May 8, 1957 to January 2, 2016
Wayne MacDonald Ross, of Wanaque, NJ, was 58 years old when he died on January 2, 2016, after a valiant battle with cancer. He was born in Buffalo NY on May 8th, 1957, to Wayne Hathaway Ross and Grace MacDonald Ross. He grew up in Tonawanda NY and Upper St. Clair PA before moving to New Jersey in 1985. He was a territory representative for Benjamin Moore & Co., Inc., having just celebrated his 15th year with the company and 30th year in the paint industry.
He was an active member and ordained elder of Community Presbyterian Church in Ringwood NJ for the past 18 years. His volunteer activities at CPC included the Carpenter's Club and the 1st Wednesday Night Men's Dinner Group. Wayne also worked closely with the church's mission group traveling to New Orleans 5 times to volunteer with the St. Bernard's Project. He and the other members of the mission team spent a week each trip helping rebuild homes in the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. It was a deeply moving and life changing experience for him.
Wayne was an avid boater and motorcycle enthusiast. He traveled twice to ride "The Tail of The Dragon", a motorcycle rider's trip of a lifetime, in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park in Tennessee. He was a huge fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Wayne had a bright smile and hearty laugh. He could talk to anyone, making them feel comfortable and at ease. He enjoyed a good joke, a spicy meal, and single malt scotch. Wayne was graceful, genuine, selfless and faithful. He was loved.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 25 years, Janet Carafa Ross, and their two children, Katharine and Michael; his sister Martha Ross Mockaitis and her husband, Thomas Mockaitis; his brother Matthew Ross; and his sister-in-law Donna Carafa Borra, as well as nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father and mother.
Visiting will take place at Oakland Memorial Home, 330 Ramapo Valley Road, Oakland NJ on Friday, January 8th from 5-9 PM. The service to celebrate his life will be at Community Presbyterian Church, 145 Carletondale Road, Ringwood NJ, on Sunday, January 10th, at 3 PM. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to St. Bernard's Project at stbernardproject.org (indicate in memory of Wayne M. Ross in the notes) or Community Presbyterian Church. For additional information, directions and photo visit
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Posted: Friday, October 16, 2015 11:50 am
The celebration in heaven began Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015, when, at the age of 58, Jack Repcheck burst through the golden gates.
He is survived by his parents, Claire and Jack Repcheck; his wife and soulmate, Donna 'the Angel'; his siblings, Kevin, Randy, Carolyn and Dude; his loving children, Christie 'CL' (Jon) Mitchell, Kerry 'Doc' (Tyler) Nickels, Laura 'Squish' (Ryan Hamilton), Julie Custer 'Queen' (Mike Morris), and Karl Custer (Cat Lee); and he was the best Jackpop to his grandkids, Clay and Isabelle. He will also be greatly missed by all of his many nieces and nephews.
Jack was the definition of the life of the party and everyone always wanted to be around him. Anyone who was lucky enough to meet Jack knew how special he was. To know him is to love him as Jack had a zeal for life that was unmatched.
He loved singing with his wife, being with his kids and grandkids, playing the guitar and performing with his band 'The Rock Daddies', traveling the world with the Angel, listening to oldies, watching the Steelers, playing softball with the Hawks, visiting Penn State and his Phi Psi brothers, working in New York City, and living in Pittsburgh then Bucks County. But above all, he loved being with his family.
Jack was in book publishing for his entire professional life and loved going to work every single day of his 33 year career, at both Princeton University Press and W. W. Norton & Company. He even fulfilled his lifelong dream of authoring two books of his own, The Man Who Found Time and Copernicus' Secret.
Jack truly made this world a better place and his passion, kindness and enthusiasm were felt by all who knew him. His family is incredibly grateful to have had him in their lives and will always celebrate the amazing life he lived.
Jack was involved in Big Brothers Big Sisters and adored his little brother, Aubrey. In lieu of flowers, Jack's family requests that donations be made to The Aubrey College Fund (https://www.gofundme.com/aubreycollegefund).
'Seize the Day', 'Eye of the Tiger', 'You Know It!' 'Life, if well-lived, is long enough' - Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Family and friends are invited to Jack's Life Celebration, from 4 to 7 p.m., Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to noon, Sunday, at Beck/Givnish of Levittown, 7400 New Falls Rd., and to participate in his memorial service at noon. Interment will be held privately.Beck/Givnish of Levittown.
February 22, 1957 - October 29, 2014
Gerrilynne Siren Walk of Allen, Texas passed away October 29, 2014 at the age of 57. She was born February 22, 1957 to Raymond Lewis and Constance Louise (Sherman) Siren in Princeton, New Jersey. Gerri graduated from Upper Saint Clair High School in 1975 and graduated in 1979 magna cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh with a B.S. Degree in Health Records Administration from the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. She married David H. Walk on August 12, 1983 in Bethel Park, Pennsylvania and took up residence in Scott Township, PA until 1996 when they moved the family to Allen, TX.
She began her career in health information services as a medical data analyst with Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis, MD, moved to a Data Control Supervisor at the Presbyterian-University Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA; served as the Director of Medical Records at Sewickley Valley Hospital, Sewickley, PA; then a consultant for Coopers & Lybrand; an Assistant to the Director and Project Manager for Shadyside Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA; and then for the past 23 years a Senior Manager with Health Records Services Corporation of Baltimore, MD.
She authored articles for the Journal of AHIMA, Radiology Today, Advance for Health Information Professionals, Advance for Enterprise Imaging, HCPro, and ICD-10 Monitor. The links to these articles can be found on our website: http://www.hrscoding.com/hrs/news-events/hrs-articles/
Gerri was very active with the Allen Eagle Band Boosters Association, Allen High School, Allen, TX from 2000 until 2010. Thoroughly enjoying reliving her high school marching band days as a bass clarinetist with her boys performing with the largest high school marching band in the land.
She was an ordained elder in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and an active member of the Trinity Presbyterian Church in McKinney, Texas serving in the chancel choir, the bell choir, music director search committee, and Women Ministries since transferring membership in 1996.
Gerri was preceded in death by her sister-in–law Jacqueline Whitney, wife of her brother Eugene Siren.
Gerri is survived by her husband, David Walk of Allen, Texas; sons, Joseph Walk of Melbourne, Florida; Stephen Walk and wife Tara of Grand Forks, North Dakota; and Benjamin Walk in Allen, Texas; parents, Dr. Raymond and Connie Siren of Upper St Clair, Pennsylvania; brother, Eugene Siren with nephews Christopher and Edward of Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania; sisters, Susan DeLeo, and husband Doug with niece Morgan of Kingsville, Maryland; and Gail Heinl and husband Roy with nephew Andrew of Port St. John, Florida; and niece Denise Heinl of Tampa, FL.
September 19, 1956 - October 26, 2014
POUNDSTONE KATHY ANN
Age 58, of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, passed away, after a four-month battle with cancer. Kathy was born in Morgantown, West Virginia. Kathy volunteered at Jupiter Medical Center Thrift Shop for 17 years. She was preceded in death by her mother, Doris Mae Poundstone. Kathy will be greatly missed by her father, William N. Poundstone, Sr. and his wife, Martha, of Jupiter Island, FL; brothers, William N. Poundstone, Jr. of Los Angeles, CA, and Scott L. Poundstone of Jupiter, FL; stepsister, Beth Mathias of Jupiter Island, FL; Uncle Jack Poundstone of Tennessee; nieces, Emily A. Poundstone and Alyssa M. Poundstone, nephew, Weston S. Poundstone, all of Jupiter, FL. Family will receive guests on Tuesday, October 28, 2014, from 3-4 p.m., with Memorial Services to begin at 4:00 p.m., AYCOCK - RIVERSIDE FUNERAL AND CREMATION CENTER, 1112 Military Trail, Jupiter, FL. Online condolences may be made at www.aycockfuneralhomejupiter.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Kathy's name to the Jupiter Medical Center Thrift Shop, 205 Center Street, Jupiter, FL 33458.
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Oct. 27, 2014
June 9, 1956 - September 22, 2014
Jeffrey Mark Caldwell, age 58, of Roswell, Ga. passed away on Monday, Sept. 22nd, 2014.
At this time no arrangements have been made.
Byars Funeral Home and Cremation Services. Cumming, Ga.
passed away suddenly on 6/26/2014
As Nancy Widman Prostko notified us:
It is with a heavy heart that I let you all know that our classmate and friend Toni Thompson Dudley passed away, Thursday, June 26th. Toni's husband, three daughters, and sister were at her side.
All arrangements are being held privately with her family.
Toni was my best friend. I remember when I first met Toni on the school bus and asked to her to come see the puppies that my dog had just given birth to. We were inseparable from that day. Toni walked with Ed Courtney in our wedding. Toni was a sister to me.
You all know how fortunate we have been to have such great friends over the years, the kind of friends that you don't have to see everyday and still are able to call them anytime and laugh for hours as Toni and I did regularly.
I love her and will miss her terribly.
Toni Thompson Dudley, age 57, of Raritan Township, NJ died Thursday, June 26, 2014 at Morristown Memorial Hospital, Morristown, NJ. Born May 8, 1957 in Pittsburgh, PA to Dale Hess Thompson and Mary Louise Thompson, she lived in Bethesda, MD, Hightstown, NJ and Doylestown, PA before moving to Raritan Township.
Toni earned her Bachelors’ degree in Finance and an MBA in International Finance both from George Washington University in Washington D.C. She started work at Merck Sharp and Dome in West Point, PA, eventually advancing to the position of Director of Economic Affairs for Western Europe at the company’s World Headquarters in Whitehouse, NJ. Though also a licensed New Jersey realtor, Toni’s true passion was philanthropy. She cared greatly for friends and strangers alike and generously gave of her time and resources to benefit others. One of her most favorite ventures was the time she spent volunteering at the Flemington Food Pantry.
Surviving is her husband, Timothy R. Dudley; three children, Meredith, Kathryn, and Caroline Dudley all of Raritan Township, NJ; a sister, Terri Thompson Moorhead of Marcy, NY; and beloved family dog, Daily. Toni was a loving wife, devoted mother, and loyal friend who was deeply loved and cherished in return. She will be sorrowfully missed but always remembered by her family and those who knew her.
Interment will be private in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Flemington, NJ under the direction of the Robert L. Ford Funeral Home, 38 Highway 31, Flemington, NJ. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Flemington Food Pantry in Toni’s honor. For more information or to send online condolences, please visit www.fordfuneralhome.com.
Bruces wife informed us of his passing on 11/9/14 -
Greetings from Nebraska!
I am the wife of one of your classmates and wanted to send you an update. Bruce Glover passed away August 25th, 2012. I attended your 10 year and 20 year reunions with him, lots of fun. On September 12, 2004 Bruce suffered a profound brain injury. We only made one more trip to Pennsylvania after that.
Maybe you already had record of his passing. You can certainly leave this email address in your contacts. I don't like to erase all the records of his life.
Have a great reunion!
obituary - No obituary - although Bob Passed away from Cancer
Funeral Home: Beinhauer Family Services, LLP 2820 Washington Road McMurray, Pennsylvania 15317
2/13/57 to 11/26/2011
Terrence Hill Clark, 54, of Manlius, died peacefully on Saturday surrounded by his family after a brief illness. Born in Gillette, WY, he was predeceased by his parents, Robert Hill and Mildred Boehle Clark.
He was founder and CEO of WWWEnterprise, Inc. Bloomfield, NY where he fulfilled his vision of becoming a computer entrepreneur and successful business owner. His brilliance and gift for seeing the positive in everything and his ability to teach and share his knowledge with others will forever be his legacy. He loved spending time in St. Maarten, fishing, and enjoying the outdoors.
He is survived by his loving wife Debra J. (Marchiante) Clark; identical twin brother Gerald R. Clark (Nancy T. Clark) of Newburgh, NY; sister-in-law Barbara A. (Gregory T.) Servetas of Trumbull, CT as well as several nieces and nephews.
Terry purchased the Domain USC1975.com in 2003 to have a place our class could call their own.
Now he's gone like a wave that crests, curls, and then crashes and washes softly out to sea, leaving its imprint on the sand.
In the Alumni Directory 2006 as in our classmate addressbook = Richard reported he lived in Los Angeles CA and had a degree in the theatre of Arts. Also indicated his job was an "Actor".
http://www.benshaktmandirector.com/season-five.php - Richard was in the play "Mister Roberts" By Thomas Heggen & Joshua Logan
Directed by John Going
Died February 22, 2010
Obituary from Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 3/5/2010: SFC J. Mark Runco (RET) - Age 52, died February 22, 2010, at Penrose St. Francis, after a long battle with cancer. He is survived by his two sons, Jack, age 29 and Dominic, age 15. He also leaves behind two grandchildren, Isabella and Gabriel Runco. SFC Runco was a Gulf War Veteran where he earned numerous awards and commendations for his efforts to keep Battalion Attack Helicopters in flight including an Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal and a Presidential Citation. Over his numerous tours in foreign countries, he earned several foreign decorations including Egyptian Flight Crew Wings. J. Mark Runco grew up all over the world in such places as Turkey and Taiwan but spent most of his life in Upper St. Clair, Pittsburgh, PA. He is a graduate of Upper St. Clair High School. He is also survived by his four siblings, Clinton W. Runco, Pamela J. Runco, Timothy J. Runco and Jamie E. Runco. He was preceded in death by his eldest son, Thomas Runco and his loving parents, Col. Joseph Gabriel and Gloria Runco. After 20 years of patriotic service with the United States Army, SFC Runco retired from military service to carry on his career as a Lead Aviation Maintenance Supervisor for SkyWest Airlines where he finally retired in Colorado Springs, CO in 2009. Family and friends welcome Monday, March 8, 2-4 and 7-9 pm FREYVOGEL-SLATER FUNERAL DIRECTORS, 112 Fort Couch Rd. Bethel Park, (opposite Macy's South Hills Village). Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, March 9, 10 am at St. Thomas More Church. www.slaterfuneral.com"
Caryn Wunderlich Gott Rohbock
Born: January 4, 1957 - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Died: August 1, 2009 - Salt Lake City, Utah
Daughter of Dr. Charles C. Wunderlich and
Mrs. Mary Yvonne Rothey Wunderlich
Wife of Ronald S. Rohbock
Mother of Michelle Yvonne and Charles Thomas Gott
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5vwXFIyILg This video features a unique version of the Beatles tune, "Here Comes The Sun," performed by Las Vegas based, world renowned harpist, Caryn Wunderlich Gott, on an electric harp. Her daughter Michelle continues on the harp
Age 51, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 8, 2009, at Christiana Hospital surrounded by his family. Born in Houston, TX, Bob was the son of Robert and Carol Jayne (Owen) Bruner. He was a graduate of the University of Delaware and a long time resident of Newark. He worked as a self-employed property manager. He is survived by his parents, Robert and Carol Jayne Bruner of Reston, VA, and his sister, Cheryl Bruner of Washington, DC.
Born - October 5, 1956 Died - April 17, 2009
Obituary from Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 4/24/2009: "Leigh Anne, 52, of Mercer, PA, died peacefully on April 17, 2009. Daughter of the late Leigh and Dorothy Mann. Life companion of Jim Shea; sister of Marilyn Palas, Shelly Kastner and Marsha Mann; also survived by several nieces and nephews. Leigh Anne loved the outdoors and was an avid Steelers fan. Memorial Service will be held Sat. April 25, 3:30pm at 2530 Forest Brook Drive, Upper St. Clair 15241. In lieu of flowers donations are requested to be sent to the JOHN N. ELACHKO FUNERAL HOME, 3447 Dawson St., Pgh, PA 15213."
51, of Midway, died Thursday, July 10, 2008 in her home. Born April 10, 1957. Beloved daughter of Harry P. and Grace O. (Billings) Finke; loving mother of Laura B., Molly L., Samuel C., and Henry J. "Hank" Fry; sister of Kathryn D. Gill, Susanne Finke and the late Harry C. Finke; grandmother of Daesha Rae Ely. Friends received Monday from 5 to 9 pm at NATION FUNERAL HOME, INC., 220 E. Lincoln Ave., McDonald. Friends are to go directly to St. John Capistran R.C. Church, 1610 McMillan Road, Upper St. Clair for a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial donations be sent to
American Heart Association
, 777 Penn Center Blvd., Pgh, PA 15232
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on July 15, 2008 - obituary
Linda J. Peck, of Carnegie, born October 14, 1957 died Monday, Oct. 8, 2007. Beloved daughter of Geraldine Pattison. Sister of Michelle Patrick. Aunt of Stephen and Matthew Patrick
- Interment in Jefferson Memorial Park in Pittsburgh, PA.
Obituary from Pittsburgh Tribune, 10/2007: "Linda J. Peck, of Carnegie, died Monday, Oct. 8, 2007. Beloved daughter of Geraldine Pattison. Sister of Michelle Patrick. Aunt of Stephen and Matthew Patrick. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at LAUGHLIN MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 222 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of choice."
Dr. Darwin Frankhouser Jr., of Tyrone Road, Morgantown, entered into the gates of Heaven on October 14, 2006, in the Monongalia General Hospital. Darwin was born on March 28, 1957, in Wheeling West Virginia the son of Darwin H. and Elaine Bierer Frankhouser of Pittsburgh, Pa.
He is survived by his wife, Beverly Ann Seggie Frankhouser; his son and fiancee, Jason Frankhouser and Susie Shipley, of Morgantown; two daughters, Shelley and Jeff Dillon, of Sutton and Sharon Frankhouser,at home; and four grandchildren.
Funeral servicces were held on Tuesday, October 17 at Hastings Funeral Home with the burial following in the Nicholson Chapel Cemetary.
- Darwin Frankhouser Jr.- West Virginia University ’79 BS, ’84 DDS, Morgantown, WV,
Brenda’s Mother, (Kay Wiltzius Mrenak) informed us of Brenda’s death. She was born on November 7, 1956, and died of cancer in Houston Texas on
May 14, 2001. Brenda was interred in Mount Prospect Cemetery in Hickory, Washington County, Pennsylvania.
She was a hyperbaric oxygen specialist, RN and loved her work. She lived in Houston Texas for about 20 years.
Poem for Brenda from Rick Barham
Obituary from Los Altos Town Crier, 5/20/1997: "Charles N. Haviland III died April 11 in Los Altos. He was 40. A native of Pennsylvania and boilermaker with Local 549, he is survived by his mother, Mrs. Charles Haviland Jr. of Pittsburgh, Penn.; and siblings, Bruce Haviland and Ruth Ann Farinacci of Pittsburgh. Services were held at Los Altos Chapel of Spangel Mortuaries and interment was at Mount Lebanon Cemetery in Bridgeville, Pa."
9/10/1957 - 12/11/1995
Daughter of Jack and Agnes Walsh
Chanteclair, Pantheon Choir member & secretary,
Obituary from "The Register-Guard" Eugene, Oregon - Dec.13,1995: "A memorial service will be held on December 15, 1995 for Kathleen Mary Walsh of Vancouver, Wash., who died December 11 of cancer. The former Eugene resident was 38. Walsh was born on Sept. 10,1957, in Pittsburgh to Jack and Agnes Kubelick Walsh. She received a bachelor'sdegree at Grove City College in Pennsylvannia and pursued graduate studies in counseling. She moved to Eugene in 1980 and worked in sales and video production at KEZI-TV and KMTR-TV. From 1986 to1988, she owned an advertising company, Walsh Media. In 1988 Kathleen Walsh moved to Seattle. On September 3,1994, she married Jay West in McKenzie Bridge. After moving to Vancouver in 1994, Walsh was clinical coordinator of the Turn-Around Program at Southwest Washington Medical Center. A Certified Addiction Counselor II, Walsh was certified to practice in Washington and California. She belonged to the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors. In addition to her husband, survivors include a stepson, Dylan West of Eugene. Friday's service will be at 1 pm at Unity of Vancouver Church. Hamilton-Mylan Funeral Home Inc. in Vancouver is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to any Washington Mutual Savings Bank for the Kathleen M. Walsh Memorial Scholarship Fund to assist students entering the field of alcoholism treatment."
Feb. 27, 1957 - Feb. 9, 1991
Graduate of Westminster College - Class of 1979
Pantheon Choir member and pianist
- Interment in Holy Name Cemetery in Monessen PA.
Father Richard Kostella (1934-1972); stepfather Kurt Hess; siblings Paul, Richard, and Sherrie.
Sherwood was born May 10th, 1957. March 16th, 1986 Sherwood Collins passed away in Unionville, Connecticut at the age of 28. He was a Captain in the US Marine Corps and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery.