Margaret “Marge” Lawrence Bucar

Bucar

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

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

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 Wadsworth

WadsworthMargaret (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

Lusher, FFrank 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

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

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 Soles Quear

Soles QuearMartha “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

SchlangerPatrick 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.  

Anthony “Tony” Palamone

Palamone

Anthony “Tony” Palamone age 88 of Penn Twp. passed away on Wednesday May 14, 2014 in the Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh.  Tony was born on July 1, 1925 in Wilmerding the son of the late Pasquale and Christina (Scorza) Palamone.  Tony was a veteran of the Army serving during the Korean War.  He was retired from the Westinghouse Air Brake Co. in Wilmerding.  Tony was a very active member of the St. Regis Church in Trafford and its Knights of Columbus Council #6299.    He was a part of organizing many parish festivals and participating in numerous functions within the church.  Tony was also a very avid gardener and a member of the Bushy Run Lions Club.  Tony was preceded in death by a sister Marian Poppa.  He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years Esther (DeSaia) Palamone; his children Lisa Litzinger (Kevin) of Level Green, Linda Shearer (Dale) of Hartstown PA, and Nick Palamone of Penn Twp.; his grandchildren Kevin Anthony, Nathan and Ryan Litzinger, Rebekah, Sarah and Amanda Shearer and his brother Louis Palamone (Mary) of Monroeville and their daughters Christine and Janet Palamone.  Family and friends will be received from 7-9 PM on Sunday and 2-4 & 7-9 PM on Monday in the John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc., 702 7th St. (St. 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 follow in the New St. Joseph Cemetery, N. Versailles.  In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the American Kidney Fund, 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300, Rockville MD 20852 or www.kidneyfund.org   www.dobrinickfhinc.com.