Thomas J. Babeo

Thomas J. Babeo age 83 of Trafford passed away on Monday August 24, 2015. Tom was preceded in death by his parents Antonio and Elizabeth StAngelo Babeo, his wife Vera “Dot”, his son Thomas J. Babeo Jr, and his siblings Nick, Russ and John Babeo and Anna Marie Hetherington. Tom is survived by his children Debra Bayer (Frank), Joyce Miller; his grandchildren Keli, Justin, Ashley and Lauren and great-granddaughter Maria; his brother Vince Babeo (Mary). Tom was a devout Catholic and member of the St. Regis Church Trafford, a veteran of the Korean War with the US Army, a graduate of California Univ. of Pennsylvania, he retired from Westinghouse in E. Pittsburgh then was the head of security for Boyce Campus of the CCAC in Monroeville, a retired member of the Trafford Fire Co. #1 and served as Mayor of Trafford and on the Trafford Council. Family and friends will be received on Wednesday from 6-8 PM and from 2-4 & 6-8 PM on Thursday in the John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc. 702 7th St. (St. Rt. 130) Trafford 412-372-3111. Parting prayers will be at 9:30AM on Friday in the funeral home followed by a funeral mass at 10AM in the St. Regis Church Trafford. Entombment will follow in the Good Shepherd Cemetery, Monroeville.  www.dobrinickfhinc.com.

John A. “Jack” Reilly

John A. “Jack” Reilly age 87 of Trafford died peacefully on Saturday, August 8, 2015 in his home. Jack was born in 1927 in Wyoming PA the son of the late William and Anne (Hooper) Reilly. Jack is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years Josephine (Fetah) Reilly; his four daughters Laura (Charles) Ward of Dayton OH, Denise (Scott) Emery of Ligonier, Ann (Todd) Patterson and Jacqueline (Gary) Sieber of Irwin; his grandchildren Matthew, Courtney and Tyler Emery, Julie and Katie Ward, Alexandra and Cade Patterson and Reilly and Jack Sieber. Jack served in the Marines during WWII. After the war he attended Duquesne University, received a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and was commissioned a Captain in the US Air Force Reserve. He taught mathematics in the Penn-Trafford School District for 36 years, delighting his students by walking on the chalk tray and drawing perfect circles on the board. An avid craftsman, he was truly a Jack-of-all-trades, building and remodeling numerous houses, fixing cars and gardening. Jack was a long-time member of the St. Regis Church, Trafford. He will be remembered for his love of discussions, inquisitive nature and thrifty habits. To the end he was always in search of a bargain. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who will be greatly missed. Family and friends will be received on Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 in the John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc., 702 7th St. (St. Rt. 130) Trafford 412-372-3111. Parting prayers will be at 9 AM in the funeral home Wednesday followed by a funeral mass at 9:30 AM in the St. Regis Church Trafford with Fr. David Nazimek as celebrant. Interment with military honors will follow in the Good Shepherd Cemetery, Monroeville. The family kindly suggests contributions in lieu of flowers be made to the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) 3725 Alexandria Pike, Cold Springs KY 41076 or cst.dav.org. www.dobrinickfhinc.com

William Welch Rochester

William Welch Rochester, 87, of Monroeville, PA passed away on Friday, July 10, 2015.  Bill was born in Stanford, Kentucky on June 21, 1928 to the late John Welch Rochester and Sallie Mills Craig Rochester.  He is preceded in death by two of his three siblings, Ephraim Owsley Rochester and Sue Craig Gingles. He is survived by his wife, Sarah Kern Rochester; daughter, Sallie Madia (son-in-law Greg Madia), son, Craig Rochester (daughter-in-law Thea Cooper), daughter, Susie Roman (son-in-law Manuel Roman); adored grandchildren, Ryan, Christopher, Alex, Maya, Jane, and Ian; a brother Sam Rochester. Bill served briefly in the U.S. Navy before enrolling at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky.  After graduating he tried his hand at journalism before finding his calling in electrical engineering in Pittsburgh.  He spent his career designing rail switching systems for Westinghouse Airbrake, Union Switch and Signal in Swissvale.  He had a curious mind and read newspapers voraciously all of his adult life, sharing articles thoughtfully with those he knew would be interested in them.  He enjoyed fishing and the outdoors, but most of all he enjoyed spending time with family and friends.  He had a quick wit and a gift for storytelling; his sense of humor was much loved and will be missed dearly by those who survive him.  Bill was a solid, kind-hearted, generous man who lived his life with honesty and integrity on his own terms.  He set an example of steadfastness and responsibility for all who knew him. There will be no visitation and a funeral service will be on this Friday at 10 AM July 17, 2015  in the Old Stone Church, corners of Monroeville Blvd and Strochein Rd. Monroeville with Fr. David Nazimek officiating. Inurnment will follow in the cemetery following the service. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to University of Pittsburgh Simmons Center and mailed to Medical & Health Science Foundation, Forbes Tower, Suite 8084, 3600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh PA 15213. The John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc. Trafford 412-372-3111 is assisting the family with arrangements. www.dobrinickfhinc.com.

Sarah Kern Rochester

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Sarah Kern Rochester, 79, of Monroeville lost her battle with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) on Sunday, July 26, 2015.  Sarah was born in Pittsburgh on September 1, 1935 to the late Edward and Martha Kern.  She was preceded in death by her husband, William Rochester on July 10, 2015. She is survived by her daughter, Sallie Madia (Greg Madia), son, Craig Rochester (Thea Cooper), daughter, Susie Roman (Manuel Roman); adored grandchildren, Ryan, Christopher, Alex, Maya, Jane, and Ian; sister and friend, Geraldine Cerchiaro, and brother, Edward Kern. Sarah “Babe” Rochester was a vivacious woman her whole life.  After high school, she began working as an administrative assistant at the Westinghouse Airbrake, Union Switch and Signal in Swissvale.  There she met Bill Rochester whom she married in 1963.  She then embarked upon a long career as a devoted wife and loving mother in Monroeville.  She kept a beautiful and boisterous home, baking and cooking, gardening and entertaining.  She had the greenest of thumbs and in later years became a Master Gardener, volunteering with Phipps Conservatory.  She also loved writing, and put great effort into heartfelt memorials for various people and occasions.  But most of all she enjoyed spending time with family and friends, and meeting new people. She had special warmth with acquaintances and strangers alike, and an engaging personality.  Sarah was a hard-working, creative woman who lived her life with vigor and joy in the bounty given to her by God.  She set an example of diligence and love for all who knew her.  She was immensely loved and will be missed dearly by those who survive her. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday, August 21, 2015 in the St. Regis Church, 517 Homewood Ave Trafford. Burial will follow in the Old Stone Church Cemetery, Monroeville. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to University of Pittsburgh Simmons Center and mailed to Medical & Health Science Foundation, Forbes Tower, Suite 8084, 3600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh PA 15213. The John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc. Trafford 412-372-3111 is assisting the family with arrangements. www.dobrinickfhinc.com.

Ruth N. (Brown) Ciarolla

Ciarolla, R.Ruth N. (Brown) Ciarolla age 78 of Level Green passed away on Monday, August 3, 2015 in the William Penn Care Center, Penn Twp. Ruth was born on June 22, 1937 in Kuttawa KY, the daughter of the late Robert H. and Louise (Cash) Brown. Ruth was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother to her family. Ruth is survived by her husband Dominick and they would have been married 60 years this September; her children Ronald Ciarolla (Cindy) of N. Huntingdon, Dr. David Ciarolla (Michelle) of Fairmont WV, Robert Ciarolla of Las Vegas NV and Pamela Farine (Ron) of Delmont; her grandchildren Eric, Christopher, Katie, Megan, Laura, David and Hannah Ciarolla, Anthony Farine, Drew and Kate Sivak; great-grandchildren Lucie, Brody; a brother Robert Brown (Colleen) of Henderson NV and numerous nieces and nephews and she was predeceased by sisters Liz Williams and Judy Agan. Family and friends will be received on Wednesday from 4-8 PM in the John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc. 702 7th St. (St. Rt. 130) Trafford 412-372-3111. Funeral services will be held at 10 AM on Thursday in the funeral home with Pastor Dustin Bingham officiating. Interment will follow in the Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. www.dobrinickfhinc.com.

Olga Terenyi Puspoki

PuspokiOlga Terenyi Puspoki age 84 of Level Green formerly of Falls Church, VA passed away on Wednesday July 22, 2015 in the Golden Heights Personal Care Home, Penn Twp. Olga was born on September 9, 1930, in Chalfant the daughter of the late Fritz and Catherine Terenyi. Olga retired from Westinghouse Corp. in Washington DC. Olga loved the ocean, traveling and watching movies. Olga was preceded in death by her husband Frank Puspoki in 2005. She is survived by her niece Marjorie and Jerome Hoehn and their children Heidi White and Heather Hoehn, Lorin Goulart and husband Bill and children, Bonnie Gilmore and children; a brother-in-law John Laufman and children. Family and friends will be received on Saturday from 9AM until time of parting prayers at 10:30 AM in the John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc. 702 7th St. (St. Rt. 130) Trafford 412-372-3111. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 11 AM in the St. Regis Church Trafford with Fr. David Naziek as celebrant. Private interment will follow in Quantico National Cemetery, VA with her husband Frank. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to St. Regis Church, 517 Homewood Ave. Trafford PA 15085 or Golden Heights Activity Fund, 3522 St. Rt. 130, Irwin PA 15642. www.dobrinickfhinc.com

Theo P. Ketenheim

KetenheimTheo “Teddy” Ketenheim age 89 of Level Green passed away on Thursday, July 16, 2015 in her home. Theo was born on May 18, 1926 in Altoona . Theo was preceded in death by her daughter Lois Ketenheim. Theo is survived by her husband of 66 years Robert Ketenheim; her children Robert Ketenheim II, Katherine Lyle, PJ Zwingler and Peggy Duffy and her grandchildren Charles and John Zwingler, Erin Lambert , Katie Schwienteck, Emma and Ethan Duffy; great-grandchild Nathan Lambert. All funeral services were private. Memorial donations can be made in Theo’s name to a charity of one’s choice. The John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc. Trafford (412)372-3111 is assisting the family with arrangements. www.dobrinickfhinc.com

Stanley J. Caroline

CarolineStanley J. Caroline “Big Stan” age 83 of Irwin passed away on Saturday July 11, 2015.  Stanley was born on May 15, 1932 in Patton Township, PA the son of the late August and Mary (Pivirotto) Caroline. Prior to his retirement he operated his own trucking business for over 25 years. Stanley is survived by his wife Natalie (Mignogna) Caroline; his children Donna Beard (Steve), Stanley Caroline JR. (Laura Peduzzi), Richard Caroline (Lynn), and Linda Drake (Richard); his grandchildren Timothy Richardson (Tammy), Sage Drake, Dominic Drake, Stanley Caroline III, Anthony Caroline, John Granatire, Megan Granatire, Nicole Navarri (John), Jacob Caroline, Angelina Caroline, Jamie Gribschaw (Chris), and Ben Beard (Stephanie); great-grandchildren Calen and Kit Gribschaw; sisters Lorraine Graham and Sarah Zischkau; and numerous nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received on Monday from 2-4 and 6-9 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 Tuesday in the funeral home followed by a funeral mass at 9:30AM in the St. Regis Church Trafford with Fr. David Nazimek as celebrant. www.dobrinickfhinc.com

Robert M. Niehl

Robert M. Niehl, age 59 of Trafford died peacefully on Sunday, June 21, 2015 in the UPMC East, Monroeville.  Bob was born on August 30, 1955 in Braddock the son of the late Robert T. and Agnes (Fedor) Niehl. Bob’s life is best described by his history of serving others. He was a member of the St. Regis Church Trafford and an active member of his community and spent many hours volunteering.   He was a former member of the Trafford Emergency Medical Service (TEMS) and a retired member of the Trafford Fire Co. No 1 and retired as a Dispatcher for Westmoreland County 911.  He shared his passion and great talent for the art of cross stitch through beautiful pictures with friends, family and strangers alike.  He was a caring neighbor and dear friend who will be missed by those who loved him.  Bob was also preceded in death by his uncle John “Boo Boo” Fedor.   He is survived by his beloved dog Bear, his cousins John and Shirley Fedor , Dorothy and Jules Martini, and Margaret Turosky and many close friends and neighbors.  Family and friends will be received on Wednesday from 4-8 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 Thursday 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.  Entombment will follow in the Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to the Trafford Fire Co. No. 1, PO Box 86 or Trafford Emergency Medical Service PO Box 132 both at Trafford PA 15085.  The Trafford Fire Co. will hold a memorial service at 7:30 PM on Wednesday in the funeral home. 

 

Margaret M. “Peg” Hott

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Margaret M.  “Peg” Hott age 82 of Trafford passed away on Friday May 1, 2015.  Peg was born on February 2, 1933 in Union City PA the daughter of the late Robert and Hazel (Moore) Gibbs.  Peg was preceded in death by her husband Joseph H. Hott in 1999 and her daughter Linda Lee Hott in 2005.  Peg is survived by her children Joseph R. Hott, Jan L. Shutak, David L. Hott, Jay M. Hott, and Margaret “Peggy” A. Walthour;   her numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and a half-sister Naomi Edwards (Ken). Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service for Peg on this Saturday (June 27) at 11 AM in the Trinity United Methodist Church, 407 Duquesne Ave. Trafford with Pastor Justin Judy officiating.  Inurnment will follow in the Restland Memorial Park,  Monroeville.  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