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Parrish B. Middlebrook

May 13, 2021 |

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

Parrish B. Middlebrook, 49, died May 7, 2021. A walk-through viewing will be held Wednesday, May 19, 2021, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at Macedonia Baptist Church, 17 Cochran St., Duquesne, PA 15110, where a funeral service will be held at 12 noon. Arrangements are in charge of Robert A. Waters Funeral Home Inc.

 


Robert “Whitey” Wiest

May 13, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Alfieri Funeral Home

Robert “Whitey” Wiest, 76, died May 9, 2021, with his loving family at his side. Whitey was the loving husband of Marlene (DePaoli) Wiest; father of Tara Pierce and Noel Wiest; grandfather of Ashley Bittner. Whitey enjoyed watching sports, especially the Auburn Tigers. He also enjoyed bowling and golfing. He was strong in his Byzantine Faith. Per Whitey’s wishes, there will be no visitation. Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at Holy Trinity Byzantine Catholic Church in Wall on Saturday, May 15 at 1pm. Arrangements entrusted to Alfieri Funeral Home, Inc., Wilmerding. Please visit us at www.alfierifuneralhome.com for online condolences.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Robert "Whitey" Wiest, please visit our floral store.

 


Arthur (Aufie) James Bryan

May 13, 2021 |

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

Arthur (Aufie) James Bryan, 78 was born August 29, 1942 in McKeesport, Pa. He was the son of the late John Bryan and Lena (Carter) Bryan Miller.

Aufie graduated from McKeesport High School in 1962.  He worked as a Machine Operator for several warehouses and retired after 35 years with local 205 from Schneiders Dairy.  Music was his medicine.  His production Company AB Productions hosted many college dances and parties and entertainment for the local teens.  Sitting on his back porch listening to Doo Wop and the oldies with his Cherikee Red Pop was a good day. He loved to travel, and cruising was one of his favorites; a total of 12 or more cruises. Aufie was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.  The McKeesport Past & Present Organization was another one of Aufie’s loves.  He was one of the original members of the organization. He was a very dedicated worker.

 
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Duane D. Jenkins

May 13, 2021 |

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

Duane D. Jenkins, age 88, of Jefferson Hills, formerly of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Thursday, May 13, 2021 at Vincentian Marian Manor. He retired as president of D. Jenkins Group in Elrama. An Army veteran serving during the Korean War, he was a member of Jefferson United Presbyterian Church in Jefferson Hills and a member of the McKeesport Masonic Lodge. Born November 12, 1932 in Versailles, he was a son of the late William J. and Mary Jane (Haywood) Jenkins. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Joy L. (Wilkop) Jenkins; sons, William H. (Sherri) Jenkins of Monongahela and Tom D. (Debbie) Jenkins of South Park; daughter, Lorraine (Brian) Finley of Pleasant Hills; grandchildren, Heather Schmidtt, TJ Jenkins, Bill Jenkins Jr., Amelia Kelly, Ashley Birckhead, Samantha Taylor, Marissa Jenkins and Dillon Finley; and seven great-grandchildren.

 
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Rose Marie Izydore

May 12, 2021 |

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

Rose Marie Izydore, 79, of North Versailles, passed away Tuesday, May 11, 2021. She was born July 13, 1941 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Anthony and Susan (Siansky) Miller. Rose Marie was also preceded in death by her daughter, Denise Halaszynski, of Alpharetta, Georgia. Rose Marie was a member of Mary, Mother of God Parish.

 
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George F. Matta II

May 12, 2021 |

By Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home | Posted in: Jefferson Memorial Cemetery Funeral Home

George F. Matta II, 64, of White Oak, and formerly of Duquesne, died peacefully on May 10, 2021. He was born on October 2, 1956 to parents George Matta, deceased, and Florence (Kelmeckis) Matta, and is survived by his wife Catherine (Love), who met in high school and were married for 39 devoted years; his son, Bradley and wife Gretchen (Dimeling) Matta, and daughter Brittany and her husband Darin Kowalski. George was blessed to be known as “Pappy” to his 4 grandchildren; Kash, Hagen, Bannon, and Kinley - all of whom he adored and provided him with motivation during his battle with brain cancer, and his dog Oliver George also leaves behind his brother, Gary Matta, and brother-in-law, George Dillinger, and his wife Cindy (Pazehoski) Dillinger and nieces and nephews; Logan (Dillinger) and Keith Haselhoff, Tyler and Liz (Heiles) Dillinger, Langley (Matta) and Tyler Shope, Austin Matta and Jaquan Davidson.

George lived a full life; dedicated to supporting his family, helping his friends, and committed to always trying to better the “Mon Valley” - the community he was so proud to have lived in throughout his entire life. His journey in life began in the City of Duquesne, from being born here, one of his proudest political accomplishments, was to be elected as Mayor of Duquesne from (1993-1999). Indeed, being called “Mayor” was a badge of honor as he was a graduate of Duquesne High School (1974) and was elected as City Controller (1989-1993). George obtained a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Penn State University (1978), and Masters in Business Industrial Relations from St. Francis College (1983).

 
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David John Gallowich

May 11, 2021 |

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

David John Gallowich, age 68, of McKeesport, died Wednesday, May 5, 2021. He was born in Pittsburgh on November 16, 1952 and is the son of the late David P. and Ethel Grace Smith Gallowich.

 
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Thomas Brown

May 11, 2021 |

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

Thomas Brown, age 49, of McKeesport, died April 29, 2021, at home. Born August 26, 1971, he was the son of the late Larry and Mary (Brown) Williams and the husband of Juanita (Banks) Brown.

Thomas worked as a meat packer until he became disabled. He gave his life to the Lord and attended Love Ministry on the North Side. Thomas enjoyed listening to music and watching movies and loved being with his grandchildren. In addition to his wife, Thomas is survived by children, Crisha Brown, Thomas Ellis and Trevon Brown; stepchildren, India Brown, Akeysha Price, Andre Price, Elza Henderson and Denise Henderson; 14 grandchildren; sister, Angel Brown; grandmother, Ruby Williams; uncle, Vernon Williams; aunt, April Williams; cousin, James Williams; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a baby sister. Arrangements were entrusted to Willig Funeral Home & Crematory.

Condolences and memories may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com. Charles Danforth, Supervisor

 


Brandon Michael Walsh

May 11, 2021 |

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

Brandon Michael Walsh, age 29, of West Mifflin, died Monday, May 10, 2021.  He was born in Largo, Florida on November 10, 1991 and is the son of the late Christine Pettit Peterson.

 
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Valerie Rozzi

May 11, 2021 |

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

Valerie Rozzi (nee Galka), age 93, a resident of Avon Lake, OH, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 6, 2021, at New Life Hospice of Lorain, OH.  She was born November 7, 1927, in Port Vue, PA., and was the daughter of the late John and Sophie Galka and wife of the late Olindo Rozzi for 58 years.

 
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Stephan "Steve" Semko

May 11, 2021 |

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

Stephan "Steve" Semko, age 78, of McKeesport, formerly of Clairton, died May 9, 2021, at UPMC Montefiore Hospital.  Born July 25, 1942, in Clairton, he was the son of the late George and Anna (Keresten) Semko and beloved husband of Adrienne "Lynn" (Snyder) Semko for 48 years.

 
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Pamela Sue (Kulus) Brown

May 10, 2021 |

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

Pamela Sue (Kulus) Brown, age 55, of Braddock Hills, formerly of Duquesne, passed away on May 9, 2021, at UPMC Shadyside. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii on September 7, 1965, she was the daughter of Constance Tassone (Dombrosky) and the late Thomas Kulus. She was a former legal secretary for a Pittsburgh law firm and a longtime waitress at Pizza Hut-Duquesne. She loved being with her family, which was everything to her, and she enjoyed going to Kennywood, lottery tickets and her cat, Pumpkin.

She was the wife of the late Paul Afanasieff. Survivors include her mother, Constance (Tassone) Dombrosky and her step-father, Gerald Dombrosky of Elizabeth Twp.; daughter, Heather Brown of North Braddock; siblings Thomas (Jacqueline) Kulus of West Mifflin, Cindy (Jim) Capell of Monroeville and Marie (Bryan) Krasneski of South Park. She was a doting and loving aunt of Tanner, Bennett and Ethan Kulus, Katie and Jimmy Capell and Ariana and Colton Krasneski; step-mother of Jesse Afanasieff and step-grandmother of Shane and Cailey Afanasieff.

 
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Ronald Samuel Gillie

May 10, 2021 |

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

Ronald Samuel Gillie, 82, of Versailles, passed away Saturday, May 8, 2021. He was born March 2, 1939 in Elizabeth and was the son of the late James Benjamin and Katherine (Thomas) Gillie. He was a retired policeman and worked for Elizabeth Borough. After retirement, he was a electrician, motorcycle mechanic and also worked for Advanced Auto. He was a Boy Scout, Eagle Scout and a Scout Master for Pack # 133.

 
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Milan John "Mel" Kesser, Jr.

May 10, 2021 |

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

Milan John "Mel" Kesser, Jr., 65, of North Huntingdon, passed away Sunday, May 9, 2021. He was born May 5, 1956 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Milan John Kesser, Sr.  and Rosemary M. (McKay) Kesser Gerondites.  Milan was a faithful and devoted member of St. Agnes Church in North Huntingdon.  He worked as a cab driver and also for the former National Tube in McKeesport.  Mel was a very religious and spiritual person who would pray for the world and for those who passed away everyday.  He was an excellent caregiver for his mother, Rosemary who recently passed away April 12, 2021.  He was also a member of the McKeesport Dartball League.

 
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James P. "Jimmy" Maxwell

May 10, 2021 |

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

James P. “Jimmy” Maxwell, age 76, of West Mifflin, passed away on May 9, 2021, at home. Born in Homestead on May 8, 1945, he was the son of the late Perry and Lillian (Kennedy) Maxwell. He was a retired machinist from U.S. Steel-Homestead Works, a member of Homeville Christian Church, Pitcairn-Monroeville Sportsman Club and he enjoyed hunting and fishing. Jimmy was the beloved husband of 55 years to Mary Lou (Downie) Maxwell; father of Gina Maxwell Caito of West Mifflin and Robin (Vanessa Suncine) Maxwell of West Mifflin; grandfather of Tomilyn (Jamie Miller) Caito, Roman (Jenn) Caito, and Taylor (Jason) McCall; great grandfather of Owyn Miller, Landon Caito, Sienna Caito, and Carmine Caito; brother of Cheryl (Dan) Wehrer of West Mifflin and Kim (Mike) McElroy of West Mifflin.

 
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