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Daniel Francis Smerker

- Jul 1, 2022

Age 74, of Bethel Park, passed away on Friday, July 1, 2022.  Beloved husband of 34 years. to Deborah L. (Santangelo) Smerker; loving father of Heather McGee (Fiancé Rick Bryan) and Emily Clemons (Jermaine); cherished grandfather of Kyra and Cassandra Short; beloved son of the late Francis and Sylvia (Martucci) Smerker; beloved brother of Geraldine…

Earlene Dianne DeMarco

Jul 16, 1953 - Jun 28, 2022

Age 68, of Scott Twp., on Tuesday, June 28, 2022. Dear daughter of the late Earl R. Herbert and Dorothy Zientarski; beloved wife of 28 years of Frank A. DeMarco; sister of Terry Herbert, Cherill Tintera (Frank), and Yvonne Hanback (Doug); and daughter-in-law of Nancy DeMarco (the late Frank). Also survived by many nieces, nephews,…

Robert Lamar Ross, Sr.

May 16, 1950 - Jun 26, 2022

Age 72 of Knoxville, passed away on Sunday June 26, 2022. Beloved Husband of 37 years to Vivian ( Wright) Ross. Loving Father of Robert ( Natasha ) Ross Jr., Michael ( Fiancé Beth Davis) Ross, Christopher ( Rachel ) Ross, Phillip ( Angelique ) Ross, Alexander ( Genevieve ) Ross, James Ross and David…

Gerry Reichert Dilley

- Jun 26, 2022

Age 65, of the North Side, formerly of Mt. Washington, passed away on Sunday, June 26, 2022.  Loving mother of Melissa M. Dilley; beloved daughter of Marie Miller Reichert and the late Jerry Reichert; loving sister of the late Jeffrey Reichert, Joy Reichert Masisak, and Gary J. Reichert; cherished grandmother of Jemma Shoenberger, and Benjamin…

Carol D. Stanley

- Jun 25, 2022

Age 64, of Collier Twp., on Saturday, June 25, 2022.  Dear daughter of the late Edward and Mary “Kitty” Drexler.  Beloved wife of Rick Stanley.  Sister of Cynthia (late Ron) Gmitter, Elaine Lisk, and the late Kathryn and Edward Drexler.  Also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  Carol was a dedicated employee for…

Michael E. Avolio

Aug 7, 1952 - Jun 23, 2022

Michael Avolio, 69, of Scott Township, PA passed into eternal life on June 23, 2022, at UPMC Shadyside after a battle with leukemia. Mike was born August 7, 1952, in Pittsburgh, PA and was the son of the late Edward and Edna Avolio. Mike is survived by his sisters Mary Ann Avolio, Michele Hurney (Douglas)…

Mary Jane Mericli

Nov 24, 1934 - Jun 22, 2022

Mary Jane Mericli (née McDonald).  Age 87.  Peacefully in her sleep, with Dad yelling from Heaven, "Where is My Wife?" Born Nov. 24,1934, in Sewickley, PA to Alexander and Jane McDonald. Graduating Salutatorian from HS, she put her formal education and a scholarship to Carnegie Tech on hold to work at Green Engineering. There she…

Pete Petrie

Feb 2, 1944 - Jun 20, 2022

William Petrie, age 78, known to his wife, Roberta as “Pete,” known to his daughters, Brigetta (Russell Del Re) and Kimberly (Keith Sturgeon) as “Dad or Petie,” known to granddaughter, Rubie, as “Pap,” and to his friends as “Bill,” passed away peacefully at this home surrounded by his loving family on Monday morning.  After retiring…

Penelope E. Komninos

Oct 11, 1933 - Jun 17, 2022

Penelope (Popi) E. Komninos, age 88, died of cancer on June 17, 2022. Beloved wife of the late Evangelos Komninos, she is survived by her two sons, John Komninos and Nicholas Komninos, and her brothers Nicholas Ikonomidis (and his wife Irene) and Spiros Ikonomidis (and his late wife Stellani). She immigrated to the U.S. from…

Carolyn Marie Gay

Jul 6, 1935 - Jun 10, 2022

Of Bethel Park, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 10, 2022. She is the loving mother of Judy E. Palloto (Matt), and their children, Amanda Martinez, Ellen Ameigh (Zachery), and Anthony B. Palloto; and John Gay (Yvonne), and their children, Meagan Mazza (Dustin) and Connor Gay (Madison). Carolyn was also the cherished great-grandmother of Lyla…