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1931 - 2018 Obituary Condolences

Age 87, of Turtle Creek, passed away peacefully Tuesday, November 13, 2018, in The Willows of Presbyterian SeniorCare, Oakmont. She was born May 18, 1931, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Theodore and Catherine (Snyder) Yocca. Alice was a very loving and devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. She was very active in her children's and grandchildren's lives. Alice was an amazing woman who instilled strong family ties and positive values in her family. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Don Wilson; daughter, Donna J. (Wilson) Barker; brothers, Paul and David Yocca, and infant brother, James Yocca; sister, Nancy Wilson; and brother-in-law, Don Vandenberg. Alice will be forever missed by her beloved family. She is survived by her loving daughters, Susan Stakel and her husband, Mike, of Plum, and Alice LaPaglia and her husband, Vinny, of Murrysville; sister, Carol Vandenberg; numerous nieces and nephews; and many special friends. Alice will be especially missed by her loving grandchildren, Stephanie Barker, Jennifer Barker, Gina LaPaglia, and Alex LaPaglia; and great-granddaughter, Melody May Bzdziak, all of whom she cherished. Family and friends will be received from 3-7 p.m. Friday at the VAIA FUNERAL HOME, INC., 463 Athena Drive, Delmont,  724-468- 1177. Funeral and committal services for Alice will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home with the Reverend Curtis Lane Paul of Newlonsburg Presbyterian Church, Murrysville, officiating. Interment in Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont, will be private. To send online expressions of sympathy or for grief support information, please visit:


Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Nov. 15, 2018
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