Sean Hughes O’Loughlin

March 13, 1946 ~ October 9, 2022 (age 76)


Sean Hughes O’Loughlin, 76 of Somerset, formerly of Churchill on Sunday, October 9, 2022, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital. Born March 13, 1946, in Pittsburgh to the late Dr. David L. and Edith Knorr O’Loughlin. Beloved brother of David L. (Johanna) O’Loughlin, William Knorr (Christine) O’Loughlin, Edith (William) O’Loughlin Slezak, Laurence (Maureen) O’Loughlin, Cordelia (Dennis) O’Loughlin Lowther, Michael (Janice Murphy) O’Loughlin and Terrence (Karen) O’Loughlin, also survived by many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews and his two white german shepherds Cutie Boy and Dangar. Sean graduated with a master’s degree from Point Park University.  He had a passion for music, performing as a classical tenor in concerts and for weddings as well as performing with the Pittsburgh Opera. He spent many years training as an Olympic weightlifter and was an Olympic contender in 1972. He was also an avid New York Yankees fan. Friends will be received at Laughlin Cremation and Funeral Tributes, 222 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon on Friday October 14, 2022 from 4:00 – 7:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 am Saturday in St. Winifred Catholic Church (St. Paul of the Cross Parish), 550 Sleepy Hollow Road. Interment to follow in Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Animal Friends, 562 Camp Horne Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237 or to an animal charity of your choice.



Edward Posavac

February 16,2022

Edward T. Posavac, 76, of Clever, Missouri, passed away at his home on Friday, February 18, 2022. He was born on April 16, 1945, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Emil and Catherine (Anstine) Posavac. He was the younger of two sons in the home.
Edward graduated from Wilkinsburg High School, Wilkinsburg, PA, in 1964. After high school, he
attended Penn States Forestry for one year before enlisting in the US Air Force in 1966. He completed his basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, TX. Afterwards he was trained as an aviation electronics technician at Chanute Air Force Base in Rantoul, IL. Edward was then stationed at Beale Air Force Base in California as part of the Strategic Air Command and began serving on the ground crew for the then top-secret SR-71 Blackbirds. In March 1968, he was sent overseas to Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan where he served three consecutive tours as part the first group of service members to fly and maintain the SR-71 Blackbirds from outside of the United States.

Following his departure from the Air Force, Edward went to work for Boeing Aviation in Seattle, WA. He spent the bulk of his career working for Westinghouse, first in Pittsburgh, PA, then in Glen Rose, TX; and finally, Houston, TX, building electronic instrumentation for nuclear power plants. Edward spent the last portion of his career serving as an electrician for Dallas Area Rapid Transit’s newly built light rail system.

Edward enjoyed being active. He loved to travel. He and Thomas took numerous road trips in recent years. These trips included visits to numerous museums and included Nashville, TN; New Orleans, LA; Oklahoma City, OK, Omaha, NE; Vermillion, SD; Thunder Bay, ON; Minneapolis, MN; and Kansas City, MO. When at home, Edward enjoyed tinkering with windmills, caring for his fish, watching his bird feeders and the wildlife crossing by his pond, and maintaining his acreage; he especially enjoyed mowing the grass on his zero-turn riding lawn mower.

Edward was preceded in death by his parents, Emil and Catherine.
He is survived by his children, Catherine Cantrell and Thomas Posavac; two grandchildren, Lizzie and Sam; brother, Emil J. Posavac; nephew, Steve Posavac, his wife Heidi and their children, Austin, Caleigh and Brett; and his lifelong friend Sheri Crafton.
There are no services scheduled at this time.

In lieu of flowers the family welcomes gifts supporting Cardiology to The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Memorial contributions may be sent to 1001 Highlands Plaza Drive West, Suite 140, St. Louis, MO 63110 or submitted online at www.foundationbarnesjewish.org.


Patricia Fedele Rizzo

May 26, 2022

Of Murrysville, formerly of Wilkinsburg, passed away on Thursday, May 26, 2022. Wife of the late Carl M. Rizzo, Jr.; mother of Dionne (Ron) Weiderstein, John Murphy, Jr., and Georgia Murphy; grandmother of Lindsey Murphy, Brandon Weiderstein, Julia Murphy, and John Murphy; sister of Maria Brown, Linda Musacchio, Marlon Fedele, and the late George Fedele. Patricia spent most of her time doing what she loved the most, gardening and spending time with her grandchildren. Friends received at WILLIAM F. GROSS FUNERAL HOME, LTD., 11735 Frankstown Rd. (at Rodi Road), Penn Hills, Wednesday, June 1, 2022 from 4 p.m. until the time of the Funeral Service at 6:30 p.m.


Donna Aber DiPadova

Donna Mae (Aber) DiPadova, 76, of Harrison City, passed away peacefully in her home Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022. She was born June 22, 1946, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Frank and Dorothy (Knoch) Aber. Donna loved being with her family and friends and will be dearly missed by her surviving husband of 56 years, Joseph DiPadova; three loving children, Stella R. (late David) Oravetz, Michelle (Michael) DelBene and Michael (Angela) DiPadova; cherished grandchildren, Anthony (Paige) DelBene, Kaitlynn and Hunter DiPadova and Ashley and Megan Oravetz; a sister, Carol (late Lynn) Willson; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Roberta Reed and Judith (late Maurice) Sachs. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022, at LINDSAY-JOBE FUNERAL HOME INC., 3343 Route 130, Harrison City, 724-744-2721, where a funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, please honor Donna’s memory and that of her late son-in-law, Dave Oravetz, by considering donations to the D.A.O. Memorial Foundation by visiting www.daomemorial.org. online condolences can be given at www.Lindsay-JobeFuneralHome.com.

Published by Tribune Review on Nov. 29, 2022.