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Marianne Luczak

February 28, 2021 |

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

Marianne Luczak, passed away suddenly on February 27, 2021. Born on December 14, 1948, she was the daughter of the late John and Anna (Pacinda) Hrichak. She loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, and especially her great grandchildren, Grayson and Teagan. She enjoyed shopping, gardening, swimming, volunteering for various local organizations and a variety of hobbies.

She was a former employee of Brooks Armored Car, where she was a money counter, and also worked at Walmart, West Mifflin, in the Bakery and Deli Department.

She is survived by children, Renee’ (Kenneth) Konias of Dravosburg, Dawn (Michael) Woods of Elizabeth, Denise Luczak of West Mifflin, and Dennis (Kathy) Luczak of West Mifflin; Grandchildren, Christina (Zachary) Thomas, Kenneth J. Konias Jr. and Damian Luczak; Great Grandchildren, Grayson and Teagan Thomas.

 
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Jean Marie Booth

February 28, 2021 |

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

Jean Marie Booth, age 90 of West Mifflin and formerly of Clairton, passed away on Saturday, February 27, 2021 in Jefferson Hospital.  Born December 9, 1930 in Duquesne, she was a daughter of the late William and Jane E. (Wohl) Weber.  A retired clerk for the US Post Office in West Elizabeth and a member of Triumph of the Holy Cross Parish, St. Clare Church, Jean was preceded in death by her husband, Robert J. Booth, who passed away November 11, 1980, her granddaughter Holly Howard, and her sister Patricia Russell.  She is survived by her sons Robert W. (Saundra Whitehead) Booth of Rostraver Twp., Timothy J. (Maureen McMillin) Booth of Newark, DE, and David M. (Stacey Stallard) Booth of Smithfield; her grandchildren Mary Jeanne Andrews, Kelly (Jaime) Booth, Ashley Booth, Mallory (Matt) Neubauer, Tracy (Tony) Gillingham, Timothy M. Booth, Morgan McMillin Bock, Conor McMillin Bock, Zachary (Chelsea Ritenour) Booth, David M. Booth, Jr., and Samantha Jean Booth; her great-grandchildren Sidney, Kayley, Cecelia, Devin, Pierce, Robbie, Teddy, Sophie, Brooklynn, James, Jack, and Nash; her twin sister Joan Wieszczynski and sister Audrey Salvucci; and many nieces and nephews.

 
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Catherine "Kay" Sterner

February 28, 2021 |

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

Catherine 'Kay" Sterner, age 88 of North Huntingdon died February 27, 2021 at Excela Heath Westmoreland Hospital. She was born June 6, 1932 in Duquesne, Pa., a daughter of the late Joseph and Catherine Curan Flanagen. Prior to her retirement, Kay was employed as a banquet waitress by the Marriott Hotel in Monroeville. She loved to travel to Florida, enjoyed ballroom dancing and was an avid Pittsburgh Steeler fan.

 
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Theodore “Frank” Zarichansky

February 27, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Alfieri Funeral Home

Theodore “Frank” Zarichansky, 92, of North Versailles, Pa., died on February 23, 2021.

Born in Wall, PA, February 21, 1929, was proceeded in death by his loving wife, Bernadine (Stalowski-Ellenberger), parents John and Catherine (Zamiszcak) Zarichansky, four brothers (Michael, Anthony, Andrew and John), one sister (Mary Rullo), and step-son Jack L. Ellenberger.

He is survived by his brother, Nicholas (Mary) Zarichansky, his step-children Donna (Louis) Paulisick, Darryl Ellenberger, and step-son’s widow, Sharon Ellenberger. He is survived by nine grandchildren: Richard and Karen Paulisick, Kristin (Dr. Jim) Richards, Jocelyn (Jeff) Bell, Jack (Michelle) Ellenberger, Kayla (Robert) Michalak, Nathan Ellenberger, Michael Ellenberger, and Brandon Ellenberger; and 13 great-grandchildren Matthew Paulisick; Coleman and Caroline Richards; Jennings, Greyson and Charlotte Bell; Alexi, Leo and Julian Ellenberger; Mason, Rylan, Kanon, and Declan Michalak. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Esther (Joe) Deleo, and numerous nieces and nephews.

 
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Barbara (Vranko) Taylor

February 27, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Alfieri Funeral Home

Barbara (Vranko) Taylor, 64, died Feb. 24, 2021, with her loving children at her side. Barbara was the beloved daughter of the late Joe Vranko and late Helen (Gala) Melko. Loving and devoted mother of Jessica (Daniel) Spung and Brandon Taylor. Barbara enjoyed baking, reading and animals. Barbara worked as a personal care attendant for the physically disabled for over 20 years. She was a kind, caring person and will be deeply missed.

 
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Chuck T. "Yuss" Yellich

February 27, 2021 |

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

Chuck T. “Yuss” Yellich, age 91, of Duquesne, passed away on February 27, 2021 at Kane Regional Center-McKeesport. Born in Duquesne on March 16, 1929, he was the son of the late Joseph and Mary (Cvitak) Yellich. Chuck was retired from U.S. Steel-Duquesne Work in the General Service and Transportation Department after 39 years.  He was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish-Holy Name Church, Duquesne-West Mifflin Knights of Columbus #4210, the former Men’s Club at Christ the Light of the World Parish and he proudly served his country in the Army during the Korean War and also in the Navy Reserves. He was the beloved husband of the late Mary Ann (Merisko) Yellich; father of Lori (Bob) Rushe of Duquesne, Michael (Chris) Yellich Bowman of Las Vegas; grandfather of Heather Jessip; great grandfather of Tanner Michael Jessip; brother of the late Joseph (late Josie) Yellich and late Margaret Yellich.

 
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William Karako

February 27, 2021 |

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

William Karako, 88, of North Huntingdon, passed away Saturday, February 27, 2021 at The Grove, North Huntingdon.  He was born February 12, 1933 in Duquesne, a son of the late Joseph and Rebecca Bayzat Karako.  Prior to his retirement, Bill was a mail carrier for the United States Postal Service and later drove bus for Norwin School District.  He was a veteran of the US Air Force having served during the Korean War.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Joseph, Julius and Eugene Karako.  He is survived by his wife, Dolores Medulic Karako; son, Steven (Charlotte) Karako; daughter, Karen (Kenneth) Watson; grandchildren, Quentin, Kristopher, Becky, Mandy; and great-grandchildren, Luna and Oren.  There will be no visitation.  Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  www.shirleyfuenralhome.com

 


Lois Yvonne Mains

February 26, 2021 |

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

Lois Yvonne Mains, 92, of White Oak, went home to be with our Lord on Sunday, February 21, 2021. She was born January 31, 1929 in Greenock and was the daughter of the late Frank L. and Bernice (Huemme) Railingshafer.  She lost her beloved husband, William (Bill) Mains on March 10, 2015. She had worked by his side for many years as his secretary for his successful landscaping company.  Lois was a member of Greenock United Methodist Church, where she sang in the choir and if you were married in the 50’s and 60’s she was most likely the vocalist that sang at your wedding. She was an avid golfer and was on the Butler’s Ladies and The Wednesday Wonders golf leagues at Butler's Golf Course in Elizabeth Township. One of her greatest dreams became a realization when she got a hole in one at Butler’s on August 17, 2010 at the young age of “81.” She was a member of The Red Hat Society and the Elizabeth Township Senior Citizens. She was also a member of the AARP - Clairton Chapter #1612 and enjoyed many pleasurable trips, the most recent to Rome/Greece in 2019.

 
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James E. Jackson

February 26, 2021 |

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

James “Jim” Jackson, of Liberty Borough, died on February 25, 2021, from complications from dementia. He’s survived by his loving wife of nearly 52 years, Louise Jackson, and his brother Albert Jackson (Carol). He will live on in the lives of his three children: Susan Jackson Dunsey (Darren); Brent Jackson (Aimee); and Kathryn Haskin (Matt); and the grandchildren he adored: Ethan Dunsey, Gabriella Jackson, Aidan Dunsey, Emma Jackson, and Adeline Haskin. He’s also remembered with love and great affection by his brothers-and-sisters-in-law, numerous nieces, nephews, friends, and extended family. In death, he is reunited with loved ones, most especially his parents, Albert Jackson and Anna Jackson Gibson, and his sisters, Lois Jean Wunderley, Mary Ann Bowman, and Linda Trunzo.

 
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Hazel B. Proctor

February 26, 2021 |

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

Hazel B. Proctor, 92, of Irwin, passed away Monday, February 22, 2021 at Transitions Healthcare, North Huntingdon.  She was born November 15, 1928 in Herminie, a daughter of the late Russell and Mary (Rosenstill) Mellinger.  Hazel was a member of the Norwin Church of the Nazarene.  She was a loving mother who took care of her family and home and loved to watch football.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Carl S. Proctor; brothers, Art and Howard Mellinger; sisters, Naomi Clutter, Ethel Kaufman and Darlene Kunkle.  She is survived by her sons, Ray Proctor and his wife, Eileen, Randy Proctor (Katrina); four grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.  Services will be private.  Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Adrian Hrynyk

February 26, 2021 |

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

Adrian Hrynyk, age 94, of McKeesport, formerly of White Oak, died Feb. 25, 2021, at The Palms at O'Neil. Born Sept. 8, 1926, in Ukraine, he was the son of the late Walter and Sophia (Cygan) Hrynyk and the husband of the late Regina (Skop) Hrynyk.

 
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William D. Craft, Jr.

February 26, 2021 |

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

William D. Craft, Jr., age 84, of McKeesport, formerly of Duquesne, died February 19, 2021, at home. Born January 22, 1937, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late William D. Sr. and (Thelma) Craft and companion, Terry Kugler.

William was a retired truck driver for Matlack Inc. He enjoyed motorcycles, especially Harley Davidson. William loved animals and volunteered at a wildlife refuge in Florida, where he worked with exotic animals.

 
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Marie K. Cover

February 25, 2021 |

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

Marie K. Cover, age 95, of Port Vue, died on February 20, 2021, at Concordia of Monroeville. Born October 1, 1925, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Katherine (Klukaszewski) Daczkowski and the wife of the late Edward E. Cover.

 
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Guy R. Borelli

February 25, 2021 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Guy R. Borelli, 84, of Glassport died Feb. 23, 2021.  He is the son of the late Dominic and Julie Borelli. He had a sister Dolly  Cherepko; aunts, uncles, niece and cousins.  Funeral arrangements by Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport.

 


Harry (Cokie) Couchenour

February 25, 2021 |

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

Harry (Cokie) Couchenour, 90, of North Huntingdon, passed away peacefully Tuesday, February 23, 2021.  Harry was born December 5, 1930 in Youngwood, PA, son of the late Harry and Ethel Couchenour.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Marilyn Moore Couchenour in 2016 and a sister, Janet Leighty.  He is survived by two daughters, Lynn Keegan and husband Pat of Unity Township, and Lauren Condon of Latrobe; a grandson, Ian Condon (Esther), of Charleston SC; Ian's father Harry Condon, and a sister, Linda Price (Dennis).  

Harry had a 40+ year career working for Westinghouse, retiring from the Waltz Mill Site.  During his retirement years, he immensely enjoyed traveling in his motorhome with his wife, Marilyn.   He was a longtime member of Circleville United Methodist Church. A quiet man, Harry was born to be a servant to all.  He loved to work, could fix anything, loved helping others with projects and would always be there for you.  Even into his 80's, once he cleared his own walkways and driveway of snow, he would do a couple neighbors' driveways, as well.  He enjoyed being outside and caring for all the rhododendron and shrubs that his wife lovingly planted all around their beautiful property.  Most of all, he loved his little family, and his daughters were always his pride and joy, of which he proudly told everyone.

Services will be private. Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, North Huntingdon, PA. Memorial contributions can be made to Circleville United Methodist Church, North Huntingdon.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

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Marilyn Ruth Mular

February 25, 2021 |

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

Marilyn Ruth Mular, age 89, of White Oak, died on Tuesday, February 23, 2021. She was born in McKeesport, PA on August 17, 1931 and is the daughter of the late John and Mary Hayduk Rice and the wife of the late Joseph Mular. Marilyn was a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and was a retired elementary education teacher from the McKeesport Area School District. She was a substitute teacher for the McKeesport schools after her retirement as well as a volunteer at St. Angela Merici School. Marilyn was a part time math teacher for the Allegheny Intermediate Unit and a former volunteer cub scout leader. She was a current member of St. Angela Merici Church where she was active through the years and a volunteer for the McKeesport Regional History & Heritage Center. In her earlier years she was very much interested in the stock market and enjoyed watching it daily.

 
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Richard D. Jenkins

February 25, 2021 |

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

Richard D. Jenkins, age 67 of Clairton, passed away on Sunday, February 21, 2021 in Jefferson Hospital.  Born July 5, 1953 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late George Walter Jenkins and Mary E. (Neal) Jenkins Chamets.  A former truck driver for many area companies, Richard was a member of the Sons of Columbus, Santa Maria Council #3 of Clairton and Club 46 of Wilson. 

A funny man with a great sense of humor, he loved to make people laugh and smile.  He was a huge Steelers fan and, in his spare time, loved to fish, tend to his vegetable garden, and enjoy a cold beer.  He will be missed by his friends and family.  Besides his parents, Richard was preceded in death by his wife Angela (Angotti) Jenkins, who passed away August 21, 2020, and his siblings Frances Horgos, Margaret Medved, and James and Scott Jenkins.  He is survived by his children Richard Jenkins of Clairton and Gina (Jason) Collins of Whitehall; his grandchildren Dejah, Nikko, and Gisele Jenkins; his sisters Nancy Mazzola of Clairton, Judy Wesolowski of Glassport, and Lisa Jenkins of Sutersville; and also nieces and nephews.

 
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Eileen K. Milosvich

February 25, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Alfieri Funeral Home

Eileen K. Milosvich, 67, died Sunday, February 21, 2021. Eileen was the loving daughter of the late Michael and Anna (Duchai) Milosvich.  Beloved sister of Barbara (late Melvin) Putz, Edward (Toni) Milosvich, Dan (Sandy) Milosvich and Richard Milosvich. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews, great-nieces and many friends. Eileen was an avid fan of the Pittsburgh Penguins. She also enjoyed going to the movies.

 
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Betty Novakovich

February 25, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Alfieri Funeral Home

Betty Novakovich, 82, died Sunday, February 21, 2021. Born to Teodor and Danica Novakovic on December 31, 1938 in Wall, Pennsylvania, the family had six children: Dan, John “Lefty”, Charlie, Mitzi, Betty & Martha.  All of the children were members of the St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church at one time in their life. Betty remained a faithful lifelong member of the church — singing in the church choir for years and professing her faith each and every Sunday.

Betty attended Westinghouse Memorial High School and graduated in 1956.  She was a proud and loyal employee of US Steel for decades until she retired in 2009.  Because she enjoyed keeping busy, after retirement she worked at several part time administrative jobs until only a few years ago.

In her spare time, she enjoyed playing cards with friends as well as going to local bingos and casinos.  Friends considered her “lucky” - but the lucky ones were her loved ones!  Somehow, Betty managed to remain close to each and every one of them individually.  It was rare for her to miss a birthday or special occasion.

 
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Robert “Bob” William Jones

February 25, 2021 |

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

Robert “Bob” William Jones, age 69, passed away on Sunday February 21, 2021. He was born May 28, 1951 in Clairton, a son of the late Marion “Sam” and Lenora Jones. Bob retired from the Murrysville Police Department in 2012, having worked there since 1987 and attaining the rank of Sergeant in 1994. He was an active member of the Allegheny Valley Lodge 39 FOP, where he previously served as financial secretary and currently was a trustee. Throughout his life Bob enjoyed fishing, golfing and biking and most recently “Ghost Hunting” at Gettysburg. He also enjoyed time with his rescue dogs Max and Abby. He is survived by his wife of 38 years Karen McKee Jones; children Robert Jones of North Huntingdon and Sara Jones of Elizabeth Twp. and Michelle (Mitch) Dexter of North Strabane Twp.; and grandchildren Brayden, Peyton and Maddy.

 
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Irene Mildred Martonyak

February 24, 2021 |

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

Irene Mildred Martonyak, 89, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Wednesday, February 24, 2021. She was born February 27, 1931 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Andrew and Anna (Petty) Sandusky. She was the wife of the late Bernard D. Martonyak who passed away September 22, 2006.

 
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Dante Marraccini

February 24, 2021 |

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

Dante Marraccini, age 93, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at The Palms at O'Neil. He was the former co-proprietor of M. Marraccini and manager of the White Oak store. An Army veteran serving during World War II, he was a member of St. Joachim & Anne Parish, St. Michael Church in Elizabeth Twp. where he was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He was also an avid golfer. Born September 24, 1927 in Elizabeth, he was a son of the late Marshall and Lucy (LaFrankie) Marraccini, and husband of the late Miriam (Dougherty) Marraccini. He is survived by daughters, Colleen (Paul) Hennigan of Sewickley and Michelle (Marcus Weiss) Knuth of Erie; son, Dante (Laurie Picone) Marraccini of McKeesport; seven grandchildren, Sean and Brennan Hennigan, Clifton and Shannon Knuth, Danielle (Nick) Druga, Jesse DeRosa and Max Marraccini; great-grandson, Bryce Carter; brother, Raymond Marraccini of Elizabeth; also, nieces and nephews.

 
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Walter Trayers

February 23, 2021 |

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

Walter A. Trayers, 82, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, February 22, 2021 at Forbes Regional Hospital, Monroeville.  He was born March 3, 1938 in McKeesport, a son of the late Andrew and Bernie (Dakin) Trayers.  Prior to his retirement, Walt was a die maker for General Motors and a veteran of the US Army having served during Vietnam.  Walt was a founding member of the Italian Brotherhood of Guffey and the American Legion.  He is survived by his  beloved wife Janice Davis Trayers; sons, Timothy Trayers and his wife, Jodi, Jason Trayers, Todd Trayers (Kristin) ; brother, John Patrick (Rose) Trayers; and four grandchildren, Cassie, Joseph, Amanda and Andrew one great grandchild, Rylynn.

 
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Doris Jean Bailey

February 23, 2021 |

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

Doris Jean Bailey, age 91, of McKeesport, died on Monday, February 22, 2021. She was born in McKeesport on March 4, 1929 and is the daughter of the late Lester and Gertrude Taylor Maurer and the wife of the late Chauncey A. Bailey. She was employed at the McKeesport Housing Authority until her retirement. She always enjoyed helping others and she and her husband loved traveling in their motorhome.

 
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Thomas William Macko

February 23, 2021 |

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

Thomas William Macko, age 91, died on Sunday, February 21, 2021 at Landis Homes in Lititz, PA. Born on March 7, 1929 in Homestead, PA he is the son of the late Andrew and Anna Copan Macko who both emigrated from Slovakia at a young age, and the husband of the late Rosemarie Klemens Macko. 

Tom and Rosemarie married three days after Christmas in 1954 so they could move together to Anchorage, Alaska for two years as he had been deployed by the US Army following the Korean War. While he was stationed in Alaska, he conducted infantry radio reconnaissance along the coast of the Bering Sea with Russia.  Upon returning in 1956, Tom and Rosemarie moved to White Oak, PA and began to raise their family of five children, living on McKee Road for their entire lives. After nearly 30 years he retired as a manager of structural steel drafting from Bethlehem Steel and joined the firm Lake of Chicago to establish and manage their Pittsburgh branch, retiring for good when he turned 70.

 
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James M. Scurfield

February 23, 2021 |

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

James M. Scurfield, age 63, of Elizabeth, formerly of Clairton, passed away on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at home. He was an instrument repair technician for Heath Consultants in Monongahela. An avid sports fan, he was a former youth baseball, softball and basketball coach. Born June 5, 1957 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late James H. and Lois (Michaels) Scurfield. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Geralyn (Hunt) Scurfield; daughters, Adrienne (Brad) Ring of Jeannette and Abigail Scurfield of Pittsburgh; sons, Matthew (Carrie) Scurfield of Liberty Boro and Dan Scurfield of Pittsburgh; grandchildren, Kinsley Ring, Madelyn Scurfield and another grandson due in April; brother, Rich (Sue Little) Scurfield of Glassport; sister-like cousin, Adele Turek of Clairton; also, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sister, Janet Scurfield.

 
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Kathleen M. Stoupis

February 23, 2021 |

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

Kathleen M. Stoupis, 52, of Baden, formerly of White Oak,  passed away Friday, February 19, 2021. She was born August 21, 1968 in McKeesport and was the daughter of Goldie (Klisanin) Stoupis of White Oak and the late Manuel Stoupis. She was a member of Norwin Christian Alliance Church. Kathy was a graduate of Penn State University and Seton Hill University. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her fiancé, Steven D. Boehm of Baden, brothers, James Stoupis of Hunker, George (Pam) Stoupis of Elizabeth, and William Stoupis of Mount Pleasant, nieces, nephews, and many close friends.

 
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Hazel B. Proctor

February 23, 2021 |

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

Hazel B. Proctor, 92, of Irwin, passed away Monday, February 22, 2021 at Transitions Healthcare, North Huntingdon.  She was born November 15, 1928 in Herminie, a daughter of the late Russell and Mary (Rosenstill) Millinger.  Hazel was a member of the Norwin Church of the Nazarene.  She was a loving mother who took care of her family and home and loved to watch football.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Carl S. Proctor; brothers, Art and Howard Millinger; sisters, Naomi Clutter, Ethel Kaufman and Darlene Kunkle.  She is survived by her sons, Ray Proctor and his wife, Eileen, Randy Proctor (Katrina); four grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

 
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Mark Lane Anderson

February 22, 2021 |

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

Mark Lane Anderson, 61, of West Mifflin, passed away Sunday, February 21, 2021. He was born May 10, 1959 in Pittsburgh and was the son of the late Brooks and Colette (Logue) Anderson. Mark was a member of  Praise Assembly of God Church in North Versailles. He was a Sunday School teacher and the president of the bowling league there. He was the Regional Manager of Southwest Subway overseeing 7 area stores. He was an amazing boss and leader at Subway. He had a quirky sense of humor and always made his point in just a few words. He loved sweets, raspberry iced tea, reading, and spending time with his grandchildren and taking them places.

 
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Matthew G. Wargo

February 22, 2021 |

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

Matthew “Ducky” Wargo, 47, passed away on Thursday, February 18, 2021. He is the son of Thomas and Mary Jo (Logan) Wargo of Pittsburgh. 

 
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Evelyn Elizabeth Balint

February 22, 2021 |

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

Evelyn Elizabeth Balint, age 86, of McKeesport, died February 18, 2021, at UPMC McKeesport Hospital. Born November 6, 1934, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Stephen and Margaret (Tobias) Balint.

 
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Frank Zuro

February 22, 2021 |

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

Frank Zuro, age 91 of West Mifflin, passed away on Thursday, February 18, 2021 in Paramount Senior Living, Bethel Park.  Born September 4, 1929 in Braddock, he was a son of the late George and Anna (Turzak) Zuro.  A retired postman for the USPS in Clairton and member of Ascension of our Lord Byzantine Catholic Church in Clairton, Frank was A US Marine Corps Veteran of the Korean War, attaining the rank of Sergeant.  Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Antoinette M. (Zumbo) Zuro, who passed away February 10, 2013, and his siblings Al Zuro and Annie Kraly.  Frank is survived by his son Frank M. (Carol) Zuro of Jefferson Hills; his grandchildren Nicole (Tom) D’Antonio of Jefferson Hills and Michael (Leah) Zuro of Pleasant Hills; his great-grandchildren Mia, Luke, Zayden, Macsen, and one on the way; and also nieces and nephews.

 
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Judith C. Galley

February 22, 2021 |

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

Judith C. Galley, age 79, of Port Vue, died February 18, 2021, at Riverside Care Center. Born August 29, 1941, in Pittsfield, MA, she was the daughter of the late Charles H. Belcher and Catharine D. (Whitman) Belcher Pratt and step-father, Robert R. Pratt.

 
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Ermis A. "Herman" Socrates

February 21, 2021 |

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

Ermis A. "Herman" Socrates, age 94, of Martinez, GA, formerly of McKeesport, died February 16, 2021, at home. Born November 6, 1926, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late James C. and Anna (Mandula) Socrates and the husband of the late Mildred (Donahoe) Socrates.
Herman retired from US Steel National Tube Works, where he was a Millwright. He was a US Army veteran serving during WWII. He was a member of the White Oak American Legion Post # 701. He enjoyed reading and caring for his family. Herman was a hardworking family man that was always there to lend a hand.

 
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Rebecca Guenther

February 21, 2021 |

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

Rebecca Guenther, 87, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Thursday, February 18, 2021. She was born June 3, 1933 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Thomas King and Ruth (Winkelvoss)Waddell. She was the wife of the late Theodore Virgil Guenther who passed away April 17, 2020. Rebecca was a member of Central Highlands Community United Methodist Church in Elizabeth Township and the Eastern Star.

 
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Evelyn Mae Shaw

February 21, 2021 |

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

Evelyn Mae Shaw, 93, of New Stanton, formerly of McKeesport, passed away Friday, February 19, 2021 at home. She was born January 5, 1928 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Charles E. and Katherine (Ditter) Kreiling. She was the beloved wife of the late John R. Shaw who passed away January 15, 2005.

 
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Rita M. Campbell

February 21, 2021 |

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

Rita M. Campbell, 78, formerly of Braddock, Pennsylvania, passed away on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at UPMC McKeesport Hospital. She was born on Wednesday, February 25, 1942 to the late James and Maggie (Henderson) Campbell. Rita worked as a steel worker at US Steel and also did some work at the Central Blood Bank. She enjoyed volunteering at the food bank, loved to play solitaire, coloring in her adult coloring books and truly loved cooking for various family events. Rita is survived by her son, Adolph Campbell (Ms.Ida Schofield) and special daughter Asia Campbell; her siblings, Carrie Spence (William Epps), Leo Campbell, Lawrence Campbell, Barry Johnson, Darrell Campbell and Jessica Campbell; her grandchildren, Shanna Jenkins, Ashley Campbell, Shakharis Campbell, Kyle (Funto) Campbell, Adolph Campbell Jr, Tenasia Campbell and Keith Penn-Bowman; Great-Grandchildren, Atayziah, Malakai, Ianna, Sincere, Shakainah, Shaniyah, Tru, Eden, Jemma Joy, Aiden, Khalil and Keyani. Besides her parents, Rita was preceded in death by her two children, Angela Bowman and Trenton Campbell, as well as her siblings, Frederick Henderson, Ester Campbell and Connie Campbell. A visitation will be held on Thursday, February 25, 2021 from 11P.M.-1P.M. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 15110, 412-466-3300. A celebration of life service will follow after the visitation. Interment will be in Restland Memorial Park, Monroeville, PA. All PA Covid-19 precautions will be in place at the funeral home and visitors MUST wear a mask.

 


Donna Joanne Baker

February 20, 2021 |

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

Donna Joanne Baker, 84, of North Huntingdon, died Friday February 19, 2021. She was born January 30, 1937 in Biddle, the tenth child of the late Peter and Mildred (Marinkovich) Maystrovich and was also preceded in death by siblings Helen Keilch, Mary Ralph, and Joseph, Mark, Sava, Anne, Bertie, and Mitzi Maystrovich. Joanne was a graduate of North Huntingdon High School class of 1954, where she was a majorette and class secretary. She retired from Elliott Co., Jeannette, and formerly worked for Cronmiller-McCormick, Pittsburgh, and Femco, Irwin. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Irwin, and was an avid tennis, Steelers, Pitt football, and Pitt basketball fan.

 
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Patricia E. Csorba

February 20, 2021 |

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

Patricia E. Csorba, 74, of McKeesport, died Thursday, February 18, 2021. She was born in McKeesport March 18, 1946. She enjoyed watching birds, playing bingo, and trivia. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Joseph A. Csorba and a brother Paul E. Sirak. She is survived by her children Patti Jo Pomiabo of McKeesport and Joshua (Andrea) Csorba of North Versailles; her grandchildren Richard A. Pomiabo Jr. and Nicole M. Pomiabo; her great grandchildren Tiffany and Isabella; and a sister Joanne Belin.

 
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Joseph T. Carter, Sr.

February 20, 2021 |

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

Joseph T. Carter, Sr., age 90, died on Thursday, February 18, 2021. He was born in McKeesport on November 25, 1930 and is the son of the late Wayne G. and Elizabeth Sari Carter. He was a self-contractor in the roofing industry.

 
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George G. Miller

February 20, 2021 |

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

George Miller, 70, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday, February 19, 2021 at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh.  He was born December 15, 1950 in Greensburg, a son of the late William H. and Elizabeth (Grubbs) Miller.  Prior to his retirement, George worked in the maintenance department for Norwin School District and was a member of United Church of Christ.  He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing.  His passion was restoring classic cars, working in his Larimer garage, spending time with his grandchildren and trips to the mountains.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Ruth Ann Clawson.  His is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Janis (Livingston) Miller; son, Leonard Miller and his wife, Jaclyn; brother, William Miller; sister, Adrienne Geiger; and grandchildren, Olivia and Little Lenny.

 
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Vincent J. "Vinni" Betters

February 20, 2021 |

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

Vincent J. “Vinni” Betters, age 65, of North Huntingdon, formerly of Duquesne, passed away on February 18, 2021, at home. Born in McKeesport on June 28, 1955, he was the son of the late Richard and Delores (Jumback) Betters. Vinni was a retired mail carrier in McKeesport, a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish-Holy Name Church, an avid motorcyclist and liked old movies and reading books. He proudly served his country in the Navy. He was the beloved husband of 40 years to Juanita (Matuschek) Betters; father of Sally Betters of Manor, PA and Lacy Betters of North Huntingdon; grandfather of Vinni Kinzel; brother of Richard (Linda) Betters of Munhall; uncle of Richard Betters and Jill (Dan Mulhern) Betters.

 
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Jane E. (Lyle) Guyer

February 19, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Alfieri Funeral Home

Jane E. (Lyle) Guyer entered her eternal resting place on February 17, 2021 at the age of 71. 

Jane was married for 50 years to her loving Husband Robert W. Guyer   Jane was a devoted Catholic and faithful member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in North Huntingdon and enjoyed reading and spending time with family, friends and her dog Tucker. 

She was the Mother of Robb J. (Pamela) Guyer and Laura A. Guyer and beloved Grandmother to Ethan Scott Guyer.  She is survived by her siblings, MaryAnn (Michael) Killmeyer, David (Denise) Lyle, Harold (Sally) Lyle and nieces, nephews and friends.

 
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Phyllis Jean (Postell) Comunale

February 19, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Alfieri Funeral Home

Phyllis Jean Postell Comunale, 81, of North Versailles, Pennsylvania passed away at UPMC McKeesport on February 16, 2021.

Phyllis Jean was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on November 6, 1939.  She lovingly raised 3 children and cared for her family.  She was a sweet, gracious, intelligent and compassionate human being, a talented artist, author, chef and avid reader.

 
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Donald E. Wheeler

February 18, 2021 |

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

Donald E. Wheeler, age 62, of Jefferson Hills, passed away on February 17, 2021 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Born on July 21, 1958 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Robert Wheeler and Barbara (Davis) Harrington and her husband Ralph who raised him. He worked as a mechanic. Donald is the father of Cpl. Heather Wheeler, U.S.M.C., of Cherry Point, N.C. and Shawn (Shawna) Wheeler of Clairton; brother of Sharon (Dennis Bishop) Denne of Ligonier, Ralph (Kim) Harrington of W. Jefferson Hills and the late Robert Wheeler. He is also survived by nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held on Sunday, February 21, 2021 from 1-4 P.M., at which time services will held, with words of reflection, at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 15110, 412-466-3300, WILLIAM B. SCHLEIFER-SUPERVISOR, WILLIAM BRIAN SCHLEIFER-FUNERAL DIRECTOR. All PA Covid-19 precautions will be in place at the funeral home and visitors MUST wear a mask.

 


H. Deloris Seperek

February 18, 2021 |

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

H. Deloris Seperek, age 92, of McKeesport,  passed away peacefully on February 14, 2021, at her home. Born on October 17, 1928, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late James Edward and Hazel (Lamb) Fry and the wife of the late Matthew E. Seperek.

 
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Richard M. (Dick) Grace

February 18, 2021 |

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

Richard M. (Dick) Grace, age 90, of McKeesport, died February 16, 2021, at home.  Born June 27, 1930, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late John and Catherine (Coughlin) Grace and the loving husband of Marianne (Bodnar) Grace for 63 years.  Dick worked for US Steel National Works as a crane repairman for 30 years. He was an active member of United Steel Workers Union Local 1408. He served as a Grievance Man, Vice President and President of Local 1408 from 1979 to 1985.  He retired in 1987 and then worked for the United Steelworkers Dislocated Worker Program and was President of Steelworkers Organization of Active Retirees (SOAR).

 
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Edward "Ed" R. Krien

February 18, 2021 |

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

Edward "Ed" R. Krien, 72, of White Oak, passed away Tuesday February 16, 2021. He was born May 22, 1948 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Frank and Irene (Tretyak) Krien. Ed was a US Army Vietnam Veteran and during his time of service he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Overseas Service Bar, Sharpshooter Marksmanship Badge M-14 and M-16, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, and the Good Conduct Medal. Ed was a very hardworking man, who worked for Central Blood Bank as a truck driver for 35 years, where he had just recently retired, December 31, 2020. No matter what was made for dinner, Ed had always preferred hotdogs and baked beans, but nothing beat a bowl of cheerios or popsicles. Ed enjoyed his family time while vacationing to OBX every summer.

 
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Harriet M. Good

February 18, 2021 |

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

Harriet M. Good, 74 of North Huntingdon died February 17, 2021 at Select Specialty in Latrobe. She was born April 6, 1946 in Jeannette a daughter of the late Joseph and Jessie Hoffer. Prior to her retirement she was employed as a manager by Goodwill. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul  in 2016, a daughter, Paula, four brothers, Jack, Harry, Bucky and Raymond, two sisters, Dolly and  Sheila. She is survived by her daughter, Jessica Twele and her husband Kevin, one son, Joseph Good (Chrissy), 9 grandchildren, and numerous great grandchildren. Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Sunday from 3-7 p.m. Interment will take place Monday at 11 A.M. in Long Run Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 
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James Wilhelm “Fingers” Dreer

February 17, 2021 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

James Wilhelm “Fingers” Dreer, 71 of Wilmerding, formerly of Elizabeth, passed away on Tuesday, February 16th, 2021. He was born in Elizabeth on October 11th, 1949 to the late James and Alice Seachrist Dreer. James was the loving partner of 39 years to Darlene J. Rupinski. He is survived by his sons; James W. Dreer of Glassport, Mark J. (Bobbie Jo) Rupinski of Glassport, James J. Dreer of Wall, and stepson Jason Rupinski of Wall, daughters Tonia (James) Hedrick of Huntingdon W.V., Crystal Dreer of McKeesport, and stepdaughter Spring Rupinski of Glassport, twenty grandchildren and one great-grandchild. James was preceded in death by his sister Alice Sharon Egenlauf. He enjoyed doing auto repair on vehicles and loved to find treasure when junk picking. James worked as a burner for twenty years at Casturo Salvage Co.

 
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Alicia L. Wright

February 17, 2021 |

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

Alicia L. Wright, age 47, of New Kensington, died February 10, 2021, at home. Born August 25, 1973, in New Kensington, she was the daughter of the late Alfred Jackson and Effie Mae Wright.

Alicia worked as a CNA and with Action Housing helping the homeless. She is survived by her children, Tyler Wright, Jalisa Evans, Tyvon Wright, and Tymere McCarthy-Wright; grandchildren, Taylor, Alicia, Aymere, Shakeem, Selia, Ryan, Ky'Mere, and Layla; siblings, Crystal, Felicia, Rosalyn, DeeDee, and Ebony; also many nieces and nephews.

 
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Cleveland Peart

February 17, 2021 |

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

Cleveland Peart, 90, of Wilkins Township,  passed away Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at his home.  He was born February 13, 1931 in Mt. Moriah, Jamaica, a son of the late George and Clementina (Diaz) Peart.   Prior to coming to  the United States, Cleveland was a cobbler in Jamaica and came to the states where he was a housekeeper for Hilton Hotels.  He enjoyed gardening, traveling and especially loved driving.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by seven siblings.  He is survived by his wife, Velma (Reid) Peart; son, Dwight Davis and his wife, Beth, Roy Davis; grandchildren, Xavier, Zachary, Yasmine and Whitney.

 
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Lan Thi Trinh

February 17, 2021 |

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

Lan Thi Trinh, 67, of North Huntingdon, passed away Sunday, February 14, 2021 at Forbes Regional Hospital, Monroeville.  She was born August 18, 1953 in Thanh Hoa, Vietnam, a daughter of the late Thanh Trinh and Cau Thi Nguyen.  Lan was a nail technician for Tom Nails in North Versailles.  She is survived by her husband, Than Tran; daughters, Thanh Thao Dinh, Thuy Hang Trinh Tran, Thuy Nga Trinh Tran; brothers, Ngoc Dinh Trinh, Trung Dinh Trinh; sisters, Khan Thi Trinh, Dao Thi Trinh, Hong Thi Trinh; grandchildren, Leyna Dinh, Phuong Anh Pham, Quang Vinh Nguyen, Anh Khoa Pham.  Family and friends will be received for prayer on Tuesday, February 23 at 7 p.m. in the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  Additional viewing will be held on Wednesday, February 24 from 9 to 11 a.m. in St. Boniface Catholic Church, 2208 East Street, Pittsburgh, PA  15212.  A Mass will follow at 11 a.m. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Phuong An Trinh Tran

February 17, 2021 |

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

Phuong An Trinh Tran, 30, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, February 15, 2021 at Forbes Regional Hospital, Monroeville.  She was born November 23, 1990 in Saigon, Vietnam, a daughter of Than Tran and the late Lan Thi Trinh.  Phuong An was a nail technician for Sky Nails Spa in Harrison City.  She is survived by her sisters, Thanh Thao Dinh, Thuy Hang Trinh Tran and Thuy Nga Trinh Tran.  Family and friends will be received for prayer on Tuesday, February 23 at 7 p.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  Additional viewing will be held on Wednesday, February 24 from 9 to11 a.m. in St. Boniface Catholic Church, 2208 East Street, Pittsburgh, PA  15212.  A Mass will follow at 11 a.m.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Lawrence Gray Maple

February 17, 2021 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Lawrence Gray Maple, 92 of Clairton passed away Sunday, February 14th, 2021 at Allegheny General Hospital. He was born in Bunola, PA on May 8th, 1928 to the late Lawrence D. and Edna Georgina McCay Maple. Lawrence Gray Maple was the loving husband of 71 years to Gloria Maple. He is survived by his children Larry (Karen) Maple of Finleyville, Ginger Begg of Saint Cloud Florida, Gail (Phillip) Marshman of Pleasant Hills, Janet (Dan) Klingensmith of Clairton, 11 grandchildren Alisha Van Bibber, John Maple, Sky Begg, Jordan Begg, Dallas Begg, Chandler Begg, Brittany Hugley, Emily Lander, Conor Marshman Joshua Klingensmith, and Kasey Wright followed by 10 great-grandchildren. Lawrence was preceded in death by his son-in-law Schylur Begg. He was a member of the U.S. Navy and he ministered at and was a member of the Clairton congregation of Jehovah’s witnesses, since 1950. He enjoyed music, playing the guitar, and singing with family. Lawrence loved looking at all the beauty of Gods creations, he got to know the trees, birds, and flowers. He also enjoyed discussing the bible with others and he looked forward to Gods promise of living on a paradise earth in the future. Arrangements have been entrusted to S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th St, Clairton, PA 15025. A memorial service will be scheduled on zoom at a later date. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 


Ronald Bernard Spence

February 17, 2021 |

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

Ronald Bernard Spence, 59, died Feb. 10, 2021. Arrangements are in charge of Robert A. Waters Funeral Home Inc.

 
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Pauline Kucsmas

February 17, 2021 |

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

Pauline Kucsmas, age 70, of Jeannette, formerly of McKeesport, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Friday, February 12, 2021. She was born in McKeesport on April 25, 1950 and is the daughter of the late John and Pauline Bornyas Kucsmas.

 
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Dorothy A. Fehr

February 16, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

Dorothy A. Fehr, age 100, of Zelienople, formerly of McKeesport and White Oak, PA, passed away on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 while under the care of Passavant Retirement Community, where she had been a resident for many years.

Born July 13, 1920 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Nancy Angeline Jones.

Dorothy married the late Harry Glenn Fehr on October 22, 1942, and shared 66 years of marriage until his passing on March 12, 2009.

She was the mother of David Fehr of Sequim, WA, Douglas (Susan) Fehr of Wexford, PA, and the late Dr. Elaine (Leonard) Waters of Bradenton, FL; the grandmother of Jason (Susan) Fehr, Eric (Amy) Fehr, Justin Fehr, David Waters, Dr. Jenni Waters and Dr. Amy Waters; and great-grandmother of Madison, Jackson, Ansley, Theo, and Stella Fehr, and Jonah and Braeden Waters.

 
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Donald “Don” F. Ditter

February 16, 2021 |

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

Donald “Don” F. Ditter, age 85, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday, February 12, 2021. He was born May 31, 1935 in McKeesport, a son of the late Fredrick and Mildred Ditter. He was an Air Force veteran that went onto work his entire career as a welder for U.S. Steel before retiring. He had a passion for coaching NCAA midget Football and supporting his daughter’s swimming teams. He also enjoyed spending Wednesday nights watching his son and friends bowl and would never miss one of his granddaughter's softball games.

 
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Robert N. Becker

February 16, 2021 |

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

Robert N. Becker, 90, a resident of Redstone Highlands, formerly of Irwin, passed away Wednesday February 10, 2021. He was born November 2, 1930 in Irwin, the son of the late Carl N. and Anna J. (Lomicka) Becker. Bob was a graduate of Irwin High School, served in the Army during the Korean Conflict, and then graduated from Carnegie Tech where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Management. He retired from Westinghouse Electric Corporation, RIDC Park West, after spending many years at the company’s East Pittsburgh location. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Irwin. Bob was past master of Shidle Lodge No 601, F&AM, Irwin, and a member of the Bromas league. He also was a member of the Pittsburgh Syria Shrine, the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Pittsburgh, Tall Cedars of Lebanon, Westmoreland Forest #77, and Knights Templar. He was a volunteer for Meals On Wheels for 20 years, volunteer ambulance driver for Rescue 14, and was past president of Westinghouse Fellowship. He enjoyed golf, playing cards with friends and family, particularly bridge, pinochle and poker, and very much enjoyed vacations at Deep Creek Lake in western Maryland with his family, which he attended annually for decades.

 
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Lois (Kuskie) Basch

February 16, 2021 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Lois (Kuskie) Basch, 93, beloved mother, grandmother, and great grandmother went to be with her heavenly savior on February 15th, 2021. She graduated from Clairton High School in 1945. She attended Duff’s Business School and worked as a proofreader for the Daily News of McKeesport. She was married to the love of her life, Edward Basch for almost 47 years before his passing. Lois and Eddie lived and raised their family in Jefferson Hills. They were both active members of Pine Run Methodist Church in Clairton, PA where they served as lay speakers and beloved church members. Lois lived a very full life, keeping her true passions of her faith in the lord and her family and friends at the forefront. She had a gift for writing poetry, which was grounded in faith and loved to write for those dear to her heart. Card playing, games, and sports- especially fishing were lifelong pastimes. She was an avid Pittsburgh sports fan who loved the Pitt Panthers, Steelers, and Pirates. Lois is preceded in passing by her parents, Irene and Harry Kuskie, her sisters, Mildred Basch and Dorothy Freiwald, and her beloved husband, Edward Basch. She is survived by her three daughters Patty, Cindy, Chris, five grandchildren, as well as her three great grandchildren. Services have been entrusted to S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N 6th St., Clairton, PA 15025.  Friends and family will be received at Pine Run Methodist Church on Thursday February 18th, 2021 at 9am to 11am. Service at 11am for Lois’ memorial service (masks required). A private graveside service will immediately follow at Lebanon Church Cemetery (immediate family only). In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Pine Run Methodist Church. The family would like to thank all those who kept Lois in their prayers and The Grand Residence of Upper St. Clair for their exceptional care. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 


Gene Joseph Dandrea

February 16, 2021 |

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

Gene Joseph Dandrea passed away peacefully at home on February 15, 2021 surrounded by his family. He was born in McKeesport on January 5, 1928 to the late Biagio Dandrea and Angelina Spaccassassi. Gene is survived by his loving wife Melva (Evkovich) Dandrea of 65 years at home.

He is also survived by his daughter Jody (Ronald) Kotun of Champion, PA, and Tierra Verde, FL, and Gene David (Abby) Dandrea of Murrysville, PA.

Grandchildren include Kellie Lewis of McKeesport, and her children, Sheldon and Schyler Chancio; Nicholas (Danielle) Lewis of North Huntingdon, and their children, Lucas Lewis, Lilly Holtzman, Lia Holtzman, and Zachary Holtzman; Richard Young, Frank Young, and Matthew Young of Hempfield Township; Carrie (Craig) Caterino of Plum Boro; Andrew (Katie) Rodriguez of Delmont, and their children, Harper and Carson; and Mario Dandrea of Murrysville. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

 
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Rose Supansic

February 16, 2021 |

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

Rose Supansic, age 97, of McKeesport, died February 16, 2021, at home.  Born January 30, 1924, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Mary (White) Schaffner and wife of the late Alvin Supansic.  Rose was a Rosie Riveter during World War II.  She was a member of Mary, Mother of God Parish, St. Patrick Church.  She was a member of the Red Hat Society and loved to walk almost every day.

 
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Carol Ann Roberts

February 16, 2021 |

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

Carol Ann Roberts, 80, of Versailles, passed away Monday February 15, 2021. She was born August 2, 1940 in New Castle and was the daughter of the late Ernest and Doris (Leonard) McMullen. Carol was a member of the D.A.R., and enjoyed history, literature and the Ballet. She loved spending time with her grandchildren, baking, her flower garden, wild life, and her dogs and cats.

 
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Mary (Smolinsky) Belback

February 15, 2021 |

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

Mary (Smolinsky) Belback, age 101, formerly of West Mifflin, passed away on February 13, 2021, at Walden’s View of North Huntingdon. Born in McKeesport on November 7, 1919, she was the daughter of the late Wasyl & Anna (Misczycha) Smolinsky.  Mary worked at Christy Park Works during World War II and later in the Accounts Receivable Department as a bookkeeper for Montgomery Ward. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Church, McKeesport, where she volunteered as a “pirohi lady.”  Mary, with her late husband, Henry, lovingly enjoyed many family social events. Their travels and vacations left them with many fond memories. Her passion was bingo and casinos were a close second. A lucky lady she was. She was the wife of the late Henry A. Belback for 65 years; sister of late Leona (late Erfan) Shevke, late Olive (late John) Benyak, Genevieve (late Andrew) Yuna of North Versailles, Pearl “Billie” (late Joseph) Rolnik of White Oak, late Stanley Smolnicky, late Michael Smolinsky and late Jean Konias. She is also survived by nieces and nephews, Jean S. Kmetz, Stan Smolnicky, Lee Stebick, Joanne Wakefield, Maryann Zoscak, Janice Rolnik, Diane Seltzer (her godchild), Mary McDonald and many great nieces and nephews.

 
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Patricia A. Macik

February 15, 2021 |

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

Patricia A. Macik, 80, of White Oak, passed away Saturday, February 13, 2021. She was born January 3, 1941 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Michael "Mickey" and Katherine (Maysak) Macik. Patricia was a 1958 graduate of McKeesport High School and 1962 graduate of California State Teachers College. She was an English Teacher at Elizabeth Forward High School. She retired after many wonderful years of teaching many great students, who occupy valuable roles in our communities today. She also cared for her mother, father, and uncle in their senior years.

 
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Louise A. Rutherford

February 15, 2021 |

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

Louise Ann (Larkin) Rutherford, age 73, of Monroeville, passed away peacefully on February 13, 2021, of dementia. Born April 29, 1947, she was the daughter of the late Dr. William A. and Barbara (Kough) Larkin.
Louise graduated from Uniontown High School in 1965, moved to Pittsburgh, and became a registered nurse (RN, then BSN from Duquesne University). She worked as a nurse for over four decades and cared for her patients (many of them higher needs children) like family. She remained close to her children and grandchildren, even when miles apart.

 
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Thomas "Tom" E. Ambrosia

February 15, 2021 |

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

Thomas "Tom" E. Ambrosia, 66, of Elizabeth Township, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by loving family on Saturday, February 13, 2021 after a well fought battle with cancer. He was born May 29, 1954 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Samuel J. and Helen (Cupido) Ambrosia. He was the husband of the late Noreen A. (Fraikor) Ambrosia who passed away, February 8, 2003.

 
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Ruthanne Toth

February 13, 2021 |

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

Ruthanne Toth, age 81 of Jefferson Hills, passed away on Friday, February 12, 2021 at Jefferson Hospital.  Born April 18, 1939 in West Elizabeth, she was a daughter of the late Grant and Sara (Williams) Leasure.  A member of St. Isaac Jogues Parish in Elrama, Ruthanne attended school for and worked in the field of medical transcription.  She then became a trainer at Off-The-Wall Racquetball and a yoga instructor at CCAC.  She also was Vice President and Secretary for East Bank Machine in Elizabeth for 25 years.  Ruthanne is survived by her husband of 61 years Edward A. Toth, her daughter Valerie (Oscar) Keys of Bel Air, MD, her grandchildren Sierra and Chelsey Keys, her stepsister Brenda Lucas, and many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, Ruthanne was preceded in death by her son Edward Toth, Jr., who passed away in 1985, and her sister Norine Fisher. 

 
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Scott "Scooter" Bethem

February 13, 2021 |

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

Scott “Scooter” Bethem,  57, of Allenport, passed away Thursday, February 11, 2021 at Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh due to complications from a stroke. He was born November 5, 1963 in Charleroi and was the son of Connie (Atkins) Bethem of Belle Vernon and the late Gordon Bethem. He was a 1981 graduate of Belle Vernon Area High School where he studied carpentry at Vo-Tech.

 
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Robert J. "Bob" Blake

February 12, 2021 |

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

Robert J. “Bob” Blake, age 76, of North Versailles, passed away on February 12, 2021, at his residence, surrounded by his family. Born in McKeesport on August 28, 1944, he was the son of the late Walter and Julia (Kochuba) Blake. He was a senior design draftsman with 36 years service for Vista Metals.  He was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish-Holy Name Church and a member of the Board of Directors at the VFW in Schellsburg. He loved all his friends in Key West, Florida that he called “family.” Bob proudly served his country in the Army. He was the beloved husband of the late Dorothy Jean (Gajdos) Blake; father of Jason (Lesley Berthold) Blake of North Versailles, Justin (Kylene) Blake of Plum Boro, Jared (Christine) Blake of Leigh Acres, FL; grandfather of Andrew Jacob Blake, Katie Jean Blake, Lena Belle McLean, Blake Logan McLean, Lily McLean, Kaitlyn Berthold and Haydn Berthold; brother of the late Paul (surviving spouse Nancy) Blake of Florida and the late Barbara Blake. Visitation will be held on Monday, February 15, 2021 from 3-7 P.M. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 15110, 412-466-3300, WILLIAM B. SCHLEIFER-SUPERVISOR, WILLIAM BRIAN SCHLEIFER-FUNERAL DIRECTOR, where a Blessing Service will be held on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 10:00 A.M. with the Rev. Michael Conway officiating, followed by the presentation of Military Honors.  Interment will take place in St. Joseph Cemetery, West Mifflin. Memorial contributions may be made to Toys for Pittsburgh Tykes c/o Jaden’s Catering, 4727 William Penn Highway, Monroeville, PA 15146. All PA Covid-19 precautions will be in place at the Funeral Home and all visitors must wear a mask.

 


Kathy J. Yancic

February 12, 2021 |

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

Kathy J. Yancic, age 66 of Elizabeth Twp., passed away at home on Thursday, February 11, 2021.  Born July 6, 1954 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Steve and Bessie (Pekarsky) Lugarich.  A graduate and member of the alumni association of St. Francis Medical Center School of Nursing, Kathy worked as a nurse first for McKeesport Hospital and retired from Forbes Regional in Monroeville.  She was a member of Mary, Mother of God Parish, St. Patrick's Church and also attended St. Joachim and Anne Parish, St. Michael's Church and also volunteered for Family Hospice.  In her spare time, Kathy was a passionate shopper and bargain hunter, but was truly passionate about her great-niece-and-nephew and spending time with her devoted and adoring husband  She is survived by her husband of 35 years Dane N. Yancic; her nieces and nephews Kristin (Kevin) Wasko of Jefferson Hills, Stephen (Kathleen) Lugarich of Alexandria, VA, Michael (Laura) Lugarich of McCandless Twp., PA, and Michelle, William, and Vanessa Spencer; her great-niece-and-nephew Brayden and Madison Wasko; and her sisters-in-law Paula Lugarich of Elizabeth Twp. and Paulette (Bill) Spencer of Orlando, FL.  Besides her parents, she was preceded in death earlier this year by her brother Stephen F. Lugarich.  

 
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Stephen "Steve" Pavlecic

February 12, 2021 |

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

Stephen "Steve" Pavlecic, age 88 of North Huntingdon, passed away on Thursday, February 11, 2021 at UPMC McKeesport.  Born August 6, 1932 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Dragutin "Charles" and Jelica "Helen" (Zalac) Pavlecic.  He worked as a laborer for Operating Engineers Local #66, a delivery driver for Vienna Baking - Tastemaster Division, and served in the US Army during the Korean War. Steve was a member of CFU Lodge #146 and its Men’s Club and the White Oak American Legion Post #701.  Stephen was preceded in death by his wife Lauretta (Hlad) Pavlecic who died on October 4, 1987.  He is survived by his sister Frances "Honeygirl" (Tom) Felak of Aiken, SC, brother Tom (Joan) Pavlecic of San Jose, CA, companion Shirley Korenic of North Huntington, and many nieces and nephews including Mikey “Dee” Dorich.  In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his brothers Joseph, George, Nick, Frank and Peter Pavlecic and his sister Donna Dudik.

 
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Deloris V. Pohelia

February 12, 2021 |

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

Deloris V. Pohelia, age 99, of Verona, formerly of Duquesne, passed away on February 11, 2021, at Seneca Hills Village. Born in Duquesne on January 25, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Frank & Rose (Chernik) Pohelia. Deloris was a retired secretary from Westinghouse and a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish-Holy Name Church. She was the sister of the late Irwin W. “Cy” Pohelia, late Charles (late Wilhemina) Pohelia, late Frank (late Helen) Pohelia, late Eleanor (late Francis) Cooley; aunt of Robert C. (Barbara) Pohelia of Akron, OH and the late Jane Nye; great aunt of Heidi (late Scott) Smith of Florham Park, NJ; great-great aunt of Cassie Smith; special friend of the late Gary Goyke. Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 18, 2021 from 9:30-10:30 A.M. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., DUQUESNE, 15110, 412-466-3300, WILLIAM B. SCHLEIFER-SUPERVISOR, WILLIAM BRIAN SCHLEIFER-FUNERAL DIRECTOR, where a blessing will take place at 10:30 A.M. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Name Church, Duquesne, at 11:00 A.M. with the Rev. Dan Sweeney officiating. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, West Mifflin. All PA Covid-19 precautions will be in place at the funeral home  and in Church and visitors must wear a mask.

 


Shirley Mae Burd

February 12, 2021 |

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

Shirley Mae Burd, age 83, of Dravosburg, formerly of Port Vue, died February 10, 2021, at AHN Jefferson Hospital. Born July 26, 1937, in Boston, PA, she was the daughter of the late Max and Clara (Belles) Schlessinger and the wife of the late John Christia Burd.

Shirley was the co-owner, secretary, and treasurer of the former Schlessinger Trucking Co. She was also a recruiter for the Peer Group with 18 years of service. Shirley was a member and Deacon of the former Immanuel Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed traveling, especially cruises with her family. Shirley was a member of the Port Vue American Legion Post # 447 Women's Auxiliary, where she was past secretary and treasurer.

 
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George Edward Brown, Sr.

February 11, 2021 |

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

George Edward Brown Sr., age 89, of Duquesne, died on Wednesday, February 10, 2021.  He was born in Johns Island, South Carolina on February 19, 1931 and is the son of the late Joseph B. and Anna Givens and the husband of the late Christine Younger Brown.  He served in the Army during the Korean War then worked at US Steel Duquesne Works until he retired.  George was the minister at Gospel of Jesus Church for many years.  He enjoyed reading his Bible, listening to music, and talking with friends and neighbors.  Mostly, he loved spending time with his family.

 
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Barbara L. Lape

February 11, 2021 |

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

Barbara L. (Uhrin) Lape, age 68, of Port Vue passed away on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at Jefferson Hospital. Born November 9, 1952 in Akron, OH, she was a daughter of the late Albert G. and Joan M. (Mima) Uhrin. She was a retired registered nurse who worked for 44 years at Jefferson Hospital.

 
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Harlan E. Tobe, Sr.

February 11, 2021 |

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

Harlan E Tobe, Sr., was born July 10, 1957, to the late Horace E. and Lula Mae (Fields) Tobe in McKeesport, Pennsylvania. He departed this life on February 6, 2021, at home.

Harlan graduated from Clairton High School in 1975. He was a former employee of Lenzer Coch Lines, Port Authority of Allegheny County, PRN Transit, and Community Life. Harlan retired from his passion for transportation services, where he enjoyed serving many through his extensive driving experiences.

Harlan leaves to cherish his memory two sons, Maurice Saunders, Harlan E Tobe, Jr. of McKeesport; three siblings, Anita L. Tobe of West Mifflin, Annette Halcomb and Weyman J. Tobe, Sr. of Clairton; devoted companion, Lethia Morton of McKeesport; nieces, nephews, and a host of family and friends.

 
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Gerald D. Smith

February 11, 2021 |

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

Gerald D. Smith, 78, died February 10, 2021. Friends will be received Thursday,
 February 11, 2021, from 4 to 8 p.m. at 
Robert A. Waters Funeral Home, Inc., 2326 Jenny Lind St., 
McKeesport.

 
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Harry Edward "Whitey" Niedzwecki

February 10, 2021 |

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

Harry Edward "Whitey" Niedzwecki, 86, of Confluence, passed away Tuesday, February 9, 2021. He was born January 13, 1935 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Adam A. "Tony" and Helen M. (Walbaum) Niedzwecki. He was the husband of the late Patricia Ann (Mains) Niedzwecki, who passed away May 24, 2004. Whitey worked for 40 years for Bettis Atomic Laboratory in West Mifflin. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, who loved and lived at his cabin on the Yough Lake in Confluence, PA. He enjoyed his beer and was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers and Penguins fan.

 
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Billy M. Pierce

February 10, 2021 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Billy M. Pierce, 90, of Palm Bay, FL, formerly of Glassport died Feb. 3, 2021.  He is the son of the late James and Agatha Pierce, Sr. and beloved husband of the late Patricia (Bulger) Pierce.  He is survived by his son Richard (Molly) Pierce; daughter Patty (Greg Patas) Palmer; grandson Jeremy Pierce; great grandson Damien; sisters Roberta Pierce, Peggy Norelli and Mary Price; brother James "Skip" Pierce; also nieces and nephews.  Billy was a retired Pipefitter for General Motors, former member of Queen of the Rosary Parish and served in the US Navy.  Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport on Sat. from Noon to 1:00 pm, at which time a funeral blessing will be held.  

 


Marjorie Bauer

February 10, 2021 |

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

Marjorie Peebly (Margie) Bauer, 88, of Alvin, Texas, formerly of Versailles, Irwin, White Oak, and McKeesport, PA, went to be with the LORD on Saturday, January 30, 2021.  She passed away in HCA Healthcare – Clear Lake Regional Medical Center, Webster, TX.

She was the daughter of the late Harry Lindsley Peebly and AnnaBelle (Nolder) Peebly Jones. Born March 13, 1932, she was born and raised in McKeesport’s 10th Ward.

She was the wife of Thomas R. Bauer, who died February 21, 1990. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded by her brothers and their spouses: Jack W (Emma) Peebly; Chester H. (Margaret) Peebly; Don B. (Wilhemina, Josephine) Peebly; and Ramon L. Peebly; and nephews Chester Peebly II and Marty Peebly.

 
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David L. Cant

February 10, 2021 |

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

David L. Cant, 75, of McKeesport, passed away, Sunday, February 7, 2021. He was born July 10, 1945 in Elizabeth Township and was the son of the late Robert John and Alice Mae (Ludwick) Cant. David was a US Army Veteran and worked for 37 years for Vista Metals. He was an avid hunter and golfer.  He golfed with a league every week and enjoyed hunting in the Clarion County area. David and his wife Janet have a camp in Mountain Pines that they would visit every weekend and they also enjoyed visiting Deep Creek, MD. He was a hockey fan and loved attending his grandchildren's games.

 
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Raymond J. "Coal Man" Majzer

February 09, 2021 |

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

Raymond J. “Coal Man” Majzer, age 81, of West Mifflin, passed away on Monday, February 8, 2021 at UPMC McKeesport. Born in Glassport on September 8, 1939, he was the son of the late Joseph and Helen (McCluskey) Majzer. He was a retired truck driver for DeRosa Trucking Co. in Dravosburg, drove truck at the Edgar Thompson Plant and was currently a school bus driver for A.S.K., in Wall, PA. Ray was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish-Holy Name Church, enjoyed fishing, car cruises, polkas, dancing, eating a good meal and socializing but most of all time spent with his family and grandchildren. He proudly served his country in the Navy. He was the husband of the late Margie (Parise) Budesky Majzer; companion of 26 years to Rita Kiczan of West Mifflin; father of Raymond (Gerry) Majzer of Augusta, GA, Robert (Debbie) Majzer of Brownsmill, NJ, Joseph (Jessie) Majzer of Augusta, GA, Christine (late Ronald) (Richard Ohler) Loop of Duquesne, Tracie (Robert) Fox of Elizabeth, Tricia (Mike) Hosack of Munhall, John Adam (Ellen Malenke) Budesky of Mechanicsville, VA, Patti (Stephen) Haut of Shippensburg, PA, Sheldon Majzer of Millersburg, OH, Troy (Dustiny) Majzer of Millersburg, OH; extended children, Becki (Mike) Travis of McKeesport, Shawn (Meghan) Kiczan of Belle Vernon, Brian (Marcie) Kiczan of Lincoln Place; 28 Grandchildren; 35 Great Grandchildren; brother of Adelaide (late Jerry) Teahan of Bridgeville, Victoria Majzer of Washington, DC, Mary Ann (late Brent) Swope of Delaware, Ronald “Stovepipe” Ardilletz of Glassport; brother-in-law of Kathy (Eddie) Christopher of Greensburg; predeceased by brothers Edward Majzer, Joseph Majzer, Robert “Froggy” McMahon and grandaughter Angela Carman.

 
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Deborah J. Campbell

February 09, 2021 |

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

Deborah J. (Werner) Campbell, age 71, of Floreffe, passed away on Monday, February 8, 2021 at Jefferson Hospital. She was a bar tender at the American Legion Daniel Keffer Post 75 in Clairton and a former employee of Kmart in Pleasant Hills. She was a member of the American Legion Post 75 Ladies Auxiliary in Clairton, the Wilson American Citizens Club in Wilson, and the Moraine Camplands Association. Born February 17, 1949 in West Elizabeth, she was a daughter of the late Harold C. and Anna Marie (Wray) Werner. She is survived by her husband of 25 years, Louis T.  Campbell; children, Mindy Devlin of Floreffe, Derek (Katie) Martin of Elizabeth Twp. and Curt Martin of Buena Vista; stepchildren, Cindy (Rich) Harrison of Finleyville and Louis T. Campbell of Library; granddaughters, Victoria, Ariella and Talitha; step-grandchildren, Jessica, Angie and Carrie, Louis T. III, and Carolyn; also, great-grandchildren; brothers, Harold Werner Jr. of Grindstone and Robert (Barb) Werner of Elizabeth; also, nieces and nephews.

 
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Edward "Eddie" Chisolm

February 09, 2021 |

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

Edward "Eddie" Chisolm, age 78, of McKeesport, died on January 30, 2021, at UPMC Shadyside. Born October 9, 1942, on Wadmalaw Island, SC, he was the son of the late Benjamin J. and Celestine E. (Gadson) Chisolm. Eddie was a retired butcher and always had a passion for football and basketball.

 
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Liberata “Libby” Morrell

February 09, 2021 |

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

Liberata “Libby” Morrell, 91, of Frederick County, VA passed away Saturday, February 6, 2021, at Winchester Medical Center.

Mrs. Morrell was born in 1930 in Tocco da Casauria, Italy, daughter of the late Luciano and Lucia Del Rosso and the wife of George Morrell.

She was a Seamstress at the former Bell Drape, Co. Mrs. Morrell enjoyed cooking, sewing and spending time with her family. She was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Winchester, VA, and a devoted, loving wife to her husband, George.

 
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Patrick Roach

February 09, 2021 |

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

Patrick Roach, age 67, of Hampton Township, died Friday, February 5, 2021 in Pittsburgh. He was born in McKeesport on August 18, 1953 and is the son of the late Richard Allen and Midge Dillon Roach. Patrick built his legacy shipping business from the ground up over the last twenty-five years. His free time was spent seeking adventure…boating on the rivers of Pittsburgh and on Lake Erie, riding motorcycles, restoring classic cars, and traveling.

 
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Joseph T. Godwin, Jr.

February 08, 2021 |

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

Joseph T. Godwin, Jr., 72, of Murrysville, formerly of North Versailles Twp., died Feb. 1, 2021. Beloved son of the late Joseph T. and Olga (Semethy) Godwin. Loving husband of 50 years to Janet (Webster) Godwin. Dear brother of Joann Ritchey, Patricia Carr, Peggy Barncord, and the late Robert Godwin and Doris (Loving companion, Linda Lawson) Parker. Brother-in-law of Mary Godwin. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Joe was an avid race car fan.

 
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Mary Helen Ducko Harchar

February 08, 2021 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Mary Helen Ducko Harchar, a resident of Jefferson Hills for 68 years, formerly of Clairton, passed away peacefully on February 6, 2021.  She was born in Clairton on September 10, 1925 to the late Michael and Suzanna Ducko.  Mary was the loving and devoted wife of the late Joseph J. Harchar for 67 years. She is survived by her sons, Joseph Harchar of Woodbridge, VA, John (Judie) Harchar of The Woodlands, TX, Kenneth Harchar of Jefferson Hills and Robert Harchar of Jefferson Hills.  She is also survived by nephews Michael (Peggy) Ducko of Delmont and Mark (Lynn) Ducko of Jefferson Hills, nieces Geraldine Ducko, of Peoria, AZ and Susan (Paul) Vukovich, and cousin Margie Ospeck, of Salem, OH.

 
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Anne Feeney

February 08, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

Legendary Pittsburgh-based folk singer and labor activist Anne Feeney died of complications from COVID-19 on February 3, 2021, at age 69. Anne was the beloved wife of Julie Leonardsson, mother of Amy Berlin and Daniel Berlin, mother-in-law of Monique Murad, grandmother of Sebastian and Nicholas Berlin, sister of Kathleen Feeney, and aunt of Kimberly Sever.

Anne was born in Charleroi, Pa., in 1951 to Edward J. Feeney and Anabelle Feeney, née Runner, and grew up in Brookline, Pa. Her grandfather, William Patrick Feeney, was a labor organizer with the United Mine Workers of America. Anne’s Irish roots heavily influenced her music and life. The annual St. Patrick’s Day parties she hosted in Edgewood with her then-husband, Ronald Berlin, were the stuff of local legend. Later on in her life, she hosted several cultural tours of Ireland, taking groups to visit influential poets, activists, and musicians. 

Anne devoted her life to social justice, working first as a lawyer, then as a musician, always seeking to defend the rights of the working class. Anne bought a Martin D28 guitar in high school, taught herself to play, and spent the rest of her life writing and performing songs about unions, protest movements, and civil rights. She was a fixture at venues ranging from picket lines, to bars, to performances for hundreds of thousands of rally-goers on the National Mall. Her mentors included Utah Philips, Pete Seeger, Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary, and Faith Petric, all of whom sang Anne’s praises and her songs. Peter, Paul and Mary recorded Anne’s social justice anthem, “Have You Been to Jail for Justice,” which is still sung at protests around the globe.

 
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Glenn D. Bumbarger

February 08, 2021 |

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

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Glenn D. Bumbarger, age 80 of Elizabeth, died February 7, 2021, at home. He was born November 3, 1940, in White Oak and was the loving husband of Martha Bumbarger.
He was retired from Duquesne Works as a crane operator and was a United States Airforce Veteran.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his sister Helen Winkler of Florida.
Arrangements were entrusted to Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory.
Entombment will be in Penn Lincoln Cemetery.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com.

 


Lillian Fresch

February 08, 2021 |

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

Lillian Fresch, 85, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, February 8, 2021 at her home.  She was born April 26, 1935 in Pitcairn, a daughter of the late Tony and Paulina (Caruso) Comunale.  Prior to her retirement, Lillian was an assembly line machine operator for Precise Plastics and later Sherm Edwards Candy Company.  She was a member of The Lutheran Church of Our Saviour and enjoyed reading, walking, sewing and was a great Italian cook.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert S. Fresch; brothers, Genre, Emilio, James and Frank; sisters, Angeline, Edith, Jennie and Helen.  She is survived by her daughters, Debra Rubbo and her husband, Charles, Lori Sanders and her husband, Craig; brother, George (Janet) Comunale; grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Hollie, Chucky (Elisha), Justin; great-grandchildren, Danika, Liam and Kobe.  Friends will be received from 3-7 p.m. on Friday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  A funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Private interment in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Lutheran Church of Our Saviour Blessed Bundles.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Thomas McNair

February 08, 2021 |

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

Thomas McNair, age 67, of Turtle Creek, died February 3, 2021, at home. Born September 20, 1953, in Greensburg, PA, was the son of the late Betty (Holtzer) Powell.
Tom was a US Marine Corps veteran serving during the Vietnam War. He enjoyed hunting, sports, and socializing with friends.

 
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Thomas "Tom" Edward Skotnicki

February 08, 2021 |

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

Thomas "Tom"  Edward Skotnicki, 63, of White Oak, passed away Sunday, February 7, 2021. He was born October 10, 1957 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Edward and Patricia (Jaskolski) Skotnicki. Tom was a very talented auto body repairman since he was a teenager and worked in several area shops, and was also a volunteer fireman for GlassPort Reliance Hose Company, number 2. He loved muscle cars and classic rock music.

 
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Josie Lee Debevec

February 07, 2021 |

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

Josie Lee Debevec, age 5 days, of Forward Twp., passed away on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital. Born January 29, 2021 in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of Brandon L. and Jacquelyn R. (Martincic) Debevec. In addition to her parents, she is survived by paternal grandparents, Mark "Pap" Debevec and Pamela "Gigi" Debevec Watkins; maternal grandparents, Jack "Pappy" and Carrie Lee "Grammy" Martincic; paternal great-grandparents, William Debevec and Fay Watkins; step-great-grandmother, Florence Martincic; aunts and uncles, Kiesha Lee (Charles) Stitcher, Joshua (Amy O’Neil) Martincic, Joseph (Nicole Curran) Martincic; cousins, Brynlee and Ella Stitcher and Lylah Martincic; also, many aunts, uncles and cousins who love Jacquelyn, Brandon and Josie Lee very much.

 
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Sean Patrick Ward

February 07, 2021 |

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

Sean Patrick Ward, age 50, of South Park and formerly of Clairton, fought the brave fight for many years and is now at rest: passing away on Saturday,, February 6, 2021.  Sean is survived his wife, Christina Ward (née Berresford); his son, Ian James Ward of Allison Park; his mother Ida (DiMattia) Ward; his sister, Cristina (John) Cercone of Economy Borough; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.  He is predeceased by his father George P. Ward, and grandparents: Thomas and Anna Ward and Emilio and Ada DiMattia.  Sean was born April 19, 1970 to George and Ida Ward. He graduated from St. Vincent College (where he met his wife) with a Bachelor's Degree in History and worked in the Customer Relations Department for PNC Bank.  Always a kid at heart, Sean will be remembered for his wit, sarcasm, and humor (all of which he clearly inherited from his father and passed on to his son). 

 
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James "Jimbo" Ferencz

February 07, 2021 |

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

James “Jimbo” Ferencz, age 82, of Penn Hills, formerly of West Mifflin, passed away on February 6, 2021 at Forbes Hospital. Born in Duquesne on January 22, 1939, he was the son of the late Joseph and Ella (Vranesevich) Ferencz. Jimbo was a retired Motor Inspector for U.S. Steel and the Bettis Atomic Plant, a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish-Holy Name Church and was the Vice President of Local #1256. He enjoyed bowling, horseshoes and fishing and was the manager of the Flames softball team. He was very strong in his faith, leading bible studies and was a member of the Ephesians prayer group at Holy Name Church where he was also an usher and a Eucharistic Minister. He was a past president of Riverview Homes Association, a West Mifflin Democratic Committeeman and held an annual picnic for Dorothy Mill workers from 1984-2020. He proudly served his country in the Navy. He was the beloved husband of 59 years to Audrey (August) Ferencz; father of Robbie Ferencz of St. Petersburg, FL, Gregory (Judy) Ferencz of Penn Hills, Kevin (Amanda) Ferencz of Statesville, NC; grandfather of Jesse Ferencz, Jessica Ferencz, Krystal Ferencz, Jessica Johnson and Jessica (Nick) Thornton; great grandfather of Makayla Mullins, Kenzie Tse, Kalee Thornton, Violet Thornton, Evelyn Thornton and Noah James Ferencz; brother of Richard (Elsie) Ferencz of West Mifflin, Eileen (late Wayne) Grooms of West Mifflin, Joanne (Andy) Cerpani of West Mifflin and late Raymond (late Donna) Moss; many nieces and nephews. Memorial visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERALHOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 15110, 412-466-3300, WILIAM B. SCHLEIFER-SUPERVISOR, WILLIAM BRIAN SCHLEIFER-FUNERAL DIRECTOR. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Name Church on Thursday at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. Thomas Lewandowski officiating. Everyone please meet at Church. Military Honors will be accorded after the Mass. Private burial will be held in Holy Name Cemetery. All PA Covid-19 precautions will be in place at the funeral home and at church and visitors must wear a mask.

 


Ruth Lee Brown

February 07, 2021 |

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

Ruth Lee Brown, 85, died February 3, 2021. Arrangements are in charge of Robert A. Waters Funeral Home Inc.

 
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Robert P. Bonacci

February 06, 2021 |

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

Robert P. Bonacci, age 83, of McKeesport, formerly of Duquesne, passed away on February 5, 2021, at UPMC Shadyside. Born in Duquesne on March 17, 1937, he was the son of the late John and Mary (Fecenko) Bonacci. He was a retired supervisor for Pre Coat Metals in McKeesport. He was the husband of the late Mary A. (Adair) Bonacci; father of Wayne (Margaret) Bonacci of Phoenix, AZ, David Bonacci of McKeesport and Sherry Bonacci of White Oak; 6 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; brother of John (late Phyllis) Bonacci of White Oak, Angeline (Ron) Bost of West Mifflin, Dolores (late George) Zuber of North Huntingdon and late Richard (his wife Jan survives) Bonacci of West Mifflin; his companion, Adele Mendlowitz. Visitation will be held on Monday, February 8, 2021 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 15110, 412-466-3300, WILLIAM B. SCHLEIFER-SUPERVISOR, WILLIAM BRIAN SCHLEIFER-FUNERAL DIRECTOR, where a blessing service will be held on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. Thomas Lewandowski officiating. Burial will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp., with Military Honors. All PA Covid-19 precautions will be in place at the funeral home and visitors must wear a mask.

 


Francis Charles McGuire

February 06, 2021 |

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

Francis Charles McGuire, 61, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday, February 5, 2021 at his home.  He was born January 6, 1960 in Plum, a son of the late Patrick and Eleanor (Giusti) McGuire.  Francis was a graduate of Plum Sr. High School Class of 1978.  He enjoyed golfing, visiting the Casinos, loved spending time with his grandchildren and was an avid Pittsburgh sports fan.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Carmen and Kevin.  He is survived by his son, Lawrence McGuire and his wife, Agnieszka; grandson, Holder; extended family, Mary Beth Sharik, Courtney (Justin) Pany, Jessica (Scott) Vargo, Cody Sharik; grandchildren, Easton Vargo, Parker Vargo, Charlee Vargo, Braelynn Pany; brother, Michael (Lori) McGuire, Timothy McGuire; sister, Patricia (Dean) Soltis; sister-in-law, Denise McGuire.  Arrangements made by James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society in memory of Francis.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Elsie (Mondelli) Paich

February 05, 2021 |

By Editor | Posted in: Alfieri Funeral Home

Elsie (Mondelli) Paich, 96, died Feb. 3, 2021, at the age of 96, with her loving daughters at her side. Elsie was the devoted wife of the late Milos “Mitch” Paich, and significant other of the late Walter “Larry” Chrzan. She was the loving mother of Millie (William) Demore and Cindy (Tony) D’Imperio, adoring grandmother of Connie (Christian) Savine and Jen Stamford, and great grandmother of Charlotte Stamford.

 
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Joseph D. “Uncle Joe” LaGorga, Jr.

February 05, 2021 |

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

Joseph D. “Uncle Joe” LaGorga, Jr., 71, of North Versailles Twp. died Feb. 2, 2021. Beloved son of the late Joseph D. and Bernadette “Bernie” (Tomko) LaGorga. Brother of Anthony LaGorga, John (Beverly) LaGorga, and Anita (Michael) Holland. Dear uncle of Jeremy LaGorga, Ryan Holland, and Cory Ann Holland. Joe worked as a school bus driver for Serra Catholic. He loved getting to know the kids. Joe enjoyed golfing, baking, and watching sports. He was a member of St Roberts Men’s Club, serving his church at the fish frys, oldies dances and making Pizza Fritas during the festival. He served in the Air Force 1967-71.

 
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Joseph T. Godwin, Jr.

February 05, 2021 |

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

Joseph T. Godwin, Jr., 72, of Murrysville, formerly of North Versailles Twp., died Monday February 1, 2021. 

Beloved son of the late Joseph T. and Olga (Semethy) Godwin.  Loving husband of 50 years to Janet (Webster) Godwin.  Dear brother of Joann Ritchey, Patricia Carr, Peggy Barncord, and the late Robert Godwin and Doris (Loving Companion, Linda Lawson) Parker.   Brother-in-law of Mary Godwin.  Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Joe was an avid race car fan.

 
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Kenneth R. Lewellen

February 05, 2021 |

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

Kenneth R. Lewellen, age 65, of West Mifflin, died February 5, 2021, after a courageous battle with bladder cancer.  Born September 23, 1955, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Edward and Eleanor (Tatar) Lewellen and husband of the late Ruth Ann Lewellen.  Ken graduated in 1973 from South Allegheny High School.  He retired from Praxair with 44 years as an industrial gas technician and owned the Deli Hut in McKeesport for 15 years.  As a classic car collector, you could find him working on his two 1965 Chevy Impalas.  He was also an avid Pittsburgh sports fan.

 
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Michael J. Cseripko

February 05, 2021 |

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

Michael J. Cseripko, 65, died Thursday February 4, 2021. He is the son of the late Joseph and Vivian (Nelson) Cseripko and husband of the late Darlene (Kraus) Cseripko. He is survived by sister-in-law and caretaker throughout his illness Rebecca Kale; beloved partner Susan Early; sister-in-laws Linda Kraus and Cheryl Kraus; and brother-in-laws Charles Kraus and Jonathan Kraus; also nieces and nephews. Mike was a retired industrial electrician and loved by many. Friends recieved Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne Monday from 6-730 at which time a funeral service will be held.

 


Stephen J. "Bud" Columbus

February 04, 2021 |

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

Stephen J. "Bud" Columbus, 88, of New Eagle, passed away Tuesday, January 26, 2021. He was born in Monongahela, March 21, 1932 and was the son of the late Stephen and Mary (Todd) Columbus. Stephen worked at Monongahela  Ford as a parts manager and at Davies & Tregembo Ford in Charleroi as a car and snowmobile salesman. He was an avid fan of NASCAR, as he also used to race cars back in the 1950's.

He enjoyed watching college football, playing Euchre, hunting, golfing, bowling, being outdoors and was active in a senior softball league in Ocala, FL. He is survived by his grandson, Jacob Columbus, of California, PA, daughter-in-law, Kathi Columbus, of Eighty-Four, sister-in-law, Hannah Jane Columbus, of Bethel Park, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his sons, Stephen and Robert Columbus, brothers, Frank (Dorothy) Columbus, and Russell Columbus, sister, Eleanor (Lin) Dalton, longtime companion, Dolores Cheroki of Monesson, and former wife, Catherine Steinmetz.

 
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Sherwood R. McEwen

February 04, 2021 |

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

On Tuesday, February 2, 2021, Sherwood R. McEwen age 86, passed away peacefully in Fairfax, Va.

Born October 24, 1934 he spent the majority of his life in the East McKeesport/North Versailles area. He is the son of the late Raymond and Nancy McEwen. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife and high school sweetheart Rosemary McEwen. He is survived by his children Daniel McEwen of North Versailles, Scott (Colleen) McEwen of Harrison City and Beth (Tom) Pyne of Fairfax, Virginia; 9 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; and sister Nancy Ann Best of Palm Coast, Florida. Sherwood, aka Woody, will always be remembered as the nicest guy around town!

 
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Thelma Lee Tucker Medlin White

February 04, 2021 |

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

Thelma Lee Tucker Medlin White was born to James and Mabel Biggs Tucker, on October 30, 1928, in Moon Run, Pa. She was the oldest of 5 siblings. She departed this life peacefully in McKeesport, Pa., on January 30, 2021, with family at her bedside. In her final weeks of life, she was never without a hand to hold or a kind word to be spoken to her. Thelma’s daughter, Deborah, provided loving care and support for 10 years prior to the onset of greater illness.

Thelma is preceded in death by brothers Samuel (Jr.) Jones and Robert (Bobby) Jones; sister Dorothy McCoy; grandson Frederick D. Brown Jr.; great grandson Frederick Malcolm Brown-Goodwine. 

Thelma was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great great grandmother, sister and aunt. She leaves to mourn:  sister - Betty Mahaley (Long Beach, Calif.); children - Clara (Fred) Medlin Brown, Deborah White Horriat, Gary (Sylvia) White, Samuel V. White; grandchildren – Gregory (Tracey) Medlin, Marjorie Brown Adams, Gemil (Regis) White-Morse, Jamaal White, Michael (Olesia) White, Tonya (Timothy) Caldwell, Leandra Ferguson and Terry Ferguson; 24 great grandchildren and 9 great-great grandchildren, with one on the way. She leaves beloved nieces and nephews to mourn her passing, as well as, a host of friends.

Thelma White step-laddered her way into the field of nursing. She was a nurse’s aide, an LPN and receive her BSN from Penn State University, where she was deemed an honors student. In the pursuit of her education, she moved to Delaware to obtain a Masters in Gerontology. She received her master’s in nursing from the University of Delaware and presented her papers at a Veteran’s Administration Conference in Los Angeles, Calif.

 
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Dale Sean Coles, Sr.

February 04, 2021 |

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

Dale Sean Coles, Sr., was born May 27, 1964, in Pittsburgh, PA. Sean, as he was affectionately called, departed this life on January 22, 2021.

Arrangements were entrusted to Robert A. Waters Funeral Home Inc.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Dale Sean Coles, please visit our floral store.

 


Irene E. (Bodnar) Madden

February 04, 2021 |

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

Irene E. Madden, age 89 of Jefferson Hills, passed away at home on Thursday, February 4, 2021.  Born February 25, 1931 in Clairton, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Anna (Vrable) Bodnar.  A member of The Church in Sutersville and retired from advertising sales with the Jewish Chronicle in Pittsburgh, Irene will be remembered by her family as the strongest woman ever and a force to be reckoned with. 

In the words of her daughter: "At 11:30 last night, our lives were irrevocably changed when our mother, Irene Madden, passed away. She valiantly fought medical issues and succumbed to Congestive Heart Failure. She was 89 and would have turned 90 later this month. Our mother was the strongest women I ever met. She grew up during the Depression and lost her mother when she was 14. She was a Single Mother long before it became commonplace. We never had the latest fad but we were loved and had everything we needed. She taught us work ethic, integrity, self sacrifice, kindness, charity, strength of conviction, the value of humor, and the love of Jesus Christ. She always said you can do an you want to do if you set your mind to it. Make a plan and work your plan. She is the person I admire most in my life. If I’m half the person she was and have half the strength of her will. I will consider myself a success.  There is so much more to be said but this is enough for now."

She is survived by her children Mark (Marie) Madden of Glassport and Kristen Wells of Jefferson Hills; her grandchildren Michael and Elizabeth Madden; and also nieces and nephews.  Besides her parents, Irene was preceded in death by her brothers Michael, William, and Edward "Dave" Bodnar.

 
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Bertha Mae Brown

February 04, 2021 |

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

Bertha Mae Brown, age 78 of Clairton, passed away on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 in Baldwin Health Center.  Born February 6, 1942 in Montgomery, AL, she was a daughter of the late Thomas V. and Rosie (Ford) Brown.  Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister Rebecca Chapman Brown.  She is survived by her sister Michelle (Henry Watkins) Brown; her brothers Rommy Lee Brown, Robert Lee Brown, Jimmy Lee Brown, Eddie Lee Brown, and John Lee Brown; and also nieces and nephews. 

 
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Norma Jean Johnson

February 04, 2021 |

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

Norma Jean Johnson, 75, was born January 19, 1946, in Elizabeth, PA.  The beloved daughter of the late Timothy and Ruth (Woods) Johnson, departed this life on January 27, 2021 at UPMC Shadyside. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Margo Johnson.

Norma Jean grew up in Elizabeth, the eldest of the 4 daughters of Timothy and Ruth, graduated from Elizabeth Forward High School. After graduation, she obtained a position at Mobil Oil in McKees Rocks. A short while later, she obtained employment at US Steel in downtown Pittsburgh. She spent the remainder of her career with US Steel until she retired.

Norma Jean enjoyed reading and she often visited the library. Walking was a favorite activity for both exercise and as a fundraiser for charities. She also enjoyed line dancing which enabled her to be active and maintain friendships. She loved to travel both home and abroad, from the Mediterranean to Mexico. Even around the United States, her destinations included, the Grand Canyon and New Orleans as well as her last venture which was an Alaskan cruise.

 
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Darmonica Renee Armstrong-Fields

February 04, 2021 |

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

Darmonica Renee Armstrong-Fields, 49, died Jan. 29, 2021. She was born Aug. 17, 1971.

 
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Paul E. Bekavac

February 04, 2021 |

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

Paul E. Bekavac, age 74, of Gibsonia and Key West, FL, and formerly of Clairton, passed away on Thursday, February 4, 2021 at home. He was a retired funeral director and owner of the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home in Elizabeth. He attended the University of Notre Dame until his father’s untimely death in 1965, and furthered his education at Duquesne University and the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science.

Upon his retirement in 2004, he relocated to Key West to follow his life long love of fishing. Born March 1, 1946 in Pittsburgh, he was a son of the late Anthony J. and Elvira Y. “Patty” (Yavor) Bekavac. He is survived by his partner and best friend, Teri Dulac of Gibsonia; daughter, Heather (Michael) Lutz of Pleasant Hills; sons, Tony (Rachel) Bekavac of Pleasant Hills and Paul E. Bekavac, Jr. of New York, NY; grandchildren, Cole, Preston and Ava Lutz and Anthony & Andre Bekavac; sister, Nancy Y. Bekavac of Washington, DC; brother, Daniel F. (Patti) Bekavac of Elizabeth Twp.; nephew, Daniel F. (Tara Jayant) Bekavac, Jr. of South Park; niece, Chloe (Jason) Fox of Damascus, MD; also, great- nephews and cousins.

 
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William Emmett Long III

February 04, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Obituary

William Emmett Long III, 72, died at home on April 28, 2020.  William grew up in North Versailles, Pennsylvania with his parents William E. Long II and Doris Long.  William furthered his education by attending trade school in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  Upon returning home from school, William settled with his wife Sandra, in Elizabeth Township, Pennsylvania.  William retired as a Senior Inspector, from Bechtel - Bettis, after 40 years, in 2011.  He was a graduate of Westinghouse High School.  William was preceded in death by his son, William Emmett Long IV.  William is survived by his widow, Sandra and daughter, Kerry.

Funeral arrangements were in charge of Ball Funeral Chapel, Pittsburgh.

 


Duane A. Perhach

February 04, 2021 |

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

Duane A. Perhach, age 64, of Forward Twp., passed away on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at Allegheny General Hospital. He retired from Penn Dot’s tunnel maintenance in Pittsburgh and was a lifetime member of the NRA. Born December 19, 1956 in McKeesport, he was a son of Arlene (Bertie) Slate of Forward Twp. and the late Elmer Perhach. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Diann (Sinal) Perhach; son, Sam (April) Perhach of Webster; daughter, Becky (Patrick) Perhach of Forward Twp.; brothers, Steve (Edna) Perhach of Elizabeth, Ron (Tammy) Perhach of Forward Twp., Mike Slate of Forward Twp. and Edward (Glori) Slate of Monroeville; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by brothers, Charles Slate and David Perhach.

 
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Donald Lee Steele

February 04, 2021 |

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

Donald Lee Steele, age 82, of McKeesport, died January 30, 2021 at the Southwestern Veteran Center. Born June 25, 1938, in Pittsburgh, he was the husband of the late Joan Steele; father of Donald Lee Steele, Jr.

 
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Marion Firestone Laughner

February 04, 2021 |

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

Marion Firestone Laughner, 101, of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at Redstone Highlands, N. Huntingdon.  She was born February 2, 1920 in Pittsfield, MA, a daughter of the late William Henry and Martina (Haller) Suttle. Marion was a graduate of Seton Hill University Class of 1957.   Prior to her retirement, Marion was a teacher for St. Agnes and Immaculate Conception Catholic schools and Franklin Regional School District.  She was a member of St. Agnes Parish, Catholic Daughters of America, and volunteered at Westmoreland Hospital and Redstone Library.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Samuel Firestone, second husband, Ernest Laughner, step daughter Judith Laughner; sister, Martina Nehrig; and brother, William Suttle.  She is survived by her son, Richard J. Firestone and his wife, Jo Ellen; daughter, Ellen Kerber and her husband, Tom; sister, Margaret Ann Spencer; four grandchildren, Thomas Jr. (Kristen), Edward (Carolyn), Robert (Eean), Patrick, (Kelley); seven great-grandchildren Kelsey, Ryan, Keith, Kyle, and Samuel Kerber, Ben and Hayden Firestone; stepsons, Richard E. Laughner; John (Sandy) Laughner, Greg (Sandy) Laughner; stepdaughters,  Karen (Michael) Byers, Dolores Laughner. A special thanks to her loving niece and caregiver, Martina Nehrig Funk and also a special thank you to the capable and caring staff of Redstone, North Huntingdon.

 
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Louise Ann “Wezey” Yuhas Rayer

February 04, 2021 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Louise Ann “Wezey” Yuhas Rayer, 49 of Clairton, PA. passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday February 2, 2021 at Allegheny General Hospital of Pittsburgh, PA. She was born in Portsmouth, VA. to the late John J. Yuhas Jr. and Frances T. Nardone Yuhas. Louise was the loving wife of 27 years to Frank Rayer Jr. and a devoted mother to her son Frank Rayer III.

 
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Claudia J. Yedinak

February 04, 2021 |

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

Claudia J. (Wood) Yedinak, age 66, of Elizabeth, passed away on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at Jefferson Hospital. She was the founder and owner for Claudia's Green Acres in Forward Twp. A member of Crossroads Community Church in Jefferson Hills, she loved antiquing, cultivating vegetables and flowers, and her customers. She was a master seller on Ebay and a member of the YMCA in Monongahela. Born May 11, 1954 in Monongahela, she was a daughter of the late Kay (Evans) Wood-Sabatini. She is survived by her husband of 46 years, James H. Yedinak, and sister, Debbie (Larry) Jones of Finleyville; also, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth on Saturday, February 6, 2021, from 12 Noon until the time of service at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Floyd Hughes officiating. In order to comply with Covid-19 restrictions, 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. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, SW Region, 320 Bilmar Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205 or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com

 


Anton "Carry" van Tol

February 04, 2021 |

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

Anton “Carry” van Tol, 77, of Sebastian, Fl, formerly of Elizabeth Township, passed away Monday, February 1, 2021 after a courageous 10 year battle with cancer. He has resided in Sebastian for the past 5 years. He was born in Amsterdam, Netherlands January 11, 1944 and was the son of the late Antoon and Wilhelmina van Tol. He is survived by his wife of over 55 years Nora (Bloom) van Tol, daughter Christine van Tol of Versailles, grandchildren Colleen Mence (Matthew) of Wilson and Keith Mence of Versailles, great grandchildren:  Erik, Denver and Nora, brother Rene (Debbie) van Tol of Round Rock TX and sister Ingrid (Bill) Hailer of West Virginia. Carry was the co proprietor of the former Highland Meadows Auto Service in Elizabeth Township before retiring to Florida. While living in Elizabeth Township for 45 years, he served as past president of the Rotary Club of Elizabeth and was a member of the Mason’s Duquesne McKeesport Lodge # 731.  He was also known for lending a hand and humor when needed. There is no visitation. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date.

 
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Kathy Lee Donaldson

February 03, 2021 |

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

Kathy Lee Donaldson, age 63, of Punxsutawney, formerly of Lincoln Place and McKeesport, died January 30, 2021, at UPMC McKeesport Hospital.  Born September 7, 1957, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Karin (Lofstrom) Broadhead.

 
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Christopher Roy Butler

February 03, 2021 |

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

Christopher Roy Butler, age 22, of West Mifflin, died on Friday January 29th, 2021. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pa on May 13, 1998, and is the son of Scott (Sherri Lazar) Butler of West Mifflin and Marcy (Robert Bowers) Butler of West Mifflin. He is the husband of Chelsey Gall Butler of McKeesport. 

 
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David M. Gutierrez-Faust

February 03, 2021 |

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

David M. Gutierrez-Faust, age 66, of McKeesport, died January 23, 2021, at UPMC Presbyterian. Born February 19, 1954, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late George Faust and Jenny (Gutierrez) and Paul Boyko.

Dave was owner-operator of the former Faust Enterprises. He was a hard-working man that loved his family and friends.

 
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Bernard M. Denicola

February 03, 2021 |

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

Bernard M. Denicola, age 59, of Waynesburg, formerly of McKeesport, died January 30, 2021, at Allegheny General Hospital. Born April 25, 1961, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Anthony and Bernadine (Jaskolski) Denicola. Bernard was a 1979 graduate of McKeesport High School. He loved going to Kennywood and was a member of the American Coaster Enthusiasts Club and an avid golfer.

 
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Michelle Ann Klemm

February 02, 2021 |

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

Michelle Ann Klemm, 67, of Versailles, passed away Sunday, January 31, 2021. She was born July 29, 1953 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late John and Irene (Drosky) Burik. Michelle retired from the Port Authority after 25 years of service and was previously a Nurse in the Maternity Ward at McKeesport Hospital. She loved to watch "Andy Griffith" and "Leave it to Beaver" and loved everything Elvis! 

 
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Edward Crosby

February 02, 2021 |

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

Edward Crosby was born December 24, 1947, in Pittsburgh, PA, to his mother Eileen Mills and the late Edward Crosby, Sr.  He graduated from 5th Avenue High School in the Hill District.  He later worked for the City of Pittsburgh.  He moved to California for a couple of years and returned back to Pittsburgh, and began his career working for Yellow Cab services, where he would retire from.

 
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Shirley M. "Sissy" Haidle

February 02, 2021 |

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

Shirley M. "Sissy" (Suncine) Haidle, age 84, of Dayton, PA, went on to be with the Lord on January 30, 2021. Born July 24, 1936, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Peter Suncine and Margaret (Stotler) Suncine Serdy and the wife of the late Glenn A. Haidle Jr.

Shirley had several jobs in her early years, such as Feig's Bakery, Bud's Red Hot, Nigro's Restaurant, and Sabin's Glass. She was a longtime member of McKeesport Assembly of God Church, where she taught Sunday school. Later on, Shirley then dedicated her life to caring for her family. In her free time, she enjoyed reading her bible, crafting, bowling, going to Kennywood, fishing, and camping. Above all, Shirley's priority in life was spending time with her family.

 
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Karen Jean Pirl

February 02, 2021 |

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

Karen Jean Pirl, 63, of Irwin passed away Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at her home.  She was born June 29, 1957 in Greensburg, a daughter of Bonnie Roberts Johnson and the late Carl Johnson.  Prior to her retirement, Karen was the office manager for N. Huntingdon Rescue 8 and a member of Calvary Assembly of God.  She enjoyed reading and loved being with her family and spending time with her grandchild.  She is survived by her husband, Robert Pirl; sons, Robert Jr. and his wife, Annie, Nicholas; daughters, Kelly Pirl, Molly Hamovich and her husband, Greg; brothers, John Johnson and Carl (Ann) Johnson; sisters, Cindy (Ken) Olesky, Terri (Mark) Klingensmith; and granddaughter, Piper.

 
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Brenda Jean Lucas

February 01, 2021 |

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

Brenda Jean Lucas, 69, of Greenock, passed away on Wednesday January 27, 2021 in UPMC McKeesport Hospital. She was born August 3, 1951 in McKeesport and grew up in Elizabeth Township and was the daughter of the late John and Sarah (Lynch) Lucas. Brenda was retired from Mayview State Hospital where she worked as a Registered Nurse for 28 years. Previous to this she worked as a cashier at Shop n Save in Olympia Shopping Center. Brenda loved to travel and especially enjoyed her trips to Hawaii. She was also an artist who enjoyed working in water colors and oil paints and also creating antique furniture. Brenda loved all animals and along with her own pets cared for many strays at her own expense. Thankfully, she was a frequent lottery winner and was very generous with all she knew. She also donated to any organization pertaining to the care of animals such as the ASPCA and Humane Societies.

 
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Dorothy Ann Onder

February 01, 2021 |

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

Dorothy Ann Onder, age 80, of Port Vue, died on Sunday, January 24, 2021. She was born in Wheeling, WV on April 3, 1940 and is the daughter of the late Hubert and Edith Fisher Dunlevy.

 
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Kathryn Ann Hunt

February 01, 2021 |

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

Kathryn Ann Hunt, 74, of Elizabeth Township, passed away at home on Friday, January 29, 2021. She was born December 17, 1946 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Sherwin and Evelyn Jean (Dannenhauer) Griffith. Kathryn had worked at the Giant Eagle in Elizabeth and had previously worked for the former Hills Department Store.

 
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