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Comment by Gary Torkeo on October 4, 2013 at 4:09pm

Mark Tobin, class of '77 , a good friend and great guy, passed away this year.  Gary Torkeo

Comment by Thomas Miller on June 17, 2013 at 10:26am

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.

Comment by Kathy on May 14, 2013 at 4:35pm

Robert Shemanski Class of 1981

Comment by Ronald Sperry on June 16, 2012 at 2:56pm

Class of 1974

Arthur K. Oakes

Upper Burrell

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.

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Comment by Ronald Sperry on March 4, 2012 at 8:46am

Joseph D. Bowser

Arnold

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.
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Comment by Ronald Sperry on March 3, 2012 at 3:04pm

Teacher:

John L. George Sr.

Formerly of Lower Burrell

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.

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Comment by Ronald Sperry on March 3, 2012 at 3:02pm

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

Comment by Fidelis Hendricks Anderson on August 27, 2011 at 12:35am

 

Donald A. Treser Jr. --------Class of 1977

West Deer Township

Donald Anthony Treser Jr., 51, of West Deer Township, died Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011, at home surrounded by his family and friends. He was born Sept. 12, 1959, in Wilkinsburg, and grew up in Upper Burrell. Mr. Treser graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Masters Degree in Social Work and was a certified addictions counselor. He was employed by LaRoche College at the Director of Counseling Services and was an adjunct professor. Don was the lead singer of the Iron City Slickers country band and a member of the War Dogs Motorcycle Club and a member of the River- A Community Church of New Kensington. Survivors include his wife, Gigi Sullivan-Treser; sons, David A. Treser, of Oakmont, and Jonathan T. Sullivan, of West Deer; daughters, Alyssa R. Treser, of Lower Burrell, Sara A. and Amanda M. Treser, both of Roscoe; his mother, Alice Stotler Treser, of Upper Burrell; sister, Devra (John) Treser-Gromley, of Upper Burrell; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Donald A. Treser Sr. Friends will be received from 3 to 9 p.m. today and Friday at the RUSIEWICZ OF LOWER BURRELL FUNERAL HOME, 3124 Leechburg Road at Alder Street, where funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday by his pastor, the Rev. Dean Ward. Burial will follow in Plum Creek Cemetery, Plum Borough. The Ezekiel 37 Prayer Group will hold a service at 7 p.m. Thursday.

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Comment by Ronald Sperry on August 10, 2011 at 9:03pm

Shawn R. Rhoades

Brackenridge

Shawn R. Rhoades, 29, of Brackenridge, died Tuesday Aug. 9, 2011. He was born in Natrona Heights, March 27, 1982, and had been a lifelong resident of the local area. Shawn was a 2001 graduate of Burrell High School, and worked as an operating engineer for UPMC Passavant. He had previously worked for Schultheis Brothers Co. Heating & Air Conditioning. Shawn was a member of Harvest Baptist Church, Natrona Heights. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and sports, and was an avid fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pirates and Penguins. He is survived by his father, Gary Bruce (Daren) Rhoades, of Ligonier; his mother, Holly Jean Graham Rhoades, and her boyfriend, Jim Disano, of Lower Burrell; brothers, Kirk (Denise) Rhoades, of Plum, and Brandon Rhoades, of Brackenridge; sisters, Anna and Gracie Rhoades, both of Ligonier; and his nephew, Noah; and niece, Mia Rhoades. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the RUSIEWICZ OF LOWER BURRELL FUNERAL HOME, 3124 Leechburg Road at Alder Street, Lower Burrell, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday by the Rev. Dennis Smith. Burial will follow in Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell. www.RusiewiczFH.com.
Comment by C. Renee Swecker on August 7, 2011 at 10:15pm
My mother Carol Kremer (Townsend) graduated 1966( 1st graduating class of new Burrell High building) she died of cancer in May 1985.
Comment by Ronald Sperry on May 25, 2011 at 7:55am


Myra
L. Guin



Arnold



Myra Lavinia Guin, 70, of Arnold, died Friday, May 20, 2011, upon
arrival at Allegheny Valley Hospital ER. She was born Nov. 15, 1940, in
Fairmont, W.Va., daughter of the late Randolph and Hazel (Harris) Hardy. Myra
attended and graduated from Dunbar High School, in Fairmont, W.Va., and then
attended Fairmont State College, receiving a degree in teaching. She was
employed for Lower Burrell School District as a physical education teacher.
Myra was a member of Vermont Baptist Church, in Creighton, and also served on
the board of directors for the New Kensington Free Care Clinic. She was an avid
reader, enjoyed tennis and bowling and loved her Pittsburgh Steelers. In
addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Charlotte
Hardy and Hazel Wilkinson; and brothers, Robert and Melvin Hardy. She is
survived by her husband of 51 years, Moses "Moe" Guin; son, Michael
Guin, of Arnold; daughter, Lisa (William) Scott, of Atlanta, Ga.;
grandchildren, Joe Tomaszewski, Tiffany Scott, Trey Scott and Michael Guin; one
great-granddaughter, Kylie Scott; and sisters, Betty Bland, Mildred Echols,
Barbara Shane, Eleanor Lee and Carolyn Hardy. At Myra's wishes, all visitation
and services were private. Arrangements by JOSEPH J. CARDARO FUNERAL HOME, a
service 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.





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