Eleanor Kozlowski, nee Maturkanic

September 30, 2018 |

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

Eleanor Kozlowski, nee Maturkanic
Departed this life on September 29th at the age of 89. Eleanor was the loving wife for 64 years to the late Stanley Kozlowski.She had been not so patiently waiting for him to “come and pick her up ” since his passing in 2014.

 
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Laura Beth Kachurick

September 29, 2018 |

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

Laura Beth Kachurick, 53, of Buena Vista, formerly of Boston, passed away peacefully, Thursday, September 27, 2018 in Pittsburgh. She was born June 29, 1965 in Pittsburgh and was the daughter of Stephen L. Lieman of Groton, MA and Cathleen E. Roberts of McKeesport. Laura was an excellent homemaker and an avid Steelers fan. She loved the beach, most notably Cape May in New Jersey. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her two sons, Lucas Kachurick of Boca Raton, Fl and Jeremy Kachurick of Boston, companion, Bart Sechrist of Buena Vista, sister, Rachel (Stephen) Griffin of Framingham, MA, step-daughter, Jayna Barrett of Greenock, grandchildren, Collins, Eric, Emma and Elsie, uncle, Greg Marazzi of Darlington, and two nephews, Madison and Colin.

 
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Zachary James Feschuk

September 29, 2018 |

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

Zachary James Feschuk, 38, of West Mifflin died suddenly Wednesday,  September 26, 2018 at home.  Born on March 28, 1980, he was the loving son of Norman and Shirley (Pristas) Feschuk.  Mr. Feschuk was a contractor with EF Services, while attending CCAC, pursuing his degree in psychology.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by two daughters, Gia and Angel Feschuk, a brother Elliot (Kelly) Feschuk, a neice Kendra Feschuk, maternal grandmother Elizabeth Pristas, and his Godmother Gloria Erney.  He was preceeded in death by grandparents Elmer Pristas, and John and Mary Feschuk. He is also survived by several aunts, uncles, and cousins who will dearly miss him.

 
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Frances A. Hrabley

September 29, 2018 |

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

Frances A. Hrabley, age 83, of North Versailles, died September 29, 2018, at Riverside Care Center of McKeesport. Born February 25, 1935, in Braddock, she was the daughter of the late Stanley and Frances (Pelc) Stukus and the wife of the late Leo E. Hrabley.

 
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Robert T. "Lefty" Nutt

September 28, 2018 |

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

Robert T. "Lefty" Nutt, age 63 of Charleroi, passed away on Friday, September 28, 2018 in John J. Kane Regional Center, McKeesport.  Born February 28, 1955 in Charleroi, he was a son of the late Thurman R. and Dolores (McDonald) Nutt.   A US Navy Veteran of the Vietnam War, Robert loved to hunt and fish. 

 
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Rita Barnes

September 28, 2018 |

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

Rita Barnes age 92, of Dravosburg on September 24, 2018. She was a daughter of the late Walter and Bertha (Dougherty) Hill. She was a member St. Agnes Church, West Mifflin. Beloved wife of 67 years to the late Robert W. Barnes; mother of Paul W. Barnes of Munhall and the late Robert K. Barnes; grandmother of Keith (Nikki) Barnes, Jason (Catherine) Barnes and Eric Barnes; greatgrandmother of Charlotte Barnes; sister of the late Marguerite Cratty; also surviving are nieces and nephews. 

 
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Patricia Ann Pilgrim

September 28, 2018 |

Published By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Patricia Ann Mills Pilgrim, 80, of Clairton, passed away Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at AHN Jefferson Hospital.  She was born March 17, 1938, in Elrama, to the late Earle Maynard and Elsie Cochran Mills.  She was a loving wife to the late Kenneth O. Pilgrim who passed away in 2014.  Patricia is survived by daughter, Karen of Bronx, NY; grandson, Kenny Coronado of Bronx, NY; brother, Maynard Earle Mills of Cupertino, CA; nieces and nephews.  Along with her parents and husband, Patricia was preceded in death by sister, Beverly Mills Balint; brothers, Norman Kenneth Mills and Eugene Brian Mills.

 
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Rose H. Senko

September 28, 2018 |

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

Rose H. Senko, age 85, of North Huntingdon, formerly of Braddock, died September 26, 2018, at home. Born August 15, 1933, in Braddock, she was the daughter of the late Toros and Martha Hacharian and the wife of Michael Senko, for over 66 years.

 
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Sr. Dorothy Ruth Varga, S.D.R.

September 28, 2018 |

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Sr. Dorothy Ruth Varga, S.D.R., age 87, passed away on Thursday, September 27, 2018 in the Divine Redeemer Motherhouse in Elizabeth Twp.  Born February 10, 1931 in Cleveland, OH, she was a daughter of the late John and Therese Mary (Yambor) Varga.  Sr. Dorothy was a Professed Sister of the Divine Redeemer for 66 years.  

 
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Spencer J. DiPerna

September 27, 2018 |

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

Spencer J. DiPerna, age 25, of McKeesport, died September 26, 2018, at home. Born May 30, 1993, in McKeesport, he was the son of Jeffrey J. and Aliscyn (Corente) DiPerna.

 
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Clifford A. Gephart Sr.

September 27, 2018 |

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

Clifford A. Gephart Sr., age 83, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at Jefferson Hospital. He retired as a co-owner of Cannon - Tedesco & Company in McKeesport. He enjoyed golfing and spending time with his family. 

 
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Hilda Latusek

September 26, 2018 |

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

Hilda Latusek, age 96 of Monroeville, died Sunday, September 23, 2018 at her daughter’s home in Manassas, Virginia. She was born March 29, 1922 in Turtle Creek, the daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth McMullen Stitt, and wife of the late Albert Latusek.

She is survived by her son, Dr. Michael (Mary Ann) Latusek of Elizabeth Township; daughters, Kathleen (John) Taylor of Murrysville, Patricia (John) Flemming of Manassas, VA, Suzan (Michael) Bresch of Monroeville; grandchildren, John (Mary) Flemming, Cheri (Chris) Shoemaker, Chrissy (Chris) Nagro, April McClain, Kirk Taylor, Elizabeth (Ian Cohen) Latusek, Megan (Jon) Radcliffe, Michael (Cara) Latusek, Jennifer (Bill Nichols) DiGiovanni-Nichols, Mellissa (Mike) Rugh; 16 great grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild. She was preceded in death by great-grandchild Reagan Flemming, four brothers, and four sisters.

 
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Mark R. Fehr

September 26, 2018 |

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Mark R. Fehr, age 63 of White Oak, passed away on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 in Canterbury Place in Pittsburgh.  Born January 8, 1955 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late George Raymond Fehr and Helen (Ross) Fehr.  A field auditor with GMAC in Cranberry and member of Mt. Vernon Community Presbyterian Church, Mark received his bachelor's degree from Point Park College and his master's in organizational leadership from Geneva College.  

 
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Carmine P. Sebastian

September 26, 2018 |

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

Carmine P. Sebastian, 88, of Dravosburg died September 24, 2018. He was the son of the late Angelo and Mary (Dorazio) Sebastian. He is survived by his beloved wife Dolores (Kovacs) Sebastian; brother John (Mary Lou) Sebastian of McCandless; and many nieces and nephews. Carmine was a retired school teacher for the city of Pittsburgh, transportation director, and vice principal. He was a member of Queen of the Rosary Parish, was a graduate of California University and got his doctorate degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1963. Friends received Thursday October 4th, 2-4 and 6-8 at the Wojciechowski Funeral Home. Funeral mass will be held Friday October 5th 10:30am at Queen of the Rosary with Rev. Miroslaus Wojcicki. Memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer's Association 1100 Liberty Ave. Suite E201 Pittsburgh, PA 15222.

 

Larue "Mickey" Mae Eichler

September 26, 2018 |

Published By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Larue “Mickey” Mae Eichler, 86, of Clairton, passed away at home on Tuesday, September 25, 2018.  She was born July 13, 1932 in Clairton to the late Arnold and Marie Tullius LaBudda.  Larue was a loving wife for 50 years to the late Bill Eichler.  She is survived by her loving children, Marie Sopko of Clairton, Billy (Lynn) Eichler of West Mifflin, James “Peach” (Sue Arnold) Eichler of Clairton, Rebecca (Joe) Shoemaker of Clairton, Amy (James) Garbart of Clairton; grandchildren, Nicole (Jeremy) Baker, James “JJ” Lostetter, Heather (Kris Lute) Sopko, Billy Sopko, Sarah Eichler, Eliza Sopko; great-grandchildren, Katrina, Jeremiah and Alaina Baker; nieces, nephews and furry friend, Bubbles.  Along with her parents and husband, Larue was preceded in death by sisters, Joanne Shaner and Anne Stein. She graduated in 1950 from Clairton High School and continued her education by graduating from St. John’s School of Nursing. During her years of nursing, Larue worked for Clairton School District, New Eagle Hospital, Lawson’s Nursing Home, and was “the nurse” of Jefferson Drive.  She was a Girl Scout leader, Boy Scout leader, Clairton Band Booster President, Eucharistic Minister & lecture, enjoyed karaoke, boating and spending time with her grandchildren.  Visitation will take place on Thursday, September 27, 2018 from 2 – 4 and 6 – 9 pm at S. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th Street, Clairton,  PA  15025.  A service will take place at the funeral home on Friday, September 28, 2018 at 10 am followed by interment at Jefferson Memorial Park in Pleasant Hills.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 

Kevin "Homer" Sean Finnegan

September 26, 2018 |

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Kevin “Homer” Sean Finnegan, 63, of Clairton, passed away at home on September 24, 2018.  He was born April 2, 1955 in McKeesport to the late John David and Irene Gricheck Finnegan Sr.  Kevin is survived by his wife of 36 years, Denise L. Boal Finnegan; sons, Justin B. (Holly) Finnegan of Port Vue, Josh S. (Megan) Finnegan of Buena Vista; daughter, Jacobi (Josh Pavlack) Finnegan of Elizabeth; granddaughter, Isabella Finnegan of Port Vue; brothers, John David Finnegan Jr. of Jefferson, Mark (June) Finnegan of Elizabeth, Dennis (Susan) Finnegan of Clairton; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and faithful dogs, Hannah & Brooklynn.  Kevin was a 1972 graduate of Serra High School, a graduate of All-State Career School, a retired employee, as of 2017, of US Steel Tygart Steel in McKeesport, a member of St. Clare of Assisi Church in Clairton, enjoyed bowling, repairing cars, bingo, solitaire, and was a member of Club 46, Sons of Columbus, and the WAC Club. Visitation will take place from 2 – 5 pm on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at S. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th Street, Clairton,  PA  15025.  A memorial service will follow visitation at the funeral home.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 

Joseph C. Janke

September 25, 2018 |

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

Joseph C. Janke, age 93, of White Oak, died Sunday, September 23, 2018. He was born on Christmas Eve in 1924 and is the son of the late Edwin and Anna Campbell Janke. He is survived by his wife, Lois Beckman Janke; daughters, Janette (Lance) Ellenberger and Jennifer (Mark) Sargent, both of White Oak; grandchildren, Jessica Janke (Jonathan) Patterson, Lance Ellenberger, Paige Ellenberger, and Cristina Sargent and great grandchild, Jayci.

 

 
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Frank B. Connors

September 25, 2018 |

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Frank B. Connors, age 102, of Elizabeth, passed away the day after his 102nd birthday on Monday, September 24, 2018 at Grandview Estates of Elizabeth. He was the “last man standing” of his siblings. He retired as a conductor for the Union Railroad. An Army veteran having served in World War II, he was a lifetime member of the Elizabeth Moose and an avid hunter and fisherman. 

 
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Joann S. Ryan

September 25, 2018 |

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Joann S. Ryan, age 89, of Liberty Borough, died Friday, September 21, 2018. She was born in McKeesport, the daughter of the late Wesley H. and Anna Hartington Soles, and wife of the late William J. Ryan. Joann and her husband were the owners of the former Liberty Lounge and the former Liberty Lanes in Liberty Borough. She is survived by her son, Paul Ryan of Liberty Borough; daughters, Kristine (Michael) Tadich of N. Huntingdon, Kathy Claypoole of Penn Hills, daughter-in-law, MaryAnn Ryan of Liberty Borough; 13 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

 
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Ross F. Walton, Jr.

September 24, 2018 |

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

Ross F. Walton, Jr., 93, of North Huntingdon, passed away Thursday September 20 2018, in UPMC East, Monroeville. He was born July 11, 1925, a son of the late Ross F. Sr. and Edna (Hoak) Walton and was also preceded in death by his first wife Lois (Williams) Walton in 1990, a brother Harry C. Walton, sister in law Naomi Walton, and brother in law Wilbur Dudley. He was a graduate of Norwin High School, class of 1943, served in the Army, and graduated from Duff’s Business School. Prior to retirement Mr. Walton was owner of R & H Screw Machine Company, the Walton Insurance Agency, as well as Walton Real Estate. He was a lifelong member of Westmoreland City Primitive Methodist Church where he was church organist for 70 years, served on the church Trustee Board, and acted as the church’s financial secretary.
 
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Helen D. Clark

September 24, 2018 |

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Helen D. Clark, age 93 of White Oak, passed away on Monday, September 24, 2018 in her daughter's home.  Born June 24, 1925 in Versailles, she was a daughter of the late George and Anna Lukas.  In her spare time, Helen loved to garden and work in the yard and was also very talented in the kitchen.  Most of all though, her family will remember her as a selfless mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother whom they will love and miss always.  

 
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Janice A. Vanus Fabian

September 24, 2018 |

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

Janice A. Vanus Fabian, age 79, of White Oak, died September 14, 2018, at UPMC McKeesport. Born May 23, 1939, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Howard and Pauline (Cassel) Weber and the wife of Lewis "Buddy" Fabian, for 40 years.

 
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Elizabeth Criswell

September 24, 2018 |

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Elizabeth "Betty Lou" Criswell, age 80, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at Jefferson Hospital. She retired as a custodian in the Elizabeth Forward School District. 

 
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Betty Joan Keenan

September 23, 2018 |

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Betty Joan Keenan, age 85, of White Oak, died Sept. 22, 2018, at her home.  The daughter of the late Clarence and Elizabeth (Toth) Davis, she was the wife of 62 years of Robert P. Keenan.
Betty was a retiree of the McKeesport Hospital Foundation and, earlier in life, was employed by G.C. Murphy Co., in McKeesport.  She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church, in White Oak.  Betty's life centered around her love for family and compassion for all of God's creatures.  Throughout the years, she and Bob, Todd and Dan would make trips up and down the East Coast, everywhere from Deep Creek to the beaches of Florida.  These special times spent together, in search of adventure, are etched in their memory.  Later, when Betty's mother became ill, Betty provided a decade of care to make her mother's last years valuable.  As for God's creatures, many might remember Renzie Park's cat lady- that was Betty.  Not only did she feed over 50 abandoned and stray cats, she had many of them neutered and arranged for their health care.  Some of those cats mysteriously found their way to Betty's home, and naturally had to be adopted.  The wonderful life that her husband, sons and pets enjoyed, even the house design itself, were all Betty's loving creations.
In addition to her husband, survivors include sons, Todd, who helped care for his mother at home, and Dan (Laura), of Lexington, S.C.; granddaughters, Kelly and Brianna and great grandson, Gabriel.  Betty was preceded in death by brother, Robert Davis.

 
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Mary Jane "Dolly" Speney

September 23, 2018 |

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Mary Jane "Dolly" Speney, age 90 of Port Vue, passed away at home on Sunday, September 23, 2018.  Born September 2, 1928 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Ernest and Josephine Morningstar.  A former secretary at Speney Chevrolet in West Newton and a former co-owner of the Palisades Ballroom in McKeesport, Mary Jane was a member of St. Mark's Parish in Port Vue and actively involved in the former Port Vue American Legionettes.  

 
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Teddy Von Hazard

September 23, 2018 |

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

Teddy Von Hazard, 79, of Lincoln Borough, died Friday, September 21, 2018. He was born October 6, 1938 in New Castle and was the son of the late Theodore G. and Ruth (Greer) Haas. Teddy was Lincoln Borough's Chief of Police for twenty years and was also proprietor of the former Hazard's Hair Salon in North Versailles. He was a member of the Western Pennsylvania Association of Chief's of Police and was a member and past president of the Mon Valley Chief's of Police Association. He was a member of the McKeesport Sportsman's Club and the Sons of  Union Veterans of the Civil War,  Camp 15. He was a graduate of Community College of Allegheny County and McKeesport High School Class of 1956. He is survived by his wife, Stephanie S. (Pollier) Hazard, daughters, Lenore (Harry) Guidotti of Bethel Park, Tedi Lee (Marty) Findura of Elizabeth Township, sons, Timothy G. (Meredith) Hazard of North Versailles, and Troy L. Hazard of Lincoln, grandchildren, Thomas, Timothy, Troy and Taylor Hazard and Kaylee and Kaitlyn Findora, sisters, Darlene (Alfred) Pelkey of Finleyville, Thelma Lauritzen of Wexford, Nicki (David) Kovalcik of Penn, Sandy Doby of Versailles, and brother, James M. Haas of Lincoln, and nieces and nephews.

 
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Earl William Swartz

September 23, 2018 |

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

Earl William Swartz, 90, of Liberty Borough, passed away on Friday, September 21, 2018 at home. He was born November 21, 1927 in Elizabeth and was the son of the late Ralph and Clara (VanFossen) Swartz and was the husband of the late Dorothy (McAraw) Swartz. Earl was a member of St. Mark's Parish-St. Eugene Worship site in Liberty Borough and was a member of the Usher's Club there for over 50 years. He was a retired Tin Plate Wrapper for US Steel Irvin Works and retired in 1984 after 42 years of service. He was also a member and Trustee of the retired steelworkers organization, SOAR. Earl was a US Navy Veteran and served during WWII. For his service, he received the WWII Victory Medal. For over 50 years, Earl was an avid Duck Pin Bowler. He is survived by his daughter, Donna Swartz and son, David (Rita) Swartz of Liberty, grandchildren, Jill (Sean) Stevens, Michael (Emily) Swartz, and Kim Swartz-Gamble, and great-grandchildren, Lucas, Emma and Aubree.

 
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Irene "Angel" McManus

September 22, 2018 |

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IRENE "ANGEL" McMANUS age 82, of Duquesne, on September 22, 2018, at home. She was born June 23, 1936 in Puritan, PA, a daughter of the late Steve and Sophie (Wasko) Budner. Irene was a former den mother for Cub Scout Pack #317 and enjoyed doing crafts. She was the beloved wife of the late Bernard McManus for 58 years; mother of Bernie McManus of North Versailles, Patrick (Kathy) McManus of North Huntington; grandmother of Michael (Molly) McManus, Jennifer (Justin) Dudek, Melissa (Chris) Sidick, Patrick (Amy) McManus, and Max McManus; also six great-grandchildren, Jaden, Julianna Dudek, Chloe McManus, Luke McManus, Carter Sidick, and Easton Sidick; sister of Edward Budner of Washington, PA, and William Budner of St. Louis; predeceased by six brothers and sisters; also surviving are nieces and nephews. Visitation on Monday, September 24 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 Tuesday at 9:30 a.m., followed by Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph Church, Duquesne at 10 a.m., Rev. Thomas Lewandowski officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, West Mifflin. A special thank you to Dr. Kevin Kane and Dr. Rudy Antoncic and the staff of UPMC McKeesport Cancer Center for their compassionate care over the past ten years. The family would also like to thank Kathy, Marilyn, and Ona for their friendship and love during the past two months.

 

John W. Singer

September 22, 2018 |

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

John W. Singer, 90, of Liberty Borough died Friday, September 21, 2018 at Mount Vernon of Elizabeth.  Born in Glassport, January 7, 1928, he was the son of the late Christ and Katherine Singer.  Husband of the late Geraldine Byard Singer, he is survived by his son, Keith (Sue Ann) Singer of Stahlstown, PA, daughter, Becky (Tim) Bagshaw of Lincoln Place, and son, Jeff Singer of Liberty Borough, also by nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by brothers and sisters, Katherine Jaycox, Earl Singer, and Helen McCraken.  Mr. Singer was retired from the former National Works of U.S. Steel, was a member of the Glassport United Methodist Church, served as a volunteer fireman in Liberty Borough, and was a WW II U.S. Navy veteran.  Friends will be received in the Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA  15132 on Monday from 2-4 & 7-9 PM.  A service will be held in the funeral home on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 11:00 AM.  Interment with military honors will follow in Jefferson Memorial Park.  The family wishes to express appreciation to the nurses and aides of Sivitz Jewish Hospice and to the staff of Mount Vernon of Elizabeth for the wonderful care and services provided to Mr. Singer.

 

Theodore L. "Ted" Buck

September 21, 2018 |

Published 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 |

Published 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 |

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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 |

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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 |

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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 |

Published 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 |

Published 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 |

Published 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 |

Published 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 |

Published 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 |

Published 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 |

Published 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 |

Published 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 |

Published 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 |

Published 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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Elizabeth F. “Betty” Kifer

September 17, 2018 |

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

Elizabeth F. “Betty” Kifer, 91, of Monroeville, formerly of Irwin, died Friday September 14, 2018. She was born July 3, 1927 in Titusville, a daughter of the late Clyde L. and Iris (Mook) Friend and was also preceded in death by her husband James B. Kifer and her brother and his wife Clyde and Myrtle Friend. She was a retired secretary for Equitable Gas Co. and a longtime member of First United Church of Christ, Irwin. Prior to her husband’s passing they enjoyed traveling in their motorhome and enjoyed bridge club with friends.
 
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Sue Ann (Ghrist) Downard

September 17, 2018 |

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

Sue Ann (Ghrist) Downard, 60, of Adamsburg, died Saturday, September 15, 2018. She was born May 23, 1958 in Adamsburg and was the daughter of the late William J. and Marjorie Ann (Stubbs) Ghrist. She is survived by her brothers, William E. (Teresa) Ghrist of Jeanette and Scott E. Ghrist of Adamsburg, sister, Paula Ghrist of Adamsburg,  nephew, Christopher Ghrist, nieces, Tricia and Terri Ghrist, and great nieces and nephews, Kody, Rylan, Riley, and Brayden.

 
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Thomas A. Piotrowski

September 16, 2018 |

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

Thomas A. Piotrowski, age 90, a World War II veteran, avid gardener and lifelong resident of McKeesport, passed away peacefully on September 16, 2018.

Tom was born November 16, 1927, to the late Louis and Josephine (Pasko) Piotrowski, Polish immigrants who settled in Liberty Borough. He grew up in the Christy Park district of McKeesport with his seven brothers and sisters and graduated from McKeesport Area Vocational Technical High in 1945.

Tom was drafted into active service with the Army of the United States in 1946, serving in the 336th Ordnance Depot Company. He attended cook and mess sergeant school at Fort George G. Meade in Maryland. Tom also served in the Western Pacific Theater of Operations during World War II, as a mess hall cook in Manila, Philippines. He was promoted to Private First Class and awarded the Army of Occupation and World  War II Victory medals for his overseas service.

Tom was honorably discharged in 1947 and returned home to McKeesport. He married Dorothy Frances Kolodziej, a fellow Christy Parker from the next street over, and the devoted couple had three children: Carol, Tom Jr. and Frank. Tom worked for more than 35 years at U.S. Steel National Tube Works in McKeesport, becoming senior physical tester.

Tom enjoyed taking his wife and children on many summer vacations to Ocean City, Maryland and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, where they often camped on the beach. He continued the tradition with his two granddaughters and loved early morning walks in Myrtle Beach. Tom never passed up a good meal and enjoyed spending many hours tending mini roses in his backyard garden.

 
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Nancy Marghella (Dandar)

September 16, 2018 |

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

Nancy Marghella (Dandar), 64, of North Versailles, died Saturday, September 15, 2018 at her home.  Born in North Versailles, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Josephine Vistal Dandar.  She is survived by her son, Frank Harding, Jr. of North Versailles, her daughter, Ashley Opel of North Huntingdon, her grandson, Dylan Opel, her four legged children, Lassie and Jazz, and also by her brothers and sisters.  When she was not at work helping others, she enjoyed spending time outdoors gardening and swimming.  She was a member of V.F.W. Post #8430 in East McKeesport, a social member of the South Wilmerding Fire Hall, and the Smedley D. Butler Post #701, American Legion in White Oak.  Friends will be received in the Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA  15132 on Saturday, September 22, 2018 from 2-5 PM.  The family suggests contributions to Humane Animal Rescue, 6926 Hamilton Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA  15208.

 

Mary Ann Cypher Alfonsi

September 16, 2018 |

Published By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

It is with great sadness that the family of Mary Ann Cypher Alfonsi announces her passing on Saturday, September 15th at the age of 72 at her West Mifflin home supported by her loving family.  Born July 2, 1946 in Clairton, PA, she was the daughter of the late Margaret Edna and Charles D. Cypher Sr.  of Clairton, PA.  Mary Ann will be forever remembered by her loving husband of 50 years, Lee Alfonsi of West Mifflin and children, Melissa Lee (Christopher) Brannen of State College and Amy Lynn Alfonsi of West Mifflin.  Mary Ann was a loving grandmother to Emma and Sarah Rohan of State College.  She is also survived by  sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her brother, Charles D. Cypher Jr. and her favorite dog Lizzy, along with many more beloved pets. 

As a biology teacher and then department head at McKeesport Area High School for over 30 years, Mary Ann educated thousands of teenagers on the wonders of science and mentored new student teachers.  She tirelessly supported her daughters in extracurricular activities when they were young by volunteering her time and creative talents and continued that tradition by encouraging her granddaughters’ endeavors in academics, sports and the arts.  She loved video games and was active on social media where she always spoke her mind. She enjoyed a good argument almost as much as a good laugh.  Her granddaughter said it best in her memorial post; “I am lucky to have had this cool human as my grandma. She was a mom, a biology teacher, an avid scrapbooker, a surprisingly tech savvy baby-boomer, a consistent patron of my abandoned singing career, an amazing cook who really knew how to throw a party, and just a really creative person.”.  Mary Ann was blessed to be able to celebrate 50 years of marriage in July with her husband Lee who will forever miss their trips to the casino, preparing outlandishly huge holiday feasts, and co-hosting family and neighbors on the side porch with evenings filled with food, drink, and laughter. Her daughters and granddaughters are grateful to her for showing them, by example, how to be strong independent women.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at S.M FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N 6th Street, Clairton, PA 15025, from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 pm.  Mass will be held on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 10:00 am, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 2603 Old Elizabeth Road, West Mifflin,  PA  15122, followed by entombment at Lebanon Church Cemetery Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Associations, 444 Liberty Ave #1300, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 

Donna Marie Kestler

September 15, 2018 |

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

Donna Marie Kestler, age 68, of McKeesport, died Sept. 8, 2018, at her home. Born July 23, 1950, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late George and Eleanor H. (Gayok) Olaison and the wife of Michael E. Sease, Sr.

 
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David A. Makay

September 14, 2018 |

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

David A. Makay, 48, of White Oak, died Sept. 14, 2018.  He is the son of the late Albert and Ellen (Loir) Makay.  Dave is survived by his daughter Kathryn Makay; sister Janice (Bruce) Miller; brother Ed (Kelly) Makay and many dear friends.  A celebration of Life honoring Dave will be held Sunday, Sept 30th at Butler's Golf Course (Rock Run Inn) at 3:00 pm.  Please join us in celebrating Dave's life, love an friendsip.  Funeral arrangements by Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne.

 

William H. Owens

September 14, 2018 |

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

William H. Owens, age 91, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at UPMC McKeesport. He retired as a machinist and fire chief for U.S. Steel, Irvin Works. He was a member of St. Michael Parish in Elizabeth Twp. where he was a two-term church council member, usher, eucharistic minister, and an altar server. A Navy veteran having served in World War II, he was a member of American Legion Post 0712 of Pleasant Hills, the Knights of Columbus, Council 10077, Stephen P. Berry Council and its Color Corps. 

 
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Norma Prokop Hall Sabol

September 13, 2018 |

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

Norma Prokop Hall Sabol, age 83, of Liberty Borough, died at peace with the Lord on Thursday, September 13, 2018. She was born December 23, 1934 in Port Vue, the daughter of the late Steve and Anna Pavlik Prokop.

Norma worked as an accounts payable clerk for the former R & J Furniture of McKeesport. She enjoyed baking, cooking, reading and watching Pittsburgh sports teams. She loved her family most of all, and family is all she ever really wanted.  

Norma was preceded in death by her husband and father of her children, John L. Hall; and her husband, Lawrence Sabol. She is survived by children, John N. (Pattie) Hall of Beaver, Janice L. (Todd) Jaussen of Greenville, Annamarie (Arthur) Campedel of Glassport, and George L. (Nancy) Hall of Belle Vernon; brother, John (Ann) Prokop of North Huntingdon; 17 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

 
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Linda M. Kiesell

September 13, 2018 |

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

It is with great sadness that the family of Linda M. Kiesell, age 66, of Liberty Borough, announces her unexpected passing September 10, 2018, at home. Born October 11, 1951, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Margaretta (Mastylak) Hirjak.

 
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Matthew Perry Venturini

September 13, 2018 |

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

It is with great sadness that the family of Matthew Perry Venturini announce his sudden, unexpected passing on September 10, 2018 at the age of 36 years.  Matt had an extraordinarily kind heart, was dependable, and was quick to help those in need.  His quick wit and easy-going disposition made for fast and genuine friendships.  Matt valued family and community, which he demonstrated through his actions every day of his life.  

 
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Katherine Solan

September 12, 2018 |

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

Katherine Solan, 97 of Glassport, died Sept. 12, 2018.  She is the daughter of the late Joseph and Alice (Freelander) Hopkins.  Beloved wife of the late Albert Solan.  She is survived by daughters Laurie (Jim) Austin and Tracey (Chuck) Austin; son Gerard (Cecilia) Solan; grandchildren Caitlin, Emily, Neil, Haley, Seth, Grant, Joel and Jordan; also nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by sisters Helen Marini, Mina DiSegi and Ruth Connors and brother Jack Hopkins.  Katherine worked at Westinghouse Electric and was a member of Queen of the Rosary Parish.  Funeral services were private.  Arrangements by Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport.

 

Rod Brinker

September 12, 2018 |

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

Rod Brinker, age 63 of Rillton, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018.  He was born on Dec. 15, 1954 in Natrona Heights, the son of the late Sheldon and Shirley Neubert Brinker.  He was employed at Bettis Nuclear Power Plant in Dravosburg.  He enjoyed bowling, boating, softball, skiing, and all other sports but especially loved football. 

 
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Ryan J. Winter

September 11, 2018 |

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

Ryan J. Winter, age 29, of New Kensington, formerly of North Versailles, died August 31, 2018, in Jeannette. Born March, 19, 1989, in Pittsburgh, he was the son of the late Joseph C. Winter and Jodi (Joe) Pecze Jr., and the husband of Tanya (Kukic-Beiter) Winter.

 
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Julia M. Dill

September 11, 2018 |

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

Julia M. (Kriss) Dill, 91, of North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at Westmoreland Manor, Greensburg.  She was born June 20, 1927 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Peter and Mary (Pavelko) Kriss.  Julia was a homemaker, and was  the neighborhood "Avon Lady" for many years, and an avid bingo player.  She was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Dill; son-in-law, Ken Copeman; grandson, Michael Copeman; siblings, Helen Peroney, Eleanor Kubes and Peter Kriss.   She will be greatly missed by her children, Doreen Copeman, Audrey House and her husband, Edward, and Edward Dill Jr.; grandchildren, Chrissy (Jeff) Mastrangelo, Angie Sisko, Mark (Halle) Copeman, Susan (Mike) Martin, Debbie (Mike) Matthews and Allyson Copeman; and great-grandchildren, Madeline, Nathan, Sophia, Avery, Lucy, Kennedy; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Friends will be received on Thursday from 2-7 p.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  A blessing service will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with Fr. John Moineau officiating.  Interment to follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles.  The family would like to thank all the staff at Westmoreland Manor for their compassionate care given to Julia over the last three years and most recently the staff of Bridges Hospice.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

John T. McGrath

September 11, 2018 |

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

John T. McGrath, age 55, of Latrobe and formerly of Hays, passed away on Friday, September 7, 2018 at home. Born February 17, 1963 in Pittsburgh, he was a son of the late Carl and Mary Ellen (Vaughan) McNickle. He is survived by his sons, Zachary and Michael McGrath, both of Latrobe; sister, Maureen (Matt) Caruso of Bethel Park; and brother, Ed McGrath of Elizabeth Twp. A memorial gathering will take place in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth, on Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 1-3 PM. No services are planned. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 

Debra Jean (Swartz) London

September 11, 2018 |

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

Debra Jean (Swartz) London, 59, of McKeesport, formerly of Elizabeth Township, died Sunday, September 9, 2018. She was born April 12, 1959 in McKeesport and was the daughter of Jean (King) Swartz of Louisville, OH, and the late Arthur Swartz. Debra was a member of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in McKeesport and was a nurse at Jefferson Hospital. She was a 1977 graduate of Elizabeth Forward High School. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her son, Jason London of Apple Creek, OH, daughter, Aimee (Andrew Jakub) London of McKeesport, and sisters, Brenda (Dennis) Daily of Louisville, OH, and Karen Swartz of Fl.

 
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Pauline M. (Cline) Smith

September 11, 2018 |

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

Pauline M. (Cline) Smith, 89, of Irwin, died Sunday September 9, 2018. She was born June 19, 1929, in Turtle Creek, a daughter of the late Paul L. and Anne (Williams) Cline and was also preceded in death by her husband Robert E. Smith. She was a retired employee of Westmoreland County as a tax assessor and a member of West Hempfield Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, playing cards, and crocheting. She is survived by her children Karen L. (John) Reed of Irwin, Beverly (the late Joseph) Patton of Derry and Paul R. Smith of New Derry; her grandchildren Nicole (Drew) Reckhart, Jennifer (Matthew) Stephens, Matt Reed (fiancé Danielle), and Renee Root; eleven great grandchildren; and a sister Geraldine Shafley of London, OH.
 
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Carol Lynne (Repass) Carper

September 11, 2018 |

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

Carol Lynne (Repass) Carper, 55, of Elizabeth Township, died Sunday, September  9, 2018. She was born May 7, 1963 in Norfolk, VA, and was the daughter of Martha (Sawyers) Repass Bradley of Elizabeth Township and the late William Repass. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Mark A. Carper, son, Larry J.Carper of Bentleyville, daughters, Ashley L. Carper and Talor N. (Michael) Ryan of Elizabeth Township, brother, Joseph  (Cameron) Repass of Elizabeth, sister, Jackie  (Robert) Dillard of Richmond, VA, grandchildren, Alex Aldridge, twins, Jason and Justin Carper, Aubriona Bavin, Mercedes  Carper, and Avery Ryan, father-in-law, William Carper, and nieces and nephews.

 
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Leona Evans

September 10, 2018 |

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

Leona Evans, known to family and friends as "Lee Lee”, of McKeesport, passed away on September 10th, 2018, at the age of 69 years. She was born in McKeesport on February 20, 1949 and is the daughter of the late John and Mildred Smith Slater.

She was a faithful member of Temple of Faith Church in North Versailles and a cook for many years. Leona enjoyed her cats, shopping, traveling and spending time with her family.

She is survived by her husband of 18 years, William Evans, son, John (Kathy) George of Braddock Hills, daughter, Melissa Bachman of Duquesne, son, Joseph (Crystal) George of West Mifflin, granddaughter, Britney (Stephen) Bowen of New Cumberland, W.V., numerous other grandchildren and great-grandchildren, two sisters, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and many family and friends.

 
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Dr. Timothy M. Bauer

September 10, 2018 |

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

Dr. Timothy M. Bauer, age 67 of Latrobe, passed away on Saturday, September 8, 2018 in UPMC Shadyside Hospital.  Born July 25, 1951 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Joseph G. and Irene (Kozloski) Bauer.

 
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Lisa Ann Krucek

September 10, 2018 |

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

Lisa Ann Krucek, age 53, of Liberty Borough, died September 1, 2018, at her home. Born November 12, 1964, in Duquesne, she was the daughter of the late John and Betty (Whiteman) Yarnovich and the wife of Christopher John Krucek. Lisa dedicated her life to caring for her family.

 
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Harry (Dick) R. Maldonado

September 10, 2018 |

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

Harry (Dick) R. Maldonado, age 86, of McKeesport, passed away peacefully,  September 8, 2018 at his daughter Lisa’s home. Born January 27, 1932, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Albino Maldonado and Cecilia (Kelly) Yniguez, and his late wife Margaret (Peggy) Rodgers Maldonado.

 
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Eleanor Krick

September 10, 2018 |

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

Eleanor Krick, 87, of Irwin, passed away Sunday, September 9, 2018 at RNC of Greensburg.  She was born March 25, 1931 in East McKeesport, Pa, a daughter of the late George and Gertrude (Fabry) Krick. Eleanor was a life time member of the First Presbyterian Church in Irwin. Prior to her retirement she was employed as a commercial artist by Matthews in Pittsburgh, a fashion designer in Canton, Ohio and was employed in the family business, "Krick's Country Catering" for over 40 years. She was a member of the Norwin Art League, Norwin AARP 3221, volunteer for the Norwin Chamber of Commerce,  and enjoyed painting, gardening and cooking. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother George Krick. She is survived by her nephew, Darren Krick and his wife Gretchen and their son Griffin, sister-in-law, Suzanne Krick. Services will be private. Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church in Irwin. James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, Pa 15642. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

Antonette "Toni" B. Liptak

September 08, 2018 |

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

Antonette "Toni" B. Liptak, age 93 of Jefferson Hills, passed away on Friday, September 7, 2018 in Jefferson Hospital.  Born December 4, 1924 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Anthony and Anna (Norris) Viscus.  

 
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Anthony M. Mulac

September 08, 2018 |

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

Anthony M. Mulac, 86, of North Huntingdon, passed away Thursday September 6, 2018. He was born February 25, 1932 in Port Vue, a son of the late Daniel and Anna (Flanyak) Mulac and was also preceded in death by his wife Dorothy Mae Pickell, and brother Daniel Mulac. He was a proud U.S. Army Ranger Veteran that served during the Korean Conflict and he was retired of Bethlehem Mine, Marianna, PA. Anthony is survived by his children Susan (David) Petrulak of Jeannette, Sherry (Don) Acalotto of North Huntingdon, Patricia (J.R.) Acalotto of North Huntingdon, and Pamela (Bob) Beranek of Irwin; grandchildren Erica, Anthony, Kellie, Kristopher, Brianna, Leanndra, and Lindsay; and 8 great grandchildren.
 
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Martha Jean Dandar

September 08, 2018 |

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

Martha Jean Dandar, age 87, of White Oak, died September 6, 2018, at Forbes Regional in Monroeville. Born September 21, 1930, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Anna (Weller) Weigand and the wife of the late Kenneth J. Dandar, for over 38 years.

 
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Earl William Lloyd, Jr.

September 08, 2018 |

Published By Elmer L Herman Funeral Home | Posted in: Elmer L. Herman Funeral Home

Earl William Lloyd Jr, age 36, of Clairton, on Tuesday, August 28, 2018.

 
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Thomas James Toner

September 07, 2018 |

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

Thomas James Toner, age 74 of White Oak, formerly of South Side, died Wednesday, September 5, 2018. He was born July 21, 1944 on the South Side, the son of the late William and Dorothy Kirk Toner.

 
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Joyce M. Pozzuto

September 07, 2018 |

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

Joyce M. Pozzuto, 80, of North Huntingdon, formerly of Christy Park,  passed away Friday, September 7, 2018 at UPMC McKeesport Hospital.  She was born July 12, 1938 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late William and Genevieve Roeder.  Prior to her retirement, Joyce was an administrative assistant for MSA Credit Union and a member of St. Agnes Parish.  She enjoyed crocheting, ceramics, playing games on her IPad and especially loved spending time with her family.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred (Herky) Pozzuto; and brother, Bill Roeder.  She is survived by her son, Herky Pozzuto and his wife, Courtney; daughter, Michelle Locke and her husband, Russell; brother, Ed (Marilyn) Roeder; sister-in-law, Nana Roeder; grandchildren, Adam (Evie) Locke, Brandon (Gabriella) Locke, Nick Locke, Matt Pozzuto, Maria (Zac) Allan, Chris (Lauren) Pozzuto and Jake Pozzuto; and great-granddaughter, Eden Rose Allan.  Friends will be received on Sunday from 2-7 p.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Monday at 10 a.m. in St. Agnes Church, North Huntingdon.  Interment to follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Norwin Area Meals on Wheels.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

John M. McNeil Sr.

September 06, 2018 |

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

John M. McNeil Sr., age 82, of Forward Twp., formerly of Worcester, Mass., passed away on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at Jefferson Hospital. He retired after 32 years as a professional firefighter for Ladder 2 Company in Worcester, Mass. An Air Force veteran serving during the Korean War, he was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish in Clairton. He was a lifetime social member of Blaine Hill Volunteer Fire Co.

 
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Cecilia Marie (Forgie) Ditter

September 05, 2018 |

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

Cecilia Marie (Forgie) Ditter, age 75, of North Huntingdon, formally of Turtle Creek passed away peacefully at Forbes Regional Hospital on Monday, September 3, 2018. She was the daughter of the late Robert Forgie and Lorraine (Forgie) Engleman. She was a member of the Christ United Methodist Church and former member of Penn Woods United Methodist before its closing. She worked at the Irwin Bank and Trust as the bank manager for over 20 years before retiring. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her sister Carolyn Miller. She is survived by her husband of over 56 years Donald “Don” F. Ditter, children Tammy (John) Blackwood of Rostraver and Donald R. “Dirt” (Dana) Ditter of Trafford; grandchildren Kolin and Megan Ditter; sister Anita (Robert) Minnix of Richmond, Virginia; brother Robert (Donna) Forgie of Turtle Creek; brother-in-law Tommy Miller; and many nieces and nephews especially Christopher and Carter Minnix who thought of her as “grandma”.
 
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Oscar Benjamin Toth

September 05, 2018 |

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

Oscar Benjamin Toth, 95, of Elizabeth Township, died Wednesday, August  22, 2018 in UPMC McKeesport Hospital after a brief illness. He was born July 22, 1923 in New Castle and was the son of the late Paul and Esther (Gyori) Toth. He was the husband of the late Angeline (Ross) Toth. They were married November 22, 1945 and celebrated 65 years of marriage sharing their time and love with family and friends.

He was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church in Elizabeth Township and was retired from US Steel Irvin Works. Oscar was a WWII Army Veteran. He entered the Army Air Corps on February 13, 1943 and served as a ball-turret gunner on a B-17. He completed 33 Missions in the European theater before being injured in combat. His last mission was on November 30, 1944, which prevented him from returning to active duty. He proudly served his country for 2 years 3 months and 27 days. For his service he received the Purple Heart with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters and the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon. Oscar retired from US Steel Irvin Works after 38 years of service and was highly regarded by his co-workers. He developed a love of the outdoors early in his youth and became an avid hunter and fisherman. He shared his love of the outdoors with his son and then with other family members and friends and was a positive role model to follow. He is survived by his son, Benjamin (Terri) Toth of Harrisville, daughters, Laura E. (Robert) Cabon of Elizabeth Township and Linda (William) Oliver of Mercer, grandchildren, Amy, Laural, Stephen, Stephanie, Adam and Benjamin, great-grandchildren, Paige, Brianna, Claire, Christopher, Lauren, Ellena, Henry, Jack, and Matthew, and nieces and nephews.

 
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Edward F. Magroski

September 05, 2018 |

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

Edward F. Magroski, age 87, of Port Vue, died September 4, 2018, at Family Hospice & Palliative Care in Mt. Lebanon. Born September 10, 1929, in Uniontown, PA, he was the son of the late John and Agnes (Oleynik) Magroski and loving husband of the late Naomi (Weir) Magroski.

 
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Raymond A. Stasko

September 05, 2018 |

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

Raymond A. Stasko, 78, of Munhall, died Aug. 29, 2018.  He is the son of the late Andrew and Veronica (Simko) Stasko.  He is survived by his wife Dorothy (Posipanka) Stasko; daughter Christine (Carl) Martin; son Anthony (Kim) Stasko; step daughter Melissa (Tim) Fisher; granddaughter Torie Ragan; step gandchildren Ryan and Nate; sister Bernice Biroscak; also many loyal and dear friends from Whitaker.  A memorial service will be held at St. Elias Cemetery, Fri. 10:00 am.  Funeral arrangements by Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne.

 

Robert "Bob" Lester Dearth Jr.

September 05, 2018 |

Published By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Robert “Bob” Lester Dearth Jr., 76, of North Huntingdon, previously of McKeesport, passed away at UPMC East in Monroeville Wednesday, September 5, 2018.  He was born December 30, 1941 in Chillicothe, Ohio to the late Robert L. Sr. and Helen Seymour Dearth.  Bob is survived by his loving wife, of 43 years, Stella L. Warnick DeSalvo Dearth; son, Richard DeSalvo of Irwin; daughter, Gina (Joseph) Herrera of Trafford; grandchildren, Jeffrey (Caitlin), Brandy, Kayla (Kevin); nieces, nephews; sister & brother in-laws, Dan & Sherry McDowell of Versailles; siblings, Bernard (Hilda) Dearth of Stoutsville, OH, Beverly Burroughs of Kingston, OH, Barbara (Edward) Halterman of Washington Court House, OH.  Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by sister Bernice Fetters. Bob was a US Navy Veteran having served during the Vietnam War and the Cuban Missile Crisis.  He worked in the HVAC/Maintenance department at Carnegie Towers, enjoyed working and was a dog lover.  Arrangements have been entrusted to I. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 203 4th Street, Dravosburg,  PA  15034. There will be a memorial service later.  The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the funeral home to help defray costs.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 

Charles J. Elyes

September 05, 2018 |

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

Charles J. Elyes, age 91, of Versailles Borough, died August 31, 2018, at Mt. Vernon of Elizabeth. Born December 2, 1926, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Joseph and Elizabeth (Orosz) Elyes and the husband of Frances M. (Barnish) Elyes.

 
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Kamie M. Chrisman

September 05, 2018 |

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

Kamie M. Chrisman, 3 years old, of Elizabeth died Sept. 4, 2018.  She is the beloved daughter of Kristin Wall and Kirk Chrisman.  Kamie is survived by her twin sister Karissa and siblings Damian, Kylee, Kennedy, Kylie and Preston; grandparents Larry Evans and John Wall and many aunts, uncles and cousins.  Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport, Thurs. 2-4 and 6-7:30, at which time a funeral service will be held with Rev. Hal Dangel.  Memorial contributions may be made directly to Wojciechowski Funeral Home.

 

Betty (Frantz) Davis

September 04, 2018 |

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

Betty (Frantz) Davis, 97, of Upper St. Clair, formerly of Pleasant Hills, died Sunday, September 2, 2018. She was born May 8, 1921 in Clairton and was the daughter of the late Albert and Elizabeth Ann (Sharrocks) Frantz. She was the wife of the late Charles Allen Davis who died January 17, 2017. They were married for 69 years. Betty was a member of Hamilton Presbyterian Church and was a former member of Pleasant Hills Community Presbyterian Church. She was a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority there. She taught school in the Clairton School District for 5 years and volunteered with Meals on Wheels for over 20 years. Betty enjoyed many things including dogs, baking, cooking, feeding the birds, book clubs, groups at church, and bridge clubs. Betty and her late husband Allen enjoyed their international experiences living in Valencia, Madrid and Bilbao. She is survived by her son, Allen (Connie) Davis of Greenville and daughter, Ann (Mark) South of North Huntingdon, grandson, Wesley (Rebecca) Davis and great-grandson, Samuel G. Davis of Fairfax, VA.

 
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Barbara Ann Miller

September 04, 2018 |

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

Barbara Ann Miller, 59, of McKeesport, passed away Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at home surrounded by family. She was born June 9, 1959 in Duquesne and was the daughter of the late Joseph Brozosky and Kathleen Galvin Lynn. She worked in housekeeping for many years for both the Steel Valley School District and CCAC Northside Campus. She enjoyed playing bingo anywhere she could. She is survived by her husband, Richard W. Miller, son, Jonathan (Amber Zupan) Miller of Elizabeth Twp., sister, Harriet (Shorty) Fierst of Trafford, brother, Arthur (Leetha) Lynn of Florida, as well as many nieces and nephews.

 
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John E. "Jack" Petroski

September 04, 2018 |

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

John E. "Jack" Petroski, age 72, of North Huntingdon, PA, died August 31, 2018, at home. Born May 2, 1946, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Walter and Rose (Godek) Petroski and the husband of  Elaine M. (Lesczynski) Petroski, his loving wife of 50 years.

 
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Leona E. Jacob

September 04, 2018 |

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

Leona E. Jacob, age 77, of Liberty Borough, died September 2, 2018, at home. Born March 17, 1941, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Thayer and Milda (Schneider) Dawson and the wife of George M. Jacob.

 
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Dorothy Jane Vlasic

September 04, 2018 |

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

Dorothy Jane (Vugrincic) Vlasic, age 89, of Elizabeth Township passed away on Monday, September 4, 2018 at Mt. Vernon of Elizabeth.  Born April 23, 1929 in Braddock, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Ivka (Jambrusic) Vugrincic. 

 
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Trisha J. Costa

September 04, 2018 |

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

Trisha J. (Skiles) Costa, age 57, of West Newton, passed away on Monday, September 3, 2018 at Canterbury Place. She was a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service in Monroeville. 

 
 
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Shirley J. Pazo

September 04, 2018 |

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

Shirley J. "Jackie" (England) Pazo, age 82, of Clairton, passed away on Monday, September 3, 2018 at The Palms at O’Neil. A former member of St. Clare Parish in Clairton, she loved good conversation, hosting people in her home, and feeding her visitors. She especially valued her family and time spent with her children and grandchildren. 

 
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Donald J. Turek Sr.

September 04, 2018 |

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

Donald J. Turek, Sr., age 70, of West Elizabeth, passed away on Sunday, September 2, 2018 at home. He was a retired funeral director with the William H. Craig Funeral Home in McKeesport and worked for various funeral homes in the area. He was a U.S. Army veteran and served during the Vietnam War. He was a former member of the VFW Post #803 in Clairton and a member of St. Isaac Jogues Church in Elrama, the Elrama Sportsman’s Club and the Amateur Trapshooting Association (ATA). He was an avid metal detector and enjoyed various outdoor activities.

 
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Thomas "Tom" Somerfeld

September 04, 2018 |

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

Thomas "Tom" Somerfeld, age 76, of Jeannette, died September 4, 2018, at William Penn Care Center. Born August 14,1942, in Pittsburgh, he was the son of the late Frank and Rose (Drozinski) Somerfeld.

 
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John Schmeltz

September 04, 2018 |

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

John Schmeltz, age 76, of Forward Twp., passed away on Sunday, September 2, 2018 at home. An Army veteran serving during the Vietnam War, he was a maintenance worker, a Jack of all trades and a master of none, and a former bowling coach at Brunswick Lanes on Route 51. 

 
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Leonard Tramonte

September 03, 2018 |

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

Leonard Tramonte, 79, of Irwin, died Saturday September 1, 2018, at home. He was born April 14, 1939, in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Michael and Julia (Falce) Tramonte and was also preceded in death by a brother Thomas. Lenny was a retired chef but more importantly a loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother. He loved to fish and loved spending time with family especially pasta dinners on Sunday. He is survived by his wife of 26 years Teresa M. “Terri” (Hixon) Tramonte; his daughters Jennifer (Gregory) Eshom and Jessica (Steven) Dean; his grandchildren Gianna, Nicholas, Julia, Jacob, Sophia, and Olivia; his siblings Richard Tramonte and Madeline (Leonard) Fusco; also nieces and nephews including his special nephew James (Toni) Tramonte.
 
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Kathy D. Cmar

September 02, 2018 |

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

Kathy D. Cmar, age 56, of Liberty Borough, died August 31, 2018, at Jefferson Hospital. Born July 13, 1962, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of Robert D. and the late Judith (Smith) Wunderley and the step-daughter of Dorothy (Hartzell) Wunderley and the wife of Richard A. Cmar.

 
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John H. "Jack" Waugaman, Jr.

September 01, 2018 |

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

John H. “Jack” Waugaman, Jr., age 83 of West Mifflin, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 1, 2018. He died peacefully at home surrounded by family. He was born November 14, 1934 in Duquesne, the son of the late John H. and Helen Ringler Waugaman, and husband of the late Kathryn March. Jack worked for Kennywood Park for many years on the pony tracks, and as a ride operator. He was a foreman for US Steel Duquesne Works for 31 ½ years. He loved hunting, fishing, boating, camping, and playing cards.

 
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