Claudia Mae Dykes Glover

August 24, 2016 |

Published By Robert A. Waters Funeral Home | Posted in: Robert A. Waters Funeral Home

Claudia Mae Dykes Glover, 88 of Clairton, PA, peacefully transitioned August 17, 2016 in Southwestern Health Center.

 
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Andrew J. Kochan Jr.

August 23, 2016 |

Published By Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory | Posted in: Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory

Andrew J. Kochan Jr., 68, of Blaine Hill, passed away on Monday, August 22, 2016, at home. An Army veteran serving during the Vietnam War, he was a utility worker for Allegheny County. He was a life member of Blaine Hill Volunteer Fire Company. He loved fishing, going to gun bashes and the casino, and was an avid card player, especially with pinochle and euchre.

 
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Rev. Stephen M. Chervenak, S.T.L., D.Min.

August 23, 2016 |

Published By Strifflers Family Funeral Homes | Posted in: Strifflers Family Funeral Homes

Rev. Stephen M. Chervenak, S.T.L., D.Min., age 82, of White Oak, died Monday, August 22, 2016 at the Vincentian Home in Pittsburgh.  He was born in Homestead on July 30, 1934 and is the son the late Stephen and Mary Yuhas Chervenak.

He attended St. Ann/Fifth Ward Elementary School in Homestead and Homestead High School. He received his Doctor of Ministry from St. Mary Seminary in Baltimore, MD, his Bachelor of Arts from St. Vincent College in Labrobe in 1956 and Licentiate in Sacred Theology from St. Mary’s Seminary University in Baltimore, MD in 1960. He was ordained on March 25, 1960 by Bishop John Wright at St. Paul Cathedral in Pittsburgh and was incardinated into the Diocese of Pittsburgh.

He was assigned as Parochial Vicar at St. Pius X Church in Pittsburgh from 1960 until 1965; St. Agatha Church in Bridgeville, as Parochial Vicar from 1965 until 1969; the Headmaster of St. Thomas High School from 1969 until 1972; He had a dual Administrator position at St. Januarius Church in Plum and at St. Anthony School in Oakmont from 1972 until 1975. He then served as Pastor of St. Angela Merici Church in White Oak from 1975 until 2009. Father Steve took a mini sabbatical at North American College in Europe in 2003 and returned as Administrator of St. Angela Merici Church until October 1, 2013 when he officially retired. 

He served as the Dean of the Mon Yough Deanery from 1991 until 1998 and then again from 2000 until 2009.  He also served as Confessor of the Sisters of the Divine Redeemer from 1986 until 2013 and again from 2014 until 2016.  Since 2014 until the present he served as the Chaplain of the Knights of Columbus.

He is survived by his siblings; Sr. Helen Chervenak of the Motherhouse Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in North Hills, Christine (the late William) Burdick of Stow, Ohio, Margaret (the late Donald) Vojtusak of Stow, Ohio and Dr. John (Judy) Chervenak of Paradise Valley, Arizona and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sisters and brothers in law; Mary and Albert Miller and Ann and William.

Friends will be received at Strifflers of White Oak Cremation and Mortuary Services, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, 15131 on Wednesday from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. and again on Thursday from Noon until 4:00 p.m.  Friends will also be received Thursday evening at St. Angela Merici Church from 6:00 p.m until Vesper Services which will be celebrated at 7:00 p.m.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 10:00 a.m. at St. Angela Merici Church with burial following at Calvary Cemetery, Pgh.  Remembrances may be made to St. Angela Merici Church, 1640 Fawcett Avenue, White Oak, 15131 or Vincentian Home, 111 Perrymont Road, Pgh., PA  15237. Condolences may be made at www.strifflerfuneralhomes.com

 
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Ronald G. "Butch" Farmerie

August 23, 2016 |

Published By Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory | Posted in: Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory

Ronald G. "Butch" Farmerie, 67, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Monday, August 22, 2016, at home. An Army veteran serving during the Vietnam War, he was a member of American Legion Daniel Keffer Post 75. He was a plumber for U.S. Steel Clairton Works for 42 years and was a member of the Pipe Shop Bowling League. 

 
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William Crawford

August 23, 2016 |

Published By Willig Funeral Home - Cremation Services | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Cremation Services

William Crawford, age 87, of White Oak, died August 21, 2016, at Mt. Vernon of Elizabeth. Born July 17, 1929, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Frank and Caroline (Delo) Crawford and the husband of the late Emma (Freyer) Crawford for 50 loving years.

 
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Janet M. Carr

August 23, 2016 |

Published By Willig Funeral Home - Cremation Services | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Cremation Services

Janet M. Carr, age 72, Liberty Borough, died August 19, 2016, at UPMC Presbyterian. Born March 5, 1944, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Gash E. and Julia (Tukot) Mains and the wife of the late Jack “Hammer” Carr.

 
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Mary Louise (Newlin) “Nook” Gundaker

August 22, 2016 |

Published By William Snyder Funeral Home | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Mary Louise (Newlin) “Nook” Gundaker, age 88, of Irwin, died peacefully Friday, August 19, 2016 at Excela Westmoreland Hospital. She was one month shy of her 89th birthday. She was born September 15, 1927 in Shafton, to the late James “Peenie” Newlin and Margaret Thompson “Peg” James. She was the stepdaughter of the late Dr. Emory S. James. Nook graduated from Norwin High School, class of 1945 and subsequently attended and graduated from Grace Martin Business School.

 
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Martha "Mert" (Justice) Locke

August 22, 2016 |

Published By Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory | Posted in: Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory

Martha “Mert” (Justice) Locke, age 72, of Finleyville, and formerly of Whitehall, passed away on Friday, August 19, 2016 at Jefferson Hospital. She enjoyed camping, her motorhome, animals and going to Disney.

 
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Robert J. Fransko

August 21, 2016 |

Published By Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home - Crematory | Posted in: Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory

Robert J. Fransko, age 85 of White Oak, died August 21, 2016 at Shelbourne Personal Care in Butler.  Born July 4, 1931 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Stephan and Helen (Brooks) Fransko and husband of Marcia Mae (Matwick) Fransko.  He was retired from U.S. Steel, where he worked as a Shipping Department Supervisor and also served in the Army during the Korean Conflict.  In addition to his wife, he is survived by sons, Scott Gregory and Douglas Stephan Fransko; daughter, Melissa Ann Corbelli; sister, Patricia Babyak; sister-in-law, Darlene O’Toole.  Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.  Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory from 11am until the time of the funeral service at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, August 23, 2016.  Entombment will follow at Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com.  Memorial contributions may be made to the White Oak Animal Safe Haven or the Salvation Army.

 

William T. Dupier

August 21, 2016 |

Published By Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home - Crematory | Posted in: Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory

William T. “Bill” Dupier, age 78 of Port Vue, passed on August 20, 2016 at AHN Jefferson Hospital.  Born February 12, 1938 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late William and Helen (Staniek) Dupier and husband of Margaret (Cusick) Dupier for 51 years.  Bill was a great husband, father, and grandfather, who provided for his family after working for nearly 4 decades with U.S. Steel.  He had a love and appreciation for sports and enjoyed to challenge himself with difficult crossword and jigsaw puzzles. In addition to his wife, his is survived by daughters, Ann (Fran McDonald) Minicucci, of White Oak, Renee (Denny) Lawver, of Lancaster, PA,  and Paula (Keith) Gillen, of Greenfield; grandchildren, Kristen, Tommy, Michael, Kathleen, Matthew, and Sydney; sister, Barbara Cessna, of Milwaukee, WI; brothers, Walter Dupier, of York, PA and Robert Dupier, of North Huntingdon.  He is also survived by nieces and nephews.  Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 from 4-8 p.m.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, August 24, 2016, 10a.m. at Corpus Christi Parish.  Rev. Steven Palsa will officiate.  Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Earl C. Shepherd Jr.

August 21, 2016 |

Published By William Snyder Funeral Home | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Earl C. Shepherd Jr., age 46, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, August 18, 2016. He was born December 13, 1969 in McKeesport, the son of Patricia (Thomas) Novak and the late Earl C. Shepherd. He served in the Marines and went on to be a Police Officer in North Versailles, Glassport and the City of Pittsburgh. He also served as a Pittsburgh Firefighter, and worked several years as a Sports Performance Coach. Earl competed internationally on the U.S. Bobsled Team from 1996-2001.

 
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Nancy May (Auman) Berrett

August 21, 2016 |

Published By William Snyder Funeral Home | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Nancy May (Auman) Berrett, age 85, of East McKeesport, passed away on Saturday, August 20, 2016. She was born June 4, 1931 in Stahlstown, a daughter of the late John and Olive M. (miller) Auman. She was a former member of the First Methodist Church in East McKeesport. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband James W. Berrett; and son Steven Edward “Ed” Berrett; and sisters Jean Chrisman and Dorothy Ambrose.

 
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Ann Tomaino

August 21, 2016 |

Published By Willig Funeral Home - Cremation Services | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Cremation Services

Ann Tomaino, age 95, of McKeesport, died August 18th, 2016, at John J. Kane Regional Center in McKeesport. Born November 16th, 1920, in Duquesne, she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Irene (Kertas) Iski and the wife of the late Joseph A. Tomaino.
Ann was a retired personal caregiver. She was a member of the former St. Pius Church and First Christian Churches in McKeesport. A caring, loving and generous sister and aunt, she especially enjoyed baking and cooking for family and friends.

 
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Roy Slack Leffard

August 20, 2016 |

Published By James W. Shirley Funeral Home Inc. | Posted in: James W. Shirley Funeral Home

Roy Slack Leffard, 90, of McKeesport and Ligonier, passed away Friday, August 19, 2016 at UPMC McKeesport Hospital.

 
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Frank J. Plaza

August 20, 2016 |

Published By Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home - Crematory | Posted in: Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory

Frank J. Plaza, age 98 of North Versailles, passed away on Wednesday August 17, 2016 at Manor Care Monroeville.  Born May 11, 1918 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Casimir and Sophia (Kulasa) Plaza, and loving husband of the late Virginia (Duyec) Plaza. He is survived by his daughter, Denise Plaza-Martin and her husband Klancy Martin of Harmony, Rhode Island; grandchildren, Zachary Martin (Samantha Hughes) of Denver, CO, Grady Martin and Connor Martin, both living in Pittsburgh; siblings, Andrew (Sue) Plaza of Erie and Gladys (Sal) Gonillo of Waterbury, CT; and his beloved and devoted care giver of 7 years, Cindy Wilkins. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Walter and Stanley Plaza; and sisters, Nell Chrillo, Jane Kellar and Bernice Gall.  He is also survived by his cousin, Helen Gibala and many nieces and nephews. Frank was an officer of McKeesport PNA lodge 352 for over 40 years, where he enjoyed many years of friendship and comradery. Another great joy in his life was his hunting camp in Venango County which he shared with his hunting buddies. During the depression, Frank joined the CCC and was sent to Renovo, PA to earn money to help support his family.  World War II made Frank a soldier at age 25 as a member of Company B 311th engineer combat battalion, where he specialized in Highway Construction and was also qualified as a sharpshooter.  His honors include the Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Victory Medal, American Theater Ribbon, and the Europe Asia Middle East Theater Ribbon with 1 bronze star.  After the war, Frank continued working for US Steel Christy Park Works as a crane operator.  He retired in 1981 with 40 years of service. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Thursday, August 25, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, August 26, 2016 at 10 a.m. at Corpus Christi Church with Father Steven Palsa officiating.  Burial with military honors will follow at St. Mary Polish Cemetery.  The family so appreciates the many years of dedicated service provided by the East Allegheny Meals on Wheels, 249 Lincoln Highway, North Versailles, PA 15137.   If so inclined, donations to this wonderful organization would be greatly appreciated.  Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

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