The Valley News Dispatch Obituaries

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September 20, 2018

James A. Cockrell

James A. Cockrell

Havre De Grace, Md.

James Allen Cockrell, "Jay Bird", of Havre de Grace, Md., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018. He was 57. Jay Bird was born in Alexandria, La., to the late James Allen Cockrell and Laverne Stretavski McCartan. He was the husband of Kimberly Cockrell, father of Ashley Cockrell...

Margaret L. Hazlett

Margaret L. Hazlett

Natrona Heights, Pennsylvania

Margaret L. (Czajkowski) Hazlett, 91, of Natrona Heights, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, at her home. She was born May 2, 1927, in Natrona to the late Lawrence C. and Loretta E. Walley Czajkowski. Margaret was of the Catholic faith. She enjoyed quilting and going to...

Pearl L. Jack

Pearl L. Jack

Washington Township, Pennsylvania

Pearl L. Jack, 81, of Washington Township, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, in Redstone Highlands, Murrysville. She was born June 12, 1937, in Brackenridge, to the late Samuel and Dorothy Devroye Sample, and had been a resident of Washington Township for 48 years after moving...

Published in The Valley News Dispatch from Sep. 20 to Sep. 21, 2018.

Michael J. Kunselman

Michael J. Kunselman

Phoenix, Ariz.

Michael J. Kunselman, 59, of Phoenix, Ariz., formerly of Freeport, passed away Friday, Aug. 3, 2018, in Phoenix, Ariz. He was born Nov. 7, 1958, in Kittanning. Mike lived in South Buffalo Township and graduated from Freeport in 1977. He joined the Marines and then attended...

Robert J. Loper

Robert J. Loper

West Deer Township, Pennsylvania

Robert J. Loper, 75, of West Deer Township, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, with his family by his side. He was born May 6, 1943, in Pittsburgh to the late Herbert E. and Irma A. (Blose) Loper. Bob grew up in Pittsburgh, graduating from Washington Vo-Tech in 1961. Following...

Diane D. Norris

Diane D. Norris

West Deer Township, Pennsylvania

Diane D. Norris, 70, of Russellton, West Deer Township, passed away, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, at Canterbury Place, Lawrenceville. She was born Jan. 10, 1948, in Harrison Township, to the late Edward and Catherine (Baughman) Skurka. She was a 1965 graduate of West Deer High...

Albert J. Pavlik

Albert J. Pavlik

Creighton, Pennsylvania

Albert J. Pavlik, 89, of Creighton, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, in Harmar Village Care Center. Born April 28, 1929, in Tarentum, he was the son of John A. and Dorothy (Gretz) Pavlik. He was a 1947 graduate of Tarentum High School. Al was a proud veteran of the...

September 19, 2018

Diana H. Breed

Diana H. Breed

Springdale, Pennsylvania

Diana H. Dumaz Breed, 75, of Springdale, passed away peacefully Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. Born May 12, 1943, in Pittsburgh, to the late Raymond A. and Mary H. Ferkatch Dumez, she was a 1961 graduate of Ken-Hi, and was a certified nurse assistant at Montefiore Hospital and...

Raymond J. Nydes

Raymond J. Nydes

Lower Burrell, Pennsylvania

Raymond J. Nydes, of Lower Burrell, passed away Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, at the age of 80. Born in New Kensington, to John H. Nydes, of New Kensington, and Marie A. Slovick, of New Kensington, he was a 1955 graduate of Ken-Hi High School. Ray lived in the New Kensington and...

Published in The Valley News Dispatch from Sep. 18 to Sep. 19, 2018.

Dr. Marvin Q. Sanner

Dr. Marvin Q. Sanner

Vandergrift, Pennsylvania

Dr. Marvin Q. "Que" Sanner, MD, 91, formerly of Rockwood and Alexandria, Va., passed away Monday, Sept. 3, 2018, in Harbour Senior Living, Monroeville. Born Jan. 12, 1927, in Rockwood, he was a son of the late Ira and Emma V. (Schrock) Sanner. Que was a graduate of Rockwood...

Arlene B. Stanish

Arlene B. Stanish

Cheswick, Pennsylvania

Arlene B. (Husar) Stanish, 80, of Cheswick, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. Mrs. Stanish was a longtime resident of the community. She was the loving daughter of the late Andrew and Anna Sachrovsky Husar. In addition to her parents and seven siblings, Mrs. Stanish was...

James A. Threatte

James A. Threatte

Arnold, Pennsylvania

James A. Threatte, 71, of Arnold, passed away peacefully Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. Born Sept. 30, 1946, in New Kensington, to the late James A. Threatte Sr. and beloved Lillian Taylor (Baby Doll), he was a 1965 graduate of Ken-Hi, and entered the Navy as a hospital corpsman...

September 18, 2018

William R. Beestrice

William R. Beestrice

Upper Burrell Township, Pennsylvania

William R. Beestrice, 86, of Upper Burrell Township, passed away peacefully Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018. Born Sept. 22, 1931, in a farmhouse in Milligantown, he grew up and lived his entire life in Upper Burrell Township. Mr. Beestrice graduated from Ken-Hi in 1949, then went to...

Eileen D. Eshelman

Eileen D. Eshelman

Hyde Park, Pennsylvania

Eileen D. (Nichols) Eshelman, 73, of Hyde Park, passed away Sunday, Sept. 15, 2018, at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. A daughter of the late John H. Nichols and Gertrude (Kepple) Nichols, she was born March 19, 1945, in New Kensington. Eileen was a 1963 graduate of...

September 17, 2018

Edward R. Marzullo

Edward R. Marzullo

Ross Township, Pennsylvania

Edward R. Marzullo, 85, of Ross Township, died Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. He was the husband of the late Elizabeth Ann; father of Thomas (Aurelia), Marcia Waraksa (David), Joseph (Valerie), Laura Grady (Jeffrey) and Rose Marie Schaefer (Richard); brother of Ronald and the late...

Duane R. Rudolph

Duane R. Rudolph

Tarentum, Pennsylvania

Duane R. Rudolph, 74, formerly of Natrona, passed away Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018, in an Orlando, Fla., hospital following a lengthy illness. He was born April 12, 1944, in Natrona, a son of the late Richard and Maude (Wilks) Rudolph. Duane was a retired supervisor for Martin...

Aureola M. Stein

Aureola M. Stein

New Kensington, Pennsylvania

Aureola "Aurie" M. Ernette Stein, 90, of New Kensington, died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, at Harmar Village Care Center. She lived in New Kensington most of her life but had been a resident of the Care Center since suffering a serious fall in 2010. Born Feb. 20, 1928, in...

Esther Straznick

Esther Straznick

West Deer Township, Pennsylvania

Esther Koltuniak Straznick, 91, of West Deer Township, passed away Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, at the Arbors of St. Barnabas. Esther was born in Lawrenceville on Aug. 3, 1927, to the late Alexander and Mary Koltuniak. She was a waitress at Wildwood Country Club for 25 years, an...

September 16, 2018

Mary M. Smith

Mary M. Smith

Lower Burrell, Pennsylvania

Mary Margaret "Maggie" Smith, 91, of Lower Burrell, died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, in Allegheny Valley Hospital, Natrona Heights. She was born May 2, 1927, in New Kensington, to the late Thomas P. and Iola M. Griffith Wachter, and was a life resident of the local area. A...

Published in The Valley News Dispatch from Sep. 15 to Sep. 16, 2018.

Kathleen Vokish

Kathleen Vokish

Bedford, Ohio

Kathleen "Kathy" Vokish passed away peacefully Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018. She lived most of her life in Natrona Heights. In 2014, she moved to Cleveland, Ohio. Kathy was born June 25, 1942, to Paul and Genevieve Vokish. She graduated from Har-Brack High School in 1960. Though...

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