Located at:  1683 Mars Hill Road

Mailing Address:  738 First Street

Sutersville, PA 15083-1038



Lavona G. Bowlin  •  Norman W. Soncini  •  James A. Duncan, Jr.

Norman W. Soncini

Born August 13, 1948   •  Went to be with our Lord on June 27, 2022

Norman W. Soncini, 73, of Sutersville, departed this life to his eternal home in heaven on Monday, June 27, 2022.  He was born August 13, 1948, a son of the late Norman and Lena (Vezzani) Soncini.  

Norman graduated from Sewickley High School in 1967.  Upon graduation he worked at J & L Steel Marineways.  He also worked for Fontanesi Motor Service in Blythdale and in maintenance with Yough School District, from where he retired.  Earlier in time, he enjoyed skating, bowling, and trap shooting.  Norman was a member of The Church of Sutersville where he loved singing in the choir.  

Surviving are his brother Raymond Soncini and wife, Margaret; nephew, Ryan Soncini; niece, Natalie Soncini; and many cousins.  

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Dale.  

Norman was kind and generous throughout his life and will be missed by all who knew him.  

As per his wishes, there will be no visitation.  Funeral services will be private.  If you wish, please consider a donation in memory of Norman to The Church, 738 First St., Sutersville PA 15083.  Arrangements entrusted to the J. William McCauley, Jr. Funeral Home, West Newton.  Condolences may be left at

James A. Duncan, Jr.

Born June 7, 1942  •  Went to be with our Lord on May 18, 2022

James A. Duncan Jr., 79, of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at UPMC Shadyside Hospital. He was born June 7, 1942 in Mckeesport, a son of the late James A. and Eleanor F. (Steele) Duncan.

Jim was a member of The Church in Sutersville. He was a strong man of faith and had a deep passion for playing his guitar in the church choir. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed both hunting and fishing. Jim was a self employed plasterer for Duncan Brothers.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, James, his brother Robert Duncan and his sister, Donna Hoder.

He is survived by his wife, Gerry Noah Duncan, three daughters, Patty Barrett (Harold), Sharon Diable (David), and Bonnie Bartos, one brother, Conrad Duncan (Lisa) , three grandchildren, Rebecca Schapira, Rachelle Barrett, Bryan Bartos, two great grandchildren, Hailey and Emily.

A memorial service will be held Sunday at 1:00 P.M. at The Church in Sutersville with Pastor Frank Rocco officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Church in Sutersville.


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Lavona G. (Barnett) Bowlin

Born November 26, 1925  •  Went to be with our Lord on October 26, 2022

Lavona G. (Barnet) Bowlin, Age 96 of Monroeville, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 26, 2022. Born on November 26, 1925 in St. Joseph, Missouri, she was the daughter of Royal L. and Effie Mae (Morgan) Barnett. Beloved husband of the late Charles Bowlin. Loving mother of Shari Raymond. Devoted grandmother to Richard and Chanda Raymond; and great-grandmother to Zachary, Jordan, and Samantha Raymond, all of Genoa City, Wisconsin. Also survived by her brother, Royal M. Barnett.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sister, Hazel Estes.

Lavona was an active member of "The Church" Sutersville/Rilton Road in Sutersville, PA, which was a very special church that she and her husband Charles searched for, for 10 years. Lavona loved to both cook and sing, since as long as anyone can remember. Most of all she loved being a wife and a supporter of her husband Charles who loved to teach and preach about the Lord. She moved to Monroeville in 1958 and joined Saint Martin's Episcopal Church, where she became very involved with the church and the work of the Lord. Being in charge of the kitchen for seven years and leading the worship service at the Prayer and Praise meetings they held on Tuesday nights was a great joy for her. Lavona had a special relationship with the Lord and loved to sing and worship Him. She taught herself to play the guitar and wrote a number of Christian songs. Lavona led worship at the Bible Study and Prayer Group Meetings that she and her husband had in their home every week for 25 years. She also traveled with her husband as he went out to speak and minister, often doing the special music. He decided she should make some tapes, CD's and join music groups, which she did and became quite active in ministering for the Lord. She loved all people and was always ready to hug them and pray for their needs. She will fit right in, in heaven.

Services will be private and are entrusted to the JOBE FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY, INC. (MONROEVILLE/PLUM CHAPEL) 445 Beatty Road, Monroeville (412-856-4747).