Julia J. (Mikan) Walko age 98 of Murrysville, formerly of Trafford passed away on Saturday, July 23, 2016 in Golden Living Center, Murrysville. Julia was born on September 3, 1917 in Trafford the daughter of the late Ivan and Teresa (Martinac) Mikan. Julia was a member of the St. Regis Church Trafford. Julia was preceded in death by her husband John J. Walko; her son Richard Walko; and her siblings Ivan, Carl, William and Joseph Mikan, Ann Shimits and Mary Chabala. Julia is survived by her son James D. Walko (Pat) of Murrysville and her daughter Nadine Simpson of Manassas, VA; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-granchildren. Family and friends will be received on Wednesday from 3-8 PM in the John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc. 702 7th St. (State Rt. 130) Trafford 412-372-3111. Parting prayers will be at 9:30AM Thursday in the funeral home followed by a funeral Mass at 10 AM in the St. Regis Church with Fr. Tom Dansak as celebrant. Interment will follow in the New St. Joseph Cemetery, N. Versailles. Www.dobrinickfhinc.com
Cleda (Exacustides) Muskovac age 82 of Level Green passed away on Friday, July 22, 2016 in her home. Cleda was born on May 17, 1934 in West Homestead the daughter of the late Gus and Ethel (Grindle) Exacustides. Cleda was a former member of the Level Green Women’s Club, a stay at home mother who took care of her kids. She was involved and supported them with all their participation with their local and college sports, clubs, and activities. She loved to play bingo, music, baking and cooking all her family’s recipes. She was an avid Pittsburgh sports fan watching Pitt Football and Basketball, the Pirates, Steelers and Penguins. Cleda enjoyed spending time with her granddaughter Haley by having sleep overs, shopping and going to the parks and she enjoyed her grand-dogs Tigger and Zoey. When her grandchildren who live out of town visited her she would make homemade stuffed cabbage. She would attend the East Pittsburgh Greek Festival every year. “Yia Yia” (which means grandma in Greek) was her nickname given by her grandchildren. Cleda was preceded in death by her husband Peter J. Muskovac in 2016; her brother William Exacustides and her sisters Gertrude Miller and Mary Hyland. Cleda is survived by her children Peter J. Muskovac Jr. of FL, Cathy M. Muskovac of Ebensburg, Eric W. Muskovac (Laura) of MI, and Marcy Aubele (Nicholas) of N. Huntingdon; her grandchildren Peter J. Muskovac III, Lauren, Cecilia and Mariana Muskovac and Haley Aubele; her two sister Phyllis Allen of N. Huntingdon, Donnis Zawasky of Lincoln Place and Gust “Bud” Exacustides of Cabot, AR. Family and friends will be received on Monday from 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 11 AM on Tuesday in the funeral home with Pastor Al Finney officiating. Interment will follow in the Jefferson Memorial Park, Jefferson Hills. www.dobrinickfhinc.com.
Kimberly Ann Kardes-Plecenik age 51, of Plum, formerly of Murrysville passed away peacefully on Saturday July 23, 2016. Kim was born on March 27, 1965 the daughter of John and Sally (Wertz) Kardes of Murrysville. She is the best friend and wife of Thomas Plecenik; cherished sister of Kristen Walch (Jeff) of Wexford and Karen Raabe (Barrett) of Plum; Godmother and aunt to Makenna Raabe and Alexa Walch and aunt to Kylie Walch and Marissa Duguid; sister-in-law of Joann and fiancé Paul Rupnik of Canonsburg and Barbara Duguid (Thomas) of Bridgeville. Kim was a member of Mother of Sorrows Church in Murrysville, a graduate of Franklin Regional High School class of 1983, and graduate of the University of Pittsburgh Johnstown where she was a member of the Zeta Sigma Tau Sorority (Zeta 127). She received her Master degree from Carlow University and was employed in the Accreditation and Compliance Department at Highmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Kim was a HUGE Pitt Fan, lifelong football and basketball season ticket holder, and proud alumni member. She would travel to an away football game or March Madness every year with Tom to support her Panthers. If it was the Pens winning their 4th Stanley Cup or sitting with dad & mom and the family cheering on the Steelers, she was a fanatic Pittsburgh fan. By chance, a trip to cheer on her Panthers vs. Nebraska led her to adopt the Cornhuskers as her 2nd favorite team. Kim loved to travel with her family and Disney was her Kingdom. She would beam when talking about growing up camping with dad, mom, Kris, and Karen. Later, the trips when Jeff and Barrett became family, traveling on cruises and Disney trips brought her so much happiness. As a Godmother and Aunt, Kim’s abilities to bring joy and laughter to her nieces, whether on vacations or at birthday parties or them simply visiting Aunt Kimmy in her new home, made her short time here beyond any words that could be said. Tom would always say he found the perfect travel partner, from two presidential inaugurations, to drinking wine in Paris, to walking the entire beachfront in Normandy. Always starting her days in Germany with Nutella and banana crepes. From cuckoo clocks and Snow White’s Castle, the hills were alive in Kim’s presence. Kim kissed the Blarney Stone and walked alongside the St. Patty’s Day Parade in Dublin. She stayed in the oldest castle in Austria, rode a Harley in Salzburg, celebrated Octoberfest, and was there for the nomination of a Pope. She could hold her own drinking a pint with the boys but always presented herself at her best. Kim’s love of scrapbooking can be seen in her books about her trips found throughout her home. She had a green thumb and her garlic, hot peppers, beets, and cukes are being enjoyed by family and friends as we speak. Last year she fired a bow, rifle, and a Glock, made beer and painted on canvas, became a good cook and toured wineries across the country. Kim’s happiness came from taking care of everybody else before herself. Kim would tell you her parents were simply the best. She loved her uncles, aunts, cousins. Kim and her Aunt Nancy through texts, talks, lunches, and holidays spent together always left her waiting for the next time they would see each other. She called Tommy her Godsend, because he likes to tell everyone that his 18 years as her friend, boyfriend, then husband was the greatest time in his life. He respected her at first, then fell in love with her and always told her how greatful it was to have John, Sally, Kristen, Karen, and especially Kim to call family. Family and friends will be received on Monday from 6-9 PM and Tuesday from 1-3 & 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 11:15AM Wednesday in the funeral home followed by a Funeral Mass at 12 Noon in the Mother of Sorrows Church with Msgr. James Gaston as celebrant. Interment will be in the Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. In lieu of flowers Kim has requested donations to The Children’s Heart Foundation (PA): Kimberly Kardes Memorial Fund, PO Box 176, Swarthmore PA 19081. www.dobrinickfhinc.com
Joseph D. Mediate age 85 of North Huntingdon passed away on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 in his home. Joe was born on April 21, 1931 in Slickville the son of the late Frank and Carmella (Macri) Mediate. Joe retired from Radform Tool as a machinist. Joe enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and golfing and was a member of the Hilltop Golf League. He was preceded in death by his first wife of 42 years Perina (Cattani) Mediate; a brother Tony Mediate and a sister Mary Chopp. Joe is survived by his wife Lucinda “Cindy” (Miller) Mediate; his children JoAnn Miner of Dunnellon, FL, Kathleen Gatto (Nick) of Cooperstown PA, and Joseph Mediate (Patti) of Irwin; his grandchildren Angelo Gatto (Daniela), Nicole Monarch (Jason), Timothy Mediate (Kelly), Joseph Gatto (Victoria), Joshua Kettren (Cheryl) and Michelle Kester (Michael); great-grandchildren Isabella Monarch, Rosa Monarch, Alexis Kettren, Mia Gatto, Celia Gatto, Sophia Mediate, Mila Kester, Jillian Kettren, Enzo Gatto and Allaina Gatto; his siblings Bruno Mediate of Harrison City, Katherine Zemleduck of Hollidaysburg, Dominic (Mary) and Paul Mediate of Trafford. Family and friends will be received on Friday from 2-8 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 on Saturday in the funeral home followed by a funeral Mass at 9:30 AM in the St. Regis Church Trafford with Fr. Tom Dansak as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Penn-Lincoln Memorial Park, N. Huntingdon. Www.dobrinickfhinc.com
Juliann L. Frydrych age 78 of Trafford passed away on Sunday, July 17, 2016 in the Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. Juliann was born on March 22, 1938 in Wilkinsburg the daughter of the late Michael and Lola (Colangelo) Bayko. Juliann owned and operated the former Frydrych Tire Services in Trafford with her husband Joe. She was a member of the St. Regis Church, Trafford, St. John Kanty Lodge (Polish Club) and the former Trafford Women’s Club. In addition to her parents Juliann was preceded in death by a brother Michael Bayko. She is survived by her husband Joseph J. Frydrych; her two sons Mark R. Frydrych and Barry J. Frydrych (Nancy) of Trafford; her grandchildren Drew Frydrych (Andria) and Carly Frydrych; and her two great-grandchildren Ryan Joseph and Tyler William Frydrych. Family and friends will be received on Thursday 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 9 AM Friday 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 Good Shepherd Cemetery, Monroeville.. Www.dobrinickfhinc.com
Mildred M. Karman age 94, a lifelong resident of Trafford passed away on Mon., July 11, 2016. Mildred is survived by her nieces Jeanne Foley, Linda Korinsky (Jerry), Karen Gifford (Tim), great nieces & nephews Jay (Lakhena) Korinsky, Jill (Lee) Gaugler, Faith (Christopher) Currier, Kyle and Andrew Gifford, great, great nieces and nephews Will, Brandon and Jake Gaugler and Flynn and Aurora Currier. She was preceded in death by her parents John and Anna (Secko) Karman and her sister Virginia Foley (Frank). Mildred retired from WABCO in Wilmerding and was a member of the St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in E. Pittsburgh. The family would like to thank the Interim Home Healthcare Hospice for their care of Mildred. There will be no visitation. Family and friends are invited to attend her funeral services at 10AM on Saturday in the St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church, 211 Cable Ave. E. Pittsburgh with Fr. John Tobias officiating. Everyone please go directly to church. Interment will follow in the Grandview Cemetery, N. Versailles. 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.
Mildred “Mid” Katherine (Wall) Premoshis, age 96 of Level Green passed away of natural causes peacefully on Sunday, July 3, 2016 in the Evening Star Personal Care Home, Wilmerding. Mid was born on January 11, 1920 in Mt. Pleasant the daughter of the late William and Lillian (Zufall) Wall. Mid was retired for the Thorofare Markets as a cashier in the N. Huntingdon Norwin Towne Square. She was a member of the Level Green Presbyterian Church, enjoyed bible studies, loved to read, enjoyed playing cards and exercised regularly. She also was an excellent seamstress, a very good and avid golfer, enjoyed playing games with her grandchildren and teaching them about Jesus. Mid played golf daily with her late husband of 61 years, Edward T. Premoshis. Also, she was preceded in death by her siblings Dorothy Hann, Jane Washabaugh and Jean Tierney Ricardo. Mid is survived by her daughters Carol Jacobelli and Marilyn Morocco (Tony); her grandchildren Debra Griffiths (Robert), Beth Mautino (Greg), Jona Duppstadt (Craig), Brian Jacobelli, Nicki Todd (Dan), and Tony Morocco III; her great-grandchildren Gina, Nicholas, Taylor, Justin, Elizabeth, Joseph, Caroline, Kate, Zachary, Ryan, Addison and Daniel; a great-great-grandchild Alexis and many nieces and nephews. Mid’s family wants to thank Heartland Hospice and her caregivers Peggy, Jamie, and Rev. Gary and the staff at the Evening Star Personal Care Home. Family and friends will be received on Wednesday from 2 -7 PM in the John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc., 702 7th St. (St. Rt. 130) Trafford (412) 372-3111. Funeral services will be on Thursday at 10 AM in the Level Green Presbyterian Church with Rev. John Simpson officiating. 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, 105 Olive Drive, Trafford PA 15085, the Heartland Hospice, 3520 State Rt. 130 Irwin PA 15642 or the Evening Star Personal Care Home, 200 Caldwell Ave. Wilmerding PA 15148. www.dobrinickfhinc.com
Rosaline (Portera) Gevaudan age 95, of Level Green passed away on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 in the Golden Heights Personal Care Home, Penn Twp. Rosaline was born on August 23, 1920 in E. Pittsburgh the daughter of the late Robert and Vera (Polic) Portera. Rosaline was a member of the St. Regis Church in Trafford, she enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and she enjoyed watching the Pittsburgh Pirates. Rosaline was preceded in death by her husband Edmond G. Gevaudan and her brother Anthony Portera. Rosaline is survived by her children Edmond A. Gevaudan (Carol) and Cynthia Blasko (Dale) all of Penn Twp.; her grandchildren Cristie Gevaudan, Renee Kozielec, Kylee Coles (Jeffrey), Geoffrey and Kelsey Blasko; her great-grandchildren Dean Kozielec, Rylee Vargulish and Caroline Rose Coles and her sister Celeste Mogus of Florida; her sister-in-law Margaret Portera of Forest Hills. The family would like to give special thanks to the staff of Golden Heights Personal Care Home and Medi-Home Hospice for their loving care and attention. Family and friends will be received on Friday from 2-8 PM in the John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc., 702 7th St. (State Rt. 130) Trafford 412-372-3111. Parting prayers will be at 9 AM on 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. Interment will follow in the All Saints-Braddock Catholic Cemetery, Braddock Hills. Www.dobrinickfhinc.com.
Harris Barry “Dee” Lutz age 79, of Trafford passed away on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 in his home. Harris was born on June 2, 1937 in Trafford the son of the late Harris and Agnes (Swanson) Lutz. Harris was a graduate of Point Park University with a BA in Accounting. He retired from Koppers as a salesman. He was a member of the St. Regis Church. His family and friends were the most important things to him. He loved to play poker, hunt, fish and was very good at fixing things. He was a former social member of the Trafford Fire Co and helped with their finances. Harris was preceded in death by his brothers Russel and Wilbert Lutz and sister Lorraine Lutz. Harris is survived by his loving wife of 47 years Ann “Cookie” (Morelli) Lutz; his children Scott Lutz (Rachelle) of N. Irwin, Eric Lutz (Beth) of Penn and Patty Merkel (Timothy); his four grandchildren Briana Lutz, Amber Lutz, Brian (Amber) Merkel and Brandy Lutz; 3 great-grandchildren Spencer Merkel, Leilani Evans and Blake Evans; his brother Ron Lutz (Peg) of Irwin and a sister Cookie Spritz (Larry) of Trafford. Family and friends will be received on Thursday 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 9 AM Friday 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 Penn-Lincoln Memorial Park, N. Huntingdon. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to the St. Regis Church, 517 Homewoood Ave., Trafford PA 15085. Www.dobrinickfhinc.com
Charles F. Saglime age 73 of Level Green passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, June 25, 2016 in his home. Charles was born on July 23, 1942 in Greensburg the son of the late Frank J. And Elizabeth (Vangrin) Saglime. Charles was a manufacturing manager with F. Tinker & Sons in Pittsburgh, he was a veteran who served with the Marine Corps, and he enjoyed working in his garden. Charles was preceded in death by his brother Anthony Saglime. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Henrietta (Holsinger) Saglime; his daughter Theresa Celestine ( Dr. Jeremy) of Bethlehem; his siblings Stephanie Lavella (James) of Murfreesboro, TN, James Saglime (Teresa) of Winter Springs, FL, Frank Saglime Jr. (Martha) of Londonberry, NH, John Saglime (Becky) of Bay City, TX, and Mary Timberlake (John) of Greensburg. Family and friends will be received on Tuesday from 2-4 & 6-8 PM in the John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc., 702 7th St. (St. Rt. 130) Trafford 412-372-3111. A funeral blessing service will be on Wednesday at 10 AM in the funeral home with Fr. David Nazimek officating. Interment with military honors will follow in the Good Shepherd Cemetery, Monroeville. Www.dobrinickfhinc.com