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Marshall M. Fiore

February 28, 2019 |

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

Marshall M. Fiore, age 91 of Jefferson Hills, passed away on Thursday, February 27, 2019 at Grandview Estates in Elizabeth Twp.  Born September 18, 1927 in Forward Twp., he was a son of the late Ralph and Julia (Marco) Fiore.  Marshall was the owner and operator of Fiore Development and E & M Development Companies.  He was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish and a US Army veteran serving as an MP during World War II.  He was also a charter member of 885 Fire Station, a Jefferson Borough councilman for 16 years, a member of the Clairton Sportsman Club for 50 years, an usher at St. Paulinus, St. Joseph, and St. Clare of Assisi for 30 years, and a member of the American Legion Daniel Keffer Post 75 in Clairton. Marshall was an avid hunter and a great cook who loved to make pies for his family and friends, was known for making Flitnies (fried bread dough), and was a devoted husband and loving father.

 
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Tiffany Nicole Johnson

February 28, 2019 |

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

Born September 23, 1971, departed her earthly life peacefully Saturday, February 23, 2019. She was the daughter of James & Elizabeth Johnson, mother of Charles “Chuckie” Cole, sister of Terrance “Terry” and James “Weedy” Johnson, all of McKeesport, PA, Seasons Cole of Elizabeth, PA and Holly Deakins of Pittsburgh, PA. Tiffany was preceded in death by grandparents Lewis and Mary Johnson.

 
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Shirley Singleton Lattimore

February 28, 2019 |

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

Shirley Singleton Lattimore, 88, of McKeesport, Pennsylvania, departed this life on Sunday, February 24, 2019 in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital.

 
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Harry E. Beresford

February 28, 2019 |

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

Harry E. Beresford, 93, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Tuesday, February  26, 2019. He was born October  10, 1925 in Versailles and was the son of the late James and Helen  (Rosenkranz) Beresford. He was the husband of the late Esther  (Woleslagle) Beresford who passed away June  27, 2010. They were married for 64 years.  Harry was a US Navy WWII Veteran. He retired from the former Pittsburgh Press and was a former member of Riverview Baptist Church and First Free Evangelical Church in McKeesport. He is survived by his son, James W. (Cindy) Beresford of White Oak, granddaughters, Adrienne Alger and Jamie Beresford, and a great-grandson, Ethan Alger. Private graveside service was held in Mount Vernon Cemetery in Elizabeth Township. Arrangements are by Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township. (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, Director.  Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 


Jeffrey J. Benson

February 27, 2019 |

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

Jeffrey J. Benson, 52, of North Versailles, died Monday, February 25, 2019. He was born May 9, 1966, the son of Patricia (Glucs) Benson and James R. Benson both of North Versailles and is also survived by his uncle John “Benny” Benson and his wife Kathy of North Versailles; also cousins and many good friends. Jeffrey was a graduate of East Allegheny High School, class of 1984, and worked as a carpenter. He was a low keyed guy and enjoyed riding his motorcycle. Honoring Jeff’s wishes there will be no viewing.
 
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Joanne M. (Yarnovich) Jenco

February 27, 2019 |

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

Joanne M. (Yarnovich) Jenco, 78, of West Mifflin died peacefully at home on Monday, February 25th, 2019.  Born on April 21st, 1940, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Kopolovich) Yarnovich.  Mrs. Jenco was a member of S.S. Peter & Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, Duquesne, The Parish Club, GCW Woman’s Club, Secretary for Riverview Homes Association, a former member, and Recording and Financial Secretary for the Duquesne Junior Tamburitzans, and a 50 year member of Beta Sigma Phi,  Lauriate Delta Chapter, having served as the past President, Treasurer, and Recording Secretary.

 
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David Anthony O’Dell

February 27, 2019 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

 

David Anthony O’Dell, 64, of Glassport, formerly of Clairton, passed away Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at John J. Kane Reginal Center in McKeesport.  He was born January 8, 1955, in McKeesport, to the late Melvin O’Dell and Dorcas Aulenbach O’Dell of Elizabeth.  Along with his mother, David is survived by his loving wife, of 32 years, Mary S. Parks O’Dell; son, Steven Parks of Glassport; daughters, Jennifer (Fernand Vernet) O’Dell of Glassport, Lisa (Justin Hadley) O’Dell of North Versailles; brother, Dennis (Joyce) O’Dell of Monongahela and 1 sister.  He was a 1973 graduate of Clairton High School, a veteran of The US Air Force, having served for 14 years, he was a truck driver for Northwest Logistics Oil, Grimm Motor, Waste Management, Falcon Trucking, and U. S. Express Trucking Companies, and he enjoyed archery.  Arrangements have been entrusted to S. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th Street, Clairton, PA  15025. Inurnment and service will take place at a later date at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 


Bettie Ann Randolph

February 27, 2019 |

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

Bettie Ann Randolph, age 76 of Jefferson Hills, passed away on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital.  Born September 24, 1942 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Al and Beatrice (Manning) Randolph.  A former mainframe computer operator at GM's Fisher Body plant in West Mifflin, Bettie Ann enjoyed her independence to its fullest while living a unique and adventurous life.  She is survived by her siblings Kenneth (Sharon) Randolph of Jefferson Hills and Gail (Jack) Smith of Elizabeth Twp, and also nieces and nephews.  Besides her parents, Bettie Ann was preceded in death by her brother Albert (Linda) Randolph. 

 
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Ronald E. Kulczynski

February 27, 2019 |

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

Ronald E. Kulczynski, 71, of Elizabeth Township, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, February 25, 2019 surrounded by those who cared for and loved him including his four legged friend, Frankie. He was born May 2, 1947 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Frank and Zorrie  (Grba) Kulczynski. Ron was a member of St. Mark Church- Liberty Worship Site. He was a US Navy Veteran serving during the Vietnam War and continued his commitment to the Navy by spending his entire working career at the Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory. He admired and respected the comradery of organizations such as the Clairton Sportsman's Club, the American Legion, and the Veteran's Association.

 
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John A. Cowan

February 27, 2019 |

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

John A.  Cowan, 71, of Clairton, Pennsylvania, departed this life on Saturday, February 23, 2019 in Monroeville.

 
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Mary Clark Robinson Hammond

February 27, 2019 |

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

Mary Clark Robinson Hammond, 92, of Clairton, Pennsylvania, passed away on Monday, February 18, 2019 in Kane Regional Nursing Center.

 
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William E. "Bill" Mathews

February 27, 2019 |

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

William E. "Bill" Mathews, age 68 of Forward Twp. and formerly of Clairton, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 26, 2019.  Born May 28, 1950 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late William R. and Jane (Tulius) Mathews.  He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years Helen (Demchak) Mathews; his children Beth (Doug) Kimball of Glassport and Ryan Mathews of Elizabeth; his grandchildren Michelle (Kenny) Picard and Amber Kimball; his best friend, great-grandson, and little buddy Cameron Picard; his brother Robert (Carol) Mathews; and also many step-siblings, cousins, nieces, nephews, friends, and many others who cared deeply for Bill.  Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother John (Kim) Mathews.  

 
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Tina L. Buckingham-Locke

February 26, 2019 |

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

Tina L. Buckingham-Locke, 56, of Elizabeth, Pa., passed away Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at Allegheny General Hospital.  She was born, February 26, 1963 in Pittsburgh, daughter of Robert Buckingham and the late E. Joanne Balo Buckingham.  Tina was a medical assistant for Jefferson Pain and Rehab and a paramedic for Versailles Volunteer Fire Company.   She was a graduate of Ringgold High School, Bradford School of Business and was involved in the ASPCA.  She is survived by her son, Derek Tokosh and his wife, Megan; and brother, Robert Buckingham Jr. and his wife, Leslie.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.  A funeral service will be held on Friday at  1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Brent Furlong officiating.  Entombment will be private in Jefferson Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the ASPCA.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Margaret A. Conboy

February 26, 2019 |

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

Margaret A. Conboy, 91, of Economy, formerly of West Mifflin, died peacefully Feb. 24, 2019. Margaret was a 1946 graduate of Duquesne High School and attended Douglas Business College. She spent most of her life as a loving mother and homemaker. She is the daughter of the late Joseph and Sophia (Kaluznak) Hudosky and beloved wife of the late Edward "Buck" Conboy Jr. She is survived by daughters Mary Ellen (Charles) Netzel of Franklin Park and Laura (Robert) Kahler of Economy; granddaughters Carolyn (Sam) Wolf of Silver Spring, MD and Christine Kahler of New York, NY; great-granddaughter Alice Jean Wolf; also many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her cherished son Timothy Conboy; sisters Alice Libak, Ann Adams, and Agnes Janhunen, and brothers Joseph and John Hudosky. Friends received Schellhaas Funeral Home, 1600 Stone Mansion Dr. Sewickley PA 15143 Sun. 2-4 and 6-8. A funeral mass will be held Mon. 10am at Saints John & Paul Roman Catholic Parish. Memorial contributions may be made to Concordia of Franklin Park, 1600 Georgetown Dr. Sewickley PA 15143. Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne. The family would like to thank the staff at Concordia of Franklin Park for their love and care, and to Good Samaritan Hospice Wexford for their dedication and compassion.
 


Joseph Richard Gumpher Jr.

February 26, 2019 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

 

Joseph Richard Gumpher Jr., 69, of Elizabeth, formerly of McKeesport, passed away at home Monday, February 25, 2019.  He was born July 29, 1949, in Turtle Creek, to the late Joseph R. Sr. and Agnes Mae Marks Gumpher.  Joseph is survived by his loving wife, of 49 years, Carolyn S. Waggoner Gumpher; children, Dennis J. Gumpher of White Oak, Joseph R. (Teresa) Gumpher III. of Elizabeth, daughter, Denise B. (David) Burke of Elizabeth; grandchildren, Melonie (Keith) Snyder of N. Huntingdon, David Burke Jr. of Elizabeth, Dylan Burke of Elizabeth, Joseph Gumpher IV of Elizabeth, Alexis Gumpher of Elizabeth, Kimberly Gumpher of Elizabeth, Madison Gumpher of Elizabeth, and his faithful dog Miss Lady; siblings, brother William Gumpher of Hermine, James Gumpher of Siegel Pa., sisters, Patricia Kristofik of Elizabeth, and Tina Gumpher of Elizabeth.  Joe had his own auto body, fender and mechanical business in Wilson for 20 years, worked at Finney Funeral Homes for 20 years, worked for various trucking companies, enjoyed camping, hunting, and loved dogs. Visitation will take place Thursday, February 28, 2019, from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 pm and Friday, March 1, 2019, from 10 – 11 am at S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME.  A memorial service will take place 11 AM, Friday, March 1, 2019.  Inurnment will take place at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggest contributions be made directly to the www.fundthefuneral.com to help the defray funeral costs.  On line condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 


Evelyn M. Altmeyer

February 26, 2019 |

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

Evelyn M. Altmeyer, 92, formerly of McKeesport passed away February 22, 2019 in Meadow Crest, Bethel Park.

 
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Alvin Jeffrey Abels

February 25, 2019 |

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

Alvin Jeffrey Abels, age 65 of Dravosburg, died Saturday, February 23, 2019. He was born March 9, 1953 in McKeesport, the son of the late Alvin C. and Shirley L. Allan Abels. He graduated from McKeesport High School class of 1971, Was a member of the Dravosburg Fire Hall and West Newton Gun Club. His favorite past times were fishing and hunting. He loved spending time outside walking through woods and fields with his beloved dog Stymie. He was a lifelong fan of the Steelers, Penquins and Pirates.

 
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Emil Pohodich

February 25, 2019 |

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

Emil Pohodich, 88, of Elizabeth Township, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, February 24, 2019. He was born November 10, 1930 in McKeesport and was the son of the late George and Anna (Lazur) Pohodich. Emil was a member of St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church in McKeesport and was a retired Industrial Engineer at the former General Motors Fisher Body Plant in West Mifflin. He served as a Staff Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps from 1948 to 1952.

 
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Donald Tomlins

February 25, 2019 |

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

Donald Tomlins, age 89, of Liberty Borough, died February 23, 2019, at home. Born September 23, 1929, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late George and Margaret (Miller) Tomlins and the husband of Elizabeth (Schultz) Tomlins for over 56 years.

 
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Carol M. Inks

February 25, 2019 |

By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

Carol M. Inks, 75, of McKeesport, died Sunday, February 24, 2019 at Canterbury Place Family Hospice.  Born in McKeesport, December 12, 1943, she was the daughter of the late James and Alma May Romick Inks.  A supervisor with the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, she was a member of Park Baptist Church.  She is survived by her aunt, Elizabeth C. Romick and by cousins, Charles E. (Sharon) Romick, Thomas L. (Eileen) Romick, and Marjorie A. (Arthur) Trunzo.  A service will be held Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 11:00 AM in the Park Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Rudy Mayak officiating.  Interment will follow in McKeesport and Versailles Cemetery.  Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA  15132 is in charge of arrangements.  The family suggests contributions to Park Baptist Church, 749 Center Street, McKeesport, PA  15132.

 


Robert William Lyle Jr.

February 25, 2019 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Robert William Lyle Jr., 53, of West Mifflin, passed away Friday, February 22, 2019 at home.  He was born September 5, 1965, in Braddock, to the late Robert Sr. and Frances Morrison Lyle.  Robert is survived by his loving companion, Pamela Bickerton; children, Aaron Lyle of Monessen, Robert Lyle of Pitcairn, Tabitha Lyle of North Versailles; brother Terry Lyle of Elizabeth; niece Leah Lyle and many grandchildren.  He lived his entire life in Mon Valley area, enjoyed reading and social media.  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

 


Helen Marie Reagan

February 24, 2019 |

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

Helen Marie Reagan 67 of McKeesport, formerly of Duquesne, on February 23, 2019. She was a daughter of the late David and Beatrice (Connolly) Murphy; she was a certified nursing assistant and a member of Christ the Light of the World Parish. Mother of Becky (Ryan) Alexa and Rob (Rachel) Reagan; also six grandchildren; sister of Mary Ann Seth of Clarion, PA, Rita (John) Zupan of Dravosburg and the late Patrick Murphy; also survived by her caregiver and niece, Patience Thomas. There will be no visitation. Private Burial will be at Holy Name Cemetery, West Mifflin. Special thank you to the staff at Riverside Nursing Center for providing excellent care for the past five years. Arrangements by MALOY- SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME , Duquesne, PA 412-466-3300.

 


Julia Kuzio

February 24, 2019 |

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

Julia “Julie” Kuzio, age 93 of Liberty Borough died Saturday, February 23, 2019. She was born January 1, 1926 in Glassport, the daughter of the late Demetro and Katherine Nestor Chocinsky. She worked for and retired from A&P Grocery Stores and was a member of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Church, McKeesport. 

 
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Pete "Petey" Como

February 24, 2019 |

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

Pete "Petey" Como, age 55, of Christy Park, died February 22, 2019, at home. Born May 3, 1963, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Luigi and Ida (Toppi) Como.

 
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Stella (Krivanich) Stipanovich

February 23, 2019 |

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

Stella (Krivanich) Stipanovich, age 91, of Verona, formerly of White Oak, passed away peacefully Saturday, February 23rd. She was born July 12, 1927, in Pittsburgh PA, she was the daughter of the late George and Maria (Masich) Krivanich.
Stella's life was a challenge early on, as she lost both her parents while in her early teens. Perhaps this is why she was devoted to and focused on her family, which was her greatest joy, and whom she loved with all her heart. Whether it was visiting with or just talking on the phone to her many sisters and brothers and friends, or cooking, baking, and raising her children, Stella's love and nurturing was always evident. The cherished memories that were created at the family home will never be forgotten.

 
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Roberta A. Morgan

February 22, 2019 |

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

Roberta A. Morgan, 83, of West Mifflin, passed away on Friday, February 22, 2019 in Jefferson Regional Medical Center.  Born August 24, 1935, in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late Max and Henrietta (Granzen) Ruff.  Roberta was a member of Holy Trinity Church, West Mifflin.  She enjoyed reading, crafts, cooking, puzzles, word search puzzles, she loved animals and her family always came first.  She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Harold “Buzz” Morgan; her children Patricia (late Duane) Schoff of West Mifflin,Michael (Karen) O'Dea of West Mifflin, Jamie (David) Radocay of West Mifflin, Laurie (Chris) Madeya of West Mifflin, Colleen (Joseph “Jay”) Tkach of West Mifflin and Tommy (Kristi) Morgan of Punxsutawney; 11 grandchildren; many great grandchildren; sister Maxine Hall of Port Vue; her nephew John Platt; and her beloved dog Maxie.  There will be no visitation.  A private blessing service will be held and a private burial at Holy Trinity Cemetery at a future date.  Arrangements provided by MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, Duquesne, 412-466-3300

 
 


Veronica Elkowitz

February 22, 2019 |

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

Veronica (Papucic) Elkowitz, age 73 of Clairton, passed away on Thursday, February 21, 2019 in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh.  Born July 9, 1945 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Michael "Mate’" and Katherine (Runatz) Papucic.  Veronica worked as an EKG Tech for McKeesport Hospital, and was a member of the Whitehall Church of Christ in Whitehall, the C.F.U Lodge #248, and a former Tamburitzan.  She is survived by her husband, Joseph Elkowitz; her children Michael (Darlene) Mursch of West Mifflin, Jamie (Sarah) Elkowitz of Jefferson Hills, and Shaun (Jessica Bartko) Elkowitz of Clairton; her grandchildren, Marissa Mursch, Holly, Ally, and Essy Elkowitz, Krista Hajiyev, and Allyn Fenwick; her great-granddaughter Marley Graham; and her niece Michelle Tevis.

 
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Rev. Frank A. “Buckie” Ziska

February 22, 2019 |

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

Rev. Frank A. “Buckie” Ziska, 77, of North Versailles, passed away suddenly Wednesday, February 20, 2019. He was born October 18, 1941 in Braddock, a son of the late James W. and Genevieve Ella (Fisher) Ziska. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brothers Jack and James Ziska and a sister Ester Ziska. Buckie was the owner and operator of Buckies Window Cleaning for 48 years and a former firefighter for Sunset VFD where he also served as fire chief and as an EMT. He was ordained in 2014 as a minister through his studies at Word of Life Ministries. He is survived by his wife Rita (Pipp) Ziska; his sons Marc (Dawnn) Ziska of New Stanton, Lance (Emma) Ziska of AL, and Eric (Sharen) Ziska of North Versailles; his grandchildren Kayleigh (Jon) Wilson, Sarah, Hannah, Natalie, and Emily Ziska; great grandchildren Chase and Jake Wilson; a sister Katherine Mansfield of TX, also nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
 
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Kenneth F. Flodine

February 22, 2019 |

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

Kenneth F. Flodine, age 61, of North Versailles, passed away Wednesday, February 20, 2019. He was born October 30, 1957 in Wilkinsburg, a son of Eileen (Sprute) Flodine and the late Kenneth N. Flodine. He was a member of the Faith Lutheran Church in White Oak. In addition to his father, he is preceded in death by 2 nephews. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his brothers Keith and Kurt (Lisa) Flodine; sister Kim (Stephen) Chupinka; and 6 nephews. Friends and family will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Forgie-Snyder Funeral Home, 1032 Broadway, East McKeesport, 412-823-8083.
 
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John M. Kocur

February 22, 2019 |

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

John M. Kocur, 67, of Windermere, Florida, died peacefully at home on Wednesday, February 20, 2019.  Born May 3, 1951, in McKeesport, PA and raised in Duquesne, PA he was the son of the late John and Anna  Galajda Kocur.  John was a Mechanical Engineer and worked for Aramco Oil Company in Houston, Texas and Saudi Arabia. He was the beloved husband of Mogie Kocur and the loving father of his daughter Sasha.  He is survived by his brother Ronald Kocur and sister Carol (Peter) Barsotti, sister-in-law Lynn Kocur and nieces and nephews.  He was also preceded in death by a brother Ernest.

 
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Marie Elaina (Sestile) Shepherd

February 22, 2019 |

By Editor | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

Marie Elaina Shepherd (Sestile), age 55, of Crofton, MD, passed away on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 in Annapolis, MD.

Marie was born in McKeesport, PA, to John Michael Sestile and Mary Ann Gonchar on February 10, 1964. She attended McKeesport High School and graduated in 1982. She earned an associate’s degree from the Community College of Allegheny County in 1985 and a bachelor’s degree from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) in 1988. She was employed as a financial aid counselor at The Catholic University of America (CUA), 1989-2014, and was an AVON salve representative since 2007.

Marie is survived by her husband, William (John), son William Jr., sister Angela Hitchcock, brother Johnny Sestile, father John Sestile, mother Mary Ann Graham, niece Amber Garcia, niece Leanna Koharchik, nephews Hayden Leamer, Steven and Ian Pearce, and great nephews Aiden Mayorga and Grayson Pearce.

 
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Eileen D. Shigo

February 22, 2019 |

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

Eileen D. Shigo, age 82, of North Huntingdon, died February 21, 2019, at the Vincentian Home in the North Hills of Pittsburgh. Born December 17, 1936, in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late James F. and Eleanore (Szygenda) McKay and the wife of the late James Shigo, Jr.

 
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Bertha "Mae" Bowers

February 22, 2019 |

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

Bertha "Mae" (Smart) Bowers, age 92, of West Newton, formerly of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Friday, February 22, 2019 at TLC Adult Care Center in West Newton. A member of Central Highlands Community United Methodist Church in Elizabeth Twp, Mae was born May 21, 1926 in Elizabeth to the late Thomas and Agnes (Sommerville) Smart. She was the wife of the late John G. "Jerry" Bowers, who passed away in 1994. She is survived by daughter, Beverly (Kenneth) Towner of Forward Twp.; son, Robert (Deborah) Bowers of Elizabeth; grandchildren, Robert (Joanne) Towner of North Huntington, Jennifer (Mark) Martin of Belle Vernon, Daniel (April) Towner of Greenock, Matthew (Natalie) Bowers of Elizabeth and Amy (Steven) Datovech of McMurray; great-grandchildren, Kayla and Cody Towner, Alexa Towner, Mackenzie Martin, Alexander and Nathaniel Datovech and Braylynn Bowers; also, nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by brothers, Howard, Hugh and Walter Smart. The family would like to extend their sincere thanks and appreciation to Rob and Stephanie Short and staff at TLC Adult Care Center for their care of Mae as a resident and under hospice care. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home,221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Sunday, February 24, 2019 from 4-8 PM. A funeral service will take place on Monday, February 25, 2019 at 10 AM in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Jude Urso officiating. Burial will follow in West Newton Cemetery, West Newton. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 
 


Valentine W. Kruszka, Jr.

February 22, 2019 |

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

Valentine W. Kruszka, Jr., 99, of West Miffflin, died Feb. 21, 2019.  He is the husband of the late Mary (Byrtus) Kruszka.  He is survived by his daughters Pat (Larry) Pierce of Liberty Boro and Sandy (Bob) Watson of Jefferson Hills; sons David Kruszka of Glassport, Alan Kruszka of West Mifflin and Val Kruszka of Greenock; grandchildren Lisa, Kenneth and Bryan Pierce, Nancy Szinai, Kimberly Kruszka, Billy Valiquette and Marcy Templeton;  sister Wanda Buri and 11 great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by daughters Andrea Teoli and Ginny Dzara.  Val was a member of Christ the Light of the World Parish; American Legion and Polish Club in Bentleville and the Italian Club.  He served in the US Army WWII, where he was a prisoner of war.  He served in the Battles at Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland and Ardennes.  He received the Good Conduct Medal European African Middle Eastern Service Medal with 4 Bronze Stars.  Friends received Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne, Sun. from Noon to 4.  A funeral mass will be held Mon. 10:00 am at St. Hedwig Church with Father Tom Lewandowski.  Interment following St. Hedwig Cemetery.

 


Mary Barbara Whitney

February 22, 2019 |

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

Mary Barbara Whitney, age 78 of Adrian, PA, died Thursday, February 21, 2019. She was born July 22, 1940 in Monongahela, the daughter of the late Harry and Rita McKitrick Biddle, and is the wife of the late William Whitney. Barb and her husband worked for the Striffler family for many years. She was a member of the American Legion Post 325 and ladies auxiliary in Cowansville, PA, past president of Easter Seals auxiliary, and a member of the River’s Edge Quilting Club. She is survived by her daughters, Shari Whitney of Boston, PA, Beth Ann (Tim) Flaherty of McKeesport; sons, William (Cherlyn) Whitney, Jr. of Moss Point, Mississippi, Rich Whitney of N. Versailles, Mike Whitney of Liberty Borough; sisters, Bernadette Goldie of Glassport, Patricia Adami of Columbus, Ohio; 10 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, Barbara was preceded in death by her daughter Patty Sue.

 
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Elizabeth Smoot

February 22, 2019 |

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

Elizabeth Smoot, age 88, of McKeesport, died February 17, 2019, at Kane Community Living Center. Born February 7, 1931, in Glassport, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Bodnar) Popovich and the wife of the late James Smoot.

 
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Evangeline "Vangie" Demetria Troianos

February 21, 2019 |

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

Evangeline "Vangie" Demetria Troianos, age 87, of White Oak, died February 21, 2019, at AHN Forbes Hospital. Born October 26, 1931, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Andrew P. and Julia (Leriotis) Jakomas and the wife of Achilles "Archie" Troianos, for 61 years of marriage.

 
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Katherine A. Clay

February 21, 2019 |

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

Katherine A. Clay, age 94, of McKeesport, died February 21, 2019. She was born in Wilmington, Delaware on October 8, 1924 to the late Matthew and Margaret Lucy Sullivan. She is preceded in death by her husband, the late William F. Clay and her daughter, the late Margaret Mary “Maggie” Clay. She was a member of Corpus Christi Parish for many years and was a retired intake coordinator from Mon Yough Community Mental Health Services of McKeesport. She enjoyed going to the gym every day, but she loved spending time with her family more.

She is survived by her sons; W. Matthew “Matt” (Donna) Clay of Greensburg, Michael (Lori) Clay of White Oak, and Robert (Margaret) Clay of West Mifflin; grandchildren; William Russin (Vivian) Clay, Katherine Jean (Phillip) Horrell, Rick Blose, Jacy Keenan, Tara (Eric Castaneda) Clay, Lindsay Nicole Clay, and Natalie Ann (Robert) Adams; great grandchildren, Phillip, Alex, Daniela, Cruz, Vada, and Nolan.

Friends and family will be received at Striffler’s of White Oak Cremation & Mortuary Services, Inc., 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, Supervisor 412-678-6177) on Monday, February 25, 2019 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday 10 am at Corpus Christi Parish, 2515 Versailles Ave., McKeesport, PA 15132. Burial will follow. To share a memory or condolence visit strifflerfuneralhomes.com.

 


Paul A. Lees Sr.

February 21, 2019 |

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

Paul A. Lees Sr., 88, of Monroeville, died Monday February 18, 2019. He was born May 31, 1930 in Braddock, a son of the late James and Victoria (Shirer) Lees and was also preceded in death by his wife Audrey Mae (Hill) Lees on September 18, 2018, and a brother James Lees Jr. Paul was a Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict and a retired business officer manager for AT&T. He was a member of Cross Roads Presbyterian Church, Monroeville, where he served as a church trustee and was active with the Men’s Association. He was also a member of Shidle Lodge No. 601, F&AM, Irwin, and Syria Temple, Pittsburgh. He is survived by his sons Paul A. Lees Jr and his wife Joan F. of Monroeville and Bryce M. Lees of Wilkins Township; his granddaughter Kira Ann Lees; also nieces and nephews.
 
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Debra A. Bertoty

February 20, 2019 |

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

Debra A. Bertoty, 46, of White Oak, passed away Saturday, February 16, 2019 after a brief illness. She was born October 4, 1972 in McKeesport and was the daughter of John G. and Sandra (Shaffer) Bertoty of White Oak. She was a 1990 graduate of McKeesport Area High School and attended Penn State McKeesport and California University of Pennsylvania where she graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Elementary and Mentally and Physically Handicapped Education. Debra was employed 23 years as a special education teacher in McKeesport Area School District where she was a second through fifth grade learning support teacher at George Washington, Cornell, and Centennial Elementary Schools and, most recently, at Francis McClure Intermediate School where she was the third, fourth and fifth grade life skills teacher.

 
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Helen M. Kerekes

February 20, 2019 |

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

Helen M. Kerekes, age 94, of McKeesport, died February 19, 2019, at Kane Community Living Center. Born August 10, 1924, in Camden, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Felix and Mary (Kunick) Filipowski and the wife of the late Ernest Kerekes.

 
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Patricia A. Bell

February 20, 2019 |

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

Patricia A. Bell, age 43, of McKeesport, died February 15, 2019 at her home. Born February 24, 1975 in Danville, IL, she was the daughter of John Wilson and Diane Bell and the life partner of Tyrone Longstreet.

 
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Stella Kerecman

February 20, 2019 |

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

Stella (Duda) Kerecman, age 89, of Forward Twp., passed away on Sunday, February 17, 2019 at home. She was a retired waitress and cook at 7 Springs Golf Course in Elizabeth and a member of Ascension of Our Lord Byzantine Catholic Church in Clairton. Born December 17, 1929 in Forward Twp., she was a daughter of the late Paul and Mary (Miller) Duda and wife of the late Joseph Kerecman. She is survived by daughters, Mary Jo (Robert) Simon of Pittsburgh and Anna Marie (Pete) Thomas Jr. of McMurray; and grandchildren, Olivia (Kevin) Yealy of Bethel Park and Nicholas Thomas of McMurray. Visitation and services were private. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Jean (Martin) Dewey

February 20, 2019 |

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

Jean (Martin) Dewey of Virginia Beach, VA, died February 18, 2019. Ain’t no grave, gonna hold me down!

On December 2, 1933, she was born in McKeesport, PA to Agnes and James Martin. Married for 55 years to husband, Jerry, who preceded her in death in 2012, they moved between Pittsburgh, PA; Fairmont, WV; and Toledo, OH - raising their four girls (Bobbi Case, Nancy Grice, Jeri Lee Edwards, Robyn Card) and one boy (Marty Dewey) - before settling in Virginia Beach in 1979. While in Pittsburgh, she held several administrative jobs. Following in her mother's footsteps, she was drawn to the medical field. She worked in hospitals in Toledo and Virginia Beach, spending 24 years at Virginia Beach General, and 6 more years at Sentara before retiring. 

 
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Edith L. Davis

February 20, 2019 |

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

Edith L. Davis, age 80, of North Huntingdon, died February 19, 2019, at home. Born September 8, 1938, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Wendell and Louise (Lamb) Wakefield and the wife of the late Neal E. Davis, for over 50 years.

 
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Carol Ann Devlin

February 19, 2019 |

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

Carol Ann Devlin, age 70 of Glassport, died Tuesday, February 19, 2019. She was born January 14, 1949 in McKeesport, daughter of the late Otto and Margaret Kepich Gross. Carol was a retired school bus driver for PA Coach. She loved fishing and camping at Madison KOA with her family and friends. She is survived by her daughter Amy Harris of Glassport; sisters, Evelyn (William) Riley of North Huntingdon, Patty Warren of Ambridge; brother, Richard (the late Mary Ann), and many nieces and nephews.

 
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Florence E. Roche

February 19, 2019 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Florence E. Roche, 95, of Lincoln Borough died Feb. 18, 2019.  She is the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Staiger and beloved wife of the late James Roche.  Florence is survived by her son James (Karen) Roche of Cranberry Twp.; daughter Karen (Gerry) Saylor of South Park; daughter-in-law Paula Roche of Arnold, MD; grandchildren Kelly (George) Miteff, Eric (Kristin) Roche,  Scott (Amy) Roche, Dana (Robert) Stolze, Maureen (James) Nassau, Katelyn (Larry) Vogel and Christopher (Anna Zigmond) Saylor; sisters Ruth McGill of Pittsburgh and Dorothy Mae Dinzeo of Monroeville; aslo 11 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son John Roche. Florence was a member of St. Mark's Parish.  Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport, Thurs. from 2-4 and 6-8 and Fri. from 2-4 and 6-8.  A funeral mass will be held Sat. 12:30 pm at St. Mark's Parich, Liberty Borough.  Interment following Round Hill Cemetery.

 


Margaret Piskor

February 19, 2019 |

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

Margaret Piskor, age 91, of McKeesport, died February 18, 2019. Born April 15, 1927, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Lelak) Tomko and the wife of the late Andrew Lenart.

 
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Peggy M. Tomco

February 19, 2019 |

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

Peggy M. Tomco, age 72, of Elizabeth, formerly of Port Vue, died February 18, 2019, at UPMC McKeesport. Born February 5, 1947, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Dolores (Hunter) Tomco Tucker.

 
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Donna Rae Emery

February 19, 2019 |

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

Donna Rae Emery, age 75, of Perry Twp., passed away on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at Country Care Manor. She was a retired crane operator for U.S. Steel, National Tube Works in McKeesport. Born October 9, 1943 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Clyde and Violet Cavanaugh (Goslicky) Hall. She is survived by her son, Richard Eugene (Rachel) Emery of Dawson; granddaughter, Roberta Jane (Tim) Hunyady of Brownsville; grandson, Richard Edwin Emery of Banning; and great-grandchildren, Axel Hunyady and Liam Emery. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Thursday, February 21, 2019 from 2 PM until the time of funeral service at 4 PM with Pastor Jason Woods officiating. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Anna Mae Mansfield

February 19, 2019 |

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

Anna Mae Mansfield,  83, of  White Oak, passed away Monday, February 18, 2019. She was born January 21, 1936 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Andrew and Anna (Sczerbak) Dorich. She was the wife of the late Leslie J. Almasy Sr., who passed away in 1977, and the late Clyde J. Mansfield, who passed away in 2006. Anna Mae was a former member of Dormition of the Blessed Virgin Mary Russian Orthodox Church in McKeesport and was a member and volunteer at Sampson's Mills Presbyterian Church in White Oak.  Anna was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and her family was most important to her. She loved animals, especially cats and dogs. She enjoyed visiting Phipps Conservatory and casinos and loved shopping at Talbot's and Macy's followed by a stop at Chic-Fil-A.

 
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Ernest R. Hunt

February 19, 2019 |

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

Ernest R. Hunt, 90, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, February 18, 2019 at Forbes Regional Hospital.  He was born January 27, 1929 in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Edward and Alma Hunt.  Prior to his retirement, Ernest was a union brick layer and a veteran of the US Army.  He was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Irwin, American Legion, White Oak, was an avid bowler and enjoyed hunting and fishing.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Alice Jane McConville Hunt; and son-in-law, William Thomas.  He is survived by his wife, Barbara Hepner Hunt; sons, Robert Hunt and Gary Hunt; daughters, Shirley (Gerry) Hayburn, Diane (John) Hooper, Patty Thomas, Sue Bolla, Alice (Rob) Evans, Lori (Rick) Conrad; stepchildren, Michael (Jean) Hepner, Lauren (Jim) Godby, William (Mary) Hepner, James (Chris) Hepner, Mark (Caryll) Hepner; 23 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shrley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA on Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.  A funeral service will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. in the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Irwin.  PLEASE GO DIRECTLY TO THE CHURCH.  Interment will be private.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Irwin.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Peter J. DiCecco, Sr.

February 19, 2019 |

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

Peter J. DiCecco, Sr., age 94, of Christy Park, died February 18, 2019. Born June 30, 1924, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late John G. and Theresa (D'Eletto) DiCecco and the husband of Charlotte Tresa (Teti) DiCecco, for over 71 years.

 
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Isabelle Busan

February 19, 2019 |

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

Isabelle Busan, 95, of Lower Burrell, passed away Sunday, February 17, 2019 at Redstone Highlands Greensburg. She was born August 14, 1923 in Natrona Heights, PA, a daughter of the late Michael and Katherine Jablonski.  Prior to her retirement, Isabelle was clerk for Isaly's in New Kensington.  She was a member of St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, Lower Burrell and enjoyed playing Bingo, bowling and working crossword puzzles.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Busan; sister, Genevieve Susini; and brother, Gene Jablonski.  She is survived by her two sons, Robert Busan and his wife, Darla, Donald Busan and his wife, Pam; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and brother-in-law, Lloyd Susini.  A Memorial Mass will be held in St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, 3055 Leechburg Rd., Lower Burrell, PA, 15068 on Saturday, February 23 at 12 P.M.  Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA 15642.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Redstone Highlands Greensburg Benevolent Fund.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Elizabeth R. Maglicco

February 18, 2019 |

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

Elizabeth R. Maglicco, age 82 of McKeesport, died Monday, February 18, 2019. She was born on January 27, 1937 in Scottdale, PA and is the daughter of the late Thomas A. and Anna Ritenour Morgan. She was the wife of the late William J. Maglicco. She was employed as a Nurse’s Aide at UPMC McKeesport until her retirement in 1995. She was a member of Teamsters Local #205, a member of Corpus Christi Church, loved watching old classic movies, baseball, football, and truly loved her dog, Sweeny.

 
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James T. Pensenstadler

February 18, 2019 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

James T. Pensenstadler, 76 of North Huntingdon, died Feb. 17, 2019.  He was a man of many talents, had a brilliant scientific mind, and was an avid reader of quantum physics and the cosmos. He was preceded in death by his father William and mother Mary (Sotak) Pensenstadler.  He is loved and survived by his children Theresa (Mike) Matthews, Kimberly. Pensenstadler and Michael (Joanne) Pensenstadler; grandchildren Emily, Michael, Christina, Anthony and Catherine; sisters Nancy (Steve) Knezevich, Carol Pensenstadler and Melanie (Mark) Norelli; brothers Dave (the late Helen) Pensenstadler and Rev. Robert Pensenstadler; along with several nieces and nephews.  Jim was a retired Electronic Lab Technician for Westinghouse Research & Development.  He was a hobby enthusiast of steam locomotives.  Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport Thurs. 2-4 and 6-8.  A funeral mass will be held Fri. 9:30 am at Holy Name Church, 32 S. 1st St, Duquesne, Pa 15110, with Rev. Tom Lewandowski.  Inurnment following Calvary Cemetery, Port Vue.  Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Hospital or your favorite charity.

 


Charles T. Stokes

February 18, 2019 |

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

Charles T. Stokes, 72, of Pittsburgh, departed this Earthly life on Thursday, February 14, 2019 in Monroeville.

 
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Robert "Bob" L. Cross

February 18, 2019 |

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

Robert "Bob" L. Cross, of McKeesport, left this life after living his 87 years,  Thursday, February 14, 2019 in McKeesport. He was born December 28, 1931 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Bruce Cross and Mary Watson Cross Kelly.  Bob in his latter years met and fell in love with The Church of Jesus Christ in Monongahela, where he became a member and a deacon, which gave him peace of life. He was retired hydraulic repair operator of the former US Steel National Tube Works in McKeesport and was also US ARMY Korean War Veteran.

 
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Dawn McFarlin

February 18, 2019 |

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

Dawn McFarlin, age 52, of McKeesport, died February 15, 2019 at home surrounded by her family. She was born in Bryn Mawr, Chester County, PA on August 3, 1966 and is the daughter of the late George Warnett and the late Patricia Harting Warnett. She is survived by her husband, Jeffrey McFarlin; children, Christopher Formica, Jr. of Downington, PA; Taylor McFarlin of McKeesport; Noel McFarlin of McKeesport; Venessa McFarlin-Wise of Atglen, PA; uncle, Donald Warnett of Manhattan, New York; and her dogs, Jackson and Bisquit who she loved dearly. 

 
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Joan Lucille Ward

February 18, 2019 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Joan Lucille Lesh Ward, 90, of Clairton, passed away Saturday, February 16, 2019 at Baldwin Health Care Center.  She was born November 24, 1928, in Clairton, to the late George M. and Mary V. Mance Lesh.  Joan was the loving wife of 50 years to the late J. Donald Ward, who passed away in 2002. She is survived by daughter, Mary Ann Warcola of Clairton; niece, Suzanne Evans of Clairton; great-niece, Vanessa Evans of Brentwood; other nieces and nephews.  Along with her parents and spouse, Joan was preceded in death by her son, James G. Ward who passed away in 2011; sisters, Frances Nagy, Katherine Ach, and Mary Ann Marinich.  Joan was a 1946 graduate of Clairton High School, a 1950 business graduate of Duquesne University, a member of Croatian Fraternal Union Lodge #248 in Clairton, past member of St. Paulinus Church, and was presently a member of St. Clare of Assisi Church. Family and friends will be received, Friday, February 22, 2019 from 11 am – 1 pm at S. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th Street, Clairton,  PA  15025.  A memorial service will take place at 1:00 followed by inurnment at St. Clare Cemetery in Clairton.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to The Dominican Shrine of St. Jude Thaddeus, 1910 South Ashland Avenue, Chicago,  IL   60608. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 


James "Jim" Kenneth Braucher

February 18, 2019 |

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

James "Jim" Kenneth Braucher, 79, of Elizabeth Township, passed away at home on Saturday, February 16, 2019. He was born July 19, 1939 in Connellsville and was the son of the late James and Levada  (Shalkowski) Braucher. He was the husband of the late Shirley M. (Hodge) Braucher who passed away December 1, 2003. Jim was a Welder for the former Reliance Steel in Christy Park.

 
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Roberta Ann "Dusty" Peck

February 18, 2019 |

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

Roberta Ann "Dusty" Peck, age 72, of McKeesport died February 15, 2019, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital. Born September 26, 1946, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Robert August Harff and Anna Loretta (March) Harff-Detweiler and the wife of Charles E. Peck, for over 50 years.

 
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William F. Lane, Sr.

February 18, 2019 |

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

William F. Lane, Sr., age 75, of McKeesport, died February 14, 2019, at UPMC McKeesport. Born February 12, 1944, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late William and Loris (Keyser) Lane and the husband of the late Darla (Jones) Lane.

 
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Dolores I. (Savage) Votuc

February 17, 2019 |

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

Dolores I. (Savage) Votuc age 82, of White Oak, on February 5, 2019 at UPMC McKeesport.  She was born in Masontown, PA on June 7, 1936, the daughter of the late Raymond & Mary (Riffle) Savage. She was a retired Nanny and the wife of the late Andrew Votuc.  She was the mother of Mary Elizabeth (Gary) McClain of St. Cloud, FL, and Linda (James) Fortney of White Oak; grandmother of James Fortney Jr. There is no visitation.  Arrangements provided by MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300.  Private burial will be at Jacob’s Lutheran Cemetery in Masontown, PA.

 


Ellen G. Makosey

February 16, 2019 |

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

Ellen G. Makosey, 80, of Irwin, passed away on Friday, February 15, 2019  at home. She was born December 20, 1938 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late William  and Evelyn (Holiday) Gross.  Ellen was a private secretary for Naval Commander Takitch at  Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory, where she received  letters of commendation for work done with the Naval Nuclear Propulsion program. She was a former member of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in McKeesport. She was also an excellent homemaker who loved her family and pets, designed her own home and took great pride in  landscape gardening.

 
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Gary Z. "BG" Bower

February 16, 2019 |

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

Gary Z. "BG" Bower, age 76 of Clairton, passed away at home on Friday, February 15, 2019.  Born January 15, 1943 in Pittsburgh, he was a son of the late Albert and Mary Rose (Anerino) Bower.  A US Army Veteran of the Vietnam War, Gary retired from the maintenance department of the Central Medical Pavilion in Pittsburgh and also formerly worked at J & L Steel.  He was a member of the Keystone Alert "CB" Club and the American Legion Daniel Keffer Post #75 in Clairton. 

 
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David Nolfi

February 15, 2019 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

  David Nolfi, 70, of Glassport died peacefully Feb. 15, 2019 with his family by his side.  He is the son of the Mary (DeCarlo) Nolfi and the late Alma Nolfi.  He is survived by his beloved wife Eileen (Mooney) Nolfi; children Jason Nolfi, Aaron Nolfi and Alicia (Brad) Koontz; grandchildren Brett Michael Nolfi, Jalen Dru Koontz, Jesse Aaron Nolfi and Juliet Rose Koontz; brothers Tim (Peg) Nolfi and Jared Nolfi and sister Alma Marie Nolfi.  He was preceded in death by his sister Jessica Nolfi.  Dave was a retired supervisor for Duquesne Light but his passion was as a pastor for the Church of Jesus Christ, both Glassport and Clairton for over 40 years.  Dave was active in his church and community; mentored at McKeesport High School; traveled to India to minister and drove the blind whenever needed.  A memorial service will be held February 23 at the Church of Jesus Christ, Clairton at  11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Church of Jesus Christ in David's name.

 


Michael Andrew Sheftick

February 15, 2019 |

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

Michael Andrew Sheftick, 50, of Versailles, passed away Wednesday, February 13, 2019. He was born July 1, 1968 in New Kensington and was the son of the late Michael Andrew Sheftick, Sr., and the late June (Kish) Zembrzuski. Michael worked for Giant Eagle in Jeannette.

 
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Alice M. White

February 15, 2019 |

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

Alice M. White, 79, of North Versailles, passed away on February 14, 2019 at UPMC McKeesport.  She was born February 17, 1939 in Spangler, PA, daughter of the late Francis and Mary (Dutsar) Sherry.  Alice was a member of Miller United Methodist Church and was an avid Bingo player.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roland White; daughters, Janet White, Patty Pavel; son-in-law, David; and brother, Richard Sherry.  She is survived by her sons, Roland and his wife, Vivian, Paul, Norman, Barry and his wife, Kim; daughters, Alice Greer and her husband, Leon, Tina Jobe and her fiance, Mitch and Sandra Schwaed and her husband, Brian; sisters, Leona Williams, Anna Mae (Jim) Bracken; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  A memorial service will be held at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, Pa., on Wednesday at 12 noon in the funeral home chapel.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com. 

 


Rose Marie McDougald Goree

February 15, 2019 |

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

Rose Marie McDougald Goree, 66, of Inkster, Michigan, formerly of Clairton, departed this Earthly life on Friday, February 8, 2019 in Garden City Hospital.

 
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Andrew G. Vamos

February 14, 2019 |

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

Andrew G. Vamos, 84, of Duquesne, died peacefully at home on Tuesday, February 12, 2019. Born April 7, 1934, in West Mifflin, he was the son of the late John Joseph and Helen (Medar) Vamos. Mr. Vamos was a faithful member of Sts. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, Duquesne and a retired employee  of Rennekamp Builders Supply Company and George M. Hall Lumber Company. He proudly served his country in the U. S. Army. He was the beloved husband of the late Barbara (Lesko) Vamos, he is survived by his loving daughter, Barbara Elaine McDonnell (Dedris Davis) of McKeesport, two grandchildren, Cassandra and Krystian McDonnell, a great granddaughter, Arya Bisgoni, two brothers, Edward Vamos of Munhall and Raymond Vamos of Eighty-Four, and a sister, Elaine Tiboni of Export. He was also preceded in death by a brother, John Vamos.

 
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Effie M. Black

February 14, 2019 |

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

Effie M. Black, age 92 of Liberty Borough, passed away on Thursday, February 14, 2019 surrounded by her loving family.  Born May 5, 1926 in Elizabeth, she was a daughter of the late William Henry and Helen Margaret (Douglas) Sorg.  A former employee of Kaufmann's in Century III Mall and a member of the former Versailles Senior Citizens, Effie was an amazing and loving caregiver who was always willing to drive a friend to an appointment, babysit a grandchild, or generally lend a helping hand.  She loved animals, friends, but most of all her family.  

 
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Helen Shalako

February 14, 2019 |

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

Helen Shalako, age 99 of Liberty Borough, passed away on Thursday, February 14, 2019.  Born November 4, 1919 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Anna (Kresa) Davidovich.  A devout member of St. Mark's Parish and the former St. Eugene's, Helen was a member of the church's Christian Mothers, cleaned the altar, ironed the altar linens, and attended daily Mass for 39 years while also volunteering at Kane Regional in her spare time.  An independent and strong-willed woman, she was a terrific and caring mother and grandmother who showed her love and faith every day of her life. 

 
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Ronald L. White

February 14, 2019 |

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

  Ronald L.White,  age 83, of New Kensington, died February 3, 2019, at Canterbury Place.  Born June 27, 1935, in New Kensington, he was the son of the late Odell & Ester (Wilkins) White.

 
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Rodney L. Poindexter

February 13, 2019 |

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

Please see the arrangments at https://www.watersfuneralhome.net/notices/Rodney-Poindexter

 


Dennis J. Dreher

February 13, 2019 |

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

Please see the arrangements at https://www.watersfuneralhome.net/notices/Dennis-Dreher

 


George Coleman, III

February 13, 2019 |

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

George Coleman, III, 50, of Clairton, Pennsylvania, passed away on Friday, February 1, 2019 at home.

 
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Linda L. McQuillis

February 13, 2019 |

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

Linda L. (Hohn) McQuillis, age 69, of Clairton, passed away on Monday, February 11, 2019 at Jefferson Hospital. Born March 31, 1949 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Andrew C. and Ellen (Hood) Hohn. She is survived by her daughter, Brenda (Dan) Beck of West Mifflin; grandchildren, Tyler, Nathan and Emily Beck; and sister-in-law, Margaret Hohn of West Newton; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by daughter, Amy McQuillis, and siblings, Margaret Simon, Ellen Jean Bradley and Andrew E. Hohn. There will be no visitation or service. The family requests donations to the American Lung Association of PA, 810 River Avenue, Suite 140, Pittsburgh, PA 15212 or the American Heart Association, Four Gateway Center, 444 Liberty Avenue, Suite 1300, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Betty Jean "B J" Budday

February 13, 2019 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Betty Jean “B J” Budday, 89, of Jefferson Hills, passed away Friday, February 8, 2019 at AHN Jefferson Hospital.  She was born November 11, 1929, in McKeesport, to the late William and Opal McClelland Wilson.  Betty was the loving wife of the late Edgar W. Budday Sr. for 70 years.  She is survived by sons, Edgar W. Budday Jr. of Jefferson Hills, Joseph J. Budday of Jefferson Hills, James (Anna) Reid Budday of Wilson, SC; grandchildren, James W. and Michael R. Budday.  Along with her parents and spouse, Betty was preceded in death by siblings, Dolores Smith-Barber and William E. Wilson.  She was a graduate of McKeesport High School, attended Community College where she received a nursing degree, was a member of Pine Run UMC in Clairton where she taught Sunday School Class, enjoyed bowling, golfing, and was a Holy Matron in the Order of The Eastern Star.  Arrangements have been entrusted to S. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N 6th Street, Clairton,  PA   15025.   Inurnment will take place at Jefferson Memorial Park Thursday, February 14, 2019. A memorial service, at Pine Run UMC, will be held on Sunday, February 17, 2019 at 12:30 pm.   In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Pine Run United Methodist Church, 901 N 6th Street, Clairton,  PA  15025.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 


Joyce E. Peebly

February 13, 2019 |

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

Joyce E. Peebly, age 68, of Dravosburg, died February 11, 2019, at home. Born January 24, 1951, in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late William and Thelma (Markland) Peebly.

 
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Gary Edwin Blake

February 13, 2019 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Gary Edwin Blake, 72, of Clairton, passed away Monday, February 11, 2019 at AHN Jefferson Hospital.  He was born October 18, 1946 in McKeesport to the late William and Pearle Wyant Blake.  Gary is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Lucille Michaels Blake; daughter, Melody (Christopher) Volpe of Clairton; brother James Blake of Finleyville; nieces (especially Cindy Lukens) and nephews.  Along with his parents, Gary was preceded in death by brother, William Blake.  He was a 1964 graduate of McKeesport High School, an EMT,  was instrumental in organizing the original Clairton Ambulance Service, he worked for US Steel National Tube Works and Edgar Thompson Works, he enjoyed fishing, gardening, Nascar, and sports.  Visitation will take place Friday, February 15, 2019 from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 pm at S. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th Street, Clairton,  PA   15025.  A memorial service will take place at the funeral home Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 11:00 followed by interment at Round Hill Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorial contributions be made to the funeral home to help defray costs.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 


Thelma M. (Caldwell) Antis

February 12, 2019 |

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

Thelma M. (Caldwell) Antis, 87, of Irwin, died Sunday February 10, 2019. She was born February 8 1932 in North Huntingdon, a daughter of the late Percy and Gertrude M. (Faith) Caldwell and was also preceded in death by her husband David W Antis; a son David T. Antis; a great grandson Micah A. Antis; siblings Charles E. Caldwell and Laura M. Rodgers; and a granddaughter in law Tanya Antis. Thelma was a lifelong member of Brush Creek Evangelical Lutheran Church where she served as past vice president of church council and a Sunday school teacher. She was a 50-year member and Past worthy Matron of the Order of Eastern Star, Irwin chapter 400, and served as Past Mother Advisor for International Order of Rainbow Girls, Irwin Assembly 42, for 22 years.
 
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John S. Rollason

February 12, 2019 |

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

John S. Rollason, age 59, of Glassport, died February 6, 2019, at Jefferson Hospital. Born January 18, 1960, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Robert Rollason and the late Kathy Gouker and the husband of Terri (Thompson) Rollason.

 
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Wallace M. Gray

February 12, 2019 |

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

Wallace M.  Gray, 93, of McKeesport, Pennsylvania, passed away on Friday, February 8, 2019 in Senior Care Plaza.

 
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Matthew R. McWilliams

February 11, 2019 |

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

Matthew Ryan McWilliams, age 36 of McKeesport, died Monday, February 11, 2019.  He was born on September 27, 1982 in McKeesport, the son of Russell L. and Patricia Lewicki McWilliams. 

In addition to his parents, he is survived by brothers, Russell P. McWilliams of McKeesport, James M. (Tara) McWilliams of Mt. Lebanon, Brian J. McWilliams of McKeesport; nephews, Michael, Brandon, Ryan and Aidan McWilliams; niece, Natalie McWilliams; godparents, Ron (Irma) Lowicki and Marsha (Wayne) Banks; and many, many loving aunts and uncles.

He was a huge fan of the Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers. He also enjoyed the casino and WWE Wresting. He was so excited on the return of John Cena.  Uncle Ron and Aunt Irma took him to many of his favorite events.  

 
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Patricia A. "Pat" Wilson

February 11, 2019 |

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

Patricia A. "Pat" Wilson, age 75, of McKeesport, died February 10, 2019, at home. Born October 29, 1943, she was the daughter of the late James Boyd and Pearl (Weatherwalk) Ward and the wife of the late Reverend Herman J. Wilson.

 
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Thomas "Tom" S. Naylor

February 11, 2019 |

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

Thomas "Tom" S. Naylor, 72, of Glassport, passed away Sunday, February 10,  2019. He was born June 9, 1946 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Thomas and Frances (Case) Naylor. Tom was a retired Heavy Equipment Operator. He was a US Army Veteran of the Vietnam War. For his service he received the Purple Heart, National Defense Service Medal, Combat Infantryman's Badge, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Sharpshooter and Class Gunner. He retired from the Army Reserve after 23 years of service to our country.

 
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Linda Bishoff

February 11, 2019 |

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

Linda Bishoff, age 77, of White Oak, died on Saturday, February 9, 2019. She was born in McKeesport on January 21, 1942 and is the daughter of the late Fred Evert and Wanda Mazurek Swanson. She is survived by her sister; Nancy Swanson of White Oak.

 
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Barbara D. Ciglar

February 11, 2019 |

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

Barbara D. Ciglar, 57, of West Mifflin, died Feb. 9 2019.  She is the daughter of Betty Lou (Coughanour) Ciglar and the late John E. Ciglar.  She is survived by her brother Tom Ciglar.  She was preceded in death by her brother David Ciglar.  Barbara was a caregiver at Autumn Commons and was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Duquesne.  Friends received Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne Tues. from 6 to 8.  A funeral service will  be held  Wed. 2:00 pm at Christ Lutheran Church with Pastor John Gropp.

 


Wilma L. Burke

February 11, 2019 |

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

WILMA L. BURKE age 86 of the North Side, on February 8, 2019. She was a daughter of the late Matthew and Catherine Lascak; Wilma was a retired Senior Clerk from Verizon with 41 years of service. Mother of John (late Diane) Burke of Duquesne, Jay (Danielle) Burke of Pittsburgh and the late David and Joseph Burke; also multiple grand and great-grandchildren; and a great-great-nephew, Davon; sister of Margaret Abercrombie of Bellevue; also survived by Cathy, special. Visitation Sunday, February 17, 2019 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne 412-466-3300, where a Blessing Service will be held at 2 p.m., Rev. Thomas Lewandowski officiating. Please omit flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Cerebral Palsy.

 


Madeline M. "Nena" Kochmar

February 11, 2019 |

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

MADELINE M. "NENA" KOCHMAR age 96 formerly of Duquesne, on February 9, 2019. She was a daughter of the late Samuel and Carmella (Sabino) Giovannucci. Nena was a former member of the former Holy Name Church Duquesne and worked in McKeesport Hospital as a patient escort. She was the wife of the late Stephen Kochmar; mother of Carolyn (John) Wissner of the North Hills, Gerald "Joe" (Dimmie) Kochmar of Mars, Mary (Yogie) Yocum of Holidaysburg, and the late Stephen Kochmar; also nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren and was preceded in death by a great-grandson, Bryce Yocum; also predeceased by two brothers and one sister. Visitation on Thursday, February 14, 2019 from 1-8 p.m., at the Little Sisters of the Poor, 1028 Benton Ave., Pgh., 15212. where a Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday at 11 a.m., in the chapel. Burial will be in Jefferson Memorial Park. Please omit flowers, instead please make memorial contributions to the Little Sisters of the Poor. Arrangements entrusted to the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, Duquesne, PA 412-466-3300.

 


Geraldine T. Barron

February 11, 2019 |

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

GERALDINE T. BARRON age 87, formerly of Duquesne, on February 5, 2019. She was the daughter of the late John and Ann (Tomasaitis) Thomas. She was a retired office manager for Woolworth in the Duquesne Village Shopping Center. Geraldine liked to read and go to casinos. She was the wife of the late Richard S. Barron for 55 years. Mother of Andrea (James) Kozak of White Oak, Amy (Bob) Momeyer of Peters Twp., David (Joanna) Barron of Las Vegas, and the late Wayne Barron; also ten grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren; sister of the late Conrad (late Donna) Thomas. There will be no visitation. Graveside Service Tuesday at 1 p.m. S.S. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, Duquesne, PA 412-466-3300.

 


Mary Jane V. Miller

February 11, 2019 |

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

Mary Jane V. Miller, age 97, of McKeesport, died February 9, 2019, at The Grove of Irwin. Born July 21, 1921, in Altoona, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Ruth (Diebert) Harten and the wife of the late Dean F. Miller.

 
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Mary Cipicchio

February 11, 2019 |

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

Mary Cipicchio, age 91, of McKeesport, died February 8, 2019, at UPMC East of Monroeville. Born July 30, 1927, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Cesare and Michelina (Pietronigro) Scappatura and the wife of the late Albert Cipicchio for over 61 years.

 
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Gabriel “Big Gabe” A. D’Andrea Jr.

February 11, 2019 |

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

Gabriel “Big Gabe” A. D’Andrea Jr., age 70, of North Versailles (Formerly of Wilkinsburg) passed away on Friday, February 8, 2019. He was born October 20, 1948 in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Gabriel and Helen D’Andrea. He was a member of St. Robert Bellarmine Church in East McKeesport. He was the past owner of True Value Hardware store in Oakland and then went on to his life's work in construction as an independent general contractor. He found joy in golf, woodworking, coaching football, rooting for the Pittsburgh Steelers, cooking and having a great time amongst family & friends. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his sisters Patricia Thomas and Carol Kinavey. He is survived by his Brother John (Aliene) D'Andrea; Nephew Anthony D’Andrea and his sons Anthony and Samuel; Nephew Adam (Megan) D’Andrea and their sons Joshua and Ethan; Nephew Craig Thomas; Niece Ashley Thomas and children Gabriel A. (Kelly) D'Andrea III of Pittsburgh and Amanda Lynn D’Andrea of Plum; grandchildren Sawyer and Tobias D’Andrea and Mackenzie Sum.
 
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Mark E. Eisaman

February 11, 2019 |

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

Mark E. Eisaman of Hunker passed away Saturday February 9th 2019, at home with family by his side. He was born October 24th 1956 in McKeesport, a son of Shirley (Rowley) Eisaman of Hunker and the late Rev. Byron T. Eisaman. Mark was a retired employee of FedEx. He loved to travel and loved boating. In addition to his mother he is survived by his wife Cindy (Kubas) Eisaman; children Maria (Brandon) Kear of North Huntingdon and Eric Ferry of Greensburg; his grandson Cameron Kear; siblings Diane (Tim) Fisher of Virginia, Jill (Jim) Kratochvil of Jeannette, and Rodd (Jamie) Eisaman of Greensburg; also nieces, nephews, and many cousins.
 
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Ronald Eric Sopko

February 10, 2019 |

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

Ronald Eric Sopko, 47, of Murrysville, passed away Thursday, February 7, 2019. He was born March 7, 1971 in McKeesport and was the son of Linda M. (Wigand) Sopko of Level Green and the late Ronald H. Sopko. Ron was the youngest of three children. He was a 1989 graduate of Penn Trafford High School and then acquired his associates degree in electricity at Dean Technical Institute. Ronald loved his job as a Postman.

 
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Mary Jane (Mang) Rothey Faith

February 08, 2019 |

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

Mary Jane (Mang) Rothey Faith, age 89 and formerly of Clairton, passed away on Friday February 8, 2019 at Jefferson Hills Manor.  Born February 4, 1930 in Tarentum, she was the daughter of the late Roy and Mary Mang. 

 
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Edward A. Valencik

February 08, 2019 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

  Edward A. Valencik, "Mr. V", 93 of Glassport, died Feb. 7, 2019.  He is the son of the late John and Rose (Simko) Valencik.  He is the beloved husband of Dorothy (Terek) Valencik; children Elaine (Samuel) DeMarco, Ron (Claudia) Valencik, Janine (Angelo Norelli) Valencik and Linda (Bob) Dzialowski; grandchildren Emily (Dave) Kelly, Elise DeMarco, Julia (David) Callahan, Luke Urbanski, Zachary Urbanski, Lauren Dzialowski, Megan Dzialowski, Erin Dzialowski and John Dzialowski; great grandchildren Ailee Callahan, Dorothy Callahan and baby Callahan, Hawthorne Kelly and Asher Kelly.  He was preceded in death by his brother John Lynch.  Ed was a well known and much loved retired gym teacher at South Allegheny High School, where he also taught health, biology and science.  He was a member of Queen of the Rosary Parish; CMO; Glassport Duck Pin League and Glassport Senior Citizens.  He was a proud graduate of the University of Pittsburgh; played semi pro baseball for the St. Louis Cardinals; was an avid golfer and a huge Steelers fan. Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport, Sun. 2 to 6.  A funeral blessing will be held Mon. 10:00 am in the funeral home.  Entombment following New St. Joseph Cemetery.

 


Betty Jean Budday

February 08, 2019 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Betty Jean “B J” Budday, 89, of Jefferson Hills, passed away Friday, February 8, 2019 at AHN Jefferson Hospital.  She was born November 11, 1929, in McKeesport, to the late William and Opal McClelland Wilson.  Betty was the loving wife of the late Edgar W. Budday Sr. for 70 years.  She is survived by sons, Edgar W. Budday Jr. of Jefferson Hills, Joseph J. Budday of Jefferson Hills, James (Anna) Reid Budday of Wilson, SC; grandchildren, James W. and Michael R. Budday.  Along with her parents and spouse, Betty was preceded in death by siblings, Dolores Smith-Barber and William E. Wilson.  She was a graduate of McKeesport High School, attended Community College where she received a nursing degree, was a member of Pine Run UMC in Clairton where she taught Sunday School Class, enjoyed bowling, golfing, and was a Holy Matron in the Order of The Eastern Star.  Arrangements have been entrusted to S. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N 6th Street, Clairton,  PA   15025.  A memorial service at Pine Run UMC will take place at a later date as will inurnment at Jefferson Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Pine Run United Methodist Church, 901 N 6th Street, Clairton,  PA  15025.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 


Paul E. Chapman

February 08, 2019 |

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

Paul E. Chapman, age 90, of McKeesport passed away February 6, 2019 in Mt. Vernon of Elizabeth.

 
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Kenneth B. Forsythe

February 07, 2019 |

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

Kenneth B. Forsythe, age 69, of McKeesport, died February 3, 2019, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital. Born April 10, 1949, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Melvin and Mary (Ravenscroft) Forsythe; life long friend, Janis (Tatar) Forsythe.

 
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Robert Kugler

February 07, 2019 |

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

Robert Kugler, age 90, of McKeesport, died February 6, 2019, at home. Born July 29, 1928, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Frank and Emma (Hansen) Kugler and the husband of the late Dolores M. (Wise) Kugler for over 64 years.

 
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Elizabeth "Betty" Jean King

February 07, 2019 |

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

Elizabeth "Betty" Jean King, age 85 of Wintersville, OH and formerly of Clairton, passed away on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 in Weirton Medical Center in Weirton, WV.  Born January 26, 1934 in Clairton, she was a daughter of the late Walter and Ildafonse Catherine (Cruden) Adams.  A retired salesperson for Winchester Optical Labs of Elmyra, NY and a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish, Clairton, Betty Jean was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond C. "Pappy" King, who passed away November 10, 2011, and her brother Walter Adams. 

 
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John E. Hanko

February 07, 2019 |

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

John E. Hanko, age 88, of North Versailles, formerly of McKeesport, died February 5, 2019, at John J. Kane Regional of McKeesport.

 
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William "Bill" Demeri, Jr.

February 07, 2019 |

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

William "Bill" Demeri, Jr. age 72, of Charleroi, formerly of McKeesport died February 3, 2019 at home. Born November 9, 1946 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late William and Margaret (Leighty) Demeri and the husband of  Bonnie (Ectochin) Demeri.

 
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Valerie Green

February 07, 2019 |

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

Please view arrangements at https://www.watersfuneralhome.net/notices/Valerie-Green

 


Betty Lou Carter Fort

February 07, 2019 |

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

Betty Lou Carter Fort, 85 of Clairton, Pennsylvania, passed away on Sunday, February 3, 2019 in Riverside Care Center.

 
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Lynda J. (Rosgone) Bacco

February 06, 2019 |

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

Lynda J. (Rosgone) Bacco, 76, of North Versailles, passed away Sunday February 3, 2019. She was born July 31, 1942 in Homestead, a daughter of the late Stephen and Margaret (Papp) Rosgone. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Arturo V. Bacco and a brother Gregg Rosgone. She was a member of St. Robert Bellarmine Church, East McKeesport, and a member of Mon Yough area council of PTAs for 42 years serving two terms as president. She loved children and had a passion for helping them grow. She attended Robert Morris University, was a fashion model in New York City and Pittsburgh, and also owned and operated her own jewelry business for over 30 years. She was a true animal lover having rescued many during her lifetime.
 
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John Peter Frydrych

February 06, 2019 |

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

John Peter Frydrych, 95, passed away February 4, 2019 at Golden Heights Personal Care in Penn Township. He was born in Wilmerding on May 5, 1923 to the late Walter and Nellie (Kasprzyk) Frydrych.
 
John grew up in Wilmerding where he lived for 92 years. He graduated from Westinghouse Memorial High School in 1941 and proudly served with the U.S. Army during World War II from September 1942 through December 1945. After arriving back home in 1945 John went back to work for the Westinghouse Airbrake Company in Wilmerding. He retired after 44 years of service as a machinist.
 
John married his late wife Sophie (Czekaj) Frydrych in 1968 and was happily married for 46 years. John was a member of St. Jude the Apostle Parish and the former St. Leocadia Church. He served his church and family selflessly.

 
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Carol A. Lofgren

February 06, 2019 |

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

Carol A. Lofgren, age 72, of Elizabeth, died February 5, 2019. Born March 23, 1946, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late John and Helen (Blaha) Stash and the wife of the late Elmer Terry Lofgren.

 
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Jacqueline Odenthal

February 06, 2019 |

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

Jacqueline Odenthal, age 75, of McKeesport, died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019.  She was born in McKeesport on Dec. 28, 1943 and was the daughter of the late Howard and Anne Rascher Odenthal.  She was a computer programmer and system analyst for various companies over the years starting at G.C. Murphy store in McKeesport, then Mesta Machine in Homestead, Mellon Stuart Company in Pittsburgh and the former Three Rivers Bank.  She was a huge dog lover, enjoyed playing cards, puzzles, crocheting and watching Pittsburgh sports teams, especially the Penquins.  She is survived by her brothers, Howard “Buck” (Karen) Odenthal of West Mifflin and Mark (Lori) Odenthal of Shippenvlle; niece, Jennifer (Mark) Varga and their children, Zach and Lexi (Ian Kessler); nephews, Jeffrey Odenthal and his son Alex; Eric (Sonya Suntsova) Odenthal and Steven (Ilia Lopez) Odenthal; and her loving dog, Chika.

Family and friends will be received on Friday, Feb. 8, 2019 from 10 am until 11 am at Strifflers of White Oak Cremation and Mortuary Services, Inc., 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, Supervisor, 412-678-6177).  Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:30 am at Corpus Christi Church, 2515 Versailles Ave., McKeesport, PA  15132.  Burial will be in St. Mary’s German Cemetery in McKeesport. To share a memory or online condolence, please vsit www.strifflerfuneralhomes.

com.

 


Alease Wallace Paige

February 06, 2019 |

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

Alease Wallace Paige, 77, of McKeesport, Pennsylvania, departed this life on Sunday, February 3, 2019 in UPMC McKeesport Hospital.

 
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Nancy Louise Hurley

February 06, 2019 |

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

Nancy Louise Hurley, age 83, of McKeesport, died February 4, 2019. Born May 12, 1935, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Harold and Mary Virginia (Satterfield) Dudley and the wife of John Thomas "Tom" Hurley.

 
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Daniel T. Tomko

February 06, 2019 |

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

Daniel T. Tomko, age 90, of White Oak, died February 1, 2019, at home. Born July 24, 1928, in Braddock, he was the son of the late Andrew and Ann (Vasko) Tomko and the husband of the late Jeannie (Duffy) Tomko for over 62 years.

 
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Henry R. O'Bryan

February 06, 2019 |

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

Henry R. O'Bryan 81, of Manor died February 6,2019 at Excela Health Westmoreland.  He was born April 11, 1937 in Greensburg, son of the late Leo F. and Margaret Beistel O'Bryan.  Prior to retirement he was the owner of O'Bryans Home Appliance, and former Mayor of Adamsburg and a appliance repair teacher at Central Westmoreland Vo Tech. He was formerly employed by Point Springs.  He attended Immaculate Conception Church, Irwin and The American Legion. Henry enjoyed hunting, fishing and was a US Army Veteran. He was preceded in death by his wife Joanne Crock O'Bryan and brother Leo T. O'Bryan. He is survived by three daughters, Charlene Perillo (Mark) of Greensburg, Deborah Carly (Larry) of Orange, Texas, Michelle Radanovich (Michael) of Rochester, N.Y, seven grandchildren, Brandon, Patrick, Ashley, Svetlana,  Abagail, Nikolai and Dennis and sister Margaret Flasik. Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, Pa on  Friday . from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m.  A blessing  funeral service will be held on Saturday at 9:30 a.m in the funeral home chapel followed by interment in Brush Creek Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Arnold Palmer Cancer Center.     www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Shirley D. Zugai

February 06, 2019 |

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

Shirley Daphne Zugai, age 82, of Elizabeth Township, died February 4, 2019, at UPMC Seneca Place of Verona. Born June 11, 1936, in Sutersville, PA. She was the daughter of the late Thomas and Ethel (Leggin) Colvin and the wife of Nicholas Zugai, for over 53 years.

 
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Linda Jean Petruzzi

February 06, 2019 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Linda Jean Kovatch Petruzzi, 68, of West Mifflin, passed away at Southwestern Health Care Center, in West Mifflin, on Tuesday, February 5, 2019.  She was born October 25, 1950, in Swissvale, to the late Joseph and Ethel Boder Kovatch.  Linda is survived by daughter, Lori A. Petruzzi of West Mifflin, former spouse, John Petruzzi of West Mifflin, and grand-dog, Iggy.  She was a graduate of West Mifflin South High School,  formerly employed as an aircraft dispatcher at Corporate Air in West Mifflin, enjoyed cooking, watching the Food Network, and bowling.  Visitation will take place Saturday, February 9, 2019 from 11 am – 1 pm at S. M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N 6th Street, Clairton,  PA   15025.  A memorial service will be held at the funeral home immediately following visitation.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Pittsburgh Aviation Animal Rescue Team, 15 Allegheny County Airport, West Mifflin,  PA   15122.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 


William K. Yotter

February 06, 2019 |

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

William K. Yotter, age 51, of Glassport, formerly of McKeesport, died February 1, 2019, at UPMC McKeesport Hospital.  Born February 27, 1967, he was the son of the late Wayne and Nancy (Pelcer) Yotter.

 
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Carlasue Surgeon

February 06, 2019 |

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

Carlasue Surgeon, 75, of Port Vue, passed away Monday, February 4, 2019. She was born December 21, 1943 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Carl J. and Una T. (Harris) Forgie. She was the granddaughter of the late Thomas and Isabelle Harris who helped raise Carlasue. She was a member of Port Vue United Methodist Church and former member of the Rainbow Girls.  She was also a member and past president of the Port Vue Women's Club .  Carlasue was a volunteer at the Good Samaritan Food Bank and the South Allegheny Reading Program.

 
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Thomas Anderson

February 05, 2019 |

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

Thomas Anderson, age 52, of Boston, PA, died on Sunday, February 3, 2019. He was born in Pittsburgh on September 13, 1966 and is the son of the late James and Marcella Newbauer Anderson. He was raised by his foster parents, the late Joseph and Lillian Edwards. Thomas served in the U.S. Army during the Gulf War and later worked at United States Steel in McKeesport. 

 
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Rita F. Hanna

February 05, 2019 |

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

Rita F. Hanna, age 89, of McKeesport, died February 4, 2019 at Concordia of Monroeville. Born September 17, 1929, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late John and Frances (Karzuskis) Kovac and the wife of the late Tony "T" Hanna.

 
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Bea Ann Kudla

February 05, 2019 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Bea Ann Kudla, 59, of Glassport, died Feb. 5, 2019.  She is the daughter of the late Peter and Beverly Paulovich. She is survived by her beloved husband Stanley “Stush” Kudla; daughter Andrea Salak; son Adam Bell; step daughter Natalie (Matthew) Scheiber; step son Matt Kudla; grandchildren McKenzie and Julian Bell; step grandchildren Holden Szerba, Addison Scheiber and Aiden Scheiber; sister Laura Keane; brother Charles Paulovich; also nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by brothers Daniel, David, John and Brian Paulovich. Bea Ann was a member of St. Mark's Parish where she served as a Eucharistic minister and lector. She was a proud graduate of Robert Morris University and was a coordinator for UPMC for many years. Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport Thurs. from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8.  A funeral mass will be held Fri. 10:00 am at St. Mark's Parish, Liberty Borough.  Interment following St. Mary's Polish Cemetery.

 


Barbara L. Martchek

February 05, 2019 |

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

Barbara L. Martchek, 80, of North Huntingdon, formerly of Braddock, passed away Monday, February 4, 2019.  She was born September 7, 1938 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Charles H. and Bessie (Woloszya) Morgart.  Prior to her retirement, Barbara was a midwife for Mercy Hospital and a registered nurse for various hospitals and the Visiting Nurse Association.  She was a member of Saints Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church in Braddock, loved to spend time in her garden, baking and was known for her Rice Krispies Treats.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Walter Morgart; sisters, Emma Hixon, Charlotte Votquenne and JoAnn Badstibner.  She is survived by her loving husband of 47 years, Richard M. Martchek; daughter, Louise Sullivan and her husband, Ken; sisters, Vivian (Rex) Hosaflook, Marie Morgart; grandchildren, Kathleen and Patrick Sullivan; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews.  Friends will be received on Wednesday from 1-5 p.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  A funeral service will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Interment to follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a No Kill Pet Shelter of your choice.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Albert J. Ragan

February 05, 2019 |

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

Albert J. Ragan, age 85, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Monday, February 4, 2019 at Allegheny General Hospital. An Army veteran of the Korean War, he retired as a superintendent of production planning and chief metallurgist for U.S. Steel Clairton Works. He was a member of St. Michael Parish in Elizabeth Twp. where he served as an usher. 

 
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Harry J. "Buzz" Brunory

February 05, 2019 |

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

Harry J. "Buzz" Brunory, 88, of McKeesport, passed away February 4, 2019 at UPMC McKeesport Hospital. He was born October 19, 1930 in Blythedale and was the son of the late Harry J. and Bessie Martinelli Brunory.  Buzz worked as a district manager for The American Chicle Company. He was a volunteer in The Kane Regional Chapel for over 30 years. Buzz was one of the funniest and nicest people you would ever meet, and he loved garlic, Perry Como and playing the trumpet, but most of all he loved having his family gathered together.

 
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Richard D. Jasek

February 05, 2019 |

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

Richard D. Jasek, 57 of West Mifflin died Feb. 4, 2019.  He is the son of the late John Jasek and Marie (Hrehn) Jasek.  He is survived by his son Richard Jasek; grandchildren Richard, Robbie, Riley, Aiden, Gianni, Raelyn, Alivia and Izabella; sisters Maryann Lewis and Janet Haeg; brothers Dan Jasek and Ken Harbert; also nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by brothers John and Robert Jasek.  Friends received Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne, Sun. from 1 to 4.  Memorial contributions may be made to the family.

 


James Joseph Jordan

February 05, 2019 |

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

James Joseph Jordan, age 88, of White Oak, died on Friday, February 1, 2019. He was born in McKeesport on February 7, 1930 and is the son of the late Frank D. and Anna C. Regal Jordan. He served in the U.S. Army and was self-employed his entire life in the automotive industry. He owned a jeep dealership, auto repair shop, automotive body shop, tire shop, towing company, and an ambulance service company.

 

 

 
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Mary Jane Wilkinson

February 04, 2019 |

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

Mary Jane Wilkinson, 86, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, February 4, 2019.  She was born, December 31, 1932 in Duquesne, daughter of the late Roy G. and Anne (McDermott) Topley.  Mary Jane graduated from Shadyside School of Nursing in 1953 and became a registered nurse, with a long career as a hospital ward nurse, an industrial nurse, and providing skilled care to homebound children.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George H. Wilkinson; and brother, Roy Topley.  She is survived by her son, George Wilkinson and his wife, Donna; daughters, Nancy Wilkinson and wife, Susan Phillips, Zella Jordan and Joan Squires and her husband, Michael; grandchildren, Whitney Jordan, Patrick and Benjamin Squires, Michelle and Suzanne Worth; great-grandchildren, Anthony and Breanna Worth.  Friends will be received on Friday from 2-7 p.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  A funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Michael S. Fitzpatrick

February 04, 2019 |

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

Michael S. Fitzpatrick, age 63 of Clairton, passed away at home on Friday, February 1, 2019.  Born April 23, 1955 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Charles W. Fitzpatrick, Sr. and Mary (Mellinger) Fitzpatrick.  

 
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Robert Joseph Marino

February 04, 2019 |

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

Robert Joseph Marino, age 63, of McKeesport, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019. He was born in McKeesport on April 17, 1955 and was the son of the late John and Theresa Walman Marino.

Bobby previously worked at USS, was in construction, spent approximately 34 years in sales and management in the car industry and most recently was a salesman for Hot Metal Harley Davidson in West Mifflin.

 
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Twila J. (Sorg) Swauger

February 04, 2019 |

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

Twila J. (Sorg) Swauger, age 71, of East McKeesport passed away with her family by her side on Sunday, February 3, 2019. She was born in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Wayne and Margaret (Peters) Sorg. She retired after 40 years as the school bus terminal manager for First Student that provides busses for the Norwin, Gateway, and East Allegheny schools. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her son John McNeill; and brother Arthur Sorg. She is survived by her children Carol (Jimmy) Reed of McKeesport, Jeffrey (Diane) McNeill of East McKeesport and Karen (Mark) Loving of North Versailles; grandchildren Amy McNeill, Joshua McNeill, Brandon Reed, Evan Reed, Lexi Loving, Hailey Loving, Brianna Loving and Ryleigh Loving; sister Nancy (Stan) Costanzo; sister-in-law Debbie Sorg; and nieces and nephews.
 
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Floyd B. Hostetler

February 04, 2019 |

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

FLOYD B. HOSTETLER age 88, of Dravosburg, formerly of Oakland, on February 2, 2019. He was a son of the late Floyd S. and Vera (Beachley) Hostetler. Floyd was a retired Chair Caner. He was the husband of the late Ellen M. (Murray) Hostetler for 49 years; father of Barbara (Charles) Spangler of Dravosburg and Floyd D. (fiancee Sandy Steele) Hostetler of Imperial, PA; grandfather of Charles Spangler, Ashley (Christopher) Ballantyne, Tyler Hostetler, and Tanner Hostetler; great-grandfather of Christoper and Colton Ballantyne; brother of Eugene Hostetler of Curtisville, PA, Geraldine Smith of Berlin, PA, and the late Richard Snyder. Visitation on Tuesday, February 5th, 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. At the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300, where his funeral services will be held on Wednesday, at 11:30 a.m. Burial will be in Allegheny Cemetery, Pittsburgh, PA. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Blind Association.

 


Bonnie Lou Petrulak

February 04, 2019 |

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

Bonnie Lou Petrulak, age 78, of McKeesport, formerly of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at UPMC Shadyside. A retired teachers aid at Mon Valley School in Jefferson Hills, she enjoyed bowling and doll making. 

 
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Anna M. (Carek) Jordan

February 02, 2019 |

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

Anna M. (Carek) Jordan, 60, of West Mifflin died peacefully at home on Thursday, January 31, 2019. Born in McKeesport, June 23, 1958, she was the daughter of the late John Carek and Beverly Ann (Romito) Dumas. Beloved wife of the late Richard E. Jordan, she is survived by her loving daughter Shawna (R.J.) Bobick, two sisters, Stephanie (Ted) Stojanoff and Robin (Chuck) Roman, two adored grandchildren, Aubree and Jordan Bobick, her step-father, Harry W. Dumas and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband she was also preceded in death by a brother, Harry A. Dumas. Mrs. Jordan loved caring for her family.

 
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Margaret V. Scapellato

February 02, 2019 |

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

Margaret V. Scapellato, 92, of Port Vue formerly of West Mifflin, died peacefully, Thursday, January 31, 2019, in Lawson Nursing Home. Born July 20, 1926, in West Mifflin, she was the daughter of the late Alexander and Anna (Zebak) Mickolas. Mrs. Scapellato was a  member of Christ the Light of the World Parish, Duquesne and a retired book keeper at Grant's Department Store in McKeesport and Woolworth's in West Mifflin. She was the beloved Wife of the late Dominick Scapellato, she is  survived by a daughter, Susan Hornyak; and a son, Ralph Scapellato.  She was also preceded in death by a brother, Alex Mickolas.

 
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Nicholas Mellinger

February 02, 2019 |

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

Nicholas Mellinger, age 27, of White Oak, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, January 30, 2019.  He was born in Pittsburgh, on July 28, 1991 and is the son of Patricia L. (Sinicki) Mellinger of McKeesport and William Mellinger of White Oak.  He was formerly employed as a metal fabricator.   

In addition to his parents he is survived by brothers, Regis Mellinger of McKeesport, Billy Mellinger and Andy Mellinger both of White Oak; maternal grandfather, Robert (Patricia) Sinicki of Pittsburgh; paternal grandmother, Carolyn (Cannon) Ivaska of White Oak; and also loved by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends; 

He is preceded in death by maternal grandmother, Lorraine M. (Schuessler) Sinicki and paternal grandfather, Regis Beighley.

 
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Katherine R. McLaughlin

February 02, 2019 |

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

Katherine R. McLaughlin, age 57, of White Oak, died January 30, 2019, at UPMC McKeesport Hospital. Born August 25, 1961, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Herbert and Mildred (Boles) Dalton and the wife of the late Kevin J. McLaughlin.

 
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Richard B. Leeper

February 02, 2019 |

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

Richard B. Leeper, 88, of White Oak, died January 31, 2019 at Transitions Healthcare of North Huntingdon.

 
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Donald William Nelson

February 02, 2019 |

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

Donald William Nelson, 61, born  March 10,  1957 in McKeesport,  and resided in Murrysville for nearly 3 decades died December 9,  2018.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Donald & Pauline (Korey) Nelson, and his brother, Eric Nelson. Don is survived by his daughter Jennifer McCoy (George) & grandson Ezra John; brother Mark Nelson (Susan), sister Paula Takacs (Ronald), nephews & nieces Keith, Elizabeth, Brett, Samantha, Alex (Godson), Julia, Nathan, McKinley, Paisley & Amelia; aunts and uncles Adele Korey, Joe & Mitzy Korey & Joanne Korey; cousins Roy Nelson, Christine Korey Schwarz, Tom Korey, Dan Korey, Ron Korey, Jerry Korey (deceased), Chuck Korey, Rob Lasky, Diane Korey, Eva Lasky Speaks, Renee Korey Sines, Rick Korey, Kathy Lasky Brown, Lisa Korey (deceased) & Stacey Korey Hornack.

 
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Rosemary McNulty

February 01, 2019 |

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

Rosemary McNulty, age 90, of Allison Park formerly of White Oak died Wednesday, January 31, 2019.  She was born in McKeesport on February 15, 1928 and is the daughter of the late William F. and Jane Wilson Jackson and the wife of the late Gerald McNulty.  She was an operator for Bell Telephone for many, many years.  She enjoyed shopping and valued the company and camaraderie of her family and friends.  And her great wit triggered laughter and happiness among those lucky enough to know her.  Rosemary also loved traveling, especially her many trips to Ireland.

In addition to her husband, she is preceded in death by her sister, Jean Jackson Eckman.

Rosemary is survived by her cousins Gerard Driscoll of Forward Twp., PA; Paul Driscoll of Murfreesboro, TN; and Daniel Driscoll of White Oak, PA and dear friends, Cahal and Kathleen Dunne from Gibsonia and their children and grandchildren, Ryan, Shaun, Dina, Nathan, and Jocelyn; also, nieces, nephews and numerous other cousins.

Family and friends will be received at Strifflers of White Oak Cremation and Mortuary Services, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (412-678-6177) on Monday, February 4, 2019 from 4:00-8:00 pm.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Angela Merici Church, 1649 Fawcett Ave., White Oak, PA 15131 on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 10:00 am.  Burial will take place in Arlington National Cemetery. To share a memory or condolence, please visit www.strifflerfuneralhomes.com.

 


Francis Joseph McCarthy III

February 01, 2019 |

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

Francis Joseph "Joe" McCarthy III, age 66, of Brentwood, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at Jefferson Hospital. He retired as a Community Outreach Coordinator for Penn State University, Greater Allegheny Campus. He was proudly involved in a 12 Step Program for over 17 years where he helped countless individuals with their journey. Uncle Joe also loved music and attending concerts with friends. 

 
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Donna Mae Huskins

February 01, 2019 |

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

Donna Mae Huskins, age 88, of McKeesport, died January 28, 2019, at South Western Nursing Center. Born February 24, 1930, in Ward, WV, she was the daughter of the late Ray Walker and Beulah (Johnson) Carpenter and the wife of the late Charles Donald Huskins.

 
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Atna E. Carper

February 01, 2019 |

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

Atna E. Carper, age 95, of Coulters, PA, died peacefully on January 30, 2019, at home surrounded by her family. Born December 23, 1923, in Mt. Etna, PA, she was the daughter of the late James and Bess (Isenberg) Koontz and the wife of the late Walter L. Carper.

 
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