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Danielle Beal

March 31, 2022 |

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

Danielle Beal, age 75, of Duquesne, passed away on Wednesday, March 30, 2022, in Jefferson Hospital. Born on December 12, 1946, she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Mary (Gazda) Trtica. She was retired from PNC Bank-Duquesne as an Assistant Manager and then as Manager from the Century Square Office. She was Catholic by faith, and she also was the fish breader, poker machine player, beer drinker, cigarette smoker, bookkeeper and cook at the Duquesne Croatian Club. She is the mother of Dean (Virginia) Beal of West Mifflin and Heather Ordos; has six grandchildren including Ashley Beal and Alaina Beal; and is the former wife of George “Bob” Beal. Visitation will be held on Saturday, April 2, 2022, from 6-8 p.m. and Sunday, April 3, 2022, from 12-8 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. Parting Prayers will be held at the Funeral Home on Monday, April 4, 2022, at 9:15 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial, at 10:00 a.m., at St. Agnes Church of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, West Mifflin, with Rev. Joseph Luisi, officiating. Burial will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth, PA.

 


Leonard Michael "Len" Moffa

March 31, 2022 |

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

Leonard Michael "Len" Moffa, 55, of Elizabeth Township passed away Wednesday, March 30, 2022 surrounded by family. He was born January 27, 1967 in McKeesport and was the son of the late LeRoy and Nancy Rae (Weber) Moffa. Lenny attended the Gospel Alliance Church & the Round Hill Presbyterian Church. He attended the University of Pitt and obtained a Bachelors of Science in Engineering and went to work as an Engineer at Chromalox for 30+ years. Lenny was an amazing selfless father and husband. He was humble, kind, knowledgeable and very wise. He was a gentle quiet spirit and he loved his family more than anything.

 
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Victor Thomas "Tom" Vash

March 30, 2022 |

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

Victor Thomas (Tom) Vash, age 91, of Pittsburgh, formerly of West Mifflin, passed away on March 29, 2022 at home. Tom was born on December 16, 1930, to the late Evelyn (Synder) and Victor Vash. Tom leaves behind his best friend and loving wife of over 43 years, Joanne (Musulin) Vash, son, Thomas (Amber) Vash of Glassport, daughters, Jennifer (Mike) Olson of West Mifflin, and Guanna Vash of Lionsville, grandsons, David (Sarah) Obradovich, Jaxon and Jordan Olson, and, granddaughter, Ashely (James) Walker. Tom was proceeded in death by his first wife Lorraine “Bonnie” (Ambrose) Vash, sons, Gary Vash, Mark Vash, and daughter in law, Helen Vash.

Tom was a 3-year Navy Korean War Veteran having served on the ships Soley, Doner and Monrovia, which his unit helped to recommission.  During his time in the Navy, Tom reached the Arctic Circle and Thule Bay, Greenland.  Tom loved to fish, hunt and do gardening and would share the fruits of his labor with neighbors, family and friends. He was a proud member and founder of his camp in Punxsutawney called “Timber Tramps.”  Tom spent some of his cold Pittsburgh winters in Florida as a snowbird and while there was a member of the Floral Lakes bowling and shuffleboard teams.  Some other of his favorite past times include trips to the local casinos and playing cards with special friends and family.  In 1985, Tom retired from West Mifflin School District as a Carpenter. After retirement, Tom spent the next 15 years as a stay-at-home father for his children, Thomas and Jennifer. Tom had a great smile and could always make people laugh with just a few simple words. Tom will be missed by all who knew him, and he will remain in our hearts forever.

In addition to his wife, children and grandchildren, Tom leaves behind his brother, Daniel Vash, sister, Janice Mamas-Dobrowolski, sisters-in-law, Donna (Jim) Fester, Cecelia (Randall) Lucas, brother-in law, John (Sally) Musulin as well as many Kumovi, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and extended family. 

Family and Friends are welcome on Saturday, April 2, 2022, from 6-8 p.m., and Sunday, April 3, 2022, from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 15110, 412-466-3300, WILLIAM B. SCHLEIFER, SUPERVISOR, WILLIAM BRIAN SCHLEIFER, FUNERAL DIRECTOR. A Pomen Service will be held at the Funeral Home, on Sunday, at 3:00 p.m. On Monday, April 4, 2022, visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m. in Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Church (450 Maxwell Dr., Pittsburgh, 15236), where a Funeral Service will follow, at 11:00 a.m., with Fr. George Veselinovic, officiating. Burial will follow in St. George Serbian Orthodox Cemetery (Stewart Ave., Pittsburgh) with Military Honors. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Cathedral; 450 Maxwell Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15236.

 


Donald Francis Bondi

March 30, 2022 |

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

Donald Francis Bondi, 91, of McKeesport, passed away peacefully on March 26, 2022. Donald was born on November 2, 1930, to parents, Donald and Frances (Kruczek) Bondi. Donald was a graduate of McKeesport High School and the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy.

After Graduation, Donald served in the medical corps of the US Army's 82nd Airborne Division in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Upon his return to McKeesport, Donald began his career as a pharmacist at Thomas Drug Company, where he worked for over 50 years. He enjoyed helping his customers through the years and always assisted anyone in need of his services.

 
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Jon E. Zalac

March 29, 2022 |

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

Jon E. Zalac, age 73, of White Oak, died on Wednesday, March 23, 2022. He was born in McKeesport on September 9, 1948 and is the son of the late John and Eugenia Kellar Zalac. He served in the US Army during the Vietnam War and received the Vietnam Service Medal with three Bronze Service Stars, the Combat Infantry Badge, the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Bronze Star, and the Republic of the Vietnam Campaign Medal. He was a member of St. Angela Merici Church, the Two Rivers Amateur Radio Club, Inc., White Oak American Legion Post #701, where he was a member for 39 years, the NRA, the Marienville Rod and Gun Club, and the Academy of Model Aeronautics. He attended CCAC and the University of Pittsburgh. He retired as an electrical technician after 36 years from the Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory.

 
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Timothy D. Hoke

March 29, 2022 |

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

Timothy D. Hoke, 69, of North Versailles Twp. died Tuesday March 22, 2022. Son of the late Robert P. and Betty Lou (Jones) Hoke.  Loving Brother of Chris (Rusty) Hoke, Rory Hoke, Nancy (Richard) Trocchio, Leonard (Audrey) Hoke, and the late Robert “Hokie” Hoke. Also survived by 2 nieces and 3 nephews.

 
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David G. Stewart Jr.

March 29, 2022 |

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

David G. Stewart Jr., 79, of Sutersville died Wednesday August 25, 2021. Son of the late David Stewart, Emma (Smart) Stewart.  Loving father of Doug (Michelle) Stewart, Craig (Diana) Stewart, and Heather Stewart Green.  Brother of Donald Stewart and the late Nancy Stewart Austerlitz, Cheryl Stewart Lewis and James Stewart.  Dear Grandfather of Collin, Samantha, Trevor, Justin, Emma, Adelyn, Gavin, and Logan.  Also survived by loving companion Janet Rossetti, her daughter Renae (Joe) Dodaro and granddaughter’s Rachael and Maria.

 
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Travis G. Sanner

March 29, 2022 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Alfieri Funeral Home

Travis G. Sanner, 38, tragically passed on Tuesday, March 22, 2022, at the age of 38. Travis was the beloved son of David and Debra (Earhart) Sanner. Loving brother of David (Paula) Sanner, Scott Sanner, Brian (Christine) Sanner, Jason (Stacey) Sanner, twin sister, Rebecca Sanner and, Amanda (Jonathon) Raible. Adoring uncle of Joshua, Holley, Scott Jr., Austyn, Hailey, Hayden, Jayden, Jonny and Mason. Travis is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, and friends.

Travis enjoyed spending time in the woods, and hunting. He loved trucks and riding his quad. Most of all, Travis loved his family and the time he spent with them.

All services will be private. Arrangements entrusted to Alfieri Funeral Home, Wilmerding. Please visit us at www.alfierifuneralhome.com for online condolences. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Travis G. Sanner, please visit our floral store.

 


Dorothy “June” Pastor

March 29, 2022 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

Dorothy “June” Pastor, 84, of Fayetteville, PA, and formerly of Glassport, PA passed away Thursday, March 24, 2022 in her home with her family by her side.  Born May 3, 1937 in Thurston, OH, she was the daughter of the late Ralph Dean and Margaret M. (Lenart) England, and widow to the late Thomas George Pastor, who preceded her in death on August 20, 2017.   

A 1955 graduate of Duquesne High School, June was known for her likeable and engaging personality and became Miss Duquesne High and was the captain of the varsity cheerleading squad. After high school, June went on to work for the Tuberculosis Society and the American Lung Association of Allegheny County, PA where she was the first Miss Christmas Seals of the American Lung Association of Western Pennsylvania.

After marrying the love of her life, Tom, she then worked as an administrative assistant for Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory in West Mifflin, PA, along with her newlywed husband.  After taking some time away to spend raising her family and being a wonderful, loving stay-at-home mother to her two children, June then went back into the workforce as the retail sales manager of Kill’s Pharmacy in Glassport, PA.  After the pharmacy closed its doors, June then transitioned into banking and was employed for 25 plus years as a Customer Relations Manager at the McKeesport National Bank, from where she retired in 2000.

 
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Mazie L. (Devine) Mclean

March 29, 2022 |

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

Mazie L. (Devine) Mclean, 87, died March 22, 2022. Friends will be received from 10 a.m. to 12 noon  Wednesday, March 30, 2022, at Bethlehem Baptist Church, 716 Walnut St., McKeesport, PA 15132, where a funeral service will be celebrated at 12 noon. Arrangements are in care of Robert A. Waters Funeral Home Inc.

 


Bonnie K. Caliguri

March 29, 2022 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Bonnie K. Caliguri, 80, died Sunday March 27, 2022. She is the daughter of the late George and Lula (Farren) Caliguri. She is survived by her nephews George Caliguri III, Jerry Caliguri, and Andy Caliguri. She was preceded in death by brothers George Caliguri Jr., Frank Caliguri, and William Bowland. Bonnie was so loved and will be missed by many. Arrangement by Wojciechowski Funeral Home.

 


Donna Stevens

March 29, 2022 |

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

Donna (Hough) Stevens, age 87, of Sewickley, formerly of West Elizabeth and Marianna, FL, passed away on Sunday, March 27, 2022 at Masonic Village of Sewickley. A retired receptionist for Westinghouse in Large, she was a former member of West Elizabeth United Methodist Church and she loved animals. Born December 7, 1934 in Scottdale, she was a daughter of the late Rex D. Hough Sr. and the late Martha (Evans) Hough and wife of the late Raymond C. Stevens. She is survived by sister, Bonnie Stoicovy of Sewickley; brother, Rex D. (Barb) Hough Jr. of Pleasant Hills; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by sister, June Harvey. Private services and burial at Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


James H. Keys

March 29, 2022 |

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

James H. Keys, age 39, of Glassport, died March 26, 2022. Born January 9, 1983, in Pittsburgh, he was the son of the late James and Terri (Rosak) Keys.  James worked many years as a brick mason and enjoyed watching sports.  He is survived by children, James Keys, and Jasmine Keys; siblings, Michael (Jill) Bellan, Justin Keys, Jennifer (Daniel) Daugherty, Kristin (Thomas) Burnsworth, Harmony Keys. James is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Arrangements were entrusted to Willig Funeral Home & Crematory. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com.  Charles Danforth, Supervisor

 


Grace Eileen Bindas

March 29, 2022 |

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

Grace Eileen Bindas, 79, of North Huntingdon, passed away surrounded by her loving family on March 28, 2022. Affectionately known as Dirdle, she was born on February 13, 1943 in Raysal, WV, before moving to Clairton, PA. Grace graduated from Clairton High School in 1961. In Clairton, Grace met her loving husband, Johnny at just 16 years old. Grace and Johnny married on November 9, 1963. The two were the loves of each others' lives. She proudly worked at the University of Pittsburgh as an administrative assistant in Pulmonary Medicine and then retired from the University's School of Medicine. Grace enjoyed hosting Sunday family dinners, planting flowers, shopping, sewing, traveling with her AARP group, visiting her daughter in Massachusetts, meeting friends for lunch, munching on potato chips and surprising her loved ones with goodies ordered through QVC. Above all, Grace thrived on the love of her family. In her later years, Grace cherished returning to Raysal with family, taking the long, winding country roads back to the "holler" to see her birthplace. Grace is preceded in death by her parents, Juan and Emma Grueso, and her two brothers, Emilio and Manuel Grueso. Dirdle's surviving loved ones include her husband, John of 58 years; children, Karen Sarge, John (Bonnie) Bindas, and Beth (Doug) Vernon; sister, Marie Warren; grandchildren, Rachael, Jakob, Noah, Morgan, Joshua; and her four-legged grand puppies, along with several nieces and nephews. Services are private. Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA 15642.
The family would like to express their sincerest gratitude to all of the doctors and nurses at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital who treated Grace like a member of their own families. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Lung Association. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Barbara A. Schaut

March 29, 2022 |

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

Barbara A. Schaut, age 86 and a lifetime resident of McKeesport, passed away on Monday, March 28, 2022.  Born July 21, 1935 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Anna (Lesniak) Lesko, Jr..  A member of Sts. Joachim and Anne Parish, Barbara is survived by her husband John W. "Jack" Schaut; her son John M. (Marcy) Schaut of McKeesport; her grandchildren Michael (Lexi), Samantha (Ian), and Allison (Rob) Schaut; and her great-grandson Alexander Schaut.  Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter Monica Schaut and her stepmother Matilda Lesko.  

 
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Richard L. Bruce Sr.

March 29, 2022 |

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

Richard L. Bruce Sr., 72, of West Newton, passed away Sunday, March 27, 2022 at Mon Valley Hospital. He was born January 11, 1950 in McKeesport, a son of the late Edward and Minerva (Williams) Bruce. Prior to his retirement, Richard was an home improvement salesman and a veteran of the US Army having served during Vietnam. He was a graduate of Norwin Senior High School Class of '68 and a drummer in "The Ravons". He was a Beatles fan, enjoyed watching movies and loved his dog, "Buddy". In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Charles Bruce. He is survived by his son, Richard (Julie) Bruce Jr.; daughters, Cindy Bruce, Jennifer (Harry) Lalor, Andrea (David) Sidun; brother, Jimmy Bruce; grandchildren, Landon, Davanee, Kennedy, Paige, Holly and Dylan; and his best friend, Marc Muryn. A memorial service will be held at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA 15642 Thursday at 6:00 P.M. with Pastor Frank Rocco officiating. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


George "Bill" William March, III.

March 28, 2022 |

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

George "Bill" William March, III., 77, of Jefferson Hills, passed away Saturday, March 26, 2022. He was born March 20, 1945 in Mitchel Field, NY and was the son of the late George William March, Jr. and Catherine P. (McGrath) March. Bill worked for many years as a truck driver and prior to his retirement had worked for Dillner Transfer Company for many years. Bill was a skilled mechanic and would fix anything for anyone with a smile on his face. He was an avid gardener, and enjoyed growing his own cucumbers, tomatoes and onions. He enjoyed going to his camp in Bedford County and watching football. Bill also enjoyed westerns such as Perry Mason and Gunsmoke to name a few and loved the show Mountain Men. One of Bill's favorite past times was sitting on his porch with his fly swatter. He will be greatly missed. He is survived by sons, George (Connie) March , IV of Bunola, Dan March of Ennis, Texas, Terry (Renee) Kadar of Uniontown, Louis (Violetta) Kadar of Clairton, and Matt (Carri) Kadar of West Newton, daughter, Suzanne (Mary) Kadar of Belle Vernon, brother, Tom (Dawn) March of Springfield, IL, special cousin and caregiver, Jamie (Paul) Trunzo of Glassport, numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by sons, Johnny March and James Kadar and his partner, Joyce Kadar. There is no visitation. A private family celebration will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township, (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, Director. Memorial Contributions in Bill's name may be made to UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, 5115 Centre Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15232. Condolences may be made at GilbertFuneralHomeandCrematory.com

 


Cristina "Cristie" L. Auretto

March 28, 2022 |

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

Cristina "Cristie" Louise Auretto, 46, of Gibsonia, formerly of Elizabeth Township, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, March 27, 2022. She was born March 3, 1976 in McKeesport and was the daughter of Sue Ann (Brookhouser) Auretto of Gibsonia and the late Frederick Anthony Auretto who passed away September 7, 2016. Cristie was a member of Mary, Mother of God Parish- St. Angela Church, White Oak. She had worked for Magee Hospital in Oakland and was a 1995 graduate of McKeesport High School. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her grandmother, Dorothy Brookhouser of Gibsonia, sisters, Gina (Kip) Kennemur of Birmingham, AL, and Danielle (Tracy Willcox) Auretto of Woodstock, NY, nephews, Nicholas (Kasey) Kennemur, and Zachary and Jared Kennemur, great-nieces, Hayes and Murray Kennemur, aunts, uncles. and cousins. Friends are welcome Tuesday, March 29, 2022 from 4-8 pm at the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 1638 Lincoln Way, White Oak. (412) 672-6322 Troy J. Gilbert, Director. A Celebration of Life Service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Wednesday, March 30, 2022 at 11 am. Private inurnment will be at the Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Township. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Mario Lemieux Foundation at 412-281-3466 or the American Cancer Society at 412-919-1100.Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 


Clara A. Stasko

March 27, 2022 |

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

Clara A. Stasko, age 90 of Port Vue, passed away on Sunday, March 27, 2022.  Born June 30, 1931 in Glassport, she was a daughter of the late Adam and Mary (Kraszewski) Zaurski.  A graduate of West Penn Nursing School and a retired nurse from McKeesport Hospital, Clara was a member of Sts. Joachim and Anne Parish.  She was a former Democratic Comitteewoman in Port Vue, a National AARP member, a member of the Red Hats Society, the Glassport High School Alumni monthly lunch group.  Clara was a sports fan as well and will be remembered for her great sense of humor.  Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Donald Stasko, who passed away November 22, 1974; her sons Mark and David Stasko; her grandson Michael; her sisters Jean Machawick, Laura Suchko, Mary Magdic, and Blanche Derewanko; and her brothers Steve, Walter, Edward, and Stanley Zaurski.  Clara is survived by her grandchildren David (Elizabeth) Stasko, Courtney (Ryan) Gross, Ian (Katie) Stasko, and Jesse (Krista) Stasko; her nine great-grandchildren; and her daughters-in-law Danette Stasko of Elizabeth Twp. and Kathy Stasko of Hudson, OH; and also many nieces and nephews. 

 
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Karen E. Campion

March 27, 2022 |

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

Karen E. Campion, 58, of North Huntingdon passed away Friday, March 25, 2022 at her home.  She was born July 27, 1963 in Pittsburgh, daughter of the late William J. and Eleanor (Landsperger) Pletcher St. Clair.  Prior to her retirement, Karen was a French teacher for Bethel Park School District.  She enjoyed traveling all over the world and trips to Disney World, and was very active in the local communities through Facebook.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald M. Campion; and brother-in-law, Victor Van Allen.  She is survived by her daughters, Marie Gillespie and her husband, Bradley, Eva Campion (Michael Babilya); stepson, Roland Campion and his wife, Colleen; sister, Donna Van Allen; grandchildren, Kelly and Owen; several nieces and nephews;  canine companions, Ivy, Mindy and Pepper; and feline companion, Holly.  Friends will be received on Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  Additional viewings on Wednesday from 9:30-11:30 a.m. and the funeral service will follow  at 11:30 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Interment to follow in Brush Creek Cemetery.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Robert P. Snyder

March 26, 2022 |

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

Robert P. Snyder, age 75, of West Mifflin, passed away on Thursday, March 24, 2022, at Jefferson Hospital. Born in McKeesport on May 11, 1946, he was the son of the late J. Howard and Anna Marie (Kelly) Snyder. He was a former employee of Fort Pitt Steel and a former member of the West Mifflin Annex Volunteer Fire Department. He is the beloved husband for 54 years to Carol A. (Fecik) Snyder; father of Robert M. Snyder of West Mifflin and Marcie L. (Thomas M.) Smith of Deland, FL; grandfather of Katie Atkinson, Jacob Atkinson and James Smith; brother of Donna (late Gerard C. “Jerry”) Qualters of Cranberry Twp., Howard (Faith) Snyder of North Huntingdon, and the late James Snyder; uncle of Tracy (Frank) DeMarco, Timothy (Jodi) Qualters, Scott (Wendy) Snyder, Todd (Amy) Snyder, Dean Snyder, Denise (Todd) Qualters-Powell and the late Gary Qualters. Visitation will be held on Friday, April 1, 2022, 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. Blessing Service will be held at the Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home on Saturday, April 2, 2022, at 11:30 a.m., with Deacon Daniel D’Antonio, officiating. Burial will follow in St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cemetery, West Mifflin.

 


Robb Joseph Guyer

March 26, 2022 |

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

Robb Joseph Guyer entered his eternal resting place Thursday, March 24, 2022 at the age of 50. He was at home surrounded by family and friends. Born December 7, 1971 in McKeesport, son of Robert W. Guyer and the late Jane E. (Lyle) Guyer. Robb was a Senior Software Engineer for Chameleon Software LLC. In Pittsburgh. He was a devoted Catholic and faithful member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in
North Huntingdon where he served as cantor, was part of the Seton Men’s Group, and volunteered his
time in various church activities. Robb played trombone for the Penn Trafford Community Band, Jazz
Warriors and the Trombone Ensemble. He was also an assistant Cub Master for Scouts of America Pack
201 Trafford/Level Green. He is survived by his loving wife of 23 years, Pamela S. (Coberly) Guyer, son,
Ethan S. Guyer, and sister, Laura A. Guyer. Family and friends will be received from 2-4pm and 6-8pm
on Monday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA 15642. A Mass
of Christian Burial will take place on Tuesday at 10 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church. Robb will be
laid to rest in New St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, North Versailles, PA. In lieu of flowers, the family
requests contributions for Ethan’s college fund.

 


James K. Kleist

March 25, 2022 |

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

James K. Kleist, age 57, of West Mifflin, passed away on Tuesday, March 22, 2022, in UPMC Presbyterian. Born in McKeesport on March 24, 1964, he is the son of Barbara (Gazda) Andres, of West Mifflin, and the late James Kleist. He worked in construction and was a former guard at the Allegheny County Jail. He was the brother of the late Mark Kleist; uncle of Courtney Kleist and Nicholas Kleist; and great uncle of Sage. There will be no visitation. Arrangements entrusted to the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 15110, 412-466-3300, WILLIAM B. SCHLEIFER, SUPERVISOR, WILLIAM BRIAN SCHLEIFER, FUNERAL DIRECTOR.

 


Dorothy Sylvia Hubbell

March 25, 2022 |

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

Dorothy Sylvia (Kapso) Hubbell, 90, lifelong resident of Duquesne, Pennsylvania, peacefully passed away and entered into Heaven on Wednesday, March 23, 2022.  Dorothy was born on November 25, 1931 in Duquesne, PA.  She was the daughter of the late Anton and Agnes (Vucetic) Kapso. 

 

She was a retired caseworker for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and later served as a Croatian translator helping immigrants with their United States citizenship and medical care. 

 

Dorothy was a loving mother to her children, Diane (Robert) Zapf, Deborah (Thomas) Mack, William York, Dawn Hubbell, and the late John York.  She is survived by a brother, Stanley Kapso, three grandchildren, Robert (Jennifer) Zapf, Ashley Zapf, and William (Julie) York, and a great-granddaughter, Emelie Zapf.  Dorothy was preceded in death by a sister, Kathryn Smith, and two brothers, William and Joseph Kapso.

 

Dorothy Hubbell was a devoted fan to her beloved Pittsburgh Pirates, Penguins, and Steelers.  She was computer savvy and enjoyed music, gardening, current affairs and politics.  Above all, she loved taking care of her family.

 

Family and friends will be received on Monday, March 28, 2022 from 6 - 8 P.M. at the William S. Skovranko Memorial Home Inc., 828 Richford Street, Duquesne, Pennsylvania 15110.

The Blessing will be on Tuesday, March 29, 2022 at the Memorial Home with Rev. Tony Gargotta  officiating.  Burial will follow in Holy Name Cemetery, 1451 Willard Avenue, West Mifflin, Pennsylvania 15122.

 
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Sara M. Illig

March 25, 2022 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Sara Marjorie (Evans) Illig, 101 of West Mifflin, formerly of Dravosburg, passed away on Thursday, March 24th, 2022, at Jefferson Hospital. She was born in Williamsburg, PA on March 1st, 1921, to the late Lemuel E. and Cora (Chamberlain) Evans. Sara was the loving wife of 44 years to the late Bernard L. Illig. She is survived by her daughter Sara A. (John) Fagan of Tarpon Springs, FL, and sons David L. Illig of West Mifflin and Paul L. (Lynn) Illig of Salisbury, NC. Further survivors include her grandchildren John, Sara, Patrick, and Rebecca, great-grandchildren John Connor, Tess, Kate, Emma, Evelyn, and Joseph, as well as a multitude of nieces and nephews. Sara was preceded in death by her sister Gladys Berkheimer and brothers Harvey, Walter, and Eugene Evans. She was a member of the Dravosburg United Methodist Church, as well as the Women’s Club and food bank. She enjoyed painting, crossword puzzles, reading, and sewing. Family and friends will be received on Monday, March 28th, 2022, from 4-8 P.M. at I.M FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 203 4th St, Dravosburg, PA 15034. A service will take place on Tuesday, March 29th, 2022, at 10 A.M. at the funeral home. Entombment will follow at New St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 


Lucille Ann Toth

March 25, 2022 |

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

Lucille Ann (Geletko) Toth, age 89 of Clairton, passed away at home surrounded by her family on Thursday, March 24, 2022.  Born February 15, 1933 in Clairton, she was a daughter of the late Chrles W. and Mary J. (Donesec) Geletko.  A former cashier at Sun Drug in West Mifflin, Lucille was a member of Triumph of the Holy Cross Parish - St. Clare of Assisi Church in Clairton.  Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Andrew S. Toth, who passed away December 10, 2015, and her brothers Robert, Charles, and Donald "Doc" Geletko.  Lucille is survived by her children Gary A. Toth of Clairton and Cynthia M. (Jamo) Splenda of Jefferson Hills; her grandchildren Taryn (Duke) Splenda Laha, Kristen Dugan, and Jonathan (Erin) and Steven Toth; her great-grandchildren; her sister Martha Rosko of Clairton; and also many nieces and nephews.

 
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Walter "Vlade" Baskot

March 25, 2022 |

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

Walter "Vlade" Baskot, 80, of West Mifflin, died March 25, 2022.  He is the son of the late Nikola and Ljubica (Mamula) Baskot.  He is survived by is wife Diane "Dee Dee" (Korach) Baskot; son Michael (Robyn) Baskot; daughter Nikole (Michael) Barach; grandchildren Steven, Luke, Nadia, Dara, Keira and Nikko; sister Milica "Mitzie" (the late Nick "Shoosh") Pilipovich; nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his sisters Myra Farrell and Zora Nedzbala and brother Dushan "Duddy" Baskot.  Vlade was a member of St. Sava's Serbian Orthodox Church and a member of their Men's Club.  Friends received Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne on Sun. from Noon to 6 and on Monday at St. Sava's Serbian Orhodox Church from 10 to 11:00 am, at which time a funeral litergy will be held with the Very Rev. Stevan Rocknage.  Interment following St. Sava's Cemetery in Castle Shannon.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Sava's Serbian Othodox Church, 901 Hartman St., McKeesport Pa 15122.

 


Robert Adkins

March 24, 2022 |

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

Robert Adkins, age 85, of Duquesne, died on Monday, March 21, 2022 at his residence. He was born in New Salem, PA on February 9, 1937, and is the son of the late Curtis and Velma Hay Adkins. He served in the United States Air Force from 1954 to 1957 and retired as an independent contractor.

 
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Albert J. Pozzuto

March 24, 2022 |

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

Albert J. Pozzuto, age 56, of Christy Park, died March 23, 2022, at UPMC McKeesport. Born December 29, 1965, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late John and Lucia (Schaivo) Pozzuto.
Albert was retired from the former Precoat Metals of McKeesport. After retirement, he worked for Wal-Mart of North Versailles. Albert attended Mary, Mother of God Parish, St. Patrick Church of Christy Park. He was an avid Pittsburgh Sports fan and an animal lover, leaving behind his loyal dog, "Girl." Albert's family meant the world to him. If you were blessed to meet and know him, you got all of Albert; nothing was ever held back!

 
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Dean C. Shuck

March 24, 2022 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

 Dean Clayton Shuck, 64 of Glassport, formerly of Clairton, passed away on Tuesday, March 22nd, 2022, at his home. He was born in McKeesport on August 24, 1957, to the late Virgil and Constance (Mincone) Shuck. He is survived by his sons Matthew M. of Guam and Christopher E. (Yushan Zhang) Shuck of Philadelphia and his daughter Michelle (Randy) Swann of Townville. He is also survived by his brother Derek (Donna) Shuck. Further survivors include his nephew Dominic and grandchildren Tristyn and Maia. He enjoyed scuba diving, hiking, and camping. Arrangements have been entrusted to E.C. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 235 Monongahela Ave, Glassport, PA 15045. Inurnment will occur privately at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the funeral home to defray costs. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 


John McKendry

March 24, 2022 |

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

 John McKendry, 55, of Moon Township, PA, passed away on March 16, 2022, at UPMC McKeesport Hospital. Born July 31, 1966, in Sewickley, he was the son of the late John and Dorothy (King) McKendry. John was a professional painter for the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades.
 He is survived by his brother, Michael and Charlene McKendry of Sewickley; nieces Sarah and Ashley McKendry of Pittsburgh; uncle, William and Helen McKendry of Shinglehouse, PA; and uncle, Woodrow McKendry of Moon Township.
 Private arrangements were entrusted to Willig Funeral Home & Crematory. A memorial service is planned for a later date.

 


Leonard Bertram Smith

March 23, 2022 |

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

Leonard Bertram Smith, 85, of McKeesport PA, was born January 2, 1937, in McKeesport, PA. He was the beloved son to late Theodore and Hettie (Crawford) Smith.

After school Leonard enlisted in the United States Army and the Air Force.  Leonard worked as a Security Guard for CCAC and retired from 30 years of service with the United States Steel of Corporation Duquesne Works. Leonard was married to his late bride Nancy for 43 years. Leonard and Nancy lived in Mckeesport, PA., until their health was failing and later moved with their son, Theodore to Pittsburgh, PA.

Leonard was a devoted husband and father. He loved western movies and taken his grandchildren to baseball games. He enjoyed his “Jolly Ranchers”. He was a former member of Bethlehem Baptist Church. Leonard was active in many ELK organizations, such as, Booker T. Washington Lounge # 218 IBPOEW where he served as Treasurer for several years, he also served as Steel City Council # 8 where he served as Forrester, he served as trustee for Tri State Conference of Council, Henry C. Post 666 American Legion he served in the military in the United States Army and the Air Force. He received his honor as a past state president under the Beauty and Talent Department of the ELKs.

 
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Bernard John Ducar

March 23, 2022 |

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

Bernard John Ducar, 65, of Whitaker, peacefully fell asleep in the Lord, surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, March 20, 2022 at Promedica skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Greentree. Beloved son of Bernard E. and Janet (Palmer) Ducar, "Bernie" was born in Homestead, April 7, 1956. In addition to his parents, he is also survived by loving brothers and sisters; William "Bill" (Joanne) Ducar, Robert Ducar, Denise (late Dean) Carr,  Deborah (Ronald) Wolfe, and Mary Beth Ducar. Mr. Ducar will also be remembered by several Aunts, Uncles, Nieces and Nephews. His family would like to thank Heartland Hospice for their loving compassionate care in his final days.

 
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Victor G. DeMaio

March 23, 2022 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Victor G. DeMaio, 92, of Glassport died March 22, 2022.  He is the son of the late Antonio and Giovanna (Johanna) DeMaio and beloved husband of the late Lois (Shidel) DeMaio.  He is survived by his daughter Debbi (Brian) Morsey; sons Robert (Tama) DeMaio, James (the late Laura) DeMaio and Bernard (Lesa) DeMaio; grandchildren Melanie (Jon), David (LeighAnn), Matthew, Vincent, Christina, Dana (Grant), Jonathan (Danielle), Kelsea, David (Kacie) and Jacob; great grandchildren Jackson, Jessica, Dominic, Nico, Lucca, Anthony and Lino; sister-in-law May Haney; brother-in-laws Charles Shidel, Emil Shidel, and Paul Shidel; also nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his siblings Albert, Belve, Emily Cushey, Rose, Samuel, Virginia Aiello, Ernie, Connie Dobransky and Antony, II.  Victor was a retired Divisional Sales Manager for Sears; a member of St. Joachim and Anne Parish; American Legion and served in the US Army.  Friends received at the Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport on Mon. from  2 to 4 and 6 to 8.  A funeral mass will be held Tues. 10:00 am at Queen of the Rosary Church with Father Tom Wagner.  Interment following Lebanon Church Cemetery.

 


Allan D. "Greenie" Green

March 23, 2022 |

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

Allan D. "Greenie" Green, age 74 of Rostraver Twp. and formerly of Jefferson Hills, passed away on Wednesday, March 23, 2022 at home surrounded by his family.  Born April 25, 1947 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Arba and Clara (Calabrese) Green.  A retired pile driver, most recently for the Carpenters' Union Local, and a Vietnam War Veteran of the US Army.  In his spare time, Allan was an outdoorsman who enjoyed camping at his place in the mountains, but not nearly as much as he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.  He is survived by his wife of 51 years (52 next week) Marianne (Barella) Green; his children Shane (Rebekah) Green and Sunny (David) Davis, both of Rostraver Twp.; his grandchildren Isabella and Gabriella Green and Marlee and Landon Davis; his sister Sue Cheeseman of Ormond Beach, FL; his brother-in-law William E. (Virginia) Barella, Jr. of Rostraver Twp.; and also his nephews.

 
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Louella "Lou" Michael Geran

March 23, 2022 |

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

Louella "Lou" Michael Geran, age 81, of Baldwin Township, left this world on March 21, 2022. Born April 26, 1940, in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late Michael Hollochak and Anna Sylvia Kuba. Lou is survived by her daughter Lynda Cocco, granddaughter Maggie Gibbs, grandson Sam Gibbs, and great-granddaughter Olivia Gibbs.

Lou was a proud 'Mommy' to her daughter, 'Gram' to her granddaughter, and 'Baba' to her great-granddaughter. She would explain her unconditional love for the three girls in her life with this saying: "My daughter is my life. My granddaughter is the air I breathe. Without my great-granddaughter, I am nothing".

Lou will always be remembered by many friends and family as "one of a kind." She made everyone laugh, the kind of laughter that created memories for a lifetime. She prayed hard, to the point where friends and family would call her and ask for "Pittsburgh prayers" to help in times of trouble. She hated to cook but loved watching her family enjoy and eat the delicious food she made. There was never a Law and Order episode she didn't see, and she would tell you the ending as the show began. She was always yelling about something. Her yelling was as loud and big as her personality. She lived life being so proud of her daughter and granddaughter and in her final chapter of life, seeing the birth of her "Moosh" (Olivia) was the icing on the cake. She said she was blessed beyond belief.

 
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Lois Jean MacAlpine

March 23, 2022 |

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

Lois Jean MacAlpine died in hospice on March 19, 2022 in Edina, MN due to complications from Alzheimers. She was 83 years old. Lois was born on December 19, 1938 in McKeesport, PA to her parents, August and Marie Kellerman. Lois was proceeded in death by her husband Malcolm Andrew MacAlpine who she married in 1958.

 
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Edward J. Vibostak

March 23, 2022 |

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

Edward J. Vibostak, age 93, of Elrama, passed away on Tuesday, March 22, 2022 at the home of his granddaughter. An Army veteran serving during the Korean War, he was a retired pipe fitter for US Steel Irvin Works in West Mifflin. A Union Twp. Supervisor and Justice of the Peace, he was a life member of Elrama Volunteer Fire Co. and Elrama Sportsman's Club, and a member of American Legion Post 75 in Clairton, VFW Post 803 in Clairton and the Finleyville Loyal Order of Moose. Born July 1, 1928 in Elrama, he was a son of the late Matthew and Bertha (Spontak) Vibostak and husband of the late Mary A. "Mikey" (Crownover) Vibostak. He is survived by daughters, Cathy Johnson of Elrama and Lori (Jason Mitchell) Bailey of Elrama; sons, Edward P. (Christine) Vibostak of East Millsboro, Matthew P. (Mary Catherine) Vibostak of Finleyville and James (Kim Hall) Vibostak of Jefferson Hills; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by sister, Barbara Vibostak, and brothers, Pete, Frank and Mike Vibostak. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Friday, March 25, 2022 from 3-8 PM. A Blessing will take place on Saturday, March 26, 2022 at 10 AM in the funeral home with Deacon Dale DiSanto officiating. Burial will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. A luncheon at the Elrama Sportsman’s Club will follow the committal at the cemetery. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


David Bokin Jr.

March 22, 2022 |

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

David Bokin Jr., age 74, of White Oak, died March 18, 2022, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital.  Born October 8, 1947, in Duquesne, he was the son of the late David Sr. and Lucille (Faircloth) Bokin and husband of Carole (Molcany) Bokin.  
David worked for many years with Waste Management.  He enjoyed motorcycles, remote control cars, and the Pittsburgh Pirates.  
In addition to his wife Carole, David is survived by daughters, Dana Grander and Lori Molcany; granddaughter, Brittany Gease; great-grandson, Braxton Loving; siblings, John (the late Julie) Bokin, Jack (Pat) Bokin, and Lucille Bokin and his dog Daisy.

 
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Robert "Bob" Lee Sr.

March 22, 2022 |

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

Robert "Bob" Lee Sr. age 84, of Liberty Borough, passed away on March 19, 2022, peacefully at home surrounded by his family. Born January 9, 1938, in Connellsville, PA, he was the son of the late Clarence and Beulah (Bryner) Lee and husband of Loretta (Panek) Lee for 63 years.
After graduating from McKeesport High School, Bob started his career as an electrician at J & L Steel. He then became an insurance agent with MetLife, where he advanced into management. Bob went on to be a Regional Manager with INA Insurance. After several years he opened his own insurance agency. He opened his first office on Lysle Boulevard in McKeesport and later moved his Nationwide Insurance agency to Glassport, PA. After retiring, his children and grandchildren succeeded him in the insurance business. Bob's approach to life was to work hard and play hard. He enjoyed golfing, playing cards with friends and family, and occasionally visiting the casino. His greatest passion was traveling with his wife, Loretta, and family. They visited many places, but his favorite destination was Walt Disney World. His love for Disney passed along to his children and grandchildren, and every time they visit, his memory and magic will be with them. Bob's greatest legacy is his wife, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

 
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Emory R. Dobos

March 21, 2022 |

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

Emory R. Dobos, age 79, of White Oak, died Sunday, March 20, 2022. He was born in McKeesport on Oct. 4, 1942 and is the son of the late Henry and Irene Revak Dobos. He was employed for over 45 years by the city of McKeesport and the Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County and was the Assistant Superintendent of the McKeesport division. He was a member of the Eleventh Ward Club and Mary, Mother of God Parish, St. Angela Merici Church.

 
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Cynthia L. Colench

March 21, 2022 |

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

Cynthia L. Colench, age 58, of Glassport, formerly of McKeesport, died March 17, 2022.  Born January 14, 1964, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late James and Judith (Frye) Colench.  Cynthia was an active member of River City Church.  She was known for her sense of humor and loved spending time with her family.  She is survived by children, Amber (Donald) Harper, Krissy Mazzuki, and Ray (Krissy) Miller; grandchildren, Devonte, Jasmin, Carlo, Marissa, Dakota, Anthony, Kaytlynn, Donald Jr., Kameela, Kalie, Karter, and Kiera; sisters, Debbie Lloyd, Maria Colench, and Lily Gottsman; special niece, Jessica Lloyd and many other nieces, nephews, and best friend, Rich Newman.  Arrangements were entrusted to Willig Funeral Home & Crematory.  Condolences and memories may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com.  Charles Danforth, Supervisor.

 


Phyllis J. Usko

March 21, 2022 |

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

Phyllis J. Usko, age 91 of Elizabeth Township and formerly of Glassport, transitioned peacefully at home from this life to her eternal reward on Sunday, March 20, 2022.  She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 60 years, Paul J. Usko, Jr.; her parents, George and Helen (Harchar) Grivna; and her brother, Lawrence F. Grivna.  Phyllis leaves behind her beloved daughter and caregiver Sherri Lynne, also of Elizabeth Township; her adored soon-to-be son in law Gregg A. Green of Squirrel Hill; her “sis” in law and best friend Shirley Usko (Herman Lieb) Hornfeck of Jamestown; her nieces, Ellen (William) Fagan of Brookline and Lee Ann (Jeff) Berkey of Southport, NC; her great niece, Kristin Fagan of Brookline; her “grandkitty” Polly; as well as numerous cousins and friends.  Phyllis was the salutatorian of the Glassport High School Class of 1948.  She and her husband were high school sweethearts.  She worked for 21 years as a payroll supervisor for the G.C. Murphy Company corporate offices in McKeesport, before assuming the role of stay-at-home mother to her long awaited only child.  She was a devout Catholic and was a member first of Holy Trinity in McKeesport, and then of Sts. Joaquim and Anne Roman Catholic Church in Elizabeth Township.  She was also a member of the First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association, the Highlander Ladies Bowling League for which she served as secretary on multiple occasions, and was a volunteer at Baldwin Health Center.  Her hobbies included watching the Pittsburgh Penguins and happy movies on the Hallmark Channel, crossword puzzles, and spending as much time as she could with her daughter.

 
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Dennis James Grantz

March 21, 2022 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Obituary

Dennis Grantz, of Elizabeth Township, Pennsylvania, died Saturday, March 19, 2022. He was 71.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Elaine (Stahurski) Grantz; two children, son Bradley and daughter-in-law Katherine Grantz of Falls Church, Virginia and daughter Lindsey and son-in-law David Papier of Pittsburgh/Brentwood, England (United Kingdom); three grandchildren, Whitney, Sofia, and Lena Grantz; and many nieces and nephews.

Dennis was employed in banking and the financial services sector for 35 years, he retired from Harvest Financial in 2008. He was a 1969 graduate of the Kiski Area High School and a 1973 graduate of the Indiana University of Pennsylvania where he was a member of the bowling team.

He was a past president of the West Jefferson Hills Chamber of Commerce; a past treasurer and baseball coach for many years of the Elizabeth Township Athletic Association; and, for 45 years, a member of the Pleasant Hills Rotary Club where he was a past president, Rotarian of the Year, and a Paul Harris Fellow. He was also a member of the Holy Family Polish National Catholic Church in McKeesport, Pennsylvania

His interests included Pirates baseball, Penn State football, politics, voraciously reading newspapers, and doting on his granddaughters.

Originally of Parks Township (Armstrong County), Pennsylvania, Dennis was the son of Edna (Lee) and Wesley Grantz.

 
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Mark C. Evdemon

March 20, 2022 |

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

Mark C. Evdemon, age 86, of North Huntingdon, died March 18, 2022, at UPMC Mercy Hospital. Born February 12, 1936, in Tanzania, East Africa, he was the son of the late Basil and Helen (Comis) Evdemon and the husband of the late Isabella (O'Hare) Evdemon.

Mark retired from the former Mellon Bank in 1996, where he was a computer room supervisor with 30 years of service. He was a US Navy veteran, serving during peacetime. Mark enjoyed music and dancing with his wife, in the early years. They also toured the majority of the United States by car and loved to travel together. As of late, he especially liked meals from Wendy's and watching old television game shows. Mark especially loved a good hearty debate.

 
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Carmella “Carmel” M. (Moffa) Knight

March 19, 2022 |

By Administrator | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Carmella “Carmel” M. (Moffa) Knight, age 93, of White Oak, passed away Friday, March 18, 2022. She was born October 23, 1928 in McKeesport a daughter of the late Daniel and Louise Moffa.

She was a long time member of Broadway Presbyterian Church in East McKeesport and continued on after it merged with Linway United Presbyterian Church in North Versailles in 2004. She worked for over 16 years at Menzie Dairy in McKeesport where she met her husband. She is survived by her husband of over 59 years William G. Knight; sister Mary Louise Moffa; and nieces and nephews.

 
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Flora Lucille Cortese

March 19, 2022 |

By Administrator | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Flora Lucille Cortese, 93, of North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, March 15, 2022. She was born August 28, 1928 in New Stanton, a daughter of the late John and Josephine (Ross) Cortese and was also preceded in death by her brothers Donald, John, Philip, Samuel, Charles, and Matthew Cortese; her nephews and niece Calvin Cortese, Shawn Murphy, Frank Wolfe, and Janice Frye. Flora was a baseball fanatic, animal lover, and she enjoyed reading the Smithsonian and National Geographic magazines.

Flora is survived by nieces and nephews Philip (Cindy) Cortese, Joyce (Jeff) Wright, Michael (Debbie) Cortese, Johnny Chris Cortese, Robbie Cortese, Patrick (Wendy) Cortese, Valerie Pierce, Veronica (David) Tomko, and Shannon (Keith) Bartholomai; sister in-law La Verne Demorest Cortese, best friend Gina Glagola, also great nieces and nephews and cousins.

 
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Kathleen LaVerne Shaner

March 19, 2022 |

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

Kathleen LaVerne (Whitney) Shaner, age 91 of Liberty Borough and formerly of McKeesport and Las Vegas, passed away on Friday, March 18, 2022 at home. Born March 22, 1930 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late James and Nora (Graham) Whitney.  She worked as a sales clerk for J.C. Penney’s Company and was a member of St. Patrick Church (Mary Mother of God Parish) in McKeesport. Kathleen is survived by her husband Gerald K. Shaner of McKeesport; daughters Linda Lee Kenney of Louisville, Kentucky, Cathy Jo (Denny) Burgman of Larimer, Debbie (Dennis) Caroselli of Las Vegas, NV, Donna (John) Polakovic of White Oak; sons Gerald (Debbie) Shaner of Las Vegas, NV, Ronald (Roberta) Shaner of Las Vegas, NV, Robert Shaner of Bellvue, NE; 14 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; sisters Norma Whitney Dearfield of Cranberry Twp. and Janet Baum of Elizabeth Twp; and numerous nieces and nephews.Besides her parents, Kathleen was preceded in death by her brothers Jerry and James Whitney.  

 
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Robert Wayne Adams

March 18, 2022 |

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

Robert Wayne "Bob" Adams, 98, of Monroeville passed away Wednesday, March 9, 2022. He was born October 8, 1923 in East McKeesport and was the son of the late Robert Farris Adams and Ethel (Darbey) Adams Cole. He was the husband of 53 years to the late Dorothy Marie (Roha) Adams, who passed away in 2003. Bob enlisted in 1943 and began training in the Army Air Forces, which later became US Air Force. As a Cadet, he trained as a pilot, bombardier, and navigator. Later, the Army needed soldiers in the European front of WW2 and the Air Cadet program was cancelled. He then served as a radio operator in the infantry until the Germans surrendered. After a short leave, Bob was shipped off to the Pacific Theatre of operations where he served in the Phillipines until operations concluded that phase of the war. He was Honorably Discharged on March 9, 1946. Through the years he was always proud of the time in the military and especially of his unit, The Blackhawks 86th Division, that he served with. He kept in touch with his fellow Blackhawks' comrades well into his 90s, attending many of the reunions.

 
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Carol A. Kost

March 18, 2022 |

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

Carol A. Kost, age 67, of White Oak, died March 16, 2022, at AHN Forbes Hospital.  Born September 12, 1954, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Bert and Esther (Whitehead) Kost and the loving wife of Robert Holmes for 38 years. 

Carol was a 1976 graduate of Penn State University.  She enjoyed a career as a proposal manager at several international engineering firms.  Carol was a member and the treasurer of the First United Methodist Church of McKeesport and also a member of the bell choir of Monroeville United Methodist Church.  She was an active volunteer and on the board with Meals on Wheels of McKeesport.  Carol enjoyed scrapbooking and attending scrapbook events and meetups on weekends.  Carol cherished her family and was a devoted aunt to her nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

 
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Patricia Jean Haase

March 17, 2022 |

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

Patricia Jean Haase, 90, of White Oak, passed away Tuesday, March 15, 2022. She was born August 22, 1931 in Vanderbilt and was the daughter of the late Jack and Maude (Lint) Cochrane. She was the wife of the late Herman A. Haase who passed away September 22, 2019. They were married for 68 years. Pat grew up Presbyterian and later became Lutheran when she married Herman. She was a life member and volunteer for McKeesport Meals on Wheels and was also a longtime volunteer at the McKeesport Hospital Gift Shop. Pat was a receptionist for Dr. Lezek for many years. She was an avid bowler.

 
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Edward J. Kulasa

March 17, 2022 |

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

Edward J. Kulasa, 80, of Coulter, went home to the Lord, Monday, March 14, 2022. He was born in McKeesport on November 24, 1941 and is the son of the late Walter “Jerry” and Bertha Pochiask Kulasa of McKeesport. He worked as a machinist at Radform Tool Company in East McKeesport from 1969 to 1994 and worked at Guardian Construction at Keystone Commons in East Pittsburgh from 1994 until his retirement. He was a member of Mary, Mother of God Parish, Corpus Christi Church. Ed served in the United States Marine Corps from 1959 to 1965, and his home was a sanctuary for many years for Children and Youth Emergency Care Services. He was also a member of the White Oak American Legion Post #701. He loved the outdoors, the mountains, riding on his golf cart, and his dogs, Penny; Ellie Mae; Heidi; and Diesel.

 
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Katherine Marie Sibilia

March 17, 2022 |

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

Katherine Marie Sibilia, age 93, of Pittsburgh, died on Saturday, March 12, 2022. She was born in Pittsburgh on June 19, 1928 and is the daughter of the late Amelita Marie Faleri Sibilia.

 
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Charles Norman “Chip” Knoche, Jr.

March 17, 2022 |

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

Charles Norman “Chip” Knoche, Jr., age 63, of White Oak, passed away at home, Wednesday, March 16, 2022. He was born July 7, 1958, in Pittsburgh to the late Charles and Joan Zook Knoche. Chip is survived by his wife, Peggy Conrad, son Scott and daughter-in-law Kelly, and his adored granddaughters, Isabella and Brooklyn, all of Oakmont. He is also survived by his brother, Mike, and sister-in-law Bonnie, of Erie, PA, his sister-in-law, Denise Knoche, and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his elder brother, Rodger.

 
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Marge Killian Wanstreet

March 17, 2022 |

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

Marge Killian Wanstreet, age 89, of Elizabeth Township, passed away on March 16, 2022, with her loving family by her side.  Born August 18, 1932, in Pittston, PA, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Margaret (Donahue) Killian and wife of the late Paul Wanstreet and Michael Yurechko.  Marge was an educator and owned and operated two businesses, Learning Well, a teacher supply store and MYCO, a car and truck rental on Route 51 in Elizabeth.  She was the first female President of both the Rotary Club of Elizabeth and the Boston McKeesport Lions Club.  Marge volunteered at the McKeesport Heritage Center and worked the phones for PBS fundraisers.  She was a member and usher of the former St. Martin de Porres Church. You could always find Marge on the go, whether it was starting a singles group for women, traveling to four different continents, or never missing a social event.  Even as she grew older, her tenacity never wavered.  In her 70s, Marge decided she would be a librarian and worked at the Carnegie Library in McKeesport.

 
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William “Bill” Mays Jr.

March 17, 2022 |

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

William “Bill” Mays Jr. was a caring husband, father, pap, GP and friend. He peacefully passed away, March 16, 2022 at age 91. He was born to William and Thelma Mays of Coulter, PA on April 6, 1930. Bill went to McKeesport High School where he met his loving wife of 70 years, Elaine (Ohs) Mays. He retired from the B&O Railroad and upon his retirement, he and his wife traveled the world and enjoyed spending time with his grandkids. In his free time, Bill served the Methodist Church in downtown Irwin, loved his roses and planting in his garden, and was an avid poker player.

 
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Raymond F. Heil Sr.

March 17, 2022 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

 

Raymond F. Heil Sr., 71, of Glassport died Tuesday March 15, 2022. He is the son of the late Albert and Florence (Logan) Heil. He is survived by his beloved wife Francine (Rock) Heil; children Raymond (Meghan) Heil Jr., Amber (Jason) Husar, and Rob (Erica) Heil; grandchildren Jasey (Damian), Justin, Marissa, Brenna, and Kassidy; and foster brother Ed (Betty) Clarke. Raymond worked for Westinghouse and traveled the country doing work as a generator repairman. He was also extremely loved as a little league baseball coach in Glassport for many years.

 
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Derrick "Dee" Len Ingram

March 16, 2022 |

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

Derrick “Dee” Len Ingram, of Munhall and formerly of Duquesne passed away on Thursday March 10th, 2022. The Going Home Service will be held 12 PM on Saturday March 19, 2022 at Jerusalem Baptist Church 12 S 5th Street. Duquesne PA 15110. He was preceded in Death by his Father Leonard Goins and his Mother Daisy Ingram. He is survived by his Siblings Cynthia James of Munhall PA, Lloyd Ritter of McKeesport PA, and Aaliyah Jones of Rocklin, California.

 
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Robert C. Crenshaw, Sr.

March 16, 2022 |

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

Robert C. Crenshaw, Sr., age 68, of Morgantown, WV, died March 7, 2022, at home.  Born August 14, 1953, in Youngstown, he was the son of the late Thomas Butler and Maggie Dell Lee (Adams) Crenshaw.

Robert loved music, science fiction, and working the most.  He was also a chef who enjoyed seeing people savor the meals he prepared.

Robert is survived by children, Columbus (LaToya) Gore, Robert Crenshaw, Robert (Jayme) Crenshaw, Jr., and Deondre Purter; grandchildren, Skylar, Mila, Marcus, Robert, Rashon, Tyrrell, Trinity, Nahla, Sarai, Faith, and Serenity; sisters, Eleanor Crenshaw and Rena Crenshaw.

 
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Eva Smith

March 16, 2022 |

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

Eva (Jarvis) Smith, age 91, of White Oak, PA, died Monday morning, March 14, 2022, following a brief stay at UPMC McKeesport Hospital. Born July 14, 1930, in Duquesne, she was the daughter of the late Henry F. and Margaret (Slaughan) Jarvis and the wife of the late Joseph E. Smith.

 
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Sharen Lee (Miller) Silvis

March 16, 2022 |

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

Sharen Lee (Miller) Silvis, 79, of North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, March 15, 2022 at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital. She was born June 3, 1942 in Wilkinsburg, a daughter of the late Robert T. "Bud" and Catherine "Kay" (Bradshaw) Miller.

Sharen enjoyed sewing and crocheting afghans, and found much pleasure giving them to family and friends. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who made her home a castle for her family. Sharen was preceded in death by her first canine companion, Riley. She is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Jack D. Silvis; son, Darryl L. Silvis and his wife, Corie; daughter, Laurie K. Peddicord and her husband, Sam; grandchildren, Melissa (Mike) Shaffer, Leanne Silvis, Jack T. Silvis; great-grandchildren, Arielle, Tyler, Abby, Leona, Sage and Jack Jr.; brother, Robert B. "Brad" (Carol) Miller; numerous nieces and nephews; and her canine companion, Ricky.

 
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James F. Bowman, Sr.

March 16, 2022 |

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

James F. Bowman, age 62, of McKeesport, formerly of Washington D.C., died March 10, 2022, at UPMC McKeesport surrounded by his family.  Born March 4, 1960, he was the son of the late James A. and Yvonne (Cutchember) Thomas and adoptive parents, William and Cecilia Bowman.  James made McKeesport his home 22 years ago and made many friends over the years.  He liked to have a good time and you could find him at the Tube City Cafe and The McKeesport Beer Barrel playing the bar DJ.  He enjoyed singing Michael Jackson songs and even once made his own video on YouTube.

 
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Sharlene M. Lazar

March 15, 2022 |

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

Sharlene M. Lazar, age 87, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Monday, March 14, 2022 at Jefferson Hospital. She was a retired sales representative for Avon. She was a member of Ascension of Our Lord Byzantine Catholic Church in Clairton, where she was a member of the Ladies Guild, and was a former member and tour director of Wilson AARP. Born February 28, 1935 in Greensburg, she was a daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (Hyjurick) Moxin and wife of the late John F. "Jack" Lazar. She is survived by daughter, Kathleen Sorton of Elizabeth Twp.; son, Daniel Lazar of Elizabeth; grandchildren, Larry Sorton of Scott Twp., Sarah Smith of Elizabeth and Emily Sorton of Elizabeth Twp.; five great-grandchildren; also, nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Thursday, March 17, 2022 from 3 PM until the time of Panachida at 5 PM with the Rev. Ivan Mina officiating. Burial will be in Ascension Cemetery, Clairton. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Roberta L. Wobrak

March 15, 2022 |

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

Roberta L. Wobrak, 89, of North Huntingdon passed away Monday, March 14, 2022 at Transitions Healthcare. She was born April 30, 1932 in East Millsboro, PA, a daughter of the late Robert and Elizabeth Layhew.  Roberta enjoyed crocheting and knitting.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Wobrak Sr.; brothers, Richard and Donald; sisters, Shirley and Patti.  She is survived by her sons, Robert E. and his wife, Kelly of Lancaster,  Ron E. and his wife, Marie of New Stanton; brother, Robert Layhew; and granddaughter Rachel Wobrak.  Services are private.  Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  15642.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Jean "Jeannie" F. Waters

March 15, 2022 |

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

Jean "Jeannie" F. Waters, age 95, of Dravosburg, formerly of Salem, MA, died March 10, 2022, at UPMC McKeesport. Born November 29, 1926, in Salem, MA, she was the daughter of the late Theodore F. and Eleanor R. (Burkinshaw) Walker and the wife of the late Theodore J. Waters.

 
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David Wasielewski

March 15, 2022 |

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

David Wasielewski, age 59, of North Versailles, died March 12, 2022, at home. Born November 1, 1962, in Pittsburgh, he was the son of Beatrice (Schoffstall) Wasielewski and the late Richard Wasielewski, Sr.  
David was a truck driver and owner of D.R.W. Trans L.L.C. He loved driving and being on the road because he wasn't making money if he was at home. David was a H.O.G. member and was always going for rides on his Harley in his free time. A few years ago, he went on a cross-country ride to California with friends. David was a member of Mary, Mother of God Parish, St. Robert Bellarmine Church, and a 1981 graduate of East Allegheny High School.

 
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Jane M. Ockay

March 15, 2022 |

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

Jane M. Ockay, age 75, of McKeesport, died March 10, 2022, at Concordia of Monroeville. Born December 14, 1946, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late John J. and Anna (Opatrny) Ockay.
Jane retired from the former First Commonwealth Bank, where she was a bank teller. Before that, she worked at G.C. Murphy Co., main office as an administrative assistant and then the Murphy's Warehouse until they closed. Jane was a member of the Beulah Park Methodist Church of McKeesport. She had a love for animals, and is survived by her dog, "Nugget."
Jane is survived by her brother, John Jack Ockay, Jr., of Parkville, MD; and many cousins.
Private family arrangements were entrusted to Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory. Burial was in McKeesport & Versailles Cemetery.
Condolences and memories may be suggested to www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com.
Chris Odasso, Supervisor

 


Judy Lynne Krauss

March 14, 2022 |

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

Judy Lynne Krauss, 61, of Pittsburgh, formerly of Bunola, passed away Thursday, March 10, 2022.  She was born November 1, 1960 in New Eagle and was the daughter of the late John Krauss, Jr. and the late Clare Theresa (Salka) Krauss. Judy loved to learn and further her education. She loved the French language and her numerous trips to France. She enjoyed art and painting and once had an art gallery in Elizabeth.  She was a voracious reader, who collected books and comic books, her favorites were Wonder Woman and Justice League. Judy was an avid gamer and adored games of all varieties. She also liked attending The Arts Festival, folk music, playing guitar and doing puzzles. There will not be any visitation or services, per Judy's request. She is survived by her half-brother, Michael (Laura-Ann) Krauss of The Villages, FL, nephews, Brian and Joseph Krauss, a multitude of cousins, aunts, uncles and friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her dear cousin, Marilyn Lewis and her beloved cat, Corrie. Arrangements are by the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, Director. Condolences may be made at GilbertFuneralHomeandCrematory.com

 


Joanna (Joan) R. Fazekas

March 14, 2022 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

  Joanna (Joan) Rita (Pacewicz) Fazekas of Glassport passed away of natural causes on March 13, 2022 at UPMC McKeesport Hospital at the age of 86. Born in her grandmother's bed on Peach Alley in Glassport on Dec. 27, 1935, Joan was the daughter of the late Walter and Rose (Buldak) Pacewicz. Joan was the wife of the late Albert C. Fazekas. Joan is survived by her son Richard of Irwin, Lisa (Mario) Marghella of North Huntingdon, Michele Fazekas of Port Vue, step son Albert Daniel (Karen) Fazekas of Cary, NC and step daughter Nancy Kendall of North Huntingdon. She is also survived by her sister Patricia (Pacewicz) Tolner of North Huntingdon, sister-in-law Vivian Pacewicz of Needham, Mass. and Diane Pacewicz of Liberty Borough, grandchildren Kayla (Thomas) Kollar, Christopher (Gabrielle) Marghella, Cameron Newton, step grandchildren Beth (Todd) Hancock, David (Sarah) Fazekas and Heather (Simon) Allison. She is also survived by her great grandchildren Elliott and Isla, step great grandchildren Colby and Fallon, along with many nieces and nephews. Along with her husband, Joan was preceded in death by her siblings: Bernie, Eugene, Lenny, Tommy, Joey and Carol, and step daughter Karan (Fazekas) Rymarowicz and step granddaughter Connie Fazekas. Joan started life growing up in Glassport. She attended Holy Cross Catholic School and Glassport High School. She went on to hold down many jobs when she was young including working at Isaly's Deli and Minerva Bakery where she became a cake decorator. Joan also worked at Westinghouse Transportation Division in West Mifflin where she soldered printed circuit boards and then on to USX Irvin Works facility as a laborer. Later in life Joan, never being able to sit still, took jobs babysitting in the area for both older folks needing round the clock care and young children. Joan was never afraid to venture out of her comfort zone and took numerous trips by car as far away as Toronto, Canada. Joan's passions were playing bingo and listening to all types of music especially polkas which she would listen to every Sunday afternoon. Joan (Mum) will be sadly missed by her children, sister and all that knew her. Family and friends will be received at the Wojciechowski Funeral Home at 640 Vermont Ave., Glassport PA on Thursday March 17th from 2-4 and 6-8. A funeral blessing will be held Friday March 18th at 10am at the funeral home, entombment following at Lebanon Church Cemetery, West Mifflin. In lieu of flowers, Joan requests that memorial contributions be made to the White Oak Animal Safe Haven, 2295 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA.

 


Alma Jean Barton

March 14, 2022 |

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

Alma Jean Barton, 92, of Elizabeth Twp, died peacefully at home surrounded by family on Saturday, March 12, 2022. She was born September 2, 1929, in Portage, Pa. and was the daughter of the late Freeman E. and Melda S. George. She was a charter member of Central Highlands Community United Methodist Church. She worked at G.C. Murphy Co. as an executive assistant and two positions with Elizabeth Forward school district as secretary at Yough Elementary and later as AV coordinator at the high school. She was active with the boy scouts and in the high school band booster organization. She was also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Queen Aliquippa chapter. Alma was an avid reader who also enjoyed crocheting, crafts and traveling. Anyone who knew Alma, knew of her love for her family.

 
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Jacqueline "Jackie" Egenlauf

March 14, 2022 |

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

Jacqueline Egenlauf, age 49, of Port Vue, formerly of McKeesport, died March 9, 2022, at UPMC. Born August 31, 1972, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of Joseph Knoblock and the late Sarah Elaine (Davies) Knoblock.
Jackie currently worked at the Dollar General of Port Vue, where she was currently the assistant manager. She enjoyed collecting carousels and dolphins.
In addition to her father, Jackie is survived by her daughters, Cheyanne (Cody Dishong) Egenlauf and Savannah Egenlauf both of McKeesport; grandson, Jordan Grey; siblings, Bobbi Jo Knoblock of Sharpsville, PA and Joel Knoblock of Pittsburgh; niece, Melanie Maldonado; nephews, Shane and Shawn Maldonado.
Arrangements were entrusted to Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com.
Chris Odasso, Supervisor

 


Dolores "Wootsie" Jean (Keeley) Castine

March 13, 2022 |

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

Dolores "Wootsie" Jean (Keeley) Castine, age 89 and formerly of Boston, PA, passed away on Saturday, March 12, 2022.  Born April 6, 1932 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Chester and Lenora (Flohr) Keeley, wife of the late Carl L. Castine, who passed away June 25, 2004, and her daughter Audrey (Gary) Greenawalt, who passed away May 16, 2016.  Dolores is survived by her sons Theodore (Jean) Southern of Pottstown and Dennis (Christine) Southern of Lincoln Borough; her grandchildren Shawn Southern, Stephanie Ryan, Melissa Ryder, and Phillip Greenawalt; and also her six great-grandchildren. 

 
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Ricky Alan “Edma” Wagner

March 13, 2022 |

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

Ricky Alan “Edma” Wagner, age 62, of Versailles, formerly of North Versailles died unexpectantly at his home on Saturday, March 12, 2022. He was born in McKeesport on March 24, 1959 and is the son of Joyce Randolph Wagner and the late Donald B. Wagner. He was employed since 1982 at Bob Massie Toyota, now #1 Cochran Toyota, in North Huntingdon and recently this past year retired. Detailing cars was his passion.

 
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Samuel Gregory Phelps III

March 12, 2022 |

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

Samuel Gregory Phelps III, 72, died March 8, 2022. Friends will be received from 12 noon to 2 p.m. March 15, 2022 at Beulah Park United Methodist Church, 1615 Grandview Ave., McKeesport, PA 15132, where a memorial service will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Arrangements are in charge of Robert A. Waters Funeral Home Inc.

 


Bernice A. Howard

March 12, 2022 |

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

Bernice A. Howard, 97, of East McKeesport, died Tuesday March 8, 2022. She was born April 9, 1924 in East Conemaugh, a daughter of the late George and Annie (Waligora) Strzalka. She was a member of the former First United Methodist Church, East McKeesport and a life member of the auxiliary of the United Volunteer Fire Department, East McKeesport. She loved gardening and taking care of her family and was a member of the Moose Lodge No. 86, Wilmerding. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband Robert P. Howard Jr.

 
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David F. Cameron

March 11, 2022 |

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

David F. Cameron, age 63, of McKeesport, died March 9, 2022, at home.  Born December 31, 1958, in Pittsburgh, he was the son of the late William D. Cameron and Francine Jean (Ernest "Skip") Katcher.  David worked most of his life as a truck driver delivering produce for Green Grocer and Jordan Banana.  He enjoyed driving and meeting many friendly people along his routes.  The companies he worked for always trusted his keen eye for maintaining high-quality control standards.  When he was younger, David spent many summers water skiing on the Allegheny River with his brother Dan.  After a long day on the river, they would camp together on ten mile island.  At home, you could find him watching westerns, comedies, and Svengoolie every Saturday.  David also enjoyed spending time with his dog, shooting guns, poker machines, and playing the Powerball.

 
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Thomas M. Carroll, Jr.

March 10, 2022 |

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

Thomas M. Carroll, Jr., age 65 of McKeesport, passed away at home on Monday, March 7, 2022.  Born November 1, 1956 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Thomas M. Carroll, Sr. and Shirley Jane (Evans) Carroll Dorn.  A retired manager at the Bloomfield Sunoco, Thomas loved music, writing, and was an avid reader.  He is survived by his daughters Crystal Ann Carroll and Shelly Lynn Carroll; his grandsons Tyler Michael Carroll and Edwin Carroll; his sisters Colleen (Larry) Marshall, Kathy and Cheryl Carroll, and Erin Miller; his brother Paul Dorn; and also nieces and nephews.  Besides his parents, Thomas was preceded in death by his brother Terry Carroll.

 
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Joseph C. Muenzer

March 10, 2022 |

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

Joseph Charles "J.C." Muenzer, age 62, of Elizabeth, passed away on March 9, 2022, at Jefferson Hospital with his loving family at bedside. He was the owner of JC Flooring in Elizabeth. He was a member of Journey By Grace Church in Rostraver, where he played lead guitar in the praise band and practiced his strong faith. He was the lead guitarist for Larry Lee Jones and the Sidemen, Prairie Fire, Silverado and Steel Witness. His first love was the guitar at the young age of 14 where one of his many talents shined through. He was an outdoorsman, loved to fish, hunt and loved the Steelers. J.C. touched so many lives and was blessed with a loving family. He was a proud father and pappy and dedicated husband. He will be missed by many but his memory will live on forever. A precious life taken too soon, fly high with the angels and you will forever be our hero. Born July 8, 1959 in Pittsburgh, he was a son of the late Eugene Muenzer and Patricia A. (Franceschini) Blyth. He is survived by his wife of 11 years, Lisa R. (Wilson) Muenzer; daughters, Lisa (Jarvis) Fraser of Jacksonville, FL and Krista (Brian) Best of Forward Twp.; sons, Josh (Sara Miller) Muenzer of Elizabeth, Chad (Peggy Ormond) Rager of Elizabeth and Jeremy Rager of Elizabeth; grandchildren, Janessa Collins, Maddi and Danica Best, Chad Rager Jr. and Alyssa and Kali Fraser; stepfather, Joseph E. Blyth Sr.; sister, Terri (John) Fortier of Lewiston, ME; brother, Ryan Blyth of Pittsburgh; also, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Sunday, March 13, 2022, from 2-4 and 6-8 PM and Monday from 10-11 AM at Journey By Grace Church (PLEASE MEET AT THE CHURCH). Funeral service is Monday at 11 AM at the church with Pastor William Bailey officiating. Burial will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. Memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warrior Project - Pittsburgh, 600 River Avenue, Suite 400, Pittsburgh, PA 15212. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Patricia Ann "Patti" Ryan

March 10, 2022 |

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

Patricia Ann "Patti" Ryan, 58, of Lincoln Borough passed away Monday, March 7, 2022. She was born May 2, 1963 in McKeesport and is the daughter of the late Alfred and Delight (Dingledine) Supernovich. Patti worked for Merck-Medco as an Order Entry Technician for many years. She enjoyed Nascar, scrap booking and camping. Patti loved all of her pets who passed before her. She is survived by her husband, Darren T. Ryan of Lincoln Borough, sisters, Carrie Doonan, Rachel Bergman, Marsha Koss and many nieces and nephews. There is no visitation. Arrangements are by the Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc. 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township, (412) 751-5000. Drew J. Gilbert, director. Condolences can be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 


Elbert Chad West Gaiard Griffin

March 09, 2022 |

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

Elbert Chad West Gaiard Griffin, 34, of McKeesport, passed away on February 25, 2022, in McKeesport, PA. Visitation was held at Potter's House Ministries on Saturday, March 5, 2022.  Funeral services followed the viewing with Apostle Otis L. Carswell of Potter's House Ministries officiating.

 
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Jacob George Everley

March 09, 2022 |

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

Jacob "George" Everley, age 93, of Whitehall and formerly of Forward Twp. passed away peacefully in his sleep on Monday, March 7, 2022 with his family at his side.

He was the son of the late Jacob and Mary Everley. George was a hard worker that retired from US Steel Irvin Works.

 
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Dawn Elizabeth Coyne

March 09, 2022 |

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

Dawn Elizabeth Coyne, 57, of Adamsburg, passed away Monday, March 7, 2022.  She was born April 30, 1964 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Rudolph and Betty (Plummer) Dressel.  Dawn worked as a manager for Goodwill in North Huntingdon, and enjoyed camping, going to flea markets, sightseeing and drinking ice coffee.  She especially loved being with her family.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Michael Coyne, brother, Dan Dressel, and sister, Diane Dressel.  She is survived by her son, Joshua (Jessica) Jones; daughters, Heather (Jesse) Coyne, Shannon (Zack) Coyne; brothers, Dave (Renee) Dressel, Darrin (Darcie) Dressel; grandchildren, Finnley, Divico and Samick.  Friends will be received from 2-7 p.m. on Monday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  15642.  A memorial service will follow at 7 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family, c/o Heather.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


William J. Martinjak

March 08, 2022 |

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

William J. Martinjak, age 87 of North Huntingdon, passed away at home on Tuesday, March 8, 2022.  Born April 25, 1934 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late George J. and Anna C. (Tombrosky) Martinjak.  An electronics technician for over twenty years with Keleket Medical Equipment and later a service engineer for GE Medical, William was a US Army Veteran during the Korean Conflict.  He was a member of the CFU Lodge #146, the American Legion White Oak Post #701, the Elizabeth Twp. Senior Citizens, the AARP, and the "Guys and Dolls" Bowling League.  In his spare time, he enjoyed camping, travelling, and HAM Radio, where his call sign was WA3BLW.  In addition to his parents, William was preceded in death by his siblings Rudolph Martinjak and Cecelia "Sis" Medved and his nephew David (Linda) Martinjak.  He is survived by his wife of 62 years Margaret "Margie" (Stepanik) Martinjak; his sister-in-law Barbara J. (John) Chasko; his brother-in-law Edward (Doris) Stepanik; and his niece and nephews, including: Sharon Kura, Mark Martinjak, Alan (Carole) Medved, and Emil (Kim) Stepanik, III. 

 
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Donald Oliver Kirby

March 08, 2022 |

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

Donald Oliver Kirby, 55, of Youngstown, OH., was born September 8, 1966, in McKeesport, PA. He was the beloved son to Theodore and Ethel Mae (Warren) Kirby. Donald departed this life on February 26, 2022, at his residence in Youngstown, OH.

He attended schools in the McKeesport area School District. Donald worked as a Chef for various restaurants, to name a few, Heinz Field , PPG Paints Arena and in Youngstown, Buffalo Wild Wings. The job he enjoyed the most was being a chef at the Savoy in Pittsburgh’s Strip District. Donald especially took pride in operating “Kirby’s Kitchen” with his wife Paula. In 2003 he was awarded top chef in sales at Heinz Field. He was an Executive Sous Chef. He was an excellent car detailer. He was also a humanitarian, cutting grass, catering and event planning for people in his community.

Donald was a person who would give you the shirt off his back. He truly loved his family and friends, especially his grandchildren! He had a very strong relationship with his twin brother, Ronald. He was a former member of Zion Baptist Church. He also was a diehard Steelers Fan. He figuratively bled black and gold. To accept a loss to any team he was beyond his comprehension. Donald and Paula lived in Youngstown, Ohio, but every Sunday he would put his Steelers gear on, sit in front of his television, and cheer on the Steelers as if he was in the stadium.

 
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William C. Corrie

March 08, 2022 |

By Administrator | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

William C. Corrie, 71, of North Huntingdon, passed away on Wednesday, March 2, 2022. He was born October 29, 1950 in Pittsburgh, a son of the late James and Margaret A. (Clark) Corrie. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by an infant sister Janet Corrie and a brother James Corrie. Bill was a Marine Corps. Vietnam War Veteran, and was a retired law enforcement officer with 31 years of service for the North Huntingdon Township Police Department. He was a member of First United Presbyterian Church, Irwin, and was a lifetime member of VFW Post #781, Irwin. Bill was a passionate hunter that loved being at hunting camp, He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, trying new cuisines, watching games shows, and working on house projects.

 
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Isabelle Hernandez Tishko

March 08, 2022 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Alfieri Funeral Home

Isabelle Hernandez Tishko, 85, of North Versailles was called home to the Lord on Saturday, March 5th, 2022. She handled her illness this past year with grace and positivity. She was born June 17, 1936 to the late Alejandro Hernandez and Mary Ketus Hernandez Cedillo. She was the devoted wife of 46 years to the late James Lee Tishko and was also preceded in death by siblings: brother Alexander (late Bobbie) Hernandez, sister Rose Xides, brother Raymond (late Rachel) Hernandez and by infant granddaughter Alicia Tishko.

Isabelle was a 1954 graduate of McKeesport High School and attended Douglas Business School where she took classes in hotel & restaurant management. She went on to work for Wilkins Jewelry Company, The Sheraton Hotel Corporation where she traveled to help open new Sheraton locations, and the Red Bull Inn as a banquet manager.

She was a wonderful mother to four children: James Tishko (Jackie Coffman) of Virginia, Mark (Mary Ann) Tishko of Pittsburgh, Tina (Richard) Sullivan of North Versailles, and Jeffrey (Elaine) Tishko of Plum. She was the cherished grandmother of Ashley (Eric) Geyer, Mark John Tishko, Amanda (John) Gault, James Payne (fiance’ Amanda), Sabrina, Alexander, Benjamin, & Jillian Tishko, and Rebecca & Sianna Sullivan. She was blessed with precious great-grandchildren Colin Payne, Lennon Geyer, Aubrey Gault, and little baby-Geyer on the way. Isabelle was one of ten children and is also survived by siblings: Dolores “Dee” (Rich) Ingram, Daniel (Sandy) Hernandez, John Hernandez (& friend Barb Woods), Richard (Joanne) Hernandez, George “Chico” (Anita) Hernandez, Olivia (Bill) Andrew and brother-in-law Byron Xides. She is also survived by extended family in Virginia: Michael, Caitlynn, & Taylor Coffman. She was a special aunt to many nieces and nephews and had many great friends.

 
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Paula T. (Sinclair) Marzaloes

March 08, 2022 |

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

Paula T. (Sinclair) Marzaloes, 59, of Irwin,  formerly of Port Vue and Elizabeth passed away on Monday March 7th, 2022 surrounded by her loving family at home. She was born March 27, 1962 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and was the daughter of the late Joseph Sr. and Edna (Thearle) Sinclair. She was a loving wife, dedicated mother of 3, and a special friend to many. After a 30-year traditional nursing career at Shadyside Hospital, Paula followed her passion for helping others by bridging the gap of Eastern and Western medicine, establishing her business, Natural Solutions for Health and Wellness. She was a healer, always in search of restoring wellness within all of us. For all of that love and dedication, we will forever be grateful. Paula was a fun, loving person with an incredible sense of humor and a passion for travel. Her laugh and smile were contagious. She will always be in our hearts.

 
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Mary Jane Kucich

March 08, 2022 |

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

Mary Jane Kucich, age 90, of McKeesport, died March 3, 2021, at Kane Community Living Center. Born January 3, 1932, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Antonia Kucich.

Mary Jane retired from the former G.C. Murphy Warehouse with 42 years of service. She was a member of Mary, Mother of God Parish, and attended Corpus Christi Church. Mary Jane was also a member of LifeSpan Mon Valley Senior Center. She enjoyed trying her luck with trips to the casino and PA Lottery scratch-off tickets.
Mary Jane is survived by her daughter, Janice (Philip) Bisceglia of McKeesport; grandson, Matthew Bisceglia of McKeesport; nieces, Marilyn Page, Michelle Kovacevic, and Debbie Kober; nephew, Wayne Kucich of McKeesport; also many great-nieces and great-nephews.

Mary's family would like to thank her caregivers Elaine David, Lora Hess, and Amanda Minor.

Arrangements were entrusted to Willig Funeral Home & Crematory.

A private blessing service was held and followed by entombment at Penn Lincoln Memorial Park Mausoleum.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com.
Chuck Danforth, Supervisor

 


Elena Marie Wisen

March 08, 2022 |

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

Elena Marie Wisen, age 45, of Post Falls, ID, formerly of Port Vue, died February 19, 2022, at her home in Idaho.  Born January 2, 1977, in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of Timothy Wisen, Sr., and Carmella (Bill) Devine-Moore. 

Elena wanted to serve her country and began training as a Private in the ROTC while in school and then went on to join the Army Reserves.  She found peace in nature by spending time in parks and taking in the beauty surrounding her.  She was a lifelong Steelers fan and always enjoyed going to games.  Her family was essential to her, and she cherished the memories made with her mom, brothers, sisters, and nieces.

 
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Gloria Jean (Krznaric) Cline

March 08, 2022 |

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

Gloria Jean Cline, age 71, of Irwin, formerly of White Oak, died March 4, 2022, at AHN Forbes Hospital of Monroeville. Born December 6, 1950, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Ruth (Wargo) Krznaric and sister of the late Larry Krznaric.

Gloria is survived by her daughter, Shannon (Joseph) Tackett of WV; granddaughter, Emilie Tackett; beloved companion Richard Scherff; and her loyal sidekick, Oscar the Dachshund. She is also survived by a sister-in-law, Becky Federoff; nieces, Jill Krznaric; nephews, Larry and Jay Krznaric; and several cousins.

Gloria will be greatly missed by her extended family of dear friends, coworkers from Hills Dept Store and Giant Eagle in North Versailles, and Walmart, where she currently enjoyed her work as a cashier. Gloria was a colorful light in our lives; a joyous music lover; an irrepressible giver of gifts; and a fierce advocate for animal rights. She was unwaveringly loyal to her friends and family and fearlessly stood up for what she believed was right.

 
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William "Bill" Russell Gardner

March 07, 2022 |

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

William "Bill" Russell Gardner, 94, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Wednesday, March 2, 2022 at home. He was born October 11, 1927 in McKeesport and was the husband of the late Dorothy (Holsing) Gardner. They were married for 66 years. He was a member of the former First United Presbyterian Church of Boston and Elizabeth Township Senior Citizens. Bill was retired from Verizon and was a US Navy Veteran serving during WWII. He is survived by his daughter, Lois (Michael) Kerklo of Seville, OH, grandchildren, Tammy, Kelly, Jennifer, Joshua, Jason, Shane, and Cole, great-grandchildren, son-in-law, Joseph Tassone of Kennerdell, nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his son, Robert Gardner and daughter, Kimberly Tassone. Friends are welcome Tuesday, March 8, 2022 from 10 am to 12 pm noon at the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township. (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, Director. Service will be held in the funeral home chapel of Tuesday at 12 noon. The Rev. Paul Walter will be officiating. Entombment with Military Honors will follow at Mount Vernon Cemetery, Elizabeth Township. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 


Robert Lee Hampson

March 07, 2022 |

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

Robert Lee Hampson, age 93, of Elizabeth, passed away on Sunday, March 6, 2022 at home. An Army veteran having served in the Korean War, he was a retired self-employed contractor in the Mon Valley area and enjoyed woodworking.

Born February 4, 1929 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Stanford and Jean (Hunt) Hampson. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Helen (Estock) Hampson; daughters, Mary Lee Supernovich (Ray) Alger of Dunedin, FL, Debra (William) Van Ronzelen of Union, MO, Susan (Scott) Wagner of Pleasant Hills and Nancy Hawkins Armstrong of Elizabeth; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by siblings, Jean  Belville, William "Jack" Hampson and George "Kenny" Hampson.

The family would like to thank the staff of Gallagher Home Care Services. A Memorial Mass will take place on Wednesday, March 16, 2022 at 10 AM at St. Joachim and Anne Parish, St. Michael Church, with the Rev. Thomas A. Wagner officiating. PLEASE MEET AT THE CHURCH. Burial will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. Memorial contributions may be made to Gallagher Home Care Services, 1370 Washington Pike, Suite 401, Bridgeville, PA 15017. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolenes at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Peter U. Lotz, Sr.

March 07, 2022 |

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

Peter U. Lotz, Sr.,  80, of Liberty Borough, passed away at home surrounded by his family on Saturday, March 5, 2022. He was born September 10, 1941 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Herman and Martha Jane (Bildhauser) Lotz. Pete was a member of Liberty Presbyterian Church, and the Liberty Borough Lions Club. He also coached football for GYFA.

He was a graduate of McKeesport High School and was Proprietor of Pete Lotz Construction. He had previously worked for the National Cash Register Company. Pete was a devoted family man, both to his wife and children, and to his siblings and mother. His family is what he lived for. As a Master Craftsman, Pete built houses and additions for family and others. He loved animals (especially dogs), sports, (football and NASCAR) and cars (Antique and Muscle). Even when they were older, he and Marlyne would cruise around with the top down in his 67 Pontiac Firebird, chirping tire like teenagers, looking for a race. His big heart lead him to give his all to anyone and everyone.

 
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David J. Konar

March 06, 2022 |

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

 

David J. Konar, 63, born March 12, 1958 of West Mifflin died March 4, 2022 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He is the son of the late John and Dolores (Lizunov) Konar. He is survived by his beloved wife Linda Konar; son Mike Ragan of West Mifflin; sister Dr. Karen (John) Chapman of North Huntingdon; sister-in-law Sharon (Bill) Crissman of Connellsville; brother-in-law Thomas Denne of Turtle Creek; nephews Bryan (Lisa) Chapman of Baldwin Boro and Nick Denne of Turtle Creek; nieces Amanda (David) Pinkosky of Finleyville; Sarah (Lenny) Minnick of Perryopolis; Rachel (Ed Cunko) Thomas of Belle Vernon; also aunts cousins and friends. David was a member of the GBU Club in Duquesne and a retired truck driver for Liberty USA now known as EBY Brown and served in the US Air Force. Friends recieved Tuesday from 1-7pm at the Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne. A funeral blessing will be held Wednesday at 11am in the funeral home. Interment following St. Nicholas Cemetery, West Mifflin.

 


Fiorina Tabacco

March 06, 2022 |

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

Fiorina Tabacco, 92, of White Oak, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 6, 2022 at Transitions Healthcare in North Huntingdon. Born April 2, 1929 in the village of Rocca Pia, Abruzzo region, Italy, she was the daughter of the late Angela Ciotti DiSanto and Pietro DiSanto. For 60 years until his death in 2007, she was the loving wife of the late Vittorio Tabacco. She was also preceded in death by her sister Giuseppina DiSanto and brother Silvio DiSanto. She is survived by her daughter Adeline (Jeffrey) Weissert, grandson Michael Macedonia, great-granddaughter Daphne Macedonia, sister Lucia Berarducci, and several nieces and nephews.

 
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Eugene J. “Pookey” Hall, Sr

March 06, 2022 |

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

Eugene J. “Pookey” Hall, Sr., 86, peacefully passed away Thursday, March 3, 2022 at Mon Valley Care Center, Monongahela.  He was born on June 1, 1935 in Monessen and was the son of the late Oliver and Concepta Maria “Lena” (Fiorill) Hall.  He was preceded in death by his wife: Marlene Denise Hall; 3 children: Eugene Hall, Jr., Cindy Hall, and Jeffrey Hall; as well as 2 grandchildren: Elizabeth and Mary Koontz.

Eugene grew up in Monessen, where he regularly attended St. Leonard’s Catholic Church and served as an altar boy. Eugene was a standout basketball player at Monessen High School, where he scored the first basket in the new gym at the time.  He was a US Army Veteran (1954-1956), worked at the Page Division of American Chain and Cable, retired from Corning Glass Works, was a foreman for DomenAlex Inc. and later drove a taxi for Tri-County Access.  Eugene also had a great mind for numbers.

 
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Adele A. Seropian

March 06, 2022 |

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

Adele A. Seropian, age 83, of White Oak, formerly of Duquesne, died March 4, 2022, at home. Born July 13, 1938, in West Mifflin, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Helen (Czezmalovetic) Kollar and the wife of the late Levon "Lou" Seropian for 55 years.

 
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Betty Jayne Thompson

March 05, 2022 |

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

Betty Jayne (Gillingham) Thompson, age 97, of Mt. Lebanon and formerly of Elizabeth, passed away on Friday, March 4, 2022 at Asbury Heights. She was a retired registered nurse at McKeesport Hospital, a graduate of McKeesport Hospital nursing class of 1945 and a member of the McKeesport Hospital Nurses Alumni. Born February 16, 1925 in Clairton, she was a daughter of the late Finley and Thelma (McIntosh) Gillingham and wife of the late James Thompson.

She is survived by her son, Dr. Jeffrey R. (Brenda) Thompson of Kemah, TX; four grandchildren, Jil (Michael) Tauch of Upper St. Clair, Nathan (Angela) Thompson of Peters Twp., Lauren and Connor Thompson, both of Kemah, TX; six great-grandchildren, Gavin, Grahm, Bennett and Eve Tauch, Jacob and Cooper Thompson; daughter-in-law, Marion Thompson of Peters Twp.; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, James B. Thompson; sister, Colleen Ruffing; and brother, George Gillingham.

 
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Stephen A. "Steve" Zuger

March 05, 2022 |

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

Stephen A. “Steve” Zuger, age 82, formerly of West Mifflin, passed away on March 4, 2022. Son of the late Stephen A. and Francis (Donhimer) Zuger, he was born in Pittsburgh, on January 14, 1940. He was a retired carpenter, a former member of the National Guard, and enjoyed fishing, especially at Canonsburg Lake, hunting, and going to flea markets. He is the brother of Gary (Julie) Zuger of Florida, Terry Zuger of Florida and late Judith Zuger Thome; 5 nephews; and beloved special friend, Lois. There is no visitation.

 
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Domenic V. Virgona

March 05, 2022 |

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

Domenic V. Virgona, age 88 of Clairton, passed away on Saturday, March 5, 2022 in Jefferson Hospital.  Born December 24, 1933 in Clairton, he was a son of Domenic and Rose (Fazio) Virgona.  A member of Triumph of the Holy Cross Parish - St. Clare of Assisi Church in Clairton and a retired electrician for Picco/Hercules/Eastman in West Elizabeth, Domenic was the former Democratic Mayor of Clairton.  He also served as a councilman prior to that and as a board member and officer for the Clairton Recreation Authority.  He was also a member of both the Sons of Columbus - Santa Maria Council #3 and the American Legion Daniel Keffer Post #75, both of Clairton.  In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing and gardening.  In addition to his parents, Domenic was preceded in death by his wife Joan A. (Phillips) Virgona, who passed away May 15, 2019, his sister Carmella Bartolomeo Pholar, and his brothers Anthony Virgona and Angelo Vergona.  He is survived by his children Kim (William) Nickolich, Debra (David P.) Maksin, Beverly Virgona, and Domenic J. (Vanessa) Virgona, all of Clairton; his grandchildren Laura (fiance' Brandon Pavlik) Nickolich, Domenic J. Virgona, David S. (Allison) Maksin, and Heath Maksin; his great-grandchildren Liam Mizak and Layla Pavlik; his adopted great-grandchildren Antwynette Virgona and Andrew and Anthony T. Satterfield; his sister Angela (the late Richard) DeNardo of Forest Hills; and also nieces and nephews.

 
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Gayle S. Smith

March 05, 2022 |

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

 Gayle S. (MacArthur) Smith, age 89, of Dravosburg, passed away peacefully on March 3, 2022, with her family by her side. Born September 9, 1932, in Pittsburgh and was the daughter of the late Arthur "Bud" MacArthur and Evelyn (McDowell) Foster and the wife of the late Harold Pennell and Sherwood Smith.

 
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Michael P. Lyons

March 04, 2022 |

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

Michael P. Lyons, 42, of New Stanton, passed away Thursday, March 3, 2022 at his home. He was born June 22, 1979 in Greensburg, a son of Martin and Susan (Morrison) Lyons. Michael graduated from Norwin Sr. High School in 1998 and was manager of BFS Convenience Store in New Stanton. He adored his nieces and nephews and was known for his sense of humor and infectious laughter. Mike enjoyed spending time with friends and family and had a great love for animals. He is survived by his siblings, Beth (Brett) Lyons-Sternburger, Marty (Stephanie) Lyons and Trisha (Logan) Caswell; fiancee, Claudia Bickerton; nephews and nieces, Zack, Shannon, Paige, Molly, Logan, Delaney and Jillian. There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held on June 22, 2022 at a time and place to be announced. Memorials may be made to Hope 4, 2000 Commerce Loop, North Huntingdon, PA 15642. Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA 15642. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Diana da Silva Kacso

March 04, 2022 |

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

Diana da Silva Kacso, age 68, of Brooklyn, New York, died peacefully in her sleep on
March 1, 2022, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with her husband and sons at her bedside,
after undergoing treatment for advanced cancer over the previous 18 months with her
usual indomitable courage, optimism, and irrepressible spirit.
Born in Rio de Janeiro in 1953, Diana began studying piano at age seven in her
hometown. At the age of 15, she made her orchestral debut with the Brazilian
Symphony. In 1971, she graduated from the Brazilian Conservatory of Music in C. P. de
Mello’s and Elzira Amabile’s piano classes. Between 1972 and 1975, she studied at the
Juilliard School of Music in New York City as a scholarship student of Sascha
Gorodnitzki.
Diana performed in concerts across South America, Europe, Israel, and the United
States, including Carnegie Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Royal Festival Hall, and
Concertgebouw, and recorded for radio and television, including appearances on WNET
and WQXR. Deutsche Grammophon recorded her live concert in Munich in 1980. She
performed duos, trios, and chamber music with many beloved colleagues, including
Nancy Green and Jennifer Devore, cellists, and the late Rosemary Glyde, violist.
She won top awards at several international competitions, including 3rd Prize at the
International Piano Competition in Rio de Janeiro (1973), 6th Prize at the 9th
International Frederic Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw (1975), 1st Prize at the
Teresa Carreño International Latin American Piano Competition, Caracas (1976), 2nd
Prize at the Artur Rubinstein Competition in Tel Aviv (1977), 2nd Prize at the
International Piano Competition in Leeds (1978), 1st prize at the International Piano
Competition in Viña del Mar (1978), and 2nd Prize at the Gina Bachauer International
Piano Competition, Salt Lake City, Utah (1982).
Diana moved to Brooklyn, New York, in 1985 with her husband, Christopher Panny, an
attorney whom she originally met at Juilliard when he was a music student there. In the
early 1990s, Diana curtailed her professional activities after her beloved sons, Gabriel
and Benjamin, were born, to devote her time and energy to them.
She returned to her native Brazil several times between 2006 and 2008 to give recitals
and masterclasses, which were enthusiastically received, and to reconnect with friends
and colleagues.

 
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Naomi D. Rosche

March 04, 2022 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Naomi D. (King) Rosche, 86 of Elizabeth, passed away on Thursday, March 3rd, 2022, at her home. She was born in Lincoln Borough on April 27, 1935, to the late Francis and Helen (Gumbert) King. Naomi was the loving wife of 67 years to Ronald A. Rosche. She is survived by her husband Ronald as well as her daughter Mary Elizabeth (Ray) Hoffman and son Christopher M. Rosche. Further survivors include grandsons Mathew and David Hoffman. Naomi was preceded in death by her parents as well as brothers Thomas and Robert King. She was a member of the International Association of Rebekah Assemblies as well as the Elizabeth United Methodist Church.  She also spent 10 years on the South Allegheny school board, spending 8 of those years as president of the board. She loved animals, especially horses and schnauzers. Arrangements have been entrusted to S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th St, Clairton, PA 15025. Inurnment will occur privately at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the funeral home to defray costs. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 


George W. Householder

March 04, 2022 |

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

George W. Householder, 83, of Apollo, formerly of Irwin, passed away Thursday, March 3, 2022 at West Haven Nursing Home, Apollo, PA.  He was born February 7, 1939 in Greensburg, son of the late Samuel and Jessie (Keeling) Householder.  Prior to his retirement, George was a truck driver for ATL Truck Lines and retired from BOC Gas.  He was a former member of Teamsters Local 30.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Davey Jones, and grandson, Billy Teck.  He is survived by his son, George (Kelly) Householder Jr.; daughters, Brenda Nemec and Dianna Householder; brother, Samuel G. Householder; grandchildren, Justin, Kyle and Kevin.  Friends will be received from 3-7 p.m. on Monday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  15642.  A funeral service will follow at 7 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Westmoreland County Humane Society.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Dorothy Ruth Cartwright

March 04, 2022 |

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

Dorothy Ruth (White) Cartwright, 92 years old, passed away on Ash Wednesday, March 2, 2022 at Redstone Highlands, Greensburg, PA. She was born June 25, 1929 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Dr. Howard E. White and Ruth (Gloss) White. She was a 1947 graduate of McKeesport High School. She graduated from Robert Morris Business College in 1948 before graduating from McKeesport Hospital School of Nursing in 1951. She moved to White Oak in 1992 and retired from McKeesport Hospital as an RN in 1994. In 2015 she moved to Redstone Highlands North Huntingdon. She was a lifelong member of Beulah Park Methodist Church and also attended First Evangelical Free Church. Dorothy never retired from taking care of people. Even after her retirement from the hospital, she continued to care for those around her - neighbors, family and friends. In earlier years after retiring, she enjoyed taking short bus trips with friends.

 
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Gust G. Pedos

March 04, 2022 |

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

Gust G. Pedos,  91, of McKeesport, passed away Thursday, March 3, 2022 at home. He was born November 9, 1930 in the Village of Pigi on the Island of Ikaria in Greece and was the son of the late George and Anna (Tsounis) Pedos. Gust was a member of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church,White Oak and the Pan-Icarian Brotherhood. For his service to his church, he received the St. Photios Award from the Metropolis of Pittsburgh. He was proprietor of Pedos Painting.

 
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Carol Ann Miller

March 04, 2022 |

By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

Carol Ann Miller, 52, died suddenly at her home in Liberty Borough on Monday, February 28, 2022.  Born in Staten Island, NY on September 16, 1969, she was daughter of the late Carl and Rose Marie Sloninski.  She was an employee of the Target in West Mifflin for over 20 years.  She is survived by her husband, Heath B. Miller, sisters, Veronica, Carla, and Darice, brother, Stephen, and mother in law, Mildred L. “Cissy” Miller, also by nieces and nephews.  Friends will be received in the Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA  15132 on Sunday, March 6, 2022 from 3:00 to 8:00 PM.

 


Dorothy C. (Raduykovich) Bilan

March 04, 2022 |

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

Dorothy C. Bilan, age 97 of Summerville and formerly of Jefferson Hills, passed away on Thursday, March 3, 2022 in Jefferson Manor Health Center, Brookville.  Born November 6, 1924 in Large, she was a daughter of the late Jovo and Anna (Pekella) Raduykovich.  A retired Unit Secretary for the South Hills Health System and a custodian for the West Jefferson Hills School District, Dorothy was a member of Triumph of the Holy Cross Parish - St. Clare of Assisi Church, the CFU Lodge #248 of Clairton, and the AARP Wilson Chapter #1612.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Sylvester Bilan, who passed away in 1979, and her son Richard Bilan, who passed away in 1976.  Dorothy is survived by her son David (Robin) Bilan of Summerville, grandsons Victor (Jennifer) and Anthony (Rachael) Bilan, her two great grandchildren Lydia and David, and her niece Caren  (John) Pacerucha.

 
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Robert “Bob” D. Morgan

March 04, 2022 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Obituary

Robert “Bob” D. Morgan residing in Picayune, MS passed away on Wednesday, February 23, 2022, at the age of 82.  Originally from McKeesport, PA, he was preceded in death by his parents, James W. Morgan Sr. and Norsis Jackson Morgan; brothers, James Morgan Jr. and William Morgan. He is survived by his brother Patrick (Bernie) Morgan, his children Coleen Wadowsky, Loreen Mitchell, Kathleen (Steve) Andrejcak, Robert J. Morgan, and Maureen (Ron) Dorsey, grandchildren and great grandchildren. 

Visit picayunefuneral.com to view full obituary or to leave an online condolence.

 


Katie M. Maringo

March 03, 2022 |

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

Katie Mary Ann Maringo, 40, of Donora, lost her courageous battle with numerous illnesses on March 2, 2022 and is no longer in pain or suffering.  She was born November 17, 1981 in McKeesport and was the daughter of Frank and Bonnie M. (Arnold) Maringo of North Versailles.  Katie was a former member of the Elizabeth United Methodist Church and had previously worked for Petco and Brize's Kennels.  She had a special love for animals. Katie enjoyed making jewelry for her friends and family. She had a love of music, she had just got a purple guitar and amp for her last birthday, that had brought her so much joy. She was also an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan.  Katie was a kind, caring and compassionate person who will be very missed.

 
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Ernest G. Goettel

March 03, 2022 |

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

Ernest G. Goettel, age 98, of Elizabeth, passed away on Monday, February 28, 2022 at Bridgeville Rehabilitation and Care Center. An Army veteran of World War II, he was a retired pipefitter for US Steel Clairton Works. Born May 3, 1923 in Elizabeth, he was a son of the late Edmund and Bertha (Achtzehn) Goettel and husband of the late Katherine "Betty" (Gee) Goettel. He is survived by daughter, Michelle (Frank) Pipak of O’Hara Twp.; sister, Alma Jarvis of Monessen; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by sisters, Charlotta Cain, Iva Metz, Emma Joll and Yvonne "Bonnie" Garvin, and brothers, Brinton, Emmett "Bill" and Edmund Goettel. Visitation and burial were private. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


James A. Schonhardt

March 03, 2022 |

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

James A. Schonhardt, age 82, of Liberty Borough, died March 1, 2022, at UPMC McKeesport. Born May 23, 1939, in Pittsburgh, he was the son of the late Max and Elizabeth (Rydle) Schonhardt and the husband of Adrienne (Roslosnick) Schonhardt.
James retired from the United States Postal Service, where he was a mail carrier. He was a US Army veteran and a member of the Port Vue American Legion Post #447 after the McKeesport American Legion closed. James was also a member of the 11th Ward Club and Croatian CFU Lodge 146. He enjoyed playing poker in his early years, trips to the casino in recent years, watching the Penguins and Pirates, and basking in the sun in his front yard. James's greatest joys were spending time with all of his family and grandchildren, especially his great-grandson, Ross, Jr. They would spend Sundays going to church in the morning and then enjoy the afternoons together.

 
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Bethel "Bette" (Brown) DeSantis

March 03, 2022 |

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

Bethel "Bette" (Brown) DeSantis, age 83 of Clairton, passed away on Wednesday, March 2, 2022 in St. Clair Hospital, Mt. Lebanon.  Born January 27, 1939 in Pittsburgh, she was a daughter of the late W. Thomas and Bethel Grace (Hail) Brown and wife of the late Felix J. DeSantis, who passed away June 13, 2005.  A retired environmental engineer for Jefferson Hospital, Bette was a member of Pleasant Hills Presbyterian Church.  She is survived by her children Lisa (Charles) Grese of Venetia and Dean (Lydia) DeSantis of Pleasant Hills; her grandchildren Heather (Jeff) James, Charles (Merrill) Grese and Hailey Grese, and Dean "D.J.," Dante, and Dana DeSantis; her great-grandchildren Hayden, Jordan, and Grayson James and Nora Grese; and her special companion Bella. 

 
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Ann J. (Ursta) Scrip

March 03, 2022 |

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

Ann J. Scrip, age 97 of Versailles, passed away surrounded by her beloved family on Sunday, February 27, 2022 in Paramount Senior Living - South Hills in Baldwin.  Born June 10, 1924 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late John and Mary (Yurichko) Ursta.  A member of St. Nicholas of Myra Byzantine Catholic Church in McKeesport, the CFU Lodge 146 in Versailles, and its former Ladies' Club, Ann worked most recently as a manager for the Elks Club in McKeesport.  Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Michael A. Scrip, who passed away March 1, 2011, and her siblings: Charles, George, and John Ursta, Julia Cooper, and Mary (Marko) Wojtowicz.  Ann is survived by her sisters Veronica Servov of Elizabeth Twp., Margaret Ursta of Versailles, and Julia A. Roberts of Versailles and also many nieces and nephews.

 
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Donna J. (Tokosh) Jubak

March 03, 2022 |

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

Donna J. Jubak, age 68 of Versailles, passed away on Saturday, February 26, 2022 in Canterbury Place, Pittsburgh.  Born September 24, 1953 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late John and Lucy (Smola) Tokosh and wife of the late Ronald A. Jubak, to whom she had been married since March 11, 2005 and who passed away February 13, 2022.  Donna is survived by her siblings Larry Tokosh and Ronald (Gail) Tokosh, both of West Mifflin, Charlotte (John) Glinski of Dravosburg, and Robert (Tammy) Tokosh of Baton Rouge, LA; and also nieces and nephews.  Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings John, Edward, Phillis, and Donna Lee.

 
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Danny G. Ulm

March 01, 2022 |

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

Danny G. Ulm, 65, of Dravosburg, formerly of Versailles, passed away Monday, February 28, 2022. He was born August 1, 1956 in McKeesport and is the son of the late George "Red" McKivitz and the late EllaMae K. Ulm. Danny worked as a truck driver for AJ Silberman & Co. for many years. He was a Volunteer Firefighter for Versailles Station 286 and was also a member of the Polish National Alliance Lodge 352. He loved gardening, fishing, and was a huge McKeesport Tigers and Ohio State Football fan. His family meant the world to him and he enjoyed spending time with his grandkids. Danny collected model fire trucks and firemen memorabilia and was an avid collector of model trains. Every year during Christmas, he would build a giant display for his whole family to see and eventually it became a year round passion of his.

 
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Lynda M. Cain

March 01, 2022 |

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

Lynda M. Cain, age 78, of North Adams, MA, died February 25, 2022, at Arden Courts of Jefferson Hills PA.  Born June 14, 1943, in Adams, MA, she was the daughter of the late Francis and Roma (Martin) Lanier and wife of the late Neil Cain, whom she loved dearly.  Lynda took pride in her community service by volunteering at the Food Bank in Adams and the former Sweet Brook Nursing Home.  She was a member of the former St. Francis of Assisi Church in North Adams. She worked for many years for JC Penney, both in North Adams and Lanesboro, MA. She was an avid bowler when she was younger, bowling in leagues at Valley Park Lanes. Lynda loved to spend time with family and friends going out to lunch and dinner, and most of all shopping.  Lynda is survived by her daughters, Erin (Chris) Morgan and Lori (Jim Cyr) Lemoine; grandchildren, Connor Morgan, Dalton Lemoine, and Grace Lemoine.  A memorial service will be held in Massachusetts at a later date. Arrangements were entrusted to Willig Funeral Home & Crematory.  Condolences and memories may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com.  Charles Danforth, Supervisor

 


Dorothy Nardone

March 01, 2022 |

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

Dorothy Nardone, age 87 of Clairton, passed away on Monday, February 28, 2022 in Jefferson Hills Manor.  Born July 29, 1934 in Clairton, she was a daughter of the late Thomas J. and Margaret (Iacone) Nardone.  A former member of Triumph of the Holy Cross Parish, St. Clare of Assisi Church, Dorothy is survived by her niece Cheryl Ingram; her nephews Jeff Nardone and Thomas Mehalcik; and also many cousins.  Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister Nancy Mehalcik and brother Angelo Thomas Nardone. 

 
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