Obituaries for Cicholski-Zidek Funeral Home Obituary for Joanne W. McGannJoanne W. McGann, 84, of Natrona Heights, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, October 20, 2014. She was born December 6, 1929, in Pittsburgh, the daughter of the late William and Marie (Mansmann) Weber and grew up in East Liberty. She graduated from St. Raphael High School in 1947, Mount Mercy (Carlow) College in 1951 and received her Master's from the University of Pittsburgh in 1953. After working as a retail buyer for several years she married John G. McGann in 1957. They eventually settled in Natrona Heights and raised seven children. Joanne was very active in Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament Parish and School serving as the school librarian and parish secretary for many years. She loved reading, served on the board of the Community Library of Allegheny Valley and was a member of the Tarentum Book Club, acting as corresponding secretary. Joanne was also a volunteer for Meals-on-Wheels for many years and enjoyed playing bridge (and all other card games) with her many friends. Most of all, she loved her family and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She leaves behind to cherish her memory and carry on the faith her children, Bill (Susan) of Kent, Ohio, Greg (Megan Huff) of Philadelphia, Lisa (John) Kemerer of Jeannette, Cindy (Pat) Magdinec of Valencia, Paul of Savannah, Ga., Bob (Carleen) of New Castle and Michael (Janine) of Cary, NC.; her grandchildren, Molly and Katie McGann, Josh Ferrar and Mason Kemerer, Ryan and Casey Magdenic, Liam and Bain McGann, Luke, Seth and Ben McGann, and by her two sisters, Claire Prendergast of Philadelphia and Patricia Saar of California. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband John G. McGann on February 21, 2012, and by her son-in-law, Ray Ferrar. 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. She will be laid to rest beside her husband in Our Lady of Hope Cemetery, Frazer Twp. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Joanne may be made to Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament School, 1526 Union Avenue, Natrona Heights, Pa. 15065 or to the Meals-on-Wheels P.OBox 395, Natrona Heights, Pa. 15065.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=620f345790Obituary for Connie L. GlowatskiConnie L. Craig Glowatski, 77, of Brackenridge, passed away Saturday, October 18, 2014 in Allegheny Valley Hospital, Natrona Heights. She was born August 18, 1937, in Rector, the daughter of the late Ralph and Bessie Baldwin Craig. Connie retired in 1998 after 30 years from Glenshaw Glass where she worked in the Quality Control department. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Natrona Heights. Connie enjoyed bingo, playing cards, puzzles and her trips to the casino's. She is survived by her children, Cindy (George) Skurko of Brackenridge, William Glowatski at home, Tammy (David) Jones of Natrona Heights, Jeffrey (Anita) Glowatski of Natrona Heights, and Lisa (Raymond) Alcorn of Wake Forest, NC.; 6 grandchildren, Kerri (Nathan) Signorella, Matthew (Bobbi Jo) Skurko, Tim Glowatski, Emily Jones, Jacob Alcorn, & Bethany Jones; 6 great grandchildren, Ryan, Dylan & Landan Signorella and Faith, Blake and Ethan Skurko, brother, Donald "Skip" Craig of Sarver; and by her sisters, Sue (Fred) Rykaczewski of Sarver, Dixie Watt of Brentwood, Tenn., and Rosemary Lacey of Las Vegas, Nev. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William E. Glowatski on March 29, 2003. Friends will be received on Tuesday 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 Wednesday at 1:30 PM. Officiating will be the Rev. R. Cameron Malcolm, IV. Burial will follow in Mt. Airy Cemetery, Natrona Heights.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=b7f9345528Obituary for Peter F. CirinoPeter F. Cirino, 77, of Natrona Heights, passed away one month from his 78th birthday Friday, October 17, 2014 in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born November 13, 1936, in Manhattan, New York City, NY, the son of the late Joseph and Anna Dmytryk Cirino. Peter was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the Navy as an air traffic controller. He worked as an air traffic controller for many years at the New York Center, the Wake Island Center, the Albuquerque Center and then finishing his career at the New York Center, where he received several commendations. Peter was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Natrona Heights, where he held various offices through the years, He was also a life member of the VFW Post 894 in Natrona Heights and the Brackenridge American Legion Post 226. Peter enjoyed bowling, often teaching young players, yard work and ballroom dancing. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Edith Cutt Cirino; his children, Lynn (William) Cavell of Poughquag, NY., Jill (Eric) Seyfert of Delray Beach, Fl., Edward (Sherie) Cirino of Natrona Heights, and Amanda Cirino-Lewis and her boyfriend Randy Garda of Whitehall; 7 grandchildren, Brittany and Courtney Smith, Kaitlin and Megan Cavell, Noah Lewis, and Helayna and Luciana Cirino; sister, Shirley (Marco) Grisaffi of Indio, Calif.; several nieces and nephews and his dogs, Snickers and Harlow, and by his cat, Clancey. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Betty Brosnan. He was a good and faithful servant. He ran with endurance the race set before him. Friends will be received on Tuesday 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 Wednesday at 11 AM. Officiating will be the REv. Philip Beck. The Tarentum VFW will follow with military honors performed at the funeral home. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Peter may be made to the Allegheny Valley Association of Churches Food Bank, 1913 Freeport Road, Natrona Heights, Pa. 15065.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=b3af345509Obituary for Phyllis BibzaPhyllis Bibza, 96, of Natrona Heights, passed away Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Platinum Ridge, Brackenridge. She was born January 5, 1918, in Vandergrift, the daughter of the late C. Raymond and Viola Jones Crooks. Phyllis worked as a clerk/receptionist at PNC Bank in Verona. She was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Brackenridge where she was also a member of the Altar Guild. Phyllis was also a volunteer for Allegheny Valley Hospital and the Natrona Heights Meals-on-Wheels. She enjoyed playing the organ, flower gardening and baking. Phyllis is survived by her children, Barbara Pinto of Leechburg, Carol (Frank) Kulling of Titusville, Larry J. (Maria) Rearick of Lower Burrell and Diane (Mark) Pleva of New Kensington; 12 grandchildren, Carol (Kevin) Pinto-Smith, Frank (Monica) Pinto Jr., Jill (Sage) Cutler, Joanne (Dennis) Bean, Daniel Stoecklein, Nathan Pleva, Nick Pleva, Bruce Serafin, Barry (Penny) Rondinella, Bob Rondinella, Barry Bibza Jr., and Carolyn Heron; 11 great grandchildren; 4 great great grandchildren; and by her brothers, C. Raymond Crooks of Washington Township and Robert (Phyllis) Crooks of Meadville. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her step-father, Vernon D. Rearick, husband, Milan A. Bibza in 1996, step-son, Barry J. Bibza, step-daughter, Carolyn Rondinella, grandchildren, Karen Pinto, Patricia Pinto and Ryan Rearick, brothers, J. Richard and William Crooks, and by her son-in-law, Frank Pinto Sr. 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 parting prayer service will be held on Saturday at 9:30 AM. Funeral services will follow at 10 AM in St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church with her pastor the REv. Jerome Panzigrau officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Airy Cemetery, Natrona Heights. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Phyllis may be made to the American Macular Degeneration Foundation, P.O. Box 515, Northampton, MA. 01061.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=a12a345266Obituary for John P. LaveryJohn P. Lavery of Natrona Heights passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 upon arrival at Allegheny Valley Hospital, Natrona Heights. He was born in New Kensington, the son of the late John D. and Cornelia Kaibus Lavery. John was a graduate of New Kensington High School. He attended the University of Pittsburgh and graduated with a degree in Accounting. John was a self employed CPA in Natrona Heights, and was dedicated to serving his clients and proud of his involvement with the local community. He was a member of Our Lady of the Most Blessed sacrament R.C. Parish, Most Blessed Sacrament Church in Natrona Heights, where he was an usher. He was also an active member of the Allegheny Valley Y. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Joan Voytko Lavery, and by his sister, Barbara Adams of Parma, Ohio. John cherished his role as uncle to Lisa, Greg, Jennifer, Brittany and Danielle Voytko, and David Adams and Rhonda Haynes both of Texas and Godfather to Robert and Krystal Haynes. Whether his nieces and nephews lived locally of out-of-state, he always took an active interest in their lives and looked forward to visiting with them. He enjoyed traveling, and attending cultural events and spending time with family and friends. He was an avid fan of all sports, supported all the Pittsburgh teams and sponsored many local youth teams. Friends will be received on Friday from 2-4, 6-9 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 John may be made to the Citizens Hose Ambulance Service, 965 Burtner Road, Natrona Heights, Pa. 15065 or to the Meals on Whels, P.O. Box 395, Natrona Heights, Pa. 15065http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=d194344659Obituary for Helen L. KushkowskiHelen L. (Helenka) Kaminski Kushkowski, 86, of Natrona Heights, passed away Sunday, September 28, 2014 in Hospice care at Fair Winds Manor, Sarver. She was born February 7, 1928, in Natrona, the daughter of the late Zygmunt George and Helen Sadulski Kaminski and lived in Harrison Township all her life. She was a 1946 graduate of Har-Brack High School. Helen worked at the former A&P Store in the Natrona Heights Plaza for 25 years. She was a member of Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament R.C. Parish, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Natrona Heights, the Ladies Aide, Forever Friendship Society and Rosary Society all of the church. Helen was also a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of American Legion Post 226 in Brackenridge and the Natrona Heights VFW Post 894. She enjoyed crocheting, crafts, painting, bingo and spending time with her family. Helen is survived by her two sons, David Kushkowski of Natrona Heights and Richard (Karen) Kushkowski of Cabot, two granddaughters, three great graandchildren, brothers, Walter (Jane) Kaminski of Penn Hills and Frank (Martha) Kaminski of Cheswick; sister-in-law, Mary Lou Kaminski of Natrona Heights, and many wonderful cousins, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Edward S. Kushkowski on January 7, 2000, brothers, Leonard and Edward (Bud) Kaminski, and sister-in-law, Mary Kaminski. Friends will be received on Wednesday from 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 with her pastor the Rev. James Mazurek as celebrant. Burial will be in Mt. Airy Cemetery, Natrona Heights. The Rosary Soceity will recite the rosary in the funeral home on Wednesday at 5:45 PM.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=f68a343719Obituary for Judith Marie IaconeJudith Marie Fedak (Small) Iacone, 67, of Greenock, passed away Sunday, September 28, 2014 at her home. She was born August 23, 1947, in McKeesport, the daughter of the late Stephen and Pauline Moran Fedak. Judy was a 1965 graduate of Norwin High School and worked as a nurses aid for Hospital Home Health in McKeesport. She is survived by her loving husband of 22 years, Joseph Small; her son, Joseph (Mendy) Iacone of Acworth, Ga.; her step-daughter, Angela Iacone of St. Petersburg, Fl.; grandchildren, Vincent Iacone, Anthony and Madison Iacone; and by her sister, Barbara (Anthony )Falco of Apollo. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, October 3, 2014 at 10 AM in St. Patrick R.C. Parish, McKeesport with the Rev. Vincent Velas as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles. http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=85c2343779Obituary for Eileen A. DrumEileen A. (Walsh) Drum, 91, of Natrona Heights, passed away Monday, September 22, 2014 at her home. She was born July 8, 1923, in Steubenville, Ohio, the daughter of the late Carl and Anne Urbanski Walsh. Eileen grew up on Greenwich Street in Natrona, lived on Long Island, NY during WWII and then made her home in Natrona Heights until her death. Eileen will be fondly remembered by many in the area as the nice lady who sold ice at Drum's Ice in Natrona Heights owned by her husband, Andy. She was a warm and caring person who enjoyed many day and overnight bus trips with her lady friends. A long time hospital volunteer she was also a member of the Fire Ladies Auxiliary in Natrona. Eileen was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Natrona Heights. She was especially close to her family, living until her death at home with her daughter, Donna. Eileen is survived by her daughter, Donna Brooks-Reitler; son, George Drum; grandchildren, Matt Reitler, Erin Reitler (Andy Kustra), and Rairigh Drum and husband, Nathan Longhofer. She is also survived by nieces, Mary Ellen Ankeny, Carol (John) Ekas and Margaret Steinhagen, cousins and extended family. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, George D. "Andy" Drum on November 26, 2006 and by her brother, Alfred Walsh. Friends will be received on Wednesday from 6-8 PM in the Cicholski-Zidek Funeral Home, Inc. 1522 Carlisle St. Natrona Heights. Funeral ceremonies and burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Eileen may be made to the Allegheny Valley Associations of Churches, 913 Freeport Road, Natrona Heights, Pa. 15065.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=e93e343109Obituary for Mary C. TomkoMary C. Tomko, 96, of Natrona, passed away Wednesday, September 17, 2014 in Amber Woods at Harmar Village in Harmarville. She was born December 20, 1917, in Natrona, the daughter of the late Emil and Apolonia Mialki Sobkiewicz. Mary was a graduate of Har-Brack High School. She worked at the former Miller Shoe Store in New Kensington. Mary was a member of St. Joseph R.C. Parish in Natrona. She enjoyed dancing and visiting with friends. Mary is survived by her children, Richard (Martha) Tomko of Glenshaw and Geraldine (Tim) McCormick of Mukwonago, Wis.; five grandchildren, Erik Tomko, Mark (Allison) Tomko, Jennifer McCormick, Andrew (Halle) McCormick and Paul McCormick,; five great grandchildren; sister, Eleanor Rychlinski of Lower Burrell; sister-in-law, Cecelia Sobkiewicz of New York, and by numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Tomko in 1994, brother, Wallace Sobkiewicz; and by her sister, Sophia Salata. Friends will be received on Friday from 3-7 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 St. Ladislaus Church with her pastor the Rev. James Mazurek as celebrant. Burial will be next to her husband in Mt. Airy Cemetery, Natrona Heights. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Mary may be made to St. Joseph High School, 800 Montana Avenue, Natrona Heights, Pa. 15065.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=0e3c342662Obituary for Bernard R. BerlinskiBernard R. Berlinski, 84, of Natrona Heights, passed away Thursday, September 4, 2014 in Allegheny Valley Hospital, Natrona Heights. He was born February 19, 1930, in West Natrona, the son of the late Boleslaus and Stanislava Ozimek Berlinski. Bernard was a veteran of the Korean War serving in the US Air Force. He retired in 1992 after 44 years of service from Allegheny Ludlum Steel in Brackenridge where he worked in the #3 Department. Bernard was a member of the Christian Missionary Alliance in New Kensington. An avid fisherman, Bernard enjoyed gardening, traveling, the Civic Light Opera, raising tropical fish and spending time with his granddaughter. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Jenny Hopkins Berlinski; his daughters, Denise (Marc) Aiello of Oakmont and Julia (Kenneth) Kulczyski of Monroeville; by his granddaughter, Gillian Aiello; and by numerous cousins. Friends will be received on Sunday from 5:00 PM until the time of service at 7:00 PM in the Cicholski-Zidek Funeral Home, Inc. 1522 Carlisle St. Natrona Heights. Officiating will be his pastor the Rev. George Beattie. Burial will be in Mt. Airy Cemetery, Natrona Heights. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Bernard may be made to the Animal Protectors of Allegheny Valley, 533 Linden Avenue, New Kensington, Pa. 15065.http://obituaries.expressionstributes.com/?o=d533341529