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Wolfe Memorial, LLC: A Compassionate Funeral Home in Forest Hills, PA

Located at 3604 Greensburg Pike, Forest Hills, PA, 15221, Wolfe Memorial, LLC is a trusted funeral home that provides compassionate and personalized funeral services to families in the community. With a commitment to excellence and a focus on honoring the lives of loved ones, Wolfe Memorial has established itself as a reputable and reliable choice for those seeking funeral care.

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Wolfe Memorial, LLC has a rich history of serving the Forest Hills community and surrounding areas. The funeral home's experienced staff is dedicated to providing exceptional service, ensuring that every family receives the attention and care they deserve during a difficult time. From traditional funeral services to cremation options and memorial ceremonies, Wolfe Memorial is equipped to handle all aspects of funeral planning with sensitivity and professionalism.

Wolfe Memorial, LLC

Address: 3600 Greensburg Pike, Forest Hills, PA, 15221
Phone Number: 412-731-5001
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Wolfe Memorial, LLC

Address: 3604 Greensburg Pike, Forest Hills, PA, 15221
Phone Number: 412-731-5001
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James Edward Partridge - March 15, 1957 - April 26, 2024

Departed: 04/26/2024 (Forest Hills)
Obituary Preview: James Edward Partridge, beloved husband of Tracy (Brown) and father of Elliott (Jaclyn) Partridge, Trevor Partridge, Carolyn (David) Hampson, and Naomi (Tony) Sappé, passed away peacefully at home to glory on Friday, April 26, 2024, age 67, after a 16-month battle with advanced cholangiocarcinoma. He was born on March 15, 1957 in Abington, PA, to Donald and Martha Partridge. He graduated from Gettysburg College in 1979 and went on to the University of Pittsburgh for a Master’s in Physical Therapy (1983) where he met his wife Tracy. Married on August 20, 1983, they settled in Forest Hills, PA. He and Tracy went on to get their Doctorate in Physical Therapy together at Chatham in 2013. Passionate about his faith and desire to serve the church, Jim obtained a Master’s in Theological Studies at the Reformed Presbyterian Seminary in 2017 and became bi-vocational in 2020, continuing part-time as a PT with PIVOT and part-time as a ministry assistant with his church, City Reformed PCA. Predeceased by his parents and 2 brothers (Donald and John), he is survived by his wife, 4 children and their spouses, 7 grandchildren (Everett, Annika, and Eliza to Elliott & Jackie; Lily, Wesley, and Cassandra to Naomi & Tony; Bethany to Carolyn & David), 2 sisters (Margarita Partridge and Jane (Richard) Johnson) as well as his in-laws Gordon & Carolyn Brown.
Jim invested his time and energies into his family, church (long-time elder) and community and has many “mentor children” who consider Jim as their second father and role-model. In addition to the church, he was involved in the local Boy Scout Troop #90 with his sons, on the board of Trinity Christian School, a driver for the Forest Hills Community “Flivver” Senior Transport, and a member of the East Winds Symphonic Band, playing trumpet. He and his wife delighted in opening their home to many for meals, gatherings, as well as a place to live when needed. His love for the Lord and His creation blended with his desire to be active, and he was often seen around the neighborhood running or hiking at any opportunity he had – up until the Saturday before he passed away.
His message to you would be to seek the Lord Jesus Christ, keep your eyes fixed on Him, utilize the gifts and talents He has given you, and enjoy life to the fullest. Lament with the hard things, have joy in the good and know there is an eternal hope in Christ Jesus waiting. Right now he would be saying “GLORY!” as his body is made new in heaven with Jesus.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Trinity Christian School, 299 Ridge Avenue, Forest Hills PA 15221, on Saturday, May 11, 2024 at 3:30pm.
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Laura Zue Childress-Hazen - April 09, 1963 - April 25, 2024

Departed: 04/25/2024 (Forest Hills)
Obituary Preview: Dr. Laura Zue Childress-Hazen, 61, of Churchill, born on April 9, 1963, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 25, 2024. Laura’s life was filled with faith, love, laughter, beautiful music, adventures, a giving heart, a desire to serve those most in need, and a desire to spend time with her family. She practiced psychiatry as a profession, but it was more of a Godly calling on her life as she served the homeless and hurting for the majority of her career. She knew every person counted and that every one deserved to be heard and helped. Her career positively impacted entire communities and her example was admired and embraced by those who knew and loved her.
While she resided and practiced medicine and raised her beautiful daughter, Katie, in Pittsburgh, her home was always Florence, Kentucky. She was a graduate of Boone County High School were she was active in sports, band, and named salutatorian at graduation. She attended Thomas Moore College for her undergraduate degree and told stories all the time of the antics she and her friends would get up to, especially while working on the Ohio River biology station. Her medical degree was accomplished at Louisville Medical School. She was an incredibly hard worker and never asked anyone to do anything unless she was willing to be right there beside them.
Even in the midst of so much studying and reading, she found ways to lighten the mood by playing cards or her guitar with her classmates. She was a talented musician and her guitar traveled with her everywhere she went. She could play to a large crowd or just to her little great niece and the joy was always full throttle in the room. She was always the first one in the pool, on the rollercoaster, dancing like no one was watching, playing volleyball and basketball like she was still in high school. She was just an incredibly great person and will be missed greatly by family and friends. One of her standard pieces of attire was tie-dyed clothes. The beautiful, melodic patterns were a perfect representation of this amazing woman.
Laura leaves behind her beautiful and gifted daughter Kathryn Foster Hazen Gushing and her husband Jacob; her loving father Charles Louis Childress; proud sisters Linda Louise Black (Don) and Julia Sue Childress; sister-in-law, Cindy Childress; nephews and nieces, Donald L. Black (Miranda), Michael A. Black, Maeve J. Black, Stella C. Childress, Audrey C. Childress, and Samuel C. Childress; great niece Eden Louise; and her faithful huskies, Rocco and Remi. Laura was preceded in death by both maternal and paternal grandparents (Childress/Price), her mother Kathryn Louise Childress (Kitty), her brother Charles Price Childress (Chip), nephew Adam Christopher Black, and her namesake Zue Anne Price (Aunt Zue). There will be a celebration of life in Florence, Kentucky in the near future. This information will be shared through social media and we hope that you can come and celebrate the life of the amazing mom, daughter, sister, aunt, niece, and friend. Wear tie-dye if you have it!
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Catherine "Cathy" L. Adamson - November 11, 1948 - April 20, 2024

Departed: 04/20/2024 (Forest Hills)
Obituary Preview: Catherine “Cathy” L. Adamson Of Salem Twp., age 75, passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends on Saturday, April 20, 2024. Cherished sister of Leslie Mueller (Paul) of Murrysville and Dale Boyer (John) of Chartiers Twp. Dear aunt, affectionately known as “Dee”, of Stefanie Cerminara (Christopher), Jennifer Fox (Christopher), Scott Boyer, and Kevin Boyer. Great-aunt of Sydney & Dominic Cerminara and Addison & Ryan Fox. Dear friend of Kathy Stasek. Cathy was born on November 11, 1948, the oldest daughter of Ralph and Virginia (Sampson) Adamson, and was raised with her family in Forest Hills. She was a physical education and health teacher for over 30 years at Kane, Churchill, and Woodland Hills School Districts. She also coached girls’ volleyball, swimming, and basketball. She was a dog lover and a faithful member of Forest Hills Presbyterian Church where she served as a deacon, liturgist, Sunday School teacher, and sang in the choir. Family was very important to Cathy and she loved keeping up with the activities of her nieces and nephews. Friends received at Wolfe Memorial, LLC, Forest Hills Chapel, 3600 Greensburg Pike, Pittsburgh PA 15221, on Tuesday, April 23, from 4:00 to 7:00pm. Memorial service at Forest Hills Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, April 24, at 11:00am. Private burial in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Penn Hills. Gifts in Cathy’s memory may be given to Forest Hills Presbyterian Church, 1840 Ardmore Blvd., Pittsburgh PA 15221.
Memories and condolences may be left at www.wolfepgh.com.
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Amy Bischoff - September 27, 1959 - April 16, 2024

Departed: 04/16/2024 (Forest Hills)
Obituary Preview: Amy Elizabeth Devin Bischoff Born September 27th, 1959 Edgewood, PA
Amy Devin Bischoff, age 64, passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by loved ones on April 16, 2024 from metastatic breast cancer.
Beloved wife, daughter, sister, aunt & dog mom to 8 wonderful Newfoundlands. Amy was a friend to too many people to count.
Amy was proceeded in death by her father, Carl, mother Libby, sister Judy, brother Rick, nephews Glenn & Scott.
Surviving are husband Bruce Bischoff, sister Diane Jervis, brothers David Devin & Robert Devin. Sisters-in-law: Robin Devin (Rick), Betsy Ruhl (Fred), Diane Gemberling (Mark) & Gretchen Thompson (Jeff). And nieces & nephews: Holly, Ted & Jennifer, Eric (Jen) & Darton (Chris), Dwynn, Carl, Jack, & Mae, Grace, Ali, Luke & Eliza, Nathan & Ford.
Amy attended Edgewood HS, and still remains close with many of her classmates. She attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania, receiving a degree in Home Economics & Design, followed by a degree in Early Elementary Education from Chatham University.
Amy worked as Office Administrator for Dr. Bhuta's medical practice. Amy then worked for UPMC as a medical coder for 25 years, and was promoted multiple times and awarded The Gold Star / Aces Award.
Amy was able to combine her love of dogs to train & certify 3 of her Newfies;  Olive, Sherman & Oscar to be Pet Therapy dogs. Together they volunteered for 12 + years with UPMC Hillman Cancer Center to bring joy and a smile to the faces of those in need.
Amy always had an eye for fashion & interior design and she was always ready for an adventure. But her super power was to connect with so many and to laugh and be the best friend to everyone she touch.
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Andrew Block-Bolten - January 22, 1926 - April 14, 2024

Departed: 04/14/2024 (Forest Hills)
Obituary Preview: In Loving Memory of Andrew Block-Bolten
Andrew Block-Bolten, of Churchill formerly of Poland, passed away peacefully on April 14, 2024.
He was a devoted husband to Glenda Block-Bolten, beloved brother, loving uncle, and good friend to many. Andrew's kindness and empathy touched the lives of several, leaving a legacy of enduring friendships. His departure leaves a void in the hearts of all who were fortunate enough to know him.
In accordance with his faith, we find solace in the belief that Andrew now rests in eternal peace, surrounded by the love of the divine. Though he may be gone from our sight, his spirit will forever dwell in our hearts.
Friends will be received at Wolfe Memorial LLC, 3600 Greensburg Pike, Forest Hills PA 15221, on Thursday, April 18, at 2:00pm to 5:00pm. Mass will be held at Saint John Fisher Church of St. Joseph the Worker Parish on Friday, April 19, at 11:00am followed by burial in William Penn Cemetery.
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Carmelina M. Zeff - March 16, 1935 - April 13, 2024

Departed: 04/13/2024 (Forest Hills)
Obituary Preview: Carmelina M. (Calabria) Zeff
Carmelina "Carm" Zeff of Monroeville, PA, passed away on Saturday, April 13, 2024, at Forbes Hospital.
Born March 16, 1935, she was the daughter of Luigi and Eugenia (Disossi) Calabria. Carm was originally from North Braddock. She spent her entire career at Mellon Bank, beginning as a teller in the Braddock branch, and retired as a Branch Manager for the Homestead branch.
Carm is survived by her brother, Bruno Calabria (Chi Chi) of Wilkins Township, and sister-in-law, Robin Calabria (Woodring) of Kersey, PA, and many nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Ben Zeff, her sister Sylvia Gigliotti and husband Anthony Gigliotti, her brother Joseph J. Calabria Sr. and sister-in-law Magdalene Calabria (Strednak).
Carm thoroughly enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Her fondnesses included cruises, card games, and the slot machines at the casino.
A Memorial Mass will be held at St. John Fisher Church of St. Joseph the Worker Parish on Saturday, May 11, at 9:00am. Arrangements by Wolfe Memorial, LLC. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.wolfepgh.com
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Raymond A. Martin - September 17, 1940 - April 12, 2024

Departed: 04/12/2024 (Forest Hills)
Obituary Preview: Raymond (Butch) A. Martin
Born September 17, 1940, Passed Away April 12, 2024. Son of the late Rose Gertrude (Martin) Lynches. Brother of the late Dennis Mahoney. Husband of Diana Lee Martin, Father of Melinda Wasson and Greg Martin, Grandfather of Caitlin and Cullin Wasson, and Great Grandfather of Scarlet Turocy. Friends received at Wolfe Memorial, LLC, Forest Hills Chapel, 3600 Greensburg Pike, Pittsburgh PA 15221, Monday April 15th from 2-4, 6-8pm. Mass will be held on the following Tuesday, April 16th, at 11:00am at St. John Fisher Church. Following Mass, burial at Churchill Cemetery. Everyone will be meeting at Church before Mass.
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Julia Banyas - April 26, 1937 - April 05, 2024

Departed: 04/05/2024 (Forest Hills)
Obituary Preview: Julia Banyas, of Forest Hills, formerly of Monroeville, age 86, passed away suddenly on Friday, April 5, 2024.
Wife of the late John "Buc" Banyas. Mother of Terri Gorol (Bill) of Forest Hills and Warren Swigart of Arizona. Dear Grandmother of Bill Gorol (Kayla) and John Gorol (Angela) and Great Granddaughter Gianna. Sister of Mary Martin of Ohio and Barbara Bury of North Carolina. Julia was an active member of the Penn Hills Senior Center and was involved with the Pitcairn Assembly of God and Greater Works of Monroeville Church. Julia had a passion for selling at the Rossi Flea Market in North Versailles.
Funeral service will be private. Memorial gifts may be given to the Penn Hills Senior Service Center, 147 Jefferson Road, Penn Hills PA 15235.
Arrangements by Wolfe Memorial, LLC. We welcome you to share condolences and memories on our Tribute Wall at www.wolfepgh.com.
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Mary Ann Diana - April 19, 1941 - April 04, 2024

Departed: 04/04/2024 (Forest Hills)
Obituary Preview: Mary Ann Diana
Of Forest Hills, age 82, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 4, 2024. Loving mother of Guy Diana of Forest Hills. Wife of the late Vencenzo Diana. She was also preceded in death by her brothers Ralph, Joseph, and Robert Tammariello. Mary Ann was a loving and caring person and went out of her way to help others. She was especially devoted to her family. Friends received at Wolfe Memorial, LLC, Forest Hills Chapel, 3600 Greensburg Pike, Pittsburgh PA 15221, on Tuesday from 10am until the time of the Blessing Service at 11:00am. Entombment in All Saints Braddock Catholic Cemetery.
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Phyllis Szoko - June 11, 1937 - March 16, 2024

Departed: 03/16/2024 (Forest Hills)
Obituary Preview: It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Phyllis Szoko, 86, of Churchill Borough, Pennsylvania. Phyllis died at home surrounded by her family on Saturday, March 16, 2024. The loss of the family Matriarch who encouraged her children to pursue education, healthy competition, strong values, and the love of God. Beloved wife of 62 years to the late Edward Szoko. Daughter of the late Florence and Donato Ferriero of Wilkinsburg. Loving and devoted mother to her children Dr. Michael Edward Szoko of Wilkins Township and Lisa (Szoko) McCastain and her husband, Steve, of Milledgeville, Georgia. A treasured Grammy to Michael D. Friday, III, Alyssa B. (Friday) Velez and her husband Anthony J. Velez, and Michael E. Szoko, II (Mother, Mary Safran). Sister of the late Joseph M. Ferriero, Slyvia Hendershot, Jenny Caputo, Maria Ferriero, Arlene Cumberledge, and Geraldine Boulding. Phyllis was an accomplished, classically trained pianist and worked for 32 years at The Churchill Vision and Laser Center. An avid "A" level tennis player, Phyllis enjoyed her ranking through the Allegheny Mountain Tennis Association and competitive games with her many friends at racquet clubs and country clubs throughout the region. A friend to many, forever loved and missed by those she touched.
Private burial in William Penn Cemetery. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, https://donate.cancer.org. Arrangements by Wolfe Memorial, LLC. Special memories and condolences may be left at www.wolfepgh.com.
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James "Jim" Getsy - October 03, 1938 - March 15, 2024

Departed: 03/15/2024 (Forest Hills)
Obituary Preview: Of Penn Hills, age 85, passed away surrounded by family and friends on Friday, March 15, 2024. Married for 58 years to his beloved wife Andrea. Loving father of Michael Getsy and Annette Marshall (Shane). Proud grandfather of Jack. Brother of the late Regis Getsy (Linda) and brother-in-law of the late Dennis Kuftic, Norman Kuftic (Jennifer), Vernon Kuftic, and Vicki Kuftic Horne (Eric).
Jim was a man of many talents and interests, but he was first and foremost a storyteller. His stories were of his growing up in Braddock, PA, son of Ann and Andrew Getsy. Jim told tales of the mischief of two boys growing up in an era of considerable freedom and homemade adventure.  He wrote a small memoir of he and Regis's elementary year escapades entitled "The Yellow Raincoat." Jim graduated from Duquesne and Pitt universities.  He had a successful 33-year career at Housing and Urban Development, retiring as Program Manager and Special Assistant to the Director.  At retirement in 2001, his life work began.
Though he started a hobby of wood carving before he married, he went on to create full sail ships, ducks, geese, swans and birds.  He gifted more than 150 of his creations to friends, family and non-profit fundraisers. He refinished trunks, built a "Country Store" shed, and a remarkable dollhouse. He played chess, scrabble, tennis and was always ready for a game of poker. He was a word master and started each morning solving puzzles.  He landscaped a beautiful back yard and devoted his early retirement years to landscaping Crescent Hills Park in Penn Hills.  Jim loved listening to bluegrass music at the Penn Hills "Barn." With his wife he biked, hiked, and did extensive traveling. Jim, Andrea, and daughter Annette were members of the Pittsburgh Slovakians. Jim was a long-time treasurer of the Slovak Radio Hour. Jim treasured his Slovak heritage and went to Slovakia four times to visit with relatives.
Jim was one of the founding members of the Alliance for Consumer Protection, the Penn Hills Soccer Association (where his grandson Jack now plays), Penn Hills CDC and Penn Hills Shade Tree Commission. He was a former president of the Penn Hills Rotary and Crescent Hills Civic Association. Among other volunteer activities he worked at Penn Hills Service Center for six years. In his later life he was elected a Penn Hills Councilman. Jim loved his community. The community honored him by lowering both the Penn Hills' and state flags.
He was an anti-litter crusader and could be seen until his passing walking the neighborhood with a litter pick in hand.  But Jim could not walk past discarded wood without imagining a future for it and sometimes dragging the wood home. He had hoped to walk 100 miles in the month of March 2024.
Jim was a member of Fit 4 Boxing Club in Murrysville and with his friends there worked to "Punch out Parkinson's."  Jim received tender and attentive care at AGH Forbes Hospital Critical Care Unit.  Jim's final gift, his final deed, was to be a donor to someone in need.
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Sherry L. Park - July 29, 1962 - March 06, 2024

Departed: 03/06/2024 (Forest Hills)
Obituary Preview: Of Elizabeth, age 61, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 6, 2024. Beloved wife of Gary Park for 40 years. Loving mother of Carson and Noah. Sister of Jerry Stidard, Bonnie Munden, Troy Stidard, Tina Munden, and the late Ray Munden. Sister-in-law of Chuck Park, Diane Kolsar (Michael), Patrick Park (Carole), Glen Park, Ken Park (Kelly), and the late Jimmy Park (Leslie). Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Services will be private. Memorial gifts may be given to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, www.stjude.org/donate Arrangements by Wolfe Memorial, LLC. www.wolfepgh.com
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Michelle Simpson - January 27, 1963 - March 04, 2024

Departed: 03/04/2024 (Forest Hills)
Obituary Preview: On Monday, March 4, 2024, accompanied by birdsong, rising along sunbeams, lifted by the loving embraces of her family and friends, the joyous spirit of Michelle Simpson returned to the purest love and light that gifted her to this world sixty-one years ago.
Michelle loved her life and all those who peopled it fiercely and fully: her precious daughter, Retta Simpson; her devoted wife, Sue Subocz; her adoring parents, Mary Lou and Jack Simpson; and all her loving family: aunts Patricia (Milo) Windrick and Linda (William) Sciaretti; uncle Stanley (Kathy) Duncan; cousins Derek Windrick, Crystal Sciaretti, April (Adam) Anderson and their children Ariana, Ashlyn, Alec, and Ainsley, and Scott (Mindy) Duncan and Kinley; Sue’s daughters Debbie (Matt) Davis, Jenny (Josh) McKinny, and Emily Subocz; and many other relatives in her extended family. Michelle created and loved family in every age and place she lived, formerly in Maryland with Mim Caris in Baltimore, and Thom Lieb in Towson. Michelle cultivated a wild garden of beloved and lucky friends and colleagues, as well as legions of grateful students. Among those who will miss Michelle so dearly are her pets Daisy, Fluffy, and Willow.
Michelle was dedicated to her vocation as a teacher and served as a Professor of Theatre and Communications for thirty-four years at the College of Southern Maryland. Among her many accomplishments there was creating CSM’s first group of online courses and service as the founding chair of the Faculty Innovation Team.
Michelle enriched our lives with her musical laughter, brilliant smile, and a dazzling array of talents for making each day, every milestone, and her family’s home simply beautiful. Michelle’s long and graceful fingers were almost always in motion: animating a funny story, knitting something colorful and cozy, turning a page, selecting a thoughtful gift, stitching a Halloween costume, grading an assignment, wiping away a tear, restoring a cottage, conducting a lecture, extending into Warrior, baking scones, stringing Christmas lights, and sharing constellations of tender touches with her loved ones. The poet Mary Oliver wrote: To live in this world you must be able to do three things: to love what is mortal; to hold it against your bones knowing your own life depends on it; and, when the time comes to let it go,
to let it go.
Michelle intentionally practiced those three things with her whole being. The letting go we all will face one day came far too soon, far too quickly for Michelle. May we each meet that time with Michelle’s same courage, grace, and love. Friends will be received at Wolfe Memorial, LLC, Forest Hills Chapel, 3600 Greensburg Pike, Pittsburgh PA 15221, on Friday, March 8, from 1:00 to 3:00pm. Please wear anything comfortable that makes you happy--spring colors are encouraged. To join the visitation remotely via Zoom, use this link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84265699141?pwd=wKfMYDSDkRCNfhGwY8Dpved1Xxpq0G.1 Meeting ID: 842 6569 9141 Passcode: 820344
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Marilyn W.B. Parker - February 20, 1927 - February 21, 2024

Departed: 02/21/2024 (Forest Hills)
Obituary Preview: Marilyn Lorraine Ware Brown Parker, formerly of Forest Hills, passed away on Wednesday, February 21, 2024, in St. Petersburg, FL. She was 97 years of age.
Marilyn, the first of three children, was born on February 20, 1927, to her loving parents, G. Seymour Ware and Ora Greene Ware, at Shadyside Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. As an infant she was baptized at the Church of the Holy Cross and continued her religious growth at Bethesda Presbyterian Church.
As a child, she developed a profound love of learning and completed her elementary and middle school education at Lincoln and Rodgers School. In 1945, after graduating from Westinghouse High School, she went on to earn her bachelor's and master's degrees in education from the University of Pittsburgh.
Marilyn was a dedicated and devoted mother to her three children Patricia Brown Stephens, Edward Parker, and Wayne Parker. They meant the world to her, and she would do anything for them. However, her kindness and generosity did not end with her family. She was affectionately called "Ma Parker" by countless children in the community.
For nearly 30 years, Marilyn taught in Pittsburgh Public Schools. From kindergarteners to third graders, she left a remarkable impact on the young people in her care ensuring that they not only learned how to read and write but also how to be kind to others. The number of students and families that she assisted and who acknowledged the difference she made in their lives numbers in the thousands. She will be remembered for her heart and for the love she shared with everyone she encountered, especially the children she taught.
In 1984, Marilyn retired and spent her time doing what she loved most, eating ice cream, drinking Pepsi, and helping to care for her granddaughter, Alyia Gaskins. She also enjoyed ceramics, arts and crafts, and sewing clothes and Halloween costumes for her grandchildren, great nieces, and nephews.
Marilyn was preceded in death by her father and mother. She is survived by her sister, Patsy Jayne Ware, and brother, Seymour Ware; her children Patricia Brown Stephens, Edward Parker, and Wayne Parker; her nephews and nieces, David Ware, Pandora Johnson and Harlan Ware; 7 grandchildren; 10 great nieces and nephews; and 7 great grandchildren.
Her smile reflected her joyful spirit. She departed this earth peacefully with dignity, strength, and full of love for those who went before her and for those she leaves behind. She truly loved people--and if you knew her, you immediately felt it. She will be missed dearly.
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Jean L. Slepian - March 25, 1927 - February 18, 2024

Departed: 02/18/2024 (Forest Hills)
Obituary Preview: Jean L. Jacobs Slepian of Forest Hills and Churchill, died peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, February 18, 2024, at the age of 96. Jean was born and raised in Irwin, PA, the daughter of Harold and Agnes Jacobs. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Robert Myer Slepian, and her brother James (Carol) Jacobs. She is survived by her three children, Joan, Michael (Deborah), and Peggy; her two grandchildren, Anna and Max (Cassandra) Slepian; and her great-grandson, Ira Slepian.
The family will receive friends and relatives for a Memorial Service and reception on Saturday, April 13, 2024, at 11:00am at Beulah Presbyterian Church, 2500 McCrady Road, Pittsburgh PA 15235.
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June Diane Klein - December 01, 1942 - February 13, 2024

Departed: 02/13/2024 (Forest Hills)
Obituary Preview: June Diane (Lundberg) Klein Of Chalfant, age 81, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 13, 2024. Loving mother of Kimberly Haas (Rich) of Chicago, James Klein (Bettina) of Colorado, David Klein (the late Cristina) of Monroeville, and Noelle Timm (Robert) of Churchill. Proud grandmother of Justin Gass, Anthony June (Shay), Timothy Klein (Adrielle), Anna Klein, Ezra Klein, Serena Klein, Mollie Hastings (Nick), and Alexander Timm. Great-grandmother of Ruby June. She was married to William C. Klein for 55 years until his passing in 2013. June loved her work as a nanny for the Onufer family for over 20 years. She volunteered in the St. Maurice School Library and was a member of St. Anselm’s Bowling League in Swissvale. She had many friends and was loved by all. Services private. Arrangements by Wolfe Memorial, LLC. www.wolfepgh.com
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Mary Anne Linsenbigler - March 11, 1962 - February 07, 2024

Departed: 02/07/2024 (Forest Hills)
Obituary Preview: Mary Anne (Humberston) Linsenbigler
Of Wilkins Twp., age 61, passed away at home surrounded by her family, on Wednesday, February 7, 2024, after a courageous 5 year battle with cancer. Beloved wife of Frank W. Linsenbigler for 38 years. Loving mother of Abigail Grosso (Mark) of Wilkins Twp. and Jacob Linsenbigler (Meghan) of Edgewood. Proud Nana of Lincoln, Chase, and Amelia. Sister of Bill Humberston (Lynn), Beth Humberston, Jaye Seth (John), Ellen Miller (Sam), Pat Humberston, Terri Gregor (Frank), and the late John Humberston (Edie). She will also be sadly missed by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Mary Anne was born on March 11, 1962, to William “Bud” and Mary Elizabeth “Betty” (Lynch) Humberston. She lived in the Eastmont neighborhood for most of her life and worked for Woodland Hills School District for over 25 years as a supporter for autistic and special needs children. She was proud of her Irish heritage, loved trips to Conneaut Lake and Ocean City, MD, and spending time with her family. Friends are invited to a Funeral Mass at St. John Fisher Church of St. Joseph the Worker Parish on Friday, Feb. 23 at 10:00am. Gifts in Mary Anne’s memory may be given to METAvivor, www.metavivor.org, to support metastatic breast cancer research. Arrangements by Wolfe Memorial, LLC. www.wolfepgh.com
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James "Jim" Simeone - October 30, 1973 - February 03, 2024

Departed: 02/03/2024 (Forest Hills)
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Nicholas T. Fecko - May 13, 1930 - January 24, 2024

Departed: 01/24/2024 (Forest Hills)
Obituary Preview: Nicholas T. Fecko Of Wilkins Twp., age 93, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 24, 2024, at Shadyside Nursing and Rehab. Beloved husband of 77 years of Ruth C. Fecko. Loving father of Cindy Cox (Larry) of South Fayette, Katherine Musser of Freeport, and Christopher “Kit” Fecko (Patricia) of Millvale, DE. Great-grandfather of Maddy, Max, Aubrey, Mason, Teagan. Proud grandfather of Julian Cox, Matthew Fowkes, Cory Fecko, and Chase Fecko. Brother of Jack Fecko of Harrington, ME, and the late Dan Fecko. He will also be missed by his beloved dog, Billy. Nick was an Eagle Scout and a past scoutmaster with the Wilkins Twp. Boy Scouts. He was a supervisor for Purity Distributing and he enjoyed working as a bus driver for Woodland Hills for 20 years. He was an avid conservationist, outdoorsman, and archer, and was active in Westmoreland County League of Sportsmen and was a lifetime member of Crowfoot Rod and Gun Club. Services private. Gifts in Nick's memory may be given to Pet Match Rescue, www.petmatchrescuepa.org. Arrangements by Wolfe Memorial, LLC. www.wolfepgh.com
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Donna J. McMahon - August 16, 1933 - January 23, 2024

Departed: 01/23/2024 (Forest Hills)
Obituary Preview: It is with very heavy hearts that the family of Donna J. McMahon of Wilkins Twp. announces the passing of their loving mother on Tuesday, January 23, 2024 in her 90th year. Born August 16, 1933, she was the only child of Earle Y. and Edith A. Saylor. Donna was the devoted wife of the late Paul F. McMahon. She leaves behind her three loving daughters. Cheryl A. and Janice “Jan” L. McMahon of Pittsburgh and Linda J. and (John) Zupan of Greensburg. Also survived by loving nieces, nephews, cousins, and their families. Donna was a school crossing guard, retail salesperson, and loving caregiver to her husband throughout her life. Friends received at Wolfe Memorial, LLC, Forest Hills Chapel, 3600 Greensburg Pike, Pittsburgh PA 15221, on Sunday 2-5pm. Mass of Christian Burial at St. John Fisher Church of St. Joseph the Worker Parish on Monday at 1:00pm. Burial in Good Shepherd Catholic Cemetery, Monroeville. In honor of Donna’s love of dogs, gifts in her memory may be given to Humane Animal Rescue, www.humaneanimalrescue.org.
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Emma Jean McPeak - October 26, 1934 - January 20, 2024

Departed: 01/20/2024 (Forest Hills)
Obituary Preview: Of Turtle Creek, formerly of Wilkinsburg, age 89, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, January 20, 2024. Emma was a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and a retired nurse. She was a Christian who knew her Bible, spoke to others about the Lord, and was a prayer warrior. Emma enjoyed The Price is Right, John Wayne movies, Perry Mason, drinking Pepsi, doing 1000 piece jigsaw puzzles, playing Parcheesi, and being with family. She also enjoyed playing hymns on her organ.
Emma was born in Pittsburgh on October 26, 1934, a daughter of the late Charles Brooks, Jr. and Blanche (Courtwright) Brooks. In addition to her parents and 2 siblings, she is preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Leslie E. McPeak, Sr.; sons Leslie E. McPeak, Jr. and Robert “Bobby” McPeak. Emma is survived by her children, Peggy Slivka, David McPeak, Timmy McPeak, Danny McPeak (Josie), Patty Shoupe (Roger), and daughter-in-law Lorine McPeak; 15 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren.
Friends will be received at Wolfe Memorial, LLC, Forest Hills Chapel, 3600 Greensburg Pike, Pittsburgh PA 15221, on Friday, January 26, from 10am until the time of the funeral at 12:00 noon. Emma will be laid to rest with her husband, Ernie, in Homewood Cemetery.
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Russell George Jones - October 25, 1929 - January 04, 2024

Departed: 01/04/2024 (Forest Hills)
Obituary Preview: On Thursday, January 4, 2024, Russell "Russ" George Jones of Forest Hills went to be with his Heavenly Father at the age of 94.
Husband of the late Violet Goldie (Debreczeni) Jones. Brother of the late Richard L. Jones and George R. Jones.
He leaves behind his daughter, Violet Chaffinch (Randall); grandchildren Alyxis McLain (Chase), Emily Sammons (Shayne), Morgan Chaffinch, Richard Chaffinch; and four great-grandchildren.
Russ and his beloved wife Violet enjoyed Hungarian food and music and were always searching the city for places where it could be found.
Russ served in the Army in Korea from 1951 to 1953.  He was a mailman for 34 years.
In retirement, Russ found a passion for lamp making. He began with Steeler lamps then added Alabama and Auburn when he moved to Birmingham in 2019. He gave them out as a token of gratitude and friendship and totaled well over 100. He also enjoyed sketching, many drawings inspired by scripture, also freely handed out. Private internment in McKeesport & Versailles Cemetery. Arrangements by Wolfe Memorial, LLC. www.wolfepgh.com
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Beverly J. Diegelman - March 02, 1941 - December 31, 2023

Departed: 12/31/2023 (Forest Hills)
Obituary Preview: Beverly J. Diegelman, of Juniper Village, formerly of Cleveland, OH, age 82, passed away on Sunday, December 31, 2023. Wife of John F. Diegelman for 50 years. Sister of Cindy Gerry and her husband Lenny of Chandler, AZ. Beverly worked for many years as an academic advisor at Tri-C Cuyahoga Community College. She enjoyed gardening and created beautifully elaborate flower displays in her yard. She loved animals, had dogs her whole life, and her favorite companion was Cookie. Beverly also enjoyed topping off the week with a martini. Services private. Arrangements by Wolfe Memorial, LLC. www.wolfepgh.com
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Noel J. Squitieri - September 12, 1952 - December 25, 2023

Departed: 12/25/2023 (Forest Hills)
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Of Forest Hills, age 71, passed away peacefully after a long and courageous fight on Monday, December 25, 2023, from complications of treating non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Beloved husband of Barbara Bonner since June 22, 1995. Loving father of Henry E. and Corradina “Cory” Squitieri. Brother-in-law of Tom Bonner (Deb) of FL. Also survived by an aunt Rita Klaus, several nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws. Preceded in death by his brother Rick, sister Linda, and his parents, Henry F. and Elise “Elsie” (Modzanowski) Squitieri. Noel graduated from Churchill Area High School in 1970. He attended the University of Pittsburgh and received a bachelor's degree in Anthropology/Paleontology and master's degree in Computer & Library Science. He enjoyed teaching, having taught at Strayer University, MD, and history for a year at East Stroudsburg Christian Academy.  He also enjoyed being a Little League baseball coach for both his children. Noel was a well known member and avid supporter of the surf music community and a strong supporter of the members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, his father having played with them for over 40 years. Noel was also a strong supporter of his daughter's activities with Special Olympics, as well as the Pittsburgh Holocaust Center. He was a hunter, avid motorcyclist, and was a Single Action Shooter Re-enactor where his nickname was “Pittsburgh Pete”. He enjoyed watching Formula 1 and NASCAR racing, classic films, westerns, film noir, George A Romero's works including Living Dead movies, and all things classic Disney. Friends will be received at Wolfe Memorial, LLC, Forest Hills Chapel, 3600 Greensburg Pike, Pittsburgh PA 15221, on Friday from 6:00 to 8:00pm and Saturday from 10:00am until the time of the funeral service at 12:00 noon.
Gifts in Noel’s memory may be given to the Musicians of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, http://musiciansofthepso.org, or Special Olympics Pennsylvania, Three Rivers Region – Attention: North Stars, 300 Cedar Ridge Drive Ste. 320, Pittsburgh PA 15205.
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Evelyn "Lyn" K. Hellwig - November 29, 1966 - December 17, 2023

Departed: 12/17/2023 (Forest Hills)
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Wolfe Memorial, LLC recognizes that cremation is an increasingly popular choice for many families. As such, the funeral home offers a range of cremation options, including direct cremation, cremation with a memorial service, and traditional funeral services followed by cremation. The staff at Wolfe Memorial is knowledgeable about the cremation process and can guide families through their options, ensuring that they make an informed decision that meets their needs.

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Losing a loved one can be a devastating experience, and the grieving process can be long and difficult. Wolfe Memorial, LLC understands this and offers grief support resources to help families cope with their loss. From counseling services to support groups and online resources, the funeral home provides access to tools that can help individuals navigate their grief journey.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is an obituary?

An obituary is a written notice that announces the death of a person, typically including their name, age, date of birth and death, and a brief biography. It may also include information about their surviving family members, funeral arrangements, and any other relevant details.

Why are obituaries important?

Obituaries serve as a way to inform friends, family, and community members of a person's passing, allowing them to pay their respects and offer condolences. They also provide a sense of closure and help to celebrate the life of the deceased.

Who writes an obituary?

Typically, a family member or close friend writes an obituary, although it can also be written by a funeral home or other organization. In some cases, the deceased may have written their own obituary in advance.

What information should be included in an obituary?

A typical obituary includes the person's name, age, date of birth and death, place of residence, occupation, education, military service, hobbies, and surviving family members. It may also include information about funeral arrangements, memorial services, and charitable donations.

How long should an obituary be?

The length of an obituary can vary depending on the publication and the individual's life story. Generally, it should be concise and to the point, ranging from a few sentences to a few paragraphs.

Can I include photos in an obituary?

Yes, many publications allow you to include one or more photos with the obituary. This can be a great way to personalize the notice and make it more meaningful to readers.

How do I submit an obituary to a newspaper or online publication?

Contact the publication directly to find out their submission guidelines and deadlines. Some publications may have online forms or email addresses for submitting obituaries, while others may require you to visit their office in person.

How much does it cost to publish an obituary?

The cost of publishing an obituary varies depending on the publication and the length of the notice. Some newspapers and online sites offer free or low-cost options, while others may charge several hundred dollars or more.

Can I write my own obituary in advance?

Yes, many people choose to write their own obituaries in advance as a way to ensure that their life story is told accurately and with dignity. This can also be a therapeutic exercise in reflecting on one's life and accomplishments.

What is the difference between an obituary and a death notice?

A death notice is typically a brief announcement of a person's passing, while an obituary provides more detailed information about their life and legacy. A death notice may not include as much personal information or biographical details.

Can I include humor or personality in an obituary?

Absolutely! An obituary should reflect the personality and spirit of the deceased. Including humorous anecdotes or quotes can help to make the notice more engaging and memorable.

How do I handle sensitive or difficult information in an obituary?

If there are sensitive or difficult aspects of the deceased's life that you're unsure how to address in the obituary, consider consulting with family members or close friends for guidance. It's generally best to focus on the positive aspects of their life and legacy.

Can I include charitable donations or memorial information in an obituary?

Yes, many people choose to include information about charitable donations or memorial funds in lieu of flowers. This can be a meaningful way to honor the deceased and support a worthy cause.

How long after a person's passing should an obituary be published?

The timing of publishing an obituary can vary depending on cultural and personal preferences. Typically, it's best to publish the notice within a few days of the person's passing, while still allowing time for family members and friends to process their grief.

Can I publish an obituary online only?

Yes, many online platforms and social media sites allow you to publish an obituary digitally. This can be a convenient and cost-effective option for reaching a wider audience.

How do I ensure that my loved one's obituary is accurate and respectful?

Take your time when writing the obituary, and consider having multiple people review it for accuracy and tone. It's also a good idea to proofread carefully for spelling and grammar errors.

Can I include quotes or lyrics in an obituary?

Absolutely! Quotes or lyrics that were meaningful to the deceased can add depth and personality to the notice. Just be sure to verify the accuracy of any quoted material.

What if I need to make changes to an already-published obituary?

Contact the publication directly as soon as possible if you need to make corrections or changes to an already-published obituary. They may be able to assist with revisions or republication.

Can I republish an obituary at a later date?

In some cases, yes – especially if you're planning a memorial service or anniversary celebration. Check with the original publication for their policies on republishing previously printed notices.

How do I handle multiple marriages or complex family relationships in an obituary?

This can be a delicate situation. Consider consulting with family members or close friends for guidance on how to navigate these complexities with sensitivity and respect.

What if I'm struggling to write an obituary due to grief or emotional distress?

It's okay to take your time and seek support from others if needed. Consider asking a trusted friend or family member for assistance, or seeking guidance from a professional counselor or support group.

Can I include pets in an obituary?

Absolutely! Many people consider their pets to be beloved family members. Including them in the obituary can be a touching tribute to their memory.

How do I ensure that my loved one's legacy lives on through their obituary?

An obituary is just one way to celebrate someone's life. Consider creating a memorial fund, planting trees or flowers in their honor, or sharing stories and memories with others to keep their legacy alive.

What if I'm unsure about what information to include in an obitary?

Dont hesitate to reach out to family members, friends, or professionals for guidance. You can also consult online resources or examples of other obituaries for inspiration.

Can I write an obituary for someone who has been deceased for some time?

Absolutely! Even if someone passed away years ago, writing an obituary can still be a meaningful way to honor their memory and share their story with others.

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About Jeffery Isleworth

Jeffery Isleworth is an experienced eulogy and funeral speech writer who has dedicated his career to helping people honor their loved ones in a meaningful way. With a background in writing and public speaking, Jeffery has a keen eye for detail and a talent for crafting heartfelt and authentic tributes that capture the essence of a person's life. Jeffery's passion for writing eulogies and funeral speeches stems from his belief that everyone deserves to be remembered with dignity and respect. He understands that this can be a challenging time for families and friends, and he strives to make the process as smooth and stress-free as possible. Over the years, Jeffery has helped countless families create beautiful and memorable eulogies and funeral speeches. His clients appreciate his warm and empathetic approach, as well as his ability to capture the essence of their loved one's personality and life story. When he's not writing eulogies and funeral speeches, Jeffery enjoys spending time with his family, reading, and traveling. He believes that life is precious and should be celebrated, and he feels honored to help families do just that through his writing.