Category: Obituaries

OBIT: Mary Ann Herbst (Manorville)

Mary Ann Herbst, 80, of Manorville, died on January 17, 2017 at Montefiore Hospital in Pittsburgh.

She was born in Kittanning on March 24, 1936, a daughter of Stanley and Katherine Szul Szymanski.

She was a member of Christ Prince of Peace Parish in Ford City, and a former member of the Ladies Aide of St. Francis Church. She enjoyed playing cards, bingo, and spending time at camp. She enjoyed spending time with her family.

She is survived by her husband, James A. Herbst, whom she married on June 16, 1956; daughters: Denise (Chuck) Weller of Kittanning, and Tamara Slease of Kittanning; sons: Danny Herbst of Ford City, Tim (Sandy) Herbst of Ford City; grandchildren: Aaron, Amy, Brianna, Ciara, and Jacob; great-grandchildren: Alayna, Nolan, Calista, Avery, and Nora; and brother: Joseph Szymanski of Ford City.

She was preceded in death by her sister: Martha Kazmer, and brother: Leo “Sonny” Szymanski.

Visitation will be from 2-4 and 7-9 PM on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at the Mantini Funeral Home in Ford City, where a Prayer Service will be held on Friday, January 20, 2017 at 9:30 AM.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, January 20, 2017 at Christ Prince of Peace Parish at 10AM with Celebrant Father John Harrold. Interment will be in the St. Francis of Paola Cemetery.

OBIT: Margaret M. Serene (Kittanning)

Margaret Serene

Margaret Serene

Margaret M. Serene, age 88, of Kittanning, PA., died Monday, December 26, 2016 at the Armstrong County Health Center.

She was born on May 20, 1928 in Kittanning, Armstrong Co., PA to William C. and Elizabeth (Dutton) Leinweber.

Margaret was a longtime former resident of Orr Avenue, Kittanning, and was a 1946 graduate of Kittanning High School. She worked for Dr. Opalka in Kittanning and then Dr. Furer in Freeport where she retired from in March of 2006. Her greatest joy came from spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

She will be deeply missed by her two daughters, Barbara E. Emminger and husband, Thomas of Kittanning, and Beverly E. Serene of Arlington, VA; four grandchildren, Thomas Emminger of Pittsburgh, Lori Payne and husband, Justin of Canfield, OH, Justin Serene and Nicholas Serene both of Arlington, VA; four great-grandchildren, Jordan and Sophia Payne, Tavie and Ryann Emminger; and one brother, William D. Leinweber and wife, Marie of Spaces Corners.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 PM on Thursday, December 29, 2016 at the Bauer Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 515 N. McKean Street, Kittanning, PA

Additional visitation will be from 10 AM until the time of funeral services 11 AM on Friday, December 30, 2016 at the funeral home with the Rev. John W. Snyder officiating.

Interment will be held at Mateer Cemetery in Boggs Twp., Armstrong Co., PA.

Contributions may be given in Margaret’s memory to the Armstrong County Health Center Activities Fund, 265 S McKean St., Kittanning, PA 16201.

Arrangements are being handled by Bauer Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc.

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