Frank E. Lusher

Lusher, FFrank E. Lusher, 86, of Trafford, passed away Friday, June 13, 2014, in Forbes Regional Hospital, Monroeville. Frank was born Aug. 3, 1927, the son of the late Frank and Emma Rose (Pendel) Lusher. Frank was a World War II veteran, having served in the Marine Corps. Frank retired from Westinghouse after 40 years as a machinist. He was a member of St. Regis Church, American Legion, as well as the Polish Club. Frank enjoyed playing poker and shooting pool. Frank was preceded in death by his wife, Alice J. Lusher; and grandson, Wyatt Samuel Lusher. He is survived by his children, Frank Lusher, of Virginia Beach, Va., Nancy Mattucci, of Irwin, Tom Lusher and wife, Terrie, of North Huntingdon, Margaret Ocepek and husband, Jon, of Pittsburgh, William Lusher, of Trafford, and John Lusher and wife, Michele, of North Huntingdon; and his grandchildren, Brad, Jesse, Brooke, Dyllion, Clint and Cole Thomas Lusher. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday in the JOHN M. DOBRINICK FUNERAL HOME INC., 702 Seventh St. (State Route 130), Trafford, 412-372-3111. Parting prayers will be at 9 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home, followed by a funeral Mass at 9:30 a.m. in St. Regis Church with Father David Nazimek as celebrant. Interment with military honors will be in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. For directions or to give condolences, please visit www.dobrinickfhinc.com.

Joseph P. Petrina

Joseph P. Petrina age 82 of Level Green passed away on Friday, May 30, 2014 in the Golden Living Center, Monroeville.  Joe was born on July 6, 1931 in McKeesport the son of the late Joseph and Katherine (Umolac) Petrina.  Joe was a veteran of the Korean War serving with the Army. Joe retired from Westinghouse in Cheswick, he was a member of the St. Regis Church and American Legion Post #331 both in Trafford and was a former fireman and is a life member of the Level Green Fire Department. Joe’s family would like to thank the staff and nurses of Forbes Regional Hospital ICU Unit, Golden Living of Monroeville and the AseraCare Hospice for their wonderful care of Joe.  Joe was preceded in death by his sister Catherine Thomas.  He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years Barbara (Tucak) Petrina, his children Mark and Paul Petrina of Level Green, Jo-Ann Paha (Tim) of N. Huntingdon and Joe Petrina of Pittsburgh; his two grandchildren Jason and Jessie Paha; his sisters Helen Grills of Trafford and Betty Howard (Chuck) of N. Huntingdon and this brother and sister-in-law Frank and Eva Tucak.  Family and friends will be received on Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 PM in the John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc., 702 7th Street (State 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 with Fr. David Nazimek as celebrant.  Interment with military honors will be in the Good Shepherd Cemetery, Monroeville.   In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to the Level Green Fire Department, 536 State Rt. 130, Trafford PA 15085.  www.dobrinickfhinc.com

 

Edward D. Chester

Edward D. Chester age 90 of Trafford passed away on Thursday, May 29, 2014 in the Golden Living Center, Murrysville.  Ed was born on November 19, 1923 in Akron Oh the son of the late John and Mary (Seman) Chester.  Ed was retired from Westinghouse in E. Pittsburgh as a machinist and he was a social member of the Trafford American Legion Post 331.  Ed was preceded in death by his siblings John, Paul and Agnes Chester, Rose Becker and Mary Dempsey Hagara.  Ed is survived by nephews and nieces David Chester, John A. Dempsey (Adrienne), Marie E. Fowler (Ronald), Marianne Trainor (Robert), Cynthia Chester (George Jones) and William Becker (Sandra); numerous great nephews and nieces and great-great nephews and nieces.  There will be no visitation or services. The family requests memorial donations can be made to the Trafford American Legion Post #331, 216 Cavitt Ave., Trafford PA 15085.  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.

 

Martha Soles Quear

Soles QuearMartha “Marti” Soles Quear age 74 a lifelong resident of Trafford passed away on Tuesday May 27, 2014.  Marti was born on April 17, 1940 in Trafford the daughter of the late Charles and Catherine (Middleton) Dilmore.  Marti enjoyed traveling throughout the world.  She loved her career as a travel agent but mostly loved sharing her time with family and friends.  A kind, loving and joyful spirit Marti will be truly missed.  Marti was preceded in death by her husband Albert Soles in May 1982, and her second husband Frank Quear in May 2012, and her grandson James Albert Mahkovic.  Marti is the loving mother to Debra (Anthony) LiVorio and Cindy Mahkovic; beloved grandmother of eight grandchildren Nathan (Sara), Brandon (Jonna), Brock, Ashley, Chelsea, Alexis, Melissa and Jason; great-grandmother of six and was a loving step-mother to Bruce, Patty and David.  Family and friends will be received from 4-8 PM on Friday in the John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc., 702 7th Street (State Rt. 130) Trafford (412) 372-3111.  A blessing service will be at 9:30 AM in the funeral home Saturday with Fr. David Nazimek as celebrant.   Interment will follow in Restland-Lincoln Memorial Park, Monroeville.   www.dobrinickfhinc.com 

Patrick J. Schlanger

SchlangerPatrick J. Schlanger age 73 of Level Green passed away on Thursday, May 22 2014 in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh.  Pat was born on July 5, 1940 in Braddock the son of the late John and Loretta (O’Neil) Schlanger.  Patrick was retired from US Steel Edgar Thompson Works as a supervisor and after retiring he worked for Tube City. Pat was a member of St. Regis Church, Trafford and was a veteran of the US Marines.  Pat was preceded in death by his brothers John and Leo Schlanger. Pat was a loving and devoted husband, father and pappy to his family.   Pat is survived by his loving wife of 46 years Rosemary “Rose” (Sergy) Schlanger, his children Kerrie Schlanger Constantini of Upper St. Clair and Kevin Schlanger and wife Paige of Alexandria VA; he was pappy to Allison and Nicholas Constantini who he loved, adored and cherished and his brother James Schlanger of Churchill and Jean Rosenquest of Delmont and his mother-in-law Agnes Sergy of Braddock.  Family and friends will be received from 3-9 PM on Tuesday 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 Wednesday followed by a funeral mass at 9:30 AM in St. Regis Church with Fr. David Nazimek as celebrant.   Interment with military honors will follow in Good Shepherd Cemetery, Monroeville.   www.dobrinickfhinc.com.  

Anthony “Tony” Palamone

Palamone

Anthony “Tony” Palamone age 88 of Penn Twp. passed away on Wednesday May 14, 2014 in the Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh.  Tony was born on July 1, 1925 in Wilmerding the son of the late Pasquale and Christina (Scorza) Palamone.  Tony was a veteran of the Army serving during the Korean War.  He was retired from the Westinghouse Air Brake Co. in Wilmerding.  Tony was a very active member of the St. Regis Church in Trafford and its Knights of Columbus Council #6299.    He was a part of organizing many parish festivals and participating in numerous functions within the church.  Tony was also a very avid gardener and a member of the Bushy Run Lions Club.  Tony was preceded in death by a sister Marian Poppa.  He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years Esther (DeSaia) Palamone; his children Lisa Litzinger (Kevin) of Level Green, Linda Shearer (Dale) of Hartstown PA, and Nick Palamone of Penn Twp.; his grandchildren Kevin Anthony, Nathan and Ryan Litzinger, Rebekah, Sarah and Amanda Shearer and his brother Louis Palamone (Mary) of Monroeville and their daughters Christine and Janet Palamone.  Family and friends will be received from 7-9 PM on Sunday and 2-4 & 7-9 PM on Monday 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 with Fr. David Nazimek as celebrant. Interment with military honors will follow in the New St. Joseph Cemetery, N. Versailles.  In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the American Kidney Fund, 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300, Rockville MD 20852 or www.kidneyfund.org   www.dobrinickfhinc.com.

 

Sophie Cifranic

Sophie Cifranic of Level Green passed away on her 95th birthday Tuesday May 13, 2014 in Kelly’s Personal Care Home, Hempfield Twp.  Sophie was born on May 13, 1919 in Pittsburgh the daughter of the late Thomas Demyan and Sophia (Demus) Diduch.  Mary was a faithful member of the St. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in Wilmerding, served as a reader at Divine Liturgy, had a strong devotion to the Blessed Mother and spent much time in prayer.   Sophie was the oldest and a charter member of the Level Green Sr. Citizens where she served as secretary for many years. Sophie was blessed with a long life, filled with many joys.  Mom may your blessing and prayers rain down upon this earth and keep us all safe and wrapped in your love.  The family would like to thank the staff of Kelly’s Personal Care Home and Medi Home Hospice for their care and concern for Sophie.   Sophie was preceded in death by her husband John Cifranic in 1988, her siblings, John & Peter Diduch, Andrew Drake, Mary Churilla, Anna Foremsky, infant Nellie Diduch, Genevieve Morse and Irene Opheim.  Sophie is survived by her children Karen Galvin (Charles) of Greensburg and Lawrence Cifranic (Mary Paula) of Manassas VA; her grandchildren Joseph Galvin, Kathleen Deffner, Lauren Cifranic and Nicholas Cifranic; great-granchildren Kristine and John Deffner; her sister Margaret Lichman of Elyria, OH and many nieces and nephews.  Family and friends will be received from 2-4 & 6-8 PM on Thursday in the John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc. 702 7th St. (State Rt. 130) Trafford 412-372-3111. Parting prayers will be at 10:15 AM in the funeral home on Friday followed Divine Liturgy at 11 AM in the St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Byzantine Catholic Church,  1907 Eden Park Blvd, McKeesport with Fr. Gregory Madeya officiating.   Interment will follow in the Good Shepherd Cemetery, Monroeville.   To send condolences please visit www.dobrinickfhinc.com.

Margaret F. Newingham

NewinghamMargaret F. Newingham age 73 of Trafford passed away in her home on Sunday, May 11, 2014.  Margaret was born on December 15, 1940 in Rankin the daughter of the late Charles and Helen (Wallo) Braill.  Margaret retired from UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Oakland.  She enjoyed doing crafts and doing embroidery.  Margaret will be sadly missed by her family and friends.  Margaret was pre-deceased by one brother and two sisters.  Margaret is survived by her husband of 52 years Charles “Bud” Newingham; her children Fredrick C. Newingham of NC, Kenneth R. Newingham of Butler, Nora A. Newingham of Vandergrift, Lora M. Newingham (Dom) of Trafford; her grandchildren Amber Wright, Jessica Miller, Jonathan Newingham, Marla M. Bruno, Justin Wright, Ashley and Amanda Newingham, Dominic J. Bruno Jr. and several great-grandchildren; her sister Dorothy Tamino of Trafford. Family and friends will be received from 1-9 PM on Tuesday in the John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc., 702 7th Street (State Rt. 130) Trafford (412) 372-3111.  Funeral services will be on Wednesday at 10 AM in the Christian Life Church, 900 7th St. Trafford with Pastor Micah Remington officiating.  Everyone please go directly to the church.  Interment will follow in the Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont.   www.dobrinickfhinc.com.  

 

Paul D. Dawso

Paul D. Dawso age 70 of N. Huntingdon (Trafford) passed away on Friday May 9, 2014 in the UPMC Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh.  Paul was born on December 18, 1943 in Pittsburgh, the son of the late Tim and Mary Elizabeth (Waite) Dawso.  Paul was a veteran of the Vietnam War serving with the Army.  He was a truck driver prior to retirement and he loved to fish and hunt. Paul is survived by his wife of 44 years Jacqueline Woffenden Dawso; his sister Suzanne Wittman of CA, his best friend George Williams; his cousins Ronald and Harold Asmann and Richard Morgan and a sister-in-law Janet Kline along with numerous nieces, nephews and other family and friends.  There will be no visitation or services.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Western PA Chapter, 1501 Reedsdale St. #105, Cardelllo Building,  Pittsburgh PA 15233.   The John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc., 702 7th Street (State Rt. 130) Trafford (412) 372-3111 is assisting the family with arrangements.  www.dobrinickfhinc.com

 

Mary A. Cavicchio

CavicchioMary M. Cavicchio age 90 of Trafford passed away peacefully on Friday, May 9, 2014 in the William Penn Care Center, Penn Twp.  Mary was born on April 18, 1924 in Pittsburgh the daughter of the late Steve and Mildred (Stipenovich) Kosanovich.  Mary retired from the Penn-Trafford School District as a secretary; she was a member of the St. Regis Church in Trafford and its former Altar Rosary Society and Legion of Mary.  Mary was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years Ben Cavicchio in 2002, her brothers and sisters Sylvester and Eli Kosanovich, Martha Yourcheck, Estelle Josephic, and Angela Folino.  Mary is survived by her four sons Robert (Stephanie) of Jeannette, David (Barbara) of South Carolina, Donald (Ann-Marie) of Philadelphia and James (Terry) of Acme; her four grandchildren Jacqueline Cavicchio (Mike Erickson), Angela, Nicholas and Dominic Cavicchio and her brother Steve Kosan of N. Huntingdon.  Family and friends will be received from 3-7 PM on Sunday  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 with Fr. David Nazimek as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Eastview Union Cemetery, Delmont.  In lieu of flowers memorials can be made the St. Regis Church Food Bank, 517 Homewood Ave. Trafford PA 15085.   www.dobrinickfhinc.com.