Helen V. Kaczynski

Helen V. Gosik Kaczynski age 94 of Trafford, formerly of N. Huntingdon died Sunday, June 24, 2012 in her home.  Helen was born on February 14, 1918 in Braddock the daughter of the late Stanley and Phyllis Pokorsky Gosik.  Helen was a member of the St. Regis Catholic Church, Trafford, the Emerald Club, Christian Mothers and Penn’s Wood Senior Citizens of North Huntingdon.  In addition to her parents Helen was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years Albert J. Kaczynski, two brothers Anthony and Joseph Gosik, two sisters Marion Hardison and Wanda Zavada.  Helen is survived by her two daughters Phyllis (Joseph Rege) Wilk of Level Green, Carolyn Price of Trafford, and a son Robert “Kaz” Kaczynski (Judy) of Level Green, 12 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and two sisters Caroline Peklansky of E. McKeesport and Sophie Williams of Turtle Creek.  Family and friends will be received from 6-8 PM on Tuesday and 2-4 & 6-8 PM on Wednesday in the John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc., 702 7th St. (Rt. 130) Trafford, (412)-372-311.  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 Penn Lincoln Memorial Park Mausoleum, N. Huntingdon.  For directions or to send condolences or please visit www.dobrinickfhinc.com.

Regina Mae Williams

Regina Mae Williams age 82 of Level Green died Saturday, June 16, 2012 in her home.  She was born on July 4, 1929 in Pitcairn the daughter of the late Richard and Pauline Segrand George.  Regina was a member of the St. Regis Church, Trafford and delivered food for Meals-On-Wheels.  Regina was preceded in death by her husband Russell W. Williams in 2001, and several brothers and sisters.  Regina is survived by her son David R. Williams, her two grandchildren Matthew Williams and wife Yaffa and Victor Williams and a great –granddaughter Netta Williams; and two sisters Eleanor Essick and Carrie Musser and numerous nieces and nephews.  There will be No Visitation.  Family and friends are invited to attend a funeral mass Tuesday (today) at 9:30 AM in the St. Regis Church, 517 Homewood Ave. Trafford with Fr. David Nazimek as celebrant.  Please go directly to the church. Entombment will follow in the New St. Joseph Cemetery Mausoleum, N. Versailles. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to the St. Regis Church. The John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc., 702 7th St. (Rt. 130) Trafford, (412)-372-3111 is assisting the family with arrangements.  For directions or to send condolences or please visit www.dobrinickfhinc.com.

Pauline V. Kashawlic

Pauline V. Kashawlic age 98 of Trafford died Thursday, May 31, 2012 in the Evening Star Personal Care Home, Wilmerding.  Pauline was born on June 28, 1913 in Manifold PA the daughter of the late Anthony and Mary Janik Ozarowsky.  Pauline was a very active member of the St. Regis Church in Trafford.  She was involved with the former Altar Rosary Society, Legion of Mary and many other activities and groups within the church.  She was a resident of Trafford for over 70 years of her life.  She was preceded in death by her husband Andrew H. Kashawlic in 1988, a grandson, five brothers and one sister.  Pauline is survived by her children John Kashawlic and wife Kathy of Penn Hills, Maryann DeCaro and husband George of Greensburg; 4 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and a brother Chester Ozarowsky of Washington PA.  Family & friends will be received from 2-8 PM on Wednesday in the John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc., 702 7th Street, (Route 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 with Fr. David Nazimek as celebrant.  Interment will follow in the Good Shepherd Cemetery, Monoreville.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Evening Star Personal Care Home, 200 Caldwell Ave., Wilmerding PA 15148.  For directions or to send condolences please visit www.dobrinickfhinc.com.

Rose Marie Klavonic

Rose Marie Klavonic age 88 formerly of Trafford died Tuesday, May 29, 2012 in the Harbour Assisted Living, Monroeville.  Rose was born on August 29, 1923 in Trafford the daughter of the late Louis and Anna Puharic Susang.  Rose was a member of the St. Regis Church, Trafford.  She was preceded in death by her husband Peter L. Klavonic in 2001, two brothers John and Albert Susang, two sisters Amelia Ader and Veronica Knotts.  Rose is survived by her children Nancy L. Croasdaile and husband Terrance of Plum, and Leonard P. Klanovic of Pittsburgh; a grandson Nicholas Croasdaile of Pittsburgh, and a sister Dolores Kochanov of Mt. Pleasant.  There will be no visitation.  Funeral mass and burial will be private for the family.  The John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc., 702 7th St. (Rt. 130) Trafford is assisting the family with arrangements.  www.dobrinickfhinc.com

Philomena “Dolly” Cortazzo Scott

Philomena “Dolly” Cortazzo Scott age 79 of Level Green passed away on Saturday, May 19, 2012.  Dolly was the daughter of the late Anthony and Olga Cortazzo and was preceded in death by her sister Audrey Sidone.  Dolly owned several beauty salons and was a women’s right advocate.  She was the dedicated mother to Dominick (Cheri) and Mark (Mary Jo).  She adored her grandchildren, Mike (Gena), Kris, Meghan, Danny (Amy), Jessica and Joshua (Amanda).  The light of her life was her great-grandchildren Sophia, Tyler, Morgan, and Logan and is also survived by her brothers James, Joseph (Dory) and Anthony (Edie) and many nieces and nephews. Family & friends are invited to attend a memorial visitation on from 2-4 PM Saturday with a Blessing Service to be held at 2:30 PM, officiated by Fr. David Nazimek, in the John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc., 702 7th Street, (Route 130) Trafford, 412-372-3111.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, 320 Bilmore Ave., Pittsburgh PA 15205.  For directions or to send condolences please visit www.dobrinickfhinc.com.

Anna Barbara Bryan

Anna Barbara Bryan, age 98 of Plantation, FL passed away May 6, 2012.   She was born in Trafford, PA, and was a longtime resident of South Florida.  She was a veteran of WWII, serving with the US Army.  Anna continued to work within the nursing profession for many years.  She had been a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church, and continued to worship with St. Gregory Catholic Church.  She was a member of the Legion of Mary, and had a special devotion to the Blessed Mother.  She is survived by her sister Dorothy Bryan of Plantation, and several nieces and nephews, including Bill Bryan, and William and Joseph Smith.  She was preceded in death by her sister Rose Smith.  A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Gregory Catholic Church in Plantation, FL followed by military honors.  A private interment will be in the All Saints Braddock Cemetery, Braddock Hills.  Local arrangements were entrusted to the John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc. Trafford, 412-372-3111.  www.dobrinickfhinc.com.

John F. “Jack” McCarthy

John F. McCarthy age 76 of Trafford died Thursday, May 10, 2012 in the Forbes Regional Hospital, Monroeville.  John was born on September 10, 1935 in Pittsburgh the son of the late John J. and Irene Bridge McCarthy.  John graduated from Turtle Creek High School, and attended Creighton College. John served with the US Army during the Korean War.  He was a former police officer for Trafford Boro then he worked for Westinghouse as a police officer and finally retired from Westinghouse as a General Manager after 37 years of service being in charge of several plants across the United States.  John was a member of the St. Regis Church in Trafford and was past president of its Parish Council.  He was a member of the AOH Division 17 of Monroeville and played shuffle board there every Tuesday and he loved spending time at his camp during the summer months.  John was preceded in death by his wife Helen Litwin McCarthy in 2008.  John is survived by his devoted children Beth Ann Brink (Jeff), John F. McCarthy Jr. (Valerie); he was the loving pap of Jeffrey David, Jack Dalton and Katie Edith McCarthy and brother of Tom McCarthy (Barbara), Gerry Churley (Allen), and Pat Atkins (Jim) and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  Family & friends will be received from 7-9 PM on Sunday and 2-4 & 7-9 PM Monday in the John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc., 702 7th Street, (Route 130) Trafford, 412-372-3111. Parting prayers will be at 9:30AM on Tuesday in the funeral home followed by a funeral mass celebrated at 10 AM in the St. Regis Church Trafford with Fr. David Nazimek as celebrant.   Interment with military honors will follow in the Good Shepherd Cemetery Monroeville. For directions or to send condolences please visit www.dobrinickfhinc.com.  ERIN GO BRAUGH!

Frank W. Quear

Frank W. Quear age 85 of Trafford died Wednesday, May 9, 2012 in the Forbes Regional Hospital, Monroeville.  He was born on August 22, 1926 in Pittsburgh the son of the late Wilbert E. and Ida Francis Swaile Quear.  Frank was retired from Beckwith Machinery as a Mechanic Foreman.  He was a veteran of WWII and the Korean War serving with the United States Marine Corps as a SGT. While in the military his jobs were with demolition and intelligence.  He was preceded in death by his son Frankie Quear, and his brothers Gary and Dick Quear.  Frank is survived by his wife Martha Soles Quear, his children Bruce Quear and wife Patty, David Quear and wife Cheryl, Stella Ann McHenry and husband Jeff, Kimberly Dick and husband Tommy, Debbie LiVorio and husband Tony¸ Cindy Mahkovic and husband Sam; 16 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren; a brother Allen Quear and sisters Carol Godor, Wanda Slepsky Swartz, Betty Capets, Louella Miller and Brenda Gorski.   Family and friends will be received from 4-8 PM on Friday in the John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc. 702 7th St. (Rt. 130) Trafford. A funeral blessing service will be held in the funeral home on Saturday 10:30.  Interment will be private  For directions or to give condolences please visit www.dobrinickfhinc.com.

Alice J. Lusher

Alice J. Lusher age 82 of Trafford died Sunday, May 6, 2012 in the Forbes Regional Hospital, Monroeville.  Alice was born on August 9, 1929 in Trafford the daughter of the late William and Agnes McCoy Schaab.  Alice was a member of the St. Regis Church Trafford, and it’s Charismatic Prayer Group at the church.  Alice enjoyed taking care of her kids and grandchildren.  Alice was preceded in death by her grandson Wyatt Samuel Lusher in 2000 and her brother Harry Schaab.  Alice is survived by her husband of 60 years Frank E. Lusher, her children Frank Lusher of Virginia Beach, VA, Nancy Mattucci of Irwin, Tom Lusher and wife Terrie of N. Huntingdon, Margaret Ocepek and husband Jon of Pittsburgh, William Lusher of Trafford and John Lusher and wife Michele of N. Huntingdon; her grandchildren Brad, Jesse, Brooke, Dyllion, Clint and Cole Thomas Lusher and two sisters Clara Louvre of Deerfield Beach, FL and Leah Barnard of Greensburg.  Family and friends will be received from 2-4 & 7-9 PM on Tuesday in the John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc. 702 7th St. (Rt. 130) Trafford.  Parting prayers will be at 11 AM in the funeral home on Wednesday followed by a funeral mass at 11:30 AM in the St. Regis Church Trafford with Fr. David Nazimek as celebrant.  Interment will follow in the Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont.  For directions or to give condolences please visit www.dobrinickfhinc.com.

Genevieve G. Scott

Genevieve “Gee” Scott age 79 of Trafford died Sunday May 6, 2012 in the Forbes Regional Hospital Monroeville.  She was born in Pittsburgh the daughter of the late James and Genevieve Ryan Gray.  She grew up in the Shadyside section of Pittsburgh and graduated from Sacred Heart High School. Prior to retirement she worked for Sears in Greensburg. She was a member of the St. Regis Church Trafford. She enjoyed spending time with her family.  Her children and grandchildren were the light of her life.  She will be remembered by her family and friends for her smile, quick sense of humor and generosity. She was preceded in death by her son Jeffrey Scott and his wife Susan, and her brother James Gray.  She is survived by her husband of 54 years Joseph C. Scott, her children Pam Scott of Trafford and Fiance’ Tom Phalin, Joe Scott and wife Jane of Saginaw MI, Janet Jupena and husband Bruce of Level Green, Suzanne Kalna and husband Scott of West Newton, her grandchildren Joshua Scott, Virginia Genevieve “Ginny” Scott, Jordan, Jarad and Jevin Jupena, David Nichols, twins Wyatt and Chloe Kalna. Family & friends will be received from 2-4 & 5-8PM on Tuesday in the John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc., 702 7th Street, (Route 130) Trafford, 412-372-3111. Parting prayers will be at 9AM on Wednesday 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.   A private burial will follow in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the United Leukodystrophy Foundation, 2304 Highland Drive, Sycamore IL 60178 or www.ulf.org    For directions or to send condolences please visit www.dobrinickfhinc.com.