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. (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 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 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 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
Darrel W. Wiser age 57 of Penn Twp passed away suddenly on Sunday, September 11, 2016 in his home. Darrel was born on October 1, 1958 in Pittsburgh the son of Weslie and Marilyn (Brown) Wiser. Darrel was a retired member and firefighter from the Trafford Fire Co. No. 1 holding many positions during his career and was a former Assistant Director for Trafford Borough Emergency Management. He was a member of the Westmoreland County Fireman’s Assoc., Western PA Fireman’s Assoc., Allegheny County Fireman’s Assoc., and the Fireman’s Association of Pennsylvania. Prior to his retirement Darrel worked for Ventana USA as a production supervisor, he was an avid deer hunter, NASCAR, Steeler, Penguins and Pirates fan. In addition to his parents Darrel is survived by his wife Darlene Wiser; his daughters Cara and Chelsea Wiser; his granddaughter Gianna Wiser; his siblings Judith Cromer (Larry), Weslie David Wiser (Belinda) and Dennis Wiser (Maryann) and numerous nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received on Wednesday from 2-4 & 6-8 PM in the John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc. 702 7th St. (St. Rt. 130) Trafford (412)372-3111. Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 11Am in the funeral home with Pastor Roger Steiner officiating. Interment will be private. The Trafford Fire Co. No. 1 will hold a fireman’s service at 7:30 PM on Wednesday in the funeral home. www.dobrinickfhinc.com
Natalie J. (Mignogna) Caroline age 83 of Level Green passed away on Thursday, September 8, 2016 at her son’s home surrounded by her family and friends. Natalie was born on November 22, 1932 in Pitcairn the daughter of the late Michael and Josephine (DeBone) Mignogna. Natalie was a devoted wife and mother who loved to bake, watch the Steelers and spend time with her family. She retired as an office manager for Waco Equipment and was a member of the St. Regis Church. She was preceded in death by her husband Stanley J. Caroline in 2015 and her sister Margaret Madonna. Natalie is survived by her children Donna Beard (Steve), Stanley Caroline Jr (Laura Peduzzi), Richard Caroline (Lynn), and Linda Drake (Richard); her grandchildren Timothy Richardson (Tammy), Sage Drake, Dominic Drake, Stanley Caroline III, Anthony Caroline, John Granatire, Megan Granatire, Nicole Navari (John), Jacob Caroline, Angelina Caroline, Jamie Gribschaw (Chris), and Ben Beard (Stephanie); great-grandchildren Calen and Kit Gribschaw, Dakota Richardson, Natalie Navari; numerous nieces and nephews; and her beloved dog Abby. Family and friends will be received on Sunday from 2-4 and 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 9AM Monday in the funeral home followed by a funeral mass at 9:30AM in the St. Regis Church Trafford with Fr. David Nazimek as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Good Shepherd Cemetery Monroeville. www.dobrinickfhinc.com
Donna Lee Stough age 73 of Trafford passed away on Thursday, September 8, 2016 in UPMC East, Monroeville. Donna was born on March 1, 1943 the daughter of the late John and Sue (Burk) Stewart. Donna was a member of the Pitcairn Assembly of God Church, she was a very loving, caring and loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was God loving and always was doing things for others. Donna is survived by her husband of 53 years Henry W. Stough Sr.; her children Henry W. Stough Jr of Slickville, Debbie L Chovan of Colorado; her grandchildren Patrick Stough of Greensburg, Frankie III, Matthew and Michael Chovan all of Colorado; her siblings John Stewart of Monroeville, Sue Harvey of Blairsville, Betty Curry of VA, Shirley Kuhn of Monroeville. Family and friends will be received on Saturday from 6-8 PM and Sunday from 2-4 & 6-8 PM in the John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc., 702 7th St. (State Rt. 130) Trafford 412-372-3111. Additional visitation will be from 10 AM until the time of the service at 11 AM in the Pitcairn Assembly of God Church with Pastor David Martin officiating. Interment will follow in the Union Cemetery, Irwin.
Francis H. Gongloff age 80, of Trafford passed away on Tuesday September 6, 2016 in the Forbes Regional Hospital Monroeville. Francis was born on December 16, 1935 in Cambria County the son of the late Francis and Marjorie (Eger) Gongloff. He was a veteran of the Korean War serving with the Army, and was retired from Conrail as a brakeman conductor and he was a loving and dedicated grandfather and loving father. He was preceded in death by his wife Betty Joyce (Smith) Gongloff in 2015; his siblings Jean Homerick, Donald Gongloff and Lewis Gongloff. He is survived by his children Susan Rising, Sandra Keller (David) and Tom Gongloff (Barb); his grandchildren Whitney Keller, Tom, Briana, Ryan and Cole Gongloff; his brother Earl Gongloff (Pauline). Family and friends will be received on Friday from 4-7 PM in the John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc. 702 7th Street (State Rt. 130)Trafford 412-372-3111. Parting prayers will be at 9:15 AM on Saturday in the funeral home followed by a funeral Mass at 10 AM in the North American Martyrs Church, Monroeville. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to North American Martyrs School, 2526 Haymaker Rd., Monroeville PA 15146. Www.dobrinickfhinc.com
Charles G. Crowell age 82 of Trafford and Slippery Rock passed away on Thursday September 1, 2016. Chuck was born on August 5, 1934 in Pitcairn the son of the late Ray I. and Alma (Devinney) Crowell. Chuck was a veteran of the US Navy during the Korean War. He was a retired teacher with the Mt. Lebanon School District for 37 years at the Howe Elementary School. He loved spending his summers at his home in Slippery Rock. He was preceded in death by his siblings Ray Crowell (Dorothy), Sudie Pennebaker, Bill Crowell and Janet Shaffer; a niece and nephew Ronald R. Crowell, and Sudie Shaffer. He is survived by his sister Emma Lou Morocco (Vince) of Trafford; his nieces and nephews Ray A. Crowell, David W. Crowell, Janet L. (Crowell) Chernicky (Brett), James and Ray Pennebaker, Dr. Mark Morocco (Lisa), Rachel (Morocco) Specht (Bob); great-nephews Bobby & Will Specht and Anthony Chernicky; and life time friend Patricia A. Croke. All services will be private. The John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc. Trafford 412-372-3111 is assisting the family with arrangements. Www.dobrinickfhinc.com.