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Mark Tobin, class of '77 , a good friend and great guy, passed away this year. Gary Torkeo
Bob and I worked together at the 19th Air Refueling Squadron, He is remembered as a kind soul of great cheer. He was always quick with wit as he was a great technician. It was interesting to discover we both were raised in LB. He will always be a 19 ARS "Black Knight"!!! God speed Bob.
Robert Shemanski Class of 1981
Class of 1974
Arthur K. "Artie" Oakes, 56, of Upper Burrell, died Tuesday, May 15, 2012, in his home. He was born May 3, 1956, in New Kensington, to the late John Arthur and Annabell Katherine Kremer Oaks, and has been a lifelong resident of the local area. Mr. Oakes worked as a lad man for UniFirst and was a member of the Upper Burrell Fireman's Club, the Lower Burrell American Legion No. 868 and the Lower Burrell VFW Post 92. He enjoyed gardening, working on cars and making people laugh. He is survived by his wife, Lorraine Evanski Oakes; daughter, Renea McCreight, of Lower Burrell; two grandchildren, Jordan and Alexa McCreight; brothers, John O. McCullough and Robert (Kathy) Oakes, both of Upper Burrell, Timothy (Loretta) Oakes, Scott Oakes and Michael (Gretchen) Oakes, all of New Kensington; sisters, Dulcina (Douglas) Coward, of Upper Burrell, Patti (Fred) Lovetro, of Greenville, S.C., and Pamela Carter, of Natrona Heights; and numerous nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, John Thomas Oakes; and stepfather, Norman Kemp. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the RUSIEWICZ OF LOWER BURRELL FUNERAL HOME, 3124 Leechburg Road at Alder Street, where funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday by the Rev. Paul Barton. Burial will follow in Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell. The American Legion will conduct services at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. www.RusiewiczFH.com.
Joseph David Bowser, 46, of Arnold, died Friday, March 2, 2012, in his home. He was born in New Kensington, July 3, 1965, to Dolores M. Mazzei Bowser, of Lower Burrell, and the late Harry D. Bowser Jr. A Realtor, he worked for K&S Realty of Whitaker. Joseph was a member of St. Margaret Mary Roman Catholic Church, Lower Burrell. He was a graduate of Burrell High School and a member of the YMCA in New Kensington. He enjoyed riding motorcycles and taking care of his dogs. Besides his mother, he is survived by his brother, Harry D. (Marlea) Bowser III, of Sarver; aunts and uncle, Joseph (Ute) Mazzei and Bonnie Mazzei, of Lower Burrell, and Joyce Bowser, of Creighton; several cousins; and many friends. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the RUSIEWICZ OF LOWER BURRELL FUNERAL HOME, 3124 Leechburg Road at Alder Street, Lower Burrell, where a parting prayer will be said at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, followed by Christian funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in Mt. St. Peter Church, New Kensington. Entombment will follow in Greenwood Mausoleum, Lower Burrell. The family suggests memorials to: Rebuilding A House For The Church, c/o St. Margaret Mary Church, 3055 Leechburg Road, Lower Burrell, PA 15068. www.rusiewiczfh.com. Read more: Valley News Dispatch - Obituaries - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/valleynewsdispatch/obituaries/#ixzz...
John Louis "Jack" George Sr., 81, formerly of Lower Burrell, died Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, in Concordia of Fox Chapel. He was born Oct. 28, 1930, in New Kensington, to the late Jack R. and Margaret (Crouse) George, and was a life resident of the local area. A well respected educator, he was a graduate of Ken High in 1948, Duquesne University, with bachelor of science degree in education, Penn State with a master's degree in education, West Virginia University with a master's degree in educational administration, and University of Pittsburgh, Superintendent's Letter of Eligibility. He taught Spanish and English in the Pittsburgh, New Kensington and Burrell School Districts until becoming assistant principal at Burrell High School from 1970 to 1979. He became principal in 1979 until being named district administrative assistant in 1986 and superintendent from 1988 until his retirement. He was well known to be a dedicated and compassionate man and very concerned about the welfare of the students, which he considered a priority. Jack was a member of St. Margaret Mary Roman Catholic Church, Lower Burrell, where he served as an usher, Ken High Class of 48 Reunion Committee, Burrell Education Association, Pennsylvania State Education Association, National Educational Association, the Burrell School District Retirees, Lower Burrell Meals on Wheels and AARP. He enjoyed reading and time with his grandchildren. Survivors include his sons, John L. "Jack" (Kim) George Jr., of Lower Burrell, and Jeffrey R. (Eva) George, of Aspinwall; grandchildren, John L. III, Jessica Nikkol, Elias Karl and Olivia Maria George; two great-grandchildren; half sisters, Priscilla E. (Peter) Mancuso and Claudette L. (Joseph) Collura, of Kenmore N.Y., and Maureen H. (Gary) Lutz, of Reno, Nev.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Sylvia (Pochan) George. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the RUSIEWICZ OF LOWER BURRELL FUNERAL HOME, 3124 Leechburg Road at Alder Street, Lower Burrell 15068, where a parting prayer will be said at 9 a.m. Monday followed by Christian Funeral Mass at 9:30 a.m. in Mt. St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, New Kensington. Entombment will follow in Greenwood Mausoleum, Lower Burrell. Memorials may be made in his name to: Rebuilding a House for the Church, c/o St. Margaret Mary Church, 3055 Leechburg Road, Lower Burrell, PA 15068. www.rusiewiczfh.com.
Read more: Valley News Dispatch - Obituaries - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/valleynewsdispatch/obituaries/#ixzz...
Burrell Class of 1974
James E. Stone: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) Death Record Name: James E. Stone State of Issue: Pennsylvania Date of Birth: Thursday November 08, 1956 Date of Death: Wednesday January 18, 2006 Est. Age at Death: 49 years, 2 months, 10 days Last known residence: City: Jacksonville County: Duval State: Florida ZIP Code: 32210 Latitude: 30.2699 Longitude: -81.7655 Confirmation: Verified
Myra Lavinia Guin, 70, of Arnold, died Friday, May 20, 2011, uponarrival at Allegheny Valley Hospital ER. She was born Nov. 15, 1940, inFairmont, W.Va., daughter of the late Randolph and Hazel (Harris) Hardy. Myraattended and graduated from Dunbar High School, in Fairmont, W.Va., and thenattended Fairmont State College, receiving a degree in teaching. She wasemployed for Lower Burrell School District as a physical education teacher.Myra was a member of Vermont Baptist Church, in Creighton, and also served onthe board of directors for the New Kensington Free Care Clinic. She was an avidreader, enjoyed tennis and bowling and loved her Pittsburgh Steelers. Inaddition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, CharlotteHardy and Hazel Wilkinson; and brothers, Robert and Melvin Hardy. She issurvived by her husband of 51 years, Moses "Moe" Guin; son, MichaelGuin, of Arnold; daughter, Lisa (William) Scott, of Atlanta, Ga.;grandchildren, Joe Tomaszewski, Tiffany Scott, Trey Scott and Michael Guin; onegreat-granddaughter, Kylie Scott; and sisters, Betty Bland, Mildred Echols,Barbara Shane, Eleanor Lee and Carolyn Hardy. At Myra's wishes, all visitationand services were private. Arrangements by JOSEPH J. CARDARO FUNERAL HOME, aservice oriented funeral home, 1125 Kenneth Ave., New Kensington, 724-337-3325.To leave an online condolence for the family, please go to www.cardarofuneralhome.com. Read more: Valley News Dispatch - Obituaries - PittsburghTribune-Review http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/valleynewsdispatch/obituaries/#ixzz...
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