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Elmer Ellsworth “Bud” Morrow, Jr.

July 14, 2024 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Elmer Ellsworth “Bud” Morrow, Jr., 64, formerly of Clairton, passed away on Thursday, July 11th, 2024 at his home. Elmer was born in McKeesport on January 17th, 1960 to the late Elmer Ellsworth Morrow Sr. and the late Patricia Zimmerman Ulakovich. He is survived by his siblings Colleen (Gary) Odenthal of Elizabeth, Karen Contrillo of McKeesport, Debra Lockner of Elizabeth, Michelle (Bob) Lucas of Clarksville, 1 daughter, 2 granddaughters, as well as nieces, nephews, and his beloved cat Winky. In addition to his parents, Elmer was preceded in death by his son Phillip Morrow, and siblings Phyllis Poziviak and Rick Morrow. Elmer graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1979. He was a member of the Silent Service Motorcycle Club, and the VFW #803 in Wilson. Elmer was an avid hunter and enjoyed playing golf and taking his motorcycle out on the road. Elmer enlisted and served his country as a Nuclear Submarine Missile Operator. A memorial service will take place on Saturday, July 27th, 2024 from 1:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. at the VFW #803, 911 N State Street Clairton PA 15025. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Children’s Hospital Cancer Research at PO box #535240 Pittsburgh PA 15253- 5240 or the A.L.S. Association at PO Box 37022, Boone, IA 50037-0022. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com, 64, formerly of Clairton, passed away on Thursday, July 11th, 2024 at his home. Elmer was born in McKeesport on January 17th, 1960 to the late Elmer Ellsworth Morrow Sr. and the late Patricia Zimmerman Ulakovich. He is survived by his siblings Colleen (Gary) Odenthal of Elizabeth, Karen Contrillo of McKeesport, Debra Lockner of Elizabeth, Michelle (Bob) Lucas of Clarksville, 1 daughter, 2 granddaughters, as well as nieces, nephews, and his beloved cat Winky. In addition to his parents, Elmer was preceded in death by his son Phillip Morrow, and siblings Phyllis Poziviak and Rick Morrow. Elmer graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1979. He was a member of the Silent Service Motorcycle Club, and the VFW #803 in Wilson. Elmer was an avid hunter and enjoyed playing golf and taking his motorcycle out on the road. Elmer enlisted and served his country as a Nuclear Submarine Missile Operator. A memorial service will take place on Saturday, July 27th, 2024 from 1:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. at the VFW #803, 911 N State Street Clairton PA 15025. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Children’s Hospital Cancer Research at PO box #535240 Pittsburgh PA 15253- 5240 or the A.L.S. Association at PO Box 37022, Boone, IA 50037-0022. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 


Margaret S. Kraus

July 13, 2024 |

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

Margaret “Margie” S. Kraus, age 83, of North Huntingdon, left this world with her final punchline on Saturday, July 13, 2024. Margaret, known for her quick wit and infectious laughter, was born in McKeesport on September 24, 1940, and was the daughter of the late Walter P. and Rose Marie (Mulligan) Snyder. She is now reunited with her loving husband of 58 years, William W. Kraus. Additionally, she was preceded in death by her sister Mary Bernadette Comunale. Margaret is survived by her children Emily Reich, Elizabeth Schehr, Rose Kraus, Larry Kraus (Jennifer), and Kate Berger (John), who will continue her legacy of humor and kindness. Margaret's adoring grandchildren Alexandra and Madeline Reich, Madison and Michael Schehr, Taylor, Austin and Dylan Kraus, Jessica, Joseph, and Kendall Berger will cherish the memories of her playful antics and unwavering love. She is also survived by her brother Walter D. Snyder and numerous nieces and nephews.

After raising 5 children, Margaret fearlessly pursued higher education, earning an associate's degree in Medical Transcription. She was always there for her children, whether it was helping them with school projects or making sure they had a warm breakfast before 6 AM swim practice. Margaret's zest for life was amplified by her love for music - our house could be heard rocking to John Denver, Barry Manilow, The Beach Boys Christmas, Neil Diamond, or Marlo Thomas’s Free To Be You and Me on repeat. She made each of her children feel like she was their biggest fan, supporting them in her own unique way. Margaret also touched the lives of her grandchildren, maintained lifelong friendships, and was known for her perfect gravy at Thanksgiving. Her selflessness and love knew no bounds, and she spread joy wherever she went.

We also want to express our gratitude to Margaret's caregivers, Virginia and the Berger family, for their unwavering support and care for Margaret. We are also incredibly grateful for the outpouring of support from the people who have been there for the Berger family during this time. Their kindness and concern have made a meaningful difference.

Today, as we remember Margaret, let's honor her by sharing a good laugh and embracing the joy she brought into our lives. As her lifelong friend Darlene said upon hearing of her death, “Don’t cry, laugh.” Her contagious laughter will echo in our hearts forever. Cheers to Margaret, the ultimate comedian and champion of love. To Billy, Honey I'm Home."

Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon PA, on Monday from 5 PM to 7 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place in St. Agnes Church on Tuesday at 10 AM, followed by interment at St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be given in Margaret's name to the Alzheimer's Association of Greater PA, Pittsburgh Office (ALZ.org). www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Joseph Anthony Nese, III

July 13, 2024 |

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

Joseph Anthony Nese III, age 63, of Jefferson Hills, formerly of Penn Hills passed away unexpectedly on July 8, 2024. Born October 16, 1960 in Pittsburgh. He was the son of the late Joseph A. Jr. and Margaret Roberta (Jones) Nese, and the beloved fiancé of Lisa Walker.

 
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Kelly Jason Miller

July 13, 2024 |

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

Kelly Jason Miller, age 57, of Atlanta, GA, who grew up in North Huntingdon, PA, died suddenly on July 9. Born in Las Vegas, NV, he was the son of Jean Ivory and Gary Miller.

 
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Helen M. Gillard

July 12, 2024 |

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

Helen M. (Campolongo) Gillard, age 95, of Pleasant Hills, passed away on Friday, July 12, 2024, at Arden Courts of Jefferson Hills. She was a retired secretary for DeChicchis Construction Company and was the former secretary at Ed Kelley Chevrolet in Jefferson Hills. She was a member of Triumph of the Holy Cross Parish, St. Clare of Assisi Church in Clairton and enjoyed her vegetable garden. Born in Clairton on May 27, 1929, she was a daughter of the late Dominic and Maria (Madormo) Campolongo and wife of the late Charles Gillard. She is survived by a niece and caregiver, Danette (Ray) Sprouse of Forward Twp., also other nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her siblings, James Campolongo, Rose Campolongo, Jean Scapellato, Rica Molinaro, and Dorothy Chiodo. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 N Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Friday, July 19, 2024, from 10AM until the time of blessing service at 12Noon in the funeral home. Burial will follow in St. Clare Cemetery, Clairton. Memorial contributions can be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, 707 Grant Street #3700, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, or to the Alzheimer’s Association, 2835 East Carson Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com

 


William R. Thomas

July 12, 2024 |

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

William R. Thomas, age 96, of Port Vue, died July 12, 2024, at UPMC McKeesport Hospital. Born June 30, 1928, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late David and Maggie (Williams) Thomas and husband of the late Helen Thomas to whom he was married for 55 years.  William dedicated his career as a tool and die maker at Excel Mold and Die in Greenock, where his precision and skill were renowned by all who worked alongside him.  He proudly served in the United States Marines Corps as a Corporal. In his leisure time, William found joy in golfing with the Premco League and partaking in duck pin bowling, where his competitive spirit shone through. He had a passion for writing and would always send notes or a card to family, friends, and elected officials. Above all, he cherished spending time with his family especially his great-grandchildren.  His community involvement extended to his memberships at the Port Vue Memorial American Legion Post 477 and Saints Joachim and Anne Parish. William found camaraderie and support in these groups, and his presence will be sorely missed.

 
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Kevin M. McGinty

July 12, 2024 |

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

Kevin M. McGinty, 66, of Liberty Borough, passed away Thursday, July 11, 2024, at home. He was born February 19, 1958 and was the son of the late Bernard J. and Florence (George) McGinty. He was a 1976 graduate of South Allegheny High School and attended the Pittsburgh Art Institute. He was an avid golfer, playing at Butler's, Riverview and many other courses.

 
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Jay Allen Weiss

July 12, 2024 |

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

Jay Allen Weiss, age 67, of Pittsburgh, PA, died on Friday, July 12, 2024. He was born in Pittsburgh, PA on May 13, 1957 and is the son of Sally Ann Bailey Weiss of Pittsburgh, PA and the late Seymour Weiss. Jay was a member of the U.S. Army National Guard, and was employed as a police officer for over twenty years in Cleveland, OH.

 
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Patricia A. May

July 12, 2024 |

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

Patricia A. May, age 92 of North Huntingdon, passed away on July 11, 2024 at her home.  She was born in Pittsburgh on May 10, 1932, a daughter of the late Kenneth McCuean and Grace Blazer McCuean.  Prior to her retirement, Patricia was employed as an office manager at K-Mart.  In her free time, she loved to cook, bake, and work on crafts.  In addition to her parents, Patricia was preceded in death by her beloved husband Charles in 2018.  She is survived by her two sons, Charles May (Anita) and Keith May, two daughters, Cathy May and Karen Grus (Kevin), one brother, Kenneth McCuean, two sisters, Frances Greco (James) and Linda Law, grandchildren Charles, Jill, Kim, Scott, Brandon, Jenna, Brian, Kaylan, and Kirstin, and many great-grandchildren.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon PA, on Sunday from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM.  Final Visitation will take place in the funeral home on Monday at 9:30 AM with interment to follow in Penn Lincoln Cemetery.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Gordon E. Kirkman, Jr.

July 11, 2024 |

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

Gordon E. Kirkman, Jr., age 91, of Forward Twp., passed away on Thursday, July 11, 2024. He was a retired lineman for Bell Telephone Company and a Korean War veteran of the US Army. He was member of the Elizabeth Baptist Church, Stephen Bayard Masonic Lodge #526 and Kastan-Uveges VFW Post #7632. He was also a member and former treasurer of the East Monongahela Gun Club. Born August 1, 1932, in Apollo, he was a son of the late Gordon E. Sr., and Pearl (Knepshield) Kirkman and husband of the late Ruth (Moutz) Kirkman. He is survived by two sons, Kevin Kirkman of Daytona, FL and Vaughn (Peg) Kirkman of Lower Burrell; grandchildren, Justin & Jarred Kirkman; great-granddaughter Hazel; brother in-law, Bill (Maureen) Moutz of Murrysville; camping and hunting buddy and nephew, Joe Moutz; another nephew Billy; nieces, Mary and Kimberly; father figure to Pam and Dave Perlick and their children, Nicholas, Jennifer and Jamie; special ladies and caregivers, Becky, Darlene and Lorey; and neighbors who became his family, Jennifer, John, and Brenna. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Sandra L. “Sandy” Kirkman; son, Gordon E. Kirkman, III; and brother, Carl Kirkman. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth, on Sunday, July 14, 2024, from 4-8 PM. A funeral service will be held on Monday, July 15, 2024, at 10 AM in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Jeff Riker officiating. Burial will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. Memorial contributions can be made to Amedisys Hospice, 100 Stoops Drive, Monongahela, PA 15063. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com

 


Philip C. Helderlein

July 11, 2024 |

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

Philip C. Helderlein, 86, passed away peacefully on July 8, 2024, surrounded by his family. Philly, or “Butch” as many of his friends and loved ones called him, was born on September 20, 1937, in McKeesport Hospital to Philip and Eleanor Helderlein. He grew up in Glassport, PA, and graduated from St. Peter’s High School in McKeesport, PA. Phil was the second generation of sign makers continuing to operate Helderlein Signs, a staple of the McKeesport community, which was in business for a remarkable 94 years.

 
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Rosemary L. Davis

July 11, 2024 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Rosemary (Rose) L. Davis, 70, of Jefferson Hills, formerly of Mingo Creek Park in Nottingham Township, passed away on Wednesday, July 10th, 2024 in her home with her husband by her side. She was born October 21st, 1953 in Monongahela. She is the daughter of the late Mary Ellen Yohe – Shibbler and late Lloyd H. Kimple. Rose was a kind, loving, generous wife, mother, grandmother, and humanitarian. She dedicated herself to those she loved and cared for. Rose was employed at Kane Hospital for 35 years, where she served as Union Steward for Laborers #1058, and retired as a Recreational Therapist Aide in 2015. She was extremely involved with the patients and in post retirement she would still volunteer on occasion. Rose also worked a second job on weekends at Mon Yough Services for 16 years and was recognized for her hard work and dedication to the community. Upon retirement Rose would spend her time with her loving husband Scott Davis. They spent many weekends camping and enjoyed winters in Florida with her family. Rose also devoted a lot of her time to family. She would spend many hours in the summers with her son and his children at Grandma’s Cabin. Then during the school year, she would often be seen driving to Ringgold or WVU to assist her granddaughters. She was a loving pet owner through the years. She grew up surrounding herself with horses on her family farm and eventually would own some herself. She also spent hours with her dog Odie and he has not left her side for a year. Rose enjoyed her retirement spending time with her husband and family, camping, traveling, time with friends, taking walks or small trips, going to concerts, cooking, baking and gardening. Rose was extraordinary with the love, compassion, and kindness she would demonstrate. It truly was her special gift; she was a warrior and a light in so many people’s lives. Rose is survived by her dedicated and loving husband of 30 years Scott Davis of Jefferson Hills, son Joshua Kaska of the Mid-Atlantic, daughter Noel (Jeffrey) Skorvan of Carrol Township, five grandchildren Alexa, Kylie, and Ava Skorvan, and Julian and Victoria Kaska. In addition to her parents, Rose was preceded in death by her brothers Kent and Bernie Kimple. Family and friends will be received on Sunday, July 21st, 2024 from 4:30 P.M. – 6:30 P.M. at S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th St, Clairton, PA 15025. A service will take place 6:30 P.M. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the funeral home to defray costs. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 


Donna Faye Maglicco

July 11, 2024 |

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

Donna Faye Maglicco, 72 of North Huntingdon died on July 10, 2024 at her home. She was born on October 26, 1951 in Mckeesport, a daughter of the late Charles and Flo Lowery Roler. Prior to her retirement, Donna was employed by Maracini's in the meat department. She later enjoyed babysitting for various families.  Donna enjoyed volleyball, gardening, her pets and spending time with her children and grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Bruce Jr. in 2015.  She is survived by her beloved husband, Bruce, her daughter Marcie Tanner (Tony), a sister, Cheryl Timko (Ronald), one grandchild, Jennifer, and four great grandchildren, Kaylee, Lydin, Madelyn, Rose. Visitation and services will be private. Entombment will take place in St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Theodore L. "Teddie" Gibasiewicz

July 11, 2024 |

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

Theodore L. "Teddie" Gibasiewicz, age 58, of McKeesport, died July 8, 2024, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital. Born August 23, 1965, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Leonard and Kathleen (Rhinehart) Gibasiewicz and the husband of Tracie (Horvath) Gibasiewicz.
Teddie was retired from the Mckeesport Daily News, where he serviced daily accounts until the closure of the paper. He attended the former St. Mary's Czestochowa Church of Mckeesport. Ted had a passion for both antique and muscle cars, loved animals, and was a huge Pittsburgh Steelers football fan.

 
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Darlene Taylor

July 10, 2024 |

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

Darlene Taylor, age 76, of Homestead, PA, was born on July 22, 1947. She departed this life on June 22, 2024. Darlene attended Homestead School District. She was employed as a V.I.S.T.A. Worker (VOLUNTEER IN SERVICE TO AMERICA) at the Rainbow Kitchen in Homestead and at Myriam's Shelter in Pittsburgh as a Resident Advisor. She belonged to the Women's League at the Salvation Army and enjoyed attending many functions at the Carnegie Library.

 
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