Maureen E. McGuire

November 16, 2018 |

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

Maureen E. McGuire, age 75, of White Oak, died November 15, 2108, at Forbes Hospital, in Monroeville.  Born August 1, 1943, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Francis and Elizabeth (Mann) Norton and the wife of the late Thomas F. McGuire.

 
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Elizabeth Elaine Kimball

November 15, 2018 |

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

Elizabeth Elaine Kimball, age 79 of Clairton, made her transition to her heavenly home on Wednesday, November 14, 2018.  Born August 13, 1939 in Follansbee, WV, she was a daughter of the late Bert and Olive Crum.  Besides her parents, Elizabeth was preceded in death by her husband Roy E. Kimball, who passed away September 24, 1997; her sons Paul E. Kimball and David Crum; her brother David Albert Crum; her daughter-in-law Ruth Kimball; and her son-in-law Don Smith.  

 
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Roslyn C. Phillips

November 14, 2018 |

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

Roslyn “Roz” Phillips of Glassport, formerly of White Oak, passed peacefully on November 14, 2018 at the age of 94. Married November 4, 1944, she joins her husband of 74 years, Melvin “Mel” Phillips, who passed in 2010. Roslyn was born March 8, 1924 in Vanderbilt to Mary Pepe and Joseph Bonadio. She grew up and raised her family in Glassport, PA.

Roslyn was in the beauty business for many years beginning with Roslyn’s House of Beauty. While traveling with Breck Color Company sharing her expertise, Roz and her husband decided to open Roz-Mel’s Beauty Salon. Continuing to follow her dreams, Nadine’s Coiffure and Boutique was opened, which brought Roslyn great joy to have her family working together. After retiring from the beauty business, she worked as a bookkeeper for Quality Inn and Brandywine Agency. Known for her tenacious energy and work ethic, Roslyn worked into her 80s and became a Community Health Ambassador with Pitt’s Center for Healthy Aging where she shared her secrets of longevity. She was an active member of her churches by serving as a choir member, reader and eucharistic minister. Throughout her life, she enjoyed dancing, doing the jitterbug with her brothers, listening to Sinatra, playing Bingo and card games with family and friends and wearing hats!

Roslyn was intensely proud of her daughter, Nadine and son-in-law, Jim Rossini of Bethel Park, as well as her grandsons, Justin (Cassie Dennis) of Lawrenceville and Aaron (Ali Rose Dachis) of Brooklyn, New York.

Roslyn will be missed by her brothers Frank, William and Hank Bonadio, and sister-in-law, Florence Bonadio along with many loving nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Josephine Miller, brothers Nate and Emmett Bonadio, and in-laws Earl Miller, Irene, Margie, Linda and Lois Bonadio.

 
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Donna W. McGregor

November 14, 2018 |

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

Donna W. McGregor, age 84, died on Wednesday, November 14, 2018.  She was born May 2, 1934 in Charleroi, the daughter of the late Charles and Beatrice Thayer Welch, and the wife of the late William McGregor.  Donna enjoyed cooking, baking, traveling, and was once an avid bowler.  She always made time to take care of her family, especially her grandchildren. 

 
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Helen E. Pucalik

November 14, 2018 |

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

Helen Eleanor Pucalik, age 94, died November 13, 2018, went to her reward following a brief illness. Born on October 23, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Slovak immigrants Jozef A. and Maria I. (Lelak) Tomko and the wife of the late Andrew Pucalik for 72 years.

 
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Robert S. Koncerak

November 14, 2018 |

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

Robert S. Koncerak, 87 of North Huntingdon died November 14, 2018 at Transitions Healthcare, North Huntingdon. He was born July 27, 1931 in North Braddock, a son of the late Stephen and Margaret Paylo Koncerak. Robert was a member of St. Agnes Church, North Huntingdon. Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a draftsman by Westinghouse Electric. He enjoyed camping, fishing, spending time with his sons and was formerly involved with the Boy Scouts. He was preceded in death by his brother Frank Koncerak, two sisters, Margaret Balacko and Irene Kovac. He is survived by his dearly,  beloved wife of 65 years Catherine Crans Koncerak, four sons, Edward, Robert (Carol), William (Betsy), Kenneth (Adrienne) 6 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild. Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, Pa on Friday 2-4,6-8 p.m. A funeral mass will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Agnes Church followed by interment in Braddock Catholic Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the White Oak Animal Safe Haven. www.shirleyfunerlalhome.com.

 

Mardale Harris Tremont

November 14, 2018 |

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

Mardale Harris Tremont, age 84, of Forward Twp., passed away on Monday, November 12, 2018 at Grandview Estates of Elizabeth. She retired as a rural mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service and was a member of St. Isaac Jogues Roman Catholic Church in Jefferson Hills. Upon retirement, she enjoyed wintering in Florida where she was a member of the Ladies Nine Holers at Kelly Greens in Fort Myers. 

 
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Delores J. Semcoski

November 14, 2018 |

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

Delores J. (Abel) Semcoski, age 79, of Elizabeth Twp., formerly of Donora, passed away on Sunday, November 11, 2018 at North Memorial Health in Minnesota. She retired as a secretary for McHolme Construction. 

 
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Joyce Ann Skirtish

November 13, 2018 |

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Joyce Ann Skirtish, age 71 of Pittsburgh, died Sunday, November 11, 2018.  She was born on October 22, 1947 in Farmington, West Virginia, the daughter of the late Marco and Anna Sokolosky Skirtish.  Joyce was a former property manager for apartments in the Pittsburgh area.  She was an award-winning baton twirler and enjoyed fishing and bowling. 

 
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Ronald Francis McEvoy, Jr.

November 13, 2018 |

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

 Ronald Francis McEvoy, Jr., 59, of Elizabeth, passed away unexpectedly, Monday, November 12, 2018 at Jefferson Hospital.  He was born May 17, 1959 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Ronald Francis McEvoy, Sr. and the late Noreen A. (Stragand) McEvoy. Ronald was  US Marine Corps Veteran and served as a Lance Corporal.

 
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Mary Irene Hreha

November 13, 2018 |

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

Mary Irene Hreha, 91 of McKeesport passed away November 11, 2018 in Riverside Care Center, McKeesport,Pa. She was born August 15, 1927 in McKeesport the daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Raydzinger) Hreha. Mary was retired from G.C. Murphy warehouse and formely  worked at Dorothy's Candies in McKeesport. 

Mary is survived by nieces and a nephew and many good friends. According to her wishes there is no visitation. A graveside Blessing service will be held at 12 Noon Wednesday November 14,2018  in St. Mary's German Cemetery in McKeesport.Please meet at the cemetery. Funeral arrangments are under the care of the William H.Craig Funeral Home,Inc. McKeesport,Pa.

 

Dorothy K. Berkley

November 12, 2018 |

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Dorothy K. Berkley, age 90 of York and formerly of Mt. Vernon, passed away on Monday, November 12, 2018 at Well Span York Hospital.  She was a member of St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church in McKeesport, a member of the Women’s Guild and The Catholic Daughters of America, McKeesport Court.  Born February 29, 1928 in Port Vue, she was the daughter of the late Emil “Abe” and Kathryn (Patrick) Potersnak.  Dorothy joins her husband, the late Dr. Mark Berkley, who passed away June 19, 1999.  

 
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Catherine "Rose" R. Zofchak & Catherine "Cathy" R. Zofchak

November 12, 2018 |

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

Catherine “Rose” Roseann Zofchak, 86, and her daughter Catherine “Cathy” R. Zofchak, 66, both of Clairton, passed away at home on Friday, November 9, 2018.  Rose was born in Colver, PA May 9, 1932 to the late Jess Wainwright and Evelyn C. Williams Beckner.  Rose was a loving wife, for 41 years, to the late George Zofchak II who passed away in 1991. 

Along with her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by son, George Zofchak III; brother, Henry Beckner; sisters, Edna Yando, Dorothy Crookham, Louise Richardson, Christine Lewis, Irene Simpson, and Shirley Stegman.  Rose resided in Clairton her whole life, was a member of Pine Run United Methodist Church, enjoyed reading, church, collecting novelties, her children and was very patriotic. 

Cathy was born in McKeesport May 30, 1952. She was also a lifelong resident of Clairton and a member of Pine Run Church.  She enjoyed shopping, bus trips to Walmart, jewelry and collecting animal novelties.  Arrangements have been entrusted to S. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th Street, Clairton,  PA  15025.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 

Ronald S. Kirkwood

November 12, 2018 |

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

Ronald S. Kirkwood, 49, of Uniontown died Nov. 11, 2018.  He is the son of Ronald Kirkwood and the late Florence (Michalosky) Kirkwood.  He is survived by his fiance Joannie; sons Keith, Jason and Phillip Wadsworth; brother Chad (Cathy) Kirkwood; also nieces, nephews, cousins and aunts.  Ron was a firefighter in Uniontown.  Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport, Wed. 2 to 6, at which time a funeral service will be held with Rev. Hal Dangel.

 

Michael J. Stepansky

November 11, 2018 |

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

Michael J. Stepansky, age 60, of North Huntingdon, died Nov. 10, 2018, at his home. 

Born Jan. 23, 1958, in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Leo and Edith (Buckley) Stepansky and the husband of Cynthia (Figel) Stepansky.

 
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Caroline Skrtic

November 11, 2018 |

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

Caroline Skrtic, age 90 of Port Vue, died Friday, November 9, 2018. She was born April 14, 1928 in Glassport, the daughter of the late Michael and Amelia George D’Annunzio, and the wife of the late Paul G. Skrtic. Caroline was a member of St. Mark Parish and of the Port Vue American Legion, Post 447 Women’s Auxiliary.

She is survived by her son Thomas M. Skrtic of Lawrence, Kansas; daughter, Catherine Ann Skrtic of Lawrence, Kansas; sister, Judith (the late Walter) Kapuska of Brainerd, Minnesota; nephews, Albert, Joseph and John D’Annunzio, Michael Thomas, and Christopher Kapuska; nieces, Mary Ann Kennedy, Margaret Feltz and Patricia Rodman. She was preceded in death by her brother Albert D’Annunzio and sister Mary Ann Thomas. 

 
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Jeanette Neiman

November 11, 2018 |

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

Jeanette Neiman, age 99, of McKeesport, died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018. She was born in Braddock on June 24, 1919 and is the daughter of the late Beni and Rose Halpert Berger. She is the wife of the late Max Neiman and is survived by daughters; Marlene (Dr. David) Jacobs of McKeesport and Sheila (Dr. Paul) Spivak of Carnegie, grandchildren; Jeffrey (Marilyn) Jacobs, Benjamin (Jennifer) Jacobs, Robert (Renee) Spivak, Alicia (Albert) Sohnen and Todd (Melissa) Spivak, also great grandchildren.

 
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Regina J. (Ring) Lowe

November 10, 2018 |

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

Regina J. (Ring) Lowe, 76, of North Huntingdon, passed away Thursday November 8, 2018. She was born September 7, 1942 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Leo and Mary Agnes (Willis) Ring. She worked as a sales associate for Fashion Bug, Irwin. Regina enjoyed traveling and visiting casinos. She is survived by her husband Willis E. Lowe; children Traci (Shawn) Steffey of Manor, and Steven (Diane) Lowe of North Huntingdon; grandchildren Nicole, Shawna, Steven, Sierra, and Sidney; her sister Mary Wentroble and brother John (Pamela) Ring both of Plum.
 
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Michael J. Palyo

November 10, 2018 |

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

Michael J. Palyo, 78, of Lincoln Borough, passed away Friday, November 9, 2018. He was born August 4, 1940 in Clairton and was the son of the late Michael and Helen (Duch) Palyo. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Mary Ann (Gajdzik) Palyo; his loved and greatly appreciated children, Deborah (Thomas) Honaker of Elizabeth Township, Mark Palyo of Columbia, VA, John (Kae) Palyo of Lincoln Borough; his grandsons, who he adored and loved dearly, Derrick (Ashlee) Honaker, Ryan (Gabriella) Honaker, Jacob (Katrina) Palyo, and McGregor Palyo and his granddaughter, Emma Palyo, who he loved dearly and was his pride and joy, and his 3 special great-granddaughters, Reese, Ada and Lena Honaker, brother-in-law, David (Chris) Warner, uncle, John Vento, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

 
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M. Ruth Yacko

November 10, 2018 |

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

M. Ruth Yacko, 86, a resident of Concordia Lutheran Home, Cabot, Pa. formerly of North Huntingdon, passed away Saturday, November 10,2018. She was born March 7, 1932, in McKeesport, a daughter of the late John Robert and Mary Elizabeth White Jones. She was a member of Norwin Alliance Church where she served as a deaconess. She was also involved in leading women’s prayer fellowship, children’s church,  youth group, VBS and nursery,  also backyard clubs at her home. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Peter Yacko; sons, Lowell and Darrell Yacko; brother Ellis Jones and sisters; Elizabeth Bowland and Doris Morrison. She is survived by daughters, Mary Forbes, and Darlene (John) Hanko; daughter-in-law, Verla Jenkins Yacko, seven grandchildren; three great grandchildren; also nieces and nephews. Friends and family will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, November 15 at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday in the funeral home with Rev. Richard Jenks officiating.  Interment will take place at Long Run Cemetery. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

James T. Kovalcin

November 10, 2018 |

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

James T. Kovalcin, age 86 of North Huntingdon died November 9, 2018 at his home. He was born July 25, 1932 in Duquesne, a son of the late John and Elizabeth Palyo Kovalcin. James was a member of St. Agnes Church, North Huntingdon. Prior to his retirement he was employed as a metallurgist for U.S. Steel Duquesne Works. He enjoyed bowling and golfing and was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in the Korean War  . He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Evelyn Jones Kovalcin, 4 brothers and three sisters. He is survived by two sons, Bob Kovalcin, Craig Kovalcin (Sherri), one daughter, Andrea Kovalcin (Chris), 7 grandchildren, Christopher,Derek (Nicole), Jessica (Bryan),Bobbie, Zachary (Brittany), Mollie, Cody, 7 great grandchildren. Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home on Monday 2-8. A funeral mass will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at St. Agnes Church followed by interment at Penn Lincoln Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the Norwin Community Resource Center. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

Elsie B. Proctor

November 09, 2018 |

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

,Elsie B. Proctor 93 of North Huntingdon died November 9, 2018 at  Excela Westmoreland Hospital.  She was born September 6, 1925 in Eighty Four, PA.  Daughter of the late Charles and Katherine McCabe Bowers.  Prior to retirement Elsie was employed as a Teller at Irwin Bank & Trust with 24 years of service.  She was an active member of Circleville United Methodist Church and AARP Chapter 3221.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Mason Proctor in 1996 and sister Ada Barber.  She is survived by son Richard (wife Carol) Proctor, grandchildren Kelli (husband Joseph) Maryanski and Jason (wife Julie) Proctor.  Great grand children Kiera, Kaetlyn. Austin, Tyler, and Kathryn, special friends, Betty Gonos, Beverly and Marshall Gorr.    Visitation will be Sunday 2-4,6-8 p.m  at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home Inc, Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  A service will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Interment will be at Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com . Memorials may be made to Circleville United Methodist Church.

 

Marvin Harry Holsing

November 09, 2018 |

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

Marvin Harry Holsing, 81, of Greenock, passed away at home on Thursday, November 8, 2018. He was born May 24, 1937 in Greenock and was the son of the late Harry William Holsing and the late Violet  (Dick) Holsing Nelson. Marvin was retired from the former G.C. Murphy Co. home office in McKeesport. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Ann (Beyer) Holsing, daughter, Linda S. (Fiancée, Mark Arnold) of Greenock, sons, William Holsing of Port Vue and John (JoAnn) Holsing of Elizabeth Township, sister, Beverly Joy (Paul "Skip") Hunter of Greenock, grandchildren, Corey (Angela), Jordyn (Corey), Julia (Dan) , Josie, Amber and Jeremy, niece, Faith (Kenneth) Lasica, and nephew, Paul Hunter. Memorial service will be held Sunday, November, 11, 2018 at 1:00 pm in the chapel of Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township. (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, Director. The Rev. Jody Dausey will officiate. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com 

 

Mary A.Geissler

November 09, 2018 |

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

Mary A. Geissler, 83 of Dravosburg passed away November 7, 2018 in Lawson Nursing Home after a short illness. She was born May 26, 1935 in McKeesport the daughter of the late Samuel and Anna Waladjia. She was the wife of the late Lloyd D. Geissler. Mary is survived by neices and nephews. According to her wishes there was no visitation. Funeral mass was held at 1:00pm friday November 9,2018 in St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church. Private burial followed in McKeesport Versailles Cemetery.Arrangments were under the care of the William H. Craig Funeral Home,McKeesport,Pa.

 

Ilene D. Smerkol

November 09, 2018 |

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

Ilene D. Smerkol, 64, of White Oak died Thursday November 8, 2018. She was the daughter of the late William and Anna Fay (Faust) Horvath. She is survived by her beloved husband David Smerkol; daughter Beverly Smerkol; son James (Connie) Mattox; grandchildren Olivia, Grant, and Wyatt; sisters Carol (Gary) Hospodar and Janet (Walter) Dupier; brother William (Millie) Horvath; and many nieces and nephews. Ilene was a claims clerk at K-mart for over 35 years and was a member of Praise Assembly Church. A private family visitation will be held. Family and friends are invited to the interment Wednesday 11am at St. Mary’s Polish Cemetery, White Oak.

 

Margaret J. Perhats

November 09, 2018 |

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

Margaret J. Perhats, age 80, of Port Vue, died November 7, 2018, at home. Born September 30, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Lewis Joseph Smith and Kathryn (Ward) Smith Heidler and the wife of Richard A. Perhats, Sr., for 54 years.

 
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Karen Remensnyder

November 08, 2018 |

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

Karen Remensnyder, age 65 of Baldwin, passed away at home on Tuesday November 6, 2018.  She worked as an operations manager at Alcosan and a legal secretary for Fuge and Weiss Law Offices in Clairton.  Born November 16, 1952 in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late Wilmer and Ellen (Adkins) Remensnyder.  She is survived by her niece Erin Remensnyder of Robinson Township; nephews John and Joshua Daerr; great-nieces-and-nephews Paul Remensnyder and Nathan, Johnathon, and Brittney Daerr; sister-in-law Marcianne Remensnyder; and brother-in-law David Karako. 

 
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Bette J. Hoffman

November 08, 2018 |

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

Bette J. Hoffman, 93, of White Oak, passed away Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at home. She was born February 23, 1925 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Albert and Irma Csah Borsi. She was the wife of the late Russell W. Hoffman, who died August 2, 1983. Bette was a graduate of the McKeesport Hospital Nursing Class of 1946 and was an honorary member of the Nurses Alumni Association, as well as The Army Nurses Cadet Corps during World War II . She was also a member of the William Penn Association. She leaves behind several very dear friends.

 
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Theresa L. Ross

November 08, 2018 |

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

Theresa L. Ross, age 79, of Christy Park, died October 27, 2018, at UPMC McKeesport. Born December 8, 1938, in Blairsville, PA, she was the daughter of the late James Alfred and Sylvia (Freeline) Brownfield and the wife of the late Charles D. Ross, Sr.

 
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Fred J. Hirosky

November 07, 2018 |

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Fred J. Hirosky, age 83 of McKeesport, passed away on Monday, November 5, 2018 in Forbes Hospital, Monroeville. Born October 23, 1935 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late John and Elizabeth (Wargo) Hirosky.  A retired security guard at McKeesport Hospital who also worked as a senior companion for the Area Agency on Aging, Fred attended St. Patrick's Church in McKeesport and was a member of the 11th Ward Club in McKeesport, the Liberty Vets, the Boston Vets, Versailles Croatian Club #146, and the Port Vue American Legion.  

 
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Elizabeth M. Lee

November 07, 2018 |

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

Elizabeth M. Lee, age 97 of McKeesport, died Tuesday, November 6, 2018.  She was born July 30, 1921 in McKeesport, the daughter of the late John and Mary Golya Robb and the wife of the late William White and the late George Lee.   She was an expert at knitting and won many awards over the years, she volunteered at McKeesport Hospital, was employed at McKeesport City Hall and loved being around children of all ages.  She is survived by her daughter, Karen Wedge of Bethel Park; 9 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.   She is preceded in death by her son, James White; and 11 siblings. Divine Liturgy of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, November 9, 2018 at 10:00 am at St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, 410 Sixth Ave., McKeesport, PA 15132, with Fr. Donald Voss officiating.

 
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Dominic F. Ross

November 07, 2018 |

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

Dominic F. Ross, age 58, of McKeesport, died on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.  He was born on November 30, 1959 in McKeesport, the son of Carolyn Szekely Ross and the late Dominic Ross.  He was a licensed Inspection/Emissions Technician at Steel City Auto in McKeesport.  He enjoyed riding his Harley, working on his Trans Am and loved spending time with his grandchildren. He was passionate about driving his 18 wheeler, which allowed him to travel and see the country. He had a heart of gold and often helped anyone in need.

 
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Wanda L. Hummer

November 07, 2018 |

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

Wanda L. (Crownover) Hummer, age 89, of Elrama, passed away on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at Country Care Manor in Fayette City. She retired after 20 years as Postmaster at the Imperial Post Office. She was a member of St. Isaac Jogues Roman Catholic Church in Jefferson Hills where she was a member of the Christian Mothers. She was a former member of Elrama Volunteer Fire Department’s Ladies Auxiliary.

 
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LaVerne Katherine Little

November 07, 2018 |

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

LaVerne Katherine Little, 79, of North Huntingdon, died at home, Wednesday, November 7, 2018.  She was born December 10, 1938 in McKeesport, daughter of the late John and Matilda (Kirschner) Kalkbrenner.   In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, C. Ernest Schneider (1957-1982) and husband, Paul Little (1984-1997).  She is survived by four daughters, Tammy Gribbin and her husband, Ronald, Robin Schneider, Lori Gallagher and her husband Ronald and Faith Kosmack and her husband, Joseph.  Two step-daughters, Sharon Yoder and her husband, Carl, and Janice Lyle and her husband, Kurt; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; six step grandchildren; and 16 step great-grandchildren.  Brothers, Ralph Kalkbrenner, James Kalkbrenner and Raymond Kalkbrenner.  There will be no visitation.  A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 1 p.m. in The Christian Center, 130 Charity Lane, Belle Vernon, PA  15012.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

Margaret Mary Seriana

November 06, 2018 |

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

Margaret Mary Seriana, 91, of Greenock, passed away at home on Sunday, November 4, 2018. She was born February 3, 1927 in Wilkinsburg and was the daughter of the late Michael and Anna (Soltis) Drutarosky. She was the wife of the late Louis John Seriana who died March 12, 2000. She was a member of St. Patrick Parish in Christy Park. She is survived by her daughters, Sharon (Fran) Pomay and Lou Ann (George) Evangelista of Greenock, sister, Helen (David) McKinnon of Sparks, NV, grandchildren,William (Kristin) Hutchison, Tracy (Craig) Stephenson, Heather (Glenn) Davis, and Lindsey (Dan) Duda, great-grandchildren, Logan and Lucas Stephenson and Cole Davis and Brinley Duda, nieces and nephews.

 
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Connie D. Misavage

November 06, 2018 |

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

Connie Misavage, 89, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, October 29, 2018 at Point Pleasant Retirement Community.  She was born October 10, 1929 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Luciano and Clementina (Trovarelli) DiAntonio.  Prior to her retirement, Connie was a draftsman for Westinghouse and was a member of St. Agnes Church.  After retirement, she taught guitar lessons to young adults in North Huntingdon and later moved to Florida in 1981 and was an avid tennis player and belonged to several tennis leagues.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Misavage; brothers, Americo and Gustine DiAntonio.  She is survived by her son, Eric Misavage and his wife, Sylvia; daughters, Lisa Findlay, Susan Misavage and her husband, Robert Jasinski, Kristina Laney and her husband, Bruce; grandchildren, Nicholas Laney, Lauren (Bryan) Worsham, Nathan Findlay, Alex Findlay, Trista Laney, Erin Findlay; and six great-grandchildren.  There will be no visitation.  A memorial mass will take place on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 10 a.m. in St. Agnes Church, North Huntingdon with Msgr. Paul Fitzmaurice officiating.   Interment will be private.  Donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in memory of Connie.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 

John Albert Easterday

November 05, 2018 |

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

John Albert Easterday, 76, of North Versailles, passed away Sunday, November 4, 2018 at home. He was born April 9, 1942 in Martinsburg, WV and was the son of the late Albert and Sylvia James Easterday. John worked in maintenance for many years for Haddad's in Penn Hills. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved gardening and fishing. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Debra J. (Dixon) Easterday, daughters, Rosemary Lemere of Winchester, VA, Jeanie Easterday of Hedgesville, WV, Sherry (Larry) Cunningham of Martinsburg, WV, and Crystal (Mike) Barbina of Shinston, WV, sons, John (Robin) Easterday, Anthony Easterday and Ricky Easterday, all of Martinsburg WV, sisters, Mary Everhart of Hedgesville, WV and Rachel Jacques of Owensboro, KY, brother, Paul Easterday of Martinsburg, WV, 14 grandchildren, 1 great-grandson, nephew and Godson, Max Dixon of West Newton, as well as many nieces and nephews.

 
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Valerie Ann Elbrecht

November 05, 2018 |

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

Valerie Ann Elbrecht, age 54 of Port Vue, died Friday, November 2, 2018.  She was born on March 8, 1964 in Pittsburgh, the daughter of the late Edward and Virginia Bik Elbrecht. 

 
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Laura Mae (Hansen) Kircher

November 05, 2018 |

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

Laura Mae (Hansen) Kircher, age 69, of Liberty Boro passed away Saturday, November 3, 2018. She was born February 25, 1949 in Wilkinsburg, the daughter of the late Harry and Annetta (Hardman) Hansen. She worked as Doctor’s Assistant for over 10 years with Dr. David Jacobs in McKeesport. She enjoyed computers, jigsaw puzzles, gardening, flowers, and butterflies and was an avid reader. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband Donald H. Kircher Sr.; grandson Breanne Byrne; and brother Harry “Bud” F. (Patti) Hansen. She is survived by her children Donald H. (Wilma) Kircher Jr. of Liberty Boro, Kristina R. (fiancé Melvin Rodgers) Byrne of Glassport and Karrie Anne (Rodney) Krivansky of Glassport; 14 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews; and her dog Ginger.
 
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Daniel C. Potts

November 05, 2018 |

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

Daniel C. Potts, 45, of Forward Township, passed away at home on Saturday, November 3, 2018. He was born December 7, 1972 in Pittsburgh and was the son of Margaret (Torok) Potts of McKeesport and the late Daniel S. Potts. Daniel was an Electronics Technician. He loved hunting, fishing, riding his Harley and living on his farm. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Lisa Marie (Rostosky) Potts, sister, Heather (Russell) Burchell of Irwin, nieces, Aubrey, Brenna and Cayla Burchell, sister-in-law, Sherry Rostosky of Forward Township, aunts, uncles and cousins.

 
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Judith L. Care

November 05, 2018 |

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

Judith (Judi) Gayle LeBreton Care, 79, of (Penns Woods) North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, November 5, 2018.  She was born, March 15, 1939 in McKeesport, Pa.,  a daughter of the late Nelson and Phyllis (Pope) LeBreton.  She was preceded in death by her sister, Katherine (LeBreton) McCarty.  She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Ron Care; children, Debra (Kevin) McLean, Scott (Kathy) Care, and Cheryl (Eric) Campbell; grandchildren, Joseph and Emily Campbell; step grandchildren, Francene Patterson and Andy Petro, their spouses and children; and a brother, Zane (Dianne) LeBreton.  She is also survived by loving sister-in-law, Audrey Gayle (Care) Carter and her husband, George; brother-in-law, Chester Care; and many nieces and nephews.  Judi graduated from McKeesport Area High School in 1957, and went on to have a successful career in banking, first with McKeesport National Bank (later Equibank) and First National Bank of Herminie.  After her retirement from banking, she worked briefly at H&R Block, then at Keystone Collections Group until her passing. Visitation will be Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  A funeral service will take place on Saturday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Norwin Area Meals on Wheels.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

Richard C. Davies

November 04, 2018 |

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

Richard C. Davies age 97, of West Mifflin, passed away peacefully in his home on November  4, 2018 with his wife by his side. Beloved husband of 10 years on November 8, 2018 Mary Jane (Tarabek) Beresnyak Davies; loving father of Mary Patricia Anne (Anthony) Boddy; grandfather of Mandy & Steven (Nicole) Boddy; great-grandfather of Zachary & Amelie Boddy & step great grandson Marcus Boddy; stepfather of Roseanne (James) Gordon of West Mifflin, Susan (James) Fiordeliso of Philadelphia, Amy (Dr. Robert) Nassif of Adams twp., Frank (Josephine) Beresnyak Jr. of North Huntingdon. Step grandfather of 8: Jane & Evan Fiordeliso, Olivia & Julia Nassif, Anna, Bella, & Gabby Beresnyak, and Matt (Molly) Gordon.Richard was born in London, England on April 19, 1921 to the late Leonard and Edith Mary (Dunsidon) Davies. He was a housing official for the local government in England. In 1940, at the age of 20 years, he volunteered into the Royal Air Force. In 1942, he trained as a wireless operator and in 1943 was trained as an air gunner to get his wings and sergeant stripes. In March of 1943, he was a radio flying instructor. In January of 1945, he was in operation training in Wellingtons Bomber. In June of 1945, he flew with the 135 Squadron Lancaster and flew a total of 1000 hours. In 1946, he was demobilized with the rank of warrant officer. He was a member of Christ the Light of the World Parish. He attained celebrity status since coming to the United States being recognized in stores and in public.Visitation on Wednesday November 7, 2018  2-4 pm & 6-8 pm at Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home, Inc., 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300, where a Blessing Service will be held on Thursday November 8, 2018 at 930 am, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Name Church of Christ the Light of the World Parish at 10 am, Rev. Thomas Lewandowski officiating where military honors will be rendered.

 

Dale Eugene Taylor

November 03, 2018 |

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

Dale Eugene Taylor, 84, of Buena Vista, died Thursday, November 1, 2018. He was born April 22, 1934 in McKeesport and was the son of the late John and Jennie (Glasser) Taylor. Dale was retired from US Steel National Tube Works and was a 50 year member of West Newton Blythe Lodge 593 F & AM. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Carol Ann (Rupert) Taylor, daughter, Diane L. (Allan) Lombardo of Elizabeth Township, son, Dean Charles (Janet) Taylor of Meadeville, grandchildren, Kelly (Seth) Boyer, Alissa (Andrew) Tarasyuk and Clinton (Jessica) Taylor, great-grandchildren, West Allan Boyer, Avienna Marie Boyer and Van Anthony Boyer, and Elizabeth Taylor and Wyatt Andrew Tarasyuk, niece, Donna (Dennis) Watson and brother-in-law, Ronald (Judith) Rupert.

 
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Annabelle Kolic

November 02, 2018 |

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

Annabelle (Francetic) Kolic, age 93 of Port Vue, passed away on Thursday, November 1, 2018  at Riverside Care Center in McKeesport.  Born September 8, 1925 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late John and Ann (Rendulic) Francetic.  Annabelle was a photographer for Westinghouse, Inc. in East Pittsburgh, a member of Corpus Christi Parish in McKeesport, Club Dobrotvor, C.F.U. Lodge #3, and Mon Yough Friendship Club.

 
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Karen L. Kobulinsky

November 02, 2018 |

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

Karen L. Kobulinsky, age 72, of Port Vue, died November 1, 2018, at UPMC Presbyterian. Born May 31, 1946, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Homer and Martha (Lewis) Jones and the wife of Terrance M. "Terry" Kobulinsky.

 
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Theresa Mae Dobrich

November 02, 2018 |

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

Theresa Mae Dobrich, 90, of Elizabeth, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, October  30, 2018. She was born July 15, 1928 in Altoona and was the daughter of the late Frank and Irene White. She was the wife of the late Robert "Bo" Dobrich who died May 4, 2003. Theresa was a member of St. Michael Parish in Elizabeth Township and the Forward Township Senior Citizens. She was a former School Crossing Guard in Elizabeth Borough. She is survived by her sons,  Gary J. Dobrich of Chicago, IL, and Shawn Dobrich of Livermore, CA, daughters, Pamela Bizila of Indianapolis, IN, Winona Dobrich of Elizabeth and Diane Dobrich of West Mifflin, 5 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

 
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Dorothy M. Strangis

November 01, 2018 |

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

Dorothy M. Strangis, age 84, of McKeesport, died October 31, 2018, John J. Kane Regional. Born March 5, 1934, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late John and Stella (Korp) Tomko and the wife of the late Joseph Strangis, for over 50 years

 
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