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.
Rudolph G. “Ralph” Freda age 95 of Level Green passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 in the Brookdale Senior Living Export. Ralph was born on April 15, 1921 in Pittsburgh the son of the late Angelo and Theresa (DeCapito) Freda. Ralph was a veteran of the Army during WWII. He was retired from General Motors as a pattern maker, and a member of the Level Green Presbyterian Church, he was an avid gardener and love working with wood. Ralph was preceded in death by his wife Leona E. (Maurer) Freda; his son David Freda; his sister Viola Freda. Ralph is survived by his son Donald Freda and wife Maureen of Harrison City; his grandchildren Donald Freda Jr., Lisa Henshawe (Dan) and Lori Freda; his great-grandchildren Jordan and Kayla Henshawe. Family and friends will be received on Monday from 2-4 & 6-8PM in the John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc. 702 7th St. (State Rt. 130) Trafford 412-372-3111. Funeral services will be on Tuesday at 10 AM in the funeral home with Rev. John B. Simpson officiating. Interment with military honors will follow in the Restland Memorial Park, Monroeville.
Lois J. “Boots” (Seybold) (Addleman) Martin age 87 of North Huntingdon passed into the loving arms of Jesus on Thursday, August 25, 2016. Affectionately known to her family and friends as “Boots”, she was born on April 6, 1929 the daughter of the late Maurice and Olive Seybold. Boots was a charter member of Camp G for girls in Pitcairn. She loved gardening, going to the beach and camping and was an avid Black N Gold sports fan. At the age of 86 she worked at her granddaughter’s daycare 2 days a week, Wiggles N Giggles Academy. At the daycare she was lovingly known as Grandma Boots. Boots especially loved her grand and great-grandchildren. Boots was preceded in death by her first husband Dean Addleman, her second husband William B. Martin, three brothers and one sister. Boots spent her last day surrounded by her four daughters who laughingly recalled her many antics. Boots is survived by her children Dianne Daugherty (John), Debbie Krumenaker (Ken), Nelson Addleman (Fiancé Liz), Peggy Henderson (Dan), Becky Rudy (Mark) and Lynne Addleman; 10 grandchildren Kristin, Sean, Ken (Brenda), Andy (Tessa), Ashlee (Kate), BJ (Tarah), Bill (Carly), Derek (Megan), Tiffany and Matt; and 13 great-grandchildren; her siblings Patty Duncan, Nancy Robertson, Wayne Seybold and Larry Seybold; and beloved nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank AseraCare Hospice for the compassionate and loving care of their mother. Family and friends will be received from 2-4 & 6-8 PM Sunday and Monday in the John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc., 702 7th St. (State Rt. 130) Trafford 412-372-3111. Funeral services will be at 11:30 Am on Tuesday in the funeral home with Chaplain Brian Swan officiating. Interment will follow in the Restland Memorial Park, Monroeville. Www.dobrinickfhinc.com
Thomas R. Nowak “Mo” age 72 of Level Green passed away on Monday, August 22, 2016 in the Forbes Regional Hospital Monroeville. Tom was born on February 23, 1944 in Swissvale the son of the late John P and Gladys M (Campbell) Nowak. Tom is survived by his wife of 47 years Kathleen M. (Donaldson) Nowak; his daughter Shelley Nowak of Level Green; his siblings John Nowak (Helen) of Reading, Robert Nowak (Ruth) of N. Huntingdon, and Mary Lou Novak (Jim) of Plainfield, IL; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Tom was preceded in death by a sister and two brothers. Elizabeth “Betty” Hoffman, James and George Nowak. A memorial visitation will be on Thursday from 4 to 7PM in the John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc., 702 7th St. (State Rt. 130) Trafford 412-372-3111. A blessing service will follow visitation at 7PM with Fr. David Nazimek officiating. Www.dobrinickfhinc.com
Terry Lynn Kirsch age 62 of Trafford passed away on Monday, August 15, 2016. Terry was born on May 2, 1954 in Cranberry the daughter of the late Carl and Irene (Preuhs) Kirsch. Terry is survived by her children Michael Droske and Heather Droske; her two brothers Carl Kirsch Jr and Gary Kirsch. A memorial visitation will be held on Friday from 6-8 PM in the John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc., 702 7th St. (State Rt. 130) Trafford 412-372-3111. Www.dobrinickfhinc.com
Marvin Roy Otto, age 52 of Honey Brook PA, formerly of Pitcairn, unexpectedly went to his eternal resting place August 14, 2016 ending his pain and suffering. Marvin was born August 30, 1963 the son of the late Carl G. And Catheryn (Rice) Otto. Marvin was a resident of Honey Brook for the past 10 years. Prior to his illness, he worked as a SMT operator at Innovative Solutions & Support (Exton, PA). He was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church in West Brandywine PA. Marvin was an avid bowler, a lifelong devoted Penguin, Pirate and Steeler fan, a honorary life member of Pitcairn Relief Co. #2, a former 911 dispatcher, and a former EMT with Pitcairn Ambulance. Marvin was involved with PBSA, EBYA and Twin Valley Little League and Midget Football. In addition to his parents Marvin was preceded in death by his father-in-law Daniel Napolitano. Marvin is survived by his loving wife Karolyn (Napolitano) Otto; his loving children Amanda Otto of Honey Brook, Senior Airman Marvin Otto Jr. (Cara) Of Charleston SC, Tyler and Kristopher Otto of Honey Brook; his loving granddaughter Brooklynn; his sister Tacy Tucker (Gary) of Monroeville; his mother-in-law Dolores Napolitano; sisters-in-laws Karen Chernega (George), Kimberly Norman (Bruce), Danni Albitz (Jeff); his aunt Dot and Uncle Frank and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Family and friends will be received on Thursday from 6-9 PM in the John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home 702 7th St. (State Rt. 130)Trafford and Friday from 9 to 9:45 AM Friday in the Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church, 4202 Old William Penn Highway, Murrysville with a funeral Mass at 10 AM in the church. Everyone please go directly to the church.. Www.dobrinickfhinc.com