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Marva Ann Mosby

May 31, 2022 |

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

Marva Ann Mosby, 84, of McKeesport, was born May 12, 1938, in McKeesport, PA. She was the beloved daughter to the late Jesse and Anne E. (Johnson) Young.

A lifelong resident of McKeesport, she was a graduate of McKeesport High School (1956). In her youth, Marva played softball and played clarinet in the McKeesport High School band.

Marva was baptized at an early age and was a member of Zion Baptist Church for more than 70 years. She began what became her life’s passion, teaching Sunday School, while in high school and did so for more than 50 years. In addition to teaching her class, she also served as Sunday School Superintendent.

 
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Adam Tyler Hancharik

May 31, 2022 |

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

Adam Tyler Hancharik, 36, of Versailles, passed away Sunday, May 29, 2022 at home. He was born January 17, 1986 in McKeesport and was the son of Kenneth E. and Kathy Jean (Hancharik) Dansak of Lincoln Borough. He was a member of St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, McKeesport. He was a General Manager of Chili's in Greensburg. Adam loved to golf and ski.

 
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Curtis Lee Naulder

May 31, 2022 |

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

Curtis Lee Naulder, 59, of Glassport, formerly of Elizabeth Township, passed away Wednesday, May 25, 2022. He was born August 11, 1962 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Wayne Thomas and June Marie (Kostrick) Naulder. Curtis was a former construction worker and love to play his guitar.

 
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Donna M. Winn

May 31, 2022 |

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

Donna M. Winn, age 58, of Duquesne, passed away on Sunday, May 29, 2022, at UPMC McKeesport. Born in McKeesport on July 19, 1963, she was the daughter of the late Ronald J. “Pete” and Theresa “Terri” (Yonek) Seigh Sr.  Donna was a deli worker at the Buttermilk Hollow Shop and Save and a member of St. Joseph Church of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish. she enjoyed hunting and fishing and once desired to be a professional wrestler. She was the wife of the late Thomas Winn; mother of Michael T. Winn of Duquesne; friend of John Odoski; sister of Ronald (Pam) Seigh Jr. of West Mifflin, LuAnn (John) Miller of Greenville, Thomas “Butch” (Sherrie) Seigh of West Mifflin, late William (surviving spouse Debbie) Seigh of Latrobe and late Terrance Yonek. Visitation will be held tomorrow, Wednesday, June 1, 2022, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 15110, 412-466-3300, WILLIAM B. SCHLEIFER, SUPERVISOR, WILLIAM BRIAN SCHLEIFER, FUNERAL DIRECTOR. A Funeral Service will also be held tomorrow, Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at the Funeral Home, at 2:00 p.m., with Seminarian Dan D’Antonio officiating.

 


Ronald E. Peterson

May 31, 2022 |

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

Ronald "Pete" E. Peterson, age 79, of Clairton, passed away on Monday, May 30, 2022 at home. He was a retired welder for Pete's Welding. An Army veteran, he was a member of Pine Run United Methodist Church in Clairton. He played softball into his 70s and enjoyed fishing, hunting, duckpin bowling, and gardening. Born July 13, 1942 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Carl O. and Mildred (Johnson) Peterson. He is survived by his wife, Ruth E. (Inks) Peterson; sons, Ron (Nina) Peterson of Jefferson Hills, Lon Peterson of Upland, CA, Carl (Kristin) Peterson of Derry and Nick (Micaela) Peterson of Clairton; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; also, nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Harry Samuel LeWinter

May 31, 2022 |

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

Harry Samuel LeWinter, 82, of McKeesport, passed away at home Sunday, May 29, 2022, with his son and daughter at his side.  He was born December 15, 1939, in McKeesport, the son of the late Edward and Jean (Hertz) LeWinter. Harry was preceded in death by his two sisters, Goldie and Gloria.   Harry was a graduate of McKeesport High School.  He served in the Army Reserves as an E-5 between 1957 and 1967.  Harry later pursued a Master of Education with the University of Pittsburgh, graduating in 1970.  Harry met his wife, the late Janice (Wilson) LeWinter, during his studies at the University of Pittsburgh, where she worked as an executive secretary.  They were married 55 years before she passed away in 2017.

 
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Bernice W. Lako

May 29, 2022 |

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

Bernice W. Lako age 91, of McKeesport, died May 29, 2022, at Riverside Care Center. Born August 24, 1930, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Anne (Mashalik) Domino and the wife of the late Steve Lako Jr.

Bernice was a member of Holy Family National Catholic Church.

Bernice is survived by her niece, Mary Ann (James) Wadginski, and great-nephews, Michael, Kenny, and Patrick. In addition to her husband and parents, she was also preceded in death by her siblings.

Arrangements were entrusted to Willig Funeral Home & Crematory. Burial will be in Holy Family Cemetery.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com
Supervisor, Charles Danforth

 


Judy (Judith Anderson Freund) Beisswenger

May 28, 2022 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Obituary

Our dear mother, Judy (Judith Anderson Freund) Beisswenger, passed away on May 27, 2022 at the age of 78. She was a wonderful woman with many friends in the Pittsburgh, PA, area and in Nashville, TN.

Judy was born July 2,1943 to Ernie and Doris Anderson of McKeesport, PA, and is survived by her siblings, David Anderson of St. Augustine, FL, and Joan (Sam) Patterson of Lancaster, PA. She graduated from McKeesport High School, Slippery Rock State College (where she was a founding sister of the Delta Zeta sorority) and Penn State University. She taught and substituted in business and English at McKeesport High School for many years.

Judy married fellow teacher John Freund in 1966 and is survived by their four children and grandchildren, Carol (Rick) Taylor (Samuel, Amanda, and Ruby), of Nashville, TN, David (Suzanne) Freund (Tarrah, Zachary, and Robyn) of Butler, PA, John (Janice) Freund of Raleigh, NC, and Ruth (Jason) Bacher (Aubriella and Madilynne) of Butler, PA. She is also survived by numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.

She was proud to serve as President of the Women’s Association of the Builder’s Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh. She worked very hard on the development of the scholarship fund. In 2005 Judy married Don Beisswenger in Nashville and became very involved in advocacy for the homeless and also volunteered for over ten years at Vanderbilt 100 Oaks and was pleased to serve on the advisory board of Vanderbilt Hospital. She greatly loved her step-children, grandchildren, and their families.

 
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Charles A. "Chaz" Ginardi

May 28, 2022 |

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

Charles A. “Chaz” Ginardi, age 84, of North Huntingdon, formerly of Duquesne, passed away on Saturday, May 28, 2022, at the home of his former daughter-in-law, in North Huntingdon, Deserie Ginardi. Born in McKeesport, on September 4, 1937, he was the son of the late Charles and Ann (Cerra) Ginardi. He was a retired product sales manager for U.S. Steel, was a former member of St. Joseph Church, Duquesne, a member of the Jacktown Ride and Hunt Club and a member of the Irwin Police Athletic Association. He was an avid golfer, with a hole in one at Whispering Pines Golf Course in Myrtle Beach, SC. He proudly served his country in the Army. He was the beloved husband of 63 years to the late Carol W. (Wabrick) Ginardi; father of Joni Ginardi Lee of Monongahela, Charles A. Ginardi Jr. of North Huntingdon, Gina L. Ginardi of Homestead, PA and Anita C. (late Larry) Wallace of South Carolina; 7 grandchildren- Jen, Charla, Ashley, Chelsea, Ryan, Hayley and Leah; 9 great grandchildren; and brother, Raymond A. Ginardi of Florida. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 31, 2022, from 4-8 p.m. and on Wednesday, June 1, 2022, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE,  15110, 412-466-3300, WILLIAM B. SCHLEIFER, SUPERVISOR, WILLIAM BRIAN SCHLEIFER, FUNERAL DIRECTOR. Visitation will also be held on Thursday, June 2, 2022, from 10-11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, in Irwin, where a Funeral Service will follow, at 11:00 a.m., with Pastor Sarah Lee-Faulkner officiating. Entombment, with Military Honors, will follow at Penn Lincoln Mausoleum.

 


Margaret "Peggy" L. Glotzbach

May 28, 2022 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Margaret “Peggy” L. Glotzbach, 73, died Friday May 27, 2022. She is the daughter of the late Norman and Sarah (Settlemaier) Schmidt. Wife of the late Robert Glotzbach. She is survived by daughters Melissa (Brian) D’Angelo and Dawn (Scott) Malcolm; son David (Jaime) Wagner; grandchildren Nathan Schmidt, Christian Krantz, Samantha Malcolm and Ryder Malcolm; siblings Norman (Laura) Schmidt, Sandra Masdea, Lorraine (Bryan) Cotter, Larry (Marie) Schmidt, and Kimberly (David) Zorn and the late Elaine (Willam) Marcus; also nieces and nephews. Peggy loved to craft, listen to music, play bingo, and she loved her Pepsi. A special thanks to the Baldwin Health Center for all of their love and support over the years. A memorial service will be held Tuesday May 31st from 6-8pm at Turtle Bay. Arrangements by Wojciechowski Funeral Home.

 


Debra L. Snyder

May 27, 2022 |

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

Debra L. Snyder, 69, of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital.  She was born July 16, 1952 in Braddock, a daughter of the late Merle and Marian (DeWitt) Gruber.  Prior to her retirement, Debra was the manager of the Eagle's Nest for Giant Eagle.  She was a graduate of Turtle Creek High School Class of '70 and past treasurer of the Norwin Art League.  She taught line dancing, and enjoyed ballroom dancing, swing dancing and doing art & crafts and ceramics.  Debra is survived by her husband, John Snyder; son, Andrew Snyder and his wife, Heidi; daughter, Carolyn Andrejcak; sister, Cindy (Gary) Lichius, Pam (Larry) Weckerly; grandchildren, Abigail, Andrew (A.J) and Thomas.  Friends will be received from 3-8 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 Restland Cemetery, Monroeville, PA.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


James J. Aversa

May 27, 2022 |

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

James J. "Jim" Aversa, III, age 55, of Wilkins Twp., died May 24, 2022, at AHN Forbes Hospital.  Born January 30, 1967, in Pittsburgh, he was the son of the late James Jr. and Eva (DeLeonardo) Aversa and the loving husband of Marisa (Rodriguez) Aversa for 25 years.  Jim was a 1986 graduate of Swissvale High School and a volunteer with the Swissvale Fire Department from 1987 to 1999.  He was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers and Penguins fan who could tell you stats about different players like it was second nature.  Jim was a proud dad and was known for his generosity, and his final gift came through organ donation with CORE.  In addition to his wife, Jim is survived by children, Megan L. Aversa, Cate L. Aversa, and James J. Aversa, IV; sister, Michelle Aversa, and many cousins.  Family and friends will be received at Willig Funeral Home & Crematory on Saturday, June 4, 2022, from 4 p.m. until the memorial service at 6 p.m.  Condolences and memories may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com.  Charles Danforth, Supervisor.

 


Bernadine Helen Swiech

May 27, 2022 |

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

Bernadine Helen (Shaffer) Kovacs Swiech, 66, of Elizabeth Township, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, May 26, 2022. She was born January 13, 1956 in McKeesport and was the daughter of Julia (Glagola) Shaffer of Elizabeth Township and the late Harry William Shaffer. She was a member of  Dormition of the Holy Virgin Mary Russian Orthodox Church, McKeesport. She grew up in the Crawford Village Housing Projects and later in life became the first female Trustee for the Edwin R. Crawford Foundation. She was a Legal Secretary for 37 years for the late George F. Young and then became an Account Manager for Alpine Packaging for 9 years.

 
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Margaret Jean Lanyon

May 27, 2022 |

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

Margaret Jean Lanyon, age 79, of Lincoln Place, died on Thursday, May 26, 2022. She was born in Pittsburgh on November 19, 1942 and is the daughter of the late William and Margaret Halt Kennedy and the wife of the late John Daniel Lanyon, Sr., who died on January 8, 2005. She was employed as a Nurse’s Aid at UPMC Mercy for many years and was later employed at First Lutheran Church in Pittsburgh.

 
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Eugene A. Izydorczyk

May 27, 2022 |

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

Eugene A. Izydorczyk, age 89 of Port Vue, passed away at home surrounded by family on Thursday, May 26, 2022.  Born October 9, 1932 in Duquesne, he was a son of Julian and Mary (Chmieleski) Izydorczyk.  A member of Sts. Joachim and Anne Parish and the former St. Joseph's Parish in Port Vue, Eugene began his career as manager of the butcher shop in Foodland in Forest Hills, enjoyed many years as a butcher at Super Duper Market in Port Vue, and finished his career at Rendulic's Meatpacking in the Upper 10th. Ward, McKeesport.  On his own, he offered his services dressing hunted game and also made and sold his own homemade hot sausage.  Eugene is survived by his wife, to whom he was married since February 12, 1958,  Rose (Molinaro) Izydorczyk; his children Pamela (Robert) Fagin of Port Vue, Mark (Monica) Izydorczyk of Elizabeth Twp., Greg (Angela) Izydorczyk of Fairfax, VA, Eugene (Annaliza) Izydorczyk of Gilbert, AZ, and Marijo (Rick) Speidel of Elizabeth Twp.; his grandchildren Alexander, Kathryn (fiance' Hunter Hamilton), and Elizabeth Fagin, Kristal (Doug) Szokoly, Jacquelyn (Steve) Dufalla, and Dylan, Sofia, Austin, and Lauren Izydorczyk; his great-grandchildren Greyson and Giuliana Szokoly, Tyler and Porter Dufalla, and Alaina Fagin; and also nieces and nephews.  Besides his parents, Eugene was preceded in death by his brothers James, Albin, and Robert Izydorczyk.  

 
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Janice H. (DeLozier) Washko

May 26, 2022 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Obituary

Janice H. (DeLozier) Washko of Hempfield Twp., formerly of Duquesne, age 75, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday, May 15, 2022.

Born the daughter of the late Vincent DeLozier and the late Marietta (Scanlon) DeLozier. Beloved wife of John Washko for 56 wonderful years. Loving mother of Tom (Colleen) Washko of North Huntingdon and Lynn (Cyndi) Washko of Hempfield.

Cherished grandmother of Katie (Scott) Thompson, Kelly (fiancé Tom Dillon) Washko, Rhiannon (Donny) Beseny, Dennison (Jen) Williams, and Samantha Williams. Special G-G of James Wray-Williams. Sister of the late Vincent DeLozier.

 
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Timothy P. "Timmy" Begandy

May 26, 2022 |

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

Timothy P. "Timmy" Begandy, 66, of Port Vue, passed away after a courageous battle with leukemia on May 26, 2022 at home surrounded by his family. He was born September 24, 1955 in McKeesport and was the son of  Patricia Jean (Neidermyer) Begandy and the late Peter Begandy.  Timothy worked for Dura-Bond Industries in the saw room and as a train conductor.  He was a lifetime member of the Rustic Lounge and Port Vue Pub. He loved the beach, especially Outer Banks, The Beatles, and was a huge Civil War buff. Timothy's favorite movie was The Wizard of Oz, which he received many gifts of and collected a lot of memorabilia over the years. He had a special passion for airplane and train simulators and aspired to be a biplane pilot and train engineer. He will be greatly missed. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his companion of over 25 years, Sharon Baldis; daughter, Celeste Begandy; step-son, Ryan (Stephanie) Baldis and their children, AJ and Lexa; and his sister, Gina Dolby.  There is no visitation or services. Arrangements are by the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, Director.   Condolences may be made at GilbertFuneralHomeandCrematory.com

 


Joseph E. Trapana

May 26, 2022 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Joseph E. Trapana, 62, of Port Vue, died May 25, 2022.  He is the son of Edna (Wygladalski) Simon and the late Anthony J. Trapana.  Joe is survived by his sisters Monica (Mark) Izydorczyk and Jessica (Edward) Hrutkay; nieces and nephews Kristal (Doug) Szokoly, Jackie (Steve) Dufalla, Nick (Ethan), Christopher, Edward, Zachary, Rebecca and Hallee Hrutkay; great niece Giuliana and great nephews Tyler, Greyson and Porter.  He was preceded in death by his brother Anthony J. Trapana, Jr.  Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport on Sun. from 2 to 4.

 


Daniel “Dan” Schweitzer

May 26, 2022 |

By Administrator | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Daniel “Dan” Schweitzer, age 56, of Allison Park, passed away unexpectedly on Monday May 23, 2022. He was born April 19, 1966 in McKeesport, a son Marilyn Schweitzer and the late Edwin Schweitzer. He was a past member of Mary Mother of God Parish, formerly St. Robert Bellarmine Church in East McKeesport. He worked in prosthetics for De La Torre Orthotics & Prosthetics located in Blawnox. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his sister Cindy Hernyeni of McKees Rocks, Edward (Leah) Schweitzer of White Oak, Andrew (Michele) Schweitzer of North Huntingdon and John (Melissa) Schweitzer of North Huntingdon; nieces and nephews; and his dog Annie.

 
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Charles (Charlie) Donald Mikell Sr.

May 26, 2022 |

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

Charles (Charlie) Donald Mikell Sr., 88, of Monroeville formerly of McKeesport, passed away peacefully on May 20, 2022. Charles was born January 12, 1934, in McKeesport, PA. to the late Sadie and Eugene Mikell.

During his lifetime, Charlie (as his close friends and family called him) graduated from McKeesport High School in 1952; served in the Armed Forces as a Marine from 1952-1955 where he was Honorably Discharged as a PFC and received the medals of National Defense and Good Conduct. Charlie graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Lincoln University in 1959. Soon after he married the love of his life, former wife Jacqueline (Henry) Mikell and they spent 50 loving years together. He was also a second father to his “live-in” nephew, Cuyler Frank Mikell of Mount Lebanon, PA. Charlie was a faithful member of Calvary United Methodist Church until it closed.

Charlie was politically active and community-minded and received many rewards and acclimates. He mentored numerous African American youths regarding educational and life goals. His additional accomplishments included: Director of Community Action Pittsburgh (CAP) 1965-1972, CEO of CAP 1972-1977, Master of Public Health Degree from University of Pittsburgh (1972), President of the McKeesport Chapter of the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (1972-1976), McKeesport City Councilman (1982-1987). As a reward for his role with the NAACP, Charlie and his family were invited to President Jimmy Carter’s Inauguration in 1977. Charlie also served on a CDC Task Force for AIDS research during the height of the AIDS epidemic; and many charitable boards such as the Pittsburgh Mental Health and Mental Retardation, the Boy Scouts of America – Calvary United Methodist Church chapter, and others.

 
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Karen M. Horvath

May 26, 2022 |

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

Karen M. Horvath, age 66, of Port Vue, died May 23, 2022, at UPMC McKeesport. Born October 3, 1955, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Emil E. and Ida E. (Coddington) Yesensky and the wife of the late Louis S. Horvath.

Karen enjoyed learning new things, being on her computer, and cooking vegetarian meals. In her younger years, she enjoyed gardening. Karen loved animals and her Chihuahua, Pablo. She was smart, quick-witted, always willing to help others, and loved spending time with family and friends.

Karen is survived by her daughter, Taylor (Tom) Cadonic; brother, Emil "Tim" Yesensky; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

 
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David F. Kisan

May 26, 2022 |

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

David F. Kisan, age 58 of McKeesport, passed away at home surrounded by his family on Tuesday, May 24, 2022.  Born September 15, 1963 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Stephen and Julia (Petach) Kisan.  A member of St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church in McKeesport and graduate of both Serra High School and Ohio Institute of Technology/DeVry in Columbus, OH, David worked as a technician for Mood Media and was also the owner and proprietor of Dave Does AV.  He most of all loved spending time with his children, had a deep appreciation and knowledge of music, and enjoyed motorcycling on his Harley.  David is survived by his wife of 33 years Terri (Skotnicki) Kisan; his children David (Danny Currier), Ethan, Kayla, Keyland, Maxwell, Mason, and Brison Kisan; his brothers Stephen A. (Barbara) Kisan of Cleveland, OH and Michael J. Kisan of Versailles; and also nieces and nephews.

 
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Amy A. Sabo

May 25, 2022 |

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

Amy A. Sabo, age 68, of Penn Twp., formerly of Duquesne, passed away on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at UPMC Shadyside. Born in McKeesport on April 30, 1954, she was the daughter of the late Michael “Bricky” and Helen (Roman) Anastas. Amy was a registered nurse from UPMC Braddock and currently Select Speciality Care-McKeesport, a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh Nursing School with a BSN, and was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish-Holy Name Church, where she was a Eucharistic Minister. She is the beloved wife of Stephan A. Sabo for 45 years; mother of Abby DeRiggi of Penn Twp. and Adam Sabo of Penn Twp.; grandmother of Aiden DeRiggi, Sydney DeRiggi and Jacob DeRiggi; sister of Diane (David) Murray of Penn Twp. and Michael Anastas of Pittsburgh. She is also survived by nieces and nephews.

 
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Elaine Neyman

May 25, 2022 |

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

Elaine Neyman, 80, of Perryopolis, passed away Monday, May 23, 2022 at home. She was born July 19, 1941 in Rostraver Twp. and was the daughter of the late Foster and Mary E. (Williams) Burnworth. She was the wife of the late Milton A. Neyman, Sr., who passed away in 1985. Elaine was a mother to all and also fostered two children. She enjoyed playing bingo, even though sometimes she had a love/hate relationship with the game. She also enjoyed needlepoint sewing, crossword puzzles and watching tv. Most of all, Elaine loved spending time with her family and her beloved grandchildren. Elaine did things her way and will be greatly missed by all. 

 
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Jonathan R. Salhus Sr.

May 25, 2022 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Jonathan R. “Hüs” Salhus Sr., 60 of Glassport, formerly of Edina, passed away on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born in Edina, Minnesota on October 4, 1961, to the late Jon J. and Mary Ann Rogne Salhus. Jon was the loving husband of 26 years to Kristen Majzer Salhus. He is survived by his wife Kristen as well as their daughter Ashley (Jon) Bouchard of Elizabeth Township and son Jonathan (Mariah Flores) Salhus Jr. of Glassport. Further survivors include sisters Kari Overby of Westfield, WI, Kirsten (Kevin) McKeever of Lakeville, MN, brother Nathan (Carrie) Salhus of Rosemount, MN, and sister Stefani (Allan) Breidenbach of Waunakee, WI. Additional survivors include his grandchildren Triston, Arionna, Jonathan, and Averie, as well as his aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, dog Bailey, and cat Skye.

 
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Stanley Raymond Struzinski, Jr.

May 25, 2022 |

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

Stanley Raymond Struzinski, Jr., 73, of Greenock, passed away Monday, May 23, 2022. He was born January 25, 1949 in Pittsburgh and was the son of the late Stanley R. Struzinski Sr. and the late Rita Marie (Ryan) Struzinski. He was the husband of the late Bridgetta (Hanbury) Struzinski. Stanley was a member of Sts. Joachim and Anne Parish, St. Michael Church in Elizabeth Township. He volunteered for the  US Marine Corps during the Vietnam War and was a Radio Operator and a Sharp Shooter serving mostly in Okinawa.

 
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Robert J. Wible

May 24, 2022 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Robert "Tip" J. Wible, 73, of Port Vue, died May 24, 2022. He is the son of the late Henry and Anna (Demchak) Wible and beloved husband of Marianne (Derewonko) Wible. 

He is survived by his children Jamie (the late Dennis) Gribschaw, Robbie (Beth) Wible, Jennifer (Corey Anderson) Domanick Pasinski, Michael Wible and Thomas Wible; grandchildren Kevin, Breanna, Christina, Brian and Brooke; sisters Regina Thorne, Patricia Burns, Kathy Kiggins and Carol Dranko; also nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by sister Sarah Krajack and brothers Edward, Henry "Chick", James and Michael Wible. Tip was proud to call himself a "Glasputian" and to have been part of the last class to graduate from Glassport High School.  He went on to serve with the Army in Vietnam, where he was exposed to the Agent Orange, which eventually caused the many illnesses  that led to his death.

 
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Sandra Lee Smith

May 24, 2022 |

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

Sandra Lee Smith, age 74, of Port Vue, passed away on Monday, May 23, 2022 at home. She retired as a customer service representative for the Dollar Energy Fund in Pittsburgh. She was a member of Port Vue United Methodist Church and enjoyed Saturday night Bingo at her senior residence. Born August 22, 1947 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Edmond and Eileen (Weimer) Smith.

 
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Margaret Anne "Peg" List

May 24, 2022 |

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

Margaret Anne "Peg" List, 75, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, May 23, 2022 at UPMC East, Monroeville.  She was born, December 13, 1946 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Nicholas and Iris (Stephanosian) Koribanic.  Peg was a wonderful and loving homemaker, worked part-time as a cashier for Kohl's and drove school bus for Norwin School District.  She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Irwin, a girl scout leader and active in the Norwin PTA.  She enjoyed crocheting, spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandson, and keeping in touch with her family and friends through social media.

 
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Shirley Ann Lundberg

May 23, 2022 |

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

Shirley Ann Lundberg, 83, of Greenock passed away Sunday, May 22, 2022. She was born on August 12, 1938 in Duquesne and was the daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Marcin) Petrunyak. She was the wife of the late George T. Lundberg, who passed away June 15, 2004. She was the mother to the late Eric Lundberg and the mother-in-law to the late Donnie Hodge. Shirley was a member of the White Oak American Legion #701 and was a part of the Women's Auxiliary Group. She worked many jobs in her life, but mainly as a Nurse's Aid for Kane Regional Center in McKeesport.

 
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William J. Ludwick

May 23, 2022 |

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

William J. Ludwick, age 78, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Saturday, May 21, 2022 at home. He was a member of St. Isaac Jogues Roman Catholic Church (St. John the 23rd Parish) in Elrama and a former member of St. Michael Parish. An avid coin collector, he was a member of the McKeesport Coin Club. Born July 6, 1943 in Lincoln Borough, he was a son of the late William J. Ludwick Sr. and the late Lillian (McCurry) Ludwick. He is survived by his aunt with whom he resided, Laura Jean Ludwick; sisters, Darla Stercula and Diane Jordan; also, cousins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brother, Dennis Akerman. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 from 11 AM until the time of Blessing Service at 2 PM with the Rev. Pierre Falkenhan officiating. Private burial in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Isaac Jogues Roman Catholic Church, 1216 Collins Avenue, Jefferson Hills, PA 15025 or Jefferson Hospital at www.supportahn.org/site/Donation. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Robert Baranchak, Jr

May 23, 2022 |

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

Robert Baranchak, Jr, age 56, of McKeesport, died May 18, 2022, at home. Born November 17, 1965, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Robert Baranchak Sr. and Linda Penn.
Bob worked in construction and in the automobile industry throughout his life. He enjoyed restoring old cars and collecting model cars. Bob loved camping at Keystone Park and visiting the Keystone Raceway Park.

 
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Leonard Clayton Krotz

May 22, 2022 |

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

Leonard Clayton Krotz, age 73, of Elizabeth Township, died peacefully on Saturday, May 21, 2022 at his home. He was born in Wilkinsburg on January 30, 1949 and is the son of the late William and Mary Jane Schuster Krotz. He graduated from Trafford High School in 1966 proudly served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and the Berlin Brigade in Germany. After the war, he was employed as an Assistant Annealer at USS Irvin Works and was later employed at GM Fisher Body and McKeesport Candy Company. He was a life member of the White Oak American Legion, General Smedley D. Butler Post 701.

 
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Joyce Lynn Peters

May 21, 2022 |

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

Joyce Lynn Peters, 61, of Erie, beloved mother, sister and friend passed away Sunday, May 15, 2022. She was born November 26, 1960 in Pittsburgh and was the daughter of the late Daniel and Sandra Ann (Shwartz) Czarniecki. She obtained a bachelor's degree and her CPA license and always enjoyed working as an accountant for Erie Homes for Children and Adults and then Gerlach's in Erie. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Sean and Amber Peters, grandchildren, William and Piper Peters; son, Nathan Peters, grandchildren, Ethan, Izzy, Logan, and Lincoln Peters; sisters, Jeanette Markle, and Janice Genes; brother, Jimmy Czarniecki, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother, Jeffrey Czarniecki, who passed away November 24, 1982. A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at 3:00pm at the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 6028 Smithfield Street, Elizabeth Township. (412)751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, director. Deacon Dale DiSanto will officiate. Condolences can be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.

 


Charles George "Pappy" Fulmer

May 21, 2022 |

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

Charles George "Pappy" Fulmer, loving husband and father of two, passed away peacefully at home in White Oak on Friday, May 20, 2022 at the age of 83. Charles was born on September 15, 1938 in White Oak and is the son of the late Charles and Grace (Farmer) Fulmer. He was a graduate of McKeesport Area High School and began his career as a manager of a Cash and Carry in Delmont before serving as a manager for the Potter-McCune Company. He moved on to drive bus routes for Penn Transit and at the Port Authority of Allegheny County. He retired after 30 years but stayed busy working at the Gilbert Funeral Home in Elizabeth Township and Jordan Funeral Home in White Oak where his larger than life personality comforted so many. He eloped with his childhood sweetheart, Janet Dodds on September 7, 1957 and raised two daughters, Debi and Pam. Charles had many passions in life. Above all, was spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ through various ministries including a children's clown ministry which impacted many young hearts. He loved woodworking and built fine furniture for his family's homes. A constant learner, in his later years, he spent hours tinkering with computers and computer software. He spent hours riding his bike and taking long walks with his wife and grandchildren on the Great Allegheny Passage. His selflessness and love heart inspired everyone he encountered. His dedication to his wife Janet, of almost 64 years, was a guide to many couples that they counseled together at Bridge City Church.

 
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Carol Anne Mesiarik

May 20, 2022 |

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

In loving memory of Carol Anne Mesiarik, age 77, of North Versailles, who died at home on Thursday, May 19, 2022. She was born in Braddock on March 20, 1945 and is the daughter of the late Michael and Helen Trailer Murnek and the wife of the late Michael George Mesiarik, who died on June 9, 2015. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Helen Anne Chabanik. Carol was employed at Bradywine Agency as a property manager for many years. She was affectionately called Nana by most and loved her family. She adored spending time with her daughters, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Nana was an exceptional baker and loved to share her treats. She loved to make flower arrangements and added her special touch to every occasion. Carol was loved by all with her love, kindness, sparkle, and smile. We will all miss this beautiful woman, who was the first to go out of her way for everybody.

 
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Bobbi Snyder

May 20, 2022 |

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

Bobbi (Divins) Snyder, age 58, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at UPMC Shadyside. Born July 20, 1963 in Monongahela, she was a daughter of the late Francis Divins and Doris (Williams) Cochenour and wife of the late William A. "Chip" Snyder. She is survived by sons, Adam (Jodi) Snyder of West Newton and Will (Sarah) Snyder of Pittsburgh; grandchildren, Jackson, Grace and William Snyder; sisters, Pamela, Lori and Shelly; brothers, John and Dave; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by son, Michael Edward Snyder, and brother, Jerry Divins. There will be a memorial gathering in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Monday, May 23, 2022 from 2 PM until the time of Memorial Service at 4 PM in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Jude Urso officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, PO Box 22470 New York, NY 10087 or givenow.lls.org/ Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com

 


John Andrew (JJ) May, Jr.

May 20, 2022 |

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

John Andrew (JJ) May, Jr., 22 of McKeesport passed away suddenly on May 14, 2022. He was born June 18, 1999 in Pittsburgh and is the beloved son of Janelle N. Dewar of West Mifflin, and John A. May, Sr. of McKeesport. JJ was a hard worker who enjoyed being with his family and friends. In addition to his parents, he is a cherished brother to Ciarra Cimbala and Arianna May; a dear grandson to Joe and Carole Dewar, Audrey (the late Tim) Hall, and Debbie (the late Ray Sr.) May. He was also loved by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. A private visitation was held on Thursday, May 19, 2022. Arrangements were by the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 1638 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (412) 672-6322 Troy J. Gilbert, director. Condolences can be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 


Clarence "Wayne" Gaffron

May 20, 2022 |

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

Clarence "Wayne" Gaffron, age 93, of White Oak, died May 18, 2022, at Dunlevy Manor Personal Care Home.  Born August 4, 1928, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Henry H. and Mary (Leech) Gaffron and husband of the late Vera Mae Gaffron.

 
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Frank Daniel Jordan III

May 19, 2022 |

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

Frank Daniel Jordan III, age 64, of McKeesport, died peacefully after a long battle of cancer surrounded by his family on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. He was born in McKeesport on July 11, 1957 and is the son of the late James and Ardyth June Soult Jordan. He proudly served in the United States Marine Corp, Second Battalion. He was well known throughout the community as the owner of Jordan Auto Sales. He was in the car business for 35 plus years in the McKeesport area and enjoyed sharing his expertise. He loved to sing karaoke, was an avid car lover, an “A+ Mechanic”, and a one-of-a-kind entrepreneur.

 
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Christopher Lee Whittington

May 19, 2022 |

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

Christopher Lee Whittington, age 29, of Clairton, formerly of Elizabeth, passed away on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. He was a truck driver for Shred-It in North Versailles and has worked at GetGo for 10 years. A 2011 graduate of Elizabeth Forward High School, he was a member of many bowling leagues at AMF in Rostraver Twp. and a diehard Pirates and Steelers fan. Born September 23, 1992 in McKeesport, he was a son of Roger F. Whittington of Front Royal, VA and the late Kathryn “Kitty” (Jewell) Whittington. He is survived by his brothers, Tim (Lindsey) Whittington of Forward Twp. and Matt (Maranda) Whittington of Belle Vernon; his better half, Keirria Rose; nieces and nephews, Austin, Abby, Raelynn, Hallie and Hadley; dogs, Zaria and JuJu; also survived and loved by aunts, uncles and cousins. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Saturday, May 21, 2022 from 1-3 and 5 until the time of service at 7 PM. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Patyn Monroe Wilson

May 19, 2022 |

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

Patyn Monroe Wilson, age 5, of McKeesport, went to be with the Lord on May 12, 2022.  Born December 18, 2016, in Pittsburgh, she was the loving daughter of James Wilson and Misty Brown.  Patyn loved to sing and dance, especially to SpongeBob SquarePants.  Her favorite color was purple, and she had a vast collection of unicorns and rainbows.  Paytn aspired to be a Superhero when she grew up and affectionately referred to her mom and dad as "Super Mommy and Super Daddy" because they were her heros'.  In addition to her parents, Patyn is survived by grandparents, Felicia Wilson, Bobbie Jo Lamark, and Vincent Brown, Sr.; siblings, Dailan Smith, Jr., Zy'Onnah Smith, and Aria Wilson; uncles, Vance Brown, Robert Demery, Jesse Thorton, and Vincent Brown, Jr.; aunts, Shayla Brown, Miracle Brown, and Teonna Demery.  She is also survived by many great-uncles, great-aunts, and cousins.  Family and friends will be received at Willig Funeral Home & Crematory on Sunday from noon until the time of the funeral service at 2 p.m.  Condolences and memories may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com.  Charles Danforth, Supervisor.

 


James A. Duncan Jr

May 19, 2022 |

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

James A. Duncan Jr., 79, of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at UPMC Shadyside Hospital.  He was born June 7, 1942 in Mckeesport,  a son of the late James A. and Eleanor F. (Steele) Duncan. Jim was a member of The Church in Sutersville. He was a strong man of faith and had a deep passion for playing his guitar in the church choir. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed both hunting and fishing.  Jim was a self employed plasterer for Duncan Brothers. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, James, his brother Robert Duncan, his sister, Donna Hoder .He is survived by his wife, Gerry Noah Duncan, three daughters, Patty Barrett (Harold), Sharon Diable (David),  and Bonnie Bartos, one brother, Conrad Duncan (Lisa) , three grandchildren, Rebecca Schapira, Rachelle Barrett, Bryan Bartos, two great grandchildren, Hailey and Emily. A memorial service will be held Sunday at 1:00 P.M. at The Church in Sutersville with Pastor Frank Rocco officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made the The Church in Sutersville. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Harold O. West

May 19, 2022 |

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

Harold O. West, 92, of Duquesne, died May 10, 2022.  He is the son of the late Oscar and Hilda (Winkler) West and beloved husband of Rhoda (Gavlik) West.  He is survived by his daughter Joy (the late David) Chickering son Harold (Anne) West, and daughter Jill (Edward) Rust; grandchildren Deborah (Ray) Townsend, David (Anila) Chickering, Danielle (Adam) Fornek, Jeremy Rust, Mandy (Eddy) Smith, and Michael West; great grandchildren Cole, Jayden, Quinn, Caylah, and Ezra; brothers Richard (the late Anna Mae) West and Kenneth (the late Beverly) West, and sister Nancy (Joe) Wilson.  Harold was a retired Pharmacist and after his pharmacy career worked as an insurance agent for Primerica.  He is a member of the First Evangelical Free Church in McKeesport; graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy and served in the US Air Force.  Funeral arrangements by Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne.  A private interment will take place at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies in Bridgeville, PA.

 


Donald Jay "Donnie" Krimm

May 18, 2022 |

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

Donald Jay "Donnie" Krimm, 68, of "Level Green" passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, May 17, 2022. He was born September 4, 1953 in McKeesport and was the son of the late George Edward Krimm Sr., and the late Barbara L. (Miller) Krimm. Donnie graduated from McKeesport Vocational School in 1971. He worked for Port Authority starting out as a mechanic, leading into a supervisor role and eventually becoming the Fleet Manager. After retirement, Donnie was a Proprietor of Tube City Restorations where he was licensed to do state inspections and emissions. He was an ASE Certified Mechanic and just enjoyed spending all of his free time in the garage. He was a long time member of Faith Lutheran Church, a member of the Antique Automobiles of America, and was also a member of the Masonic Polaris Lodge. He took pride in volunteering for PITT in the Orthopedic Program, working with students for physical therapy, creating and fitting their orthotics.

 
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Barbara Anne Jenkins

May 18, 2022 |

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

his is Barbara Anne Taylor Dale Jenkins speaking, age 78, of Lincoln, formerly of Elizabeth. I went to be with my mom and grandma on Tuesday, May 17, 2022. I so enjoyed talking to my high school classmates on good old Facebook. Thank heavens for that. Kept me sane (debatable) these last years. Charles Kenneth Dale and Catherine Renee Jenkins Mayernik are my finest achievements. I love my kids to the moon and stars and back. I enjoyed being a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. I was born July 23, 1943 in McKeesport to the late Charles F. and Ailleen S. (Simpson) Taylor. I am survived by my daughter, Cathi (Marty) Mayernik of Lincoln Borough; grandchildren, Jonathan Mayernik, Carissa Mayernik, Casey Jo Dale and Matt Medved; great-grandchildren, Nathan Dale, and Mady and Landen Medved; special friends; also, nieces and nephews. My son, Charlie K. Dale, died October 31, 2019. I have no desire to have a viewing or to put my children through any more misery. Remember laughing together and better times. If I haven’t seen you in the last six months, then you’re not missing anything nor was I missing you. You can make memorial contributions to a charity of your choice. Mom said if I can’t say anything nice to shut my mouth. So that’s it. Nothing more to say. C’yall later. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com

 


Edward J. Lucot

May 18, 2022 |

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

Edward J. Lucot, age 87 of Glassport and formerly of Clairton, passed away on Wednesday, May 18, 2022.  Born March 19, 1935 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Edwin Lucot and Mary (Martino) Trich.  A US Navy Veteran of the Korean War and retired crane operator for US Steel - National Tube Works in McKeesport, Edward was a member of Triumph of the Holy Cross Parish, St. Clare of Assisi Church (the former St. Joseph's Parish) in Clairton, the WAC Club and Club 22, both of Wilson, the White Oak American Legion, the Elrama Fire Hall, and the Sons of Columbus Santa Maria Council #3 of Clairton.  Besides his parents, Edward was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Maryann M. (Mackulin) Lucot, who passed away January 10, 2015 and his siblings: Eugene, James, and Sandra Lucot.  He is survived by his children Vincent (Bobbi) Lucot of Glassport and Danielle Gogoel of Elizabeth; his grandchildren: Dominique Walker, Courtney Lucot, Eric and Samantha Gogoel, Susan Dunnett, Michael Lucas, and Amy Bodzer; several great-grandchildren; and also nieces and nephews. 

 
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Florence C. Szpanka

May 18, 2022 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

 Florence D. Szpanka, 97, of Glassport formerly of West Mifflin passed peacefully to eternal life May 17, 2022 with her daughter by her side.   She was a graduate of Duquesne High School and was a full-time homemaker. She was the daughter of the late August and Mary (Kawulok) Czudek and beloved wife for 46 years of the late Stanley S. Szpanka.  Flo is survived by her daughter Geraldine (the late George) Chambers; grandsons Jeffrey S. Chambers and Mark B.Chambers; great grandchildren Natalie, Kaitlyn, Ashley, Jessica and Brian; great great grandchildren Myles and Barron; sister Dorothy Czudek; also nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by sisters Claire McCune, Emily Pry, Eloise Belback, Frances Holton, Mary Andres, Julie Young, Theresa Czudek and Helen Czudek and brothers August, Carl, Elmer and Frank Czudek.  She was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish and delivered Meals on Wheels for many years.  Flo loved playing bingo and gambling at the casino and aerobic dancing.  She was known as the "tour director" on her many bus casino trips.   She was an avid gardener and her family loved her stuffed cabbage and potato salad.  Friends will be received at Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport Friday May 20 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8. A viewing will be held at the funeral home on Saturday at  8:30 am to 9:30 am and then a  funeral mass will follow at 10:00 am at Holy Name Church in Duquesne with Father Tom Lewandowski.  Interment following St. Hedwig Cemetery, West Mifflin. In lieu of flowers , the family requests donations to
 “Healthcare at Home”

Office of Fund Development
Hospice and Palliative Care
4818 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224

 


Mark Anthony Muic

May 17, 2022 |

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

Mark Anthony Muic, age 80, of Port Vue, died on Saturday, May 14, 2022 surrounded by his loved ones. He was born in McKeesport on October 22, 1941 and is the son of the late Frank and Jean Mazur Muic. He was the co-proprietor of the Spotlight Lounge in Port Vue.

 
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Lawrence "Larry/Red" Wilson

May 17, 2022 |

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

Lawrence "Larry/Red" Wilson, age 88, of Port Vue, died May 16, 2022, at UPMC McKeesport. Born September 19, 1933, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late James and Ellen (Cruden) Wilson and the most loving husband of Emogene (Uhlir) Wilson for over 68 years.

 
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Ronald H. Sheriff

May 17, 2022 |

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

Ronald H. Sheriff, age 76 of Jefferson Hills, passed away on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 in his home surrounded by his family.  Born October 10, 1945 in West Mifflin, he was a son of the late Husain and Anna (Roscinko) Sheriff.  A US Navy Veteran of the Vietnam Era and a retired electrician for US Steel, Clairton Works, Ronald was a social member of the VFW Post # 803 and a former member of Pine Run United Methodist Church, both in Wilson.  In his spare time, he enjoyed duck pin bowling at Glassport Lanes, pitching horseshoes, and listening and dancing to doo-wop and oldies.  He will be remembered as a very handy "jack-of-all-trades" who was always willing to lend a hand; as an adventurous spirit who was always up for anything; and, most importantly, as a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.  Ronald is survived by his wife of 56 years Gale (Mort) Sheriff; his daughters Dawn (Darryl) Asbury of Smyrna, DE, Vanessa (Todd) Cooper of Lewes, DE, and Ronna (James) Patton of Jefferson Hills; his grandchildren Kailyn, Sarah, and Lindsey Asbury, Rebekka (Dustin) Pittman, and Taylor (Spencer) Patton; his great-grandchildren Colton, Carmen, Ava, and Charlea; his brother William Sheriff of West Mifflin; and also nieces and nephews.  Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters: Marie Magdic, Dorothy Smith, Genevieve Long, and Alice Stevenson.

 
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Matilda A. "Tillie" Gricar

May 17, 2022 |

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

Matilda A. "Tillie" Gricar age 90, of Versailles, died May 13, 2022, at home. Born May 1, 1932, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Philomena (Chiaverini) Como and the wife of the late Frank A. Gricar.
Tillie was the former co-owner of the Farmer's Fresh in McKeesport. She also worked for Bell Atlantic and was a manager at the Chestnut Inn in her earlier years. Tillie served as a Democratic Committee woman and had a love for politics. She also enjoyed cooking and baking.
Tillie is survived by her grandchildren, Charisse (Matthew) Richards and Perry Gricar; great-grandchildren, Xandria, Tabitha, Aryanna, Rilya, Matthew, and Victoria; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

 
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Andrea M. Graziano

May 16, 2022 |

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

Andrea M. Graziano, age 82, of North Versailles, died May 15, 2022, at Kane Community Living Center McKeesport.  Born October 27, 1939, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Margaret (Hrubovcak) Matty and wife of the late Joseph Graziano, Sr.

 
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John R. "Bear" Weigand

May 16, 2022 |

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

John R.  "Bear" Weigand, age 64, a lifelong resident of Liberty Borough, died May 15, 2022, at AHN Jefferson Hospital.  Born September 6, 1957, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Raymond Jr. and Christine (Konias) Weigand and husband of Terri Taylor-Weigand.

 
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James William Gray

May 16, 2022 |

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

James William Gray, age 74 of West Mifflin, passed away at home on Sunday, May 15, 2022 surrounded by his beloved wife and pets.  Born October 1, 1947 in Pittsburgh, he was a son of the late Clifford and Beatrice (Faullert) Gray.  James served in the Coast Guard during the Vietnam War, where he worked in search and rescue out of Erie.  He retired as a Stationary Engineer for Point Park University and was a member of the Triumph of the Holy Cross Parish (Holy Spirit) in West Mifflin.   James is survived by his wife of 34 years Patricia A. "Honey Bunny" Lujetic; sons Jeffrey Gray of Erie, Brian (Lynn) Gray of Erie, and Kevin (Joanna) Gray of Pearland, TX; grandchildren Declan, Matthew, Michael (Janeth), and Megan Gray; first wife Marlene Gray of Erie; sister Joyce Frauens of Pittsburgh; sister-in-law Rayma Gray of Baldwin; brother-in-law David M. Lujetic of Clairton; and niece and nephew Linda and Gary Gray.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brother Gordon Gray.  His wife, Patricia will remember her darling husband as the sweetest, kindest, and gentlest man she had ever met. It was her honor and pleasure to be married and care for her “Beloved Stargazer” as long as she did. 

 
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I. Duane Kucera

May 16, 2022 |

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

Sgt. I. Duane Kucera, 70, of North Huntingdon, passed away Sunday, May 15, 2022 at his home surrounded by his loving family.  He was born November 5, 1951 in McKeesport, son of the late Irvine and Dorris (Mull) Kucera.  Prior to his retirement Duane was a police officer for North Huntingdon Township with 40 years of dedicated service. 

Duane served as K-9 officer, head of the traffic department and Emergency Response Team and was a member of Hartford Heights Vol. Fire Dept, as well as many other organizations.  He was a graduate of Westinghouse Memorial High School Class of '69, served as North Huntingdon Township Commissioner from 2016-2020, and was a member of Allegheny Valley Lodge 39 F.O.P. 

Duane was a "jack-of-all-trades" and enjoyed boating and spending time with his family and friends at their camp on the Allegheny River.  

Duane fought a long hard battle with cancer, but never lost his sense of humor, remained quick witted and was always telling a joke or two.  He was a friend to everyone and always willing to help and offer advice.  His angels on earth now have a guardian angel in heaven.

 
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Patrick J. McLaughlin

May 16, 2022 |

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

Patrick J. McLaughlin, age 70 of North Huntingdon, passed away on Sunday, May 15, 2022 in Jefferson Hospital.  Born December 15, 1951 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Charles and Ann (Stinson) McLaughlin.  Patrick attended the University of Nevada Las Vegas and worked at the Supervalue warehouse in New Stanton.  Patrick was one of a kind, loved by many, and he will be so missed.

 
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Francis J. Sita

May 16, 2022 |

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

Francis J. "Buddy" Sita, age 88 of McKeesport, passed away on Thursday, May 12, 2022 in UPMC McKeesport Hospital.  Born May 10, 1934 in Pittsburgh, he was a son of the late Joseph and Barbara (Sanyi) Sita.  Buddy worked as a Metallurgical Technical Specialist at Bettis Atomic Power Labs in West Mifflin, attended Beulah Park United Methodist Church in McKeesport, was a member of the White Oak American Legion, and was heavily involved with the Boy Scouts of America for over fifty years.

 
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Rose "Honey" Judd

May 16, 2022 |

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

Rose "Honey" Judd age 96, of McKeesport, died May 11, 2022, at home. Born September 17, 1925, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Anna (Bidner) Yuscinsky.
Rose dedicated her life to caring for her family and was a devoted Christian. She enjoyed shopping and cooking. Rose was such a good soul, and everyone she met loved her.
Rose is survived by her daughter, Sally (Bill) Soles; grandchildren, Keith (Sharon) Soles, Kevin (Lori) Soles, Kimberly Soles, and Kurt (Chrissy) Soles; great-grandchildren, Leila Rose, Lindsey, and Kara; nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her daughter, Darlene Wagner; great-grandson, Bradley Soles.
Arrangements were entrusted to Willig Funeral Home & Crematory.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com
Supervisor, Charles Danforth

 


Stanley J. Kielnar

May 15, 2022 |

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

Stanley J. Kielnar, age 96, of McKeesport, died on Sunday, May 15, 2022. He was born in McKeesport on June 28, 1925 and is the son of the late Joseph and Rose Rzetelny Kielnar. He proudly served in the United States Army during World War II. After the war, he was employed as a laborer at US Steel, Duquesne Works. He was a member and former usher at Mary, Mother of God Parish, Corpus Christi Church; White Oak American Legion, General Smedley D. Butler, Post 701, White Oak American Legion; and the McKeesport Polish National Alliance Club, Lodge 352.

 
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John Joseph Elash

May 15, 2022 |

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

John Joseph Elash, age 74, of McKeesport, died on Saturday, May 14, 2022. He was born in McKeesport on September 28, 1947 and is the son of the late John Andrew and Ann Veronica Jakub Elash. He proudly served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. After the war, he was employed at US Steel in Duquesne, then transferred to Wheeling, WV, then retired at Irvin Works. He was a member of the Jedneto, the First Catholic Slovak Union.

 
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Marian Elaine Acrie

May 14, 2022 |

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

Marian Elaine Acrie, 75, of Pittsburgh, was born August 7, 1946, in Greensburg, Westmoreland. She was the beloved daughter to John and Edna (White) Acrie.

Marian attended Sewickley High School and Westmoreland Community College where she receive her GED and studied in Food Service. Marian worked as a steam presser for a local Laundry Service Company in Irwin PA.

Marian departed this life on May 8, 2022, in Pittsburgh, PA. She was preceded in death by Her, father, John Wilson Acrie, Sr., mother, Edna Mae (White) Acrie, brothers, John Acrie, Jr., Charles Acrie, Edward Acrie, sisters, Charlene Acrie, Mary Gray, Lorraine Acrie, and Thelma Acrie.

 
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Charlene Nelson

May 14, 2022 |

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

Charlene Nelson, 83, died May 10, 2022. Friends will be received from 11 a.m. to 12 noon May 16 at First Northeast Baptist Church, 311 Sparkleberry Lane, Columbia, SC 29229, where a funeral service will be celebrated at 12 noon. Arrangements are in care of Robert A. Waters Funeral Home Inc.

 


Linda L. Luketic

May 14, 2022 |

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

Linda L. Luketic, 78, of Port Vue, passed away Friday, May 13, 2022 at home. She was born February 12, 1944 in Pittsburgh and was the daughter of the late Charles and Aline (Musulin) Cleary. She was the wife of the late Thomas John Luketic who passed away January 14, 2008. She was a member of the former St. Pius V Catholic Church in McKeesport and the Croatian Fraternal Union. Linda was a retired Private Caregiver.

 
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Arnetta F. (Fawcett) Shimko

May 14, 2022 |

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

Arnetta F. (Fawcett) Shimko, age 93, of Whitaker, passed away on Friday, May 13, 2022, in Kane Regional Center-McKeesport. Born in Duquesne on August 20, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Robert Shields and Leona Pearl (Krah) Fawcett. She was a former member of the Community of the Crucified One, enjoyed crafts and working with children, and conducted small Bible study at Kane. She was the beloved wife of the late John James Shimko; mother of David Stewart Graham of Jamestown, PA and late Denise Adams (late Robert Adams); sister of the late Barry (surviving spouse Mary Lee) Fawcett of Whitaker, late Cheryl (surviving spouse Glenn) Andres of West Mifflin, late Robert (late Millie) Fawcett; 2 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

 
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James V. Miller

May 14, 2022 |

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

James V. Miller, age 87, of Port Vue, formerly of Duquesne, passed away on Thursday, May 12, 2022, in Kane Regional Center-McKeesport. Born in Sewickley Twp., on November 14, 1934, he was the son of the late James A. and Mildred P. (Morgan) Miller. He was a retired molder from Bucyrus Erie in Glassport, a member of the Port Vue United Methodist Church, a member of the American Legion-Dravosburg, and a life member of the Youngwood Volunteer Fire Department. He is survived by his special friend, Linda Jean Davis, of Port Vue; 3 grandchildren, Anthony (Jennifer) Bollinger, Joseph Kruszka, and Jennifer (Nicholas) Marucci; and 12 great grandchildren.

 
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Harold O. West

May 12, 2022 |

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

Harold O. West, 92, of Duquesne, died May 10, 2022.  He is the son of the late Oscar and Hilda (Winkler) West and beloved husband of Rhoda (Gavlik) West.  He is survived by his daughter Joy (the late David) Chickering son Harold (Anne) West, and daughter Jill (Edward) Rust; grandchildren Deborah (Ray) Townsend, David (Anila) Chickering, Danielle (Adam) Fornek, Jeremy Rust, Mandy (Eddy) Smith, and Michael West; great grandchildren Cole, Jayden, Quinn, Caylah, and Ezra; brothers Richard (the late Anna Mae) West and Kenneth (the late Beverly) West, and sister Nancy (Joe) Wilson.  Harold was a retired Pharmacist and after his pharmacy career worked as an insurance agent for Primerica.  He is a member of the First Evangelical Free Church in McKeesport; graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy and served in the US Air Force. 

 
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Timothy S. Petrisko

May 12, 2022 |

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

Timothy Stephen Petrisko, 80 years old of Duquesne, PA, passed away on Saturday, May 7, 2022.  Tim was born in Duquesne to the late Stephen and Helen Petrisko. He grew up with his siblings, Sean, Joel and Mary Lou.

Tim worked at the Duquesne Steel Mill until the plant began to close down. After a variety of opportunities, he went to work for UPMC and became a supervisor for numerous parking facilities. During this time, he served on the Duquesne Public Schools school board for six years. After his time on the school board, he served on Duquesne City Council for 26 years. He was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church Duquesne PA, where he was also a member and Past President of the Church’s Men’s Club.   Tim was also a member of the Duquesne-West Mifflin Knights of Columbus Council 4210 and the Stephen P. Barry Assembly of the Fourth Degree of the Knights of Columbus.  

In his early 20’s, he met Carol (Yesesky) and a short time later, they were married October 19, 1963 and started a family complete with 3 children. Being a dependable father was of the utmost importance to Tim and he certainly did not disappoint when it came to supporting his family.

Tim is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Carol (Yesesky) Petrisko; his three children, Timothy R. (Terri) of Cary, NC, Robert (Kim) of Allison Park and Christina (Ian) Caballero of Waldorf, MD; and his five grandchildren, Tiffany Petrisko, Angelica Petrisko, Gabrielle Petrisko, Julio Caballero and Rebekah Caballero; sister Mary Lou Petrisko of Evansville, IN, brothers Deacon Sean (Ruth) Petrisko of Homestead and Joel Petrisko of West View.

 
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Joseph D. Rizzo

May 12, 2022 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Joseph D. Rizzo, 74 of Glassport, died May 10, 2022.  He is the son of the late Joseph J. and Henrietta (Kass) Rizzo.  Joseph is survived by his sister Cheryl Rizzo.  He was a retired bus driver for the Port Authority.  Funeral arrangements by Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport.

 


David R. Andres

May 12, 2022 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

David R. Andres, 46, of Glassport, died May 11, 2022.  He is the son of David C. Andres and Terry (John D'Angelo) Woytovich.  In addition to his parents, he is survived by his girlfriend Pam Bell, children Sarah, Jaymie, Anna and Skye and nephew Tyler Wisneski.  He was preceded in death by his brother Scott Wisneski.  Funeral arrangements by Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport.  There will be no visitation; however, if you wish, memorial contributions may be made to your favorite charity in David's name.

 


Michelle A. Hitchens

May 12, 2022 |

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

Michelle A. Hitchens, age 67, of Glassport, died on Wednesday, May 11, 2022. She was born in Liberty Borough on February 3, 1955 and is the daughter of the late Michael and Jessica Doucette Sabat. She was a graduate of Duquesne University, where she received her Master’s in Nursing. She retired after 35 years of service as a Registered Nurse in the Psychiatric Ward where she was the Charge Nurse at UPMC McKeesport Hospital and previously at UPMC Mercy Hospital.

 
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Carole (Molcany) Bokin

May 12, 2022 |

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

Carole Bokin, age 75, of White Oak, died May 3, 2022, at UPMC McKeesport Hospital. Born January 8, 1947, she was the daughter of the late Rudolph and Ann G. (Sabolcik) Molcany, the wife of the late David Bokin, Jr.  
Carole dedicated her life to taking care of her family. She was a former member of Holy Name Catholic Church. In her free time, she enjoyed crafting and painting statutes. Carole was also a collector of porcelain dolls.
Carole is survived by her daughter, Laurie Molcany; granddaughter, Brittany Gease; great-grandson, Braxton Loving.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Richard Molcany and Patricia Robson.
Arrangements were entrusted to Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com
Supervisor, Chris Odasso

 


Saundra Denise (Fairley) Womack

May 11, 2022 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Alfieri Funeral Home

Saundra Denise (Fairley) Womack peacefully passed on Mother’s Day, May 8, 2022 at the age of 67. Saundra was the loving mother of Eloise Womack, Carlise Womack, Gregory Broadus, Kimberly Fairley, Kendall Fairley, and David Fairley; and the adoring grandmother of numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. She is also survived by her siblings, Edith Rather, Howard Rather, Jimmy Bagley, Ronald Bagley, and Sylvia Williams. Saundra was preceded in passing by her parents, William and Eloise (Tuggle) Fairley.

Saundra was born April 26, 1955. Saundra’s faith was strong and she loved God. She was the rock of her family, and the center of her children’s world.  She liked to craft, especially for her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was deeply loved, and will be dearly missed.

 
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Alfred N. Wheeler II

May 11, 2022 |

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

Alfred N. Wheeler, II, age 68, of McKeesport, died on Wednesday, April 20, 2022. He was born in Cumberland, Maryland on March 4, 1954 and is the son of the late Alfred N., I and Bessie Rawl Wheeler. He retired as a mechanic and was the owner of NAS Garage in Clairton, PA.

 
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Jack E. Gereshenski

May 11, 2022 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

 

Jack “Pap” Edward Gereshenski, 67 of Finleyville, passed away on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, at his home. He was born in Charleroi on September 7, 1954, to the late George and Alma Cullen Gereshenski. Jack was the loving husband of 48 years to Cheryl (Williams) Gereshenski. He is survived by his wife Cheryl as well as their sons Raymond of New Eagle and Ronald (Heather) Gereshenski of Monongahela. Additionally surviving are his adopted grandchildren Dominic, Kayla (Cameron), Jacob (Hailey), Laurisa (Cody). Further grandchildren include Morgan and Carly, as well as a grandchild-in-law Casea. Jack is also survived by his great-grandchildren Gracie and Brooklyn. He is preceded in death by his adopted grandchild Tyler Gereshenski and daughter-in-law Mandy Gereshenski. Jack was a member of the US Army where he served during peacetime. He was also a member of the Dormont-Mount Lebanon Sportsman’s Club as well as Wright’s United Methodist Church. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and quad riding. He will be remembered for being a fierce family protector who would always support those he loves without a moment’s hesitation. Arrangements have been entrusted to S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th St, Clairton, PA 15025. A service will take place on Saturday, May 21, 2022, at Wright’s United Methodist Church at 11:00 am. A reception will follow the service in the Church Fellowship Room. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 


Mary Elizabeth DiFransico

May 11, 2022 |

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

Mary Elizabeth "Dolly" (Conn) DiFransico, age 77, of West Newton, formerly of Elizabeth, passed away on Saturday, May 7, 2022 at Penn Highlands Mon Valley Hospital. She retired as a secretary for Rockwell International in California. She enjoyed gardening, travel, animals, and her grandchildren. Mary was an original, she lived her life her way and we will miss her. She was dearly loved and will be greatly missed. Born March 13, 1945 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Elizabeth (Filo) Conn. She is survived by her daughters, Laura Polyviou and her husband Tony of Allendale, NJ, and Andrea Neider and her husband Russ of Reading; grandchildren, Robert Barthold, Corey Barthold and Ava Neider; sisters, Carol Smith of Upper St. Clair and Maxine Kostrzewa of Shaler Twp.; close friend, James Story of Clairton; also, one niece, two nephews and many cousins. No visitation or services are planned. Memorial contributions may be made to In Care of Cats, Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Raymond J. Spirnak

May 10, 2022 |

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

Raymond J. Spirnak, 93, of Munhall, entered eternal life peacefully at home on Sunday, May 8, 2022. Born in Duquesne, February 7, 1929, he was the son of the late John  and Elizabeth (Balogac) Spirnak. Mr. Spirnak was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, St. Rita Church, Whitaker and a retired supervisor of Fisher Body, General Motors Corporation and proud veteran of the U.S. Army Korean War. Beloved husband of the late Marie (Dickson) Spirnak, he is also survived by his loving children, Dale (Michele) Spirnak of Munhall, Jacqueline Spirnak of Bridgeville, Gary Spirnak of California, Donna Greiner of Indiana, Karen (Richard) Allen of Tennessee, David Spirnak of Texas and Ray Spirnak of Indiana, five grand children, Eric and Nicholas Greiner, Mark and John Spirnak, and Lauren Poland, one great granddaughter, Vivian Poland and one sister Eleanor (late "Tim") Marcinko, of West Mifflin. In addition to his parents and wife, he was also preceded in death by  sister, late Mary (late John) Sabol.

Family and friends will be received on Thursday May 12, 2022, from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M., in the William S. Skovranko Memorial Home Inc., 828 Richford Street, Duquesne. A blessing in the memorial home on Friday, May 13, 2022, at 9:15 A.M. will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 A.M. in St. Rita Church, with Rev. Nicholas Mastrangelo as celebrant. Burial will follow in Holy Trinity Cemetery, West Mifflin.

 
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Kathryn M. Murphy

May 10, 2022 |

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

Kathryn Murphy, 80, of Greensburg, passed away Monday, May 9, 2022 in Westmoreland Manor, Greensburg.  She was born December 1, 1941 in Mt. Pleasant, a daughter of the late Floyd and Hilda (Overly) Altzinger.  Kathryn enjoyed cooking and shopping.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Murphy; sons, Donald Jr. and Floyd; and daughter, Debbie Murphy.  She is survived by her sons, Ronald, Roger and his wife, Maureen, Dale, Ricky and Billy; daughter, Elizabeth Hertzog and her husband, Dennis; daughters-in-law, Denise and Teri; 15 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.  Friends will be received on Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  15642.  Interment to follow in Westmoreland Memorial Park, Greensburg. The family would like to thank Dr. DeGregory and Pro Medica for all their care and compassion.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pro Medica / Heartland Hospice.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Brian Jay Cunning

May 10, 2022 |

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

Brian Jay Cunning, 58, of Lincoln Borough, passed away Sunday May 8, 2022 at home. He was born July 13, 1963 in McKeesport and was the son of Minnie H. (Gephart) Cunning of Lincoln Borough and the late Charles Clarence Cunning Jr. He was a member of the Elizabeth Baptist Church and was a Dry Waller for Quality Interiors. Brian took care of his mother, and loved to cook, fish and play cards. He also enjoyed spending time with his great niece, Shayla and great nephew, Shane. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his son, Ryan (Sarah) Cunning of Fox Chapel; grandsons, Ryan and Nathan Cunning; sister, Judy Ann (Jack) Lewis of Buena Vista; brothers Charles L. Cunning of Christy Park, Dale L. (Jamie) Cunning of Elizabeth Township, and Bruce W. (Kathleen) Cunning of Lincoln Borough, nieces, Rebecca and Jenna, nephews, Charles, Bruce, Jared, Jesse and Justin,  aunts, uncles, cousins and his dog Denver. There is no visitation. Arrangements are by the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, Director. Condolences can be made at gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 


Gertrude Jane Cochenour

May 10, 2022 |

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

Gertrude Jane Cochenour, 95, of Elizabeth Township passed away on May 8, 2022. She was born December 28, 1926 in McKeesport, daughter of the late Edward K. and Leanora (Andrews) Spear. Gertrude graduated from McKeesport High School and worked at Westinghouse as a draftsperson until she started her family. Gertrude was an active member of Mt. Vernon Community Presbyterian Church as a member of the Women’s Association, handbell choir, nursery volunteer, church bowling league and quilting circle.  She was a great cook and some of her recipes became the “go to” recipes for many church functions. Gertrude was an avid reader, devoted walker and a passionate sports enthusiast. She was the wife of 70 years to the late John F. Cochenour, who passed away April 20, 2020.

 
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Anna "Nina" Intrieri

May 10, 2022 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Anna “Nina” Intrieri, 90, of Glassport died May 8, 2022.  She is the daughter of the late Berardino and Elizabeth Caione, sister to the late Lucia Teti and Antonino Caione. She emigrated from Palena Italy to America in 1947 due to the aftermath of WWII. Nina is survived by her children Nina Fidler, Frank (Betty) Intrieri, Raymond Intrieri, Jr., Mark Intrieri and James Intrieri; grandchildren Jesse (Lesley) Fidler, Rebecca (Sonny) Fidler, Janine (James) Kester, Ethan Intrieri, Angela Intrieri, Arthur (Andrea) Intrieri, Siena Intrieri, Berardino Intrieri, Ryan Intrieri, Gianna Intrieri, Rocco Intrieri, Douglas (Amanda) Zajac, Thomas (Kristen) Zajac and Kristopher (Jessica) Zajac; great grandchildren Max, Zach, Demi, Della, Grace, Colton, Jaxson, Kaitlyn, Ryan, Bella, Marc, Steven, Sadie and many nieces and nephews. Nina was not only a loving mother to her entire family but shared her love to all those who touched her life. Her talent in the kitchen was yet another expression of her desire to serve friends and family.  She was a 60-year member of The Church of Jesus Christ where she faithfully performed the duties of a deaconess. She was a strong yet humble believer in the Lord and it was obvious by the way she lived her life. Her humility and hospitality will surely be missed. Funeral arrangements by Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport.  A memorial service will be held on Thurs., May 26, 2022 at 11:30 am at the funeral home.

 


Angela M. Lang

May 10, 2022 |

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

Angela M. Lang, of Penn Hills, Sunrise April 3, 1956-Sunset May 3, 2022. Angela was born in Washington, DC and was the daughter of the late Theodore and Rosamae (Howard) Hicks. She was a retired social worker for a Christian Home on the North Side of Pittsburgh. She is survived by her children, Arkala “Marquese” (Jerri) Gilmore of West Mifflin, Charlena (Carl) Taylor of Charlotte, NC, and Keesha Gilmore of Swissvale; grandchildren, Shaquir, Kiara, Keyshawn, Gianna, Simon, Shyheim, Tylynn, Sher, Shyree, Raja, and De’Jwon; siblings, Kevin Hicks of Washington, DC, Karen Capers of Hempstead, NY, Esther (Donnell) Mitchell of Daytona, FL, Tracy (Richard) Gaines of NJ, Michael Thomas of NY and late Michael Hicks. Visitation will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2022, from 10:00-Noon, 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 Funeral Service will be held at Noon, with the Rev. Eric L. Ewell, officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery, O’Hara Twp.

 


Norma C. Werner

May 09, 2022 |

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

Norma C. (Wolfe) Werner, age 92, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Sunday, May 8, 2022 at home. She was a member of Round Hill Presbyterian Church in Elizabeth Twp., the Daughters of the American Revolution, a charter member of Elizabeth Twp. Historical Society and Central Food Bank, a volunteer with Elizabeth Twp. Meals on Wheels, Blaine Hill VFW Ladies Auxiliary, and a former member of the Central Civic Association which became Central Volunteer Fire Department. She helped organize the bicentennial commemoration in McKeesport of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. She enjoyed craft shows and genealogy. Born September 1, 1929 in Elizabeth Twp., she was a daughter of the late Fredrick Anthony and Corrine F. (Howell) Wolfe and wife of the late Alfred Fredrick Werner Jr. She is survived by her sons, David (Pamela) Werner of Rostraver and Brian (Amy) Werner of Carrollton, OH; grandchildren, Jacquelyn, Julia and Michael; great-grandchildren, Ava, Alexandrea, Daxton and Terren; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. A Funeral Service will take place on Thursday, May 12, 2022 at 10 AM in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Aleda Arnold Menchyk officiating. Burial will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. Memorial contributions may be made to the Elizabeth Twp. Historical Society, 5811 Smithfield Street, Boston, PA 15135 or the Central Food Pantry of Elizabeth Twp., PO Box 47, Buena Vista, PA 15018. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Ronald Russell Pope

May 09, 2022 |

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

Ronald Russell Pope, 83, of Liberty Borough, passed away Monday, May 2, 2022. He was born March 7, 1939 in Port Vue and was the son of the late Joseph Benjamin and Stella Margaret (Gavron) Pope. Ronald was a member of Sts. Joachim and Anne Parish, St. Eugene Worship Site in Liberty and was retired from WABTECH which was formerly WABCO. He is survived by wife, Mary Ann (Benish) Pope, daughters, Cheri (Stephen) Tedrick and Debra (James) Stripsky of Christy Park, sister, Carol (John) Rock of Michigan, sister-in-law, Jean Pope of Christy Park, grandchildren, Brenda (Matthew) Salcedo, Joyce (Christian) Crabtree, Lauren Tedrick, and Alex and Erik Stripsky, great-grandchildren, Michaela and Charlotte Salcedo and Celine Crabtree, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son, Michael Stephen Pope who passed away February 28, 2017 and his brother, Harold Pope. Visitation and funeral service were held Wednesday, May 4, 2022 in the chapel of the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township.(412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, Director. Private inurnment will be at the Mount Vernon Cemetery, Garden Mausoleum, Elizabeth Township. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 


Phyllis J. Brown

May 09, 2022 |

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

Phyllis Brown went home to be with her God and Saviour on Saturday, May 7, 2022.  Phyllis was loved by all who knew her.  She was the beloved wife to her husband, Jim, and mother, grandmother and great-grandmother to a family who adored her.  She was a former member of Miller United Methodist Church where she sang in the choir, taught Sunday school and vacation bible school, and was active in the ladies craft group and fundraising dinners.  She most recently was a member of Calvary Chapel in Greensburg and enjoyed the women's bible study group and preparing morning coffee with her sisters in Christ.  Phyllis battled with dementia and was lovingly cared for during her last months by the wonderful staff at Redstone Highlands, North Huntingdon.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Phyllis (Ray) Peck; sister, Carol (Peck) Williams, husband, James Brown; and granddaughter, Amanda Brown.  She is survived by her children, Deborah Connelly, Richard Brown, and Aaron (Tamarah) Brown; sister, Barbara Rokasky; grandchildren, Jamie Fitzgerald, Jarrett Brown and Hannah Brown; and great-grandchildren, Jesse, Jordan, Kai-Wen and Violet.    Friends will be received on Tuesday from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  A funeral service will take place on Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Entombment to follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Rita Lewis

May 09, 2022 |

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

Rita (Bowers) Lewis, age 88, passed away Wednesday, May 4, 2022. Rita was a stay-at-home, loving mother who encouraged her children to be strong and independent. She endured a very harsh life growing up, including having polio. Despite all her hardships during her lifetime, she was still able to make her home a loving one. Rita was a past member of First Presbyterian Church in Clairton and was also a member and deacon at the First Presbyterian Church of Elizabeth. Rita loved being involved in her church, as a cook for many years as well as a volunteer to decorate or collect for church functions and/or for charities. Born May 15, 1933 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Martin Elroy Bowers Sr. and the late Sarah Agnes (O’Leary) Bowers Lewis, and wife of 65 years to the late James R. Lewis. She is survived by her children, Aritha M. (Bryce) Lewis of Lafayette, LA, and Terry Edward (Annette) Lewis of Duncansville; daughter-in-law, Susie Lewis of California; seven grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, she was proceeded in death by her son, James Richard Lewis; grandson, Bryce James Lewis; sister, Sarah Rose Kertis; and brothers, Martin Bowers Jr. and Sam Bowers. Funeral service will be Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at 1:30 PM at Round Hill Cemetery Chapel, Elizabeth Twp., with Pastor Benjamin Schneider officiating. Interment will follow the service. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com

 


Fern Martinelli

May 08, 2022 |

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

Fern Martinelli, 91, of McKeesport passed away Saturday, May 7, 2022. She was born October 27, 1930 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Raymond and Clara (Walters) Markham. She was the wife to the late Russell R. Martinelli, who passed away July 13, 1965. Fern worked many years for Continental Can in the cafeteria and eventually into the factory. She then worked for McKeesport Hospital as a Hospital Escort from 1976-1992. She loved taking trips to the casino with her sister and she was an extremely involved and loving mother.

 
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James “Jim” Ward

May 08, 2022 |

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

James “Jim” Ward, of White Oak, died peacefully at home on May 5, 2022, shortly after celebrating his 65th birthday with his family. Loving husband to Sharon (née Kundman) of McKeesport, they were happily married for 43 years.
Jim worked for over 24 years as a housekeeping supervisor at Kane Hospital in Glen Hazel and later Mercy Behavioral Health. An avid outdoorsman, Jim enjoyed fishing and hunting until suffering a major stroke in 2010 that left him partially paralyzed. He also enjoyed annual family vacations to the beach. Jim will always be remembered as a hard-working, upbeat, fighter.

 
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Ruth L. Krise

May 07, 2022 |

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

Ruth L. Krise, 92, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Friday, May 6, 2022. She was born October 31, 1929 at home in Buena Vista and was the daughter of the late Alvin C. and Mary (Cummock) Lord. She was the wife of the late Paul D. Krise, Sr., who passed away June 15, 2012. They were married for 63 years. Ruth was a member of Central Highlands Community United Methodist Church and was retired from the McKeesport Post Office after 17 years of service.

 
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Nira Lorraine Philburn

May 07, 2022 |

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

Nira Lorraine Philburn, 66, of  Elizabeth, passed away Monday, May 2, 2022. She was born July 12, 1955 in McKeesport and was the daughter to the late Leroy Houser and Irene (Brownfield) Knicely. She was a 1973 graduate of Elizabeth Forward. Nira was a lifelong member of the Girl Scouts USA, Boy Scouts and also a member of the Boston Fire Company Lady's Auxiliary. She retired from the Elizabeth Forward School District as a Custodial Supervisor after working there for many years.

 
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Edward Fencik

May 06, 2022 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Obituary

On Wednesday, April 27, 2022, Edward Fencik, loving husband and father of two children, passed away at the age of 96.

Edward was born on July 5, 1925 in Port Vue, PA to George and Mary (Gavula) Fencik, Slovak immigrants from Austria-Hungary.  He had four brothers and two sisters.  They were a hard-working family.  Upon graduation from high school he enlisted in the US Navy, joining three of his brothers for service in WWII.  He was deployed to Naval Station Great Lakes in Illinois, where he requested to go seaborne and was assigned as a pharmacist’s mate to the USS Texas battleship, participating in the invasions at Normandy, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa.

After returning from war Edward married on July 11, 1947 his high school sweetheart, Garnett Miller.  Together they happily raised a daughter Cathy, and a son Don.  He became a design draftsman in the engineering department at the U.S. Steel Irvin Works Plant, where he worked until retirement.  His drafting skills, lettering, and penmanship were superb.

 
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Faith Always Oden

May 06, 2022 |

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

Faith Always Oden was born and passed away in Pittsburgh on Tuesday, April 26, 2022. She is the daughter of Markus and Katelynn Smith Oden of North Versailles.

 
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James F. Kelly

May 06, 2022 |

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

James F. Kelly, age 75, of White Oak, died on Thursday, May 5, 2022. He was born in Pittsburgh on June 10, 1946 and is the son of the late John and Anna Dix Kelly. He retired as a mixer from J.S. McCormick in Pittsburgh.

 
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Margaret Minydzak

May 06, 2022 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Margaret M. Minydzak, 92, of Glassport died May 5, 2022.  She is the daughter of the late Amos and Margaret (Fisher) Cavalier and beloved wife of the late John Minydzak.  She is survived by her sons Peter (Darlene) Minydzak, John M. (Rose Anne) Minydzak, Nicholas Minydzak and George (Laura) Minydzak; grandchildren Patty, Paula, Judy, Thomas, Jamie and Kristin; also great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.  Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport on Tues. from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8.  A funeral blessing will be held Wed. at 10:00 am in the funeral home.  Interment following Round Hill Cemetery.

 


Donald W. Crouch

May 06, 2022 |

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

Donald W. "Donnie" Crouch, age 75, passed away on Thursday, May 5, 2022 at Baldwin Health Center. He retired after 30 years as a crew lead at U.S. Steel Clairton Coke Works. He was a former member of WACC in Wilson and enjoyed flea markets. Born November 27, 1946 in Washington, he was a son of the late Donald and Mary Katherine (Donnley) Crouch. He is survived by his companion, Margaret “Peggy” Jones of West Elizabeth; sons, Gregory (Jill) Crouch of Clairton and Brian (Dana) Crouch of Glassport; grandchildren, Gregory, Samantha, Anthony, Brianna, Angela and Alexis; great-grandson, Damien; also, cousins. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Monday, May 9, 2022 from 3-5 PM. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Verna A. Meyers

May 05, 2022 |

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

Verna A. Meyers, age 84, of West Mifflin, formerly of Elizabeth, passed away on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at Jefferson Hills Rehabilitation and Wellness Center. She was the former proprietor of the family business, Meyers Tavern in Elizabeth. She enjoyed dancing, music, and watching wrestling. Born February 26, 1938 in Saxonburg, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Ehrmentrout) Danik and wife of the late Boyd C. Meyers. She is survived by daughter, Sonja (Darrell) Burroughs of West Mifflin; son, Joseph Danik of Baltimore, MD; grandchildren, Joseph Jr., Paul and Britt Danik, Darrell Burroughs Jr. and Donna James; many great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Lavrich of Russellton; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by siblings, Margaret Savka and Alan, Joseph Jr. and Lester Daanik. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth on Monday, May 9, 2022 from 10 AM to 1 PM. Burial will follow in Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills. Offer condolenes at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Dean William Marsh

May 05, 2022 |

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

Dean William Marsh, 70, of Trafford passed away Wednesday, May 4, 2022. He was born July 13, 1951 in McKeesport and was the son to the late Warren Dean and Catherine E. (Campbell) Marsh. Dean worked for US Steel through an apprenticeship program and worked his way up to a Journeyman Electrician. After, he worked for Prudential as an Investment & Insurance Consultant.

 
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Joseph B. Kubacky

May 05, 2022 |

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

Joseph B. Kubacky, age 81, of North Huntingdon, died May 2, 2022, at AHN Forbes Hospital.  Born April 5, 1941, in Duquesne, he was the son of the late Benjamin and Florence (Hinerman) Kubacky.  
Joseph was a steelworker his whole life and retired from US Steel Duquesne Works.  He was a lover of all animals who once went out to buy an air conditioner and came home with a dog.  He also came across a dying bird and fed and cared for it for a year nursing it back to health.  
Joseph is survived by daughters, Colleen (Jerry) Costello and Traci (Ed Fontanese) Kubacky; grandchildren, Kelly Jean Costello, Jessica Callahan, Judy Callahan, Christopher Callahan, Amanda Solar, Angel Solar, Vanessa Kubacky, Felicia Kubacky, and many great-grandchildren; brother, Benjamin Kubacky; nephew, Greg Kubacky.  
In addition to his parents, Joseph was also preceded in death by children, JoAnn Kubacky, Joseph Kubacky, and Kim Kubacky.  
Arrangements were entrusted to Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory.
A memorial service is to be announced.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com.  
Chris Odasso, Supervisor

 


Ada M. Genito

May 04, 2022 |

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

Ada M. Genito, age 98, formerly of Duquesne, passed away on Wednesday, May 4, 2022.  Born in Duquesne on December 23, 1923, she was the daughter of the late James and Esther (Feretti) Ardiana. Ada was retired from A&P as a cashier, was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish-Holy Name Church and the GFWC Women’s Club of Duquesne, volunteered for Meals on Wheels and the Duquesne-West Mifflin Boys and Girls Club, and worked at Homestead Works of U.S. Steel during World War II. She is the mother of Joseph (fiancé Dixie A. Cianciotti) Genito of Jeannette; grandmother of Kristen (John) Walker and Shelley (Mark) Eberle; great grandmother of Ethan and Dylan Eberle; and sister of the late Beatrice Bedont. There will be no visitation. Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Name Church, Duquesne, on Monday, May 9, 2022, at 10:00 a.m., with Rev. Tony Gargotta, officiating. Arrangements entrusted to the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 412-466-3300, WILLIAM B. SCHLEIFER, SUPERVISOR, WILLIAM BRIAN SCHLEIFER, FUNERAL DIRECTOR.

 


Kenneth I. Pitchford

May 04, 2022 |

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

Kenneth I. Pitchford, age 89, of White Oak, died on Tuesday, May 3, 2022. He was born in McKeesport on July 26, 1932 and is the son of the late William C. and Gladys I. Monk Pitchford. He worked at USX National Tube for many years. He was a firefighter and chief for the former Mon-Yough Fire Department as well as a former chief for the White Oak Volunteer Fire Company #1. He was the last surviving Charter Member of Post 701 - White Oak American Legion and was the Mon-Yough Fire Defense Council Coordinator during the Famous Department Store fire in downtown McKeesport in 1976. He was a life member of the White Oak American Legion, General Smedley D. Butler, Post 701 and a life member of the Rainbow Volunteer Fire Company. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War, where he was a certified firefighter.

 
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Mary J. Sarti

May 04, 2022 |

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

Mary J. Sarti, age 86, of Liberty Borough, died May 3, 2022, at UPMC Forbes Hospital. Born January 25, 1936, in Uniontown, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Anna (Bryner) Baytos and the wife of the late Armand V. "Herman" Sarti.
Mary dedicated her life to taking care of her family. She was a member of Liberty Presbyterian Church. Mary was an avid music lover.
Mary is survived by her son, Joseph (Marilyn) Sarti of Liberty Borough; step-children, Jo Louise (Ken) Sealy of Monessen, Dino (Jane) Sarti of Markelysburg, Kim Sarti of Kennedy Township, Armand (Jackie) Sarti of North Huntingdon, Toni Sarti of Monessen; grandchildren, Anthony (Paige Davis) Sarti and Angelyn (Ronald) Richardson; step-grandchildren, Michael, Dominic and Kristi Sarti; great-grandchildren, Raelyn, Riley, and Ronald Richardson; siblings, Martin (Mary Jane) Baytos of Brunswick, OH and Elizabeth Rose of OH; and many nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents and husband, Mary was also preceded in death by a son, John Baytos and brother, DeWayne Bryner.
Family and friends will be received at Willig Funeral Home & Crematory on Sunday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.  The funeral service will be on Monday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.
Entombment will follow in Jefferson Memorial Park.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com.
Supervisor, Charles Danforth

 


Clarence R. (Butch) Blake Jr.

May 04, 2022 |

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

Clarence R. (Butch) Blake Jr., 86, of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at Forbes Regional Hospital, Monroeville. He was born December 23, 1935, a son of the late Clarence R. and Freeda (Burr) Blake. Prior to his retirement, Butch was an electrician for National Tube Works of USX. He was a "jack-of-all-trades" and mastered them all. He was a champion roller skater and ran the Rainbow Gardens Roller Rink for his parents. Butch was also fond of animals and taking care of them. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Richard Blake; and sister, Natalie (Raymond) Thomas; grand nephews, Robert McDowell and Michael McDowell. He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Nancy (Parizek) Blake; nieces, Linda (Robert) McDowell, Lianne (Ginger Fontaine) Parizek, Lori Anne (Todd) Blake Price; grand nephews, Aiden and Grayson Price; sister-in-law, Virginia; special friends, Melissa and Leianna Vaughan; and special thanks to all the dear friends and neighbors who made Butch's life so happy. Friends will be received from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA 15642. A funeral service will follow at noon. Interment will be private in Unity Cemetery, Unity Township. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Westmoreland County, 106 North Main Street, Greensburg, PA 15601 or any animal shelter of your choice. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


William S. "Bill" Butler

May 04, 2022 |

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

William S. "Bill" Butler, 91, of Greensburg passed away Monday, May 2, 2022. He was born October 5, 1930 in McKeesport and was the son to the late William Thomas and Margaret (McCulley) Butler. A 1951 graduate of McKeesport Vocational School, he became a certified machinist by trade and worked at Teledyne for 30 years before transferring to Kennametal in Latrobe for 10 years. Bill served in the Army during the Korean War and was Honorably Discharged. He was a long time member of the Holy Trinity Church and after closing, he became a member at St. Patrick's Church. On July 22, 1953 Bill married the love of his life, Marlene T. (Buzek) Butler, and passed away just two months shy of their 69th wedding anniversary. Bill was an avid golfer, and bowler and was a part of many leagues through the years. He was also a member of the Croatian Fraternal Lodge #146 and of the 11th Ward Social Club. He was a handyman, always building and "I can fix it" was his answer to anything that needed done.

 
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Jeffrey J. Hoagland

May 03, 2022 |

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

Jeffrey J. Hoagland, 67, of McKeesport, passed away Monday, May 2, 2022. He was born May 28, 1954 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Glenn and Mary Louise (Lundie) Hoagland. He was a US Navy veteran and a proud 1972 graduate of McKeesport High School. Jeffrey graduated from CCAC South in West Mifflin and went on to work in The Coronary Care Unit and later as a Health Care Expeditor for UPMC Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh.  He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Debra A. (Gobel) Hoagland, sons, Christopher (Stephanie) Hoagland of Export, Jeremy Hoagland, and Joseph Hoagland both of McKeesport, a granddaughter, sisters, Marcia (Joe) Lust and Joy (Shawn) Bilak, as well as aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Mark Hoagland and sister, Barbara King. Friends are welcome on Thursday, May 5, 2022, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 1638 Lincoln Way, White Oak (412) 672-6322 Troy J. Gilbert, Director.  A Blessing Service will be held in the funeral home chapel following visitation at 4:00 pm with Deacon Dale DiSanto, officiating.  Condolences may be made at GilbertFuneralHomeandCrematory.com

 


Nancy L. Dworek

May 03, 2022 |

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

Nancy Dworek, beloved child of our heavenly father, has gone home to be with the Lord. She passed to her eternal life peacefully, surrounded by her loving family. Her greatest accomplishment was the legacy of love she leaves behind. She was a kind and compassionate individual who showed her family what strength and perseverance looked like. She was a giving and generous person who always helped others in need. Nancy had a gift of making everyone around her feel welcomed, appreciated and loved. She had a sense of humor and a smile that would light up the room. Being around her was like being in the presence of sunshine. Nancy was an incredible woman who touched the lives of so many people around her. She will be deeply missed and will be remembered today and every day. She was preceded in death by her loving parents, Lysle Williams, and Eve and Michael Francetic, and brother, Dennis Williams. She is survived by her loving children, Colleen Dworek, Cole (Jodi) Dworek and Paul Dworek; grandchildren, Ashley (Andy) Shinsky, Amber (Christopher) Haupt and Katie (Gavin) Sikorski; great-grandson, Andrew Shinsky; brother, Lylse (Pam) Williams; sister Gerrie Dreer; also, nieces and nephews, who will all miss her immensely. She is at peace now with her loved ones in heaven and will be watching over those she leaves behind. She will be interred at Round Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Mary G. Szabo

May 03, 2022 |

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

  Mary G. Szabo, 102, of West Mifflin, died May 3, 2022.  She is the daughter of the late Stephen and Mary (Lorincz) Rinkacs and wife of the late Elmer Szabo.  She is survived by her son Gerald (the late Ruth) Szabo; daughters Mary Ann (Robert) Kameg, Norma (the late Edward) Schueler and Cheryl (Tim) McCall; grandchildren Ryan Kameg, Kirstyn Burgert, Brandon Kameg, Ashley Gavlik, Adam Schueler, Tim McCall, Callon McCall and Kaitlyn Jordon; 14 Great Grandchildren and nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her sisters Anna Thomas and Julia Rathi and brother Joseph Rinkacs.  Mary was a former member of St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church and a member of St. Thomas of the Apostle Parish.  Friends received Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne on Thurs. from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8.  A funeral mass will be held Fri. 10:00 am at Holy Name Church.  Interment following St. Joseph Cemetery.

 


Kenneth Raymond Youngerman

May 03, 2022 |

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

Kenneth Raymond Youngerman, 50, of N. Huntingdon, passed away Sunday, May 1, 2022 at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital.  He was born June 5, 1971 in McKeesport, a son of Hilda (Brown) Youngerman and the late Kenneth Youngerman.  Kenneth worked as a plumber and was a graduate of Norwin Sr. High School and a member of St. Agnes.  In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his sister, Lisa Ann.  He is survived by his sisters, Jennifer and Amy Youngerman.  Friends will be received from 3-7 p.m. on Thursday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  15642.  A blessing service will take place at 6:30 p.m  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Pastor Walter E. Patton, Jr.

May 02, 2022 |

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

Pastor Walter E. Patton, Jr., age 97, of Glassport, died April 27, 2022, at the Southwestern Veterans Center.  Born September 19, 1924, in Versailles Twp., he was the son of the late Walter E. and Johanna (Hamilton) Patton and husband of the late Margaret (McRae) Patton for 74 years.  Walter was a retired United Methodist minister.  Over the years, he served the Lord and his people in many communities, including Verona, Coalport, Irvona, Glen Hope, Homestead, Highland Grove, Whitaker, and Glassport.  Walter was a certified P.I.A.A. baseball umpire and football official and officiated many games throughout western Pennsylvania.  He umpired Little League, Prep League, American Legion, and Daily News games, as well as fast and slow-pitch softball games.  Volunteering and giving back to others was a fundamental mission for Walter.  He was a docent at the Heinz History Center, an usher at the Benedum, and delivered Meals on Wheels up until he was 90 years old. He raised money and supported causes very important to him in Uganda.  Walter retired as a rigger after 36 years of employment with US Steel National Works.  A U.S. Army Corps Veteran, he served on the Island of Trinidad, England, and France.  Walter was a proud 1942 graduate of McKeesport High School.

 
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George Michael Perkosky

May 02, 2022 |

By Administrator | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

George Michael Perkosky, age 79, of Hampton, passed away on April 27, 2022. Son of George and Veronica (Stitt) Perkosky. Survived by his wife, Mary Ann (Gregory), sons, John (Laura) and Jeff, and grandchildren, Lexy and Owen. Also survived by his sisters, Frances and Mary Lynn and numerous nieces and nephews. Georgie to his sisters and wife, he grew up an East McKeesport kid that provided him with many lifelong friendships. George served in the Army, used the GI bill to help get his degrees from Pitt and spent his career as a counselor for the VA. He was a staunch Democrat, a voracious reader and a wordsmith extraordinaire. He was a long-time coach of his sons’ baseball, wrestling and football teams. George’s family was his world, and we could not have asked for a better husband, father and grandfather. He is missed.

 
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Dorothy E. (Stone) Burnside

May 02, 2022 |

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

Dorothy E. (Stone) Burnside, age 89, of Irwin, passed away Tuesday, April 26, 2022. She was born June 5, 1932 in Duquesne, a daughter of the late Chester & Harriet Stone.

She was married to Albert L. Burnside, Jr for over 61 years before his passing. In addition to her husband and parents, she is preceded in death by sister Harriet Larson, and brothers Frederick Stone and George Stone. She is survived by her siblings, Adele Mary Stone of Arroyo Grande, CA and Theodore Stone of Belle Vernon, PA and her children Terry Burnside of Lexington Park, MD, Richard (Debi, at rest) Burnside of Santa Maria, CA, and Ruth Ghrist of Lexington Park, MD; grandchildren Christopher Ghrist of Newville, PA , Tara (Stephen) Facini of Hollywood, MD and Heather (Kevin) Thompson of Henderson, NV; along with 4 great grandchildren Jacob Ghrist, and Juliana, Ilena, and Leland Thompson. She was also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, and her closest cousin, Becky (Rich) Zahren, who visited regularly and helped with her care over the last years. The family is eternally grateful for their love and support.

Dorothy was a long-time teacher’s assistant with the Westmoreland Intermediate Unit #7 before retiring, but before that, she met her beloved husband, Albert “Bud” working at Sears. She was a devoted member of the First United Methodist Church in Irwin where she participated in the choir and church activities and was also active with the Girl Scouts, Eastern Star and White Shrine. She also volunteered at many local events and as the WIU #7 union president for support personnel for several years.

 
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Leonard M. Peklansky

May 02, 2022 |

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

 
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Mary G. “Moomie” Simon

May 01, 2022 |

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

Mary G. “Moomie” Simon, 80 of West Mifflin, formerly of West Mifflin, died May 1, 2022.  She is the daughter of the late George “Judy” and Violet (Obradovich) Belancik.  Mary is survived by her daughter Lisa Simon,  brother Michael Galagaza, George ‘Guj” Belancik and Richard Belancik; sister Debbie Driscoll; also nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her brother Bob Belancik.  Mary was a 1960 graduate of Duquesne High School, worked for Jefferson Hospital/South Hills Health System for 20 years, and Locust Grove Personal Care Home, and a member of Calvary Baptist Church in West Mifflin.  Lisa would like to thank Donna Westerbeck for the loving care she gave to her mother.  Friends received Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne on Tues. from 1 to 8.  A funeral service will be held Wed. 10:00 am in the funeral home.  Interment following Holy Trinity Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Association, Caring Hospice or Locust Grove Nursing Home.

 

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