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Beth Mckain
Beth McKain
Class of 1975
Passed Mar 21, 2008
Beth McKain Parker, 50, of McCandless Township, died March 21, 2008, at her residence. She leaves her husband, Charles Henry Parker, III; two teenage daughters, Dulcinea Marie Parker and Kendra Nicole Parker; two brothers, Richard G. McKain, II of Kilbuck Township, and Douglas S. McKain of Ross Township; and two sisters, Lauren Zwick of Avalon and Sharon Vereb of Saxonburg. Beth was a graduate of Avonworth High School (class of 1975) and Chatham College (class of 1979). A life-long enthusiast of Scots history, Beth served as a co-convener for the Clan Donald Society in the 1980s and resided in Scotland for a year to establish the genealogical library at the Clan's visitor center on the Isle of Skye. She worked in administrative capacities for Andrus Architects and Holy Family Institute in the1980s. She left the workforce to become an impassioned stay-at-home mother to her daughters. Very involved in homeschooling and the local homeschooling community, Beth authored a website dedicated to providing quality resources to homeschooling families. She shared her accumulated wisdom with many homeschool families through this site as well as Trivium-at-Home and ClassEd online classical education communities. In addition, she was a member of North Hills Christian Homeschoolers and a former member of Cranberry Christian Homeschoolers. Family and friends will be received on Sunday, March 23 and Monday, March 24 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at MCDONALD-LINN FUNERAL HOME, Avalon. A memorial service will be held at 2 PM on Tuesday, March 25 at Bethany Baptist Church, Harmony Parkway, McCandless Township, with a reception to follow. Memorial contributions in Beth's name may be made to the Home School Legal Defense Association , P.O. Box 3000 · Purcellville, VA 20134-9000.
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Bill Armstrong
Bill Armstrong
Class of 1967
Passed Jun 21, 2017
WILLIAM L. ARMSTRONG, Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
on Fri Jun 23, 2017 1:13 AM EDT

ARMSTRONG WILLIAM L.
Age 67, of Bellevue, on June 21, 2017. Loving husband of Mary Jane (Paslowski); beloved son of the late William and Jane (Nash); brother of Robert; dear brother-in-law of Robert (Joyce), Ray and Tom Paslowski. Friends received Sun. from 1 p.m. until the 3 p.m. Blessing Service at BALL FUNERAL CHAPEL, INC., 600 Dunster St., Pgh., PA 15226. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Animal Friends or American Cancer Society are suggested.
Brian Moreth
Brian Moreth
Class of 1967
Passed Sep 25, 2018
Brian Moreth died two days shy of his 69th birthday, and just a few days after his 49th Wedding Anniversary. He was married to Janice (Shondel) Moreth, a member of the Avonworth Class of 1968.
Family, church and the environment were important to Brian. As the 1967 DeRebus noted, he was an intelligent person who loved the outdoors. As he wrote for the Class of 1967 Memory Book, he made his love of the outdoors into a career. He was an environmental scientist concerned with preserving nature. He was a volunteer on several committees for the Town of McCandless, where he made sure his hometown made decisions with the environment in mind.
Toby Cordek, the Town Manager of McCandless said: “Brian gave of himself to the residents of the Town of McCandless with boundless dedication. He made more meetings than any of us. And contributed. He shared his knowledge, love of people and the environment most graciously. He was the most constructive critic I/we have ever had-- always insightful and well meant. McCandless is a better place because of Brian. We already miss him. But he left an indelible mark of service on us all.”

OBITUARY OF BRIAN DOUGLAS MORETH (1949 - 2018)
On September 25, 2018, age 68, of McCandless Township, beloved husband of 49 years to Janice "Jan" Moreth, passed away. Also survived by his daughters, Heather (Scott) Prentice of Gibsonia, and Kirsten (Steve) Ortiz of San Antonio, TX; mother, Lois Moreth of McCandless Township; brother, Paul R. Moreth of VA; grandchildren, Hope, Erica, Addison, Katelyn, and Kirsten Prentice and Alita and Alex Ortiz; preceded in death by his father, Robert G. Moreth. Brian volunteered in his church and his township where he served on many advisory committees. Brian loved his family and his church. Therefore, in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Advance Community Church.
James Brunner
James Brunner
Class of 1964
Passed Apr 22, 2017
Died suddenly. Was living back at family home with youngest sister Carole, at 6808 Prospect Avenue, who still lives there. Carole is class of 1975. Not related to Michael Brunner.
Jim Heinauer
Jim Heinauer
Class of 1963
Passed Feb 23, 2009
Jim lived in Emsworth while attending Avonworth. Went to Avonworth from '59 -- '62. Jim was a neighbor I grew up with. I thought I would share this with Avonworth Alumni.
Jim Michael
Jim MIchael
Class of 1976
Passed Apr 21, 2011
Age 52, of Seven Fields, died Thursday, April 21, 2011 in the comfort of his home surrounded by his family. Born September 8, 1958 in Pittsburgh, he was the son of the late Charles and Jean (Jablonowski) Michael. Jim was a 1980 graduate of Robert Morris College. He was an avid Steelers and Penguins fan who shared his passion for hockey with his daughter Jessica by taking her at a young age
John David Ormerod
John David Ormerod
Class of 1988
Passed Nov 22, 2003
John Ormerod
John Ormerod
Class of 1988
Passed Nov 22, 2003
(no additional information)
Kathleen Brunner
Kathleen Brunner
Class of 1970
(Passed date unknown)
In memory of Kathleen Brunner ,mother of Vanessa ,Romaine and brother Michael Brunner. Of Pittsburgh .Kathleen resided in Tampa Florida.
Linda Hawley Girard
Linda Hawley Girard
Class of 1967
Passed May 18, 2017
Girard LindaGIRARD, Linda Ann - (June 16, 1949 - May 18, 2017) -

Born June 16, 1949 in Pittsburgh, PA, daughter of Leona and James Hawley. She met Marcel Girard while she was a professional dancer in Windsor, Ontario. They married in 1969 and moved to Burlington where they both lived and worked: he at his VACUUM SHOPPE and she as store manager for Eaton’s and then The Bay.

After she retired, Linda traveled to be with her family and friends in Las Vegas, Sunny Isles, Florida and even Argentina whenever she could.

She was always there to listen and lend a helping hand to all who knew her. Her bright smile, blue eyes and great sense of humour endeared her to all who met her.

In recent years her strength, tenacity, and independence shocked and challenged her doctor, family, and friends. Linda never gave up in her battle. She will be missed dearly and has all our love forever.

Linda is survived by her Sister, Elaine Celario, Brother in law, Daniel Celario, the light of her eyes Nephew and Godson, DJ Celario, Sister in law Pat Girard and Roni Riberdy, and cousins Bill and Diane McGrath.

Interment plans to be determined.
Margaret Monahan Brindle
Margaret Monahan Brindle
Class of 1967
Passed Dec 20, 2019
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Miss Margaret "peg" Markel
Miss Margaret "Peg" Markel
Faculty
Passed Mar 25, 2008
Age 86, of Ohio Twp. on March 25, 2008. Margaret L. "Peg" Markel; born in Cranberry Twp. July 21, 1921 to the late Carl H. and Dorothy Markel. A graduate of Bellevue High School and Slippery Rock University and former elementary physical education teacher and coach of the men's varsity golf team for the Avonworth School District from where she retired in 1977. She was known for her sense of humor and love of photography (and frequently combined the two). Peg was an avid photographer who could always be counted on to take photos at any gathering of friends and family. She was actively involved in the First Presbyterian Church downtown where she had been a member all her life. Peg was also responsible for a photo journal on its long history. She was an active member of the community and, during her teaching years, was very involved in after school activities for teens. Peg was a good friend and teacher to many and will be missed greatly. Miss Markel was also preceded in death by a brother Carl H. Markel; she is survived by a niece; Ellen L. Markel of McCandless; 2 nephews; John A. of Ross Twp. and Daniel C. Markel of Pearland, TX; also one grand nephew; Noah Markel. A Memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 29, 2008, 2 PM at the McDONALD-LINN FUNERAL HOME, INC. 529 California Ave. Avalon. Memorial contributions are suggested to the McCartney Library of Geneva College, 3200 College Ave. Beaver Falls, PA 15010.
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Mr. Albert "al" Shriver
Mr. Albert "Al" Shriver
Faculty
Passed Mar 21, 2008
On Friday March 21, 2008, Albert Shriver, Jr. age 84 of Emsworth. Beloved husband of 64 years to Lois Shriver. Loving father of Cynthia Davis of Ross Twp., Scott (Kate) Shriver of McCandless, and James (Nadine) Shriver of Sedalia, CO. Devoted grandfather of Katya (Robert) Malkin, Ruben, Sadie, Violet, Danielle, Gabriel, and Alexandra Shriver. Great grandfather of Emma, Hannah, and Abigail Malkin. Mr. Shriver served with the US Naval Seabees during WWII, was the Biology teacher at Avonworth High School from 1955 till 1986, and served as head football coach of the Avonworth Antelopes for 18 years. Family and friends will be received Friday, March 28th from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm at the MCDONALD-LINN FUNERAL HOME, INC., 529 California Avenue, Avalon where funeral services will be held Saturday March 29th at 11:00 am. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Emsworth UP Church, 73 Hiland Ave., Emsworth, PA 15202
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Mrs Maureen Kapp
Mrs Maureen KAPP
Faculty
Passed Apr 10, 2009
100, of Sewickley on Friday, April 10, 2009. Born August 1, 1908 in Tidioute, PA, the daughter of the late Maurice and Ellen (McCarthy) Brewster. Wife of the late Dr. Kenneth G. Kapp. Mother of Lynne "Polly" (Peter) Thompson of Leesburg, VA and Susan (Robb) Mayo of New Canaan, CT & Vero Beach, FL. Grandmother of Julie (Tom) Bradbury of Atlanta, GA, Christy (Adam) Hahn of Darien, CT and Scott Mayo of Atlanta, GA. Great- Grandmother of Tommy, Brooks, Molly and Connor. Sister of the late Leo Brewster. Mrs. Kapp grew up in Oil City, PA, was a graduate of Mercyhurst College and received her Master's degree from Carnegie Mellon. A founder of the Coraopolis branch of the AAUW, and the branch's first president, she was instrumental in bringing live theater to the students of area schools. Through the cooperative effort of the AAUW, plays where staged by national touring companies in local schools and were very well received, as were several lecture and concert series. She loved children, education and cultural growth and spent many years as a teacher of Latin and English at Avonworth High School. A memorial mass will be celebrated at St. James Church in Sewickley on Saturday April 18 at 10AM. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Macular Degeneration Foundation PO Box 515, Northampton, MA 01061-0515 or an Animal Rescue of your choice. Arrangements by R.D. COPELAND, LTD.-Irvine Chapel. www.copelandfuneralhomes.com
Mrs Ruth Rotzler
Mrs Ruth Rotzler
Class of 2009
Passed Jun 25, 2008
Born June 8, 1920 in New Brighton, PA, died June 25, 2008 in Sun City Center, FL. Ruth was the daughter of Dr. William F. Rotzler and Elizabeth Miller Rotzler. Miss Rotzler received her RN from West Penn Hospital and her BS with high honor in nursing from Carnegie Institute of Technology. Appointed 1st Lt. in the Navy, she served as nurse in both WWII and the Korean War and was also the Navy's publicity poster girl for recruitment in the WAVES. In 1950 Ruth joined the staff of Avonworth School as nurse. She earned her Master of Education Degree from the University of Pittsburgh and was elected to Delta Kappa Gamma, an honorary service society of women educators. A faithful member of Northmont U.P. Church since 1942, she served as elder, deacon, trustee and member of the chancel choir. She was an avid gardener, animal lover, and world traveler. Preceded in death by her brothers William and Paul, Ruth is survived by her sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Rotzler (George) Hawbaker of Sun City Center, FL, and by five nieces and nephews and ten grand nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held Saturday July 26, at 11 am at Northmont United Presbyterian Church. Interment will be in Allegheny County Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Northmont United Presbyterian Church, 8169 Perry Highway, Pittsburgh, PA 15237.
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Nadine Mcdermott
Nadine McDermott
Class of 1967
Passed Nov 18, 2017
Nadine L. McDermott
(1949 - 2017)
Nadine Leilani "Dee" McDermott, 68 of Kilbuck Twp./ Ben Avon Heights, passed away on Saturday, November 18, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Samuel T. and Mary McDermott. Loving wife and companion of Michael S. Ackland; beloved sister of Samuel T. "Ted" McDermott, Jr. She is also survived by two nephews, Charles William McDermott and Samuel T. McDermott, III and his wife, Christina and their children, Orion and Amaya McDermott. Dee was a graduate of Avalon High School. She spent time in Springfield, VA, where she volunteered her time as a grief counselor. She also then worked for many years for United Airlines in the reservation department. Friends will be received Wednesday from 6pm until time of service at 7pm in the Orion C. Pinkerton Funeral Home, Inc., 1014 California Ave, Avalon, 412-766-5600. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Animal Friends. Condolences may be offered at www.pinkertonfuneralhome.net
Richard J. "rick" Robbibaro
Richard J. "Rick" Robbibaro
Class of 1977
Passed May 15, 2008
On Thursday, May 15, 2008, Richard J. "Rick" Robbibaro, age 49 of Bellevue. Beloved husband of Nancy (Mack) Robbibaro; loving father of Kenneth, Kristen and Timothy Robbibaro; son of Orlando and Bernice F. Robbibaro; brother of David (Andrea), Bruce (Margaret) Robbibaro and the late Gary Robbibaro; grandfather of Jacob Tyler Robbibaro; son-in-law of Agnes and the late Kenneth Mack; brother-in-law of Ron & Patty Mack, Jeff and Barb Mack, Ken and Alice Mack, Bruce and Jimmy Mack; also many nieces and nephews. Rick was a 1977 graduate of Avonworth High School, and was employed with Verland Foundation for 25 years. Friends received Saturday 2-4 and 6-9pm at the LAWRENCE T. MILLER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 460 Lincoln Avenue, Bellevue. Memorial Service will be held on Tues., May 20th 11am in Allison Park Church, 2326 Duncan Ave, Allison Park, PA 15101. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Gilda's Club of W PA, 2816 Smallman St., Pgh., PA 15222.
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Richard Rose
Richard Rose
Class of 1964
Passed Oct 01, 2019
Dick was married to Donna Reber (class of '64) for 52 years. He died in the Emergency Room on her birthday from complications from surgery of a broken hip. They have one daughter,,Dawn , a Grandcat - Fuggle,and a precious dog, a shih-tzu mix, Olivia.(named after his idol on Law & Order, Sgt. Olivia Benson! After traveling the world and many trips tp China as National Sales Manager for a company in Cleveland, he refused to be "retired" and pursued flipping houses for the past 10 years. Dick was a good cook, enjoyed his travel to big cities, collected and restored a few muscle cars. He and Donna always had an assortment of furry kids - dogs and cats- most all were rescues, loved dearly by all.
Robert W. Kelly
Robert W. Kelly
Class of 1998
Passed Dec 26, 2007
On Wednesday, December 26, 2007, Lt. Robert W. Kelly, age 27, of Emsworth and Canadohta Lake; beloved son of Robert E. and Judy (Bowen) Kelly of Emsworth; loving brother of Patti Kelly of Emsworth. Bob was a 1998 graduate of Avonworth High School, he received his Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering from Rensselaer Polytech Institute. He then entered the U.S. Navy where he served as a helicopter pilot. He was a Veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operating Enduring Freedom. Friends received Saturday 6 to 8 p.m. and Sunday 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the LAWRENCE T. MILLER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 460 Lincoln Ave., Bellevue, where services will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Navy and Marine Corps Relief Society.
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Sally Brunner Cisco
Sally Brunner Cisco
Class of 1966
Passed Mar 13, 2013
Was back living at family home in Ben Avon, 6808 Prospect Avenue,with youngest sister Carole who still lives there. Carole is class of 1975. Not related to Michael Brunner.

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