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Robert L. Goehring

February 16, 2020 |

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

Robert L. Goehring, 87 of North Huntingdon passed away February 14, 2020,  He was born August 16,1932 in Washington PA, a son of the late Walter and Florence Dewey Goehring.  Prior to retirement Robert was a Mechanical Engineer for U.S. Steel.  He was a U.S. Army Veteran, a member of the NRA, National Wild Turkey Federation and the Jeannette Masonic Lodge #750 F.&A.M. of Pennsylvania.  He was a avid hunter and enjoyed fishing.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his son Ricky and brother Donald.  He is survived by his wife of 60 years Norma King Goehring, son Randy and his wife Mary. Grandchildren Zachary (Rebecca) and Juliene.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Thursday from 6-8 P.M.  A service will be held on Thursday at 7 P.M. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Nikki A. Talovich Marcase

February 16, 2020 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Nikki A. Talovich Marcase, 73, of Elizabeth Township, formerly of Clairton for 35 years, passed away on Friday February 14, 2020 at the Mount Vernon Nursing Home. She was born in Allegheny County on June 12, 1946 to the late Nicholas and Mary Talovich. Nikki was the loving wife of 32 years to the late Russell Marcase. She is survived by her son Michael T. (Nancy) Dowden of Elizabeth and daughter Cathy (Craig) Oskin of Munhall. She is also survived by her 3 grandchildren Justin Dowden of Cincinnati Ohio, Jessie Dowden of Greensburg and Trixie May Mahayag of Philadelphia Pa. Nikki was an R.N at Jefferson memorial as well as UPMC Presby where she loved to serve the patients she so deeply cared for. She was a member of Pine Run Methodist Church and enjoyed Gardening, arts and crafts, knitting, and dogs and cats as well as bird watching. Family and friends will be received on Monday February 17, 2020 from 5-7pm, with service taking place at 7pm at S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th St, Clairton, PA 15025. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 


James Emmett Englert

February 15, 2020 |

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

James Emmett Englert, age 91, of McKeesport, died Friday, February 14, 2020. He was born in McKeesport on January 7, 1929 and is the son of the late John S. and Mary Cavanagh Englert. He was retired from Westinghouse Electric as a draftsman and was employed in the LRA division of the E. Pittsburgh plant working with Nuclear Generators. He was a member of the McKeesport Regional History and Heritage Center. The Western PA Conservancy, and Mary, Mother of God Parish (formerly St. Pius Church). He was a Sergeant in the Army Occupational Force in Japan.

 
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Karen Leader

February 15, 2020 |

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

Karen Leader, age 69, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday, February 14, 2020.  She was born November 13, 1950 in San Antonio, TX.  She is survived by her daughter, Janice Crepeau.   Services are private.  James W. Shirley Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Irene (Iski) “Galiyas” Kovalyak

February 15, 2020 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

 

Irene (Iski) “Galiyas” Kovalyak

Irene T. Kovalyak age 92, of West Mifflin died Friday, February 14, 2020 surrounded by her loving family and caregiver.  She was preceded in death by her first husband of 8 years, Mitchell Galiyas, and her second husband of 58 years George S. Kovalyak.  Born September 27, 1927 in New Alexandria, PA, she was the daughter of the late Andy and Irene (Kertes) Iski.  Irene is survived by her sons Mitch (Mary Jo) Galiyas of Kennedy Township, and George Kovalyak of West Mifflin and daughter Terri Michell (Kovalyak) of Bethel Park. She is also survived by her 6 grandchildren Juliana (Mike) Carr of Robinson Township, Nathan (Amanda) Galiyas of Robinson Township, Father Zachary Galiyas of Kennedy Township, Moira (Mark) Cheeseman of Robinson Township, Kody Kovalyak of West Mifflin, and Lauren Michell of Bethel Park. She is also survived by 4 great grandchildren; Michael and Roman Carr, as well as Whitney and Gavin Galiyas. She is survived by her 3 sisters, Joan Beckowitz of Conway S.C, Betty Anitori of Liberty Boro and Rose Zilich of Canonsburg. She was preceded in death by her two sisters, Mary Bestwick and Ann Tomaino. Also preceded in death by her 5 brothers, Andy, Gabe, Frankie, Chuck and Joe. Irene was a lifelong domestic engineer who enjoyed cooking, baking and cleaning. One of her favorite things to do was having family get togethers surrounded by the people she loved the most. She was also a proud lifelong and cherished member of the Dravosburg United Methodist Church. The family would like to thank O.S.P.T.A Home Care and Hospice staff as well as the many wonderful care givers and neighbors who kept Irene comfortable at home. Family and friends will be received on Sunday February 16, 2020 from 2pm to 8pm at I.M FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 203 4th St, Dravosburg, PA 15034. A final farewell will be held Monday at 9:30am at I.M FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 203 4th St, Dravosburg, PA 15034 before proceeding to the chapel. A service will take place on Monday February 17, 2020 at 10:30am at the Dravosburg United Methodist Church, 109 Maple Ave, Dravosburg, PA 15034 followed by interment at McKeesport Versailles Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Dravosburg United Methodist Church, 109 Maple Ave, Dravosburg, PA 15034. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 


Faye A. Salmon

February 15, 2020 |

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

Faye A. Salmon age 72, of Duquesne, on February 13, 2020, at home.  Born in Greensburg on September 29, 1947, she was a daughter of the late Lewis & Anne (Marto) Gongaware.  She was the wife of the late John F. Salmon.  She is survived by children John L. (Marcie) Salmon of Lincoln Place, Patrick J. (Joyce) Salmon of Connellsville, Robert Salmon and Joseph Salmon both of Duquesne; 8 Grandchildren; brothers & sisters Betty, Bonnie, John, Dennis, Debbie, Pamela, Richard, Jimmy, Daniel, Julie. She was predeceased by brothers & sisters, late Barry, late Dale, late Rhonda, late Janice. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 18, 2020  from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300, where a blessing service will be held at 7:30 p.m. with the Rev. Daniel Sweeney officiating.  Burial will be private in Homewood Cemetery.

 


Robert J. Kovac

February 15, 2020 |

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

Arrangements entrusted to Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home Inc.

 


Christine (Mularski) Hampe Sikoski

February 14, 2020 |

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

Christine (Mularski) Hampe Sikoski, age 90 of Port Vue, passed away on Thursday, February 13, 2020 in Mt. Vernon of Elizabeth.  Born August 28, 1929 in Glassport, she was a daughter of the late Zygmunt and Estelle (Kwiatkowski) Mularski.  Christine was a member of St. Mark's Parish in Liberty Borough and worked as a manager at John's Bargain Stores around the Mon Valley, at the former Jaison's of McKeesport, and as a school bus driver for Earl Williams and Sons.  In her spare time, she was an avid bowler, card player, and taught aerobics for the Glassport Seniors.  Besides her parents, Christine was preceded in death by her first husband Jack Hampe, her second husband Richard A. Sikoski, her sons Albert and Jeffrey Hampe; and her brothers Anthony, Ernest, and Regis Mularski.  She is survived by her daughters Linda Fox of Casa Grande, AZ and Judith (Kevin) McGinn of Elizabeth Twp.; her grandchildren Roxanne and Bryce Fox and Melissa (Sean Snyder) Ryan; her great-grandchildren Brandon and Jordan Slachta; her great-great-grandchildren Addison and Adam Slachta; her sisters Phyllis Carrick and Grace Vargo; and also nieces and nephews.

 
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John A. Hodinko, Jr.

February 14, 2020 |

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

John A. Hodinko, Jr., age 68 of Clairton, passed away on Thursday, February 13, 2020 in Jefferson Hospital.  Born April 30, 1951 in Waynesburg, he was a son of the late John and Madeline (DeFabbo) Hodinko.  A member of the Clairton High School class of 1969 and and recipient of a Bachelor's of Science from California Univ. of PA, John retired from Eastman in West Elizabeth and was an avid golfer in his spare time.  He is survived by his wife Dorothy (Cerepani) Hodinko; his children Anita (Mike) Primm and David Hodinko, both of Clairton; his granddaughter Abigail Braum; his brothers Joel (Joan) Hodinko of Elizabeth and Jamie (Deborah) Hodinko of Erie; and also nieces and nephews. 

 
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Helen P. Ruhl

February 14, 2020 |

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

Helen P. Ruhl, age 95 of Verona and formerly of West Mifflin, passed away on Friday, February 14, 2020 in Seneca Place, Verona.  Born November 24, 1924 in West Mifflin, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Vrombel) Dolansky.  Helen was an active member of her church, Holy Spirit Parish in West Mifflin, serving in their Ladies of Charity, Women's Guild, and Eucharistic Minister for shut-ins.  She also volunteered at Jefferson Hospital.  Helen is survived by her husband of more than 70 years John L. Ruhl; her children Mary Martha (Joseph) Yakubisin of Moon Twp., Patricia L. (Bill) Thomas of Valencia, John (Candy) Ruhl, Jr. of Big Bear, CA, and James A. (Donna) Ruhl of Liberty Borough; her grandchildren J.R. (Grace) Yakubisin, Mary Beth (Lance) Baniecki, Matthew (Mary) Yakubisin, John (Kristen) Yakubisin, Karen (Dave) Harden, Mark (Mandy) Yakubisin, Jennifer (Randall) Goldman, Bill (Jennifer) Thomas, Patti (Randy) Gomola, and Alexandra, Nicki, and Julianna Ruhl; her many great-grandchildren; and also nieces and nephews. 

 
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Daniel "Danilo" Petrovich

February 13, 2020 |

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

Daniel "Danilo" Petrovich, 88, of Duquesne, Fell asleep in the Lord on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at home. Born on March 24, 1931, in Duquesne, he was the son of the late Simo and Marija (Santek) Petrovich.

He was a member of St Sava Serbian Orthodox Church in McKeesport and a retired employee of U.S. Steel Corporation, Duquesne Works.

Beloved husband of the late Martha (Urban) Petrovich, he is survived by two daughters, Linda (Wayne) Newmyer and Helen (Joseph) DeCaria both of West Mifflin, a brother Sam Petrovich of Duquesne, two sisters, Violet Petrovich and Sophie Petrovich both of Duquesne, a sister-in-law, Takeko Petrovich of California, three grandchildren, Lisa Riles of North Huntingdon, Jason (Jennean) Newmyer of North Huntingdon, and SPC Daniel DeCaria of Ft. Campbell, Kentucky, five great grandchildren, Nathan, Noah, and Carter Newmyer and Jacob and Kenley Riles, a niece, Dianne (Tim) Bristol, two nephews, Michael (Eleanor) Petrovich, and Rick Petrovich and two great nephews, Nicklos and Zachary.

 
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M. Jeanne Dix

February 13, 2020 |

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

M. Jeanne Dix, 90, of McKeesport, Pennsylvania departed this life peacefully Saturday, February 8, 2020 at UPMC East, Monroeville, PA. She was born July 8, 1929, daughter of the late William and Katherine Hemmons Dix. She was also preceded in death by her sisters, Carrie Ann Dix James and Patricia Vincenty; brother, William Dix and beloved nephew, Billy Chris James.

Jeanne lived in McKeesport for the majority of her life. After graduating McKeesport High School, she attended Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina for a short time and went on to obtain her bachelor’s degree at Wilberforce University in Wilberforce, Ohio.  While there, she joined Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. in 1953 at the historic Zeta Chapter, where she served as the Anti-Basileus.

 
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Trisha Coulter

February 13, 2020 |

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

Trisha Coulter, age 67, of White Oak, died February 9, 2020, at The Grove in North Huntingdon. Born February 26, 1952, she was the daughter of the late Carl and Larue (Egenlauf) DiPerna and the wife of James Coulter.

 
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Kenneth Youngerman

February 13, 2020 |

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

Kenneth Youngerman, 77, of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, February 5, 2020. He was born September 26, 1942 in Pittsburgh, son of the late Milton and Dolores (Huck) Youngerman. Prior to his retirement, Ken was a self-employed insurance agent. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his daughter, Lisa Ann Youngerman. He is survived by his wife, Hilda Brown Youngerman; son, Kenneth R. Youngerman; daughters, Jennifer Youngerman and Amy Martino. Arrangements are private. James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA

 


Anna (Sas) Patalsky

February 12, 2020 |

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

Anna (Sas) Patalsky, age 96, of Pittsburgh, formerly of Wilmerding, passed away Tuesday, February 11, 2020. She was born February 20, 1923 in Kalisz, Poland, the daughter of the late Stephan and Barbara Sas. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her first husband Stefan Stasiak and second husband Frank Patalsky. She is survived by her children Ted (Jacqui) Stasiak of North Huntingdon, Marion (Marty) Stasiak from Oakdale; Susan Tokarsky of North Versailles and Fran (Joe) Johns of Bethel Park; grandchildren Justin (Stefanie) Tokarsky, Stephanie Stasiak, Rebecca (Mark) Cottington, Melissa (Jon) Chillinsky, Veronica Johns and Miranda Johns; and great grandchildren Willow Chillinsky and Oliver Tokarsky.

 
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Thomas M. Kulus

February 12, 2020 |

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

THOMAS M. KULUS Age 74, of Duquesne, on February 12, 2020. He was the son of the late John and Charlotte (Chepulis) Kulus. Tom was retired from the PA Liquor Control Store in Penn Hills. He was a former member of St. Joseph Church in Duquesne and the Teutonia Mannerchor Club in Duquesne. He proudly served his country in the Air Force during the Vietnam War. Former husband of Connie (Tassone);  Father of Pamela (Kulus) Brown of Braddock Hills, Thomas J. (Jacqueline) Kulus of West Mifflin, Cindy (Jim) Capell of Monroeville, and Marie (Bryan) Krasneski of South Park; grandfather of Heather Brown, Tanner, Bennett, and Ethan Kulus, Katie and Jimmy Capell, Ariana and Colton Krasneski. Visitation on Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300 where a Blessing Service will be held on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph Church at 11 a.m. Rev. Thomas Lewandowski officiating. Burial will be in St. Hedwig Cemetery with Military Honors. 

 


Margaret “Snooks” “Mag” J. Sellers

February 12, 2020 |

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

Margaret  “Snooks” “Mag” J. Sellers, 86 of West Mifflin, died Feb. 11, 2020.  She is the daughter of the late Charles and Lula (Sikes) Boyer and beloved wife of Jesse E. Sellers.  Margaret is survived by her daughters Cathy (Terry) Burgess and Cindy (Robert) McCorkle, II; grandchildren R. Wesley (Jordan) McCorkle, III, Jesse (Natalie) McCorkle, Jared (Janaye) Burgess and Elizabeth Burgess; great grandchildren Archer, Hunter and Tucker McCorkle and Aila McCorkle; nieces, nephews and cousins. Margaret was a member of Lincoln Place Nazarine Church, where she was a choir director for over 45 years, a member of the Board, taught Sunday School for 16 years, cooked for all the church dinners, worked church camps and served as Missionary President.  She was considered a “master” cake decorator.   Friends received at Lincoln Place of the Nazarene Church, 5604 Interboro Ave, Pittsburgh, Pa 15207 on Sun. from 9:30 am to 10:30 am, at which time a funeral service will be held.  Funeral arrangements by Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne.

 


Ralph Como

February 12, 2020 |

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

Ralph Como, age 61, of Elizabeth, formerly of Christy Park, died February 11, 2020, at home. Born June 4, 1958, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Domenick and Anna (Teti) Como.

 
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Kerry L. Cornell

February 12, 2020 |

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

Kerry L. Cornell, age 58, of McKeesport, died February 8, 2020, at UPMC McKeesport Hospital. Born January 10, 1962, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Diane (Humphries) Gessner and the wife of James Cornell.

 
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Eric W. Hanna

February 12, 2020 |

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

Eric W. Hanna, age 47, of McKeesport died February 7, 2020, at UPMC Presbyterian. Born April 14, 1972, in Washington County, he was the son of the late Cheryl (Hanna) Coates and Carol and Charles Bray and the beloved husband of Erica (Bray) Hanna.

 
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Sean L. McKown

February 11, 2020 |

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

Sean L.  McKown, age 47 of Kettering, Ohio passed away  Monday, February 10, 2020 at home.    He was born in McKeesport, PA  on April 6, 1972 and is the son of the Susan C. (Halstead) Owens (Michael) and the late Laurence K McKown.  Sean is also survived and by his step-parents Larry and Shirley (Rusinko) Maglicco of Elizabeth Township, Brother Larry Maglicco of Kettering, Ohio, and girlfriend and companion Amber Phillips, also of Kettering, Ohio. Numerous aunts, uncles and cousins and friends who will miss him dearly.

 
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Ted J. Kacmarek

February 11, 2020 |

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

Ted J. Kacmarek, age 73 of Jefferson Hills, passed away on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 in Jefferson Hospital.  Born June 15, 1946 in Clairton, he was a son of the late Andrew and Cecelia (Kolokowski) Kacmarek.  A retired Chemical Operator for Koppers, Ted was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish in Clairton and the National Railroad Historical Society.  He is survived by his wife of 34 years Cheryl (Rothey) Kacmarek, a sister, brothers-in-law, and nieces and nephews. 

 
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George L. "Chin" Garrison

February 11, 2020 |

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

George Lawrence "Chin" Garrison, 64, of West Mifflin died peacefully at home on Sunday, February 9, 2020. Born in McKeesport, February 27, 1955, he was the son of the Late Barbara McCaslin Rack and stepfather Stephen Rack. Mr. Garrison was a long time employee of Kennywood Park Corporation. Beloved husband of Linda (Sabol) Garrison, he is also survived by a daughter, Melissa Garrison, three brothers Michael (Kim) Rack of McKeesport, Stephen (Margaret) Rack of Dravosburg, and Patrick Rack of Glassport, a sister, Laura (Greg Marsh of West Mifflin and several nieces and nephews.

 
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Agnes L. Shash

February 11, 2020 |

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

Agnes L. Shash, age 94, of White Oak, died February 9, 2020, at home. Born November 5, 1925, in Boston, PA, she was the daughter of the late John C. and Anna (Hartig) Ruffing and the wife of the late Joseph Shash.

 
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Jean Goldie Mandich

February 11, 2020 |

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

Jean Goldie Mandich, 84, of East McKeesport, died peacefully, Sunday, February 9, 2020 at home.  She was born May 16, 1935 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Joseph J. Sr. and Julia (Hallas) Goldie.  Jean was a dispatcher for Bell Telephone and a member of the Bell Telephone Retirees.  She is survived by her husband of over 63 years Edward L. Mandich and siblings Robert (MaryAnn) Goldie of McKeesport, Joanne (Ron) Bender and her family of Rock Springs, WY, and Joseph J. Goldie Jr. of East McKeesport.

 
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Clifford Wesley Flegal, Sr.

February 11, 2020 |

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

Clifford Wesley Flegal, Sr., age 99, of the Tenth Ward section of McKeesport, died Friday, Feb. 7, 2020 in Pittsburgh, PA. He was born Aug. 2, 1920, in Lincoln Place, one of 10 children. Cliff, the last of his generation in the family tree was preceded in death by his parents, the late Foster E. and Mary Jane (Baxter) Flegal, Sr., brothers, Melvin (Fania) Flegal, Foster E. "Bud" (Virginia) Flegal, Jr., George A. (Mary) Flegal, Paul E. (Florence) Flegal, M. Wallace "Wally" Flegal and John Williard "Jack" Flegal; sisters, Beulah Flegal, Margaret (Thomas) O'Toole and Blanche (Thomas) Allison and his beloved wife, Janet Buti Flegal. 

As a young man, Cliff enlisted in the U.S. Navy in Dec. 1941 after the attack on Pearl Harbor. He served as a Chief Yeoman during World War II traveling to Europe and the Pacific, receiving an honorable discharge in 1945. Throughout his life he showed pride in family, city, flag and country.

Cliff, a lifelong and proud Republican was formerly active in politics as a Candidate for US Congress in 1951. He served as McKeesport City Controller, City Clerk of Council, and Chairman of the McKeesport Republican Committee. When he was in his 60’s, he retired as a Workman’s Compensation Representative for the Department of Labor and Industry where he helped retirees with benefits.

 
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Dale R. Kinkaid

February 11, 2020 |

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

Dale R. Kinkaid, age 66, of White Oak, died February 8, 2020, at the Riverside Care Center. Born on September 4, 1953, he was the son of the late Jack and Belvajean (Brady) Kinkaid.

 
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Roy E. Littleton

February 11, 2020 |

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

Roy E. Littleton, age 83, of McKeesport, died February 8, 2020, at home. Born November 19, 1936, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Edgar H.and Jeannette (Haney) Littleton and the husband of the late Suzan J. (Benish) Littleton for 58 years.

 
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Sandra Holland

February 11, 2020 |

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

Sandra (Gillen) Holland, age 77, of Dade City, FL, formerly of Clairton, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, February 10, 2020.  She was a member of New Hope Assembly of God Church in Elizabeth Twp. and was a retired manager for M & M Uniforms in Elizabeth. She enjoyed being a grandmother and great-grandmother. Born April 17, 1942 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Wayne T. and Mary D. (Bircher) Gillen. She is survived by son, Wayne (Eva) Holland of Zephyrhills, FL; grandchildren, Christopher Holland, Sarah Holland Nichols, Nicholas Holland, Alex Holland, Ashley Holland, Alora Holland Butler, Wayne D. Holland and Kasandra Holland; 14 great-grandchildren; brother, John "Jack" Gillen of Tennessee; sister, Kathy Gee of Virginia; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by son, James "Hymie" Roy Holland. There will be a memorial gathering in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Sunday, February 16, 2020, from 12 PM until the time of a memorial service at 3 PM in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Damian Schoonmaker officiating. Offer condolenes at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Raymond G. "Ray" Buchina

February 10, 2020 |

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

Raymond G. "Ray" Buchina, 61, of Greenock, passed away Saturday, February 8, 2020 at home. He was born May 12, 1958 in Clairton and was the son of the late Stephen and Helen Warhol Buchina. Ray worked for 32 years in Receiving and as a forklift driver at the Former PACE then Sam's Club in West Mifflin. He was a loving father and loved his family. Ray loved the Steelers and watched them anytime they played. 

 
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Beverly J. (Smith) Parker

February 10, 2020 |

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

Beverly J. (Smith) Parker, 71, of Glassport died Feb. 10, 2020.  She is the daughter of Robert Brown and the late Doris E. Smith.  She is survived by her beloved husband Herb Parker; daughters Heather (Dave) Langsdorf, Carrie (George) Price, Carly (Jeffrey) Westfall and Penney (Janice) Krocsko; grandchildren David, Breanna, Natalee, Paige, George, Jonah, Gabrielle, Chloe, Gavin, and Sophie; sisters Penney (Bill)  Estep and Nancy Lauderbaugh; brothers Jeff Lauderbaugh, Roy (Brenda) Lauderbaugh and Robert (Darla) Brown, Jr.; and her furry babies Katrina, Buddy and Quasar. She was preceded in death by her brother Russell Lauderbaugh.  Beverly was retired from UPMC and the Dept. of Public Welfare; was a member of the Glassport Assembly of God Church and was an avid bingo player.  Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport, Wed. from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8.  A funeral service will be held Thurs. 11:00 am in the funeral home.  Interment following Round Hill Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wojciechowski Funeral Home to help the family with the funeral.

 


Eileen M. Vlasick

February 10, 2020 |

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

Eileen M. Vlasick, 90, of North Huntingdon, passed unexpectedly on Sunday, February 9, 2020.  She was born January 3, 1930 in Wyano, a daughter of the late John and Stella (Popek) Oberc.  Eileen was a founding member of St. Agnes Church, member of Christian Mothers and helped with the church bazaar.  She worked throughout the Norwin School District for 13 years  in food services and retired in 1992.  She was very active in Boy Scouts, Norwin Band Aides, AARP Chapter #3221 and enjoyed gardening, baking and loved to travel with her husband, Tom, visiting all 50 states.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Thomas J. Vlasick; two sisters, Carol and Louise.  She was the beloved mother of two sons, Thomas Jr. and Paul; two daughters, Mary Catherine Mathis and her husband, Richard "Buddy", and Eileen A. Vlasick; grandchildren, Amy (Steve) Weyant, Steven (Brittany) Mathis; great-grandchildren, Scarlett Mathis and baby Weyant.  Family and 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 10 a.m. on Friday in St. Agnes Church.  Entombment to follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to White Oak No Kill Animal Shelter.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Cecelia A. "Cel" (Rago) Hlad

February 10, 2020 |

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

Cecelia A. “Cel” (Rago) Hlad age 92, of West Mifflin, on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at Marian Manor.  Born in Duquesne on December 19, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Joseph & Marie (Dudash) Rago.  She was a retired nurse from Magee Women’s Hospital, member of Christ the Light of the World Parish in Duquesne, past member of the former Duquesne Annex Senior Citizens, member of the former Christ the Light of the World Rosary Society & Women’s Guild, and was also a former cashier at Mann’s Bros. She was the beloved wife of Joseph G. “Whitey” Hlad for 68 years; mother of Melany Hlad of Pittsburgh, Nadine (David) Winwood of White Oak, Patrice “PT" (Paul Ludwig) Hlad of West Mifflin; Buba of Joseph Winwood of Plano, Texas and Nicholas Winwood of Manchester, New Hampshire.  She was the sister of the late Louise (late Andrew) Krasman, late Joseph (late Alicia) Rago, and late Agnes (late Michael “Kope”) Kopolovich.  Visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 11 from 2-8 p.m.  at the MALOY-SCHELIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300, where an “Angels of the Allegheny” service will be conducted at 6:30 p.m. A Blessing Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Wednesday, February 12 at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Name Church of Christ the Light of the World Parish at 10:00 a.m.  Burial will follow at Holy Trinity Cemetery, West Mifflin. A special “thank you” to Marian Manor for the compassionate care given to our mom. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Vincentian Marian Manor, 2695 Winchester Dr., Pittsburgh, PA 15220

 


Patricia (Dachille) Madden

February 10, 2020 |

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

Patricia (Dachille) Madden, age 69 of Versailles, passed away on Saturday, February 8, 2020 in UPMC McKeesport.  Born June 3, 1950 in Elizabeth, she was a daughter of Patsy and Margaret (Karchuk) Dachille.  Besides her parents, Patricia was preceded in death by her husband, the late Patrick B. Madden, who passed away July 3, 2004.  She is survived by her children Michelle (Kevin) Snyder of Elizabeth Twp. and April and Patrick S. Madden, both of Raleigh, NC; her three grandchildren: Zachary, Nicholas, and Taylor Snyder; and also nieces and nephews.

 
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James G. Dull

February 09, 2020 |

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

James G. Dull, age 69, of Carroll Twp. and formerly of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Sunday, February 9, 2020. He was a retired shift manager #1 control room at U.S. Steel Clairton Works and was a member of the Free & Accepted Masons. Born April 25, 1950 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Russell and Mary (Magaro) Dull. He is survived by sons, James V. (Tracy) Dull of Elizabeth Twp. and Jason E. (Debbie Cusick) Dull of Elizabeth Twp.; grandchildren, Lacey (Tony) Biggs of Inver Grove, MN, Alexia (Steve) Krum of Elizabeth Twp., Lyndie (Vinnie) Candelore of Charlotte, NC, Angelica (Harve Anderson) Dull of Rostraver and Lauren (Dom Giuntini) Dull of Bethel Park; great-grandchildren, AJ, Payton, Veda and Hendrix; loving companion, Carole Lewis; former spouse, Diana (Caley) Dow of Liberty Borough; sister, Anne Marie Novotni of Munhall; brothers, Russell Dull of Carnegie and Fred Dull of Forward Twp.; also nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 from Noon-2 & 4 until the hour of service at 6 PM with Pastor Jude Urso officiating. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com

 


Teresa L. Schultz

February 09, 2020 |

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

Teresa L. Schultz, age 81 of McKeesport, passed away on Friday, February 7, 2020 in Canterbury Place, Pittsburgh.  Born June 4, 1938 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Jeno and Mary (Hollis) Schmidt.  A former sales clerk at KMart in Pompano Beach, FL, besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her husband James Schultz and siblings Margaret Javorsky, and Victor, Jim, Alfred, and Wayne Schmidt.  Teresa is survived by her sister Helen Gray of McKeesport, and also nieces and nephews.

 
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Marcia A. Shaw

February 08, 2020 |

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

Marcia A. Shaw, 88, of North Huntingdon, passed away Saturday, February 8, 2020.  She was born March 22, 1931 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Hugh and Evelyn (McManus) Mitchell.  Marcia was a member of Community United Methodist Church, enjoyed Bible study and her pet Bichon Frise, Caesar, and loved being a mom and grandma.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Shaw.  She is survived by her daughters, Beverly Hall and her husband Jeff, Marlene Grasha and her husband, Steve, Sherrill Terzak; brother, Russell Mitchell and his wife, Sallie; grandchildren, Lisa (Mike) Haendler, Melissa (Zack) King, Tina (Benjamin) Bricker, Katelan (Jared) Terzak, Grant Grasha, Glenn Grasha, Jacob Terzak; and great-grandchildren, Bennie, Leah, Madelyn, Aiden and Iva.  Friends will be received from 2-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon. A funeral service will take place on Wednesday at 11  a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Golden Heights Activity Fund, 3522 Route 130, Irwin, PA  15642.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Dennis G. "Denny" Nagy

February 08, 2020 |

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

Dennis G. "Denny" Nagy, age 77 of Clairton, passed away at home on February 7, 2020.  Denny was a member of the American Legion Post # 75 of Clairton where served as Adjutant for 20 years, a past member and president of the Clairton School Board, and served in the National Guard.  Born December 4, 1942 in Clairton, he was a son of the late George and Olga (Marko) Nagy.  Denny was an electrical team leader for US Steel Clairton works and retired after 40 years.  He is survived by his wife Sheila (Delestienne) Leck Nagy; his step-children Allison (Dusan) Markovic of Clinton, TN, Denise (Troy) Coughenour of Elizabeth Twp., and James (Jennifer) Leck, Jr. of Glassport; his step-grandchildren Rachel (Andrew) Burch, Alex Kuhn, Bryer and Jordan Coughenour, and Brendan Leck; his brother David Nagy of Hollywood, FL; his sister, Alice (Jim) Takacs of Hays; and also by one step great grandchild.

 
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Claragail Winkelvoss Hammett

February 08, 2020 |

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

Claragail Winkelvoss Hammett, 88, of North Huntingdon, passed away Saturday, February 8, 2020.  She was born March 4, 1931 in New Castle, a daughter of the late Ralph and Sarah R. (Baird) Baker.  Claragail was a member of Norwin Alliance Church, Eastern Star and card club, and enjoyed knitting and crocheting.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, James Donald Winkelvoss, second husband, Edward Hammett; granddaughter, Victoria Browne; and sister, Phoebe Nylander.  She is survived by her two sons, Gary and his wife Polly of Cranberry Township, Ralph and his wife Karen of Uniontown; daughter, Lynn Browne and her husband Mike of Greensburg; grandchildren, Erin Maurer (Scott), Matthew, Heather and Joshua Winkelvoss, and Michael Browne; great-grandchildren, Rosaline, Violet and Autumn Maurer, Riley Hall, Kyiah Levtzow; and sister, Rowena Shick. Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Friday from 2 - 7 p.m.  A funeral service will be held on Saturday at 12 noon in the funeral home chapel.  Interment  to follow in Jefferson Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a hospice of your choice.   www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Richard H. Boyce

February 08, 2020 |

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

Richard H. Boyce, age 83 of Versailles, passed away at home on Thursday, February 6, 2020.  Born August 21, 1936 in Maud, OH, he was a son of the late Roy Lee and Mary Louise (Layfield) Boyce.  A self-employed general contractor, Richard was an avid golfer and member of the "Bull Chippers" at Butler's Golf Course.  He is survived by his loving wife of 26 years Terrie (Fuller) Boyce; his sons Steve (Karen) Boyce and Adam (Karen) DiMeo; his daughters Karen (Robert) Manis, Diane Rudolph, Kim Sweeney, and Kelly Sutton; his sixteen grandchildren; his eight great-grandchildren; his brother William Boyce; and also nieces and nephews.

 
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Melvin E. Hope

February 07, 2020 |

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

Melvin E Hope, age 79, of McKeesport, on Saturday, February 1, 2020.  Born in Alabama, he is the son of the late Reverend Willie P and Annie (Murray) Hope.  He is survived by a son and 2 sisters.  Services and internment were private.

 
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Susan L. (Norris) Filer

February 07, 2020 |

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

Susan L. (Norris) Filer, 68, of Pittsburgh, formerly of North Huntingdon, died Wednesday February 5, 2020. She was born May 15, 1951 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Lee and Jean (Calmus) Norris and was also preceded in death by a sister Pamela Mitall.

Susan was a caregiver in the healthcare field, but she devoted her life to raising her three children and, in recent years, “Grammy” delighted in helping to lovingly care for her five beautiful grandchildren. When not spending time with her family, she treasured time with numerous close friends, including card club, shared meals, and fun travels.

Whether family, friend, or stranger, Susan had a smile, warm hug, and kind word for every person who crossed her path. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Irwin.

 
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John D. Kyle

February 06, 2020 |

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

John D. Kyle, age 72, of White Oak, died February 4, 2020, at home. Born November 26, 1947, in Swissvale, he was the son of the late John and Ellen (Gilmore) Kyle and the partner of Maureen Rossi for 23 fantastic years

 
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Joseph Perlick-Spernak

February 06, 2020 |

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

Joseph Perlick-Spernak, age 25 of Clairton, passed away on Tuesday, February 4, 2020.  Born August 25, 1994 in Pittsburgh, he is a son of Victor Spernak and Carol (Perlick) (Victor) Sporio.  Besides his parents, he is survived by his son Milo Perlick-Spernak; his siblings Victor Perlick-Spernak, Carly Ogletree, and Savannah Sporio, all of Clairton; his grandparents John (JoAnne) Perlick of Clairton and Susan Woodward of Elizabeth; and also many nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Friends will be received in the A.J. Bekavac Funeral Home, Clairton, on Sunday, February 9, 2020 from 2 to 4 PM and 6 to 8 PM.  A Funeral Service will be held in the funeral home on Monday, February 10, 2020 at 10 AM with Pastor Jeffrey Dillinger officiating.  Procession and burial will follow to St. Clare Cemetery, Clairton.

 


Barbara Volas

February 06, 2020 |

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

Barbara Volas, age 84, of White Oak, passed away on February 3, 2020 surrounded by family and friends after a brief illness.  She was born on March 3, 1935 in Kremasti, Rhodes, Greece and is the daughter of the late Peter J. and Katerina Cantemiry Volas.  

Barbara graduated from McKeesport High School in 1952.  She attended Pratt Institute in New York.  She later earned a Bachelor of Arts in Painting from Carnegie Institute of Technology in 1963 and a Master of Fine Arts in Painting from Carnegie Institute of Technology in 1967.  Barbara lived the artist’s life.  She held adjunct professor appointments at Western College for Women, now Miami University, in Oxford, Ohio and Carnegie Mellon University.  She exhibited her work at individual, group and invitational shows throughout Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania.  Several of her paintings and prints are part of individual and corporate collections.  Barbara earned awards and commissions from the National Endowment for the Arts and Pennsylvania Council for the Arts.  Barbara will be fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews when they would visit her home, garden and studios.  

 
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Dorothy J. Shawl

February 06, 2020 |

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

Dorothy J. "D.J." Shawl, age 81, of Jefferson Hills, passed away on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at Jefferson Hospital. She was a member of the Bunola Church of the Nazarene. Born October 13, 1938 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late James and Dorothy (Biddle) Neal. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, George E. Shawl; children, Jayne Ann Fowler of Finleyville, Jim (Kim) Shawl of Lower Speers, Janis (Dan Salaj) Salka of Jefferson Hills, Nancy (the late Jeffrey) Fetchen of Bunola and George M. (Beth) Shawl of Everett; grandchildren, Jason, Justin, Jarrod, James, Julie, George, Jordan and Dakota; 13 great-grandchildren; sister, Jamee (Albert) Powell of Finleyville; also, nieces, nephews and sisters-in-law. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by grandson, Steven. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Friday, February 7, 2020 from 4-8 PM. A funeral service will take place on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 10 AM in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Ronald Doran officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, 4401 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15224. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Barbara V. James

February 06, 2020 |

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

Barbara V. James, 71, of Irwin, passed away Wednesday, February 5, 2020.  She was born, August 20, 1948 in Bloomfield, a daughter of the late Sam and Valetta (Lampe) Martin.  Barbara enjoyed knitting and crafting.  She is survived by her son, Scott R. James; daughters, Tracy Funk, Wendy Martin (Paul Bertolina); brother, Sam; sisters, Valetta, Betsy; grandchildren, Nicole, Corey, Zachary, Kaley; two great-grandchildren, Lilia and Austin; and former husband, Cyril "Butch" James.  Friends will be received from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Jack Harris

February 05, 2020 |

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

Jack Harris, age 78, of Irwin, died Tuesday, February 4, 2020.  He was born in McKeesport on September 13, 1941 and is the son of the late Martha L. Kinling Harris.  He was employed from the former Carbidie which was later purchased by Kennametal, Inc. until he retired. 

 
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LaNora Louise (Rouse) Price

February 05, 2020 |

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

LaNora Louise (Rouse) Price passed away peacefully on February 1, 2020, at her home in North Versailles after a long illness. Born July 19, 1933, in Pittsburgh to John and Margaret Rouse, LaNora grew up on the Northside, graduating from Allegheny High School in 1951. In September of that year, she married Donald Price, a marriage that lasted until his death in 2008.

LaNora worked as an operator for Bell Telephone and as a meat cutter for Kroger’s in Duquesne but retired in 1972 to be a stay-at-home mother to her daughter Dawn.

After Donald’s retirement, he and LaNora traveled extensively, visiting England, Scotland, Wales, and Italy, and finally taking their dream vacation to Egypt.

 
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Rita Fisher

February 05, 2020 |

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

Rita A. Fisher, age 94, of Swissvale, died Tuesday, February 4, 2020.  She was born on December 16, 1925, in Braddock and was the daughter of the late Davide and Elvira Petrilli Russo.  She was the wife of the late Anthony L. Fisher, Jr. who died on March 5, 2016.

 
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Nell B. McElroy

February 05, 2020 |

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

Nell B. McElroy, 87, of McKeesport, passed away Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at home. She was born July 27, 1932 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late William  and Edith (Chapman) Souders.   Nell was the wife  of  the late  Robert C. McElroy. She had worked for the former G.C. Murphy Co.

 
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James R. Miller

February 05, 2020 |

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

James R. Miller, 76, of McKeesport passed away in Kane Regional Hospital, McKeesport. He was born February 23, 1943m in McKeesport, the son of the late William and Theima Miller. Jim was a retired draftman. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brother Donald. 

According to his wishes, there was no visitation. Burial was in Grandview Cemetery, North Versailles, Pa., next to his family. Arrangments were in charge of William H. Craig Funeral Home, Inc. of McKeesport, Pa.

 


Donna Shipe

February 05, 2020 |

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

Donna Shipe, age 58, of Polk, formerly of Donora, passed away on Monday, February 3, 2020 at UPMC Northwest. She enjoyed working different jobs at Polk Center, music, dancing, and meatless spaghetti, and had an unconditional love of her family. Born April 26, 1961 in Virginia, she was a daughter of the late William and Elma (Boyce) Shipe. She is survived by nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews, cousins, and close friends at Polk Center. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Saturday, February 8, 2020 from 11 AM to 1 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to The Arc at thearc.org. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Henry F. Straw

February 05, 2020 |

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

Henry F. "RoRo" Straw, age 58 of West Mifflin and formerly of McKeesport, passed away at home on Tuesday, February 4, 2020.  Born July 22, 1961 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Henry C. and Genevieve (Luketic) Straw.  A maintenance man at Mifflin Estates in West Mifflin, Henry will be remembered for his helpfulness, generosity, and large-heartedness.  Henry is survived by his sisters Carol Ann (Michael) Himich, Diane Marie (E. Michael) Elias, and Patricia J. Krygowski, all of McKeesport; his brother Richard (Jeanne) Straw of North Huntingdon; and many uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and cousins.

 
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Kirvy Johnson

February 04, 2020 |

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

Kirvy Johnson, 66, of McKeesport died Jan. 31, 2020. He was born on July 18, 1953 to Thelma Johnson and the late John D. Johnson. He attended school at Mon Valley High.

Kirvy is survived by his loving mother, Thelma Johnson, two sisters, Loretha Johnson of Camden, NJ, Lanee (William) Height of Pennsauken, NJ; two brothers, John Johnson, Jr. of Camden, NJ, Antwan (Xiomara) Johnson of Marlton, NJ; nieces, nephews and family and friends.

 
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Robert Frank Mueller

February 04, 2020 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Robert Mueller, 73, of Clairton Pa, passed away on Monday, February 3rd, 2020 at United Hands Homecare. He was born and raised in Mt. Washington Pa on November 3, 1946 to the late Frank M, and Ruth Kerting Mueller. He is survived by his brother Bill (Nancy) Mueller, of Mt Washington, and sister in law Linda Mueller of Coraopolis, as well as many cousins and friends. Robert was preceded in death by his brother David Mueller. He enjoyed collecting many things especially records. He also was an avid animal lover of all breeds of dogs and cats. He was formerly employed by W.H.J.B of Greensburg as a radio broadcaster and announcer. Arrangements have been entrusted to S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME. A memorial service will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the funeral home to defray costs. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 


Duane "Rippy" Fawcett

February 04, 2020 |

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

Duane "Rippy" Fawcett died at his home in McKeesport, PA.

Duane was the son of the late Everitte Duane "Rip" and Catherine McGinty Fawcett. He lived most of his life in White Oak. He is survived by his sisters, Cathy Boettcher (Paul) of Leland, N.C., and Susan Yadouga (Vince) of Bethel Park, Pa. His oldest sister Donna Truesdell (Pete) preceded him in death by two months.

 
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Reuther Sinkler

February 04, 2020 |

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

Reuther Sinkler, 63, died Jan. 30, 2020. He was born May 17, 1956 in McKeesport, PA, son of the late Ruther Sinkler Jr. and Sarah Johnson Sinkler.

Surviving are his three daughters, Jalea Carter of Clairton, PA, Courtney Carter of Clairton, PA, Skylar Carter of Clairton, PA; two brothers, Lawrence Sinkler of Baltimore, MD, Craige Sinkler of Clairton, PA; sister, Catherine Sinkler of Clairton, PA; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

 
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Betty Jane (Hunt) Philipp

February 04, 2020 |

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

Betty Jane (Hunt) Philipp, age 88, of North Versailles, passed away February 3, 2020. She was born October 22, 1931 in Patton Township, a daughter of the late James and Luella Hunt. She was a long-time member of Linway United Presbyterian Church in North Versailles.

She enjoyed watching the Steelers, Penguins, and Pitt football, as well as going to bingo and dinners at the Ride and Hunt Club in North Huntingdon.

She will be greatly missed by her children, grandchildren and family dogs. She is survived by her daughters Pamela (Scott) Susan of Port Vue and Lorie (James) Moorhead of Rotonda West, Florida; grandchildren Jolene (Chris) Wilson, James (Patty) Moorhead; Mark (Shelly) Susan and Chad Susan; great grandchildren Sierra, Grant, Evelynn, Addison, James III, Savannah and Killian; and twin brother James Hunt from Kettering, Ohio.

 
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Charles “Chick” W. Schwer Jr.

February 04, 2020 |

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

Charles “Chick” W. Schwer Jr., age 72, of North Versailles, passed away February 2, 2020. He was born April 22, 1947 in Charleroi, a son of the late Charles (Genevieve) Schwer Sr.

He was a member of St. Jude the Apostle Parish in Wilmerding and owned many business in the past including the North Versailles Nursery.

He is survived by his wife of over 54 years Diane Schwer; sons Charles (Cheryl) Schwer III of Westmoreland City and Thomas (Cyndi) Schwer of East McKeesport; grandchildren Nina, Charles, Jacob and Maxwell Schwer; his father in law Daniel Santimauro; brothers Jack (Barbara) Schwer, Timothy Schwer and Patrick (Kathleen) Schwer; brother in law Daniel (Sandra) Santimauro; and nieces and nephews.

 
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Roy Vernon Stevanus

February 04, 2020 |

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

Roy Vernon Stevanus,  60, of Elizabeth Township. passed  away Sunday, February 2, 2020. He was born October 8, 1959 in McKeesport and was the son of Jane (White) Stevanus of Elizabeth Township and the late George Emmett Stevanus. Roy was a member of the Boston United Methodist Church, WMBU of Blythdale and was a social member of the Buena Vista Fire Co.  He worked for Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh. 

 
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Cameron P. Hopkin

February 04, 2020 |

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

Cameron P. Hopkin,  19, of Ruffs Dale, passed away suddenly on Sunday, February 2, 2020. He was born December 6, 2000 in Monroeville, the son of Victor and Jamie (Ruggier) Hopkin of Ruffs Dale. He was a 2019 graduate of Yough High School where he was a member of the football team, wrestling team, National Honors Society and many other clubs. He attended  Kent State University Honors College where he was a member of the Honors Leadership Academy. He was a chemistry major and had plans to use his education to positively impact as many lives as possible. Cameron was a kind, generous, gentle soul. He loved his family, his friends and great music. He touched the lives of all who knew him and will be forever missed. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his brother Wade and sister Carli Hopkin of Wexford, grandmother, Shelley Ruggier of Elizabeth Township, uncles, Wendell C. (Danette) Hopkin of Chesapeake, VA, Louis (Marcy) Hopkin of Elizabeth Township, and Jason (Heather) Ruggier of Cranberry Township, aunts, Melanie Ruggier of Elizabeth Township and Samantha (Dan) Taylor of Buena Vista, cousins, Ryan (Katie), Amanda (Chris), Jackie, Travis, Robyn, Matt, Lauren, Jacob, Max, Zach, Logan, and Chiara. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Wendell and Philomena Hopkin and Paul Ruggier. Friends are welcome Thursday, February 6, 2020 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm and Friday, February 7 from 10 am to 12 noon at the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 1638 Lincoln Way, White Oak. (412) 672-6322 Troy J. Gilbert, director.  Service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Friday at 12:00 noon, with Pastor Dennis Handley, officiating. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 


Pamela J. Kavalukas

February 04, 2020 |

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

Pamela J. Kavalukas, 70, of McKeesport, passed away on January 29, 2020 at Riverside Care Center in McKeesport after a long illness.

 
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Frances M. Ekl

February 04, 2020 |

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

After a wonderful life spent with loving family and friends, Frances Ekl, 80, passed from this earth on Sunday, February 2, 2020,  to spend eternity in the loving care of the Lord in heaven.

Born Frances Mae Bugajski on April 20, 1939  to the late Frank and Alice Jean Bugajski, she lived her entire life in Western Pennsylvania. She was married to Joseph John Ekl for nearly 60 years.

Frances graduated from Norwin High School and Westmoreland County Community College. As president of the Norwin School board for many years, she led numerous valuable programs, her favorites being the set-up of Phone-a-Friend for children and the institution of the annual senior citizen dinner now run by the NHS student council. She was a faithful member of St. Agnes Church, Christian Mothers, the GMC Motorhome Club, the International Family Motorcoach Club, and the Norwin High class reunion committee. Reading and traveling were two of her many passions. Taking Polish lessons with her father to better share their heritage was enlightening for both. With friends and relatives she traveled locally, nationally and abroad. She played cards regularly with friends in various card clubs. With her husband, cousins, and close friends, she shared delight and excitement when visiting various casinos.

In addition to her parents, Frances was predeceased by her husband Joe (Jack) Ekl, her sister Marilyn Nagel and her brother James Bugajski.

Frances is survived by children Debra Popelas (Kenneth), Joseph Ekl (Victoria), Randy Ekl (Maxine), Robert Ekl (Donna); grandchildren Timothy Ekl (Catherine Owen), Brian Popelas, Adam Ekl, Spencer Ekl, Laura Ekl, Emily Ekl,  Keith Ekl, Justin Ekl; siblings Delores Jean Pedder, Frank Bugajski; sister-in-law Kathy Bugajski; many nieces, nephews, cousins.

Visitation is scheduled Thursday, February 6th,  6 to 8 pm, Friday,  February 7th, 2 to 4 pm and 6 to 8 pm at James Shirley Funeral Home, North Huntingdon, Pa. A Mass of Christian burial will take place in St. Agnes Church on Saturday, February 8th at 10 am with interment at Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Norwin Public Library or the benefit of the senior citizen dinner.  Envelopes will be available during visitations.

 


Stella B. Bielic

February 03, 2020 |

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

Stella B. Bielic, 98, of White Oak, passed away Saturday, February 1, 2020. She was born June 10, 1921 in McKeesport, daughter of the late Jan and Bertha (Szpunar) Bielic. She is survived by her sister-in-law, Maryalice Bielic, nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Services are private and arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Olive Jane Swackhammer

February 03, 2020 |

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

Olive "Ollie" Jane Swackhammer, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 2, 2020.  She was born May 7, 1938 to James and Viola Patterson in Pittsburgh.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel Swackhammer; brothers, Donald, John, Edward, Thomas; and sisters, Dorothy Mesko and Irene Lewis.  She was the loving mother of Daniel Jr. (Barbara), Randy (Lydia), Jeffrey (Dawn), Tammy Harkovich, Keith (Debbie) Swackhammer and Tracey (John) Diroll.  She was an endearing grandmother to Steven Swackhammer, JP Diroll, Jeffrey Swackhammer, Randy Swackhammer, Michelle Mandery, Timothy Swackhammer, Eric Bittner, Matthew Swackhammer, Samantha Duran, Sarah Harkovich, Hailey McLindon, Austin Diroll, Keith and Addison Swackhammer; and brother, James Patterson.  She is survived by 16 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews; and her beloved Sweet Pea.  Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  A funeral service will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Interment to follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Westmoreland County Food Bank.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Elizabeth M. “Beth” Sabo

February 02, 2020 |

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

Elizabeth M. “Beth” Sabo age 97, of West Mifflin, on Saturday, February 1, 2020, at home.  Daughter of the late Earl & Ann (Gwynn) Lloyd, she was the former owner of a ceramic business and a hairdresser and a member of Faith Lutheran Church in White Oak.  She was the beloved wife of the late Stephen A. Sabo for 71 years ; mother of the late Gene Stephen Sabo; and sister of the late Thomas Lloyd, late William Lloyd and late Daisy Valiquette.  She is survived by sister-in-law Charlotte (late John) Rezes; nephew John Rezes; niece Suzanne Koribanic; and grand nephew Brandon Schnelzer. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at the MALOY-SCHELIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300, where a funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m., with Pastor Michael Ryan officiating.  Burial will follow in Jefferson Memorial Park.

 


Sandra Jean "Sandy" Rook

February 02, 2020 |

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

Sandra Jean "Sandy" Rook,  80, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Friday, January 31, 2020. She was born December 6, 1939 in Charleroi and was the daughter of the late Lloyd E. and Marie (Geiger) Hails. Sandy was a member of St. Michael Parish in Elizabeth Township and was a retired Realtor for Wilson Baum / Howard Hanna.

 
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Robert Michael Saunders

February 02, 2020 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Obituary

Robert Michael Saunders, 67, died January 29, 2020 at home in McKeesport, Pa. Known affectionately as “Banjo,” he was born December 23, 1952 in Homestead, Pa.

He was the son of Taft Saunders and Elizabeth Krista and  the third of five children. He was educated in the Homestead Public School System. As a young adult, Banjo would go on to work side jobs such as roofing and other small hands-on jobs. He also enjoyed acting. On April 2, 2002, Banjo married Mathilda Jones of Homestead.

Along with his brother Richard (Rick), he was seen in the movie “Dawn of the Dead,” where he would play a major role as a zombie.

A drummer who loved heavy metal rock, Banjo and his brother Rick joined several bands and performed at many shows and local venues, and was a devoted fan of pro wrestling.

 
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Linda Gerstner Sendek

February 01, 2020 |

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

Linda Gerstner Sendek of White Oak, Pennsylvania passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, January 30, 2020 at the age of 69. She was born on March 31, 1950 and is the daughter of the late Herbert and Mary Polly Gerstner.

 
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