Obituaries

JoAnn Haslett

June 20 1931 - November 21, 2016

JoAnn Haslett

Age 85, of Ross Twp., peacefully on Monday afternoon, November 21, 2016. Beloved wife of the late Elvin E. Haslett; dear mother of Jeffrey (Debra) Haslett and Susan Haslett;  also survived by two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Family and friends are welcome for visitation on Friday from 2 until 8 p.m. at the McDonald-Linn Funeral & Cremation Service, LLC, 529 California Ave., Avalon, Pittsburgh, PA  15202, 412-766-7000.  Services will be held Saturday morning at 10 a.m. at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be...

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Catherine “Cathy” Elizabeth (Gorman) Loop Johnston

April 20, 1930 - November 13, 2016

Catherine “Cathy” Elizabeth (Gorman) Loop Johnston

  Catherine “Cathy” Elizabeth (Gorman) Loop Johnston on November 13, 2016 rests peacefully with the Lord at the age of 86.  She is proceeded in death by her husband, Kenneth W. Loop (1964) and William M. Johnston (1997).  Cathy is survived by her eight children; Kathleen Loop Slaney (Chuck), Karen Loop Lewis (Don), Kristine Loop Hovan (Eric), William Johnston (Cathy), Barbara Graham (Keith), Patricia Clark (Ed), David Johnston (Cheryl) and Donna Martineck (Rudy); also survived by 15 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Cathy...

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Mary Ruth Rager Hauser

April 17, 1931 - October 31, 2016

Mary Ruth Rager Hauser

Mary Ruth Rager Hauser, died peacefully in Good Samaritan Hospice, Wexford, PA on Monday, October 31, 2016 at the age of 85.  She resided and raised nine children in Glenfield, PA for over sixty years before staying at Concordia Residential Care in Franklin Park.  Mary Ruth is is reunited in heaven with her husband Charles Bernard Hauser (1994), son Joseph Hauser (1956), daughter Gloria Jean Hauser (2000), and adoptive mother Marie Stern Stiger (1994). She is survived by her children Charlene and (Jim) Freund ofEconomy; Rose...

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Ida (Hailstone) Smith

February 14, 1926 - October 28, 2016

Of Bellevue, peacefully on Friday evening, October 28, 2016. Beloved wife of the late Ralph “Bud” Smith; proud mother of Robert (Karen) Smith and Lynne (Michael) Lubbert and the late Mary Ann Smith; cherished grandmother of Leanna (Ryan) Bird; great-grandmother of Elijah Howard Bird. Ida was a retired employee of Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, recently volunteered at Marian Hall Personal Care Home of Mt. Assisi. In lieu of flowers, donations, if desired, can be made to Greenstone United Methodist Church, 939 California...

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Harold L.G. Deily

July 12, 1929 - October 19, 2016

Harold L.G. Deily

Age 87, formerly of North Side, Ben Avon Heights and Mercer, PA., Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at Edinboro Manor in Edinboro, PA.  Son of Lathen G. and Marie M. Deily, preceded in death in 2014 by his beloved wife of 57 years, Mildred M. Deily; father of Harold A. Deily of Ben Avon and Sandra L. Deily of Edinboro; grandfather of Blaine Wolukis; brother to Jim, Janet, Ruth, Grace, Wilma and Ina; also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.  A 1948 graduate of Oliver High School, Mr. Deily served as owner and operator...

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Barbara (Fry) McCaffrey

October 19, 1931 - October 17, 2016

Barbara (Fry) McCaffrey

McCaffrey, Barbara (Fry), 84, of Prospect, Pa, passed peacefully on October 17, 2016 surrounded by her family and friends. Loving Wife of Thomas McCaffrey; Cherished Mother of Thomas (Jody) McCaffrey, Steven (Tracey) McCaffrey and Michelle McCaffrey McLaughlin; Devoted Grandmother of Lucas (Laura) McCaffrey, Michael McCaffrey, Casey McCaffrey, Stevie McCaffrey, Kylie McCaffrey, Mitchell McLaughlin and Rachel McLaughlin; Blessed Great-Grandmother of Charlotte McCaffrey and Amelia McCaffrey; and Devoted Sister of June Kelly. A memorial service...

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Mary Helen Costello Corbett

October 5, 1930 - October 7,l 2016

Age 86, formerly of Avalon, passed away on October 7, 2016. She is survived by her brother. Charles Froehlich and his daughters.  Both of her husbands are deceased; William A. Costello and Lawrence J. Corbett.  She is survived by two sons; William C. (Elaine) and Robert M. Costello (Susan) and a daughter Marianne Facemire (Donald).  Also a step-daughter, Mary Suzann Gremaldi.  Mary’s life was brightened by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Thank you to all friends and relatives that visited her, especially Bonnie and Paul...

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Betty Hinds Mueller

November 17, 1920 - October 2, 2016

Betty Hinds Mueller

  Age 95, of Ross Twp. On Sunday, October 2, 2016.  Betty Hinds Mueller; mother of Robert H. Mueller (Randi) of Ross Twp., Susan H. Mueller of Avalon and Beth Ann Gillespie (Terry) of Ross Twp.; sister of Carol H. Speicher (Donald); grandmother of Breanne, Marissa (Eric) and Terry (Mary), also survived by three nieces, Sally Speicher, Diane Maxwell and  Lisa Papageras and one nephew, D.R. Mueller.  Friends received on Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the McDonald-Linn Funeral Home, Inc. 529 California Ave. Avalon, where services will...

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Marcelina (Ortiz) Mendoza

October 22, 1930 - September 25, 2016

  Of Avalon, Born October 22nd, 1930, Vega Alta, Puerto Rico, Peacefully went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on September 25, 2016.  She was preceded in death by her daughter, Eunice Gambaro.  She is survived by her sons; Hamilton (Kathie) Gambaro, Higinio (Karen) and David (Cathy) Mendoza; four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and three great great-grandchildren. She was an active member of Bethel Assembly of God of Pittsburgh, PA.  She attended and graduated from the Latin American Bible Institute in New York...

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Elizabeth “Liz” Fitch Hudspeth

January 15, 1965 - September 24, 2016

Elizabeth “Liz” (Fitch) Hudspeth, 51, of Emsworth, died unexpectedly Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016. She was the beloved wife of William J. Hudspeth, of Emsworth; loving daughter of Betty and Ralph Fitch; and dear sister of Glen Fitch. She was preceded in death by her son, William “Billy” Hudspeth Jr.; and father-in-law, William L. Hudspeth. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the McDONALD-LINN FUNERAL HOME INC., 529 California Ave., Avalon. Services and interment will be private. In lieu of flowers,...

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