Located at:  1683 Mars Hill Road

Mailing Address:  738 First Street

Sutersville, PA 15083-1038



Walter J. "Jack" Armstrong  •  Michael E. May  •  Robert H. Brady, Jr.

Mayetta Jean "Mitzi" Gross  •  Sherry Lynn May-Erhardt  •  Walter "Buck" Farmer

Glenn D. Lynn  •  Josephine "Doll" Weigand  •  Joseph Patrick Cornyn Galardi

Walter J. "Jack" Armstrong

Born April 11, 1944  •  Went to be with our Lord on Saturday, November 7, 2020

To be absent from the body

is to be present with the Lord.

— 2 Corinthians 5:8b —

You have made known to me the ways of life;

You will make me full of joy in Your presence.

— Acts 2:28 —

Walter J. "Jack" Armstrong, 76, of Herminie, passed away Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Excela Health Latrobe Hospital. He was born April 11, 1944, in Harriman, Tenn., and was a son of the late George C. and Vera (Pierce) Armstrong. In addition to his parents, Jack was preceded in death by his first wife, Jennifer (Mullins) Armstrong; granddaughter, Payton Armstrong; and his brother, Richard Armstrong, and his sister, Phyllis Terry.

Jack was proud to have been a USMC 2nd Battalion Recon veteran. He was currently appointed chaplain of the Herminie VFW Post 8427. He was a member of The Church located in Sutersville. Prior to his retirement, Jack was an electrician for IBEW Local 5 of Pittsburgh for more than 40 years. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle and shooting guns. He especially loved sharing the word.

Jack is survived by his wife, Nancy (Lytle) Armstrong; two sons, Brian Armstrong, of Herminie, and Michael Armstrong, of Georgia; four special grandchildren, Daisy, Lia, Jack and Gabriel; daughter-in-law, Katherine Armstrong, of Hermine; a brother, George Armstrong, of Washington; four sisters, Ann Johnson, Vickie Collins, Kathy Green and Martha Guy, all of North Carolina; three stepchildren, DeAnne (Dominick) Pesognelli, of Monongahela, Paul (Cathleen) Gedeon, of Kentucky, and Sheila (Ed) Knizner, of Monongahela; seven step-grandchildren and six step-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.

Jack will be very sadly missed by his family, neighbors and many church friends. 

Friends will be received from 1 to 3 p.m. at the JOSEPH W. NICKELS FUNERAL HOME INC., 404 Sewickley Ave., Herminie, PA 15637, 724-446-7251, at which time a private service will be held in the funeral home with Pastor Frank Rocco, with full military services. Inurnment will be held in West Newton Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Herminie VFW Post 8427 (Hero's Fund), 501 Church St., Herminie, PA 15637, in memory of Jack.  Please be prepared to adhere to all the current CDC guidelines, including face masks and social distancing in funeral home. Funeral home occupancy will be limited to 25 people at a time. To send online condolences, please visit


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Michael E. May

Born October 10, 1940  •  Went to be with our Lord on Thursday, October 29, 2020

Michael E. May, 81, of Sutersville, died Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, at Excela Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. He is now reunited with his wife, Judith, and daughter, Sherry, who preceded him in death.

He was born in Buffalo, N.Y., a son of the late Edward May.

Mike was retired from Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel, Allenport Plant, after 33 years. He was an Army veteran, and a member of The Church of Sutersville.

Left behind to cherish his memory are his son, Scott May (Lisa), of Sutersville; grandson, Leeland Corley; granddaughter, Lindsay Staats; and a great-grandson, Elijah Corley; also many nieces, nephews, loving neighbors, and friends.

L.L. BARTHELS FUNERAL HOME, INC., Smithton, is in charge of arrangements.

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Robert H. Brady, Jr.

Born October 19, 1938  •  Went to be with our Lord on Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Robert H. Brady Jr., 82, of Sewickley Township, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. He was born Oct. 19, 1938, in East McKeesport, and was the son of the late Robert H. Brady Sr., and the late Alice (Bain) Brady.

Robert was a member of The Church in Sutersville and was retired from the former Daily News in McKeesport. He was an Air Force veteran and served 10 years on the Yough School Board.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara (Beck) Brady; son, Bruce W. (Camille) Brady, of Chesapeake, Va.; daughter, Beth (Carl) Anderson, of Tucson, Ariz.; and grandchildren, Michael (Kaylin) Brady, Corrie Brady, Ian (Briana) Anderson and Carly Anderson.

He was preceded in death by his sisters, Martha Palmquist and Shirley Cooper.

Friends are welcome from 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, at the GILBERT FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 1638 Lincoln Way, White Oak, 412-672-6322, Troy J. Gilbert, director. Service will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral chapel, with Pastor Frank Rocco officiating. Burial with military honors will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, at Penn-Lincoln Memorial Park Inc., North Huntingdon. Condolences may be made at

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Mayetta Jean "Mitzi" Gross

Born May 15, 1946  •  Went to be with our Lord on Monday, October 26, 2020

Mayetta “Mitzi” Jean Gross, 74, of Elizabeth, went home to heaven Sunday, October 25, 2020.  She was born at her home in West Newton on May 15, 1946, to the late Robert “Hoppy” and Hunteretta (Boyd) Smith. 

She was preceded in death by her loving and devoted husband of 42 years Herb, her infant son Timothy Drew, her brothers Robert Smith Jr. of Pensacola, FL, Thomas D. Smith Sr. of West Newton, and Dennis Smith of Jacobs Creek. 

She is survived by her only daughter Jeffri Lyn Hurst of Franklin, TN, husband Brandon, and granddaughter Ariele, whom she adored beyond words.  She is also survived by her only sister, Judith N. Backstrom of West Newton, and many well-loved nieces and nephews.  She was embraced as beloved “Moom” to her many “adopted” daughters and sons. 

Although she left her cherished earthly church family of 31 years behind, she joyfully reunited with many of her very best friends who were already waiting for her in heaven.

Mitzi graduated from Pittsburgh Beauty Academy in 1967 and owned and operated her salon “Imagery” for many years.  She was the secretary of Cash Registers Unlimited, Inc. for 53 years, from the time of her marriage to Herb, after his retirement and through its transition, and until her passing.  She was also the dedicated secretary of The Church Christian Academy in Sutersville. Moom’s imprint on the people that love her will always remain. 

A memorial service will be held at a later date.


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Sherry Lynn May-Erhardt

Born August 24, 1962  •  Went to be with our Lord on Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Sherry Lynn May was born in Charleroi, PA on August 24, 1962 and died on August 4, 2020. She lived most of her life in Sutersville.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Judith Kay May; her grandfather Miles (Mousey) Angelo and her cousin James Angelo.

Sherry is survived by her husband Thomas Erhardt; her father Michael E. May; her brother Scott May (Lisa Gardner); an uncle, James Angelo; and many cousins.

Sherry was unbelievably talented vocally and is well known for her wit and humor in producing many of The Church plays and Church couples dinners. She had a giving heart and was a friend to many. It goes without saying that she will truly be missed by her family and friends.

Walter "Buck" Farmer

Born September 18, 1938  •  Went to be with our Lord on Monday, April 6, 2020

Walter “Buck” Farmer, 81, of Gratztown, died Monday, April 6, 2020.  He was born September 18, 1938 in Gratztown, a son of the late Walter and Margaret (George) Farmer. 

Buck was a member of The Church of Sutersville and had served in the Army. 

Surviving are his wife, Myrtle (Galway) Farmer; three children, Debbie Smith and husband, Jimi, Jay Farmer and wife Melissa, and Patrick Farmer and wife, Tina; six grandchildren, Josh Stewart and wife, Cassie, Travis Stewart, Veda Farmer, Kristopher Stewart, Patrick Farmer, and Preston Farmer; a brother, Eugene “Bud” Farmer and wife, Louise; three sisters, Patty Hadock and husband, Bill, Donna Farkas and husband, Bob, and Helen Debarr and husband, Gary; and nieces and nephews. 

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a daughter, Maurrie Rayner; brothers, Gary Farmer and Bob Farmer; and sister, Shirley Schwab. 

At Buck’s request, there will be no visitation.  A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.  Arrangements entrusted to the J. William McCauley, Jr. Funeral Home, West Newton.  Condolences may be left at

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Glenn David Lynn

Born October 25, 1947  •  Went to be with our Lord on Thursday, March 19, 2020

Glenn David Lynn, 72, of Sutersville, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 19, 2020.

A son of the late Jim and June Summers McManus, he was born in Mt. Pleasant on October 25, 1947.

Glenn was a member of the Church of Sutersville and had resided in Sutersville most of his adult life.

He retired from Builders Surplus and the former Sutersville Lumber Company where he was a Kitchen Designer.

Glenn was also a U.S. Veteran serving in the Vietnam War.

Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Kearns Lynn whom he married on December 21, 1967, two daughters and a son-in-law, Sandi Lynn at home and Lauri and Tom Kmetz of Star Junction, two grandchildren, Joshua Kmetz at home and Matthew and wife Dakoda Ritchie of Charleroi, and a brother and sister in-law, Kenneth “Punkin” and Cindy McManus of Sutersville.

Graveside services will be private in Mars Hill Cemetery with Rev. Frank Rocco. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Ferguson Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 700 Broad Avenue, Belle Vernon.

Josephine "Doll" Weigand

Born April 19, 1931  •  Went to be with our Lord on Monday, February 10, 2020

Josephine "Doll" Weigand, 88, of Lowber, went to be with the lord Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, when she passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her children. She was born April 19, 1931, in Everson, and was a daughter of the late Lloyd M. and Cecelia (Hendrykowska) Goslicky.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harold "Poison"  Weigand; her son, Kerry H. Weigand; six sisters, Cecelia, Genevieve, Violet, Helen, Mary and Gladys; and two brothers, Vincent and Ben.

Prior to retiring, Doll was a home interior displayer, having worked for Home Interior and Gifts for more than 30 years. She loved visiting the homes of all her customers over the years. Doll was a member of The Church in Sutersville. She was an avid reader, enjoyed doing jigsaw puzzles and loved to crochet. Spending time with her family was when she was happiest.

Doll is survived by her three daughters, Karen (Ronald) Nelson, of Herminie, Kathy (Robert) Carnes, of Mt. Pleasant, and Karlene (Dale) Krisantz, of Lowber; her son, Karl R. "Jake" Weigand and his fiancee, Angelita Doppelhauer, of Elizabeth Township; seven grandchildren, Kerry (Wendy) Reed, Jennifer (Jim) Bauer, Jamie (Traci) Pomaibo, Michael Pomaibo and Wendy, Karl (Christine) Weigand, Harold Frank Biondo and Nick Krisantz; seven special great-grandchildren, Dakota, Haylee, Kalob, Nicholas, Emily, Lacey and Noah; a brother, Lloyd M. Goslicky, of Greensburg, and her "Love" Bob Biondo, of West Newton; and numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.

Doll will be dearly missed by her family, friends, special neighbors and her many customers over the years. Friends will be received from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at The Church, 1683 Mars Hill Road, Sutersville, PA 15083. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at The Church, in Sutersville. Interment will follow in West Newton Cemetery. JOSEPH W. NICKELS FUNERAL HOME, 404 Sewickley Ave., Herminie, PA 15637, 724-446-7251, in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to The Church, 1683 Mars Hill Road, Sutersville, PA 15083. To send online condolences, please visit

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Joseph Patrick Cornyn Galardi

Born October 12, 1982  •  Went to be with our Lord on Sunday, January 5, 2020

Joey Cornyn Galardi, age 37, of Jefferson Hills, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, January 5, 2020.

Joey is survived by his loving Mom, Rosemary Galardi. Joey was preceded in death by his Maternal Grandparents, Ruth R. Galardi "Alice" and Joseph J. Galardi "Guy - Guy".

Joey's passions: Football and hanging out with Goober.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 9, 2020, from 1 to 8 pm at the JEFFERSON MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, INC., 301 Curry Hollow Rd., Pleasant Hills, 15236. A Blessing Service will be held in the Funeral Home's Chapel on Friday, January 10, 2020 at 10 am. Officiated by Pastor Frank A. Rocco of The Church. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Joey's memory to The Church of Sutersville at 1683 Mars Hill Road, Sutersville ,PA 15083. Online Condolences may be shared at

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