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9/17/17

Edward C. Martin, Sr. Edward C. Martin, Sr., 87, of Bellevue, died Tuesday, September 12, 2017. He was the husband of the late Betty (Cassandro) Martin; father of Anna Marie (Richard Amorose) Martin, Edward C. (Linda) Martin, Jr. and Duane (Janet) Martin; also survived by seven grandchildren; preceded in death by brothers and sisters. Ed was a member of the Teamsters #249. Visitation Friday, 10-11:30 a.m., at the Lawrence T. Miller Funeral Home, Inc., 460 Lincoln Avenue, Bellevue followed by Burial in Christ Our Redeemer (Northside Catholic) Cemetery.

Clarence M. Edmunds

9/3/17

Michael J. Ettore Michael J. Ettore, 80, of Bellevue, died unexpectedly, Tuesday, August 22, 2017. He was the husband of the late Anna Mae (Eidenschenk) Ettore; father of Kimberly (Edward) Hock of Bellevue and Christina ( Michael) Robinson of Frederick, MD; grandfather of Eric Hock; brother of Linda Cronin of Valencia and the late Donald Ettore (surviving wife Maryanne). He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

7/15/17

Steven Galetich Steve Galetich, 91, of Avalon, formerly of the North Side, died Friday, July 7, 2017. He was the husband of the late Mildred Galetich; father of Sandra Galetich, Patricia “Tish” Barley (Richard) and the late Debora Demos; preceded in death by seven siblings: Pete, George, Frank, John, Kate, Mary and Isabelle; also survived by two grandchildren, nieces, nephews, his cat Rambo and many family members and friends. Mr. Galatich was a WWII veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy. Services and interment will be private.

7/10/17

Geraldine B. Hoffman Geraldine B. Hoffman, 88, of Emsworth, died Friday, June 30, 2017. She was the wife of the late Francis P. Hoffman; mother of Donald Hoffman, Karen James (David), Gary Hoffman (Jean), Debbie Whiteford (Douglas) of West Chester, PA, Judy Salem (Pete) and Brian Hoffman; sister of Evelyn Dodd and the late Donald Yokel and Patricia Katterson; grandmother of 16 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by grandsons Michael Hoffman and Anthony Bayne.

7/1/17

Rosemarie Wagner On Sunday, June 25, 2017, Rosemarie (Gatnarek) Wagner, age 89, of Bellevue, wife of the late Stephen Wagner; beloved mother of Glenn (Virginia) Wagner and the late David S. (surviving wife, Marion) Wagner and the late Margaret Wagner; grandmother of Sara Wagner (August Deimel) and Rachel Wagner-Killen (Ryan Killen); great grandmother of Leah and Breanna Killen; sister of late Emma Stewart, Charles, John, George and William Gatnarek.

6/26/17

Francis P. “Junie” Klein Francis P. “Junie” Klein, 79, of Avalon, formerly of the North Side, died Thursday, June 15, 2017. He was the husband of Helen M.; stepfather of Michael, Gregory (Barb), Christopher (Charmaine), and Terry (Stephanie) Musser, Christine (Michael) Skirda; stepgrandfather of 14; and stepgreat-grandfather of six; son of the late Francis and Elizabeth Klein; brother of Richard (Dolores), Paul, John (Irene) Klein, Ann (Bob) Gaertner, Patty Aland, Elizabeth (Tom) Poole, and Gerry Klein. He was an avid baseball player and coach.

6/16/17

Lois B. (Bechtold) McCrea Lois B. (Bechtold) McCrea, of McCandless Township, died Thursday, June 1, 2017. She was the wife of David A. McCrea, mother of Shannon and Brandon McCrea; sister of Judy O’Hara and Tim Wilson. Lois loved life, her animals, her house and her cars. There was no visitation. Arrangements by the Devlin Funeral Home.

David A. McCrea David A. McCrea, 65, of McCandless Township, died Monday, June 12, 2017.

6/12/17

James Joseph Kania James Joseph Kania, 59, of Bellevue, died Thursday, June 1, 2017. He was the son of Elizabeth “Betty” (Hay) Kania and the late Joseph J. Kania; father of James Joseph Kania, Jr. and Jason Willett; brother of John Kania and JoAnn Davis; uncle of Joseph and Joshua Kania, Jesse and Jacob Davis. Jim enjoyed hunting and fishing, motorcycles, woodworking and NASCAR. He was retired from the US Postal Service after 20 years. Memorial contributions are suggested to Animal Friends, 526 Camp Horne Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15237.

5/29/17

.Mary Kay Salkeld Mary Kay Salkeld, of Ben Avon, died Saturday, May 20, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband and best friend of more than 40 years, Raymond C. Salkeld; her son, Daniel Salkeld; her sister, Eileen McGivern; and her brother, Thomas McDonald. In addition to Daniel, she was mother to Karen Simpson of McCandless, Michael Salkeld of Ben Avon; Kathy (Rick) Salkeld Euler of Franklin Park; David (Karen) Salkeld of Raleigh, NC; and Maureen (Jay) Redman of Davie, FL.

5/20/17

Daniel R. Condit Daniel R. Condit, 49, of Avalon, died suddenly on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. He was the son of the late William and Mary Condit; brother of William J. Condit and Sherri (Steven) Rectenwald; uncle of Kimberly D., Daniel J., Nathaniel, Grayson, and Aria Rectenwald; longtime, loving boyfriend of Clare Bukauskas-Kalmbach. Dan is also survived by countless friends that he loved like family and will be deeply missed. He was a loyal Pittsburgh sports fan and never missed an opportunity to attend a game. Arrangements by the Devlin Funeral Home.

Lois H. Wineland

5/13/17

Jon J. Pollock Jon Jamison Pollock, Sr., 83, of Mechanicsburg passed away on May 5, 2017. He was born October 30, 1933 in Bellevue, Pennsylvania. Jon was preceded in death by his parents, Jamison and Alice (Stutsman) Pollock, his sister, Nancy Pollock Beuerman and his brother, Russell W. Pollock. Jon is survived by his wife, Donna, of 60 years, his son, Jon Jamison Pollock, Jr., his daughter, Allison (Pollock) Ott, his son-in-law, Hilary Ott, grandson, Ethan Ott, all of Mechanicsburg, PA and a granddaughter, Katie Ott, of Pittsburgh.

5/5/17

Colleen Connolly Rau Colleen Connolly Rau, 65, of Bainbridge, GA, died Thursday, Mar. 9, 2017. She was born July 13, 1951 in Pittsburgh, PA, the daughter of John Lawrence Connolly and Doris L. Ogilvie Connolly. She was a member of V.F.W. Post 8681 Ladies Auxiliary in Spring Hill, FL and Colquitt Free Will Baptist Church. She loved cooking.

5/5/17

Joan Lucey Phillips Joan Lucey Phillips, 68, of Ohio Township, died Tuesday, April 18, 2017. She was the daughter of John and Joan Lucey; wife and best friend of David Phillips. Joan was retired from Pitt-DesMoines, Inc. where she was the payroll administrator. Her passions were family, reading, and gardening. She was one of a kind!

4/22/17

Helen (Henchar) Borza Helen (Henchar) Borza, nearly 102, formerly of Bellevue, died Monday, April 17, 2017. She was the beloved wife of the late Anthony Borza; survived by loving children Antoinette”Toni” (Colin) Baldwin, Emmajean (William) Meckler and Raymond (Sherry) Borza; grandchildren, David Baldwin, Colleen Baldwin (Mark) Briskey, Chrissy Meckler (Eric) Orwell and Scott Meckler; great grandchildren, Alexis and Carson Meckler, Meghan and Madeline Briskey, Jared and Kaitlyn Orwell; also many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her 10 siblings.

4/17/17

Karen Lee Lang Karen Lee (Deily) Lang, 71, of Brighton Heights, died Friday, April 7, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband Charles F. Lang and her parents Catherine and Hiram Deily.

4/9/17

Joseph R. Vacek Joseph R. Vacek, 80, of Avalon, died Wednesday, March 29, 2017. He was the husband of 59 years to Janice (Zajackowski) Vacek; father of Gina Funk (Jeff), Michael Vacek (Gina), Steve Vacek (Jennifer), Ann Kuszajewski (Gregg), and Frank and the late Joseph Vacek; proud Pap of 10 grandchildren; brother of Fr. Carl Vacek, Sandra Burns (Donald), and Patricia Hodgson. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

3/27/17

Earl F. Harold Earl F. Harold, 87, formerly of Bellevue, died Friday, March 17, 2017. He was the husband of the late Clare (Lowrie) Harold; beloved father of Catherine (Ed) Mancini, Martin (Michele)Harold, Joseph (Lisa) Harold, Thomas Harold and James (Charlene) Harold; brother of Bernard Harold and the late Harold Harold; grandfather of Kristan Fisher, Megan Spanos, Eddie Mancini, William and Allison Harold, Shauni Johns, Brandi Harold, Austin and Hunter Harold. Great grandfather of Madeline Fisher and Michael Spanos; also many nieces and nephews.

3/18/17

Ruth L. Saunders Ruth Loretta Saunders, 80, of Kilbuck Township, died Saturday, March 11 at Holy Family Manor in Ross Township. Ruth was the youngest of four children, to the late Joseph W. and Bertha L. (DiNucci) Saunders and was raised in a loving family on the north side of Pittsburgh. She was preceded in death by her two brothers, Norbert and Joseph, and her sister Mary. Ruth is survived by her many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

3/11/17

Ruth “Genny” Steigerwald Ruth “Genny” Steigerwald, 93, a former resident of West View Towers, died Tuesday, March 7, 2017. She was the wife of the late Robert F. Steigerwald; beloved mother of Debbie (Charles) Conway, Ed (Fran) Steigerwald, Rick (Charlene) Steigerwald and the late Robert L. (surviving wife Linda) Steigerwald; also survived by six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

3/6/17

Sr. Genevieve Mary Jurick O.S.F. Sister Genevieve Mary Jurick, formerly Sister Assumpta, 95, a member of the School Sisters of St. Francis United States Province, in her 76th year of Religious Profession, died Feb. 26, 2017, at Marian Hall Home in Pittsburgh.

2/25/17

Jeffrey D. Brink Jeffrey D. Brink, of Ohio Township, died suddenly on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017. He was the father of Brittany and Logan Brink; son of James W. Brink and the late Mary T. Brink; brother of James D. Brink, Diane M. Brink and Douglas R. Brink. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Jeff was an avid hunter, outdoorsman, and a Pittsburgh sports fan. Memorial contributions are suggested to Animal Friends or the American Cancer Society. Arrangements by the Devlin Funeral Home.

Hilda L. Fiorenzo Hilda L. Fiorenzo, 97, of Belleuve, died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017.

2/17/17

David H. Lawhead David H. Lawhead, 82, of Avalon, died Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017 at UPMC Passavant Hospital.

2/13/17

James A. Donovan James A. Donovan, 90, of Avalon, died Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017.

1/30/17

Michael Benjamin Patak Jr. Michael B. Patak, Jr., 80, of Bellevue, died Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017. He was the son of the late Michael B. Sr. and Emma (Morgan) Patak; husband of the late Dolores (McCartney) Patak; beloved father of Michael B. Patak III of Bellevue, Patrick J. Patak of Emsworth and Timothy S. (Denise Aubrecht) Patak of Bellevue; loving grandfather of Alicia M. (Patrick Garrison) Patak, Johnathan M. (Corinna) Patak and Sabrina M. Patak; loving great-grandfather of Logan Garrison.