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Dec 09 2009 Post-Gazette PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE 10, 2009 WWW.POST-GAZETTE.COM C-3 NEWS OBITUARIES LATEST DEATHS The comprehensive report of recent deaths includes three types of obituaries. News obituaries, prepared by our staff, are published at the discretion of our editors. Classified obituaries are paid death notices prepared by funeral home directors. To place a classified obituary call 412-263-1371. To suggest a news obituary, call 412-263-1601.

Funeral home directors may also call 412-263-1601 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to note a death for which there is no classified obituary. Those names will be listed under other deaths. CLASSIFIED OBITUARIES APTER, Joseph St.

Louis, Mo. ASCHE, Vern Ross BARKER, James K. Monroeville BAUR, Robert Penn Hills BELCHICK, Kathleen Alice Krah, North Versailles BROOKS, Peggy, McKeesport CACIA, F. James, Findlay COBLENTZ, Thomas Mt. Lebanon CONN, Beatrice Shadyside CONNELLY, Kathleen, Penn Hills CORTELLESSA, Vincent Penn Hills CRAWSHAW, Michael James, Shaler CUTENESE, Beverly Katie Joyce, Munhall DOYLE, Joseph FANTUCCI, Nancy C.

Morasca, Bridgeville FLOM, David Teaneck, N.J. FORD, Edward Munhall FRUSCELLO, Patrick A. Sr. GINESTRA, Ettore Clairton GRACE, Verna M. Ball, Hill District GRAINGER, Donald Arlington HABICH, Agnes Braddock Hills HAUSER, Eugene Dormont HENSLER, Richard P.

North Huntingdon HERRON, Athene Churchill HOGAN, Virginia Castle Shannon JANDA, John Scott, Canonsburg JOHNSON, Bruce Ross JUHAS, William A. Churchill JUNEAU, John San Diego, Calif. KENDALL, Sue Welch, Monroeville KENNEDY, Gale R. Pittsburgh KLOBUCAR, Daniel Brighton Heights KODMAN, Joseph, Latrobe KREPS, Nell Snee, McCandless KRESS, Katherine Coraopolis LAKOMY, Raymond J. Lincoln Place LEVY, Kenneth South Side LIPP, Alice Millvale LIPPERT, Helen Shaler LOVEDAY, Michelle, Waynesburg, Greene County LUTZ, Antonia DiGiacomo McCandless MANCINI, Rose, Aliquippa MARZIALE, Ida M.

Bloom, West View McDUFFIE, Carolyn Efferson, North Side McGUIRE, John Collier McMARLIN, James Penn Hills MIRRO, Agnes Elizabeth Penn Township, Westmoreland County MOCK, Harry Penn Hills MOOREFIELD, Franklin Homestead MORTON, Danyal Wilkinsburg MOSCO, Jeffrey Shaler MULHOLLAND, Lester Harry, Plum NAPIERKOWSKI, Ursula J. Rygiel, Shaler NICHOL, Ruth Murrysville PASTERNAK, Dorothy F. Jeziak, Munhall PEARCE, Ada, Upper St. Clair PIVIK, Joseph Michael, Plum POOLE, Mildred, Hill District POWELL, Marie E. Roth, Bethel Park PREKLAS, Walter South Side REAGAN, Elizabeth Claire RILEY, Joseph Albert Cusick, Mt.

Lebanon RODGERS, John Mt. Lebanon ROYER, Julie Rose, Colorado Springs, Colo. SCHULTHEIS, the Rev. Raymond Salina, Ohio SEIFERT, Frederick T. Bloomfield SHANNON, John T.

Jr. Brighton Heights SHELTON, Charles H. Jr. SMITHYMAN, Thomas Bruce South Park SNEE, Lillian, Peters SPINNENWEBER, Harriet Grant, Mount Oliver STRUHAR, Charlotte Wojciechowski, Bakersfield, Calif. SZEMANSKI, Anna Louise, Overbrook TEFFT, Edwin Upper St.

Clair TRASPORT, Annina V. Myrtle Beach, S.C. WAGGONER, Joseph I. Hampton WINSCHEL, Patricia A. Hopper, Carrick YOST, Kelli ZIMBICKI, Irene H.

OTHER DEATHS John A. Canonsburg VASQUEZ, David A. Tarentum, formerly of San Diego, Calif. and Braddock Businessman who landscaped Western Pa. area By Andrew Druckenbrod Pittsburgh Post-Gazette There are rags-to-riches stories, and then Charles H.

Shelton rubbish to ribbon- cutting rise. Known as Mr. Shelton saw his father toil as a garbage man in the Hill District of Pittsburgh. So when he found himself doing the same after serving during the Korean War, he earned a landscaping associate degree from Penn State University. He became the first African-American to be certified by Allegheny County in its program for minorities in business and formed Shelton Landscaping in 1967.

Three decades, numerous sculpted landscapes of new and restored buildings and many compliments at ribbon-cutting ceremonies later, his company won the contract to landscape the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, capping a remarkable career for Mr. Shelton, who retired in 2005. called it said Mr. nephew, Kenneth Ross of Highland Park.

would not be felt he could do more in his life than that, and strove to do what he felt was right for his fam- said his widow, Norma. stepped out on They were married Feb. 21, 1997. Mr. Shelton died at his home from complications from prostate cancer.

He was 78. Born Oct. 24, 1931, and raised in the Hill District, Mr. Shelton attended Fifth Avenue High School, graduating in 1950. He joined the Air Force as an aircraft mechanic, primarily serving in Greenland, until 1953.

The experience inspired him to later take up the hobby of flying Cessnas. But when he got back to Pittsburgh, he also abruptly returned to Earth. a garbage man for the City of Pittsburgh was one of the few jobs available when he got said Mr. Ross, who worked with Mr. Shelton.

said that Pittsburgh is one of the few cities that worked humans harder than animals. This was before the packing trucks They carried rubbish on their But Mr. drive would not stand for that. went after the American said Mr. Ross.

wanted to be what he wanted to first he just started cutting grass in the said Mrs. Shelton. he got more customers he got more comfortable in what he was doing and eventually got Mr. company went from three workers and maintenance jobs in the to more than 10 employees and contracts for building and designing landscapes. The company landscaped many projects, including the downtown of Washington, Peabody and Langley high schools; Port Authority projects and many more.

From his landscaping work, Mr. Shelton also realized his artistic talents, and after taking a few courses at the Carnegie Museum of Art, he later became its first African-American art instructor, said Mr. Ross. taught beginning drawing and painting to children, college and In addition to his nephew and his wife, Mr. Shelton is survived by daughter Kellie Shelton of Silver Spring, stepchildren Ron Paiva of the Hill District and Lisa Moran of Wilkinsburg; sister Betty Cunningham of the Hill District; and grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at West Funeral Home, 2215 Wylie Hill District. Andrew Druckenbrod can be reached at gazette.com. CHARLES H. SHELTON JR.

Oct. 24, 1931 Dec. 7, 2009 Funeral arrangements have been completed for a man who was shot to death Sunday in Penn Hills, just minutes before the shooting that killed police Officer Michael Crawshaw. Visitation for Danyal Morton, 40, will be from 4 to 8 p.m. tomorrow at Spriggs Watson Funeral Home in Homewood.

A funeral will be held at the same location 11 a.m. Saturday. Ronald Robinson, 32, of Homewood, has been arrested and charged with both killings and is being held at the Allegheny Jail. A preliminary hearing is tentatively scheduled for tomorrow. Funeral arrangements for shooting victim Cont.

on Next Page Classified Obituaries APTER JOSEPH (JOEY) Age 57, on Monday December 7, 2009; after a courageous and valiant battle with cancer and pneumonia, we are saddened to announce the loss of our beloved Joey. Beloved husband of Jodi Goldberg Apter. Father of Brandon (Tanja), Brett, and Blaine. Son of Marcella Apter and the late Allan Apter. Grandson of the late Pauline and Hyman Moravitz and Esther and Joseph Apter.

Brother of Sally (Fred) Scheeren and Linda (Jeffrey) Mates. Beloved nephew of Flo Moravitz and the late Stanley Moravitz. He leaves many loving nieces, nephews, and cousins. Visitation will be Saturday and Sunday evening at the home of his mother. Services and Interment were held in St.

Louis, MO. Contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. A service of RALPH SCHUGAR CHAPEL, INC. 412-621-8282. Send condolences at ASCHE VERNE H.

Age 95, passed away December 9, 2009; loving husband of the late Della Asche; father of Nancy (Ron) Dreese, Marlene Asche Paytas; stepfather of Lee, Rodney and Danny Burdette; grandfather of 12, many great grandchildren and one great great grandchild; also survived by many nieces and nephews. After serving in the Army during WWII along with his wife Della, they raised two children, step children and also housed 26 foster babies through the years. Verne was better known as Verne by his family and friends. He loved to garden, raising vegetables and Dahlia flowers. He loved the cottage and outdoors.

He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Prior to his retirement, he worked years as a glazier for HB Reynolds Glass Co. and belonged to Local 751 Glazier Union. He was always willing and ready to help others even at his age. He was a role model and mentor for his family and friends.

Verne attended the Allison Park Church and was active in the group. Friends will be received at the H.P. BRANDT FUNERAL HOME INC. 1032 Perry Ross 412-364-4444. on Thursday 7-9pm and Friday 2-4 and 7-9pm.

Where a funeral service will be held Saturday at Memorial contributions may be made to the Allison Park Church, or the Phipps Conservatory Send condolences at BARKER JAMES K. On Tuesday, December 8, 2009, age 95, of Monroeville, formerly of Bethel Park. Beloved husband of Nina E. Barker; dear father of Kay Rost of Sarasota, FL, Connie (Bill) Katzbeck of Gibsonia and William J. (Donna) Barker of Wilmington, NC; brother of the late Willis and Melvin Barker; also three grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Jim was a proud WWII Navy veteran and a member of Beulah Presbyterian Church. Friends received WOLFE MEMORIAL, Forest Hills Chapel, 3604 Greensburg Pike 412-731-5001 THURSDAY ONLY, 2-4 and 6-8pm where service will be held Friday 11am. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the charity of your choice. Send condolences at BAUR ROBERT K. Of Penn Hills on Monday, Dec 7, 2009, age 55.

Beloved husband of Kathleen R. Baur; father of Stacey Barker (Fred), Edward Baur (Kim) and Karla Baur; grandfather of Chelsea Barker, Casey, Tristan and Eddie Baur and Skyla Balzer. Son of Ernest and Margaret Baur; brother of Thomas Baur (Marie); nephew of Marie S. Jack; cousin of Libby Bracco; also survived by one nephew and five nieces. Rob served his country in the US Marine Corps and worked for the VA on Highland Drive for 35 years.

Friends received at McCABE INC. FUNERAL HOMES, 6214 Walnut Street, Shadyside on Thursday, 2-8 pm, where a Service will be held on Friday at 11 am. Interment private. Send condolences at BELCHICK KATHLEEN ALICE (KRAH) Of North Versailles, age 65, on Dec. 7, 2009.

Kathy was a PTA President Mon Yough Council, East Allegheny PTA, District 10. Also served on Pennsylvania PTA Board. She was an active member of St. Robert Bellarmine Church as a CCD teacher, eucharistic minister, and member of Past Presidents Parish Council. Kathy was an honors graduate of Westinghouse High School and attended Business School and CCAC.

She was a bookkeeper and office manager. Her favorite things were spending time with her husband, kids and grandchildren, dreaming of Ireland, writing poetry, shopping, collecting angels, and Dairy Queen twist cones. Kathy and Dave were married for 45 wonderful years. She was the matriarch of the Belchick family and we wish her a safe and happy trip to Heaven, which she has worked very hard to earn. Daughter of the late Raymond and Mary Alice Krah, beloved wife of David Belchick, and mother of David (Michelle Garrison) Belchick, Marci Belchick (Joshua Beas), Thomas (Emily) Belchick and Sara Belchick.

Cherished grandmother of Raymond, Ryan, Elizabeth, Abigail and Emma. She is survived by her brother Bernard (Barbara) Krah and sister Bernadette Ogurchak, sisters-in-law Gladys (Chuck) Myers, Annette (Robert and daughters) Yarnell, and Marian (John and son) Winners, special cousins Bette Menas and Jamie Azinger, beloved nieces Lesley Busch and Alissa (Craig) Miller, and nephews Brian (Sarah) Krah, Michael (Emily) Ogurchak, and Daniel (Stephanie) Krah. Her special pets are Misty, Trusty, Roxy, Gunner, Buddy, Bruno and Sookie. Friends welcome Thurs Fri 2-4 7-9 in the PATRICK T. LANIGAN FUNERAL HOME, 700 Linden Ave.

at Cable, East 412-824-8800. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Robert Bellarmine Church on Sat. at Memorial donations may be made to the Kathleen Belchick Memorial Fund at any PNC Bank. Send condolences at BROOKS PEGGY On December 6, 2009, Peggy, age 71, of McKeesport.

Wife of the late Charles Brooks; mother of Lamar A. Feagins, Nannette M. Poston (Danny), Roseanne Bost (Keith), Kevin R. Feagins (Corday), Calvin J. Feagins and Carla L.

Brooks; sister of Jack R. Stevens; also survived by 22 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, other relatives and friends. Visitation will be Friday 4-8pm at WATTS MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 808 Talbot Ave. Braddock 412-271-3880. Funeral Service Saturday 11am at the Resurrection Baptist Church, 504 4th Braddock.

Interment private. Send condolences at CACIA F. JAMES age 54, of Findlay Twp. Imperial, PA, on Tuesday, December 8, 2009. Beloved son of Jean (Schultz) Cacia and the late Roland Cacia who died April 4, 2003.

Beloved husband of Lynda (Maguire) Cacia; beloved father of Shannon Cacia; cherished grandfather of Brittany, Brooklynn, Joey and Jackson; stepgrandfather of Zach, John, Lacey, Collin and Andrew; step great-grandfather of Heath; brother of Teresa Forrester, Shirley Dillon, Nicholas Cacia, Roland Cacia, Tony Cacia, Patty Williams and Paul Cacia; 15 nieces and nephews. Family to receive friends at the WHARTON HERRICK FUNERAL HOME, Edward M. Herrick Funeral 951 Cliff Mine Road, North Fayette Imperial 724-695-7332 Friday, December 11, 2-8pm where a Blessing Service will take place Saturday, 11am followed by interment St. Columbkille Cemetery. Send condolences at COBLENTZ THOMAS E.

Age 82, of Mt. Lebanon, on Tuesday, December 8, 2009. Husband of the late Jane Louise (Mincher) Coblentz; father of Deborah (Jeffrey) Underwood, David E. (Judy) Coblentz, Susan (William) Hanlon Thomas M. (Susan) Coblentz; brother of Paul C.

Coblentz the late Ruth Peters; also survived by eight grandchildren seven great-grandchildren. There will be no public visitation. A Memorial Service will be held in the Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church on Friday at In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Saints), 810 River Pittsburgh, PA 15212 or to Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church, 3319 West Liberty Pittsburgh, PA 15216.

Arrangements LAUGHLIN MEMORIAL CHAPEL. www.laughlinfuneralhome.com Send condolences at CONN BEATRICE L. On Wednesday, December 9, 2009; Beloved wife of the late Harry M. Perrin and the late William V. Conn, MD.

Beloved sister of the late Phillip I. Lynch. Beloved aunt of Phillip I. (Lila) Lynch, MD, David A. Engel, Ronald L.

(Susie) Perrin, MD, Stephanie (Gary) Zinman and Elise (Howard) Krell. Beloved great aunt of Margaret Q. Lynch. Also survived by beloved sisters-in-law Edythe Engel and Elva Perrin, numerous cousins, CONN BEATRICE L. On Wednesday, December 9, 2009; Beloved wife of the late Harry M.

Perrin and the late William V. Conn, MD. Beloved sister of the late Phillip I. Lynch. Beloved aunt of Phillip I.

(Lila) Lynch, MD, David A. Engel, Ronald L. (Susie) Perrin, MD, Stephanie (Gary) Zinman and Elise (Howard) Krell. Beloved great aunt of Margaret Q. Lynch.

Also survived by beloved sisters-in-law Edythe Engel and Elva Perrin, numerous cousins, grand and great nieces nephews. Beatrice graduated from Chatham College. She was a Life Trustee of the former Montefiore Hospital and Trustee Emerita of the Jewish Healthcare Foundation. Mrs. Conn was the former president of Ladies Hospital Aid Society of Western Pennsylvania, a member of the Pittsburgh Athletic Association and a member of Rodef Shalom Congregation.

Services at RALPH SCHUGAR CHAPEL, 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside on Sunday at 1 PM. Visitation one hour prior to services (12 Noon 1 PM). Interment West View Cemetery of Rodef Shalom Congregation. Contributions may be made to Shady Side Academy, 423 Fox Chapel Pittsburgh, PA 15238. Send condolences at CONNELLY KATHLEEN On Monday December 7, 2009 Kathleen (Ludwig) 81, of Penn Hills.

Kay was the beloved wife of Thomas J. Connelly of 56 years; beloved mother of Lynda (Frank) Pastor, Terence (Debbie) Connelly, Gregory (Carol) Connelly, Kathy (Al) Blattenberger, Sean (Laura) Connelly; sister of Margaret Angelici, Maxine Nathen, and the late Mary Claire Arlotti; dear grandmother of Shannon, Sean, Ryan, Darren, and Meg. Kay was a 1946 graduate of Sacred Heart High School, 1949 graduate of Pittsburgh Hospital School of Nursing. Kay was a resident of Willows Presbyterian Senior Care of Oakmont where she once provided care to the many residents there. Friends will be received Thursday December 10 at BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION ALTERNATIVE SERVICE 421 Allegheny Avenue, Oakmont 2-8 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial Friday 1:30 at Saint Joseph Catholic Church Verona. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to Presbyterian Senior Care, 1215 Hulton Road, Oakmont, Pa 15139. Send condolences at CORTELLESSA VINCENT R. Of Penn Hills died Sunday, December 6, 2009 at Sunnyview Nursing Home in Butler. Mr.

Cortellessa was an Allstate Insurance agent for many years, with offices at Sears in East Liberty and the Monroeville Mall. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ada Stanely Cortellessa. Friends will be received at the HILE FUNERAL HOME, 339 Chicora-Fenelton Rd. Chicora, PA 16025 from 4 to 5 PM Friday, a blessing service will be held at 5 PM. For additional information, directions, or to send a condolence, please visit www.hilefh.com Send condolences at CRAWSHAW MICHAEL JAMES Age 32 of Shaler, whose watch ended tragically while serving on duty with the Penn Hills Police Department on December 6, 2009.

He is the beloved son of James W. and Linda M. (Lane) Crawshaw III. Brother of Matthew (Jessica) Crawshaw and loving uncle to their son, Brady Crawshaw. Dear grandson of James and Elizabeth Crawshaw Jr.

and the late Audrey and Walter Lane. Nephew of Patricia Lane, Denise Richard Kielar, Kevin Theresa Lane, Michele Kevin Maloney, Linda John Funk, Patricia Schwartzbauer, Dan Schwartzbauer, John Margaret CRAWSHAW MICHAEL JAMES Age 32 of Shaler, whose watch ended tragically while serving on duty with the Penn Hills Police Department on December 6, 2009. He is the beloved son of James W. and Linda M. (Lane) Crawshaw III.

Brother of Matthew (Jessica) Crawshaw and loving uncle to their son, Brady Crawshaw. Dear grandson of James and Elizabeth Crawshaw Jr. and the late Audrey and Walter Lane. Nephew of Patricia Lane, Denise Richard Kielar, Kevin Theresa Lane, Michele Kevin Maloney, Linda John Funk, Patricia Schwartzbauer, Dan Schwartzbauer, John Margaret Crawshaw, and the late Nancy Graham. Also survived by many cousins and dear friends.

Michael was a 1996 graduate of Shaler Area High School, a 2001 graduate of Edinboro University, and a graduate of the Indiana University of Pennsylvania's Police Academy. He was a police officer with the Penn Hills Police Department and formerly served with the University of Pittsburgh Police Department. Family will welcome friends on Wednesday and Thursday from 3-8 p.m. at SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME, 388 Center Avenue, West View. There will be a Fraternal Order of Police Service Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m.

in the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial on Friday at 10:00 a.m. in St. Boniface Church of Holy Wisdom Parish. Interment in North Side Catholic Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, family suggests donations to the American Cancer Society, PA Division, SW Region, 320 Bilmar Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205. Please pay tribute at www.schellhaasfh.com Send condolences at CUTENESE BEVERLY KATIE (JOYCE) Of Munhall, died Dec. 9, 2009, at Eldercrest Nursing Home. For additional information contact WILLIG FUNERAL HOME CREMATION SERVICES 412-664-9178 Send condolences at DOYLE JOSEPH On Wednesday, December 9, 2009. Husband of Maureen Roach; father of Geralyn Desmuke, Martin J.

Doyle and Gerard J. Doyle of Texas; five grandchildren. Arrangements by the JOHN D. SON FUNERAL HOME, 5106 Second Avenue, Hazelwood. 412-521-8116.

There will be no visitation, however, a memorial mass will be offered at a later date. Send condolences at FANTUCCI NANCY C. (MORASCA) Of Bridgeville, on Dec. 9, 2009, beloved wife of the late Joseph A. Fantucci; loving mother of Barbara (Gene) Nicholson of New Wilmington PA and the late Catherine Nassar; loving companion of David Morrison of Bridgeville; grandmother of Robert (Sabrina) Nicholson of Wellesley MA and Kimberly (Mark) Powell of Mays Landing NJ; sister-in-law of Sue Morasca; also 4 great grandchildren.

Friends received Friday in the WARCHOL FUNERAL HOME, INC. 3060 Washington Pike, Bridgeville (412-221-3333), where a Blessing Service will be held Friday at Family suggest memorials to the Special Olympics. Send condolences at FLOM DR. DAVID M. On Tuesday, December 8, 2009; Beloved husband of the late Mildred S.

Flom. Beloved father of Barbara (Dr. Stanley) Shapiro, Pesh (Dr. Steven) Katz, all of Teaneck, NJ and the late Rabbi Chaim Flom. Father-in-law of Hindy Flom of Jerusalem, Israel.

Brother of Beverly Erenbaum of Boca Raton, FL, the late Ruth Erenrich, Sylvia Rabinovitz, Martin Flom Daniel Flom. Also survived by 28 grandchildren and 41 great-grandchildren. Services at RALPH SCHUGAR CHAPEL, INC. 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside on Thursday at 1PM. Visitation one hour prior to FLOM DR.

DAVID M. On Tuesday, December 8, 2009; Beloved husband of the late Mildred S. Flom. Beloved father of Barbara (Dr. Stanley) Shapiro, Pesh (Dr.

Steven) Katz, all of Teaneck, NJ and the late Rabbi Chaim Flom. Father-in-law of Hindy Flom of Jerusalem, Israel. Brother of Beverly Erenbaum of Boca Raton, FL, the late Ruth Erenrich, Sylvia Rabinovitz, Martin Flom Daniel Flom. Also survived by 28 grandchildren and 41 great-grandchildren. Services at RALPH SCHUGAR CHAPEL, INC.

5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside on Thursday at 1PM. Visitation one hour prior to services (12 Noon-1PM). Interment Cneseth Israel Cemetery. Contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. Send condolences at FORD EDWARD D.

70, of Munhall, on Dec. 4, 2009, brother of Darla (Marlon) Thrower; host of aunts, nieces, nephews. Service today 11am CALVIN L. SHEFFIELD FUNERAL HOME INC 1125 Allegheny Ave Manchester. Interment National Cemetery of the Alleghenies.

Send condolences at FRUSCELLO PATRICK SR. On Tuesday, December 8, 2009 at the age of 86. Beloved husband of Rosina Houck for 64 years; father of Patrick Jr. (Karen) Fruscello of Bethel Park, Rosina (Tony) Zilionis of Baldwin and Frank Fruscello of Davenport, Florida; grandfather of Tony Zilionis Nicholas Fruscello, Terri Zilionis and Michael Fruscello; great grandfather of Emily and Caleb Fruscello. Patrick was a decorated WWII veteran serving with the 4th Army in the European Campaign and received the Bronze Star and Purple Heart among other awards.

Friends will be received at the JOHN D. SON FUNERAL HOME, 5106 Second Avenue, Hazelwood. 412-521-8116 on Thursday and Friday 2-4 and 6-8pm and Saturday 9am before the Mass of Christian Burial in St. Stephen parish, Hazelwood 10AM. Send condolences at GINESTRA ETTORE F.

On Monday, Dec. 7, 2009, Ettore F. Ginestra, 85, of Clairton. Beloved husband of the late Rose A. (Milas) Ginestra father of Martin, Linda, Mary Ann and David (Jan) Ginestra; grandfather of Emily and Alexander Ginestra; brother of Ada DiMattia and Lee Ginestra; nieces nephews.

Predeceased by brother Hugo. Friends received at the A.J. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME, 555 5th Clairton, PA 15025; 412-233-5700 Thursday 1-4 7-9pm. Mass of Christian Burial Friday at 10am in St. Clare of Assisi Church, Reed Clairton.

Send condolences at GRACE VERNA M. (BALL) Age 79, of the Hill passed away suddenly December 6, 2009; wife of the late Cornelius C. Grace mother of Cornelius C. Grace Jr. and Kelly Grace Griffin; sister of Lorraine Arnold, Gretta Hall, Henrietta Carter, Jettie Williams and Joel Ball; also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Verna was a proud U.S. Army Veteran and a retiree from the Pittsburgh Board of Education. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Arrangements by SAMUEL J. JONES FUNERAL HOME.

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