Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Dixon died early Wednesday morning.
Dr. Bruce Dixon, the former Allegheny County Health Department head, died overnight at UPMC Presbyterian, the Post-Gazette reports. The county medical examiner's office said Dixon, 74, a Forest Hills resident, died of a blood infection caused by an inflammation of his gallbladder. He was ousted from his job in March 2012 by the county Board of Health, acting at the request of Allegheny County Chief Executive Rich Fitzgerald, according to the Post-Gazette. “For over 20 years, Dr. Bruce Dixon was the ultimate public servant, dedicating his life to serving the needs of the residents of Allegheny County through his direction of the Allegheny County Health Department," Fitzgerald said in a statement issued this morning. "The time and dedication…
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Viewings are planned for Friday and the funeral on Saturday.
Michael P. Schaefer, 66, of Upper St. Clair, died on Monday, Jan. 21, 2013. Beloved father of Michael B. (Cheryl), Daniel P. (Alfy), Jeffrey T., and Stephanie J. Schaefer; cherished grandpa of Miles D. Schaefer; son of the late Michael M. and Irene Schaefer; brother of Paul S., Robert J. (Kim), and Mark (Louise) Schaefer; also survived by nieces and nephews. Michael was an attorney with general practice in Bethel Park; and was an avid horse and dog lover, leaving behind his beloved dog, Fanta. Michael was also a former state senator of the 37th district; he served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam and received the Bronze Star; and was a graduate of Notre Dame and Georgetown Law School. Friends are welcome Friday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Freyvogel…
Monday, December 10, 2012
Here are details for those wishing to attend the annual event at the Beinhauer Funeral Home.
Beinhauer Family Funeral Homes will hold its Annual Remembrance Service is approaching. The Remembrance Service is held annually for families who have lost a loved one. The event will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13. The program, which is open to the public and is provided at no charge as a community service, will be held in the Beinhauer Funeral Home Community Room, according to the company's website. The Beinhauer Funeral Home is located at 2820 Washington Road, McMurray. Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The funeral arrangements for Andrew Guzzi have been revealed.
The Upper St. Clair community is mourning the loss of a 2005 Upper St. Clair High School graduate who died from a three-story fall off a fire escape in the South Side early Sunday. Principal Michael Ghilani said he spoke with many of the teachers at the school Monday and they all agreed that Guzzi "had a great sense of humor, was always very, very respectful, and just had a really great personality." After graduating from Upper St. Clair High School, Guzzi went on to Washington & Jefferson College where he earned degrees in psychology and business. Most recently, Guzzi lived in Dormont and worked as a sales executive and verification officer with Global Vacation Network. "Guzzi will be remembered ... as a man with zest for life and an …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Trucks can be donated RIGHT NOW at Slater Funeral Service in Scott Township OR at Maddox Derkosh's funeral Mass at St. Bernard Church in Mt. Lebanon on Friday.
The Derkosh family of Whitehall Borough is asking that interested parties, in lieu of flowers, give toy construction trucks to be donated to a children's Christmas charity in the memory of 2-year old Maddox Derkosh, who died tragically at the Pittsburgh Zoo on Sunday. The trucks are being accepted right now at William Slater II Funeral Service in Scott Township. They will also be accepted at Derkosh's funeral Mass at St. Bernard Church in Mt. Lebanon at 10 a.m. on Friday. Trucks can also be dropped off at the Whitehall Police Department lobby throughout Wednesday. Before Friday's funeral and toy trucks collection, friends will be welcomed for a viewing of Maddox at the Slater Funeral Service in Scott Township from 2 to 8 p.m. on Thursday. …
Sunday, October 14, 2012
The former U.S. Senator died Sunday morning.
Former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter died Sunday morning due to complications from non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, according to reports from numerous news agencies. Specter was 82. The Pennsylvania senator was elected to the Senate in 1980 and served for 30 years, which is longer than any other Pennsylvania senator. He lost the seat in 2010, after switching from the Republican to the Democratic party. Specter suffered a number of illnesses over the past two decades. For a full report from CNN, including a brief biography, click here. Numerous sources are reporting on his life, career, and death, including KDKA, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Pittsburgh Tribune Review.
Friday, August 24, 2012
Astorino was the oldest member of Muse Italian Club and came to the United States at age 14.
Peters Township's Joseph Astorino died peacefully at the age of 101 on Wednesday. Known as "the family gem" of McMurray, he was the beloved husband of 75 years to the late Jennie Gaudio Astorino. Born on Feb. 27, 1911, in Cosenza, Italy, Astorino came to the United States at 14 to work at Vimco Macaroni Company in Carnegie. He and his family were one of the last families to live on Route 19. In fact, he was very proud to have been the owner of a farm, which was located where Sharp Edge Brasserie is now. He is the loving father of Marion (the late Leo) Kaylor of Peters; Antoinette (Creighton) Hottel of Peters; and the late Dolores (Jack) Marcey of Carnegie. Beloved grandfather of Dennis (Debra) Hottel of Bethel Park; Jeffrey Hottel of …
Sunday, July 1, 2012
It won't be the same for the Boyce Road Gardeners after with passing of longtime organization president Dolores "Dolly" Hoover.
Everyone knew Dolores Hoover by Dolly, which naturally led to some wordplay involving a famous musical. "Hello, Dolly,” Diane Lane recalls. “It was a perfect name for her. When you saw her, it made you feel good.” Diane and many others around Upper St. Clair got to know Dolly from her seemingly perpetual presence in the community gardens at the corner of Boyce Mayview Park. In fact, as Diane would drive home on Morrow Road past the gardens’ parking lot, she’d gotten used to seeing Dolly’s car. This spring, Diane realized the car hadn’t been around. Then, at one of the farmers’ markets Dolly was found of frequenting, Diane discovered her friend had died on June 2. She was 85. “They call this Dolly Lane over here,” Upper St. Clair resident …
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Ed Kubancek, 74, died on Sunday, March 18.
Edward John Kubancek of Upper St. Clair died of cancer on Sunday, March 18. He was 74. Just two weeks ago he led the Upper St. Clair Lions Club meeting as president. "It (his death) was very unexpected because we was fine at our last meeting," said David Weintraub. Kubancek got Weintraub involved with the Lions Club. "I will remember him (Kubancek) as someone with a dry sense of humor, very forthright and a very caring person," Weintraub said. "He basically was a goodwill ambassador. He was leading us (the Lions Club) in the right direction." "I'm still in shock. I saw him two weeks ago," said Sherry Tishey, a good friend of Kubancek. Tishey met Kubancek and his wife of 49 years, Joan, at the South Park dog park. Tishey said the Kubanceks …
Friday, February 17, 2012
Sharon Ilkin, of Upper St. Clair, died on Feb. 6 after a long battle with cancer.