Obituaries for Cicholski-Zidek Funeral Home Obituary for Alfreda L. SeriaAlfreda L. Dabkowski Seria, 90, formerly of Springdale, passed away Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at the Golden Living Center, Murrysville where she was a resident for the past 5 years. She was born August 23, 1924, in Natrona, the daughter of the late John and Helen Jeziorski Dabkowski and had lived in Springdale for 60 years. Alfreda was of the Catholic faith. she enjoyed crocheting, sewing and loved to bake. Alfreda is survived by her daughter, Karen L. (Michael) Sredzienski of Irwin; two grandchildren, Ken (Jenn) Sredzienski of Canonsburg and Lisa Zredzienski of Chalfant; two great granddaughters, Kendyl and Lilly; and by her two sisters, Constance (Richard) Jarosinski of Buffalo Township and Carol (Jackson) Morris of San Mateo, Calif. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, James Seria in 2001; brother, Zygmunt Dabkowski; and by ehr sisters, Ida Brinks, Teressa Dabkowski, Dorothy Dudzinski, Frances Siemianowski and Veronica Durcho. Friends will be received on Friday from 4-7 PM in the Cicholski-Zidek Funeral Home, Inc. 1522 Carlisle St. Natrona Heights. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday at 9:30 AM in Most Blessed Sacrament Church, Natrona Heights with the Rev. James Mazurek as celebrant, Entombment will be in Our Lady of Hope Cemetery Mausoleum, Frazer Twp.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=b5eb349003Obituary for Sylvia M. WeigoldSylvia M. (Burin) Weigold, 69, of Natrona Heights, passed away Sunday, November 23, 2014 in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born July 9, 1945, in Natrona Heights, the daughter of Virginia Pohan Burin of Natrona Heights and the late Julius burin. Sylvia worked for many years as the receptionist for Dr. Francis and Greg Mattioli's Dental Office in Natrona Heights. She was a member of Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament R.C. Parish, Most Blessed Sacrament Church in Natrona Heights. Sylvia enjoyed bowling, gardening, watching the game show channel, reading and she especially enjoyed spending time with her cousins and other family members. She is survived by her mother, Virginia Pohan Burin of Natrona Heights; uncles, Michael (Helen) Pochan of Springdale and Paul Pochan of Creighton; aunts, Mary Dolfi of Monongahela and Mary Burin of Charleston, SC; her in-laws, Thomas A. and Doris Weigold; and by several cousins. She was preceded in death by her father, Julius Burin; her husband, Thomas A. Weigold onAugust 8 2007; and by her uncles, Andy Pohan and John Burin. There will be no public visitation. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday at 11 AM in Most Blessed Sacrament Church. Burial will be in Mt. Airy Cemetery, Natrona Heights. Arrangements are under the care of the Cicholski-Zidek Funeral Home, Inc., Natrona Heights.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=2851348756Obituary for Grace I. ZembrowskiGrace I. Stundell Zembrowski, 96, of Natrona, passed away Saturday, November 22, 2014 in Allegheny Valley Hospital, Natrona Heights. She was born January 6, 1918, in Natrona, the daughter of the late John and Agnes Potts Stundell and was a lifelong resident of Natrona. Grace attended Pond and Wood Street Shcool and worked as a domestic engineer for St. Joseph Church in Natrona, St. Ladislaus Church in Natrona and Most Blessed Sacrament Church in Natrona Heights. She was a member of St. Joseph R.C. Parish in Natrona, the PRCU, PNA, Kosciuszko Polish Patriotic Social Society, Slovak Club, American Legion Auxiliary Post 48 and the Eagles all in Natrona. Grace was also a member of the former Natrona Fire Hall Auxiliary. She enjoyed flowers, gardening, bowling duck pins at the Slovak Hall in Natrona, bingo and watching Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune, and the Western and Hallmark channels. Her favorite saying was "Thanks for being so nice and kind". Grace is survived by her children, Stanley (Toni) Zembrowski of Natrona Heights with whom she made her home the past 4 years, David (Kathy) Zembrowski of Brackenridge and Sherry (John) Horstman of Celebration, Florida; grandchildren, Christian Horstman, Dr. Erica Horstman and Rebecca (Eric) Wade; great grandchildren, Ayden Horstman and Ainsley Wade; two nieces, Cassie (Bob) Kriley and Gayle Sharkins; and by her nephew, Robert (Vivian) Dietz. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley Zembrowski; son, Ronald Zembrowski; great granddaughter, Olivia Wade; and by her sisters, Ruth Dietz, Virginia Dongilli, and Berneice Wojciechowski. Friends will be received on Tuesday from 6-8 PM in the Cicholski-Zidek Funeral Home, Inc. 1522 Carlisle St. Natrona Heights where a blessing service will be held on Wednesday at 10:30 AM. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 AM in St. Ladislaus Church with her pastor the Rev. James Mazurek as celebrant. Burial will be in Mt. Airy Cemetery, Natrona Heights.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=2d12348675Obituary for Monajean McKinneyMonajean "Monie" McKinney, 95, of Brackenridge, passed away peacefully in her sleep Wednesday, November 19, 2014, in Shelbourne Personal Care in Penn Township. She was born May 18, 1919, in West Tarentum, the daughter of the late James and Maude Cordier Finley. Monajean lived in Brackenridge all her married life and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Natrona Heights Presbyterian Church in Natrona Heights. She enjoyed bowling, card parties, bingo, entertaining and spending time with her late husband and family at their camp in Tidioute. Monajean loved to cook and bake and was best known for her loving heart and devotion to her family. She is survived by her two sons, Robert (Marian) McKinney of Lyons, Ga., and Jack McKinney of Lower Burrell; six grandchildren, Raymond (Lisa) McKinney, Deborah (Allen) Carr Jr., Leanne (Dan) Nesmith, Candy (Troy) Smith, Terriann (Robert) Duffy and Kimberly (Todd) Trofimuk; 16 great grandchildren, and 4 great great grandchildren. IN addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Alfred L. McKinney on February 11, 2004; her son, Kenneth McKinney; granddaughter, Cindy Hoffman; and by her brother, James B. Finley. 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 funeral services will be held on Saturday at 1:30 PM. Officiating will be her pastor the Rev. R. Cameron Malcolm, IV. Burial will be in Mt. Airy Cemetery, Natrona Heights.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=e9d9348394Obituary for Dieter HilssDieter Hilss, 78, of Natrona Heights passed away surrounded by family on Monday, November 17, 2014 in Fair Winds Manor, Winfield Township. He was born March 29, 1936, in Wilhelmshaven, Germany. He entered this country in 1954 and worked in varying capacities in mechanical engineering. Dieter was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Natrona Heights. He enjoyed reading, dancing, walking and gardening. Dieter is survived by his wife, Jeanette (Bengtson) Hilss; sons, Douglas (Lisa) Hilss, Raymond (Sandy) Hilss and Jeffrey (Judy) Hilss; four grandchilden, Jenna, Jared, Jeremy and Shannon; and by his sister, Sigred (Hilss) Meier of Germany. Friends will be received on Friday from 2-4, 6-8 PM in the Cicholski-Zidek Funeral Home, Inc. 1522 Carlisle Street, Natrona Heights. Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 11 AM in Faith Lutheran Church. Officiating will be Barbara Ravenstahl, S.A.M. Burial will be private. IN lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Dieter may be made to Faith Lutheran Church, 1500 Broadview Blvd., Natrona Heights, Pa. 15065.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=bd1d348216Obituary for Joseph J. LaClairJoseph J. LaClair, 62, of Natrona Heights, passed away Sunday, November 16, 2014 at Allegheny Valley Hospital, Natrona Heights. He was born February 29, 1952, in Massena, New York, a son of the late Joseph J. and Bettie Perkins LaClair. Joseph was a 1970 graduate of Holy Family High School in Massena, and a 1974 graduate of Cornell University with a degree in Environmental Science. He retired in 2007 with 35 years of service as the Purchasing Manager from Alcoa. Joseph was a member of Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament R.C. Parish, Most Blessed Sacrament Church in Natrona Heights. He enjoyed traveling, gardening, watching Hockey and his annual golf trips with his two brothers and his father. Joseph is survived by his wife of 10 years, Arla Arena LaClair; his siblings, Dr. Thomas (Jane) LaClair of Syracuse, NY., Susan LaClair of Marble Head, MA., Timothy P. LaClair of Massena, NY, and Janet (John) Drescher of Fayetteville, NY.; his godson, Mark (Alison) LaClair of Syracuse, NY; his god daughter, Olivia Bonnett of Natrona Heights; and 14 nieces and nephews. Joseph also had a special place in his heart for Zachary, Michaela, Alexandra and their parents David and Jamee Bonnett of Natrona Heights. As per Joseph's request funeral services and burial were private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Joseph may be made to the Allegheny Valley Association of Churches, 1913 Freeport Road, Natrona Heights, Pa. 15065.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=52dc348128Obituary for Theresa Marie SzymkowiakTheresa Marie (Taraszewski) Szymkowiak, 95, of Natrona Heights, passed away Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at the Platinum Ridge Center, Brackenridge. She was born July 31, 1919, in Pittsburgh, the daughter of the late Joseph and Josephine Stubinski Taraszewski. Theresa was a member of Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament R.C. Parish, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Natrona Heights and was active in the Football Mothers Club in 1959. She enjoyed enjoyed collecting Seraphim angels and Precious Moments. Theresa also enjoyed traveling, baking, cooking, eating out at new restaurants, her trips to the casino, time spent with her coffee buddies and she especially enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She is survived by her children, Edward R. Szymkowiak of New Mexico, Elaine M. Wadyko of Florida and Maxine V. Szymkowiak of Natrona Heights; her grandchildren, Lauri (Alan) Brown, Deborah Szymkowiak-Price, Damon Wadyko, Tracy Lee Wadyko, Angela (Bryan) Mills and Darren Wadyko, 8 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren, and by Rose Esper, who Theresa always called her daughter. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond J. Szymkowiak on April 28, 1976; brothers, Theodore, Stanley, Zigmunt & Raymond Taraszewski; and by her sisters, Cecilia Skwortz and Regina Taraszewski. 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 Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church with her pastor the Rev. James Mazurek as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Ladislaus Cemetery, Natrona Heights.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=552d347711Obituary for Susan M. DerikartSusan Mary (Kovach) Derikart, 59, of East Deer Township, passed away Sunday, November 9, 2014 at her home. She was born September 23, 1955, in Natrona Heights, the daughter of the late Andrew and Sophie Miecznikowski Kovach. Susan was a 1973 graduate of Highlands High School. She retired from Allegheny Ludlum Steel where she worked as a yard master in the T&Y Department. She was of the Catholic faith. Susan enjoyed gardening, reading, was a movie buff, Steeler fan and decorating her home for Christmas. Susan is survived by her husband of 37 years, David M. Derikart; her brothers, Andrew Kovach of Natrona Heights and Karol (Liz) Kovach of Allegheny Township; her sisters, Sandra Suhr of Saxonburg and Donna (Frank) Traeger of Hewitt, NJ.; and by several nieces and nephews. 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 9:30 AM. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10 AM in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. Burial will be in Our Lady of Hope Cemetery, Frazer Township. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Susan may be made to the Animal Protectors of Allegheny Valley, 533 Linden Avenue, New Kensington, Pa. 15068.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=7b62347559Obituary for Ann M. SantacroceAnn M. Santacroce, 92, of Natrona Heights, passed away surrounded by her family on Saturday, November 8, 2014 in Allegheny Valley Hospital, Natrona Heights. She was born January 22, 1922, in East Deer, the daughter of the late August and Paulina Santacroce. Ann was a graduate of East Deer High School. She worked for over 50 years as a hairdresser in Creighton. Ann was a member of Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament R.C. Parish, Most Blessed Sacrament Church in Natrona Heights. She enjoyed traveling, dancing, bowling, and was a volunteer at Allegheny Valley Hospital for 18 years and also for Meals-on-Wheels. Ann is survived by her 8 nieces and nephews and by her 16 great nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brother, Ossie Santacroce; and sister, Georgina DeNuccio. Friends will be received on Sunday from 2-6 PM in the Cicholski-Zidek Funeral Home, Inc. 1522 Carlisle St. Natrona Heights, where a blessing service will be held on Monday at 8:45 AM. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 9:15 AM in Most Blessed Sacrament Church with her pastor the Rev. James Mazurek as celebrant. Burial will be in Mt. Airy Cemetery, Natrona Heights. http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=b67c347363Obituary for Joni J. CapoccioniJoni J. (Bednar) Capoccioni, 51, of New Bethlehem, passed away surrounded by her family on Saturday, November 8, 2014 in Armstrong County Memorial Hospital, East Franklin Township. She was born December 5, 1962, in Natrona Heights, the daughter of John J. Bednar of Kane and the late Dorothy Wojcik Bednar. Joni worked as a bookkeeper for Bednar Metals in Kane. She loved all of her animals and enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family. In addition to her father, she is survived by her husband of 33 years, Thomas F. Capoccioni; her brothers, Joel (Sally) Bednar of South Buffalo Township and Jay Bednar of Kane; her sister, Jan (John) Freshwater of Pompano Beach, Fl; her mother in law, Rita Capoccioni of Buffalo Township; her sisters in law, Jackie (Mark) Stawinski of Buffalo Township and Vicki Wolfe of Freeport; and by several nieces and nephews. In addition to her mother she was preceded in death by her brother, John Bednar. Friends will be received on Monday from 4-8 PM in the Cicholski-Zidek Funeral Home, Inc. 1522 Carlisle St. Natrona Heights. Funeral services and burial will be private. In lieu of flowers contributions in memory of Joni may be made to the Orphans of the Storm Inc., 111878 State Route 83, Kittanning, Pa. 16201.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=2f51347374