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Marilyn Lois (Miller) Fink

91, of Connellsville, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, at Woodcrest Senior Living Community, Scottdale. She was born Nov. 22, 1925, in Evans City, the daughter of the late Chester Charles and Lois Etta (Edministon) Miller. Marilyn graduated from Evans City High School. She continued on to the Pinkerton School for Girls, where she received her associate's degree. With her degree, she became a successful business woman, secretary and bookkeeper. In 1957, Marilyn and her husband Paul established the Paul G. Fink Funeral Home Inc., where they served the community throughout the years with compassion, respect and dignity. After her husband's passing in 1980, Marilyn became the sole owner of the funeral home until her retirement in 2012. During her time at the funeral home, she was constantly tending to the families, supervising visitations and bringing comfort to whomever she came in contact with. She made an impact on the people of the community that she and Paul served, who came to know her during one of the most difficult times of their lives. This impact will never be forgotten. Marilyn was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Connellsville, where she would always volunteer to help and where she held a spot on the Church Council. She was a member of the BPW, Highlands Hospital Auxiliary, and she volunteered with Interfaith Caregivers. She was a Girl Scout leader and was very active in the Mothers Club of Geibel when her daughters were in high school. She would volunteer with Meals on Wheels within the community and would drive those who couldn't to their doctors' appointments. She also served on the board for Hillgrove Cemetery. In 2006, she was honored with receiving the Athena Award from the Greater Connellsville Chamber of Commerce for her role as a strong, woman leader in the business profession. Marilyn's pride and joy in her life were her grandchildren and great-grandson, who she always adored. Marilyn is survived by her loving children, Pam Herron, of Dunbar, and Paulann Bunting and her husband Bob, of Acme; grandchildren, Alyssa Herron, Patrick Herron and wife Jeanine, Christopher Bunting and wife Megan, Brandon Bunting and Aaron Bunting; and great-grandson, Cru Kazmierczak. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul G. Fink (1980), and son-in-law, Bill Herron.
Family and friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday at PAUL G. FINK FUNERAL HOME INC., 418 N. Pittsburgh St., Connellsville. Additional visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until the hour of the funeral service at 2 p.m. Sunday with Pastor Kerri Clark officiating. Interment will follow at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Cemetery, Connellsville.
The family would like to thank Robin and the staff of Woodcrest for their care and compassion toward Marilyn. If you wish to leave an online condolence for the family, please visit our website, www.paulgfinkfuneralhome.com.

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Jennie S. Moriconi

92, Northern Cambria, passed away August 11, 2017 at UPMC - Altoona Hospital, with family by her side. Born February 13, 1925 in Altoona, the daughter of John and Cecelia (Galant) Slowik. Preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bruno J. Moriconi, who died January 1, 1977; infant sister Stella, sister Connie Macaluso; and brother, Daniel Slowik. Survived by children, Patricia A., wife of Henry Edmiston, Northern Cambria; Carol L., wife of Martin Pizur, Grand Island, N.Y.; Bruce A., husband of Jill (Regester), and Brian F., husband of Cynthia (Baker), both of Northern Cambria; grandchildren, James Edmiston, Connie (Scott) Messina, Matthew (Adrienne) Edmiston, Martin (Erin) Pizur, Robert (Lisa) Pizur, Leanne (Tom) Ortolano, Brock and Braden Moriconi, Nicholas and Allison Moriconi also 11 great-grandchildren. Also survived by sister, Veronica (Ralph) Meilnik and brother-in-law, Joseph Macaluso, both of Hollidaysburg. Member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church. Former owner/operator of Bruno & Jennie's Rainbow Hotel, Barnesboro. Friends and family will be received from 2:00 - 8:00 p.m., Sunday at Moriconi Funeral Home, Inc., Northern Cambria. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Monday at Prince of Peace Church, Northern Cambria. Fr. Donald Dusza, celebrant. Interment, Sts. Peter & Paul Roman Catholic Cemetery, Altoona.

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Charles Marodi

88, formerly of Marianna, died Saturday morning, August 12, 2017 at the Washington County Health Center.

He was born February 26, 1929 in Tower Hill, Fayette County, a son of Alex and Julia Postick Marodi.

He was a graduate of the West Beth Township High School.

On September 16, 1950, in Marianna, he married Viola "Honey" Doty, who died on October 9, 2006.

A veteran, he served in Germany during Korean War as a corporal in the U.S. Army.

After 30 years of service, he retired from the former BethEnergy Mines, where he worked as a fire boss at the Moore Portal.

He was a former member of the Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church in West Brownsville.

Charles was a member of the Steele-Lillie American Legion Post 744 and the United Mine Workers of America, Local 2874, both of Marianna.

Surviving are his children, Vickie Knizner (Frank) of Deemston Borough, Alex Marodi (Annette) of Pittsburgh and Tim Marodi (Randi) of Bentleyville; 11 grandchildren, Jason Knizner (fiancé Jamie), Ashley Sharpnack (Brook), Christopher Knizner (Erin), Danielle Marodi, Aaron Marodi, Luke Marodi, Rachel Kittka (Ben), Anna Marodi, Leah Marodi, Abigail Marodi and Katherine Marodi; two great-grandchildren, Benjamin and Matthew Knizner; a brother, George Marodi (Lorena) of state of California; and several nieces and nephews.

Deceased in addition to his wife are a son, Danny Marodi and a brother, Mike Marodi.

Friends are welcome from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Thompson-Marodi Funeral Home, Inc., 809 Main Street, Bentleyville, 724-239-2255. Private services will be held Tuesday, August 15 with Reverend Edward L. Yuhas, officiating. Interment in Saints Mary and Ann Cemetery, Marianna. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Marianna Community Public Library, PO Box 457, Marianna, PA 15345. Visit www.thompson-marodi.com to leave a condolence message, order flowers and share photos.

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Hazel Braden McCracken

87, formerly of DuBois, died Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, in the Bethlen Home, Ligonier, Pa.
She was born Sept. 19, 1929, in Latrobe, a daughter of the late Hallack G. and Luella Carns Braden.
She was a graduate of the Latrobe Hospital School of Nursing, having graduated in 1950. She spent her entire career, spanning over 45 years, as a registered nurse. She had been employed by Maple Avenue Hospital, Home Health, and retired as plant nurse of the former Brockway Glass Co., Plant 2. She was a member of the Covenant Presbyterian Church and attended the Fort Palmer Presbyterian Church where her son is the pastor. She was the consummate nurse, wife, mother, and grandmother.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her beloved sister, Vivian Dominick, and a nephew, David Braden.
She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 67 years, James E. McCracken; three children, Judith Ann (Elmer) Pierce of Brockway, Pa., Joyce Arlene (Edward) English of Aiken, S.C., and J. Paul (Cynthia) McCracken of Ligonier; 10 grandchildren: Tara, Lisa, James, Ashley. Erin, Sean, Christopher, Lauren, Taylor and Zachary; eight great-grandchildren: Ariel, Kasie, Austin, Grayson, Holdon, Miles, Eloise, and Tyler; two sisters, Joyce Lenhart of Latrobe and Donna Ray of Derry; and a brother, Wayne H. (Betty Ann) Braden of Latrobe.
Hazel's friends and family will gather together Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the J. Paul McCracken Funeral Chapel, Inc., 144 East Main Street, Ligonier. A service to celebrate Hazel's life will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the Fort Palmer Presbyterian Church with her pastor, the Rev. Robert D. Cummings officiating and dear family friend, Rev. George Umphlett.
Interment will follow in the Ligonier Valley Cemetery.
Words can not express our heartfelt gratitude and appreciation, from housekeeping to the nurses and aides at Bethlen Home, 200 Wing, for their wonderful care and love lavished upon our mother while she was a guest. Thank you to Drs. Brallier and DeCosmo for helping us make those difficult decisions no one wants to make. And to Bethlen Hospice who made our mother so comfortable during the past several weeks that she was able to pass from this life with dignity.
To leave a condolence or tribute for Hazel or her family, please visit: www. jpaulmccrackenfuneralchapel.com.

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Mona Neil Rouzer Forsaith

Died peacefully at her home in Mars, on Wednesday, August 23, 2017. She was born August 27, 1916, to Olive and Walter Rouzer. Her older sisters, Mary Thompson and Shirley Neely, predeceased her. She is survived by her only daughter, Paula and her husband, Carl of New York. "Plain Gramma" was her name to her special grandsons, Ken and wife, Mary of MD and Mike and wife, Jodi of CA. She was "Gigi" to four wonderful grandchildren: Camille and Hank of MD and Olivia and Sydney of CA. Mona graduated from Slippery Rock Normal School and went on to be a teacher for ten years. She eloped and married Paul Forsaith, Funeral Director, and had 52 great years together. Playing the piano and organ were Mona's gift and she used those talents throughout her life. Mona continued her educational career as a Penmanship Teacher Trainer for Peterson handwriting throughout PA. The credit she gave for her longevity she gave to what she called the "five C's" Compliments, Chocolate, Cosmetics, Cranberry and Christ! Friends will be received at the McDONALD - AEBERLI FUNERAL HOME, INC., 238 Crowe Ave., Mars, PA on Friday from 4-7 p.m. Graveside services will be private. Memorial contributions in Mona's memory may be made to Valencia Presbyterian Church, Adams Area Fire District, Quality Ambulance, South Butler Community Meals on Wheels or St. Barnabas Hospice. Directions and condolences are available at www.mcdonald-aeberli.com.

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