Rev. William Paxton Arnott, Pastor Emeritus of the Level Green Presbyterian Church, age 82, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Rev. Arnott was born on April 19, 1932 in Akron, OH, the son of the late William H. and Belva Paxton Arnott. He graduated from Kent State University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. He then continued his education at the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary with a Master’s Degree in Divinity and was the valedictorian of his class. His 40 years of ministry began at the First Presbyterian Church in Shadyside, OH from 1957-1965. He was the Organizing Pastor for Trinity Presbyterian Church in Venice, FL from 1965 to 1967, the Associate Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Mansfield, OH from 1967-1978, and became the Pastor of the Level Green Presbyterian Church from 1978 until his retirement as Pastor Emeritus in 1997. He was a member of numerous Presbytery Committees, organized the FISH Ministry for helping needy families in Mansfield, OH, and the member of the founding committee for the Hunger Pantry in the Trafford/Level Green Area. Bill was a sports fanatic, and loved traveling and reading. Rev. Arnott is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Gloria Ann McCarter Arnott, his loving children Susan Nedley and husband Rick of Harrison City, Brad Arnott and wife Joanne of Cincinnati, OH and Mark Arnott and wife Debra of Woodland Hills, CA; his grandchildren Nicole Owens (Chris), Amy Liermann (Brad), Ryan Nedley (Catherine), Jacob Nedley, Christy Ross (Steve), Kelly Rook (Josh), Stephen Arnott, and his great-grandchildren Carson, Evelyn, Gavin, Sydney and Cameron. He is also survived by his brother Fred Arnott of Akron, OH and was predeceased by a brother David Arnott. Family and friends will be received on Saturday from 5-8 PM and Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 PM in the John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc. 702 7th Street (Rt. 130), Trafford 412-372-3111. Funeral services will be on Monday at 11 AM in the Level Green Presbyterian Church, 105 Olive Drive, Level Green with the Rev. Dr. R. Dennis Macaleer officiating. If attending the funeral service please go directly to the church. Interment will follow in the Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to the Level Green Presbyterian Church, Mark and Debra Arnott Ministries Back2Back Ministries in support of the Ross family. www.dobrinickfhinc.com.
Margaret “Marge” Lawrence Bucar age 82 of Trafford passed away on Monday July 21, 2014. Marge was born on June 15, 1932 in Trafford the daughter of the late Charles J. Lawrence Sr. and Mary Petrini Lawrence. She was the beloved wife of the late Paul “Lou” Bucar. Marge is survived by her two sons Paul and David Bucar; her grandchildren David, Sarah, Nathan and Jordan; her brother Charles J. Lawrence Jr, and her sister Joanne Zimmerman; many in-laws, nieces and nephews. At Marge’s request there will be no visitation or graveside services. Family and friends are invited to attend a funeral mass on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 10 AM in the St. Regis Church, 517 Homewood Ave. Trafford with Fr. David Nazimek as celebrant. A private burial will take place in the Good Shepherd Cemetery, Monroeville. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to the St. Regis Church Development Fund, 517 Homewood Ave. Trafford PA 15085. The John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc. 702 7th St. (State Rt. 130) Trafford 412-372-3111 is assisting the family with arrangements. www.dobrinickfhinc.com.
Barry Lee Hopkins age 62 of Penn Twp. passed away on Tuesday, July 1, 2014. Barry was born on July 23, 1951 in Wilkinsburg the son of the late Donald L. and Ethel Mae (Wampler) Hopkins. Barry was retired from the Union Railroad as a Conductor/Brakeman. He loved spending time and playing with his beloved grandchildren. Barry is survived by his spouse Anita Hopkins, his loving children Chad (Michelle) Hopkins and children John and Callie, Kelley Hopkins (Shane Morrison) and children Shane Jr. and Blaize, Kris (Hollie) Hopkins and son Troy; his siblings Paul Donald Hopkins (Joan) and Sherrill Elaine West (Peter). Family and friends will be received on Monday (July 7) from 6-8 PM in the John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc., 702 7th St. (St. Rt. 130) Trafford 412-372- 3111. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 AM Tuesday (July 8) in the Christian Life Church, 900 7th St. Ext. Trafford with Pastor Gary D. Simpson officiating. If attending, please go directly to the church. www.dobrinickfhinc.com.
David C. Ridinger age 72 of Trafford passed away on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 in his home with his family by his side. David was born on October 29, 1941 in Monroeville the son of the late David and Mary (Tallder) Ridinger. He was a proud veteran of the US Navy during the Vietnam War stationed on the USS Enterprise. He retired from Beckwith Machinery as a journeyman diesel mechanic and after retirement he worked for John Brentzel Construction for the past 10 years. David was preceded in death by his wife Donna L. Ridinger in 2010, and his siblings Amelia Virginia Teresenko, June Elizabeth Stitt, William David Ridinger, Patricia Ann Estep, and James Carlton Ridinger. David is survived by his children Mike (Kristine) Ridinger, Jayson, Chad and David Mark Ridinger, Renda Bates, and Christina Rowe; his six grandchildren Sidney, Kayla, Arin, Jordan, Erin and Stephenie and three great-grandchildren Jayden, Jonus and Brandon; his brother Jack Edward Ridinger and sister Bonnie Kay Cecil. Family and friends will be received on Thursday from 2-4 & 6-8 PM in the John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc., 702 7th Street (State Rt. 130) Trafford (412) 372-3111. Funeral services will be at 8pm in the funeral home with military honors to follow the service. www.dobrinickfhinc.com.
Margaret (Nemetz) Wadsworth 90 of Trafford, formerly of Braddock peacefully passed away on Wednesday June 25, 2014 in the Life Care Hospital of Monroeville. Margaret was born on January 4, 1924 in N. Braddock the daughter of the late Stephen and Margaret (Powlick ) Nemetz. Margaret was preceded in death by her loving and devoted husband of 61 years Edward Wadsworth in 2004; brothers Adam, Bill, Stephen, and Joseph Nemetz and a sister Cecelia Morgan. Margaret was the loving mother of Mary Margaret (Vincent) Babeo of Trafford and Janet Haski (late Bernie) of Monroeville. She was the adoring grandmother of Lisa Marie Babeo of Trafford and Tony and Natalie Babeo of Mars, and the great-grandmother of Ryan, Nicholas, and Avery. She will be greatly missed by many dear relatives and friends especially Clara. Family and friends will be received on Friday from 2-8 PM in the John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc. 702 7th Street (State Rt. 130) Trafford. Parting prayers will be at 9AM Saturday in the funeral home followed by a funeral mass at 9:30 AM in the St. Regis Church Trafford with Fr. David Nazimek as celebrant. Interment will follow in the St. Vincent Cemetery, Latrobe. www.dobrinickfhinc.com
Frank E. Lusher, 86, of Trafford, passed away Friday, June 13, 2014, in Forbes Regional Hospital, Monroeville. Frank was born Aug. 3, 1927, the son of the late Frank and Emma Rose (Pendel) Lusher. Frank was a World War II veteran, having served in the Marine Corps. Frank retired from Westinghouse after 40 years as a machinist. He was a member of St. Regis Church, American Legion, as well as the Polish Club. Frank enjoyed playing poker and shooting pool. Frank was preceded in death by his wife, Alice J. Lusher; and grandson, Wyatt Samuel Lusher. He is survived by his children, Frank Lusher, of Virginia Beach, Va., Nancy Mattucci, of Irwin, Tom Lusher and wife, Terrie, of North Huntingdon, Margaret Ocepek and husband, Jon, of Pittsburgh, William Lusher, of Trafford, and John Lusher and wife, Michele, of North Huntingdon; and his grandchildren, Brad, Jesse, Brooke, Dyllion, Clint and Cole Thomas Lusher. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday in the JOHN M. DOBRINICK FUNERAL HOME INC., 702 Seventh St. (State Route 130), Trafford, 412-372-3111. Parting prayers will be at 9 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home, followed by a funeral Mass at 9:30 a.m. in St. Regis Church with Father David Nazimek as celebrant. Interment with military honors will be in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. For directions or to give condolences, please visit www.dobrinickfhinc.com.
Joseph P. Petrina age 82 of Level Green passed away on Friday, May 30, 2014 in the Golden Living Center, Monroeville. Joe was born on July 6, 1931 in McKeesport the son of the late Joseph and Katherine (Umolac) Petrina. Joe was a veteran of the Korean War serving with the Army. Joe retired from Westinghouse in Cheswick, he was a member of the St. Regis Church and American Legion Post #331 both in Trafford and was a former fireman and is a life member of the Level Green Fire Department. Joe’s family would like to thank the staff and nurses of Forbes Regional Hospital ICU Unit, Golden Living of Monroeville and the AseraCare Hospice for their wonderful care of Joe. Joe was preceded in death by his sister Catherine Thomas. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years Barbara (Tucak) Petrina, his children Mark and Paul Petrina of Level Green, Jo-Ann Paha (Tim) of N. Huntingdon and Joe Petrina of Pittsburgh; his two grandchildren Jason and Jessie Paha; his sisters Helen Grills of Trafford and Betty Howard (Chuck) of N. Huntingdon and this brother and sister-in-law Frank and Eva Tucak. Family and friends will be received on Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 PM in the John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc., 702 7th Street (State Rt. 130) Trafford (412) 372-3111. Parting prayers will be at 9AM Tuesday in the funeral home followed by a funeral mass at 9:30AM in the St. Regis Church with Fr. David Nazimek as celebrant. Interment with military honors will be in the Good Shepherd Cemetery, Monroeville. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to the Level Green Fire Department, 536 State Rt. 130, Trafford PA 15085. www.dobrinickfhinc.com
Edward D. Chester age 90 of Trafford passed away on Thursday, May 29, 2014 in the Golden Living Center, Murrysville. Ed was born on November 19, 1923 in Akron Oh the son of the late John and Mary (Seman) Chester. Ed was retired from Westinghouse in E. Pittsburgh as a machinist and he was a social member of the Trafford American Legion Post 331. Ed was preceded in death by his siblings John, Paul and Agnes Chester, Rose Becker and Mary Dempsey Hagara. Ed is survived by nephews and nieces David Chester, John A. Dempsey (Adrienne), Marie E. Fowler (Ronald), Marianne Trainor (Robert), Cynthia Chester (George Jones) and William Becker (Sandra); numerous great nephews and nieces and great-great nephews and nieces. There will be no visitation or services. The family requests memorial donations can be made to the Trafford American Legion Post #331, 216 Cavitt Ave., Trafford PA 15085. The John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc., 702 7th St. (St. Rt. 130) Trafford 412-372- 3111 is assisting the family with arrangements. www.dobrinickfhinc.com.
Martha “Marti” Soles Quear age 74 a lifelong resident of Trafford passed away on Tuesday May 27, 2014. Marti was born on April 17, 1940 in Trafford the daughter of the late Charles and Catherine (Middleton) Dilmore. Marti enjoyed traveling throughout the world. She loved her career as a travel agent but mostly loved sharing her time with family and friends. A kind, loving and joyful spirit Marti will be truly missed. Marti was preceded in death by her husband Albert Soles in May 1982, and her second husband Frank Quear in May 2012, and her grandson James Albert Mahkovic. Marti is the loving mother to Debra (Anthony) LiVorio and Cindy Mahkovic; beloved grandmother of eight grandchildren Nathan (Sara), Brandon (Jonna), Brock, Ashley, Chelsea, Alexis, Melissa and Jason; great-grandmother of six and was a loving step-mother to Bruce, Patty and David. Family and friends will be received from 4-8 PM on Friday in the John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc., 702 7th Street (State Rt. 130) Trafford (412) 372-3111. A blessing service will be at 9:30 AM in the funeral home Saturday with Fr. David Nazimek as celebrant. Interment will follow in Restland-Lincoln Memorial Park, Monroeville. www.dobrinickfhinc.com.
Patrick J. Schlanger age 73 of Level Green passed away on Thursday, May 22 2014 in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh. Pat was born on July 5, 1940 in Braddock the son of the late John and Loretta (O’Neil) Schlanger. Patrick was retired from US Steel Edgar Thompson Works as a supervisor and after retiring he worked for Tube City. Pat was a member of St. Regis Church, Trafford and was a veteran of the US Marines. Pat was preceded in death by his brothers John and Leo Schlanger. Pat was a loving and devoted husband, father and pappy to his family. Pat is survived by his loving wife of 46 years Rosemary “Rose” (Sergy) Schlanger, his children Kerrie Schlanger Constantini of Upper St. Clair and Kevin Schlanger and wife Paige of Alexandria VA; he was pappy to Allison and Nicholas Constantini who he loved, adored and cherished and his brother James Schlanger of Churchill and Jean Rosenquest of Delmont and his mother-in-law Agnes Sergy of Braddock. Family and friends will be received from 3-9 PM on Tuesday in the John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc., 702 7th Street (State Rt. 130) Trafford (412) 372-3111. Parting prayers will be at 9AM in the funeral home on Wednesday followed by a funeral mass at 9:30 AM in St. Regis Church with Fr. David Nazimek as celebrant. Interment with military honors will follow in Good Shepherd Cemetery, Monroeville. www.dobrinickfhinc.com.