Obituaries

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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Carl E. Wiedenhofer, Jr.

August 21, 1934 - July 11, 2016

Carl E. Wiedenhofer, Jr.

Age 81, of Avalon, on July 11, 2016.  Carl E. Wiedenhofer, Jr., Beloved husband of Arleen (Dugan) Wiedenhofer; dear father of Carl (Melinda), Robert (Theresa) Wiedenhofer, Maryann Abbott (Frank), David Wiedenhofer and Barbara Ann Huckestein (James); loving brother of Maryann Klein; also survived by 12 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren expected.  Friends will be received on Wednesday from 2-8 p.m. at the McDonald-Linn Funeral Home, Inc. 529 California Ave. Avalon.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be...

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Robert H. Hill

June 11, 1919 - July 10, 2016

Robert H. Hill

Robert H. Hill, 97, of Emsworth, died peacefully Sunday, July 10, 2016. He was a son of the late John Harold and Ruth (McVicker) Hill; beloved husband of the late Ada (Sacunas) Hill; loving father of Wayne Hill (Anne), of Portland, Ore., and the late Scott Hill; stepfather of Mark Herman (Marion), of Napa, Calif.; brother of Richard Hill (Helen), of Waynesboro, Eleanor Hill Smith (George), of Orwell, Ohio, and the late Harold Hill, Virginia Hill Smith and Dorothy Hill; grandfather of Amelia and Preston Hill; also survived by many nieces and...

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Genevieve Haws Weir

August 18, 1924 - July 9, 2016

Genevieve Haws Weir

Age 91, of Pittsburgh, on Saturday, July 9, 2016 of natural causes.  Born on August 18, 1924 to parents Henry Jason and Maud Elsie Haws in Boulder, UT, she was preceded in death by husband William Weir and siblings Leland (Golda) Haws, Otto (Idona) Haws, Neta (Heber) Poulson, Ila (Jess) Winn, Fay (Neal) Jepsen, and Adria Haws. Genevieve Haws grew up in Boulder, UT and attended college at Brigham Young University.  She moved to California where she met Bill Weir.  Bill and Genevieve married in 1949 in Las Vegas and moved to Bellevue in the...

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Robert “Bob” Erdner

August 19, 1958 - June 14, 2016

Robert “Bob” Erdner, 57, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 14, 2016. He was the son of Dolores Erdner-Scheuring the late Warren “Pete” Erdner. Bob takes with him a piece of each of his siblings hearts, Warren “Pete” (Patricia), Charles (Kathleen), Karen (James) Sproul, Dennis, Kathleen and Lori (Frank) Presto. Bob loved being “Uncle Bob” to his numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 24th with services at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 25th at...

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Thomas Rutter Loch

August 3, 1927 - June 15, 2016

Thomas Rutter Loch

Age 88, of Avalon, on June 15, 2016.  Thomas Rutter Loch, beloved husband of Mary Charlene (Ryan) Loch; loving father of Lynn Wardle (John) of Narragansett, RI and Leslie Bauer of Ohio Twp.;  grandfather of Ryan, Kyle and Meghan Wardle, Bret Verzi and Luke Bauer; great-grandfather of Nolan, Birdie, Chloe and Maisie; brother of Robert Loch (Linda) and the late Richard Loch (surviving Barbara).  Mr. Loch was a WWII veteran having served in the U.S. Navy, an Assistant Operations Office for 37 years with Mellon Bank retiring in 1985 and a very...

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Raymond John “Bud” Quigley

October 7, 1935 - June 5, 2016

Raymond John “Bud” Quigley, 80, of Avalon, died Sunday, June 5, 2016. He was the beloved husband of Barbara Keir Quigley; dear father of Linda Sozanski (Robert), of Avalon, Terence, of North Hills, Patrick (Carol), of Charleroi, Kevin (Jennifer), of Virginia Beach, Va., and the late Michael Quigley; loving grandfather of Julie, Amy, Stephanie, Elizabeth, Kathryn, Alyse, Michelle, Maura, Kelsey, Nathanial and Jacob; and is also survived by six great-grandchildren. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at...

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Dorothy M. Horst

May 4, 1923 - May 27, 2016

  Age 93, of Ben Avon, on May 27, 2016.  Dorothy M. Horst, wife of the late Rev. Frederick Joseph Horst; loving mother of Kathleen Baker (Dayne) and Barbara Gusew (Jack); also survived by 5 grandchildren, Jennifer Petrantoni (Carl), Jessica Bucci (Peter), Emily, Alison and Jonathan Gusew; 1 great-granddaughter, Sophia Petrantoni; two step-grandchildren, Bethany and Andrew; and two step-great-grandchildren, Drake and Leland.  Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents Burleigh H., Sr. and Letha M. Powell Craig, a brother Burleigh H....

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Maxine Brink Erdner

January 20, 1925 - May 15, 2016

Maxine Brink Erdner, 91, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 15, 2016. She was the fifth of 10 children born to Maxwell and Gretta Brink. She was married to Irwin “Irby” Erdner, who passed away in 1996. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister. She took such a great interest in the lives and welfare of all and will be sadly missed by all who know her. She leaves three children, Maxine (George) Thomas, Lynn (Rebecca) Erdner and John (Christine) Erdner, as well as eight grandchildren and five...

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Gordon E. “Junior” Bryant, Jr.

March 31, 1948 - May 13, 2016

Gordon E. “Junior” Bryant, Jr.

Age 68, of Avalon, on May 13, 2016.  Beloved husband of Mary Grace Bryant; devoted father of Stacey Hedgepeth (Quinton) of West View and Shawn Bryant (Elizabeth Campione) of Wilkins Twp.; loving grandfather of Blake and Brady Hedgepeth and Peter Bryant; dear brother of Eva Carson, Carol Nuss (Art), Joyce Roman, Patty Heizer (Jerry) and the late Thomas and Charles Bryant and Gloria Dolan; fun loving uncle of many nieces and nephews.  Junior was an avid Harley Davidson Rider and loved the outdoors.  He was a great father and touched many...

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