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    Obituary for Julia A. Urbanic

    Julia A. Urbanic, 102, formerly Meadowlands, died Saturday January 30, 2016 in Country Meadows, Bridgeville. She was born August 1, 1913 in Clairton, a daughter of Louis and Anna Maria Oliverio Cimino. Mrs. Urbanic was a 1932 graduate of Trinity High School. She was a long time member of the Meadow Lands United Methodist Church. When she was younger she had been very active with the Women’s Society and was a member of the Sunshine Class. Mrs. Urbanic had worked at the former RCA in Canonsburg and later worked as a cook in the Chartiers-Houston High School cafeteria. Along with…

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    Obituary for Evelyn M. Lytle

    Evelyn M. Lytle, 82, of Canonsburg, died Friday, January 29, 2016, in Canonsburg Hospital. She was born May 18, 1933, in Canonsburg, a daughter of William R. and Margaret Henry Lytle. Ms. Lytle was a 1951 graduate of Canonsburg High School and also graduated from Penn Commercial. She had worked for the Blue Star Potato Chip Factory, the Houston Post Office and then the Pennsylvania Department of Health as a secretary, retiring in 1993. Ms. Lytle was a lifelong member of the Canonsburg United Presbyterian Church where she served as an elder for three terms, was a member of the…

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    Obituary for John R. "Rabbit" Randolph

    John R. “Rabbit” Randolph, 66, of Houston, died Sunday, January 24, 2016 in the Washington Hospital surrounded by his family. He was born November 4, 1949 in Pittsburgh, a son of John L. and Florence Blackwell Randolph. Mr. Randolph was a 1969 graduate of Chartiers-Houston High School. He was employed as a compressor mechanic for Hartman Independent of Florence. Mr. Randolph was a veteran of the Vietnam War, having served with the US Army. He was a member of the American Legion. On January 6, 1979, he married Vicky Lynn Terrell who survives. Also surviving are two sons, Shawn Randolph…

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    Obituary for Jewel M. Langley

    Jewel M. Langley, 94, of Houston, died Friday, January 22, 2016, in Canonsburg Hospital. She was born January 8, 1922, in Houston, a daughter of Jules and Ida Alderson Mathot. Mrs. Langley was a sales associate at the former Gimbels in South Hills Village Mall and also worked at the former RCA in Canonsburg. At the time of her death, she was the oldest member and held the longest membership in the First United Methodist Church in Houston. Mrs. Langley enjoyed spending time with her family. In 1939, she married William T. Langley, who died in 1957. Surviving are a…

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    Obituary for Donna LaMarr Patmon

    Donna LaMarr Patmon, 78, of Canonsburg, died Monday, January 18, 2016 in Kindred Hospital, Oakdale. She was born June 9, 1937 in Steubenville, OH, a daughter of James “Judge” and Virginia Scruggs Adams. Mrs. Patmon was a 1955 graduate of Steubenville High School. She had worked as an elevator operator at the former HUB in Steubenville, OH and was an assembler at the former RCA in Meadow Lands. Mrs. Patmon was a former member of the Second Baptist Church in Steubenville, OH. She was a member of the Daughter of the Elks, Sheba Temple #99 IBPOE of W, where she…

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    Obituary for Karen Morgan

    Karen Morgan, 60, of Cecil Township, died Tuesday, January 19, 2016 in her home following a lengthy battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig ’s disease). She was born October 21, 1955 in Washington, a daughter of Howard L. and Katherine Fehl Morgan, Jr., with whom she made her home. Karen was a 1973 graduate of Canon-McMillan High School. She was a member of the Canonsburg United Presbyterian Church where she taught Sunday school for over 30 years and was a member of the choir. Miss Morgan had been employed at South Hills Chrysler in McMurray for 25 years and by SKC…

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    Obituary for Ica Estelle Pinson

    Ica Estelle Pinson, 65, of Washington, died Tuesday, January 12, 2016, in Transitions Health Care, Washington. She was born August 21, 1950, in Canonsburg, a daughter of Margaret Jackson Patterson of Cecil and the late John Patterson. Mrs. Pinson was a 1968 graduate of Canon-McMillan High School. She had worked as a bagger at Giant Eagle, Washington. Mrs. Pinson was a member of Nazareth Baptist Church in Washington where she was a member of the choir and an usher. She loved singing and traveling. Surviving are: two daughters, Lisa and Kim Pinson of Washington; three grandchildren, Jasmine, Jasia and India…

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    Obituary for James B. Walter

    James B. Walter, 78, of Pittsburgh, died Tuesday, January 12, 2016 in Family Hospice, Mt. Lebanon. He was born April 1, 1937 in Pittsburgh, a son of William H. and Honor Hunt Walter. Mr. Walter was a veteran of the US Air Force, where he served during the Cuban Missile Crisis as a jet mechanic. He was a member of the Vineyard Church in Pittsburgh. Mr. Walter loved anything to do with cars. He traveled to car shows, was involved with classic cars, hotrods, drag racing and flashlight drags. In 1960 he was awarded the Carnegie Hero Medal from the…

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    Obituary for Frances Anne Wagner

    Frances Anne Wagner, 55, of Canonsburg, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 3, 2016 in the West Penn Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born March 8, 1960 in Canonsburg, a daughter of Kenneth Kemp and Mary Ella Jemison Kemp. Mrs. Wagner was a graduate of Canon-McMillan High School and the Shiloh Bible Institute. She had worked as a caretaker at the former Western Center in Canonsburg. Mrs. Wagner was a member of the Mt. Olive Baptist Church and Freedom and Grace Church both in Canonsburg. On May 31, 1997, she married Richard J. Wagner who died November 18,…

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    Obituary for William Y. Hill

    William Y. Hill, 72, of Houston, died unexpectedly Monday, November 9, 2015 in his home. He was born January 25, 1943 in Beallsville, a son of Frank and Thelma Yorty Hill. Mr. Hill was a graduate of Beth-Center High School, California University of Pennsylvania and the University of Pittsburgh. Bill has dedicated his life to the service of children and those in need. For more than thirty years, he worked for the Chartiers-Houston School District as a teacher, building principal and elementary supervisor. Since 1990, he has been a member of the Greater Canonsburg Lions Club and Lions Club International…

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    Obituary for Lori Ann Colton

    Lori Ann Colton, 48, of Canonsburg, died unexpectedly Sunday, November 15, 2015 in Canonsburg Hospital. She was born May 7, 1967 in Washington, a daughter of Nancy Johnson Lukiewicz of Washington and the late Ted Anthony Lukiewicz. Ms. Colton was a 1985 graduate of Chartiers-Houston High School. She liked antique shows and fishing. Surviving in addition to her mother are a sister, Karen Zagar (Shawn) of Greensburg; a brother, Mark Lukiewicz of Washington; a niece, Jennifer Kinty (fiancée, Jared Stone); her companion, Dave Welsch; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Arrangements have been entrusted to the McIlvaine-Speakman Funeral Home Ltd.,…

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    Obituary for Harry R. Leeds

    Harry R. Leeds, 59, of Canonsburg, died Wednesday, December 30, 2015, in UPMC Presbyterian, Pittsburgh. He was born September 25, 1956, in Weirton, W.Va., a son of the late William and Ruth Leeds. Mr. Leeds had worked for ARC in Meadow Lands. He was a member of Wolfdale Bible Chapel in Washington. Surviving are four sisters and his care takers, Jean and Frank Fetcko, with whom he resided since 1988. Friends will be received from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the time of service, on Saturday, January 2, 2016, in McIlvaine-Speakman Funeral Home Ltd., Robert K. McIlvaine, owner/supervisor, 27 Cherry…

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    Obituary for Darlene Ann Labutis

    Darlene Ann Labutis, 63, of Hendersonville, passed away unexpectedly, Sunday, November 15, 2015 in the Canonsburg Hospital. She was born June 27, 1952 in Canonsburg, a daughter of Betty Wright Labutis of Canonsburg and the late Raymond Labutis. Her entire life was spent in the Canonsburg area, having attended St. Genevieve Grade School and graduating from Canon-McMillan High School. She had worked at the Canonsburg General Hospital in the dietary department until her retirement. Her true gift was as an outstanding chef and baker. She was also very creative with painting and flowers. She was a devoted daughter, mother, grandmother,…

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    Obituary for Richard John Wagner

    Richard John Wagner, 66, of Canonsburg, died Wednesday, November 18, 2015, in his home. He was born September 19, 1949, in Canonsburg, a son of Catherine Dames Wagner of Bridgeville and the late George Wagner. Mr. Wagner was a graduate of Peters Township High School and Shiloh Bible College in Washington. He also attended Robert Morris College. He was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church and Freedom and Grace Church in Canonsburg. Mr. Wagner enjoyed swimming, singing in the church choir, serving the Lord and loved playing the drums. On May 31, 1997, he married Frances Anne Kemp, who…

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    Obituary for Newanna A. "Noonie" Templeton

    Beginning as a child performer and retiring as a court reporter, Newanna A. “Noonie” Templeton’s life extended from stage to courtroom, with many years in between devoted to her children, family, church and community. Mrs. Templeton, 87, of Chartiers Township, Washington County, and East Washington in more recent decades, died Friday, Nov. 20, of lung cancer in the Donnell House in Washington. Born Nov. 14, 1928, in Star Junction, Fayette County, she was the daughter of James R. and Anna Mae Holub Moore who later moved to Canonsburg. As a talented dancer in elementary school, she teamed up with Joe…

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    Obituary for Madelyn D. Hurd

    Madelyn D. Hurd, 64, of Washington, formerly of Lawrence, died Thursday, November 26, 2015 in her home with her family at her side. She was born October 24, 1951 in Canonsburg, a daughter of Ananais and Elizabeth Eves Turner. Madelyn was a 1971 graduate of Canon-McMillan High School and was employed in the housekeeping department of the Greenery Specialty Care in Canonsburg. She was had been member of St. John’s Baptist Church in Lawrence. Mrs. Hurd enjoyed fishing crocheting and her soap operas. On May 11, 1988, she married Rudolph Hurd who died December 7, 1998. Surviving are a son,…

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    Obituary for Richard J. Bandi

    Richard J. Bandi, 79, of Washington, died Tuesday, December 1, 2015 in the Washington Hospital. He was born March 12, 1936 in Pittsburgh, a son of John and Viola Didion Bandi. Mr. Bandi was a draftsman for Henry F. Teichmann Engineering Inc. He was a member of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church, Meadow Lands. Mr. Bandi loved spending time with his family, he also enjoyed gardening, reading, old movies and history. On September 21, 1957 he married Joan E. Liston who passed away on September 15, 2005. Surviving are three sons, Richard D. Bandi of McMurray, Charles Bandi…

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    Obituary for Gloria J. "Miss Mikey" Matusky

    Gloria J. “Miss Mikey” Matusky, 71, of Canonsburg, died Monday, December 7, 2015, in Townview Health and Rehabilitation Center, Canonsburg. She was born August 11, 1944, in Canton, Ohio, a daughter of the late Leo Sr. and Ada Savage Andrews. Ms. Matusky was a member of St. Episcopal Church in Canonsburg, SNPJ Lodge 138 in Strabane and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. She enjoyed spending time with her family her friends. Surviving are: two sons, Michael S. Matusky (fiancée, Carol Markulik) of Strabane and Donald P. Collins (Carla) of Canton, Ohio; five grandchildren, Cassie, Ashley…