Ida Pecora

July 25, 2017 |

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

Ida (Korap) Pecora, age 97 of McKeesport, died July 23, 2017 at William Penn Care Center.  Born December 21, 1919 in New Castle, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Godek) Korap and wife of the late Andrew J. Pecora, Sr.

 
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Joyce I. Beers

July 25, 2017 |

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

Joyce I. Beers, 77, of Rillton, died Saturday July 22, 2017. She was born August 4, 1939 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Wilbert W. and Gladys V. Dingman. She was a graduate of Hampton High School Class of 1957 then worked for the Department of the Navy in Washington, D.C. where she met her husband of 59 years Harold J. Beers. In addition to her husband she is survived by her children Wendy A. (David W.) Henderson of Greensburg, Renia J. Peddicord (Paul O’Brien) of Irwin, and David R. (Gretchen L.) Beers of Rillton; her grandchildren Jennifer N. (Emily Pittman) Peddicord, Juliana E. Henderson, Nicholas H. Beers, and Alexandra D. Beers; her great grandchildren Tanner, Noah, Jake, and Grace; siblings David (Norma) Dingman of Gibsonia, Edward Dingman of Pittsburgh, William (Kim) Miller of Nettie, WV, and Kathryne (John) Docherty of Allison Park as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
 
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Margaret (Peggy) Bitton

July 25, 2017 |

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

Margaret (Peggy) Bitton, age 90, of West Newton, passed away Monday, July 24, 2017 at Forbes Regional Hospital, Monroeville.

 
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Edward L. Lyons

July 24, 2017 |

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

Edward L. Lyons, 85, of North Huntingdon, died Sunday, July 23, 2017 at home. He was born January 4, 1932 in Coulter and was the son of the late Thomas P. Lyons, Sr., and the late Gertrude Weber Lyons. Edward was a member of St. Patrick Parish in Christy Park  and the White Oak American Legion. He was a US Navy Veteran and  was a retired Stereotyper for the former McKeesport Daily News. He is survived by his twin daughters, Denise L. (Dr. James) McCloy of Mount Pleasant and Darlene (Dr. Tod) Marion of Beaver,  grandchildren, Brett (Melissa) Marion, Samantha (Yuli) Marion, Nathan (Lauren) Marion, Michael (Stephanie) McCloy, Ryan McCloy, Jeffrey (Jennifer) McCloy, Jennifer (Timothy) King, Jason McCloy, Kristopher (Mandy) Lyons, Alan (Laura) Beck, Jennalee (Paul) Nguyen, Brianna Beck and Miranda Beck,  great-grandchildren, Mila and Parker Marion, Makson McCloy, Jordan and Chase McCloy, Sierra Lyons, and Aryanna and Declan Beck, nieces and nephews, sisters-in-law, Judy Lyons of North Huntingdon, and Ruth Lyons of Coulter, and special neighbors, Art and Judy Bisig.

 
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Rita Mae Campbell

July 24, 2017 |

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

Rita Mae Campbell, age 81 of Dravosburg, died July 24, 2017 at Charles Morris Nursing and Rehabilitation in Squirrel Hill. Born May 22, 1936 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late George and Evelyn (Mackinac) Winkelvoss. She is survived by her children, Vikki Campbell of Irwin, Tim (Gail) Campbell of North Huntingdon and Chris (Mark Young) Campbell of Davenport, FL; former husband, Donald A. Campbell; grandchildren, Evan Campbell, Angel Campbell-Young and Timmy Campbell-Young; siblings, Albert Winkelvoss of Atlanta, GA, George (Laurie) Winkelvoss of Canonsburg and Valerie (Richard) Traumer of Woodbridge Court, CT. Rita's most memorable and cherished moments were those spent with family, friends and her beloved Indian Ringneck Parakeet, Sweet Pea. She was very talented and creative and enjoyed time in her craft room making personal gifts and mementos for those she loved. Rita enjoyed playing Bingo and cards, and was an active member of Lifespan Senior Citizen Center in McKeesport. Family and friends will be received at Willig Funeral Home & Crematory on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Blessing Service will be Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Father Kevin Dominik will officiate. Burial will follow at Penn Lincoln Memorial Park. Condolences may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com

 

Lana Jean Maldonado Lloyd

July 24, 2017 |

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

Lana Jean Maldonado LLoyd, age 75, of McKeesport, died July 22, 2017, at Riverside Nursing Center. Born June 4, 1942, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Hilda (Daugherty) Pack and the wife of the late Kenneth E. Lloyd and she is survived by her first husband, Thomas David Maldonado, Sr., Lana was retired from the Central Blood Bank, located in Pittsburgh. She also worked as an in home care giver throughout her life. She received an Associates Degree, from the Duff's Business Institute, where she studied to become a medical assistant. She enjoyed picnics, visiting parks, watching movies, music and dancing. Lana's true love was spending time with her family. In addition to her first husband Thomas, she is survived by sons, Albert (Lori Jean) Maldonado of Monongahela and Thomas David (Melissa) Maldonado of Valparaiso, IN; grandchildren, Sommer and Kyra Maldonado and Hailey Hapchuck; also nieces and nephews, Scott and Audra Wisser, Lanny and James Pack and Terry (Tom) Pack Price. In addition to her parents and husband, Lana was preceded in death by her siblings, Karen Wisser, Sally and Patty Pack and James Pack.
Family and friends will be received at Willig Funeral Home & Crematory on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, from 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday, July 27, 2017, from 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 until the time of service at 8 p.m., in the funeral home chapel. Pastor Charles Owston will officiate.
Condolences may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com

 

Jean Frances Osborne

July 23, 2017 |

Published By Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home | Posted in: Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home

Jean Frances Osborne, 86, formerly of West Mifflin and Laughlintown, died Thursday, July 20, 2017. She was born Nov. 9, 1930, daughter of the late Katherine Marie (Kilger) Anastasiu and Merle Dwight Osborne, and stepdaughter of the late George "Pop" Anastasiu. She was predeceased by brothers, Harry Osborne, and George and Melvin Anastasiu; her sister, Lois Johnston; a grandson, Justin Bruce Chervenak; a stepgrandson, Bill Prettiman; and a godchild, Mike Speney. She was the former wife of the late George Chervenak; and widow of Matthew Wargovich, of Laughlintown. She is survived by her three loving children, Bruce (Roxanne) Chervenak, Brad John Chervenak, and Jean Marie (John) Fecho; grandchildren, Beth Ann (Eric) Gumbert, and Aleda Marie Fecho; stepchildren, Maria, Patti and Theresa, and their spouses. She is also survived by sisters-in-law, Loretta Osborne and Kathleen Anastasiu; nephew, Eric (Geri) Osborne; nieces, Kathleen Osborne (Richard) Bednarz and Chris Chervenak, of West Mifflin, and Jean's dear godchild, Karen Bisi. In her younger years, she loved to cook, sew, bake and paint. She also worked as a switchboard operator for Bell Telephone for 19 years, and more recently, as a funeral home receptionist and hostess. She was a proud member of McKeesport High School Class of 1948. Her Catholic faith sustained her and brought her joy.
Visitation is from 2:30 to 4:30 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, July 24, 2017, in MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME INC., 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300, William B. Schleifer, supervisor, and William Brian Schleifer, funeral director. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 25, 2017, in St. Angela Merici Church, with the Rev. Kevin Dominik officiating. Interment will be in Richland Cemetery, Dravosburg

 

Ada A. Moran

July 23, 2017 |

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

Ada A. Moran, age 103 of Versailles, passed away Saturday, July 22, 2017 in UPMC McKeesport Hospital.  Born April 1, 1914 in Wyano, she was a daughter of the late Ulderico and Ines Mordacci.

 
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Audrey Jean Lawnizak

July 23, 2017 |

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

Audrey Jean (Behr) Lawnizak, 81, of North Huntingdon, formerly of McKeesport, died Friday July 21, 2017. She was born February 20, 1936 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Charles Joseph Behr and Shirley Sawders Evans. She was the wife of the late Eugene S. "Jitters" Lawnizak who died October 12, 1994. She was a retired secretary for the United Steelworkers of America District 15. She is survived by her daughter, Cindy (Karl) Oeler of North Huntingdon and son, Mark (Cheryl) Lawnizak of Greenock , brother, James (Debbie) Evans of North Huntingdon, sister, Patricia Swantek of McKeesport, grandchildren, Jayson Pozzuto, Kristen Oeler, Erin Lawnizak, and Kori Kmetz, great-grandchildren, Kalilyn, Kyran, Jayce, and Jayleonna, sister-in-law, Martha Evans of Buena Vista, nieces and nephews.

 
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Tiffany Ann Carloss

July 22, 2017 |

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

Tiffany Ann Carloss, age 44, of McKeesport, died on July 21, 2017. She was born in McKeesport on September 5, 1972 and is the daughter of James (Peggy Bajuscik) and the late Carol Ann Anthony Carloss.  She was the granddaughter of the late James C. and Dorothy F. Raible Carloss and Tony George and Josephine Bosco Anthony. A graduate of McKeesport Area High School class of 1990, a member and past worthy advisor of Rainbow Girls Old Glory Assembly and she obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from Duquesne University in 1995. She previously was employed as a switchboard operator for the City of McKeesport for over 15 years. Her constant companion for many, many years was 96.9 Bob FM, Pittsburgh which played day and night. Her favorite song in the whole world was “Life’s Been Good To Me So Far” by Joe Walsh.

In addition to her father and Peggy, she is also survived by her sister Tracy Ann Carloss and husband John “Chris” Begley of Brunswick, Ohio, niece and Goddaughter Camille Carolyn Begley and her beloved cat, Suzie Q.

Friends will be received at Strifflers of White Oak Cremation and Mortuary Services, Inc., 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, supervisor, 412-678-6177) on Tuesday July 25th from 2 pm until 4 pm and 6 pm until 8pm. Mass of Christian burial will be on Wednesday July 26th at St. Patrick’s Church at 10:00 with Father Thomas Galvin officiating. Burial will take place in New St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

 
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Fred T. Riley

July 22, 2017 |

Published By Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home | Posted in: Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home

FRED T. RILEY
Age 80, of West Mifflin, on July 19, 2017, at home. He was the son of the late Frederick H. and Alberta (Crawford) Riley. He was a heavy equipment operator for Langenfelder Corporation and a member of Operating Engineers #66, a member of the Teutonia Mannerchor Club, Duquesne, and he proudly served his country in the Navy. Beloved husband of 55 years to Annette "Honey" (Petro) Riley; father of Thomas (Sharon) Riley of Madison, OH, Michaelene Ross of Bethlehem, PA, Tanya (Douglas) McCombs of West Mifflin and Frederick "Rick" Riley of West Mifflin; six grandchildren, Breanne, David, Jacey, Larry, Hunter and Caleb; also five great-grandchildren; brother of Terry (Geraldine) Riley of Gladys, VA and the late Ruthann Salzer; also many nieces and nephews. Visitation on Sunday, July 23, 2017, from 3-7 p.m. at the MALOY - SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300, where Funeral Services will be held on Monday at 1 p.m. His daughter, Michaelene Ross, will officiate. Burial will be in Richland Cemetery with military honors. Memorial contributions may be made to one's favorite charity.

 

John R. "Jake"-"Peo" Jakubovics Jr.

July 22, 2017 |

Published By Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home | Posted in: Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home

JOHN R. "JAKE"-"PEO" JAKUBOVICS Jr.
Of West Mifflin died Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at UPMC Shadyside Hospital. He was born in Duquesne on November 11, 1936, son of the late John R. and Margaret (Hrizo) Jakubovics, Sr. He was the beloved husband of Anita (Bianconi) Jakubovics for over 56 years; he was a parishioner of St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church of McKeesport. He retired from the West Mifflin Boro Police Department after 28 years. He served in the US Army stationed in Ft. Belvoir, VA. He was a member of the FOP Lodge #91 and the Croation Club Lodge #146 Men's Group of Versailles and Leo's Service Center Coffee Club. He was an avid sports fan of the Steelers, Penguins and the Pirates. He loved spending time with his late brothers at their property at Indian Head. He was predeceased by his parents, mother-in-law and father-in-law, Esterina and Vitaliano Bianconi; his brothers, late Edward W. "Whitey" (late Maryann) Hrizo, the late Michael (surviving spouse Barbara) Jakubovic, late Richard (surviving spouse Audrey) Jakubovics; sister, late Betty Ann (late Donald) Galya; and Godson, Dean A. Jakubovic; survived by sister, Marjorie (late John) Moritz of South Park and Dolores Bartko of Donora; and brother, Ernest (Carol) Jakubovic of Valencia; brother-in-law of John (late Matilda) Gelzhiser, Louise (late Albert) Shimkus, Ralphena (Carl) Kastan and John (Janet) Bianconi; his loving and extended family, Mark, Lisa, Shelby (Josh) and Jacob (Thea) Tkach, whose love and support meant so much to him; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, and great-great-nieces and nephews; and close friends for many years, Bill and Nancy Klasnic and their family. Visitation Sunday 2-8 p.m. at the MALOY - SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300, where a Blessing Service will be held on Monday at 9 a.m., followed by Divine Liturgy at St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church at 10 a.m. Burial will be in SS. Peter and Paul B.C. Cemetery with military honors. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Nicholas Church, McKeesport, PA 15132. Parastas will be held on Sunday at 4 p.m.

 

Thomas Ord Travis

July 22, 2017 |

Published By Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home | Posted in: Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home

THOMAS ORD TRAVIS Age 72, of West Mifflin, passed into eternal rest on July 17, 2017, at Southwestern Assisted Living, in West Mifflin. Tom was born on July 9, 1945, in Pittsburgh the son of the late Walter L. and Lillie E. (Betty) Ord Travis. Tom spent most of his early life on the west coast returning to West Mifflin in 1960. He attended West Mifflin South High School and graduated with the class of 1963. He attaneded Mansfield University of Pennsylvania and Point Park University, then served in the US Navy during the Vietnam War. He was employed by US Steel Duquesne Works but moved back to Oregon in 1988 and was employed as a Communications Specialist with the Credit Union Association of Oregon, in Beaverton. He enjoyed living in close proximity to the ocean as well as renewing childhood friendships. Tom was also active in the Loyal Order of the Moose in Duquesne, PA and in Hillsboro, Oregon. He loved playing golf and fishing and was an avid volunteer fundraiser for children in need. He returned again to West Mifflin in 2013 to be close to his children and granddaughter. He is survived by his son, Thomas O. Travis, Jr. and his daughter, Rebecca "Becki" Fanala, both of West Mifflin; and granddaughter, Madison Paige Lapp, of White Oak; also siblings, Lynda (Ralph) Raniero, of Viola, IL, Ralph (Irene) Travis, of Jefferson Hills, and Nancy (John) Stolley, of Muscatine, IA; and several nieces and nephews. At his request there will be no public visitation or service. If desired, contributions may be made in his memory to Mooseheart, a residential care facility for children and teens in need and a place very close to Tom's heart. Contact http://www.mooseheart.org/. Arrangements entrusted to MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, Duquesne, PA, 412-466-3300.

 
 

Barbara I. Janicki

July 21, 2017 |

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

Barbara I. Janicki, age 73, of Elizabeth, passed away on Friday, July 21, 2017 at home.

 
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Beth A. Roebuck Buckholtz

July 21, 2017 |

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

Beth A. Roebuck Buckholtz, age 57, of Highland Park, died Thursday, July 20, 2017.  She was born in McKeesport on May 21, 1960 and is the daughter of the late Raymond H. and Mary Margaret McCormick Roebuck. 

 
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