Obituaries

Janet Kraus
B: 1935-04-04
D: 2017-08-20
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Kraus, Janet
Lance Carter
B: 1950-09-10
D: 2017-08-16
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Carter, Lance
James Fierle
B: 1942-07-16
D: 2017-08-16
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Fierle, James
William Kucic
B: 1930-03-23
D: 2017-08-14
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Kucic, William
Maxine Balest
B: 1939-03-06
D: 2017-08-12
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Balest, Maxine
Charles Snyder
B: 1931-02-07
D: 2017-08-11
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Snyder, Charles
William Kress
B: 1932-09-21
D: 2017-08-06
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Kress, William
Alicia Picciafoco
B: 1943-06-20
D: 2017-08-04
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Picciafoco, Alicia
John Kumer
B: 1941-03-21
D: 2017-07-26
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Kumer, John
Richard Merola
B: 1960-02-10
D: 2017-07-24
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Merola, Richard
Sandra Kerr
B: 1960-12-24
D: 2017-07-22
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Kerr, Sandra
Nancy Finnegan
B: 1959-12-19
D: 2017-07-22
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Finnegan, Nancy
Robert Sevcik
B: 1925-11-07
D: 2017-07-21
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Sevcik, Robert
Jeffrey Kasmer
B: 1956-06-07
D: 2017-07-17
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Kasmer, Jeffrey
Marjorie Iezzi
B: 1945-04-24
D: 2017-07-16
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Iezzi, Marjorie
William Roderus
B: 1961-07-20
D: 2017-07-16
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Roderus, William
Edwin Burns
B: 1926-06-09
D: 2017-07-15
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Burns, Edwin
Joseph LaRotonda
B: 1934-04-28
D: 2017-07-15
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LaRotonda, Joseph
William Nicoletti
B: 1927-06-06
D: 2017-07-15
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Nicoletti, William
Richard Banas
B: 1965-01-30
D: 2017-07-14
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Banas, Richard
Leo Duman
B: 1944-07-30
D: 2017-07-11
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Duman, Leo

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Brian T. Soxman, Owner, Supervisor - Licensed Funeral Director

After growing up in and graduating from Penn Hills High School, Brian attended Point Park University with a major in Biology. He graduated from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science in 1998 and joined his father, Thomas J. Soxman, in their family business. Brian proudly serves on the Advisory Board at the Penn Hills YMCA. In his spare time, he enjoys playing Dek hockey and watching the Pittsburgh Penguins. Brian and his wife, Brooke, have two sons, Troy Thomas and Fritz Harper. He and his family are members of Cornerstone Church in Murrysville.

Anna F. Zvirman-Nesbit, Licensed Funeral Director - Certified Funeral Celebrant - Licensed Insurance Producer

Originally from Plum Boro, Anna was a 2003 graduate from Plum Senior High School. In 2006, she graduated from Slippery Rock University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. She graduated from Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science in 2007 and served as President of her class. She was a recipient of the Mu Sigma Alpha Award in recognition of Outstanding Academic Proficiency. Anna coordinates the funeral home’s Aftercare and Advanced Funeral Planning programs. Her outside interests include taking Zumba classes, baking and cooking. Anna, her husband Jim, their children, Ethan and Evelyn reside in Plum.  They are members of Our Lady Joy Roman Catholic Church where Anna serves on the bereavement ministry and the Festival Planning Committee.

Melissa Cameron, Licensed Funeral Director

Melissa was born and raised in Jeannette but has resided in North Huntingdon for a number of years.  In January, 2014, Melissa graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science and was awarded the John Rebol Award for attaining the highest academic achievement in all branches of the curriculum. She is happily married to her husband, Dan, and together they have two children, Angela and Andrew.  Melissa enjoys spending time off with her family and friends and vacationing at the beach.

Robert G. Mayer, Licensed Funeral Director

Robert is originally from Youngstown, Ohio. He was a 1960 graduate of Boardman High School. He received his pre-mortuary education at Youngstown University, majoring in Biology and minoring in Psychology and Business. He graduated from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science in 1963 and served his internship with Davis-Velker Funeral Home in Boardman, Ohio. In 1967, Bob received his B.A. Degree from Youngstown University as a Biology Major.

Bob has held numerous positions in the funeral industry throughout his career. From 1967 - 1980, Bob was a Full-Time Instructor for the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science.

Barbara Pivirotto, Greeter

Barbara Pivirotto, married to Marshall Pivirotto until his passing in 2005, has lived in Plum Borough for the past 50 years.  A graduate of Penn Hills, now the Seneca Village complex, she began her career with the Veterans Administration, which spanned 35 years and included the Oakland, Highland Dr. and Butler Campuses.  While working full time, she obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Medical Records in 1987 from the University of Pittsburgh.  Now retired, her hobbies are bowling, music, attending family high school sporting events and her prize-winning mutt cats.  

Claudia Beyer, Greeter

Claudia was born and raised in Penn Hills,  She graduated from Penn Hills High School and went on to work as a secretary for Crucible Steel Company and later Robroy Industries  In 1999, Claudia joined Service Point for Seniors, a Senior Caregiving Agency.  She joined the Soxman Funeral Home staff in 2014. In 1965, she married the late Charles Beyer.  They have two sons and 5 grandchildren.  In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, baking, dancing and her family and friends.

Joe Rogalski, Greeter

For 32 years, Joe worked as a life insurance agent before joining the Soxman Funeral Home staff in 2014. A talented musician, Joe plays the saxophone in the Penn-Trafford Community Band and in the Monroeville Assembly of God Church Music Ministry where he and his wife are active members.  He and wife, Sue, live in Penn Hills with their 2 cats.  

Sarah Worthington, Student

Sarah is originally from Exton, PA.  She moved to Pittsburgh in January, 2015 to attend the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science and pursue a career in funeral service.  While attending PIMS, she received the Mu Sigma Alpha Award for Outstanding Academic Proficiency, the John Rebol Award for highest overall academic grade point average in the program, and served on the Student Senate.  Sarah is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Funeral Service from Point Park University, where she will graduate in May, 2017, and is a member of NFDA.  Sarah is very close with her family and currently resides in Bloomfield with her cat.

Londyn Hutson, Student

Originally from Delaware, Londyn recently moved to Pittsburgh to further her education by enrolling at the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science.  She enjoys going to church and taking every opportunity to speak with her family, especially with her 4 younger siblings.  

Patty Smith, Housekeeper

Patty was born and raised in Penn Hills and graduated from Penn Hills Senior  High School.  She has 3 children, Curt, Cassandra, Jessica and a grandson, Nolan.  Patty looks forward to spending time with her family and friends and enjoys sewing, crafts, painting, and beach.  

Peggy Jacobs, Greeter (Retired)

Peggy, a longtime resident of Plum Boro, began working here at the funeral home in 2007.  She was married to the late Budd Jacobs and she has 3 children and 5 granddaughters.  Before coming to work at Soxman Funeral Home, Peggy worked at Bell Telephone.  She is a member of St. John the Baptist Church.   In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, painting in her CCAC class and taking Tai-Chi classes.

Thomas J. Soxman, Founder, F.D., C.F.S.P

1944-2001

Kathy Rohrer, Desairologist

1947-2016