Olive J. ( Warden) McCurdy of North Huntington, PA peacefully reunited with her husband at the ge of 85, on Sunday, January 15th, 2017. Olive J. McCurdy was born on February 2nd, 1931 in Patton Twp (Monroeville). Soon after the passing of her husband in 2014, Olive moved into the Redstone Highlands in North Huntingdon. Olive was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years Richard “Dick” McCurdy, loving mother Mildred Warden, and brother Jack Warden. Olive’s love will endure through her two sons, Dale (Sandy) McCurdy of Greensburg, PA, and Keith (Cathy) McCurdy of N. Huntingdon, PA; as well as her daughter, Lisa (Scott) Halas of Penn Township, PA and sister Helen (Warden) Licina of Trafford, PA. A grandmother’s legacy of love will forever remain with her six grandchildren: Justin (Krista) McCurdy of Howell, MI, Alesha McCurdy of Export, PA, Heather (Robert) Robson of Cranberry, PA, Keelan (Megan) McCurdy of Oakdale, PA, Brandon (Susannah) Halas of Bethel Park, PA, and Danielle Halas of Penn Township, PA. Considerable adoration is left with her six great-grandchildren: Lillia, Sienna, Alaina, Caden, Charlotte, and Oliver. Family and friends will be received on Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 PM on Wednesday in the John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc., 702 7th St. (State Route 130) Trafford 412-372-3111. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM on Thursday in the funeral home. Entombment will follow in the Twin Valley Memorial Park Mausoleum, Delmont. Www.dobrinickfhinc.com.
Aldo Jerome Mazzoni, 96, of Trafford died January 11, 2017. Aldo was born and raised in Sarah Furnace, PA, the youngest son of Margarita and Ugo Mazzoni. He was preceded in death by eight brothers and sisters and his wife, Mary Roberta Rimer. He was a World War II Air Force veteran. Aldo is survived by his children, Mark Rimer Mazzoni of Evans City and Dr. Jane Mazzoni-Maddigan of Loveland, Colorado; two grandchildren, Michael Fox of Portersville and Cory Mazzoni of Charlotte, North Carolina; and, two great grandchildren, Lila and Levi Fox. Aldo enjoyed hunting and fishing with Michael and watching Cory play baseball for the San Diego Padres. A memorial and celebration of life will be held in June. John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc. Trafford. Www.dobrinickfhinc.com
Albert Barstis, age 93, of Latrobe, PA formerly of Trafford passed away on Friday December 30, 2016 in his home. Albert was born on October 7, 1923 in Wilmerding the son of the late Anton and Anna Barstis. Albert was a veteran of the Army during WWII; he was a retired pastry chef, a member of St. Regis Church, the former Croation Club and CFU Lodge 541in Trafford. Albert was preceded in death by his wife Helen (Lubanovich) Barstis in 1982. Albert is survived by his sons David Barstis and companion Robin Zasowski of Latrobe and Ronald Barstis and wife Lynne of Attleboro, MA; his grandchildren Karen Tate and husband Ronald of Greensburg, Scott Barstis of Greensburg, Terri Barstis-Kelley and husband Christopher of Washington DC, David A. Barstis, Catherine Corso and husband Paolo both of Attleboro, MA; his great-grandchildren Ryan and Ethan Tate and Jack Albert Kelley; and a life-long companion Connie Meli and her daughters Sandy, Brenda and Lisa. 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 on Thursday in the funeral home followed by a funeral Mass at 9:30AM in the St. Regis Church with Fr. David Nazimek as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Good Shepherd Cemetery, Monroeville. www.dobrinickfhinc.com
AD Jordan Ball age 71 of Delmont passed away on Wed. December 28, 2016. AD was born on February 10, 1945 in Kingsport TN the son of the late Bessie (Ford) Vermillion. AD was a veteran of the Army serving during the Korean War. He is survived by his wife Elizabeth (Mason) Ball; his children Marjorie Ann Hawkins (Robert) of TN, Sherri Cavada (Corey) of Level Green, Michael Ball (Kim) of Latrobe and Christopher Ball (Jalai)of Elyria, OH; five grandchildren Jason Ball, Anthony Hawkins, Erik Ball, Mia Cavada and Dylan Hawkins and a brother Raymond Ford. All services will be private. The John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc., 702 7th St. Trafford 412-372-3111 is assisting the family with arrangements. Www.dobrinickfhinc.com
Lois Ann Mueller age 77 of Level Green passed away on Tuesday December 27, 2016. Lois was born on April 15, 1939 in Pittsburgh the daughter of the late Ralph and Lois (Creighton) Logan. Lois was a member of the North American Martyrs Church, Monroeville. She was preceded in death by her daughter Mary Lynn Mueller and her brother Samuel Logan. Lois is survived by her husband of 56 years Norm Mueller; her children Norm Mueller (Swan) of Greensburg, Carolyn Carey (Jeff) of Indiana, Bill Mueller (Huan) of Virginia Beach VA, and John Mueller (Terri) of Manor and her 15 grandchildren that she adored. Family and friends received on Thurs. 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 Fri at 9:20 AM in the funeral home with a funeral Mass at 10 AM in North American Martyrs Church Monroeville with Fr. Joseph Luisi as celebrant. Interment in New St. Joseph Cemetery, N. Versailles. Www.dobrinickfhinc.com
Edward L. McGuigan age 70 of Trafford passed away on December 14, 2016 at his home. Born in Braddock, he was preceded in death by his father Edward Stapinski, his mother Laura Stapinski McGuigan, his adoptive father Joseph McGuigan; and a brother George McGuigan. He is survived by his wife of 35 years Angie Mullig; his stepson Michael B. Mullig (Beth Shari) of Forest Hills; a brother Joseph McGuigan of Conneautville; a nephew Shawn McGuigan of Jamestown PA; a great-niece Julia McGuigan; a great-nephew Jake McGuigan and numerous cousins. Before he retired, Ed was a certified counselor for the Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation. A graduate of Point Park University, he served on the board of directors for the Pittsburgh Antique Radio Society and was a frequent contributor to the society’s quarterly magazine. 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. A funeral service will be at 10:30 AM Monday in the funeral home with a private interment to follow. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to Lifewater Canada in Ed’s name. For information please visit www.lifewater.ca. www.dobrinickfhinc.com
Thomas J. Marcoz age 75 of Level Green passed away on Friday December 16, 2016 surrounded by his family and friends. Tom was born on January 19, 1941 in Trafford the son of the late William and Nellie (Badjier) Marcoz. Tom was a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a BA in Business, he was a retired service manager for Pitney Bowes and taught economics part time at the Community College of Allegheny County. Tom was a veteran of the US Army, member of the St. Regis Church Trafford and he loved to ski, play golf and walk the family dogs. Tom was preceded in death by his brother William “Bill” Marcoz. Tom is survived by his wife of 52 years Rose Marie (Vignone) Marcoz; his children and four grandchildren Tamara Lecce (Chris) and their children Sophia and Taylor of Penn Twp and Thomas J. Marcoz Jr. (Allison) and their children Tre and Tristan of Wilmington, DE; his brothers Gerald Marcoz of Murrysville and Leonard Marcoz of Champion PA. Family and friends will be received on Monday from 4-8PM in the John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc. 702 7th Street (State Rt. 130) Trafford 412-372-3111. Parting prayers will be at 9AM in the funeral home on Tuesday 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 Good Shepherd Cemetery, Monroeville. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, UPMC Montifiore, 4th Floor, Suite 421, 200 Lothrop St., Pittsburgh PA 15213-2582 or www.adrc.pitt.edu. Www.dobrinickfhinc.com
Lucille G. DeHaven “The Grandmother of Trafford” died suddenly on December 10, 2016. She was born in Gallitzin, PA on September 9, 1926 to Anthony and Sophia Maruca. She was preceded in death by her husband Roy and five siblings. Lucy is survived by her only daughter, Patricia (Dan) Lenart of Harrison City, PA, three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, one brother Dr. Edward Maruca (Mary Agnes) of Gallitzin, PA., sister-in-law Liz Maruca of Victor, N.Y. and numerous nieces and nephews. She was a retired accounting clerk at Westinghouse Electric in Manor, PA. For over 50 years Lucy had been involved in many charitable and civic endeavors. She was the recipient of many awards recognizing her tireless efforts of helping others and making the world a better place. Trafford recognized her as “Citizen of the Year” and she was also the first Pennsylvanian to receive the “Salute to Senior Service Award” given by Home Instead Senior Care. As of a member of the Trafford Light-Up Night Committee she enjoyed playing “Mrs. Claus”. However, most of her efforts were channeled through the Lions Club. Lucy served as President of Trafford Lions Club; President and founder of the Trafford Lioness Club; and co-founder and sponsor of the Trafford Leo Club (the first Leo Club in District 14-E). For her work in Lionism, she received numerous awards including the prestigious “Melvin Jones Fellow Award” (twice) as well as “Lioness of the Year” in District 14-E and she was recognized by Lions International for her leadership and service. Lucy touched many lives through her volunteering and was most proud of her involvement with the Leo Club and particularly through the drug and alcohol prevention program for the area’s youth. She was a member of St. Regis Catholic Church in Trafford; Trafford Senior Citizens, Level Green Senior Citizens and St. Barbara Young at Heart. Lucy was a kind, loving, giving, energetic and involved member of the community who will be greatly missed by her family and friends. 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. (State Rt. 130) Trafford 412-372-3111. Parting prayers will be on Thursday at 10:30 AM in the funeral home followed by a funeral Mass at 11 Am in the St. Regis Church Trafford with Fr. David Nazimek as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Restland Memorial Park, Monroeville. The Trafford and Level Green Sr. Citizens and St. Barbara Young at Heart will have a combined service at 3:30 PM on Wednesday in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to “Trafford Lions Club” at S&T Bank, 4580 Broadway Boulevard, Monroeville PA, 15146. Please notate “Lucy DeHaven Scholarship Fund” in the memo section of the donation. Www.dobrinickfhinc.com
MaryAnn (Raspotnik) Swanstrom, age 72 of Harrison City passed away on Friday, December 9, 2016. MaryAnn was born on June 9, 1944 in Pittsburgh the daughter of the late John and Anna (Potosnick) Raspotnik. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brother Frank Raspotnik, and sister Nancy Henstenberg. MaryAnn is survived by her husband of 50 years Walter Swanstrom; her children Debbie Swanstrom of Jeannette, and Walter Swanstrom (Mary Beth) of Manor; her grandchildren Jessica, Doug, Jon, A.J., and Jamie; her great grandson Kailob; and her brother John Raspotnik (JoAnn). Her family was her life. She also enjoyed going to the Meadows and playing the slot machines. 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. (State Rt. 130) Trafford 412-372-3111. A blessing service will be on Monday at 10 AM in the funeral home with Fr. David Nazimek officating. Interment will follow in Plum Creek Cemetery, Plum. http://www.dobrinickfhinc.com.
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