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Theodore L. "Ted" Buck

September 21, 2018 |

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

Theodore L. "Ted" Buck, 95, of Liberty Borough, died Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born September 2, 1923 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Andrew and Elizabeth (Toth) Buck. Ted was a retired Tool and Die maker for the former Firth Sterling in McKeesport. He was a WWII US Army Veteran. For his service, he received the European African Middle Eastern Campaign Ribbon with 1 Bronze Battle Star, the Good Conduct Medal, and the Purple Heart for being wounded in action on July 18, 1944. He was a member of Disabled American Veterans, American Legion, AMVETS, East McKeesport VFW, and the Liberty Vets Club. Ted was a graduate of the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. He is survived by his wife, Karen L. (DePorter) Buck, daughters, Vicki Bortak of West Mifflin, Kathy Byers of Lincoln, Pam (Carl) Pearson of Liberty, Teddi (Ed) Mondak of McKeesport, Melenie (Keith) Miller of North Versailles, and Melissa (Bob) Brewster of Elizabeth Township, grandchildren, Jamie (Brandy) Bortak, Stephanie (Bill) Pollak, Chuck (Lainie) Byers, Kellie Byers, Corri (Tim) Gross, Erica (Paul) Robinson, Josh (Sarah) Pearson, Leah (Darren) Yarborough, Nick Mondak, Becca (Justin) Mondak, Nikita Popovich, Madison Sellers and Zachary Brewster, great-grandchildren, Chelsea (Jacob) Bond, Lacey (Joe) Serbia, Blake, Brenna and Bailey Bortak, Corbin and Christian Byers, A.J. , Phoebe and Lyla Gross, Macey, Justus, Theo and Sadie Robinson, Ezra and Esther Ann Pearson, Mya Yarborough and Bryson Lust, and great-great-granddaughter, Amelia Serbia, and nieces and nephews.

 
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JoAnn (Jeffries) Geruschat

September 21, 2018 |

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

JoAnn (Jeffries) Geruschat, 83, of North Huntingdon, passed away surrounded by family after a long fight with cancer on Thursday, September 20, 2018. She was born January 17, 1935 in Elwood, Indiana and was the daughter of the late Floyd L. and Clevie Lackey Jeffries. She was the wife of 46 years to her beloved husband, Jack D. Geruschat, who passed away September 19, 1996. JoAnn worked as a bookkeeper for the former US Steel National Tube works in McKeesport and was a member of Cornith Chapter #229 O.E.S. and Corinthian #35 O. of A. She loved to crochet, knit, play cards and to read. She enjoyed cooking for and spending time with her family and also had many lifelong friendships. She is survived by daughters, Debbie (Ronald) Lofgren of North Huntingdon, Vickie (Robert) Lofgren of North Myrtle Beach, SC, granddaughters, Bethany (Mark) Keaton of North Carolina, and Melisa (Chris) Hickey of Cannonsburg, grandsons, Brian Lofgren of West Newton and Brad (Kim) Lofgren of Ruffsdale, great-grandchildren, JoAnna Mae and James Jaxon, brother, Bob Jeffries of Michigan, sister, Mary Kuffner of Coraopolis, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

 
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Faith Ann Pascoe

September 21, 2018 |

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

Faith Ann Pascoe, age 71, of Jefferson Hills, passed away on Thursday, September 20, 2018 at Select Specialty Hospital - McKeesport. A 1964 graduate of Duquesne High School, she retired in 2010 after 25 years as a teller at Huntingdon Bank in Jefferson Hills. She formerly worked for Three Rivers Bank and Sky Bank.

 
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P. Jeff "Heffy" Julian

September 21, 2018 |

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

On September 20, 2018, we lost a great family member and friend: P. Jeff "Heffy" Julian, age 61 of Clairton.  Jeff was always there to put a smile on your face and lend a helping hand to whoever needed it.  Jeff was a member of the Sons of Columbus, the International Union of Operating Engineers Local L0095, and also worked for the University of Pittsburgh for fifteen years and also formerly Clairton High School.  Born April 22, 1957, he was a son of the late James F. and Phyllis C. (Criswell) Julian. 

 
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Eleanor B. Quinn Schrader

September 20, 2018 |

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

 
ELEANOR B. QUINN SCHRADER age 95, of West Mifflin, formerly of Spring Hill, FL, on September 20, 2018. She was a daughter of the late Mikol and Katherine (Karpaviciute) Sacunas. She was a retired registered nurse and enjoyed board games, cards, and greenery plants. Eleanor proudly served her country in the Navy during WWII and the Korean War. Wife of the late Rayburn Quinn and the late James Schrader; mother of Kathleen "Kathie" (Vincent) McKenna of West Mifflin, Michael (Tina) Quinn of Sutersville, PA, Patty (James) Moller of McKeesport, and Shawn (Pam) Quinn of Spring Hill, FL; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; sister of Elizabeth (Raymond) Griffin of Jeannette; and pre-deceased by brothers and sister, Bernard (late Betty) Sacunas, Edward (Anna Mary survives) Sacunas, and Ada (late Bob) Hill. Visitation on Sunday, September 23, from 2-4 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 Monday, September 24th at 10:30 a.m., followed by Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph Church, Duquesne, at 11 a.m. Rev. John McKenna officiating, followed by burial with military honors at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies.
 


Raymond E. Bishop, Sr.

September 20, 2018 |

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

Raymond E. Bishop, Sr., age 83, of McKeesport, died on Saturday, September 15, 2018, after a brief illness. Born September 14, 1935, Niles, OH and grew up in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Theodore and Mary (Merrbaugh) Bishop.

 
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James Russell Dunbar

September 20, 2018 |

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

James Russell Dunbar, age 85, died on Saturday, September 15, 2018, at Riverside Care Center in McKeesport. Born July 2, 1933 in Tarrs, PA, he was the son of the late Frank and Mable (Farber) Dunbar, Sr. and is the husband of Katherine (Reza) Dunbar.

 
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Vance W. "Bud" McCombs, Jr.

September 20, 2018 |

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

Vance W. "Bud" McCombs, Jr., age 76, of McKeesport, died September 18, 2018. Born September 14, 1942 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Vance W. and Cecelia (McClelland) McCombs, Sr. and the husband of the late Elizabeth (Schultz) McCombs.

 
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Paul A. Homonai

September 19, 2018 |

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

Paul A. Homonai, age 88, of North Versailles, died September 17, 2018, at UPMC Presbyterian. Born June 10, 1930, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late John and Mary (Egley) Homonai and the husband of Thelma (Sabo) Homonai, for 68 years.

 
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Christa M. Shumber

September 19, 2018 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

CHRISTA M. SHUMBER, 43 of Glassport died Sept. 16, 2018.  Christa passed away peacefully at home. She was warmly welcomed into Heaven by her loving parents, grandparents, family & friends who have gone before her. Christa is the daughter of the late Edward and Maryann (Tyszkiewicz) Shumber.  She is survived by her fiancé, Ryan Dezzutti;  great aunt, Norma Tyszkiewicz; aunts Helen "Cookie" Holland, Patricia “Patti” Sopp, Dolly (Joseph Holland) Shumber and Betty Jean (John) Martinis; uncle Francis (Mary) Shumber; cousins Heather (Timothy) Farnan and Tiffany (Shaun) Finneran; and many cousins and dear friends.  Christa always enjoyed swimming, playing board games and going for ice cream with her younger cousins, Ryan & Jazlyn Farnan, and Miles & Alina Finneran. Christa was a graduate of South Allegheny, and a proud member of the high school marching band. She went on to the University of Pittsburgh where she earned a masters degree in chemical engineering. She was an active member of Queen of the Rosary Parish. Christa was also very involved in her M.S. Group. There was nothing she enjoyed more than spending time with her fiancé, family & friends. She truly enjoyed eating at new restaurants & listening to live bands. Friends will be received at Wojciechowski Funeral Home, in Glassport on Fri. 2-4 and 6-8.  A funeral  mass will be held Sat. 10:00 am at Queen of the Rosary Parish with Father Miroslaus Wojcicki.  Interment following New St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions in Christa’s memory be made to the National MS Society, Pennsylvania Keystone Chapter, 1501 Reedsdale Street, Suite 105, Suite 15233  

 


Eugene Howard Worthy

September 19, 2018 |

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

Eugene Howard Worthy, 93, of White Oak, died Monday, September 17, 2018. He was born December 13, 1924 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Matthew and Jeannette (Mack) Worthy. Eugene was a member of the former St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in McKeesport and was retired from US Steel National Tube Works, and Westinghouse in East Pittsburgh. He was a WWII US Army Veteran and served along the China-Burma Road. For his service, he received the American Theater Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon w/2 Bronze Stars, Good Conduct Medal and the WWII Victory Medal. He is survived by his wife, Betty Jane (Mezoff) Worthy, daughters, Beverly Wayne of Dublin, OH, June L. (Donald) Kudas of White Oak, and Betty Gene (Mark) Stoner of Elizabethtown, grandchildren, Emily (Ralph) Rajadurai, Valerie (Mark) Bacco, Todd (Nicole) Kudas, Jacqueline (Gerry) Greco, Lindsay (Andy) Hoover and Nathan (Tasha) Stoner, great-grandchildren, Reece, Jules and Wynne Greco, Audriana and Samuel Bacco, Shelby, Kelsey, and Mackenzie Hoover and Natalie Stoner, and nieces and nephews.

 
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Richard B. Stokes

September 18, 2018 |

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

Richard B. Stokes, 60, of East McKeesport, passed away Monday, September 17, 2018 at Allegheny General Hospital.  He was born January 2, 1958 in McKeesport, a son of the late Richard G. and Shirley Joan (Schmidt) Stokes.  He was a 1977 graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School and was politically active and involved in the city of Wilmerding.  He is survived by his brother, Richard Denny Stokes; sisters, Darlene Klamerus and her husband, Gregory, Beverly Stonick and her husband, Richard and Patricia Ryan and her husband, George.  Family and friends will gather from 9-10 am on Friday, September 21 with a Memorial Service  to follow at 10 am at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike,  North Huntingdon, PA.   Interment to follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth, PA.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


William G. Gault

September 18, 2018 |

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

And The Lord said, come on home Bill, you're done on Earth, and with that said, William Gault left and went to see our Savior.  Yes, Bill was born on May 6, 1943 and went hopefully to see God on September 17, 2018.  He was the lucky son of Matthew and Dorothy Gault, of Hunker, PA.  Bill after becoming an adult, moved to North Huntingdon.  He was the proud husband of Donna Jean Gault;  brother, David (Pam) Gault and Robert (Denise) Gault; mother and father-in-law, Rose and Dale Watson; and brother-in-law, Carl Skooglund.  He was  preceded in death by his brother, Matthew B. Gault III; sister, Sandra Skooglund; and brother-in-law Gary Watson.

Bill loved life and enjoyed what it gave.  He loved sports as a boy, playing football at Greensburg Salem and Hempfield.  He also enjoyed sharing his voice with others.  Singing in choirs, soloing and being in quartets.   After trying college at Allegheny the Navy is where he spent the next few years helping to defend this beautiful country.  He traveled quite a bit, stopping in Italy, France, Germany and Africa, just to name a few.  He also said hello to Laos, Vietnam and his favorite, Asia.  Bill loved to swim, so he joined the Navy and eventually became a Navy Seal.  There wasn't a rice paddy, swamp or forest he didn't like.  He got to know a few of them personally.  The citizens of those country's also got to know Bill and make him feel like one of their own.  When he got home, it was like being in a foreign country.  Bill was a pretty good cook too, and at one time even owned several restaurants in the Kansas City, Missouri area.  After retiring from the hospitality and catering business, Bill moved back home to PA.  Here, Bill sold insurance, computers, windows, phones and computer programs for ambulance and funeral homes for a while.  He then went on to working in the automotive business selling vehicles for Hamilton Buick before he retired again.  Bill was a lucky guy, he had many friends and acquaintances and a large family of nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews whom he loved dearly, and his beloved dog Conner aka Bubber.  Yes, Bill loved his life and hopes that he will see you all again.  But not soon.  There will be no public visitations.  Arrangements made by the James  W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


August M. Gatto

September 17, 2018 |

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

August  M. Gatto, age 84, of Elizabeth, passed away on Monday, September 17, 2018 at HCR Manor Care in Whitehall. An Army veteran, he retired after 42 years as a pipefitter for U.S. Steel Clairton Works. He was a lifelong member and devout supporter of St. Michael Parish in Elizabeth Twp. where he was active in numerous church functions. He was an avid sports fan and especially enjoyed watching his grandchildren's competitions. 

 
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Joseph Hudak III

September 17, 2018 |

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

 Joseph Hudak, III, age 68, of White Oak, died September 15, 2018 at home. Born May 24, 1950, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Joseph and Victoria (Miklos) Hudak and the husband of Roberta (Kushner) Hudak, for nearly 42 years.

 
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