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    Irene Kepics

    Irene L. (Vereb) Kepics, 87, of Gilpin Township, passed away on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at Quality Life Services Apollo in Washington Township. A daughter of the late Joseph Michael Vereb and Mary (Kozma) Vereb Bartha, she was born on December 24, 1932 in Leechburg, PA. Irene had been employed by the Leechburg Area School District as a cafeteria worker before retirement.  She had also worked for the 1844 Restaurant in Gilpin Township.  She was a member of the former Assumption…

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    Leonard Huska

    Leonard J. Huska, 83, of Hyde Park, passed away on Monday, March 23, 2020 in The Orchards of Saxonburg. A son of the late Stephan L. Huska and Teresa E. (Fazekas) Huska, he was born on December 29, 1936 in Hyde Park, PA. In 1955, Leonard graduated from Leechburg Area High School, where he sang in the choir.  He had been employed by the Hyde Park Foundry as a molder for 17 years.  Although he retired from Allegheny Ludlum in Bagdad after 27 years as an operator of the water waste…

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    James Ferrick Sr.

    James J. Ferrick Sr., 91, of Gilpin Twp., PA, passed away on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at Brookdale Personal Care Home of Murrysville. A son of the late Stephen Ferrick and Eva (Sluka) Ferrick, he was born June 16, 1928, in Leechburg, PA. James was a U.S. Army veteran having served as a SFC during the Korean War receiving a Commendation Ribbon with Metal Pendant and Good Conduct Medal.  He was employed as a roller for Allegheny Ludlum in Bagdad for over 40 years before retiring in…

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    Sherry Cravener

    Sherry Lee (Klugh) Cravener, 59, of Leechburg, passed away Monday, March 9, 2020 in her residence. A daughter of Robert Klugh and the late Eileen (Morganti) Klugh, she was born June 3, 1960 in Norwalk, California. Sherry was a homemaker and of the Catholic faith.  She enjoyed doing crafts, bowling and spending time with her grandchildren. Survivors include her father, Robert Klugh; her husband, Daniel K. Cravener of Pittsburgh; a son, Daniel K. Cravener II (Jamie) of Pittsburgh; two…

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    Barry Stivason

    Barry L. Stivason, 68, of Salt Lake City, UT, formerly of Leechburg, passed away Monday, March 2, 2020. A son of the late Frederick Stivason and Violet M. (Shaner) Stivason of Leechburg, he was born on September 23, 1951 in New Kensington, PA. Barry was a U.S. Army veteran having served during the Vietnam War.  He was a self-employed truck driver who also transported for PNL Coal Co.  He enjoyed playing pool. In addition to his mother, survivors include his wife, Sandy Stivason…

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    Suzanne Hundley

    Suzanne I. (Powell) Hundley, 69, of Leechburg, passed away Saturday, February 29, 2020 at Quality Life Services (West Haven Manor) in Washington Township. A daughter of the late Frank Powell and Bertha (Ritter) Powell, she was born on November 27, 1950 in North Vandergrift, PA. Suzanne was of the Catholic faith.  She had been employed as a customer service representative by GMAC Mortgage of Iowa before retirement.  Suzanne had a fondness for animals that lead to her fostering…

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    Andrew Pastva

    Andrew Michael Pastva, 84, of Leechburg, passed away Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at Good Samaritan Hospice in Cabot. A son of the late Andrew Pastva and Mary Ann (Shimaskie) Pastva, he was born on December 19, 1935 in Hyde Park, PA. Andrew was a 1953 graduate of Leechburg High School and a veteran having served in the U.S. Army.  For over 30 years, he was a self-employed building contractor retiring in 1998.  Andrew was a member of Christ the King Parish in Gilpin Township and a…

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    Daniel Bryson

    Daniel W. Bryson, 62, of Leechburg, passed away Monday, February 3, 2020 in his residence. A son of the late Ellis Bryson and Allena (Fetterman) Bryson, he was born on March 24, 1957 in New Kensington, PA. Daniel had been employed as a tech representative by Pittsburgh Technology in New Kensington for over 20 years.  He was of the Presbyterian faith.  He enjoyed fishing and working on cars. Survivors include two brothers, David Bryson (Helen J.) of Scottdale and Richard Bryson…

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    Nancy Nawrocki

    Nancy Lee (Crawford) Nawrocki, 82, formerly of Leechburg, passed away Friday, January 31, 2020 in Concordia Lutheran Ministries Nursing Home in Cabot. A daughter of the late Leland and Lillian (Patrick) Crawford, she was born October 27, 1937 in New Kensington, PA. Nancy was a member of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Leechburg, the Leechburg Museum for over 25 years, sold Avon for over 30 years, DAR life member, and TOPS member for many years in Leechburg.  She enjoyed…

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    Eugene Vigna

    Eugene W. Vigna, 77, of Leechburg, passed away Thursday, January 30, 2020 in the Select Specialty Unit of Allegheny Valley Hospital surrounded by his family. Born August 31, 1942 in New Kensington, he was the son of the late William and Caroline (Miglietta) Vigna. Eugene graduated from Leechburg High School in 1960 and attended Duquesne University.  He worked for 35 years for Babcock & Wilcox (formerly Numec) in Parks Township as a foreman.  He was a member of Christ the King…

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    Teresa Rhoades

    Teresa Mary (Fazekas) Rhoades, 87, of Parks Township, PA, passed away January 24, 2020 at UPMC Presbyterian with her daughter, Mary Jo, by her side. She was born to the late Ben J. and Johanna “Helen” (Pasterick) Fazekas on March 3, 1932 in Parks Township. Teresa was a 1950 graduate of Vandergrift High School where she was a member of the Photo Club as well as President of the Library Club.   Teresa met her true love, the late Stephen R. Rhoades, a native of Columbus,…

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    Edith Ferraris

    Edith “Edie” Ferraris, 95, passed away recently after a short illness. Edith was born in Apollo, the daughter of Jennie and Armando Giunipero.  After the 1936 flood of the Kiskiminetas carried their home away, her parents and sisters, Luise and Virene, fled to Cherry Lane, also in Apollo.  After World War II, she married Lawrence “Red” Ferraris and lived in Leechburg until the past few years when she moved to Florida. She is survived by her sister, Virene,…

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    Esther Troutman

    Esther E. (Palmer) Troutman, 100, of Washington Township, passed away on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at Forbes Regional Hospital in Monroeville. A daughter of the late Earl Palmer and Elizabeth (Hinds) Palmer, she was born on December 26, 1919 in Indiana, PA. Esther was a homemaker who had returned to school later in life to receive her high school diploma in 1970.  As an 81-year member of the Pine Run Presbyterian Church of Markle, she had been an Elder of the church, a Sunday School…

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    Donetta Klanica

    Donetta A. (Makowski) Klanica, 92, of West Leechburg, passed away on Monday, January 6, 2020 at Allegheny Valley Hospital in Natrona Heights. A daughter of the late Stanley Makowski and Alexandra (Polkowski) Makowski, she was born on January 26, 1927 in Arnold, PA. Donetta was a born again believer and member of the Frontier Harvest Ministry.  She was a homemaker who enjoyed shopping, swimming, dancing, going on vacation and spending time with her family. Survivors include her son,…

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    James Shearer

    James H. Shearer, 90, of Allegheny Township, passed away on Wednesday, January 1, 2020 at Quality Life Services in Washington Township. A son of the late Howard L. Shearer and Anna E. (Tench) Shearer, he was born on July 28, 1929 in Leechburg, PA. James was a 1948 graduate of Leechburg Area High School and a veteran having served in the U.S. Army.  He had been employed by Allegheny Ludlum Steel in Bagdad as a slitter operator for 40 years before retirement in 1991.  He was a…

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    Ronald Hileman

    Ronald E. “Bubba” Hileman, 62, of Leechburg, passed away on Saturday, December 21, 2019 in his residence. A son of the late Robert Dale Hileman and Mary Claire (McKallip) Hileman, he was born on October 3, 1957 in Natrona Heights, PA. Ronald was a graduate of Penn State University as well as a student manager of the Nittany Lions football team.  For 30 years, he was employed as a Social Services Counselor with the Family Counseling Center of Armstrong County retiring in…

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    Betty Stull

    Betty Bernice (Blanchard) Stull, 86, of Gilpin Township, passed away on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at Quality Life Services (West Haven) Apollo. She entered this life on March 7, 1933 in Mosgrove, PA, to the late Edith I. (Farster) Blanchard.  She had two stepfathers, the late Samuel C. Blanchard and the late Paul C. Wagle. Betty was a 1951 graduate of Leechburg High School.  She was employed by Ruben’s Dept. Store in Leechburg until her marriage to the late Dale R….