Obituaries

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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Dorothy M. Onorato

May 26, 1925 - September 21, 2016

Age 91, of Bellevue, peacefully, on September 21, 2016; Dorothy Mae Onorato, wife of the late Dominic J. Onorato; devoted mother of Jack H. Onorato and Diane O. Heinauer; loving grandmother of Michael C. Onorato, Chirsten O. Irwin (Daniel), Justin C. and Daniel R. Heinauer; great-grandmother of Nahla Mae; sister of Harold Gordon (Carol) and the late Louis Gordon and Rosemarie Homa; also nieces and one late nephew.  Friends received on Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the McDonald-Linn Funeral Home, Inc. 529 California Ave. Avalon, where...

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Charles Preston Esson, III

October 8, 1939 - September 10, 2016

Charles Preston Esson III, of the North Side of Pittsburgh, died Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016, at Manor Care. Charles was born Oct. 8, 1939, in Pittsburgh, to his proud parents, Charles and Garnet Esson. Chuck was a graduate of Oliver High School. Chuck was a kind and generous man with a quick wit and laugh. He enjoyed playing the accordion, loved music and enjoyed sports. He especially liked going to see the Pittsburgh Pirates play. Chuck will be greatly missed by all who knew him, especially his longtime girlfriend, Patricia O’Neil....

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Gustave A. Skultety

February 11, 1918 - September 3, 2016

 Age 98, of Avalon. On Saturday, September 3, 2016;.  Beloved husband of the late Margaret E. Skultety.  Father of Linda Jean McNeil (William), of Ben Avon,  G. Wayne Skultety (Lee)  of Gibsonia and Marsha Cheuvront of Lancaster, PA.   Brother of Leonard P. Skultety of Pittsburgh.  Also survived by four grandchildren, three great grandchildren and one great great grandson.  Also many nieces and nephews.  Private graveside services will be held Tuesday, Sept 6th    11:30 am at Allegheny County Memorial Park.  Arrangements by...

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Samuel J. “Pap” Conway

August 17, 1928 - August 30, 2016

Age 88, of Ben Avon, on Tuesday, August 30, 2016.  Samuel J. “Pap” Conway, beloved husband of Darlene (Gray) Conway; dear father of Dana S. Gladd (Ed), Diane J. Winter and the late Samuel “Tiger” Conway; grandfather of Jason (Kelda), Jessica (Dan), Audra (Dave), Jeffrey, Shane, Gabrielle, Jake (Kym), Katie and the late David and Ben; Brother of Mary Emma Zahn and the late Frances; also survived by nine great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and loving friends and family.  Friends received on Thursday from 2-8 p.m. at the...

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Viola E. Roberts Vogel

August 27, 2016

Vogel Viola E. (Roberts) Age 93, of Avalon, on August 27, 2016.  Viola E. Roberts Vogel, Wife of the late Regis Vogel; dear mother of Carole Naegelen, Shirley Marengo, Regis Vogel, Jr. and Alan Vogel (Helen); Sister of the late Cecil Roberts Charlotte Downs, Betty McLaughlin and Edward Roberts; also survived by 8 grandchildren,12 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews;  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 be held on Wednesday at 10...

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Helen Anne (Jones) Ealy

August 18, 2016

Helen Anne (Jones) Ealy, of Sewickley, formerly of Ohio Township, passed peacefully Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, after a long illness. She was the devoted wife of the late Morford Ealy; beloved mother of Sherry Dinnen (Gary McMillan) and Robin Shellenberger (Dan); loving sister of Phyllis Shaw; grandmother of Joshua Munn, Myles Dinnen, Kevin Blackwell and Allison Blackwell; and great-grandmother of Patrick, Kayla, Jonathan and Ava. Friends received from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. Monday at MCDONALD-LINN FUNERAL HOME INC., 529 California Ave., Avalon....

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Albert Happ

January 22, 1949 - August 7, 2016

On Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016,  age 67,  of McKees Rocks, PA  Beloved husband of JoAnn  DiPofi Happ  Father of Michelle Lynn Happ and Amanda Marie Cieslak (Jeff) all of McKees Rocks.  Brother of Gregory Alan Happ (Molly) of Hadley, PA.  Dear son of Theresa (Grace) and the late Albert Happ Jr. of Avalon.  Also survived by four grandchildren;  Bobby, Lyndsey,  Jeffy and Brady Cieslak and one nephew Gregory Alan Happ, Jr.  Friends will be received at the McDonald-Linn Funeral Home, Inc. 529 California Avenue, Avalon on Monday...

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James R. Chappel

July 22, 1930 - July 16, 2016

Age 85, of Ohio Twp., born July 22, 1930, passed away on July 16, 2016 surrounded by his loving family.  Beloved husband of 52 years to Audrey J. (Owens) Chappel; loving father of Robert (Donna), Terrie, Thomas (Mary Beth), James and Timothy Chappel; dear grandfather of Scott, Wesley, Joshua, Sarah, Jonathan, Liz and Bobby; great-grandfather of Gavin, Blake, Landon, Arabella and Maddox; brother-in-law of Bob (Rosie), Doris, Dink, Tom (Linda) and Bill (Eleanor) Owens; brother of the late Frank Chappel; also survived by many nieces and...

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