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Darin Balliard

Aug 30, 1971 - Nov 03, 2023

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Monongahela, PA

Darin Balliard, beloved son, brother, and uncle, died Friday, November 3, 2023 after a long and valiant fight with cancer. He was the son of the late G. Bennett Balliard and Patricia Resnik Balliard who survives; brother of Laura Balliard Easley, G. Evan (Nicole) Balliard, and Bradley (Jaime) Balliard; and Uncle DD to his sweet niece, Savannah Easley. Darin was a 1989 graduate of Ringgold High School and a 1995 graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He was kind and compassionate, and a ...Read More

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Helen Zelinski

Dec 13, 1925 - Feb 27, 2024

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Monongahela, PA

Helen Zelinski, 98, of New Eagle, died Tuesday, February 27, 2024 at the Residence at Hilltop, Monongahela. She was born December 13, 1925 in Sykesville.Mrs. Zelinski graduated from Sykesville High School and played on the girls basketball team. She was a former custodian at the First Presbyterian Church in Monongahela. Mrs. Zelinski was a member of St. Andrew the Apostle Parish in Monongahela, the New Eagle AARP and the New Eagle Community Action Group. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, baking, and vacationing with her family every year. She is survived by a son, John (Joan) Zelinski of Pipe Creek, Texas; daughter, Mary Ann Zelinski of Charleroi; two grandsons, Jason and Jarrod Zelinski; and a great granddaughter, Jacy Zelinski; many nieces and nephews.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John J. Zelinski who died November 3, 1998; and a brother, Art Molnar.Friends will be received on Saturday, March 2, 2024 from 1-3 PM in the Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where a blessing service will be held at 3:00 PM. Interment will be private in the Monongahela Cemetery.Memorial contributions may be made to Washington Area Humane Society, P.O. Box 66, Eighty Four, PA 15330. Photo Album #recaptcha-container label {display: none}Upload a PhotoLabel: *Image: *Gallery:Obituary Photos Required Confirmation: Upload Gallery Image$(function () {$('#ugallery').unitegallery();});

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Guido Craig Fronzaglio

Sep 09, 1964 - Feb 26, 2024

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Monongahela, PA

Guido Craig Fronzaglio, age 59, of Donora, PA, was called home Monday, February 26, 2024, at Penn Highlands Mon Valley Hospital in Monongahela, PA with his loving family by his side. He was born September 9, 1964 in N. Charleroi, PA Surviving to cherish his memory are his parents Richard and Marie Fronzaglio; his three daughters Elizabeth (Carmen) Lorenzo, Allissa (Adam) Fronzaglio, Abby Layne Fronzaglio, and their mother Nancy Fronzaglio; his grandchildren Carmen III and Carina Lorenzo; and his sister Lisa (Deana) Day. Guido is preceded in death by his brother, Edward Brizzi; his mother, Laura Smith; and his mother-in-law Janet Brandemarte Arrangements have been entrusted to the Anthony L. Massafra Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Inc., 40 Second Street Extension, Donora, PA 15033 (724) 379-6900 where the family will receive friends on Thursday, February 29, 2024 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Prayers will be recited in the funeral home on Friday March 1, 2024 at 9:30 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Andrew the Apostle Parish Donora Campus at 10:00 AM. To share a condolence please visit www.massafrafuneralhome.com

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Michele Massafra

Jun 17, 1963 - Feb 22, 2024

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Monongahela, PA

Michele Massafra, age 60, of Monongahela, PA, passed away Thursday, February 22, 2024,at her home with her loving family by her side. She was born June 17, 1963 in N.Charleroi the daughter of the late Edward Zukow and the late Irene Wise Zukow. Surviving to cherish her memory is her husband Richard Massafra; a daughter, Dena Massafra; a son, Nathan (Aimee) Massafra; four grandchildren, Logan, Dominic and Abigail Trilli and Brecken Massafra; also several brothers and sisters. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Anthony L. Massafra Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Inc., 40 Second Street Extension, Donora, PA 15033 (724) 379-6900 where the family will receive friends from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Monday, February 26, 2024. Funeral services will follow at 8:00 PM. Private interment will take place at the convenience of the family. To share a condolence please visit www.massafrafuneralhome.com

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Debora A. Kino

Feb 05, 1956 - Jan 29, 2024

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Monongahela, PA

"Debora A. Kino, 67, of Brownsville, PA, passed away on Monday, January 29, 2024 in Penn Highlands Mon Valley Hospital, Monongahela, PA with her family by her side. Debora was born on February 5, 1956 and raised in Thompson 2, the daughter of Steven and Adeline (Wajda) Kino. She is preceded in death by her father. Debora retired from the United States Army where she served as a MASH nurse. She continued her nursing career at the Brownsville Hospital and SCI Fayette and Greene. She was a member of the American Legion Post 940 and Daisytown Athletic Club. Debora is survived by her husband, William Zelina, children, Jodi Paul and husband Shawn of Beaver Falls, PA, Nicole Rodgers and husband William of Beaver Falls, PA and Ginelle Michael and husband Charles of Uniontown, PA, grandchildren, Corey, Max, Lily, Amelia and Toufie, sister, Joanne Monovich and husband Joe, and nieces and nephews, Scarlett, Joe Jr, Laura, Jordan, Cameron and Luke. Friends and family will be received in the DeGusipe Funeral Home and Crematory, 65 N. Gallatin Ave., Uniontown, PA, Stacey A. Dolfi, FD on Friday, February 2, 2024 from 3:00 - 5:00 PM. A service will be held in the funeral home at 5:00 PM. Interment is private. Military rites will be accorded by the Amvets Post 103 at the funeral home, on Friday at 5:00 PM."

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Gwendolyn G. Simmons

Jun 14, 1926 - Jan 26, 2024

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Monongahela, PA

Gwendolyn G. Simmons died on January 26, 2024, in Monongahela, Pennsylvania. She was a native of Hampton, Virginia, and the daughter of the late Rev. Dr. I. G. Gladden, a Baptist minister, and Mrs. Elsie Harris Gladden, a teacher.She attended the public schools of Hampton and graduated as an honor student from the George P. Phenix School. She enrolled in Virginia Union University in Richmond and graduated with honors. Subsequently, she attended Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts where she received her Master of Arts degree. She completed postgraduate studies at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin.She was appointed Instructor at Allen University in Columbia, South Carolina and was later appointed Assistant Professor and Faculty Secretary. She taught there until her appointment as Associate Professor at South Carolina State College in Orangeburg, South Carolina.She married Paul A. Simmons, who at the time of his death was a retired United States District Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania. Following the birth of her first child, Paul Jr., she retired as a college professor. After she and her family moved to her husband’s hometown of Monongahela from the Carolinas, she became an active civic volunteer.She believed in service and that life’s greatest reward is in benefitting the lives of others. She especially believed in supporting the growth and aspirations of young people.Over the years she volunteered her support to many causes including those related to health and wellness, including the hospital system, social services, economic and community development, historical preservation, education, and young people.She was a member of the boards of directors of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Easter Seal Society and Pennsylvania Easter Seal Society. She was a member of the Mon Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross, the Eastern Area Advisory Council of the American Red Cross, and the National Nominating Committee American Red Cross.She was a member and chairman of the Washington County Hospital Authority, which supported the financing of the Monongahela Valley Hospital by approving tax-exempt bonds; a member of MATCH (Mon-Vale Advances Total Community Health) Advisory Group at Monongahela Valley Hospital; and a member of the Partners in Health Committee, Mon Valley Hospital.She was a member of the boards of directors for the YWCA, Washington, Pennsylvania; United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania; Group Home, Inc., Washington, Pennsylvania; Southwestern Pennsylvania Human Services, Inc.; and the Mon Valley YMCA. She served as president of the United Way of Mon Valley and as vice-president of the Mon Valley Health and Welfare Council, Inc.She was a member of the boards of directors of the Urban League of Pittsburgh, the Mon Valley Initiative, and the Monongahela Area Revitalization Corporation. She was a member of the Monongahela Chamber of Commerce, MARC (Monongahela Area Revitalization Corporation), and the Mon Valley Fund/Port of Pittsburgh Loan Advisory Committee.She was a member of the Monongahela Women’s Club, the Monongahela Historical Society, and the board of directors of the Washington County Historical Society.She was a lifetime member of the NAACP, a local member of the Mon Valley NAACP, and a member of the board of advisors of the Pittsburgh Multicultural Arts Initiative.She served as a member of the Presidential Search Committee for California University of Pennsylvania, and a member of the Council of Trustees of California University of Pennsylvania. She was president of the Ringgold-Charleroi Area PTA Council, and a member of the State Board of the Pennsylvania Congress of Parents and Teachers.She was a member, Sunday School teacher, and president of the Lay Organization at Bethel A.M.E. Church, Monongahela, and a sponsor of Ladies Activities for Fun (LAFF) Club, a cultural enrichment club for teenage girls.Additionally, she was a member of the Professional Standards and Practices Commission of Pennsylvania, and Judicial Campaign Advertising Board of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.Although she never sought recognition, she was honored to receive numerous awards over 40+ years of volunteering including: the Joseph E. Simonin Memorial Award as the Outstanding Community Division Leader from the Mon Valley United Fund; the “Brace for an Ace” Award from the Easter Seal Society; the Pennsylvania PTA Life Membership Award from Ringgold-Charleroi PTA Council; being voted the Monongahela Outstanding Citizen of 1983 by the Monongahela Chamber of Commerce; the first Annual 22nd Congressional District Award; the Gibbons Award for Dimensions in Service for the Health, Social and Civic Well-Being of Area Residents; the Outstanding Volunteer Fund Raiser Award from the National Society of Fund Raising Executives, Western Pennsylvania Chapter; the Lillian M. Bassi Core Values Award from California University of Pennsylvania; Distinguished Service Award from Southwestern Pennsylvania Human Services, Inc.; You Make a Difference Citation from the Consortium for Public Education; President’s Award for over 40 Years of Service from the Mon Valley YMCA; Mon Valley Distinguished Citizen Award from the Boy Scouts of America Mon Valley District; Richard L. White Excellence Award for Board Service form the Washington County Community Foundation; and the Human Rights Award, NAACP Washington Branch.She was a member of The Girl Friends, Incorporated, The Links Incorporated, and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.She is survived by her three children, Paul A. Simmons, Jr., Gwendolyn D. Simmons, and Anne Simmons Scott and her husband, Ron Scott, and by many members of her extended family to which she was devoted.In lieu of flowers, for those who wish, memorial contributions may be sent to: the Paul A. and Gwendolyn G. Simmons International Studies Scholarship (#470), Foundation of California University of Pennsylvania, P. O. Box 668, California, PA 15419, or The Washington County Community Foundation, 331 S. Main Street, Washington, PA 15301.Friends will be received Thursday, February 1, 2024 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 W. Main Street, Monongahela. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, February 2, 2024 in Heinz Memorial Chapel, 326 South Bellefield Avenue, Pittsburgh, 15213. Anyone planning to attend the funeral is asked to meet at the chapel. Interment will be private in the Monongahela Cemetery.

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Karen Ann Yorkison Pindro

Nov 29, 1944 - Dec 06, 2023

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Monongahela, PA

Karen Ann Yorkison Pindro, 79, of Perryopolis, passed away Wednesday, December 6, 2023 at Penn Highlands - Mon Valley, Monongahela. Born November 29, 1944 in Uniontown, PA she was the daughter of the late John ‘Wiskers’ and Mary Lucas Yorkison. A lifelong resident of Perryopolis, Karen was a devoted homemaker and coupon collector. She is survived by her husband Michael Pindro to whom she was married for 46 years, son & daughter in law Jason & Chrissie Pindro of Perryopolis, and two grandchildren Jessica Pindro and Eric Vano. Private family visitation and funeral services were held Friday evening. Karen’s funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Parzynski Funeral Home & Cremations LLC, Family Owned and Operated, 191 Liberty St. Perryopolis, PA 724-736-2515.

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Andrew A. Krolik

Oct 08, 1954 - Dec 23, 2023

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Monongahela, PA

Andrew A. Krolik, 69, of North Belle Vernon, passed away Saturday, December 23, 2023 at Penn Highlands - Mon Valley, Monongahela. Born October 8, 1954 in N. Charleroi, PA he was the son of the late Andrew and Agnes G. Ludwick Krolik. A lifelong resident of Belle Vernon, Andrew was a member of St. Sebastian R.C. Church, Belle Vernon, was retired from the maintenance department at Residence At Hilltop and was a veteran having served in the US Army Reserves. Andrew was an avid Pittsburgh Pirates, Steelers and Penguins fan, enjoyed watching movies and spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife Teresa Anderson Krolik to whom he was married 41 years; son Eric Krolik of North Belle Vernon; daughter Emily Krolik of Mt. Pleasant; two brothers & sister in law Leonard & Rosemarie Krolik of Belle Vernon, Daniel Krolik of Belle Vernon and a sister & brother in law Cheryl & Kevin Jenkins of Shady Side, MD. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 2-4 & 6-8 PM at the Parzynski Funeral Home & Cremations LLC, Family Owned and Operated, 626 Broad Avenue, Belle Vernon 724-929-6183. Prayers of Transfer will be held Wednesday at 9:30 am in the funeral home followed by funeral mass at 10:00 am at St. Sebastian R.C. Church with the Rev. Michael J. Crookston as celebrant. Interment will take place in Belle Vernon Cemetery.

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Paul A. Buono

Sep 17, 1939 - Dec 28, 2023

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Monongahela, PA

Paul A. Buono, 84, of North Belle Vernon, previously of Arnold, passed away Thursday, December 28, 2023 at Penn Highlands - Mon Valley, Monongahela. Born September 17, 1939 in Creighton, PA he was the son of the late Anthony and Julia McCallah Buono. A resident of North Belle Vernon for the past year, having previously resided in Arnold for the past 30 years, he was a member of Arnold United Methodist Church. Paul was a veteran of the US Army, having served in the Vietnam War. He was a retired truck driver from numerous trucking companies, was a life member of Strattenville American Legion, enjoyed gardening and volunteered at his church and Westmoreland County Food Banks. He is survived by his wife Alice Huntington Buono to whom he was married to for 63 years, daughter and son in law Sandy & Joe Tretter of North Belle Vernon, daughter Deb Buono of North Belle Vernon, three foster children, sister Julia Spears, three grandchildren Susie Tretter, Joey Tretter III, Magnolia (Dan) Brown, five great grandchildren Adam, Luke, Dominic, Douglas, and Mike, and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by a brother John Chorvat and sister Ellen Bissonette. Funeral services are private for the family. Paul’s funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Parzynski Funeral Home & Cremations LLC, Family Owned and Operated, 626 Broad Avenue, Belle Vernon 724-929-6183.

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Mary M. Maguire Kovalsky

Sep 17, 1926 - Jan 10, 2024

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Monongahela, PA

Mary M. Maguire Kovalsky, 97, of Fayette City, formerly of North Belle Vernon, passed away Wednesday, January 10, 2024 at Penn Highlands - Mon Valley, Monongahela. Born September 17, 1926 in Monessen, PA she was the daughter of the late Francis and Lillian Hickey Maguire. A resident of Fayette City for the past eight years, previously of North Belle Vernon, Mrs. Kovalsky was a member of St. Sebastian R.C. Church and former member of St. Sebastian Ladies Guild. She was a homemaker, an avid reader, enjoyed old movies, and traveling to the beach and Ohio Pyle. She is survived by two daughters & son in law Rose & Mark Souply of Fayette City, Mary Igoe & Pat Smider of Canonsburg, sister Louise Stark of North Belle Vernon, five grandsons David Igoe, Matthew & wife Constance Kovalsky, Pete Kovalsky, Adam & wife Thea Souply, Aaron & wife Jessica Souply, seven great grandchildren Olsen & Lyla Igoe, Levi Kovalsky, Luc, Jackson, Kyler, and Esman Souply and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband Peter Kovalsky (3-14-2003), two sons and daughters in law Pete (Linda) Kovalsky, Hugh (Louann) Kovalsky, infant son Francis Kovalsky, two brothers Francis and Thomas Maguire, and sister Lillian Maguire. Visitation will be held Sunday from 2-4 & 6-8 PM at the Parzynski Funeral Home & Cremations LLC, Family Owned and Operated, 626 Broad Avenue, Belle Vernon 724-929-6183. Prayers of Transfer will be held Monday at 9:30 am in the funeral home followed by funeral mass at 10:00 am at St. Sebastian R.C. Church with the Rev. Michael J. Crookston as celebrant. Interment will take place in Belle Vernon Cemetery.

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Charles E. Dornan

Oct 09, 1930 - Jan 12, 2024

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Monongahela, PA

Charles E. Dornan, 93, of Monongahela, died Friday, January 12, 2024 in the Haven Crest Nursing Center, Monongahela. He was born October 9, 1930 in Carroll Township, the son of Charles E. and Gladys Binley Dornan.For over thirty years, Charles was employed by and retired from the former Suwak Trucking Company in Washington. He was a member of the Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Monongahela. Many years ago, Charles was a driver and dispatcher for Tri Community Ambulance in Monongahela. He was a peacetime veteran of the US Army.Charles was the perfect husband of Betty Hartman Dornan with whom he celebrated sixty seven years of marriage on September 21, 2023; four brothers, John Dornan of Monongahela, George Dornan of Santee, California, Paul Dornan of Washington, DC and Robert Dornan of State College; numerous nieces and nephews.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Patricia "Jeane" Summerville.Friends will be received on Tuesday, January 16, 2024 from 2-8 PM in the Frye Funeral Home, Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, January 17, 2024 at 11:00 AM in the Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 911 Howard Street, Monongahela with the Rev. Rebecca Dittenhafer officiating. Interment will follow in the Monongahela Cemetery. There are no gallery images.#recaptcha-container label {display: none}Upload a PhotoLabel: *Image: *Gallery:Obituary Photos Required Confirmation: Upload Gallery Image

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