Joseph C. Scott age 82 of Trafford passed away on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 in the Golden Living Center Monroeville. Joseph was born on December 5, 1931 in Pittsburgh the son of the late Edward and Lydia (Cromie) Scott. He grew up in East Liberty and graduated from Peabody High School. Joseph was a veteran of the Korean War serving with the Army. He was actively involved in the Level Green community, including coaching and expanding the athletic association to include girls’ softball. He was a retired insurance agent and member of the St. Regis Church Trafford. In retirement, he enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Joseph was preceded in death by his wife Genevieve G. Scott in 2012, his son Jeffrey Scott and his wife Susan, three brothers Wally, Harold, and Edward Scott and a sister Margaret Trabits. Joseph is survived by his children Pam Phalin (Tom) of Bethel Park, Joe Scott (Jane) of Saginaw MI, Janet Jupena (Bruce) of Level Green and Suzanne Kalna (Scott) of West Newton and his seven grandchildren Joshua Scott, Virginia “Ginny” Scott, Jordan, Jarad, and Jevin Jupena, and twins Wyatt and Chloe Kalna. There will be no visitation. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Monday, September 8, 2014 at 10 AM in the St. Regis Church, 517 Homewood Ave. Trafford. Interment with military honors will be at 2PM in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies Cecil Twp. The John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc. 702 7th St. Trafford (412)372-3111 is assisting the family with arrangements. www.dobrinickfhinc.com
Marianne M. Holland age 67 of Monroeville passed away on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 in her home. Marianne was born on August 31, 1946 in Carnegie the daughter of the late Bennie M. and Alice M (Oberhelman) Opczynski. Marianne was a member of the St. Regis Church Trafford. She was preceded in death by her husband John R. Holland and a brother Robert Opczynski. She is survived by her daughter Lisa Mastandrea (Brian); grandchildren Laryn McConnell and Chelsea Pollifrone; great-grandchildren Rory, Aidan and Logan McConnell and her siblings Stan, Albert, David and Micheline Opczynski and Eve Gossic. Family and friends will be received on Thursday from 6-9 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 Friday 10:30 AM with Fr. Thomas Dansak officiating. Interment will follow in the Penn-Lincoln Memorial Park, N. Huntingdon. www.dobrinickfhinc.com.
Richard A. Janik age 62 of Trafford passed away on Monday, August 11, 2014. Richard was born on June 5, 1952 in Pittsburgh, the son of the late John and Katherine (Knapp) Janik. Richard retired as a lab manager at Wilkinsburg Penn Joint Water Authority. He loved science and history and was a Pittsburgh sports fan. Richard is survived by his loving children Derick of Pittsburgh, Scott of Chicago, Wendy (John) Miraglia of New York, and Nicole (John) Richard of Virginia; his five grandchildren Robyn, Vincent and Eve Mirgalia, Gabriel, and Jude Richard. He is also survived by his sisters Marsha McNulty, and Diane McNamara, as well as his brother John Janik. Richard is predeceased by a sister, Mary Beth Janik. Family and friends will be received on Wednesday from 6-8 PM and Thursday 10-11 AM with the funeral service following after in the John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc., 702 7th St. (St. Rt. 130) Trafford 412-372- 3111.
Ann DiRobbio-Ivanco age 52 of Trafford passed away on Monday, August 4, 2014 in her home with her family by her side. Ann was born on April 22, 1962 in Glassboro, New Jersey the daughter of John DiRobbio of Pitcairn and the late Gilda Egidio DiRobbio. Ann graduated college with a degree in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, was a wonderful homemaker, caregiver, and a faithful member of St. Regis Church in Trafford. She was a very kind and loving friend, wife, mother, daughter and sister to all her family. She will always be remembered as the verse from Galatians 5:22-23 states: The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Ann is survived by her husband Jeff Ivanco, her children Justin, Alyssa and Josh Ivanco, her sister and brother Sally and Johnny DiRobbio of Pitcairn. Family and friends will be received on Tuesday from 6-9 PM and Wednesday 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 at 9AM in the funeral home on Thursday followed by a funeral mass at 9:30 AM in the St. Regis Church with Fr. David Nazimek as celebrant. Entombment will follow in the Good Shepherd Cemetery Mausoleum, Monroeville. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to UPCI/UPMC Cancer Center Development, UPMC Cancer Pavilion, Suite 1B, 5150 Centre Ave., Pittsburgh PA 15232, or online at www.upmccancercenter.com/giving, select UPCI. www.dobrinickfhinc.com.
Violet M. Shawley of Trafford passed away on Thursday July 31, 2014. The visitation and funeral services will be private. Private interment will be in the Grandview Cemetery, N. Versailles. The John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc. Trafford (412) 372-3111 is assisting the family with arrangements. www.dobrinickfhinc.com
Rev. William Paxton Arnott, Pastor Emeritus of the Level Green Presbyterian Church, age 82, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Rev. Arnott was born on April 19, 1932 in Akron, OH, the son of the late William H. and Belva Paxton Arnott. He graduated from Kent State University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. He then continued his education at the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary with a Master’s Degree in Divinity and was the valedictorian of his class. His 40 years of ministry began at the First Presbyterian Church in Shadyside, OH from 1957-1965. He was the Organizing Pastor for Trinity Presbyterian Church in Venice, FL from 1965 to 1967, the Associate Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Mansfield, OH from 1967-1978, and became the Pastor of the Level Green Presbyterian Church from 1978 until his retirement as Pastor Emeritus in 1997. He was a member of numerous Presbytery Committees, organized the FISH Ministry for helping needy families in Mansfield, OH, and the member of the founding committee for the Hunger Pantry in the Trafford/Level Green Area. Bill was a sports fanatic, and loved traveling and reading. Rev. Arnott is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Gloria Ann McCarter Arnott, his loving children Susan Nedley and husband Rick of Harrison City, Brad Arnott and wife Joanne of Cincinnati, OH and Mark Arnott and wife Debra of Woodland Hills, CA; his grandchildren Nicole Owens (Chris), Amy Liermann (Brad), Ryan Nedley (Catherine), Jacob Nedley, Christy Ross (Steve), Kelly Rook (Josh), Stephen Arnott, and his great-grandchildren Carson, Evelyn, Gavin, Sydney and Cameron. He is also survived by his brother Fred Arnott of Akron, OH and was predeceased by a brother David Arnott. Family and friends will be received on Saturday from 5-8 PM and Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 PM in the John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc. 702 7th Street (Rt. 130), Trafford 412-372-3111. Funeral services will be on Monday at 11 AM in the Level Green Presbyterian Church, 105 Olive Drive, Level Green with the Rev. Dr. R. Dennis Macaleer officiating. If attending the funeral service please go directly to the church. 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, Mark and Debra Arnott Ministries Back2Back Ministries in support of the Ross family. www.dobrinickfhinc.com.
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 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 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 (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