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Dolores T (Moritz) Chandler

April 29, 2022 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Dolores T. (Moritz) Chandler, 94, of Glassport died April 29, 2022.  She is the daughter of the late Edward and Josephine (Piekut) Moritz and beloved wife of the late Francis Chandler.  She is survived by her children Joseph (Mitzi) Chandler, Dave (Kathie) Chandler, James (Patti) Chandler and Mary Ann (Dave) Pohill; grandchildren Stacey, Stephanie (Stan), Jennifer (Brian), Valerie (Luke), David (Amy), Nickolas (Jess), Jesse (Courtney), Joshua (Dominique), Matt (Celine), Mandy (Elliot), Josh (Carmella), Lindsey and Rachael (Steve); great grandchildren Caden, Braydon, Rayce, Ava, Bria, Kyla, Gage, Garrett, Brooke, Hannah, David, Hunter, Katelyn, Gavin, Aubrey, Jude, Brennen, Skyler, Everleigh, Bowman, Evelynn, and Brantlee; also nieces and nephew.  She was preceded in death by her great grandson Dallen; sister Genieve Bartko and brother Norman Moritz.  Dolores was a member of St. Joachim and Anne Parish and Glassport Senior Citizens.  She loved playing cards with her lady friends (Gert, Dolores and Ingrid) and spending time at her cabin in Tidioute, which she and her husband built over 60 years ago.  Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport on Sun. from 6 to 8 and 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 Miroslaus Wojcicki.  Interment following Round Hill Cemetery.

 


Donna S. Law

April 29, 2022 |

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

Donna S. Law, age 63, of Lincoln Place, died on Wednesday, April 27, 2022. She was born in Homestead on September 5, 1958 and is the daughter of the late William and Donna Welch McGregor. She was employed as an accountant and loved animals.

 
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Sandra L. "Sandy" McBride

April 28, 2022 |

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

Sandra L. "Sandy" McBride, 79, of White Oak, formerly of Elizabeth Township, passed away Wednesday, April 27, 2022.  She was born December 12, 1942 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Ella V. (Bash) Victor and the late George F. Victor, Sr. Sandy was the wife of  William A. McBride, Sr., who passed away March 18, 2004. She worked as a waitress for many years for the Yougiogheny Country Club and was a member of the Mount Vernon Community Presbyterian Church, both of Elizabeth Twp. She was former President of The Mount Vernon Women's Youth Organization and was also a member of the bowling league of the former Colonial Lanes in Elizabeth.  She also enjoyed crocheting.

 
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Edward J. Steindl

April 28, 2022 |

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

Edward J. Steindl, age 96, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Thursday, April 28, 2022 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House. An Army veteran serving during World War II, he was a retired die maker for Fisher Body in West Mifflin. He was a member of St. Joachim and Anne Parish, St. Michael Church in Elizabeth Twp. where he was a Rosary maker. Born May 29, 1925 in Elm Grove, he was a son of the late George and Madalyn (Horner) Steindl and husband of the late Florence M. (Kazmierowski) Steindl. He is survived by his daughter, Carol Gioia of Rostraver Twp.; sons, Donald E. Steindl of Watkinsville, GA and Andrew G. (Teresa) Steindl of Dayton, ME; grandchildren, Matthew (Katie) Steindl of Raleigh, NC, Bradley Steindl of Boalsburg, Gregory Steindl of Auburn, ME, Brian (Amy) Dinello of Rostraver Twp., Lisa (Luke) Leyh of Washington, D.C. and Angela (BJ) Schneider of Ashland, OH; great-grandchildren, Gabreale and Alexa Dinello, Jayson and Liam Schneider, David, and Jordyn and Ryder Steindl; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by son, Eric A. Steindl, and grandsons, Erik Steindl and Ryan Steindl. A memorial gathering will take place on Friday, April 29, 2022 from 3-7 PM in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth. A memorial mass will be on Saturday, April 30, 2022 at 9:30 AM in St. Michael's Church, Elizabeth Twp. with Rev. Thomas Wagner officiating. (EVERYONE PLEASE MEET AT THE CHURCH)  Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joachim and Anne Parish, 101 McLay Drive, Elizabeth, PA 15037. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Charles J. Nickelson

April 28, 2022 |

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

 

Charles Nickelson, age 103, of Elizabeth Township, died at home on April 27, 2022.  Born January 8, 1919, in Mt. Oliver, he was the son of the late Nicholas (Nicolou) and Antonia (Bukes) Nickelson, who both immigrated from Mamarion, Greece, and beloved husband of the late Mary (Crne) Nickelson for over 60 years.  Mr. Nickelson was a US Army Veteran who served on the island of New Caledonia in the South Pacific during World War II.  His infant son James was born and died in McKeesport during this period.  Mr. Nickelson never saw his son. 

When he returned home, he worked for his older brother James who owned the Penn Clair Hotel in Clairton.  He and his wife Mary opened the St. Clair Restaurant in Clairton, which they operated for over 30 years until their retirement in the late 1970s.  He worked in his family’s restaurants and candy shops as a young boy.  He learned how to make chocolate candies from his older sister, Sophia, who owned the popular “Candy Land” in McKeesport.  He continued to make chocolate candies for family and friends until he was about 95 years old.  He had an excellent aptitude for mechanics and became computer literate in his 70s.

He was active daily on his desktop and laptop computers until days before his passing.  Charles had an extensive knowledge and understanding of history, geography, and world events.  He was a member of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in White Oak.  Uncle Charlie was one of the last surviving members of the “Greatest Generation,” and he will be missed.

 
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Phillip G. Miltenberger

April 27, 2022 |

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

Phillip G. Miltenberger, 66, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Tuesday, April 26, 2022. He was born August 18, 1955 in South Bend, IN, and was the son of Martha (Melling) Miltenberger Ortega of South Bend, IN, and the late Gene O. Miltenberger. Phillip was a member of the Sisters of the Divine Redeemer in Elizabeth Township and the Buena Vista Vol. Fire Co. He was a retired IT Security Specialist for PNC Bank and was a US Navy Veteran. Phillip was a graduate of Clay High School in South Bend, IN. He is survived by his wife, Irene "Renee" (Rendulic) Miltenberger, sons, Scott Alexander Miltenberger of Morgantown, WV and Robert Matthew Miltenberger of Norfolk, VA, sister, Christine Stock of Dawson Springs, KY, brothers, Paul (Pam) Miltenberger of South Bend, IN, and John (Terra) Miltenberger of Northern VA, and nieces and nephews.

 
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Ann P. Kelley

April 27, 2022 |

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

Ann P. (ChiChi) Pesto Kelley, 83, of North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, April 26, 2022.  She was born June 15, 1938 in Braddock, a daughter of the late John Paul and Josephine (Pearl) Pesto.  Ann was a member of Immaculate Conception Church and enjoyed crocheting and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Theodore D. Kelley Jr.; grandsons, Joshua, Aiden and Sean; sisters, Theresa Kyle and Patricia Gregory; and grandson-in-law, Justin Roycroft.  She is survived by her children, Theodore D. Kelley III and his wife, Lisa, Anthony Kelley, Colleen Plank, Jeanie Coleman and Lynn Kelley; sisters, Mary Lou Mohan and Barbara Novak; grandchildren, Janet, Shawn (Jen), April (Bill), Joseph (Melissa), Nicole, Jarred, Bethany (James), Devin, Stephanie (JT), Rhiannon, Dean, Colton; great-grandchildren, Kaitlin, Lily, Mia, Alison, Haley, Cassandra, Brandon, Cayden, Trevor, Harper, Hudson, Keelan; and family friend, Donald Pyle.  Friends will be received from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. on Friday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  15642.  A funeral service will be held on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Interment to follow in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Irwin.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Timothy Willard

April 26, 2022 |

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

Timothy Willard, age 32, of White Oak, died April 25, 2022, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital. Born March 5, 1990, in Pittsburgh, he was the son of Joseph, Jr. and Peggy (Lippert) Willard.
Tim last worked at Kennywood in the foodservice department. He was a prolific poet and story writer. Tim expressed his love for music through the instruments he played including the drums, guitar, and he was looking forward to learning how to play the violin. He was a generous beautiful soul, who loved animals and was always bringing rescues home. Tim loved kayaking, camping, and ghost hunting. He also enjoyed watching the History and Discovery Channels.

 
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Elizabeth Chempolil Laube

April 26, 2022 |

By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

Elizabeth Chempolil Laube, 88, of Enfield, CT, formerly of McKeesport and Jefferson Hills, died Wednesday, April 20, 2022 in Connecticut Hospice, Branford, CT. Born in Chengannur-Kerala, India, on August 8, 1933, she was the daughter of Koshy and Aliyamma M.C. Chempolil. A lecturer and professor associated with the South Campus of Allegheny County Community College, she was a member of Holy Spirit Church of the Triumph of the Holy Cross parish in West Mifflin. She is survived by 3 daughters, Marga Laube of Ashland, OR, Miriam Laube Young of Sunnyside, NY, and Meera Laube Szapiro of New Haven, CT, by her son, Moni (Gottfried) Laube of Tampa, FL, and by her grandchildren, Braedyn Laube, Garrett Laube, and Eliani Szapiro. Friends will be received in the Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA 15132 on Sunday, May 1, 2022 from 3:00 to 6:00 PM. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Monday, May 2, 2022 at 10:00 AM in Holy Spirit Church, Triumph of the Holy Cross parish, 2603 Old Elizabeth Road, West Mifflin, PA 15122. Interment will follow in Lebanon Church Cemetery, 2615 Old Elizabeth Road, West Mifflin, PA 15122.

 


Mark David Cochenour, Sr.

April 26, 2022 |

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

Mark David Cochenour, Sr. of Bellevue, died on April 25, 2022. He was born in McKeesprort on October 25, 1953 and is the son of the late **Robert Raymer Cochenour and Patricia Knauss. He is a retired Crane Operator from USX. He loved Oldies music and was a huge Steelers, Penguin, Pirates and Pitt Panthers fan.

 
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Michael Regis Headings

April 26, 2022 |

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

Michael Regis Headings, age 79, of McKeesport, PA, died April 24, 2022 at Riverside Care Center in McKeesport PA.  
Born on September 14, 1942, in Pittsburgh, he was the son of the late William and Evelyn (Hanley) Headings and the husband of the late Vivian (Brinkman) Headings.
In his free time, Michael enjoyed going to car shows.
Michael is survived by his daughters Darlene (Jeffrey) Jacko of Elizabeth Township PA and Renee (Gary) Hockey of Apopka FL; grandchildren, Lindsey (Colin) Lynch, Alyssa Jacko, and Cody Hockey; siblings, William (Fay) Headings of Lewistown PA and Mary Grace Morris of Port Vue PA and nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his brother, Gerald Headings, and sister, Patricia Fryer.
Arrangements were entrusted to Willig Funeral Home and Crematory.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com
Supervisor, Charles Danforth

 


Kenneth R. Chalmers

April 25, 2022 |

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

Kenneth R. Chalmers, age 64, of North Versailles passed away on Friday April 22, 2022.  Beloved son of the late Robert and  Ora (Brown) Chalmers.  Beloved husband of Nancy (Blank) Neill.  Father of Christopher Chalmers.  Loving brother of Robert T. (the late Judy) Chalmers, Sandy (Stephen) Drozda, and Marie (Daniel) Skarwecky.  Ken worked at Leader Auto Sales for over 20 years.  He loved car shows and being with his family and friends.

 
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Colleen Nicole "Coco" (Young) Thomas

April 25, 2022 |

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

Colleen “Coco” Thomas the beloved daughter of Donald and Sandra Young, was born on May 20, 1977, in Pittsburgh, PA. Ms. Thomas departed this life on April 10, 2022, in McKeesport Pennsylvania, joining her loved one, Donald Young, who preceded her in death.

She attended McKeesport Area High School. For many years, Colleen worked at S&S Transit as a devoted driver. Colleen loved spending time with her grandchildren. She enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing and walking trails. Colleen also shared her love for cooking with her family. Her vibrant and energetic energy was contagious, and she had a smile that would light a room. Colleen is known to most as Coco someone who loved makeup, jewelry, and looking her very best “showstopper.”

 
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Diane V. (Hornfeck) Cote

April 25, 2022 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Obituary

Diane Virginia (Hornfeck) Cote's soul left her physical body Tuesday, April 19, 2022, in Leesburg, Fla. Her spirit lives on in her two children, five grandchildren, two surviving sisters, numerous nieces and nephews, and her friends and extended family who knew her and loved her. Fiercely independent and resilient, Diane lived her life on her terms. Born in McKeesport to Leonard and Virginia Hornfeck in November of 1947, Diane grew up in the McKeesport neighborhood of 10th Ward and graduated from McKeesport Senior High School.

She was adventurous, unafraid, and able to put down roots wherever her path in life took her. She could pack her life in her car and make it anywhere. She was kindhearted and welcoming.  She made everyone feel included and loved. She was generous with what she had, even when it was very little. She was a hardworking, selfless, single mom with an eternal spring of unconditional love. She found joy in music, and for some time she was the lead vocalist of the jazz band, the Billy Phillips Quintet.

She could never pass up a stray dog or cat on the side of the road. She came to be an unabashed advocate for the protection of animals and the environment. She wasn't afraid to use her voice for good and gave to nearly every charity that asked and signed every petition for causes she felt strongly about. She was a compassionate and patient caregiver who provided end-of-life care for her father and older sister. She loved her career as a realtor and felt so proud of her work in that field, especially of the help she provided military families in the Pensacola area.

 
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D. Lynn Bowen

April 25, 2022 |

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

D. Lynn Bowen, age 65, of White Oak, died on Monday, April 25, 2022. She was born in McKeesport on November 12, 1956 and is the daughter of the late Andrew J., Sr. and Ethel Mae Holawaty Bokin. She was a retired chef from Michael’s restaurant in Homestead and Kane Community Living Center in Glen Hazel. She loved to bake, watch spooky movies, and watch TV.

 
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Joseph Onofrey

April 25, 2022 |

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

Joseph Onofrey, age 91, of North Huntingdon passed away peacefully on April 24, 2022. Joseph was born on November 3, 1930 in Monessen, PA and graduated from Duquesne High School as class president and where he met his wife of 65 years. Because of his passion to serve our country, he enlisted in the United States Air Force.

He went on to receive his Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and earned his Masters of Business Administration Degree from Carnegie Mellon University. Joseph was dedicated as LRA Plant Manager of Westinghouse Corporation in East Pittsburgh. He was an excellent public speaker and member of Toastmasters International.

Joe was a devout member of St. Agnes Church in North Huntingdon and served as Parish Council President, lector and proud to be founder of The Men’s Club. He especially enjoyed Cinnamon Roll Sundays and Family Pirate Baseball games.

 
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Ricky Ingram

April 25, 2022 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Ricky Ingram, age 46, of Elizabeth Township passed away on Friday, April 22, 2022. He was the son of Brenda and Dean Gasky of Port Vue, and the late Rick Fairbanks of New Alexandria. Loving father of seven beautiful children, Christopher Mains, of Glassport, Ricky Ingram, Jr., of Pitcairn, Deanna Ingram of Pitcairn, Paige Ingram, of McKeesport, Ellis Ingram, Brendan Ingram, and Timothy Ingram, of Elizabeth. Fiancé of Maran Geletko, of Elizabeth. Treasured brother of Russ (Aimee) Gasky, of Clearwater, FL, Tom Gasky, of Dravosburg, Rebecca Campano, of Lincoln, Amy (Pat) Fonner, of Liberty, Amanda Reynolds, of Oakvale, MS, Eric Fairbanks, of Glassport, and April Fairbanks, of Glassport. Beloved uncle of Louie, Damon, Mason, Liam, and Easton. Also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Ricky was a former employee of Power Innovations in McKeesport, PA. His humor was unmatched and his quick wit filled his loved ones with laughter and joy. He loved to ride a Harley, and could often be found fixing cars and helping family with home improvement projects. He was inappropriate, loved a good time, loved his beard, and will be missed dearly. His beautiful life will live on in the eyes of his children, and in the funny stories that will be told for many years. Family and friends will be received on Thursday, April 28th from 2:00 – 8:00 PM at E.C. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 235 Monongahela Ave, Glassport, PA 15045. A service will follow visitation at the funeral home at 8:00 PM.  In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the funeral home to defray costs.  Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 


Florence M. Steindl

April 25, 2022 |

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

Florence M. (Kazmierowski) Steindl, age 96, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Thursday, December 9, 2021 at Huntington Common in Kennebunk, Maine. She retired as a secretary for Wilson Baum Agency in McKeesport. She was a member of St. Joachim and Anne Parish, St. Michael Church in Elizabeth Twp., where she was a rosary maker. She was a volunteer with Meals on Wheels for many years as well as a longtime volunteer with VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance). Born August 1, 1925 in Glassport, she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Helen (Grzeczka) Kazmierowski and wife of 73 years to the late Edward J. Steindl. She is survived by daughter, Carol Gioia of Rostraver Twp.; sons, Donald E. Steindl of Watkinsville, GA and Andrew G. (Teresa) Steindl of Dayton, ME; grandchildren, Matthew (Katie) Steindl of Raleigh, NC, Bradley Steindl of Boalsburg, Gregory Steindl of Auburn, ME, Brian (Amy) Dinello of Rostraver Twp., Lisa (Luke) Leyh of Washington, DC and Angela (BJ) Schneider of Ashland, OH; great-grandchildren, Gabreale and Alexa Dinello, Jayson and Liam Schneider, David, Jordyn and Ryder Steindl; sister, Grace (Milo) Cubra of Albuquerque, NM; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Eric A. Steindl; grandsons, Erik and Ryan Steindl; and sisters, Theresa Zyra and Dolores Wayne. A memorial gathering will take place on Friday, April 29, 2022 from 3-7 PM in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. A memorial mass will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2022 at 9:30 AM in St. Michael's Church, Elizabeth Twp. with Rev. Thomas Wagner officiating. (EVERYONE PLEASE MEET AT THE CHURCH) Inurnment to follow at Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Joachim and Anne Parish, 101 McLay Drive, Elizabeth, PA 15037 or Elizabeth Twp. Meals on Wheels, 100 Timothy Drive, Elizabeth, PA 15037. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Thomas O. Tomko

April 24, 2022 |

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

Thomas O. Tomko, 75, of Irwin passed away Saturday, April 23. 2022 at his home.  He was born January 25, 1947 in McKeesport, a son of the late Sylvester and Alma (Rothrauff) Tomko.  Prior to his retirement, Tom was a maintenance worker for Banko Industrial Park and a veteran of the US Navy having served in Vietnam.  He was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, American Legion 359, Shafton Fire Hall and Italian Club.  He is survived by his wife, Linda (Shula) Tomko; sons, Vincent (Jennifer) Tomko, TJ (Carrie) Tomko, Bradley (Kelly) Tomko; daughter, Jamie (Adam) Cook; stepson, Justin (Shannon) Denney; brother, Gregory Tomko; sister, Susie; grandchildren, Wade, Tyler, John, Alex, Grace, Bradley and Mikey.  Friends will be received on Wednesday from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  15642.  Military honors will be performed at 8 p.m.   In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Legion Post 359 Irwin.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Allison Jo Shipley

April 23, 2022 |

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

Allison Jo Shipley, age 56 of White Oak, passed away Friday, April 22, 2022 at home with her family by her side. It would be wrong to say that Allison lost her battle with breast cancer, because there was not one moment she stopped fighting.  She courageously and gracefully accepted the challenges of her illness-with no complaints, just an unparalleled strength all her own. 

Born on July 16, 1965, Allison was raised by her loving parents, Harry “Nick” and Christine (Bach) Manning.  In childhood and adulthood, she was surrounded by their care, and the constant admiration and affection of her siblings.  After graduating from Norwin High school in 1983, Allison studied commercial art at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh; however, when professional opportunities arose in larger cities, she chose not to pursue a career away from home. Motherhood brought her two sons, Nicholas and Dylan, and she devoted herself to her boys wholeheartedly.

In 1999, when Allison married her husband John, she found her true love and partner, and her sons found an incredible father.  While Allison and John were beginning their life and building their home together, she worked at the City-County Building in Pittsburgh in the Division of Marriage Licenses, Orphans Court, the Register of Wills; and she was later employed at Continental Building Company in Homestead.  Once Allison received her cancer diagnosis in 2008, she was able to stay at home where she managed her husband’s remodeling business.

 
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Carol A. Snyder

April 23, 2022 |

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

Carol A. Snyder, age 75, of West Mifflin, passed away on Friday, April 22, 2022. Daughter of the late Michael “Lefty” & late Helen (Pavuchak) Fecik, she was born in McKeesport, on April 15, 1947. Prior to being a homemaker, she was an executive secretary at the University of Pittsburgh, a cashier at Shop ’n Save, Duquesne, a lunch lady for the West Mifflin School District and worked in the “latch key” program for the West Mifflin School District. Carol was the beloved wife of 54 years to the late Robert P. Snyder, who passed away on March 24, 2022; mother of Robert Snyder of West Mifflin and Marcie L. (Thomas M.) Smith of Deland, FL; grandmother of Katie (Roger French) Atkinson, Jacob Atkinson, & James Smith; sister of Michael (Kathleen) Fecik of Plum Boro; aunt of Alysson (Eric) Buchan, Michael (Justine) Fecik, Amanda (Daniel) Cruz, Ben (Kaitlin) Fecik & Matthew (Leslie) Fecik. Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 28, 2022, from 2-4 & 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. Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Friday, April 29, 2022, at 10:00 a.m., with Rev. Demitri Emarakov, officiating. Burial will follow in St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cemetery, West Mifflin.

 


Alan Darrell Cox

April 21, 2022 |

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

Alan Darrell Cox, age 86, of Penn Township, formerly of North Huntingdon, died on Wednesday, April 20, 2022. He was born in McKeesport on December 2, 1935 and is the son of the late Albert Spear and Hazel Schoeller Cox and the husband of the late Janet Marie Thompson Cox. He was in the drafting program while at McKeesport Vocational High School. During peacetime, he served with the United States Army Reserves for six years during peacetime. He was employed at Westinghouse in Trafford as a draftsman/tool designer, then as a school bus driver for Penn Trafford School District and Greensburg Central Catholic High School, and retired from Tooling Specialists in Latrobe. He was a member of First Christian Church in McKeesport, a former member of the Keystone Church in Export, and Norwin Christian Church, while working as the maintenance director. He was also a member of the Civil Air Patrol, a Boy Scout Leader in North Huntingdon, and an original member of the Rescue 8 Ambulance in North Huntingdon.

 
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Dorothy M. Jackson

April 20, 2022 |

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

Dorothy M. Jackson, 89, of Pittsburgh, was born September 28, 1932, in McKeesport, PA. She was the beloved daughter to Shadrach S. and Myrtle Mae (Berryman) Still.

After graduating from the McKeesport School District in 1950, she went on to work as an Intermittent Intake Interviewer for the PA Dept Of Labor for over 30 years (only taking a brief break in between to raise her children). Dorothy and Harry met on a blind date and were married 6 months later on August 19, 1961. They were married for 48 years, and to this union, they had three beautiful children Harry III, Bruce, and Carla. Dorothy lived with her family in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Dorothy knew and loved the Lord; she was baptized at a young age at Bethlehem Baptist Church in McKeesport, PA. When she married, she joined Bethesda Presbyterian Church of Pittsburgh.  She was very active in her church for over 53 years.  She was a Deacon, Elder, elected to the Session, a member of the Presbyterian Women, and Chairman of the Personnel Committee. She loved music and loved to sing. She became a member of the Chancel Choir from the beginning of her church membership.

 
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Stella Phillips

April 20, 2022 |

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

Stella Phillips (Squillace-Gaydos), age 94 of White Oak, peacefully went Home on April 17, 2022, at the Palms alongside the many people who loved and cared for her for many years. Born February 24, 1928, in Duquesne, she was the daughter of the late Antonio and Corinda (Pacifico) Squillace.

Stella had two wonderful husbands during her lifetime. The first being Emil Gaydos who sadly passed away at a very young age. Later in her life, she met and married her wonderful David E. Phillips who also sadly preceded her in death. She happily enjoyed her life with him and his children, son Keith (Ophelia) Phillips, and daughter Aleta (Steve) McGowan, both of Texas.

In addition to her husbands and parents, she was preceded in death by siblings Theresa, Mary Lou, Dominic, and Joseph; sister-in-law Bernadine and nephew Joseph Squillace, Jr.

Stella was employed at many places during her life. She mostly enjoyed the fashion industry at the Famous and Jaison's in McKeesport and later at Sister's Fashions in White Oak. She had taken a break after Jaison's and was a keypunch operator at Vienna Baking Company, also in McKeesport, where she met her dear and lifelong friend, Sadie Masters.

Stella was a member of Mary Mother of God, St. Patrick Parish.

 
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William P. Dougherty

April 19, 2022 |

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

William P. Dougherty, of White Oak, passed away on April 18, 2022. He was born September 22, 1950 in McKeesport and is the son of the late James “Ted” and Mary Ann Pomaibo Dougherty. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1970 until 1974, while serving two tours in Vietnam, served in the U.S. Navy from 1975 until 1977, and in the U.S. Army Reserves from 1978 until 1979. He was a former Commander of General Smedley D. Butler, White Oak American Legion, Post 701 in White Oak. In the early eighties he was a McKeesport City Council member, coached football for the McKeesport Little Tigers, and coached baseball for the McKeesport Pony League. He also played softball on many teams and loved to golf and travel. He was a member of Mary, Mother of God Parish, Corpus Christi Church.

 
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Laura Bocianoski

April 19, 2022 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Laura Bocianoski, 89, of South Park, formerly of Glassport, died April 18, 2022.  She is the daughter of the late Peter and Emily (Micholski) Mordecki and beloved wife of the late Joseph Bocianoski.  Laura is survived by her son, Joseph (Judy) Bocianoski and her daughter Mary Ann (Thomas) Hartswick, along with 5 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her daughter Nancy (Bocianoski) Knoblock. Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport on Thurs. from 9 to 10, at which time a funeral mass will be held at Queen of the Rosary Church with Father Miroslaus Wojcicki.  Interment following St. Mary's Polish Cemetery.

 


Robert R. Barnes

April 19, 2022 |

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

Robert R. Barnes, 81, of Duquesne, was born September 13, 1940, in Petersburg, VA. He was the beloved son to the late James and Dorothy (Reeves) Barnes.

He attended Duquesne High School, and from there he enlisted in the United States Army. Robert worked for the USS Steel in Duquesne, later as a Security Guard for 25 years at Chatham Center. Robert married the love of his life, Cecelia Bradshaw. Robert and Cecelia lived in Duquesne, Pennsylvania.

Robert enjoyed fishing, shooting pool, and cutting hair in his spare time. He loved spending time with family and friends. He was a member of Payne Chapel A.M.E. Church in Duquesne, PA

Robert departed this life on April 5, 2022. He was preceded in death by his father, James Barnes, Sr., mother, Dorothy (Reeves) Barnes, brothers, Aurby Barnes, Leonard Barnes, James Barnes, Jr., and sister, Doris Ann Barnes.  

Robert is survived by his loving spouse, Cecelia, together over 25 years, married for 8 years and 6 months; stepchildren; Anthony Berry, Banisha Middlebrook, Andre Berry, Jane Berry, 15 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.

 
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Daniel T. King

April 19, 2022 |

By Administrator | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Daniel T. King, 86, of North Versailles, passed away peacefully Thursday, April 14, 2022 at Golden Heights Personal Care, Penn Township. He was born November 7, 1935 in East McKeesport, a son of the late Daniel and Estelle (Quinn) King and was also preceded in death by a daughter Michelle Weigle. Daniel was a member of Mary Mother of God Parish, and attended St. Robert Bellarmine Church, East McKeesport. Prior to retirement he worked for the Pennsylvania Department of Welfare and volunteered for over 10 years at the North Versailles Public Library. He was a foster parent to many children. Dan enjoyed reading and music. He was sports fan that especially loved watching the Steelers.

 
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Barbara (Flaherty) Funk

April 19, 2022 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Obituary

Barbara (Flaherty) Funk, 74 of Mars, PA, formally of White Oak, PA, passed away on April 14, 2022, at her home.

A 1966 graduate of McKeesport High School and the Douglas Business School prior to starting at her career at the Sears, Roebuck and Company at the Eastland Mall.  Following the store closure, Barb went to work for the Fort Pitt Steel Casting Company (Christy Park) until she took a position at UPMC Oakland as an Administrative Assistant before resigning to care for her mother.  Barb retired from Pribanic & Pribanic Law Firm (White Oak).  She was a member of St Kilian’s Catholic Church in Cranberry, Pa.

 
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Jason "JJ" Nolder

April 19, 2022 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

 

Jason ""JJ" M. Nolder, 47, of Clairton, died April 18, 2022.  He is the son of the late Michael Klein and Maria Nolder-Norgren and step son of Edward Norgren.  JJ is survived by his son William Mardis, sisters Lindsay (Scott) DeFazio, Allyson Klein and Heather Tomlinsonn; brothers Michael Nolder and Matthew Norgren; step sisters Rosie Norgren and Fran Norgren; step brother Ed "Bud" Norgren; also nieces and nephews.  JJ was in incredible artist who cherished his dog Thor.  Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport on Fri. from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8.

 


Karen Lawson

April 19, 2022 |

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

Karen Lawson, age 59, of Liberty Borough, died peacefully with her family by her side on April 15, 2022, at UPMC McKeesport. Born July 11, 1962, she was the daughter of the late Roy Lawson and Carole (Findura) Lawson Hampton and life partner of the late Anthony "Tony" Piplica, Sr.

Karen lived with her father and took care of him until she was physically unable. She loved animals and leaves behind her cat named "Church."

Karen is survived by her children, Anthony "Tony" (Megan) Piplica, Jr., Holly Piplica, and Taylor Jefferson; grandchildren, Dominic, Isaac, and Zoey; siblings, Roy R. (MaryAnn) Lawson of McKeesport, Debra Bock of Versailles; also many nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were entrusted to Willig funeral Home & Crematory.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, April 22, 2022, 12 p.m., at Mary, Mother of God Parish, St. Patrick Church.

Condolences and memories may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com.
Chuck Danforth, Supervisor

 


Linda Lee Zagar

April 19, 2022 |

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

Linda Lee (Bindrim) Zagar, age 73 of Jefferson Hills, passed away on Sunday, April 17, 2022 in Excela Westmoreland Hospital in Greensburg.  Born February 17, 1949 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Elmer L. and Gladys L. (Rowe) Bindrim.  A retired nurse's aide and beautician at La Pensione Nursing Home in Clairton and member of Triumph of the Holy Cross Parish - St. Clare of Assisi Church in Clairton, Linda was also preceded in death by her husband Charles R. Zagar, who passed away October 13, 2013.  She is survived by her sons James Grimmer of Irwin and Jason Grimmer of Indianapolis, IN; her grandchildren Madelyn, Olivia, and Jacob; her brother James (Pam) Bindrim of Clairton; and also nieces and nephews.

 
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Rose M. (Senato) Seeman

April 18, 2022 |

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

Rose M. (Senato) Seeman, age 90, of Duquesne, passed away on Monday, April 18, 2022, at home. Born in Duquesne on January 10, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Vincent and Catherine (Murocco) Senato. She was a former member of the former St. Mary Byzantine Catholic Church, in Duquesne, and is a member of St. Elias Byzantine Catholic Church. Rose enjoyed cards, bingo, liked to cook, especially spaghetti, and spending time with her grandchildren. She is the wife of the late Richard A. Seeman; mother of Catherine (Kenneth) Gajdos of Monroeville, Ronald Seeman of Whitehall, and Rosemarie Seeman of West Mifflin; grandmother of Brian (Kristena Rocco) Gajdos, Brandon (Amanda) Gajdos and Joshua Zuber; great grandmother of Bianca Rose Gajdos, Alaina Rae Gajdos, and Zdeno Anthony Gajdos; sister of James (late Phyllis) Senato of McKeesport and the late Louis Senato. Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 21, 2022, from 1-6 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. A Blessing Service will be held on Friday, April 22, 2022, at the Funeral Home, at 10:00 a.m., with her nephew, Rev. Robert Seeman, officiating. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, West Mifflin.

 


Virginia J. Zdobinski

April 18, 2022 |

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

Virginia J. Zdobinski, 87, of Penn Hills, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Easter Sunday, April 17, 2022 at home.  She was born December 9, 1934 in Pittsburgh and was the daughter of the late Joseph Cancroy and the late Anna (the late Paul) Gallippie Miller. Virginia was a graduate of Westinghouse High School and a member of Christ the Divine Shepherd- St. Bernadette Church in Monroeville.  She loved her family and her beloved white shepherd, Motley. She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Richard Zdobinski; daughters, Deborah A. (John) Fox, Cindy J. Estock and Diane A. (James) Samstag; grandchildren, Amber (Brandon) Kotouch, Brian Estock, Cory Estock, Josh Samstag and Jess Samstag; and great-grandson, Roman Kotouch.

 
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Franki Lee Maxine Spence

April 18, 2022 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Franki Lee Maxine Spence was born silently into this world on Friday, April 15, 2022, at Magee Women’s Hospital. Though her time was short, her little life spoke volumes to those who love her. She was born to parents Franklin E. Spence III of McKeesport and Krista Lee Barker of Clairton. She is survived by her parents, her sister Karissa Gribschaw, brother Ryan Snyder, and grandparents Donald H. (Michelle S.) Barker of Hempfield, Monsanza McCray (Michael Armstrong) of McKeesport, and Franklin Spence Jr. of McKeesport. Family and friends will be received on Monday, April 25, 2022, from 4-5 P.M. at S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th St, Clairton, PA 15025. A service will take place following the visitation at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Franki’s mother by sending your donation to the funeral home. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 


Barbara Boring

April 18, 2022 |

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

Barbara Boring, age 54, of McKeesport, died on Monday, April 18, 2022, at her residence. She was born in McKeesport, PA on March 6, 1968, and is the daughter of Delores Peluso of Glassport, PA, and the late Charles Boring. She worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant for many years.

 
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Leona (Lauffer) DiToppa

April 18, 2022 |

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

Leona (Lauffer) DiToppa, age 95, of McKeesport, passed away peacefully at Redstone Highlands, North Huntingdon, on April 16, 2022.  She was preceded in death by her husband, August DiToppa, and her mother, Mary Kuznik. 

She is survived by her three sons Dr. Louis A. (Joyce) DiToppa of North Huntingdon, David A. DiToppa of Bethel Park, and Paul A. (Marti) DiToppa of North Huntingdon.  She was the proud grandmother of three granddaughters, Paige, Martina, and Maria DiToppa.

 
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Ida M. Gouker

April 18, 2022 |

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

Ida M. Gouker, age 74 of Jefferson Hills, passed away on Saturday, April 16, 2022 in Riverside Care Center, McKeesport.  Born December 7, 1947 in Bunola, she was a daughter of the late James and Florence "Flossy" (O'Hara) Smith.  A retired dietary aide at Jefferson Hospital and a member of Triumph of the Holy Cross Parish, St. Clare of Assisi Church, Ida was a former member of the Lions Club.  In her spare time, she enjoyed bowling with her league, knitting and making baby blankets for showers, fishing, and hunting.  She and her husband would be sure to care for place flowers on the graves of her relations, and her family will remember her as a loving and happy-go-lucky type who also happened to make amazing orange cookies.  She is survived by her loving husband Regis Gouker, her daughter Ida "Crickett" (Allen) Householder if Cranberry Twp., her grandchildren Emma and Lachlan Householder, her niece Heather (Jason) Tawney, and her nephew Timothy O'Hara.  Besides her parents, Ida was preceded in death by her brother Dr. John (Merrily) O'Hara and her nephew Robin O'Hara.

 
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Christopher J. Patchel, Sr.

April 18, 2022 |

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

Christopher J. Patchel, Sr., age 81, of White Oak, formerly of Turtle Creek, died April 15, 2022, at home surrounded by his loved ones. Born March 12, 1941, in Trafford, PA, he was the son of the late Samuel and Mary (Asquino) Patchel and the husband of Nancy (Brakeall) Patchel for 53 loving years.
Chris retired from Berk's Menswear and Tuxedo Shop, where he was a salesman. Before that, from the age of 16 until he was 58 years old, he worked and eventually managed many of the former Carlton's Menswear shops until they closed. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving in the 321st Transportation Division, in the Vietnam War 1967 through 1968 during the TET Offensive. Chris was a member of the White Oak American Legion Post #701. He was also a member of the former St. Mary Czestochowa Church, now known as Mary, Mother of God Parish, Corpus Christi Church. Chris enjoyed fishing, bingo, playing poker, trips to the casino, and meeting up with his Speedway buddies for a morning coffee and to scratch PA Lottery tickets. He had a passion for Pittsburgh sports, football, hockey, and especially baseball. Chris loved to ride along in the White Oak Memorial Day Parades, proudly representing his fellow soldiers. He was also an animal lover; he bird watched with his wife, had cats and dogs throughout his life as pets, and leaves behind his special furry friend, "Izzy."

 
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Evelyn Ann Mendt

April 18, 2022 |

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

Evelyn Ann Mendt, 75, passed away peacefully on April 16, 2022, at UPMC East Hospital. She was born January 5, 1947, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Edward and Mary Norma Auth of Penn Hills. Evelyn was a faithful member of St. Agnes Catholic Church in North Huntingdon. Lynn was a devoted mother who lovingly raised her children with her late husband, Richard. She enjoyed spending time with her family and traveling. She was a member of the East Suburban Friendship Club, Inc. Surviving are her three children, Susan (Grey) Valenta of Fayetteville, Georgia, Shawn (Nina) Mendt of Wexford, Pennsylvania and Shannon (David) Dalton of Rochester Hills, Michigan. Lynn was a loving grandmother to eight grandchildren, Grayson, Taylor, Kylie, Justin, Delaney, Nicole, Brooke, and Kelsey. Lynn’s death is preceded by her husband Richard Mendt and siblings William Auth, Michael Auth, and Susan Auth. She is also survived by two siblings: Beverley (Larry) Sites, Lesley (David) Fisher, and sisters-in-law Ginny Auth, Deborah Auth and many dearly loved nieces and nephews. Friends will be received on Wednesday from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA 15642. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church. Interment to follow in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Irwin. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 510 Pellis Road, Greensburg, PA 15601. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


George J. Pilipovich

April 16, 2022 |

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

George Pilipovich of North Huntingdon, PA passed peacefully on the morning of April 16th, 2022 after a hard fought battle with cancer. Born August 9th, 1955 to the late George and Emma Jean (Gongaware) Pilipovich, he was a devoted son, brother, husband, father, and neighbor who enjoyed music, driving his Chevy trucks, quality time with family, and celebrating his Serbian heritage. George was a natural born helper and life- long learner. He was always quick to lend a hand and possessed a deep wealth of knowledge which he imparted on so many (and regularly used to win nightly living room Jeopardy! competitions with his wife and daughter). His knowledge was gained in part by his lifetime of diverse careers and projects including but certainly not limited to machining, volunteer firefighting, and home and automotive handiwork.  George is survived by his wife Cindy (Marion) Pilipovich, daughter Pam Pilipovich, sister Penny Pilipovich and partner Bob Campbell, sister Marcy (Pilipovich) and husband Jim Burgess, nephew and godson AJ Bergman, and sister-in-law Linda Proctor. He is proceeded in death by brother Jack Proctor.  Friends will be received from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  15642.  The family requests that friends and family please wear masks while visiting.   In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in George’s honor to Family Hospice, part of UPMC, in the Lawrenceville neighborhood of Pittsburgh, PA and/or St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church of Monroeville.   www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Jeffrey Lyn Spishock

April 15, 2022 |

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

Jeffrey Lyn Spishock, 65, of Boston, lost his courageous fight with cancer on Thursday, April 14, 2022 at home surrounded by his family. He was born November 2, 1956 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Stephen "Steve" and Mary Elizabeth (Capner) Spishock. Jeff worked for Comptec in Irwin. He was a 1974 graduate of Elizabeth Forward High School. He loved traveling, sports and music. An avid Fantasy Football Player "The Outlaw" was a twelve time Jagoff League Champion. An independent man, Jeff walked his path of life with courage, and compassion.

 
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Adam Joseph Begandy

April 15, 2022 |

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

Adam Joseph Begandy, age 42 of McKeesport passed away on Thursday, April 14, 2022.  Born February 23, 1980 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Joseph J. Begandy, Jr. and the late Wendy Jean Shields Senick.  He worked as an office manager for Shop n’ Save in Olympia Shopping Center.  Adam is survived by his wife of 8 years Jamie (Aducci) Begandy; children David, Haylee, Colton, and Christian Begandy; sister Suzanne Begandy of Richmond, VA; and godparents Ray and Kathleen Takacs of Irwin.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Sean M. Begandy.

 
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Donald A. "Bix" Bixler

April 14, 2022 |

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

Donald A. “Bix” Bixler, age 66, of West Mifflin, passed away on Holy Thursday, April 14, 2022. Son of Elaine J. Bixler, of West Mifflin and the late Donald J. Bixler, he was born in McKeesport, on March 31, 1956. He worked at U.S. Steel-Duquesne Works for 5 years before becoming disabled. He was disabled at the age of 23 as a result of a motorcycle accident and his mother became his primary caregiver for 32 years. He liked karate, spending many summers at Linesville and had a great sense of humor. Besides his mother, he is survived by many Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 19, 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, where a Blessing Service will take place on Wednesday, April 20, 2022, at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial, at 10:00 a.m., at St. Joseph Church, Duquesne, of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, with Rev. Thomas Lewandowski, officiating. Entombment will follow at Jefferson Mausoleum.

 


Lydia (Benedetti) Ranalli

April 14, 2022 |

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

Lydia D. (Benedetti) Ranalli, age 88 of Lancaster and formerly of Clairton, passed away on Wednesday, April 13, 2022 in United Zion Retirement Community in Lititz, PA.  Born June 5, 1933 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Alfred and Gina (Tredechi) Benedetti.  A member of Triumph of the Holy Cross Parish, St. Clare of Assisi Church in Clairton, Lydia was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother; and, as a result, her most treasured jobs were cooking, baking, cleaning, and taking care of the children and grandchildren.  She loved reading, playing cards, playing games with her children, working on crossword puzzles, laughing, and talking in Italian with her brother-in-law Joseph Ranalli whom she loved as a son.  Most of all, she valued the time she spent with her husband, Daniel J. Ranalli, until his passing on February 13, 2005.  Lydia lived most of her life in Clairton until moving to Lancaster in 2008.  Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers Albert and Elio Benedetti.  Lydia is survived by her children Dennis (Mary) Ranalli of Hilton Head, SC, Debbie (Tom) Broskey of Lancaster, David (Francesca) Ranalli of Lancaster, Danny Ranalli of Jefferson Hills, and Diana (Robert) Kopriva of Lititz; her twelve grandchildren: Katie (Rob) Nicolotti, Lauren (Kris) Bauer, Christina Ranalli, Melanie (Ryan) Schmidt, Aimee (David) Hopkins, Frank (Molly) Ranalli, Kaylee and Jenna Broskey, Michael and Victoria Kopriva, and Jason and Cuyler Ranalli; her five great-grandchildren Leo, Nila, Will, Annie, and Gia; her sister Yolanda Ginanni of Clairton; and many nieces and nephews. 

 
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Mary Frances Legin

April 14, 2022 |

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

Mary Frances (Hopko) Legin, age 93, of Port Vue, died April 12, 2022, at UPMC Mercy Hospital. Born March 30, 1929, in Braddock, PA, she was the daughter of the late George and Anna (Barlog) Hopko and the beloved wife for 53 years of the late George T. Legin Jr.
Mary Frances graduated from Braddock High School in 1946, and she was a graduate of Braddock Hospital School of Nursing in 1949. She worked as a registered nurse at Braddock General Hospital and McKeesport Hospital until her retirement.
Mary Frances was a member of Saints Joachim and Anne Parish, formerly Saint Joseph Parish and Saint Mark Parish, where she was an active member of the Christian Mothers and Ladies Guild, volunteered as a weekly money counter and parish festival worker. She was also a former member and past president (3 terms) of the Port Vue Senior Citizens. Mary Frances was a member of the First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association Branch S218, where she served as a branch officer for many years. She was also an active member of the South Allegheny Band Parents, where she served as president and in other leadership roles. For the past three years, Mary Frances resided at Fair Oaks Senior Living, where she enjoyed many activities, including bingo and playing cards.

 
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Marjorie A. O'Gurkis

April 14, 2022 |

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

Marjorie A. O'Gurkis, age 86, of McKeesport, was called home to be with her  Lord and Savior on April 10, 2022, with family at her side.  Born September 26, 1935, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Edwin and Clara (Lowenstein) Canfield.  On April 28, 1956, she married Edmund J. O'Gurkis, who preceded her in death on April 28, 2005.
 Marjorie was a graduate of McKeesport H.S. and was employed by G.C. Murphy Co. as an administrative secretary before returning to staying at home to raise her children.  After her children were grown, she worked as a nurse's aide at Kane Community Living Center in McKeesport for many years.  She was a member of Mary, Mother of God Parish, St. Patrick Church, and a Christian Mother.  She was also an active member of the Renzie Seniors, the Task Force, and Lifespan.
Marjorie loved to play piano and care for animals, especially her cat, Boots.  But most of all, she treasured time spent with her Grandchildren.  She said they were her greatest riches!  Marjorie was a genuinely kind and compassionate lady whose bright smile brought joy to all she met.  She was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, sister, and friend who will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

 
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Annette L. Butsko

April 13, 2022 |

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

Annette L. Butsko, age 81 of Clairton, passed away on Wednesday, April 13, 2022 in Jefferson Hospital.  Born June 15, 1940 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Rudolph and Elizabeth (Ceryak) LaValle.  A self-employed beautician, Annette was a member of both Triumph of the Holy Cross Parish, St. Clare of Assisi Church and the Croatian Fraternal Union, Lodge #248, both of Clairton.  Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew P. Butsko, and her brothers Rudolph and James LaValle.  Annette is survived by her son Brian A. (Marlo) Butsko of Clairton; her grandchildren Brandon, Brady, and Briq Butsko; her siblings Lucille (the late Dom) Nero and Dennis LaValle, both of Clairton; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. 

 
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Evelyn Marie "Evie" Fichera

April 13, 2022 |

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

Evelyn Marie "Evie" Fichera, 70, of West Mifflin passed away Tuesday, April 12, 2022. She was born June 19, 1951 in McKeesport and was the daughter the late John and Florence (Sweeney) Ruggier. Evie was a member of the Holy Spirit Church in West Mifflin and gave much of her time coordinating & managing events for the West Mifflin #3 Volunteer Fire Department. She was also a housekeeper at McKeesport Hospital, but most importantly, she was a wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend.

 
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Kenneth (Snuffy) Smith

April 12, 2022 |

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

Kenneth (Snuffy) Smith, 69, died April 7, 2022. Arrangements are in charge of Robert A. Waters Funeral Home Inc.

 


James G. "Gary" Celovsky

April 12, 2022 |

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

James G. "Gary" Celovsky, age 61, of Munhall, died April 6, 2022, at home. Born  November 20, 1960, in Pittsburgh, he was the son of the late Michael Celovsky and Audrey (Shepherd) and Sonny Jordan and the husband of Jacqueline (King) Celovsky.

James was the owner-operator of the former Heritage Harley-Davidson of McKeesport. He enjoyed trips to Bike Week in Daytona, Florida. Gary loved family gatherings and fireworks at the 4th of July celebrations.

 
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Jack A. Payne Sr.

April 12, 2022 |

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

Jack A. Payne Sr., age 57, of Elizabeth, passed away on Sunday, April 10, 2022 at Penn Highlands Mon Valley. He was the founder and owner of JP Concrete and was an extremely hard worker. Born October 10, 1964 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late George A. and Marion (Ammon) Payne.

He is survived by his fiance, Debbie Gumbel of Monongahela; daughters, Sheree Payne of Buena Vista, Forever Trich, Mary Way of Elizabeth Twp. and Samantha (Kenny) Antonelli of Elizabeth; son, Jack A. (Rachel Duval) Payne Jr. of Elizabeth; grandchildren, Michael Curran, Alivia Fanala, Avery Hansen and Eli Jory; sisters, Kathy Williams of West Elizabeth, Robin (Woody) Main of Elizabeth and Kelly Starr of Elizabeth; brothers, Georgie Payne and Danny Starr of Bloomington, IN; "nephew" Walt Larkin of Elizabeth; also, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Thursday, April 14, 2022 from 2 PM until the time of service at 8 PM in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Marilyn Fisher officiating. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Virginia E. Winters

April 12, 2022 |

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

Virginia E. Winters, age 92, of Port Vue, formerly of McKeesport, died April 10, 2022, at Promedica Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation in Monroeville.  Born July 24, 1929, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Maximillion and Evelyn (Riley) Winters.  Virginia worked for Thurman & Crown and then Dorothy's Candies as a candy maker, where she would retire from.  She was an active member of Port Vue United Methodist Church and was always involved in church activities.  Virginia was also a member of the Port Vue Seniors and volunteered with the Salvation Army for many years serving in many missions.

 
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George Geiger

April 11, 2022 |

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

George Geiger, age 65, of North Versailles, died April 10, 2022, at Kane Community Living Center in McKeesport. He was born March 9, 1957, in Greensburg and was the husband of Kathy Geiger.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son, Adam Geiger.

Arrangements were entrusted to Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory.

Condolences and memories may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com. Supervisor, Chris Odasso

 


William H. Simms

April 11, 2022 |

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

William H. Simms, age 73 of Clairton, passed away on Saturday, April 9, 2022 in Jefferson Hospital.  Born March 27, 1949 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Emerson G. and Grace M. (Herbst) Simms. 

A retiree from US Steel Clairton Works and a member of Pine Run United Methodist Church, William loved to fish in his spare time and was an avid and loyal sports fan to the Steelers and even the Pirates.  He is survived by his daughter Pamela (Brian) Kirlin of Winchester, VA; his grandsons Joshua and Justin Kirlin; his siblings Sandy (the late Tom) Pastore of Port Vue, Tom (Debbie) Simms of Creekside, and Debbie (Lou) Bucko of Clairton; and also many cousins, nieces, and nephews.  

 
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William R. Godfrey

April 11, 2022 |

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

William R. Godfrey, age 89, passed away on Wednesday, April 6, 2022 at Grandview Estates. An Army veteran serving during the Korean War, he was a retired electrician manager for US Steel National Tube in McKeesport and was a member of Central Highlands Community United Methodist Church in Elizabeth Twp. Born May 19, 1932 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Russell and Frances (Lockovic) Godfrey and husband of the late Ruth Ann (Hill) Godfrey. He is survived by children, Billie Jo (Robert) Kettering of Elizabeth Borough, Jeffrey (Donna) Godfrey of Palm Coast, FL and Kelly (Greg) Godfrey of Elizabeth Twp; grandchildren, Amy Kettering Brawdy, Todd Kettering, Jeffrey Godfrey, Amber Godfrey, Hunter Humenik and Lucas Schmondiuk; and 11 great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents and first wife, he was preceded in death by brother, Francis Godfrey, and his second wife, Janet (Miller) Godfrey. Visitation and service were private. Burial is in Round Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com

 


M. Grace Lawther

April 11, 2022 |

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

M. Grace Lawther, 93, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, April 11, 2022 at home.  She was born November 25, 1928 in Jeannette, a daughter of the late George and Mildred (Ritenour) Briggs.  Grace was a member of Miller United Methodist Church and enjoyed reading, making plastic canvas crafts and spending time with her family.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William J. Lawther, brothers, William and George Briggs, sisters, Sarah Dixon and Stella Anthony.  She is survived by her son, William Lawther and his wife, Cathy; daughters, Cynthia Lazar and her husband, John, Amy Pavsek and her husband, Scott; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.  Friends will be received from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  15642.  A funeral service will take place on Thursday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Interment to follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Miller United Methodist Church, North Versailles, PA.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Kevin E. Tinsley Sr.

April 11, 2022 |

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

Kevin E. Tinsley Sr., 48, of Pittsburgh, passed away Saturday, April 9, 2022.  He was born December 30, 1973, a son of Cheryl L. DiBiase (Andy) and the late Herold Tinsley.  Kevin was a truck driver and enjoyed riding his Harley.  He is survived by his wife, Joyce (Bennett) Tinsley; sons, Kevin Jr. (Kayla), John, Zachery (Sami), Liam; daughters, Meegan, Cirra; brothers, Timothy Pugh, Robert DiBiase Jr. (Doug Marciniak), Jason Tinsley (Jennifer); sister, Rebecca Boss (Kyle); numerous grandchildren; mother-in-law, Maureen Toomey; and best friend, Paul Kovac.  Friends will be received from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  15642.  A funeral service will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Lillian Sydoriak

April 11, 2022 |

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

Lillian Sydoriak, age 91 of Jefferson Hills, passed away on Saturday, April 9, 2022 in Mon Valley Hospital.  Born August 15, 1930, she was a daughter of the late Miodrag and Agnes (Ludwig) Ivanovich.  Lillian was a member of Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Cathedral in Baldwin and the former St. Mary's Serbian Orthodox Church in Clairton.  She also worked in the former DiCesare's Shoe Store in Clairton.  Besides her parents, Lillian was preceded in death by her husband Nicholas Sydoriak, who passed away March 24, 2003, and her sisters Ellen Perch and Marion Zombek.  She is survived by her daughter Lillian Tintor, with whom she resided, and also her nieces and nephews. 

 
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Colleen Mannerino

April 10, 2022 |

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

Colleen Mannerino, age 61, of White Oak, died April 7, 2022, at home. Born March 17, 1961, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Harry H. and Alice V. (Smith) Huston.
Colleen worked for TriState Capital Bank as a senior loan administrator. She was a member of the PNA Club. Colleen loved shopping and painting with watercolors. She always looked forward to visiting her family and friends out of state. Colleen adored her three cats, Leo, Nia, and Marley.

 
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Martin A. Lyons Jr.

April 10, 2022 |

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

Martin A. Lyons Jr., 82, of North Huntingdon, passed away, Saturday, April 9, 2022 at home. He was born July 14, 1939 in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Martin and Margaret Ann (Hugo) Lyons. Prior to his retirement, Martin was a self-employed contractor and a member of St. Agnes Parish. He was a graduate of Norwin Sr. High School Class of '57 and was part of the McDonalds Breakfast Club Plugger's. He enjoyed riding his quad in the woods, hunting, camping and coon hunting. Marty assisted in canine police dog training and loved spending time with his family. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Michael, brothers, John, Larry and Eugene, and sister, Helen Bouldin. He is survived by his wife, Susan (Morrison) Lyons; sons, Marty (Stephanie Botti); daughters, Beth (Brett) Lyons-Sternburger, Patricia (Logan) Caswell; brothers, Tom, Joseph and Danny Lyons, sisters, Mary Jo Batley, Margie Warden and Cecelia Marie Lyons; grandchildren, Zachary, Shannen (Dustin), Paige (David), Molly, Logan, Delaney, Jillian; and 4 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA 15642. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. in St. Agnes Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


William “Bill” Fekety Jr.

April 09, 2022 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Obituary

William “Bill” Fekety, age 68 of Clairton, Pennsylvania, passed away on Wednesday, April 6, 2022.  He was born on August 1, 1953, one of two children of William Eugene Fekety, Sr. and Barbara Ellen (King) Fekety.

Bill was a graduate of Clairton High School class of 1971.  He served in the U. S. Air Force as a communications specialist retiring after 20 years of service.  During his military service he served in Germany and Belgium. After his military career, he worked for the U.S. Postal Service.

 
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Garnett Ruth Fencik

April 09, 2022 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Obituary

On Sunday, April 3, 2022, Garnett Ruth Fencik, loving wife and mother of two children, passed away at the age of 95.

Garnett was born on January 5, 1927 in McKeesport, PA to Wilbert and Blanche (Hitchens) Miller. She graduated from high school, where she met her lifelong soulmate, Edward Fencik, whom she married on July 11, 1947 after he completed service in WWII. Together they happily raised a daughter Cathy, and a son Don. She was a devoted housekeeper and hospital aide.

Garnett was an excellent cook, homemaker, and carer during times of sickness. She liked crocheting and created beautiful afghans, that she enjoyed giving to others. She showered her family with affection, gifts, and went with them often on places to see, things to do, and vacations. She taught and instilled very early in her children the values of a good life, treating others with kindness and respect, the importance of a good education, and a love of books. Her family, friends, and all who knew her will remember her joyfulness, and her kind, compassionate, and helpful spirit. She will be missed greatly.

 
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Suzanne D. Keller

April 08, 2022 |

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

Suzanne D. Keller, age 82, of Pleasant Hills and formerly of Wilson passed away on Thursday, April 7, 2022 at Jefferson Hospital.  Born September 16, 1939 in Glassport, she was a daughter of the late William Erskine and Elizabeth (Hughes) Duncan.  Suzanne worked as a claims adjuster for Highmark in Pittsburgh and was a member of St. Joachim and Anne Parish, St. Michael Church in Elizabeth. Suzanne loved doing needlework and cooking for others. She was preceded in death by her husband Kevin Blake Keller. Suzanne is survived by her children Mary Beth Keller of Pleasant Hills, Sean (Beth) Keller of Baldwin, and Kevin (Helen) Keller of Beaver; grandchildren Blake Keller, Andrew (Leah) Golletti, and Brandon, Seth, and Katie Keller; great-grandson, Milo; siblings Joseph (Cynthia) and Kathleen Duncan; foster siblings James (Marti) and Mary Lee Dill; and also nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her siblings William Duncan and Catherine Kyslinger, and foster brother Hugh Dill. 

 
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Frank D. Villi

April 08, 2022 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Frank D. Villi (Parkway Frank), 92, of Mt. Vernon, passed away at Kane Regional Medical Center in McKeesport on April 8, 2022.  He was born Dec. 27, 1928 in Wilkinsburg, a son of the late Dominic James and Mary Theresa (Arena) Villi and also preceded in death by his wife, Anna C. (Vucetic) Villi; daughter Catherine Rose Villi and son Dominic Villi; brothers Vincenzo, Nicolas and Vincent Villi; sisters Rose Bilotti, Mary Grace Savena, Eva James, Viola Graves and Katherine Kotvas.  Frank started his career with many jobs at the age of 15.  He was a salesman for Holland Furnace, Inc. established 1953.  He was a Veteran of the Airforce in WWII, stationed in Japan and Germany with an Officer ran of Corporal.  Frank is a lifetime member of the American Legion Post #803 and a lifetime member of Mon Valley Plumbers Association and a Master Plumber for over 50 years.  He is a member of Mary Mother of God Parish in White Oak.  He is survived by his daughter Fran (Ron) Sabolcik of Mt. Vernon; daughter-in-law Janis Morga Villi of Port Vue; grandsons Frank Sabolcik, Nick Villi and Brandon (Tina Goodrum) Villi; brother Joe (Kathleen Roethlein) Villi of Boston; and many nieces and nephews which he adored.  Friends recieved Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport on Sun. from 2 to 6, at which time a funeral blessing will be held.  the family would like to thank Kane Regional Medical Center and its staff, especially his nurse and buddy Becky on 2A, Kathleen Deverse and also Liz from Bridges Hospice for all their compassion.

 


Martin “Marty” B. Wood

April 07, 2022 |

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

Martin “Marty” B. Wood, 64, of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, April 6, 2022 at Transitions Healthcare, Washington, PA. He was born January 8, 1958 in McKeesport, a son of the late Samuel and Harriett (Bjornberg) Wood. Martin was an electrical estimator for W.R. Casteel Chapman and CED Mosebach. He was a member of the Life Church, Greensburg and was a graduate of Norwin Sr. High School, Class of ’75. He enjoyed skeet shooting, fishing and riding motorcycles. He is survived by his wife, Becky (Crossland) Wood; son, Aaron and his wife, Tracie; daughter, Alicia Walker and her husband, Rasman; grandchildren, Zayden and Gwendolyn. Friends will be received from 2-7 p.m. on Sunday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA, 15642. Funeral service will take place on Monday in the funeral home chapel at 11 a.m.  Interment to follow in Irwin Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to All But Furgotten. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Ann Miller

April 06, 2022 |

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

Ann Miller, age 87, of Port Vue, passed away on Tuesday, April 5, 2022. She was born in Wall, PA, on January 9, 1935 and is the daughter of the late Theodore and Mary Antolik Salina and the wife of the late William Miller. Ann graduated valedictorian from Westinghouse High School class of 1953. She worked for a period as a secretary in downtown Pittsburgh before devoting her life to her family in Port Vue.

 
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Evelyn M. Coughlin

April 06, 2022 |

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

Evelyn M. Coughlin, age 89, of Belle Vernon, died on Tuesday, April 5, 2022. She was born in Duquesne on January 5, 1933 and is the daughter of the late Nicholas and Helen Pollock Orosz and the wife of the late Charles E. Coughlin. She was an avid bridge and bingo player, a volunteer with Meals on Wheels, and a former member of St. Pius in McKeesport and St. Anne’s in Belle Vernon.

 
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Richard James Prailey

April 06, 2022 |

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

Richard James Prailey, 82, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Monday, April 4, 2022. He was born March 21, 1940 in Boston and was the son of the late John and Rose (DiMatti) Prailey. He attended Sts. Joachim and Anne Parish, St. Michael Church in Elizabeth Township, and was a member of the National Corvette Restorers Society. He was also a member and past president of the Versailles Lion's Club.  Rich was the former proprietor of Prailey's Auto Body in Versailles which is now operated by his son Scott Prailey. He enjoyed his family and was very active in his business and loved mentoring future technicians. He was very competitive in tennis, loved tinkering with and showing his classic cars, and wintering in Florida.

 
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William J. Riley

April 06, 2022 |

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

William J. Riley, 87, of North Huntingdon, passed away peacefully Monday, April 4, 2022. Born February 13, 1935, a son of the late Moral and Alice (Pearson) Riley in McKeesport, he lived every day to the fullest and was a very athletic and proud man. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Evelyn Gross (Eve,) both graduates of McKeesport High School. His children William G (wife Linda), Tamara Brady (husband Thomas of Exton, PA), and Timothy (wife Kathy of Winchester, VA) were the beneficiaries of Bill’s drive to be a fantastic father who worked late into the evenings to be available for play during daylight hours. He loved spending time with his grandchildren; Matthew Soohey, Amanda (Matt) Flamman, Ashley Riley, Allison Riley, Kelsey Riley, Riley Brady, Noah Brady and Brandon Riley. William, an Army veteran, was a wealth manager for Riley Financial Strategies Group, where his oldest son, Bill had the privilege of working with him for 25 years. Bill is also survived by his only brother, Robert (wife Judy) with whom he spent many weekends fishing in Potter County.
Bill was an avid sports fan, especially Pittsburgh sports, as a season ticket holder to the Steelers, Penguins and Pitt Panthers for many years. Him and Evelyn spent many years playing golf with their good friends from Pleasant Valley Country Club and Lincoln Hills, the course where he achieved one of his TWO holes in one (the other was in Sedona, AZ). Him and Eve also spent many days playing tennis with Drennan Heights neighbors. The Drennan community was very tight knit and a neighborhood of weekly picnics and sports contests. Bill and his sons froze the side yard for a hockey rink in the winter months, once even having the fire company stop by to fill the rink. Bill loved travelling with Evelyn, especially to Las Vegas and many golf destinations. Bill truly believed he had a great life and his family got to enjoy his life and those memories will be treasured forever.
Friends will be received from 1-3 & 6-8 p.m. on Saturday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA 15642. Military honors will be performed at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lee’s Kids, a non-profit that runs Pleasant Valley’s Junior Golf Association, 440 Pleasant Valley Road, Connellsville, PA 15425 or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


John Michael Schmitt

April 05, 2022 |

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

John Michael Schmitt, 48, of Jeannette, passed away Sunday, April 3, 2022 at his home. He was born March 31, 1974 in Jeannette, a son of the late Robert and Geraldine (Martchek) Schmitt. John was a graduate of Penn Trafford Senior High School and went onto graduate from Geneva College earning a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing. He played defensive lineman for Geneva and was inducted into the Penn Trafford Hall of Fame and Geneva College Hall of Fame. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepfather, John Wagner. He is survived by his daughter, Ashlee; brother, Jeremy; grandmother, Anna Wagner; loving friends, Robyn McGhee and BJ Howard; longtime friend and coach, Geno DeMarco; and many loving family members. There will be no visitation. A celebration of life will be held on Sunday from 3-6 p.m. in the Level Green Fire Hall, 536 PA Route 130, Trafford, PA 15085. A memorial service will take place at 4:30 p.m. Donations may be to Robyn McGhee to help with funeral expenses. Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA 15642. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Dr. Ramon Garcia Lozano

April 05, 2022 |

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

Dr. Ramon Garcia Lozano, age 75, of Elizabeth Township, died on Monday, April 4, 2022. He was born on September 4, 1946 in Manila, Philippines and is the son of the late Fernando and Natividad Garcia Lozano. He was a nephrologist and worked 44 years in private practice. He was a past Medical Director for Davita Dialysis in Oak Park Mall, the former Chairman of the Nephrology Department at UPMC McKeesport, served as a FAA Medical Examiner for many years, and was board certified in Internal Medicine, Nephrology and Geriatrics. He was a member of Saints Joachim and Anne Parish, Saint Michael’s Church.

 
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Harry H. Evans

April 04, 2022 |

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

Harry H. Evans, age 91, of Rostraver Township, formerly of White Oak, went to his heavenly home on Saturday, April 2, 2022 to be reunited with his wife and son. He was born in McKeesport on December 8, 1930 and is the son of the late Daniel and Francis Duncan Evans. He retired from Kinton Carbide in Export, PA. Harry was a 52-year member of White Oak American Legion Post 701. Harry was known for his big heart, his love for his family, and his sense of humor. He will be greatly missed by his daughter and family.

 
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William "Bill" D. Worthington

April 04, 2022 |

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

William "Bill" D. Worthington, age 51, of West Elizabeth, passed away on Thursday, March 31, 2022 at Jefferson Hospital. He was a sales merchandiser for Home Depot in East Liberty. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and was a firearms expert. He loved classic cars and all his animals. Born November 30, 1970 in McKeesport, he was a son of William G. Worthington of Elizabeth and Annette (Wise) (Tony) Ferrieri of Pittsburgh. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Natalie C. (Kauffmann) Worthington; sons, Will and Jacob Worthington at home; sisters, Cass (Joe) Hicks of Pittsburgh and Lacey (David) Goldberg of State College; paternal grandmother, Isabelle Worthington of Elizabeth; also, nieces, nephews and extended family. Visitation was private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Mentored Youth Program, Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission, 1601 Elmerton Avenue, P.O. Box 67000, Harrisburg, PA 17106 or any local animal rescue sanctuary. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Roberta A. Loucks

April 04, 2022 |

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

Roberta A. Loucks, 62, of Greensburg, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 4, 2022 at Westmoreland Manor, Greensburg.  She was born June 25, 1959 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Roberta was the daughter of the late Raymond and Elsie (Hilbert) Heeney.  She was a 1978 graduate of Hempfield Area High School and a member of Our Lady of Grace Church, Greensburg.  Prior to her retirement, Roberta was a nurse’s aide at Edgewood Nursing Center.  She enjoyed volunteering for the Salvation Army and bowling in her spare time.  She was a loving and devoted mother, sister, and aunt.  Roberta is survived by her loving children Krystina Peoples (Jeremy), Samantha Neiderhiser (Zachary), and Zachary Loucks; brother Patrick Heeney (Lynn); sisters Deborah Bachman (Clark), Dr. Christine Pluto (Eugene); grandchildren, Myah, Emilia, Kasen, Jaxson; numerous nieces and nephews; and grandpup, Axle.  A memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday April 9, 2022 at Valley Brethren Church, 308 Mountain View Road, Donegal, PA 15628.  Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association in memory of Roberta.  James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntington, PA 15642 is in charge of arrangements.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Charles R. Frischolz

April 04, 2022 |

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

Charles R. Frischolz, 70, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, April 4, 2022 at Forbes Regional Hospital. He was born July 16, 1951 in McKeesport, a son of the late William and Thelma (Long) Frischolz. Prior to his retirement, Chuck worked for Interstate Battery. He was a member of Circleville United Methodist Church and a life member of Hartford Heights VFD. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, William Frischolz. He is survived by his daughter, Casey Frischolz; brothers, Richard (Joyce), Jack (Lynn); sisters, Deborah (William) Traill, Kathy (Mark) Lord; special friend, Joyce; and former wife, Christine Frischolz. Friends will be received from 2-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA 15642. A funeral service will take place on Thursday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Interment to follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hartford Heights VFD. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


David Iwinski Jr.

April 04, 2022 |

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

David Iwinski Jr., 60, of North Huntingdon, passed away Sunday, April 3, 2022 at UPMC East, Monroeville. He was born October 15, 1961 in Jeannette, a son of the late David and Eleanor (Badzgon) Iwinski. David was the managing director for Blue Water Growth. He was a member of the Duquesne Club, White Oak Gun Club and Centre County Manor Camp, and loved his dogs, Charley, Sam, Emmy, Lucas and Bernie. He is survived by his wife, Melissa (Tan) Iwinski; children, Kessara and Aaron; brother, Tom (Leah) Iwinski; sister, Dianne (Frank) Delbene; nieces and nephews, Nicole, Mario, Jacob and Joseph. Friends will be received from 1-6 p.m. on Thursday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA 15642, A funeral service will follow at 6 p.m. Dinner in The Lodge. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the ASPCA. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com 

 


Marion Faye Ward

April 04, 2022 |

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

Marion Faye Ward, age 58, of McKeesport, died April 1, 2022, at home. Born June 11, 1963, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Shirley (Winemiller) Furman.
Marion enjoyed painting and collecting crystals. Marion always said her grand-babies were her heart.
Marion is survived by her children, Shirley (Brian) Ward, Lindsay (James) Ward, and Devon (Steve) Ward, all of McKeesport; son-at-heart, Bobby Hast of McKeesport; grandchildren, Dominic, Blake, Jayden, Raina (Isaac), Reese, Rumor, Tammy, Ryder, Edward, Sherry, Barbara, Travis, Synphony, Tyler, and Stephen; great-grandson, Jace; sisters, Deborah Furman of McKeesport and Sandra Furman Nolder of McKeesport; sister-at-heart, Robin Harbert of SC; and dog, Levi.

 
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Edward "Eddie" Mitchell

April 04, 2022 |

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

Edward "Eddie" Mitchell, age 66, died April 1, 2022, at home in McKeesport.  He was born the eldest of six children on December 21, 1955, in Wilkinsburg, PA, to the late Smith Sr. and Juanita Mitchell. Eddie was a caring and devoted husband of the late Denise Mitchell.  For many years he was a painter and owner of Mitchell's Painting. He retired as a supervisor in Environmental Services at U.S. Steel.  Eddie was a diehard Steeler fan and loved watching the games. He also enjoyed going to the casino, cracking jokes, and having fun with his brothers and best friend, Ted. Eddie was a loving father, brother, uncle, grandfather, and friend.

 
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William F. "Chip" Brown

April 03, 2022 |

By Administrator | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

William F. "Chip" Brown, 60, of Murrysville formerly of Level Green, passed away April 1, 2022 at home surrounded by family. He was born October 21, 1961 in Pittsburgh a son of William C. and Darlene J. (Connelly) Brown. Chip worked for ZOLL Life Vest, Pittsburgh. He was a member and post president of The Level Green Lions Club, he enjoyed camping in his R.V. and sitting by the camp fire with his dog Max. He was a classic car lover, his favorite car model was a 1962 Imperial. In addition to his parents, Chip is survived by his loving wife of 37 years Sallianne (Austin) Brown, children Laura E. (Michael) Miller of North Huntingdon, Andrew W. (Lindsey) Brown of East McKeesport, and Katherine (K.J.) Heinritz of North Huntingdon; grandchildren Harper Jean and Rowan Robert Heinritz; brothers Peter (Peggy) Brown of Florida, Douglas (Lori) Brown of North Huntingdon, and Dennis (Kristin) Brown of Level Green; also nieces, nephews, and cousins.

 
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Cynthia A. Merritt

April 03, 2022 |

By Administrator | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Cynthia A. Merritt, age 66, passed away Wednesday, March 30, 2022 after a brave fight with cancer. She was born May, 16, 1955 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, a daughter of the late Robert and Augustina Merritt. She dedicated her life to caring for others and worked for over 25 years at Sandin Home Heath in East McKeesport and then for over 5 years at Med Health Services in Monroeville. Everyone that knew her thought she was a “firecracker” and had a stubborn nature, but loved her family and friends. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brothers Robert and Michael Merritt. She is survived by Don Watt that spent over 40 years together; children Michelle (Francis) Smith of East McKeesport and Richard (Laurie) Burns of East McKeesport; grandchildren Skylar McLeod, Deon Smith, Marisa Smith, Sabryn Burns, Michael Smith, and Seren Burns; great granddaughter Melina McLeod; brother Anthony (Dee Dee) Merritt of Grand Rapids, Michigan; sister Annena Kreller of Irwin; and many nieces and nephews.

 
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Jean Kathryn Schmidt

April 03, 2022 |

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

Jean Kathryn Schmidt, 95, of West Newton, formerly of Frank, passed away Saturday, April 2, 2022. She was born April 14, 1926 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Harry E. and Jesse (Wood) Way. She was the wife of the late Richard J. Schmidt who passed away February 9, 2004. Jean was a member, organist and pianist at the former First Baptist Church of Frank. She was also organist at the former Bell Chapel in Buena Vista. She was retired from the Elizabeth Forward School District.

 
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Gloria P. Crawford

April 02, 2022 |

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

Gloria "Glo" Crawford, age 96, of White Oak, died March 31, 2022, at home.  Born January 5, 1926, in New Castle, she was the daughter of the late Chauncey E. and Amelia (Jones) Paulin and wife of the late William R. Crawford.  Glo worked for U.S. Steel as a steel buyer for 20 years and would retire from by Jiminee Inc.  She was a member of Kephart United Methodist Church, Home Gardener's Club of McKeesport, and AARP White Oak Chapter #2294.  Gloria gave back to her community by volunteering at the McKeesport Hospital Gift Shop, Operation Blessing Food Distribution Mission, and was a Girl Scout Leader, and Cub Scout Leader.  She enjoyed reading, gardening, canning, baking, cooking, sewing, and shopping.

 
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Lurray D. Blatchford

April 01, 2022 |

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

Lurray D. Blatchford, age 83 of Clairton, passed away on Thursday, March 31, 2022 in Jefferson Hospital.  Born September 29, 1938 in Baltimore, MD, she was a daughter of the late Eugene R. Bailey and Ruth Adele (Beeker) Wheat Bailey.  A retired customer service representative with area banks, most recenly BNY Mellon, Lurray enjoyed needlepoint and reading in her spare time and was obsessed with cookbooks and word searches.  Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Leonard Earl Blatchford, who passed away June 15, 1996, her brother Charles Wheat, and her sister Ellen B. Singleton.  Lurray is survived by her brother Eugene (Sandra) Bailey of Newark, DE; her nieces and nephews: Carrie (Shane) O'Hare, Brooke (Matthew) Hopkins, Elaine (Jim) Bubella, Donna (David) Miller, Charles (Sharon) Wheat, Jr., Janine (Bill) Cain, Kevin Singleton, Katherine and Neve O'Hare, and Andrew Evans; and also other family and many dear friends. 

 
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Licensed funeral professionals from the 412 and 724 area codes may use this service, free of charge, to post obituaries and death notices from McKeesport, Duquesne, Glassport, White Oak and the surrounding areas. To request a login, please email McKeesportObituaries@gmail.com. Funeral professionals from outside the McKeesport area may email obituaries or call (412) 614-9659.

 






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    Aug 2022

    Lois Jean Frinsco

    Jay C. Lewis

    Earle Slawson Guffey

    Thomas A. Kustra

    Myles H. Andrews

    Margaret Traynor

    Patricia Rae Shaw

    Mark J. Cooper

    Mary Joyce "Snookie" Catania

    Lucinda Lou "Cindy" Massaro

    Joan Marie Teck

    Brian Marc Gerendash

    James A. "Sonny" Budai

    Carolin J. Boczar

    Mary Anne Burgman

    Robert W. Fierst Sr.

    William W. Kiraly

    William A. "Bill" Haley

    John "Butch" Coyne

    Ronald T. Zebroski

    Charles A. "Charlie" Ricciotti

    Kenneth M. Mitchell

    Theodore Raymond Erkman

    Robert J. Paul

    Jean (Ellis) Tucker

    Mary "Bam" R. (Gwinner) Aniszewski

    Leah Ja'Nee Barber

    Michael S. Kriebel

    William Joseph Paterra

    Lauren A. Borrelli

    Lavino W. Dandrea

    Arlene Altman

    Tyler James Cubakovic

    Billie Jean Kochan

    John Michael Firda

    Donald L. Brannon

    Martin C. Pancurak

    Beverly K. Beirne

  • Jul 2022

    Shirley J. "Shirl" (Faith) Verdiglione

    Sidney J. Goldberg

    Ronald Gene Little

    Robert Denis Wills

    Matthew Glenn Bell

    Joyce L. Bailey

    Anna Marie Day

    Colleen Marie Yaiser

    Raymond T. Opfer

    John J. Capane

    Michael R. Cunningham

    Mary F. Pepe


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