Obituaries 3-22-13

Rita Lepore
Rita D. Parey (Parisi) Lepore, 82, wife of the late Robert A. Lepore, died Wednesday, March 13, 2013.
She is survived by three children, Richard Lepore and his wife Debbie of Ohio, Michael Lepore and his wife Liz and Nancy Lepore and her husband Nick Kalafut; her daughter-in-law, Sherri Lepore of Ohio; two sisters, Marylou Stefanko and her husband Robert and Judith Collins and her husband George; nine grandchildren, Christopher Lepore and his wife Jodi, Stephen Lepore and his wife Carrie, Jessica Pizzuti and her husband Joel, Nicole Kilbane and her husband Jack, Rachel, Katie and Reed, Nicole Castillo and her husband David and Megan Kalafut; five great-grandchildren, Wesley, Bradley, Anna Grace, Vito and Vinnie; sisters-in-law; a brother-in-law; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her son, Robert Lepore; her parents, James and Concetta "Ann" Gianfrancesco Parey (Parisi); her daughter-in-law, Patricia DeMatty; four siblings, Bernice Rabatin and her husband Andrew, Corrine Rosensteel and her husband Edward, Vincent Parey and his wife Liz and Robert Parey; and her sister-in-law, Dolores Parey.
Friends were received at the Lawrence T. Miller Funeral Home, Bellevue. A Mass of Christian Burial was held in St. Cyril of Alexandria Church on Saturday. Contributions are suggested to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Pl., Memphis, TN 38105 or Shoes and Clothes for Kids, 3311 Perkins Ave., Suite 205, Cleveland, OH 44144. Arrangements were made by Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc.

Alan Wright
Alan Wright, 86, of Ohio Township, died Tuesday, March 12, 2013.
Mr. Wright was a retired bank employee. He served in the U.S. Navy as a coxswain and was a firefighter at the Ohio Township Volunteer Fire Co. for more than 60 years.
He is survived by his wife, Helen "Bobbie" Wright; his daughter, Bobbie Kretzler and her husband Tim of Economy Borough; his brother, Harold Wright and his wife Paulette of Zelienople; his grandchild, T.J. Kretzler; and nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held in Berkeley Hills Lutheran Church, Ross Township, on Saturday. Memorial contributions are suggested to his church at 517 Sangree Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15237. Arrangements were made by McDonald-Linn Funeral Home, Avalon.

William Hirschfield
William T. "Bill" Hirschfield of Ross Township, died Wednesday, March 13, 2013.
Mr. Hirschfield was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Vietnam War. He was retired from the Port Authority and was a member of the Masons, American Legion and V.F.W.
He is survived by his wife, Elaine Kantz Hirschfield; three children, Brian, Shawn and Karalee Hirschfield; his father, William J. Hirschfield; three sisters, Carol Larson, Diane Rothert and her husband Al and Anita Hnatow and her husband Michael; three grandchildren, Tyler, Sarah and Kendall; his brother-in-law, Ed Kantz and his wife Bev; his sister-in-law, Barbara Nicklas and her husband Ken; and aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his mother, Rose A. Hirschfield.
Friends were received at the Lawrence T. Miller Funeral Home, Bellevue, until the time of a blessing service on Saturday.

Virginia Spill
Virginia L. Arnold Spill, 87, of the North Side, formerly of Avalon and wife of the late Dr. Walter Spill, died Friday, March 15, 2013.
Mrs. Spill was a member of the Daughters of the King. She was a longtime volunteer at Suburban General Hospital.
She is survived by her son, Paul D. Aloyi and his wife Joyce; two grandsons, David Scott Jessel and his wife Stacy and Christian Monroe Jessel and his wife Jennifer; and seven great-grandchildren, Sarah, Kate, Adam, Matthew, Grace, Ava, Jack and Leo. She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Bessie Bollinger Arnold.
Donations are suggested to Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Don C. Youse Discretionary Fund, 957 W. North Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15233 or Heartland Hospice Services, 750 Holiday Dr., #110, Pittsburgh, PA 15220. Arrangements were made by Schellhaas Funeral Home and Cremation Services, West View.

Sally Cisco
Sally A. Cisco, 64, of Ben Avon, died Sunday, March 17, 2013.
She is survived by five siblings, Fred Brunner, Peggy Stratton and her husband Wayne, James Brunner, Ruth Hudspeth and her husband Joseph and Carole Brunner; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Edith Brunner; and her sister, Evelyn Brunner.
Friends were received at the Orion C. Pinkerton Funeral Home, Avalon, where services were held on Thursday. Burial was in River View Memorial Park, Verona.

Robert Donovan
Robert Patrick Donovan, 80, of Ross Township, died Monday, March 18, 2013.
Mr. Donovan was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was retired from the downtown YMCA, where he was chief stationary engineer and building supervisor for 30 years.
He is survived by his wife, Rita Kemp Donovan; eight children, Kevin Donovan, Karen Fischer and her husband Colin of Hadley, PA, Valerie J. Stoltz and her husband Jesse, Victoria L. Vardzel, Velvet Swartzwelder and her husband Barry, Christa L. Scotto of Westminster, MD, Bethany J. Lockwood and her husband William of Norfolk, VA and Gillian A. Sorrell and her husband Keith of New Zealand; his sister, Rosemarie Owens; 17 grandchildren, Scott Fischer, Kelly McIntosh, Heather Vardzel, Jennifer Imhoff, Samantha Vardzel, Maria,a Thomas and Joseph Scotto, James Stoltz, Star Chebetar, Nikki Mence, Beverly Sorrell-King, Kiera Liam, Ashlyn, Killian and Alayna Lockwood; and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three siblings, Thomas, William and Ruth Ann Donovan.
Friends were received at T.B. Devlin Funeral Home, Ross Township. A Mass of Christian Burial was held in Sacred Heart Church in Emsworth on Thursday.

James Gilmore
James W. Gilmore, 86, of Moon Township, died Friday, March 15, 2013.
Mr. Gilmore was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, serving on LST 286. He worked in the transportation department of A&S Railroad. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Woodlawn and he was a carpenter, building and remodeling homes. He enjoyed traveling and the outdoors.
He is survived by his wife, Betty J. Hughes Gilmore; four children, Jamie Ebersole of Roaring Spring, Robert H. Gilmore and his wife Saundra of Moon Township, Timothy J. Gilmore and his wife Jan of Hopewell Township and T. Michael Gilmore and his wife Jeanne of Ohio Township; 14 grandchildren, Betsy Baker and her husband Brent, Katie Decker and her husband Darin, Jay Ebersole and his wife Lisa, Roy Ebersole, Robb Gilmore and his wife Liz, Adam Gilmore and his wife Becky, Meghan Vreeland and her husband James, Julie Progar and her husband Frank, Timothy Gilmore and his wife Lida, Carrie Palmieri and her husband Nathan, John Feliciano, Justin Gilmore, Christi Gilmore and Ryan Gilmore and his wife Amanda; and 26 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy H. and Elizabeth Williams Gilmore; and his sister, Ruth Jones.
Friends were received at RD Copeland Funeral Home, Moon Township. A funeral service was held in First Baptist Church of Woodlawn in Aliquippa on Tuesday. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to his church at 2197 McMinn St., Aliquippa, PA 15004.

Rev. John Rebel
Rev. John W. Rebel died Sunday, March 17, 2013.
Father Rebel served in many parishes in Pennsylvania including St. Bernard Parish in Pittsburgh, St. Veronica Parish in Ambridge, St. Joseph Parish in Verona, St. Michael Parish in Elizabeth, Assumption Parish in Bellevue, St. Margaret Mary Parish in Moon Township, St. Anselm Parish in Pittsburgh, St. Kilian Parish in Mars, St. Bartholomew Parish in Pittsburgh and St. James the Apostle Parish in Pulaski.
He is survived by two siblings, Michael F. Rebel and his wife Kathy and Mary C. Brody and her husband Alan; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard A. and Catherine Cronin Rebel; and three brothers, Joseph, Timothy and Howard A. Rebel Jr.
Friends were received at O'Brien Funeral Home, North Side. A Mass of Christian Burial was held in Risen Lord Church on Thursday. Burial was private. Contributions are suggested to St. Cyril of Alexandria Campaign for Progress or the American Heart Association.

James Stover
James E. Stover, 71, of Bellevue, died Monday, March 18, 2013.
Mr. Stover was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a member of Knights of Columbus Bellevue #1400 and a Fourth Degree Knight. He was retired from Children's Hospital.
He is survived by his wife, Cecilia Majestic Stover; two sons, Jamie Stover and Dan Stover and his wife Maria; his sister, Annabell Ceyrolles; three grandchildren, Kolbe, Andy and Isaac; brother-in-law of Lori and Matt Pudelski and Joan and John Nakovich; and nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
Friends were received at the Lawrence T. Miller Funeral Home, Bellevue. A Mass of Christian Burial was held in the Church of the Assumption today, Friday, March 22, at 10 a.m. Memorial contributions are suggested to Assumption School, 35 N. Jackson Ave., Bellevue, PA 15202.

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