Class of 1970
(Passed date unknown)
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Adaria Ruey Debenham
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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 A. (Nutter) Finnegan
Class of 1986
Passed May 01, 2021
Amy A. Finnegan, 52, of Moon Twp, after a brief disagreement with cancer, passed away on Saturday, May 1, 2021. Born in Aliquippa, PA on October 28, she was one of seven children of Ann (George) Nutter and the late James Nutter. Amy was a graduate of Moon Area High School Class of 1986 and Robert Morris College Class of 1994. She was employed with the Moon Area School District as the HR and Benefits Coordinator. She was active in the Western PA American Payroll Association and was a Certified Payroll Professional (CCP). Amy was also a former adult member of the Boy Scout Troop 905 of Moon Twp and an 11-year member of Corvettes of PA (Beaver County). She loved her family and Royal Caribbean cruises.
Along with her mother, she will be remembered and missed by her loving husband, Brian J. Finnegan; her beloved children, Sarah (Adam) Harring of Colorado Springs and Ryan Finnegan of PA; her siblings, Robin (Rob) Canei of WV, Jenny (Mike) Woodring of OH, Ed (Marcy) Nutter of OH, Paul (Lisa) Nutter of PA, Tim (Denise) Nutter of PA and Mark (Brooke) Nutter of OH; 20 nieces and nephews and her grand puppy, Zeus.
The family would like to thank all AHN nurses, doctors, and support staff of West Penn Hospital floors East 9 and Tower 4, especially Dr. Thomas Krivak, Dr. Stanislav Nosik, and CRNP Marah Hall of the Palliative Team as well as staff of the AHN Robinson Oncology Center, especially Dr. Jason Stepp and CRNP Katie Fisher.
Relatives and Friends will be received Wednesday May 5th and Thursday May 6th from 2-4pm and 6-8pm at Copeland’s 981 Brodhead Rd, Moon Twp. where morning prayers will be said at 9:30am on Friday, May 7th and followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10am at Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish (formerly St Margaret Mary Parish) One Parish Place, Moon Twp. Burial will be private at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies.
Class of 1985
Passed Nov 01, 2018
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Anthony T. ''Andy'' Fleck Jr.
Class of 1975
Passed May 26, 2021
Anthony “Andy” Fleck Jr. passed away suddenly on May 26, 2021 at the age of 63. He was born August 17, 1957 to Anthony & Doris Fleck Sr. Andy grew up in Coraopolis, PA and was a 1975 graduate of Moon High School.
Andy moved to FL shortly after graduation where he settled in Clearwater. In 1980, he attended Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University where he developed a love for flying that remained with him always. In 1981, he started dating his love, Becca, and they married in 1983. He spent the next 38 years building a family he adored, running his re-screening business and cheering for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He leaves a legacy of humor, hard work and family above all else.
Andy is survived by his beloved wife of 38 years, Rebecca, his two children, Tiffany (Rob) McCall and AJ Fleck as well as 3 grandsons: James, Patrick and Brendan, aka “The Boys.”
“Papa Fleck” also leaves behind his honorary son, Steve Tellis and grandchildren Paris and Steven among many others whom he loved as family. Andy has 2 surviving siblings: Jack (Susan) Fleck and Nancy Cartner and many nieces and nephews who will miss his silly antics. He is preceded in death by his parents, his sister Debra Fleck Murphy and his brother Daniel R Fleck.
Services to be held at……Curlew Hills Funeral Home Saturday June 12, 2021 10:30-12 visitation and a Celebration of Life service at 12noon.
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
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.
Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Oct. 28, 2018
ASHLEY C. BROWN (SOISSON)
Class of 2001
Passed Sep 01, 2016
SOISSON ASHLEY C. (BROWN)
Of Coraopolis, formerly of Moon Township, a wonderful wife, mother and daughter, was taken too early and very unexpectedly from her earthly life at the age 33, on Thursday, September 1, 2016, from her home. She was born in Concord, NC on April 12, 1983. Cherished wife of Jonathan M. Soisson; devoted and loving mother of Zackery, Nathan, Lauren, Alison, Megan, and Taylor LaDawn; well-loved daughter of Jeffrey R. Brown of Gold Hill, NC, Kimberly Mathews; and stepfather, Carl Mathews of Greensburg; sister of Christina Mathews, Carl Mathews III, Dylan (Kara) and Tyler Brown; granddaughter of Martha Mathews and the late Gail Cauble and Carolyn Brown; daughter-in-law of Patricia and Douglas Soisson; sister-in-law of Scott (Jenn) Soisson and Kimberly and Troy Trauterman; many loving cousins, relatives, and friends. Ashley was dedicated to taking care of others, especially her children and family. She had worked as an LPN and Med-tech at Sewickley Valley Hospital and the Willows. She was an angel to all the lives she touched with her overflowing heart of love. Visitation Sunday September 4, 2016, 2-4, 6-8 p.m. at COPELAND'S CORAOPOLIS, 867 Fifth Ave., where a Blessing Service will be held on Monday, September 5, 2016, at 10 a.m. Family suggests donations, in support of her children (a future account is being set up to benefit her children).
Audrey B. (Birmingham) Koger
Class of 1956
Passed Mar 11, 2021
Audrey B. Koger, 82, passed away on Thursday, March 11, 2021 at Heritage Valley Sewickley. Born March 29, 1938 at home in Moon Twp., she was one of eight children of the late George and Helen (Kissinger) Birmingham. Audrey was a graduate of Moon High School. As a successful real estate agent for over 40 years, she sold houses for Merrill Lynch, Coldwell Banker, Prudential, and Berkshire Hathaway and served on Coraopolis Council.
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Charles J. Koger, Jr; her son, Mark Koger; and her three brothers, Keith, Leonard, and Allen Birmingham.
She will be remembered and missed by her daughters, Leslie Johnston (Wayne Steinmiller), Christine Berg (Rocky Smith) and Kimberly Koger; her grandchildren, Scott, Ryan, Chelsea, Jeffrey and Morgan; her 5 great grandchildren; her sisters, Denise (Richard) Shaulis, Janine (Robert) Simmons and Jo Lane (James) Gratzer; and her brother, Mark (Donna) Birmingham.
Friends will be received Tuesday, March 16, 2021 from 1-4pm and 6-8pm at Copeland’s, 867 Fifth Avenue, Coraopolis where a Blessing Service will be held Wednesday at 11AM. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery.
Family is asking that donations, if desired be made to Make a Wish Foundation in Audrey’s memory.
Austin "Dean" Whiteman, Jr.
Class of 1953
Passed May 22, 2021
Austin “Dean” Whiteman, Jr. 86, of Crescent, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 22, 2021 at Concordia @ Villa St. Joseph, Baden. After graduating Moon High School, Dean enlisted in the US Marine Corp, serving during the Korean War, and receiving a National Defense Service Metal. After his time of service, he went to night school and obtain his certification as a Draftsman. He continued to serve his community as Crescent Twp Commissioner, Board of Directors for Creswell Heights Water Authority and Crescent Sewage Authority; he proudly held office as President of Crescent Twp Senior Citizens, President of Crescent Twp Fire Dept. Along with being a life-long member of the fire dept, he trained and mentored young members as a part of the Explorers program that taught firefighter skills as well as life skills through camping and fellowship. He volunteered as a Sunday School teacher and greeter at the Glenwillard United Methodist Church.
He will be remembered and missed by his loving wife of nearly 64 years, Jeanne (Glatz) Whiteman; his four daughters, Susan Selinsky, Renee Whiteman, Lisa (Jay) Meanor and Janice (Eric) Deirdorf; his grandchildren, Amanda Selinsky (Craig Hawthorne), Rachelle (Jimmy) May, Shawn Sible, Joey Shutka (Kristin Aul), Heidi Dierdorf, and Scott (Alexa) Dierdorf; his great-grandchildren, Alex Hawthorne, Caden Sedlock, Emma May, Lillith May, Noah Sible, and Austin Gallagher.
A heart felt thank you to the doctors, nurses and staff at Heritage Valley Beaver, Concordia @ Villa St. Joseph and Good Samaritan Hospice for their kind care.
A Memorial will be held on Saturday, July 10, 2021 at 11am followed by a light luncheon till 3pm at the Crescent Twp. Fire Hall. The family has requested donations be made in Dean’s honor to the Crescent Fire Dept. Arrangements entrusted to Copeland’s Moon Twp.
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.
Barbara Ann (Hoover) Kennedy
Class of 1972
Passed Dec 25, 2020
Barbara Ann (Hoover) Kennedy, 66, of Crescent Twp., passed away unexpectedly on Friday, December 25, 2020 in her home. She was born on June 22, 1954 the daughter of the late George and Elizabeth Hoover. She was the Accounting Office Manager for many years at Ron Lewis Automotive Group and has also been working recently for the Airport Auto Mall. She was a lifetime member of the Crescent Township Fire Department Auxiliary and the Glenwillard Boat Club. She loved dogs, traveling, the ocean, sand dollars, crafting and flamingos. She was an amazing caretaker, a wonderful friend, wife and mother. She was always willing to help and was able to make the best out of any situation. She was the world’s best Gigi.
She is survived by her husband Kenneth Kennedy, whom she married on February, 14, 1976; her two daughters: Beth & Christopher Lehmier, Moon Twp.; and Lori & Brian Tinlin, Moon Twp.; 4 granddaughters: Kayli Cannon, Morgan Tinlin, Kennedy Lehmier, and Brenna Tinlin; a sister Marilou & Gary Trimmer; and her two dogs: Lefty and Momo.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister Susan Moran and recently her beloved dog, Louie.
Friends will be received on Tuesday from 2~4pm in the Huntsman Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Moon Twp., 1522 Coraopolis Hts. Rd. Masks and Social Distancing are required.
Memorial Contributions may be made to: Two Ladies Four Paws Rescue at http://twoladiesfourpawsrescue.com
Benjamin Paul Taylor
Class of 1986
Passed Jun 30, 2008
Benjamin Paul Taylor passed suddenly at home on the evening of 30 June 2008. He leaves behind two sons, Benjamin and Luke and his significant other, Linda.
Ben was preceded in death by his mother, Jacqueline Sue (Taylor) Coletti.
Class of 1985
(Passed date unknown)
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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.