Obituaries

Marline Frost Ewing

June 8, 1932 - July 17, 2014

Marline Frost Ewing

Marline (Frost) Ewing, 82, of Sewickley and a long-time resident of Ben Avon, died peacefully on Thursday, July 17, 2014.  She was the wife of the late James F. Ewing, III; beloved mother of Eric F. Ewing, Kristin E. Bahner and the Rev. Patrick S. Ewing (Becky); sister of Mary Schopmann (Charles) and Christine Leykam; loving grandmother of David and Heather Bahner, Caitlin and Lauren Ewing, and Ashley and Andrew Ewing; also survived by two great-grandchildren, Lilly and Logan Castillo; six nieces and eight nephews.  Mrs. Ewing was a graduate...

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Robert Elder “Mike” Duff

June 28, 2014

Age 87, on Saturday, June 28, 2014, peacefully with family.  A 12 year resident of Masonic Village at Sewickley, formally of Ben Avon Heights and Brentwood, PA.   Husband of the late Mary Elizabeth Dewar Duff.  Father of Amy Duff Zeffiro (Timothy) and Robert Elder Duff, Jr. (Donna).  Six incredible grandchildren, Sarah Dewar Zeffiro, Hannah Zeffiro Doolan (Jonathan), Rebekah Duff Zeffiro, Susanah Crowley Zeffiro, Erin Genise Duff & Robert Elder Duff, III.  Also nieces and nephews Katie Duff Simonson (Fred), Nancy Duff Hazen...

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Jean Campbell (Menzemer) Fryer

January 21, 1923 - June 23, 2014

Jean Campbell (Menzemer) Fryer

Jean Campbell (Menzemer) Fryer, 91, of Avalon, died Monday, June 23, 2014. She was the beloved wife of 68 years to Robert J. Fryer; dear mother of Diane M. Lux (John), of Niantic, Conn., and Donna J. Fryer, of Avalon; sister of the late Violet and Arthur Menzemer; sister-in-law of Louise McWilliams, the late Claire Menzemer and Lawrence Fryer; and is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. until time of services at 11 a.m. Saturday at the McDONALD-LINN FUNERAL...

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Shirley Ann Hyre Nine

July 23, 1936 - June 18, 2014

Shirley Ann Hyre Nine

Shirley Ann (Hyre) Nine, 77, of Bellevue, died on June 18, 2014.  Wife of the late Jack Nine;  beloved mother of Jacqueline Miller (Paul) and Elizabeth Bupp; grandmother of Garrett, Justin and Julie Miller and Brandon Bupp; great-grandmother of Halle; sister of Peggy, Ray and Jim; also survived by several beloved nieces and nephews.  Shirley was a member of the Bellevue Council, served on the board of Friends of the Library and was an active member of the Red Hat Ladies and Greenstone United Methodist Church.  She will be dearly missed by...

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Norma S. Grande

January 4, 1933 - May 25, 2014

Norma S. Grande, 81, of Ben Avon died on Sunday, May 25, 2014 unexpectedly. Norma was a retired ALCOA employee and lifelong resident of Ben Avon.  She was the loving daughter of the late Nicola and Theresa Grande; sister of Betty Kmetik and James Grande; also the late Elizabeth, Joseph, Tristan “Pete” and Mary Grande; aunt of James (Kathy), Frank (Eileen) and Alan (Carol) Grande; Rob and Karen Kmetik; great aunt of Kristy (Ken) Meier, Kevin, Jenny, Michael, Caroline, Jacob and Therese Grande.  Norma enjoyed hosting family parties...

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Richard N. Thompson

September 5, 1928 - May 18, 2014

Richard N. Thompson

Age 85, of Hampton, formerly of West View, on May 18, 2014.  Richard N. Thompson, beloved husband of 63 years to Elsie L. Thompson; brother of the late William, John, James, Robert and Harry Thompson; also survived by several nieces and nephews.  Mr. Thompson was a Korean War Veteran having served in the U.S. Army, a retiree of Carnegie Museum and an avid classic car enthusiast.  Friends received on Tuesday from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at the McDonald-Linn Funeral Home, Inc. 529 California Ave. Avalon where services will be held Wednesday at...

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Joseph F. East

October 26, 1924 - May 4, 2014

Joseph F. East, 89, formerly of Bellevue, died on May 4, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Catherine “Kay” East;  loving father of Diana Hyde (Kim) and Donna Graham; dear grandfather of Lynn, Jean and Joseph Hyde and Julie and Jonathan Graham; brother of the late Catherine Hillard; also survived by special friend Joe Rocco, Jr. and many nieces and nephews.  Mr. East was a WWII veteran having served in the U.S. Navy earning five battle stars and was the owner of Spare Time Crafts in Bellevue.  Friends will be received on...

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Mannis “Rich” Cannon

March 19, 1943 - April 24, 2014

Mannis “Rich” Cannon

Age 71, formerly of Avalon, on April 24, 2014.  Mannis “Rich” Cannon, beloved companion to Candice Dobson; loving father of Christine Plenge; brother of Patricia Fortunato, Geraldine Forbes, the late Judy Weber and Gail Christian; grandfather of Cadence and John Adam; also survived by many nieces and nephews.  Friends received *NOTE CHANGE OF DAY* Monday, from 2-4 & 6 until time of services at 8 p.m. at the McDonald-Linn Funeral Home, Inc. 529 California Ave. Avalon.  Family suggests memorial contributions to the American...

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Joyce Elaine “Mimi” George

July 27, 1954 - April 22, 2014

Joyce Elaine “Mimi” George

Age 59, passed away April 22, 2014, in Alice, Texas. Joyce was born July 27, 1954, in Bellevue, Pennsylvania to Clifford A. and Dorothy M. Frazier. Joyce worked in the medical field as a home provider for many years. She was known to put others before her, enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren and loved them dearly. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and aunt and will be dearly missed by all who knew her. She was preceded in death by her father, Clifford A. Frazier. She is survived by her husband,...

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Lois Bright Bauer

January 26, 1927 - April 21, 2014

Age 87, of Kilbuck Twp., on April 21, 2014.  Lois Bright Bauer, wife of the late Harold F. Bauer; mother of Alan Bauer (Margaret) of Kilbuck Twp.; loving grandmother of Joshua, Jessie, Creek and Peyton.  Friends received Thursday, April 24, 2014 from 4 until 7 p.m. at the McDonald-Linn Funeral Home, Inc. 529 California Ave. Avalon.  Services and interment will be private.

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