Park, Waynesburg. Also, a Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, January 27, 2018, at Friendship Village of South Hills, 1290 Boyce Road, Upper St. Clair, PA 15241, at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. Dr. Cindy McClung officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Children's Therapy Center of Washington Hospital, 1000 Waterdam Plaza Drive, Suite 120, McMurray, PA 15317, (http://www.washingtonhospital.org/services/childtherapy/) or the Team Member Appreciation Fund of Friendship Village of South Hills, 1290 Boyce Road, Upper St. Clair, PA 15241-3999. The F&AM Masonic Lodge #153, Waynesburg, will hold a memorial service on Friday at the funeral home at 6 p.m. Condolences may be expressed online at:
www.behmfh.com
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PITTRELL
ALFONSO "AL" III
Age 75, formerly of the Hill District, passed away peacefully on January 16, 2018. A Memorial Service to celebrate his life will be held on Monday, January 22, 2018, at 6 p.m. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the SAMUEL J. JONES FUNERAL HOME, 2644 Wylie Ave., Pgh., PA 15219.
jonesfuneralhomeinc.com
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