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Ocie L. Paige, Jr.

April 22, 2019 |

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

Ocie L. Paige, Jr., 80, of McKeesport, Pennsylvania, departed this Earthly life on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, in UPMC McKeesport Hospital.

He was born July 5, 1938, in Birmingham, Alabama, son of the late Ocie L., Sr. and Eula Mae Rodger Paige.  He was also preceded in death by his wife of over fifty-eight years, Alease Wallace Paige, who passed away on February 3, 2019.

Ocie was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church.  He retired from the United States Army and was also employed as the Director of Food Services of the Wilkinsburg School District. As an active participant within his community, he was a member and past president of both the McKeesport School Board and the NAACP.  He also worked as a Manager for Wendy’s Restaurant.

Left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Daphne D. Paige; two grandsons, Ocie L. Paige, III, and Collin Paige all of McKeesport; sister, Bertha Mae Hopson of Detroit, MI and other loving friends and relatives.

 
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Larry R. Williams

April 22, 2019 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Larry Robert Williams, 80, of Elizabeth, passed away at Jefferson Hospital, on Sunday, April 21, 2019.  He was born December 28, 1938, to the late John and Jessie Trumpie Williams.  Larry is survived by his son; Jerry R. (Darlene) Williams of Espyville, Pa., daughter Sheri Williams of Elizabeth, and granddaughter; Jessica Buckery of Elizabeth.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Diana Barca Williams.  Larry was an avid fisherman, he was a member of the Blaine Hill and Elizabeth Fire Department, and the Sportsman Club of Pymatuning Pa.  He also worked for Mesta Machine in Homestead Pa., and Elizabeth Forward School District as a custodian.  The family would like to thank the staff at Jefferson Hospital and all his friends at the fire hall. Arrangements have been entrusted to S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th St., Clairton, PA 15025.  A private graveside service will occur at Round Hill Cemetery.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 


Mary Ellen Skop

April 22, 2019 |

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

Mary Ellen Skop, 64, of Clairton, passed away on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at UPMC Presbyterian. She received her B.A. in Education from St. Francis College in 1974 and was a teacher at Brightside Academy and the Clairton School District for many wonderful years. She would often encounter former students who always approached her with enthusiasm. An avid member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish in Clairton, Mary had a very strong relationship with God and often reflected on scripture and its application to life. She loved to read both classics and new aged material, preferring to touch the pages rather than use a Kindle. She was known for her quick wit in conversation and ability to make strangers new-found friends. She was a fierce card player and had an exclusive group that met to play at her house on Sundays. She enjoyed decorating for all holidays and often changed her table arrangement in her dining room to match any occasion. 

 
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Donna Jean Happe

April 22, 2019 |

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

Donna Jean Happe, 69, of Forward Township, passed away Easter Sunday, April  21, 2019. She was born June 5, 1949 in Pittsburgh and was the daughter of the late Edward and Helen (Maturkanich) Schedadt. Donna was a Manager at J. C. Penny Co. in West Mifflin.

 
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Blair M. Wojton

April 21, 2019 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Blair M. Wojton, 75, of Glassport died Saturday April 20, 2019. He is the son of the late Matthew and Sophie (Ekiert) Wojton. He is survived by his siblings Carol (Richard) Dziki, Fran (Mike) Hoover, Phyllis (Bill) Beaver, Sta Wojton, Matt Wojton, and many nieces and nephews. Blair was a teacher at South Allegheny and St. Michael's, a member of the Glassport Council, Democratic Committee member, Lion's Club, and he also worked for Macy's and Puff's for many years. Friends received Thursday and Friday 2-4 and 6-8 and a celebration of Blair's life will take place Saturday starting at 10am with a Catholic service being held at 11am at the Wojciechowski Funeral Home 640 Vermont Ave, Glassport. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations can be made to the American Cancer Society in Blair's name.

 


Wesley P. Galiyas

April 21, 2019 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

 Wesley P. Galiyas, 64, of Glassport died Saturday April 20, 2019. He is the son of the late Peter Galiyas. Wesley is survived by his mother Amelia (DiLiscia) Galiyas; siblings Mark (Loria) Galiyas of Glassport, Gina (Russell) Grice of Glassport, Mary Jo (Scott) Gacovsky of Elizabeth, Paul (Donna) Galiyas of Glassport; 7 nieces and nephews; and 7 great nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions may be made to the family. There will be no service held, arrangements made by the Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport.

 


Dr. C. Robert Brown

April 20, 2019 |

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

Dr. C. Robert Brown, 89, of Elizabeth, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, April 20, 2019. He was born July 19, 1929 in Elizabeth and was the son of the late Homer R. and Marjorie A. (Thompson) Brown. Dr. Brown was a member of the Elizabeth United Methodist Church and was a US Army Veteran. He was a retired Physician and operated his Family Practice in Elizabeth for many years. He is survived by his wife, Marcia (Diehl) Brown, daughter, Melinda D. Brown of Elizabeth, sons, William M. Brown of Brookline and Robert C. Brown and Dr. Charles R. (Julie) Brown of Elizabeth, grandchildren, Isaac T., Silas C., and Linus R. Brown, brother, William R. Brown of Elizabeth Township, and nieces and nephews.

 
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Paul A. Ruggier

April 20, 2019 |

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

Paul A. Ruggier, 69, of Elizabeth Township, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, April 19, 2019. He was born May 11, 1949 in McKeesport and was the son of the late John and Florence (Sweeney) Ruggier. Paul was a member of St. Patrick Church in Christy Park and was a US Marine Veteran. He was proprietor of Simplified Merchant Processing and MMD Fabrications.  He is survived by his wife, Shelley Mae (Gibel) Ruggier, son, Jason P. (Heather) Ruggier of Cranberry Township, daughters, Melanie L. Ruggier of Elizabeth Township, Samantha J. (Dan) Taylor of Buena Vista, and Jamie J. (Victor) Hopkin of Ruffsdale, grandchildren, Amanda (Christopher), Jacqueline, Wade, Robyn, Carli, Matthew, Lauren, Cameron, Jacob, Max, and Zachary, great-grandson, Logan, sisters, Carol (Walter) Worek and Evelyn (Tom) Fichera of West Mifflin, Sandi (Gerry) Como of Jefferson Hills, uncle, Paul (Barb) DeFabio of Boston and nieces and nephews.

 
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Lois (McElroy) Kovacs

April 20, 2019 |

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

Lois (McElroy) Kovacs, 86, a resident of Westmoreland Manor, formerly of Irwin, passed away peacefully Wednesday April 17, 2019. She was born September 21, 1932 in Jeannette, a daughter of the late Benjamin and Adriana M. (Pas) McElroy and was also preceded in death by her brother David Kleyn. Lois grew up in Shafton and was a graduate of Irwin High School. She faithfully worked at Jeannette District Memorial Hospital, retiring in 1996. She was a lifelong member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Irwin. She had great joy in watching her church grow over the years. Lois was a loving mother and grandmother that raised three sons on her own. She valued family and friends, enjoyed meeting the girls for card club, and had a passion for cars owning many different models throughout her life, her favorite was a 1936 Hudson.
 
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Raymond C. Siegel Sr.

April 20, 2019 |

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

Raymond C. Siegel Sr., 94, a resident of Weatherwood Manor, Greensburg, formerly of Irwin, died Thursday April 18, 2019. He was born September 7, 1924 in Cereal, North Huntingdon Township, a son of the late William George and Helga (Carlson) Siegel. Ray was a veteran of WWII having served in the Army Air Corps and participated in the Normandy Invasion on D-Day plus 1. He was a graduate of Norwin High School, Class of 1942 and received his master’s degree in education from California University of Pennsylvania. He was a school teacher and basketball coach at Penn Trafford School District before becoming a longtime insurance agent for Nationwide Insurance. He was a member of First United Church of Christ, Irwin, a Paul Harris Fellow and former member of Norwin Rotary Club and a member of the American Legion Post 359 and Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 781, both of Irwin.
 
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Anne (Bretcko) Kmetz

April 20, 2019 |

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

Anne Bretcko Kmetz, age 95, of Sewickley, formerly of Clairton, PA, passed away on Thursday, April 18, 2019.She was born April 14, 1924, in Clairton, to the late John and Mary (Kuzma) Bretcko. Anne was a lifelong resident of Clairton until her move to Sewickley.  Anne was a 1942 graduate of Clairton High School. She worked as a telephone operator for Bell Telephone and as a merchandise buyer for Skapik’s Department Store in Clairton. She was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish in Clairton.  Anne is predeceased by her husband Andrew A. Kmetz, her son Andrew and daughter Carol Kmetz. She is survived by her daughters Monica Kmetz Cochran (Terry), Andrea Kmetz-Sheehy (Bob), and Tracy Kmetz; her grandchildren Scott Cochran (Kirsten), Christopher Cochran, Caroline Cochran, Elizabeth Sheehy and Jack Sheehy; great-grandchildren Austin, Brooke, and Cameron Cochran; nieces and nephews.

 
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William H. Young

April 20, 2019 |

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

William H. Young, age 85 of North Huntingdon died April 20, 2019 at his home. He was born September 24, 1933 in Williamsport, Pa, a son of the late William Young and Margaret Gilette. William was self employed in the dry wall industry, an avid sports fan and enjoyed bowling and golfing.  He is survived by his beloved wife Darlene Ober Young, two sons Michael, Bryan Young (Michelle), one daughter, Beverly Gold (Mark), grandchildren, Colleen Ellig (Joshua), David Gold (Alyson), Katie (Joshua) Fournier, Khegan Young, Calahan Young, Saige Young,Delaney and Kendal Young. 6 great grandchildren, brother Paul Wright, sister, Sandy Hopfensberger. Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Tues 5-8 p.m. A funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Interment Penn Lincoln Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the United States Association of Blind Athletes. usaba.org. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Robert T. "Bud" Miller

April 20, 2019 |

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

Robert "Bud" T. Miller, 94, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday, April 19, 2019 at Hempfield Manor.  He was born October 31, 1924 in Turtle Creek, a son of the late Edgar and Mary (Fenton) Miller.  Prior to his retirement, Bud was a tool and die maker for Firth Sterling Steel and was a veteran of the US Army having served during WWII.  He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, North Huntingdon, Valley Lodge Masons 613, Turtle Creek, and former member of the American Legion.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Catherine "Kay" Miller; brothers, Edgar, Harry, Willard and Paul Miller; sisters, Audrey Palmquist, Elsie Brown, Irene Tracey and Mary Brown.  He is survived by his son, Robert B. Miller and his wife, Carol; daughter, Sharen Silvis and her husband, Jack; grandchildren, Darryl (Corie) Silvis, Laurie (Sam) Peddicord, Amy (David) Denny; great-grandchildren, Melissa (Mike) Shaffer, LeAnne (Steve) Dorough, Jack, Brad; great-great-grandchildren, Arielle, Abby, Tyler, Leona, Sage and Jack. 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 funeral service will take place on Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Interment will follow in Grandview Cemetery, North Versailles, PA.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Christ United Methodist Church, North Huntingdon or Excela Hospice.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Lottie J. Sowa

April 19, 2019 |

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

Lottie J. Sowa, age 100, of McKeesport, died April 18, 2019, at AHN Forbes Hospital of Monroeville. Born January 7, 1919, in West Wilmerding, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Anna (Slivick) Garbowski and the wife of the late Raymond Sowa. Lottie dedicated her life to caring for her family and home. She was a member of Corpus Christi Church. She enjoyed attending bingo and lottery scratch off tickets. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family.

 
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Patricia Ann Daugherty

April 19, 2019 |

By William H. Craig Funeral Home | Posted in: William H Craig Funeral Home

  Patricia Ann Daugherty, 78, of Elizabeth Twp, formerly of North Huntingdon Twp. passed away April 18, 2019 in the Riverside Care Center. She was born June 12, 1940 in McKeesport.

 
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