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Robert A. Ross

October 25, 2020 |

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

Robert Ross, 73, of North Huntingdon, passed away Saturday, October 24, 2020 at Redstone Highlands Greensburg.  He was born, February 15, 1947 in McKeesport, a son of the late William A. and Edith (Briggs) Ross.  Prior to his retirement, Bob was a plant manager for Koppers.  He enjoyed visiting casinos, playing cards, swimming and was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Cheryl Bowser Ross; brother, William A Ross Jr.; sisters, Nancy Minnicks and Helen Guthrie.  He is survived by his sons, Scot Ross (Lisa Laskowski) and Brent Ross and his fiancee, Samantha Lamison; and sister, Sally Kosco and her husband, Mike. Friends will be received from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  A funeral service will follow at 7 p.m.  Interment will take place at 10 a.m. on Thursday in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  PLEASE GO DIRECTLY TO THE CEMETERY.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Norwin Public Library in memory of Robert.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


James Anthony Dilmore

October 25, 2020 |

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

James Anthony Dilmore, 75, of White Oak, Pennsylvania died peacefully and surrounded by his family on October 22, 2020. He was born on March 10th, 1945 in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania, the son of the late Francis and Edith (Forgie) Dilmore of Wilmerding, Pennsylvania. Jim graduated from the Ohio University in 1963 with a degree in mechanical engineering, and later earned master’s degrees in mechanical and industrial engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. He was employed by Westinghouse Electric Corporation for 35 years as a research engineer, manager, and director of business and proposal development. During his tenure at Westinghouse, he was awarded five United States patents. For the following ten years, he was an independent business consultant. Jim also spent 20 years helping build and run Braddock’s Trail Gallery with his wife. He served on the boards of the Wilmerding YMCA and the Boy Scouts of America’s East Valley Area Council.

 
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Frank J. Kovacs

October 24, 2020 |

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

Frank J. Kovacs, 83, of Rostraver Twp., formerly of West Mifflin, on October 24, 2020. He was a son of the late Frank and Rose (Kate) Kovacs. Frank was a retired journeyman electrician from US  Steel Homestead Works and Bechtel-Bettis, West Mifflin. He was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, Holy Name Church. He proudly served his country in the Army. Husband of Eleanor M. "Ellie" (Ivory) Kovacs for 59 years; father of Jeffrey (Darcy) Kovacs of McMurray, PA, Karen (Thomas) Westerlund of Presto, PA, and the late Rick Kovacs; grandfather of Maura (Joseph) Homerski and Bryan (Noelle) Westerlund, Connor, Collin, and Clare Kovacs; great-grandfather of Hunter and Callie Homerski and Lucy Westerlund; brother of Arnold Kovacs. Private family visitation will be held on Tuesday at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquense, 412-466-3300 where a Blessing Service will be held on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Name Church at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Holy Name Cemetery, West Mifflin with Military Honors. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, or perform a random act of kindness.

 


Susan B. Spinosi

October 24, 2020 |

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

Susan B. Spinosi, age 62, of North Versailles, died at home on October 23, 2020, after a long battle with chronic kidney disease.  Born January 10, 1958, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of James Giles and Sally Rack, and the wife of Anthony Spinosi.

 
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Charles E. "Chas" Casturo

October 24, 2020 |

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

Charles "Chas" Emory Casturo, 81, of McKeesport, passed away Friday, October 23, 2020. He was born May 24, 1939 in Boston and was the son of the late Charles and Elizabeth (Barno) Casturo. He was a member of Dormition of the Holy Virgin Mary Russian Orthodox Church and McKeesport Presbyterian Church. He was also a member of F & AM Duquesne McKeesport Lodge and was a member and past president of the McKeesport Lions Club. Chas was a retired entrepreneur who started multiple businesses over the years including multiple service stations, Casturo Trucking and Salvage and Tri-C-Co. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Gail Ann (Crawford) Casturo, sons, Charles C. (Tina) Casturo of Elizabeth Township, Scott (Karen) Casturo of North Canton, OH, and Robert (Tracy) Casturo of Forward Township, brother, Donald J. (Judy) Casturo of Pittsburgh, sister, Marlene (Herb) Campbell of Sherman, TX, 14 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and nephews, Don (Tiffany) Casturo and Chris (Heather) Casturo. He was preceded in death by his brother, Kevin Casturo. Friends are welcome Monday, October 26, 2020 from 11 am to 1pm at the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township. (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, Director.  Service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Monday at 1pm. Interment will follow at West Newton Cemetery. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 


Antonio ‘Tony” DiTano

October 23, 2020 |

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

Antonio ‘Tony” DiTano, 79, of North Versailles, died Thursday, October 22, 2020. He was born June 13, 1941 in Gamberale, Italy, the son of the late Ottavio and Maria (DiSalvo) DiTano. He is survived by his wife Josephine (DeLuca) DiTano, his sisters Olga, Silvana, and Miranda, also nieces and nephews.

 
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John Bradley Duvall

October 23, 2020 |

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

John Bradley Duvall, age 57, passed away on Thursday, October 22, 2020.  Born April 1, 1957 in Valparaiso, IN, he was a son of Terry (Atwater) Duvall of Port Vue and the late David L. Duvall.  A self-employed carpenter, Brad was a 1981 graduate of Elizabeth Forward High School and also attended Ohio University.  In his spare time, he loved to fish with his son.  Besides his mother, Brad is survived by his son Max Duvall of Swissvale and his brother Larry (Cheryl Miller) Duvall of Elizabeth Twp. 

 
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Russell Edward Carlson

October 23, 2020 |

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

Russell Edward Carlson, 81, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Thursday, October 22, 2020. He was born November 4, 1938 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Edward A. and Dorothy (Littlewood) Carlson. He was the husband of the late Sally (Morris) Carlson who passed away November 7, 2004. Russell was a manager at the former K-Mart in Belle Vernon and was a US Army Veteran. He had a passion and love for the game of golf. He is survived by his daughters, Paula Lynn Carlson of Rostraver and Lynn Ann (Nicholas Damis) Carlson of Steubenville, OH,  and son, Brad E. Carlson of Elizabeth Township.  He was preceded in death by faithful dog, Breeze. There is no visitation. Private graveside service with Military Honors will be held at Mount Vernon Cemetery in Elizabeth Township. Arrangements are by the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township. (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, Director. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 


Charles J. Nemes, Jr.

October 23, 2020 |

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

Charles J. Nemes, Jr., age 53, of McKeesport, died October 9, 2020, at UPMC McKeesport. Born September 20, 1967, he was the son of the late Charles J. and Shirley (Dreer) Nemes, Sr.
Charles worked as an auto mechanic and loved working on cars.
Charles is survived by sister, Charlene Jefferson of McKeesport; brother, John Snyder of Altoona; many nieces and nephews.
Arrangements were entrusted to Willig Funeral Home & Crematory.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com.
Chris Odasso, owner

 


Kirk "Bubba" William Campbell

October 22, 2020 |

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

Kirk "Bubba" William Campbell,  54, of Greenock, formerly of Versailles, passed away Thursday, October 22, 2020 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born July 8, 1966 in McKeesport and was the son of Edward J. (Peggy) Campbell of Florida and the late Barbara L. "Babs" (Johnston) Campbell. Kirk was a Truck Driver for Waste Management and was a member of Teamsters Local 249. He was also a member of the former Boston Vol. Fire Co., and Versailles Vol. Fire Co. Kirk enjoyed hunting and riding his motorcycle and lawn tractor.

 
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Paul E. Friday

October 22, 2020 |

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

Paul E. Friday, age 92 of Jefferson Hills, passed away on Thursday, October 22, 2020.  Born September 1, 1928 in Clairton, he was a son of the late Frank and Margaret (Arendarchik) Piatek.  The last survivor of a long line of siblings, Paul was predeceased by brothers Matthew, Frank, Stephen, Joseph, Michael, and John and sisters Helen and Mary.  He was also preceded in death by his high school sweetheart and loving wife of 66 years, Gloria Catherine (McIntosh) Friday, who he married in 1949.  Paul worked for many years at U.S. Steel's Clairton Works and served his community of Jefferson Hills as a councilman.  In retirement, he enjoyed travelling -- making it to 42 of the 50 states -- working outdoors, and spending time with his family.  Paul is survived by his children David Friday, Pete (Somkid) Friday, and Marilyn (David) Neu; his grandchildren Jonathan (Margaret) Neu, Cristina, John and Peter Friday; his great-grandchildren Anthony, Alex, Madison, and Savannah Friday; and many nieces and nephews. 

 
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Patricia L. (Babiak) Novak

October 22, 2020 |

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

Patricia L. (Babiak) Novak, 74 of North Versailles, PA passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family October 17, 2020 following a courageous battle with cancer.

 
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Rosemarie Archibald

October 22, 2020 |

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

Rosemarie Archibald, age 82 of Squirrel Hill and formerly of Homestead and Coulter, passed away on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 in the Commons at Squirrel Hill in Pittsburgh.  Born March 17, 1938 in Coulter, she was a daughter of the late Paul Lincoln Archibald and Margaret (McDonald) Archibald Wiggand and sister of the late Walter Archibald, Mary Louise (Archibald) Vitale, John Wiggand and Fred Wiggand.  She is survived by her nieces and nephews, including Patty (Archibald) Walrath of North Huntingdon.

 
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Michael F. Krien

October 22, 2020 |

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

It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn the passing of Michael (Mike) Krien, age 73, of North Huntingdon.  He died Wednesday, October 21, 2020 surrounded by family.  Mike was born on June 14, 1947, the son of the late Martin F. and Vera M. Krien.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved daughter, Alison A. Krien.  He is survived by his loving wife, Dana E. Krien of 50 years, his two children, Melissa M. (Donald) Black and Matthew M, Krien, grandchildren, Katie, Ella and Carsten Black, and his brother Dennis (Susan) Krien, as well as several nieces and nephews.  Mike grew up in Clairton, graduated from Clairton High School and attended Duquesne University, prior to  enlisting in the US Air Force during the Vietnam War era.  Mike and his young bride Dana were stationed in England and Biloxi, MS where they had many adventures together, prior to moving to North Huntingdon.  Mike worked for US Steel and retired in 2014.  Mike loved music and everything cars, passions he shared with his daughter Alison.  A self-proclaimed chef, he was always creating new recipes that would end up becoming family favorites.  And there wasn't a November gone by that he wasn't itching to get to hunting camp for a week of card playing and deer hunting with his hunting buddies.  You could also find him at the shooting range with his son, Matt.  Most of all, Mike liked spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren and his brother Dennis and family and taking care of them in all ways possible, watching his grandkids in all their different endeavors, always their biggest fan, as well as hanging out with Luna, his favorite little shorkie.  Mike will be greatly missed by everyone that knew and loved him.  Friends will be received from 3-7 p.m. on Sunday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  A funeral service will take place on Monday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Interment to follow at Grandview Cemetery.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Paul M. Spurney

October 22, 2020 |

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

Paul M. Spurney, age 71, of Belle Vernon passed away Wednesday, October 7, 2020. He was born August 22, 1949 in Cleveland, OH to the late Paul M. and Portia (Robinson) Spurney. Luckily soon after that they decided to move to Pittsburgh so he would grow up supporting a real football team. Paul enjoyed telling stories to anyone who would listen, but his favorite story to share was how he met the love of his life, Darlene Thunell, at North Alleghney High School on ramp A. He would always say that he knew the second he saw that beautiful blonde that he knew he had to ask her out. After a few dates he convinced her to go to Junior Prom with him and the rest is history. Paul treasured time spent with his family; beach vacations at his favorite spot, Topsail Island; spending time with his kids and son-in-law deep sea fishing; coaching his daughter in fast pitch softball; and traveling whenever he got the chance. Paul is survived by his wife of 45 years, Darlene (Thunell) Spurney; daughter, Colleen (Derek) Brletich; son, Sean Spurney; brother, Steve Spurney; sister-in-law, Diane Spurney; and nieces, Megan and Lauren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Jack Spurney. Paul recently got to share in the amazing news that he was going to be a grandfather for the first time in March 2021. He was able to speak with his family about having a celebration of life filled with lots of love, laughs and smiles. To celebrate Paul’s life, he asked that family and friends gather during the gender reveal which will take place November 1, where Paul will be promoted to his first grandchild’s guardian angel. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 

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