Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The 76-year-old was stabbed to death Tuesday morning. Her grandson is charged with criminal homicide.
As funeral arrangements are made for Constance Johnston, a picture emerges of a woman who was always there for others and served as "a guiding hand" to Lifeline Community Church where her husband was the pastor. The 76-year-old Gibsonia woman died Tuesday after being stabbed in the back while eating breakfast with her husband, the Rev. David Johnston, at their home in the 3900 block of Gibsonia Road (Route 910), according to Northern Regional Police Chief T. Robert Amann. The couple's grandson, Levi Daniel Staver, 26, is charged with criminal homicide. Staver and his mother lived with the Johnstons. Funeral arrangements at Sperling Funeral Home in McCandless are not complete. Funeral director Jarett D. Sperling said in an email that he has…
Friday, January 11, 2013
Memorial contributions may be made in honor of Liam Bintrim, 3, Declan McCullough, almost 1, to Animal Friends or the Make-a-Wish Foundation.
Funeral arrangements have been set for the two young brothers from Harmony killed in a tragic car accident during icy road conditions Wednesday in Connoquenessing. According to the online obituary, Liam Bintrim, 3, loved to splash in the water with his younger brother, Declan McCullough, who would have turned 1 Friday. “He absolutely loved sharing baths with his younger brother, Declan, they were little water boys,” the obituary on the Boylan Funeral Home website said. A funeral ceremony for both boys will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12 at St. Peter’s Reformed Church in Zelienople. Following the ceremony, the family will hold a fellowship luncheon at the Zion Lutheran Church in Harmony, the obituary said. The boys will be laid to …
Wednesday, November 7, 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, in lieu of flowers, mourners 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 may also be dropped off at the Whitehall Police Department lobby throughout Wednesday. 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. Maddox was visiting the Pittsburgh Zoo with his mother when …
Monday, October 1, 2012
The 8-year-old from Evans City was the inspiration for this year’s Cranberry CUP.
Visitation and services have been set for 8-year-old Cheyannia Marburger, the inspiration for this year’s Cranberry CUP. Friends and relatives will be received at the Kinsey-Volz Funeral Home, 114 West Spring Street, Zelienople, on Monday Oct. 1 from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Tuesday Oct. 2, from 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will follow at 8 p.m. with Marilyn Kinney Chaplin of Evergreen Nursing Center. Memorial donations may be made in her honor to St. Jude's Brain Stem Glioma, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105, according to her online obituary. Cheyannia was the daughter of Debra Plaisted and Carl E. Marburger. She is survived by her parents, her paternal grandparents, Arnetta and Andy Andrews of Mercer, maternal …
Friday, September 28, 2012
Diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor, Cheyannia, 8, was this year’s inspiration for the Cranberry CUP.
For many who attended the Cranberry CUP softball tournament in August, the sight of Cheyannia Marburger being crowned with a tiara as “Little Miss Cranberry Cup” was the highlight of the day. “Chey really touched the entire CUP community,” said CUP founder Cathy Cortazzo. “I know that the Cranberry CUP community really made that weekend special for her.” Diagnosed last December with an rare inoperable tumor on her brain stem, Cheyannia, of Evans City, died Friday morning. She was 8 years old. Along with her family, Cheyannia was chosen as the beneficiary of this year’s Cranberry CUP (Community Uniting People), a nonprofit dedicated to helping local families. Prior to the start of this year’s softball tournament, the CUP’s signature …
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Services for Staff Sgt. Eric Holman will take place at Devlin Funeral Home in Cranberry.
Services for Staff Sgt. Eric Holman will be held this weekend at Devlin Funeral Home in Cranberry. An Army explosive ordnance tech, Holman, of Evans City, was killed Aug. 15 in the Ghazni province of Afghanistan by an improvised explosive device. He was 39. A 1990 grad of Avonworth High School and a Penn State University alumnus, Holman was a native of Ohio Township. He was married to Terri Holman and the father to a 7-year-old-son, Misha. According to his online obituary, Holman was a former member of the elite US Army Golden Knights parachute team and performed at various stadiums and air shows across the country. After leaving the Knights, he entered explosive ordnance disposition training. In January, he was deployed to Afghanistan …
Saturday, August 18, 2012
Eric Holman was part of Operation Enduring Freedom.
An Evans City solider stationed in Afghanistan was killed Wednesday, according to the Department of Defense. Staff Sgt. Eric S. Holman, 39, died of wounds suffered when he came into contact with an improvised explosive device in the Ghazni province. He was assigned to 192nd Ordnance Battalion, 52nd Ordnance Group, 20th Support Command, Fort Bragg, N.C. Do you have memory you’d like to share of Eric Holman? Please leave your condolences in the comment section below.
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Rose was involved in Republican politics in Pennsylvania, including serving as a close adviser to former Governor Richard Thornburgh and as state finance co-chairman in 2004 for Bush-Cheney.
Thursday, July 26, 2012
J. Evans Rose, Jr. of Sewickley passed away Friday, July 20 at Villa St. Joseph, Baden. He was 80. Rose was a well-known fundraiser and strategist in local, state and national Republican circles as well as an attorney and former president of Sewickley Heights Council. He was a longtime adviser to Richard Thornburgh, the former governor of Pennsylvana and U.S. Attorney General. “Although he never ran for or held statewide office, Evans Rose was a giant in Pennsylvania Republican politics during the last 50 years," said Thornburgh, of Rosslyn Farms. "He was well-connected in Pennsylvania legal, business, political and civic circles, with a wide range of friends and admirers across the state.” He is the beloved husband of Patricia Rose and …
Sunday, June 17, 2012
Gerald “Jerry” Rombach collided with a small SUV Friday in Cranberry.
An Economy man died Friday after being injured when his motorcycle collided with a SUV on Freedom Road near the lower entrance to the Cranberry Mall. Gerald “Jerry” Rombach, 63, collided with a Honda CRV turning left from Freedom Road into entrance of the mall at about 3 p.m. Friday. The impact caused him to land underneath the front of the SUV, according to Cranberry police. Rombach was conscious and talking when emergency responders arrived on the scene, police said. He was taken by ambulance to Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh and died later the same day, according to the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s office. Formerly of Pittsburgh’s North Side, Rombach spent 27 years as an official with Beaver Valley Football. He also was…
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
William A. Keyser built his own business, despite having never graduated from high school.
William Keyser spent his childhood walking along the muddy streets and wooden sidewalks of Swissvale and Wilmerding. He was a young teenager when World War I came to a close and he married the love of his life during the depths of the Great Depression. He retired before the end of the Vietnam War. Keyser, of Perrysville, died June 7, a month shy of his 106th birthday. Keyser was born July 9, 1906, in the Manchester neighborhood of Pittsburgh’s North Side. Theodore Roosevelt was President of the United States and the Dow Jones Industrial Average topped 100 points for the first time in history that year. His formal education stopped at age 11 after his father lost both legs in a train accident in Wilmerding. Keyser would pull his father …