Ronald Paul Goebel was born September 8, 1936, the son of Herman and Hilda (Brittner) Goebel, and raised in the German-American community of Troy Hill above the Allegheny River in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His family moved to Ross Township in 1951 and he resided there for 31 years.  In 1954, he graduated from West View High School. He attended the Carnegie Mellon, Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Ivy School of Art and Allegheny County Community College. He was a life-long member of the Sheet Metal Workers Union Local 12. In addition to being a talented Sheet Metal Mechanic, he was a musician, a painter, a sculptor, a historian, a politician, an outdoors enthusiast, an operative mason and possessed and pursued many other talents and interests.  He was truly a unique individual.
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Richard “Dick” Raymond Zorn – Age 95
Dick Zorn, a proud WWII Veteran in the Army’s 494th Bombardment Squadron/344th Bombardment Group, great father, and loving husband, passed away Friday, February 19th with his daughter, Ann and son-in-law, John, at his side. He is preceded in death by his wife, Mary, and two sons, Richard and Robert, his parents Stella and Aloysius, and siblings, Harry, Robert “Doc”, Marcella “Laverne” and Russell.

Dick spent his life-long career as a sheet metal worker and took pride in doing his job well.

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Lawrence F. "Bruz" Duceour, 86, of Springdale, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. He was born March 7, 1934, to the late Lawrence and Helen Wilson Duceour, and had been a lifelong resident of the area. Mr. Duceour served in the Army. After his discharge, he worked for Sheet Metal Workers Union No. 12 in Pittsburgh, where he eventually retired.  Surviving him are loving wife, Marlene Pater Duceour; daughters, Susan (Rick) Bursic, of Cheswick, Kelly (George) Lassinger, of Springdale, and Linda Hess, of Lower Burrell; sisters, Diane Batten, Ann Wetzel and Catherine McIntyre; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. 

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2020

Edward M. McCafferty, Jr., age 80, of Plum Borough, PA passed away on December 24, 2020. Ed spent his early life in Penn Hills and married Margaret (Pecora) and moved to Plum where they raised five children Sandra (Garth Wise), Sharon (Edward Stover), Susan Rogers, Edward, III (Gina), and Margi Jo (Matthew Patton). After retiring from the Sheet Metal Industry Ed enjoyed spending time with Margi, visits with his cronies, wood-working and most recently authoring books. 
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Albert M. 'Al' Evanko, 85, of Slippery Rock, formerly of Clearfield, died on Monday, Nov. 16, 2020 at Butler Memorial Hospital.
He was born on Jan. 1, 1935 in Clearfield, a son of the late John and Anna (Yatta) Evanko.
Al graduated from St. Francis School in 1952.
Mr. Evanko was employed with TAFCO and was a member of Sheet Metal Workers Local No. 12, having retired in 1993.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia M. (Miller) Evanko, whom he wed June 7, 1958 at St. Francis Catholic Church, Clearfield; a daughter, Janet Evanko of Slippery Rock with whom he resided; a son, J. Michael Evanko II of Warriors Type your paragraph here.

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John Francis Hansberry, 87, of Penn Hills, passed away Saturday, January 2, 2021. He was the beloved husband for 53 years of Mary Elizabeth (Betsy) Hansberry; loving father of Michael (Carrie) Hansberry, of Canonsburg, David Hansberry, of Jeannette and Maria Hansberry, of Pittsburgh. Pappy of Tiarra, Cate, and Griffin; and brother of the late Patrick Hansberry, Mary Frohlich, Ann Wooten, and Paul Hansberry. John worked in the Sheet Metal Workers Union Local #12 for 43 years. He proudly served our country in the Air Force as an airplane mechanic. 

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Filmore Magnuson, 84, of Curwensville died peacefully surrounded by his family on Monday, September 14, 2020 at his home.
Born on October 27, 1935 in Clearfield, he was the son of the late Arthur and Helena (Hughney) Magnuson.
Filmore graduated from Clearfield High School in 1954. He was a sheet metal mechanic with Local #12 in Pittsburgh having worked at Tafco and the Johnstown Area.
He enjoyed building and built several houses mostly by himself in his spare time. He called that his "golf" game.
He was a past president of the Experimental Airplane Association No. 748 in Clearfield and enjoyed flying his own Cessna for many years.
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On September 9, 2020, William T. Charles, 84, formerly of Ingomar, beloved husband of the late Lois Dombart Charles, passed away peacefully.
     Survived by his dear friend and mother of his children, Carolyn Stroombeek; his two beloved sons, Kirk (Rachel) Charles and Peter Charles; grandfather of Danita Charles, Amanda (Tony) Appuliese, Ashlee (Tim) Lyons, Tony Gaconi and Katie Gaconi.

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Fleming, Gerald R. “Jerry”, 75, Commodore, passed away September 10, 2020.  Born July 6, 1945, in Indiana, the son of Clair and Bernice (Conner) Fleming.  Preceded in death by parents; granddaughter, Lissa Farmery; sister, Marge Lauer; and brothers, Robert, Art and Fred Fleming.  Survived by loving wife of 57 years, Shirley (Shaffer) Fleming.  Retired Sheet Metal Worker and member of Union Local 12. 

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On Tuesday, November 3, 2020, Robert J.Graham, Jr., of Pittsburgh peacefully passed away at the age of 85 in his home surrounded by family. Beloved husband of 52 years to Anna Marie (Namisnak) Graham; loving father of Joanna Frances (Edward J.) Konieczka and Monica Margaret Graham; cherished grandfather of Nathaniel Robert and Zachary Edward Konieczka; brother of Mary (Paul) Waronsky; also, uncle to many nieces and nephews.  Family and friends will be received Sunday, 2:00-4:00pm and 6:00-8:00 pm at the Lawrence T. Miller Funeral Home, Inc., 460 Lincoln Avenue, Bellevue 
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Richard "Dick" Lee Leigey Sr., 69, of Clearfield, died peacefully in the comfort of his home with family on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021 with a smile on his face.
He is survived by his wife of 49 ½ years, Sherrill L. (Martin) Leigey; two children,.
Dick was a graduate of Clearfield Area High School, Class of 1969. He was a Local #12 Union Sheet Metal Worker that proudly completed 30 years of dedicated service that entailed building and improving various schools, hospitals, prisons and power plants throughout Pennsylvania. He was a hardworking humble craftsman.

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Donald D. Tichenor, 86, of Boyers, formerly of Pittsburgh, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, at Butler Memorial Hospital following a short illness.
Donald was born June 26, 1934, in Beechwood, W.Va. He was the son of the late Ingle Leroy Tichenor and the late Lula Vera Constable Tichenor.
Donald served in the U.S. Air Force for four years.
He was a sheet metal worker in the Pittsburgh area with Local 12 for 64 years. Donald was a member of the Masonic Lodge 544, and loved hunting and fishing.
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There will be a memorial service for Mark Susko , Saturday September 19th, 2020 at 359 Canann church Rd. Gibbon Glade, PA 15440 @ 3 pm.



John Edward Hranec Sr.,
90, of McClellandtown, passed away December 28, 2020 at Uniontown Hospital, Uniontown. He was born in Uniontown, July 8, 1930, a son of the late Joseph and Anna Hranec. Before retiring he was employed as a Union Sheet Metal Worker. 

Joseph Nathan Burghardt,

58 of Monaca passed away Sunday morning, February 14, 2021 at UPMC Montefiore Hospital where he was admitted on February 9th after suffering a stroke.
Joe was a 1980 graduate of Liberty High School, Bethlehem. He enlisted in the U S Air Force and honorably served from 1987 until 1991 as a MSG.  He then entered the U S Air Forces Reserves and served from 1991 until 2017. He was a member of the Church of the Nazarene, New Brighton and was an outdoorsman. He particularly enjoyed deer hunting in Polk, Pennsylvania and was a coach for Central Valley Archery. Joe was most notably a conversationist and enjoyed spending time with family.
Joe leaves his wife of 19 years, Cindy Lee (Gordon) Burghardt, a son, Cole and a daughter, Cassidy. He was also survived by his brother, Allan Burghardt of Bethlehem

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John Francis Sebald, age 76, passed away on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at UPMC Hamot, after bravely struggling through his illness’s final months. He was born in Erie, Pennsylvania on September 21, 1944, 
John graduated from Technical Memorial High School in 1962, apprenticed in the sheet metal trade, then worked as a sheet metal journeyman for thirty years. He operated a dairy farm with his family for twenty years. Retiring from Sheet Metal Workers Local 12 at the age of 59, he moved onto an active retirement.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Velia Grazioli Sebald, sons Stephen (Jeanine) and Thomas (Denise), and daughter
Catherine Sebald Vandermer (Stephen); 
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William R MacConnell, Age 85, of Penn Hills, at his home, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, January 24, 2021. Beloved husband for 63 years of Donna (Gardner) MacConnell. Loving father of Daniel R. MacConnell and Cathy L. MacConnell. Bill served in the United States Air Force and enjoyed his ministry of visiting patients at Presbyterian Senior Care. He enjoyed making clocks, woodworking, telling stories, and his faith was very important to him. 

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Patrick M. Dunbar
Age 34, of O'Hara Twp, on September 17, 2020. Loving husband of Jennifer Dunbar (Norman); loving father of Brayden, Brody, and Henley; brother of Stacey (Steve) Leech; son of Dennis and Bonnie Dunbar; He also leaves behind many extended family and friends. He was a former President and a proud journeyman member of Sheet Metal Workers Local Union #12. He was also a delegate to the Allegheny County Labor Council.

Viewing will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020 from 2-4 and 6-8pm at the Thomas M. Smith Funeral Home and Crematory Ltd., 930 Center Ave. Blawnox., PA 15238 where friends and family will meet on Wed. from 11am until the time of a service at 1pm.

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