William A. Huston

September 28, 2016 |

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

William A. Huston, age 67, of Versailles, formerly of Elizabeth, passed away on Tuesday, September 27, 2016  at Jefferson Hospital. He was a parts clerk for Allegheny Ford in South Side and a member of Elizabeth Baptist Church. He was a train enthusiast and a member of the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum in Washington.

 
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Helen Gergas Yanez

September 27, 2016 |

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

Helen Gergas Yanez died on Friday, September 23, 2016. She was born on October 18, 1924 in Peterson Plan, PA, which was part of Eden Park Boro. Many of the Lodge 146 pioneer families settled there and many still remain. It is now part of McKeesport, PA. 
Helen’s parents were the late Julia Babinec and John Gergas. Helen was married to John G. Yanez and they were the proud parents of six children, namely: Frank (Connie) Yanez, Rosemarie (Fred) Donahoe, Mary (Dave) Amaditz, Christine (Dave) Lieberum, David (Kim) Yanez, Elena Yanez; 21 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.
Helen was educated at Duff’s Business College and McKeesport High School. She worked for the Hunter-Edmundson-Striffler Funeral Home for six months, at Bell Telephone Company for ten years, five as a supervisor, for 14 years as a tax advisor for USS Steel Local 1408, for 17 years as an income tax preparer and for 19 years on her local election board in McKeesport, PA. 
In Lodge 146 Helen was a member for 65 years and has been the financial secretary for 19 years. She served on the Lodge Executive Board, the Historical and Cultural Committees, the Wage and Policy Committee and the Humanitarian Fund in all respects, collecting food and clothing and the DORA Fund.
She was a delegate to four national conventions, serving on various committees. She was the President and Vice President of the Croatian Women’s Club of Versailles and former officer in the Croatian Pensioneer’s Club of Lodge 146. 
A delegate from Lodge 146 to the Four Countries Conferences, she served on the Four Countries Board of Trustees and was their 1996 “Woman of the Year”. 
Other affiliations are as follows: she was a current member of St. Angela Merici Church, she was a member of St. Martin de Porres R.C. Church, its Christian Mothers and Altar Society, and the Young Ladies Sodality. She was a life member of Amvets Post 8, McKeesport, PA, and was president of their auxiliary for two years, a member of White Oak American Legion Post 701, was convention chairman for the Amvets at their convention in Monroeville, PA, an Amvets representative for visitations to Veteran’s Hospitals for the past 14 years.
Helen was a member of the Board of Directors of the Parkview Community Federal Credit Union. She was also an active member of Versailles AARP Chapter 2911. She served on the Community Affairs Committee and participated in their visits to veteran’s homes and to personal care and nursing homes in the Mon-Yough area.
She was active in the local democratic party and found time to aid any lodge member or friend in any way she could, such as taking them to church or shopping, helping with letter writing or visiting and comforting them. She was always there for everyone and anyone. 
The officers and members of “Sveto Trojstvo” CFU Lodge 146 thank the United Croatian Fraternal Union Lodges of Fayette, Greene, Washington and Westmoreland Counties for honoring sis Helen Gergas Yanez, a wonderful mother, grandmother, wife, sister, neighbor and friend as the 1996 “Woman of the Year”.
Thank you Jesus for sharing her with us for almost 92 years. She will be deeply missed by all who were blessed to know her.
Friends and family will be received on Friday, September 30th from 2-8pm at Striffler’s of White Oak Cremation and Mortuary Services, Inc., 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, Supervisor, 412-678-6177). Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, October 1st at 10 am in St. Angela Merici Church with Father Kevin Dominik officiating. Burial will follow. Condolences may be made at www.strifflerfuneralhomes.com

 
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Dolores Gales

September 27, 2016 |

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

Dolores A. Gales, age 84, of McKeesport, died Sept. 26, 2016.
 
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Wellington E. “Bud” Curry

September 27, 2016 |

Published By Willig Funeral Home - Cremation Services | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Cremation Services

Wellington E. “Bud” Curry, age 76, of West Mifflin, died September 25, 2016, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Born May 6, 1940, in Clearfield, Pa, He was the son of the late Wellington E. and Viola (McMullen) Curry and the husband of Lois (Blake) Curry.
Bud was a retired union carpenter and a 58 year member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters, Local 230.

 
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Anthony J. Spagnola

September 27, 2016 |

Published By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

ANTHONY J. SPAGNOLA, 85, of Glassport, passed away peacefully on Sept. 25, 2016.  Born on Oct. 15, 1930, in Borrello, Italy, he was the son of the late Vincent and Lina (DiFiore) Spagnola and step-mother, Christine (Borelli) Spagnola.  Anthony was the beloved husband of Mary (Tarli) Spagnola; loving father of Mary Ann (Russ) Geary of Glassport, Tony (Tina) Spagnola of Parker, CO, Lena (George) Crow of San Diego, CA, and Janet (David) Loy of North Huntington; grandchildren, Russell and Jonathan Geary, Nico Spagnola, Brian and Alyssa Crow and Alexa and Jordan Loy.  He is also survived by brother, Vincent (Janice) Spagnola of Gaithersburg, MD, and sister-in-law, Delores Spagnola.

 
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Ricky F. Bartko

September 26, 2016 |

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

Ricky F. Bartko, age 58 of Clairton, passed away on Sunday, September 25, 2016 in UPMC McKeesport Hospital.  Born December 25, 1957 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Harry D. and Helen J. (Burkett) Bartko.

 
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Robert "Hutch" Novak

September 26, 2016 |

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

Robert "Hutch" Novak, age 53 of Irwin passed away September 25, 2016 at his home. He was born October 5, 1962 in Braddock, a son of Ted and Geri Paul Novak.

 
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Teresa Julia Dudek

September 26, 2016 |

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

Teresa (Theresa) Julia Dudek, of Elizabeth Twp., formerly of McKeesport, died Sunday, September 25, 2016 at home.  Born June 6, 1922 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Kazimierz and Mary Anna (Matykiewicz) Kustra and wife of the late Raymond Dudek.  She was a member of Corpus Christi Parish, formerly St. Mary Czestochowa, where she was a member of the Confraternity of Christian Mothers and Ladies Guild and also the Rosary Society.  She is survived by her daughter, Elaine C. Dudek, with whom she resided; daughter-in-law, Patricia Gail Beeles Dudek, of Lawrenceville, GA, formerly of Canonsburg; granddaughter, Gretchen Elene (Shane) Elzer Olds, of Lawrenceville, GA; great-grandsons, Joshua Lee and Nathan Edward Olds; sisters, Nancy (Joseph) Colella, formerly of West Mifflin, Annette (Robert) Knoll, of White Oak, and Rita Mae Visco, of Pittsburgh.  She was preceded in death by her son, Edward R. Dudek and brother, Alexander T. (Melvine) Kustra; sisters, Marie M. Kustra and Helen A. Kustra.  Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Wednesday, September 28, from 2-8 p.m.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, September 29, 10 a.m. at Corpus Christi Church.  Fr. Tom Dansak will officiate.  Interment will follow at St. Mary Polish Cemetery.  Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Mary Ellen Billick

September 26, 2016 |

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

Mary Ellen Billick, age 88, of Forward Twp., passed away on Saturday, September 24, 2016, at Mt. Vernon of Elizabeth. She was a member of Round Hill Presbyterian Church in Elizabeth Twp. and a former Avon representative. 

 
 
 
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John “Johnny” S. Brooks

September 24, 2016 |

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

John “Johnny” S. Brooks, 85, of White Oak passed away Friday, September 23, 2016 at UPMC Shadyside. He was born January 5, 1931 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Alexander and Francis Brooks. He was the husband of the late Sari Ayoub Brooks. John served in the United States Air Force and was a Staff Sergeant during the Korean War. He was a retired foreman with US Steel, National Tube. Mr. Brooks was an entrepreneur, he owned John’s Repair Service, dry cleaners, laundromats, and real estate. John was a member of Renzie Park Seniors and Life Span of Olympia Shopping Center.

 
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Samuel J. DeMarco

September 24, 2016 |

Published By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Samuel J. DeMarco, 90, of Glassport, died Friday September, 23, 2016. He was the beloved husband of the late Theresa (Ingros) DeMarco for over 60 years, and the son of the late Marco and Giovaninna DiMarco. He is survived by sons Samuel (Elaine) DeMarco Jr. of Pleasant Hills and Gary (Leslie) DeMarco of Glassport; grandchildren Jason (Holly), Shannon (Ryan), Emily (David), and Elise; and great-grandchildren Ethan, Isabella and Hawthorne. Samuel was preceded in death by brothers Joseph, Dominick, Orlando and sister Rose.

 
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Corinne Elizabeth (Horne) Fulton

September 24, 2016 |

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

Corinne Elizabeth (Horne) Fulton, 87, of North Huntingdon, died Thursday September 22, 2016. She was born October 18, 1928 in Wilkinsburg, a daughter of the late Harry Horne and Cora (Smeltz) Horne Lyons, (stepfather Alan Lyons). She was a merchandiser for the former Bronk’s Clothing Store of Irwin. She was a great cook and a huge Steeler’s fan. Even though she went through a few difficult times, she had a great life and always was one of the most selfless people you would ever want to meet. She will be missed by all. Gram we love you!

 
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Violet G. (Anderson) Drylie

September 24, 2016 |

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

Violet G. (Anderson) Drylie, 88, of North Irwin, died Thursday September 22, 2016. She was born January 21, 1928 in North Irwin, a daughter of the late Herbert T. and Karen (Dahlman) Anderson and was also preceded in death by brothers Robert and Herbert Anderson. Violet was a former performer in the Ice Capades. She was a member of Norwin Alliance Church, North Huntingdon.

 
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Margaret Kohanocki Pellis

September 23, 2016 |

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

Margaret Kohanocki Pellis, 95, of North Huntingdon, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 22, 2016.

 
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Lorraine Margaret Ryan

September 22, 2016 |

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

Lorraine Margaret Ryan, 71, of Elizabeth Township, died Tuesday, September 20, 2016 after a 3 year battle with cancer. She was born July 23, 1945 in Pittsburgh and was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Margaret Kiefer Becker. She was a member of St. Angela Merici Church, White Oak. Lorraine is survived by her husband of 45 years, Jack J. Ryan, son, John Damien (Karen) Ryan of Charlotte, NC, daughters, Charity Ann Masi of Denver, CO, and 1st Lt. Kate Elizabeth Ryan of Elizabeth Township, grandchildren, Dean and Gia Masi and Reagan and Liam Ryan, sisters, Sylvia Krontz of Winter Haven, FL, and Mary Jane (Don) Vano of Cranberry, brothers, Larry (Carol) Becker of Castle Shannon, Richard Becker of Chicago, IL, Carl (fiancée, Sophia) Becker of Monroeville, and Paul (Vickie) Becker of Minneapolis, MN, nieces and nephews.

 
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