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Norman Paul Hendrickson was born at home on March 9, 1934 in Economy Twp. to the late David E. Sr. and Mary (Wassum) Hendrickson. He was preceded in death by his infant son, Howard, brothers, Raymond, David, Donald, Harold, Blaine, sister, Velma Foley, and twin sister, Norma Lewarchik.

He is survived by his wife Louise Mildred (Stange) Hendrickson, who he married on October 8, 1960, son, Russell and daughter in law Angie Hendrickson, Economy, and daughter, Nancy Hendrickson, Pittsburgh, sister, Donna Padezanin, sisters-in-law, Mary and Sylvia Hendrickson, and Evelyn Richards, brother-in-law, Charles Richards, numerous nephews, nieces, and cousins.

Norman was employed for 33 years by AK Steel, Ambridge Works, and in the produce department of Shop n Save for five years and Giant Eagle for twelve years. He was a member of the Portersville Steam Association. His favorite past time was riding around on his antique John Deere tractor.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 20, 2022, from 3 pm until time of funeral service at 7 pm in the Alvarez-Hahn Funeral Services and Cremation, LLC, 547 8th Street, Ambridge, 724-266-2549. Burial will be private. Memorial contributions can be made in Normans name to a charity of your choice.


Marlene M. Kwiatanowski, formerly of Ambridge went to be with her Lord and Savior on December 14, 2022. She was the daughter of William and Elizabeth Kwiatanowski.

In addition to her parents she is survived by her daughter, Kali Bridges, her life partner of 16 years, Bruce Greene, siblings; Melissa Wolfe and Jason Kwiatanowski. Grandchildren; Kamrynn and Jordan Lawson, and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and faithful companion, Drama.

Visitation will be held on Sunday December 18, 2022 from 3pm until time of service at 7pm. The family askes that memorial contribution to be made in care of the funeral home.


Linda Duesenberry, 68, Baden, passed away on December 12, 2022. She was preceded in death by her son, Rickey Duesenberry Jr.

She is survived by her loving husband and soulmate, Rickey Duesenberrry Sr., her children, Sara (Joey) Re**er and Dorothy (Jonathan) Slappo, and eleven grandchildren.

Linda enjoyed watching her favorite show Grays Anatomy, but most of all loved being surrounded by her family.

Visitation will be held on Friday, December 16, 2022, from 5-7 pm in the Alvarez-Hahn Funeral Services and Cremation, LLC, 547 8th Street, Ambridge, 724-266-2549. Contributions can be made in care of the funeral home.


Ronald D. Krokonko, 74, passed away on December 8, 2022. He was the son of the late Metro and Genevieve Krokonko.

He is survived by his siblings, Richard (Theresa) Krokonko and Patrick (Patricia) Krokonko, nephews, Jeffrey (Stacie) Krokonko, Benjamin (Jessica) Krokonko, James (Stephanie) Krokonko, Jonathan Krokonko, and niece, Kristina Krokonko, and also many great nieces and great nephews.

Ronald loved car cruises and was a "Ford Man" owning two Thunderbirds. He was a D.J. which he truly enjoyed.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 15, 2022, from 4 pm until time of blessing service at 7 pm in the Alvarez-Hahn Funeral Services and Cremation, LLC, 547 8th Street, Ambridge, 724-266-2549.


Frederick W. Stone, 70, passed away suddenly at his home in Buckeye, AZ on November 8, 2022. Fred was born on September 13, 1952 to Frederick W. Sr. and Rita F. Stone of Chicago, IL.

Fred was an outstanding student and received an appointment to the United States Air Force Academy in 1970. While at the Academy, Fred was a member of the Cadet Squadrons 35 and 16, making many lifetime friends. He completed preliminary flight training in sailplanes and the T-41, and earned his parachute rating. He proudly served as Cadet Squadron Commander for CS 16 and was the Chairman of the Cadet Honor Committee. Fred graduated in 1974 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics.

After graduation, Fred went to pilot training at Vance AFB in Enid, OK, where he earned his pilot wings. Upon graduation, Fred reported to Nellis AFB, NV to begin his tenure in the F-111. He checked out as a Pilot Weapons System Officer and reported to the 55th Tactical Fighter Squadron at RAF Upper Heyford UK, in 1977. After 1 year, he upgraded to Aircraft Commander. In 1980, Fred went to Mountain Home AFB, ID, first to the 390th TFS and then upgraded to instructor pilot in the 391st. Capt. Stone separated from the Air Force in 1985 with a long list of accomplishments, including Senior Pilot rating with over 3000 hours flying time, parachute rating, small arms expert rating, AF Longevity Medal and the National Defense Service Ribbon.

On April 10, 1985, Fred began the next chapter of his life at US Airways. He started out as a copilot on the BAC-111, flying out of Pittsburgh, PA. He spent the majority of his career as a Captain on the DC-9 in Pittsburgh, but finished his career flying the Airbus 319/320/321 in New York. Fred retired from US Airways on March 9, 2006.

While in Pittsburgh, Fred met and married his soulmate and the love of his life, Rita Bedoloto. They made their home there, enjoying children, grandchildren, and extended family. As the years went by, they both realized that they really did not like the weather in Pittsburgh, and in 2016, they decided to move to Buckeye, AZ.

Fred's final chapter in Buckeye was undoubtedly his happiest. He loved his family, his home, and he loved the desert. He met many new friends who shared his passions. He loved to jog and hike year-round and he frequently commented to his friends that "he woke up every day in paradise". He traded in his airline and Air Force uniforms for a new uniform, T-shirt and shorts.

Fred was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Jason. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Rita; children, Heather and Alex Stone; stepsons Nick and Jamie Kouvaras; grandson Skylar Stone; Step grandchildren, Dimitri, Christos, and Blake Kouvaras; Siblings Barbara Richardson, Lauren ( Anthony) Earls, and Susan Brewer.

Viewing will be from 4 pm to 7 pm December 13 2022 at the Alvarez-Hahn Funeral Services and Cremation LLC , 547 8th Street, Ambridge PA, (724)266-2549. Funeral Mass will be at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, 1 Parish Place, Coraopolis, PA 15108 on December 14 at 11 am. Interment will be at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, 1158 Morgan Road, Bridgeville, Pa 15017 immediately following Mass. Memorial contributions can be made in Fred’s memory in care of the funeral home.

Photos from Alvarez-Hahn Funeral Services and Cremation LLC's post 12/07/2022

👀 Look at this progress we are making to give the funeral home a more modernized look 👀

The main viewing room is a lot bigger and we tore down some walls from the entrance to the viewing room to make the walk way more spacious

Soon the carpet and flooring will be updated


Kenneth William Bright, Jr. (72) Passed away unexpectedly on November 16 in Sewickley, Pa. He was born November 1, 1950 in Logan, Ohio son of Kenneth William Bright, Sr and Ethel Sarah (Pat) Patton.

Ken enjoyed the typical small-town, post-war childhood of the 50’s. He attended Logan High School, playing saxophone in the school band. He was raised in the Episcopal tradition in the small mission church his mother attended; his father was the premier Welsh tenor in the Methodist Church that generations of Brights had attended and ministered for 100 years.

An avid bicyclist, he spent many years exploring the hills and roads around Logan and had many memories of the development of the Hocking Hills Park which an ancestor had begun.

Ken attended Ohio University Lancaster branch for two years before transferring to the main university in Athens, OH. His time at Lancaster began a lifelong love of and participation in professional theater. He graduated from OU with a bachelor’s degree in theatre and, times being what they were, immediately went into the Air Force. By this time, he was a young husband and father -- his son, Adam having been born as his military stint began: four years in Abilene, Texas then a return home to Ohio.

Auditioning for the Professional Actor Training Program at Ohio University, Ken was one of 12 people selected after a national search by the faculty. He attended OU from 1977 – 1980, graduating with a Masters degree in Performance.

These three years were a highlight of Ken’s life. He performed in numerous shows and undertook some challenging characters. Shakespeare became a passion, and he was good at it. He met his wife Rebecca while performing opposite her in Ibsen’s The Lady From the Sea

Immediately after graduation he was offered an Equity contract by the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. Following his time there he moved to New York City determined to make his living in the theatre. He did several shows to acclaim and was a member of a well-known Shakespeare group when life and responsibility, as it does, took him in an unexpected direction. His son, Adam, came to live with him as a teenager and Ken had to give up the bohemian life of a struggling actor to focus on fatherhood.

Eventually, Ken reconnected with his Rebecca and moved to Albany, NY to be with her and begin teaching at SUNY – Albany

The next thirty years were pretty nomadic: Albany, Cleveland, Southern Illinois, and eventually Pittsburgh pursuing teaching and performing. A highlight of these years was his attaining a PhD in Speech Communication and Theatre. It was a long five years of teaching, study, research, and writing, but in the end Dr. Bright graduated in August of 2005.

Ken loved to travel, but most dearly to the Northeast. Maine and Vermont were homes of his heart. He read voraciously…. anything about philosophy, science, nature or history. He loved a good glass of Laphroiag in front of a roaring fire with a book in his hand, classical music playing, and a cat in his lap. Ken was a closet romantic watching every Jane Austen movie and just about anything in costume.

A member of the Deep Springs Soto Zen community in Sewickley, Ken is immensely missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his wife, Rebecca Fishel Bright, and son, Adam Kenneth. A brother, Stephen K. Bright (Susan), a sister, Julie Bright Overturf (Rick), a sister-in-law Karen Fishel Howard (Todd) and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.

A memorial service will take place at Deep Springs around the first of the year. Anyone interested in attending please contact Rebecca. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ken's memory to Deep Springs Temple, 22 Willow Ridge, Sewickley, PA would be greatly appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Alvarez-Hahn Funeral Services.


Jaydon M. Davis, 16, passed away at home on December 1, 2022.

He is the son of Clifford Davis and Stacey Seifer. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his siblings, Auston Ludovici, Christian Davis, Nevaeh Valentine, Skyland Taylor, Lanaeh Taylor, Shayla and Shania Bennett, grandparents, William r. and Viky Seifer, Clifford Huff and Pamela Davis, aunts and uncles, Trisha Seifer, Chelsie Seifer, Barbara Davis, Antwone Davis, and many cousins and friends.

Jaydon was known as a jokester. He loved to wear the latest fancy clothes. He enjoyed music, video games, and animals. He will be truly missed by all that loved him.

Friends will be received on Tuesday, December 6, 2022, from 4 pm until time of funeral service at 7 pm, in the Alvarez-Hahn Funeral Services and Cremation, LLC, 547 8th Street, Ambridge, 724-266-2549.


Joanne Kropf 67, passed away on Friday November 25, 2022.

She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Craig Kropf, loving children, Heather Kropf and Jonathan (Rhianna) Kropf, and grandchild, Christian Kropf.

Services were private. Arrangements entrusted to Alvarez-Hahn Funeral Services and Cremation, LLC., Ambridge.


Francis Alan Bosh, 87, of Leetsdale, passed away on November 24, 2022. He was preceded in death by his loving wife Mary Bosh, two children, Shelley Bosh and Tony Bosh, and his siblings, Mary, Bernadette, Anthony, Denny, and Bobby.

Surviving is his daughter, LuAnn (Thomas) Bosh- Jones, his brothers and sisters, John (Suzanne) Bosh, Jim (Cindy) Bosh, Joanne (Rich) Yakich, Mike (Sherry) Bosh, Dave Bosh, Daniel (Lil) Bosh, Antonette, and Jim Baumbach, grandchildren, Toni Lynne Adams, Amanda Adams, Lindsay Adams, Colin Jones, Cody Bosh, Lex Gibb, Morgan Campbell, Veronica Gebhardt, Dominique (RJ) Bosh, Chanel Bosh, great grandchildren, Malachi, Rocco, and Romare.

The family would like to give a special thank you to Holly Duzicky for her help in his final care. Friends will be received on Monday, November 28, 2022, from 3 pm until time of funeral service at 7pm in the Alvarez-Hahn Funeral Services and Cremation, LLC, Ambridge, 547 8th Street, 724-266-2549


Roger D. McDermott, 68, of Economy Borough, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on November 22, 2022. He was the son of the late Clara (Steve) Cukrovany. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his siblings, Terry McDermott and Donna Sessie.

He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Linda McDermott, Children, Valerie McDermott, Jennifer McDermott, Amanda Bentz, Dana May, Christopher (Ashley) May, siblings, Diana (Joe) Feltes and David (Gaelynn) McDermott, many grandchildren, a great grand child, special friends, Chris (Clara) Arena and Evans (Sue) Matesic.

Roger was an extremally hard worker. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and gardening. He was a kind soul who was always willing to help anyone who asked him. He was great teacher to all his grandchildren, but most of all absolutely loved being a grand father and great grandfather.

Visitation will be held Saturday, November 26, 2022, from 4 pm until time of service at 7 pm in the Alvarez-Hahn Funeral Services and Cremation, LLC, 547 8th Street, Ambridge, 724-266-2549.


Thanksgiving is a time for togetherness and gratitude. At Alvarez-Hahn Funeral Home, we are thankful for the families and friends that put their trust in us! May the beauty and blessings of Thanksgiving bring warmth and peace to your home this season.

Happy Thanksgiving to all!! 🦃


Eileen Kaminski, passed away on November 17, 2022. She is preceded in death by her siblings, Joseph Misik, John Misik, and Cornelius Misik.

She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Fred Kaminski, her children, Karen Wallace, Cathy (Tony) Nigro, and James Kaminski, grandchildren, Samantha Wallace, Christ Wallace, A.J (Emily) Nigro, and many nieces and nephews.

Eileen served in the Civil Defense during World War II. She was loved by her family and friends and will be dearly missed. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 22, 2022, from 8 am to 10 am in the Alvarez-Hahn Funeral Services and Cremation, LLC, Ambridge, 724-266-2549. A mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 am at Our Lady of Peace Church, Conway. Burial will follow at Sylvania Hills Memorial Park.


Lillian M. Ulizio, 94, of Harmony Twp., passed away peacefully on November 12, 2022. She was the daughter of the late Porfidio and Maria Alvi. In addition to her parents she was proceeded in death by her husband, Raymond J. Ulizio.

Surviving are her children, Mary Lee Ulizio, Darlene ( Jerry) Hodge, Raymond F. ( Linda) Ulizio. Granddaughters, Danielle Hodge and Christina Ulizio. Lillian was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother.

She was a talented lady who loved cooking, sewing, decorating, and gardening. She was a member of the Ambridge Italian Women's Club and the Ambridge Women's Club. She enjoyed her volunteer work for many years at Mount Gallitzin and Villa Saint Joseph in Baden. She was a devout Catholic and was a member of Saint Luke the Evangelist Church, Ambridge, and the former Christ the King Church.

A memorial will be held at a date to be announced. Arrangements entrusted to the Alvarez-Hahn Funeral Services and Cremation, LLC, Ambridge.




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