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Edgar Morris

December 18, 2018 |

By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

C. Edgar Morris, 76, of McKeesport, died Monday, December 17, 2018 at Monroeville Wellness and Rehabilitation Center, Monroeville.  Born in Masontown, PA, September 23, 1942, he was the son of the late George Lincoln and Edith Cinderella Wyland Morris. A retired foreman at WABCO, he later worked at and retired from Rice Enterprises.  Husband of the late Roberta Thomas Morris, he is survived by his sons, Bryan Morris of McKeesport and Shawn (Erin) Morris of McKeesport; 4 grandchildren, Shawn Paul Morris, Brennan Jayce Morris, Alexis Clawson, and Jessika Clawson; and is also survived by brothers and sisters.  Friends will be received in the Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA  15132 on Friday, December 21, 2018 from 12-3 and 5-8 PM.  A service will be held in the funeral home on Friday at 7 PM with the Rev. Jamal Lester officiating.

 


Marie Annette Blake (Weegie)

December 18, 2018 |

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

Marie Annette Blake (Weegie), 59 of McKeesport, Pennsylvania, passed away on Sunday, December 16, 2018 in UPMC McKeesport Hospital.

 
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December 17, 2018 |

By Editor | Posted in: General Information

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Patricia Mathews

December 17, 2018 |

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

Patricia Mathews, age 64, of White Oak, died Monday, December 17, 2018.  She was born September 15, 1954 in McKeesport, the daughter of the late Wayne Sr. and Rose Topolnak Paxon, and wife of the late Carl Van Mathews. She enjoyed riding motorcycles, working with ceramics, beading, collecting Indian statues and many other crafts.  She loved spending time with her family and Christmas was known to be her favorite holiday.

 
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Ernest Segady, Sr.

December 17, 2018 |

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

Ernest Segady, Sr., 71, of McKeesport, passed away Sunday, December 16, 2018 at home. He was born April 14, 1947 in McKeesport and was the son of the late William and Gizella (Ficsori) Segady. Ernest was a retired clerk  at the McKeesport Post Office, was a member of The Elizabeth Township Ex Servicemen's Association and loved his cars. He is survived by his son, Ernest (Meri) Segady, Jr., of White Oak, daughters, Shari (David) LaCivita of  North Huntingdon  and Michelle LaRue of Dravosburg 10 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, as well as nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his grandson, Zachary E. Segady, who passed away March 10, 2018.  There is no visitation. Private Burial will take place in Mount Vernon Cemetery, McKeesport. Arrangements are by the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 1638 Lincoln Way, White Oak (412) 672-6322 Troy J. Gilbert, Director. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 


Tony Bocetti

December 17, 2018 |

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

Tony Bocetti, age 95, of McKeesport and Forward Twp., passed away on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at home. He retired as a manager for R.E.A. Express in Pittsburgh. An Army veteran serving during World War II, he took part in the Normandy Invasion. He was a former member of the White Oak American Legion, Croatian Fraternal Union #146 of Versailles, Versailles VFW and Versailles AARP, and a former volunteer at the McKeesport Food Bank. 

 
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John A. Kovac

December 17, 2018 |

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

John A. “Wacky” Kovac, age 78 of McKeesport, died Friday, December 14, 2018. He was born in Port Vue on February 5, 1940 and is the son of the late Andrew R. and Kathryn Krivonak Kovac. John served in the U. S. Army during the Viet Nam War and was a self-employed painting contractor. He was a member of the PNA Lodge 352 in McKeesport and formerly the Port Vue Golf League.

He is survived by his son, Brent E. (Stephanie) Kovac of Port Vue; grandchildren, Carrington and Ryker Kovac; sister, Audrey (Thomas P.) Catanzaro of Glassport; nieces, Kim (Tony) Dunn-Ruccio of McKeesport, Toni (Will Hodnik) Brundage of Port Vue, Sandy (John Sanford) Catanzaro of Glassport; and nephew, Thomas A. Catanzaro of Glassport.

 
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Mary Ann (Beam) Markle

December 16, 2018 |

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

Mary Ann (Beam) Markle age 70, of Pittsburgh, formerly of West Mifflin and Dravosburg, on December 15, 2018. She was a daughter of the late Daniel and Marie C. (Lynn) Beam. Mary Ann was a retired bank operator-sorter for National City Bank. She later became a tutor for Greater Pittsburgh Literacy and tutored English as a secondary language instructor. She collected carousels. She is survived by her significant other of 29 years, William G. "Buck" Lorey of Pittsburgh; sister of the late Daryl Hart. Visitation on Wednesday, December 19 from 9 a.m. - noon at the MALOY- SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, (412) 466-3300, where her funeral services will be held at noon, Pastor John Gropp officiating. Burial will be in Jefferson Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Bethany Hospice, 875 Greentree Rd., Parkway Center, Building 6, Ste. 100, Greentree, PA 15220.

 


Terry Allen Kellar, Sr.

December 16, 2018 |

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

Terry Allen Kellar, Sr., age 73, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at home. A U.S. Navy veteran, he retired as a foreman with U.S. Steel Fairfield Works in Birmingham, AL. Born November 6, 1945 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Michael and Anna (Scherbo) Kellar, and husband of the late Emma (Wallace) Kellar.

 
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Marie (Wislosky) Dutka

December 15, 2018 |

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

Marie (Wislosky) Dutka, 91, of Irwin, formerly of Trafford, passed away peacefully Wednesday December 12, 2018. She was born August 1, 1927 in Trafford, a daughter of the late Steve and Catherine (Marchyn) Wislosky. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Alexander Dutka, a sister Natalie Bertolo and her brothers John, David, and Steve Wislosky. She was a lifetime member of Christian Life Church, Trafford. Marie is survived by her sons Ron (Julie) Dutka of Irwin and Ken (Jacquelyn) Dutka of North Huntingdon; grandchildren Ethan and Nicholas Dutka; a sister Dorothy (John) Dutka; and nieces and nephews.
 
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Elsie M. (Holt) Novak

December 15, 2018 |

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

Elsie M. (Holt) Novak, 90, of North Versailles, passed away Friday, December 14 2018. She was born April 23, 1928 in North Versailles, a daughter of the late Harry A. and Hilda M. (Herrmann) Holt and was also preceded in death by her husband Victor A. Novak; a son James H. Novak; and her sister Virginia J. Holt. She was a graduate of East McKeesport High School, attended Westminster College and graduated from the University of Pittsburgh. She was a retired French and English school teacher for the McKeesport Area School District. Elsie was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, North Versailles and the Women of the ELCA. She loved gardening and traveling.
 
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Lance A. Frye

December 15, 2018 |

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

Lance A. Frye, 21, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday December 14, 2018 at home surrounded by family. He was born March 24, 1997 in Pittsburgh, a son of Wilbur F. and Betsy J. (Bouldin) Frye of North Huntingdon. Lance was a Heart Hero for the American Heart Association, a former camper and counselor for Dr. Bill Neches Heart Camp for Kids, a former player and coach for PAL Adaptive Baseball League, and an Ambassador for Children’s Hospital, Beads of Courage, and Speedway. Lance also was a Make-A-Wish Foundation kid. He was a sports fanatic and a member of Pitcairn Monroeville Sportsman’s Club. He was a graduate of Norwin High School, an employee at Earl’s Dairy Whip, North Huntingdon, and a member of First Presbyterian Church, Irwin.
 
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David "Boat" Carr

December 15, 2018 |

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

David "Boat" Carr, 81, of McKeesport, formerly of Coulter, passed away Friday, December 14, 2018.  He was born June 22, 1937 in McKeesport, a son of the late Clarence and MaryAnn (Fisher) Carr.  Prior to his retirement, David was a security guard and a veteran of the US Air Force.  He enjoyed playing guitar and singing.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Art Carr.  He is survived by his brothers, Jack Carr and his wife, Judy, Patrick Carr and his wife, Maisie, Daniel Carr and his wife, Judy; sister, MaryAnn Maiolo; and 16 nieces and nephews.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.  A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Tuesday at 10 a.m. in St. Agnes Church with Msgr. Paul Fitzmaurice officiating.  Interment to follow in McKeesport-Versailles Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Elizabeth A. “Betty” (Benaim) Wingertzahn

December 15, 2018 |

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

Elizabeth A. “Betty” (Benaim) Wingertzahn, 90, of North Huntingdon, formerly of Herminie, passed way Thursday December 13, 2018. She was born November 14, 1928 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Jacque and Anna (Wiehagen) Benaim. She is survived by her daughter Cheryl Fowler and her husband Dale of North Huntingdon and her granddaughters Chelsea Lynn and Ashley Lauren Fowler. Betty loved animals especially the family dogs. At the family request there will be no viewing.
 
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Albert M. Serena

December 14, 2018 |

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

Albert M. Serena died Thursday, December 13th in McMurray Pa. He was 87. Albert was born on Valentines Day, February 14, 1931, in North Braddock. He was the only child of Roy Serena and Hazel Smith Serena Garrett. He was married 67 years to Audrey Bisesi Serena.

 
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