Mary Ann Yakubisin

Mary Ann Yakubisin, age 83, of Trafford died Tuesday, March 19, 2013.  Mary Ann was born on September 4, 1929, in Irwin. She was the daughter of the late Nicholas and Lucy Sowash Samery.  She was a member of St. Regis Church, Trafford.  Mary Ann was preceded in death by her loving husband of 64 years, Joseph, her son, John, two sisters, Martha Petrill and Margaret Cogar and a brother Nicholas Samery.  Mary  Ann is survived by her children, Joseph E. Yakubisin and wife Beverly of Level Green, Kathleen Washburn of Cooper City FL, and Mary Ann Stoddart and husband David of Wexford; her five grandchildren Michelle and Michael Yakubisin, Jessica Washburn, and Evan and Shelby Stoddart.The family wishes to thank Christine and Cindy for the loving care they provided. Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice 3520 Rt. 130 Irwin, Pa. 15642.  All services are private.  The John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc. 702 7th St. (Rt. 130) Trafford 412-372-3111 is assisting the family with arrangements.  To send condolences please visit www.dobrinickfhinc.com.

Pauline Solanik Kozubal

Pauline S. Kozubal (Solanik) age 88 of Trafford died Sunday, March 17, 2013 in the Golden Heights Personal Care Home, Penn Twp.  Pauline was born on June 20, 1924 in Wilkins Twp. the daughter of the late Alexander and Susana Porado Solanik. Pauline was a member of the St. Regis Church, Trafford.  She was preceded in death by her husband Robert J. Kozubal in 2011, two brothers John and Alex Solanik and a sister Helen Solanik Waters Hoener.  Pauline is survived by her children Robert J. Kozubal and wife Rose and Pauline “Polly” Bray and husband William all of Harrison City; a brother Edward Solanik of Scottsdale AZ and numerous nieces and nephews.  Pauline’s children would like to thank the staff at Golden Heights Personal Care Home and Bridges Hospice, especially Kelly, for their wonderful care of their mom.   Family & friends will be received on Wednesday from 2-4 & 7-9 PM in the John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc., 702 7th Street, (Route 130) Trafford, 412-372-3111.  Additional viewing will be Thursday from 9:30 AM until parting prayers 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 Churchill Cemetery, Wilkins Twp.   In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to the St. Regis Church Development Fund, 517 Homewood Ave. Trafford PA 15085 or to a charity of one’s choice.  For directions or to send condolences please visit www.dobrinickfhinc.com.

Charles A. “Chuck” DeAngellis

Charles A. “Chuck” DeAngellis age 60 of Trafford died Saturday March 9, 2013.  Chuck was born on July 19, 1952 in Wilkinsburg the son of the late Nill and Elizabeth Petrini DeAngellis.  “A MIGHTY WARRIOR OF FAITH” and longtime member of the Covenant Church of Pittsburgh, Chuck embodied the true essence of Christ and his teachings of compassion and love.  These special qualities led to an extraordinary life and rich relationships with everyone who knew him.  In addition to his faith and family, Chuck had many interests including:   golf, shooting pool, music and making people laugh.  In all of these things, Chuck found his “way to true life”. Chuck is survived by his beloved wife of 36 years Mary Nelis DeAngellis, his loving children Charles DeAngellis II and Christina DeAngellis and fiancé Joseph Previte (almost son); his sisters Antonette Barni (the late Joseph Barni), Betty DeAngellis, Charlotte DeSalvo (Joe), Angela DeAngellis and brother and friend Joseph DeAngellis (Maria) and many nieces and nephews.  Family & friends will be received on Sunday from  6-9 PM  and Monday from 2-4 & 6-9 PM in the John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc., 702 7th Street, (Route 130) Trafford, 412-372-3111.  Additional visitation will be held from 9 AM until the time of the service at 10 AM in the Covenant Church of Pittsburgh, 2110 Andrews Ave., Wilkinsburg. Please everyone go directly to the church. Interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery, Braddock.   For directions or to send condolences please visit www.dobrinickfhinc.com.

Norman Earl McIndoe

Norman Earl McIndoe age 81 of Trafford died Friday, March 8, 2013 in the Forbes Regional Hospital, Monroeville.  Norman was born on August 26, 1931 in Wilkinsburg the son of the late Norman E. and Elsie Simmons McIndoe.  Norman was a veteran of the Korean War serving with the US Army.  He retired from Bell Atlantic and was an avid hunter and fisherman.  Norman was preceded in death by his wife Losi A. McIndoe in 2003, a brother and a sister.  He is survived by his children Terrilyn R. Kilbury and husband Earl of Level Green, Thomas L. McIndoe of CA, and Scott N. McIndoe and wife Debbie of Fryburg PA; six grandchildren Errin Kilbury, Bryan Kilbury, Joshua McIndoe, Amber Viezie, Amanda McIndoe and Jessica McIndoe.  There will be no visitation and all services are private.  The John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc. 702 7th St. (Rt. 130) Trafford 412-372-3111 is assisting the family with arrangements.  To send condolences please visit www.dobrinickfhinc.com.

Philomena Antrilli

Philomena Antrilli age 98 of Turtle Creek died on Monday, February 25, 2013 in the UPMC East, Monroeville.  Philomena was born on October 29, 1914 in Braddock the daughter of the late Rocco and Rose Orsini Sartorelli.  Philomena was a member of the St. Robert Bellarmine Church E. McKeesport.  She enjoyed traveling around the world and spending time with her grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her first husband Angelo Greco and her second husband Philip Antrilli, a daughter Helen Colagrande and three sisters Angeline DeFazio, Clara Dippolito and Hilda Sartorelli.  Philomena is survived by her children Joseph Antrilli (Patricia), Virginia Rich (Frank deceased), Edith Wtorkiewicz (Val), Francis Greco (Barbara), Albert Greco (Janice), Rose Marie Greco, Hilda Connolly (Mark) and Dennis Antrilli (Lynne); 31 grandchildren, numerous great and great-great grandchildren and a sister Helen Dippolito.  Family & friends will be received on Thursday from  7-9 PM  and Friday from 2-4 & 7-9 PM in the John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc., 702 7th Street, (Route 130) Trafford, 412-372-3111. Parting prayers will be at 8:45AM Saturday in the funeral home followed by a funeral mass celebrated at 9:30 AM in the St. Robert Bellarmine Church with Fr. John Brennan as celebrant.  Interment will follow in the All Saints Braddock Catholic Cemetery, Braddock Hills.  Contributions may be made to the LGAR Home 800 Elsie St. Turtle Creek PA 15145 or the American Cancer Society 320 Bilmar Dr. Pittsburgh PA 15205. For directions or to send condolences please visit www.dobrinickfhinc.com.

Richard Dale Walton

Richard Dale Walton age 75 of Pitcairn died on Monday February 25, 2013 in his home.  Richard was born on July 28 1937 in Lewistown PA the son of the late Richard B. and Helen Ruth Schatzer Walton.  Richard was a veteran of the Korean War serving with the US Air Force.  He worked for United Mine and PA Dept. of Transportation before retiring.  Richard was a 32nd Degree Mason with Orient Lodge #683 F& AM in Penn Hills, and a member of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Lodge Council Chapter Consistory, Valley of Pittsburgh, the AASR Northern Masonic Jurisdiction USA in Pittsburgh, the Shriners International, the White Oak Legion Post #701, The NRA, the AAOH Irish Club of Monroeville,  a Life Member of Braddock Elks Lodge #883 and the Logan’s Ferry Sportsmen’s Club.  He loved camping, swimming, hunting and life and he will be missed by his family and friends.  Richard was preceded in death by his son Richard J. Walton, his sister Shirley Watson and her husband Bob.  Richard is survived by his wife Edwina F. Mance Walton, his children Debra L. Prosser and husband Bob, Edwina D. Nguyen and husband Chac; grandchildren Bobby and Jesse James Prosser, Ashley and Shawn Nguyen, Alexis and Marissa Walton; great-grandfather of Tiara Nguyen and Cameron Nichols; brother-in-law of Betty Jo Shellhammer and husband Tom; and survived by nieces and nephews and he will be missed by his best friend Mia his dog.   Family and friends will be received from 6-8 PM on Wednesday and 2-4 & 6-8 PM on Thursday in John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc. 702 7th St. (Rt. 130) Trafford 412-372-3111.  Funeral services will be held at 10 AM Friday in the funeral home.  Interment will follow with military honors in the Penn-Lincoln Memorial Park, N. Huntigndon.  To send condolences please visit www.dobrinickfhinc.com.

Joseph J. Strychalski

Joseph J. Strychalski age 92 a resident of Level Green died on Sunday, February 24, 2013 surrounded by his loving family.  Joe was born on November 25, 1920 the son of the late Andrew and Helen Strychalski.  Joe was a veteran of WWII serving with the US Army, a retiree of Westinghouse Electric and was a member of the Trafford American Legion Post 331.  Joe was preceded in death by his son Theodore Strychalski and seven brothers and sisters.  Joe is survived by his wife of 68 years Mary Wawszkowicz Strychalski, three daughters Marsha Noel (Richard), Linda Taylor (James) and Shirley Goss (Daniel); nine grandchildren Lori (Strychalski) Ames, David Strychalski, Richard Noel, Shellie (Noel) Vautard, James Taylor, Sherri Noel, Jeffrey Taylor, Garrett and Nathan Goss; 14 Great-grandchildren; a brother Stanley Strychalski and a sister Mary Beliczk.  Family and friends will be received from 2-4 & 6-8 PM on Tuesday in the John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc., 702 7th Street, (Route 130) Trafford, 412-372-3111.  A funeral service will be at 10 AM Wednesday at the funeral home.   Interment with military honors will follow in the Holy Family Cemetery, White Oak.  For directions or to send condolences please visit www.dobrinickfhinc.com.

Blanche Lawrence

Blanche Lawrence age 92 of Trafford passed away on Monday February 11, 2013 in the UPMC East, Monroeville.  Blanche was born on June 26, 1920 in Trafford the daughter of the late Paul and Antonina Kraus Magusiak.  Blanche retired from K-Mart as an Advertising Manager and she was a member of the St. Regis Church, St. John Kanty Lodge #855 both in Trafford (Polish Club) and the White Eagles Lodge #3023.  Blanche was preceded in death by her husband John C. Lawrence in 1972 and her brother Edward Magusiak.  Blanche is survived by her children David Lawrence and wife Joan of Murrysville, and Jane Penkert and husband Ron of Trafford; 5 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren;  a sister Josephine Guina of Trafford and numerous nieces and nephews.   Family & friends will be received on Wednesday from  7-9 PM  and Thursday from 2-4 & 7-9 PM in the John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc., 702 7th Street, (Route 130) Trafford, 412-372-3111. Parting prayers will be at 9AM Friday in the funeral home followed by a funeral mass celebrated at 9:30 AM in the St. Regis Church with Fr. David Nazimek as celebrant.  Interment will follow in the Good Shepherd Cemetery, Monroeville.    For directions or to send condolences please visit www.dobrinickfhinc.com.

Robert T. Merkovsky

Robert T. Merkovsky age 87 formerly of Level Green passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2013 in the Weatherwood Manor Assisted Living, Hempfield Twp.  Robert was born on December 20, 1925 in Braddock the son of the late John and Mary Cvejkus Merkovsky.  Robert was a veteran of WWII serving with the US Navy as a Seabee.  He retired from the Westinghouse R & D Center, Churchill as a machinist and was a member of the Our Lady of Grace Church Greensburg and formerly of the St. Regis Church, Trafford.  Robert was preceded in death by his wife Delores P. Sokolowski Merkovsky in 2008, and two sisters Valeri Neff and Martha Churchfield.  Robert is survived by his two sons Robert R. Merkovsky of Schererville, IN, and Daniel Merkovsky and wife Cindy of Hempfield Twp.; three grandchildren Shaun Brown of Bristol, TN, Nicole and Kaylee Merkovsky of Hempfield Twp.; a brother John Merkovsky of N. Versailles and a sister Helen Cvercko of Level Green.  Family and friends will be received from 7-9 PM on Wednesday and 2-4 & 7-9 PM on Thursday in John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc. 702 7th St. (Rt. 130) Trafford 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 with his nephew Fr. Paul Merkovsky and Fr. David Nazimek as co-celebrants.  Entombment will follow with military honors in the All Saints Braddock Catholic Mausoleum, Braddock Hills   To send condolences please visit www.dobrinickfhinc.com.

Sophia Zigarovicz

Sophia Wrobel Zigarovicz age 93 of Trafford passed away on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 in the Golden Heights Personal Care Home, Penn Twp.  Sophia was born on January 27, 1920 in Trafford the daughter of the late Frank and Victoria Naperatz Wrobel.  Sophia was a member of the St. Regis Church, Trafford and its former Altar Rosary Society.  She also was a member of the St. John Kanty Lodge #881 (Polish Club) in Trafford and the White Eagle Lodge.  Sophia was preceded in death by her husband Frank Zigarovicz in 2005, her son David F. Zigarovicz in 1990, and three sisters Stella Novosel, Helen Smith and Mary Brian.  Sophia is survived by her brother Ted Wrobel and wife Pat of Trafford and Josephine Mogus and husband John of Murrysville and many nieces and nephews.  Family and friends will be received from 6-8 PM on Thursday and 2-4 & 6-8 PM on Friday in the John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc., 702 7th Street, (Route 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 with Fr. David Nazimek as celebrant.  Interment will follow in the Good Shepherd Cemetery, Monroeville.  The family would like give special thanks to the caregivers at Golden Living and Heartland Hospice for the care of Sophia. For directions or to send condolences please visit www.dobrinickfhinc.com.