Passed away on October 18, 2019
Clyde Walter Self, age 59, departed this life at Woodhaven Care Center Monroeville, PA, on October 19, 2019. Born March 9, 1960 in Pittsburgh, PA to the union of Joyce Romaine Boulden and the late Clyde Self. Clyde was the eldest of 4 children and became disabled at an early age due to illness. Because of the love, care and devotion of his wonderful mother Joyce; Clyde was educated in the Pittsburgh Public school system attending Larimer, Crescent, Baxter and Westinghouse schools. After high school Clyde with the guidance and assistance of Joyce was able to work several jobs throughout the area prior to becoming permanently disabled. Joyce continued to care for Clyde daily for 55 years prior to her illness and remained devoted to him until his death. Clyde is survived by his mother Joyce R. Self; two brothers Martin M. Self-Pittsburgh, PA; Darryl A. Self-Temecula California and sister Traci I Self –Pittsburgh, PA. Clyde was a beloved uncle to his nephews and nieces and is survived by many cousins, caregivers and friends.
Shirley June (Sutter) Chiavaroli, 93, passed away Sunday, October 20, 2019 in Floyds Knobs, IN. Shirley brought a great deal of joy to everyone she met with her beautiful smile and warm personality. Born June 18, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Katherine (Davies) Sutter of Covode, PA. Formerly of Penn Hills, PA, Shirley graduated from Clairton High School and was a former employee of the Heinz Corporation. She was the beloved wife of the late John D. Chiavaroli and the devoted mother of the late Robin (David) McCann of Mobile, AL and Timothy (MaryPat) Chiavaroli of Floyds Knobs, IN. She was preceded in death by her brother Cliff (Janet) Sutter and sister Kay (Arky) Foreman. Surviving are her brother Craig (Janet) Sutter of Bellingham, WA, grandchildren Angela (Dan) Urban of Champaign-Urbana, IL and Johnny McCann of Pittsburgh, great-grandchildren Demetrius and Dominic Urban and her many nieces and nephews who meant a great deal to her. Friends will be received on Monday, October 28 from 4 – 8PM in the ROSE FUNERAL HOME where a blessing service will be held Tuesday, 11AM. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery.
Passed away October 15, 2019
Army veteran during World War II, Esio was involved in several European campaigns. He was awarded three Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star for his service. Esio was the epitome of the phrase “work ethic.” He began working with his father in a small bakery at age 12. That led to employment at Pittsburgh’s A&P bakery until 1972. Later, Esio worked in electronic maintenance with the United States Postal Service more than a decade. He retired in the mid-1980s. But while Esio, a self-taught electrician and mechanic, loved to work, he also loved to play. He enjoyed recreational sports, which included swimming and competing in softball, bowling and horseshoe leagues. He also was proud of his medals won during multiple appearances in the Pennsylvania Senior Games. Esio was also a fan of the Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers. He was preceded in death by two brothers-in-law, George Hisom and Edison Macosta; a nephew, George Hisom, Jr.; and a great-niece, Stacey Walker. Survivors include his daughter, Marie (Raymond) Copper of Erie; two grandsons, Michael Copper of Erie and Christopher (Toni) Copper of Raleigh, North Carolina; a sister, Gloria Hisom of Pittsburgh; a niece, Judy Herrle of Pittsburgh; a great-nephew, Shawn (Jacki) Walker of Murrysville; a sister-in-law, Elaine Macosta of Charleroi; and his dear companion, Doris Hunton, a Springhill resident. The family of Esio would like to thank the Springhill and Forestview staffs for the service and care they provided. Calling hours will take place Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. at ROSE FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, 10940 Frankstown Road, Pittsburgh. A service will be held there Monday at 9:30 a.m., followed by Mass at 10 at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, 111 Erhardt Drive, Pittsburgh. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery, Pittsburgh. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.Esio Joseph Bertoncini, 97, a resident of Springhill Senior Living Community’s Forestview Skilled Nursing, died Sunday, October 6, 2019. Esio was born April 5, 1922, in Burgettstown, son of the late Antonio and Delphina (Tartaruga) Bertoncini. He lived most of his life in the Penn Hills area of Pittsburgh until he moved to Harborcreek Township in 2001. He was a Springhill resident since 2009. Esio wed Carmella Fagnelli on January 31, 1942, in Pittsburgh. They were married 65 years until her death on April 20, 2007. As a U.S.