Ruth C. Battenhouse

BattenhouseRuth (Coates) Battenhouse, 93, of Level Green, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. She was the daughter of Thomas R. and Bess Beveridge Coates. She was past matron of Braddock’s Field Chapter No. 75, Scottish Rite Women’s Club of Pittsburgh, Daughters of the Nile No. 48, member of Pittsburgh Glass Club, and the Organ Society of Pittsburgh. She was also a member of the Community United Methodist Church of Harrison City and the Murrysville Garden Club. She was a past mother advisor of Level Green Assembly No. 125, Order of the Rainbow for Girls. She had many years of community service, including volunteering at the Level Green Presbyterian Church, the VA hospital of Pittsburgh, Friends Thrift Store, and Meals on Wheels. She was preceded in death by John M. Battenhouse, her husband of 57 years, in 2001. She is survived by two sons, Jack W. (Sharon), of Level Green, and Thomas R. (Shelby), of Anderson, S.C.; four grandchildren, Thomas (Carrie) Battenhouse, of Stow, Ohio, Jennifer (Christian) Stoecklein, of South Fayette, Janet Battenhouse, of Level Green, and Holly (Brian) Tillman, of Mt. Pleasant, S.C.; and seven great-grandchildren, Margaret, Sophia, Eric and Jason Battenhouse, and Elizabeth, Caroline and Stephanie Stoecklein. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the JOHN M. DOBRINICK FUNERAL HOME INC., 702 Seventh Street (Rt. 130), Trafford, 412-372-3111. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home with Pastor John Simpson officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Elizabeth Township. www.dobrinickfhinc.com.

Carmen R. Grande

Grande

Carmen R. “Millie” Grande, 94, of Trafford died Saturday, November 22, 2014. He was the son of Pasquale and Theresa Rosella Grande. He was a WWII Army Air Corps veteran as well as an usher and a member of the Knights of Columbus at St. Regis Catholic Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Helen August Grande, and his brothers Dominic, Anthony, Joseph, and Francis Grande. He is survived by his children, Gary Grande, Karen (Tom) Mercalde, Theresa (Jim) McCarron, Susan (Michael) Oriolo, Liz (Bob) Thompson, and Rich (Sierra) Grande; A sister, Gloria Drost; and six grandchildren, Brandon and Megan McCarron, Nicole and Natalie Thompson, Nathan Sneith and Steven Grande. The family would like to thank the staff at Heartland Home Care and Hospice for their exceptional care. Family and friends will be received on Monday from 7-9 PM and Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc. 702 7th Street (Rt. 130) Trafford 412-372-3111. Parting prayers will be 9 AM Wednesday in the funeral home followed by a funeral Mass at 9:30 AM in the St. Regis Catholic Church with Fr. David Nazimek officiating. Interment will follow in the Good Shepherd Cemetery, Monroeville. Contributions can be made to the St. Regis Church Development Fund, 517 Homewood Ave. Trafford, PA 15085. www.dobrinickfhinc.com.

Mildred L. “Peg” Whitfield

WhitfieldMargaret L. “Peg” Whitfield age 90 of Trafford passed away on Sunday, November 9, 2014 in Manor Care of Monroeville.  Peg was born on July 9, 1924 in Braddock the daughter of the late Albert and Blanche (Fix) Hensel.  Peg was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church Trafford, the Eastern Star, an avid bingo and Pnuckle player and loved to do puzzles.  Peg was called Grandma Bubbles by her great-grandchildren.  In addition to her parents Peg was preceded in death by her first husband Regis Walter and her second husband Charles Whitfield; her brother Richard Hensel and two sisters Nonie House and Martha Argall.  Peg is survived by her children David Regis Walter of Cranberry, Betsy Wasko (Joe) of Penn Twp., Bill Walter (Cheryl) of N. Huntingdon and Peggy Whitfield of Level Green; her six grandchildren Chrissy Tilles, David and Michael Walter, Michelle Hill, Karl Walter and Nancy Cox; 8 great-grandchildren and her sister Blanche Seiple of Monroeville. Family and friends will be received on Wednesday from 10AM until the time of the service at 12 Noon in the John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc., 702 7th Street (State Rt. 130) Trafford (412) 372-3111 with Pastor Justin Judy officiating.  Interment will follow in the Penn-Lincoln Memorial Park, N. Huntingdon.    www.dobrinickfhinc.com.  

Emma L. Cavanah

Emma L. Cavanah age 88 of Trafford formerly of Cleveland OH passed away peacefully on Saturday November 1, 2014.  Emma retired from the Retail Sales Employees Union in 1983 as a secretary and is survived by her three children, nine grandchildren and six grandchildren.  What is there to say about someone’s death? We believe it is better said through the lives of the ones she has touched and in that regard you will never be gone, Emma.  Your compassion and love will live through the generations you have impacted.  All that you have instilled in us will be carried into the future generations.  You will never be truly gone to any of us, Emma.   All services are private.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 105 Braunlich Dr. Pittsburgh PA 15237 or www.stjude.org.   The John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc., Trafford (412)372-3111 is assisting the family with arrangements. www.dobrinickfhinc.com.

 

Gary Stephen Duga

Gary Stephen Duga age 63 of Level Green passed away on Friday, November 7, 2014.  Gary was born on September 1, 1951 in Wilkinsburg the son of the late Martin and Ellen (Hopkins) Duga.  Gary loved his family and was a good friend to all who knew him.  He was like a father figure to his nieces and nephews.  He is survived by his brother Martin “Ed” Duga (Cheryl) of Youngwood and his sister Carolyn Hackman of Level Green; his nieces, nephew and great nieces and nephews Shawna L. Page (Andrew) and daughter Sydney of Frederick MD, Martin “Ed” Duga II (Sarah) and children Addisen and Jacob of Jones Mills, and Shelby Hackman of Level Green.  There will be a memorial visitation from 6:30 until a celebration of life service at 7:30 PM Wednesday  in the John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc., 702 7th St. (St. Rt. 130) Trafford 412-372- 3111.  www.dobrinickfhinc.com.

 

Elizabeth Ann “Tiz” Pioth

PiothElizabeth Ann “Tiz” Pioth age 93 of Trafford passed away peacefully with family by her side on Saturday November 8, 2014 in her home.  Tiz was born on March 22, 1921 in Wilkinsburg the daughter of the late Oscar J. and Edna (Peterson) Murphy.  Tiz was a longtime and active member of the Trinity United Methodist Church Trafford, a member of the Trafford American Legion Auxiliary, the Trafford Sr. Citizens and the Trafford Lions Club and was a dance teacher for 45 years.  Tiz was very fond of her pets Shannon and Baby. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert J. Pioth Sr. in 1985, her son Robert J. Pioth Jr. in 2011 and wife Karol A. Pioth in 2009 and her two brothers William O. and Charles R. Murphy.  Tiz is survived by her grandchildren John R. “Rob” Pioth (Norma) of Monroeville and Tracy Christner (Tim Stanko) of St. Petersburg FL; her three great-grandchildren Adam Christner, Cameron and Miranda Pioth and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received from 2-4 & 6-8 PM on Tuesday in the John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc. 702 7th St. (St. Rt. 130) Trafford (412)372-3111.  Funeral services will be at 11 AM on Wednesday in the Trinity United Methodist Church, 407 Duquesne Ave. Trafford with the Pastor Justin Judy officiating. Everyone please go directly to the church.  Interment will follow in the Restland Memorial Park, Monroeville.  In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the Trinity United Methodist Church.   www.dobrinickfhinc.com

Pauline Lenart

LenartPauline Lenart age, 91 of Trafford, passed away on Sunday, October 12, 2014.  Pauline was born on July 3, 1923 in Duquesne, the daughter of the late Bartholomew and Susan Kovalsky.  Pauline was a member of the St. Regis Church in Trafford.  Pauline was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.  She is survived by her husband of 68 years Daniel Lenart; her four sons Daniel J. Lenart (Patricia) of Harrison City, Robert Lenart (Patricia) of South Fayette, James Lenart (Renee) of Monroeville and William Lenart of Erie; her 8 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.  Family and friends will be received on Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 PM in the John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc. 702 7th Street (Rt. 130) Trafford 412-372-3111. Parting prayers will be at 10:30 AM in the funeral home on Thursday followed by a funeral mass at 11:00 AM in the St. Regis Church.  Interment will follow in the Good Shepherd Cemetery, Monroeville.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to St. Regis Development Fund, 517 Homewood Ave. Trafford PA 15085.   www.dobrinickfhinc.com.

 

Richard Kirby

Richard Kirby age 38 of North Huntingdon passed away Monday, October 13, 2014 after a long illness.  He was born on June 3, 1976 the son of Margaret Blazer and step-son of Louis Blazer.  He was a loving and caring son with a compassion for animals.  He enjoyed working on cars and was a Steeler’s fan.  He was loved by all those who knew him and will be greatly missed.  In addition to his mother and step-father he is survived by his long-time girlfriend Linda Defalco. Upon Richard’s request there will be no viewing.  A memorial service will be announced for a near future date.  The John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc. 702 7th St. Trafford (412)372-3111 is assisting the family with arrangements.  www.dobrinickfhinc.com

Mildred M. Walker

WalkerMildred M. (Musser) Walker age 92 of Lititz formerly of Level Green passed away on Monday, October 13, 2014 in the Luther Acres in Lititz.  Mildred was born on March 9, 1922 in Pitcairn the daughter of the late Abner F. and Marjorie (Richards) Musser.  Mildred was a member of the Brush Creek Lutheran Church, a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star, a volunteer for Meals on Wheels for 20 years both in Pitcairn and she was a retired secretary from the Elliot Company in Jeannette.  Mildred was preceded in death by her husband Elton E. Walker in 2002, her brother Richard Musser and a sister Miriam Byerly.  Mildred is survived by her children Mark Walker (Penny) of Level Green and Gayle Tomasko (Steve) of Denver PA; her four grandchildren Katie Haladyna (Josh), Adam Walker, Jenna Grieb (Scott) and Shannon Tomasco (fiancé Michael Frantz); her two great-grandchildren Ellie Grieb and Nora Frantz and her brother Don Musser of Castle Shannon.  Family and friends will be received on Monday 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 held at 10:30 AM in the funeral home on Tuesday with Interim Pastor Roger Steiner of Brush Creek Lutheran Church officiating. Interment will follow in the Penn-Lincoln Memorial Park, N. Huntingdon. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to the Brush Creek Lutheran Church, 117 Brush Creek Road, Irwin PA 15642 or the Alzheimer’s Association, Pittsburgh Chapter, 1100 Liberty Ave. Suite E-201, Pittsburgh PA 15222.    www.dobrinickfhinc.com.

Susan A. (Davis) Fanty

FantySusan A. (Davis) Fanty age 52 of Trafford passed away on Friday, October 10, 2014 in her home.  Susan was born on June 27, 1962 in Pittsburgh the daughter of the late William and Matilda (Doles) Davis.  Susan was an accountant with Tamis Corp. and a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church.  Susan is survived by her loving daughters Lexi, Jillian and Mattie Fanty; her husband of 26 years Thomas Fanty; her siblings Gerri Czado (Rich), Arlene Davis, Gregg Davis (Jean), Kris Wood (Ken), Tom Davis (Dee), Doug Davis (Amy Jo), and Maryann Leon (Chris); the niece of Ken and Bernice Eicheldinger; daughter-in-law of Lou and Helen Fanty; sister-in-law of Susan Fanty (Frank) and Lou Fanty (Kari); and many special nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  Susan and her family would like to thank the Hillman Cancer Center, UPMC Shadyside Hospital and Dr. Hussein Tawbi for their compassionate care and support.   Family and friends will be received on Saturday from 7-9 PM and Sunday from 12-4 & 6-9 PM in the John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc., 702 7th Street (State Rt. 130) Trafford (412) 372-3111.  Funeral services will be at 10 AM Monday in the Trinity United Methodist Church, 407 Duquesne Ave. Trafford with Pastor Justin Judy officiating.  Interment will follow in the Penn-Lincoln Memorial Park, N. Huntingdon.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to Pittsburgh Cure Sarcoma, PO Box 194, Gibsonia PA 15044 or www.pittsburghcuresarcoma.org  www.dobrinickfhinc.com.