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Carmella Ferraro

February 28, 2020 |

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

Carmella Ferraro, age 93 and formerly of Clairton, passed away on Friday, February 28, 2020 in Overlook Green Senior Living in Whitehall.  Born June 23, 1926 in Italy, she was a daughter of the late Angelo and Domenica (Capolupo) Ferraro.  A member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish in Clairton, Carmella retired from the billing department at US Steel Clairton Works.  In her spare time, she loved to travel, paint, and downhill ski.  Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings Rose Curinga and Andrew, Joseph, and Frank Ferraro.  She is survived by nieces and nephews. 

 
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Michael "Sam" Pavlocsak

February 28, 2020 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

 

Michael Andy “Sam” Pavlocsak, 96, of Elizabeth, formerly of Clairton, passed away at home on Tuesday, February 25, 2020. He was born in Glassport to the late Mr. and Mrs. Michael Pavlocsak on April 17, 1923. Michael was the loving husband to the late Helen Hall “Fig” Pavlocsak. He is survived by nieces; Etta Maitland of Concord, CA, Karen, Carol, and Anita, nephews; Edward E. Gilmore, M.D., of Bar Harbor, ME, and Michael, niece in-law Carol Gilmore of Virginia, and friend and caregiver Marie Papula. Michael was preceded in death by his wife Helen, and nephew Harry Gilmore. He was a member of the Wilson Presbyterian Church, and the Wilson Civic Group. Michael enjoyed Pittsburgh Sports, loved dogs, most notably Poochie and Bubba, and he loved and was loved by his family and friends. Family and friends will be received on Tuesday, March 3rd from 9am-11am at S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th St, Clairton, PA 15025. A service will take place at the funeral home at 11:00am on Tuesday to be followed by interment at West Newton Cemetery. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 


Elizabeth Gail Wall

February 28, 2020 |

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

Elizabeth Gail Wall, 82, of Versailles, passed away Thursday, February 27, 2020. She was born May 23, 1937 in Connellsville and was the daughter of the late Percy and Margaret (Showman) Harshman. She was the wife of the late George martin and Archibald Wall. She was a member of the Christy Park United Methodist Church and had previously worked at the former Zayre's and Ames in Versailles. 

 
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Helen R. (Spynda) Rozzo

February 27, 2020 |

By William S. Skovranko Memorial Home | Posted in: William S. Skovranko Memorial Home

Helen R. (Spynda) Rozzo, 96, of Duquesne, died peacefully on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 in Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Born January 7, 1924, in McKees Rocks, Mrs. Rozzo was a member of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Roman Catholic Church in Pleasant Hills.

Loving wife of the late Frank J. Rozzo Sr., she is survived by two sons, Frank J Rozzo Jr. of Brookline and John "Jack" Rozzo and his wife Sheila of Duquesne, five grandchildren, John, Charlie, Gregory, Amber and Ashley and six great grandchildren, Lilyanna, Sydney, Anthony, Isabella, Adrianna, and Darrion. Mrs. Rozzo was also preceded in death by a brother, Peter Spynda and two sisters, Nancy Noe and Patricia Ledwich.

 
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Gloria Jean Wright

February 27, 2020 |

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

Gloria Jean Wright, age 53, of McKeesport, passed away on Sunday, February 23, 2020.  She was born to Rosemary Wright on July 18, 1966.

Gloria attended McKeesport Area High School, DeVry University where she received her B.S. in Accounting, Keller Graduate School of Business, where she received her M.S. in Human Resources, and Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management.

Gloria recently worked as a claims processor for University Hospital in OH.  Gloria also worked for United Healthcare for 28 years.

 
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Charlene A. Steele

February 27, 2020 |

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

Charlene A. Steele, age 70 of McKeesport, died peacefully at home surrounded by family on February 27, 2020. She was born on January 20, 1950 to the late Charles E. and Ann Stinson McLaughlin. An inspiring woman, Charlene enjoyed raising her family and spending as much time with her grandchildren as possible. She was a long-time member of Mary, Mother of God Parish, Corpus Christi Church, White Oak American Legion Post #701, and the McKeesport Amvets Post #8.

 
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Mary Sue O'Dell

February 27, 2020 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Mary Sue Parks O’Dell, 58, of Glassport passed away on Thursday February 27,2020 at Canterbury Place in Pittsburgh. She was born in Rome New York on March 27, 1961 to the late Olive Phillips Parks and Arthur Parks. Mary was the loving wife of 33 years to the late David Anthony O’Dell. She is survived by her daughters Jennifer L. (Fernand) O’Dell of Glassport, Lisa (Justin) O’Dell of North Versailles and her son Steven Parks of Glassport. She is also survived by her three brothers Arthur Parks of Rome N.Y, Michael Parks of Rome N.Y, and Wayne Parks of Rome N.Y as well as her two sisters Janice Parks of Rome N.Y and Lisa Parks of Rome N.Y  She was a member of the Lutheran Church, and enjoyed computer games, crochet, chicken wings and coffee. Services have been entrusted to E.C. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 235 Monongahela Ave, Glassport, PA 15045. Inurnment will take place later to be announced. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 


Lester Dukes

February 27, 2020 |

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

Lester Dukes, 73, of Duquesne, was born to the late Willie H. and Mary (Peterson) Dukes on April 19, 1946. He departed this life on February 25, 2020, at the VA Hospital Aspinwall in Pittsburgh, PA.  He was also preceded in death by his siblings, Willa Mae Bryant, Habeeba Tyree, Sylvester Dukes, Joseph Dukes, and Melvin Dukes.

Lester graduated from Duquesne High School and went on to study at Arizona State University; until he was drafted into the United States Army during the Vietnam War.  Lester worked at U.S Steel Duquesne Works and the Community Food Bank. He was an avid fisherman; he loved music and hunting. No one can forget man’s best friend because he loved his dogs.

 
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Helena M. Webb-Bey

February 27, 2020 |

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

Helena M. Webb-Bey, age 61, of McKeesport, died February 22, 2020, at home. Born on April 28, 1958, in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late Charles Millsap and Floann Clark.
Helena was a Moorish American Muslim and was an honorary member of the Unity Temple and the Moorish Science Temple of America. She was a talented artist and jeweler,  and also loved to do crafts and computer coding.

 
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Larry Louis Brown

February 26, 2020 |

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

Larry Louis Brown, 61, of Clairton, departed this life on February 12, 2020. He was born on January 4, 1959 to the late Willie H. Williams in Ohio. He was adopted in love by Mrs. Georgette Williams.

Larry graduated from Clairton High School. Shortly after school, he went into the United States Army and served as a Material Specialist. He also received a badge for Rifle Marksman. Larry was a proud Clairtonian!  He was an avid Clairton Bear fan, from the high school team to the Baby Twerps.

 
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Margaret A. Lasich

February 26, 2020 |

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

Margaret A. Lasich, age 97 of Clairton, passed away on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 in Jefferson Hospital.  Born November 26, 1922 in Clairton, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Myslin) Vossel.  A member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish in Clairton, Margaret will be remembered as fiercely independent and politically aware, as an avid and knowledgeable Steelers and Pirates fan, as a lover of talk radio, but, most importantly, as an amazing and loving mother, grandmother, mother-in-law, and aunt.  Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Frank Lasich, who passed away February 21, 1993, and her siblings Anne Popcak, John, Paul, and Michael Vossel, Helen Bercik, Verona "Florence" Annel, and Joseph Vossel.  Margaret is survived by her daughter Marie (John) Perticone of West Mifflin, her grandson Alex Perticone of Pittsburgh, and many beloved nieces and nephews.

 
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Daniel L. Radakovich

February 26, 2020 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

NFL and collegiate football coach Daniel L. Radakovich, known as “Bad Rad,” passed away at his home on February 20, 2020.

Radakovich was born on November 27, 1935 to Michael and Bridget Radakovich of Duquesne.

Radakovich grew up alongside the roller coasters and barker’s tents of Kennywood amusement park. He frequently shared tales of the famous circus acts and entertainers that stayed in his parents’ home, including the Flying Wallendas and Gene Kelly.

Stories were a hallmark of Radakovich’s existence. He was a legendary storyteller and was himself the subject of many humorous, surprising, and even outrageous anecdotes told by others!

He authored a memoir on his life in football, Bad Rad Football Nomad, that includes a number of these stories as well as an accounting of his many innovations in the sports field. Radakovich loved the game of football but also golf, basketball, history, travel, old movies, music, and most of all, his family and his friends.

 
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Terry Stephen Komyanik

February 26, 2020 |

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

Terry Stephen Komyanik,  69, of McKeesport, passed away Monday, February 3, 2020. He was born January 9, 1951 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Michael  and Genevieve (Callahan) Komyanik .  Terry was a retired Electrician and was a US Army Veteran.

 
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Christopher G. Paliscak

February 26, 2020 |

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

Christopher G. Paliscak, 48, of North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at home.  He was born December 27, 1971 in Pittsburgh, son of George Paliscak and the late Ruth Paliscak.  He was a 1990 graduate of Norwin High School and earned his Master's Degree from Temple University in 1995.  Chris was the quaterback at Norwin High School as well as Temple University, and he was an avid Pittsburgh sports fan.  He spent most of his career in sales with industrial packaging companies in the Philadelphia and Pittsburgh area.  Chris is survived by his wife, Jennifer Vonderkall Paliscak; children, Juliana and Brady of Penn Township; brothers, David (Sally) Paliscak and Daniel Paliscak; sister, Julie (Michael) Puhl; In-laws, Joe and Kathy Vonderkall; brother-in-law, Chris (Kara) Vonderkall; and several nieces, nephews, and great-niece and nephews.  Friends and family will be received from 3-8 p.m. on Friday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA .  A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday at Immaculate Conception Church, Irwin.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sage's Army.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Eugenia J. Drago

February 26, 2020 |

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

Eugenia J. Drago, 84, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Friday, February 21, 2020. She was born May 7, 1935 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Frank S. and Catherine (Cordisco) Drago. Eugenia was a member of Mary, Mother of God Parish and was a retired Private Duty Nurse.  She was a board member and past president of the McKeesport Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association, and the McKeesport Little Theater. She was also a member of the McKeesport Heritage Center, and was a volunteer at the McKeesport Hospital Gift Shop and the former Blind Association - McKeesport Chapter.

 
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