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Lorraine C. Mossburg

June 24, 2019 |

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

Lorraine C. Mossburg, 86, of Forward Township, passed away at home on Saturday, June  22, 2019. She was born July 5, 1932 in Glassport and was the daughter of the late Francis Theodore and Helma Virginia (Smitley) Gouker. She was the wife of the late Donald A. Behanna and the late Earl T. "Jack" Mossburg. Lorraine began her career as a waitress at the Blueflame Restaurant in Jefferson before opening the T & L Restaurant in Elizabeth. She later purchased the Homa Gas Station in Elizabeth and converted it into Mossburg's Restaurant. Her last business venture was Lorraine's Restaurant in Charleroi.

 
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Dolores C. Yates

June 24, 2019 |

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

Dolores C. (Kuenzli) Yates, age 89, of Elizabeth, passed away on Saturday, June 22, 2019.  She was a member of St. Michael Parish in Elizabeth Twp. Born May 2, 1930 in Hays, she was a daughter of the late Fredrick and Agnes Dall (Ollivo) Kuenzli and wife of the late Bert H. Yates Jr. She is survived by daughters, Karen (Thomas) Turnell of Liberty Borough and Tammy (Sean) Tremba of Crafton; son, Bert H. (Trudy) Yates III of Liberty Borough; grandchildren, Tracey, Diana, Noah and the late Michael Turnell; and five great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by brother, Fredrick Kuenzli. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. A Blessing will take place on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 10 AM in the funeral home with the Rev. Thomas A. Wagner officiating. Burial will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Goldie T. Pollack

June 23, 2019 |

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

Goldie T. Pollack age 93, of Duquesne, on June 20, 2019. She was a daughter of the late John and Julia (Fodor) Szarka. She was a retired Unit Clerk at UPMC McKeesport. She was a member of Holy Trinity Church, West Mifflin and a member of their Former Christian Mothers and was their former Vice President. She was also a Cub Scout Leader. Beloved wife of 61 years to the late George "Whitey" Pollack, Sr.; mother George Pollack, Jr., of Yorkville, IL, Gregory Pollack, of Duquesne, and Gloria (the late Robert W.) Pollack-Bradley, of Henderson, NV; grandmother of Zachary (Melissa) Pollack-Bradley; great-grandmother of Logan Bradley; sister of the late Vilma (the late Paul) Pollack. Visitation on Monday, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m., at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300, where a Blessing Service will be held on Tuesday, at 9:30 a.m., followed by Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Trinity Church at 10 a.m. Rev. Thomas Lewandowski officiating. Burial will be in Holy Trinity Cemetery, West Mifflin.

 
 


Elizabeth Scott

June 23, 2019 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

 

Elizabeth J. Hough Scott, “Betty”, age 85 of Elizabeth, PA, passed away on June 22, 2019.  Her partner, Charles Huffman, her children, best friend, Joyce Evans, and the OSTPA Hospice group, lovingly cared for her at home through her final week.  She was born in Clairton, PA on August 5, 1933 to the late Henry and Bertha Moore Hough.  She is preceded in death by former husband, Alexander T. Scott, and all her siblings.  She is survived by her partner of 14 years, Charles Huffman of Elizabeth, PA; her three children; Perry Spires (Debbie Snyder), Louise Bagwell-Robinson (Charles Bagwell, MD) both from Richmond, VA, and her son Thomas Henry Scott (Elaine Hubbard) from Columbus, GA, and her son-in-law, James Robinson (Sharon) of Hurricane, WV.  Betty was blessed with four outstanding grand-children; Perry Spires, “PJ” (Melanie) of Mt. Pleasant, Emily Gigliotti (Nathan) of Everson, PA, Amy Robinson Alphin (Thomas) of Seattle, WA, and Laura Robinson of Richmond, VA.  She is also survived by seven great-grandchildren; Owen and Lily Spires, Amelia, Olivia, and Julia Gigliotti, James Robinson II, and Henry Alphin.  Betty was one extremely hard-working woman!  She had owned and operated two different businesses – Chili’s Place in Monongahela, and MMM Goodies – Homemade Baked goods.  She enjoyed quilting, sewing, making crafts, and was an AVID Longaberger Basket collector.  She also worked for decades as a cook at Falk School at the University of Pittsburgh.  She loved cooking for the children and repeatedly told stories about them and became very close with many of the families.  Betty taught her family, not only the love for Kennywood Park, where her grandfather used to run the pony track, but also the love of the Pittsburgh Steelers.  She was a season ticket holder for 25 years.  Betty’s family will receive guests at S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th St., Clairton, PA 15025 at 4:00 on Tuesday, June 25.  A service will follow in their chapel at 5:00.  Inurnment will take place at a later date. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 


Judith A. Willard

June 22, 2019 |

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

Judith A. Willard, age 78, of McKeesport, died June 22, 2019, at Southwestern Medical Center. Born October 10, 1940, she was the daughter of the late Oscar and Dolores (Schleick) Ramstrom and wife of Dale L. Willard for 59 years.

 
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John S. Kovach

June 22, 2019 |

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

John S. Kovach, 94, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday, June 21, 2019.  He was born December 29, 1924 in McKeesport, son of the late Steven and Elizabeth (Fulop) Kovach.  Prior to his retirement, John was a machinist for Genuine Tool Company and a WWII veteran having served in the US Army.  John served in the Battery B 489th Coast Artillery Battalion and received WWII Victory Medal and two Bronze Star Medals while serving in Europe.  He was a member of the 11th Ward Club, McKeesport, White Oak American Legion and enjoyed going to his hunting camp at Camp Glenn, Snowshoe.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Florence McCarthy Kovach; five sisters; and one brother.  He is survived by his sons, Thomas Kovach and his wife, Joanne; John Kovach and his wife, Camille; sister, Grace Balogh; and grandchildren, Kelly (Tim) Mediate, John (Courtney) Kovach, Michael (Felicia) Kovach, Kathryn "Katie" Kovach; and two great-grandchildren, Sophia and Kace.  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 be held on Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Interment to follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles. Donations may be made to St. Joseph Indian School (give.stjo.org) in memory of John.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Ruth N. McAtee

June 22, 2019 |

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

Ruth N. (Gobbels) McAtee, 93, of North Huntingdon, passed away peacefully on Friday, June  21, 2019 at the Elizabeth Seton Home in Greensburg. She was born March 8, 1926 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late John and Anna  Gobbels. She was the wife of the late George D. McAtee, Jr, who passed away in 2016. Ruth was a mother, homemaker and had a career working for Precise Metals and Plastics, Westinghouse Air Brake, and the McKeesport Chamber of Commerce. Ruth was a member of St. Agnes Church, the Christian Mothers and White Oak AARP.

 
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William A. Henshawe

June 21, 2019 |

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

On Friday, June 14, 2019, William A. Henshawe, age 79, of McKeesport passed away.  Beloved husband of Annette (Juliano) Henshawe.  Loving father of Sam Juliano, Dan (Lisa) Henshawe, Tammy (Scott) Howard, and Kim Henshawe.  Grandfather of Danielle Henshawe, Jason Henshawe, Brendon Henshawe, Jordan Henshawe, Kayla Henshawe, Ciera Clifton, Kara Clifton, and Ashley Howard.  Great-Grandfather of Amari Clifton.

 
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Carolyn “Carol” (Lenhart) Weiss

June 21, 2019 |

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

Carolyn “Carol” (Lenhart) Weiss, age 87, died Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at Redstone Highlands in North Huntingdon. She was born October 10, 1931 in Circleville, North Huntingdon Township, a daughter of the late J. Rush and Ruby (Davidson) Lenhart. Carolyn graduated from North Huntingdon High School class of 1949, attended Burroughs Business School and worked for the National Supply company in Pittsburgh. She was the organist for the former Bethel United Presbyterian Church and a Sunday school teacher. Carolyn received a B.A. from Muskingum College and taught for 17 years in the Gateway School District. She did graduate work at the University of Pittsburgh, Penn State and the University of Indiana of Pennsylvania. She was a member of Hannastown Golf Club, Greensburg Garden Club, the National Retired Teachers Association, the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees, the U.S. Golf Association, and a former volunteer at the Redstone Highlands.
 
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Laurine A. Emert

June 20, 2019 |

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

Laurine A. Emert, age 66, of North Huntingdon formerly of Duquesne, passed away on June 18, 2019 at UPMC McKeesport.  Born in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Edward & Margaret (Stiefel) Emert.  She was a retired clerk stenographer for the Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation, and she liked reading, was a lover of animals, an avid Pokemon player and was very generous to Veterans & animal causes. She is survived by cousins William Martz & Family of Penn Hills and good friends Judy Wagner & her family Tracy (Jim) Kovar, Breena Kovar & Bailey Kovar of North Huntingdon.  Friends received at the Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300, on Thursday, June 20, from 6-8 p.m. with a funeral service at 7:30 p.m. at the Funeral Home with Rev. Thomas Lewandowski officiating.  Burial in Riverview Cemetery.

 


Dana Mikell

June 20, 2019 |

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

Dana Mikell, 61, of McKeesport, Pennsylvania, departed this life on Monday, June 17, 2019, at home.

He was born December 31, 1957, in McKeesport, son of the late Frank Mikell and Doris Washington.  He was also preceded in death by his brother, Kenneth Mikell.

Dana took pride in his work as a Salesperson for Brooks Brothers for twenty-one years.

Left to cherish him and his memory are his daughters, Dayna Mikell and Teahauna Floyd both of Pittsburgh; three grandchildren; siblings, Cuyler Mikell, Marva Mikell, Charles Martin, and Darnell Martin, nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends.

 
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Nancy K. Smider

June 20, 2019 |

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

Nancy K. Smider, age 69, of Dravosburg, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, June 20, 2019.

Nancy started her career working at Allegheny County Airport for Page Airways and retiring as a Flight Administrator for Corporate Air after working there for 19 years. She loved her lifelong friends the "CalGirls" who will miss her dearly, listening to her Oldies, and her trips to the Rivers.

Nancy is survived by her loving brother, "Jack" (Andrea) Kunzic; as well as many nieces, nephews, and friends.

 
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Marjorie E. Petkus

June 20, 2019 |

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

Marjorie E. Petkus, age 89, of Pitcairn, died Thursday, June 20, 2019. She was born on June 17, 1930 in Pitcairn, the daughter of the late Charles and Edna Dent Waite.

She is survived by her husband; George Petkus, and daughters; Sandi Petkus of Indiana, PA, Beverly Cechman of Pitcairn; son-in-law, Kenneth Cechman of Pitcairn; and sister-in-law, Helen Waite of Turtle Creek.

Services were held at Striffler’s of White Oak Cremation and Mortuary Services, Inc., 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, Supervisor  412-678-6177). To share a memory or condolence, please visit www.strifflerfuneralhomes.com.

 


Lois M. Rennie

June 20, 2019 |

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

Lois M. (Mowry) Rennie, 88, of Elizabeth, PA,  and Port St. Lucie, FL, passed away peacefully on June 19, 2019. She was born August 7, 1930 on the Mowry family farm in Jefferson Hills and was the daughter of the late Paul and Erma (Beam) Mowry. She was the wife of the late Harvey Wesley Rennie, Jr,  who passed away November 7, 2016. Lois was a member and Church Secretary of the Elizabeth United Methodist Church and was very active with the United Methodist Women. She was also a member of the Elizabeth Volunteer Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary and the Rio Lindo Garden Club of Port St. Lucie.

 
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John "Jack" J. Simon

June 19, 2019 |

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

John "Jack" J. Simon, 83, of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, June 19, 2019.   He was born May 11, 1936 in McKeesport, son of the late John and Susan (Sitte) Simon.  Prior to his retirement, Jack was an analytical technician for Westinghouse, Waltz Mill, a member of the Pennsylvania Air National Guard, the Free Hungarian Reformed Church of McKeesport and enjoyed antique cars.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Rosemary (Dinley) Simon.  He is survived by his son, Jon Simon; daughters, Laura Dolgas and her husband, Thomas, Tracy Nardozzo and her husband, Gregory; sister, Sally (Eugene) Buchleitner; and four grandchildren, Emily and Elena Dolgas, and Leah and Rocco Nardozzo.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Thursday from 4-8 p.m.  A funeral service will take place on Friday at a time to be announced in the funeral home chapel.  Entombment to follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association or Alzheimer's Association.  The family would like to thank the staff at Mount Vernon of Elizabeth for their compassionate care that they provided for Jack.   www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

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