Ruth M. Yanuzo age 94 of Trafford passed away on Sunday March 1, 2015 in the William Penn Care Center, Penn Twp. Ruth was born on November 7, 1920 in Braddock the daughter of the late David R. and Ruth E. (Miller) Matthews. Ruth retired from Westinghouse and she was an active member of the Christian Life Church Trafford. Ruth was preceded in death by her husband John Yanuzo and brothers Paul, Clyde and Dave Matthews. She is survived by her nieces and nephews David Joel (Joanne) Matthews, Dale (De) Matthews, Dan (Marlene) Matthews, Tim (Dee) Matthews, Sharon Matthews, Nanette Matthews, Diane Matthews, Nancy and Kathleen Yanuzo and Paul Matthews; great nieces Dayna (Tony) Cerasa and Dianna Matthews. Family and friends will be received on in the John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc. 702 7th St. (St. Rt. 130) Trafford on Thursday from 3-7 PM. Funeral services will be on Friday at 11 AM in the Christian Life Church 900 7th St. Trafford with Pastor Gary Simpson officiating. Everyone please go directly to the church. Private entombment will follow in the Restland-Lincoln Memorial Park Mausoleum, Monroeville.
Angela D. Meyer, 92, of Penn Township, passed away Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, in William Penn Care Center, Penn Township. She was born March 26, 1922, in Italy, a daughter of the late Nicolino and Nicoletta (DiNinno) DeSaia. Angela was a member of St. Regis Church, Trafford. Angela loved to sing at the restaurant where she worked as a waitress in Atlantic City, N.J. She also loved to cook, with her specialty being pasta. Angela was preceded in death by her husband, John “Jack” Meyer; and her sister, Carmella Carter. Angela is survived by her sisters, Jessie Matta (the late Don), of Portland, Ore., and Esther Palamone (the late Tony), of Penn Township; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday in the JOHN M. DOBRINICK FUNERAL HOME INC., 702 Seventh St., Trafford, 412-372-3111. Parting prayers will be at 9 a.m. Monday 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 will follow in New St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles. www.dobrinickfhinc.com.
Elizabeth (Betty) E. Yeske, 87 of Level Green, passed away on February 19, 2015. She was born on March 14, 1927, in McCullough (Penn Twp.) to Nicholas and Margaret Swanson. Betty earned her Registered Nursing Degree in the last graduating class from West Penn Army Nursing Corp and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Public School Nursing from Indiana University. She fulfilled her nursing career working in Columbia and East Suburban Hospitals. On August 13, 1949, she married the love of her life Arnold E. Yeske and moved to Level Green where they raised three children. She loved to play cards, read, vacation and spend time with family and friends. Betty is survived by children, Pamela (Norman) Krotz, Arnold (Nancy), Karl (Carol); four grandchildren; three great grandchildren; sister, Margaret Lohr; Sister-in-Law, Wanda McClelland; and many other relatives and friends. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial visitation on Saturday February 28 2015 from 10AM until the time of a memorial service at 12 Noon in the John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc. 702 7th St. (St. Rt. 130) Trafford (412) 372-3111. Entombment will be private. www.dobrinickfhinc.com.
Mary Klovanic Slepsky, 95, of Monroeville, passed away Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, in the Life Care Hospital, Monroeville. Mary was born Jan. 13, 1920, in Trafford, the daughter of the late George and Eva (Becklin) Klovanic. Mary was a member of the North American Martyrs Church Monroeville, a member of the Holiday Park Artist League and during World War II she worked at the Westinghouse in Trafford assembling military helmets for soldiers. Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Slepsky; and her son, Robert F. Slepsky; and five siblings, Ann Icardi, Michael Klovanic, John Klovanich, Ted Klovanic and Sally Washko. Mary is survived by her daughter, Jean McCue (Martin), of Trafford; her grandson, Martin McCue Jr. (Punecta); and her great-grandson, Logan. Funeral services were private in the JOHN M. DOBRINICK FUNERAL HOME INC., 702 Seventh St. (State Route 130), Trafford, 412-372-3111. Interment followed in the Grandview Cemetery, Export. http://www.dobrinickfhinc.com.
Mary Mazur age 93 of Level Green passed away on February 2, 2015. She was born in Trafford on March 31, 1921 the daughter of the late Joseph and Apalonia (Kordish) Zychowski. She was a member of St. Regis Church and she was the co-owner & operator of the Mazur Hotel in Wilmerding. Wife of the late Stanley M. Mazur; mother of William (Janet) Mazur of TX, Jane (Lloyd) Hunley of Grand Junction, CO, and Marian (Regis) Vollmer of Pittsburgh; five grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. THERE WILL BE NO VISITATION. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 11AM on Thursday in the St. Regis Church, 517 Homewood Ave. Trafford. Everyone please go directly to the church. Entombment will follow in the New St. Joseph Mausoleum, N. Versailles. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the St. Regis Church Development Fund.
Anna B. Thomas age 83 of Level Green passed away on Tuesday February 3, 2015 at her home. Anna was born on December 27, 1931 in Lake Lynn WV the daughter of the late Glenden C. and Ella M. (Lewis) Casteel. Anna was a member of the Level Green Presbyterian Church and the Past Worthy Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star. Anna was preceded in death by her husband Noah Junior Thomas, a sister Shirley Thompson and brother Junior Cole. Anna is survived by her children Janis (Jim) Baker of Level Green, Wanda (Ronald) Hodoba of New Alexandria; her grandchildren Tonya Perfetta and Julie Hodoba and a great-grandson Trent Perfetta and her brother Robert (Colleen) Casteel, sister-in-law Maxine Cole, and many nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received on Friday at 2-4 & 6-8 PM in the John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc. 702 7th St. (St. Rt. 130) Trafford (412)372-3111. Funeral services will be at 10 AM Saturday in the funeral home with Pastor John Simpson officiating Interment followed in the Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. www.dobrinickfhinc.com
Charles J. Gozdanovich age 63 of Level Green passed away on Saturday January 31, 2015 in his home. Charles was born on February 10, 1951 the son of the late Charles Thomas and Olga Ostroski Gozdanovich who just passed away January 13, 2015. Charles was a veteran of the Vietnam War serving with the US Air Force with the rank of SGT. He was currently the Vice-President of Credit Audit at PNC Bank Financial Services Group in Pittsburgh. Charles is survived by his sister Rosemary McMahon (Brian); nephews Eric (Jen) and Brennan; a great-niece and nephew Travis and Isabelle. Family and friends are invited to a memorial visitation on Thursday from 9AM until a blessing service at 9:30 AM with Fr. David Nazimek officiating in the John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc., 702 7th St. (St. Rt. 130) Trafford 412-372- 3111. Presentation of Military Honors will follow. A private entombment will be in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Cecil Twp. www.dobrinickfhinc.com.
Jean Allison Otto, age 69, of Trafford, died after putting up the good fight against complications due to surgery. Jean will be remembered by many for her humor, charm, height, and beauty. She will be missed by family and friends, who will never forget Jean’s contagious laughter, quick wit, and caring nature. Jean was loved, is loved, and will forever be loved. She is survived by her brother James Brandt Otto, his partner Mary Ireland, daughter, Kristan Jean Otto Abeshouse, son-in-law Daniel, grandsons Levi and Cary James, niece Kerri Lynn Otto-Llewellyn, husband Edward, grand-nieces Morgan Taylor and Katie Allison, her sister-in-law and dear friend Patricia Bayko and Christy Ireland Page, husband Ron, children Airiann, Makayla, and Logan. Donations to the Pittsburgh Food Bank in her memory would honor Jean’s love for cooking, and hours spent around the table with family and friends. A celebration of Jean’s life will be held at a future date. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details. Dobrinick FH Inc.Trafford.
Elizabeth Louise “Betty” (Petrusky) Bruno age 87 of Harrison City, formerly of Trafford passed away on Tuesday January 27, 2015 in the Forbes Regional Hospital. Betty was born on September 4, 1927 in Brisbin PA the daughter of the late Emery and Ellen (Bizub) Petrusky. Betty was a member of the St. Regis Church Trafford and its former Altar Rosary Society. She retired as a Registered Nurse from Braddock Hospital with over 30 years of service. She trained as an Army Cadet Nurse at the end of WWII, was a member of the Homestead Hospital Nurses Alumni Association, the ISDA Forest Hills Lodge #224 and was an avid bowler. Betty was preceded in death by her husband Stanley J. Bruno Sr. in 2005, a brother Roman Petrusky and a sister Catherine Humberston. Betty is survived by her children Carol Gevaudan (Edmond) of Harrison City, JoEllen Bruno (William Cline) of Latrobe and Stanley J. Bruno Jr. (Kelly) of Claridge; her five grandchildren Cristie Gevaudan (Mike Vargulish), Renee Kozielec (Sean), Robert Bruno, Elizabeth Bruno South and Luke Cline; her three great-grandchildren Frankie South, Dean Kozielec and Rylee Vargulish; and her two sisters June Prizmonte of N. Huntingdon and Dorothy Jean Benevento of Murrysville. Family and friends will be received on Thursday from 6-8 PM and on Friday from 2-4 & 6-8 PM in the John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc., 702 7th St. (St. Rt. 130) Trafford 412-372- 3111. 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 with Fr. David Nazimek as celebrant. Entombment will follow in the Penn-Lincoln Memorial Park, Mausoleum N. Huntingdon. www.dobrinickfhinc.com.
Blanche N. Lewandoski age 77 of Avonmore, formerly of Level Green, passed away on Saturday, January 24, 2015 in her home. Blanche was born on July 28, 1937 in Pitcairn the daughter of the late Martin and Mary (Bowen) Mullen. Blanche enjoyed reading and was a proud homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband Lawrence J. Lewandoski and a sister Louise Lezzak. Blanche is survived by her daughter Carolyn Phillips (Robert) of Avonmore, her grandchildren Shane J. and Amber K. Phillips and a sister Winifred Dahlstrom of Monoreville. All services are private. The John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc. 702 7th Street (Rt. 130) Trafford 412-372-3111 is assisting the family with arrangements. www.dobrinickfhinc.com.