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Jack Richard Sutter

August 14, 2020 |

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

Jack Richard Sutter, age 91, of White Oak, formerly of North Versailles Twp., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 11, 2020, following a short battle with cancer.

Born in Elizabeth, he was the son of the late Stanley and Bertha Sutter. He graduated from McKeesport Vocational High School and served in the US Air Force during the Korean War.

Following the war, he was employed for over 34 years at Westinghouse Research and Development Center in Churchill where he participated on the cutting edge of laser and fiber optics development.

He was an accomplished artist and lover of music and was physically active and involved in many activities up to the end. He was especially proud of his work with his beloved church St. John’s Lutheran Church in North Versailles where he served as an adult church school teacher and leader, worship assistant, and choir member and with Meals-On-Wheels where he served for over 25 years.

 
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Dale T. Watson

August 13, 2020 |

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

Dale T. Watson, 94, of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at his home.  He was born May 14, 1926 in Irwin, a son of the late Charles B. and Theresa L. (Thornton) Watson.  Prior to his retirement, Dale worked as a lab technician for WABCO and was a veteran of the US Navy having served during WWII.  He was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ, Larimer, and enjoyed golfing, hunting, fishing and  watching old westerns on TV.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Gary Watson; son-in-law, William Gault; and brother, Wayne (Janet) Watson.  He is survived by his loving wife of 71 years, Rose (Price) Watson; daughter, Donna Gault; grandchildren, Stacey Valenta and Cale Watson; great-grandchildren, Jacob and Benjamin Watson and Sydney Rose Valenta.  There will be no visitation.  Arrangements were made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Patricia (King) Barker

August 12, 2020 |

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

Patricia (King) Barker age 88, on August 11, 2020, at home, surrounded by her loving family. “Patsy,” as she was affectionately called by her family was the “queen,” and everyone she met knew about her big family. She worked for Bell Telephone for 42 years as a Directory Assistance Operator. She was Past President of the GFWC Women’s Club of Duquesne, Girl Scout leader and Democratic Committee member. She was an avid shopper…QVC and HSN knew her by name.  She loved to travel with her husband and family, and especially her trips to Hawaii, Mexico, Ireland, and numerous cruises to the Virgin Islands. Patsy loved eating out at fancy restaurants, a good superburger at Eat ‘n Park, and being pampered at the spa.  But most of all, she loved spending time with family and celebrating holidays with the people who she loved.

 
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Audrey B. Serena

August 12, 2020 |

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

Audrey B. Serena, age 91, of Liberty Borough, died August 10, 2020, at ManorCare Health Services - Peters Township. Born December 22, 1928, in McKeesport, she was the only child of the late Anthony and Mary (Brletic) Bisesi and the wife of the late Albert M. Serena for over 67 years.

 
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Archie Tortorice

August 12, 2020 |

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

Archie Tortorice, 93, of Port Vue, PA, died Thursday, August 6, 2020 . He was born in Clairton, PA, on Monday, April 11th, 1927 and is the son of the late Joseph and Frances Tomediosky Tortorice. He is the husband of the late Marion "Merine" Tomediosky Tortorice. He worked as an Engineer for Union Railroad for over 40 years, a heavy equipment operator for over 40 years and was a sole-Proprietor for his heavy equipment business.

 
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Joseph W. Campbell, Jr.

August 12, 2020 |

By Willig Funeral Home & Crematory | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Crematory

Joseph W. Campbell, Jr., age 93, of Clairton, died July 28, 2020, at home. Born June 8, 1927, in Elizabeth, PA, he was the son of the late Joseph W., Sr., and Margaret (Boyd) Campbell.

Joe was retired from the former Continental Can Corporation, where he worked as the lead line mechanic. In his early years, Joe was a volunteer Civil Air Patrol, U.S. Air Force Auxiliary. He was also a member of the F&AM. Joe was an avid automobile enthusiast and was proud to show off his tool collection.

 
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Gail L. Kennedy

August 11, 2020 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Gail L. Kennedy, 79, of Dravosburg died Aug. 8, 2020.  She is the daughter of the late Lester and Blanche (Robinson) Lewis.  She is survived by her beloved husband Howard Kennedy; daughters Judy (William) Snodgrass and Melissa (David) Hobby; grandchildren Caitlin (Mike) Sostaric, Joshua Hobby and Tomi James McKelvey; great grandchildren Mia and Michael Sostaric; brother-in-law Robert Campbell; sister-in-law Kathy Kranz; aunt Lois Adams; also nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her sister Linda "Din" Campbell.  Gail was a member of the Dravosburg United Methodist Church.  A private funeral service was held Tues., Aug. 11, 2020.  Funeral arrangements by Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport.

 


Marlene V. (Obradovich) Petrosky

August 11, 2020 |

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

Marlene V. (Obradovich) Petrosky, age 78, of McKeesport, passed peacefully from this life on August 9, 2020.  She was born on July 21, 1942, in Duquesne.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Nick and Veronica (Ignat) Obradovich; sister, Evelyn Stull; brother, David Obradovich.

 
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Patrick M. “Mick” Mains Sr.

August 11, 2020 |

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

Patrick M. “Mick” Mains Sr. age 52, of White Oak, passed away on August 9, 2020, at home.  Born in McKeesport on May 28, 1968, he was the son of the late James and Patricia (Zuzo) Mains. 

He did restoration work for Boyer-Pentek, graduated from Duquesne High School, where he played baseball, liked playing softball, canoeing & fishing, and being with family. 

He was the husband of Cynthia “Cindy” (Boot) Mains for 31 years; father of Patrick M. Mains Jr., Anthony J. (Megan) Mains, Katelyn P. Mains, all at home, Morgan (Alexander) Martin of Clover, South Carolina and Jackson Mains of Elizabeth; brother of Judy (Daryl) Black of White Oak, Terry Mains Minnick Ball of New Florence, Robert “Fudd” (Sharon) Mains of McKeesport, James Mains of McKeesport, David Mains of McKeesport and Michael Horchata of Rural Valley. 

 
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John M. Murray

August 11, 2020 |

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

John M. Murray age 94, of Scott Twp. formerly of West Mifflin, passed away on August 9, 2020 at Woodcliffe Manor, in Bethel Park.  Born in Duquesne on October 6, 1925, he was the son of the late Michael and Catherine (Davin) Murray.  He was a retired general superintendent of the Bar Mill at U.S. Steel-Duquesne Works.

He was a graduate of Duquesne University in 1943, a member of St. Therese Church of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, the Knights of Columbus #955, the McKeesport Elks, and the Homestead V.F.W.  He proudly served his country in the Army Air Corp during World War II.

 
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Louise E. Ervin

August 11, 2020 |

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

Louise E. Ervin, age 94, of North Huntingdon, formerly of North Versailles, passed away Saturday, August 8, 2020. She was born January 6, 1926 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Paul and Esther Eves. She was a waitress and Benedict’s Hotel in Pitcairn and Drew Menas Restaurant in North Versailles. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her sisters June, Jean and Doris; and her brother Sonny. She is survived by her children Glenn (Kathy) Ervin, Scott Ervin and Dennis (Shirley) Ervin; grandchildren; great grandchildren; and great-great grandchildren.

 
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Cheryl Lynn (Thompson) Coleman

August 11, 2020 |

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

Cheryl Lynn Thompson Coleman died August 5, 2020. She was born on July 11, 1957, in Chicago, Illinois, the second of three children to the late Robert F. and Doris S. Thompson.

No one knew the profound impact this child would make or leave on so many lives, but GOD knew. She was raised with the core values of putting God first then family.  

Cheryl accepted the Lord at a very early age.  She loved the Lord so much and fulfilling our Grandfather’s wishes she pursued and received a Certificate of License to preach the Gospel of Ministry in 2005, followed by obtaining her Certificate of Ordination in 2006 from Bethlehem Baptist Church, McKeesport, PA, where she delivered her first sermon as an Associate Minister, the beginning of several to come.  Up until the time of her passing, Cheryl was actively coordinating and planning church functions, occasionally teaching a computer class or two.

 
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Steve Kolodziej, Sr.

August 10, 2020 |

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

Steven W. Kolodziej, Sr.,  65, of Forward Township, lost his valiant battle with Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma on Sunday, August 9, 2020. He was born July 23, 1955 in McKeesport. Steve was the former proprietor of Lucky Dawgs Doggie Daycare. He enjoyed gardening and being outdoors with his faithful pup Maggie, and having a Coors Lite with his many friends.

 
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Robert Louis Brown

August 10, 2020 |

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

Robert Louis Brown, 93, of White Oak, passed away Sunday, August 9, 2020. He was born August 3, 1927 in Willock, PA and was the son of the late John Chizer and the late Alberta (Curry) Miller. He was a US Navy Veteran serving in WWII as a Radarman on the USS Boxer CV-21 Aircraft Carrier.  He worked at the former Bell Telephone Company and later AT&T. He was a member of The American Legion 701 in White Oak, The Polaris Masonic Lodge in McKeesport and The Frank Gun Cub in Buena Vista. He was also a shriner and a Scottish Rite Mason.  Robert was an avid golfer and hunter, and was a Pittsburgh sports fan, most notably having Steelers season tickets for many years.

 
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Sally Jane Graham

August 10, 2020 |

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

Sally Jane Graham, age 81, of Rostraver Twp., died at home on Monday, August 10, 2020. She was a beloved aunt, caring friend and born-again Christian. She was a substitute teacher in the West Jefferson Hills School District for many years and a lifelong member of the Crossroads Community Church (Beulah Baptist) of Jefferson Hills. Born May 19, 1939 in McKeesport,  she was a daughter of the late Edward Walter and Hazel (Lloyd) Graham. She is survived by her sister-in-law, Irma (David) Graham; nieces, Susan (Richard) White and Marilyn (Neil) Morton; niece-in-law, Elizabeth (Mark S.) Graham; nephews, Larry (Beverly) Graham and Alexander Keith Graham; five great-nephews; and great great-nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers, Edward and David; sister, Hazel Check; brother-in-law, Peter Check; and nephew, Mark S. Graham.

 
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