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Gary E. Kirshner, Sr.

July 22, 2018 |

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

Gary E. Kirshner, Sr, 82, of McKeesport, died Friday, July 13, 2018. He was born May 14, 1936 in Pittsburgh and was the son of the late Milton and Phyllis (Crawford) Kirshner. He was the husband of the late Charlotte (Bryner) Kirshner who died July 9, 2016. Gary was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in White Oak and was a Fire Fighter for the City of McKeesport. He was a member of Turner's Gym and the American Legion. He is survived by his daughter, Susan G. (James) Caster of Avella, sons, Gary E. (Midori) Kirshner, Jr., of Oklahoma City, OK, and Milton W. (Christine) Kirshner of McKeesport, grandchildren, Rochelle, Matthew, James, Ryan, Erin, and Joshua, and great-grandchildren, Harrison and Grady.

 
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Michael Anthony "Duke" Carlson

July 22, 2018 |

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

Michael Anthony "Duke" Carlson, 72, of White Oak, died Thursday, July 19, 2018. He was born February 26, 1946 in Mineola, New York, and was the son of the late Bernard and Rose Marie (Lamberti) Carlson. Mike grew up in Port Washington (Long Island) New York and moved to Pittsburgh in 1969. He was a machinist for US Steel National Tube Works from 1970 to 1982 and in 1978 became proprietor of Carlson Tree Care, LLC. He never retired, and until recently was climbing trees and cutting firewood. Mike was a member of the Tree Care Industry Association. He is survived by his wife, Roxane Stewart, daughters, Kate  (Jason) Zavacky of White Oak and Kristin Carlson of Irwin. He is also survived by Corinna (Jason) Fox and their children, Mackenzie and Cooper Fox of New Jersey, and Christopher (Kevin Hsyeh) Gaal of California.  He was preceded in death by his son, Kirk Carlson.

 
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Louise D. (Napolitano) Dye

July 22, 2018 |

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

Louise D. (Napolitano) Dye, age 73, of White Oak, passed away Thursday, July 19, 2018. She was born July 24, 1944 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Louis and Rose (Pellesce) Napolitano. She was a registered nurse caring for newborn infants at Magee and then at Excela Westmoreland before retiring. She attended St. Angela Merici Parish in White Oak and enjoyed attending the church bingo events. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her loving husband Robert A. Dye. She is survived by her children Robert A. (Lori) Dye II of North Huntingdon and Susan L. Dye of Moon Twp.; grandchildren Emily, Joseph and Kristin; great grandchildren Ava and Greyson; and sister Hilda (Ronald) Krutz of Gibsonia.
 
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Charles Bowie

July 21, 2018 |

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

Charles Bowie, age 82, of Port Vue, died July 21st, 2018, at UPMC McKeesport.

 
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Erminia R. Matwick

July 20, 2018 |

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

Erminia R. Matwick, age 86, of Tempe, AZ, formerly of McKeesport, died July 18th, 2018, at her home. Born January 28th, 1932, in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Paul and Mary (Sgattoni) Rozzi and the
wife of the late Robert G. Matwick, a former Fire Chief for the City of McKeesport.

 
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Kathy Jo Faust

July 19, 2018 |

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

KATHY JO FAUST, 62, of Duquesne, died on July 17, 2018 at UPMC McKeesport.  She was born on July 31, 1955, in Homestead, to the Late Harry & Evelyn E. (Race) Faust.  She is survived by her son, Galen Faust of Duquesne, and sisters Shirley (Steve) Koresko of Eldersburg, MD, Gayle (John) Scott of Frederick, MD, and Esther (George) Cunduff of Arizona. A Memorial Visitation will be on Monday 10 am - 11 am, Memorial Service to follow at 11 am in the Funeral Home.  Arrangements entrusted to the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300.

 
 


Dolores M. Cheke

July 19, 2018 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home

Dolores M. Cheke, 85, of Clarion, formerly of West Mifflin, died July 18, 2018.  She is the daughter of the late William and Mary (Schuchert) Manns and beloved wife of the late William Cheke.  She is survived by her son Bill (Marlene) Cheke and daughter Lisa (Bob) Geer; grandchildren Elise (Josh) Williams, Bela (Erin) Webb, Malinda (Mitchell) Rearick, Josselin Geer, Robert Geer, Jr., Michael Geer, Jacob Geer and Gerry Geer; 16 great grandchildren; sisters Joan Naccarato and Bernice Monzak; also nieces and nephews.  Dolores was preceded in death by her son Dr. Laird Cheke.  Friends received Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne, Mon. 2-4 and 6-8.  A funeral service will be held Tues. 11:00 am in the funeral home with Pastor Karen Parsh.  Interment following St. Hedwig Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the family.

 


Richard R. Ragan, Sr.

July 19, 2018 |

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

Richard R. Ragan, Sr., age 86, of West Mifflin, died July 14th, 2018, at Family Hospice, Canterbury, in Lawrenceville.  Born November 18th, 1931, in Braddock, he was the son of John and Elizabeth (Yurko) Ragan and the husband of Pauline (Kott) Ragan.

 
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Therese "Terri" Kopchinski

July 19, 2018 |

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

Therese “Terri” Sklencar Kopchinski, age 59 of Monroeville, died suddenly on Tuesday, July 17, 2018. She was born November 26, 1958, in McKeesport, the daughter of Jean Masciantonio Sklencar of White Oak and the late Leonard Sklencar.

In addition to her mother, Terri is survived by her brothers, James (Ruth) Sklencar of Boonsboro, MD, Joseph (Jodi) Sklencar of Yorba Linda, CA, and Michael (Amy Apel) Sklencar of Murrysville, PA; sisters, Mary Jo Bowman of Erlanger, KY, Connie (Michael) Roland of White Oak, PA and Christine (Tony) Machi of Mars, PA; nieces and nephews, Karen Sklencar Danfelt, James and Christopher Sklencar, Ashlee Roland Anthony, Shanyn Roland, Jessica Roland Hensel, Brian Bowman, Alayne, Emily and Abby Sklencar, and Anthony, Alyssa, and Aubree Machi; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

 
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Melvin S. Hoak, Jr.

July 19, 2018 |

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

Melvin S. Hoak, Jr., 65, of Butler, died Tuesday, July 17, 2018.  He was born February 5, 1953 in Natrona Heights to the late Melvin S. Hoak, Sr. and Virginia Regan Hoak.  Melvin worked as a lab technician at AK Steel and was a US Air force Veteran.  He loved to hunt and go to Iowa with his buddies, Ron and Ralph. Melvin loved his family, his little red Corvette and especially his granddaughter, Haley. He is survived by Cindy Sue (Parker) Hoak of Butler, son, Damon (Heather) Hoak of Butler, special granddaughter, Haley Hoak, as well as numerous brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews.

 
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Fumiyo "Faye" Sikorski

July 18, 2018 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Fumiyo "Faye" Sikorski, 83, of Glassport passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 17th surrounded by her family.  She was born December 29th 1934 in Osaka, Japan. Fumiyo was the daughter of the late Genzaburo and Chiyoe Uchiki.She was the beloved wife for 62 years to her late husband Benedict Sikorski, loving Mother of Michael (Angie) Sikorski and Doctor Christopher (Barbara) Sikorski, proud Grandmother of Michael (Jennifer) and Gavin (Katie) Sikorski and Christopher and Elena Sikorski, and the very proud great grandmother of Chase and Camden who knew her as Grandma Faye. She is survived by her 2 sisters Taeko, Minako and a brother Tadayoshi, brother in law Joseph Sikorski and sister in law Armie Sikorski as well as many nieces and nephews who knew her as Aunt Fumiyo. She was a member of the former St. Cecilia's Catholic Church in Glassport and was a very active member of the Queen of the Rosary Church and just loved Father  Miroslaus Wojcicki. She always attended Sunday mass until she became ill. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm Friday at the Wojciechowski Funeral Home in Glassport Pa. A mass of Christian burial will be held Saturday at 10am at the Queen of the Rosary Church 530 Michigan avenue Glassport Pa. by the Reverend Miroslaus Wojcicki.

 


William V. Scholl

July 18, 2018 |

By William H. Craig Funeral Home | Posted in: William H Craig Funeral Home

William V. Scholl, 95 of Elizabeth Twp. passed away peacefully on Sunday July 15,2018. He was the son of the late Edgar C. and Miriam (VanKirk) Scholl. He was the beloved husband of the late Ruth (Hixson) Scholl. Bill was a graduate of Elizabeth High School and following is service in WWII he graduated from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. He served in the 413rd bomber squadron with the Army Air Corp in England. Bill was a member of the Mt.Vernon Community Presbyterian Church, member and past president of the Elizabeth Lions Club. He was a former member and past president of the Youghiogheny country club and the IBIS golf and country club in West Palm  Beach Fl. He was a member of Masonic lodge Stephen Bayard 526,Elizabeth,the consistory and Syria Temple.He was the owner and president of Scholl Tractor Sales in Elizabeth serving farmers and construction business in the tri-state.

Bill is survived by daughters Sherry (Richard) Kogut, Bonny (Alan) Wright and a son William (Margaret) Scholl jr. Grand children Kelly (Steve)Tedeschi, Christian (Claudia) Kogut, Eric Scholl,Katherine (Matt Hoffer), Jesse,Zachary and Kylie Wright and Chris Snyder and great grandchildren Nicholas, Emilie, Gabriella, Madison, Halie and C.J.

According to his wishes there is no visitation a Memorial service and private internment will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Deacons Fund of the Mt.Vernon CommunityPresbyterian Church, 2200 Greenock Buena Vista Rd. McKeesport Pa.15135 or Shiner hospital for Children. Arranggement are under the care of the William H. Craig Funeral Home Inc. McKeesport, Pa.

 


Mary Raisner

July 18, 2018 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Mary Raisner, 89, of McKeesport, formerly of Glassport for 76 years, passed away Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at John J. Kane Regional Center in McKeesport.  She was born March 23, 1929 in Glassport to the late John and Mary Bednar Popovich.  Mary was the loving wife of the late Lawrence Raisner who passed away in 1992.  She is survived by sisters, Elizabeth Smoot of McKeesport, Anna Stanko of McKeesport, Helen (Thomas Andrews) McBurney of North Huntingdon; special niece, Mary Moonis of North Huntingdon; many other nieces and nephews.  Along with her parents and husband, Mary was preceded in death by son, Larry L. Raisner; sister, Irene Dunlop; brothers, John, Mike, Andrew, Stephen and Joseph Popovich.  She was a member of St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church in McKeesport and worked in the cafeteria at St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic School for 36 years.  Visitation will take place Thursday, July 19, 2018 from 4 – 8 pm (Enlightenment Service at 7) at E. C. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 235 Monongahela Avenue, Glassport, PA 15045.  A “Divine Liturgy of Christian Burial” will take place Friday, July 20, 2018 at 12:30 pm at St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church in McKeesport followed by interment at St. Nicholas Cemetery in North Versailles.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 


Joseph E. Pasinski

July 18, 2018 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Joseph E. Pasinski, 77 of Glassport, died July 15, 2018.  He is the son of the late Edward and Genevieve Pasinski. He is survived by his sisters Mary Ann Pasinski of Elizabeth, Helen Marie Albrecht of Glenar, MD and Loretta "Ret" Pasinski of Boston; brother John Pasinski of Golita, CA; also nieces and nephews.  Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport, Sun. 2-4 and 6-8.  A funeral mass will be held Mon. 10:00 am at Queen of the Rosary Parish with Rev. Miroslaus Wojcicki.  Interment following Calvary Cemetery.

 


Kenneth "Kenny" Eugene Rush

July 18, 2018 |

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

Kenneth "Kenny" Eugene Rush, 67, of West Newton passed away Friday, July 13, 2018 in Latrobe. He was born June 11, 1951 in Smithton and was the son of the late Kenneth L. and Edith Rush. He is survived by his sister, Shirley (Gene) Corrbett of Illinois, brother-in-law, Donald Beckinger of West Newton and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister, Brenda Beckinger. There is no visitation and burial will be private. Arrangements are by the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Twp., (412) 751-5000, Drew J. Gilbert, Director. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 

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