The Mon Valley Independent Memorials and Obituaries | We Remember (2024)

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Southern Pines, North Carolina Joseph William Corbett 1937 — 2024 Joseph William Corbett, 86, passed away peacefully on July 1, 2024 in Pinehurst, NC with his family by his side. He fought courageously for 10 years while battling dementia/Alzheimers, but is now whole again and in the presence of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Joe "Bunny" was born in Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania on October 5, 1937. Growing up in the Monessen Valley, Joe most loved spending time with his very large Frew family as he grew into the apple of everyone's eye. In February of 1961, Joe married the love of his life, Judith Genovese, and they had 3 wonderful children as they moved around the country for his career with SwissAir. Aviation and serving his clients was one of his... Pinehurst, North Carolina Louis Angelo Mongelluzzo 1941 — 2024 Louis Angelo Mongelluzzo will always be remembered for his passion for life, generosity, and love of his family. Louis Angelo Mongelluzzo, age 82, of Pinehurst, NC passed away at home on May 25, 2024. Louis was born in Allegheny, PA, on August 21, 1941, to Louis Mongelluzzo and Margaret Keegan. louis was brought up in a hard-working small town, Donora PA, where families of many different ethnic backgrounds found work at the local steel mill. Lou's father was of Italian descent and his mother Irish Catholic and one of fifteen children. Lou would often comment there was a different church on every corner but together formed a cohesive community. Louis joined the US Navy, serving on the... Calabash, North Carolina Chris Lee McCrory 1948 — 2024 Chris Lee McCrory, 75, of Calabash, NC, formerly of Bayport, NY, and Allenport, PA, passed away peacefully at his home on March 9, 2024, surrounded by his loving family. The son of the late John and LaVerne (Burry) McCrory was born in 1948 in Charleroi, PA. He was a 1966 graduate of Charleroi Area High School, where he was a member of the boys' varsity soccer team and earned All-WPIAL honors. Chris was inducted into the Charleroi Boys Soccer Hall of Fame. He earned a BS in Elementary Education from California State College (now PennWest University) and an MA from Adelphi University. He was a member of the Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity. Chris spent his career teaching elementary school in the... Lewes, Delaware Carol L. "Kelly" Benton 1944 — 2024 Carol L. Benton, affectionately known as Kelly, passed away peacefully on February 17, 2024, in Lewes, DE, at the age of 79. Born on October 2, 1944, in Monessen, PA, Kelly was a beacon of love and laughter, touching the lives of all who knew her. Kelly's life was a testament to her unwavering devotion to her family. She was the beloved wife of Bruce Benton, her partner in life for 58 years, and the cherished mother of Shannon Benton and her husband Tom Flatt of Alexandria, VA, Erin Maggio and her husband Greg Maggio of College Park, MD, and beloved sister of Lynn Kiley of San Francisco, CA. Kelly's role as the matriarch of her family was her greatest joy, and she took immense pride in... Idaho Falls, Idaho Cathy DiBattista 1950 — 2023 Kathleen "Cathy" DiBattista, 73, of Idaho Falls, passed away December 20, 2023, at the Idaho Falls Community Hospital. She was surrounded by her loved ones at the end. Cathy was born on February 15, 1950, in New Eagle, Pennsylvania, to Emil Joseph Bauer and Sophie Semich Bauer. She grew up in Monessen, Pennsylvania, a small town outside of Pittsburgh. Cathy was a dedicated daughter, mother, wife, sister, aunt and friend. On November 6, 1971, Cathy married Michael Anthony DiBattista in Monessen, Pennsylvania. Cathy and Mike first got together in 1963, at the age of 13, and neither ever looked back. As a couple they had an active and fulfilling life traveling, enjoying and interacting... Waukesha, Wisconsin Nancy L. Gardner 1947 — 2023 Nancy L. Gardner, 76, of Waukesha, WI, passed away on Thursday, November 9, 2023, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital. Nancy was born on January 3, 1947, in Monongahela, Pennsylvania, the daughter of William and Thelma (tee*ts) Navoney. Nancy married David Hickman on May 9, 1970, and the couple enjoyed 10 years of marriage before his passing on November 2, 1980, she then remarried Leonard Gardner on June 18, 1983, and the couple enjoyed 31 years of marriage before his passing in 2014. Nancy was a longtime member of First Baptist Church of Monongahela, PA and Brookside Baptist Church in Brookfield, WI. She earned her master's degree from PennWest University and worked in education for over 40... Myersville, Maryland Louis A Ambrose 1938 — 2023 In Loving Memory of Louis A. Ambrose March 3, 1938 - September 5, 2023 It is with heavy hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of Louis A. Ambrose, a devoted husband, loving father, cherished uncle, and dear friend. Louis was born on March 3, 1938, in Courtney, Pennsylvania, to his parents James and Mary Ambrose. On September 5, 2023, surrounded by his loved ones, he embarked on his final journey. Louis lived a life filled with love, laughter, and unwavering devotion to his family. He shared 63 beautiful years of marriage with his beloved wife, Lorraine Ambrose, a testament to their enduring love and commitment. As a father, he leaves behind a legacy of love and guidance, survived... Portage, Pennsylvania Carolyn H. Hopper 1943 — 2023 Hopper, Carolyn H. "Carol", 80 of Portage, passed away peacefully at home on May 12, 2023. She was born on April 21, 1943 in Portage. Carolyn was the daughter of Fred and Sophie (Moxim) Schaffranek. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband: David Hopper, her brother: Fred "Junior" Schaffranek, sister: Florence Helsel and sister-in-law: Virginia Schaffranek. Carolyn is survived by her daughters: Cheri wife of Joe Janosik of Monessen, PA and Lynn wife of Tom Sweeney of Cary, NC. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Ranae and Joey Janosik, Tommy Sweeney (fiance' Karlee Williams), MacKenzie Sweeney (fiance' Zac Butler), Michael Sweeney and great grandson Zachary... Isle of Palms, South Carolina Andrea Cenedella 1942 — 2023 On Friday, March 3rd, Andrea Cenedella, a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend passed away in Isle of Palms, SC. She was 80. Born to Margaret and Frank Buscanics of Belle Vernon PA, Andrea was a graduate of Penn State University where she studied journalism and met her husband of 58 years, Richard. They married in 1964. After a stint of working as a copywriter for an ad agency in Philadelphia, they moved to West Virginia and there started their family of three children, David, Laura, and Susan. They moved to Kirksville, MO, in 1976 where Andrea became active in fundraising, leading the North Central Missouri fundraising for United Cerebral Palsy and later as a founder... Grand Rapids, Michigan Nancy Ann Gray 1938 — 2023 Nancy Ann Gray, age 84, went to her rest on February 25, 2023. Nancy was born on June 8, 1938, in Monessen, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Michael and Helen Kuvinka. She completed high school in 1956 and graduated from a Pennsylvania Teacher's College in 1960. Nancy taught high school English in Southeastern Michigan for 30 years. She was also chairman of the English department for over 10 years. Nancy was an avid reader of mystery novels, loved old movie musicals, and enjoyed live theater - both plays and big Broadway productions. She greatly admired William Shakespeare, Winston Churchill and Queen Elizabeth II. She was an enthusiastic anglophile and visited England many times with her... Charles Town Edward C Spyra 1947 — 2021 Edward C. Spyra, age 73, of Charles Town, WV, formerly of Glassport, passed peacefully at home on January 15, 2021. Born in McKeesport May 4, 1947, he was the son of the late Chester and Catherine (Hickey) Spyra. A 1965 graduate of Glassport High School, "Spatz" served with the United States Air force, 4258th Strategic Wing Operation during the Vietnam War. He retired from Bechtel Corporation in 2018 with over 30 years of service. As a project procurement specialist, he worked on major construction projects around the world which afforded him the opportunity to pursue his love of travel. He had a deep passion for family, genealogy and photography. Ed was the husband of Rebecca... Fort Worth, TX Lincoln Richard Tidwell 2017 — 2020 Lincoln Richard Tidwell, age 2, passed away on Monday, December 21, 2020, at Texas Children's Hospital, in Houston, TX. Lincoln was born on December 27, 2017, in Fort Worth, TX, to parents, Amanda and Justin Tidwell. Born with Pulmonary Hypertension (PH), which led to multiple other health issues, Lincoln spent most of his life at Cook Children's Hospital in Fort Worth, TX. Despite the challenges that Lincoln faced, he remained the funniest, most joyous, and active little guy you had ever met. He loved people, music, movies, and his best friend, a giant stuffed squid. He was often referred to as the "kid with the squid" or "Mr. President". He loved life and enjoyed each day to its... Claudville, VA Linda Lee Goad 1946 — 2020 Mrs. Linda Lee Smerilli Goad, 73, of Claudville, VA, passed away Saturday, August 29, 2020, at her home, surrounded by family. Mrs. Goad was born October 30, 1946, in Monessen, PA, the daughter of the late Nick and Louise Bowman Smerilli. She retired from Proctor-Silex Inc. and was of the Catholic faith. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Stanley Gates Goad; a son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Laura Goad; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Kathy and Wayne Vlasic, Cindy and Mark Simerly, and JayLee and Scott Paulson; four brothers and sisters-in-law, Ronald and Darla Smerilli, Nicholas and Emily Smerilli, Skip and Cathy Eckenrod, and Robert and Kelly Eckenrod; and several nieces... Canfield Mary Z. Toth Fabian 1963 — 2020 Mary Z. (Toth) Fabian, of Canfield, Ohio, formerly of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, went to be with the Lord on August 11, 2020. She passed peacefully in her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born September 2, 1963, in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late Alfred "Bunk" Toth and Doreen (Harshman) Toth. She graduated from Laurel Valley High School in Ligonier, PA, in 1981 and California University of Pennsylvania in 1985. She met the love of her life, Michael Fabian, on February 2, 1980. They enjoyed over 40 years of love, happiness, and togetherness. Mary dedicated her life's work protecting disadvantaged children and the endangered elderly in an assortment... Canton Rose Beatrice Turanin 1925 — 2020 Rose Beatrice Turanin, age 94, of Canton, GA, passed away on Thursday, July 9th, 2020. She was born on July 15th, 1925 in Monongahela, PA to father Gennaro Falorio and mother Rosa DeFrancesco Falorio, proud immigrants from the Abruzzo Region of Italy in the early 1900's. Rose, formerly of Greensburg PA and resident of The Lodge at Bridgemill in Canton, was an avid reader and was a lifelong fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers. She had two careers: professional office manager and loving parent. She was strong in her faith and lived according to her Catholic values. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family. Rose will always be remembered for her loving nature, honesty and... Mechanicsville, MD Rose Margaret Disclafani 1929 — 2020 Rose Margaret Disclafani, 90, of Mechanicsville, MD, passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, January 21, 2020, surrounded by her loving family. Rose was born on February 23, 1929 in Monessen, Pennsylvania, to the late Luigi Imbrogno and Caroline (Setting) Imbrogno. She was one of seven (7) children and the last to pass through the heavenly gates. She met her best friend and forever love, Salvatore A. Disclafani while attending a local dance. They spent over 65 years dancing and laughing together before Salvatore's passing in 2013. Together their love produced two (2) beautiful daughters, and the family grew with each generation, adding four (4) grandchildren and six (6)... NORTH JUDSON, IN CHAD E. GRANATO 1967 — 2020 Chad E. Granato, 52, of North Judson passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, January 1, 2020 at his home. He was born on November 14, 1967 in Hammond to Ronald E. and Darlene L. Chalfant Granato. Chad graduated from Portage High School in 1986. On May 20, 2016, he married Janet Wait in Knox. Chad had a lifelong struggle with several medical conditions but always maintained a very positive attitude. He shared a passion for hunting and fishing with his brothers and routing for the Pittsburgh Steelers with his dad. Chad enjoyed playing the drums and belonged to several bands over the years. His latest musical passion was playing Christian praise and worship music at Global Harvest Church... Cumming, GA Duane Pasquale Gatto 1931 — 2020 Duane Pasquale Gatto, age 88, of Cumming, GA passed away on Wednesday, January 1, 2020. He was born in 1931, to the late Peter and Catherine Gatto. He attended Bethelview United Methodist Church in Cumming, GA. He was a Vietnam war veteran and retired as a Commander from the United States Coast Guard after 30 years of service. He loved his family and enjoyed spending his time with them. He will be missed dearly. He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Geraldine Marie Gatto; children, Denise (William) Loveland, Sharon (Walter) Bonds, and Dana Gatto; grandchildren, Reid Loveland, Brian (Michelle) Bonds, Shana Chrisco Morris, Kelly Chrisco, and Ryon Chrisco; great grandchildren,... Charlotte Lawernce Pooker Harris 1945 — 2019 Lawrence "Pooker" Harris of Charlotte, North Carolina, formerly of California, Pennsylvania, passed away on September 2, 2019. He was born on March 26, 1945 in Brownsville, Pennsylvania to the late Alfred and Jean Harris. Along with his parents, Lawrence was preceded in death by sister Marie Whoolery (Hershel), and brother David Patrick Harris (Joyce). He was the beloved father of Lawrence "Harry" Harris, Jr. (Antonia) and Wendy Sklareski (Paul). Brothers, Kenneth Harris (Donna), John Harris (Debbie), and Kevin Harris; sisters, Carol Witmyer (Carl), Nancy Parkins (Byron), Kay Schrock (Richard), Deborah Ging (Larry); loving grandfather to Emme, Jacob, Ean, and Landon. Megan Livengood (Craig),... Copley, Ohio Richard William Kuhar 1939 — 2019 Richard William Kuhar unexpectedly reeled in his line and decided to move to a better fishing hole, Friday, June 21st. Born August 14, 1939 in Monessen, PA. He attended Holy Name School and graduated from Monessen High School in 1957 where he was Vice President of his senior class. While attending Waynesburg University, (PA) he was a member of Theta Chi Fraternity. In 1961 he earned a BA in Accounting and upon graduation enlisted in the Navy. While proudly serving in the Navy Richard was stationed on the aircraft carrier USS Constellation, traveled the world, became an Honorable Shellback, and took part in the military blockade of Cuba in 1962. Once honorably discharged from the Navy he...
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