Obituaries for Cicholski-Zidek Funeral Home Obituary for Thomas MattioliThomas Mattioli, 53, of Natrona Heights, left this world unexpectedly Tuesday morning, April 15, 2014 at home sleeping peacefully with his beloved dogs, Abby & Cocoa. Born May 2, 1960, in Natrona Heights, to Louis and Mary Louise Spinelli Mattioli. Tom's Italian heritage kept him close to the parents he cherished, living only a couple blocks away, caring for them daily. Tom endured a troubled life in his early adult years, but managed to correct bad choices and was proud to be doing the best he could. Beneath that rough scruffy facade was a caring loving soul, somewhat misguided, but always trying to help others. He kept his troubles inside and refused to burden family or friends with his problems. His true friends know he had a heart of gold,too often forfeiting his good for the benefit of friends and his dogs. He attended Most Blessed Sacrament School, St. Joseph High School, and graduated from Highlands High School in 1978. He played basketball and golf in school. He worked as a painter in the valley and recently had been working for a Pittsburgh company. Tom was a true Italian American. He loved watching the Godfather, Bronx Tales and Goodfellows with his dad and brother at home. Visiting his mom daily and caring for her for years until she passed, and now caring for his father were his main concern. He enjoyed Pittsburgh sports, golfing, and fishing with his dads friends, and watching the TV Land station. Tom is survived by his father, Dr. Louis Mattioli of Natrona Heights; his sister, Michelle (Joe) Isenberg of Irving, Tx.; brothers, Terry (Christina) Mattioli of York and Dr. Gary Mattioli of Natrona Heights; and by his niece, Victoria of York. Also surviving are several cousins and close friends. Tom was no angel, but those who really knew him know he has earned a place in heaven with his Lord and beloved mother. He was a caring devoted son, a loyal brother, and great cousin and friend. He relished in a life supported by those who loved him. If loyalty and devotion were money, Tom would have been a wealthy man. He was a true "Ramblin Man' trying to make a living and doing the best he can, always there to help friends in need. We couldn't ask God for a more devoted son or brother. Toms family wishes to thank his special friends who saw good in his life and helped him when he was too proud to burden his family. Friends Tom & Sue K., Mark W., Troy S., Tom C., neighbors Sue & Andrea, and dear family friend Darla L. Thank you for seeing good where others turned away. Take care of Mom and the dogs, Tom. It's never goodbye. We love you, we'll always miss you, and help us keep the faith until we meet again. Friends will be received on Friday from 6-8 PM in the Cicholski-Zidek Funeral Home, Inc. 1522 Carlisle St. Natrona Heights, where a blessing service will be held on Saturday at 10 AM. Officiating will be the Rev. Nick Spirko. Burial will be in Mt. Airy Cemetery, Natrona Heights. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Tom may be made to the Animal Protectors of Allegheny Valley, 533 Linden Avenue, New Kensington, Pa. 15068.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=bc46327682Obituary for Lorraine V. SarverLorraine V. Sarver, of Natrona Heights, passed away Friday, April 11, 2014 at Bel Airy Health & Rehabilitation Center, Lower Burrell. She was born Septmeber 11, 1926, in Russellton, a daughter of the late Stephen and Margaret Wojick Grden. Lorraine was a 1944 graduate of Springdale High School. She worked as a cashier at Sun Drug Store in Natrona Heights, Thrift Drug Store in Tarentum, and retired from the Thorofare Super Market in Natrona Heights. Lorraine was a member of Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament R.C. Parish, Most Blessed Sacrament Church in Natrona Heights. She enjoyed feeding the rabbits and birds in her back yard, polka music and spending time with her family and friends. Lorraine is survived by her daughter, Loretta Exton of Washington Township; grandchildren, Cory Sarver of Natrona Heights and Audrey (Dru Allen) Brown of Louisiana; five great grandchildren, Kendal Marie and Austin Gregory Sarver and Keith Allen, Chandler and Gretchen Brown; and by her two nieces, Marci Grden and Judy (Robert) McBride. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, James Floyd Sarver on July 1, 1965; her son, Gregory S. Sarver on August 9, 2004; her son-in-law, Jerry L. Exton on December 29, 2013; her sister, Ann Grden; and by her brothers, Joseph, Matthew, Walter, Edward and Frank Bruno Grden. Friends will be received on Monday from 2-4, 6-8 PM in the Cicholski-Zidek Funeral Home, Inc. 1522 Carlisle St. Natrona Heights, where a blessing service will be held on Tuesday at 10:30 AM. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 AM in Most Blessed Sacrament Church. Burial will be in Our Lady of Hope Cemetery, Frazer Twp. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Lorraine may be made to the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, Tx. 75231.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=3348327256Obituary for Frank P. CorsoFrank P. Corso, 79, of Natrona Heights, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, April 9, 2014. He was born September 16, 1934, in Brackenridge, a son of the late Anthony and Rose Tigani Corso. Frank was a 1953 graduate of Har-Brack High School and received his bachelor's degree from the University of Findlay in Ohio. Before retiring, Frank had been a self employed franchise owner of Sparkle Wash Exterior Cleaning in Natrona Heights. Previously, he was a sales representative for the H.J. Heinz Company, McCormick Tea and Ruben H. Donnelly Corp., and executive vice-president of North American Fencing, all in Pittsburgh. Frank was a member of Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament R.C. Parish, Most Blessed Sacrament Church in Natrona Heights, the Brackenridge American Legion and the Eagles in Tarentum. He enjoyed anything related to old cars, 50's music, writing poetry and history and liked to research those subjects on the Internet. Frank is survived by his wife of 57 years, Audrey Smith Corso; his daughters, Chris Ann (Dennis) Buday of Freeport, Sharon Corso of New Kensington, and Karen Sacco of Natrona Heights; twin granddaughters, Christina and Angela Ziacik; brothers, Domenic (Mary) Corso of Brackenridge and Angelo (Elda) Corso of Natrona Heights; sisters, Grace Vicker of Tarentum and Toni (Larry) Hamm of Brackenridge; sister-in-law, Vinnie Corso of Tarentum, and by his beloved poodle, "Kimba". In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother, Mario Corso. Friends will be received on Friday from 2-4, 6-8 PM in the Cicholski-Zidek Funeral Home, Inc. 1522 Carlisle St. Natrona Heights, where a blessing service will be held on Saturday at 9:00 AM. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 9:30 AM in Most Blessed Sacrament Church with his pastor the Rev. James Mazurek as celebrant. Burial will be in Mt. Airy Cemetery, Natrona Heights. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Frank may be made to the Butler VNA Hospice, 160 Hindman Road, Butler, Pa. 16001.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=14bf326994Obituary for Terry S. Lilly Sr.Terry S. Lilly Sr., 67, of Natrona Heights, passed away Tuesday, April 8, 2014 in Allegheny Valley Hospital, Natrona Heights. He was born June 19, 1946, in Johnstown, a devoted son of the late Samuel and Coretta Mansell Lilly. Terry was a 1964 graduate of Har-Brack High School and served in the Navy Reserve. He was the proprietor of Terry's Sunoco on Freeport Road in Natrona Heights and the owner of Terry's Service in Brackenridge where he was dedicated to helping and serving the community for over 45 years. Terry served for many years on the Harrison Zoning Board. Terry was a member of Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament Parish, Most Blessed Sacrament Church in Natrona Heights. In his youth he enjoyed collecting cars and racing at Lernerville Speedway. Terry also enjoyed NASCAR and his annual trip to Dover Raceway, but he especially enjoyed spending time with his brother, phone calls with his twin sisters and most of all his time spent with his grandchildren. Terry is survived by his wife of 44 years, Patricia Greco Lilly; his children, Kristen (Craig) Chodkowski of Freeport and Terry S. (Michelle) Lilly Jr. of Natrona Heights; five grandchildren, Colton & Kayden "Kiki" Chodkowski and Ty, Brody & MaKenna Lilly; his brother, Gary (Cecilia) Lilly of Natrona; his sisters, Lee Ann (Warren) Frickanisce of Parks Township and twin sisters, Debra (David) Fourspring of Albion and Dawn (Andy Shaul) Lilly of Townsend, Ga.; and also by several nieces and nephews. Services and burial for Terry will be private. Arrangements are under the care of the Cicholski-Zidek Funeral Home, Inc. Natrona Heights. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Terry may be made to the Pennsylvania Troopers Helping Troopers Foundation, 3625 Vartan Way, Harrisburg, Pa. 17110 or to the Little Sisters of the Poor, 1028 Benton Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15212.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=af79326902Obituary for Helen B. RutkowskiHelen B. "Hazel" Rutkowski, 71, of Natrona Heights, passed away on Monday, April 7, 2014 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born August 31, 1942, in Harrison Township, the daughter of the late Stanley and Blanche Cieslinski Olszewski. Helen was a 1960 graduate of Har-Brack High School. She was of the Catholic faith and enjoyed crosswork puzzles and needlework. Helen is survived by her husband of 52 years, Eugene J. Rutkowski; her children, Eugene J. (Veronica) Rutkowski II of Natrona, Cathy (Bill) Cornwell of Murrysville, Cindy (Mark) Comperatore of Natrona, and Chris (Jamie) Rutkowski of Natrona Heights; seven grandchildren, Jessica Rutkowski, Josh Rutkowski, Eugene J. Rutkowski III, Sherrie Cornwell, Matth Cornwell, Barb Comperatore, and Brooke Rutkowski; four great grandchildren, Xavier Clark, Ciera Cornwell, Paisley Clark and Eugene J. Rutkowski IV; her brothers, Leonard (Alice) Olszewski of Natrona and Frank Olszewski of Natrona Heights; and by her sister, Lottie Sikorski of Natrona Heights. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brothers, Edward and Anthony Olszewski; and by her sisters, Stella Figlieno, Josephine Sabattini, Steffie Dubik and Sophie Pulcini. Friends will be received on Wednesday from 2-4, 6-8 PM in the Cicholski-Zidek Funeral Home, Inc. 1522 Carlisle St. Natrona Heights, where a blessing service will be held on Thursday at 11 AM. Officiating will be the Rev. James Mazurek. Burial will be in Our Lady of Hope Cemetery, Frazer Twp.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=c2a9326701Obituary for Zachary Philip PerrozZachary Philip Perroz, 31, of Natrona Heights, passed away Monday, April 7, 2014, at his home. He was born April 29, 1982, in Natrona Heights, a son of Alfred R. "Dick" (Janet) Perroz Jr. of St. Marys and Carol (Craig) Pogue of Natrona Heights. Zachary attended Highlands High School, graduated from the Newport Business School and also attended Community College of Allegheny County. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends and dancing. In addition to his parents, Zachary is survived by his daughter, Kylie Zourelias of Fawn Township; his brother, Nicholas (Jackie) Perroz of Sarver; his sister, Lisa (Richard) Krause of Lower Burrell; four nephews and tow nieces, along with aunts, uncles and cousins. Zachary was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Alfred R. (M. Shirley) Perroz, his maternal grandparents, Richard (Isabel) Finley; and by his uncle, Kenneth Perroz. Friends will be received on Thursday from 2-4, 6-8 PM in the Cicholski-Zidek Funeral Home, Inc. 1522 Carlisle St. Natrona Heights, where funeral ceremonies will be held on Friday at 10 AM. Officiating will be the Rev. R. Cameron Malcolm IV. Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to his daughter Kylie's education fund, % Lisa Krause, 2756 Van Buren Drive, Lower Burrell, Pa. 15068http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=a80e326853Obituary for Sandi Lee MaskasSandi Lee Maskas, 59, of Buffalo Township, passed away Thursday, April 3, 2014, at her home. She was born April 23, 1954, in Natrona Heights, the daughter of Margaret Diller Wright of Tarentum and the late Thomas Wright. Sandi was a 1972 graduate of Highlands High School. She worked as a mammographer at Allegheny Valley Hospital Radiological Imaging in Natrona Heights. Sandi was a member of the Natrona Heights Presbyterian Church in Natrona Heights. She enjoyed shopping, traveling, reading and especially enjoyed spending time with her family. Sandi is survived by her mother, Margaret Diller Wright of Tarentum, her husband of 37 years, Larry D. Maskas; her children, Mark Maskas (Kristin Gaxiola) of Las Vegas, and Marisa (Gary) French of Las Vegas; grandson, Dylan French; sisters, Cindy (Art) Doud of Buckner, Ky., and Laurie Ann (Rev. R. Cameron) Malcolm, IV of Natrona Heights; nephew, Cameron Malcolm,V.; niece, Alexandra Doud; and by her special cousin, Debbie Perman of Lower Burrell. She was preceded in death by her father, Thomas Wright. Friends will be received on Saturday from 6-8 PM and on Sunday from 12 noon - 3 PM and 6-8 PM in the Cicholski-Zidek Funeral Home, Inc. 1522 Carlisle St. Natrona Heights. Funeral ceremonies will be held on Monday at 11 AM in the Natrona Heights Presbyterian Church (everyone is asked to please meet at the church). Officiating will be the Rev. R. Cameron Malcolm, IV. Burial will be in Lakewood Memorial Gardens, Indiana Twp. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Sandi may be made to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, Tx. 76265.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=7ce7326315Obituary for Elizabeth J. CalfeElizabeth J. Ziemkiewicz Calfe, 86, of Natrona Heights, passed away Saturday, March 29, 2014 at her home. She was born February 14, 1928, in Natrona, the daughter of the late Julius and Anna Karolkowski Ziemkiewicz. Elizabeth was a majorette for Har-Brack High School and for the American Legion in Natrona in her youth, and was the recipient of the American Legion Award. Prior to starting her family, Elizabeth worked for ALCOA until she married and later helped her husband running the kitchen of their tavern. She was a member of Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament R.C. Parish, Most Blessed Sacrament Church in Natrona Heights. Elizabeth will be sadly missed by her family, many friends and neighbors. She dedicated her life to her family and enjoyed spending time with them. She never missed watching her grandson play football on television as she was unable to attend the games due to her health. She was extremely proud of all of his accomplishments and never missed an opportunity to brag. Elizabeth loved to read especially anything about the Kennedy's, build puzzles and never missed her soap opera. She is survived by her children, Celeste Calfe of Natrona Heights and Michael (Mary Anne) Calfe of Brackenridge, grandson, Michael Calfe, godson, Ed Calfe and by several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Fiore J. Calfe on January 20, 2011, brother, Ray Karol and sister, Rita Hatzimbez. There will be no public visitation. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 10 AM in Most Blessed Sacrament Church. Burial will follow in Our Lady of Hope Cemetery, Frazer Twp. Arrangements are under the care of the Cicholski-Zidek Funeral Home, Inc. http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=c8db325738Obituary for Dolores Marie McAllisterDolores Marie McAllister, 84, of New Kensington, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Monday, March 24, 2014. She was born November 12, 1929, in Brockway, the daughter of the late Alphonso and Florence Caruso DeSantis. Everyone who knew Dolores knew her entire life was a testimony of God's love for her and delivered her from drugs in 1970. From that day forward, she gave her entire life to serving the Lord. Dolores worked as a medical secretary for Dr. Fiskin and later she was the church secretary of the Gospel Tabernacle in Arnold to then be named First Assembly of God for 30 years. She was an active participant of the Women's Ministries and even stood in to preach while the pastor was away. She devoted her entire life to her Lord, family and friends. She believed in loving all people the way Jesus loves us. Dolores is survived by her two daughters, Yvonne Adams and Dawn (Bob) Reed; four granddaughters, Tara (Bud) Garris, Ashely (Bryan) Ballard, Mende Hicks (fiancee, Brandon Gazzo) and Alexis Reed; and by her two great grandchildren, Ethan and Liam Garris. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles McAllister. Friends will be received on Wednesday from 2-4, 6-8 PM in the Cicholski-Zidek Funeral Home, Inc. 1522 Carlisle St. Natrona Heights, where funeral ceremonies will be held on Thursday at 10 AM. Officiating will be her pastor the Rev. Daniel Carver. Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell. The family of Dolores would like to express their appreciation to the staff of Pleasant Ridge Mature Living and Horizon Hospice for their care, love and support. http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=3389325219Obituary for John W. SilagyiJohn W. Silagyi, 97, of Natrona Heights, passed away on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at West Haven Manor, Washington Township. He was born January 25, 1917, in New Kensington, a son of the late Alex and Mary Mayher Silagyi. John was a New Kensington High School graduate. He served with the Army engineers stationed in England during WWII, and shared many stories about his service with his family. John was proud of his employment for 25 years as an Assemblyman for Westinghouse Corporation building nuclear pumps. He was a member of Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament R.C. Parish, Most Blessed Sacrament Church in Natrona Heights. John enjoyed cars and music and especially polka music and was a very good dancer in his younger years. John was especially proud of his family. He is survived by his daughter, Debbie (Steve) Liptak of Dayton, Ohio, his grandchildren, Andrea, Jennifer, Justine and Alex Liptak, his special niece, Cindy (Danny) Minarik Walters and their children Jonathan and Janey of Natrona Heights. John is also survived by nephews, Bruce (Joyce) Silagyi and Terry (Betty) Silagyi, nieces, Alexis (Greg) Heckman, Sandy (John) Shepard, Jacki (Richard) Thomas and Patty (Jack) White, brother-in-laws, Paul (Dolores) Minarik and Carl Tomayko, sister-in-law, Margaret (Minarik) Smith and by many great nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Minarik Silagyi in 2002, brother, Alex Silagyi, sisters, Helen Dudek and Ann Kempinski and nephew, Ronald Kempinski. Friends will be received on Tuesday from 5-8 PM in the Cicholski-Zidek Funeral Home, Inc. 1522 Carlisle St. Natrona Heights, where a blessing service will be held on Wednesday at 9:30 AM. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10 AM in Most Blessed Sacrament Church with his pastor the Rev. James Mazurek as celebrant. Burial with full military honors accorded by the Tarentum VFW will be in Mt. Airy Cemetery, Natrona Heights.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=f1c4325117