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Mary Ann (Gush) Marko

January 23, 2020 |

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

Mary Ann (Gush) Marko, age 87, of Henderson, NV, formerly of McKeesport, PA, passed away peacefully in her sleep on January 14, 2020, at home. Born May 25, 1932, in Monessen, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Murin) Gush and wife of the late John Marko for over 52 years.

 
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Genevieve A. Oreski

January 23, 2020 |

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

Genevieve A. Oreski, 94, of North Versailles, died Wednesday January 22, 2020. She was born January 18, 1926 in McKeesport a daughter of the late Thomas and Nellie Kolodziej and was also preceded in death by her husband Paul R. Oreski and children Judith and Michael Oreski. She was a member of Mary Mother of God Parish and attended St. Robert Bellarmine Church. She is survived by her son David Oreski of Baden.
 
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Jeffrey “Eb” Jackson

January 22, 2020 |

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

Jeffrey “Eb” Jackson, 65, of West Mifflin, departed this life on January 20, 2020. Jeffrey was born February 28, 1955 in Elizabeth PA and was the son of the late Howard C. Jackson Sr. and Erma Sally Jackson.

He was a graduate of Clairton High School and was employed by US Steel, North Carolina Mutual Insurance Company, Duquesne Family Support Center and Goodwill Industries of Lawrenceville, PA.

Jeffrey was a member of Jerusalem Baptist Church in Duquesne, Pennsylvania where he served as Vice-President of the Hospitality Ministry. He was also a devoted member of the Pastor’s Aide Ministry and the Trustee Ministry.  Jeffrey was a hard worker for his church and he will be sadly missed.

 
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Enrico L. Patterson

January 22, 2020 |

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

Enrico L. Patterson, 48, of Pittsburgh, passed away on Friday, January 17, 2020. He was born on July 17, 1971, to the late Terrence Lattimore and Iris Marshall at McKeesport Hospital. Enrico worked as a Bartender for Manor Theater. Enrico is survived by his son Warren Waite; sister, Brandy Marshall; brother, James Louis Marshall, IV; nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

 
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James McClelland “Jimmy” M. Lucas

January 22, 2020 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

James "Jimmy" McCelland Lucas, age 61, of Estill Springs, Tenn., departed this life on Saturday, January 18, 2020, at his residence surrounded by his loving family.

James, affectionately called Jimmy, was born in McKeesport, Pa., to Joseph and Suzanne Murga Lucas on May, 22, 1958. He previously was a resident of Liberty Borough, Pa.

Jimmy is the beloved baby brother of nine adoring sisters. Jimmy enlisted in the United States Air Force in October of 1979. He is a decorated airman with numerous awards that include the Joint Service Achievement Medal, Air Force Achievement Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Force Commendation Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters and a Meritorious Service Medal with one Oak Leaf Clusters. He retired after 22 years of honorable service.

Upon retirement, Jimmy worked another 18 years for Arnold Air Force Base.

 
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Patrick Joseph Carney

January 22, 2020 |

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

Patrick Joseph Carney, 58 of Greensburg passed away January 21, 2020 at his home.  He was born May 31, 1961 in Pittsburgh, son of Terrance and the late Carole Winter Carney.  Patrick was a veteran of the U.S. Marines. He was employed in the construction industry by Savasta Construction, Biloxi, Mississippi.   In addition to his father he is survived by three brothers, Terrance (Tina) Carney, John Carney and Timothy Carney and two sisters, Patricia Aikins and Christine Radziwon (James) and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.  Services will be private.  Arrangements by James W. Shirley Funeral Home Inc.  Memorial Contributions may be made to The Union Mission, 2217 Harrison Avenue, Latrobe PA, 15650 or at www.theunionmission.org.

 


Beverly A. Ruposky

January 21, 2020 |

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

Beverly A. (Humphrey) Ruposky, age 65, of Monongahela, passed away on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at Monongahela Valley Hospital. Born February 26, 1954 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late William and Mildred (Adamo) Humphrey. She is survived by her companion of 28 years, David E. Pysz; daughters, Melanie (Brandon) Snyder of Belle Vernon and Candice Ruposky of Donora; grandson, Brody Ruposky; siblings, Gloria (Chuck) Diliberatore of Monroeville, Dale (Mary Ann) Humphrey of Jefferson Hills, Janice (Jonathan) Korenoski of West Mifflin and Sandy (Eric) Trimnal of Finleyville; also, nieces, nephews and cousins. Private visitation and blessing took place Tuesday, January 21, 2020 in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Mary Lisa (Malinowski) Holzwarth

January 21, 2020 |

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

Mary Lisa (Malinowski) Holzwarth age 55, of West Mifflin, on January 19, 2020, at home.  Born in McKeesport, she was the daughter of Florence Husfelt of West Mifflin and the late Leonard J. Malinowski.  She was a homemaker, was creative with crafts and displayed for Home Interiors and liked to play cards.  She was a 32-year survivor as a heart transplant recipient, one of the longest on record, which occurred on Sept. 30, 1987 and was celebrated as her second birthday.  The need for a new heart was caused by postpartum cardiomyopathy.  She was the wife of John A. Holzwarth of West Mifflin; mother of Anthony James (Michele) Holzwarth of West Mifflin; grandmother of McKenna Holzwarth & Zander Holzwarth; sister of Mark (Kimberly) Malinowski of West Mifflin, Leonard J. Malinowski of White Oak and Robert (Meghan) Husfelt of Pleasant Hills; Aunt of Mark Malinowski Jr., Ashley Malinowski, Vanessa, Valerie, Victoria Malinowski, Haley & Jenna Husfelt, Shannon McGinley & Patrick McGinley.  Visitation will be held on Wed. from 6-8 p.m. and Thurs. from 2-4 & 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 Friday at 9:30 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Trinity Church, West Mifflin, at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Michael Conway officiating.  Burial will be in Holy Trinity Cemetery, West Mifflin.

 


Ella "Louise" Alred Wilson

January 20, 2020 |

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

Ella "Louise" Alred Wilson, 87, of McKeesport departed this life peacefully at home on Thursday, January 16, 2020.  

She was born September 19, 1932, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to the late Milo and Ida Mae Alred.  She was also preceded in death by her loving husband of over 60 years, Wilbert A. Wilson, Sr. and three daughters, Toni R. Wilson, Rhonda J. Wilson Leggett, and Kimberlee L. Wilson.

Louise graduated from Westinghouse High School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  She worked as a Mortician Assistant/Receptionist for Charles W. Newman Funeral Home for over 30 years.  She also worked at the National Steelworker's Oldtimers Foundation (NSOF) as a Caregiver, and Arts & Crafts Director. Louise was a long-time member of St. Paul A.M.E. Church, where she served in a number of auxiliaries, such as Silver Leaf Club, Eastern Stars & many others. She later transferred her church membership to Bethlehem Baptist Church, where she enjoyed worshipping. 

Louise loved to help people, she always had a beautiful smile and a kind word for everyone she met. She was loved by many and will truly be missed. 

Surviving are her children,  Rev. Wilbert "Woody" A. (Rev. Karin) Wilson, Jr. of White Oak; Kevin R. Wilson of Pittsburgh; Lisa M. (Eugene) Kelley of McKeesport; grandchildren she raised, Aerika (Karl) Callaway of Monroeville; Caleb Leggett; and Clifton (Sherell) Leggett of McKeesport; 13 additional grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild; along with nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and many, many friends.

 
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John Daniel Bonga

January 20, 2020 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Obituary

John Daniel Bonga of Duquesne, a resident of Juniper Village in Forest Hills, age 98, on Sunday, January 19, 2020. He was the first American child born to Andrew and Anna (Rinyik) on December 30, 1921 in Rankin.

Beloved husband of the late Mildred (Tankosic) Bonga. Loving father of Dan (Nancy) Bonga, David (Monika) Bonga and Nikki (Tom) Stoner. Dearest grandfather (Pap Pap) of Dr. Lily Bonga and Jonathan Bonga; Nathan Stoner and Sally (Stephen) Paul; and the late Amanda Lyn Bonga.

Proud great-grandfather of McCarthy Rae Poljak and Everett Paul. John also was the beloved fiancé of Magdalene “Madge” Seman.

John was a 44-year employee of Westinghouse in East Pittsburgh. Although he rarely spoke of his military service, John proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II as a sergeant with the 338th Infantry Regiment combat Team in North Africa and Italy. He was awarded the Bronze Star for meritorious achievement in ground combat.

John was a lifetime member of St. Michael the Archangel Orthodox Church in Rankin and the White Oak American Legion.

 
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Deborah L. Vasko

January 20, 2020 |

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

Deborah L. Vasko, age 68 of North Huntingdon died January 19, 2020 at Excela Health, Westmoreland Hospital. She was born July 19, 1951 in McKeesport, Pa., a daughter of the late Joseph and Dolores Emert Senko. Deborah attended St. Stephens Church in North Huntingdon. She was a devoted wife and mother who enjoyed crafts, jewelry making , cooking and music. She is survived by her beloved husband Daniel Vasko, two sons, Adam Vasko (Tina) and Matthew Vasko. A Divine Liturgy will be held Saturday, February 1  at 5:00 p.m. at St. Stephens Byzantine Catholic Church, North Huntingdon. A funeral service will follow at 7:00 p.m. Per Debbie's wishes,please do not send flowers. Memorials in remembrance of Deborah may be made to a charity of your choice or St. Stephens Church for Divine Liturgies. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


George J. Rocknage

January 20, 2020 |

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

George  J. Rocknage,  93, of McKeesport, PA, formerly of Steubenville, OH, passed away at home on Sunday, January 19, 2020. He was born May 23, 1926 in Steubenville and was the son of the late James (Dmitar) Rocknage and Helen (nee Rokos) Rocknage. He was the husband of the late Mika (Reznicak) Rocknage. George was a life long member of the Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Church in Steubenville , and served as an officer of the church for many years; as well as a charter member of the Petar Krstich Choir and the Holy Resurrection Men's Club. The past 6 years, George was a devout member of the St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church in McKeesport, beloved by all! He was also a life-long accomplished bowler. George worked in many varied fields, from working as a general laborer for Starvaggi Coal, and as a Water Engineer for the Jefferson County Water Department; also was a long-time custodian for the Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Church.

 
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Mary Jane "Janie" Kratzenberg-Senn

January 20, 2020 |

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

Mary Jane "Janie" Kratzenberg-Senn, 72 of West Mifflin, PA died January 18, 2020.  She was born August 16, 1947 to the late Jacob and Genevieve Ann Weber Kratzenberg.  Ms. Senn was preceded in death by her brothers Junior, Jack, Chuck and Don Bowers, Bud and Jimmy Kratzenberg and sisters Elsie, Toots, Lucille and Mary Victoria Kratzenberg.  She enjoyed researching and tracking family history.  She especially loved to visit the cemetery where her family is buried and tending to the upkeep of the graves.

 
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Rick Sallinger

January 20, 2020 |

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

Rick Sallinger, age 64, of Clairton, formerly of McKeesport, passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2020 at home. He was a caregiver for Comfort Keepers in Pittsburgh and a former performer at Community College of Allegheny County, McKeesport Little Theatre and the South Allegheny Players, to name a few. Born November 24, 1955 in McKeesport, he was a son of Rudolph C. Sallinger of White Oak and the late Isabelle (O'Hare) Sallinger. In addition to his father, he is survived by his beloved wife of 14 years, Michelle L. (Roper) Rivas; brothers, David (Marybeth) Sallinger of Penn Hills and Steven (Mimi) Sallinger of North Huntingdon; niece, Elizabeth Sallinger; nephew, Nicholas Sallinger; uncle, Harry H. Smith; cousins, Elaine and Karen Smith, and John Sallinger. A private celebration of life will be forth coming. The family requests no flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to an animal rights charity of your choice. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Jeffrey Alan Darragh

January 20, 2020 |

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

Jeffery Alan Darragh, age 67, of White Oak, formally of Penn Boro, died January 13, 2020.  He was born in Greensburg on June 24, 1952 and is the son of the late Donald and Dorothy Linsenbigler Darragh. He was retired from USS Clairton Works, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and golfing and was a member of the Penn Rod Gun Club, a lifetime member of the Penn Boro Fire Department., and a former Mayor of Penn Boro.

 
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