Bernadette Sullivan Palchak

Bernadette Sullivan Palchak age 88 of Grove City, formerly of Trafford, died Saturday, August 25, 2012 in the Avalon Springs Nursing Center, Mercer.  Bernadette was born on February 20, 1924 in Turtle Creek the daughter of the late John A. and Clara Schmidt Sullivan.  Bernadette attended the University of Pittsburgh and graduated from John Hopkins University School of Nursing.  She also graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania School of Education.  Prior to retirement Bernadette was a Registered Nurse and worked for the Burrell School District, the City of Pittsburgh Schools, the former Columbia Hospital and the Red Cross.  She was a member of the St. Regis Church Trafford and its former Altar Rosary Society.  She was a member and served as President of the Level Green Sr. Citizens and a member of the Young At Heart.  She was a member of the John Hopkins Alumni Association, the Theta Phi Alpha Sorority at the Univ. of Pittsburgh and served as President and a member of the School Nurses Association of Westmoreland County. Bernadette is survived by her children Joseph P. Jr. and wife Carolyn of Marshall, MI, Greg E. and wife Elaine of McCandless Twp., John K. and wife Luina of Menlo Park CA, Russell B. and wife Jennifer of Granite Bay, CA, Marianne Kostiha and husband Dave of Chardon, OH, and Kathleen Claire Orr and husband Jeff of Grove City PA; 13 grandchildren Mark, Daniel, Melissa, Elizabeth  (Doug Connelly), Maureen  (Doug Meffley), David, Kristen and Andrew Palchak, Sarah Kostiha, Tony (Angie) Campagna and Angela Campagna, Brandon Alpert, and John Patrick Palchak and her great-grandchild Giovanni Campagna.  Bernadette was preceded in death by her husband Joseph P. Palchak Sr. in 2007; two brothers James and Paul Sullivan and a sister Marie Carrara. Family and friends will be received from 2-4 & 7-9PM on Friday in the John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home, Inc. 702 7th Street (Rt.130) Trafford 412-372-3111. Parting prayers will be at 9AM Saturday 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.  Interment will follow in the Good Shepherd Cemetery, Monroeville.   Memorial donations can be made to the Avalon Springs Nursing Center, 745 Greenville Rd., Mercer PA 16137.  For directions or online condolences please visit www.dobrinickfhinc.com.

Raymond Howard Edelman Jr.

Raymond Howard Edelman Jr., age 43 of Trafford, died after a brief illness on Monday, August 13, 2012 in the Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh.  Ray was born in Wilkinsburg the son of Raymond Howard Edelman Sr. and Rosemary Patricia Lynch Edelman.  Ray grew up in Trafford and graduated from Penn-Trafford High School in 1986.  He attended Westmoreland County Community College in Youngwood, PA and the California University of Pennsylvania in California, PA.  He received a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Applied Computer Science, with a Minor in Urban Studies.  He was currently working as a Computer Systems Engineer with Management Science Associates in Point Breeze (Pittsburgh), where he’d worked for 17 years.  Ray was a member of St. Regis Catholic Church and a former member of the Trafford Fire Co. No 1, where he served from 1986-1996, holding positions as Captain, Lieutenant, Hose Foreman, President, Vice-President, and Trustee.  Ray enjoyed talking with friends, gaming, reading, and a fine IPA.  He played DEK Hockey at Hot Shots Indoor Sports Arena in Mt. Pleasant and with many Pittsburgh area leagues.  Ray is survived by his mother Rosemary Edelman of Trafford; his father Raymond H. Edelman Sr. and wife Georganne of Penn Twp.; his sister Rue Edelman of Trafford; a brother Randy Edelman, wife Traci, and niece Abigail of Port Matilda, PA; and a brother Christian Edelman of Penn Twp.; as well as many beloved aunts, uncles and cousins.  Ray was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents Art and Mary Lynch of Perrysville, PA, paternal grandparents Paul and Frieda Edelman of Level Green, PA and his step grandmother Dorothy Bish Edelman of Penn Hills, PA. Family and friends will be received from 7-9 PM on Wednesday and 2-4 & 7-9 PM on Thursday in the John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc., 702 7th St. (Rt. 130) Trafford, PA (412)-372-3111.  Parting prayers will be at 9AM Friday 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.  Interment will follow in Christ Our Redeemer Cemetery (North Side Catholic), Pittsburgh.    Memorial donations can be made to either the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation www.themmrf.org or Amyloidosis Foundation Inc. www.amyloidosis.org.  For directions or to send condolences please visit www.dobrinickfhinc.com.

Bette M. Brunson

Bette M. Kozusko Brunson age 87 of Level Green died on Wed. June 27, 2012.  Wife of the late Walter E. Brunson; mother of Joe Penkova (Donna), Karene Mitchel (Jeff); grandmother of Dr. Stacie L. Penkova, Jeremy Penkova, Craig Braddich and John Brunson; great-grandmother of Skyler Penkova; sister of Baker, Helen and Pauline and the late Andy, John, Red, Rusty, Tommy, Eleanor, Mary, Sue, Theresa and Irene.  Private services by the John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home, Inc., Trafford 412-372-3111 www.dobrinickfhinc.com.

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!