Thursday, January 31, 2013
Rev. Breakiron served as an ordained minister in various communities in southwestern Pennsylvania, North Dakota, and Maryland over a period of 68 years.
Rev. Dr. Jacob Henry Breakiron, 92, of McMurray, formerly of Carmichaels, died on Monday, Jan. 28, 2013. He was the beloved husband of 65 years to Georgetta (Woodward) Breakiron; a loving father of Esther "Sue" (Russel) Wert of Davidson, N.C., Karen Page of Edinburg, P.A., and Diane (David) Altieri of Canonsburg; a cherished grandfather of Kristen (Dan) Wert Kaplan, Kimberly (Matt) Wert Schrader, Stephen (Sonya) Wert, Michael Bacorn, Tammy Bacorn, Bradley Altieri, and Stefanie Altieri; brother of the late Grace, John, James Elmer, Alice, and Lloyd. He is also survived by 20 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Rev. Breakiron served as an ordained minister in various communities in …
Monday, December 10, 2012
Here are details for those wishing to attend the annual event.
Beinhauer Family Funeral Homes will hold its Annual Remembrance Service is approaching. The Remembrance Service is held annually for families who have lost a loved one. The event will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13. The program, which is open to the public and is provided at no charge as a community service, will be held in the Beinhauer Funeral Home Community Room, according to the company's website. The Beinhauer Funeral Home is located at 2820 Washington Road McMurray.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
A Mass of Catholic Burial will be celebrated Wednesday.
Gunes “Nikki” Marra, 58, a resident of Peters Township for 20 years, died on Sunday, Dec, 2, 2012. She was the beloved wife for 30 years to Fred Marra; loving mother of Lisa Marie Marra; cherished grandmother of Maison and Sophia; and is also survived by other family members, Anthony (Barbara) Marra, Michael Marra, Ralph (Nancy) Casciano her brother and sister-in-law, and nieces and nephews. Nikki was the store manager of Fortunes Coffee Roastery in the strip district for 13 years. Funeral arrangements by Beinhauers. Friends are welcome at 2828 Washington Road, McMurray (724-941-3211), from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4. A Mass of Catholic Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Benedict the Abbot Church. Entombment in …
Monday, December 3, 2012
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated this morning.
Patricia Ann Eiter, 79, of Peters Township, died on Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, surrounded by her loving family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles A. Eiter. She is survived by her children, Patricia (Greg) Griffith, Carolyn (John) Carlisle, and Thomas (the late Kathy) Eiter; her sister, Sister Marion Corrigan; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral arrangements by Beinhauers (724-941-3211). Family and friends were welcomed for a Celebration of Life at 2828 Washington Road, McMurray, 15317 on Monday, with a Vigil Service being said. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4 at in St. Benedict the Abbot, 120 Abington Drive, McMurray, 15317. Burial will follow in Queen of Heaven …
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 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.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Peters resident Carol Foley died Tuesday afternoon.
Peters Township Chamber of Commerce Director Carol Foley died Tuesday afternoon. The news came unexpectedly. She did not attend Peters Township Community Day two weeks ago, which came as a shock to many Peters residents. This year marked her 25th year as chamber director. In March, she told Patch she felt so blessed to be in this community. "Peters is a great place to live, work and play,” she said. “People care about their kids and what goes on here. It’s a good community.” With her leadership, the chamber grew to more than 400 members, which makes the organization one of the largest in the region. Foley grew up in Follansbee, WV, and graduated third in her class. She completed business school in Steubenville, OH, before returning to …
Monday, July 2, 2012
Dec. 31, 1914 - June 28, 2012
Irene "Yia Yia" Kalafatis, 97, of McMurray, died Thursday, June 28, 2012. She was born Dec. 31, 1914. She's the beloved wife of the late Andrew Kalafatis and the loving mother of Jean (Nick) Manganas, Nick (Dinah) Kalafatis and Robert (Rita) Kalafatis. She is survived by 15 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and 19 great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She's the sister of Louis (Sophie) Lignos and the late James Lignos, William Lignos, Johanna Constantin and Georgia Bishop. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Beinhauer Funeral Home, 2828 Washington Rd., McMurray. A Trisagion service will be held at 7:30 p.m. A funeral liturgy will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church, 123 …