Blanche N. Lewandoski

Blanche N. Lewandoski age 77 of Avonmore, formerly of Level Green, passed away on Saturday, January 24, 2015 in her home.  Blanche was born on July 28, 1937 in Pitcairn the daughter of the late Martin and Mary (Bowen) Mullen.  Blanche enjoyed reading and was a proud homemaker.  She was preceded in death by her husband Lawrence J. Lewandoski and a sister Louise Lezzak.  Blanche is survived by her daughter Carolyn Phillips (Robert) of Avonmore, her grandchildren Shane J. and Amber K. Phillips and a sister Winifred Dahlstrom of Monoreville.  All services are private.  The John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc. 702 7th Street (Rt. 130) Trafford 412-372-3111 is assisting the family with arrangements.   www.dobrinickfhinc.com.

 

 

Cathy M. O’Reilly

 

O'Reilly

Cathy M. (Beech) O’Reilly age 67 of Trafford passed away on Monday January 19, 2015 in her home surrounded by her loving family. Cathy was born on December 5, 1947 in Pittsburgh the daughter of the late James and Margaret “Peg” (Weidow) Beech.  Cathy was retired from WABCO in Wilmerding and ServiceMaster in Pitcairn.  She was a member of the St. Regis Church Trafford. Cathy is survived by her loving husband of 43 years Patrick J. “Pat” O’Reilly; her loving children Colleen McNay (Scott) of Belleair FL and Patrick L. O’Reilly (Lisa) of Penn Twp.; her precious grandchildren Ashley McNay, Irelyn O’Reilly, Brooke McNay and Kelton O’Reilly; her caring sister Peggy Moore (Lamont) of Trafford and her special nieces and nephews.  Family and friends will be received from 2-4 & 6-8 Wednesday in the John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc., 702 7th Street (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 with Fr. David Nazimek as celebrant. Entombment will follow in the New St. Joseph Mausoleum, N. Versailles. www.dobrinickfhinc.com.

Marie Joan Berklich

Berklich

Marie Joan Berklich age 95 of Trafford passed away on Sunday January 18, 2015.  Marie was born on May 29 1919 in Export the daughter of the late Matt and Catherine (Benich) Dubrave.  Marie was a member of the St. Regis Church Trafford, a graduate of Trafford High School Class of 1937, a 50 Year Member of the CFU Lodge #541 Trafford.  Marie was a wonderful cook who enjoyed making meals for everyone who came to her home.  She was a wonderful mom to her children and everyone she ever knew.  Marie was preceded in death by her husband John Berklich and her sister Margaret Skelley.  Marie is survived by her children Bernard M. Berklich (Carol), Robert J. Berklich (Marie) all of Mt. Lebanon, and Nancy Marie Berklich of Morrison CO; her grandchildren Kara Weber, Brian Berklich, Tracy Legrand, Timothy Berklich and Michael Kearns; her great-grandchildren Spencer & Abigail Legrand, William & Guston Weber, Addisyn Berklich, Graham & Nora Berklich, Calvin & Harrison Kearns and her sister Dorothy Gioia of Charlottesville VA.  Family and friends will be received on Thursday from 3-9 PM only in the John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc., 702 7th Street (State Rt. 130) Trafford (412) 372-3111.  Parting prayers will be at 9AM on Friday 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 New St. Joseph Cemetery, N. Versailles.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Baptist Homes Foundation (Benevolent Fund) 489 Castle Shannon Blvd., Pittsburgh PA 15234 in Honor of Marie Berklich.       www.dobrinickfhinc.com. 

Ronald W. “Ron” Jenkins

Jenkins

Ronald “Ron” W. Jenkins, age 71 of Trafford passed away on Friday January 9, 2015.  Ronald was born on March 15, 1943 in Wilkinsburg the son of the late William Jenkins and Caroline (Chiappetta) Spiegel. Ronald was a veteran of the United States military serving with the Army. In addition to his parents, Ronald was preceded in death by his stepfather Ed Spiegal, and sister Jean Dinger. Ronald is survived by his wife Mary Ann (Tomkovicz) Jenkins; his daughter Ronda Reid (Scott) of State College; grandchildren Alex and Connor Reid; as well as his brothers Ed “Sonny” Jenkins of Calabash, NC and Don Spiegel of Warren, OH. Family and friends will be received from 2-4 & 6-8 PM on Monday in the John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc. 702 7th Street (Rt. 130) Trafford 412-372-3111. A Blessing service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday at 10 AM. Interment will follow in the Good Shepherd Cemetery, Monroeville. www.dobrinickfhinc.com.

 

Lantz L. Buccella

Buccella

Lantz L. Buccella age 84 of Level Green passed away on Thursday January 8, 2015 in Manor Care of Monroeville.  Lantz was born on January 22 1930 in Pitcairn the son of the late Rocco and Joesphine (Minicucci)Buccella.  Lantz was a veteran of the Korean War serving with the Navy.  Lantz retired from US Steel with over 30 years of service and then worked for several years at the Volkswagen Plant in New Stanton.  He was a member of the St. Regis Church, Trafford American Legion Post 331, St. John Kanty Lodge (Polish Club) Trafford; he enjoyed playing pool and golf.  Lantz was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Lantz was preceded in death by his wife Janet DiTomasso Buccella and a brother Tristone “Patsy” Buccella.  Lantz is survived by his children John Buccella (Sue) of Jeannette, Paul Buccella (Janey) of Westmoreland City and Sharon Buccella of Level Green; his grandchildren Jonathan, Sara and Julie Buccella and Joshua and Taylor Resnick; and his siblings Paul Buccella of IL, Ethel Buccella of McKeesport and Antionette “Dolly” Mashione of MI and numerous nieces and nephews.   Family and friends will be received from 6-9 PM on Saturday and from 2-4 & 6-8 PM on Sunday in the John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc. 702 7th Street (Rt. 130) Trafford 412-372-3111.  Parting prayers will be at 9AM Monday 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 with military honors will follow in the Good Shepherd Cemetery, Monroeville. www.dobrinickfhinc.com.

 

Harold J. Behe

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Harold J. Behe age 85 of Trafford passed away on Wednesday January 7, 2015 in Concordia of Monroeville.  Harold was born on February 27, 1929 in Gallitzin the son of the late Raymond F. and Beatrice Agatha (Haupt) Behe.  Harold was a veteran of the Korean War serving with the US Army in the Counterintelligence Corps.  He graduated from Point Park College with a degree in Engineering and then worked and retired from Westinghouse PCB in Trafford as an Engineer.  He was an active member of the St. Regis Church, serving on its Parish Council, a member of the Knights of Columbus Council #6299 serving as Grand Knight and was District Deputy for the Diocese of Greensburg Knights of Columbus and Harold was a co-founding member of the Trafford Emergency Medical Service.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his three siblings Loretto Oravecz, Alfred “Bud” Behe, Marie Griffin and six infant brothers and sisters.  Harold is survived by his loving wife of 59 years Dorothy (Smorey) Behe, his six children Regis Behe, Barbara Sawchak (Alan), Raymond Behe (Hope), Frances O’Connor (Donald), MaryAnne Culleiton and Sandra Behe; his grandchildren Elizabeth, Melissa, Kyle, Devin, Megan and Matthew; his sister Ann McBride and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.  Family and friends will be received on Friday 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 11:30AM Saturday in the funeral home followed by a funeral mass at 12 Noon in the St. Regis Church with Fr. David Nazimek as celebrant.  Interment will follow with presentation of military honors in the Twin Valley Memorial Park Delmont.  www.dobrinickfhinc.com.

Regis A. “Rege” Owoc

Owoc

Regis “Rege” Anthony Owoc, 79, died Saturday January 3, 2015 at his home after a battle with cancer.   Regis was born on September 13, 1935 in McKeesport the son of the late Andrew and Eleanor (Cynkar) Owoc.  Regis attended McKeesport High School where he was an avid member of the tennis team.  He fondly recalled working summers at Renzi Park on the clay tennis courts with his brother Jack.  After graduating in 1953, he honorably served in the United States Army from June 1958 to June 1960.  He was honorably discharged with the rank of PFC in 1964.  After his discharge, Regis returned to McKeesport and worked for over 20 years as a pipe inspector for Moody Engineering Co.  He had an incredible smile and will be missed by his family and friends who have known him to be one of the nicest persons to walk the face of the earth.  Regis will also be remembered for his simplicity, honesty and sense of humor.   Regis was preceded in death by his wife Doris J. Owoc in 2005, his sister Ruth Ann Johnson and brother Robert “Bob” A. Owoc.  He will be greatly missed by his two oldest brothers Anthony “Tony” O. Walk and Jack A. Owoc; and he is survived by three nieces, seven nephews, nine grandnieces, eight grandnephews, two great-grandnieces and two great-grand nephews.  Family and friends will be received on Friday evening from 5-8 PM only in the John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc., 702 7th Street (State 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 with Fr. David Nazimek as celebrant.  Interment with presentation of military honors will follow in the Good Shepherd Cemetery, Monroeville.     www.dobrinickfhinc.com. 

Virgil Valmassoni

Valmassoni

Virgil Valmassoni age 96 of Trafford passed away Christmas Morning December 25, 2014 in the Concordia of the South Hills.  Virgil was born on June 3, 1918 in Trafford the son of the late George and Josephine (Marnoni) Valmassoni.  Virgil was a member of the St. Regis Church Trafford and retired as a crane operator from Westinghouse in E. Pittsburgh.  Virgil was preceded in death by his wife Eileen (Rodgers) Valmassoni in 2012 and two brothers Charles and George Valmassoni.  Virgil is survived by his daughter Sandra L. Federlein (Jim) of McMurray; his grandchildren Melissa Federlein Brandstatter (Bryan) and Jeanene Federlein Smail (Joe); his great-grandchildren Graden and Ava Brandstatter and Finnegan Smail.  Family and friends will be received on Sunday from 2-5 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 Monday in the funeral home followed by a funeral mass at 9:30 AM in the St. Regis Church.  Interment will follow in the Good Shepherd Cemetery, Monroeville.  www.dobrinickfhinc.com.

Christine Carpenter

Our Mom, Chis Carpenter of Trafford, died peacefully at home on December 23, 2014.  She was born on September 10, 1942 the daughter of the late John and Margaret Pastva.  She was a graduate of Mercy Hospital School of Nursing.  Chris spent her career caring for and helping others.  Also she was a writer, artist and animal lover.  Although she was not well for the last several years of her life, she never complained and accepted her illnesses and limitations with grace.  Chris is survived by her children, Rachael (Mike) Schell, Jessica Scott and Andrew Carpenter, and was the mother of the late Gretchen Leah Carpenter.  She was a loving Mummel to her grandchildren Leah, Matthew and Emily Scott, Jonathan Branch and Kerrie Carpenter.  Chris is also survived by former sons-in-law Randy Branch and Larry Scott along with aunts, an uncle and many cousins who loved her.  Family and friends will be received on Saturday from 2-6 PM in the John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc., 702 7th Street (State Rt. 130) Trafford (412) 372-3111.  Funeral services will follow visitation at 6 PM Saturday in the funeral home with the Rev. Robert J. Marks officiating. Burial will be private.  We thank Bridges Hospice form the bottom of our hearts for their care and kindness.  Because of them, we were able to have our Mom home with us and we are forever grateful.  In lieu of flowers we ask for donations in memory of our Mom to the Bridges Foundation, 1200 Gulf Lab Rd., Pittsburgh PA 15238.     www.dobrinickfhinc.com. 

 

Rose M. Yerace

Yerace

Rose M. (Sennec) Yerace age 97 of Monroeville passed away on Saturday December 20, 2014 in the Forbes Regional Hospital Monroeville.  Rose was born on July 28, 1917 in Chalfant the daughter of the late Conrad and Marie (Ungerman) Sennec.  Rose was an avid bowler and enjoyed watching baseball especially the Pirates.  Rose was preceded in death by her husband Guy F. Yerace in 2000 and her two brothers Joseph and Emil Sennec.  Rose is survived by her children Guy A. Yerace of Monroeville, Mary Brown (George) of Trafford and Geraldine Powell (Merle) of Pleasant Unity; 7 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.  Family and friends will be received on Tuesday from 9:30 AM until 12 Noon in the John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc. 702 7th Street (Rt. 130) Trafford 412-372-3111. A blessing service will follow visitation at 12 Noon in the funeral home with Fr. David Nazimek officiating. Interment will follow in the Restland Memorial Park, Monroeville. www.dobrinickfhinc.com.