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Diana M. "Dena" Poliziani

- Aug 18, 2022

Of Pittsburgh, on Thursday, August 18, 2022.  Daughter of the late Luigi and Lena (Bendinelli) Poliziani. Beloved sister of Eva Minutello, Jildo Poliziani, Louis (JoAnn) Poliziani, and the late Lola Merlo, Virginia Fassio, Louise Capelli, Lydia Altiere, Arment Poliziani, James Poliziani, Donald Poliziani and Vicky Schipani.  She was known as Aunt Dee to many nieces,…

Carolyn M. Prendergast

- Aug 14, 2022

Carolyn, a caring mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. She passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 14, 2022. Carolyn was the beloved daughter of the late James and Dolores Prendergast. She is survived by her two daughters, Joanne (Schaeffer) Ciesielski (the late Ronald Sr.) and Denise Martin. Grandchildren, Tiffany, Lynn and Ronald (RJ) Ciesielski and…

Lorraine (Bowser) Ducouer

- Aug 11, 2022

Age 87, formerly of Mt. Washington and Brookline, passed away Thursday, August 11, 2022.  Beloved wife of the late John G. Ducouer; loving mother of John J. (Sally) Ducouer, Denise (George) Sites, Karen (Jim) Rock, and Steve (Christina) Ducouer; cherished grandma of George, Gary, Valerie, Danielle, Ashley, Steven, Brianna, Bryan and Nick; loving great-grandma of…

Elaine Smith Key

Dec 3, 1929 - Aug 10, 2022

Of Mt. Lebanon, born on December 3, 1929 flew away on August 10, 2022. She just put on her wings and took off to join her husband, the late James Carlton Key. Elaine was the daughter of the late Fred T. and Heber Smith, and sister of the late Montez Smith Bunten.  Survived by three…

Joseph C. Batelli

May 1, 1934 - Aug 9, 2022

Of Green Tree, passed away on Tuesday, August 9, 2022.  Born May 1, 1934, in Library, PA, to Anton and Jennie Batelli.  Survived by his loving wife, Doris, and her children, Brad and Karen; her grandchildren, Ryan, Kiersten, and Kirby; and his companion Sparky.  Brother-in-law of Rosemary Batelli; and brother of Wilda Kuzman and the…

Andrea Mariani "Sissy" Freeborough

Dec 17, 1944 - Aug 8, 2022

Andrea, the beloved daughter of G. Edmond Mariani, Jr. and Josephine Corrado Mariani. She was born in Fort Myers, Florida, during her father's service in the Air Force.A graduate of St. Bernard Grade School and Our Lady of Mercy Academy (now Oakland Catholic), she attended drama school at the Pittsburgh Playhouse. She was a dancer…

Sharon A. (Warholak) Faulkner

Aug 9, 2022 - Aug 7, 2022

Age 48, passed away on Sunday, August 7, 2022. Beloved daughter of Carole (McGrath) and the late David J. Warholak. Loving sister of David J. Warholak. Beloved fiancee' of William Drosendahl. Loving niece of John J. McGrath. Also survived by loving cousins and friends. Sharon was a graduate of Syracuse University. She loved her Boston…

Ervin J. Leedstrom

Dec 8, 1935 - Aug 7, 2022

Age 86, of Crafton, peacefully passed in his home, surrounded by his loved ones.  Beloved husband to “the greatest love of his life” Marlene (Mulligan) Leedstrom of 59 years; son of the late Fred and Estelle Leedstrom; loving father of Jeffrey (Lori) Leedstrom, Janice (Doug) Cumens, Joyce (Joe) Prozzoly and Julie (Gabe) Hahka; brother of…

Antoinette DeMarco

Jun 21, 1953 - Aug 6, 2022

Age 69, of Scott Twp, on Saturday, August 6, 2022.  Daughter of Nancy (DiStazio) DeMarco and the late Francesco “Frank” DeMarco; loving sister of Mary Ann (Merle) Crouse and Frank (late Dianne) DeMarco; dear aunt of Brad (Lacey) Crouse, Lauren (Rich) Bostick; great aunt of Amelia Bostick, Bennett Crouse, Mason Bostick and Spencer Crouse.  Antoinette…

Diana Cantwell Nickerson

- Aug 5, 2022

  Age 90, of Pittsburgh, formerly of Bristol, Rhode Island, on Friday, August 5, 2022.  Beloved wife of the late Darius M. Nickerson V for 49 loving years.  Loving mother of Diana (John) Nickerson Jacobs.  Stepmother of Melissa Nickerson, Darius M. Nickerson VI, and Ruth Nickerson.  Proud grandmother of John J. “Jack” Jacobs Jr., and…