Olga Terenyi Puspoki

PuspokiOlga Terenyi Puspoki age 84 of Level Green formerly of Falls Church, VA passed away on Wednesday July 22, 2015 in the Golden Heights Personal Care Home, Penn Twp. Olga was born on September 9, 1930, in Chalfant the daughter of the late Fritz and Catherine Terenyi. Olga retired from Westinghouse Corp. in Washington DC. Olga loved the ocean, traveling and watching movies. Olga was preceded in death by her husband Frank Puspoki in 2005. She is survived by her niece Marjorie and Jerome Hoehn and their children Heidi White and Heather Hoehn, Lorin Goulart and husband Bill and children, Bonnie Gilmore and children; a brother-in-law John Laufman and children. Family and friends will be received on Saturday from 9AM until time of parting prayers at 10:30 AM in the John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc. 702 7th St. (St. Rt. 130) Trafford 412-372-3111. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 11 AM in the St. Regis Church Trafford with Fr. David Naziek as celebrant. Private interment will follow in Quantico National Cemetery, VA with her husband Frank. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to St. Regis Church, 517 Homewood Ave. Trafford PA 15085 or Golden Heights Activity Fund, 3522 St. Rt. 130, Irwin PA 15642. www.dobrinickfhinc.com

Theo P. Ketenheim

KetenheimTheo “Teddy” Ketenheim age 89 of Level Green passed away on Thursday, July 16, 2015 in her home. Theo was born on May 18, 1926 in Altoona . Theo was preceded in death by her daughter Lois Ketenheim. Theo is survived by her husband of 66 years Robert Ketenheim; her children Robert Ketenheim II, Katherine Lyle, PJ Zwingler and Peggy Duffy and her grandchildren Charles and John Zwingler, Erin Lambert , Katie Schwienteck, Emma and Ethan Duffy; great-grandchild Nathan Lambert. All funeral services were private. Memorial donations can be made in Theo’s name to a charity of one’s choice. The John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc. Trafford (412)372-3111 is assisting the family with arrangements. www.dobrinickfhinc.com

Stanley J. Caroline

CarolineStanley J. Caroline “Big Stan” age 83 of Irwin passed away on Saturday July 11, 2015.  Stanley was born on May 15, 1932 in Patton Township, PA the son of the late August and Mary (Pivirotto) Caroline. Prior to his retirement he operated his own trucking business for over 25 years. Stanley is survived by his wife Natalie (Mignogna) Caroline; his children Donna Beard (Steve), Stanley Caroline JR. (Laura Peduzzi), Richard Caroline (Lynn), and Linda Drake (Richard); his grandchildren Timothy Richardson (Tammy), Sage Drake, Dominic Drake, Stanley Caroline III, Anthony Caroline, John Granatire, Megan Granatire, Nicole Navarri (John), Jacob Caroline, Angelina Caroline, Jamie Gribschaw (Chris), and Ben Beard (Stephanie); great-grandchildren Calen and Kit Gribschaw; sisters Lorraine Graham and Sarah Zischkau; and numerous nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received on Monday from 2-4 and 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 9AM Tuesday in the funeral home followed by a funeral mass at 9:30AM in the St. Regis Church Trafford with Fr. David Nazimek as celebrant. www.dobrinickfhinc.com

Robert M. Niehl

Robert M. Niehl, age 59 of Trafford died peacefully on Sunday, June 21, 2015 in the UPMC East, Monroeville.  Bob was born on August 30, 1955 in Braddock the son of the late Robert T. and Agnes (Fedor) Niehl. Bob’s life is best described by his history of serving others. He was a member of the St. Regis Church Trafford and an active member of his community and spent many hours volunteering.   He was a former member of the Trafford Emergency Medical Service (TEMS) and a retired member of the Trafford Fire Co. No 1 and retired as a Dispatcher for Westmoreland County 911.  He shared his passion and great talent for the art of cross stitch through beautiful pictures with friends, family and strangers alike.  He was a caring neighbor and dear friend who will be missed by those who loved him.  Bob was also preceded in death by his uncle John “Boo Boo” Fedor.   He is survived by his beloved dog Bear, his cousins John and Shirley Fedor , Dorothy and Jules Martini, and Margaret Turosky and many close friends and neighbors.  Family and friends will be received on Wednesday from 4-8 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 Thursday 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.  Entombment will follow in the Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to the Trafford Fire Co. No. 1, PO Box 86 or Trafford Emergency Medical Service PO Box 132 both at Trafford PA 15085.  The Trafford Fire Co. will hold a memorial service at 7:30 PM on Wednesday in the funeral home. 

 

Margaret M. “Peg” Hott

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Margaret M.  “Peg” Hott age 82 of Trafford passed away on Friday May 1, 2015.  Peg was born on February 2, 1933 in Union City PA the daughter of the late Robert and Hazel (Moore) Gibbs.  Peg was preceded in death by her husband Joseph H. Hott in 1999 and her daughter Linda Lee Hott in 2005.  Peg is survived by her children Joseph R. Hott, Jan L. Shutak, David L. Hott, Jay M. Hott, and Margaret “Peggy” A. Walthour;   her numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and a half-sister Naomi Edwards (Ken). Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service for Peg on this Saturday (June 27) at 11 AM in the Trinity United Methodist Church, 407 Duquesne Ave. Trafford with Pastor Justin Judy officiating.  Inurnment will follow in the Restland Memorial Park,  Monroeville.  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

Emily S. Cleland

Cleland EEmily S. Cleland age 70 of Trafford passed away on Monday June 8, 2015 in the William Penn Care Center, Penn Twp. Emily was born on October 28, 1944 in Pittsburgh the daughter of the late George and Anna (Miller) Shallenberger. Emily was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Pitcairn. She was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years Harry C. Cleland in 2008 and her granddaughter Lexa Cleland in 2010. Emily is survived by her children Michael Cleland, wife Kelly of Manor, Mark Cleland, wife Nicole of Peters Twp. and Susan Downs, husband Ric of Upper St. Clair; her grandchildren Madison, Dylan, Malorie, Brooke, and Kathleen; and her sister Karen Frankfort (late husband Bill) of Castle Shannon. 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. (St. Rt. 130) Trafford (412)372-3111. Funeral services will be on Friday at 11 AM in the Presbyterian Church of Pitcairn, 312 Highland Ave., Pitcairn with Pastor David Schweissing officiating. Everyone please go directly to the church. Private interment will follow in the Restland Memorial Park, Monroeville. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to the Presbyterian Church of Pitcairn.

Ruth Oblak Hlavsa

Hlvasa R.Ruth Oblak Hlavsa (affectionately known as Ruthie) age 90 of Trafford passed away on Thursday May 28, 2015 in Juniper Springs, N. Huntingdon. Ruth was born on July 21, 1924 in Manor the daughter of the late Thomas Oblak Sr. and Rose Raspet Oblak. Ruth was a very active member of the Calvary United Church of Christ in Turtle Creek. Ruth was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and a wonderful homemaker. Ruth was preceded in death by her husband Thomas M. Hlavsa in 2009, brothers John, Charles, Robert and Thomas Oblak and sisters Elsie Bohm, Mildred Roskey and Mary Susa. Ruth is survived by her children Thomas Charles Hlavsa and wife Sharon “Sally”of Morgantown WV and Gary Lee Hlavsa of Bel Air MD; her grandchildren David, Matthew and Heather Hlavsa; and her siblings Albert Oblak, Edward Oblak, Elizabeth Halich and Evelyn Melinsky. Family and friends will be received on Monday from 9 AM until the time of the service at 11 AM in the John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc., 702 7th St. (St. Rt. 130) Trafford 412-372-3111 with Pastor Donald Ludwig officiating. Entombment will follow in the Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1100 Liberty Ave., Suite E-201, Pittsburgh PA 15222 or at www.alz.org. www.dobrinickfhinc.com

Patricia Ann Mikan

Patricia Ann”Pat” Mikan age 80 of Trafford passed away on Thursday May 28, 2015 in the Golden Living Center, Murrysville. Pat was born on February 21, 1935 in Wilkinsburg the daughter of the late William and Catherine (Gilkey) Peacock. Pat was a member of the St. Regis Church Trafford. Pat met her husband Tom while working at Mine Safety Appliances in Wilkinsburg. Pat was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She never missed any of her son’s or grandson’s football games. She also never missed a band, chorus or Tamburitzan concert for her children or grandchildren. She was involved with the Trafford Tamburitzans designing and making costumes for their performances. Pat was preceded in death by her siblings Catherine Haynes, Josephine Harmon, Theresa Fab, William, Steven and Joseph Peacock and Virginia Trainor. PMikanat is survived by her loving husband of 59 years Thomas B. “Tom” Mikan; her children Lisa Dollman (Jeff), Thomas Mikan (Joyce), Bernadette Capets (Chris), William Mikan (Tammy), Theresa Lenker (Alec) and Joseph Mikan; her grandchildren William and Katherine Hutchison, Jessy Lenker, Audrey Mikan and Kody Capets; her great-granddaughter Keira Lynn Hutchison and her sister Carol Putney. There will be no visitation. Family and friends are invited to attend a funeral mass for Pat on Tuesday at 10 AM in the St. Regis Church, 517 Homewood Ave Trafford with Fr. David Nazimek as celebrant. 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 Trafford 412-372-3111 Trafford is assisting the family with arrangements. www.dobrinickfhinc.com.

Ruth M. Shaw

ShawRuth M. “Tootie”(McClintock) Shaw age 76 of Irwin passed away on Monday May 25, 2015 in the Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. Ruth was born on December 14, 1938 in Wilkinsburg the daughter of the late Paul and Ruth McClintock. Ruth was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years Gerald Shaw. Ruth is survived by her four sons John Shaw (Bonnie), Gerald T. Shaw (Roberta), James W. Shaw (Cheryl), Robert N. Shaw (Arlynn); several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two sisters Joyce Graham (John), and Linda McGraw (James) and numerous nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital and Westmoreland Manor for the care they gave to their mother. Family and friends will be received on Saturday from 2-4 PM for a memorial visitation in the John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc.,702 7th St. (St. Rt. 130) Trafford (412)372-3111. Funeral services will be private. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the family. www.dobrinickfhinc.com.

Thelma E. (Wampler) Sorbo

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Thelma E. (Wampler) Sorbo age 89 formerly of Trafford passed away on Wednesday May 13, 2015.  Thelma was born on June 17, 1925 in Trafford the daughter of the late Samuel C. “Ocie” and Anna (Anderson) Wampler.  Thelma was a member of the Christian Life Church Trafford and was a retired teacher from the Penn-Trafford School District.  She was preceded in death by her husband A. Harry Sorbo in 2011, and her siblings Samuel and James Wampler, Martha Fontanesi, Evelyn Yanuzo and Ethel Hopkins.  She is survived by her children Jerilyn Bach (Larry) of MN and Ronald H. Sorbo (Carol) of TN; her grandchildren Britni Klein (Kenny) of IL, Christopher Bach, Alan Bach (Janette) of New York, Tony Sorbo and Alex Sorbo. Family and friends will be received on Monday in the Christian Life Church 900 7th Street Ext. Trafford from 11AM until 12:45 PM.  Funeral services will be at 1PM in the church with the Rev. Gary Simpson officiating.  Everyone please go directly to the church.  Interment will follow in the Brush Creek Cemetery, Hempfield Twp.  Memorials to Fairview Hospice 2450 26th Ave. South Minneapolis MN 55406. 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.