Walter Douglas Shields

Walter Douglas Shields age 52 of Trafford passed away on Wednesday, November 30, 2016. Walter was born on March 22, 1964 in Pittsburgh the son of Alice L. (Wampler) Mathews (Emmett) of Murrysville and the late Stanley Shields Sr.  In addition to his mother and step-father Walter is survived by his children Christopher Shields (Robin Weimer) of Monroeville and Amanda Shields of Philadelphia; his siblings Stanley Shields Jr. of Trafford, Eric Shields of Monroeville, and Sarah Palandro of Penn Hills; his former wife Beth Grapin of Philadelphia and many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.  All services are private.  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

Donald Patrick Vanisko

vaniskoDonald “Don” Patrick Vanisko age 51 of Trafford passed away unexpectedly on Monday October 31, 2016. Don was born on May 9, 1965 in Florida. Don is survived by his loving parents Donald and Eileen (Cloherty)Vanisko; his sisters Kathleen Pitacciato (Michael) and Maureen Schmidt (Rich) and his bulldog Zadora; his Uncles and Aunt, Robert Cloherty, Elaine & Norm Terrijone. Don was preceded in death by his Uncle and Aunts, Jack Cloherty, Mary Jean Kingston, Anita Johnson and his Grandparents Mr. & Mrs. John Cloherty and Mr. and Mrs. Steve Vanisko.  Don was a Transportation Supervisor for Giant Eagle, and an avid sports fan, especially Professional Wrestling. Family and friends will be received on Sunday 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 9:45 AM Monday in the funeral home followed by a funeral Mass at 10:30 AM in the St. Barbara Church, 111 Raymaley Rd. Harrison City, PA.  Interment will follow in the Good Shepherd Cemetery, Monroeville, PA.  In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc. www.dobrinickfhinc.com.

Annemarie S. Smeltzer

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Annemarie S. Smeltzer age 75 of Manor passed away on Wednesday November 2, 2016 in the Forbes Regional Hospital, Monroeville. Annemarie was born on January 6, 1941 in Peissenberg Germany.  Annemarie was retired from Dormont Manufacturing, the co-founder of the George and Annemarie Nursing Scholarship Fund at Carlow University, a life member of the Greensburg VFW Post 33 Auxiliary and a Life Member at Large with the DAV.  Annemarie is survived by her husband of 52 years George B. Smeltzer, several brothers and sisters in Germany, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.  Family and friends will be received on Sunday 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 AM Monday in the funeral home followed by a funeral Mass at 9:30 AM in the St. Michael Church, Pitcairn with Fr. Joseph Luisi as celebrant.  Interment will be in the Restland Memorial Park, Monroeville.    www.dobrinickfhinc.com

Irene J. Martin

martin-iIrene J. Martin age 78 of Trafford passed away on Sunday, October 30, 2016 in the Forbes Regional Hospital, Monroeville. Irene was born on April 23, 1938 in Bethel Park the daughter of the late Frank and Sophie (Hoegler) King. Irene was a member of the St. Regis Church, Trafford, and a former member of the Trafford Lions and Lioness Club. She was preceded in death by her four sisters Lillian Kubis, Helen Dominick, Mary Kersanty, and Betty Volk. Irene is survived by her husband of 61 years James D. Martin; her children Sandra Jones (Carl), James D. Martin Jr. (Carol), Michael D. Martin and Timothy J. Martin (Shelley); her grandchildren Jeffrey and Daniel Martin, Serena McBride, Alison Jones, Michael Jr and Tyler Martin; her siblings Frank King Jr, John King, Dorothy Engel and Loretta Engel. Family and friends will be received on Wednesday from 7-9 PM and Thursday from 2-4 & 7-9 PM in the John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc. 702 7th St. (State Rt. 130) Trafford 412-372-3111. A blessing service will be on Friday at 9:30 AM in the funeral home with Fr. David Nazimek officating. Interment will follow in the Restland Memorial Park, Monroeville. Www.dobrinickfhinc.com.

Ruth A. Knopf

KM_C227-20161027150055Ruth A. Knopf, age 67, of Trafford passed away on Thursday, October 27, 2016. She was born on June 9, 1949, in Wilkinsburg to the late Richard and Helen (Gillis) Robinson. Ruth was a faithful and devoted member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, where she sang in the choir and served as a Sunday school teacher. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, R. Bruce Robinson. Surviving are her sons, Kevin (Angela) of Fairmont, W.Va., and Matthew of Trafford, with whom she resided; her sister-in-law, Anne Robinson of State College; and her extended family. Family and friends will be received from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Monday, October 31, 2016, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 407 Duquesne Ave. in Trafford. The memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. with Pastor Justin Judy as officiant. The John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home, Inc. is assisting the family with arrangements. www.dobrinickfhinc.com

Eugene R. Tulley

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Eugene R. Tulley age 90 of Level Green passed away on Sunday, October 16, 2016 in the Forbes Regional Hospital, Monroeville. Eugene was born on March 17, 1926 in Olean, NY the son of the late Richard Tulley and Myrtle Lounsbury.  Eugene was preceded in death by his wife Freida Mae Tulley in 2011, his daughter Nancy L. Parrish in 2015 and his brother Clarence Tulley.  Eugene was retired from GC Murphy Co as a manager with 40 years of service, he was a veteran of the Army during WWII, a big Steeler Fan, and he loved to dance and golf. Eugene is survived by his daughter Linda J. Towson (William) of Tampa FL and his son Gregory A. Tulley (David Peters) of Level Green; his son-in-law Bernard Parrish of Braddock Hills, his granddaughter Stephanie Boyd Mont (Cesare) and his great-granddaughter Amelia.  Family and friends will be received on Thursday from 4-8 PM in the John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc., 702 7th St. (St. Rt. 130) Trafford (412) 372-3111.  Presentation of military honors will follow visitation at 8PM in the funeral home.  Interment will be private.  In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the family.   www.dobrinickfhinc.com.

Kathryn M. Cipcic

Kathryn M. (Basa) Cipcic age 91 of Level Green passed away on Wednesday October 5, 2016 in the Golden Living Center of Monroeville. Kathryn was born on July 16, 1925 in Wilmerding the daughter of the late Andrew and Mary (Nejak) Basa.  She was preceded in death by her husband Joseph J. Cipcic in 2010.  Kathryn is survived by her two sons Joseph P. and Robert J. Cipcic; several grand and great-grandchildren and her two sisters Rose Mattel and Mary Pavelcic.  There will be no visitation and all services are private.  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

James D. Bruno

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James D. Bruno age 88 of Trafford passed away in his home peacefully with his family by his side on Wednesday, October 5, 2016. Jim was born on March 27, 1928 in Trafford the son of the late Dominico and Frances (Madorm) Bruno.  Jim was employed with Westinghouse Airbrake Co. (WABCO) Rubber Plant in Wilmerding and retired after 42 years of service.  He owned a successful floral business for 24 years. He was a veteran of the Navy during WWII.  Jim was preceded in death by his sister Pearl Pieniadz (Walt) and his brother Joseph Bruno.  Jim is survived by his loving wife of 63 years Mary (Nalevanko) Bruno; his children Pamela Kearns (Rick) of, Dominick “Dino” Bruno (Karen), Frank Bruno (Angela) and Ralph Bruno (Nicole); his 10 grandchildren Brian, Jason, and Tim Kearns, Matt, Michael, Tyler, Breanna, Carleigh, Nicholas and Colton Bruno; and his seven great-grandchildren Reno, Malia, Vienna, Niomi, Penelope, and Adelina Kearns and Maria Bruno; his sister Eva Jane Schneider (Ken); his sister-in-law Janet Bruno and numerous nieces and nephews.   Family and friends will be received on Thursday and Friday from 2-4 & 6-8 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 Saturday in the funeral home followed by a funeral Mass at 9:30 AM in the St. Regis Church Trafford with Fr. Thomas Dansak as celebrant. Interment with military honors will follow in the New St. Joseph Cemetery, N. Versailles. www.dobrinickfhinc.com

Virginia “Janene” Serafin

serafinVirginia “Janene” Serafin age 93 of Trafford passed away on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 in Manor Care, Monroeville. Janene was born on April 16, 1923 in Trafford the daughter of the late Stanley and Mary (Wojdcz) Serafin. She was a lifelong resident of Trafford, a member of the St. Regis Church, a member of the Trafford Sr. Citizens and was retired from Westinghouse Printing Division. Janene will be remembered by her former students from the Earl Wheeler Finishing School and the John Powers Agency where she taught many years. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brother Theodore M. “Whitey” Serafin. She is survived by her brother John R. Serafin (Mary Lou) of Nokomis, FL and her sister-in-law Dorothy Serafin of McKeesport; her nieces and nephews Jim Serafin (Maureen), Mary Jeanne Serafin (Niki Roumm), Susan Evanchak (David), Diane Viton (Rick), John D. Serafin (Lenyr Munoz); and 4 great-nieces, 2 great-nephews, 2 great-great nieces and 2 great-great nephews. There will be no public visitation. Family and friends are invited to attend her funeral Mass at 11:30 AM on Monday in the St. Regis Church, 517 Homewood Ave. Trafford with Fr. Thomas Dansak as celebrant. Everyone please go directly to the church. Interment will follow in the Good Shepherd Cemetery, Monroeville. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to the St. Regis Church, 517 Homewood Ave. Trafford PA 15085. Www.dobrinickfhinc.com

Helen Irene Kennedy

Helen Irene Kennedy age 85 of Trafford passed away on Monday September 26, 2016 in her home. Helen was born on June 29, 1931 in Trafford the daughter of the late Frank and Helen Banasik. Irene retired from Gateway School District and was a member of the St. Regis Church.  Irene was preceded in death by her husband John Paul Kennedy.  She is survived by her son John C. Kennedy (Johnna), her grandsons John Paul Kennedy (Amanda) and Joshua Cutis Kennedy (Kylie) and her great-granddaughter Emmie Kennedy.  There will be no public visitation and all services are private.  The John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home, Inc. Trafford (412-372-3111) is assisting the family with arrangements. www.dobrinickfhinc.com