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Frances M. Jaskolski

July 26, 2021 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

  On Sunday, July 25, 2021, with grace and love our beloved Frances Jaskolski became an angel. For nearly a century, everything Frances touched came from her heart.  Whether it was baking cookies for a wedding, pouring chocolates for a party, or making dozens of pierogis for a family holiday, she wore many hats. She was head chef, master baker, accomplished chocolatier, head den mother, wartime bullet maker, Jaskolski family CEO, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, cousin and friend. And she did it all with love and kindness. Frances sang and danced her way through life with a two-step and a polka. She enjoyed all life’s offerings - blue skies and yellow birds, a good read and a cup of coffee, car rides across the country, game shows and warm tea. She was always a good friend and a consummate social butterfly. What filled her heart the most was her family. They were her greatest accomplishment and source of joy. Frances was proud of every one of them and anything they did.  She loved unconditionally and wholeheartedly, and was a powerful example of love personified.Her smile warmed hearts, her love for life was contagious, and her beautiful soul will live in our hearts forever.  She is the daughter of the late Stanislaus and Sophie Kokolski and beloved wife of the late Anthony Jaskolski.  She is survived by her sons Ronald (Cathy) Jaskolski, Raymond (Gloria) Jaskolski and Thomas (Sheila) Jaskolski; granddaughters Christina, Kim, Jennifer, Dena, Amy, Alison and Emily; great grandchildren Kylie, Sebastian, Lliam, Jonas, Marcella, Enzo, Willow, Harper, Vance, Theodore and Myles;  and a brother Richard Kole.  Frances was a member of Queen of the Rosary Parish; Christian Mothers, Rosary Society and Glassport Senior Citizens.  Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral  Home, Glassport on Thurs. from 2 to 8.  A funeral mass will be held Fri. at 10:00 am at Queen of the Rosary Parish.  Interment following Round Hill Cemetery.

 


Mary Lynn Pivarnik

July 26, 2021 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Mary Lynn "Vicky" (Sivak) Pivarnik, 78 of Clairton, passed away on Sunday, July 25, 2021, at her home. She was born in McKeesport on September 28, 1942, to the late Andrew and Catherine (Marturkanic) Sivak. Mary was the loving wife to the late Richard Pivarnik. She is survived by her brother Andrew (Denise) Sivak, her children Richard (Mona), Michelle, and Erik, her nieces Amanda and Ashley, and her grandchild Ananya. Mary was preceded in death by her parents Andrew and Catherine, as well as her husband Richard. She was a member of the Ascension Church. Mary loved chocolate, animals, going to the casino, and dancing. She also enjoyed listening to music, playing the lottery, and cooking delicious meals. Arrangements have been entrusted to S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th St, Clairton, PA 15025. Mary was a walking angel on earth who will be missed dearly by those who knew and loved her. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 


Christine (Secasky) Savol

July 25, 2021 |

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

Christine (Secasky) Savol, age 67 of Boston, passed away on Saturday, July 24, 2021 in St. John's Nursing Home in Mars.  Born December 30, 1953 in McKesport, she was a daughter of the late William C. and Elizabeth Y. (Strangis) Secasky.  A member of Mary, Mother of God Parish - St. Patrick's Church in McKeesport and the Croatian Fraternal Union Lodge #146 of Versailles, Christine volunteered with John J. Kane Regional Center in McKeesport and International Village.  In her spare time, she enjoyed word search puzzles, visiting and helping at the area animal shelters, listening to music, cooking and watching cooking shows, and going to restaurants and diners with her dear companion, the late Thomas Kennedy.  Christine is survived by her daughter Amanda (Todd) Moreland of Cranberry Twp.; her grandchildren Dreu, Brendan, Erick, and Sophia; her siblings Robert Secasky of Boston, William L. (Carol) Secasky of Duquesne, and Anita Rice of Florida; and her nieces Kristin (Brett) Rice of Quakertown and Desiree Secasky of Irwin; and her great-nieces-and-nephews Karissa, Stasek, Kevin, Hausmann, Kyler Kirk, and Lyric.  Besides her parents, Christine was preceded in death by her son Jason Secasky.

 
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Mary J. King

July 25, 2021 |

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

Mary J. King, age 91, of McKeesport, died on Saturday, July 24, 2021. She was born in Waynesburg, PA on September 6, 1929, and is the daughter of the late John and Mabel Williams Warren. She was the wife of the late William King, who died on July 19, 2020. Mary was a homemaker and a member of the former Immanuel United Presbyterian Church, now McKeesport Presbyterian Church. She was also the co-owner, along with her husband, of King’s Rent-All of McKeesport.

 
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William George Kessling

July 24, 2021 |

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

William George Kessling, age 68, of Liberty Borough, died July 22, 2021, at Kane Community Living Center. Born February 22, 1953, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late William C. and Elizabeth A. (Clarke) Kessling.

Bill retired from his family's business Kessling Pharmacy, where he managed the company from 1986 until December 28, 2014, when his dear mother died. The family business served the surrounding communities of Liberty Borough for 67 years. Before that, he worked at US Steel National Tube Works until its closure in 1986. He was a former member of Liberty Presbyterian Church. Bill was also a member of the Liberty Borough Veterans Association, where he could often be found laughing and joking with friends.

He enjoyed following Penn State and Pittsburgh Steelers football. His greatest joy was the years he spent with his mother serving the community and continuing his father's legacy by managing the family business.

 
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Irene Venturini

July 23, 2021 |

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

Irene Venturini, age 87 of White Oak and beloved wife, mom, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend passed away at home surrounded by her family on Thursday, July 22, 2021.  Irene was born on December 15, 1933 in McKeesport and was the youngest child of the late Joseph and Anna (Masley) Morosko.  A member of Mary, Mother of God Parish - St. Angela Merici Church in White Oak, Irene, or "Gumby" and she was known by her loving grand and great-grandchildren, will be missed for many things, not least of all her cooking. Her specialties included stuffed cabbages, pierogies, chicken soup and her famous chocolate cake with cream frosting.  Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her grandson Matthew Venturini  and her siblings: Ann Benjamin, John and Joe Morosko, Mary Douglas, Helen Stovar, Michael and Pete Morosko.  Irene is survived by her husband of 67 years Ciro J. Venturini.  Irene and Ciro met at a polka dance at St. Mary’s in McKeesport and have been together since then. They travelled the world, enjoying trips to Las Vegas, throughout Europe and her homeland Slovakia.  She is also survived by her children Peter J. (Sandi) Venturini, Perry M. (Donna) Venturini, and Denise (Keith) Byers; her grandchildren Jenna (Bill) Bernabe, Dominic and Meghan Venturini, Chelsie (James) Boldry, and Peter C. Venturini; her great-grandchildren Giovanni Ash, Kiernan, Luca, Samantha, Gino, Mia, Lena, Willow and Flora June and also many nieces and nephews.  She will be deeply missed.

 
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Shawn W. Poth

July 23, 2021 |

By Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home | Posted in: Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home

Shawn W. Poth, 60, of Jeannette, died July 21,2021.  He is the son of Patricia (Simpson) Poth and the late Gerald Poth.  Shawn is survived by his wife Christine (Keough) Poth; children Nicole (Zacharie) Schwartz, Courtney (Jacob) Milliron, Rachel (Justin) Bartowick, Shawn (Lindsey) Poth and Hannah (Brandon Beale) Poth; grandchildren Nora Jane, Vada Marie, Judah Simon, Jacoby Pike and Jagger Bear; sisters Pam (Eli) Irizzary and Nancy (Greg) Pleskovich; brother David (Rachelle) Poth; also many nieces and nephews.  Funeral arrangements by Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne.

 


Blanche H. Upperman

July 23, 2021 |

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

Blanche H. Upperman, age 73, of McKeesport, died July 19, 2021, at home. Born September 8, 1947, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Margaret (Cooper) Upperman.

Blanche was a loving person with the biggest heart. She enjoyed traveling and family vacations to Wheeling, West Virginia.

She is survived by her siblings, Harry Upperman of McKeesport, Marchelle (Donald, Jr.) Boccardi of Rostraver and Aljean Wilcher of Port Vue; nieces and nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews; also many cousins.

 
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Margaret L. Osterman

July 23, 2021 |

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

Margaret “Marge” L. Valoon Osterman, age 97 and 11 months, of North Huntingdon, formerly of Port Vue, died Thursday, July 22, 2021 of natural causes at The Grove Skilled Nursing Facility in North Huntingdon. She was born in McKeesport on August 17, 1923 and is the daughter of the late Andrew J. and Josephine Edwards Valoon. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Leonard W. Osterman, who died on March 28, 2000; sisters, Ruth Dressler; Joanne Wisser; and brother, Jack Valoon. Margaret leaves behind a large, loving family which includes her daughter, Carol (Richard) Andrews of Greensburg; sons, Jack (Patricia) Osterman of North Huntingdon; Robert (Stacey) Osterman of Port Vue; James (Sharon) Osterman of Harrisburg; 9 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; a niece and nephews.

 
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Anthony R. Palmieri

July 23, 2021 |

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

Anthony R. Palmieri, 17, of North Huntingdon, passed away Thursday, July 22, 2021. He was born January 2, 2004 in Pittsburgh, son of Lynn Ramsey Bell and James Palmieri. Anthony was a junior in High School and enjoyed playing basketball, football, listening to music, gaming and especially loved his cats, Rubert, Bubbs and Scrimmy. Anthony was a loving and sweet son and brother, and loyal friend. He is survived by his maternal grandparents, Russ and Jan Ramsey; paternal grandparents, Anthony and Alberta Palmieri; brother, Dominic; sister, Angelia; stepfather, Dave Bell; stepbrother, Tyler Bell; stepsister, Casey Bell; aunts, Tracy Socci, Laura Branton; cousins, Saige, Lindsay and Elysse; girlfriend, Skyy and numerous friends. Friends will be received from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Sunday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon. A funeral service will follow at 7:30 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Interment will be private. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


John M. Huether

July 22, 2021 |

By James F. Kutch Funeral Home - Crematory | Posted in: James F. Kutch Funeral Home - Crematory

John M. Huether, 67, of Zelienople, formerly of North Versailles Twp., died Saturday July 17, 2021. Beloved son of the late Joseph J. Huether and Anna Marie (Smola) Huether. Loving father of John J. (Heidi) Huether. Brother of JoAnne (Rai) Gerules, Suzanne C. McNally, Christine (Keith) Manning, and Joseph M. Huether. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

John worked at the DoubleTree hotel in Cranberry as a Tradesman/Engineer. He was a mentor to many young men in life and work.

 
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Keith A. Hayduk

July 22, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Obituary

Keith A. Hayduk, 63, of Columbus OH, died Sunday, July 18, 2021, after battling a number of health issues.  He was born Sept 7, 1957 in McKeesport PA.  He was the third son of the late Harry and Lucille (Matto) Hayduk. 

Keith grew up in Liberty Boro PA and graduated from South Allegheny High School.  He also attended Penn State University and spent his early adult years in Johnstown PA, working as a salesman before moving to Columbus OH, where he held various jobs. Keith loved music, attending concerts, and visiting the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum frequently. 

He was an avid Big Ten sports fan with a special spot in his heart for his Penn State Nittany Lions and his beloved Pittsburgh Steelers.  He was a lifelong golfer and volunteered every year at the Memorial Golf Tournament.

 
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Gary Douglas Hobson

July 22, 2021 |

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

Gary Douglas Hobson, age 82, of Sewickley Twp., formerly of McKeesport, died July 21, 2021, at LGAR Health & Rehabilitation Center of Turtle Creek. Born October 21, 1938, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Harold and Blanche (Hannigan) Hobson and the husband of the late Donna ( Anchak ) Hobson.

Gary worked as a mechanic at many different places throughout his career until he lost his sight. He was an avid Steeler football fan. Gary loved his family and is now reunited with his wife that he truly missed so much.

 
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Clyde "Bud" DeWitt Keeler, Jr.

July 22, 2021 |

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

Clyde "Bud" DeWitt Keeler, Jr., 92, of Mount Pleasant, formerly of McKeesport, passed away Wednesday, July 21, 2021. He was born April 22, 1929 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Clyde and Ruth (Atwell) Keeler. He was the husband of the late Shirley Mae (Robb) Keeler. Bud retired from the former General Motors Fisher Body Plant in 1991 after 28 years of service and was also proprietor of the former Keeler Car Wash in McKeesport and was also a member of the Elks Club.

 
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Louise A. James

July 22, 2021 |

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

Louise A. James, age 86, of McKeesport, died peacefully on Sunday, July 18, 2021, at Jefferson Hospital. Born November 11, 1934, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Clyde and Anna (Galbach) Lemak Loy and the wife of the late Harry J. James for 32 years.

 
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