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. (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 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.
Donald Gene Cymmerman Jr. age 32 passed away on October 10, 2014 at his home in McKeesport of apparent heart problems. He is survived by his loving mother, Antionette (Smith) Calder and step-father, Warren Calder ; his father, Donald G. Cymmerman, fiancé, Christina Shank and his only son, Shane Anthony Cymmerman; his maternal grandmother, Antoinette Smith and finally his only brother and best friend, Anthony R. Smith. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He was a commercial truck driver at the time of his passing and will be remembered for his comedic comments and always trying to make difficult times easy to handle. He will forever be in our hearts, prayers and thoughts. He is at peace and at his mansion in heaven. A memorial visitation will be on Tuesday from 5-8 PM in the John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc., 702 7th St. (State Rt. 130) Trafford (412) 372-3111. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 AM Wednesday in the St. Regis Church, 517 Homewood Ave. Trafford. Everyone go directly to the church. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Donny’s name to New Hope foundation or charity of one’s choice. www.dobrinickfhinc.com
George F. Racki Jr. age 87 of Trafford passed away on Friday, September 12, 2014 in the Forbes Regional Hospital, Monroeville. George was born on November 17, 1926 in Wilmerding the son of the late George F. and Rose (Skedel) Racki. Prior to retirement George worked as a shipper with the Westinghouse Air Brake Co. in Wilmerding. He was a veteran of WWII with the Navy serving on the USS Warrington. He was a 50 year member of the Trafford American Legion Post 331 where he served as Past Commander and Steward. He was a member of the Weeping Willow Camp where he loved to hunt, fish and was he was an avid Pittsburgh Sports Fan. George was preceded in death by his brother Joseph Racki and sisters Evelyn Bukovac and Rose Marie Johnson. George is survived by his loving wife of 56 years Elizabeth “Betty” Frydrych Racki, his daughter Karen and his son Thomas (Sydney) Racki all of Penn Twp.; his three grandchildren Caitlin, Ryan and Adam and a special friend whom he thought of as his adopted son Todd Krusey and several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received on Sunday from 2-6 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 held in the funeral home on Monday at 11 AM with Fr. David Nazimek officiating. Interment with military honors will follow in the Good Shepherd Cemetery, Monroeville. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 301 Grant Street, Pittsburgh PA 15219 or www.woundedwarriorproject.org. www.dobrinickfhinc.com.
Ann V. (Doyle) Matura age 92 of Greensburg, formerly of Level Green passed away on Monday September 15, 2014 in the Newhaven Court at Lindwood Hempfield Twp. Ann was born on August 11, 1922 in Greensburg the daughter of the late Beno and Augusta (Vincent) Lantermo. Ann was retired from Westinghouse Electric in E. Pittsburgh and was a member of the Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church in Murrysville. Ann was preceded in death by her husband John M. Matura in 2010. Ann is survived by her son Dennis Doyle (Joanne) of Greensburg; her grandchildren Allison Grindle (Col. Charles Grindle, US Army) of Carlisle; her two great-grandchildren Caroline and Claire Grindle; her step-son Tom Matura (Christine) of Homestead; her brother Donald P. Lantermo of Hempfield Twp. and a special niece Diana Miller (Butch) of Irwin. There will be no visitation. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday, September 19, 2014 at 10 AM in the Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church, 4202 Old William Penn Highway, Murrysville with Msgr. James Gaston as celebrant. Everyone please go directly to the church. Interment will follow in the Good Shepherd Cemetery, Monroeville. The family requests in lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to a charity of one’s choice. The John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc. 702 7th St. Trafford (412)372-3111 is assisting the family with arrangements. www.dobrinickfhinc.com
Henry “Hank” E. Podkul age 71 of Trafford passed away on Monday, September 22, 2014 in the Forbes Regional Hospital Monroeville. Hank was born on March 26, 1943 in Wilkinsburg the son of the late Jesse and Helen (Whitco) Podkul. Hank was retired from WABCO in Wilmerding and was currently employed by the Monroeville Convention Center. Hank loved spending time with his grandkids and attending their sporting events. He was a NASCAR fan and enjoyed playing golf with his son, his brother, and his friends in their league at Irwin Country Club. Hank spent many years coaching his kids’ baseball, softball, and football teams in Trafford and Pitcairn. He was a member of the St. Regis Church in Trafford. Hank is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Sandra “Sandy” (Zigarovich) Podkul; his children Mark Podkul (Kelly) of Greensburg; Dawn Blank (Jeff) of Jeannette; his grandchildren Allison, Morgan, and Sarah Podkul; Cody and Jack Blank; and his brother Stanley Podkul (Barbara) of Allen Park, MI. Family and friends will be received on Wednesday from 6-8 PM and 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. Parting prayers will be at 9AM Friday in the funeral home followed by a funeral mass at 9:30 in the St. Regis Church with Fr. David Nazimek as celebrant. Entombment will follow in the Penn-Lincoln Mausoleum, N. Huntingdon. www.dobrinickfhinc.com.
Marilyn J. (Dexter) Marquis of Trafford died Friday September 5, 2014. Daughter of the late Grace and John Dexter; Beloved mother of Vonni Schufft; Grandmother of Dexter and Evan Schufft all of Trafford and sister of Barbara Bugg. There will be no services. John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc. Trafford 412-372- 3111 is assisting with arrangements. www.dobrinickfhinc.com.
Diana (Miholovich) Mireles age 89 of Monroeville passed away on Saturday, September 6, 2014. Diana was born on February 1, 1925 in Renton, PA the daughter of the late Peter and Mildred (Evanovich) Miholovich. Diana was a member of the St. Nicholas Serbian Church, SNPJ Lodge 629 and she retired from Precise Metals and Plastics. She was preceded in death by her husband Raymond Mireles, her siblings Pete “Rade” Miholovich, Joseph Miholovich, Angie Vracar, Mary Visnic, Eli Miholovich, John Miholovich, Mildred Adams. She is survived by her children Theodore Babich (Bernadette) of Trafford, Mona Robertson of Monroeville, Eli Mireles (Rene) of Monroeville, Victor Mireles of Maryland, Rody Mireles (Margaret) Monroeville, David Mireles (Sandy) of Level Green; 13 Grandchildren, 11 Great-grandchildren and her two sisters Dorothy Pugliano of Monroeville and Catherine Mignogna of Ligonier and her brother Mitch Miholovich of Level Green and numerous nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received from 3-9 PM on Tuesday and Wednesday in the John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc., 702 7th Street (State Rt. 130) Trafford (412) 372-3111. Parting prayers will be on Thursday at 12:15 in the funeral home followed by funeral services at 1PM in the St. Nicholas Serbian Church, Monroeville with the Very Rev. Fr. DC Malich officiating. Interment with will follow in Grandview Cemetery, N. Versailles. Pomen services will be at 8PM Wednesday in the funeral home. www.dobrinickfhinc.com.
Henry S. Cynkar age 87 of Trafford passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 4, 2014 in the Woodhaven Care Center Monroeville. Henry was born on March 30, 1927 in Trafford the son of the late Joseph and Amelia (Lenart) Cynkar. Henry was retired from Giant Eagle as a Butcher. He was a veteran of WWII serving with the Army and a member of the St. Regis Church Trafford. Henry was preceded in death by his brother Alex Cynkar. He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years Stella A. (Levitsky) Cynkar; his children JoAnn Molnar (Bob) of Alexandria VA, Henry J. Cynkar of Apollo, James Cynkar (Darla) of Level Green, Thomas Cynkar (Rhonda) of Ellicott City, MD and Ann Marie Sardineer (Darrin) of Trafford; his six grandchildren Hunter Anne and Noah Cynkar, Pamela Molnar, Zachary, Natalie and Emily Cynkar; his sister Josephine McCracken (George); numerous nieces, nephews, great- nieces and nephews. There will be no visitation. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday at 10AM in the St. Regis Church with Fr. David Nazimek as celebrant followed by Presentation of Military Honors. Interment will be private. The John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc., 702 7th Street (State Rt. 130) Trafford (412) 372-3111 is assisting the family with arrangements. www.dobrinickfhinc.com.