Obituaries

Delores M. Zabawsky

October 16, 1929 - May 22, 2015

Delores M. Zabawsky

Age 85, of Avalon, went to be with the Lord on May 22, 2015. Delores M. Zabawsky, daughter of the late Carmen Viglotti and Lee Constance Reed and stepdaughter of the late John Reed. She is survived by her beloved husband of 64 years, Joseph Zabawsky;  loving mother of one daughter and two sons, Sandy DePauw and husband Andy of San Diego, Steve Zabawsky and wife Suzanne of Chicago and Joe Zabawsky and wife Sorojini of Sommerset; Dear grandmother of Ryan, Stephanie, Joey, Jeffrey, Zachary, Cameron and Trinity; She was preceded in death by one...

read more

William J. Hudspeth, Jr.

May 8, 1985 - May 21, 2015

  William J. Hudspeth, Jr., Age 30, of Emsworth, died unexpectedly, on May 21, 2015.  The son of William J., Sr. and Elizabeth (Fitch) Hudspeth; also survived by his maternal grandparents, Ralph and Betty Fitch; aunts, uncles and cousins.  Bill enjoyed riding motorcycles and repairing automobiles.  Friends will be received on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 from 6-8 p.m. at the McDonald-Linn Funeral Home, Inc. 529 California Ave. Avalon.  Services and interment will be private.

read more

Craig Bruce Dickson

April 9, 1952 - May 19, 2015

Age 63, died of a sudden illness on Tuesday, May 19, 2015.  Born April 9, 1952, he was the son of the late Joseph “Rome” and Elsa Dickson.  Craig was a 1970 graduate of Avonworth High School and a lifelong resident of Emsworth.  He is survived by his loving partner in life, Jeanne McMahan and her daughter Lesley (Harry) Allison; a brother, Joel Dickson (Scotty); also survived by many loving relatives and friends.  Craig was a kind soul who always thought of others first. He was a lover of music, cars, motorcycles and a...

read more

Dorothy (McCrea) Frazier

November 21, 1925 - May 2, 2015

  Age 89, of Ohio Twp., on Saturday, May 2, 2015.  Dorothy McCrea Frazier, wife of the late Clifford A. Frazier; beloved mother of Linda Wible (George) of Ohio Twp., Donna Frazier of Aliquippa, Jeffrey Frazier (Rebecca) of Ohio Twp. and the late Joyce George; also survived by 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.  Mrs. Frazier volunteered with the North Boroughs-Sewickley Area Meals on Wheels and was an active member of the Mt. Nebo Presbyterian Church where she served as an elder, secretary and organist amongst several other...

read more

Jack Leff

February 16, 1944 - April 23, 2015

On Thursday, April 23, 2015, following a courageous fight with illness. Jack Leff, age 71, of Ross Twp., formerly of Squirrel Hill. A graduate of Taylor Allderdice High School (1961) and University of Pittsburgh, Masters degree (1981). He was preceded in death by his parents, Mildred and Herman Leff of Squirrel Hill. He is survived by a daughter, Laura Studebaker (Adam); and two sons, Jonathan Matthews Leff and Tyler Matthews Leff; a sister, Nancy Leff; and his former wife, Mary Jo Matthews; mother-in-law,  Josephine Matthews; nephew, Joseph...

read more

Robert C. Adams

June 30, 1946 - April 22, 2015

Passed peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, age 68, of Emsworth, PA. Loving husband of 45 years to Michele; son to Clyde Adams, Vernon and Catherine Gallagher; father to Erin (Mike) Joyce, Sean (Lindsay) Adams, Ryan Adams, and Megan (Christopher) Butsko; Pappy to Adam, Anna, Allison, and Michael Joyce, Riley and Shane Adams, and Benjamin and Jack Butsko. The deceased served the North Hills School District for 33 years as a teacher and Principal/Administrator and as a Local Registrar for the Pennsylvania Department of Health,...

read more

Geraldine M. “Gerri” Searight

December 25, 1951 - April 2, 2015

On Thursday, April 2, 2015, at age 63, Geraldine M. “Gerri” Searight, passed away unexpectedly at her home in Brighton Heights.  She was a daughter of the late Lynn and Johanna (Madl) Searight; beloved mother of Matthew, Joe and Kaira Searight; sister of William F. (Virginia) and the late Lindley (surviving, Joanne) and Ralph Searight; also survived by four grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Gerri was an employee of Allegheny General Hospital where she worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse and Three Rivers Imaging as an...

read more

Jane Poole Crossland

January 15, 1923 - March 29, 2015

Jane Poole Crossland quietly slipped through the morn that man has never seen March 29, 2015. Born at the foothills of Chestnut Ridge in Connellsville, her travel through life included, graduated from Bellevue High School; worked at screw and bolt; married in Arizona; worked and volunteered at Suburban General Hospital; and enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a member of Little Hill United Methodist Church in Franklin Park. She will be joining her beloved husband, Albert W. Crossland; her parents, Florence and Correll J....

read more

Ruth F. Sonnet

November 27, 1919 - March 18, 2015

Age 95. On March 18, 2015, Ruth passed away peacefully in her Ben Avon home of 70 years.  She now joins her beloved husband, Henry, who left this world two years ago, after 66 wonderful years of marriage.  Ruth is survived by her devoted daughters, Sheila and Pamela, who lovingly cared for her these last few years;  and by her loving sons, Thomas (Anne), Richard (late Patty), Robert (Louise). Daniel (Sara), and Bernard (Elaine).  Ruth adored her grandchildren and always found an excuse for a treat or an outing:  Benjamin (Karen), Evan...

read more

Catherine M. Steigerwald

May 7, 1924 - March 6, 2015

Age 90, of Hollywood, FL, formerly of Avalon, on March 6, 2015. Catherine M. Steigerwald, wife of the late George M. Steigerwald; dear mother of Kathleen J. Pollacci (the late “Chuck”), Bonnie Marshall (James) and the late George R.. Steigerwald (Rita); sister of the late Clarence Barton, Eleanora Phillips and Robert Barton; also survived by several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Friends received Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the MCDONALD-LINN...

read more