Edith McClelland Freed, 93, formerly of Bellevue and wife of the late David S. McClelland and Charles W. Freed, died Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009 in Baptist Home.
Mrs. Freed was a member of the Eastern Star for 50 years.
She is survived by three children, Donald K. McClelland, Sharon L. Freed and Patricia E. Fasciano and her husband David; her grandson, Marc McClelland; her sister-in-law, Lucille McClelland; her goddaughter, Patti Drake; and nieces and nephews.
Friends were received at the Orion C. Pinkerton Funeral Home, Avalon, where services were held on Friday. Burial was in Allegheny County Memorial Park. Donations are suggested to Baptist Home Foundation, 489 Castle Shannon Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15234 or Medi Home Hospice, 168 W. Chestnut St., Suite 19, Jefferson Court Plaza, Washington, PA 15301.
Edward F. Bayer, 82, of Avalon, husband of the late Rose Ann Mooney Bayer, died Monday, Aug. 17, 2009.
Mr. Bayer worked for the Catholic Cemetery Association at North Side Catholic Cemetery. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving on the USS LCS (L) 104, known as the “Mighty Midgets” during World War II. He was a member of West View VFW Post 2754 and a member of the Church of the Assumption.
He is survived by two children, Celine Haynes and her husband Gary of Cranberry Township and Edward J. Bayer and his wife Sandy of Gibsonia; his brother, John Bayer; four grandchildren, Jason, Gary and Jarrett Haynes and Lauren Ann Bayer; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by four siblings, Ermina, Walter, Dolores and Martha.
Friends were received at the Lawrence T. Miller Funeral Home, Bellevue. A Mass of Christian Burial was held in the Church of the Assumption on Friday. Memorial contributions are suggested to his church at 45 N. Sprague Ave., Bellevue, PA 15202.
John R. Easterday, 88, of Avalon, formerly of Morgantown, WV and husband of the late Dorothy Easterday, died Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009.
Mr. Easterday served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was retired from US Steel.
He is survived by friends.
Services were private. Arrangements were made by the Orion C. Pinkerton Funeral Home, Avalon.
Harry W. “Bud” Pflugh, 89, of Glenfield died Friday, Aug. 16, 2009.
Mr. Pflugh was a carpenter and machinist with Blawnox Steel. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of St. Mary Church in Glenfield and American Legion Post #4, and enjoyed golf and bowling.
He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Holzer Pflugh; four sons, Richard W. Pflugh and his wife Jackie of Ross Township, Donald W. Pflugh and his wife Patricia of Mableton, GA, Gary W. Pflugh and his wife Marlene and Terence W. Pflugh and his wife JoAnn, all of Glenfield; five siblings, Mil Cunzolo of Sewickley, Grace Johnston of Florida William Pflugh of Sewickley, Charles Pflugh of Fairmont, WV and Ray Pflugh of Florida; and seven grandchildren, Tracey Hartman and her husband Brian, Richard Pflugh and his wife Rebecca, Sherri Wydra and her husband Michael, Karen Dulemba and her husband Brian, Brianna, Brittny and Amanda Pflugh. He was preceded in death by five siblings, Jean Scott, Harriet Lawrence, Shirley Pflugh, Jim and Milton Pflugh.
Friends were received at R.D. Copeland Irvine Chapel. A Mass of Christian Burial was held in St. Mary Church on Wednesday. Burial was in Christ Our Redeemer Cemetery.
Thomas Walsh of Freedom, PA died Saturday, Aug. 15, 2009.
Mr. Walsh was the Quigley High School baseball coach for many years. He was a graduate of Carnegie Technical Institute (CMU) and while attending Stanford University in California, he worked at McDonald-Douglas. He retired from Mettier-Toledo after 35 years of service. He worked with NASA on the propulsion systems space flight. He enjoyed watching the Boston Celtics and the Pittsburgh Steelers.
He is survived by his wife, Sharon Walsh; five children, Colleen Lazzaretti and her husband David of Rittman, OH, Thomas Walsh and his wife Joanne of Cranberry Township, Sean Walsh and his wife Kelly of Economy and Brian Walsh and his wife Cynthia of Linesville, PA and Kristina Dillon and her husband Joe of Lancaster, SC; two brothers, Donald Walsh of Bellevue and Edward Walsh and his wife Judy of Moon Township; his sister, Ruth Ehlinger of Bellevue; 11 grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
Friends were received at John Syka Funeral Home, Ambridge. A Mass of Christian Burial was held in Good Samaritan Church. Donations are suggested to Quigley Catholic High School, Class of 2012, 200 Quigley Dr., Baden, PA 15005.
Virginia A. Saracena Clapperton, 84, of Ross Township, wife of the late Albert Clapperton, died Thursday, Aug. 6, 2009.
Mrs. Clapperton was a member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas at the Church of the Assumption.
She is survived by her brother, Robert Saracena and his wife Antoinette of McCandless Township; two nephews, Joseph R. and Louis D. Saracena; her niece, Sheryl S. Jordan; and grandnieces and grandnephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Rose Saracena; and her brother, Joseph Saracena.
Friend were received at the Lawrence T. Miller Funeral Home, Bellevue. A Mass of Christian Burial was held in the Church of the Assumption on Saturday. Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Anna May Killmeyer
Anna May Hennessey Killmeyer of Ross Township died Thursday, Aug. 6, 2009.
She is survived by her husband Howard W. Killmeyer; four children, Karen Krummert, Dale H. Killmeyer and his wife Debbie, Kimberly Stanley and her husband Scott and Douglas Killmeyer; her daughter-in-law, Susan Killmeyer; two siblings, Mary Bartek and John Hennessey; and 11 grandchildren, Louis Krummert, Christen and Jason Killmeyer, Matthew Krummert, Steven, Amanda, Christine and Nicole Killmeyer, Brian Krummert, Cody and Carly Killmeyer. She was preceded in death by her son, Daniel Killmeyer; and two siblings, James Hennessey and Barbara Fairbanks.
Friends were received at O'Brien Funeral Home, North Side. A funeral mass was held in St. Cyril of Alexandria Church on Monday. Memorials are suggested to her church.
Adele Elizabeth Waite, 98, of Leetsdale, wife of the late Virgil Edward Waite, died Sunday, Aug. 9, 2009 in Masonic Village, Sewickley.
Mrs. Waite was an active member of St. Mary Church in Glenfield, where she was an officer in the church's Mothers' Club for many years. She was a member of the American War Mothers' Club, Glenfield Chapter, where she had served as president.
She is survived by five children, Jeanette E. Tocci and her husband Edward of Hopewell Township, Richard T. Waite and his wife Shirley of Bradford Woods, Donald Valentine Waite and his wife Betty Jo of Jacksonville, NC, Nancy V. Gloyd and her husband Roy of Great Cacapon, WV and Linda Marie Earley and her husband James of Cranberry Township; three siblings, Joseph Wintermantel of Moon Township, Vera Wolfe of Glenfield and Evelyn Kroepil and her husband John of Coraopolis; 19 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Christian Valentine and Philomena Marie Burckart Wintermantel; her son, Virgil Edward Waite Jr.; two sisters, Helen Lutz and Priscilla Moss; and a great-grandson, Joshua Taylor.
Friends were received at Richard D. Cole Funeral Home, Sewickley. A Mass of Christian Burial was held in St. Mary Church on Wednesday with Fr. David J. Jastrab officiating. Burial was in Sewickley Cemetery. Donations are suggested to her church at 444 Glenfield Rd., Sewickley, PA 15143.