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ANDERSON
PAUL TIMOTHY
Born May 14, 1983, of Pittsburgh, formerly of McCandless, died May 27, 2017, from longtime complications of diabetes. He was loved by family and friends. He was the cherished son of Paul E. Anderson and Paulette (Palanzo) Anderson; loving brother to Dr. Terrence M. Anderson (Johanna) and uncle to their son, Luca. He was brother to Tara L. Merz (John) and uncle to Phaedra and Vito, who was also his godson. He was the grandson of the late Dr. Paul H. Anderson and Letitia Anderson and the late Paul Palanzo. He is survived by his maternal grandparents, Teresa Palanzo Peters and William E. Peters. He was loved by his many uncles, aunts and cousins. He will be missed by many friends. As a diabetic child, he attended Camp Crestfield in Slippery Rock and as a young adult, he was a counselor there. He was also an instructor at Camp Shriver in Slippery Rock, working with children with Down Syndrome. He graduated from North Allegheny High School where he was a pitcher for the baseball team. He was the winning pitcher in 2 WPIAL playoff games. He later coached baseball at Carson Middle School in North Allegheny. He also coached baseball at Oliver High School in the Pittsburgh Public Schools. He earned a degree in Physical Education and Adapted Physical Education from Slippery Rock. He was Head of Sports/Activities at the Woodlands in Wexford in October 2005 through May 2007 where he worked with children and young adults with various disabilities. He had great love and patience for them and they in turn loved him. He completed the graduate program at Slippery Rock for Special Education with an emphasis on the Autistic Spectrum. He had owned the Palanzo's Beer Distributor for six years in Bloomfield, until last year, when he decided to return to his true passion, teaching. He started to substitute for the Pittsburgh Schools and was currently at Brashear High School. Paul enjoyed golfing, the Steelers and Penguins. He was excited about the upcoming Stanley Cup Finals. His smiling face, winning personality and humor will be missed by many. Contributions to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation and the Woodlands Foundations. Friends will be received on Friday from 1-8 p.m. at DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME, INC., 806 Perry Hwy., Ross Twp. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. in St. John Neumann Church, 2230 Rochester Rd., Pgh., PA 15237. Everyone please meet at church.
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Published Tuesday, May 30, 2017


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BEVAN
ROBERTA J. "BERTIE"
Age 70, of West Mifflin, on May 27, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Steve and June (Kline) Kerekes. She was a member of Christ the Light of the World Parish and St. Agnes Parish. Roberta worked in the produce department at Balsamo's in Mckeesport and was a clerk at R&M Variety in West Mifflin. She was a member of the former Women's Guild at Holy Name Church and enjoyed bingo, crocheting, and cooking. She was the beloved wife of Thomas E. Bevan for 50 years; mother of Thomas S. (Dianna) Bevan, of West Mifflin and Matthew Bevan, of West Mifflin; loving Ga-Ga of Abigail Bevan; sister of her twin brother, Robert "Shorty" Kerekes, of Mckeesport; also nieces and nephews. Visitation on Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. and Wednesday from 12-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300. Blessing service on Thursday, June 1, 2017, in the funeral home at 9:30 a.m. followed Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Name Church of Christ the Light of the World Parish at 10 a.m. Rev. Thomas Lewandowski officiating. Burial will be in Holy Name Cemetery, West Mifflin.
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Published Tuesday, May 30, 2017


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CELENDER
HAZEL L. (BOOHER)
"We remember their love when they can no longer remember." Age 92, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 29, 2017, at The Willows Presbyterian SeniorCare where she had been a resident for the last five years. Hazel was born June 18, 1924, to Jay C. and Mary Louise (Ireland) Booher of Penn Hills. Predeceased by husband, James E. Celender; and brother, Jack Booher, formerly of Palm Bay, FL. Survived by sister, Dorothy Morgan of Longwood at Oakmont; and nephew, Jay B. (Marie) Morgan of Apollo, PA; great-nieces, Amy (Ryan) Donais of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, Jennifer (Mana) Keuma of Koloa, Kauai, Hawaii; great-great-nephew, Riley E. Donais. Also survived by dear friends, Jane Crompton, Grace Link, Pat Faub, and Wilma Vanatt. Hazel was a secretary at PPG Industries and also Westinghouse. Her friends and family would like to express their gratitude and appreciation to her team of dedicated caregivers at The Willows for their kind and compassionate treatment of her while she was a resident. Hazel will always be remembered for her happy smile and cute little wave. Friends received Wednesday, May 31, 2017, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at ENGLISH FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, INC., 378 Maryland Avenue, Oakmont, PA 15139 where services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 1, 2017, with Pastor Dean Ward, The River Community Church, New Kensington, PA, officiating. Interment will be in Riverview Memorial Park Cemetery, 2025 Lincoln Road, Verona, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Penn Hills Alliance Church, 7605 Saltsburg Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15239. Online condolences may be made to: www.englishfuneralhome.com
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Published Tuesday, May 30, 2017


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CHIECHI
PHILIP
Age 89, of Murrysville, formerly of Plum Boro, passed away on Sunday, May 28, 2017. He was born June 26, 1927 in Adelphi-Bari, Italy, son of the late Pietro Paul and Grazielle (Bruno) Chiechi. He was a building contractor with his own construction company for many years. He loved to cook (only holiday meals) and he was a big yard work and garden guy and enjoyed fixing and building things. He was preceded in death by one brother, Vincenzo Chiechi. Philip is survived by his wife, Theresa Golletti Chiechi; one daughter, Grace (Daniel) Daugherty of Export; three grandchildren, Ryan, Chris and Riley; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the HART FUNERAL HOME INC., Murrysville with a blessing service on Thursday at 11 a.m. Entombment will follow at the Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Forbes Trail Faith in Action, 4600 Old William Penn Hwy., Murrysville, PA 15668. www.hartfuneralhomeinc.com
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DePIERO
SAMUEL J.
Age 94, on Friday, May 26, 2017, after a long illness at Asbury Heights in Mt. Lebanon where he had resided since May 8, 2017. Beloved husband of Elizabeth (Liz) DePiero. Born March 12, 1923 in Glassport, PA he was the son of Italian immigrants Peter and Adela (Talamonto) DePiero, and was one of eight children. Born with congenital cataracts he attended the Western PA School for Blind Children until 10th grade where, along with academics, he learned to tune pianos and cane chairs. He completed his final two years and graduated from Glassport HS in 1945. He was a 1949 graduate from the University of Pittsburgh and married Virginia Wolozyn the same year. That marriage ended in divorce in 1962; he married Elizabeth Boyce in 1969. He first worked at Wallach's Bookstore after college, later earning his Masters in Library Science from Pitt and became the Librarian/Science Teacher at the School for Blind Children, working there for 24 years. Sam was an avid reader, especially of Science Fiction and a huge Star Trek fan. He was a Treasurer for Radio Information Services for the Blind and the Lions Club and volunteered for other charitable endeavors for the blind. He sang tenor in St Paul's Cathedral Choir for 25 years. Sam loved to bowl and was in a Blind Bowling League until last fall. He would often outscore the "younger" members in their early 80's! Sam thoroughly enjoyed Jazz and Classical music, played the drums in his youth, and even the ukulele until he made the mistake of sitting on it! Beloved husband of Elizabeth (Liz) DePiero; father of Theslee Joy (Paul Kimberly Ling, PhD) DePiero, MD, Celeste (Brent) Baxter and Fred (Connie) DePiero, PhD; grandfather of Alexandra Ling, Jared Baxter and Grant Baxter. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by siblings, Hilda Sgattone, Inez Olexik, Clara Preler, Mary Unger and Salvatore, Daniel and John DePiero. Visitation with the family will be on Friday, June 2, 2017, from 6 to 8 p.m. at LAUGHLIN MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 222 Washington Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15216. There will be a luncheon for Family and Friends on Saturday, June 3, 2017, to celebrate and remember Sam's life. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in his name to, Mt. Lebanon Lions Club, 222 Washington Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15216, Golden Triangle Council of the Blind, 3253 Waltham Avenue, Pgh., PA 15216 or Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children, 201 N Bellefield Avenue, Pgh., PA 15213.
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Published Tuesday, May 30, 2017


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FIRTH
EVELYN H.
On Saturday morning, May 27, 2017, age 93, of Mars, PA, at the St. John Retirement Community. Born in New York City, she was married in 1945 in the Union Theological Seminary chapel to the Rev. Richard W. Firth. The family started out in upstate New York and then settled in San Antonio, Texas. They then moved first to Sewickley Heights and then to Westtown outside Philadelphia in the 1970s. Retirement drew them to Southern Pines, NC. Her husband preceded her in death in 2005. Evelyn developed a lifelong passion for antiques, especially early American pieces, and restored their 1785 Westtown home. She became an accomplished antiques dealer, showing in some of the most prestigious antique shows on the East Coast. She also loved animals, with a succession of German Shepherds, a brown standard poodle and Himalayan cats joining the family. In her youth, she was a skilled horsewoman. In retirement, she and her husband frequently traveled to Europe (with her eye always on antiquing opportunities). She enjoyed telling tales of her first jobs in New York City, including a stint as a clerk at a residential hotel across from the Metropolitan Museum. A certain Joe DiMaggio was a regular visitor, and Evelyn frequently babysat his son. Evelyn is survived by her son, Richard, Jr., and his wife, Leslie, of Danville, CA; another son, Robert, of Pittsburgh; a grandchild, Lindsay; and a great-grandchild, Hendrix Compton. A memorial service is being planned for the second week of July when the family will be gathering in Pittsburgh. Memorials may be made to Lutheran SeniorLife Foundation, 105 Burgess Drive, Zelienople, PA 16063. Arrangements are under the direction of the McDONALD - AEBERLI FUNERAL HOME, INC., 238 Crowe Ave., Mars, PA and condolences are available at www. mcdonald-aeberli.com.
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GIOTIS
CHARLES
Age 94, passed away on April 25, 2017, at his family's home. He was born on the Northside of Pittsburgh. His wife, Ruth (Eswein) Giotis preceded him in death. He is survived by his daughter, Georgette, of Monroeville and son, Charles, of Austin, Texas. He has eight granchildren; and thirteen great-grandchildren. He served our country during World War II where he was stationed in Iceland. He retired after 30 years as a Postal Officer and enjoyed traveling with his wife. The memorial service will be Friday, June 2, 2017, at 11 a.m. at Christ the Redeemer Northside Catholic Cemetery in the Mausoleum 2nd floor.
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GREB
DOROTHY D.
Age 73, formerly of Cranberry Twp., passed away on Saturday, May 27, 2017, while under the care of Good Samaritan Hospice at Heritage Valley Medical Center in Brighton Twp. Born July 7, 1943, in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late Emil and Philomena Radoshevich. Dorothy grew up in Lawrenceville in Allegheny County. Catholic by faith, she was a member of St. Ferdinand Catholic Church in Cranberry Twp. She was a member of the Fox Run Bowling League and Fox Run Card Club. She enjoyed making ceramics. Dorothy will be dearly missed. She leaves behind to cherish her memory her daughter, Karen A. McClelland of Conway, PA; her stepbrothers, Samuel "Bunny" Tarasi and his wife, Peggy, of Pittsburgh, and Carmen Tarasi and his wife, Janet, of Springdale, PA; and her stepsister, Jerri Farren and her husband, Barry, of Springdale, PA. In addition to her parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Robert J. Greb, who passed away on November 29, 2016. Friends will be received from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, at the BOYLAN - GLENN - KILDOO FUNERAL HOME, INC., 130 Wisconsin Ave., Cranberry Twp., PA 16066. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 1, 2017, at St. Ferdinand Catholic Church, 2535 Rochester Rd., Cranberry Twp., PA 16066. She will be laid to rest beside her husband in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies in Bridgeville, PA. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.boylan funeralservices.com.
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HUNKAWITZ
RUSSELL
Age 96, of Murrysville passed away on Friday, May 26, 2017, at home. He was born May 10, 1921, in Russellton, PA, son of the late John and Mary Hunkiewicz. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Frank, Harry, Walter; and a sister, Helen. He was a wonderful husband to his wife of 62 years, Jo Ann Longstreth Hunkawitz of Murrysville. Russell is also survived by three nieces and a nephew. Russell retired after 42 years of service with Westinghouse. He was a tool and die maker at the East Pittsburgh plant and an inspector at the Bettis plant in West Mifflin. He was a WWII veteran serving with the United States Army. He was a member of V.F.W. and the American Legion. He was a member of the Shidle Lodge #601 F. & A.M., Syria Shriners and the Tall Cedars of Lebanon. He enjoyed ballroom dancing, round and square dancing with his wife. He was a member of the Swinging Smoothies, Harold's Western Squares and the Spinners Square Dance Club which was held at the Linway U.P. Church, East McKeesport. Russell also loved to play the guitar. Visitation Tuesday, May 30, 2017, from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the HART FUNERAL HOME, INC., Murrysville. Interment will be private in Plum Creek Cemetery, Plum Boro. A memorial service will be held at Redstone Highlands Chapel, Murrysville on Thursday, June 1, 2017, at 2 p.m. If desired, memorials may be made to the Syria Shrine Hospital in Russell's name. www.hartfuneralhomeinc.com
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IMHOFF
FRANCIS, Jr.
Age 75, of Saxonburg, passed away on May 28, 2017. Born December 5, 1941 in Pittsburgh, PA, he was the son of Francis J. Imhoff and Euphemia "Fay" Fleming. Fran worked as a Plant Manager for Custom Industrial Controls. Surviving are his children, Brian Imhoff of Saxonburg, Kevin (Rose) Imhoff of Ellwood City, Christine (Mark) Shaffer of Sarver, Keith (Mary) Imhoff of Saxonburg, and Jennifer (Kevin) Sherrieb of Butler; his sister, Judy Wagner of Louisville, KY; his brother, George Imhoff of Pittsburgh, PA; 15 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife, Janet C. (Battung) Imhoff on Oct. 1, 2006. Friends will be received on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the FOX FUNERAL HOME, INC., Saxonburg, PA. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, June 1, 2017, 10:00 a.m. at the St. Joseph R.C. Church in Cabot Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery in Butler. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association.
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