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.terry Creese
.Terry Creese
Class of 1970
(Passed date unknown)
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Adaria Ruey Debenham
Adaria Ruey Debenham
Faculty
Passed Sep 28, 2018
Adaria Ruey Debenham, exactly one year ago on September 28, 2018 at 2:51pm, departed this world at her son's house surrounded by family in Moon Township, Pennsylvania. Adaria was born on St. Patrick's Day 1939 in North Charleroi, Pennsylvania and was the first child of John and Pearl Ruey. She survived the 1948 Donora Smog, graduated from Donora High School and became the first in her family to receive a university degree. At the University of Pittsburgh, she majored in English literature. She graduated with high honors and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, America's most prestigious academic honor society. At university she met her future husband William Stuart Debenham Jr. a philosophy major with a master's degree in library science. After graduation in 1961, they moved to Massachusetts and worked at Harvard University, later she taught English at Cambridge High and Latin School. While living in Connecticut, Adaria had 2 children, William Stuart Debenham III, Moon Township, PA, and John Steele Debenham, Scotch Plains, NJ. After the divorce in 1975 she returned to the University of Pittsburgh and earned a master's degree in special education in 1977. She devoted her life's energy to her children and her special education students at Moon Senior High School, where she started the special education program. Adaria also taught at Duquesne University, preparing the next generation of special education educators.
Her raison d'être was her children. She gave them enormous latitude to peruse their interests and encouraged them in every endeavor. She did not program her children but encouraged self-examination, reflection and provided ample time for them to think, imagine and create. In this regard she was unusual, producing and sustaining a real environment where the sky was the limit. Her abilities, skills, and judgement as a mother were unmatched.
Adaria was a classically trained pianist, with a special interest in French composers Claude Debussy and Erik Satie. Religion was important to her. She was born into a Russian Orthodox family and became an Episcopalian after marriage. She was always active in the church choir and loved to sing in large religious concerts. Division in the Episcopal church created unnecessary distress for her, but one could always be sure that she would be on the right side of history. She was an advocate for equal rights and dignity for all people. She eagerly engaged in conversation and always had a lot to say. She loved her grandchildren Ryan, Blake and Becca and is survived by her loving brother John Ruey and his family, Winnetka, Illinois. She was preceded by her sister Joyce Ruey.
If you knew Adaria, we ask that you take time to reflect on her impact in your life. Keep and protect her memory, in your heart.Published on NYTimes.com from Sept. 27 to Sept. 28, 2019
Adesta Donnelly
Adesta Donnelly
Class of 1973
Passed May 24, 2011
Mrs. Donnelly passed away suddenly on May 24th. A service was held on Saturday May 28th. She meant alot to us, some more than others. I'd ask you to keep her and her family in your thoughts & prayers for a bit. Thanks.
Adrian Anderson
Adrian Anderson
Class of 1980
Passed Feb 27, 2018
Adrian Anderson, 56, of Moon Township, passed away suddenly on Tuesday February 27, 2018. Born February 15, 1962 in McKeesport, PA, he was the son of Corrine E. (Elliott) Anderson of Coraopolis and the late John L. Anderson. Beloved husband of 30 years to Heather M. (Cameron) Anderson and beloved father of Shane J. And Ryan C. Anderson, both of Moon Township. Brother of John H. Anderson of Ambridge, Corrine R. Anderson of McKees Rocks, William Anderson of White Oak, Sheila Anderson of Coraopolis, Marcus James Heinlein of Smithton, Betty Sue Heinlein, Dominique and Carmella Anderson of OH, Lola Graham of Moon Township, Aaron Anderson, Samson Anderson of OH, and Adrian Jordan of Pittsburgh, and many cousins, nieces & nephews.
A graduate of Moon Area High School (class of 1980), Adrian played defensive end on the football team and was both well known and well liked by classmates. Given his stature, he was sometimes feared by those who did not know him, but family & friends knew him as a gentle giant, a teddy bear at heart, a protector even when needed. He was a warehouse employee for Pepsi for 20 years until health issues forced him to retire. When he was not working, he enjoyed sitting in his recliner at home with his wife & sons and watching cartoons or horror movies together.
Visitation Copeland's Moon Township, 981 Brodhead Road, on Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8; a service will be held at 6 pm followed by further visitation till 8 PM. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the American Diabetes Association. Internment private.
Alex Kramer
Alex Kramer
Faculty
Passed Aug 18, 2020
It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of a great father, grandfather, educator, coach, mentor and veteran, age 91, a Moon Township resident for the past 40+ years, who passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at UPMC Shadyside hospital. Born in Pittsburgh, PA on July 8, 1929, he was the last survivor of four children to the late Sol and Lillian (Bierman) Kramer. On March 2, 1999, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 42 years, Elizabeth (McCormick) Kramer. In addition to his wife and parents, he was predeceased by siblings George, Bernie, and Rhea. Alex is beloved father of Charles E. (Chris) Kramer of Timaru, New Zealand, and Michele K. (Keith) Kries of Sewickley, cherished grandfather of Spencer and Brooke. Alex's father served for 44 years with the Pittsburgh Fire Department, rising to become fire chief. Growing up in this environment, Alex learned the importance of taking care of others. Alex was a graduate of Taylor Alderdice High School and obtained both his bachelor's and master’s from the University of Pittsburgh in History. He proudly served his country during the Korean War in the U.S. Air Force. Alex taught history for more than 20 years in the Moon Area School District. For 17 years, he was a member of the football staff for the University of Pittsburgh Panthers. He served as Executive Assistant to the Head Coach for 5 head coaches (Jackie Sherrill, Foge Fazio, Mike Gottfried, Paul Hackett, and Johnny Majors). In retirement, he continued to inspire others as a professor in adult education with Carnegie Mellon University's Life Long Learning program. Past students and football players always remember Alex as a caring and thoughtful man who made people feel special. The most important thing in Alex’s life was his family, which meant everything to him. He also donated to many charities, especially those that supported animals. Private services and burial were at Sewickley Cemetery with Military Honors. Arrangements were by Copeland's. Because of Alex’s love of animals, his family suggests donations in his name to Animal Friends, 562 Camp Horne Road, Pittsburgh, an animal shelter serving Allegheny County. He will be greatly missed by all who loved and admired this special man. Alex will be remembered as making a difference in so many people's lives.
Alexis Patsilevas
Alexis Patsilevas
Class of 2020
Passed Jun 26, 2020
On June 26, 2020, Alexis Patsilevas, age 18, of Moon twp., beloved daughter of Chris and the late Alyson Patsilevas; sister of the late Connor Patsilevas; grand-daughter of Barbara Watkins and Carole & the late John Patsilevas; niece of Anna Gahagan, Vivian, Peter & James Patsilevas; Alexis was a huge animal lover, a great artist and lover of music. We know she's in heaven with her Mother and little brother. Fly high precious child. Private funeral arrangement for family and friends will be held on Wednesday with visitation starting at 10:00 am and the funeral service starting at 11:00 am at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cemetery, Ringeisen Road. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to offset the funeral expenses for the Patsilevas family by clicking on the "Donate Now" button at the top of this page. Arrangements by Simons Funeral Home. www.simonsfuneralhome.com
Allisyn Mary Muller
Allisyn Mary Muller
Class of 2003
Passed Nov 17, 2018
Allisyn Mary Muller, born February 13, 1985 in Sewickley, Pennsylvania passed away unexpectedly on November 17th, 2018. Allie was a bright, beautiful soul that saw the good in everyone and touched every person she met. After graduating in 2003 from West Allegheny/Moon High School, Allie moved to Florida and grabbed the infamous cat Hobbes out of a tree forcing him inside to endure a lifetime of cuddles and head boops. Her adventurous spirit never resting quickly sent her to the hill country of San Antonio Texas were she rescued her beloved dog Roxie, whom enjoys cheese almost as much as Allie. Always looking for the next adventure, Allie moved to California where her heart never left. Always the advocate for the lost, Allie was outspoken on both mental health and addiction. Tragically, it was these two things that ultimately led to her death. She is survived by her mother, Cherie Heisler Muller of Jacksonville, Fl; her father Dan A. (Joan) Muller of Crescent; her twin sister Tracie (Chris) Muller Medlin, her brother Andrew (Kimber) Muller; her more-than niece and nephew Mackenzie and Max Medlin and her nieces Katrina and Hadley Muller, as well as many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends too close to not be counted as family. Allie is preceded in death by her brother, Paul, and her grandparents. Visitation is Saturday at 11 am until time of service at 1pm at Copeland’s Moon Township, 981 Brodhead Rd. A dinner will follow at Riverdale Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to one of the following organizations: TWLOHA (mental health nonprofit) or Overdose Lifeline (provides naloxone kits)
Amy Neal
Amy Neal
Class of 1985
Passed Nov 01, 2018
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Arnold (arnie) Roger Moon, Lt. Col., Usaf Ret.
Arnold (Arnie) Roger Moon, Lt. Col., USAF Ret.
Class of 1956
Passed May 28, 2019
October 9, 1938 May 28, 2019 Lt. Col. Arnold (Arnie) Roger Moon, U.S. Air Force, retired, of Salem, Va., died on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, following a brief battle with metastatic esophageal cancer. He was a United States Air Force veteran having served in Japan, Germany, Thailand, and Vietnam. After retiring from a 20-year career with the Air Force, he was employed by H & R Block for 11 years. He graduated from Thiel College in Greenville, Pa. with a Bachelor's degree in Economics and from Golden Gate University in San Francisco with a Master's degree in Public Administration. He was active in community theatre in the upstate of South Carolina both as an actor and an administrator before moving to the Roanoke area. Surviving are his wife, Rosanne, of the home; stepsons, Eric Seanor (Afton) of San Francisco, Calif., Scott Seanor of Chicago, Ill., Carl Anderson (Val) of Erie, Pa.; stepdaughters, Jennifer Anderson-Graham (Rob) of Bent Mountain, Va., and Elizabeth Lusk (John) of Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.; seven grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Clyde Moon; his mother, Dorothy Moon; two wives, Shirley Vivian Pannell Moon, and Mary Lynn Coddington Moon; and his brother, Bruce Moon of Ambridge, Pa. He was a member of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Roanoke. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Doctors Without Borders, Gentle Shephard Hospice Charities 6045 Peters Creek Road, Roanoke, Va. 24019, or the charity of your choice. The family is being served by John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home in Salem, Va., where online condolences may be sent to the family at www.johnmoakey.com.
Arthur Richard Tarquinio
Arthur Richard Tarquinio
Class of 1972
Passed Oct 18, 2018
Age 64, of Boca Raton, FL, formerly of Moon Twp. Died on October 18, 2018. He was born on March 7, 1954, a son of the late Arthur D. Tarquinio and Rose E. (Venneri) Tarquinio. He is survived by his wife, Joanne; his daughter, Mia; and siblings, Joseph (Mary Ann), Anita (Sam) Marcocci, Ronald (Jennifer), Rosemary and Edward (Deborah); and many aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins. Per his wishes, there will be no visitation. A memorial mass will occur Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 10:30 a.m., at St. Joseph R.C. Church, Coraopolis by Rev. Richard Jones. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to: West Hills Food Pantry, C/O Joe Tarquinio, 1134 Thorn Run Rd., Moon Twp., PA 15108.

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Avery T. Harding
Avery T. Harding
Class of 1989
Passed Apr 05, 2018
Avery T. Harding, 46, a Crescent resident since 1998, passed away peacefully in the comfort of his home on Thursday, April 5, 2018. He was born in Pittsburgh on July 29, 1971. Beloved husband for 14 years to Sandi (Butera) Harding; cherished son of Sondra Picard and Arthur (Stephanie) Harding, all of Moon Township; loving brother of Arthur Harding, Jr. of Canonsburg and the late Alana Cope; son-in-law of Chuck and Donna Butera of Moon Township; brother-in-law of Jennifer (Kevin) Edwards of Center; several nieces and nephews; his best buddy John and last but not least, his adored golden retriever, Watson. Avery was a member of Victory Family Church. He loved all kinds of music and was a talented drummer and musician. Avery was funny, possessing an ability to make anyone laugh. He had a wonderful disposition, was kind-hearted and touched everybody’s heart. Avery will be greatly missed, and we ask that you keep his family in prayer. Visitation Sunday 2-4, 6-8 and Monday from 10 AM until time of service at 11AM at Copeland's Moon Township, 981 Brodhead Rd. Pastor Zachary Delturco officiating. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, family suggests donations in his name to the American Diabetes Association.
Beth Kunsak-hill
Beth Kunsak-Hill
Class of 1985
(Passed date unknown)
(no additional information)
Beverly P. (king) Depkon
Beverly P. (King) Depkon
Class of 1950
Passed Jun 23, 2007
DEPKON BEVERLY P. (KING)
On Saturday, June 23, 2007, age 75, of Penn Hills. Wife of the late Frank E., Sr.; beloved mother of Steve (Janine) Depkon, Deborah (David) Lambe, Karen M. Depkon, Patty (Dennis) Savinda, Frank , Jr. (Tracy) Depkon, Marcia (Jeff) Platt and Michelle (Scott) Sprague; grandmother of Stacey, Sean, Amy, April, Amber, Kevin, Nicholas, Vicki, Preston, Valerie, Miranda, Brooke, Hailey, Lauren, Zachary, Jessica and Cameron; great-grandmother of Anthony, Katarina, Alexandria and Hunter; daughter of the late LeRoy and Olive King of Moon Twp.; sister of Lenore, Ernest, Patricia, Helen and Kathleen; also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Friends received Monday 2-4 & 7-9 pm at SOXMAN FUNERAL HOMES, LTD./ROTH CHAPEL, 7450 Saltsburg Road (at Universal Road) Penn Hills, where a Blessing Service will be held Tuesday, 10 A.M. Her family always came first; was an extreme lover of art and music, was a skilled artist of oil painting. She was dedicated to her family and will be greatly missed. In lieu of flowers donations to Crossroads Pregnancy Services, 4326 Northern Pike, Suite 202A, Monroeville, PA 15146 and WQED Public Broadcasting or the March of Dimes.
Brandon M. Falvo
Brandon M. Falvo
Class of 2009
Passed Feb 16, 2017
Brandon M. Falvo, dynamic, friendly and outgoing personality, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at West Penn Hospital at the young age of 25. Brandon was born in Pittsburgh on April 16, 1991.The cherished son of Don and Sue Falvo; well-loved brother of Kristin, Dan, Steven, Bryan, Dominic and Justin Falvo all of Moon Township. Brandon graduated from Moon Area High School, class of 2009 and obtained his B.S. degree in Clinical Psychology in 2014 from RMU. He was invited to attend Disney College Program for a year. Brandon was a people person and loved to travel in the United States and abroad. Visitation Sunday 2-4, 6-8 at Copeland’s Moon Township, 981 Brodhead Rd. where prayers will be recited on Monday at 9:30 AM followed by Mass at St. Margaret Mary Church at 10 AM. Father Frank Kurimsky will officiate. Family suggests, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Lymphoma Leukemia Society.
Brenda Lee Skvarj Knox
Brenda Lee Skvarj Knox
Class of 1976
Passed Dec 10, 2008
Born July 28 1958
Brian D. Vish
Brian D. Vish
Class of 1984
Passed Apr 01, 2016
Brian D. Vish, 51, of Crescent Township passed away unexpectedly on Friday, April 1, 2016. He was born on October 17, 1964 in Sewickley, PA, son of Frank M. Vish, Sr. and the late Cecelia "Alice" (Littler) Vish. He was also preceded in death by his loving fiancé, Patty Timney.

In addition to his father he is survived by his brother Frank Vish, Jr. and wife Dana of Los Alamos, NM; sister Debbie Zawatski and husband David of Hopewell Township; nieces and nephews Joshua, Taylor (and husband Steven), Samantha, Lauren, and Evan; great nephews Anthony and Castiel; Aunt Blanche Littler of Ambridge; Uncle Eugene Vish of Dallas, TX; Aunt Vera and Uncle Thomas McDonnell, Sr. of Apple Valley, CA; and many cousins and friends.

Relatives and friends will be received on Tuesday, April 5, from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm at the Darroch Memorial Chapel, 2640 Mill St., Aliquippa (www.darrochfuneralhome.com). A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, April 6, at 11 am at Aliquippa Christian Assembly, 166 W Shaffer Rd., Aliquippa with Senior Pastor John Bannon and Pastor Jack Robison officiating.

Interment will follow at the Woodlawn Cemetery.
Bruce Howard Johnson
Bruce Howard Johnson
Class of 1972
Passed Apr 18, 2003
Bruce passed in Plano Texas. He was a graduate of Ohio U. with a degree in engineering and also served as a US Marine from 74-76.
C. Wendell Combs
C. Wendell Combs
Class of 1943
Passed Nov 26, 2017
C. Wendell Combs, 92 of Sewickley passed on Sunday November 26, 2017. Born August 12, 1925 in Sewickley son of the late Clifford and Gladys (White) Combs; Husband of Grace (Lottes) Combs; father of Kathleen (the late Richard) Downey of Lynchburg, VA and Jeanette (Frank) Frabotta of San Diego, Ca; grandfather of Renee (Eric) Hyde, Mark (Virginia) Downey, Jennifer (Joseph) Morales, Christina (Jonathan) Hokenson, and Mallonee (Paul) Erickson; Great Grandfather of Landon Morales, Harper Grace Downey and Ruby & Violet Erickson; brother of the late Dorothy Trimber and Jean Dunn Nussbaumer; He was a 1943 graduate of Moon High School, a navy veteran of World War II and operated Wendell’s Homecraft in Ambridge from 1966-1984 and worked with WR Jackson Estate in Sewickley Heights for 15 yrs and Nanitcoke Homes and Custom Decorative Moulding in Greenville, DE. Services are private. Announcement by Copeland’s of Sewickley
Carol (lockerbie) Lisica
Carol (Lockerbie) Lisica
Class of 1957
Passed Sep 14, 2017
Carol (Lockerbie) Lisica, age 79, a life-long resident of Moon Township, passed away peacefully in her sleep at her home on Thursday, September 14, 2017. She was born in Sewickley on Sept. 18, 1938, one of two daughters born to the late William F. and Lorna J. (Redman) Lockerbie. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her sister Nancy Ridenouer. On September 26, 1957, she married the love of her life, Walter J. Lisica. They were proud parents of Cara Della (Fiance Michael Buell) who they made their home with; also cherished grandmother of Kayla Della, Daniel Jones, and Jayda Della; great grandmother of Gabriella Michalski. Carol, a talented musician, was a music teacher sharing her creativity with her students. A job she loved! Carol had a wonderful sense of humor, a practical joker, was a good person and most of all happy. She loved cats and dogs, enjoyed watching the Steelers, and reading. Carol requested cremation. Her life will be celebrated with a gathering later. Family suggests doing something kind for another in need. Arrangements by Copeland’s.
Chad Tyler Garside
Chad Tyler Garside
Class of 2020
Passed Apr 30, 2020
Chad Tyler Garside, 19, was taken from us too soon on April 30, 2020. Born on March 16, 2001, he was the son of Beth Baker and Tyrone Garside. Chad had the biggest heart and always put others before himself. Chad’s biggest passion was music, whether it be listening to music or writing music. He also enjoyed photography and had developed some great skills.
Chad is survived by his devoted parents Tyrone Garside and Beth Baker, husband David; loving grandmothers Margie Wombacher and Gail Bieber; beloved siblings Emily Bieber, Carly Baker, and Preston Baker and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Services for Chad will be held privately. Arrangements by Copeland's.

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