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In 1875, the Slater Family began a tradition of caring service and value that has continued through four generations. For us, caring for the families in our community is our commitment. We have extended that commitment over the years by offering the convenience of three locations to better serve the South Hills area. While we value our traditions, we are embracing new changes for the future to provide more than you expect from a funeral home.

We take pride in providing the highest level of service with compassion and dignity. We continue to serve the community with hometown traditions as well as specialized services for individualized faiths. See our Services Page for more information.


Our Obituaries

Rosemary H. Linsley

December 4, 2017

Rosemary H Linsley, of Upper Saint Clair, PA. Having lived a remarkable life spanning more than 102 years — 102.5 to be exact — Rosemary Houlihan Linsley decided it was time to take the hand of the angel and cross the threshold to join her husband Louis "Dutch" Linsley, her two sisters, Helen H. Aikman and Dorothy Foster Crow, along with numerous friends, whose passing preceded her own. ...
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Raymond Priest, Jr.

April 19, 1924 - November 17, 2017

Passed away November 17, 2017, at the age of 93. Ray was born in Dearborn, MI, on April 19, 1924, and raised in St. Louis, MO. Ray spent 31 years in the US Air Force, enlisting for WWII and through Korea and Viet Nam. Captain Priest married Marine Lt. Antoinette Willard, in 1956 in Tampa, FL. Ray retired from the USAF in 1974, and sold life insurance until he was 78. They lived in Louisiana,...
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Thomas G. Eddy

November 10, 2017

Age 60, of Peters Twp., passed away on Friday, November 10, 2017. He is survived by his loving children, Caneel M. and Riesen T. Eddy and their mother, Cynthia M. Eddy; beloved son of the late Thomas R. and Mary Jane (Secreto) Eddy; beloved brother of John (Cynthia) Eddy, Marianne (Dave) Eddy, Margaret (Jim) Smith. Also survived by his loving companion, Courtney Wiegand; and many nieces, nephews...
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Carol Ann (Deyber) Kaiser

November 8, 2017

Age 78, of Upper St. Clair, passed away on Wednesday, November 8, 2017. Beloved mother of Kathy (Jeff) Hoffmann and John Daniel Kaiser; dear grandmother of Jeffrey and Madelyn Hoffmann; loving cousin of Jan McNamara and Kevin Gallagher.
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Norma Wandrisco Very

November 7, 2017

Norma Wandrisco Very Formerly of Upper St. Clair, Sewickley, and the North Hills of Pittsburgh, Norma died peacefully on Tuesday morning, November 7, 2017. She was 84 years old. A woman of great faith, Norma was the daughter of Clem and Martha Anne (Pickel) Wandrisco of Mount Washington. She was the beloved wife of the late Donald L. Very, Esq., and loving mother and grandmother of six...
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Jack Meili, Jr.

November 4, 2017

Jack Meili John Jacob ("Jack") Meili, Jr., of Bethel Park, died on November 4, 2017. Jack was born on March 9, 1929 in North Bergen, New Jersey, the only child of John, Sr. and Emma Meili. He was the valedictorian of his high school in Weehawken, New Jersey and earned his bachelor's degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He then worked for Westinghouse as an electrical engineer,...
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Benito Cirillo

October 29, 2017

Age 83, of Upper St. Clair, passed away on Sunday, October 29, 2017. Beloved husband of 47 years of Maria (Farina) Cirillo; loving father of Maria Cirillo (Mark) Cedar and Joseph Cirillo; cherished Nonno of Benjamin and Julia Cedar; beloved son of the late Maria (Costa) and Giuseppe Cirillo; beloved brother of Antonia Gullo, Antonio (Giavanna) Cirillo and the late Nicola, Vincenzo, Domenico,...
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Emmy L. Bower

September 19, 2017

Age 90, of Bethel Park, beloved wife of the late George H. Bower; loving mother of Susan (David) Barillari, William (Sunny) Bower, Mary (Mark) Sheats, Wendy (Rob) Helbig and Kathryn (Benjamin) Banks; loving Grandma Emmy of Zoe, Joseph, Jon, David, Douglas, Jeffrey, Stephany and Samantha; cherished Great-Grandma Emmy of Katherine Susan. Emmy was a member of the Sweet Adelines and sang in the...
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Gloria M. Diluiso

August 2, 2017

Age 83, of Mount Lebanon, passed away on Wednesday, August 2, 2017. Beloved daughter of the late Raphael and Josephine (Volendino) Diluiso; loving sister of Virginia (Douglas) Lazar and the late Frances C. Baker; beloved aunt of David, Gregory, Heather, Erich, Nocole, Paula, Stephen, John, Joanna, and the late Lary, Jr.; also survived by 13 great-nieces and nephews. NO VISITATION. A Memorial...
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Kimberly Derby Sweitzer

June 26, 2017

Kimberly Derby Sweitzer Age 58, of Upper St Clair, suddenly on Monday, June 26, 2017. Devoted wife of David Sweitzer; loving mother of Matthew Sweitzer; dear daughter of Edward Derby and Nancy Dahma Alviani; sister of Corinne (William) Gruber and Tammi (John) Boris; sister in law of Wanda (Bob) McCubbin; niece to Alfred Dahma, Linda Jackman, and Diane Forrester; numerous nieces, nephews and...
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Walter Hnatiw

June 10, 2017

Age 69 of Upper St Clair, on Saturday, June 10, 2017. Beloved husband of 40 years to Susan (Blair) Hnatiw; son of the late Joseph & Maria; brother of Ben and Joseph Hnatiw, Irene Kinder and Mary Ann Metz, and the late Michael ; uncle of Michelle Kinder and Sara Hnatiw; brother in law to Betsy Sebastian; cousin of Andrew Kura.
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Helene Marie Brandy

May 20, 2017

Suddenly on Saturday, May 20, 2017, age 25, of Coraopolis and until recently, Upper St. Clair, was tragically taken from us in a kayak accident. Helene is the very loved daughter of Kathie Benz Brandy and Bruce A. Brandy; cherished granddaughter of Heidi and Joe Benz, Jackie and John Komidar, and the late Ruth and George Brandy. She is also survived by her loving brother, Nicholas J. Brandy; and...
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Steve Rippe

May 20, 2017

Age 88, of Pittsburgh, on Saturday, May 20, 2017. Beloved husband of the late Teresa (Coyne) Rippe; dear father of Stephen A. Rippe and Teri (Alan) Jones; loving grandfather of Stephen M. Rippe; brother-in-law of Margaret (Coyne) (late Jack) Krest. Steve was a Korean War Navy Veteran and a retired printer with the Pittsburgh Press.
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Rick Hendrickson, Ph.D.

May 1, 2017

Age 61, of Bethel Park, passed away on Monday, May 1, 2017. Beloved husband of 40 years of Carol (Schmidt) Hendrickson; loving father of Cara (Jon) Deemer and Chelsea (Jonathan) Pittek. Loving Papa of Kailey and Noah Deemer, Kora and Odin Pittek (arriving August 2017). Beloved son of Joan and the late Virgil Hendrickson; son-in-law of Fred and the late Shirley Schmidt; brother-in-law of Jim ...
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Samuel J. Cancilla

April 25, 2017

Age 88, of Upper St. Clair, formerly of Baldwin. Passed away on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, beloved husband of the late Rita (Sample) Cancilla; loving father of Janine (Tim) Garvin, Joseph (Tracey) Cancilla, and Lisa (Dan) Wehrle; loving grandfather of Amy, Nick, Sammy, Tony, Anna, Marisa, Delaney and Kevin; beloved brother of Anna Heaps and Grace Fischer; also survived by nieces, nephews, and many...
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Roger Galilei

April 3, 2017

AGe 59, of Bethel Park, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, April 3, 2017. Beloved husband of 35 years of Karen (Pegnato) Galilei; loving father of Jessica (the late Joe) Cullinan, Christopher Galilei and Lara Galilei; beloved son of Frank and the late Margaret Galilei; loving brother of Gary (Debra) and Frank (Cheryl) Galilei; also survived by five nieces and nephews, two grandnieces and one...
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James D. Bowden

March 17, 2017

Age 71, of Mt. Lebanon, formerly of Uniontown and Stamford, CT and Raleigh, NC, passed away on Friday, March 17, 2017. Beloved husband of 32 years of Roberta S. (Royer) Bowden; loving father of Daniel R. Bowden; beloved brother of the late Bob (surviving spouse Diana) Bowden. James served in the US Marine Corps as a Sergeant during the Vietnam War and was employed in automotive sales, retiring...
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Adele Coletta

March 16, 2017

Passed away on Thursday, March 16, 2017, of Bethel Park. Beloved mother of Gina (Regis) Hoffman and Jeanette (the late Randall) Mallick; loving Nonna of Kira, Katie, Christian, Matthew and Maria; cherished Great-Nonna of Benny; predeceased by two sisters and two brothers. also survived by nieces and nephews. Adele retired from the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare as a caseworker, and ...
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Emerson A. Gillooly

March 16, 2017

Age 84, of Mt. Lebanon, on Thursday, March 16, 2017. Beloved husband of 52 years of Catherine (Veard); also survived by many nieces and nephews. And preceded in death by six brothers and sisters. Emerson was a graduate of Point Park University with a degree in communications. He had a fine singing voice and loved classical music.
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Frank Kohler

March 11, 2017

Of Upper St. Clair, beloved husband of the late Dorothy "Dottie" Kohler; son of the late Frank and Mary Kohler of Lawrenceville; brother of the late Robert J. Kohler (Dorothy); and dear father of Frances A. Tucker (Jerry), Maribeth K. McCarl (Jim), Carole K. Al-Qaisi (Maad), Dr. Paul F. Kohler (Donna), Janet S. Lloyd (Mike) and the late Michael F. Kohler; grandfather of Paul and Jay Tucker, Matt ...
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Frank L. "Chip" Keller

March 6, 2017

Age 53, of Upper St. Clair, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, March 6, 2017. Beloved husband of Lynda (Sullivan) Keller; loving father of Brian (Diane), Matt, and David Keller. Also survived by Lynda's children, Laura and Robert L. Plummer; cherished grandfather of Nathan and Owen; beloved brother of Kathleen Louder, Lawrence Keller and the late Kenneth Keller and Carol Natalie; also...
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Ruth Marie Wentland

February 22, 2017

Ruth Marie Wentland Age 90, of Pittsburgh, on Wednesday, February 22, 2017. Daughter of the late Charles and Constance Perczak Wentland. Loving sister of Lois (Jack) Klingler, the late Charles Wentland, late Rita Wentland, and the late Betty Bryer. Aunt of Jack (Michelle) Klingler, Jim (Joann) Klingler and Jan (John) Kinol.
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Daryl J. Campbell

February 15, 2017

Age 65, of Davie, Florida, formerly of Bethel Park, passed away suddenly, on Wednesday, February 15, 2017; beloved daughter of Jeanne (Campbell) Koski and the late C. Donald Campbell; loving sister of Dianne (Doug) Hall; stepdaughter of the late William V. Koski; loving niece of Elizabeth Dorgan, and the late Marjorie Baxter and Harry Connors.
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Lois M. Giesman

February 14, 2017

Lois M Giesman Age 83 of Bethel Park on Tuesday, February 14, 2017. Beloved wife of the late Lawrence W Giesman; daughter of the late Leroy and Elizabeth F Snyder Watkins. Loving mother of William (Mary Jo) Giesman, Keith Giesman, Beth (Jim) LeMieur, Bonnie (James) McPeak, Robert (Karen) Giesman and Kenneth (Jill) Giesman. Grandmother to Kiersten, Ryan, Bethany, Nicole, Andrew, Danielle,...
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Mary Conti

February 3, 2017

Passed away peacefully on Friday, February 3, 2017, at the Grand Residence in Upper St. Clair. Born in Wilmerding, she was the daughter of the late Sam and Elizabeth Brizzi of Ardore, Italy. Mary was preceded in death by her loving husband, Domenick Conti and her sister, Theresa Osikowicz. She is survived by daughters, Linda Conti, Virginia (Richard) Deasy, Donna (Guy) Reed; and grandchildren,...
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Elizabeth J. Paros

January 3, 2017

Age 90, of South Park, passed away on Tuesday, January 3, 2017. Former spouse of the late Walter Yablonsky; loving mother of Walter L. and the late Michael T. and Susan E. Yablonsky; cherished grandmother of Michael (Kerri) and Jennifer (Brad Lancaster) Yablonsky; loving great-grandmother of Iris and Ruby; sister of the late Esther Paros and Bertha Fecsen; loving aunt of William Wojcik, John,...
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Doris Jean Roehm

December 26, 2016

Age 83, of Bethel Park, peacefully on Monday, December 26, 2016. Beloved wife fro 63 loving years of the late Howard A. Roehm, who died April 6, 2016; dear mother of Sharon L. (Barry) Johnson, Nancy J. (Larry) Sullivan and Lynn E. (Candi Robinson) Roehm; grandmother of Brooke J. (Broc) Sleek, Sarah B. (Brady) Schreyer, Jim B. (Emily) Johnson, Shannon J. and Benjamin L. Sullivan; great...
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Judith A. McGall

November 29, 2016

Age 76, of Upper St. Clair, on Tuesday, November 29, 2016. Beloved wife of William McGall; daughter of the late Julius C. and Frances Santek Jankowski; niece of the late Anthony "Red" Santek; cherished cousin of Marlene McGrady, Janet Greenwald, Tony, the late Jim, Chuck and Ray Santek, cousins of the McGrady and Willard families.
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Bernard James Doman

October 29, 2016

Age 89, of Castle Shannon, peacefully with his family by his side on Saturday, October 29, 2016. Beloved husband of the late Marcella R. Doman. Loving father of Bern, Barbara Roney and Michael. Proud grandfather of Michael, Christopher (Jocelyn), David, Matthew and Allison. Brother of the late Milton, Norbert and Robert. The family would like to thank the entire staff of the Grand Residence for...
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Anthony "Tony" Lucia

October 21, 2016

Of Bethel Park, on Friday, October 21, 2016. Beloved husband of Margaret (Lauso); dear father of Dominic (Pamela) and the late Roseann Lucia; loving grandfather of Adam (Lisa DiAngelo) Slinchak and Kathryn Lucia; brother of Lorenzo Lucia of Italy; also many loving nieces and nephews. Tony was a carpenter for Local Union 142 and was involved in real estate. He was also a 53 year member of St....
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Adelaide Mary Ulicny

October 3, 2016

Adelaide Mary Ulicny—(nee Danahey) Age 89, formerly of Bethel Park, PA, passed away Monday, October 3, 2016, in Youngstown, Ohio after a long illness. Born in Pittsburgh, Pa. , daughter of the late Emmett Danahey and the late Stella (Van Audenhove) Danahey Cherished wife of the late, Paul T. Ulicny,Sr. Beloved Mother of, Estelle (Christopher) Mackenzie, Paul(Mari) Ulicny, Kevin Ulicny,...
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Pauline R. "Redick" Masley

September 7, 2016

Age 91 of Robinson Township, and recently of Friendship Village of South Hills on Wednesday, September 7, 2016. Beloved wife of the late Steve Masley, Jr.; loving mother of Steven M. (Debra) Masley; grandmother of Joshua (Kelly) Masley and Seth Masley; great grandmother of McCauley. Preceded in death by five brothers and one sister. Her joy in life was to be the first to share and rejoice in...
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Phyllis M. Sciarretti

August 31, 2016

Age 76, of Bethel Park, on Wednesday, August 31, 2016. Beloved mother of Marcus, Michael, Jr., and Matthew; loving partner for 47 years of Mike Episcopo, Sr.. Also survived by many loving friends, neighbors and her special pets Beau, Louie, Lucy and Santa. "God needed a new Personal Trainer".
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Lucy Esther Spring

August 11, 2016

Lucy Esther Spring, of Upper St Clair, returned to the Universal Oneness of God's loving spirit on Thursday, August 11, 2016. Born in Boston in 1919 to Elsie and Benjamin Selvitelle, she was the eldest of 7 children and is survived by her siblings Helen, Theresa and Henry. Lucy's devoted marriage to Frank Spring, Sr. lasted 52 years, raising with her loving husband their five children: Joyce ...
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Juanita (Sindel) Fodor

March 11, 2016

On Friday, March 11, 2016, of Bethel Park, formerly of Pittsburgh. She is survived by her devoted husband, George Fodor, of 53 years; her daughters, Martha Wiegand and Carolyn Daniel (John); and grandchildren, Georgia Daniel, Trevor Daniel, Gemma Wiegand and Royce Wiegand. Juanita graduated from Westminster College and received her Master of Fine Arts from Carnegie Mellon. A music teacher in the...
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Anna M. Bernhardt

November 19, 2015

On November 19, 2015. Beloved wife, Ann, mother and grandmother, passed away. She was 84 years old. She leaved behind her husband, Horst of 33 years; her children, Robert (Vicki) Rajnovic and Jill (Brad) Larson; her stepchildren, Heike (Charlie) Perugino and Kirstin (Allan) Klutch; six grandchildren; and sister, Eileen (Jerry) Boehm. Preceded in death by her first husband, Robert Rajnovic;...
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Madeleine M. Muehlman

June 18, 2015

Age 93, of Bethel Park, on Thursday, June 18, 2015. Dear mother of Michele A. (George) Rose and the late Bruce Muehlman (surviving spouse, Dona); loving grandmother of Jennifer M. Sander, Michael Muehlman and Scott R. (Jean) Rose; great-grandmother of Bradley Muehlman, Jilian and Nathan Sander; also many nieces and nephews. In addition to her son, Madeleine was preceded in death by her parents;...
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Martin Hess

June 18, 2015

86, of Upper St. Clair, on Thursday, June 18, 2015. Beloved husband of the late Ines Arrondo Hess; son of the late Eugene and Elsa Kahn Hess. Father of Inez Hess of McCandless, Caroll Ersek of North Hills, and Philip (Marika) Hess; grandson Steven Hess and many nieces and nephews. Martin was a generous, hardworking and kind man with a huge heart. He supported his family here and abroad. He...
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Helen C. Baczkowski

September 17, 2014

Age 88, of Pittsburgh, PA on Wednesday, September 17, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Walter T., Sr.; dear mother of Walter T. Baczkowski, Jr.; loving grandmother of Benjamin, Madalyn, and Joseph; sister of Irene (Stephen) Zemba; also many loving nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her sisters and brother, Clara Olup, Dolores Nowak, and Edward Wrublewski. Helen worked with the Polish...
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Anthony J. "Butch" Donati

August 13, 2014

Age 70, of Castle Shannon, suddenly on Wednesday, August 13, 2014. Beloved husband of 47 years of Jean (Corbett) Donati; loving father of JIll (Ken) Martin, Leslie (Michael) Malloy, and Allison (Matt) Dillon; cherished Pap Pap of Isabelle, Amanda, Ryan, Erin, Jackson, and Charlie; beloved brother of Michael, David (Kim) Donati and their children, Kaitlin and Nicholas, Annette (Mike) Andre and...
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Regina (Hoffman) Mahony

August 11, 2014

Age 85, of Bethel Park, on Monday, August 11, 2014. Beloved wife of Raymond C. Mahony, Jr.; loving mother of Denis (Patty), Richard (Cathi) Cynthia (Neil) Sopp and Kenneth (Raquel) Mahony; grandmother of 11; sister of Jerry, Raymond, Eugene Hoffman, Rosemary Stadler, and the late Marion, Richard, Joseph and Eileen. Regina was a loving mother and grandmother and a member of the St. Thomas More...
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Margaret "Peg" Kachurik

March 14, 2014

Age 95, of Bethel Park, on Friday, March 14, 2014. Beloved wife of the late George Kachurik, Jr.; loving mother of Carol (Jim) Schaffer and Sandra Antonucci; daughter of the late August and Anna Koch; sister of Sue Renton and the late Elmer, Bob, Joe, Mildred, Clair, and Mary; grandmother of Jeff (Tammy), Mark (Lisa), Jay (Dottie) Schaffer, and Heather (Charlie) Garin; great-grandmother to Andrew...
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John W. Greiner

May 20, 1930 - September 13, 2013

Age 83, of Bethel Park, on Friday, September 13, 2013. Beloved husband for 62 years of Martha (Legas); loving father of Gemma Greiner-Holeczy, Galen J. (Eileen) Greiner and Christal (Christopher) Greiner-Chaney; proud grandfather of Alexia (Matt) Rozmus-Mogavero, Montana Rozmus, Maximus Chaney, Mariel Chaney, Caroline Greiner, Courtney Greiner and Emmeline Chaney; great-grandfather of Gunnar...
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Beverly M. Jandt

September 20, 1940 - September 13, 2013

Age 72, of Bethel Park, on Friday, September 13, 2013. Loving mother of Debbie, Susie Jandt, and Diane (and the late Brian) Dalansky; sister of the late Milton Reinhart and Raymond Reinhart. Beverly was a devout Catholic and Eucharistic Minister. Friends welcome Sunday 2-4 & 6-8 at FREYVOGEL SLATER FUNERAL DIRECTORS, 112 Fort Couch Road (opposite Macy's South Hills Village). Mass of Chrisitian...
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Robert D. Cox

September 2, 2013

Robert D. "Bob" Cox 66, Pittsburgh, PA, on Monday, September 2, 2013. Beloved son of the late Chester and Genevieve Wisniewski Cox. He is survived by many cousins and friends who will mourn his passing. Mr. Cox was a longtime resident of Main Stay Life Services. Friends welcome Friday 3-7:00pm in Freyvogel-Slater Funeral Directors, 112 Fort Couch Road (Opposite Macy's South Hills Village) Bethel...
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