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Ruth Mcgill

Jun 22, 1925 - Dec 01, 2023

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Pittsburgh, PA

Ruth Donovan McGill passed away at home on Friday December 1, 2023, after a long brave battle with Multiple Sclerosis. Ruth was born in Pittsburgh on June 22, 1925. She was the 2nd of 4 children. Ruth was a very social person and known for her sense of humor. She never met a stranger. Upon moving to Independent Living at Lighthouse Point and Assisted Living at Rebecca Residence, she quickly made friends with everyone in both facilities and participated in all the activities. Despite the physical...Read More

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Laraine Inez Oliver Coleman

Jun 05, 1945 - Feb 06, 2024

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Pittsburgh, PA

Laraine Inez Oliver Coleman, the daughter of the late Robert Oliver Sr. and late Martha Wilmer Oliver, was born June 5, 1945 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She was the eldest daughter to this union. Laraine was affectionately known as Lorry to all who knew her. She grew up in the Hill District section of Pittsburgh. Laraine believed in the Lord and at an early age was baptized, She received her religious education in Sunday school at Bethel AME Church. She was a member of the youth choir, Junior Usher Board. And (Y.P.D.) Young People Department, She volunteer in the office, especially during Annual Conference.Laraine was educated in the Pittsburgh Public School system graduating from Schenley High School. She attended the University Health Center of Pittsburgh receiving an Certificate in Central Data System and Computer Programming. She furthered her studies and went to Point Park College, where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Business. Laraine was employed at Transitional, she passionately assisted those with mental disabilities with daily living needs. She also worked part time at AAA customer service with her gift to gab. Laraine became employed with Allegheny County as Public Health Assistant, she was nurturing and caring to her staff and clients faithfully for over 25 years of service, she retiring in .Lorry was the boss with her younger siblings especially giving orders to her younger brother Dehn but it was always done out of love. She enjoyed traveling with family down south as a young girl and continued taking vacations to various places. Lorry had a passion and love for children, she would load up the car with the children in the community and go to Schenley Park and then to Isaly’s to get ice cream. The smiles on their faces brought a smile to hers. Laraine enjoyed playing BID Whist and going to the casino with family. She loved to read, knit, crochet and sewing clothes, making some of Jerry’s outfits.Laraine met the love of her life Ronald Coleman they have been married for over 40 years which we all have had the pleasure of enjoying the sounds Captain Boogie and his agent Laraine doing lots of events together with the turn tables going. During Laraine’s illness her son, grandson, brother Dehn, nephew Aaron and niece Marla provided assistance to her as needed.One more link in the chain that binds our strong close family together has been broken, On Tuesday afternoon, February 6, 2024, at Magee Hospital with family by her side. God softly whispered to Laraine, “You have fought a good fight, you have run a good race, you have finished the course…come Home.”Laraine was preceeded in death by her parents, Robert Oliver Sr. and Martha Wilmer Oliver brothers: Robert Oliver Jr. and Richard J. Oliver; sisters: Sandra M. Oliver, Lorena Coker, and Kimberly Oliver. and Great Grand son Zae’Quan Deloatch.Laraine leaves to cherish her memories and will be dearly missed by her loving husband Ronald, her one and only child, Gerald R. Oliver, Sr., Grandchildren: Darryl McCreary, Gerald R. (Santana) Oliver Jr. Ashley Oliver (Rashe) Randall, Nijah RodgersBrothers: Dehn J. (Lenora) Oliver, Jerry (Patricia) Butcher, Rodney (Teresa) Caves, Robert Mason and Kenneth Oliver.Sisters: Barbara Payne, Lubertha Oliver, Carolyn Oliver, Victoria (Jeffrey) Deakings and Cassandra Oliver.Brother-in-law: Elliott (Dorothy) Coleman Sister-in-law: Toni Oliver, Aunts: Alice M. Morgan, Joanne Wilmer, and Lore OliverUncle: Lawrence Eleam and host of nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family members and friends to numerous to name.

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Elder Norman Willis Reid

Sep 02, 1957 - Feb 19, 2024

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Pittsburgh, PA

Elder Norman Willis Reid, born on September 2, 1957, in Braddock Hospital to Cardale (Charlie) and Myrtle Reid, defied early predictions and lived a remarkable life. As the youngest of five and the only boy, he grew up in Homewood, PA, known affectionately as “Stormin’ Norman.” Against the odds, Norman’s life became a testament to resilience. He expressed that if he would write a book about his life and book titled “I Know What I Saw,” chronicling his extraordinary journey. In 1977, he proudly served in the United States Army. Norman’s love story unfolded when he met Deidre Lewis on May 10, 1979. They married on October 16, 1982, and together raised five children: Yusef, Tajiddin, Terrell, Aimeé, and Corey. His family expanded to include 10 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. A man of faith, Norman served as Pastor of First Cambria AME Zion Church in Johnstown from 1996 to 2001 and later at John Wesley AME Zion Church in Uniontown. His favorite scripture, Galatians 1:11-12, and his favorite song, Better Days by Le’Andria Johnson reflected his spiritual journey. Norman found joy in the simple pleasures of life. His favorite flower was the white rose, his preferred season was fall, and his favorite word was “Fantastic.” He cherished laughter, emphasizing that life wasn’t as serious as it seemed. A man of many talents, Norman enjoyed playing the guitar, drawing, and painting. He proudly declared, “I can build anything!” His love for documentaries, outer space, and rollercoasters showcased his curiosity and zest for life. Norman considered his children his greatest accomplishment, viewing them as amazing individuals. He approached life with a can-do attitude, always willing to try anything once. To his family and friends, he shared a personal message: “Life is not as serious as everybody takes it. You have to laugh. What’s love without laughter. The sky isn’t blue without laughter.” His favorite place was a hot shower, where he found solace and reflection. Norman held a deep appreciation for his wife, Deidre, viewing her as his friend and crediting her with saving his life. He often wondered if he would’ve been here as long as he was without her. Elder Norman Willis Reid’s legacy lives on in the hearts of those who knew him, a man who turned challenges into triumphs, found joy in laughter, and built a life filled with love and family

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Georgie Shirk Anderson

Sep 15, 1924 - Feb 20, 2024

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Pittsburgh, PA

Georgie Shirk Anderson, age 99, of Pittsburgh, passed away on Tuesday, February 20, 2024 while under the care of Cumberland Crossing in Pittsburgh.Born September 15, 1924 in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late Jake and Mary (Murray) Morden.She is survived by her son, Ken (Lois) Shirk; daughter in law, Deloris Shirk; grandsons, Sean (Valerie), Kevin (Patience), Christopher, and Stephen Shirk; great grandchildren, Miles, Chelsea, and Drew Shirk; Sister, Mary (Robert) Fox; and many nieces & nephews.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Emmett C. Shirk and George Anderson; son, Robert E. Shirk; sisters, Thelma (Chuck) Kite, Elenor (John) Wilson, Jane Schmezer, and Deloris (Don) Winklevoss.Georgie’s family will welcome friends on Saturday, February 24, 2024, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. King Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 2841 Woodland Circle Allison Park, PAA Memorial Service will follow at 11:00 a.m. at King Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.The family would like to thank the staff at Cumberland Crossing Manor and Hope Hospice for their kind and compassionate care.Expressions of sympathy may be shared with Georgie’s family at www.kingfuneralhome.com.

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Marie "Pudgy" Edna Koch (Ruffalo)

Apr 21, 1943 - Feb 20, 2024

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Pittsburgh, PA

Marie "Pudgy" Edna Koch (Ruffalo) passed away peacefully on February 20, 2024, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, at the age of 80. She was born on April 21, 1943, in Braddock, Pennsylvania, to the late Marie (Flynn) and Vincent Ruffalo. Pudgy was a loving and caring Wife, Mother, Grandmother, and Nonnie. Throughout her 80 years of life, she touched the lives of many, opening her home and heart to all. She was known for her kind and non-judgmental nature, never speaking ill of anyone. She was known as a second Mom to many. Her warm and welcoming personality earned her the love and respect of all who knew her. In her career, Pudgy started as a caregiver at the Ladies G.A.R. Nursing Home in Swissvale, PA, and later worked in retail at Hills Department store in Bethel Park, PA. She found tremendous joy in her position at the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) in Warrendale, PA, where she eventually retired from in 2005. Pudgy's hobbies included spending time with her family, cooking delicious meals, caring for animals, playing cards, shopping, and enjoying rides on her husband Gary's motorcycle. She was also known for feeding families of deer in her yard daily. She is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Gary Koch; her children Robert Koch (Jennifer Whitehead), Kathleen Koch, Jennifer Bernstein (Koch), Alyson Kovac (Koch) (Eric Kovac); her grandchildren Anthony Guidi, Krystal Koch, Angelina Kovac Kline (Brandon), Bryan Koch (Allison), Jessica Bernstein, Maximus Kovac, Holly Koch, Mason Kovac, Joshua Bernstein, and Georgia Kovac; great-grandchildren Talon & Emmett Kline, Sage Burkett, Sidney Guidi, and an expecting baby girl, Piper Koch. Also survived by her brother Edward "Corky" Ruffolo, sisters Patricia Ruffalo and Kathleen Chop (Ruffalo); her dog Stella; numerous nieces, nephews, friends, and other family members. Pudgy was preceded in death by her mother Marie Ruffalo, father Vincent Ruffalo, brothers Frank and William Ruffalo, sister Theresa Conti (Ruffalo) and her Aunt Edna Flynn. Her Family will announce a Celebration of Life Memorial Picnic for Pudgy to be held this spring/summer. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to St. Judes in memory of Marie "Pudgy" Koch. Arrangements were entrusted to McDonald-Aeberli Funeral Home Inc. 238 Crowe Ave. Mars . PA 16046 Directions and condolences are available at www.mcdonald-aeberli.com

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Jim W. Mason

Sep 21, 1945 - Feb 20, 2024

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Pittsburgh, PA

Jim W. Mason Age 78, of Pittsburgh, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, February 20, 2024. Son of the late Jack and Doris. Beloved husband of Tedi Brunetti-Mason. Loving father of Noah William Mason (Brooke) and James Theodore Mason. Grandfather of Sophia, Ward, and Oliver. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Brother of the late Susan. Jim was the salt of the earth. He was loved by all and never had an enemy. Jim was a graduate of Northwestern University where he earned his bachelor's degree. He worked as an auditor for many years for the state of Pennsylvania. Jim was a proud United States Army Vietnam Veteran. He was a talented lifelong musician/guitarist who enjoyed playing in Pittsburgh and New York, and he was featured in two albums. Family and friends welcome Tuesday, February 27th, from 2-4 & 6-8 PM, Laughlin Cremation and Funeral Tributes, 222 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon, 15216, where a funeral service will be held at 8:00 PM. Interment to follow at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies on Wednesday at 1:00 PM. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Act.alz.org/donate www.laughlinfuneralhome.com To to the family or in memory of Jim W. Mason, please

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Marilyn A. Dysert

Mar 16, 1938 - Feb 20, 2024

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Pittsburgh, PA

Marilyn A. (Dutko) Dysert, age 85, died peacefully on Tuesday, February 20, 2024. She was born in Pittsburgh on March 16, 1938, the daughter of Evelyn Boggs and Andrew Dutko. She is survived by three children: Scott Dysert (Donna) of Hampton Township, Nancy Marshall (Dean) of Mount Lebanon and Jennifer Mensch (Matt) of Hillsboro, Oregon and five grandchildren: John, Christopher and Lindsey Marshall and Elena and Maria Dysert. She is preceded in death by her parents, her sister Patricia Kacurak and her nephew David Kacurak. Known as “Duck” to her lifelong girlfriends, she never lost her sense of humor. Marilyn was a graduate of South Hills High School in Pittsburgh and married beloved husband Bob in 1964. They resided in Pittsburgh – mainly in Green Tree - to raise their family. Bob passed away only seven weeks ago, in December 2023. In their final years back in Pittsburgh, he visited her daily and they still had many capers together. Marilyn began her career in the banking field, where she worked at Pittsburgh National Bank. She was then a long-time employee of Automatic Data Processing (ADP) where she did payroll accounting. Marilyn also handled the accounting for husband Bob’s security business for 20 years. Upon her retirement, Marilyn and husband Bob moved to Southwest Florida where they resided and were members of the Pelican Sound Golf and River Club in Estero, FL. Marilyn was an avid golfer, and was also a member of the Beach & Tennis Club in Bonita Springs. They enjoyed a wonderful retirement and made many friends from all over the country. Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests friends consider making a donation to the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation https://www.alzdiscovery.org/.

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Donna M. Shanno

Jan 27, 1950 - Feb 18, 2024

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Pittsburgh, PA

Unexpectedly on Sunday, February 18, 2024, Donna, age 74, passed away at home. Donna was the wife of the late Stephen Shanno. Mother of Amy Bertolina, Baba to Alison (Zach) Pilarski, Sister of Tina Reft (Carl Tolino), Aunt of Zoe and P.J. Reft, Great-aunt of Jacklyn (Tom) Halligan and Damon Reft, Cousin of Karen (Reft) Cummins, Dear friend of Barb and Bev Rebovich and Nancy Zizis. She was preceded in death by her parents, Peter and Dorothy Reft as well as brothers, Peter Paul and Jackie Reft. Donna was part of the "Pyrohy Family" at her church and enjoyed making greeting cards. She was happiest listening to music, spending summer days at Mineral Beach and gardening in her beautiful back yard with the help of Annie, her beloved kitty. Friends received Sunday 2-8 PM in Thomas J. Gmiter Funeral Home, Inc. 2323 E. Carson St. Parastas Service will be held Sunday 6:00 PM. Funeral Prayer Monday 9:00 AM in the funeral home. Funeral Service at 10:00 AM in St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church, 109 So. 7th St., Pittsburgh, PA. 15203. To plant a beautiful memorial tree in memory of Donna M. (Reft) Shanno, please visit our

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Dorothy Ann Turner Dunn

Died : Feb 20, 2024

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Pittsburgh, PA

"Dorothy Ann (Turner) Dunn passed peacefully on Tuesday, February 20, 2024, at the age of 94, of Pittsburgh, wife of the late Joseph Jerome Dunn; beloved mother of the late Leonard (surviving wife, Patty) Dunn, Joseph Michael (Debbie) Dunn, Robert George Dunn, the late Nancy Dunn, the late Ralph Dunn, the late Harry (surviving wife, Kathy) Dunn, and Charles (Nancy) Dunn; sister of the late Jackie, the late Donna and Elizabeth; also survived by 14 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren. Dorothy dedicated her life to her family in the most loving way. Her life was a blessing and her memory a treasure to all she has touched. Friends will be received at the Lawrence T. Miller Funeral Home, Inc., 460 Lincoln Avenue, Bellevue on Friday, February 23, 2024, receiving hours are from 2:00 - 4:00pm and 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11:00 am Saturday, February 24, 2024, Regina Coeli Parish, Church of the Assumption, 45 N. Sprague Avenue, Bellevue. Dorothy’s family would like to thank Concordia at Cabot Nursing Home for the compassionate care provided to their mother."

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Terrence W. O’Donnell

Sep 14, 1939 - Feb 19, 2024

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Pittsburgh, PA

Terrence W. O’Donnell, 84, of Clearfield, PA passed away on Monday February 19, 2024 at West Penn Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA. Terry was born on September 14, 1939, the son of the late Terrence E. O’Donnell and Flora (Conklin) O’Donnell. Terry is survived by his close friend and companion Barbara Learish, her daughter Shari Learish of Clearfield and numerous cousins. Terry graduated from the St. Francis High School in Clearfield, PA and served in the United States Army. Terry owned and operated T.W. O’Donnell Optics in Clearfield until his retirement. Terry enjoyed spending time at his camp on Turkey Hill which was the site of the former Turkey Hill Rock Festivals in the early 70’s. Family and friends will be received on Monday, February 26, 2024 from 9:30AM to 11:30AM at the Beardsley Funeral Home, Clearfield, PA, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 12:00 Noon at the St. Francis of Assisi Church, Clearfield, PA. Interment to follow the Mass at Calvary Cemetery, Clearfield, PA. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Terry’s honor to St. Francis of Assisi Church, 212 South Front Street, Clearfield, PA 16830 or to the charity of your choice. Beardsley Funeral Home and Crematory, Clearfield, PA, is in charge of arrangements. To sign the on-line guest book go to www.beardsleyfuneralhome.com.

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Kathleen "Kathie" Lynn Getz

Apr 26, 1964 - Feb 17, 2024

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Pittsburgh, PA

"Kathleen \u0026quot;Kathie\u0026quot; Lynn Getz, 59, of Pittsburgh, suddenly passed away on February 17, 2024 at UPMC Presbyterian hospital. Born April 26, 1964- she was the daughter of Joy Hampsay \u0026amp; Ray Buttersnitz; Beloved mother to son, David Getz; daughter, Sara Skufca; mother in law to Jamie Rajkowski \u0026amp; Nikki Getz; grandmother to Jordan Getz, David Jr. Getz, Jaycee Getz, Arianna Getz, Maddox Getz, Makenna Getz; she would have been a great-grandmother next month to baby Alayna Marie Getz; survived by her loving partners (friends) Al Siriano \u0026amp; Dave Pantone; niece to (Aunt) Sissy Hastings; cousins Bob Hastings (Dawn) Darlene ( Hastings) Danik (Raymond) Brian Hastings (Jenn); and many other family \u0026amp; friends. Kathie was a kind, loving, big hearted woman who would have done anything for her kids, family, and friends. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandkids; making cookies and cupcakes. She couldnt wait to meet her great grandbaby due next month. She loved making her chuck roasts and eating meals with her loved ones \u0026amp; friends. Her conversations \u0026amp; moments with her friends and family will live deep in our memories \u0026amp; hearts forever. Kathie will be greatly missed by everyone. While we are hurting that Kathie is no longer here in the physical realm, we rejoice in knowing that she is no longer suffering and will forever live in our hearts and our homes. Kathie touched the lives of many families and friends and will be missed deeply. Family and friends will meet for a funeral mass at Saint Pio of Pietrelcina Parish, St. Augustine Church, 221 36th St. Pgh., PA 15201 on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024 at 10am, followed by a visitation at D\u0027Alessandoro Funeral Home \u0026amp; Crematory Ltd; 4522 Butler Street Pittsburgh, PA, 15201 (Lawrenceville) from 11:30am to 1:30pm."

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