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Member Obituaries

Barrett Gates Greenlee

79, of Scenery Hill, formerly of Bentleyville, passed away peacefully Monday, January 8, 2018, in UPMC-Mercy hospital, Pittsburgh, surrounded by family, following a brief illness.

He was born April 14, 1938, in Washington, a son of the late John Bentley Greenlee and Mary Gates Greenlee.

Mr. Greenlee was a 1956 graduate of Bentleyville High School. He was also a graduate of Allegheny College, where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, and Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science.

For the past 57 years, he proudly served the local communities as a funeral director, and with his father, John B. Greenlee, and his brother, Gordon B. Greenlee, owned funeral homes located in Beallsville, Bentleyville and Fredericktown.

Mr. Greenlee was honored by organizations within the communities he served on numerous occasions over the years, including the former Deemston Grange, which named him and his brother Men of the Year; the Bentworth community, which asked him and his wife to serve as Grand Marshalls of the Bentleyville Halloween Parade; and Friends of Bentleyville Library, which presented its 2014 Citizens of the Year Award to him and his wife.

He served in the U.S. Air Force as a medic during the Vietnam War.

Mr. Greenlee was a 44-year, active member of Bentleyville Lions Club, which honored him with its Melvin Jones Fellowship; Bentleyville American Legion Post 165; Bentleyville Historical Society; Croatian Fraternal Union of America; National Funeral Directors Association; Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association, which recognized him as a 50-year member for his dedication to funeral service; and Southwestern Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association. He was a 50-year member of Beallsville Lodge 237, F&AM, and a member of Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Valley of Pittsburgh, Syria Shrine, Washington – Greene Caravan 2, Tall Cedars of Lebanon and Nemacolin Country Club.

Mr. Greenlee was a lifelong member of Bentleyville United Methodist Church and served on its Pastoral Relations Committee.

He loved his profession, which allowed him to help people during very difficult times in their lives, the communities in which he was born and raised and, most of all, he loved spending time with his family.

Surviving are his loving wife, Sara Perri Greenlee; two daughters, Paige A. Greenlee of Tampa, Fla., and Robyn Bracco of Ben Avon; a sister, Mary Jane Greenlee Sertik (Thomas) of McMurray; three grandchildren, Noah, Mary and Felicity Bracco; three nephews, John B. Greenlee of Fredericktown, Darren Sertik of Boulder, Colo., and Chad Barrett Sertik of McMurray; and his mother-in-law, Jessie Perri of Washington.

Deceased, in addition to his parents, are a brother, Gordon B. Greenlee, and a son-in-law, Nicholas Bracco.

Friends will be received from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday and 2 to 9 p.m. Friday in Greenlee Funeral Home, 619 Main Street, Bentleyville. Friends are asked to gather for a Mass of Christian Burial at noon Saturday, January 13, in St. Katharine Drexel Parish, Bentleyville campus, 126 Church Street, Bentleyville, PA 15314, with the Rev. Edward L. Yuhas, administrator, Pastor Barbara Bailey and the Rev. Andy Scott officiating. Interment will follow in Beallsville Cemetery, with military rites accorded graveside by American Legion Post 165, Bentleyville, American Legion Hancock-McCune–Horne Post 705, Centerville, and American Legion Hanson-Cole Post 391, Fredericktown. Beallsville Lodge 237, F&AM, will conduct services at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the funeral home, followed at 8 p.m. by a Lions Club service.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bentleyville Community Center Building Fund, 931 Main Street, Bentleyville, PA 15314, or to Bentleyville United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 183, Bentleyville, PA 15314.

A guest book and personal condolences may be accessed at www.GreenleeFuneralHome.com.

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Roxanne Gerine Hoffmann

Went home to heaven on Sunday, January 14, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. She was 60.

Roxanne was the youngest daughter of William S. and Marie T. Hoffmann. She was born, raised, and was a lifelong resident of Bensalem.

Roxanne was a graduate of Nazareth Academy High School, class of 1975. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in 1979 from Holy Family College; and was a graduate of American Academy McAllister of Funeral Science.

She became a licensed Funeral Director in 1982. She worked along side her father and sister, and was an owner and operator of Hoffmann Funeral Home in Bensalem for 35 years.

Roxanne was a member of the Pennsylvania Funeral Director's Association, Bucks County Funeral Director's Association, Seaton Hall Seniors, and St. Ephrem's Seniors and the church Women's Club.

Roxanne loved life. She enjoyed craft fairs, playing bingo (and was always a winner!), traveling, watching Blue Bloods, and attending a good party! She enjoyed going to Wildwood, NJ with her family in the summer and vacationing in Disney World. She loved spending "girl time" with her partner in crime/granddaughter, Brianna.

She was dedicated and devoted to her family and always helped anyone in need. She will be greatly missed by all of her family, friends, and those whose lives she touched.

Roxanne was a genuinely beautiful person inside and out and her generosity was limitless. Anyone who knew Roxanne - loved Roxanne! The world was a was a better place because of her!

Roxanne was the beloved mother of Joanna (Bobby) Parker of Bensalem; devoted Nana of Brianna and Sarah Parker; loving sister of Marie (Eugene) Zmijewski of Winter Garden, FL and Michelle (and the late Robert) Young of Bensalem. She was the treasured aunt of Michael (Donna) Zmijewski of Winter Springs, FL; Marie (Matt) Owens of Winter Garden, FL and Lisa (Dave) Parzych of Winter Garden, FL. She was also the adoring "Anne" to Mackenzie and Noah Zmijewski, Johnny Pawlowski, and Elijah and Aley Owens.

Relatives and friends will be received by the family from 6-9 pm Friday, January 19th and 8:30-10:30 am Saturday, January 20th at Hoffmann Funeral Home, 1770 Brown Ave at Hulmeville Rd. Her funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 am at St. Charles Borromeo Church. Rite of Committal at Resurrection Cemetery.

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Darla, 79, of Oakdale, died Tuesday, January 23, 2018, in the Bridgeville Rehablitation Center

She was born November 7, 1938, in Imperial a daughter of the late Harry N. and Flora Broadhurst Cunningham.

Mrs. Thomas was a member of the Oakdale U.P. Church. She was a funeral director at Thomas-Little Funeral Service, Inc. in Oakdale and previously served as manager of North Fayette Twp. She was a beloved wife, mother and grandmother and took great pride in her grandchildren.

Surviving are her children, Kelly (Buddy Dewey) Thomas of Oakdale, Philip "Flip" (Sally Johnson) Thomas of FL, Rebecca (Michael) Claus of Oakdale; her grandchildren, Rick Thomas, Haley Thomas, Colin Claus and Chasen Claus. Also surviving are her sister, Mary C. Fisher of Sewickley; sister-in-law, Rea Dolinak of TN. and a number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard F. Thomas and her brother, Dr. Harry "Toby" Cunningham.

Friends will be received Sunday 12-4 and 6-8 p.m. in the Thomas-Little Funeral Service, Inc., 5000 Noblestown Road, Oakdale (724-693-2800) where funeral service will be held Monday at 11:00 a.m.
Interment will follow in Robinson Run Cemetery.

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