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Donna Bowers

August 31, 2020 |

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

Donna (Snyder) Bowers, age 82, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Sunday, August 30, 2020 at home. She was a member of First Evangelical Free Church in McKeesport, where she was a member of the Ladies White Cross Missionary Society. She was a volunteer at Elizabeth Boro Clergy Food Bank and a former member of Elizabeth Wesleyan Church. Born December 21, 1937 in Star Junction, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Faye (Askey) Snyder. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, H. Glenn Bowers Jr.; children, Pastor Charles (Rosella) Bowers of Morgantown, WV, Stephen (Sarah) Bowers of Clarkson, KY and Edward Bowers of Greenock; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren;  sisters, Judy Armstrong of Confluence and Sandy Martinelli of Elizabeth Twp.; also, nieces and nephews.

 
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Genre Vincent Pecora

August 31, 2020 |

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

Genre Vincent Pecora, 78, of North Huntingdon, passed away Sunday, August 30, 2020 at his home.  He was born July 23, 1942 in Wilkinsburg, PA, a son of the late Genre Paul and Rose Marie (Primavera) Pecora.  Vince was the owner and operator of Pecora Flooring and was very passionate about his family, his business and his country.  In his spare time he enjoyed golfing.  He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Donna Day Pecora; children, Daunette Baker and her husband, John, Vincent Pecora and his wife, Brenda, Dante Pecora and his wife, Carla, Todd Hook and his wife, Julie; sister, Antoinette Capo; grandchildren, Kaitlynn (Ricky) Boyer, James Baker, Genre Baker, Vincent Pecora, Gionna Baker, Avery Pecora, Ava Pecora; great-grandchildren, Gideon Boyer, Eden Boyer, Lacey Hook and Cameron Hook.

 
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Tracy Ann (DeFelice) Henricksen

August 31, 2020 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Alfieri Funeral Home

Tracy Ann (DeFelice) Henricksen passed on August 28, 2020 at the age of 47. Tracy was the devoted wife of Justin P. Henricksen; loving mother of Steven Thompson, adoring grandmother of 2.  She was preceded in passing by her father, Joseph DeFelice and brother, Joseph DeFelice II. In addition to her husband, son and grandchildren, Tracy is survived by her mother, Rose (Garbowski) Smith, sister, Kristy Blitch, numerous nieces nephews and friends. Tracy loved dogs and doing all kinds of crafts. Family and friends are welcome in the Alfieri Funeral Home, Inc., 201 Marguerite Ave, Wilmerding, PA 15148, 412-824-4332, on Wednesday from 4pm to 8pm. Due to current health restrictions, only 25 people are allowed in the funeral at a time, masks are required. Please visit us at www.alfierifuneralhome.com for online condolences.

 


Edward William Eversole

August 30, 2020 |

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

 

Edward William Eversole, 69, of McKeesport, passed away Saturday, August 29, 2020. He was born August 27, 1951 in Keyser, WV, and was the son of Beatrice (Miller) Eversole of Glassport and the late Olen B. Eversole, Sr.

 
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Donald W. Morrison

August 30, 2020 |

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

Donald W. Morrison, age 73 of North Huntingdon died August 29, 2020 at his home. He was born June 5, 1947 in Philadelphia, Pa,, a son of the late William and Florence Morrison. Prior to his retirement, Don was a special education teacher for the Norwin School District where he was also the the Norwin middle school girl's volleyball coach. Don was very active in both the Norwin and Irwin Rotary clubs serving his community. He was a graduate of Clarion University and an avid golfer. He is survived by his beloved wife, Jeanne Berkoben Morrison, one son, Patrick and his wife April, one daughter Amanda Maderas, one sister, Denise Craver, two grandchildren, Valin and Kieren Morrison. Memorial contributions may be made to the Irwin Rotary Club in memory of Don. 414 Main Street, Irwin, Pa. 15642. James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, Pa 15642 www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 
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Gregory S. Hammons

August 30, 2020 |

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

Gregory S. Hammons was born on February 8, 1958 in McKeesport, Pennsylvania. He was the son of Marion Ramseur Hammons and the late Lee Cornelius Hammons.

Herk or Herky as he was affectionately known by his family and friends graduated from Clairton High School in Clairton, Pennsylvania. During his high school years, he was outstanding in sports, gaining a spot on the Junior and High School football, basketball, and baseball teams.  Following his love of art and drawing, he also attended the Art Institute in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Soon after, he was employed at United States Steel Clairton Works, and the City of Clairton Street Department. 

Herk had a strong passion for music, singing and dancing, so much so, during the 70’s he and a few of his friends formed a local band.  Herk had a great love for people, a kind heart, and was very personable, he made friends easily. He was always willing to give anyone the shirt off his own back.

 
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Janet Mae (Klinek) Peila

August 30, 2020 |

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

Janet Mae (Klinek) Peila, age 85, of Greensburg passed away Thursday, August 27, 2020. She was born February 17, 1935 in McKeesport, the daughter of the late John Sr. and Ethel Klinek. She enjoyed playing for an international softball team while living in Florida and spending time with family.

 
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Frederick Weber

August 30, 2020 |

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

Frederick W. Weber, 87, of North Huntingdon, died Wednesday, August 26, 2020, at home surrounded by family. He was born May 3, 1933 in Pittsburgh, a son of the late William and Katherine (Domiano) Weber and was also preceded in death by a brother Kerry Weber.

Fred retired as Maintenance Supervisor of Kennywood Park, West Mifflin, where he was employed for 51 years.

He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Irwin, Shidle Lodge 601, F. & A.M., Irwin, the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Pittsburgh, and Syria Temple, Pittsburgh. He was a volunteer of Norwin Area Meals On Wheels and enjoyed yard work and taking care of his flower beds.

 
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Andrea M. Long

August 29, 2020 |

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

Andrea M. (Bodnar) Long, 78, of West Mifflin died peacefully on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 in Meadowbrook Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Bethel Park. Born in Duquesne, October 28, 1941, she was the daughter of the late Andrew "Bruff" and Clara (Horgas) Bodnar. She was a retired baker at the former Duquesne Village Foodland. She is survived a son, Timothy Long, a daughter Deborah Long, two grandchildren, Alan and Jamie Long, two great grandchildren, Chase and Mason Ferretti, and several cousins.

 
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Mary Ann "Beebo" (Capul) Lewis

August 29, 2020 |

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

Mary Ann "Beebo" (Capul) Lewis, age 86 of Clairton, passed away at her daughter's home surrounded by her loving family.  Born January 5, 1934 in Baltimore, MD, she was a daughter of the late Louis and Teresa (Pasquerell) Capul.  A retired medical secretary for UPMC Children's Hospital, Mary Ann was an active member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish in Clairton.  She is survived by her husband of 63 years (together for 70 years) Robert Lewis; her children Brian (Leslie) Lewis of Chicago, IL, Lori (Donald) Mason of Homestead, and Paul (Pamela) Lewis of Mentor, OH; her grandchildren Blake, Payton, Ethan, Cole, Ben, John, and Riley; her siblings Loretta Valvo, Frances Lawson, Irene Rossi, and Terese and Mark Capul; her stepmother Carole Capul; and also nieces and nephews.  Besides her parents, Mary Ann was preceded in death by her siblings Joan Kutscher, Louise Lewis, and Anthony Capul.  

 
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Mark Moody

August 29, 2020 |

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

Mark Moody, age 59, of McKeesport, PA, died Monday, August 17, 2020. He was born in McKeesport on June 14, 1961 and is the son of the James and Naomi Ward Moody.

 
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Edward B. Cornes

August 29, 2020 |

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

Edward B. Cornes, age 80 of Addison, Pa died August 27, 1920 in Allegheny Valley Hospital. He was born October 16, 1939 in Trafford, a son of the late Edward and Agnes Cornes. In addition to his parents, Ed was preceded in death by his son Jeff. He was a graduate of both Clarion and Washington and Jefferson College with a Masters Degree in Education. He is survived by his son Scott and his wife Kathy, one daughter, Wakako Maeda, niece Nikki Scheafnocker and her husband Kevin, great niece and nephew, Alex and Sofia. There will be no public visitation. James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, Pa in charge of arrangments.

 


Eleanor M. Iwinski

August 28, 2020 |

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

Eleanor M. Iwinski, 80, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday, August 28, 2020 at Mountain View Senior Living. She was born, May 28, 1940 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late John and Anna (Michlovic) Badzgon. Prior to her retirement, Eleanor was an engineer for Westinghouse. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, Irwin, Women at the Well Prayer Group and AAUW - American Assoc. of University Women. She enjoyed knitting, tutoring math and belonged to the Thyme for Herbs group. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, David Iwinski; brothers, Raymond and Albert Badzgon; and sister, Frances Zoscak. She is survived by her two sons, Dave and his wife Melissa, Tom and his wife Leah; daughter, Dianne DelBene and her husband Frank; brother, Elmer Badzgon and his wife, Joan; sister, Aggie Eicher; and six grandchildren Kessara, Aaron, Jacob, Joseph, Nicole and Mario. Friends will be received on Sunday from 2-7 p.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Irwin. Interment to follow at Mars Hill Cemetery. Please support President Donald Trump in the upcoming election. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com  

 


Milan Samuel Washowich

August 27, 2020 |

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

Milan Samuel Washowich, 80, of Plum, formerly of McKeesport, passed away Wednesday, August 26, 2020. He was born April 16, 1940 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Louis and Nellie (Bocek) Washowich. Milan was retired banking manager for Western Pennsylvania National Bank, which would later become PNC for many years and was a former member of St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church, where he previously served as an altar server. He was a proud member of The McKeesport Lions Club, The Port Vue Seniors and The Archer Hill Bowling league. He was a softball player for many years for McKeesport on the Equibank team of The Steel Valley League and also played basketball every Wednesday night at the former Turner's gym in McKeesport. 

 
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Sally A. Williams

August 27, 2020 |

By willig | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Crematory

Sally A. Williams, age 55, of McKeesport, died August 26, 2020, at UPMC McKeesport. Born May 23, 1965, in Mckeesport, she was the daughter of Mary Holden and the late Lawrence Craig.

Sally worked as a CNA at the former Liberty Manor Nursing Home until her illness would no longer allow her. She took great pride in caring for her children and home. Sally enjoyed camping, music, and taking long car rides.

In addition to her mother, Sally is survived by her partner Erik Bachman, Sr.;  husband, Robert Williams; children, Amanda (Sean) Fine of White Oak, Megan (William) Gumpher of Finleyville, Bobbie Jo Williams of Christy Park, Matthew Williams of West Newton, Zachary, and Cole Bachman both of Versailles Borough; grandchildren, Isabella, Aiden, Kristin, Madrix, Kaydence, and Keira; siblings, Lawrence Craig, Sr., Mary Lou Wilson, and Hope (Robert) Ross of McKeesport; also many nieces and nephews.

 
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Angela Rose “JoJo” Angotti Jenkins

August 27, 2020 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Angela Rose “JoJo” Angotti Jenkins, 66, of Clairton, passed away on Friday, August 21st, 2020 at Jefferson Hospital. She was born in McKeesport on May 27th, 1954 to the late Joseph and Arcolina “Carole” Folino Angotti. Angela was the loving wife of forty-six years to Richard D. Jenkins, of Clairton.

She is survived by her daughter Gina (Jason) Collins, of Baldwin, her son Richard Joseph Jenkins, of Clairton, grandchildren Dejah Jenkins, Nikko Jenkins, and Gisele Jenkins, step-granddaughter, Janessa Collins, sisters, Paula Gori, of Jefferson, Sandy Smaniotto, of Uniontown, Debbie (Earl) Klechner, of Peters Township and dog Midnight. She was a member of the St Clare of Assisi Parish, in Clairton.

 
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Mary Loretta Evanko

August 27, 2020 |

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

Mary Loretta Evanko,  76, of Elizabeth Township, formerly of Versailles, passed away, Thursday, August 20, 2020 . She was born December 21, 1943 in Port Vue and was the daughter of the late Michael and Anna May (Kyne) Bilak. She was the wife of the late John Richard Evanko, Sr., who passed away August 10, 2019. Mary was a member of St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, McKeesport. She is survived by her son, Michael J. Evanko of Ashburn, VA,  grandchildren, Christopher (Jena) Evanko, Mandy Evanko, Kasey Evanko, and Griffin Evanko, great-grandchildren, Wes Evanko and Hannah Ivey, and nieces and nephews.

 
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Dorothy Frances Beech

August 27, 2020 |

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

Dorothy Frances Beech, age 93 of Port Vue, died on Friday, August 21, 2020. She was born in Munhall, PA, on October 1, 1926 and is the daughter of the late Stephen and Theonnia Medvid Miller.

 
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Dolores Jean “Hilo” Bradley Hughes

August 26, 2020 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Dolores Jean “Hilo” Bradley Hughes, 74, of Glassport, formerly of Centre Alabama, Versailles and Clairton,  passed away on Tuesday, August the 25th 2020 at Jefferson Hospital.

She was born in McKeesport on September 6th 1945 to the late Alfred James and Bessie Smith Bradley. Dolores Hughes was the loving wife of 56 years to Joseph R. Hughes Sr. She is survived by her daughter Cynthia Marie (Sydney) Walton of McKeesport, sons Joseph R. (Zita) Hughes Jr. of Glassport, and Damian R. (Dawn) Hughes of Fruithurst Alabama, grandchildren Jesse, Brandon, Christopher, Nikki, and Anna, great-grand-children Brandon Jr, Breylon, Angelina, Aryana, and Ryliegh, brothers Thomas Bradley of West Elizabeth, Arthur Bradley of Rostraver, John Bradley of Pittsburgh, and William (Michelle) Bradley of Arizona.

 
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William L. Dewyer

August 26, 2020 |

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

 William L. "Bill" Dewyer,  86, of McKeesport, passed away Wednesday, August 26, 2020. He was born June 29, 1934 in McKeesport and was the son of the late John and Molly (Garfinkle) Dewyer. He was the husband of the late Carol B. Dwyer who passed away March 9, 2008.

 
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Linda English Jerome

August 26, 2020 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Linda English Jerome, 59, of Clairton, formerly of North Versailles, passed away on Tuesday, August the 25th, 2020 at UPMC McKeesport Hospital. She was born in Pittsburgh on June 29th, 1961 to the late Alfred and Ruth Merriman English. Linda Jerome was the loving wife of 37 years to Henry Jerome, of Clairton. She is survived by her son Matthew Jerome, of Clairton, brother John (Lori) English of Orlando, sisters Gail (Gary) Oskin, of Liberty Boro, and Pamela Burnsworth, of Glassport, nieces Melissa Naglreiter, Heather Shotts, Kali English, nephews, Jeffrey and Robert Burnsworth, one great-nephew and three great-nieces. She was a member of the St. Clare of Assisi Parish in Clairton. She enjoyed reading novels and doing charity and volunteer work. Arrangements have been entrusted to S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th St, Clairton, PA 15025. A service will take place at a later date. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 


Crystal Shoffner Hall

August 26, 2020 |

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

Crystal Shoffner Hall, 56, died August 17, 2020. She was born September 29, 1963 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Crystal was the daughter of Alonzo Hall and Greta Elizabeth Ball-Hall. Crystal was affectionately known as Crys.

Elder Crystal leaves behind but will remain in the hearts of her brother Curtis Hall, Sr., nephew (son) Curtis, Jr. and his dedicated wife Renisha, their children Skylar, Rashiya, Rihanna, and little Crystal Hall; fun loving cousins (too many to name) and a host of relatives and friends.

 
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Richard P. “Ricky” Tucker

August 26, 2020 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Alfieri Funeral Home

Richard P. “Ricky” Tucker, 67, died suddenly on Saturday, August 22, 2020. Ricky was the beloved son of Joann (nee Seaman) Tucker Frank “Bucky” (wife Jean) Tucker. Devoted father of Dana (Bill) McDonald and Rich (Tina) Tucker. Adoring grandfather of Shayna, Torie, Haley, Nathan and Alivia.

He is also survived by his siblings Gary (Tacy) Tucker and Sharon (Jim) Dunbar, former spouse Annamarie Tucker, numerous nieces and nephews, his special friend Kenny Kochis as well as many other friends. Ricky loved his family more than anything.

He enjoyed working on cars and helping others. He was always ready to help anyone with anything they needed. Ricky was a former member of the Wilmerding Fire Dept. and a life member of the Ukrainian Club in Wilmerding. He was a retired maintenance man for the East Allegheny School District.

Ricky was loved by so many and will be deeply missed.

 
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Leo Love

August 26, 2020 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Alfieri Funeral Home

Leo Love, 79, of North Versailles Twp. died August 24, 2020. He was born on May 23, 1941 a son of the late William and Katherine Love. Leo was the beloved husband of the late Margaret “Peggy” Love. Dad of Jeff Love and John Love. Grandfather of Zachary and Dillon and great grandfather of Delaynie.

Brother of Ronald (Vivian) Love, Richard (Lori) Love, Katherine (John) Wheeler. Leo is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Leo was a faithful and active member of Holy Angels Church in Wilmerding along with his late wife. He also enjoyed gardening, hunting, a good beer and the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirates.

 
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Gerald F. Koebler Jr.

August 26, 2020 |

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

Gerald F. Koebler Jr., age 77, of Elizabeth Twp., formerly of Manor, passed away on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at UPMC Presbyterian. He was a retired electrician at General Motors Fisher Body in West Mifflin.

He was a Navy veteran having served during the Vietnam War on the guided missile destroyer the USS Charles F. Adams DG-2. He was a friend of Bill W. and anyone else who needed someone to listen, an avid hunter and fisherman, and a master of all trades.

He was first in his class in electronics at Great Lakes Electronics in Michigan. Born April 14, 1943 in Greensburg, he was a son of the late Gerald F. Koebler Sr. and the late Alice C. (Hohman) Koebler. He is survived by daughters, Erin (Tom) Koebler of Longmeadow, MA and Alison (Joe) Koebler of Verona; grandchildren, Aidan, Ryan and Nolan; long-time partner with whom he resided, Geraldine A. Corbett and her family; brother, Mark (Betty) Koebler of Penn Hills; also, nieces, nephews and cousins.

 
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Charles E. Telli

August 26, 2020 |

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

Charles E. Telli, age 67, of White Oak, PA, died Thursday, August 20, 2020. He was born in Braddock, on Wednesday, April 22, 1953 and is the son of the late Emil W. and Sara J. Shilling Telli, and the Husband of the late Betty Ann Telli. He worked over 40 years as track maintenance for U.S. Steel. He was a past fire chief and lifetime member of White Oak #1 Fire Company, a firefighter with North Braddock #1, and a member of the White Oak American Legion.

 
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Mary C. Stipetich

August 26, 2020 |

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

Mary C. Stipetich age 62, of Munhall, formerly of Duquesne, passed away on August 25, 2020 at home. Born in Pittsburgh on December 9, 1957, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Michael and Alberta “Bess” (Lynch) Stipetich.  She was a retired pharmacy tech at CVS in Duquesne and Swissvale, a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish-Holy Name Church and enjoyed crocheting and taking pictures.

She was the sister of Joseph J. (Susan M.) Stipetich of Irwin and Carol (Garret) Shroads of Duquesne; aunt of Joey Stipetich of Irwin, Nicole (Korky) Zimmerman of N. Huntingdon and Nathan R. (Jen) Stipetich of Jeannette; great aunt of Aubrie Zimmerman, Ellie Stipetich and Logan Stipetich.

She is also survived by her aunt Amelia “Aunt Sis” (late Russell) Gray of Plum Boro and cousins. 

 

 
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Phyllis Lichtenstein

August 25, 2020 |

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

Phyllis Lichtenstein, age 88, of White Oak, died Monday, August 24, 2020. She was born in Pittsburgh on October 26, 1931 and is the daughter of the late Ben and Gertrude and the wife of the late Herb Lichtenstein.

 
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Michael Hrizo

August 25, 2020 |

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

Michael L. Hrizo, age 69 of Port Vue, died August 11, 2020, at UPMC McKeesport. Born March 22, 1951, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Michael and Laura (Pobojeski) Hrizo and the husband of Cynthia (Spiegel) Hrizo.

 
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Darryl Marlon Harper

August 24, 2020 |

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

Darryl Marlon Harper was born on August 18, 1950, to the late Chester and Joretta (Gaither) Harper in Plainfield, New Jersey. Darryl peacefully passed away surrounded by his loved ones, at UPMC Shadyside Hospital, on August 18, 2020, which was his 70th birthday. 

Darryl’s family moved to McKeesport, Pennsylvania in the early 1950s.  His family attended at Bethlehem Baptist Church in McKeesport where Darryl was baptized at the age of 12.  Darryl attended McKeesport Area High School and graduated valedictorian in 1968.  While in high school, he met the love of his life Valerie Lloyd at Roller Rink, when she was just 15 years old.  He was particularly enamored by her tight pants. 

Her father would not allow them to date until she was 16.  On Valerie’s 16th birthday, the persistent Darryl knocked on the Lloyd family door and asked permission to take Valerie on a date.  (Darryl wanted to take Valerie to the drive-in movies on this first date.  Her father granted permission, but insisted that Valerie wear pants.) Three years later they were married on September 4, 1971. They enjoyed a loving marriage for the past almost 49 years.

 
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James Elliott Payne

August 24, 2020 |

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

James Elliott Payne, 77, of McKeesport was born on October 14, 1942, to the late James McRuby and Alberta (Swaney) Payne in Elizabeth, PA. James passed away on August 19, 2020, in his home. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Jean Edward Payne, three sons, Dewayne, Anthony, Mark Payne, and brother, George Payne.  

James is survived by his daughters, Myra  Payne-Greene, Kimberly Payne, Robin Payne of Hampton, VA, Deitra Payne of Suitland, MD, Savana Little John of San Francisco, CA; sons, James  Payne, Jr. of Pittsburgh, Scott Payne of Cleveland, OH, Kymani McNelis of McKeesport; 24 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; sister, Ruby Armella-Payne (Chester) Walker of McKeesport; brothers, Carl Payne of San Francisco, CA, Kenneth Payne of McKeesport; nieces, nephews, cousins, and numerous friends.

 
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Geraldine R. Rusnak

August 24, 2020 |

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

Geraldine R. Rusnak age 83, of Duquesne, passed away on August 24, 2020, at home. Born in Bunola on October 25, 1936, she was the daughter of the late John & Martha (Jenkins) Crocci.  Geraldine loved her family and her grandchildren and enjoyed cooking.  She was the wife of the late George Rusnak; mother of Eleanor (Martin “Marty”) Steimer of Elizabeth Twp., Denise (Eric) Pommer of Duquesne, Elizabeth “Beth” (Chris Lengyel) Rusnak of Pittsville, David Rusnak of Duquesne, Diane (Thomas) Rusnak of Duquesne, the late Dale Rusnak and the late Darla (Late Ken) Ference; grandmother of Joe Lengyel, Brian Steimer, Kathryn Stasko, Michelle Lengyel, Kelsey Ference, Sara Pommer and Leah Williams; great grandmother of Leo Stasko, Holly Stasko, Liam Ference and Emberly Patterson; sister of Nina Trappen of McKeesport, Martha Lowry of Ohio; predeceased by brothers and sisters Ambrose Crocci, John & Francis McClelland, Cecelia, Patricia, Josephine & Jane. 

 
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Joseph G. “Joe” Kirch

August 24, 2020 |

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

Joseph G. “Joe” Kirch age 86, of West Mifflin, passed away on August 23, 2020, at home.  Born in Redstone Twp. on July 15, 1934, he was the son of the late Steve & Mary (Tekely) Krch.  

Joe was a kind, thoughtful, smart, successful man who rose from humble roots to build a wonderful life for himself and his family.  He was a devout Christian and beloved by many friends, family members, fellow parishioners at Holy Trinity Church of St. Thomas the Apostle, fellow Elks, work colleagues and customers, and those lucky enough to be on his team at the SS Peter & Paul bowling league.  Joe was an accomplished bowler, honing his craft and bowling an 808 series with two 300 games at the age of 74.

He served his community as a volunteer firefighter and ambulance driver in his younger years and served our country when he was called upon to join the US Army in Japan to wind down operations after the Korean War.

In the Army, he refined his heavy machinery skills, which he then translated into his civilian career at Beckwith Machinery.  During his 21 years there, he rose to the level of Service Manager — one clients often asked for by name.  He later identified a great opportunity to build his own business in mining, in which he was successful.

During retirement he set out on cross-country RV adventures and plane trips with family, excited to see a wide swath of this country he loved.  At home, he kept up a steady calendar of golf and visits with friends and served the Lincoln Place Elks for two back-to-back years as a popular Exalted Ruler.

Despite all his hard work, adventures, penchant for golf and bowling, and his generous tendency to donate his time and skills to good causes, he always had time for his family. 

He doted on Cecelia “Tillie” (Gmutza) Kirch, his beloved wife of 66 years; children Terry of Huntingdon Beach, CA., Dianne (Douglas) Baxter of Bethel Park and late Joelle Kirch (husband Robert survives) Preksta of Jefferson Hills; granddaughters Brittani Baxter (Dale Taylor), Kelsi (Nate Ward) Baxter, Courtney (BJ) Yot; great grandchildren Will & Jamie Yot; brothers & sisters Kay Slagle of Richeyville, Helen (Leonard) Karpel of New Salem, Margaret Spishock of New Salem, Edward (Grace) Krch of Conneaut, OH; deceased brothers and sisters John, Steve, and Paul Krch, Mildred King and Mary Kveder; and extended family including nieces and nephews. He and Tillie were their granddaughters’ favorite babysitters, spoiling them rotten with love, meals, and adventures big and small.

Joe was incredibly dependable.  He set an example of taking pride in his work, doing the job right, and not being satisfied until the job was done.  He made this world a decidedly better place for 86 years before the Lord called him home with a “job well done.”  His positive presence and kind spirit will be sorely, sorely missed, but we know he lives on through the legacy and good deeds of his family and friends, and the work ethic he instilled in his children and grandchildren.  A lifetime of positive memories live in the hearts of those lucky enough to know and love him.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 27, 2020 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 15110, 412-466-3300, where a blessing service will be held at 11:30 a.m. followed by a mass of Christian Burial at 12 noon in Holy Trinity Church, West Mifflin, with the Rev. Nick Mastrangelo officiating.  Burial will follow in Holy Trinity Cemetery with Military Honors. The funeral mass will be live-streamed on the funeral home website: www.maloy-schleiferfuneralhome.com  Due to COVID-19 restrictions, visitation will be limited to 25 people in the funeral home at one time and masks must be worn.

 


Glen T. Bowen

August 24, 2020 |

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

Glen T. Bowen, age 95, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Sunday, August 23, 2020 at Allegheny General Hospital. He was a retired insurance agent for Metropolitan Life and a former self-employed stone mason and brick layer. He was an Army veteran serving during World War II. A member of Round Hill Presbyterian Church in Elizabeth Twp., he enjoyed walking and working outdoors. Born August 31, 1924 in Elizabeth Twp., he was a son of the late Edward I. and Sarah (Summerville) Bowen and husband of the late Marilyn Y. "Molly" (Niskosky) Bowen. He is survived by daughter, Linda (Neal) Hartranft of Allentown; son, G. Thomas (Carolyn Burke) Bowen of Elizabeth Twp.; grandchildren, Holly (Micah) Lessey, Amy Hartranft, Laurie Hartranft, Joel Hartranft, Kali Sue (Stephen) Yuhas; great-grandchild, Weston Yuhas; brother, Donald Bowen of Rostraver; also, nieces and nephews.

 
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Jason K. Brokenbek

August 24, 2020 |

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

Jason K. Brokenbek, 48, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, August 24, 2020 in Jefferson Regional Hospital. He was born August 15, 1972 in Pittsburgh, a son of James and Mary Ann (Hunter) Brokenbek . Jason worked in the waterproofing and construction industry. He enjoyed riding motorcycles, wood carving, hunting, fishing and was a sketch and tattoo artist. He is survived by his daughter, Cora Byrne and her husband, Justin; grandson, Hunter John Byrne; and twin sister, Amy Brokenbek.

 
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Robert N. Krauth

August 24, 2020 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Robert N. Krauth, born April 21, 1937 in Pittsburgh went to sleep on Aug. 24, 2020.  He was preceded in death by his parents Norman and Henrietta Krauth; brothers Dick, Al and Dave and sisters Ginny and Peggy.  He is survived by his beloved wife LaWanda (McDonald) Muscante Krauth and loved by his adopted Muscante family; brothers Fred and Tom and sisters Maryanne and Sister Leah and many nieces and nephews.  Bob was a member of the River City Church, formerly known as the Glassport Assembly of God, where he served as a Deacon and also served in the US Airforce.  Friends will be received at the Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport on Sunday from 2 to 6, at which time a memorial service will be held at 6:00 pm with Rev. Patrick Pugh.  Due to Covid 19 the family requests social distancing and masks be worn.  They also request no flowers, as that was Bob's wishes.

 


Joan S. Bellavance

August 24, 2020 |

By willig | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Crematory

Joan “Sexy” Bellavance, 85 “forever 39” of Elizabeth (formerly of Clairton) Pennsylvania, passed away on August 21, 2020.  Joan was a lifetime parishioner and pillar of the Ascension of Our Lord Byzantine Catholic Church, a member of the  Jefferson Hospital Community Health Counsel, former secretary for Clairton City School District and account servicer for Pittsburgh and New England Trucking Company, as well as an avid Trump supporter.

 
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Robert W. Baker

August 24, 2020 |

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

Robert W. Baker, age 86 of North Huntingdon died August 23, 2020 at his home. He was born March 26, 1934 in Pittsburgh, Pa., a son of the late John Francis and Sarah Ann Good Baker. Prior to his retirement, Robert was a steelworker for U.S. Steel. He attended St. Agnes Church, was an avid hunter and enjoyed watch IRL race cars with his grandson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters. He is survived by his beloved wife, Gloria Williams Baker, two sons, Robert W. Baker Jr., and his wife Kelly, John E. Baker and his wife Dawnette, two daughters, Kathleen Rebarnick and her husband Mike, Kelly Hayden and her husband Jon, 9 grandchildren, Michael Rebarnick and his wife Melissa, Gayle Hughes and her husband Keith, Jayna Miller and her husband Carl, Jaymee Merchant, Billy and Katie Hayden, James, Genre and Gionna Baker, 4 great grandchildren, Keilynn and Logen Hughes, Emma and Michael Rebarnick. Burial will take place at Long Run Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Hospital or Children’s Hospital Free Care Fund. James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike North Huntingdon in charge of arrangements. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Michael N. Kovalyak

August 23, 2020 |

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

Michael N. Kovalyak, age 80 of Clairton, passed away on Friday, August 21, 2020.  Born February 28, 1940 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late John and Mary Kovalyak.   US Army Veteran and Reservist, Michael Mike worked in supermarkets all his life, starting in Clairton at the former A & P and then retiring from Bartolotta’s as an assistant manager in their Glassport and Duquesne stores.  Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his brothers George, Paul,. and Dr. John Kovalyak.  Michael is survived by his siblings Betty Trepanowski of White Oak, Mary Zaken of Elizabeth, Ann Chargo of St. Petersburg, FL, Joseph Kovalyak of Palm Coast, FL, and James Kovalyak of Easley, SC; and also several nieces and nephews.

 
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Harry H Holmes, Jr.

August 23, 2020 |

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

Harry H. Holmes, Jr.
Age 67, of Dravosburg, on Thursday, August 20, 2020.
Beloved husband and best friend of 32 years to Kathy (Sinay) Holmes;
Devoted father of Maria (Mike) Velardo, Matthew (Sara) Holmes and Garrett
Holmes; son of the late Harry H. Sr. and Carolyn (Leger) Holmes; brother of the late Dennis, Carol, Jerry and Kenny Holmes.

 
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Carolyn M. Haywood

August 23, 2020 |

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

Carolyn M. Haywood, age 80, of McKeesport, died August 21, 2020, at Riverside Care Center of McKeesport. Born July 8, 1940, in East McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Charles A. and Ethel M. (Johnson) Hurst.

 
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Constance "Connie" Yarris

August 22, 2020 |

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

Constance “Connie” “Looch” Yarris, age 73 of Jefferson Hills, passed away on Friday, August 21, 2020 in Jefferson Hospital.  Born January 10, 1947 in Pittsburgh, she was a daughter of the late Donald H. and Eleanor (Lidner) Simmen.  Connie was a parent involvement specialist with the Allegheny County Head Start Program, Executive Director with Mon-Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce, Board Member with Allegheny County Regional Asset District (RAD), and a Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway Agency in Caste Village.  She is survived by her husband Harold “Bud” Yarris; daughters; Valarie (Erick Gaither) Becker of Pleasant Hills and Susan Reid of Tampa Bay, FL; grandchildren Sheri, Brandi, Sydney, Seth, Matthew, Tim and Julianna; five great-grandchildren; and one 1 great-great-granddaughter.  Besides her parents, Connie is preceded in death by her son John D. Yarris and granddaughter Jessica Yarris.

 
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Dennis J. Holmes

August 22, 2020 |

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

Dennis J. Holmes, age 68, of McKeesport, died Friday, August 21, 2020. He was born in McKeesport on June 6, 1952 and is the son of the late Harry H. and Carolyn L. Leger Holmes.

 
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Rita J. Karnash

August 22, 2020 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Rita J. Karnash, 89, of Glassport died Aug. 22, 2020.  She is the daughter of the late William and Mary Blakley and beloved wife of the late Valentine Karnash.  She is survived by daughters Donna Nolder of Glassport, Carol (Robert) Dandar of North Versailles and Valerie (Ron) Benoit of Glassport; son David (Cindy) Karnash of Glassport; also 11 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by brother William Blakley and sisters Catherine Margolotti, Marcella "Icie" Synkowksi and Joyce Walters.  Rita was a member of the Glassport Senior Citizens and the Queen of the Rosary Parish.  Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport on Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8.  The family would like to send a special thank you to Southerwestern Nursing Home for the excellent care given to their mom.

 


Karl Richard Laurin

August 22, 2020 |

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

Karl Richard Laurin, age 81, of White Oak, died on August 10, 2020.

 
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Kathy Peters

August 21, 2020 |

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

Kathy Peters, age 72, of North Versailles, PA, died Thursday, August 20, 2020. She was born in Scranton, PA, on June 20, 1948 and is the daughter of the late Lester and Mary Reese Davis. She is the loving wife of Richard Peters of 39 years. She was a devoted member, Sunday School teacher and Deacon of Sampson's Mills Presbyterian Church in White Oak.

She graduated as an RN from Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA where she worked as a head nurse in the Cardiac Care Unit. Last fall, she enjoyed attending her 50th Nursing School Reunion. After her marriage, she moved to North Versailles and worked for many years for Family Home Health Services before a stroke forced her to retire. Several medical problems hit her after her stroke, but never stopped her. She loved to cook, read, and travel with Rich to B&B's all across the country.

 
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Ronald E. Stebick

August 21, 2020 |

By willig | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Crematory

Ronald E. Stebick, age 80, of Liberty Borough, died August 21, 2020, at LGAR Health & Rehabilitation Center of Turtle Creek. Born October 27, 1939, in Scranton, PA, he was the son of the late Anthony and Mary (Drost) Stebick and the husband of Lee N. (Shevke) Stebick for over 51 years.

 
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William James Ferree

August 21, 2020 |

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

William James Ferree, age 88, of Glassport, formerly of Jefferson Hills, passed away on Thursday, August 20, 2020 at home. An Air Force veteran having served during the Korean War, he retired as a maintenance worker at U.S. Steel Irvin Works. Born November 21, 1931 in Large, he was a son of the late Hobart McKinley and Clara (Schneider) Ferree. He is survived by his sister, Faith Ferree, with whom he resided; brother, Alvin L. Ferree of Jefferson Hills; sister-in-law, Loretta (the late William) Keene of Dravosburg; nieces and nephews, Alvin L. Ferree II of Bethel Park, Michelle R. Stafford of Jefferson Hills and Richard A. (Maryanne) Ferree of Jefferson Hills; nephews, Kenneth M. Pokomy and family, Matthew A. Ferree and family, Ian N. Ferree and family, and Adam J. Ferree; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sister, Gwen Robis and brother, William Keene. No visitation or services are planned. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Mary "Metzi" Rogers

August 21, 2020 |

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

Mary “Metzi” Rogers, age 96, of N. Huntingdon, formerly of Munhall, passed away at home in the comfort of her family, on Friday, August 14, 2020. She was born in Pittsburgh on Jan. 5, 1924 and is the daughter of the late Edmund and Esther Young Rogers.

 
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Charles E. Lehman, Sr.

August 20, 2020 |

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

Charles 'Chuck" E. Lehman, Sr., age 71 of Clairton and formerly of both Gulfport, MS and Saucier, MS, passed away on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 in Jefferson Hospital.  Born March 31, 1949 in Pittsburgh, he was a son of the late Charles B. and Mildred "Lucille" (Stewart) Lehman.  A graduate of Clairton High School and a member of Wilson Presbyterian Church in Clairton, Charles worked as a meat cutter, field merchandiser, and manager of both of those departments for Kroger in Mississippi and Thorofare in Pittsburgh.

 
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Joseph T. Golik

August 20, 2020 |

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

Joseph T. Golik, age 82, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Thursday, August 20, 2020 at home. He was a retired steelworker at Glassport Foundry and was a former bus driver for 25 years with the Elizabeth Forward School District. He loved golfing, bowling and stock car racing, and was a member of Youghiogheny Masonic Lodge No. 583. Born January 4, 1938 in Glassport, he was a son of the late Joseph M. and Sophia P. (Haupt) Golik. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Phyllis J. (Keilbach) Golik; daughters, Tammi (Harry) Opfer and Sandy Anderson; sons, Tom (Lynn) Golik and Tim (Kim) Golik; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.

 
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Anna Mae Roberts

August 20, 2020 |

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

Anna Mae (Petras) Roberts, age 97, of Elizabeth, passed away on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at Baldwin Health Center. She retired as an administrative assistant at St. Michael Parish in Elizabeth Twp., where she was also a member. Born May 27, 1923 in Glassport, she was a daughter of the late John and Margaret (Lucas) Petras and wife of late Joseph E. Roberts. She is survived by daughters, Kathleen Jones of Glassport and Mary Jean (Doug) Winkler of South Park; grandchildren, John Roberts, Jr., Marianne Lassige, William Travis, Heather Travis-Ruggier, and Gregg, Scott, David and Mark Winkler; 11 great-grandchildren; also, nieces and nephews.

 
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Stanley J. Krasuski

August 20, 2020 |

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

Stanley J. Krasuski, age 93, of Dravosburg, died August 18, 2020.  Born October 12, 1926, in Liwki, Poland, he was the son of the late Tiofil and Janina (Leczycka) Krasuski and husband of the late Jessie (Wojtowicz) Krasuski.

 
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David N. Byers

August 20, 2020 |

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

David N. Byers, 67, of Larimer, passed away Wednesday, August 19, 2020 in UPMC Passavant Hospital, Pittsburgh.  He was born March 23, 1953 in McKeesport, son of Mary Jane (Thomas) Byers and the late Earl Byers. David was a graduate of Norwin Senior High School and prior to his retirement was a truck driver.  He enjoyed woodworking and loved riding his motorcycle.  In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his sister, Donna Baker.  He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Lenore Taylor Byers; sons, Adam (Michele) Byers and Raymond Byers; daughter, Manda Kluegel; brother, Kevin (Mary Ruth) Byers; sister, Lori (Bill) Higginbotham; grandchildren, Brittany, Callie, Connor, Luke, Nevaeh and Jaxson.  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, PA.  A funeral service will take place on Monday at 10 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 American Cancer Society. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Debra M. Yutzy

August 20, 2020 |

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

Debra M. Yutzy, age 51, of Irwin, died August 18, 2020, at home with her family by her side. Born January 20, 1969, in Charleroi, PA, she was the daughter of David (Jill) Burry and the late Donna (Carly) Burry and the wife of Mark Yutzy.

 
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Rev. Beatrice J. (Yutzy) Lamonte

August 19, 2020 |

By Editor | Posted in: Alfieri Funeral Home

Rev. Beatrice J. (Yutzy) Lamonte, age 103, of North Versailles Twp., made her journey to heaven on August 17th just two months shy of her 104th birthday. She was born on October 29, 1916 in Bakersville, PA, one of twelve children to Harry and Jessie (Shultz) Yutzy.

As a young woman, she moved to New York City where she met and married her husband of 55 years, the late Marc Anthony “Tony” Lamonte. At 23, she was diagnosed with tuberculosis and was given no hope to live. During a 9-month stay in a sanatorium, she decided to follow Jesus Christ and answer the call to become a preacher, a call she first felt at 7 years of age. She made a miraculous recovery and never looked back.

Upon returning to the area, Pastor Bea founded the non-denominational church, Temple of Faith, in 1955. Prior to its start, she and seven young people gathered on a hillside to pray before moving their meetings to her home and then to a building on 5th Avenue in McKeesport. She stepped into the pulpit at a time when a woman’s calling was typically limited to teaching Sunday school or playing the piano.

 
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Margaret Ann Cooper

August 19, 2020 |

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

Margaret Ann (Bernasky/Kimling) Cooper, age 77, of White Oak, PA, passed away on Friday, August 7, 2020. She was born in McKeesport, PA on August 28, 1942. She is the daughter of the late Thaddeus and Mary Kurka Bernasky.

 
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Joseph R. Martino

August 19, 2020 |

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

Joseph "Joey" R. Martino, age 22, of McKeesport, died at home on August 17, 2020. Born February 3, 1998, he was the loving son of Robert and Sandra (Warnick) Martino.

 
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Frances A. Muse

August 19, 2020 |

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

Frances A. Muse, formerly of West Mifflin, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at Sycamore Estates, Duquesne. She was the wife of the late Richard F. Muse Sr. for 35 years. She is survived by three children; Richard F. (Susan) Muse Jr. of McMurray,  Sheila (Jack) Rozzo of Duquesne, and David (Fiance Terry) Muse of Honolulu, HI, also surviving are six grandchildren; Erin (Brian) Fallon of McMurray, Lauren (Russell) Cready of Bethel Park, Meghan (Joseph) Smith of Florence, SC, Amber Russell of Edgewood, Ashley Russell of Duquesne, and Brooke Muse of California. six great grandchildren; Olivia, Owen, Riley, Harper, Vinnie, and Alexander. Mrs. Muse loved gardening in her backyard.

 
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Richard Brooks Smith IV

August 19, 2020 |

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

 

Richard Brooks Smith IV, 61, of Port Vue, passed away Monday, August 17, 2020 after a long bout with Colon Cancer. He was born May 23, 1959 in Barnsboro and was the son of the late Richard Brooks and Bella (Davis) Smith, III.

 
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Patricia Lynn (O’Malley) Fagan

August 18, 2020 |

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

Patricia Lynn (O’Malley) Fagan age 60, of West Mifflin, passed away on August 17, 2020 at Washington Hospital.  Born in Pittsburgh on January 28, 1960, she was the daughter of Joanne (Gentile) O’Malley of West Mifflin and the late Patrick John O’Malley.  Her art was coloring books and crossword puzzles.  Besides her mother, she is survived by son, Sean Michael (Samantha) Fagan of West Mifflin; sisters, Mary O’Malley of Versailles, Kim (Jim) Quinten of N. Huntingdon, and Jackie O’Malley of West Mifflin.  There is no visitation.  Arrangements entrusted to MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne,  15110, 412-466-3300. 

 


Gertrude "Trudy" Bacon

August 18, 2020 |

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

Gertrude "Trudy" Bacon, age 93 of McKeesport, passed away on Monday, August 17, 2020 at Jupiter Rehab and Nursing Center.  Born July 31, 1927 in Duquesne, she was a daughter of the late George and Mary (Grego) Dobransky.  Trudy was a member of Mary, Mother of God Parish (Corpus Christi Church) in McKeesport, a member of the CFU Lodge #146 of Versailles and its Pennsembles, Ladies, and Pensioneers Clubs, a member of the Royal Neighbors of America, and the Mon Yough Friendship Club.  She was preceded in death by her husband Peter Bacon, Sr.  who passed away on February 19, 1998. She is survived by her son Peter (Karen) Bacon, Jr. of Jupiter, FL, brother Edward Dobransky of Orlando, FL, sister Dolores Stiver of West Mifflin, and also nieces and nephews.

 
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Irene E. Ashton

August 18, 2020 |

By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

Irene E. Ashton, 94, of McKeesport, died Monday, August 17, 2020 at Jefferson Hospital.  Born in McKeesport, February 9, 1926, daughter of the late Charles L. and Edna M. Spear Henderson, wife of the late Robert F. Ashton, sister of the late William C. Henderson, she is survived by her son and daughter in law, Robert F. (Pam) Ashton of Elizabeth Township, PA.  A lifetime member of the First Christian Church and the West Penn Hospital Nurse’s Alumni, she was a retired registered nurse.  She was a graduate of McKeesport High School and the West Penn Hospital School of Nursing.  Friends will be received in the Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA  15132 on Thursday, August 20, 2020 from 4-8 PM.  A graveside service will be held Friday, August 21, 2020 at 11:00 AM in Round Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Dave Shively officiating.

 


Daniel V. DeCecco

August 18, 2020 |

By willig | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Crematory

Daniel V. DeCecco, age 69, of Duquesne, died August 16, 2020, at UPMC Mercy Hospital.  Born February 13, 1951, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late George and Rose (Kolich) DeCecco and beloved husband of Laura (Jackson) DeCecco for 48 years.  In addition to his wife, he is survived by daughter, Denise DeCecco; grandchildren, James Booth, Roseanna Booth and Charlayne DeCecco and brother, Paul DeCecco.  He was preceded in death by brother, George DeCecco and sister, Olivia DeCecco.  Arrangements were entrusted to Willig Funeral Home & Crematory.  A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com.  Chris Odasso, Owner.

 


Rylan Joseph Gallagher

August 18, 2020 |

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

Rylan Joseph Gallagher, 8 months old, passed away on August 15, 2020 at 10:17 p.m. in Children's Hospital, Pittsburgh.  Rylan was a very loving happy child and brought joy to many who loved him and he will be immensely missed.  Rylan was preceded in death by his sister, Amyrah Gallagher; and aunt, Pamela Sue White.  He is survived by his mother, Nicole White; father, Joseph Estrada Gallagher; maternal grandparents, Paul D. White Sr. and Sharon White; paternal grandparents, Bradley Parham and Margerita Estrada; aunts, Crystal White, Kayla Merich; uncles, Paul D. White Jr., Nicholas White and Troy Rosenlof. He is also survived by many great aunts, uncles and cousins including Melanie Gregory.  Friends will be received on Wednesday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  Additional viewing Thursday from 9- 10 a.m.  Interment to follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth, PA. Rylan will be laid to rest with his older sister, Amyrah.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the James W. Shirley Funeral Home.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Dennis Grice

August 18, 2020 |

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

Dennis Grice, age 67, of McKeesport, PA, died Wednesday, August 12, 2020 . He was born in McKeesport, PA, on Monday, June 8th, 1953 and is the son of the late Raymond D. and Margaret Rebecca Williams Grice.

 
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Daniel M. DiMucci, Jr.

August 17, 2020 |

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

Daniel M. DiMucci, Jr., age 90 of McKeesport, passed away in his daughters home in Alabama.  Born August 17, 1930 in Hostetter, PA, he was a son of the late Donato and Ida (DiSciascio) DiMucci.  A 1952 graduate of Clemson University, where he earned All-ACC honors as a guard on the Tigers football team, Daniel retired as a retired history teacher and football coach for the Plum School District.  He was a member of Mary, Mother of God Parish (St. Patrick's Church), a lifelong member of the Italian Sons and Daughters, and a founder of the "Duke and Ding" Scholarship Fund at McKeesport High School.  He was also active in organizing Christy Park Reunions and caring for the Christy Park Veterans' Memorial.  Daniel is survived by his wife of 62 years Virginia (Rohac) DiMucci; his children Nancy (Frank) Roig of Anniston, AL and Daniel (Paula) DiMucci, III of Port Vue; his grandchildren Natalie McKnight, Tori Argus, Bridgette Jepson, and Donato DiMucci; his great-granddaughter Lucy McKnight; his sister Gloria Tackas of Port Vue; and also nieces and nephews.  Besides his parents, Daniel was preceded in death by his siblings Connie DiBatista, Rose Begandy, and Joe and Dom DiMucci.  

 
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James C. Shumaker

August 17, 2020 |

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

James C. Shumaker, age 78 of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Sunday, August 16, 2020 in Jefferson Hospital.  Born January 2, 1942 in South Park, he was a son of the late Ira and Rita (Collins) Shumaker.  As a young man, James earned a football scholarship to VMI and earned a bachelor's degree in civil engineering, then served 15 years in the US Marine Corps doing four tours of duty in Vietnam and attaining the rank of Captain until he was injured in duty.  After returning to the United States, James took a job as a supervising plant manager for Fleetwood in Riverside, CA, handling Fleetwood's plants in fifteen states and Canada.  Upon returning to this area, he served as a supervising manager for Greenman Peterson Construction and retired from Johnson Mirmiran & Thompson where he supervised infrastructure projects such as bridges in the area and Routes 43 and 376.  James also was a self employed home inspector.  He is survived by his wife of 27 years Carolyn (Cerqua) Shumaker, his daughters Kelli Hill of Cayucos, CA and Kristen (Michael) Nehus of Wylie, TX, his granddaughter Hannah Hill of San Diego, CA, his brothers Ira and William Shumaker, and also nieces and nephews.  Besides his parents, James was preceded in death by his son James C. Shumaker, Jr. and sister Patricia Shumaker Kling.

 
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Kenneth A. Shipes

August 17, 2020 |

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

Kenneth A. Shipes, 71, of Claridge, passed away Monday, August 17, 2020 in Family
Hospice at Canterbury Place, Pittsburgh. He was born December 26, 1948 in Jamestown,
New York, son of the late Pauline Dietrick Shipes. Prior to his retirement, Kenneth
worked as a subcontractor for Westinghouse Nuclear but was better known as a
proprietor of restaurants and lounges including the SenSim in Norwin Towne Square.
Ken was a classic car enthusiast, Harley Davidson rider and an avid Pittsburgh sports fan.
He is survived by his wife, Laurel Humbert; daughters, Paula (Scott) Ohler, Karen
(Adam) Dimeo; brother, Joseph (Gloria) Smith; grandchildren, C.J. (Leighanne)
Reinhart, Robert (fiancee, Tina) Reinhart, Devin (fiancee, Sydnie) Sadler, Karlye
Williams; great-grandchildren, Lillian, Emma, Noah and Tyson. Friends will be received
on Thursday from 12-3 p.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike,
North Huntingdon. Funeral service to follow at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may
be made to the American Cancer Society, www.shirleyfuneralhome.com
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Kenneth A. Shipes

 


James D. Welsh

August 16, 2020 |

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

James D. Welsh, 90, of East McKeesport, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 12, 2020. He was born June 26, 1930 in East McKeesport, a son of the late B.F. “Hank” and Nell (Mackey) Welsh. He was a member of Linway United Presbyterian Church, North Versailles where he served as a Deacon and an Elder, also working many years with the Meals on Wheels program.

Jim was an Army veteran that served during the Korean War, stationed in Manilla, Philippines, a retired machinist for U.S. Steel Research Center, Monroeville, a member of Hilltopers VFW Post 8430, and the American Legion, East McKeesport. He was an avid sports fan that loved the Steelers, Pirates, and Penguins. Jim loved to golf and bowl and once bowled a perfect 300 game in the U.S. Steel Bowling League.

 
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Jack Lloyd Ellenberger

August 16, 2020 |

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

Jack Lloyd Ellenberger, age 72, of North Versailles died on August 13, 2020, the result of a traumatic brain injury. He received two Purple Hearts, while serving in the U.S. Army, as a Vietnam combat infantry soldier. Born February 6, 1948, the older son of the late Harry J. and Bernadine (Stalowski) Ellenberger.

He is survived by his loving “college babe” and wife of 52 years, Sharon (Wolden). He raised and is survived by three wonderful children, Kristin (Dr. Jim) Richards, Jocelyn (Jeff) Bell, and Jack (Michelle) Ellenberger. Jack is survived by and so very proud of his eight grandchildren: Coleman and Caroline Richards; Jennings, Greyson and Charlotte Bell; and Alexi, Leo and Julian Ellenberger.

He’s also survived by his most caring and loving step-father, Ted (Pap Z) Zarichansky, his sister Donna Lee (Louie) Paulisick, brother Darryl “D.J.” Ellenberger, brother-in-law Tom (Linda) Wolden, sister-in-law Sue (Ray) Pecoraro, his Aunt Esther (Joe) DeLeo, six nieces, nine nephews, grand nephews, grand nieces, tons of cousins, and wonderful friends and neighbors.

 
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James G. Bell

August 16, 2020 |

By willig | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Crematory

 

James G. Bell, age 52, of North Huntingdon, died August 14, 2020, at home. Born, March 2, 1968 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late George and Johanna (Zewilla) Bell and the husband of Lynn (Rice) Bell.

 
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Robert "Bob" "Bobby" C. Bruner

August 16, 2020 |

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

Robert "Bob" "Bobby" C. Bruner, age 70, of Greensburg, died Tuesday, August 11, 2020. He was born in McKeesport on March 13, 1950 and is the son of the late John Robert and Irene Olszewski Bruner. Until he retired, he was a machinist for various industrial plants in the Greensburg area. Bob loved being with his heartbroken soulmate (his rock) Carolyn. He is a huge sports fan and loved watching the Penguins, Steelers, and Nascar. He loved playing video games, but his favorite thing to do was "pick-n" off those pesky groundhogs who dared to trespass on his property. Bob has the biggest heart in the world.

 
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Linda Joan Maher

August 16, 2020 |

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

Linda Joan Maher, 79, of McKeesport, was called home early Sunday morning, Aug. 9, 2020

("late night" Saturday, for those of you who knew her well)

To grasp the essence of Linda is to reflect on the simple qualities of an exceptional life.
Linda was dreamed in God's heart and placed in this world for a purpose.
She was born Sept. 6, 1940. A "Friday's child - loving and giving", as the poem reads.

 
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Patricia Marie Tognarine

August 15, 2020 |

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

Patricia "Patty" Marie Tognarine,  69, of McKeesport, passed away Friday, August 14, 2020. She was born June 14, 1951 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late John F. and Margaret R. (Fichera) Domingo.

 
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Betty Jane Lickert

August 15, 2020 |

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

Betty Jane Lickert, age 92, of White Oak, died Wednesday, August 12, 2020. She was born in McKeesport on February 24, 1928 and is the daughter of the late Charles and Elizabeth White Welch and the wife of the late William Lickert. She was a member of Christy Park United Methodist Church where she served as a past volunteer.

 
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Carol Ann Dougherty Joseph

August 15, 2020 |

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

Carol Ann Dougherty Joseph, age 88, of North Huntingdon, formerly of McKeesport and White Oak, died Tuesday, August 11, 2020. She was born in McKeesport on December 25, 1931 and is the daughter of the late Joseph A. and Elizabeth D. Hodermansky Dougherty, and was the wife of the late George M. Joseph.

 
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Frank A. Pawlowski

August 14, 2020 |

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

Frank A. Pawlowski, 77, of North Huntingdon, passed away Thursday, August 13, 2020 in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital.  He was born September 17, 1942 in Vandergrift, a son of the late Leo A. and Mary (Kolodziejski) Pawlowski.  Frank earned his Associate Degree from Alliance College in 1962 and began working for CECO and Sargent Manufacturing Co. as a draftsman and worked his way up to sales engineer until his retirement in 2009.  He was president of St. Joseph Church Council, member of Knights of Columbus, Slippery Rock Campground, Duquesne Moose, PTG Duquesne Catholic School and the owner and operator of Marleno's Pizza Shops in McKeesport, North Side and Clairton.  Frank enjoyed fishing, camping and spending time with his family and grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his brother, James Pawlowski.  He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Mary Ellen (Dill) Pawlowski; children, Frank (Claire) Pawlowski,  Kathie (Edwin) Miller and Bryan (Michelle) Pawlowski; brothers, Eugene (Kathy), Robert (Paula), Dennis (Donna); sister, Patricia (David) Baumgartner; grandchildren, Autumn, Noah, Trinity and Alexis.

Friends will be received on Sunday from 3-7 p.m. and Monday 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.   A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Tuesday at 10 a.m. in St. Agnes Church.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Leukemia Society.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Sue Anne MacPherson Spahr

August 14, 2020 |

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

Sue Anne MacPherson Spahr, 88, of North Huntingdon, formerly of Belle Vernon and Elizabeth Township, passed away Friday, August 14, 2020 at Redstone Highlands, Greensburg. She was born February 3, 1932 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Robert William Parkins and  A. Areba (Paull) Parkins. She was the wife of the late John Charles MacPherson, Jr., and the late Ronald M. Spahr. Sue Anne was a member, deacon and elder of the Mount Vernon Community Presbyterian Church and was a hugger and  member of the Belle Choir and Chancel Choir there.

 
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Samantha Jo Bradley

August 14, 2020 |

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

Samantha Jo Bradley, age 37, of Munhall, PA, died Sunday, August 2, 2020 . She was born in McKeesport, PA, on November 20th, 1982 and is the daughter of Alesia F. Gallagher Bradley and the late Charles Joseph Bradley.

 
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Clyde Russell Ludwick

August 14, 2020 |

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

Clyde Russell Ludwick,  87, of Overland Park, Kansas, formerly of Elizabeth Township, passed away Thursday, July 23, 2020. He was born May 9, 1933 in Elizabeth Township and was the son of the late Clyde R. Ludwick Sr. and Evelyn (Brown) Ludwick .  He was the  husband of the late of  Barbara Jean (Davis) Ludwick who passed away October 7, 2016. Clyde   was a member of Central Highlands Community United Methodist Church, F & AM Lodge 731, and Masonic Veterans. He was a retired Fluid Systems Engineer at the former Mesta Machine Company and was an Air Force Veteran of the Korean War.

 
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June Johnston Hinkle

August 14, 2020 |

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

June Johnston Hinkle, 89, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday, August 14, 2020 at Kelly's Personal Care Home, Greensburg.  She was born in Harrisonburg, VA, a daughter of the late Robert Boyd and Kate (Arborgast) Johnston.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Harman "Clyde" Hinkle.  June is survived by her children, Richard Hinkle and Wylene Hinkle, three grandchildren and one great grandchild. June was a full-time Mom, an accomplished braille transcriber, a talented quilter, and an avid baker. Many will miss  her ginger cookies. She loved animals and adopted several stray cats. Many have been inspired by her care-giving. June spent the first two decades of her life in Riverton and Circleville. She graduated from Circleville High School in 1947. It was in her high school English class that she discovered a love of books and became a prolific reader, especially mysteries. After moving from West Virginia, she and her husband, Clyde, spent so many weekends in West Virginia that I knew the way to Grandma's house better than the way to school. She will be buried in the North Fork Cemetery next to her husband.   Services are private.  Arrangements were made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Mary Morrison

August 14, 2020 |

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

Mary Morrison, age 90, of Monongahela, formerly of Elrama, passed away on Thursday, August 13, 2020 at Mon Valley Care Center. She was a member of Nativity of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church in Monongahela. Born February 8, 1930, she was a daughter of the late Michael Morrison Sr. and the late Anna (Hakun) Morrison. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by sister, Ann Morrison, and brothers, John "Bing" Morrison and Michael Morrison Jr. Visitation and Blessing are private. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Nell L. Falatek

August 14, 2020 |

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

Nell L. Falatek, age 88, of Dravosburg, died Aug 12 surrounded by her family.  Born July 15, 1932, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Irene (Weber) Gallagher and the wife of the late John Falatek.

 
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Jack Richard Sutter

August 14, 2020 |

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

Jack Richard Sutter, age 91, of White Oak, formerly of North Versailles Twp., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 11, 2020, following a short battle with cancer.

Born in Elizabeth, he was the son of the late Stanley and Bertha Sutter. He graduated from McKeesport Vocational High School and served in the US Air Force during the Korean War.

Following the war, he was employed for over 34 years at Westinghouse Research and Development Center in Churchill where he participated on the cutting edge of laser and fiber optics development.

He was an accomplished artist and lover of music and was physically active and involved in many activities up to the end. He was especially proud of his work with his beloved church St. John’s Lutheran Church in North Versailles where he served as an adult church school teacher and leader, worship assistant, and choir member and with Meals-On-Wheels where he served for over 25 years.

 
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Dale T. Watson

August 13, 2020 |

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

Dale T. Watson, 94, of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at his home.  He was born May 14, 1926 in Irwin, a son of the late Charles B. and Theresa L. (Thornton) Watson.  Prior to his retirement, Dale worked as a lab technician for WABCO and was a veteran of the US Navy having served during WWII.  He was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ, Larimer, and enjoyed golfing, hunting, fishing and  watching old westerns on TV.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Gary Watson; son-in-law, William Gault; and brother, Wayne (Janet) Watson.  He is survived by his loving wife of 71 years, Rose (Price) Watson; daughter, Donna Gault; grandchildren, Stacey Valenta and Cale Watson; great-grandchildren, Jacob and Benjamin Watson and Sydney Rose Valenta.  There will be no visitation.  Arrangements were made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Patricia (King) Barker

August 12, 2020 |

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

Patricia (King) Barker age 88, on August 11, 2020, at home, surrounded by her loving family. “Patsy,” as she was affectionately called by her family was the “queen,” and everyone she met knew about her big family. She worked for Bell Telephone for 42 years as a Directory Assistance Operator. She was Past President of the GFWC Women’s Club of Duquesne, Girl Scout leader and Democratic Committee member. She was an avid shopper…QVC and HSN knew her by name.  She loved to travel with her husband and family, and especially her trips to Hawaii, Mexico, Ireland, and numerous cruises to the Virgin Islands. Patsy loved eating out at fancy restaurants, a good superburger at Eat ‘n Park, and being pampered at the spa.  But most of all, she loved spending time with family and celebrating holidays with the people who she loved.

 
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Audrey B. Serena

August 12, 2020 |

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

Audrey B. Serena, age 91, of Liberty Borough, died August 10, 2020, at ManorCare Health Services - Peters Township. Born December 22, 1928, in McKeesport, she was the only child of the late Anthony and Mary (Brletic) Bisesi and the wife of the late Albert M. Serena for over 67 years.

 
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Archie Tortorice

August 12, 2020 |

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

Archie Tortorice, 93, of Port Vue, PA, died Thursday, August 6, 2020 . He was born in Clairton, PA, on Monday, April 11th, 1927 and is the son of the late Joseph and Frances Tomediosky Tortorice. He is the husband of the late Marion "Merine" Tomediosky Tortorice. He worked as an Engineer for Union Railroad for over 40 years, a heavy equipment operator for over 40 years and was a sole-Proprietor for his heavy equipment business.

 
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Joseph W. Campbell, Jr.

August 12, 2020 |

By willig | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Crematory

Joseph W. Campbell, Jr., age 93, of Clairton, died July 28, 2020, at home. Born June 8, 1927, in Elizabeth, PA, he was the son of the late Joseph W., Sr., and Margaret (Boyd) Campbell.

Joe was retired from the former Continental Can Corporation, where he worked as the lead line mechanic. In his early years, Joe was a volunteer Civil Air Patrol, U.S. Air Force Auxiliary. He was also a member of the F&AM. Joe was an avid automobile enthusiast and was proud to show off his tool collection.

 
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Gail L. Kennedy

August 11, 2020 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Gail L. Kennedy, 79, of Dravosburg died Aug. 8, 2020.  She is the daughter of the late Lester and Blanche (Robinson) Lewis.  She is survived by her beloved husband Howard Kennedy; daughters Judy (William) Snodgrass and Melissa (David) Hobby; grandchildren Caitlin (Mike) Sostaric, Joshua Hobby and Tomi James McKelvey; great grandchildren Mia and Michael Sostaric; brother-in-law Robert Campbell; sister-in-law Kathy Kranz; aunt Lois Adams; also nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her sister Linda "Din" Campbell.  Gail was a member of the Dravosburg United Methodist Church.  A private funeral service was held Tues., Aug. 11, 2020.  Funeral arrangements by Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport.

 


Marlene V. (Obradovich) Petrosky

August 11, 2020 |

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

Marlene V. (Obradovich) Petrosky, age 78, of McKeesport, passed peacefully from this life on August 9, 2020.  She was born on July 21, 1942, in Duquesne.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Nick and Veronica (Ignat) Obradovich; sister, Evelyn Stull; brother, David Obradovich.

 
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Patrick M. “Mick” Mains Sr.

August 11, 2020 |

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

Patrick M. “Mick” Mains Sr. age 52, of White Oak, passed away on August 9, 2020, at home.  Born in McKeesport on May 28, 1968, he was the son of the late James and Patricia (Zuzo) Mains. 

He did restoration work for Boyer-Pentek, graduated from Duquesne High School, where he played baseball, liked playing softball, canoeing & fishing, and being with family. 

He was the husband of Cynthia “Cindy” (Boot) Mains for 31 years; father of Patrick M. Mains Jr., Anthony J. (Megan) Mains, Katelyn P. Mains, all at home, Morgan (Alexander) Martin of Clover, South Carolina and Jackson Mains of Elizabeth; brother of Judy (Daryl) Black of White Oak, Terry Mains Minnick Ball of New Florence, Robert “Fudd” (Sharon) Mains of McKeesport, James Mains of McKeesport, David Mains of McKeesport and Michael Horchata of Rural Valley. 

 
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John M. Murray

August 11, 2020 |

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

John M. Murray age 94, of Scott Twp. formerly of West Mifflin, passed away on August 9, 2020 at Woodcliffe Manor, in Bethel Park.  Born in Duquesne on October 6, 1925, he was the son of the late Michael and Catherine (Davin) Murray.  He was a retired general superintendent of the Bar Mill at U.S. Steel-Duquesne Works.

He was a graduate of Duquesne University in 1943, a member of St. Therese Church of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, the Knights of Columbus #955, the McKeesport Elks, and the Homestead V.F.W.  He proudly served his country in the Army Air Corp during World War II.

 
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Louise E. Ervin

August 11, 2020 |

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

Louise E. Ervin, age 94, of North Huntingdon, formerly of North Versailles, passed away Saturday, August 8, 2020. She was born January 6, 1926 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Paul and Esther Eves. She was a waitress and Benedict’s Hotel in Pitcairn and Drew Menas Restaurant in North Versailles. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her sisters June, Jean and Doris; and her brother Sonny. She is survived by her children Glenn (Kathy) Ervin, Scott Ervin and Dennis (Shirley) Ervin; grandchildren; great grandchildren; and great-great grandchildren.

 
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Cheryl Lynn (Thompson) Coleman

August 11, 2020 |

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

Cheryl Lynn Thompson Coleman died August 5, 2020. She was born on July 11, 1957, in Chicago, Illinois, the second of three children to the late Robert F. and Doris S. Thompson.

No one knew the profound impact this child would make or leave on so many lives, but GOD knew. She was raised with the core values of putting God first then family.  

Cheryl accepted the Lord at a very early age.  She loved the Lord so much and fulfilling our Grandfather’s wishes she pursued and received a Certificate of License to preach the Gospel of Ministry in 2005, followed by obtaining her Certificate of Ordination in 2006 from Bethlehem Baptist Church, McKeesport, PA, where she delivered her first sermon as an Associate Minister, the beginning of several to come.  Up until the time of her passing, Cheryl was actively coordinating and planning church functions, occasionally teaching a computer class or two.

 
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Steve Kolodziej, Sr.

August 10, 2020 |

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

Steven W. Kolodziej, Sr.,  65, of Forward Township, lost his valiant battle with Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma on Sunday, August 9, 2020. He was born July 23, 1955 in McKeesport. Steve was the former proprietor of Lucky Dawgs Doggie Daycare. He enjoyed gardening and being outdoors with his faithful pup Maggie, and having a Coors Lite with his many friends.

 
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Robert Louis Brown

August 10, 2020 |

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

Robert Louis Brown, 93, of White Oak, passed away Sunday, August 9, 2020. He was born August 3, 1927 in Willock, PA and was the son of the late John Chizer and the late Alberta (Curry) Miller. He was a US Navy Veteran serving in WWII as a Radarman on the USS Boxer CV-21 Aircraft Carrier.  He worked at the former Bell Telephone Company and later AT&T. He was a member of The American Legion 701 in White Oak, The Polaris Masonic Lodge in McKeesport and The Frank Gun Cub in Buena Vista. He was also a shriner and a Scottish Rite Mason.  Robert was an avid golfer and hunter, and was a Pittsburgh sports fan, most notably having Steelers season tickets for many years.

 
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Sally Jane Graham

August 10, 2020 |

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

Sally Jane Graham, age 81, of Rostraver Twp., died at home on Monday, August 10, 2020. She was a beloved aunt, caring friend and born-again Christian. She was a substitute teacher in the West Jefferson Hills School District for many years and a lifelong member of the Crossroads Community Church (Beulah Baptist) of Jefferson Hills. Born May 19, 1939 in McKeesport,  she was a daughter of the late Edward Walter and Hazel (Lloyd) Graham. She is survived by her sister-in-law, Irma (David) Graham; nieces, Susan (Richard) White and Marilyn (Neil) Morton; niece-in-law, Elizabeth (Mark S.) Graham; nephews, Larry (Beverly) Graham and Alexander Keith Graham; five great-nephews; and great great-nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers, Edward and David; sister, Hazel Check; brother-in-law, Peter Check; and nephew, Mark S. Graham.

 
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Charles G. Dragos

August 10, 2020 |

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

Charles G. "Chillers" Dragos,  94, of Greenock, passed away at home on Saturday, August 8, 2020. He was born February 12, 1926 in Glassport and was the son of the late Charles and Mary (Boderna) Dragos, Sr.  He was a member of St. Mary's Romanian Church, Christy Park, the Glassport Sons of Italy, Elizabeth Township Ex-serviceman's Club, and the Versailles Croatian Club.

 
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Mary Ann Rabickow

August 10, 2020 |

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

Mary Ann Rabickow, age 84 of Clairton, passed away at home on Sunday, August 9, 2020.  Born May 30, 1936 in Atlasburg, she was a daughter of the late Andy and Mary B. (Pachucka) Rabickow.  After moving to Clairton in 1950, Mary Ann was member of Triumph of the Holy Cross Parish (St. Clare of Assisi Church), worked as a bookkeeper for the former Busy Beaver in Clairton, retired as a secretary from Clairton City Hall in 1998, and, after her retirement, worked part time for Three Rivers Bank in Large and the Clairton City FCU.  In her spare time, she loved to bowl, could not wait to go to the casino, and had a green thumb, particularly with her mums and tomatoes.  Mary Ann is survived by her sisters Andrea Shawley of Brentwood and Linda Kutsenkow of Clairton; her sister-in-law Martina Rabickow of Whitehall; her nieces and nephews Christine Wallace, Ricky Rabickow, Michael A. Shawley, Amy and Leslie Kutsenkow,  and Patrick Shawley; three great-nieces; and three great-nephews.  Besides her parents, Mary Ann was preceded in death by her brother Nick Rabickow, her long time companion Andy Gregg, and her nephew Nicky Rabickow. 

 
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Albert W. Getlak Jr.

August 09, 2020 |

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

Albert W. Getlak Jr., age 77, of White Oak, passed away August 9, 2020, at UPMC East. Born October 1, 1942, in Braddock, he was the husband of Carol (Cooper) Getlak and the son of the late Albert W. Sr. and Julia (Hubaly) Getlak.

 
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Earl J. McElhinny

August 09, 2020 |

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

Earl J. McElhinny, age 87 of Buena Vista, Pa died August 8, 2020 in Mercy Hospital. He was born May 30,1933 in McKeesport, Pa., a son of the late James and Elizabeth Griffin McElhinny. Earl was the owner/operator of McElhinny Barns and Landscaping. He was a member of the Holy Family Church in West Newton where he sang in the church choir, and  helped at spaghetti dinners. He enjoyed attending Steeler camps. Earl was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during Korea. He was preceded in death by his son, Larry and one brother James. He is survived by his daughter, Lori Pappalardo (Christopher), sister in law, Pat McElhinny, three sisters, Sister Betty McElhinny  ( Sister Elizabeth), Sister Mary Theresa McElhinny (Sister Vivian), Florence Kane, daughter in law, Julie McElhinny, 6 grandchildren, Justin, Eric Brandon, Bryce, Danny and Josh, along with nieces and nephews.

 
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Catherine Alice Yunecko

August 08, 2020 |

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

Catherine Alice Yunecko, age 86, died Saturday, August 8, 2020. She was born on March 17, 1934 in Turtle Creek. She is the daughter of the late Martin and Catherine Obronowich Golobic, and the wife of the late George Yunecko.

 
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Peter Mortakis

August 08, 2020 |

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

Peter Mortakis, age 75, of North Huntingdon, died Thursday, August 6, 2020.  He was born in McKeesport on July 6, 1945 and is the son of the late Nicholas and Elizabeth Haney Mortakis.

 
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Peter Joseph "PJ" Mayfield

August 08, 2020 |

By willig | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Crematory

Peter Joseph "PJ" Mayfield, Jr. age 30, of Glassport, passed away Sunday, August 2, 2020.  He was born October 7, 1989, in McKeesport to Peter Mayfield, Sr., and Joann (Carr) Mayfield, of Glassport. He was the loving husband of Emma Katherine (Harrison) Mayfield and loving father of Morgan Mayfield (Mother) Jessika Lacivita, Haylee Holmes and Ashlee Harrison.

 
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Diana M. Drobac

August 08, 2020 |

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

Diana M. Drobac, age 84 of Jefferson Hills, passed away on Friday, August 7, 2020.  Born March 14, 1936 in Duquesne "below the tracks," she was a daughter of the late Gavrisha and Marija (Boban) Medich.  A 1954 graduate of Duquesne High School, Diana worked as a secretary for Bell Telephone in McKeesport.  She was a member of St. Sava's Serbian Orthodox Church in McKeesport, the former St. Mary's Serbian Orthodox Church in Clairton, and its Serbian Sisters Circle.  Diana was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary of Clairton and the F.U.D.S. Card Club.  Previously, she was a Kolo dancer with her husband for the former Balkan Dance Group, which performed at The Syria Mosque and Kennywood.  She was also Miss Serbian Day at Kennywood Park in 1958 and, in her spare time, enjoyed harness racing and slots at the Meadows.  Diana is survived by her husband Milan "Jerry" Drobac, Jr.; her children Milana Drobac of Jefferson Hills and Michael (Amanda) Drobac of Yardley; her grandchildren Nicholas Kye, Michaela, and Camila Drobac; numerous nieces; nephews; great-nieces; great-nephews; and many Kumovi.  Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her four siblings Zvonko, Alex and Gabriel Medich and Yelena Cheke.

 
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George A. Bilec Jr.

August 08, 2020 |

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

George A. Bilec Jr., 77, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday, August 7, 2020 in UPMC McKeesport.  He was born December 26, 1942 in Braddock, a son of the late George A. and Anna Eleanor (Zajar) Bilec.  George was a graduate of Braddock High School and a member of St. Agnes Parish.  Prior to his retirement, he was a control operator for Duquesne Light and a veteran of the US Army.  He was an avid bowler,  Pittsburgh sports fan, and ran & finished  11 Pittsburgh Marathons.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Barbara Susan (Markovic) Bilec; and second wife, Wanda Bilec.

 
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Alexander Michael Trocheck-Griesbaum

August 08, 2020 |

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

Alexander Michael Trocheck-Griesbaum, 24, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday, August 7, 2020.  He was born November 12, 1995 in Jeannette, the son of Trina Trocheck and Brandon Griesbaum.  Alex was a roofer for Gary's Roofing Co., a graduate of Norwin Sr. High School Class of 2014, and enjoyed spending time with his family.  He is survived by his Pap and Mema, Gary and Marilynn Trocheck;  uncle, Gary "Gee" Trocheck; stepmother, Jamie Griesbaum; fiancee, Kayla Wolf; half brother, Carter Griesbaum; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.  Services are private.  Arrangements made by 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

 


Donald C. “Pops” Vitous

August 07, 2020 |

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

Donald C. “Pops” Vitous, 98, of North Versailles Twp. passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday August 5, 2020.

Beloved husband of the late Anna (Fecho) Vitous.  Loving father of John Vitous, Donald (Carol) Vitous, Jeannie (Carl) Krzywiec, James (Ayu) Vitous, Curtis (Anita) Vitous, and the late Timothy M. Vitous; 11 grandchildren, two great grandchildren and many beloved nieces, nephews, neighbors and friends.

 
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Cora L. (Wyncoop) McAuliffe Dixon

August 07, 2020 |

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

Cora L. (Wyncoop) McAuliffe Dixon, age 94, of Scott Township, formerly of North Versailles, Elizabeth Township and Finleyville, passed away Thursday, August 6, 2020. She was born February 8, 1926 in Clairton, daughter of the late George Paul and Elsie Bailey Wyncoop. Cora was a homemaker for most of her life but also worked for J.C. Penney’s at the Eastland Mall for several years. She was a former member of Mary Mother of God Parish (formerly St. Robert Bellarmine Church) in East McKeesport, St. Michael’s in Elizabeth Township and St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Finleyville, as well as a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion of Finleyville.

 
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Mary Theresa Kritikos

August 07, 2020 |

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

Mary Theresa Kritikos, 90, of Coulter, passed away Friday, August 7, 2020. She was born November 14, 1929 in Coulter and was the daughter of the late William and Julia Harkins Rebold.  She was the wife of the late George Patrick Kritikos, Jr.  Mary was a member of St. Agnes Church in North Huntingdon and a former member of the former St. Patrick Church in Coulter, as well as St. Patrick Church in Christy Park.

 
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Eugene A. Lucot

August 07, 2020 |

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

Eugene A. Lucot, age 83 of Clairton, passed away on Friday, August 7, 2020 in Manorcare Health System, Pittsburgh.  Born January 27, 1937 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Edwin Lucot and Mary (Martino) Trich.  A retired sheet metal foreman for the Local #19 in Philadelphia, Eugene is survived by his wife Dolores Marie (Molinaro) Lucot; his son Joseph Lucot-Brochhausen and son in law Donald Brochhausen of East Northport, NY; his brother Edward (the late Maryann) Lucot of Clairton; and also nieces and nephews.  Besides his parents, Eugene was preceded in death by his siblings James (Mary) Lucot and Sandra Lucot.

 
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Richard Jules Cibak

August 07, 2020 |

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

Richard Jules Cibak, age 65, of White Oak, died Tuesday, August 4, 2020.  He was born in McKeesport on October 13, 1954 and is the son of the late John A. Cibak and the late Betty Spudy Stokes. He is survived by his sister-in-law and caregiver, Anne (William) Bacon; nieces, Desiree, Dede, Karli; and nephews, Lewis, Jon, Tyler and Steve, brothers, Ronald and Randy Cibak both of McKeesport; sisters, Roberta J. Stokes of Monroeville and Rebecca J. Laird of North Versailles; and many other nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. He was preceded in death by his brothers Russell, Regis, and Robert Cibak. 

 
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Margaret Agnes Markovich

August 07, 2020 |

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

Margaret Agnes Markovich, age 89 of North Versailles, died Saturday, July 25, 2020. She was born in McKeesport on February 13, 1931. She is the daughter of the late Lemuel and Lucille Angle James, and the wife of the late Junius “Mike” Markovich. She was employed as a licensed practical nurse with UPMC and retired from McKeesport Area School District where she was a nurse for many of years.

 
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Ricshawn Robinson

August 07, 2020 |

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

Ricshawn Robinson, 49, died July 28, 2020. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, at Robert A. Waters Funeral Home, Inc., 2326 Jenny Lind St., McKeesport. ALL VISITORS ARE ASKED TO WEAR MASKS AND BE MINDFUL OF SOCIAL DISTANCING DURING EACH SERVICE.

 
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Patricia A. (Sharp) McCurry

August 06, 2020 |

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

Patricia A. McCurry, age 84, of Clairton, passed away on Thursday, August 6, 2020 at home, surrounded by her family. Born March 16, 1936, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late John F. and Violet (Shoop) Sharp. She was the owner and operator for Mitchell Manor in Clairton for 35 years and a member of Living Hope Assembly of God Church in Clairton.

 
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Walter J. “Pat” Reczynski

August 06, 2020 |

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

Walter J. “Pat” Reczynski, 88, of McKeesport, passed away of natural causes at UPMC McKeesport on August 4, 2020, after several months of declining health. Born in Penn on September 15, 1931, to the late Florence Reczynski also of Penn, Walter was married to Jacqueline “Jackie” (Yaroschak) of Braddock on September 1, 1953, in Augusta, GA, at Sacred Heart Church. In his early career, he was a copilot at Epic Airways Inc. in Pittsburgh and later was an owner of Aerographic Photo Company in Ardara and of An-Di Electronics VCR Repair in White Oak. He was an electronics repairman, mechanic, craftsman, and self-taught pilot who had a passion for anything related to flying.

 
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Linda Sue (Coberly) Battle

August 05, 2020 |

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

Linda Sue (Coberly) Battle, 68, died Aug. 1, 2020.

A walk through viewing for family and friends will take place at Robert A. Waters Funeral Home on August 7, 2020, 10:00 A.M., followed by a memorial service at 12 noon.  All visitors are asked to wear masks and be mindful of social distancing during each service.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Linda Sue (Coberly) Battle, please visit our floral store.

 


Carl Johnson

August 05, 2020 |

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

Carl Johnson, 76, was born September 15, 1943 to the late Charles and Sindora (Williams) Johnson in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Carl  departed this life on  July 30, 2020 in his home. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Clara Johnson, sister, Renne Woodard, brother Ward Williams, and twin brother, Charles  Johnson.  

Carl graduated from high school and shortly after, was inducted into the United States Army for two years. During the course of his life, Carl was a hard worker. He retired from National Tube Works and the Maintenance Department at Century III Mall. His family remembers the words of wisdom he gave to everyone he knew and met.

 
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Mary Elizabeth "Liz" Munshower

August 05, 2020 |

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

Mary Elizabeth "Liz" Munshower, 84, of Murrysville, formerly of Elizabeth, passed away Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at home. She was born January 8, 1936 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Decoroso and Angela Rose Dilullo Como. She was the wife of the late Richard Irwin Munshower, who passed away in 1995.  She worked as a personal assistant at the Estee Lauder Company and as a secretary for the Urban League.  Liz was a loving mother and doting grandmother who loved cooking for her family, the outdoors, animals and Bingo.

 
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Betty Jane (Handa) Cipicchio

August 04, 2020 |

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

Betty Jane (Handa) Cipicchio, age 91 of McKeesport, passed peacefully into the Lord's hands on August 3, 2020, at the home of her daughter. Born July 22, 1929, in Albany, LA, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Jeanette (Czap) Handa and the beloved wife of the late Ernest Cipicchio. She was a wonderful mom who took loving, exceptional care of her family. She helped with the care of her grandchildren and was a comfort to her loving husband in his greatest time of need. Betty was a member of Mary Mother of God Parish, Corpus Christi site. She had a friendly word for everyone she met, and she went by "Gram" to many. Betty was known for her great cooking, especially her homemade Hungarian and Italian dishes made at home and for special occasions.

 
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Dolores "Dolly" Osiecki

August 04, 2020 |

By willig | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Crematory

Dolores “Dolly” Osiecki - an angel has left this earth and is now in heaven. Formerly of Port Vue, passed away on August 2, 2020. Dolly worked at the G.C. Murphy, Co. Warehouse, for more than 40 years. Born in Canonsburg, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Mary (Zydanowicz) Osiecki. Preceded in death by sisters, Sally (Steve) Gaidos, Justine (Chey) Antkiewicz, Gertie (Bill) Fox, brothers Ben (Juanita), Norman (Jean), and Alfred Osiecki.

 
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Billy E. Sturkie

August 04, 2020 |

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

Billy E. Sturkie, age 83 of Versailles, passed away on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at UPMC McKeesport. Born January 15, 1937 in Swansea, SC, he was the son of the late Eugene and Lucille Sturkie.  He worked as a union carpenter in Pittsburgh and was a member of the former Versailles Borough Lions Club.  Billy survived by his wife Clare (Kubensky) Sturkie; son Billy Sturkie, Jr. of Versailles; daughters Chris Richards of Versailles, Lorie (Dave) Broadwater of West Mifflin, and Jessica (Jason) Lorenz of Versailles; grandchildren Tim Simko, Amy Shank, Lacey John, Amanda Miller, and Tadem and Tierney Lorenz; eleven great-grandchildren; siblings Bobbie (Royce) Cassidy, John (Ruby) Sturkie, and Rudy Sturkie, all of South Carolina. In addition to his parents, Billy was preceded in death by his brother Jimmy Sturkie. 

 
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Gregory James "Eggs" Haughey

August 04, 2020 |

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

Gregory James "Eggs" Haughey, 65, of Glassport, passed away Sunday, August 2, 2020.  He was born May 29, 1955 in McKeesport and was the son of Lois Mae (Straub) Haughey of White Oak and  the late Jerome Gregory Haughey.  Greg worked as a maintenance mechanic for both the South Hills and St. Vincent Health Systems. He was a life member and former Captain of the Rainbow Vol. Fire Department and was a member and past president of the Glassport No 1. Fire Department. He loved hunting and fishing and was also a certified Scuba Diver Instructor. Greg's favorite hobby though was sitting in his chair and watching tv.

 
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Ellen J. Forrest

August 04, 2020 |

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

Ellen J. Forrest, age 76, of Morgantown, passed away on Sunday, August 2, 2020 at Locust Grove Personal Care & Memory Care in West Mifflin. She retired as an elementary teacher in the Elizabeth Forward School District. She was a former member of the First Presbyterian Church of Elizabeth, where she was former organist and choir member. She was a former member of the Elizabeth Forward Community Chorus and was an avid traveler. Born May 4, 1944 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late James and Ruth (Pierce) Forrest. She is survived by her sister, Hannah (Harry) Lewis of Morgantown, WV; nieces and nephews, Harry (April) Lewis of Bruceton Mills, WV, Kim (Marty) Pataky of Sterling, VA, Jayme Hess of Morgantown, WV and Kristen Hall of Morgantown, WV; also, great-nieces and great-nephews. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Thursday, August 6, 2020 from 2 until the time of service at 4 PM with Pastor Benjamin Schneider officiating. In order to comply with Covid-19 restrictions, attendance will be limited to 25 people at any given time inside the funeral home. Guests are required to wear masks and follow CDC social distancing guidelines. You may be asked to limit your visiting time so that all guests will have an opportunity to pay their respects. The family would like to express their understanding to those who are unable to attend due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


James W. Moore, Jr.

August 03, 2020 |

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

James William Moore, Jr,  70, of Lincoln Boro, passed away Sunday, August 2, 2020 at home surrounded by his family. He was born September 9, 1949 in Sewickley and was the son of the late James William Moore, Sr, and the late Florence I. (Fullerton) Moore. James was a graduate of CCAC, and attended Duquesne University and California University of PA. He was the proprietor of the former Transient Light Photography.

 
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Raymond Daniel Majzer

August 03, 2020 |

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

Raymond Daniel Majzer, 59, of Versailles Boro, passed away Sunday, August 2, 2020 at home. He was born March 1, 1961 in McKeesport and was the son of Daniel Regis Majzer of Versailles and the late Marcella Jane (Dunn) Majzer who passed away June 28, 2017. Raymond was a former member of the Versailles Volunteer Fire Department, and had previously worked for Versailles Boro.

 
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Rita Rose Pelter

August 03, 2020 |

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

(Mary) Rita Rose Pelter, 75,  loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend, passed peacefully into the arms of Jesus Sunday, August 2,2020. She was born September 28, 1944 in Pittsburgh and was daughter of the late Larence and Elsie Hayes Rose.  Rita was a resident of Greenock for more than 40 years.  Educated as a teacher she spent 10 years teaching full-time and many more as a substitute touching the lives of all students she taught.

 
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Jonathan Mitchell

August 03, 2020 |

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

Jonathan Mitchell, age 75, of Glassport, died Wednesday, July 15, 2020.  He was born in McKeesport on November 19, 1944 and is the son of the late Aziz and Margaret Miklos Mitchell.

 
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Gloria Jean Hursey

August 03, 2020 |

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

Gloria Jean Hursey, 44, of McKeesport, passed away Sunday, August 2, 2020. She was born June 16, 1976 in McKeesport and was the daughter of late Rev. Patrick Leroy Blosser, Sr.  and Jean (Ross) Blosser of Christy Park . Gloria worked as a caregiver for many years and a was a member of the former Bibleway Temple. She was a freebird who loved to travel, was full of fun and laughter and was a loving person who loved everyone.  She was an amazing mother and aunt.

 
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Gretchen Benack

August 03, 2020 |

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

Gretchen (Phillips) Benack, age 90 of Jefferson Hills, PA, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, July 30, 2020.  Born January 27, 1930 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Hilda (Klingelhofer) and Roy Phillips, and the wife of Benny Benack.  She grew up in Clairton, graduated from Clairton High School, and got her B.A. at the University of Pittsburgh.  Gretchen was a homemaker and did administrative work for the family music business. She and her husband designed their A-frame home in the style of Frank Lloyd Wright. She was a lover of books, music, travel, and the arts. She dedicated her life to creating a supportive, nurturing and creative environment for her husband, her children and her grandchildren. Gretchen is survived by her three children -- Suzie (of Schenectady, NY), Ben (“Peek,” of Pittsburgh), and Flip (of Jefferson Hills) – and six grandchildren (Brian Marion, Laura Benack, Jenny Marion, Benny Benack III, Nicole Benack, and Jake Benack).  In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Suzanne Phillips, Charles (Bud) Phillips, and Betty (Phillips) Dudiak.  

 
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Willis F. O'Neil Jr.

August 03, 2020 |

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

Willis F. O'Neil Jr. went to be with the Lord on July 30,2020. Willis was born on December 7, 1929 in Pricedale, Pa. He was the eldest son of the late Willis and Leona (Simon) O'Neil. Prior to his retirement, he was employed for 38 years by General Motors Fisher Body and was a member of Local Union 544. Willis was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, the FCLSA SO77 of McKeesport, Irwin Moose Lodge 293 and a fifty year member of the FM&A Polaris Lodge. He was also a member of the Model A Restorer's Club, an avid traveler, camper and hunter. He enjoyed model trains, model planes and antique cars. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant sister, Beverly; his brother, Edwin Lee; sister, Kay Otley; and his daughter Lee Ann Gramus. He is survived by his beloved wife of 30 years and best friend, Mary Anne O'Neil; a son, Geary Lee O'Neil; two grandsons, several nieces, nephews and his canine companions Danny Boy and Miss Poppy. Private services were held at the Belle Vernon Cemetery with Chaplain Tony Richardson-Eckers from the Allegheny Health Network officiating. A special thank you to AHN Hospice for their care and compassion. Due to COVID-19, the family will have a memorial service in the near future to celebrate Willis' life. Arrangements by James W. Shirley Funeral Home, North Huntingdon. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Theresa M. Heckenstaller

August 03, 2020 |

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

Theresa M. Heckenstaller, 86, of East McKeesport died Thursday, July 30, 2020. She was the loving wife of the late Donald G. Heckenstaller. Beloved mother of Virginia (David) Rowe, Donald A. Heckenstaller, David (Kathleen) Heckenstaller, and Craig (Jim Durhan) Heckenstaller. Dear grandmother of Nathan (Casey) Rowe and Emily Rowe.  Sister of Louise Cunliffe, Natalie Roush, and Elaine Rifenberg. 

Theresa was an accomplished artist and published poet, she had a great love of knitting, baking (her famous pepperoni bread) and was an avid sender of greeting cards. She was a diehard fanatic of the local sports teams.

 
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Dean James Campbell

August 03, 2020 |

By Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home | Posted in: Jefferson Memorial Cemetery Funeral Home

Dean Campbell, age 73, of Jefferson Hills, formerly of Versailles Borough, peacefully passed away at home on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020.

Dean proudly served his country during the Vietnam War, serving in the United States Army. He was a long time member of the Grand Lodge of PA, F. & A.M. Post #375, a member of Tall Cedars of Lebanon Al-o-mon Forest Post #138, as well as, Scottish Rite in the Valley of Pittsburgh. Dean retired from Bombardier with over 30 years of service. Above all, he loved to travel and boat on the Yough Lake, where he was also a member of the Castaway Yacht Club. Dean will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him.  

Dean is survived by his beloved wife of 49 years, Nadine (Paradise) Campbell. Brother of Gale (Jane Yelanich) Campbell of Harrison City, PA and Paul (Carlyn) Campbell of Summersville, Missouri. Dean is also survived by many nieces, nephews, extended family and dear friends.

 
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James R. McCorkle, Jr.

August 02, 2020 |

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

James R. McCorkle, Jr., age 66 of Clairton, passed away on Saturday, August 1, 2020 in John J. Kane Regional Ctr., McKeesport.  Born February 26, 1954 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late James R. McCorkle, Sr. and Jean (Keffer) McCorkle.  A member of the First United Methodist Church of Clairton, James worked for the former Marraccini's Grocery Store in Clairton and late at the Rite Aid, in Clairton.  In his spare time, he was a coach for many years of Pony League Baseball in Clairton and the statistician for Clairton High School basketball and football games.  James is survived by his children Ashley (Seth) Rowan of Elizabeth Twp. and James R. McCorkle, III of Clairton, his grandchildren Karina and Maddox Rowan, his former wife Michelle McCorkle of Finleyville, his brother Raymond McCorkle of Clairton, and his nephew Raymond McCorkle of Clairton.  

 
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Theodore A. Govola

August 02, 2020 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Theodore (“Ted”) Andrew Govola, 93, known to those that love him as The Angel Man, of Nokomis, Florida and formerly of Glassport, Pennsylvania passed away on July 28, 2020 surrounded by his family in Pittsburgh, PA due to complications from the Wuhan Coronavirus.

Visitation will be from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at Wojciechowski Funeral Home located at 640 Vermont Avenue, Glassport, PA 15045, with a prayer vigil to follow, and repast dinner starting at 7:00 pm at the American Legion in Glassport, PA.

Theodore was born in Monessen, PA to Michael Govola and Mary Govola (née Marchok) on October 9, 1926. He married his first wife, Laura Govola (née Kroll) on May 6, 1950 with whom he had four children. Later, he married his second wife, Flora (“Flo”) Govola (née Baron) and was married to her for 32 years before her death.

He worked for the Copperweld Corporation in Glassport, PA for over 30 years, owned and operated Deer’s Tavern in Forward Township, PA for a number of years, and worked as a data analyst for Nielsen Media Research in Oldsmar, FL for 16 years. However, his true passion was as a commercial and recreational pilot.

 
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Agnes Helen “Aggie” Rushe Barrett

August 02, 2020 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Agnes Helen “Aggie” Rushe Barrett, 76 of Glassport, formerly of McKeesport, passed away on Thursday, July 30th 2020 at Sycamore Estate, in Duquesne.

She was born in McKeesport on August 5th 1943 to the late William and Agnes Tachoir Rushe. Agnes was the loving wife of 54 years to the late Charles A. Barrett, who preceded her in death in 2018.

She is survived by sons; Charles (Sheri) Barrett, of Glassport, and Thomas (Gina) Barrett, of Dravosburg, grandchildren; Hannah and Brett, brothers: Robert (Lori) Rushe, of Duquesne, Ralph Rushe, of New Baltimore MI; sister: JoAnn Rushe, of Glassport, and nieces and nephews. Agnes was preceded in death by sister, Ruth Rushe, and brothers, William Rushe, Thomas Rushe, and Terry Rushe.

She was a member of the Queen of the Rosary Parish in Glassport. She enjoyed many things such as reading, crafts, puzzles, cooking, baking, and seeing her grandchildren.

 
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Julie Elizabeth (Russen) Rocco

August 01, 2020 |

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

Julie Elizabeth (Russen) Rocco passed away peacefully on July 31, 2020, and is now with our Lord and Savior. Mrs. Rocco, 63, was born in McKeesport Hospital on May 24, 1957. She was a lifelong member of the West Mifflin, PA community and also Ss. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, Duquesne.

She graduated from West Mifflin North High School in 1975.  She obtained her degree in elementary education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1979 and taught for 40 years at Saint Rita's, Clairton Central Catholic/Saint Clare of Assisi, and mostly recently Saint Agnes in West Mifflin.

She will forever be remembered as a loving Mother, Wife, Daughter, Sister, Godmother, Aunt, and Friend to all that knew her and will be greatly treasured in everyone's hearts. Julie's life will be always be tied to her being one of the most influential educators to every student to whom she gave the gift of learning.

 
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Jacquetta Mae Hays

August 01, 2020 |

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

Jacquetta Mae "Jackie" Hays, 87, of Port Vue, passed away Friday, July 31, 2020. She was born June 9, 1933 in Tulue Lake, Oregon and was the daughter of the late Jacob and Zelda Branthoover. She was the wife of the late James "Whitey" Hays who passed away March 8, 1997. She was a loving mother, doting grandmother who attended all school functions, loved gardening and cooking for the people she loved.

 
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Donald W. Spang

August 01, 2020 |

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

Donald W. Spang, age 87, of McKeesport, died July 30, 2020, at UPMC McKeesport Hospital. Born August 7, 1932, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Anthony and Leona (Glaub) Spang.

Donald was the owner and operator of Spang's Landscaping and Tree Farms for over 54 years. He will always be remembered as the "Tree Man" throughout the McKeesport area.

Every year, you could find him on Hartman Street, in McKeesport, trimming and providing the community with the perfect tree to celebrate the Christmas Season. Don could tell you the name of any tree just by looking at the leaves, but his specialty was growing and providing the perfect pine tree for the Holiday Season. He was a US Army veteran serving during the Korean War. Don loved his loyal pet dog, "Robbie." His greatest joys were his family and serving the community for over 54 years.

 
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