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NANCY TASCARELLA

July 10, 2020 |

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

NANCY TASCARELLA age 86, of West Mifflin, on July 10, 2020 at Grandview Estates in Elizabeth Twp. Born in Pittsburgh on December 29, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Ernst V. & Christina (Kress) Gehringer. She was a retired consolidating accountant for Ohio Barge Line, a member of St. Agnes Church of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, a member of the Ladies of Charity, and enjoyed Arts and Crafts. She was the wife of the late Saverio “Sam” Tascarella; mother of Christine (Joe) Albarella of New Port Richey, FL, Mark John Tascarella of Charleston, SC, Marion Joy (Jeffrey) Saunders of West Mifflin, and Sam James Tascarella of Jefferson Hills; grandmother of Nicholas Benjamin (Katie) Saunders; sister of Fred Gehringer of Springhill, FL, Genevieve (Del) Lance of Richardson, TX and Cordelia (late Lawrence) McDaniel of Johnson City, TN. Visitation will be held on Sunday, July 12 from Noon to 5:00 P.M. at the MALOY-SCHELIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 412-466-3300, where a blessing service will be held at 9:30 A.M. on Monday, July 13, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 A.M. at St. Agnes Church, West Mifflin with the Rev. Mike Conway officiating. Interment will follow at Jefferson Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Assoc. or Redstone At Home Hospice, 6 Garden Center Dr., Greensburg, PA 15601.

 


Janet C. Jenkins

July 10, 2020 |

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

Janet C. Jenkins, age 75, of Pittsburgh, formerly of White Oak, died July 9, 2020, at Vincentian Marian Manor of Pittsburgh. Born August 12, 1944, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late James L. and Jane (Fritchey) Crosby and the wife of the late Joseph W. Jenkins.

 
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Margaret "Peggy" C. Baron

July 10, 2020 |

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

Margaret "Peggy" Caroline Baron,  61, of McKeesport, formerly of Greenock, passed away Monday, June 6, 2020 at home. She was born November 28, 1958 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Edwin V. and Eileen (O'Bryon) Baron. Peggy is survived by her companion, George Eric Seman.  She was preceded in death by her sister, Loretta Baron. There is no visitation. Arrangements are by 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

 


Dontrelle Yvonne Norfleet

July 10, 2020 |

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

Dontrelle Yvonne Norfleet, 50, died July 3, 2020, in her home.

She was born on September 18, 1969, to Floyd Norfleet and Teri Williams in McKeesport, PA. Dontrelle had a way with children and she worked as a Childcare and Daycare provider for private families. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and was proud to show them off. 

Prior to her death, Dontrelle boasted to family and friends that she was looking forward to spending the 4th of July with her grandchildren.  Dontrelle was a foodie and a master at the grill.  She loved her Facebook page and was always posting something positive and spiritual. 

Dontrelle loved God and she recently devoted her life back to Christ.  One of Dontrelle's favorite gospel songs was "Every Praise", by Hezekiah Walker, she would play that song over and over again, and she taught it to her grandchildren too.

 
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Stephen F. Lugarich

July 10, 2020 |

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

Stephen F. Lugarich, age 69 of Mt. Vernon, passed away at home surrounded by his family on Friday, July 10, 2020.  Born April 7, 1951 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Steve and Bessie (Pekarsky) Lugarich.  A 1973 graduate of Penn State University with a BA in Accounting, Stephen retired in 2019 as a Senior Vice President of Commercial Banking for PNC Bank.  He was also a member of Mary, Mother of God Parish (St. Patrick's Church), the CFU Lodge #146, and the Penn State Alumni Association.  His family will always regard Stephen as a kind, thoughtful, driven, honest, nurturing, and grounded man; and remember him as an artist, father, golfer, doting grandfather, and a man that we should all aspire to be.  Also, Stephen is survived by his wife Paula (LoBue) Lugarich, whom he married in 1975; his children Kristin (Kevin) Wasko of Jefferson Hills, Stephen (Kathleen) Lugarich of Alexandria, VA, and Michael (Laura) Lugarich of McCandless; his grandchildren Brayden and Madison Wasko; his sister Kathy (Dane) Yancic of Elizabeth Twp.; and also nieces and nephews.  Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two cousins who were raised with him: Daniel and Milan Dimich.

 
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Lois Jean Kandsberger

July 10, 2020 |

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

Lois Jean (Reich) Kandsberger, age 86, of West Mifflin, passed away on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at Colonial Park Care Center. She retired as a secretary for Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory in West Mifflin and a former secretary at Community College of Allegheny County. She was a member of Triumph of the Holy Cross in West Mifflin where she was a Eucharistic Minister and active with numerous church groups. Born December 23, 1933 in Pittsburgh, she was a daughter of the late Gerhard and Margaret (Nath) Reich and wife of the late Herman J. Kandsberger. She is survived by daughter, Donna (Art Jr.) Bamert of Elizabethtown; son, Ronald (Florie Forsythe) Kandsberger of West Mifflin; grandchildren, Rebekka Bamert of Elizabethtown, Noah Bamert of Elizabethtown and Ryan Kandsberger of York; son-in-law, Jamison Beck of Surfside, SC; sister, Gertrude "Gerry" (Dave) McCullough of Seattle, WA; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by daughter, Kathy Beck, and brother, George Reich. Visitation is private. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Monday, July 13, 2020 at 11 AM in Triumph of the Holy Cross, Holy Spirit Worship Site, 2603 Old Elizabeth Road, West Mifflin. Masks are required and social distancing rules apply. Memorial contributions can be made to the Cloverleaf Area Ecumenical Assistance Program, 1 Grove Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15236. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Sarah L. Fronzaglio

July 10, 2020 |

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

Sarah Leona Fronzaglio,  82, of Lincoln Borough, passed away Thursday, July 9, 2020. She was born June 19, 1938 in Elizabeth and was the daughter of the late George Leo and Sarah (Opfar) Bauerschmidt. Sarah was a member of Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Greenock.

 
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Lorraine Hughes Holmes

July 09, 2020 |

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

Lorraine (Miss Money) Hughes Holmes of Duquesne, PA, departed this life on July 6, 2020. Lorraine was born July 20, 1936 in Smithdale, PA and was the daughter of the late Virgil Robertson, Sr. And Jessie Lee Vincent Robertson. She was preceded in death by her husband James Holmes, Sr., sister Geraldine Stephens, brothers, Virgil Robertson, James Robertson, Willie Robertson, Clifford Robertson, and Leonard Robertson, and stepson David Dickerson.

Lorraine, a graduate of Duquesne High School, was employed by the Allegheny Health Department working with pre-school children and Magee Women’s Hospital of Oakland, PA. She left her nursing career at the age of 51 to acquire an Associate’s degree in Social Service. She loved helping people with anything that they needed help with. She would go to AA meetings, drug counseling, and anything else that would help a person out. She held skating parties for the children in her neighborhood, sold ice cups to help children pay for their tickets that couldn’t afford it. She wanted to be a wealth of walking information for her community. She also loved taking care of the sick cancer patients and bringing children in her home that needed a place to stay. Whether they needed clothes, baths, food, and just a place to sleep, she was willing to provide that.

 
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Vince Kelly Sr.

July 09, 2020 |

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

Vince Kelly Sr., 59, was born on July 15, 1960 to the late Charlie Kelly and Dolores Leggett in Chicago, Ill. Vince passed away on July 1, 2020 in Pittsburgh, PA. He was preceded in death by father, Charlie Kelly, mother, Dolores Leggett and brother Erik Westbrook.

He graduated from McKeesport Area High School and enlisted in the US Marine Corps. Vince worked at General Motors for some years. He loved cars, sports, And loved to laugh and make everyone smile.

 
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Celeste Fullard Green

July 09, 2020 |

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

Celeste Fullard Green passed away on July 3, 2020, in Duquesne, Pennsylvania. Celeste was born in Timmonsville, South Carolina to Beatrice and Clarence on July 3, 1931.  She was one of ten children.  She had a loving relationship with her sisters: Earlease, Ardella, Annie, Shirley and Febrey and with her brothers:  Kenneth, Clarence Jr., James and Curtis.   She married Archie Green in 1956 in Pittsburgh who passed away in 1974.

In the early ‘60s, Celeste became a dedicated baptized Jehovah’s Witness and served faithfully until she passed.  She had a long and successful career at Magee-Womens Hospital in Pittsburgh for 25 years, where she excelled in her position as a Labor and Delivery Assistant.

 
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Major A. Mason III

July 09, 2020 |

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

Major A. Mason, III, Ph.D, 79, son of Gordon and Nannie Mason Sr., was born on July 15, 1940 in McKeesport, PA. He departed this life on June 28, 2020 at UPMC Presbyterian. He was also preceded in death by his wife Ann Mason. He leaves behind his daughter, Arianna Mason; son, Major A. Mason, IV; brother, Gordon Mason, Jr. of White Oak, PA; sisters, Margaret Friend, Sylvia Carter, Lorraine Turner; nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Dr. Mason served as the Co-editor with Ralph Bangs, Ph.D., of The State of Black Youth in Pittsburgh, a 562-page book printed by the University of Pittsburgh for the Urban League of Pittsburgh, Inc. in 1997. It was very well received by former University of Pittsburgh Chancellor Marc Nordenberg who purchased 210 copies for the Board of Trustees.  Dr. Mason also served as the Editor of the Youth Edition, which contains excerpts from the larger book told in story form.  The 60-page Youth Edition is entitled "It's Just About Making the Right Choices."

 
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Geraldine D. "Gerry" (Balombiny) Selznick

July 09, 2020 |

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

Geraldine D. "Gerry" (Balombiny) Selznick, 86, of Duquesne, Fell asleep in the Lord, peacefully, on Friday June 26, 2020 in Jefferson Regional Medical Center, Jefferson Hills. Born in Duquesne, June 18, 1934, she was the daughter of the late George and Mary (Hayduk) Balombiny. Beloved wife of the late Edgar A. Selznick, she is survived by a daughter, Kathleen McCormick, a son, David Selznick, a brother, Francis Balombiny, one granddaughter, Jacqueline Fraas, a great grandchild, Carson Fraas, a nephew, Edward Balombiny, and a great niece, Heather Myer. In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Selznick was also preceded in death by two brothers, Raymond and Edward Balombiny, a sister, Irene Bartos, and a nephew, Jan Balombiny.

 
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Corrine S. Timko

July 09, 2020 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

Corrine S. Timko, 93, of Deland, Fl died Monday, June 22, 2020. She was born in Versailles Boro, Pa. Corrine was the daughter of the late Homer Sweeney and Mary Belle (Exton) Reynolds. She was the wife of the late John Timko from Orange City, Fla. who passed in February of 1998.

She is survived by her loving children: John D (Bonnie) Timko of Elizabeth, Pa., Rebecca A Puskaric of Winter Springs, Fl., Susan M (Jerry) Bunda of Moon Twp., Pa., and Barbara L Frazee of Oviedo, Fla. Corrine is also survived by her loving grandchildren (7) and great-grandchildren (6): Chassidy (Shawn) Wilson, Blake and Tanner of Winter Springs, Fl. Jason (Erin) Bunda, Bryce and Cameron of Moon Twp., Pa. Heather (Matthew Lignelli) Timko, Alessandra and Christiana of Monongahela, Pa. Stacy (Jeff) Beck of Washington, Pa. Dillon Timko of Elizabeth, Pa., Eric Puskaric of Winter Springs, Fl., and Anthony Frazee of Oviedo, Fla. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

 
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Ronald H. "Ronnie Mac" McKeever

July 09, 2020 |

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

Ronald H. "Ronnie Mac" McKeever, age 62 of Elizabeth Twp., passed away at home on Tuesday, July 7, 2020.  Born October 26, 1957 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Harold "Irv" and Lois Jean (Nelson) McKeever.  A recipient of a BA in Administration of Justice from Penn State University, Ronald worked for more than 30 years as a juvenile probation officer for the Allegheny County Juvenile Courts and also as a patio host at Stone Villa Wineries in Acme.  He will be remembered as a kind, gentle, and generous man; a wonderful father and grandfather; and for always having a genuine love of people.  He is survived by his wife of 30 years Debra A. (Balocik) McKeever; his children Laurie (Greg) Geibel of North Huntingdon and Randy (Cari) Winkler of Baldwin; his grandchildren Dylan, Abby, Grace, and Ben; his siblings James, Robert, Gary, Richard, and John "Jack" McKeever and Nancy Lou Shaffer McKeever; and many nieces and nephews.  Ronald was also a wonderful father to four cats currently and many more through the years. 

 
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Eleanor Sawyers

July 08, 2020 |

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

Eleanor (Shunk) Sawyers, age 87, of Forward Twp., passed away on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at Mon Valley Care Center. She enjoyed traveling and loved animals. Born April 26, 1933 in Brownsville, she was a daughter of the late Guy and Minnie (Sack) Shunk and wife of the late Richard Sawyers. She is survived by daughter, Nancy (Bobby) Shaffer of Forward Twp.; son, Rodney M. (Donna) Sawyers of Forward Twp.; numerous grandchildren; sister, Louise Illig of Royalton, OH; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by sons, Richard and Randy Lee Sawyers, and grandson, Matthew J. Metts. Visitation and service are private. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 

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