Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Scott died unexpectedly in her home Monday.
Loretta J. Scott, 83, of Lawrence, formerly of McMurray, died unexpectedly Monday, Sept. 17, 2012 in her home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete, and have been entrusted to Sollon Funeral Home located at 30 E. College St. in Canonsburg. A complete obituary will be posted today at the Sollon Funeral Home website here.
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Aug. 18, 1940 - Sept. 12, 2012
Charles C. McEwen Sr., 72, of McMurray died Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012 in St. Clair Hospital. He was born Aug. 18, 1940 in Louisville, KY, the son of the late Edward L. and Elsie Kent McEwen. Mr. McEwen was Lutheran. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and served during Vietnam as a meteorologist. He was a member of the Canonsburg Sportsman’s Club. He enjoyed shooting, fishing, woodworking, baking and spending time with family. Mr. McEwen was a salesman for Conoco Oil. He was well-known for storytelling and always telling a great joke. Only July16, 1960 in New Jersey, he married Gail Felgentreu, who survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Barbara McEwen of Canonsburg and Donna (Tim) Spina of North Strabane, two sons, Richard (Debbie) McEwen of …
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Oct. 14, 1936 - Sept. 11, 2012
Joann Patricia Refosco Lavorgna, 75, of McMurray, died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012 in the Donnell House, Washington. She was born Oct. 14, 1936 in Hendersonville, a daughter of Joseph and Anna Stankus Refosco. Prior to her retirement, she worked as a clerk for CoGo’s and was a homemaker. Her husband, William Anthony Lavorgna died April 8, 2012. Surviving are two sons, Kevin Lavorgna (Renee) of McMurray and Keith Lavorgna of Canonsburg, three daughters, Karen Cargo (Mark) of Charlotte, N.C., Krista (Mike) Johnson of Peters Township, and Keri Lavorgna of Greensboro, N.C. She is also survived by one sister, Lorraine Collingwood of Canonsburg, 11 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Joann was preceded in death by three brothers, Joseph, …
Monday, September 10, 2012
The Peters Township resident was 74.
Joseph Edward "Sonny" Grzeczka of Peters Township died Friday. At 74, he was the beloved husband Barbara Grzeczka; loving father of Barbara (Chuck) Kalanish, Joseph (Debbie) Grzeczka and Lori (Dan) Prokop; pap of Ryan and Devin Kalanish, Corey (Ashley) and Shila Grzeczka and Danielle, Justin and Dylan Prokop; great-grandpap of Madisyn Faith Grzeczka; and dear brother of Ruth Maiella. Grzeczka is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Funeral arrangements have been made by Beinhauer Family Services in Peters. Family and friends will be received on Monday from 4-8 p.m., and Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. A service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Memorial contributions may be made to Forbes Hospice, c/o Forbes …
Thursday, August 30, 2012
The McMurray resident graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1950 and was a veteran of the Korean War.
H. Kenneth Giles Jr. of McMurray, 84, died Monday after a short illness. A native of Philadelphia, he attended the University of Pennsylvania, graduating in 1950. He then served in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of the Korean War. At the conclusion of his tour of duty, he joined Bell of Pennsylvania, now Verizon, where he held various management positions, moving to western Pennsylvania in 1960. After 35 years with the company, he retired in 1988. He joined Shiloh Industrial Contractors, Inc. of Lawrence, PA, that same year, where he served as controller for eight years. Since 1998, he has been a volunteer chaplain at the Allegheny County Jail. Giles was the beloved husband of Charlotte N. (Stauffer) Giles of Allentown, PA for 54 years; …
1927 - 2012
Betty D. Camp of Peters Township, 85, died on Monday. She was the daughter of the late John and Bertha Trainer; beloved wife of 55 years to William C. Camp; loving mother of Sally (George) Schmidt, John (Marcy), Robert and the late Patrick Camp; grandmother of Wendy, Stephanie, John, Jr. and Gia; great-grandmother of Robert, Hannah and Johnny Christopher. Funeral arrangements are being made by Beinhauer. Friends and family are welcome Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. Services will be held on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Methodist Church, 530 Center Church Rd., McMurray, PA 15317. Add or view tributes at www.beinhauer.com, or share your condolences in the comments.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Formerly honored as Big Brother of the Year, he spent years in the steel industry and retired as president of a metals company.
Peters Township's W.R. “Bill” Bothe died peacefully at the age of 81 last Friday. Bothe was the beloved husband of 60 years to Sally (Schafer) Bothe. He was born on March 18, 1931, son of the late Wilbert and Isabel Bothe. A graduate of Steubenville High School, he attended Miami University (Ohio) before enlisting in the U.S. Marine Corps. After military service, he began his career in the steel and metals industry. Bothe was the director of purchasing for National Steel and eventually retired as president of International Metals, NA, Inc. He was the loving father of Britt W. of Connecticut and Cinda (Alex) Wrona of Indiana; grandfather of Tyler and Dylan Bothe, and Stephen (Cara) and Eric Wrona. He is survived by many nieces and their …
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Astorino was the eldest member of Muse Italian Club and a treasure in the Peters Township community.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Andrea Bosco
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Peters Township's Joseph Astorino died peacefully at the age of 101 on Wednesday. Known as "the family gem" of McMurray, he was the beloved husband of 75 years to the late Jennie Gaudio Astorino. Born on Feb. 27, 1911, in Cosenza, Italy, Astorino came to the U.S. at 14 to work at Vimco Macaroni Company in Carnegie. He and his family were one of the last families to live on Route 19. In fact, he was very proud to have been the owner of a farm, which was located where Sharp Edge Brasserie is now. He is the loving father of Marion (the late Leo) Kaylor of Peters; Antoinette (Creighton) Hottel of Peters; and the late Dolores (Jack) Marcey of Carnegie. Beloved grandfather of Dennis (Debra) Hottel of Bethel Park; Jeffrey Hottel of Peters; Lee (…
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
The St. Benedict the Abbot choir member and Peters Township resident was 71.
Local singer Mary Lou Koon, of Peters Township, died Monday. She was 71. Koon was the beloved wife of Dennis; loving mother of Joe (Anna) and Cyndi (Matt) Holm; and sister of Edward Dishart. She sang in St. Benedict the Abbot Catholic Church's choir. Family and friends will be received at Beinhauer Funeral Home on Thursday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Benedict's on Friday at 10 a.m. You can add or view tributes at beinhauer.com, or below in the comments.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
1939 - 2012
Peters Township Chamber of Commerce Director Carol Foley, of McMurray, died Tuesday afternoon. She was 73. Foley was the beloved wife of 22 years to Edward L. Foley, M.D.; loving mother of Scott Edward Rawlings, Robert Brent (Alexis) Rawlings; caring stepmother of Jeffrey Scott (Vicki) Foley, Amy Elizabeth (Jim) Morton, Eric Kendall (Amy) Foley, and Mark Andrew Foley; dear grandmother of Elizabeth Anne, Kyle Edward, Sarah Marie, Alexis Grace, Andrew Scott, Amelia Maree, Evan Griffith, Olivia Morgan, Marjorie Elizabeth and Hannah Marie; sister of Lynne Coppa of Carson, CA; aunt of Rebecca Carbullido, Lynda Atkinson, Chris Mapel and Mark Mapel. Foley was born June 22, 1939 in Steubenville, OH to the late Arch Edward and Marjorie Emily Ledger…