Joan M. LaMarca

Joan M. LaMarca age 78 passed away Wednesday, May 1, 2013 in the Woodhaven Care Center, Monroeville.  Joan was born on September 13, 1934 in E. Pittsburgh the daughter of the late Peter and Mary Plecenik Spivak.  Joan was a member of the St. Regis Church, Trafford.  Joan is survived by her children, Deborah A. Comer (Tim) of Trafford, Karen Bianco (Ted) of Greensburg, Victoria LaMarca of Level Green, Linda DeMeo (Ken) of Plum, and Vincent LaMarca of Trafford; five grandchildren Marty Miller, Tracy Myers, Alyssa DeMeo, Tony & Andrea LaMarca; a great-grandson Anthony (Nino) Wright, and a brother Jeffrey Spivak of N. Huntingdon.  Family and friends will be received at the John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc. 702 7th St. (State Rt. 130) Trafford 412-372-3111 from 2-4 & 6-8PM on Friday.  Parting prayers will be at 9AM Saturday in the funeral home followed by a funeral mass at 9:30 AM in St. Regis Church Trafford with Fr. David Nazimek as celebrant.  Entombment will follow in the Twin Valley Memorial Park Mausoleum, Delmont. For directions or to send condolences to the family please visit www.dobrinickfhinc.com.

John Michael “Uncle John” Portik

John Michael “Uncle John” Portik age 85 of Trafford passed away Sunday, April 28, 2013 in his home.  John was born on March 8, 1928 in Trafford the son of the late Michael and Alice Fath Portik.  John retired from Russell Standard, was a veteran of the US Army during the end of WWII and the Korean War, a member of the St. Regis Church Trafford, Lifetime member of the American Legion Post #331 Trafford and the Laborers’ International Union of North America Local #1058 Pittsburgh.  John was preceded in death by a brother Harry Portik.  He is survived by his sisters Julia Bayko with whom he lived with and Mary Chop of N. Braddock, a special niece who cared for him Julie Mellon and husband Greg and a nephew Stephen Bayko all of Trafford; a great-nephew and niece Michael (Amanda) Mellon and Caylyn Mellon and also survived by several other nieces and nephews.  Family and friends will be received from 2-8 PM on Tuesday in the John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc. 702 7th St. (State Rt. 130) Trafford 412-372-3111.  Parting prayers will be at 9AM Wednesday 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 Good Shepherd Cemetery, Monroeville.   To send condolences please visit www.dobrinickfhinc.com.

Joseph Anthony Kiren

Joseph Anthony Kiren left his earthly tent to be welcomed home by Jesus Christ, his Lord and Savior on April 27, 2013.  Joseph was born in Youngstown, Ohio on February 11, 1943, the son of the late Joseph L. and Theresa Ciccarelli Kiren.  He leaves behind his wife Anne, son Joseph Colin of Wasilla, AK, and stepson Benjamin Heilman, of Kittanning. He is survived by his brothers William (Susan) Kiren of Greensburg, and John (Karen) Kiren of Vanderbilt, sisters Theresa (Paul) Austin, of Bowdoinham, ME and Frances Lynn (Don) Bartholomew, of Wyano, aunt, Rose Ciccarelli, of Youngstown, OH and many cousins, nephews and nieces.  He graduated from Gateway High School, Monroeville, PA in 1961 and later joined the U. S. Air Force. He was a weapons mechanic assigned to RAF Bentwaters, England with temporary duty assignments at Wheelus AFB, Libya. After Joe was honorably discharged on February 23, 1966, he worked for Westinghouse Electric Corp. as a core builder at its East Pittsburgh location. He became paralyzed in 1972 when his motorcycle was forced off the road near Warren, PA. He became involved with the Tri-State Chapter of Paralyzed Veterans of America, serving in various offices until hired as the Chapter’s first Executive Director in 1988. He retired from the then renamed Keystone Chapter in 1999. During his tenure with TSPVA/KPVA, he worked enthusiastically to help its members, give presence to the organization, and encourage the establishment of the SCI Clinic at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System. He was on the board of Three River’s Center for Independent Living also. We are grateful to the many doctors and personnel at both the VAPHS and the Stokes VA Cleveland SCI Center for the care Joe received during the years he’s been paralyzed.  Joe came out of retirement to work for Sam’s Club in Monroeville until he retired again in July, 2012. Joe attended Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, OK and Geneva College in Pittsburgh, pursuing a degree in Human Resource Management. He was a dedicated volunteer, not just for PVA and TRICL but also as a teacher’s aide and board member for Christian Fellowship Academy, as a prayer counselor for the 700 Club and CTVN, and performed in the music ministry at Cornerstone Ministries.  We are grateful for the support we’ve had from our family and friends. In the past few years we’ve relied on the strong support and friendship of our fellow Christ-followers at Monroeville Assembly of God. Without them, this would have been a very lonely journey. May God continue to bless and keep them. Family and friends will be received from 5-9 PM on Wednesday in the Monroeville Assembly of God Church 4561 Old William Penn Highway, Monroeville.  Funeral services will be at the church on Thursday at 11:30 AM.  Interment will be private.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to the Paralyzed Veterans of America, 801 Eighteenth Street, NW, Washington DC 20006-3517.  The John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc., 702 7th Street, (Route 130) Trafford, 412-372-3111 is assisting the family with arrangements.   For directions or to send condolences please visit www.dobrinickfhinc.com.

Mary Jane Lloyd

Mary Jane Lloyd age 80 of Trafford passed away on Friday, April 26, 2013 in the Briarcliff Pavilion, N. Huntingdon.  Mary Jane was born on September 20, 1932 in White Oak the daughter of the late John M. and Mary J. Smith Martin.  Mary Jane retired from the Pennsylvania Railroad as an office worker, she was a devoted member of the Christian Life Church, Trafford, and formerly the organist for the Ardara Presbyterian Church.  Mary Jane was preceded in death by her husband Donald E. Lloyd in 1994, her daughter Debra J. Lloyd in 2011, two brothers John H. and Samuel A. Martin and a sister Anna E. Sjoberg.  She is survived by her two sons Lynn L. Lloyd and Robert Bruce Lloyd both of Mesquite, TX, three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; two brothers-in-law Al Sjoberg, Robert Lloyd and wife Jane and a sister-in-law Sophia Martin.  Family and friends will be received from 5-8 PM Sunday in the John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc.702 7th Street (State Rt. 130) Trafford 412-372-3111 A funeral service will be at 10 AM Monday in the Christian Life Church, 900 7th St. Ext. Trafford with her pastor the Rev. Gary Simpson officiating.  Everyone please go directly to the church.  Interment will follow in the Penn-Lincoln Memorial Park, N. Huntingdon.   To send condolences please visit www.dobrinickfhinc.com.

Mary Popovich Magyar

Mary Popovich Magyar age 90 formerly of Trafford died Thurs. April 18, 2013.  Wife of the late William Michael Magyar; daughter of the late Wasil and Fannie Antonczak Popovich; mother of William M. Magyar of VA, Susan Magyar of Pittsburgh, Mary Grace Magyar of New Smyrna Beach FL, Richard Magyar of Homer City; grandmother of Joshua Hamel, Kristen (George) Johnson and great-grandmother of Issac Johnson (New Smyrna Beach, FL) and sister of Harry Popovich of FL, Helen Pappas of Williamsburg VA, Dorothy Yocum of Saltsburg, Delores Popovich of Trafford and the late Andrew, Metro, Peter and John Popovich, Ann Owens and Katherine Gollon.  Family & friends received on Sat. from 4-8 PM &  Sun. from 2-8 PM in the John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc., 702 7th Street, Route 130) Trafford, 412-372-3111.  Funeral service Mon. at 11:00 AM          in the funeral home. Interment to follow in Smithfield East End Cemetery, Pittsburgh.  For directions or to send condolences please visit www.dobrinickfhinc.com.

Darlene K. Geiger

Darlene K. Geiger age 69 of Ardara passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2013 in the Forbes Regional Hospital, Monroeville.  Darlene was born on March 1, 1944 in Trafford the daughter of James Knotts of Trafford and the late Veronica Susang Knotts.  Darlene was a member of the Ardara United Presbyterian Church and their Quilt Club, a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity serving as the Deck Boss and she loved animals, especially horses.  Darlene was preceded in death by her husband William Geiger, and her daughter Darla Corbin.  In addition to her father she is survived by her daughter Denise Suba and husband Craig of Sewickley, grandchildren Danielle and Dalton Shellgren, Caden and Cole Suba and her sister Diane Brown and husband Rich of FL.  All are welcome at the memorial service in her honor this Saturday at 3PM in the Ardara United Presbyterian Church, 3380 Nehrig Hill Road, Ardara PA 15615 with her Pastor Patrick Ewing officiating.  The John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc.Trafford 412-372-3111 is assisting the family with arrangements.  There will be no visitation. To send condolences please visit www.dobrinickfhinc.com.

Michael E. Katinsky

Michael E. Katinsky age 60 of Level Green died Friday, April 5, 2013.  Mike was born on June 10, 1952 in Wilkinsburg the son of the late Michael and Catherine Bouch Katinsky.  Mike was the owner of Complete Building Construction and the Roundtop Stables for over 30 years both in Level Green.  He was a member of the Norwin Elks, the Buck and Bass Club and was an avid hunter, fisherman and outdoorsman.  Mike is survived by his wife of 42 years Marcia Schweitzer Katinsky, his children Kerri Katinsky Simpson, Jason Katinsky, and Laura Katinsky and granddaughter Kaylee Simpson all of Level Green; a brother and three sisters Carl Katinsky and Doryce Gobble both of St. Louis MO, Cathy Denorsek of N. Versailles and Pam Katinsky of Westmoreland City.   Family and friends will be received from 2-8 PM on Monday in the John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc., 702 7th Street, (Route 130) Trafford, 412-372-3111 followed by a celebration of Mike’s life at 8PM in the funeral home.  The family asks anyone attending if they want they can share a story or a few words to celebrate Mike’s life. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to a charity of one’s choice.  For directions or to send condolences please visit www.dobrinickfhinc.com.

Francis J. “Bud” Murray

Francis J. “Bud” Murray Jr., 88, of Trafford passed away peacefully on Tuesday April 2, 2013 surrounded by his family. Bud was a devoted husband to Philomena Vaccaro for 61 years. He was preceded in death by his son, Thomas F. Murray.  He is survived by three daughters, Kathleen Murray, Maureen Case, and Mariane Roach, ten grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; three sisters Tecky Vecchio (Joe), Marie Kuhns, and Margaret Murray and was predeceased by two sisters Elizabeth Mazur and Joann Green and he is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Bud was born and raised in Trafford.  He was a member of St. Regis Catholic Church for 87 years, many of which were spent as an altar boy, a Veteran of WWII having proudly served his country in China with the 14th Air Force Flying Tigers of the US Army Air Corps.  He worked at Trafford Post Office for 35 years, the last seven as Postmaster, before retiring in 1979.  He was an avid sportsman who loved hunting and fishing and was a member of the Trafford Sportsman Club, the American Legion Post #331, holding the position of Chaplain for numerous years, and the Elks.  Family and friends will be received at the John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc. 702 7th St. (State Rt. 130) Trafford 412-372-3111 from 4-8 pm on Wednesday.  Parting prayers will be at 9AM Thursday in the funeral home followed by a funeral Mass and celebration of Bud’s life at 9:30 AM in St. Regis Church Trafford with Fr. David Nazimek as celebrant.  Entombment with military honors will follow in the New St. Joseph Mausoleum, N. Versailles.  Bud was a devoted husband, father, uncle, and grandpap, and we take great comfort in knowing that he was looking forward to going home to be with the Lord.  He will be greatly missed. The family requests no flowers. For directions or to send condolences to the family please visit www.dobrinickfhinc.com.

Mary Drakulic

Mary Drakulic age 95 of Penn Twp. formerly of Trafford passed away Sunday March 31, 2013 in the Forbes Regional Hospital, Monroeville.  Mary was born on December 12, 1917 in Trafford the daughter of the late George and Susanna Savchak Kudrick.  Mary was a member of the St. Regis Church, Trafford, an avid bingo player, Penguin Hockey Fan and enjoyed her many trips to Las Vegas and the local casinos.  She will be sadly missed, but always remembered by her loving family and friends.   Mary was preceded in death by her husband Dan (Mitch) Drakulic, her son Daniel and daughter-in-law Mary Anne Drakulic, her sister Ann Charnick and her brothers Michael, John, Steve, George and Andrew Kudrick.  Mary is survived by her sons John and wife Linda of Penn Twp., David of Sterling VA, her daughter-in-law Susan Drakulic, grandchildren Todd, Holly, Stephen and Kevin and her great-grandchildren Karriana and Kayleigh all of Minnesota; a brother Albert Kudrick of Trafford and many nieces and nephews.   Family and friends will be received from 2-4 & 7-9 PM on Thrusday in the John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc., 702 7th Street, (Route 130) Trafford, 412-372-3111.  A funeral blessing service will be at 9:30 AM Friday at the funeral home with Fr. David Nazimek officating.   Interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery Braddock.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to the family.  For directions or to send condolences please visit www.dobrinickfhinc.com.

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.