March 7, 1958-July 8, 2016
Of Red Lion, PA formerly of Upper St. Clair, PA passed away Friday, July 8, 2016, at York Hospital, after a battle with cancer, at the young age of 58. Darlene was born March 7, 1958, in Pittsburgh, PA. Daughter to late James and Gladys Walker; sister of the late Deborah Walker Kania; she is survived by her son and daughter, Justin and Crystal Walker; brothers, James, Timothy, Robert and Edward Walker; sisters, Diana Scarfo, Doreen Walker; best friend, Mary Haberkorn; grandchildren, Trinity, Ethen, Gillian, Gracin, and soon to be baby Walker. Darlene touched the hearts and enriched the lives of many children throughout her career as a Speech and Language Pathologist for Lincoln Intermediate Unit for over 20 years. She was a strong independent woman, who you could not help but notice. She was famous for her dark tan and long fingernails. She loved her son and daughter and their children more than anything else in this world. Her strength and perseverance was a role model for all those who knew her. Her memory is carried on by the family she leaves behind. Memorial contributions may be made in the memory of Darlene S.Walker through www.gofundme.com/2a76cuec
Of Gotha, FL, on Friday, April 17, 2015, age 57. Beloved wife for 34 years of Christopher Griesmer; loving daughter of Louis and Louise Cohen, formerly of Upper St. Clair; sister of Tracy Dorsey, Amy Leymeister, Keith Cohen and John Thomas; daughter-in- law of William and Gretchen Griesmer; sister-in-law of W. Keith Griesmer, Paul Griesmer, Gretchen Smarto, Ann Henney, Charles Griesmer and Jean Buttignol; special aunt of Melissa Dorsey; also many nieces and nephews; and her two "boys", Harley and Domino. Patti worked for CNA Insurance for 27 years. Friends will be received on Saturday, May 23, 2015, from 3 - 6 p.m. at the DAVID J. HENNEY FUNERAL HOME, 6364 Library Road, South Park, PA 15129. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Western PA Humane Society, 1101 Western Ave., Pgh., PA 15233. davidhenneyfuneralhome.com
Passed away on February 8, 2014 in Houston. Jeff was born in San Tome, Venezuela, the son of Thomas F. Bickham and Celina Conde de Bickham, both of whom preceded him in death. Jeff and his family moved from Venezuela to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1972 and to Houston in 1980. Jeff graduated from Sam Houston State University and the University of Houston Law Center and at the time of his passing was an attorney working in his own private practice. Left to grieve his passing are his wife, Carleen, his children, Brandon, Sydney and Connor, his brothers and sisters, Jonathan, Jacqueline, David, Thomas, Jr., and Jennifer, his aunt, Marcelina Conde de Lopez, his uncle, Salvador Conde, and his cousin, Luis Lopez Conde, and numerous, nieces and nephews, brother and sisters in law, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends in the United States, Venezuela and other countries. Visitation will be Monday, February 17, 2014 at 6:00 p.m., with a service at 7:00 p.m., at Klein Funeral Home, 16131 Champion Forest Drive. The funeral service will follow on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 2:00 p.m., at Grace Presbyterian Church, 10221 Ella Lee at Sam Houston Tollway. Oh dearest husband, father and brother, you with the golden and tender heart, God's precious gift, selfless and unassuming, the void you have left will never be filled, we commend you to the Lord in faith and the hope that we will see and be with you again. You weren't heavy, you were our brother.
Of Gambrills, Maryland, 55 years of age, passed away unexpectedly on October, 22, 2013. Lori was born in Buffalo, New York to Frank and Nancy (Reed) Wittlake. Lori graduated from Upper St. Clair High School in Upper St. Clair, PA. She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Penn State University and a Master of Science degree in Nutrition & Hospitality from the University of Alabama. She worked as a registered dietician and was employed by The Johns Hopkins Weight Management Clinic, The University of Maryland and The St. Joseph Medical Center for Eating Disorders. She taught nutrition courses at the Howard County & Anne Arundel County Community Colleges. She has also worked in restaurant management for several local restaurants, and as an agent and customer relations manager in real estate. She is survived by her husband Dr. John H. Wiersema of USDA Agricultural Research Service in Beltsville, MD; daughters Katherine G. and Kelly N. Wiersema, both residing in the New York Metropolitan area; mother Nancy Wittlake of Ocala, FL; sister Susan Wittlake McDowell (Brian) of New Bern, NC; sister Sandra B. Wittlake of Gambrills, MD; niece Molly McDowell of New Bern, NC.
Peters Twp., on Tuesday, January 29, 2013. Beloved Son of June L. Ormiston of Upper St. Clair and the late William C. Ormiston; Loving Brother of Dr. Thomas (Mary Jo) Ormiston of Davis, CA and Susan (Roger) Christ of Vienna, VA; Caring Nephew of Carolyn (Richard) Young of Minneapolis, MN; uncle of Cleya, Laurel, and Lynnea Ormiston of Davis, CA, Stacy Christ of Seattle, WA, and Virginia, Ingrid, and William Christ of Vienna, VA. Steve attended Davis-Elkins College in Elkins, WV. He loved fishing, camping, and being in the outdoors. He was a potter and an artist. Steve had a love for people and will be dearly missed by his family. Arrangements cared for by BEINHAUERS (724-941-3211). A Memorial Service to Celebrate His Life will be held on Saturday at 4 p.m. in Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2040 Washington Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15241. The family requests donations in Steve's memory to Westminster Presbyterian Church or Heifer International, 1 World Ave., Little Rock, AR 72202 (http://heifer.org/).
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, succumbed to cancer at his home surrounded by his family, on October 20, 2012. Jeff is survived by his loving girlfriend of 10 years, Natasha Sakharova; so...n Trevor Rice; daughters, Lesley Rice, Courtney Rice, and Daria Sakharova; mother, Joan Rice; sister, Jennifer (Doug) Kepreos; brothers, John (Mary Jane) Rice, Joe (Patricia) Rice, and Jim Rice; grandchildren, Timothy and Grace; and many loving nieces and nephews. Jeff was a loving father, grandfather, brother, and friend to all. Jeff was preceded in death by his father, John Rice. Jeff was an accomplished carpenter and pirate ship builder for 30+ years. Jeff was a hard worker, free spirit, and his light heartedness and sense of humor was infectious to those who had the privilege of knowing him. A Memorial Service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, October 25 at St. Louise de Marillac Parish, E. McMurray Road, Upper St. Clair, PA.
David Land, of Charlotte, died July 7, 2011. Mass Tuesday 11am, St. Matthew Catholic Church. Heritage Funeral Home, Weddington Chapel entrusted.
Age 53, of Upper St. Clair and South Fayette Townships, passed onto his reward for a good life on Saturday, February 26, 2011 at St. Clair Hospital. He was a son of Lois Jean Vodzak and the late Sylvester "Pete" Vodzak; beloved twin of Dennis Vodzak; brother and friend of Bill, Gary (Michelle), Cindy (George) Morgan, and Keith (Debbie); uncle, friend, and mentor of Billy Vodzak; beloved uncle of Kayla and Carly Vodzak, and Tori Morgan; nephew of Edward (Dolly) Vodzak, Irene Kusmira, Robert (Betty) Vodzak, Ann (Larry) Arch, Betty Hofer, Charles (Debbie) Brown, and Bill (Mary Ann) Brown; cousin to many Brown and Vodzak descendents around the country; "Dad" to his yellow Lab, Harley; and friend to everyone. Daryl was someone you just had to love. He was the original good guy with a quick smile and a big heart. There is nothing he wouldn't do to help family members, friends, and the occasional stranger. He was so well known in the south hills area that neither he nor his twin could go anywhere without hearing a "Hey Daryl" He graduated from Upper St. Clair High School in 1976 and went on to a long career of auto body work and construction. Daryl was a lifelong hunter and fisherman who loved to share his passion with both family and friends. He will be missed terribly, but know that all of us are proud to have known and loved him. Funeral arrangements by BEINHAUER-FRYER. Friends welcome at 430 Washington Ave., Bridgeville, 412-221-3800on Sunday from 4-8 p.m. and Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday 1 p.m. in St. Louise DeMarillac Church. Interment Mt. Lebanon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, 800 Waterfront Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Funds in Daryl's memory will support the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy's watershed conservation work in the Upper Allegheny/Clarion River region. Please add or view tributes at: www.beinhauer.com.
Steve was born on December 23, 1957 in Pittsburgh, PA. Lived in USC. Steve spent a short time in the Army and ended up in Utah in the late 70s. Steve was working in Utah and skiing as much as he could in the winter. On his way home from Lake Powell on Memorial Day in 1982, Steve was ejected from the passenger seat of a friend's car in a single-car roll over accident and he broke his neck. Steve was paralyzed from the neck down due to the accident. He spent the next 26 years in and around Berkeley California, managing his quadriplegic disability by hiring attendants, volunteering at the Berkeley Center for Independent Living, attending Oakland Athletics baseball games and hanging out in Berkeley ... a city that has many outstanding resources for persons with disabilities. Steve passed away on July 3, 2009 from complications due to 26 years of quadriplegia.
Pamela Curry Binotto, age 49, of McMurray, on Saturday, July 12, 2008. Beloved wife of Gary Binotto; daughter of Vincent and the late Ruth (Erickson) Curry; loving mother of Jennifer (Eli Taylor), Leah, Keally, and Brianna; grandmother of Ayrianna, Jordyn, and Jaydon; sister of Richard (Roberta) Curry, Paul (Sharon) Curry, and Jonathan (Beth) Curry; daughter-in-law of John Binotto, Sr. and the late Mary Binotto; sister-in-law of Larry Binotto, Jeanine (Bill) Smith, and John (Nancy) Binotto. Also surviving are several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Funeral arrangements by BEINHAUERS. Friends welcome at 2828 Washington Road, Peters Township, 724-941-3211, Tuesday 2-4 and 6-8 PM. Additional visitation will be held Wednesday from 9 AM until the time of Blessing Service at 11 AM. Interment in Queen of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Family.
Mrs. Ripley, age 48, of Huntersville died Wednesday February 21, 2007 at her residence. Born May 13, 1958 in Ottawa, Canada she was a daughter of Gordon Baxter of Indiana and the late Theresa Baxter. A homemaker, she loved playing the piano, reading, gardening, crocheting and substitute teaching at Lake Norman Charter School. She was a graduate of Upper St. Clair High School Class of 1976, graduated from Allegheny College in Meadville, PA in 1980 and was a member of Skybrook Fellowship.
Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 P.M. Saturday February 24 in the Chapel of Raymer Funeral Home with Rev. David Corley and Rev. Tim Watson officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m.
Sarah had a deep love for her family, friends and Lord. She leaves to cherish her memory her husband, Robert David Ripley, son, Robert Michael Ripley, daughters, Lauren Elizabeth Ripley and Christine Katherine Ripley all of Huntersville, sisters, Barbara of PA and Karen of MO.
Memorials may be made to Skybrook Fellowship, 13016 Eastfield Road, Suite 200-212, Huntersville, N.C. 28078.
Arrangements by Raymer Funeral Home, Huntersville, NC.
David Leibeck, of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida passed away suddenly on Friday morning, July 2, 2004. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, son of the late James and Barbara Leibeck. David was a United States Air Force veteran. David was employed as a Union Representative by The International Association of Machinists.
David is survived by two devoted children, Jennifer L. Leibeck and David James Leibeck, Jr.
Of Upper St. Clair, age 46, on Thurs., May 6, 2004, beloved wife of Edward D. Klym, loving mother of Berit and Aleen Klym, daughter of Aleen and Gordon Mathews, sister of Dr. Richard Mathews of Upper St. Clair, Dr. David Mathews of Honolulu, HI and Janice Shea of Indianopolis, IN. Julie received her B.S. from Penn State University and her M.S. from Boston University. She was a member of St. Clair Country Club, Delta Delta Delta Sorority, the Upper St. Clair Community Foundation, and the Epilepsy Foundation Board. Funeral Arrangements by BEINHAUERS, Friends welcome at 2828 Washington Road, Peters Twp. (724) 941-3211 Sun. 6-8pm. A Memorial Service will be held at Christ United Methodist Church, 44 Highland Rd., Bethel Park Mon. 11am. Interment will be private.
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Mr. White, 46, of Charlotte, NC, passed away November 11, 2003. Erik was born in Pittsburgh, PA, and was the son of Leona Z. White and the late Wilbert R. White.
He is survived by his, sisters Diane T. White, Paulette S. Hacker and Karen W. Gross, as well as nephews, Elliot, Sheldon and Evan and nieces Ellery and Ashley.
Your family and friends know you are at peace now, Erik.
Of Brookline, suddenly on Sat. Jan. 4, 2003; son of the late James W. and Phyllis; nephew of Thomas E. Carryer of Upper St. Clair; dearest friend of Debra Mamula of Naples, FL. Friends may call at FRANK F. DE BOR FUNERAL HOME, INC. 1065 Brookline Blvd., 412-561-0380 Wed. only 2-4 & 7-9 pm. Interment and services private. www.deborfuneralhome.com
HILTON HEAD ISLAND -- Josephine Rita Sgro, 41, of Hilton Head Plantation, died June 28 at Hilton Head Medical Center. She was born in Upper St. Clair, Penn.SURVIVORS: her parents, Rocko Peter and Olga Mary Controguerra Sgro of Hilton Head Plantation; two brothers, Rocko Richard Sgro of Hilton Head Island and William Patsy Sgro of Atlanta.VISITATION: 6-8 p.m. Friday at The Island Funeral Home.MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Francis Catholic Church, burial in Pittsburgh, Penn
Of Dallas, Texas. Bob was the USC Class of 1976 "Most Likely to Succeed" male. He attended Emerson College in Boston and then worked in the hotel, travel and restaurant businesses. At one point he owned a restaurant in Chicago. He always maintained a love of film and theatre.
TAMMARA K. HESCH, 40, of Littleton died Sept. 30. Services were Oct. 6. Mrs. Hesch was born in Houston on May 15, 1958. She married Steven Hesch, 1988, and was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband; sons Spencer, Chet, both of Littleton; sister Murian Kay of Evergreen; parents Chester and Camilla Stone of Mexico.
Kevin passed away due to cancer.
Fort Lauderdale CPA Kimberly Monique Manolas died of cancer at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami on Monday. She was 33.
Ms. Manolas grew up in her native Pittsburgh and was a graduate of Upper St. Clair High School. She moved to South Florida 14 years ago and earned an accounting degree from the University of Miami in 1981.
Her sister, Karen Catalano of Thousand Oaks, Calif., said Ms. Manolas operated her Kimberly Manolas Certified Public Accounting firm out of her Fort Lauderdale home and was planning to rent office space when she discovered she had cancer a short time ago.
Ms. Manolas was active in numerous organizations, including the Broward Women In Network, the Sunshine Wellness Center, Professional Women in Business, the Business and Professional Group of Fort Lauderdale, where she was a membership vice president, and Leadership Hollywood.
In addition to her sister, Ms. Manolas is survived by her mother, Valerie Manolas of Pittsburgh; father, Nicholas of Reddington Shores; a brother, Keith of Pittsburgh; and two other sisters, Shawn Manolas and Stacey Manolas, both of Pittsburgh
Mark passed away in a car accident on Painter's Run Road.
Stacey Ann Bradford, born July 17, 1958, died in an auto accident in winter, 1974, approaching her 16th birthday. An unpretentious, yet buoyant soul who exuded considerable beauty, kindness, and understanding, in life she was a light for her friends and family. In death, as an organ donor her eyes brought light into a world of darkness for two persons; and in dreams she has been an inspiration for her brother's life. Her parents started a college scholarship in her name at Westminster Church, and she is survived by many dear friends of the class of '76, her grateful parents and devoted brother, Ken, USC class of '72.