Bash-Nied Funeral Home

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Our Obituaries

Elizabeth (Burgoon) King

June 21, 1938 - June 26, 2014

Elizabeth (Burgoon) King, 76, of Penn Township, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, June 26, 2014, in her home. She was born June 21, 1938, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Regis and Catherine (Shunk) Burgoon. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her beloved husband, Ronald King. Elizabeth is survived by her loving family, including her son, Timothy King (Laura Kunig), of...
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Marion E. (Lacaria) Earnest

December 7, 1919 - June 11, 2014

Marion E. (Lacaria) Earnest, 94, of Delmont, died Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at William Penn Personal Care in Penn Township. She was born Dec. 7, 1919, in White Valley, daughter of the late Pasquale and Pendilia (Perfetta) Lacaria. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her beloved husband, Clarence R. Earnest, Jr., who passed away in 1994. Marion is survived by her loving family,...
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Joanne Gozelanczyk

November 15, 1945 - May 25, 2014

Joanne Gozelanczyk, 68, of Slickville, died Sunday, May 25, 2014. She was born Nov. 15, 1945. Joanne is survived by her brothers, Richard Gozelanczyk and his wife, Giz, Ted Gozelanczyk and his wife, Winnie, Joseph and Milton Gozelanczyk, Steven Gozelanczyk and his wife, Kathy, and Donald Gozelanczyk. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Joanne was preceded in death by her parents,...
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Mary Jane (Morgan) Zimmerman

September 4, 1920 - May 20, 2014

Mary Jane Morgan Zimmerman, 93, of Delmont, died Tuesday, May 20, 2014, in Redstone Highlands in Greensburg, with her daughters at her side. She was born Sept. 4, 1920, in her family home in Delmont, where with the exception of a very brief period of time, she lived until the age of 93. She was the only daughter of Thomas B. Morgan and Eva D. (Thompson) Morgan. Mary was a graduate of Greensburg...
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Donna A. (Swank) Kelley

December 21, 1939 - May 19, 2014

Donna A. Swank Kelley, 74, of Salem Township, died Monday, May 19, 2014, in UPMC Montefiore, Pittsburgh. She was born Dec. 21, 1939, daughter of the late Daniel and Stella (Painter) Swank. In addition to her parents, Donna was predeceased by her beloved husband, Lou Kelley; and a sister, Helen Trent. She is survived by her loving family, including daughter, Michele Kelley, of Salem Township; son,...
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David W. Chicka

July 8, 1963 - May 15, 2014

David W. Chicka, 50, passed away Thursday, May 15, 2014, at his home in Salem Township, with his loving family at his side. His family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to Excela Health Hospice. Born July 8, 1963, in Greensburg, he was a son of Michael S. Chicka, of Salem Township, and the late Goldie Sheffler Chicka. In addition to his mother, David was predeceased by a brother,...
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Dennis James Rainey

June 26, 1954 - May 13, 2014

Dennis J. Rainey, 59, passed away Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at his home in White Valley. He was born June 26, 1954, in Ellwood City, son of the late Alfred and Carolyn Cook Rainey. Dennis is survived by his loving wife and best friend, Charlene Kotula; stepson, Curtis Bebar, of White Valley; and siblings, Paul Rainey and his wife, Sylvia, of Youngstown, Ohio, and Kimberly Santillo and her husband,...
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Kealy Antoinette Cope

November 13, 1995 - May 12, 2014

Kealy A. Cope, 18, passed away Monday, May 12, 2014, at her home in New Alexandria. She was born Nov. 13, 1995, in Greensburg, daughter of Shelley L. (Miller) Zaremba (David Zaremba), of New Alexandria, and Donald Cope Jr., of Greensburg. She is also survived by three sisters, Regina Zaremba, Joyce Zaremba and Amber Kopetsky; and a brother, Dillon Kopetsky. Kealy loved to babysit her sisters. She...
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Dale C. Martz, Sr.

October 9, 1921 - May 8, 2014

Dale C. Martz Sr., 92, of Penn Township, died Thursday, May 8, 2014, at Arc Twin Valley Personal Care in Delmont, with his loving family at his side. He was born Oct. 9, 1921, in Salem Township, son of the late James W. and Mary Carnahan Martz. In addition to his parents, James was predeceased by siblings, James, Marie, Dorothy and David. He is survived by his beloved wife of 69 years, Mary Cush...
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Arlene S. (Fiedler) Delaney

January 28, 1937 - April 27, 2014

Arlene S. Fiedler Delaney, 77, of Salem Township, died Sunday, April 27, 2014, at UPMC East Hospital in Monroeville. She was born Jan. 28, 1937, in Glenwillard, daughter of the late Elmer and Lillian Haag Fiedler. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her beloved husband, Irvin Lee Delaney. Arlene is survived by a sister, Gayle Wallbaum and her husband, David, of Delmont; a nephew,...
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Virginia "Nene" M. King

August 28, 1939 - April 20, 2014

Virginia "Nene" M. King, 74, of Slickville (Salem Township), died Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014, at William Penn Care Center in Penn Township. She was born Aug. 28, 1939, in Slickville, daughter of the late Rudolph and Angeline Bregar Helfer. In addition to her parents, Nene was preceded in death by a brother, Edward Helfer. She is survived by her beloved husband, Andrew "Sonny" King, of...
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Mary Jane (Aglietti) Brewer

April 19, 1929 - April 7, 2014

Mary Jane (Aglietti) Brewer, 84, of New Alexandria, died Monday, April 7, 2014, in her home. She was born April 19, 1929, in East McKeesport, a daughter of the late Ernest Aglietti and Blanche (Jones) Aglietti Mitchell. In addition to her parents, Jane was predeceased by her husband, James R. Brewer; son, James R. Brewer II; stepfather, John R. "Bob" Mitchell; stepmother, Mary Aglietti; a...
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Paul A. Virbal

August 10, 1923 - March 24, 2014

Paul A. Virbal, 90, of Delmont, died Monday, March 24, 2014, at UPMC East in Monroeville. He was born Aug. 10, 1923, in Duryea, a of the late Anthony and Pauline Virbal. In addition to his parents, Paul was predeceased, by a sister, Eleanor Buonviri. He is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Jane (Fitzgerald) Virbal; daughter, Judy Ridilla (Randy Pratt), of Greensburg; son, Michael Virbal,...
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Robert L. "Bob" Bechler

February 10, 1952 - March 20, 2014

Robert L. "Bob" Bechler, 62, of Penn Township, died Thursday March 20, 2014, at Forbes Regional Hospital, Monroeville, with his loving family at his side. He was born Feb. 10, 1952, in Pittsburgh, a son of the late George E. and Martha (Haube) Bechler. Bob is survived by his beloved wife, Kathy (Haubrich) Bechler, to whom he was married 37 years; daughters, Elyse Kalaluhi and her husband, David,...
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Robert S. Gallagher

November 1, 1927 - March 12, 2014

Robert S. Gallagher, 86, of Salem Twp., died Wednesday March 12, 2014 at LifeCare Hospital in Monroeville with his loving family at his side. He was born November 11, 1927 in Butler, Pa. son of the late Noel H. and Margaret Thomson Gallagher. In addition to his parents, was predeceased by his beloved wife, Dorothy Kilgore Gallagher March 3, 2002. Bob is survived by his loving loving an devoted...
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Henrietta M. Whiteman Kunkle

May 7, 1919 - February 14, 2014

Henrietta M. (Whiteman) Kunkle, 94, of Delmont, died Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, at William Penn Care Center in Penn Township. She was born May 7, 1919, a daughter of the late Richard and Edna (Watkins) Whiteman. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her beloved husband, Thomas Kunkle; a daughter, Joycelyn Conner; a sister, Marcelle Kunkle; and two brothers, Earl and John Whiteman....
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C. Ruth Kersten Snyder

July 15, 1922 - February 13, 2014

C. Ruth Kersten Snyder, 91, of Murrysville, died Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, at LifeCare Hospital in Monroeville. Her family would like to express their heartfelt appreciation and gratitude to the staff at LifeCare and Golden Living in Murrysville for their compassionate care. Ruth was born July 15, 1922, in Export, daughter of the late Robert and Jean (Galloway) Kersten. In addition to her parents,...
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Helen (Grubach) Nalevanko

May 6, 1924 - February 11, 2014

Helen (Grubach) Nalevanko , 89, longtime resident of Slickville, died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, at Greensburg Care Center. Helen's family would like to express their heartfelt appreciation and gratitude to the staff at the Greensburg Care Center and a special acknowledgement to her roommate, June Kemerer, and also her lady friends at her dining table. She was born May 6, 1924, in Indianola, a...
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Ralph R. Pratt

November 4, 1940 - February 9, 2014

Ralph E. Pratt, 73, of Delmont, passed Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014. He was born Nov. 4, 1940, in Slickville, the son of the late Charles and Lillian Jones Pratt. Ralph is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years, Audrey E. Glunt Pratt, and their four loving daughters, Robin (Mike) Bradish, Crystal Elliott (Warren), Kimberly (Robert) Cecere and Vickie (Tom) Ross; and his son and best buddy, Eugene Smith;...
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Frank A. Chamberlain

May 27, 1966 - February 5, 2014

Frank A. Chamberlain Jr., 47, passed away peacefully at home in Murrysville, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, with his loving family at his side. He was born May 27, 1966, in Pittsburgh, son of Franklin A. Chamberlain Sr. and his wife, Vivian, of Florida, and Sophia (Daykon) Houck and her husband, Louis, of Fox Chapel. In addition to his parents, Frank is survived by his beloved wife, Christine;...
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Francis David Beyer, Jr.

November 19, 1926 - January 15, 2014

Dr. Francis David Beyer Jr., MD, 87, died peacefully Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, at his home in Unity Township, with his beloved wife of 44 years, Patricia (Krehlik) Beyer, at his side and his beloved cat at his feet. He was born Nov. 19, 1926 in Tyrone, son of the late Francis David Beyer Sr. and Frances Murdock Beyer. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant son, Aaron...
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Bessie Catherine (Ferry) Swank

January 9, 1922 - December 31, 2013

Bessie Catherine (Ferry) Swank, 91, of New Alexandria, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at William Penn Care Center in Penn Township. She was born Jan. 9, 1922, in Ligonier, daughter of the late Elmer J. and Esther Noel Ferry. In addition to her parents, Bessie was predeceased by her beloved husband, Floyd C. Swank; daughter, Nancy Swank Mikesell; and son, Donald Swank. She is survived by a son, Gary...
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Gerald L. "Jerry" Exton

December 27, 1949 - December 29, 2013

Gerald L. "Jerry" Exton, 64, of Washington Township, died Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, in Good Samaritan Hospice, Cabot, with his loving wife at his side. He was born Dec. 27, 1949, in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Thomas and Lucy Rowand Exton. In addition to his parents, Jerry was predeceased by a sister, Judith Wawrzniakowski; and a brother, Thomas L. Exton. He is survived by his beloved wife of 39...
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Paul B. Henderson

September 11, 1931 - December 25, 2013

Rev. Paul B. Henderson, 82, of Salem Township, died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013, at William Penn Care Center with his loving family at his side. He was born Sept. 11, 1931, in Birmingham, Ala., son of the late Henry and Ophelia Alford Henderson. In addition to his parents, Paul was predeceased by a brother, John Henderson. He is survived by his loving family, including his beloved wife of 58 years,...
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Charlotte Jean (Lehner) Hawkey

May 7, 1934 - December 23, 2013

Charlotte Jean Lehner Hawkey, 79, of Loyalhanna Township, died Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, at UPMC hospital in Monroeville. She was born May 7, 1934, daughter of the late Benjamin A. and Nellie M. Holman Lehner. In addition to her parents, Charlotte Jean was predeceased by brothers, Emmett, William Joseph and George Lehner. She is survived by her beloved husband, Wilbur W. "Bud" Hawkey, of...
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Nancy Helen Orr

December 22, 2013

NANCY HELEN ORR 59, of Pittsburgh, PA, on Sunday, December 22, 2013, died peacefully at home with her family and friends at her side. She lived with appendiceal cancer for two years. Nancy was raised in Salem Twp. and lived in Pittsburgh for the last season of her life. She worked at Orrco in Salem Twp. and invested in real estate. She also managed her husband's career, internationally renowned...
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M. Lorraine Long

May 11, 1920 - December 20, 2013

M. Lorraine (Domiano) Long, 93, of Slickville, died Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, at Westmoreland Manor in Greensburg. She was born May 11, 1920, in Curtisville, daughter of the late Frank and Avanelle Hetrick Long. In addition to her parents, Lorraine was predeceased by her beloved husband, Lawrence A. "Bud" Long; and three brothers, Robert, Frank and Harold Domiano. She is survived by her loving...
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Lysle P. Bash

September 11, 1919 - December 3, 2013

Lysle P. Bash, 94, of Delmont, died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, at Ark Twin Valley Personal Care Home in Delmont. He was born Sept. 11, 1919, in Loyalhanna Township, a son of John L. Bash and Grace J. Paschall (Bash) Bowman. He was a graduate of the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science and was a licensed funeral director for some 64 years, having established Lysle P. Bash Funeral Home in Delmont...
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Mathylda Marie (Serbernak) Whiteman

March 12, 1922 - December 2, 2013

M. Marie (Serbernak) Whiteman, 91, of Greensburg, Salem Township, died Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at William Penn Care Center in Penn Township. She was born March 12, 1922, in Claridge, daughter of the late John and Erma Reger Serbernak. In addition to her parents, Marie was predeceased by her beloved husband, Richard Earl Whiteman; a sister, Erma Serbernak; and two brothers, Joseph and John Serbernak...
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Gwendolyn Rose (Maxwell) Crowell

April 14, 1928 - November 20, 2013

Gwendolyn Rose (Maxwell) Crowell, 85, of Greensburg/Hempfield Township, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, at her home, with her loving family at her side. She was born April 14, 1928, in Greensburg, a daughter of the late Harry and Charlotta E. (Altman) Maxwell. In addition to her parents, Gwendolyn was predeceased in death by her brothers, Clark Maxwell, Harry Maxwell Jr., Richard...
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Annette Doolittle Patterson

March 6, 1926 - November 11, 2013

Annette Doolittle Patterson, née Annette Wolle Doolittle, 87, formerly of Pt. Breeze, died peacefully at her home on November 11, 2013 with loved ones at her side. She was born March 6, 1926 in Pittsburgh, daughter of the late Harold and Nettie (House) Doolittle. She attended Chatham College for Women and the University of Pittsburgh. She taught etiquette at the Earl Wheeler Modeling and...
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Sharon Lee Rivardo

March 29, 1941 - November 11, 2013

Sharon Lee Rivardo, 72, of Matthews, N.C., died unexpectedly at her home Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. Sharon was born March 29, 1941, in Wilkes-Barre, the daughter of the late Stanley and Cecilia (Zelenski) Syryca. Her family moved to Altoona, where she graduated from high school. She and Richard Rivardo were united in marriage Nov. 17, 1961, at St. John Baptist de Ia Salle Catholic Church in Delmont....
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Clarence Edwin Sarver, Jr.

August 3, 1933 - November 11, 2013

Clarence E. Sarver Jr., 80, of Greensburg, Salem Township, passed away peacefully Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, at his home, with his loving family at his side. He was born Aug. 3, 1933, in Greensburg, son of the late Clarence E. Sarver Sr. and Ruth M. Bollinger Sarver. Clarence is survived by his family, including his beloved wife of 58 years, Lorraine Moore Sarver; children, Roy Sarver, of Groveland,...
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Ralph Miller

April 7, 1924 - October 28, 2013

RALPH MILLER 89, of Delmont, passed away from natural causes Monday, Oct. 28, 2013. He was recently residing at the Golden Living Center in Murrysville. Ralph was born April 7, 1924, in Wilder, VA, the second child of Joseph and Mary Miller, and was raised in Belfry, KY. He graduated from Belfry High School in 1942 and enlisted in the Navy in December 1942. Ralph was in the Combat Air Service...
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Dennis W. Gutman

July 15, 1954 - October 24, 2013

Dennis W. Gutman, 59, of Saltsburg, died Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, surrounded by family. He was born July 15, 1954, in Greensburg, son of the late William and Anne Gredence Gutman. Dennis is survived by his loving family including his children, Cara Iapalucci and her husband, Christopher, of Saltsburg, Erin Gutman, of Greensburg, Dennison Gutman, of Greensburg, and Breanne Gutman, of Crafton;...
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Josephine M. (Zagozan) Talarico

November 17, 1934 - October 21, 2013

Josephine M. Zagozan Talarico, 78, of Slickville, passed away Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital in Greensburg. She was born Nov. 17, 1934, in Slickville, daughter of the late John and Angeline (Drolz) Zagozan. In addition to her parents, Josephine was predeceased by five brothers, Albert, William, Richard, Louis and Robert Zagozan; and a sister, Dorothy Zagozan. She is...
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Faye (Tomer) Ward Ruble

October 22, 1939 - October 11, 2013

Faye Tomer Ward Ruble, 73, of Salem Township, went to be with her Lord and Savior Friday, Oct. 11, 2013. She passed away doing what she loved most, living life to its fullest, while on a great adventure with her granddaughter. Faye was born Oct. 22, 1939, to the late James E. and Helen (Rubright) Tomer. As she entered heaven, she was met by her first husband, Larry D. Ward; her infant daughter,...
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Howard E. Black

May 17, 1931 - September 20, 2013

Howard Edwin Black, 82, of Murrysville, passed away Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, in UPMC East, Monroeville. He was born May 17, 1931, in Greensburg, son of the late Edwin and Anna Borland Black. Howard is survived by his beloved wife and best friend of 26 years, Rose Marie (Ott) Black; stepchildren, Deborah Marie Dickinson, of Arizona, and Hazel Ann Dickinson Wightman and her husband, David, of...
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Joy B. Kelley-Zorn

March 8, 1943 - September 18, 2013

Joy B. Kelley-Zorn, 70, of Delmont, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, at Excela Health Westmoreland, in Greensburg. Born March 8, 1943, in Greensburg, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Julia (Tranchine) Bohince. In addition to her parents, Joy was predeceased by her first husband, Carl R. Kelley; and a stepgrandson, Chris Voll. She is survived by her loving husband, James Zorn, of...
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James Howard Moore, Sr.

February 14, 1914 - September 15, 2013

Deacon James Howard Moore Sr., 99, of Slickville, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013. Deacon Moore was born Feb. 14, 1914, in Piney Community, Sweetwater, Tenn. Mr. Moore was a member of I Am Grace Faith Ministries, New Kensington, and a former member of Parkview Baptist Church, formerly in Slickville. Mr. Moore was a deacon until his death and a member of the Slickville Jubilee...
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Anders Malcolm Johnson

May 17, 1942 - August 20, 2013

Anders "Andy" M. Johnson, 71, of Salem Township, died Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013. He was born May 17, 1942, in Salem Township, son of the late Lawrence and E. Elenora (Kelley) Johnson. In addition to his parents, Anders was predeceased by an infant sister, Alma Johnson; and a brother, Warren Johnson. He is survived by his loving family, daughters, Kristine Demnovich and her husband, Richard, of...
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Ronald Gilbert Myers

February 28, 1930 - July 9, 2013

Ronald G. Myers, 83, a Delmont resident since 1968, formerly of Kittanning, passed away peacefully Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at Redstone Highlands, Greensburg, with his loving family at his side. He was born Feb. 28, 1930, in Kittanning, to the late Edward and Jean (Myers) Kester. In addition to his parents, Ronald was predeceased by his loving wife of 52 years, Ruby (Smith) Myers, on Jan. 17, 2004....
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Norene Joyce Zaremba

April 14, 1949 - June 29, 2013

Norene Joyce Zaremba, 64, of New Alexandria, died Saturday June 29, 2013 in Excela Health Westmoreland, Greensburg. She was born April 14, 1949 in Export, daughter of the late Edward and Regina(Frescura) Zaremba. In addition to her parents Norene was preceded in death by her twin brother, Norman "Sam" Zaremba. She is survived by her loving and devoted family, son David Zaremba and his wife...
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