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James A. Bruce

November 30, 2019 |

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

Jimmy Bruce, age 89, of Port Vue, PA, passed away peacefully on November 30, 2019.  Born October 6, 1930, in McKeesport, PA, he was the son of the late James A. Bruce and Pearl (Smith) Bruce.

 
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Robert E. Semenko

November 30, 2019 |

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

Robert E. Semenko, age 63, of Coulters, PA, died November 27, 2019, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital. Born May 10, 1956, in Coulters, PA, he was the son of the late Stanley and Mary (Rebold) Semenko.

 
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Paul Kensky

November 30, 2019 |

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

Paul Kensky, age 93 of Clairton, passed away on Friday, November 29, 2019 in Jefferson Hospital.  He was a conductor for Union Railroad in McKeesport; member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish in Clairton; a Navy Veteran serving during World War II; a member of the American Legion Post # 75 Daniel Keffer, Sons of Columbus Santa Maria Council #4, Croatian Fraternal Union Lodge #248; and was an avid hunter who loved the outdoors and picking wild mushrooms.  Born December 16, 1925 in Clairton, Paul was a son of the late Andrew and Elizabeth (Dora) Kensky. He is preceded in death by his wife Olga (Perich) Kensky.  He is survived by daughter Paula (Paul D.) Kensky Lee of Clairton, brother, Stephen Kensky of Butler, sister-in-law Virginia Pekala of Clairton, and also nieces & nephews,. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his siblings: Mary Pfiefer, Betty Mauser, Ann Dorcon, and Joseph, John, Michael, Andrew and George Kensky.

 
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Dr. David S. Bailey

November 30, 2019 |

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

Dr. David S. Bailey, 54, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday, November 29, 2019.  He was born November 13, 1965 in Indianapolis, IN, a son of Dr. William and Susan (Gaidosh) Bailey Sr.  David was a 1983 graduate of Norwin Sr. High School and later graduated from Sherman College of Chiropractic in SC and practiced in North Huntingdon.  Dave was the most generous and selfless person and always put the needs of others before himself.  He will be deeply missed by his family and they will live life to the fullest to make him proud.  He is survived by his loving wife, Cheryl Dunch Bailey; sons, Christopher Bailey and his wife, Ashley, Tyler Bailey and Austin Bailey; brother, Dr. William Bailey Jr. and his wife, Laurie; and numerous nieces and nephews.  A memorial service will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon with Fr. John Moineau officiating.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Raymond C. “Rev” Pater

November 29, 2019 |

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

Raymond C. “Rev” Pater, age 96, of McKeesport, died Wednesday, November 27, 2019, at his residence.  He was born in Glassport on January 28, 1923 but became a life-long and proud resident of McKeesport at a very young age.  He is the son of the late Anton and Leona (Josek) Pater.  He was the husband of the late Bertha (Szilagyi) Pater, who died February 20, 1998. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Caroline Lucas, and brother, Joseph Pater.   He retired from General Motors' Fisher Body plant in West Mifflin with 35 years of service and was a member of the UAW.  He was a very devoted employee for GM always saying, "I asked them for a job and was grateful they gave me one" and always drove a GM car!

He is survived by daughter, Nancy (Peter) Anderson of Akron (Green), OH; son, Raymond J. (Linda) Pater of West Deer Township, PA; four grandsons and three great-grandchildren.  He loved his family, and we loved him, and feel blessed to have had him with us for so long.

 
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Alma F. Tomko Sroka

November 29, 2019 |

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

Alma F. Tomko Sroka, 96, formerly of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, November 27, 2019 in Calabash, NC.  She was born October 6, 1923 in Braddock a daughter of the late Charles and Rachel (Weimer) Rothrauff.  Alma was a former member of St. Agnes Parish and she enjoyed ballroom dancing and taking trips to the casinos.  She was preceded in death by her first husband, Sylvester Tomko and her second husband, Walter Sroka.  She is survived by her sons, Thomas Tomko, Gregory Tomko and his wife, Barb; daughter, Suzanne Kelly and her husband, Mike; brother, Ronald Rothrauff; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.  Friends will received at a date at time to be announced at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon. Interment will follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.  www.shiirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


David G. Malloy

November 28, 2019 |

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

David G. Malloy age 54, of West Mifflin, on Thanksgiving Day, November 28, 2019. He was a son of Dave “Joseph D.” and Elizabeth “Betty” (O'Leary) Malloy of West Mifflin. Dave was a true fan of all Pittsburgh sports teams and was an avid reader. Besides his parents, he is survived by his brother, Joseph P. (Lisa) Malloy of West Mifflin and his sister, Mary Beth (Glenn) Artim of West Mifflin; uncle of Joey Malloy and other nieces and nephews. Visitation Sunday, December 1, 2019 from 12-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, PA 412-466-3300, where a Blessing Service will be held on Monday at 11 a.m., Rev Michael Conway officiating. Burial will be at Holy Name Cemetery. Dave's family requests during the visitation and funeral, if you'd wear your favorite Steeler clothing.

 


Paul Jerome Marshall

November 28, 2019 |

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

Paul Jerome Marshall, 64, of West Mifflin, Pa., departed this life peacefully on November 25, 2019, in Canterbury Place.

Paul was born on January 7, 1955, in McKeesport, Pa., son of English Webb Sr. and Marion Young Marshall. P.J. was a member of Trinity C.O.G.I.C., where he served faithfully as a Trustee until his health failed him.

He worked as a Conductor for Amtrak in Baltimore, Maryland and Pittsburgh, where he later retired. Paul Marshall loved the kids and coached little league in his spare time.

 
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Lauren Ann Rose Smith

November 28, 2019 |

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

Lauren Ann Rose Smith died Nov. 14, 2019. She was born Oct. 13, 2019.

Friends and family were received Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019, at Robert A. Waters Funeral Home, Inc., 2326 Jenny Lind St., McKeesport, where services were held at 1 p.m.

 


Randy Drew Mayer

November 28, 2019 |

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

Randy Drew Mayer, age 64, died September 13, 2019 in Northern Ireland. Randy was born in Punxsutawney, PA on May 5, 1955 and was the son of Suzanne Mayer of West Mifflin and the late Kenneth Mayer. In addition to his dear mother, he is survived by his siblings, Rodney (Mila) Mayer of Gaithersburg, MD; Allyson (Jake) Plisco of Pleasant Hills, PA; and Bradley Mayer of Windsor, Ontario. Randy is survived by his partner, Kevin O’Connor, of Northern Ireland.

Randy’s family moved to West Mifflin when he was a child. After college, he travelled to Europe and was employed with the US Army in Germany, a position in which he served for 25 years, before completing his duties at West Point Military Academy in New York. Upon retiring, he returned to Europe and settled in Northern Ireland where he made his home. Randy was an active sportsman and passed away of a sudden cardiac event while on his beloved bicycle.

He is truly missed by his partner, friends, and loving family.

 

 
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John Stephen Pasternak

November 27, 2019 |

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

John Stephen Pasternak, age 88, of White Oak, died November 26, 2019. He was born in McKeesport on August 16, 1931 and is the son of the late John Michael and Mary Elizabeth Lichman Pasternak. He is retired from USS National Tube.

John is survived by his wife, Evelyn Begg Pasternak; son, David Pasternak of White Oak; sister, Alice (Edward) Scheetz of McKeesport; sister-in-law, Eleanor Pasternak of White Oak; sister-in-law, Frances Leschak of Baldwin; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Mildred and Donald Rendulic of Murrysville; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, Albert.

 
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Dean William Czarnecki

November 27, 2019 |

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

Dean William Czarnecki, 63, of Irwin, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Monday, November 25, 2019. He was born April 14, 1956 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Robert Frank and Bernice Joan (Vesley) Czarnecki. He was a 1974 graduate of Norwin High School and received his Machine Shop Certification from Forbes Trail , Monroeville in 1977. He was a Manufacturing Supervisor for the former Nuclear Components in Greensburg and had also worked for Randy's Paint in North Huntingdon, Firestone in Youngwood, and Vangura Inc., Steve Poorman Tooling and Repair, and Jim Steffey Performance Machinery Inc. Dean also manufactured and customized Caribe Boats. He was a life-member of the Italian Minor's Society of Hahntown, and was a social member of the North Irwin Vol. Fire Co.

 
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Sally Lou Fleming

November 27, 2019 |

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

Sally Lou Fleming, 80, of North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, November 26, 2019.  She was born November 13, 1939 in White Oak, a daughter of the late Benard and Martha (Coltdz) England.  Prior to her retirement, Sally was a secretary for GC Murphy Co..  She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Fleming; daughter, Teri Lynn Fleming; and infant grandson, Zachary Fleming.  She is survived by her son, James Fleming and his wife, Jill; grandchildren, Ian Fleming and his wife, Sarah, and Alexis Fleming; including as family are Sheri and George Chernesky and son, Tyler; and three faithful friends, Casey, Cinnamon and Lucky.  Arrangements are private.  James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Tamara M. Robson

November 27, 2019 |

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

Tamara M. Robson, 61, of Liberty Borough, PA passed away peacefully on November 26, 2019. Tammy was born on August 11, 1958 to Ronald Robson and Ruth Billanti (Henning).
To all who knew her, she was a woman whose strength and perseverance in life was admirable, whose outlook and attitude were like sunshine, whose urge to dance was never quiet, and who will be missed greatly by all the lives she touched. 

 
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Glenn J. "Bandy" Heshizer

November 27, 2019 |

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

Glenn J. "Bandy" Heshizer, 91, of North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at Excel Health Westmoreland Hospice surrounded by his loving family.  He was born September 15, 1928 in Turtle Creek, a son of the late George and Margaret (Blotzer) Heshizer.  Prior to his retirement, Glenn was a machinist for WABCO and later Shafton Machine.  He was a veteran of the US Navy having served during the Korean war era, a member of the Linway United Presbyterian Church, N. Versailles, and past commander of the American Legion, N. Huntingdon.  He enjoyed hunting and dancing, loved feeding the birds, and watching western movies.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, George, Robert, Jack and Donald; sisters, Margaret, Doris, Glenna, Janie, Edith, Elizabeth and Mildred; and son-in-law, Carl Muentzer.  He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Gwenn Brown Klingensmith Heshizer; children, Kevin Heshizer and his wife, Diane, Gerald "Bucky" Klingensmith and partner, Cindy, David Klingensmith, Colleen Tabak and her husband, Mike, Glenda Sekerchak and her husband, Ron, Kathy Muentzer, Sandy Bante and her husband Bob, Karen Saxion, Sue Heshizer and partner, Kathy, and Glenda Sellers and her husband, Pete; sister, Evelyn Bray; sisters-in-law, Elsa Heshizer, Betty Heshizer, Jackie (Bob) Giles; grandchildren, Michael (Renee) Tabak, Melissa (James) Danko, Ronald (Kelly) Sekerchak, Jr., Vaughn (Lisa) Norbert, Brooke (Jason) Santo Colombo, Shaun (Marissa) Norbert, Vanessa Bante, Brittany (Adam) Plank, Tiffany Unger, Robert C. Bante, Samantha (Brian) Flannery, Jimmy Ray Choate, and Michael (Michelle) Choate; 21 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Family and friends will be received from 2-8 p.m. on Sunday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  A funeral service will take place on Monday at 11 a.m. in Linway United Presbyterian Church, N. Versailles.   Interment to follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Linway United Presbyterian Church.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Duane R. Prosser

November 26, 2019 |

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

Duane R. Prosser, age 90, of McKeesport, died November 25, 2019, at home. Born December 9, 1928, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Harry D. "Bud" and Freda (Rink) Prosser and the husband of Elizabeth Mary "Betty" (Murawski) Prosser.

 
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Joseph Jude Orosz

November 26, 2019 |

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

Joseph Jude Orosz, age 37, of McKeesport, died November 25, 2019. He was born in McKeesport on Feb. 6, 1982 and is the son of Sharon Tyskewicz Orosz Yokimcus of West Mifflin and Joseph Orosz of Dravosburg.

Joseph was a graduate of West Mifflin High School and worked in the food industry as a wait staff. He is survived by his sisters, Samantha Orosz and Jessica Orosz, both of West Mifflin, step brothers Adam Orosz and Dave Orosz, both of Dravosburg, and nephew, Xavier Lyle.

 
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Dajah Setay Hunter-Wright

November 26, 2019 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Obituary

Dajah Setay Hunter-Wright, 26, died Nov. 20, 2019. She was born Sept. 8, 1993. Friends and family will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Nov. 29 at Divine Restoration Church Of God In Christ, 102 Second St. at Hamilton Street, Duquesne, PA, 15110, where a funeral service will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Nov. 30. Arrangements in charge of Tunie Funeral Home Inc.

 


Margaret Gongaware

November 26, 2019 |

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

Margaret Gongaware, 56, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, November 25, 2019.  She was born June  22, 1963 in Jeannette, a daughter of Joseph Conway and the late Patricia Murtha Conway.  Prior to her retirement, Margaret was the owner and operator of Fox's Pizza Den in Jeannette and enjoyed collecting antiques and volunteering for AdoptAPet.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Vaughn Gongaware.  She is survived by her two sons, Josh Gongaware and his wife, Marla, and Alec Gongaware; siblings, Kathleen Sabo and her husband, Francis, Mary Ann Ross and her husband, Kevin, Ellen Morgado and her husband, Armando, Joseph Conway and his wife, Linda, Kevin Conway and his wife, Christine, and Patrick Conway.  Family and friends will gather  from 4-7 p.m. on Saturday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to AdoptAPet.com in memory of Margaret.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Dakota James Barnes

November 26, 2019 |

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

Dakota James Barnes, age 25, of McKeesport, died November 24, 2019. Born October 10, 1994, in McKeesport, he was the son of Ronald and Angela (Cannon) Barnes.

 
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Lorrie Ann Diaz

November 25, 2019 |

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

Lorrie Ann Diaz, age 46, of McKeesport, died, Sunday, November 24, 2019. She was born in Wilkinsburg on October 18, 1973 and is the daughter of Joseph (Darla) Diaz of Munhall and Carol Stumpf Diaz McClelland of Cannonsburg.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her children, Cheyenne (Jamese) Dellapenna, Mason (Samantha) Diaz of Midway and Freddy (Ashley) Whetzell of Herminie, 7 grandchildren, siblings Lisa (Roy) Campbell of Cannonsburg, Dana (Jim) Metcalf of Munhall, Joseph (Kim) Diaz of Dunn, N. Carolina, and Brad (Rachel) Diaz of West Mifflin, step sisters, Jackie, Winnie and Joceyline, nieces, Sheila and Katelyn, nephews, Darrell, Roy, Jason, William, and Tripp, step nieces and nephews, and significant other, Matthew Dellapenna of McKeesport.  Lorrie was preceded in death by her daughter, Ashley.

 
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Phyllis Bator

November 25, 2019 |

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

Phyllis Bator, age 91, of Port Vue, died November 24, 2019, at UPMC McKeesport. Born December 20, 1927, in Duquesne, she was the daughter of  Frank and Mary (Matey) Kolosvary and the wife of the late Edward S. Bator.

 
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Nancy Lindberg

November 25, 2019 |

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

Nancy Lindberg, 69 of Fort Lauderdale, FL, died November 21, 2019,. Born, May 17, 1950, in McKeesport, Pa. She was the daughter of the late, Robert and Marjorie (Garrall) Lindberg.

 
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Henry Stansak

November 25, 2019 |

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

Henry Stansak, age 92, of North Huntingdon, PA, died November 23, 2019, surrounded by his son Anthony and daughter-in-law, Laura, by his side. Born April 7, 1927, in Wyano, PA, he was the son of the late John and Ida (Scarpari) Stansak and the husband of the late Romayne (Rozelle) Stansak.

 
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Nancy Gregris

November 25, 2019 |

By Ott Funeral Home Inc. | Posted in: Joseph F. Ott Funeral Home

Nancy A. (Protz) Gregris, 78, of Irwin formerly of Duquesne died Sunday November 24, 2019, in the Forbes Regional Hospital, Monroeville. She was born July 14, 1941, in McKeesport a daughter of the late Ted and Helen (Petrisko) Protz. Prior to her retirement she was employed as a school teacher for the Duquesne School District. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church, in Irwin. Surviving are her husband of 55 years F. James Gregris; four children Amy Gregris, of Greensburg, LTC. Mark Gregris and his wife, Jessica, of Springfield, VA, Phyllis Tomblin and her husband, Larry, of Poplar Grove, IL, Mary Lou Manns, of West Mifflin; four grandchildren Zachary Gregris, of Casper WY, Megan Gaza, of Long Beach, CA, Amanda Gaza, of Greensburg and Morgan Gaza, of VA and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Ott Funeral Home Inc. 805 Pennsylvania Avenue Irwin. A funeral service will be held 9:30 a.m. Friday in the funeral home. Interment will follow in the Irwin Union Cemetery, North Huntingdon. To send on line condolences please visit www.ottfuneralhome.com

 


Robert Rattanni

November 25, 2019 |

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

Robert Rattanni, age 58, of Elizabeth, passed away in the presence of his mother and siblings on Wednesday, November 21, 2019 at Kane Community Living Center in McKeesport. Rob, also known by his friends as “Ratt,” was a musician and a free spirit loved by all. Rob had been battling brain cancer for more than 30 years. 

 
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Betty J. Watt

November 24, 2019 |

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

Betty J. Watt, age 89 of Lincoln Borough, passed away on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at John J. Kane Regional Center, McKeesport.  Born October 22, 1930 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Herbert and Margaret Johnson.  A retired bank teller with Union National Bank in McKeesport, Betty joins her husband, the late Charles Lee Watt, who passed away June 10, 1998.  She is survived by her daughter Lee Ann (Thomas) Kunf of Lincoln Borough, her grandson Brandon (Nicole) Kunf of Lincoln Borough, and her great-grandchildren Damien and Gus Kunf.

 
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Rev. Paul Dennis Poole

November 23, 2019 |

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

Rev. Paul Dennis Poole, 63, Irwin, went to his eternal reward on Friday, November 22. He was born December 5, 1955 in Mount Pleasant, the son of the late William R and Marjorie (Hillen) Poole. He graduated from Southmoreland High School and Central Bible College in Springfield, MO. For over 41 years, Pastor Poole served as an Assemblies of God pastor in churches in Latrobe, New Castle, Beaver, Beaver Falls and Irwin, Pennsylvania as well as in Edgewood, Maryland. In all that he did, he loved people! Throughout his life and ministry he strived to live as an example of Christ. He loved to laugh and spend time with his children and grandchildren.
 
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Elizabeth Karlovich

November 23, 2019 |

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

Elizabeth R. Karlovich passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 23, 2019. She was born on November 24, 1923, to the late John and Mary (Zaborney) Kowalewski. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, William E. Karlovich; brother Leonard, and sisters, Florence and Dolores. She is survived by her daughter Denise Pochan and her husband Michael; grandchildren, Michael and Melissa Pochan, and her brother Edward. "Busha” was a marvelous baker for all the weddings and showers and baptisms in her large family. She was also a gifted seamstress and beautiful singer. Her greatest love was reserved for her daughter and grandchildren, whom she absolutely adored. She was feisty, and stubborn and made us all laugh with her outspoken ways. Her greatest gift to her family, however, was to show us her remarkable inner strength and courage in the face of many losses and illnesses over the years. She demonstrated to all who knew her how to face adversity and not just survive, but go on with purpose and determination. She passed a day before her 96th birthday, which we are sure she wanted to celebrate in heaven with her husband and family who had gone before her. Family and friends will be received from 5 to 8 PM on Monday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon. A Pomen will be held at 7 PM in the funeral home. A funeral service will take place at 11 AM on Tuesday at St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church, 901 Hartman Street, McKeesport, PA. PLEASE GO DIRECTLY TO THE CHURCH. Interment to follow in Irwin Union Cemetery. Www. Shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Gina Marie (Patriarco) Kucsmas

November 23, 2019 |

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

Gina Marie Kucsmas, age 42 of Jefferson Hills, passed away in the presence of her family on Friday, November 22, 2019 in Family Hospice at Canterbury Place, Pittsburgh.  Born July 29, 1977 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Ernest and Helen (Chutes) Patriarco.  A paralegal, Gina was extremely family oriented and is survived by her husband Timothy M. Kucsmas; her children Tylor Kucsmas at home and Alyssa (Travis) Moulayianis of North Huntingdon; her siblings Paula Patriarco of McKeesport and Daniel Patriarco, and his fiancée' Lynn Obusek, of Versailles; her nieces and nephews Michael Floris, Justin Olinsky, Nicole (Nate) Armstrong, Amber (Chris) Kasmarik, Brandon Patriarco, and his fiancée' Stephanie Young and Rocco; great-nieces and great-nephews; and also her dog Zoey.

 
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George J. Tomasic, Jr.

November 23, 2019 |

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

George J. Tomasic, Jr., 58, of North Huntingdon, died Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019 at UPMC Mercy surrounded by his loving family and friends. George, who was known to most as Jim, was the beloved husband of Joan L. Baird Tomasic, and the father of Brandon J. Tomasic and his wife, Marissa and Megan J. Tomasic, whom he became a best friend, rock and supporter to. Born March 4, 1961 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late George J. Tomasic, Sr. and Margaret Pavlisko Tomasic. He and Joan were married 30 years, meeting first as friends who rode bikes together, living four houses down in their North Versailles neighborhood. His family was his whole world and he would do anything for them. He was a skilled mechanic and if he didn’t know how to do something on a car or around the house he would learn. Over the years he restored and fixed several cars with his son, his pride being his 1964 Riviera. He was always willing to help people with their car problems, spending hours teaching his son new techniques at the garage they rented together. Around the house he was always working on something, redoing the basement on his own or building his kids a treehouse while they grew up. There was never a dull weekend growing up, with trips to the Science Center, museums and to Disney World, Nashville and to Indianapolis for the Indy 500. There was no one who enjoyed life as much as Jim, making the most out of each day. No matter what anybody needed or what they told him he was there for help and support. He became friends with almost anyone he came in contact with, and enjoyed joking around and debating about politics with his daughter. He filled any room with his personality when he walked in. Prior to his retirement he was a bus driver for Port Authority. He is preceded in death by his brother-in-law Edwin Straley. Jim is survived by his sisters, Rose Mary Straley, Marlene Tomasic, Carol Hensler (Keith) and Margaret Kolin (Dennis), ; nieces Jennifer Ray, Sara Ray, Christine Straley, Jessica Hensler and Chelsea Charlesworth; nephews Dennis Kolin, Shawn Dixon and Andrew Charlesworth; sisters-in-law Janie Charlesworth (Don) and Sue Dixon and brother-in-law Jim Baird (Laurie),  niece Lisa Baird (Patrick) and nephew Brian Baird (Lisa). Friends will be received Monday, Nov. 25 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, Irwin. A memorial Mass will be held Tuesday, Nov. 26 at 9:30 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, 308 2nd St, Irwin. PLEASE GO DIRECTLY TO THE CHURCH. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Stroke Association or the Wounded Warrior Project. www.shirleyfuneralhome@gmail.com

 


Marie Truby Grantz

November 23, 2019 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Marie Truby Grantz, 92 of West Mifflin and a former Glassport resident of 47 years.  Marie was born in Glassport May 13, 1927 to the late Frank C. and Elizabeth (Jenets) Truby.  She was a 1945 graduate of Glassport High School.  She retired after 21 years with Tygart Industries in payroll and accounting and stood her ground as her feisty self when questioned.  Marie loved her garden of roses and tomatoes and her dark chocolate. As a member of the greatest generation she was very patriotic and would fly her flag for every holiday.  She was truly an amazing women.  Reunited in heaven, at last, are Marie Grantz and her beloved husband Bob.  They had shared 59 wonderful years of marriage.  She is survived by her daughter Cynthia L. Corey and son-in-law Daniel W. Corey.  Her daughter was her best friend and became even closer after Bob’s passing. She is also survived by her loving nieces Joan (Jack) Jenkins; nephews John “Jack” (Susan) Truby and Richard “Rick” Truby; great nephews John Truby, Joshua Truby and Jeffrey Jenkins.

 
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Harriet L. (Lynn) Fierst

November 22, 2019 |

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

Harriet L. (Lynn) Fierst, 80, of Trafford, died peacefully on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 in Transitions Healthcare of North Huntingdon. Born in West Mifflin on July 31, 1939, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Mary Kathleen (Galvin) Lynn. Mrs. Fierst was a member of the Norwin Christian Church of North Huntingdon. Beloved wife of Robert Fierst Sr., she is also survived by three sons, Floyd Argyle, Tracy Argyle and Joel Baxley; two daughters, Lisa Romanchak and Tonya Twigg; a brother Arthur Lynn; thirteen grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren. Mrs. Fierst was also preceded in death by a son Kelly Argyle. two brothers, Blaine and George Lynn and four sisters, Elsie Mae Holmes, Barbara Miller, Lucille Egenlauf, and Kathleen Downes.

 
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Gloria E. Rusnock

November 22, 2019 |

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

Gloria E. Rusnock, age 83, of Dravosburg, died November 14, 2019, at home. Born April 21, 1936, in McKeesport, PA, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Helen (Wilson) Judy and the wife of the late Paul J. Rusnock.
Gloria retired from the former Office Lounge Restaurant. In her earlier years, she worked at the former Seban's China Shop of Christy Park. Gloria enjoyed reading and listening to music.

 
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Mary "Betty" Duffy

November 22, 2019 |

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

Mary "Betty" Duffy, age  82  of Irwin, passed away on Thursday, November 21 at St. Anne Home, Greensburg.  daughter of the late Leo and Elizabeth Ryan Meininger. Betty was a member of Immaculate Conception Church in Irwin. In addition to her parents Mary was preceded in death by her husband Paul in 2013.  She is survived by her son Robert Duffy ( Carol), 2 daughters, Janet Lewandowski (Bruce), Maureen Murphy (Roger) 8 grandchildren, Jennie Shulikov (Paul)  and Ryan Loutsenhizer (Kirsten), Lauren, Robert and Aiden Duffy, Shannon, Kristen and Melissa Murphy; 2 great-grandchildren, Jayden and Amelia and a brother James Meininger.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday at Immaculate Conception Church Monday at 9:30 a.m. with Father Roniel Duenas officiating. PLEASE GO DIRECTLY TO THE CHURCH  Interment will follow in Braddock Catholic Cemetery, Braddock, PA. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Heartland Hospice and St. Anne Home.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heartland Hospice, Irwin, PA.  Arrangements by James W. Shirley Funeral Home. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Lucille Patricia Karaffa

November 21, 2019 |

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

Lucille Patricia Karaffa R. Ph., age 92, of Port Vue, died November 20, 2019, at Mt. Vernon of Elizabeth. Born December 31, 1926, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Falco and Annina (Ferrara) Muscente of Polena, Italy and the wife of the late Frank J. Karaffa.
 Lucille graduated from Duquesne University in 1949 with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy and was a member of the Pharmacy Honors Sorority. She was the first person to open a pharmacy in Port Vue, which occurred in the early 1950s and was called "Port Vue Pharmacy."

 
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Lillian Maria Grooms

November 21, 2019 |

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

Lillian Maria Grooms,  91, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Thursday, November 21, 2019. She was born December 21, 1927 in Udine, Italy and was the daughter of the late Enrico Pincetti and Irmae Obit. She was the wife of the late Elmer G. Grooms who passed away November 2, 2016. They were married for 69 1/2 years. She was a member of St. Michael Parish in Elizabeth Township.

 
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Grace Marie Chalmer "Sis" Theis

November 21, 2019 |

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

Grace Marie Chalmer “Sis” Theis, age 98, of Latrobe, died Wednesday, November 20, 2019.  She was born in McKeesport on November 29, 1920 and is the daughter of the late Walter and Helen Robinson Cheshire and the wife of the late John C. Theis. 

She enjoyed sewing, crossword puzzles and spending time with her family.  She is survived by her daughter, Carol (Michael) Landosky of Latrobe; brother, Jack Theis of Elizabeth; 5 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; also nieces and nephews.  She is preceded in death by brothers, William Guiser, and Charles, Carmen and Ronald Sachs.

 
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Jeffrey P. Ritenour

November 21, 2019 |

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

Jeffrey P. Ritenour, 45, of Clinton Montana, died October 23, 2019, peacefully at home.
Born May 11, 1974, in McKeesport, PA, he was the son of Marsha and Woody Ritenour.

 
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Leona M. (Scavnicky) Marszalek

November 21, 2019 |

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

Leona M. (Scavnicky) Marszalek, 95, of Wilmerding, passed away Tuesday, November 19, 2019. She was born January 5, 1924 in Braddock, a daughter of the late Joseph and Helen (Slavkovsky) Scavnicky. She was a member of St. Jude the Apostle Church, Wilmerding, worked as a salesperson for Woolworth’s, was a cafeteria worker at Westinghouse High School, Wilmerding, and was a docent at the Westinghouse Castle. Leona enjoyed crochet, painting, writing poetry, baking, playing the piano and guitar, walking in Wilmerding Park, and spending time with her family.

 
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Edison Lee Garland

November 20, 2019 |

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

Edison Lee Garland, age 56, of McKeesport, formerly of S. Boston VA, died November 2, 2019, at UPMC McKeesport.

 
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Leonard A. Mols

November 20, 2019 |

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

Leonard A. Mols, of Chantilly, VA, passed away on his 64th birthday, October 31, 2019. Len was the son of Dolores (Wise) Mols and the late Chester L. Mols of McKeesport.

 
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Amado Anthony Gorham

November 20, 2019 |

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

Amado Anthony Gorham, 25, of Homestead, passed away Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at home. He was born August 6, 1994 in Oakland, California and was the son of Kathleen Joyce Gorham. Amado worked as a greeter at Walmart.  Amado found his foster father, Paul Hunter at Auberle of McKeesport. Amado ran up to Paul's car, at the time a complete stranger, as he was leaving from volunteering with other children. Amado yelled " Mr. Paul, Mr. Paul, I heard about you." Paul stopped the car, and the little boy barely tall enough to see in the car window said "Mr. Paul, will you foster me?" At that moment, Amado stole Paul's heart and shortly after fostering began.

 
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Carl "Red" Kremer

November 20, 2019 |

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

 Carl "Red" Kremer, 90, of West Mifflin, died Nov. 12, 2019. He is the son of the late Alfred and Rose (Kahler) Kremer; brother of the late Alfred, Elmer, Robert and Walter Kremer.  He is survived by many nephews and nieces and relatives in Germany.  He served in the Korean War.  Thank you to the staff at Southwestern VA Home and Kindred Hospice.  Friends received Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne, Mon. from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8.  A funeral blessing will be held Tues. 11:00 am in the funeral home.  Interment following St. Joseph Cemetery, West Mifflin.

 


Elaine (Mimi) Valecko

November 20, 2019 |

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

Elaine (Mimi) Valecko, age 89, of Port Vue, died November 17, 2019. She was born on October 18, 1930, in Uniontown, PA. She was the daughter of the late John and Mollie (Marva) Putanko. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Peter P. Valecko and her brother, John R. Putanko.
Elaine graduated from South Union High School in Uniontown. Elaine was a member of St. Mark Parish, where she retired after serving over 30 years as housekeeper.

 
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Ethel H. Jones

November 19, 2019 |

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

Ethel H. Jones, age 96, of White oak, died November 18, 2019, at home. Born in Port Vue, PA, she was the daughter of the late Fred W. and Gisella (Lux) Hurst and the wife of the late Jack Jones for over 64 years.

 
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Betty C. (Brown) Smith

November 19, 2019 |

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

Betty C. Smith, age 61, of Dover DE, formerly of McKeesport, died November 14, 2019, at home. Born June 12, 1958, she was the daughter of  Alonzo L. Jr. and Yvonne Mary (Washington) Brown and the wife of Doug Smith Sr.

 
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Robert Bailey

November 19, 2019 |

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

Robert D. Bailey, age 74, of McKeesport, formerly from the state of California, died Sunday, November 17, 2019.  He was born in Ontario, Oregon on March 15, 1945 and is the son of the late Leon Odell and Reta Mae Johnson Bailey.  He served in the US Airforce and was a retired building state Inspector for education in the State of California.

 
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Vivien Gail Andrascik

November 19, 2019 |

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

Vivien Gail Andrascik, 73, of Greenock, passed away Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at home. She was born February 8, 1946 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Arnold and Vera Gail (Lytle) Backstrom. Vivien worked as a regional business director for a large area healthcare company for 12 area nursing homes and was a member of St. Patrick Church in Christy Park. She was dedicated to her work and the community she served and took great pride in providing for her family, her grandchildren and extended family. She loved trips to Disney, The Meadows, The Rivers, Atlantic City and Las Vegas. During her long sickness her family is grateful for all the time that was spent together. 

 
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Theresa DeMarino

November 19, 2019 |

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

Theresa DeMarino, age 95 of McKeesport, Pennsylvania, entered Heaven’s gates on Saturday, November 9, 2019. She was born in McKeesport on April 4, 1924 to the late Frank and Nancy (Veltri) Elia. A loving wife, mother, grandmother, and homemaker, Theresa also worked at McKeesport Hospital. She had been living with her daughters, spending her time between Orlando, Florida and Winder, Georgia.  She really loved spending time with all of her family and gave us all many wonderful memories. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 50 years, Nicholas DeMarino and two sisters, Angelina Cherpak and Rose Vito.

 
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Dale S. Welsch

November 19, 2019 |

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

Dale S. Welsch, 65 of Duquesne died unexpectantly at home on Sunday, November 17, 2019. Born in McKeesport on September 3, 1954, he was the son of Braun and Betty (Tietze) Welsch. Mr. Welsch was a self-employed contractor and the Proprietor of Welsch's Exterior Cleaning and Home Renovation Company. Beloved husband of Roberta (Yerecic) Welsch.

He is also survived by a loving daughter Kristen (Scott) Parnell, a sister Roxanne Anson, a grandson, Tyler Parnell and a great niece, Emma Yerecic. Also survived by his best four-legged pet dogs Hailey and Polly and granddog Daisy. He also was preceded in death by a loving nephew Matthew Yerecic.

 
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Frank Eugene Salka, Sr.

November 19, 2019 |

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

Frank Eugene Salka, Sr.,  86, of Bunola, passed away at home on Thursday, November 14, 2019. He was born March 9, 1933 in Bunola and was the son of the late John F. and Sophie M. (Fetchen) Salka. He was a US Army Veteran serving during the Korean War. Frank loved hunting at his cabin in Elk County and also enjoyed gardening, flea markets, collecting priceless treasures, and fixing anything. He loved to write songs and play his Guitar. 

 
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Carole Lynne Donofrio

November 19, 2019 |

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

Carole Lynne Donofrio,  77, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Sunday, November 17, 2019. She was born June 22, 1942 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Albert W.  and Mary (Yablonsky) Wentz . Carole was a graduate of California University with a degree in Elementary education. She taught school at William Penn, Mount Vernon, Greenock and Central Elementary Schools in the Elizabeth Forward School District.

 
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Paul J. Dujmich

November 19, 2019 |

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

Paul J. Dujmich, age 70, of McKeesport, died November 17, 2019, at home. Born June 24, 1949, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Paul P. and Ann P. (Germek) Dujmich.

 
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John Michael “Timmy” Kostelnik Sr.

November 18, 2019 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

John Michael “Timmy” Kostelnik Sr., 88, of Dravosburg, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 16th, 2019 at the John J. Kane Community Living Center, in McKeesport. He was born in Homestead on September 17, 1931 to the late John and Helen Uhrin Kostelnik. John was the loving husband of 65 years to the surviving Elizabeth Makay Kostelnik. He is also survived by his son, John M. (Sheri) Kostelnik, of Lancaster, CA, daughter, Sandra L. (David Mooney) Kostelnik, of Dravosburg, sister, Donna Johnen, of Cortland, OH, grandchildren, John Michael Kostelnik, Kevin Alan (Kate) Kostelnik, Kara Leigh (Nicholas) Kerr, Michael Ryan Kostelnik, great-grandchildren, Rebecca, Carrie, Ashley, Kennedy, and many nieces and nephews. John was preceded in death by his sister, Mildred Wolak. He proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Air Force, and served in the Korean War. John was a member of the American Legion in Dravosburg, was past president and volunteer fireman of the Dravosburg Volunteer Fire Company #2, and was an usher at St. Agnes Roman Catholic Church, in West Mifflin. He was a Buick Auto Mechanic for 42 years, and loved working on cars. John loved, and was loved deeply by his family and friends. His wit and charm was enjoyed by all. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, a sports enthusiast, enjoyed organizing pool parties, an excellent cook, loved animals, and was NEVER without his Copenhagen. Family and friends will be received on Friday from 6-8pm at I.M FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 203 4th St, Dravosburg, PA 15034. A service will take place on Saturday at the funeral home from 8-9am, to be followed by a Mass at 10:00am at St. Agnes Roman Catholic Church in West Mifflin, with full military honors. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the John J. Kane Regional Center, 100 9th St, McKeesport, PA 15132, in thanks for their care and compassion. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 


Larry R. “Brownie” Brown

November 18, 2019 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Larry R. “Brownie” Brown, 89, of Dravosburg, passed away peacefully in his home on Thursday, November 14th, 2019. He was born in McKeesport Hospital on June 1st, 1930 to the late Martin and Mary Marie Kent Brown. Larry is survived by his son, Roy E. (Diana) Brown, of Palm Coast, FL, sister, Inez Schroeder, of Monongahela, grandchildren, Jennifer (Anthony) Brown-Keane, of Holyoke, Massachusetts, great-grandchildren, Saoirse and Eamonn, and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by sister, Jean Pulley, and brother, Jack Brown. Larry proudly served his country as a member of the Army National Guard, and served as a cook while stationed in post-WWII Germany in Berchtesgaden.  He was a member of the American Legion, and the First Christian Church, in Dravosburg. Larry was formerly employed as an engineer for the Union Rail Road for 35 years, as well as U.S. Steel. He enjoyed gardening, and also loved to travel. Arrangements have been entrusted to I.M FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 203 4th St, Dravosburg, PA 15034. Inurnment and a graveside service will take place at Richland Cemetery, Dravosburg on Friday, November 22nd at 11:30am. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 


Angelo Guiseppe "Shoes" Schinosi

November 18, 2019 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Angelo Guiseppe "Shoes" Schinosi passed peacefully at the Southwestern Veterans Center, on Monday, November 18, at age 88, of Glassport. Husband of Arlene (Shuster) Schinosi, father of Joe (Odile) Schinosi and Jodi (Jerry) Tyskiewicz. Grandfather to Kayla, Jake, Madeleine, Noelle, and Jean Luc. As well as an adoring uncle to many loving nieces and nephews. Brother-in-law to Donna Titus, Dee Schinosi, and Hank Bonadio. Preceded in death by his parents Luigi & Angelica (Pezzano) Schinosi, his brother Louis Schinosi, sisters Louise (Corky) Tacik, Viola (Robert) Lusa, and Josephine (Tony) Rondinelli. Angelo was a United States Marine and combat Korean War Veteran. Retired from the Copperweld Corp. and Allegheny County. During his time at the Copperweld he served as a union steward and president of his local union. He also served the Glassport community as a councilman. Angelo was an usher at St. Cecilia, a member of the Sons of Italy, and the American Legion. He will be remembered most by his love, kindness and generosity to family, friends, acquaintances, and animals. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the entire staff at the Southwestern Veterans Center for the past years. Mass of Christian Burial will be at the Queen of the Rosary on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 11am. A celebration of his life will follow at the Sons of Italy, Glassport.
 


Alan W. "Ship" Hornbake Jr.

November 18, 2019 |

By Ott Funeral Home Inc. | Posted in: Joseph F. Ott Funeral Home

Alan W. “Skip” Hornbake Jr., 69, of  North Huntingdon died Sunday November 17, 2019 at his home. He was born May 2, 1950, in Charleroi a son of the late Alan W. Sr. and Vi (Rice) Hornbake. Prior to his retirement he was employed as a senior field inspector for Bechtel Betis of West Mifflin. He was a member of the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, in North Huntingdon. Veteran of the Marine Corp serving during Vietnam  War where he served as a “Tunnel Rat” with the First Battalion Hotel Company 226. He was a member of the Marine Corps Veterans Association and it’s Honor Guard; also a member of the White Oak VFW. Skip was an avid Penn State fan. He was a true American Patriot with a fondness for History.   In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a sister Maryann Peterson. Surviving are his wife of 36 years Teresa (Garner) Hornbake; three sons Brian Smith, of San Diego, CA, Thomas Gauthier and his wife, Susan, of Gibson, Corey Hornbake and his wife Jansen, of Layfayette Hill: six grandchildren Kasie Hickman, Daniel and William Gauthier, Dillon Smith, Brantley and Jaxton Hornbake; a niece Tracie Powell and a cousin Judie White and her family. Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Ott funeral Home Inc. 805 Pennsylvania Avenue Irwin. Parting prayers will be held 9:00 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home followed by a 9:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial celebrated in the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church. Interment will follow in the Penn Lincoln Memorial Park, North Huntingdon. In lieu of flowers the family suggest memorial donations be made to the Vietnam Vets of America 8719 Colesville Road Suite 100 Silver Spring MD 20910 www.vva.org To send on line condolences please visit www.ottfuneralhome.com

 


Audrey May Riemenschneider

November 18, 2019 |

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

Audrey May Riemenschneider, age 89, of White Oak, died November 14, 2019, at UPMC McKeesport. Born May 12, 1930, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Gustav and Margaret (Loeffler) Johnson and the wife of the late Clyde F. Riemenschneider, Jr.
Audrey was a woman of family and faith, she dedicated her life to caring for her family. She was a member of Sampsons Mills Presbyterian Church. Audrey was a former member of the Ladies Auxiliary Rainbow Volunteer Fire Company.

 
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Susan Fedorovich

November 18, 2019 |

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

Susie Fedorovich, age 60, of McKeesport, died November 16, 2019. Born October 19, 1959, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late
Frederick and Dolly (Gwosden) Gadelmeyer.
Susie was a teacher at various levels for 30 years in the McKeesport Area School District. After retirement, she
volunteered to continue helping with the D.A.R.E. program and various other school activities. She graduated from the California University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor's Degree. Susie was a member of the Evangelical Congregation Church in McKeesport.

 
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Andrew A. Zborovsky Sr.

November 18, 2019 |

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

Andrew A. Zborovsky Sr., 76, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, November 18, 2019.  He was born August 21, 1943 in Braddock, son of the late Andrew and Katherine Zborovsky.  Prior to his retirement, Andrew was a draftsman for Centerline Engineering and was a member of the Masons, Plum Creek Temple. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved to hunt and fish.  In addition to his parents, Andrew was preceded in death by his wife, Dora Jean (Marquis) Zborovsky.  He is survived by his two sons, Andrew A. Zborovsky Jr. (Mary), Alden Zborvosky; and his daughter, Cheryl Kuznicki and her husband, Stanley.  Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  A funeral service will take place on Wednesday 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 the Westmorelandconservancy.com.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


James B. McLaughlin

November 17, 2019 |

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

James B. McLaughlin,  101, a resident of The Palms at O'Neil, formerly of Boston, passed away Friday, November 15, 2019. He was born August 25, 1918 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Bernard  and Isabel (O'Rourke) McLaughlin of Christy Park. 

He was the  husband of  the late Betty Louise (Kiser) McLaughlin who passed away November 22, 2002. James retired from the former US Steel National Tube Works in 1980 after 43 years of service and was a member of Versailles AARP.

He was a US Army WWII Veteran. He served in the 60th Medical Detachment and for his service he received the American Campaign Medal, WWII Victory Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.

 
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Marie (Haroulakis) Bumbas

November 17, 2019 |

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

Marie (Haroulakis) Bumbas, 90, of Munhall died peacefully on Saturday, November 16, 2019, in John J. Kane Regional Medical Center, Glen Hazel. Born on July 5, 1929, in Duquesne she was the daughter of the Late John and Sarah (Feeney) Haroulakis. Beloved wife of the Late Joseph Bumbas.

She is survived by two daughters, Joanne Patrick of Munhall, and Dianne Bumbas of West Mifflin, a daughter-in-law, Marcia Bumbas of Monroeville; four grandchildren, John Pulkownik of Castle Shannon, Joseph Pulkownik of Munhall, John Bumbas of Espyville, and Sarah Andrews of West Mifflin; seven great grandchildren, Dylan and Logan Pulkownik, Serena and Sienna Bumbas, Austin and Eli Kurta, and Avery Grace Williams.

 
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Theodosia Mitchell Holmes Everette

November 17, 2019 |

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

Theodosia Mitchell Holmes Everette was born September 12, 1917 and departed this life on November 13, 2019.

She was the wife of the late Bruce Walter Everette, Mother of Walter Donnell Holmes and Paralee C. Holmes. God mother of the late Juan Donnell Holmes, Traci Nicole Holmes, and Edward Brian (Cyndee) Holmes. Great-Grandmother of Matthew Donnell Holmes, Great Great Grandmother of Kemori Holmes, Blaise Holmes, and Kingston Holmes.

She was a faithful member of the Bethlehem Baptist Church for many years.  She was previously President of the D.H. Pressley Missionary where she remained a faithful member until her death.

 
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Unika Lynn Williams

November 15, 2019 |

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

Unika Lynn Williams, 43, of McKeesport departed this side of heaven peacefully on Monday, November 11, 2019 at AHN Jefferson Hospital.

Unika was born March 23, 1976, daughter of the late Willie H. Williams Sr. and Georgette Brice Williams.

Unika was an active and faithful member of Mt. Olive First Baptist Church until her health failed her. She was a former member of the caroletts, and a member of the Jr Usher Board.  She also studied hard and received her Associate's Degree.

 
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Annie V (Griffin) Freeman

November 15, 2019 |

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

Annie V (Griffin) Freeman, 87, died Nov. 13, 2019. Visitation will be Monday, Nov. 18, from 4 to 8 PM at Macedonia Baptist Church, 17 Cochran St., Duquesne, PA 15110, where the funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19. Arrangements in charge of Robert A. Waters Funeral Home Inc.

 


Michael D. Gach

November 15, 2019 |

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

Michael D. Gach, age 72, of McKeesport, died November 11, 2019, at UPMC McKeesport. Born December 14, 1946, he was the son of the late Michael and Anna (Evans) Gach and was the husband of Donna L. Byrne.
Michael was a retired security guard. He was a US Navy veteran during the Vietnam War. He was a member of AMVETS and the McKeesport Lion's Club. Michael enjoyed oldies music, Pittsburgh sports, and he especially enjoyed fishing at Pymatuning Lake.

 
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Barbara K. (Kish) Evans

November 15, 2019 |

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

Barbara K. Evans, age 68 of North Huntingdon and formerly of Elizabeth Twp., passed away at home surrounded by her family on Friday, November 15, 2019.  Born March 3, 1951 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Andrew John and Helen (Reed) Kish.  A graduate of Elizabeth Forward HS and Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Barbara worked as a teacher for the McKeesport School District and was a parishioner of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in North Huntingdon.  In her spare time, she loved to cross-stitch and crochet, garden, dance, and was an active participant with the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.  Most of all though, Barbara was committed to her family and loved to spend time with her children and be "Meme" to her adoring grandchildren.  She is survived by her husband of 46 years Pat Evans; her children Laura (Kevin) Ward of Gibsonia, Brian (Theresa) Evans of North Huntingdon, Maggie (Brian) Carlton of North Huntingdon, and Elizabeth (Adam) Holy of Valencia; her grandchildren Benjamin and Zachary Ward, Katelyn and Madelyn Evans, and Miles Carlton; her siblings Ruthan (Paul) Rodibaugh of Elizabeth Twp. and Reed (Colleen) Kish of Columbus, OH; and also many cousins, in-laws, nieces, and nephews. 

 
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Louise A. Rees

November 15, 2019 |

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

Louise A. Rees, age 107, of Allentown, passed away Wednesday, November 13, 2019. She was born October 28, 1912, a daughter of the late Louis and Zella Rees. She was a past member of Trinity Lutheran Church in McKeesport was a teachers aid for over 20 years in the Allentown area before retiring.

She is survived by her nephews George Thompson, David Thompson, John Gorman and Kevin Gorman; nieces Susan O’Neil, Terrie O’Neil and Canise Wright; and many great nieces and nephews.

 
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John Eugene Jadlocki

November 15, 2019 |

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

John Eugene Jadlocki, 70, of North Huntingdon, passed away Thursday, November 14, 2019. He was born January 24, 1949 in Braddock, a son of the late Joseph Frances and Anna (Kovacik) Jadlocki. Gene was a graduate of Norwin Sr. High School and later received his Bachelor's Degree in Education from Lock Haven University. Prior to his retirement, Gene was a teacher for Allegheny I.U. and was a veteran of the US Navy having served during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the VFW Post 781 and the honor guard. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who was selfless in his support of others. He is survived by his loving wife, Margaret Smarra Jadlocki; sons, John Jadlocki and his wife, Stacia, Jeff Jadlocki and his wife, Hayley, Josh Jadlocki and his wife, Michelle; brothers, Ron (Becky), Joseph (Judi), Jerry (Debbie), Dave (Deb) Jadlocki; sister, JoAnn (Stan) Isenberg; and four grandchildren, Zachary, Lucas, Ellie and Alexander. There will be no public visitation and the service is private. Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA. Donations may be made to www.fisherhouse.org in memory of Gene. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Edward S. Macey "Skippy"

November 15, 2019 |

By Ott Funeral Home Inc. | Posted in: Joseph F. Ott Funeral Home

Loving father, grandfather and great grandfather Edward S. Macey “Skippy”, of Irwin, born May 2, 1928, in McKeesport, to parents Joseph Macey and Mary (Visdosh) Macey, one of seven siblings, passed peacefully on November 13, 2019 at age 91, surrounded by his children and grandchildren following a long struggle of ill health. It warms the hearts of his children Edward A. (Kaypee Soh) Macey, Patricia (Tim) McCelland, Diana Macey, Joanie (Jason Shickel) Macey and Tammy (Aaron) Brentzel knowing he’ll be greeted by the love of his life Joan Macey along with parents and siblings that have all passed before him. He will be deeply missed by his 12 grandchildren Ryan, Matthew, Tracy, Kristi, Katie, Jessica, Staci, Shana, Joey, Maddy, Gracie and Noraa and seven great grandchildren Dylan, Lily, Jaide, Emmah, Jovi, Maci and Bentlee Jo, along with dear friends Robert and Patricia Bergamasco. A joy for all the family of recent years was gifting Skippy with lottery scratches for birthdays, holidays or just to see the smile on his face when he wasn’t feeling his best, Scratching away anticipating a big winner including the night before his passing, he was still scratching away one last time surrounded by smiles, tears and lots of love. He loved sharing a favorite song “Mother’s Mansion is Higher than Mine” and surrounded by family he sang his favorite verse one final time; “I’ve a mansion high prepared for me ‘twas built by hands divine But I know my mother’s mansion is higher than mine” “FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS” Eddie, Patty, Diana, Joanie and Tammy. Respecting their father’s request, there will not be a public memorial service. The family will be taking this time to grieve privately with a ceremony at Irwin Union Cemetery where he will be laid to rest beside his beloved Joan. If you would like to honor Skippy, a very proud Army Veteran; serving during Korea War the family suggests a contribution to the Korean War Veterans Association at https:/www.kwva.org Entrusted with the arrangements is the Ott Funeral Home Inc. 805 Pennsylvania Avenue Irwin. To send on line condolences please visit www.ottfuneralhome.com

 


Mary Louise Martino

November 15, 2019 |

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

Mary Louise Martino, 89, passed away peacefully on November 14, 2019.  She was a resident at William Penn Senior Suites in Jeannette, PA.  Mary was born September 5, 1930, a daughter of the late John Dolinar and Mary Zalar Dolinar.  Mary was a graduate of University High School in Morgantown, West Virginia, and a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, where she earned a degree in business administration.  Mary was a veteran of the United States Air Force, and served her country in Tokyo, Japan, during the Korean War, where she worked as a radar mechanic.  Before retirement, Mary worked in the accounting department of the Elliott Company in Donora, PA.  After retirement she helped establish and manage Martino Chiropractic and Nutritional center in Bernalillo, New Mexico.  In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her son, Michael V. Martino.  She is survived by her daughter, Paula Martino (Robert Clementi), of North Huntingdon; and grandchildren, Marina, Leo and Natalie Clementi; friends, Carol, Glenn and Donna; cousin, Rosalie; nephew, Tom and many other nieces and nephews and cousins.  Mary was an avid fitness and nutrition enthusiast.  She loved animals and enjoyed reading, travel, and sightseeing.  Per Mary's wishes, inurnment at St. Joseph Mausoleum in North Versailles, PA was private.  Mary's family would like to express their appreciation to the William Penn Care Center and Amedisys Hospice for the kind and compassionate care given to Mary during her final months of her life.  Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

 

 


Dorothy B. Vance

November 14, 2019 |

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

Dorothy B. Vance, age 85, of West Mifflin, formerly of Rochester, PA, died November 12, 2019, at Southwestern Health Care Center.

 
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Clarence Edison “Bo” Stark Jr.

November 14, 2019 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Clarence Edison “Bo” Stark Jr., 72, of McKeesport, formerly of Clairton and Glassport, passed away on Thursday, November 14th, 2019 at John J. Kane Regional Center in McKeesport. He was born in Vindex, Maryland, on April 10, 1947 to the late Bertha Tasker and Clarence E. Stark Sr. Clarence is survived by his daughter, Christine Stark, of McKeesport, sisters, Rose Bocianoski, of Port Vue, Mary (Larry) Hackney, of Ashland, KY, Patricia (Carl) Ratliff, of Ashland, Ohio, Charlotte (Terry) Hauser, of Hanover, MD, Anna (Ralph) Park, of Oakland, MD, brothers, Charles (Paula) Stark, of Frederick, MD, and Robert Stark, of MD, as well as many nieces and nephews. Clarence proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Army during Vietnam, where he was stationed in Panama. He was formerly employed by Westinghouse, as well as Sears in West Mifflin. Clarence enjoyed playing Billiards, and was a member of several Pool Leagues. The family would like to thank the staff at Kane for their caring and compassion. Arrangements have been entrusted to E.C. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 235 Monongahela Ave, Glassport, PA 15045. Inurnment will take place at a later date at a private family cemetery. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 


John C. “The Welder” Cegelski

November 14, 2019 |

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

John C. “The Welder” Cegelski, 65, of North Huntingdon, died Tuesday November 12, 2019 at home. He was born May 24, 1954 in Perthamboy, NJ, the son of the late John W. and Margaret (Tice) Cegelski. He worked as a welder for John Brentzel contracting, loved animals, and enjoyed being on his motorcycle. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his wife Genevieve (Wozniak) Cegelski. He is survived by his children Angel Gibson of North Huntingdon and James Gibson and his wife Caroline of North Irwin; his grandson Johnathan Gibson; and sisters Barbara Pagano and Sandra Cegelski.

 
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Edward Paul Rusteikas

November 14, 2019 |

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

Edward Paul Rusteikas, 88, of Allison Park and formerly of Lincoln Borough, passed away Tuesday, November  12, 2019. He was born August 15, 1931 in Duquesne and was the son of the late Walter and Theresa (Jackson) Rusteikas. He was the husband of the late Charlotte Mae (Pryor) Rusteikas who passed away March 18, 2012. Edward was a member of Dormition of the Holy Virgin Mary Russian Orthodox Church, McKeesport, and was a US Army Veteran serving during the Korean War. He retired as a warehouseman in 1993 from Ames Department Stores, Inc. (formerly, G. C. Murphy Co.), Christy Park (McKeesport, PA).

 
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Stanley C. Pomycala

November 14, 2019 |

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

Stanley C. Pomycala, age 93 of Pasadena, MD and formerly of North Versailles, passed away at the University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center in Glen Burnie, MD.  Born August 14, 1926 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Charles C. and Mary (Busch) Pomycala.  A graduate of McKeesport High School, Stanley worked as a manager for the former A&P Market, a custodian for East Allegheny School District, and with Westinghouse Corp.  He was a US Army Veteran of the Korean War, a member of the American Legion Post # 701 of White Oak and the Senior Citizens of North Versailles.  In his spare time, Stanley was an avid softball player, loved playing cards, slot machines, and games on his tablet, and, most of all, adored spending time with his granddaughters and great-grandchildren. 

 
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Pauline Theresa Kennedy

November 14, 2019 |

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

Pauline Theresa Kennedy, age 88 of West Mifflin, passed away at home on Wednesday, November 13, 2019.  Born January 26, 1931 in Harbour Main, Newfoundland, Canada, she was a daughter of the late James and Annie (Duff) Murphy.  A member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish in Clairton, Pauline is survived by her husband Edward A. Kennedy; her children Edward Kennedy of Las Vegas, NV, David (Wendy) Kennedy of West Mifflin, Martin (Karen) Kennedy of Marino Valley, CA, James (Tammy) Kennedy of Marino Valley, CA, and Sherry (Tony) Mancuso of Perryopolis; her eight grandchildren; her brothers Alvin and Thomas Murphy; and also nieces and nephews.

 
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Florence J. (Madeya) Gibas

November 14, 2019 |

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

Florence Josephine (Madeya) Gibas passed away Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, at the age of 91, her family announces with great sadness. She was the last of the original Madeya clan of Duquesne.

The daughter of Polish immigrants, Jacob and Josephine Madeja, Florence was born and raised in Duquesne. After graduating high school in 1945, she worked in the local steel mill until her marriage to Sylvester in 1950. Together, they raised seven children in West Mifflin. They fondly remember her superb stuffed cabbage, chocolate chip cookies and nut rolls, exploding homemade root beer, driving them to Holy Name church and school, Duquesne Dolphin swimming practices and meets, summers at the cabin in Ligonier, and mom forever washing their clothes in the basement wringer washer.

In her later years, Florence enjoyed browsing flea markets, collecting antiques, watching old musicals and swimming at the Homestead Carnegie Library, where she appreciated her fellow swimmers giving her the lane along the wall. Always positive in her Catholic faith and in life, she was a constant inspiration to her children.

Her infectious laughter echoed through the generations she raised and filled many houses and holiday celebrations with a legacy of joy that will forever resonate in our hearts. In 2000, she lost Sylvester after 50 years of marriage.

 
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Mary Ann Yurkovich

November 13, 2019 |

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

Mary Ann (Dinello) Yurkovich, age 91, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at home. A devout Catholic, she was a member of St. Michael Parish in Elizabeth Twp. She was an avid bingo player, enjoyed bowling, and was a caregiver to the elderly. 

 
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Terry P. "Chookie" DiMarco

November 13, 2019 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Terry P. "Chookie" DiMarco, 68 of Glassport, died Nov. 13, 2019.  He is the son of the late Dominic and Virginia (Toborkey) DiMarco.  He is survived by his beloved wife Rosanna (D'Angelo) DiMarco; son Keith (Amy) DiMarco of Glassport; daughters Tanis DiMarco (Shawn Kennedy) of Elizabeth Twp. and Elizabeth DiMarco (Cory Chesher) of Dormont; grandchildren Katelyn, Tristan, Matt, Faith, Justice, Lexis, McCade, Krystian and Kassidee; brother Bill "Chookie" (Pat) DiMarco of Glassport; sister Sharon (the late Joseph) Kestler of Elizabeth Twp; loving companions Riku and Mugsey; also many aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends. 
 
Chookie was retired from Allegheny County and was a member of Glassport Council.  He was the former Mayor of Glassport; a member of the Glassport United Methodist Church; Mason 32nd Degree; Shriner and the first member of the Vina March Senior Center. 
 
He was a member of many softball, bowling, pool and dart leagues and was known as the "Keno King" at the Meadows.  Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport on Sun. from 4 to 6 at which time a funeral service will be held with Rev. Michael Airgood. 
 


Kevin P. Shea

November 13, 2019 |

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

Kevin P. Shea, 64, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, November 11, 2019.  He was born January 23, 1955 in Pennsylvania, son of the late Philip and Roberta L. Shea.  Kevin was a veteran of the US Air Force.  He is survived by his wife, Patricia Montrose Shea; stepdaughter, Heather Schlosser and her husband, Jonathan; sister, Terri Smart; grandsons, Gunnar and Rainer Schlosser.  There will be no public visitations.  Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  Donations may be made to the family.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Gregory John Bobuk

November 12, 2019 |

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

Gregory John Bobuk, 62, of West Mifflin, died Wednesday November 6, 2019. Loving husband of Millie (Dvorsky) Bobuk; father of Jessica Bobuk, Kendra Moritz Rosner, Theodore J. Bobuk, and Nicholas Gregory Bobuk; grandfather of Madilyn, Conner, and Mackenzie; brother of Carol Bobuk and the late Theodore “Teddy” Bobuk Jr.; brother in law of Gloria Bobuk; and uncle of Sara and Amy Bobuk. Greg was an avid hunter and fisherman.
 
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Patrick Shewn Richardson

November 12, 2019 |

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

Patrick Shewn Richardson, 55, died Nov. 12, 2019. He was born April 30, 1964.

Friends will be received from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019 at Mt. Olive First Baptist Church, 451 Park Ave., Clairton, PA 15025, where a funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m.

Arrangements in charge of Robert A. Waters Funeral Home Inc.

 


Ann Floberg Mason

November 12, 2019 |

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

Ann Floberg Mason, 74, of McKeesport, departed this life peacefully surrounded by family and friends on Friday, November 8, 2019, at home.

Ann was born June 26, 1945, in Rockford, Illinois, daughter of the late Arthur Floberg, and Mary Isles.

Beloved wife of Major Mason III, Mrs. Mason studied hard and obtained two Master's degrees and worked as an Executive Director in the field of Social Services.

 
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Lorraine “Lori” Kuhns

November 12, 2019 |

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

Lorraine “Lori” Kuhns, 60, of North Versailles, died Thursday November 7, 2019. She was born April 6, 1959 in Braddock, a daughter of the late Francis Lund and Blanche Agnes (Egan) Kuhns. Lori was an employee of Burger King and a member of St. Robert Bellarmine Church, East McKeesport. She was active with Turtle Creek Valley Community Services for many years. She is survived by her sister Kathleen Palmer and brothers David Kuhns and Richard Kuhns; also nieces and nephews.

 
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Nadine Cecere

November 12, 2019 |

By James F. Kutch Funeral Home - Crematory | Posted in: James F. Kutch Funeral Home - Crematory

On Sunday, November 10, 2019, Nadine Cecere, 62, of Braddock Hills, passed away.  Beloved daughter of the late Louis & Rose Cecere.  Loving mother of David and Lee and the Late Christine and Jen.  Sister of James, Anthony, Maryann, Louis, Joseph, Juliann, Dominic, Roseann, Georgeann, and the late Dino.  Several Grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.  Nadine retired from the Allegheny County Health Dept.

 
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Tywaun L. Poindexter

November 12, 2019 |

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

Tywaun L. Poindexter, 41, died Nov. 8, 2019. The son of John E. Poindexter and Sheila E. Brown Young, he  was born November 26, 1977.

Tywaun was a resident of McKeesport, PA, and a graduate of McKeesport High School. He also attended The Art Institute of Pittsburgh and Hardy Bible School in McKeesport. Ty attended Christ Soul Saving Station in Duquesne, PA, where he was a member. A gifted writer and artist Tywuan performed with the gospel and rap group Soldiers of War.  Listening to music and socializing with family and friends was what Tywaun enjoyed most.

 
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Charles E. Ryan

November 12, 2019 |

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

Charles E. Ryan, age 82, of West Mifflin, formerly of Christy Park, died Thursday, October 31, 2019.  He was born in McKeesport on September 6, 1937 and is the son of the late James and Nancy Morgan Ryan and the husband of the late Patricia A. Schneider Ryan. He was employed at Port Authority for over 30 years until he retired.

 
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Ida Mae Wigand

November 12, 2019 |

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

Ida Mae Wigand,  97, of Versailles, passed away Sunday, November 10, 2019. She was born February 6, 1922 in Boston and was the daughter of the late Henry R. and Elsie Jane (Fue) Heath.  She was the wife of the late Francis James Wigand who passed away February 14, 1996. Ida Mae was a member of Praise Assembly of God in North Versailles. 

 
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Richard Charles Miller, Sr.

November 12, 2019 |

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

Richard Charles Miller, Sr., age 85, of Port Vue, died November 11, 2019, at home. Born November 22, 1933, in Frank, PA, he was the son of the late Robert and Eleanor "Alberta" (Brown) Miller and the husband of Donna L. (Bortak) Miller.
Richard was a retired truck driver. He drove for Westinghouse until they closed and then drove for St. Johnsbury Trucking until retirement. Soon after retiring, Richard began working at the New Colony Mobile Home Park and 51 Estates, in the maintenance department for over 12 years. He was a US Navy veteran serving during the Korean War. Richard was a member of St. Mark Parish of Port Vue. He was also a member of the 11th Ward Club, Croation Club Lodge #146, and the Frank Gun Club. Richard enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. He loved his loyal dogs, Maxwell "Bubba" and Lizzy.

 
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Thomas McGinty

November 11, 2019 |

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

Thomas McGinty, age 81, of Polk, PA, originally of McKeesport, died October 7, 2019. He was born in McKeesport on July 25, 1938 and is the son of the late Francis P. and Loretta Mulligan McGinty.

 
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Janis Lynn Belkowski

November 11, 2019 |

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

Janis Lynn Belkowski,  75, of Port Vue, passed away Wednesday, November 6, 2019. She was born January 16, 1944 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Edward and Elizabeth (Nizinski) Belkowski. Janis was a member of Christ the Light of the World Parish in Duquesne and the Silver Sneakers. She was previously a member of the former St. Joseph Catholic Church in Port Vue.

 
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Thomas M. Gehm

November 11, 2019 |

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

Thomas M. Gehm, age 82 of Confluence, formerly of North Huntingdon died November 10, 2019. He was born June 7, 1937 in McKeesport, Pa., a son of the late William E. and Ester Griffith Gehm. Prior to his retirement, Tom was employed as a veterinary technician and U.S. Steel in Homestead where he was the group leader expeditor. . He was preceded in death by his first wife, Jeanne in 2004, 5 brothers, Robert, Stephen, Ralph, William and Louis Gehm, one sister Ester Pomycalla. He is survived by his wife Zhang Xiaofeng daughters, Ranelle Roth (Wib),  Tommie McLaughlin (Robert), one brother, Michael Salai, one sister, Suzanne Bixler, 3 grandchildren. Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, Pa on Tuesday from 5-7 p.m. with additional visitation Wednesday from 10:30 -11 a.m. followed by entombment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery .www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Lillian S. Schroeder

November 11, 2019 |

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

Lillian S. Schroeder, age 88, of White Oak, died November 9, 2019, at Forbes Hospital. Born February 10, 1931, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late James and Anna (Mondula) Socrates and the wife of the late Jacob W. Schroeder.

 
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Michael Long

November 09, 2019 |

By James F. Kutch Funeral Home - Crematory | Posted in: James F. Kutch Funeral Home - Crematory

On Thursday, November 7, 2019, Michael age 47 of Port Vue, passed away.  Beloved son of Michael E. & Candy (Stinebaugh) Long.  Loving brother of Alisha Long, Ken Long, and the late Ronald G. Long.  Michael is preceded in death by his grandparents Glenn & Bernadette Stinebaugh, Henry & Mary Long, and Godmother Barbara Long.  Michael had many jobs, including Central Pizza, the Boston Diner, Cavanagh’s Restaurant, Walmart. Michael especially enjoyed driving for Black Eagle Company and S & S Transportation. Michael was also a Captain of the Boston Volunteer Fire Department and a member of the Sons of American Legion Post 701 White Oak.

 
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M. Dennis Legin

November 08, 2019 |

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

M. Dennis Legin, 76, of Duquesne, died peacefully at home on Thursday, November 7, 2019. Born in Braddock, October 5, 1943, he was the son of the Late John and Claire (Rodavich) Legin. Mr. Legin was a member of Christ, The Light of the World Parish, Duquesne; a retired Police Officer, with forty years of service to the City of Duquesne, and a Life Member of the Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 91. Beloved husband of the Late Karen Surgent Legin, he is survived by two loving sons, Matthew J. Legin and John R. (Lori) Legin; a brother, Mark Legin, two sisters, Janine (Charles) Millirons and Rosemary (Al) Waldron, four grandchildren, Alexander Legin, Nathan Legin, Abigail Legin, and Nathan Stevens, and nieces, nephews, and cousins.

 
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Sister Liguori Rossner

November 08, 2019 |

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

Sister Liguori Rossner 78, on November 7, 2019.  Born Patricia Rossner on July 31, 1941 in Duquesne, she was the daughter of the late Bernard and Genevieve (Pustelny) Rossner Sr.  She attended St. Joseph Elementary School in Duquesne, Divine Redeemer Academy in Elizabeth and Duquesne University where she received a B.S. Ed.  She later attended Carnegie Mellon University and received an M.A. in History.  She entered the Community of the Sisters of the Divine Redeemer in 1959 and served as a teacher in several Pittsburgh area schools including St. Raphael Elementary, St. Bartholomew Elementary, Divine Redeemer Academy and Bishop Boyle High School. In 1979 she joined the order of the Sisters for Christian Community and that year became co-founder of the Jubilee Soup Kitchen, eventually becoming the Executive Director of the Jubilee Association, Inc.  She was instrumental in expanding the work of Jubilee from a soup kitchen to a multi-service community center including a food pantry, employment and placement service, wellness center, health outreach and the John Heinz Family Center. Sister Liguori received several awards for her service including the Cardinal Wright Award from the Bishop’s Latin School in 2018,  the Courageous Woman Award from Mom’s House in 2000, Caritas Award from Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Pittsburgh in 1993,  the Catholic Youth Award from the Pittsburgh Catholic Youth Association in 1990, the “True Pittsburgher” award from Pittsburgh Magazine in 1986 and was inducted into the Century Club of Distinguished Duquesne Alumni in 1994.  She also served as president of the Diocesan Sisters Council in the 1970’s. 

 
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Dolores M. Francetic

November 08, 2019 |

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

Dolores M. Francetic, age 92, of White Oak, died Friday, November 8, 2019.  She was born in Braddock on December 28, 1926 and is the daughter of the late George and Ann Pendro Susce and the wife of the late George B. Francetic.  She enjoyed working in the garden, baking and cooking.

 
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Arthur H. Anderson

November 08, 2019 |

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

Arthur H. Anderson, 89, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Friday, November 8, 2019 at home. He was born May 24, 1930 in Erie and was the son of the late John W. and Laura E. (Nystrom) Anderson. Arthur was a member of Central Highlands Community United Methodist Church in Elizabeth Township. He retired from Marmon Keystone in 1993 and was a US Army Veteran serving during the Korean War. He was a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and was a member of the National Rifle Association. He loved spending time with his family, and sitting on his deck reading his Kindle. He was a life-long avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan and loved to golf with his brothers.

 
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Theodore A. Smith

November 08, 2019 |

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

Theodore A. Smith, 91 of North Huntingdon died November 7, 2019 at Walden's View. He was born January 2, 1928 in Mckeesport, a son of the late John and Louise Almsmith Smith. Theodore was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church. Prior to his retirement he was employed as a machinist  for PDQ Tool and  Die and was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during the Korean War. He was preceded in death by his wife Rosemary Caulfield Smith, two brothers, Millard and William, one sister, Dorothy Wilson.He is survived by a son, Theodore A. Smith(Patricia), daughter, Sharon L. Polovina Thomas) grandchildren, Brandon (Michelle) Polovina, Jennifer (Robert) Mallory, Kellynn (Matthew) Krinock, Nathaniel and Trevor Smith;  great-grandchildren, Hunter, Jordyn and Noah.  Friends will be received from 3- 7 p.m. on  Sunday  at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  A funeral Mass will be held on Monday at 9:30 a.m at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church.  Private Interment Tuesday at 11 a.m. at  Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 
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Mary Jane Serra

November 07, 2019 |

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

Mary Jane Serra, age 84 of North Huntingdon and Greensburg died November 6, 2019 at Grandview Estates of Elizabeth. She was born July 22, 1935 in Greensburg, a daughter of the late Jesse and Vanda Falkosky Deemer. Mary Jane enjoyed crafts, painting, arts, cruises and travel. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald Serra. She is survived by four daughters Adale Flores (Mike), Jessica Nigra (Paul), Natalie Smith, Charise Hess (Rob), one sister Donna Grifana (Phillip), 11 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren. Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, Pa Saturday 1-4 p.m. followed by a service at 4 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Interment Tuesday 1 p.m. at Westmoreland Memorial Park. Memorials to the American Cancer Society. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Clara B. Palumbo

November 07, 2019 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Clara B. Palumbo, 86 of Liberty Boro, died Nov. 7, 2019.  She is the daughter of the late William and Blanche Borkowski and beloved wife of the late John Palumbo. 

She is survived by her sister Genevieve Borkowksi; brother Edward Borkowski and many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by brothers Benjamin, John and Joseph Borkowski and sisters Cecilia Borkowski, Laura Mihalovich and Gertrude Wojton. 

Clara was a retired secretary for US Steel National Tube and was a member of Queen of the Rosary Parish.

 
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Albert P. Papula

November 07, 2019 |

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

Albert P. Papula, age 67 of North Huntingdon died November 5, 2019. He was born April 20, 1952 in Pittsburgh, Pa., a son of the late Albert and Marianne Micklos Papula. Albert was a member of St. Agnes Church, North Huntingdon. He was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers, Penguins and Pirate fan. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, self employed as a Cryogenics Engineer and a graduate of Norwin Class of 1970. He is survived by his wife Beth Andolina Papula, two sons , Andrew (Jenna), Keith (Deanna) and one daughter Taylor Papula, brother, Gene (Christa) Papula, sister Marianne Papula, 4 grandchildren, Kane, Kora, Sylas and Jackson.

 
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Justine M. Kozak

November 07, 2019 |

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

Justine M. (Horgas) Kozak, 84, of North Huntingdon, (Formerly of Duquesne) died peacefully on Tuesday, November 5, 2019, in Golden Heights Personal Care Home, Penn Twp. Born in Duquesne, May 19, 1935, she was the daughter of the Late Joseph and Mary (Vesonder) Kozak. Mrs. Kozak was a member of Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, West Mifflin. Beloved wife of the Late Albert Kozak, she is survived by her loving children, Barry (Kathy) Kozak and Donna (Chet) Palesko; six grandchildren, Alan Palesko (Amy Nicks), Amy Lujan (Marcos), Lauren Ray (Dustin), Nicholas Kozak (Alexandra), Daniel Kozak  and David Kozak; five great-grandchildren, Owen, Talia, Justine, Jackson and Max. She is also survived by nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by two sisters, Grace Tarczy and Clara Bodnar.

 
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Albert Louis Funk III

November 06, 2019 |

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

Baby Albert Louis Funk III went to be with Jesus Monday, November 4, 2019.  Infant son of Peggie Paulus and Albert Louis Funk, Jr. of McKeesport.

 
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Gerry C. Cope

November 06, 2019 |

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

Gerry C. Cope, age 75 of Clairton, took his last breath at 10:24 AM on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at his home.  He was an electronic technician for U.S Steel, Clairton Works for 39 years. Gerry was also a Veteran serving during the Vietnam War, a former teacher of hairdressing and a hairdresser at John Cesko's in McKeesport, a former DJ at Charley J's in North Versailles for 16 years, sang in the doo-wop group The BelAirs, was a Mason in Chapter #162, and a member of the Knights Templar.  Born October 8, 1944 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Charles H., Jr. and Jenny (Gladkowski) Cope.  Gerry is survived by his wife of 49 years, Barbara Alice (Lloyd) Cope; daughter Laurie (James Bayto) Stonick of Clairton; son Gerry C. (Barbara Payo) Cope, Jr. of Clairton; grandchildren Gerry C., III, Christopher, Dylan, Jayden, Jackson, and Aria Cope, and Thomas and Tyler Deliman; brothers Jay (Sharon) Cope of North Carolina and Wayne (Pam) Kucich of White Oak; and also nieces and nephews. 

 
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William A. Argyle

November 06, 2019 |

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

William A. Argyle, age 76, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at Jefferson Hospital. He was a retired lab technician at U.S. Steel Irvin Works in West Mifflin. He was an Army veteran serving during the Vietnam War and received the Purple Heart in January 1966 while serving with the 173 Airborne. He was a former member of Dravosburg American Legion and Dravosburg Fire Hall, and various bowling leagues in the Mon Valley.

 
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William Andrew Yusko

November 06, 2019 |

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

William Andrew Yusko,  63, of North Versailles, passed away, Saturday, November  2, 2019. He was born August 2, 1956 in Pittsburgh and was the son of the late Andrew and Alice (Curran) Yusko. He was also preceded in death by sisters, Joann (Alan) McCartney and Mary Ann Yusko, and a brother, James Yusko. He is survived by nieces, Heather  (Dominick) Candelore and Kami (Vince) Bracco, great nieces, Sierra Wareham, Isabella Candelore and Arianna Bracco, aunts, uncles, cousins, and his best friend, Robert Bacco. There is no visitation.  Arrangements are by the 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

 


Stanford Alan Lefkowitz

November 05, 2019 |

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

Stanford Alan Lefkowitz, age 88 of White Oak, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 surrounded by his loving family.  He was born In McKeesport on June 23, 1931 and is the son of the late Carl and Rose Lichenstein Lefkowitz. Stan was the beloved owner of Penn Taft Pharmacy which has cared for generations of West Mifflin residents for the last 70 years. A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh in Accounting and Duquesne University in Pharmacy, Mr. Lefkowitz also served the nation as a Navy Corpsman for the US Marines.  He was the Alumni of the decade for Duquesne University, President of the Allegheny County Pharmaceutical Association, Proctor for Interns for Pharmacy School for hundreds of pharmacy students, and sponsored scores of little league baseball teams.  Stan was very involved in the community.  Stan Lefkowitz was kind and compassionate - loved by everyone who knew him and always left folks feeling encouraged and better about themselves. 

 
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Catherine Louise Kyslinger

November 05, 2019 |

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

Catherine Louise Kyslinger, 72, of Port Vue, passed away peacefully, Monday, November 4, 2019.  She was born April 6, 1947 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Victor W.  and Catherine C. Salopek Kyslinger. She was a retired nurse of the class of 1968 McKeesport School of Nursing and  a member of The McKeesport Nurses Alumni Association.   Louise was a long time member of the former St. Joseph Church in Port Vue, where she served as a Eucharistic Minister and later was a member of  St. Mark  Catholic Church, in  Liberty Boro.

 
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Sharon Marie Burnett

November 05, 2019 |

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

Sharon Marie Burnett, age 55, of McKeesport, died November 4, 2019, at home. Born June 12, 1964, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of Robert J. and Marcia (McAllister) Burnett and the late Alberta "Bert" (Randic) Burnett.
Sharon was a member of St. Angela Merici Church. She loved all dogs, especially her loyal Lab and best friend, "Cameron."

 
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Leonard "Leo" Joseph Puma

November 04, 2019 |

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

Leonard “Leo” Joseph Puma, age 94, of McKeesport and West Palm Beach, Florida, died Sunday, November 3, 2019.  He was born in Lorain, Ohio on March 18, 1925 and is the son of the late Samuel and Rose Marino Puma.  He served in the U.S. Navy during WW II and received honors for his service. He was a member of St. Patrick Church in McKeesport.  He was a retired member of Iron Workers Local #3 for 71 years and was elected and served as President for 12 years.  He then was the Business Manager for the Pittsburgh Building Trades for the following 12 years.  He was an accomplished Union Rights activist and devoted much of his life to the cause. After retirement, he was a PA State Constable.  He was a member of the former McKeesport Elks Club, the Eleventh Ward Club, the Italian Heritage Society, the Renzie Seniors and the White Oak American Legion.

 
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Jay M. Medved

November 04, 2019 |

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

Jay M. Medved, age 50 of Port Vue, passed away at home on Saturday, November 2, 2019.  Born August 13, 1969 in McKeesport, he is a son of Jane (Gathoffs) Tabra of Hilo, HI and the late Richard E. Medved.  A graduate of Robert Morris University with a bachelor's degree in accounting, Jay was a retiree of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard and US Army Veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom.  He was also a member of the American Legion, Glassport, the Clairton VFW #803, and the Liberty Borough Veterans Group. 

 
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Donald J. Weiler

November 04, 2019 |

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

Donald J. Weiler, age 87 of Versailles, passed away on Sunday, November 3, 2019 in The Palms at O'Neill, McKeesport.  Born June 20, 1932 in Pittsburgh, he was a son of the late Albert and Freda (Schitzen) Weiler.  A retired payroll auditor for General Motors' Fisher Body Plant in West Mifflin, Donald was a US Navy Veteran of the Korean War, serving on the USS Wisconsin.

 
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Donald Mitchell

November 04, 2019 |

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

Donald Mitchell, age 75, of Mckeesport, PA, died November 2, 2019, at St Clair Hospital. Born September 13, 1944, in Braddock, PA, he was the son of the late Robert and Dorothy (Yancey) Mitchell and the husband of the late Katherine (Greer) Mitchell.

Donald enjoyed weight-lifting, training in the gym, and was a collector of firearms. He loved his grandchildren dearly.

 
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John R. "Smiley" Flent

November 04, 2019 |

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

John R. "Smiley" Flent, 80, of West Mifflin died Nov. 2, 2019.  He is the son of the late John and Virginia (Pevac) Flent.  John was preceded in death by his dear longtime friend, Darlene Wilson.  He is survived by his sister Janet (Rupert) Laubham; nieces Christine (Anthony) Cornetta and Dawn (Charles) Hammell and nephew Robert Laubham; also many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

 
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Robert “Bob” L. Hite

November 04, 2019 |

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

Robert “Bob” L. Hite, age 88, of North Versailles, passed away Saturday, November 2, 2019. He was born March 26, 1931 in East Pittsburgh, a son of the late John and Edna Hite. He was a long time member of Linway Presbyterian Church in North Versailles. He was an Army veteran that served in the Korean War before working in management for over 30 years for U.S. Steel in the National Tube Hot Mill before retiring.

 
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Wanda M. (Kruszka) Buri

November 04, 2019 |

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

Wanda M. (Kruszka) Buri, age 98, of Bridgeville, formerly of North Versailles, passed away Sunday, November 3, 2019. She was born February 16, 1921 in Duquesne, a daughter of the late Valentine and Antoninia Kruszka. She was a member of St. Robert Bellarmine Church in East McKeesport. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband of over 64 years David T. Buri; daughter Wanda McGuigan; and 13 brothers and sisters. She is survived by her children Michael J. (Louise) Belak of Valencia, Daniel (Nancy) Buri of North Huntingdon and Lynne (Michael) LeViseur of Bethel Park; grandchildren John Costantino, Michael (Jennifer) Belak, Michael (Stacey) LaViseur and Rachel LeViseur; and great grandchildren Dylan and Trevor Belak.

 
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Carolyn M. Slafka

November 04, 2019 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Carolyn M. Slafka, 88, of Glassport died Oct. 31, 2019.  She is the daughter of the late Edmund and Anna Budka and the wife of the late William Slafka.  She is survived by her nephew John (Nancy) Roche; great nieces Nicole (Justin) Wilson and Natalie Roche; also many nieces and nephews.  Carolyn was a retired engineer for Bell Telephone/Verizon.  Memorial contributions may be made to St. Kilian Parish, 7076 Franklin Rd., Cranberry Pa 16066.  Funeral arrangements by Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport.

 


Patricia Rae DeLeo

November 04, 2019 |

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

Patricia Rae DeLeo, 85, of North Huntingdon, passed away Sunday, November 3, 2019.  She was born May 18, 1934 in Pittsburgh, daughter of the late James and Dolly (Moyer) O'Neill.  Pat was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Penns Wood Civic Association and enjoyed playing cards, visiting the casino and loved baking nut rolls.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dominic DeLeo; daughter, Donna Lee Tamilia; stepmother, Teresa Halliwell; brothers, William and James O'Neill; sisters, Dorothy Skonetzni and Gloria Lyons.  She is survived by her son, John Lee and his wife, Janet; daughters, Darlene Leader and her husband, William and Diane Clem and her husband, Jeff; son-in-law Joe Tamilia; grandchildren, Adam Tamilia, William Jr. (Courtney) and Dominic Leader, Alexa and Linda Lee, Nathan and Joel Kremer; Rachel Law (Cody, Peyton and Connor) and Madison Griffin (Adam); and countless loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Thursday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 9:30 a.m. on Friday in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, North Huntingdon.  Interment to follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  The family would like to thank Pat's amazing caregivers and UPMC Hospice who took such great care of her.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Lowell E. Gregg

November 04, 2019 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Lowell E. Gregg, of Glassport died November 3, 2019. He is the son of the late Floyd and Doris (Sharpneck) Gregg. He is survived by his beloved wife Carol; daughters Doris (Anthony) Haywood of Mckeesport and Tammy (Daniel) List of White Oak; sons Brian (Jennifer) Gregg of Glassport and David (Heather) Gregg of Glassport; grandchildren Anthony Jr., Brian Jr., Sara, Olivia, and David Jr.; and great-grandchild Sophia. He was preceded in death by his son Wayne. Lowell worked for U.S. Steel and drove for Access for many years. He was past a member of the Elizabeth Boro Fire Dept. and also a lifetime member of the Glassport Citizen's Hose Co. #1. Friends received Wednesday 2-4 and 6-8 at the Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport. A service will be held at 7pm by the Glassport Fire Department.

 


Suzanna (Adam) Miller

November 04, 2019 |

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

Suzanna (Adam) Miller, 86, of Irwin, died Friday November 1, 2019, at Golden Heights, Irwin. She was born June 18, 1933 in East Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late John and Anna (Durocik) Adam. She was a retired secretary for Westinghouse and a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Irwin, where she sang in the choir and was a member of the WELCA. She was a wonderful baker and cook. She enjoyed wintering in Florida with her husband for many years and was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, and neighbor. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her siblings Rev. John Adam, Anna Adam, and Mary Ann Hredzak. She is survived by her husband of sixty four years Lloyd Paul Miller; her children Daniel P. (Joell) Miller, Paula (Tony) DeLuise, and Diane Ozegovich all of North Huntingdon; her grandchildren Danine Miller (Ryan Temoshenka), Faith (Eric) Attanucci, Anna (Corey) Read, Amanda DeLuise, Rachel Ozegovich, Adam Ozegovich, Daniel Brotz, and Abigale Brotz; a brother Michael Adam; sister in law Dorothy Adam; also numerous nieces and nephews.

 
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Kenneth L. Root

November 04, 2019 |

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

Kenneth L. Root, 71, of North Huntingdon, died Friday, November 1, 2019, at home. He was born April 1, 1948 in Pitcairn, a son of the late LaVerne T. Root and also preceded in death by his brother Ruel D. Root. Prior to retirement he was a salesperson for Labuda Farm Services, Hermine. Ken was a motorcycle enthusiast, collector of model trains, and enjoyed listening to country music.

 
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Michelle G. Roka

November 03, 2019 |

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

Michelle G. Roka, age 63 of Versailles, passed away unexpectedly at home on Saturday, November 2, 2019.  Born February 7, 1956 in Oceanside, CA, she was a daughter of the late George and Anna (Dorko) Borges.  Michelle earned her associate’s degree in accounting, worked at the Pennsylvania Unemployment Office in McKeesport, and was a member of both Corpus Christi Parish and the Versailles VFD Ladies’ Auxiliary.  She is survived by her husband Charles “Buzz” Roka; her children Charles “Chaz” (Emma) Roka of North Huntingdon, Michael (Courtney) Roka, stationed with the US Navy out of Jacksonville, FL, and Sarah (fiance' Patrick Kiss) Roka of Versailles; her grandsons Gabriel and Charles, III; her sister Karen (Steve) Hall of Louisville, KY; and also nieces and nephews.

 
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Charlie K. Dale

November 03, 2019 |

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

Charlie K. Dale, age 59, of Elizabeth, passed away on Thursday, October 31, 2019 at home. He was a U.S. Army veteran and loved music, fishing and building cast metal cars. Born February 10, 1960 in McKeesport, he was a son of Barbara (Taylor) Dale Jenkins and the late Kenneth James Dale. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Diana A. (Boyd) Dale; daughter, Casey (Rick) Snyder of Duquesne; son, Matthew (Courtney) Medved of Port Vue; seven grandchildren, Nathan, Madi, Landen, Delaney, Alexa, Elijah and Terry; sister, Cathi (Marty) Mayernik of Lincoln Borough; step-daughter, Carlene Kellar-Hospodar of Port Vue; step-sons, Terry Allen Kellar, II of San Diego, CA and Philip (Kim) Kellar of Elizabeth; also nieces and nephews. No visitation or services are planned. Memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, 1000 Liberty Avenue, Room 1606, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com

 


Sandra L. Daerr

November 03, 2019 |

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

Sandra L. "Patty" (Crum) Daerr, age 73, of Finleyville, passed away on Sunday, November 3, 2019 at home. She was a member of St. Isaac Jogues Church in Elrama and a former cafeteria worker at Thomas Jefferson High School. Born August 15, 1946 in West Elizabeth, she was a daughter of the late Bert and Olive Crum. She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Raymond E. Daerr; daughters, Cindy (David) Smith of Arlington, TX and Malinda (Chris) Werner of West Elizabeth; son, Eric (Tina) Daerr of Russell; also, seven grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. A funeral service will take place on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 10 AM in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Jude Urso officiating. Burial will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. Memorial contributions may be made to the Comprehensive Lung Center, Falk Medical Building, Fourth Floor, 3601 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com

 


Kim Ann Kerecman

November 03, 2019 |

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

Kim Ann Kerecman,  61, of Port Vue,  passed away Saturday, November 2, 2019. She was born October 4, 1958 in McKeesport and was the daughter of  the late Andrew and Mary Rita (White) Kerecman.  She was a member of St. Thomas A Becket Catholic Church in Jefferson Hills.

 
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Charles A. Flowers

November 01, 2019 |

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

Charles A. Flowers, age 79, of Elizabeth, passed away on Friday, November 1, 2019 at home. He was a retired steelworker at U.S. Steel Clairton Works. Born January 24, 1940 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Andrew and Helen (Lang) Flowers. He is survived by his daughters, Joyce (Mike) Pilyih of Pittsburgh and Ginger (Bob) Burgess of Fremont OH; step-daughters, Charmaine (Leroy) Davis, Cheryl Huschak and Patricia Howard; step-sons, Richard, James and Dennis Cupp; also, four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Janice Flowers; his second wife, Beulah M. “Bonnie” Flowers; as well as brothers and sisters. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth on Sunday, November 3, 2019 from 4-8 PM. A funeral service will take place on Monday, November 4, 2019 at 12 Noon in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Jude Urso officiating. Burial will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com

 


Joseph F. Nesteruk

November 01, 2019 |

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

Joseph F. Nesteruk, age 94, of Liberty Borough, died October 31, 2019, at UPMC Mercy. Born November 24, 1924, in Library, PA, he was the son of the late Mark and Mary (Urbanski) Nesteruk and the husband of the late Helen L. Nesteruk for over 61 years.
Joseph retired from Luti Sign Co., where he was a painter and commercial artist. He was a US Navy veteran, serving during WWII. Joseph was a member of St. Mark Parish of Liberty Borough.
He enjoyed old movies, Pittsburgh Steelers, and he always had a sweet tooth. His greatest joy was spending time with his family.

 
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Sally A. Burk

November 01, 2019 |

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

Sally A. Burk, 86, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday, November 1, 2019. She was born December 15, 1932 in North Huntingdon, daughter of the late J. Audley and Ellabell (Buzzard) Miller.  Sally was a member of Grace United Church of Christ in Jeannette, and enjoyed crafting, baking and gardening.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Burk and daughter, Nancy Burk.  She is survived by her son, Robert Burk and his wife, Laura; daughter, Janet Norton and her husband, David; three grandchildren, Megan (JW) Lattimer, Katie (Cody) Frick; Jennifer Norton; and one great-granddaughter, Abigail Lattimer.  Family and friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Sunday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  A funeral service will be held on Monday at 12 noon in the funeral home chapel.  Interment private in Brush Creek Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Pittsburgh Chapter in memory of Sally.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Luke Gregory McCay

November 01, 2019 |

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

 Luke Gregory McCay, 38, of Charleroi, passed away Wednesday, October 31, 2019. He was born January 8, 1981 in McKeesport and was the son of John W. (Becky) McCay Sr.of Parker and Coleen (Jerry) McCay of Fallowfield Twp. Luke worked as a millwright for Edgar Thomson Works in Braddock where he was a member of the steel workers union, and also more recently as a drywall finisher. He was an avid hunter and loved hunting with his sons and was also involved with Charleroi Midget Football League with his son, Ethan.

 
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Dr. Robert E. Beranek

November 01, 2019 |

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

Dr. Robert E. Beranek, 88, of North Huntingdon Township, died on October 31, 2019.  He was born June 3, 1931 in the village of Central, East Huntingdon Township, a son of the late Charles and Anna Beranek.  Dr. Beranek obtained a Bachelor's Degree with high honors from St. Vincent College in 1953.  He was a veteran, having served twenty seven months in the US Army between 1953 and 1955.  Following military service, he earned a Master's Degree in Political Science from Fordham University and a Ph.D in Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh.  Dr. Beranek taught in the Department of Political Science at Duquesne University for 35 years.  While teaching a wide array of courses, his primary interests lie with the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe.  When teaching Eastern Europe, Dr. Beranek placed special emphasis on the two countries from where his grandparents had originated, namely the Czech Republic and Slovakia.  Widely acclaimed as an excellent lecturer, he received a Student Government Award for Distinguished Teaching and the Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching.  He retired as a Professor Emeritus of Political Science.  Dr. Beranek was a member of the American Political Science Association and the Pennsylvania Political Science Association.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Edward Beranek, and a sister, Elsie Hapchuk.  He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Betty (Miller) Beranek of North Huntingdon; two sons, Robert A. Beranek and his wife, Pamela, of North Huntingdon; David E. Beranek and his wife, Tina, of Virginia; and a daughter, Lynn T. Vita and her husband, Charles, of North Huntingdon; six grandchildren, Leanndra, Lindsay, Matthew, Michael, Mikayla, Jonathon; two great-grandchildren, Cayden and Layla; sister, Marian Kitta, of Mount Pleasant; and numerous nephews and nieces.  Family and friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Sunday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  A funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Monday at the Lutheran Church of Our Saviour, 1570 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.   Interment will follow in the Irwin Union Cemetery, Memorial donations may be made to the Westmoreland County Food Bank, 100 Devonshire Drive, Delmont, PA  15626.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 

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