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Shirley J. "Shirl" (Faith) Verdiglione

July 31, 2022 |

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

Shirley J. “Shirl” (Faith) Verdiglione, age 73, of Duquesne, passed away on Saturday, July 30, 2022, at Jefferson Hospital. Born in Pittsburgh on May 22, 1949, she was the daughter of the late James R. and Harriet L. (Wright) Petrone. She loved her dogs and cats and was a former breeder of Doberman Pinschers. She was the former wife of the late William C. Faith; mother of Melissa (Jesse) Reid of Plum Boro, Chrystal Faith of West Mifflin and Anthony (Candace) Verdiglione of Tennessee; grandmother of Starr (Chris) Demeri; great grandmother of Jaycee Faith Demeri; and longtime friend of Penny Walls of Duquesne. She is also survived by many additional relatives and friends. There are no services or visitation. Arrangements entrusted to the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 15110, 412-466-3300, WILLIAM B. SCHLEIFER, SUPERVISOR, WILLIAM BRIAN SCHLEIFER, FUNERAL DIRECTOR.

 


Sidney J. Goldberg

July 31, 2022 |

By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

Sidney J. Goldberg, 92, of North Versailles died July 30, 2022 at his home.  Born in McKeesport, May 8, 1930, son of the late Edward and Eva Goldberg and husband of the late Judith Smith Goldberg, he is survived by his sister in law, Jeanne Lenhart of Delmont, also by nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his brothers, Leonard M. and Joseph J. Goldberg, brother in law, William J. Smith and sister in law, Janet Adams. He served in the U.S. Army for 17 months in the Far East during the Korean War.  His family was in business in McKeesport from 1906 to 1968, when he and his brother moved to North Versailles and operated Goldberg’s Men’s Clothes until Joseph’s death in 1982.  Mr. Goldberg operated the Gold Bug news mart until his retirement.  He was a member, officer, and board member of the Temple B’nai Israel, and a founder, officer, and board member of M.Y.A.R.C. for 20 years.  At his request, a graveside service will be held Tuesday, August 2, 2022 at 1:00 PM in the Temple B’nai Israel Cemetery with Rabbi Howard Stein officiating.  Hunter Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements.  Contributions may be made to your favorite charity.

 


Ronald Gene Little

July 31, 2022 |

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

Ronald Gene Little, 87, of White Oak, passed away Saturday, July 30, 2022. He was born February 9, 1935 in Glassport and was the son of the late Herbert James little, Sr. and the late Madelyn (Grice) Little. Ron was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, and was a retired salesman for Chem Central. He is survived by his wife, Violet Joan (Fundrella)  Little, son, Dr. Gregory Little of Erie, daughters, Catherine Catanzaro of Greenock and Joell Catanzaro of Port Vue, and nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his sons, Ronald Little, Jr., and Samuel Catanzaro, and brothers, Herbert, Raymond and Larry Little. There is no visitation. Services are private. Arrangements are by 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

 


Robert Denis Wills

July 31, 2022 |

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

Robert Denis Wills, 77, of Mount Vernon, passed away Friday, July 29, 2022. He was born April 30, 1945 in McKeesport and was the son of the late August and Rose (Iouale) Wills. He was a member of Sts. Joachim and Anne Parish in Elizabeth Township, and was also a member of the White Oak American Legion. He played Softball for over 50 years on many area leagues and was a volunteer at the Sisters of the Divine Redeemer in Elizabeth Township. Robert Served in the US Navy during the Vietnam War.

 
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Matthew Glenn Bell

July 31, 2022 |

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

Matthew Glenn Bell, age 27, of Irwin, passed away on July 28, 2022. He was born on August 16, 1994, in Pittsburgh. Matthew is the son of Glenn (Kathleen) Bell and Kimberly (Richard) Zanella Smail.
He grew up in North Versailles, attended East Allegheny, and graduated from Yough High School. Matthew followed his passions, working as an advanced automotive technician at multiple high-end car dealerships in the area and recently began working for U.S. Steel. His greatest joys in life were working on his personal cars, going to the gym, and spending time with his beloved dog Pouncey.

 
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Joyce L. Bailey

July 29, 2022 |

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

Joyce L. (Cottle) Bailey, age 79, of Buena Vista, passed away on Thursday, July 28, 2022 at home. Born July 10, 1943 in Buena Vista, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Bertha Cottle. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Roy Bailey; daughters, Ellen (Ray Moore) Bailey of Buena Vista, Lisa (Jay) Radaker of Monongahela and Heather Bailey of Buena Vista; sons, Roy Bailey, Jr. of Somerset, Matthew (William Goodwin) Bailey of Pittsburgh and Levi Bailey of Buena Vista; grandchildren, Rael Kibe, Devin Bailey, Hunter Moore, Nora Yosko, Logan Radaker and Dillon Yosko; great-grandchildren, Connor and Louisa Kibe; brother, Charles (Pam) Cottle of White Oak; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, John Junn. No visitation or services are planned. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com

 


Anna Marie Day

July 29, 2022 |

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

Anna Marie Day, age 77, of McKeesport, died on Thursday, July 28, 2022. She was born in McKeesport, on December 15, 1944, and is the daughter of the late Oliver James and Elizabeth Knopsynder Warman. She is the wife of the late Ronald Burwell and the late Gerald Day. She was employed as a nurse’s aide for many years, loved word puzzles, crossword puzzles, and going on walks with her dog, Cocoa.

 
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Colleen Marie Yaiser

July 29, 2022 |

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

Colleen Marie (Cooper) Yaiser, age 70, of Clairton, passed away on Wednesday, July 27, 2022 at Allegheny General Hospital. Colleen was a member of Calvary Chapel South Pittsburgh and she was always loving and generous. Her final act of kindness came in the form of organ donation. Born September 6, 1951 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late John and Esther (Poole) Cooper. She is survived by her husband of 27 years, John C. Yaiser; sister, Peggy Cooper of Florida; and brother, Robert (Nancy) Cooper of North Carolina. A funeral service will take place on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 at 2 PM in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth with Pastor Tim Green officiating. Private burial in Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com

 


Raymond T. Opfer

July 29, 2022 |

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

Raymond T. "Terry" Opfer, age 80, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Thursday, July 28, 2022 at Grandview Estates of Elizabeth. An Army veteran and member of the National Guard of Pennsylvania, he retired as an electrician at Eastman Chemical in West Elizabeth and formerly worked as an electrician for US Steel Clairton Works. He was a member of Round Hill Presbyterian Church in Elizabeth Twp. where he was an elder. He spearheaded the founding of the Greater Elizabeth Church Association. He was a member of the Democratic Committee, the Elizabeth Twp. Zoning Board and a life member of Central Volunteer Fire Co., was a former member of Blaine Hill Volunteer Fire Co., and a former Little League baseball coach in Elizabeth Twp. Born April 10, 1942 in Floreffe, he was a son of the late Raymond F. and Elizabeth (Morton) Opfer. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Cynthia J. (Salzer) Opfer; daughter, Tina (Jim) Paquette of West Palm Beach, FL; sons, James (Cindy) Opfer of Elizabeth, Tim (Rose) Opfer of West Palm Beach, FL and Shawn (Shanna) Opfer of Elizabeth Twp.; grandchildren, Jayme Opfer, Andrew "AJ" (Bree) Opfer, Brendan Opfer, Jesse Opfer and Elizabeth Opfer; brother, David (Dorothy) Opfer of Washington, PA; aunt, Betty Morton of Monongahela; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brother, Gene Opfer. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Monday, August 1, 2022 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. A Funeral Service will take place on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 at 10 AM in Round Hill Presbyterian Church with Rev. Dr. D. Matthew Stith officiating. EVERYONE PLEASE MEET AT THE CHURCH. Burial will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Greater Elizabeth Church Association, 2150 Round Hill Church Road, Elizabeth, PA 15037. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


John J. Capane

July 29, 2022 |

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

John J. Capane, age 93 of Clairton, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, July 28, 2022.  Born December 15, 1928 in Clairton, he was a son of the late Vincenzo and Felice (Juliot) Capane.  A US Army Veteran of the Korean War, John was a retired millwright for US Steel's Clairton Works and a member of Triumph of the Holy Cross Parish, St. Clare of Assisi Church, the American Legion Daniel Keffer Post #75, AARP, and SOAR, all of Clairton.  In his spare time, John enjoyed bowling, fishing, going to the casino, and playing the lottery: all while chomping on an ever-present cigar.  Most importantly, he was an amazing and loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, and friend.  He made it a point to not just be a part of his family's lives and activities, but to be present and supportive no matter who was playing any sport or performing any activity.  His family will always picture him there.  Besides his parents, John was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, the late Sara J. (Cortese) Capane, who passed away September 27, 2015, his late son Vincent J. (Linda) Capane, and his brothers Donald, Sam, and Anthony "Moe" Capane.  He is survived by his daughters Sharon (Joe) Drnach and Valerie (Patrick Brophy) Capane, both of Elizabeth Twp.; his grandchildren Johnna (Jim) Donnelly, Jennifer and Jodi Drnach, Brandon Skooglund, Sara (Chad) Riley, Vincent J. Capane, II, and Dante Capane; his great-grandchildren Jiada, JJ, Colton, Wesley, Mabel, Gianni, and Gabriella; his brother James "Juice" (Anna) Capane of Clairton; and his nieces and nephews, especially his special nephew Phil Capane.

 
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Michael R. Cunningham

July 29, 2022 |

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

Michael R. Cunningham, age 46, of McKeesport, died July 27, 2022, at home.  Born December 14, 1975, in McKeesport, he was the son of Glenn and Laurel (Gossman) Cunningham.  
Michael was always a hard worker, sometimes staying overnight at job sites to ensure he was there early and ready to work.  He was proud to be a part of Boilermakers Local 154.  He was skilled on the guitar and drums and also an avid artist.  
In addition to his parents, he is survived by two brothers, Glenn R. Cunningham and Gregory A. Cunningham.  Michael is also survived by many other relatives.  
Arrangements were entrusted to Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory.  
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com.  
Chris Odasso, Supervisor

 


Mary F. Pepe

July 29, 2022 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

 
Mary F. Pepe, 94, of Glassport, died July 28, 2022.  She is the daughter of the late Gust and Magdalene Hapsias and  beloved wife of the late Elmer "Jitts" Pepe.  She is survived by her sons Dr. Gerald (Deborah) Pepe, Dr. Daniel (Lila) Pepe; daughter Madeline (Nick) Zumbo; grandchildren Kristen (Brian) McKinley, Jonathan (Summer) Pepe, Michael (fiance Maddy Taccone) Zumbo, Jacquelyn (Ryan) Alderson and Alyssa Pepe; great grandchildren Parker and Peyton Pepe; also nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her brother Gus Hapsias.  Mary was a talented seamstress, a cafeteria worker for South Allegheny and a member of St. Joachim and Anne Parish.  She was a great cook, skilled baker but her most cherished title was that of mom and grandmother.  Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport on Mon. from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8.  A funeral mass will be held Tues. 10:00 am at Queen of the Rosary Church with Father Miroslaus Wojcicki.  Interment following New St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to either Commonwealth Hospice, 4955 Steubenville Pike, Suite 125, Pittsburgh Pa 15205 or Atrias Senior Living South Hills, 5300 Clairton Blvd., Pittsburgh Pa 15236.
 


Krystyna S. Kozaczka

July 29, 2022 |

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

Krystyna S. Kozaczka, 67, of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, July 27, 2022 at UMPC East.  She was born March 8, 1955 in Poland, a daughter of the late Franek and Zdislawa Kozaczka. Krystyna worked in Human Resources for Family Services of Western PA.  She enjoyed traveling, cooking, gardening, landscaping and spending time with her grandchildren.  She is survived by her son, Rafal Czechowski; daughter, Agnieszka Czechowski; brother, Roman Kozaczka; grandchildren, Julian, Isabela, Jade and Holder.  There will be no visitation.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.  Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  15642.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Lizabeth M. Stevenson

July 29, 2022 |

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

Lizabeth M. Stevenson, 91, of West Mifflin, entered into eternal life peacefully on Wednesday, July 27, 2022, in Promedica Peters Twp. Born in Duquesne, January 8, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Anna (Semko) Topolyan Sr. Mrs. Stevenson was a homemaker, a lifelong member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Duquesne, of St.Thomas the Apostle Parish, she was a former member of the former Confraternity of Christian Mothers, she loved going to the casino and never missed an episode of Jeopardy. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert S. Stevenson, she is survived by her loving children, Linda (Patrick) Sopher, Lisa A. Stevenson, and Robert J. Stevenson, two grandchildren, Stephen P. Sopher and Heather C. Sopher, a niece and cousins. In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by a son, Gary Stevenson, six brothers, George, Michael, Paul, John, Stephen, and Joseph Topolyan, and a sister, Anna Kopolka.

Family and friends are invited to celebrate Mrs. Stevenson's life at a mass of Christian burial on Monday, August 1, 2022, at 11 A.M. in St. Joseph Church, Grant Ave, Duquesne, with Rev. Daniel Sweeney as celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, West Mifflin. Family request memorial contributions to St. Thomas the Apostle Parish:  363 West 11th Avenue Extension Homestead, PA  15120. Funeral arrangements and services are entrusted to the William S. Skovranko Memorial Home, Inc. Duquesne.

 
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George W. Croushore II

July 28, 2022 |

By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

George W. Croushore, 75, of White Oak, died Wednesday, July 27, 2022, at his residence in Redstone Highlands North Huntingdon Senior Living Campus.  Born in Greensburg, July 11, 1947, he was the son of the late Jack T. Croushore, and Emma Jane (Hunter) Croushore. His late wife, Bernice Bohn Croushore, passed in 2020.  He is survived by two daughters; Jennifer (Gary) Schafer of Jefferson Hills and Rebecca (Phillip) Cicco of North Huntingdon; four grandchildren; his brother Jack (Linda) Croushore of White Oak; brother-in-law Earl Bohn of Ben Avon; and sister-in-law Helen Amanda Bohn of North Huntingdon. The family is having a private viewing at Hunter’s Funeral Home on Monday, August 1, 2022 at 10am, with interment to follow at St. Clair Cemetery, Greensburg.  A memorial service for George will be held on Saturday, August 6, 2022, at 2pm at McKeesport Presbyterian Church, 1510 Versailles Ave., McKeesport, PA  15132 with the Rev. Michael Stanton officiating.  George donated much of his life to helping others.  He was an active member of McKeesport Presbyterian Church, on both Session and Finance committees, and part of the Men's Association.  A graduate of Waynesburg University, George spent over 35 years of his accounting career with the Consolidated Natural Gas Company (PNG).  He spent many years working as a loan officer for the Consolidated Federal Credit Union.  He was a member of the White Oak Borough and Municipal Authorities, serving his local community as a Board Member.  He was an avid historian, and loved reading, specifically the largest history books he could find.  He had a natural green thumb and was able to nurse any plant back to life. He took pride in his vegetable garden each year, and carried that joy with him to Redstone, starting a garden club.  He lent his support to anyone in need, whether it was a heartfelt discussion, or a helping hand.  Family and friends  loved him deeply and grieve his loss, but know he is at peace and reunited with his beloved wife Bernice.  The family suggests contributions in his honor to McKeesport Presbyterian Church, 1510 Versailles Avenue, McKeesport, PA  15132.

 


Michael Fodella Jr.

July 28, 2022 |

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

Michael "Mickey" Fodella Jr., age 91, of Blaine Hill, passed away on Thursday, July 28, 2022 at Grandview Estates. He was Navy veteran serving during the Korean War and retired as a project engineer for Danieli Corporation in Pittsburgh. He was a member of Ascension of Our Lord Byzantine Catholic Church in Clairton, a life-long member of Blaine Hill Volunteer Fire Company and a member of the Clairton American Legion Daniel Keffer Post 75. He always enjoyed a good conversation and loved his little buddies. Born December 17, 1930 in Clairton, he was a son of the late Michael Fodella Sr. and the late Mary (Hemenic) Fodella. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Wilma (Walters) Fodella; daughter, Tamara Indyk of Elizabeth Twp.; sons, Michael (Kelly) Fodella of Elizabeth and John (June) Fodella of Blaine Hill; grandchildren, Leanna and Shane Indyk, Michael and Jaime Fodella, Jenna and Jasmine Fodella; sister, Audrey (Kenneth) Pavlack of Oak Hill; beloved dog, Maggie; also, nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Sunday, July 31, 2022 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM with a Parastas at 7 p.m. A Panachida Service will be Monday, August 1, 2022 at 9:15 AM in the funeral home, followed by a Funeral Liturgy at 10 AM at Ascension of Our Lord Byzantine Catholic Church with Father Ivan Mina officiating. Burial will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Wayne A. Kostelnik

July 28, 2022 |

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

Wayne A. Kostelnik, 78, of West Mifflin, died July 27, 2022.  He is the son of the late Albert and Bertha (Hufnagle) Kostelnik.  He is survived by his beloved wife Virginia “Ginny” (Kollar) Kostelnik; daughter Dawn (David) Kuchma; son David Kostelnik; grandchildren Taylor, Matthew and Julia; son-in-law Nick Kurimsky; also nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his daughter Debie Kurimsky and brother Ronald Kostelnik.  Wayne was retired from US Steel Homestead Works and Riverview Homes.  He was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish and served in the US Army.  Friends received Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne on Sun. from 2 to 8.  A funeral blessing will be held Mon. 10:00 am in the funeral home.  Interment following St. Hedwig Cemetery.

 


Frederick E. Zoerb

July 28, 2022 |

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

Frederick E. Zoerb, 90, of Irwin, formerly of Somerset, passed into our Lord’s merciful and healing embrace on July 26, 2022. Born on May 1, 1932 to Frederick W. and Margaret E. (Voelker) Zoerb. Fred was a graduate of McKeesport High School, a veteran of the Korean War, an employee of Duquesne Light during which his long tenure culminated in the managerial position before retirement. Fred was predeceased by his sister, Marion J. Lloyd; son, Dale A. Zoerb; wife of 51 years, Mary Ellen (Nordin) and his second wife of 15 years, Florence (Spano). Fred lived life to the fullest enjoying all aspects of shooting including hunting, targets, and reloading. He spent years raising and racing pigeons. He worked hard to earn a license to pilot small aircraft. In retirement, Fred fulfilled a lifelong dream of operating his own small farm including livestock, hayfields, Kubota equipment and a huge barn. As he aged, Fred became quite the wordsmith and was published by a number of magazines including Game News & Reminise, as well as by several newspapers. Fred took great joy in crafting personal limericks for family and friends. Frederick is survived by his son, Fred A. Zoerb; and his daughter, Deborah A. Weeks, “Dotter”. Fred was a unique, often humorous, grandfather who enjoyed many special activities and adventures with James Zeminiski, “James Arfer” (Sarah) and Jonathan Zeminski, “Yunco” (Kristen) who lovingly nicknamed him “Fezziwig” and “Pappapio”. He was a caring and thoughtful Pappap to Peter Weeks, “The Esquire” (Kristy) and to his one and only granddaughter, Angela Weeks, “Angela Mia”. Because Fred was blessed with many long and healthy years, he was able to share time with and chuckle over the personalities and shenanigans of his five great-grandchildren, Carter, Izzy, Elijah, Wyatt and Chloe. Fred will be deeply missed by all who ever experienced the pleasure of his company (including conversations with his limited Japanese learned while in the service), be it family or friends. Because Fred had a special place in his heart for Norwin Area Meals on Wheels, donations to that helpful organization, in lieu of flowers, may be made. A private family service was held at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home before interment in Jefferson Memorial Cemetery. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Patrice M. Moody

July 28, 2022 |

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

Patrice M. Moody, 68, of North Huntingdon, passed away Thursday, July 28, 2022 at Forbes Regional Hospital.  She was born March 11, 1954 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Ralph and Helen (Baldauf) Raber.  Prior to her retirement, Patrice was a secretary for Dowling Insurance Company and was a member of Norwin Christian Church.  She enjoyed attending Bible study and riding her horse, Jody.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Moody.  She is survived by her sons, John Moody (Jenn), Brian Moody and his wife, Molly; brother, James Raber; sister, Linda (Frank) Raczkiewicz; grandchildren, Cora, Isaac, Adalind, Hudson and Raelynn.  Friends will be received from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. on Sunday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  15642.  A funeral service will be held on Monday at a time 10 a.m in the funeral home chapel.  Interment to follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


William B. Orbin

July 28, 2022 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

William B. Orbin, 60, of Glassport died July 27, 2022.  He is survived by his wife Julie Orbin, daughter Bethany Jackna; grandchildren Angel Marie, Sean and Tessa; also brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews.  Funeral arrangements by Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home to help cover the funeral expenses.

 


Leslie Pamela Kovalick

July 27, 2022 |

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

Leslie Pamela Kovalick, age 63, of White Oak died on Wednesday, July 27, 2022. She was born in Braddock on June 7, 1959 and is the daughter of the late Robert Frank and Iris Margarita Pachere Hobbs. Leslie was employed at PNC Bank as an operations analyst for many years. She was a fun-loving person, loved to laugh, and travel to various locations. Leslie was very meticulous about keeping her house tidy on both the inside and outside.

 
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Dwane L. Mack

July 27, 2022 |

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

Dwane L. Mack, age 68, of McKeesport, died July 23, 2022, at home.  Born May 10, 1954, in Pittsburgh, he was the son of the late John and Mercedes (Bennett) Mack and was the husband of the late Gwendolyn Mack and partner of Toni Vining for 29 years.  Dwane served his country with the United States Marine Corps.  He was an avid fisherman who frequented Indian Lake or the Monongahela River.

 
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Barbara A. Sobel

July 26, 2022 |

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

Barbara A. Sobel, age 67, of New Stanton, died on Monday, July 25, 2022. She was born in Seoul, South Korea on August 5, 1954 and is the daughter of the late Olav and Mimmie Chun Crone-Aamot. She loved to knit, was very passionate about cooking and her garden. She also loved all animals, especially cats. She was a very caring person and always wanted to help others in need. She was extremely passionate about giving care to others, either with a warm meal or a place to stay.

 
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Phillip A. Lazzaro

July 26, 2022 |

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

Phillip A. Lazzaro, 72 of  Forest Hills died July 24, 2022 at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Oakland. He was born January 16, 1950 in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Joseph and Catherine Ossler Lazzaro. Phillip was an entrepreneur in the food and restaurant industry. He enjoyed playing pool, food, cooking, entertaining, cards, bowling, travel, but most especially spending time with his family. He served our country in the U.S. Air Force during the war in Vietnam.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Anthony "Opie" Lazzaro . He is survived by his beloved wife, Dolores, two daughters, Natalie Lockhart and her husband Logan, Stephanie Adeniran and her husband Olamilekan, three brothers, Michael, Stephen (Janet), Richard (Adrienne) Lazzaro, three sisters, Joann and Patricia Lazzaro, Mary Beth Kernan (Timothy), one grandchild, Samson Adeniran.  Visitation will be held Sunday from 3-7 P.M. and a funeral service will be held at 7 P.M in the funeral home chapel.  Military Honors will be held at 1:30 P.M. Monday at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies. Arrangements by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Dorothy Mae Debrason

July 26, 2022 |

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

The last of the four beautiful Milburn sisters has been called home by our Heavenly Father. Dorothy Mae Debrason passed away peacefully in the Lawrenceville neighborhood of Pittsburgh on July 22, 2022.
Born June 20, 1931, in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of the late Milton Homer and Dolores Regina (nee Dore) Milburn and the wife of the late Lewis Debrason.
Dorothy leaves behind her son, William Ray Debrason and wife Margaret, her daughter, Dolores Regina Adair and husband Michael; granddaughters, Elizabeth Grace Ward and husband Robert, Victoria Mae Debrason, Mary Ann Lehman and husband Daniel, and Billie Kathryn Debrason-Perez and husband Alfonso, Indea Leah Adair and fiancee Lindsay Fischetti; grandsons, Zachary Michael Proskin and Michael Lee Adair Jr and wife Rachel; great-grandchildren, Sara, Evelyn, Jocelyn, McKayla, Lauralyn, Rayanne, Janelle, Valerie, Hayden, Matthew, Adriana, Jonathan and Julie and all of her beloved nieces, nephews, and cousins.

 
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Dawn Lynn Yauch

July 26, 2022 |

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

Dawn Lynn Yauch, 74 of West Mifflin and McKeesport went to heaven on July 24, 2022.  She was born Nov. 24, 1947 in McKeesport.  Daughter of the late LaVerna and William Watson.  She was a graduate of West Mifflin North High School and Pittsburgh Beauty Academy.  Previously employed by Styles by Santone for many years and was a member of the Homeville Christian Church in West Mifflin.  Dawn was an 11 year transplant survivor.  She is survived by her son Joshauh William Yauch of Fort Lauderdale, FL; sister Cheryl Watson Vandall of North Huntingdon; nephews Jeffrey (Rebecca) Vandall with sons Will and Ben of Arlington, VA and Todd (Barbara) Vandall with sons Finn and Leo of Graz, Austria.  Funeral arrangements by Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne.  A memorial service will be held on Aug. 13, 2022 at Noon with a repast to follow at the Homeville Christian Church in West Mifflin.  Memory contributions may be made to Homeville Christian Church in her memory.

 


Ellis Mae Stonecipher

July 26, 2022 |

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

Ellis Mae Stonecipher, age 85 of North Huntingdon died July 25, 2022 at home. She was born July 19, 1937 in Woodland, Mississippi, a daughter of the late Frank and Martha Wofford Darby. Prior to her retirement, Ellis was the public service director for Turtle Creek Council of Government. She enjoyed painting with oils and pastels, and    jewelry making. Ellis attended Oakridge High School and graduated from Clinton High School. She was preceded in death by her husband Nathan K. in 2018. She is survived by her son, Robert Russell and his wife Sherri, a daughter, Martha Gold and her husband Andrew, 4 grandchildren, Lauren Ludovicy (Paul), Lindsay Penn, Nathan and Rachel Stonecipher, great grandchild  Judith Corvina. Services will be held at a later date in Oliver Springs, Tennessee. Memorials may be made to the Oliver Springs Historical Society. James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon in charge of arrangements. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Dr. Richard E. Schwirian

July 25, 2022 |

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

Dr. Richard E. Schwirian, age 83, of Pleasant Hills, passed away on Monday, July 25, 2022 at Jefferson Hospital. He was a retired nuclear engineer for Westinghouse Nuclear Center in Cranberry Twp. He was a 1959 graduate of Washington & Jefferson College, a 1961 graduate of Carnegie Institute of Technology, a 1964 graduate of Case Institute of Technology and a 1968 graduate of Case Western Reserve University. He was an avid actor and singer in little theater, a published historical novelist, and enjoyed outdoor sports and activities. Born September 23, 1938 in Elizabeth, he was a son of the late Richard E. and Mary Irene (Patton) Schwirian. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Lydia J. "Jo" (Yanderly) Schwirian; daughters, Tami Licht of Pleasant Hills, Letti (Dean) DeSantis of Pleasant Hills and Stefani (Steve) Kowalski of Ross Twp.; grandchildren, Jonathan (Elise) Licht, Dr. Steven (Melissa) Licht, DJ (Paige Gardner) DeSantis, Dante DeSantis, Dana DeSantis and Sam (Naomi Mullins) Kowalski; sisters, Patti Meehleib, Sandi (Tom) Toth and Suzi Kenders; brother, Larry (Caroline) Schwirian; also, nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth on Friday, July 29, 2022 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. A Funeral Service will take place on Saturday, July 30, 2022 at 10 AM in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Mark Whitsel officiating. Burial will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson Foundation of Western PA, 575 Lincoln Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15202. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com

 


Rudolph C. Sallinger

July 25, 2022 |

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

Rudolph C. Sallinger, age 92, of North Huntingdon, formerly of White Oak, passed away on Sunday, July 24, 2022 at home. A Korean War Army veteran, he retired as a plant foreman for Kennametal in North Huntingdon. He was a member of the White Oak VFW and enjoyed volunteering at the Rose Garden in Renziehausen Park in McKeesport. Born November 13, 1929 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Rudolph E. and Marie (Waneck) Sallinger and husband of the late Pauline (Ehrenfeld) Sallinger. He is survived by his sons, David C. (Mary Beth) Sallinger of Penn Hills and Steven E. (Mimi) Sallinger of North Huntingdon; granddaughter, Dr. Elizabeth Sallinger; grandson, Nicholas (Gabriella) Sallinger; stepdaughter, Darla (Gary) Pirillo of Sutersville; stepson, Maynard Ehrenfeld of Texas; step-grandchildren, Justin (Gianna) Pirillo, Jenna (Dale) Hutchinson and Rod (Erin) Ehrenfeld; daughter-in-law, Michelle Rivas of Springfield, IL; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Isabelle (O’Hare) Sallinger, and son, Richard A. Sallinger. No visitation is planned. Private interment will be in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. Memorial contributions may be made to the Rose Garden at Renziehausen Park, 1400 Pinoak Drive, McKeesport, PA 15132. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Robert "Bob" Braun

July 25, 2022 |

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

Robert "Bob" Braun, 82, of White Oak, passed away Sunday, July 24, 2022. He was born on Crawford Street in Duquesne on November 25, 1939 and is the son of the late George M. and Emma (Padjen) Braun. His family moved to Elizabeth Township when he was eight years old. Bob married the late Marian (Markovic) Braun on May 9, 1975. His first job was a parking lot attendant for Balsamo's. Along with his father George; he operated a gas station on Walnut Street in McKeesport, while they each had other jobs. Bob was at Christy Park Mill and his father was at Duquesne U.S. Steel Mill. He also worked at Edgar Thompson Steel Mill from which he retired. He was the go to man if you needed anything done, he was always willing to help. Bob belonged to the Eleventh Ward Club in Christy Park and the Croation Fraternal Union of Versailles. He may have been raised in Elizabeth Township, but he spent a lot of time in McKeesport where he had many friends, even the McKeesport police. He loved to tell stories of his life in McKeesport while keeping those in his presence laughing. He had a good recollection of his life.

 
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Albert J. Siler, Jr.

July 25, 2022 |

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

Albert J. Siler, Jr., age 93 of West Mifflin, passed away on Saturday, July 23, 2022 in Jefferson Hospital.  Born August 30, 1928, he was a son of the late Albert J. Siler, Sr. and Ellen V. (McGowan) Siler.  A member of Triumph of the Holy Cross Parish - Holy Spirit Church in West Mifflin, Albert worked at US Steel's Homestead Works, was a US Army Veteran of the Korean War, and was a member of the AARP Chapter #1612 in Clairton.  He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years Suzanne (Harrigan) Siler; his sons Daniel (Nadine) Siler of Claridge and David (Maryann) Siler of St. John's, FL; his daughters Linda  (James) Wolfe of Moon Twp., Karen (Thomas) Welfer of Robinson Twp., and Kristin (John) Selnekovic of Robinson Twp.; his six grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren; his sisters and brothers, Rose M. (James) Sedley of Mt. Lebanon, James (Sylvia) Siler of West Mifflin, Margaret (Stephen) Koget of Monongahela, Rita Katherine (Gerard) McElhinny of Pleasant Hills, Regina (Nicholas) Botti of West Mifflin, Theresa Ann Tatrai of Bethel Park; his sister-in-law Marian Siler; and also many nieces and nephews.  Besides his parents, Albert was preceded in death by his siblings Josephine Maloy, Elizabeth Cekala, Vincent Siler, Agnes Pasky, Francis Siler, and Patrick Siler.

 
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Jerrel Casey Barnes

July 24, 2022 |

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

Jerrel D. Casey Barnes, age 25, of Pittsburgh, died July 21, 2022, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital. Born September 21, 1996, in Pittsburgh, he was the son of Bruce Barnes and Janell Casey.
Jerrel enjoyed drawing, watching anime, playing video games, and listening to Christian rock. He also took photos of buses and had a bus fanning YouTube channel. Jerrel was looking forward to attending CCAC in the fall to pursue a degree in graphic design.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his brothers, Kirklan and Bruce and his sister, Llenaj, and adopted brother, Ricky Rivers; maternal grandmother, Harriet Casey; paternal grandmother, Yevette Barnes; Uncles, Jermaine and Jerrel Casey, John Johnson, and Tom and Andre Barnes and a host of cousins, family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Curtis Casey, and paternal grandfather, Thomas Barnes.
Family and friends may be received at Willig Funeral Home & Crematory on Tuesday, July 26, 2022, from noon until the memorial service at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com
Supervisor, Charles Danforth

 


Anna Marie (Ross) Fearon

July 23, 2022 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Alfieri Funeral Home

Anna Marie (Ross) Fearon peacefully passed on Wednesday, July 13, 2022, at the age of 57; after a courageous 3-year battle with cancer, and with her loving family at her side. Anna Marie was the devoted wife of Dan Fearon. Loving mother of John (Amber) Savinda, Tabatha (Matthew) Savinda, and Samantha (Robbert) Sanner; adoring Nana of Damian, Caden, Izzy, Camryn, Levi, Dakota and Mackenzie.

Anna Marie is also survived by siblings, Martin (Anna Marie) Ross, Dorothy (Ron) Guidas, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in passing by her mother, Margaret (Caldwell) Ross, brother, Ricky Ross, and sister, Sandra Ross.

Anna Marie adored her 7 grandchildren. She loved people and spread sunshine wherever she went.

 
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Doris Jane McClymont Walker

July 23, 2022 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Obituary

Doris Jane McClymont Walker of Goshen, Kentucky, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend, died peacefully in her home on July 20, 2022. She was preceded in death by her loving and devoted husband of fifty- two years, P. Duane ("Dewey") Walker, and her dear and only sibling, Edna Mae Hannen.

Doris was born in Coulter, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania on December 17,1931, to the late Richard and Lillian Lyons McClymont. She very much identified with being "a little girl of the 30's," with her strong sense of values and her very frugal ways. Upon graduating from McKeesport High School in 1949, Doris became a legal secretary. (She held treasured, lifelong memories of all the years she spent running to catch the train from her sleepy little coal mining town of Coulter, into downtown McKeesport for school and work.) It was while working as a legal secretary that she met Dewey, and they married in 1959.

As Doris and Dewey started their family, there were significant moves for Dewey's career. All the while, Doris filled the role as primary caregiver to their three children, yet still found time for volunteerism: teaching Sunday school, using her secretarial skills to type large print reading materials for the visually impaired and also learning Braille. Years later, Doris discovered her love for painting and became a decades-long student at the Schrodt Art Studio in Louisville, completing many vibrant and beautiful oil paintings. She was so pleasantly surprised and honored the year she won a blue ribbon at one of the Studio's Art Shows!

 
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Regina E. (Leonard) Haxel

July 23, 2022 |

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

Regina E. (Leonard) Haxel, age 91, of Irwin, passed away Thursday, July 21, 2022. She was born October 5, 1930 in Paintertown, the daughter of the late William and Regina Leonard. She was a long-time member of the First Presbyterian Church in Irwin where she served as a deacon, sang in the choir and participated in the Stephen Ministry to help people that experienced a loss. She worked for a number of companies during her career including G.C. Murphy Company, A&M Foodland, Truxal Trucking and RCS Laundromat. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brothers Robert, John “Jack”, Bernard, William and Thomas Leonard. She is survived by her daughter Karen Ann (James) Garbart of Monongahela and brothers Richard Leonard of Irwin and Lawrence Leonard of Irwin.

 
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Jt Storm Long

July 22, 2022 |

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

Jt Storm Long, age two months, of McKeesport, died on July 18, 2022. Born May 17, 2022, in Pittsburgh, he was the son of James H. and Kc (Gatchie) Long, Jr. 

During his short time here on Earth, Jt touched many lives and was loved deeply by his family. His life was a brief gift to us; he will always be remembered as our "Special Angel."

 
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Forrest Leonard Trasp

July 22, 2022 |

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

Forrest Leonard Trasp, age 76, of Russellton, PA, died on Tuesday, July 19, 2022. He was born in McKeesport on December 2, 1945 and is the son of the late John Francis and Myrtle Mae Berga Trasp. He loved listening to music, going to the mall, and watching animated TV shows and movies.

 
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Kenneth Katrick

July 22, 2022 |

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

Kenneth Katrick, age 88, of Port Vue, died July 22, 2022, at Allegheny General Hospital.  Born November 5, 1933, in Port Vue, he was the son of the late Michael and Susan (Laboda) Katrick and the beloved husband of Jean (Palesko) Katrick for 66 years.  As an adult, Kenneth, with the help of his wife, tirelessly helped put him through night school to obtain his college degree.  He would go on to work for U.S. Steel as a mechanical engineer.

 
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Daniel "Dan" Pacich

July 22, 2022 |

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

Daniel "Dan" Pacich, 79, of Clairton passed away early Thursday morning, July 21, 2022. He was born February 5, 1943 in Clairton and is the son of the late Louis and Francis (Olesky) Pacich.  He was a member of the former St. Mary Serbian Orthodox Church in Clairton before closing their doors, and also a member of The American Legion, Post 75 in Clairton. Dan worked as an Iron Worker and eventually retired after 25 years, giving him a lifetime membership with Local #3. Now a veteran, he also served in the United States Army where he was a Private Driver for their General and was awarded the Sharpshooter Rifle Medal.

 
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Judy M. Johnson

July 22, 2022 |

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

Judy M. Johnson, age 57, of Forward Twp., passed away on Thursday, July 21, 2022 at Jefferson Hills Rehabilitation and Wellness Center. She was a former employee for Headstart in Elizabeth. She was a former member of St. Joachim and Anne Parish, St. Michael Church in Elizabeth Twp., a member of the Daughters of the America Revolution, a former seamstress, and a friend to anyone she met. Born November 4, 1964 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Robert F. Barrett Sr. and the late Patricia (Hurlbut) Barrett. She is survived by her husband of nine years, Scott A. Johnson; children, Joe (Rachael) Jenkins of Detroit, MI and Jessica Jenkins of Elizabeth; stepchildren, Kevin Johnson of Forward Twp. and Kerisa (Jim) Lewis of Forward Twp.; grandchildren, Dan, Don and Jordan; step-grandchildren, Jaelynn, Teagan and Jimmy; canine companion, Hunter; sibllings, Patty Lou (Bruce) Knabenschuh of Elizabeth, Nancy Schwer of Munhall, Bobby (Linda) Barrett of Forward Twp., Karen (Lawrence) Bennett of Forward Twp. and Kenny (Joyce) Barrett of Bethel Park; sister-in-law, Sandy Barrett of Jefferson Hills; brother-in-law, Rob Johnson of Elizabeth; also, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

 
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Michael L. Faccenda Jr.

July 22, 2022 |

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

Michael L.. Faccenda Jr., 62, of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, July 20, 2022 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital surrounded by his family. He was born on December 27, 1959 in Pittsburgh, son of Michael (Donna) Faccenda and Rose Marie Esquivel. Michael was a graduate of South Hills Catholic High School Class of 1977 and was a produce manager for Giant Eagle for many years. He served on the Board of Western Westmoreland Municipal Authority and was a former commissioner of North Huntingdon Township. Mike was a member of Pitcairn-Monroeville Sportsmen’s Club and was very involved with the Boy Scouts and served as a leader. He enjoyed spending time with his family and his canine companion, Gracie. He is survived by his wife, Melissa (Miles) Faccenda; sons, Matthew and Michael; daughter Bianca (Dane) Plotner; brother, Nick (Meredith) Faccenda; sister Carmen (Paul) Faccenda-Harshall; and sister Lia Faccenda.

 
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Joanne V. Sinichak

July 21, 2022 |

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

 Joanne V. Sinichak, age 78 of White Oak, formerly of Duquesne, died July 20, 2022.  Born December 31, 1943, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late John and Anna (Zatkovich) Sinichak.  Joanne was a 1961 graduate of Duquesne High School.  She was a member of St. Mary Russian Orthodox Church in McKeesport.  She enjoyed word search puzzles, lunch with friends, and always putting others' needs first. 

 
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Margaret A. Handel

July 21, 2022 |

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

Margaret A. Handel, 82, of White Oak, passed away Wednesday, July 20, 2022. She was born April 20, 1940 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Joseph Hromyak Jr. and the late Catherine (Hook) Hromyak. She was the wife of the late Frederick G. Handel, Sr., who passed away April 17, 2001. She was an active member of Refuge Church in Manor. Reading scripture gave her peace and comfort. Margaret was also a member and former EMT at Greenock Fire Co. in Elizabeth Township, and a Boy Scout Den Mother. She was a graduate of McKeesport High School Class of 1958 and Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing Class of 1960. Margaret was an RN and had retired from Jefferson Hospital after 20 years of service. She previously worked for US Steel Homestead and US Steel Clairton.

 
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Claudia Marie Navaroli

July 21, 2022 |

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

Claudia Marie Navaroli, age 63, of Wilkins Township, formerly of White Oak, died on July 18, 2022. She was born in McKeesport on April 27, 1959 and is the daughter of the late John and Rosemarie Miller Navaroli. She had a very strong faith and prayed daily. She was previously employed at USX National Tube, then later at Sam’s Club performing several jobs including forklift driver and baker. She loved her cats and driving her car while listening to diverse selection of music.

 
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Joshua A. DiLuzio

July 20, 2022 |

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

Joshua A. DiLuzio, age 35, of McKeesport, formerly of Oakdale, CT, died July 16, 2022, at home. Born April 29, 1987, in Norwich, CT, he was the son of Joseph and Suzanne (Curran) DiLuzio.
Josh was a 2005 graduate of Montville High School in Connecticut. He then went to Thiel College and graduated in 2009 with Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. Furthering his education even more, after graduating at Thiel, he enrolled at the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. Growing up in Oakdale, he rose to the rank of Eagle Scout for Troop 60. In high school and college, Josh was involved with the drama club. He had many artistic talents as well and was always creating with his hands. He loved his two dogs London and the late Bella.
In addition to his parents. Josh is survived by a brother, Dominic DiLuzio, of Boston, MA.
Arrangements were entrusted to Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com.
Chris Odasso, Supervisor

 


John F. Kwiecinski

July 20, 2022 |

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

John F. Kwiecinski, age 75, of Baldwin, passed away on Tuesday, July 19, 2022 at Jefferson Hospital. He was an Army Reserve veteran and a retired business analyst for Indspec Chemical Corporation in Pittsburgh. He was a member of Bridge City Church in White Oak where he was a member of the Men's Connection group. He enjoyed traveling and trips to his camp in Pymatuning and being a snowbird in Florida. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Born September 12, 1946 in Pittsburgh, he was a son of the late Harry and Rose (Shebeth) Kwiecinski. He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Jane (Byers)  Kwiecinski; daughters, Connie (John) Lakovic of White Oak and Sally (John Domer) Lasica of Port Vue; son, George F. (Raena) Cullen Jr. of Elizabeth Twp.; grandchildren, Jay (Nicole) Cullen, Justin (Marisa) Cullen, Marissa (Josh) Lakovic, Nicole (Shawn) Lakovic, Alexis (Cary) Lamkin, Nicholas (Giannia) Lasica and Megan (Brenden) Forrester; great-grandchildren, Aubriannia Lasica and Ava Cullen; brother, Paul (Beryl) Kwiecinski of Masillon, OH; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brother, Jim Kwiecinski. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth on Friday, July 22, 2022 from 1 PM until the time of service in the funeral home chapel at 3 PM with Pastor Nick Stephanovic and Pastor Bob Fagan officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Four Gateway Center, 444 Liberty Avenue, Suite 1300, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com

 


Charlotte J. Borland

July 20, 2022 |

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

Charlotte J. Borland, age 79, of Liberty Boro, formerly of Duquesne, passed away on July 20, 2022, at Select Speciality Care-McKeesport. Born in McKeesport on January 1, 1943, she was the daughter of the late John “Hank” and Elizabeth “Betty” (Shimko) Cimbala. Charlotte was a retired secretary for the United Societies of America. She was a former member of the former Holy Name Church, Duquesne and she enjoyed bingo and bus trips to the Casino with friends. She was a caregiver to her brother Johnny, whom she loved very much and was very proud of her one and only granddaughter, Raegan, whom she loved dearly. She was a wonderful woman who would do anything for anyone. She had the most radiant smile and contagious laugh. Charlotte is survived by her daughter Theresa “Terri” (Craig) Gouker of North Huntingdon; granddaughter Raegan Gouker; and siblings,  Edward (late “Bunny”) Cimbala of Glassport, late Carl (Kathy survives) Cimbala of Buena Vista, John Cimbala of Liberty Boro and Marlene (late Elmer) Parker of Liberty Boro. Visitation will be held on Friday, July 22, 2022, from 4-7 p.m., at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 15110, 412-466-3300, WILLIAM B. SCHLEIFER, SUPERVISOR, WILLIAM BRIAN SCHLEIFER, FUNERAL DIRECTOR, where a Blessing Service will be held on Saturday, July 23, 2022, at 9:30 a.m., with Deacon Dan D’Antonio officiating. Burial will follow in Holy Name Cemetery.

 


Dolores A. Ikach-Lefcort

July 20, 2022 |

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

Dolores A. Ikach-Lefcort, 90, of McKeesport passed over on July 19, 2022 surrounded by loved ones. She was born December 19, 1931 in Wilmington, DE and is the daughter of the late Eva Love Butler-Chalfont and Robert Allen Hornick. She leaves a legacy of work-ethic and love that is carried on by five children, nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. She is proceeded in death by husbands Yugoslav Ikach and Edwin “Scotty” Lockhart. She is survived by husband: Alan Lefcort; siblings, Evalee Kunes, Joseph “Barney” Brindza (Claudia), and Joan Smith; children, Linda (Gilbert Palm), Robert Lockhart, Lissa (Jerry Hostomsky), Donna (Robert Maguire), and Yugo (Charmaine Ikach); grandchildren, Mindy Chappell (Jason), Melissa Tibbetts (Jeffrey), Matthew Palm (Michelle), Benjamin Maguire (Giuliana), Edward Charles “Tres” Townsend III, Savannah Ikach, Arwen Ikach, Isaac Ikach, and Isabelle Ikach; great-grandchildren, Abigail Palkovitz (David), Anna Chappell, Elizabeth Tibbetts, Rebecca Tibbetts, Grace Chappell, Victoria Tibbetts, Matthew Palm, and great-great-grandchild Mila Palkovitz.

 
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Cynthia K. (Canova) Giles

July 20, 2022 |

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

Cynthia K. (Canova) Giles, age 64, of Christy Park, passed away on July 14, 2022, at Canterbury Place in Pittsburgh. She was born September 5, 1957, in McKeesport, and was the daughter of the late Salvatore and Virginia Canova, and wife of Michael R. Giles.
Cindy was a home maker who loved her family. She worked with local charities to help those in need.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by four children, Autumn Walsh, of Bethel Park, Joseph Belliconish, of White Oak, Kelli Lee, of Murrysville, and Michael Giles, of McKeesport; six grandchildren, Gabby, Jace, JJ, Miranda, Madelyne, and Montana; brothers, Anthony Canova, of Wexford and Samuel Canova.
The services for Cynthia are private.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com.
Chris Odasso, Supervisor

 


David Glenn Householder

July 20, 2022 |

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

David Glenn Householder, age 75, of Elizabeth, passed away on Tuesday, July 19, 2022 at home. A former mayor of Elizabeth Borough, he was a retired maintenance supervisor for Eastman Chemical Company in West Elizabeth and a member of Stephen Bayard Masonic Lodge No. 526 in Elizabeth. Born October 10, 1946 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late John William and Beverly Wilma (Leach) Householder and husband of the late Joyce (Chapman) Householder. He is survived by sons, Allen David (Ida) Householder of Cranberry Twp. and Charles Andrew Householder of Elizabeth; stepdaughters, Paula Jo Cridge of Carnegie and Terri Lynn Cridge of Salt Lake City, UT; grandchildren, Emma Arwyn Householder and Lachlan Alexander Householder; also, nieces, nephews and aunts. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by brothers, Allen and John Householder. No visitation or services are planned. Memorial contributions may be made to Elizabeth Cemetery Association, PO Box 236, Elizabeth, PA 15037. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Robert Paul Bollinger

July 20, 2022 |

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

Robert Paul Bollinger, 84, of North Huntingdon, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, July 19, 2022 at Allegheny General Hospital.  He was born June 23, 1938, a son of the late Earl and Mary (Maloney) Bollinger.  Prior to his retirement, Bob was a salesman for Kmart and a veteran of the US Army.  He was a member of St. Agnes Church, VFW Post 781 and Norwin Lions Club.  He enjoyed fishing, going to the gym and spending time with his family and grandchildren.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Raymond, Joe and Leo; sister, Joni.  He is survived by his sons, Robert (Rose) Bollinger, David (Maureen) Bollinger; daughters, Carol Giron, Mary Ann Bollinger, Megan (Greg) Bollinger; brother, Jack Bollinger; sisters, Gerry Isher Wood, Patty Painter, Dolores Balogh; grandchildren, Nicole, Heather, Samantha, Jonathan; great-grandchildren, Nevaeh, Urijah, Aiden, Noah and Mason; and former wife, Joyce (Christ) Bollinger.  Friends will be received from 2-8 p.m. on Friday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  15642.  A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday in St. Agnes Church.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Kenneth J. Petruska

July 19, 2022 |

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

Kenneth J. Petruska, age 80, of West Mifflin, passed away on July 18, 2022 at Jefferson Hospital. Born in McKeesport on July 15, 1942, he was the son of the late Joseph and Dorothy (Price) Petruska. He was retired from Courier Express and previously worked at J & L Steel and U.S. Steel-Duquesne Works. Ken also delivered flowers for Matta’s Florist and was an avid Steeler fan. He is the beloved husband of 55 years to Cheryl (Kmetz) Petruska. He was the brother of the late Joseph “Buddy” Petruska. He is also survived by nieces and nephews and his cat Cali. There is no visitation or services. Arrangements entrusted to the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 15110, 412-466-3300, WILLIAM B. SCHLEIFER, SUPERVISOR, WILLIAM BRIAN SCHLEIFER, FUNERAL DIRECTOR.

 


Charlene R. Urda

July 19, 2022 |

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

Charlene R. Urda, age 85, of North Braddock, passed away on July 18, 2022, at Walden’s View of North Huntingdon. Daughter of the late Stanley and Mary Catherine (Baker) Mikolaczyk, she was born in Braddock on January 26, 1937. Charlene was a supervisor at Dipcraft Manufacturing Co., a member of Good Shepherd Church of St. Joseph the Worker Parish, where she was a Eucharistic Minister and a member of the Good Shepherd Women’s Guild and Ladies of Charity. She was the wife of the late George Urda; mother of Renee N. (David) Janov of North Huntingdon, Deborah J. (late Stanley) Wood of Louisville, KY, Cynthia J. (Thomas) Connelly of Forest Hills and Jacqueline A. (Donald) Redinger of Castle Shannon; grandmother of Amanda Janov, Dana (Ed) Dowd, Danielle (fiancé Matthew Clary) Redinger, Zachary Connelly, Donnie Redinger, Andrew Connelly  and Jason Redinger; great grandmother of Ava Dowd, Maks Dowd, Lily Dowd, Crimsyn Clary and late Alessia Clary; sister of Donna Blum of Santa Rosa, CA, late Stanley Mikolaczyk and late Sandra (husband Robert survives) Skendrovich. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 21, 2022 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 15110, 412-466-3300, WILLIAM B. SCHLEIFER, SUPERVISOR, WILLIAM BRIAN SCHLEIFER, FUNERAL DIRECTOR, where a private family Blessing Service will take place on Friday, July 22, 2022, at 9:30 a.m., with Deacon Herb Riley, officiating. Burial will follow in All Saints Braddock Catholic Cemetery.

 


Doris E. Bailey

July 19, 2022 |

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

Doris E. Bailey, 96, of Bridgeport, WV, formerly of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, July 18, 2022.  She was born July 19, 1925 in Ohio, a daughter of the late Wesley and Pearl Miller.  Doris was a homemaker and a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Irwin.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Wilmer Bailey.  She is survived by her sons, Harry Bailey and his wife, Leslie and Wilmer Bailey and his wife, Mara; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.  Services are private.  Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  15642.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Dolores M. Brown

July 19, 2022 |

By Administrator | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Dolores M. Brown, known as Dolly by those closest to her, passed away peacefully in her sleep on June 24, 2022 at the age of 89. She was a mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend to so many. Dolly was born in Braddock on September 22, 1932 to parents Tekla and John Kogut. She graduated from St. Thomas High School in Braddock at the impressive age of 16. To say that Dolly was a busy person is putting it mildly. She volunteered her time organizing fund raising events for schools, as well as helping out with church fairs and Christian Mothers. Dolly also was a committee person for her district, campaigning for local and state representatives. She was one person not to let the grass grow under her feet. Dolly’s biggest and proudest accomplishment was serving on the school board for East Allegheny School District from December 1995 through December 2015. She enjoyed serving her community and always acted in the best interest of the students. Dolly leaves behind many people who loved her dearly.

 
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Judith D. Jackson

July 19, 2022 |

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

Judith D. Jackson, 82, of Greensburg, passed away Monday, July 18, 2022 at Hempfield Manor, Greensburg. She was born December 27, 1939 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Jerry and Marjorie (Johnson) Cortes. Judy was a graduate of McKeesport High School Class of 1956 and enjoyed reading and playing Bunco with her friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Frederick Jackson in 2012, brother, Timothy Cortes, and sister, Beverly Snyder. She is survived by her daughter, Dawn Jackson; brothers, Jerry (Judy) Cortes, Gilbert (Debbie) Cortes; sisters, Janet (Roger) Gettemy, Donna Vincent, Marjorie Steele and Claudine (Gary) Gulasky; and several nieces and nephews. There will be no visitation. Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA 15642. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Donations may be made to the Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation, 804 W. Diamond Ave, Suite 210, Gaithersburg, MD 20878 USA in memory of Judith. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Rosina M. Kwiecinski

July 19, 2022 |

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

Rosina M. Kwiecinski, age 92, of North Huntingdon, died July 18, 2022, at home. Born September 10, 1929, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Luigi and Maria (Doria) Schiavo, and wife of the late Sylvester P. Kwiecinski.

Rosina was a member of Mary, Mother of God Parish, the Corpus Christi Christian Mothers and Rosary Society, Catholic Daughters of American #221, the Markvue Manor Women's Club, and Italian Club #57.

 
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Patricia G. Heer

July 18, 2022 |

By Administrator | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Patricia G. Heer, 90, of North Huntingdon, died Thursday, July 14, 2022. She was born November 2, 1931 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Mildred (Weber) Siskos and step-daughter of John Siskos. She was a former manager for Suffolk Cable, North Braddock, and the first female manager of a cable company in Pennsylvania. She was formerly active with and a lifetime member of the Swiss American Society of Pittsburgh and enjoyed travelling with her husband to Switzerland to visit family several times and traveling on the Orient Express. Many years ago she taught PAL cheerleading. She enjoyed polka dancing, was an excellent cook and baker, and was a former democratic committee woman. She left high school as a teen to support her family and later completed her high school education at Norwin High School along with her son Henry Jr., graduating in 1969. The family would like to thank the Excela Health Hospice team for their loving care of Patricia.

 
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Pauline L. Filiano

July 18, 2022 |

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

Pauline L. Filiano, 87, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away Sunday, July 17, 2022 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born July 12, 1935 in Holidays Cove, West Virginia and was the daughter of the late Ralph and Mary (Huha) Donofe. She was the wife of 67 years of Charles J. Filiano. She was a member of the former St. Denis Church in Versailles, where she was a Eucharistic Minister and Mary, Mother of God-Parish. She was a member of The Ladies of Charity, The Christian Mothers, and a lifetime member of the Ladies Auxillary of Greenock Firehall. Pauline loved her family, grand pets, especially Mando, and great-grand pets.

 
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James L. Barlow

July 18, 2022 |

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

James L. Barlow, age 73, of Elizabeth, passed away on Wednesday, July 13, 2022 at Countryside Skilled Nursing. A Navy veteran serving during the Vietnam War, he was a retired electrical engineer for Capintec Inc. in Pittsburgh. He was a member of Elizabeth Baptist Church where he enjoyed volunteering. Born June 11, 1949 in Elizabeth, he was a son of the late William and Mary (Openshaw) Barlow. He is survived by his sister, Sarah Barlow Kennedy of Grove City; sister-in-law, Betsy Barlow of Addison; also, nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sister, Nancy Barlow, and brother, John Barlow. A Memorial Service will take place Saturday, August 13, 2022 at 3 PM at Elizabeth Baptist Church. Memorial contributions may be made to Elizabeth Baptist Church, 735 Bunola River Road, Elizabeth, PA 15037. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Philomena E. "Phil" Howard

July 18, 2022 |

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

Philomena E. “Phil” Howard, age 101, of West Mifflin, passed away peacefully, with her family by her side, on Sunday, July 17, 2022. Born in West Mifflin on January 8,1921, she was the daughter of the late Jacob and Catherine (Andres) Bost. Philomena was a longtime housekeeper at St. Agnes Parish and during WW II she worked at U.S. Steel-Duquesne Works, where she met her husband. She was a member of St. Thomas Parish-St. Agnes Church, a distinguished graduate of St. Agnes Grade School, an avid Pirate fan, hosted many Christmas Eve celebrations and Sunday Steelers game parties. She was a devoted mother and grandmother. She was the wife of the late James Howard; mother of James F.  (Carol) Howard of West Mifflin, Terrence D. (Jean) Howard of West Mifflin, Patricia H. (Tom) Klocko of West Mifflin, and Susan M. Howard of West Mifflin; grandmother of James “Murt” Howard, Andrew Howard, Megan Howard, Mariah Howard, and Daniel Howard. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers and sisters, John (Mary) Bost, Catherine (Andrew) Noll, Albert Bost, Alberta (James) Budai, Mary (Tony) Albrecht, Rinehart (Betty) Bost, Cecelia “Sis” (William “Chip”) Chobirko, and Rose (George) Sovich. Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 21, from 2-8 p.m. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 15110, 412-466-3300, WILLIAM B. SCHLEIFER, SUPERVISOR, WILLIAM BRIAN SCHLEIFER, FUNERAL DIRECTOR, where a blessing will be held on Friday, July 22, 2022 at 11:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial, at 12 Noon, at St. Agnes Church of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, West Mifflin, with Rev. Dan Sweeney officiating. Burial will follow in St. Agnes Cemetery. Throughout her illness, Philomena was provided excellent care by her family and her loving niece, Lynn Kostelnik, as well as the compassionate caregivers at Promedica (formerly Manor Care) Whitehall. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Promedica Hug Fund, 505 Weyman Road, Pittsburgh, 15236.

 


Marie E. Mullaly Luberti

July 18, 2022 |

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

Marie E. Mullaly Luberti, 94, formerly of McKeesport, passed away Wednesday, July 13, 2022 at Juniper Village in Forest Hills. She was born July 25, 1927 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Leo and Marie Whigham Mullaly.  She was the wife of 7 years to the late Louis Luberti, who passed away December 19, 1991. Marie was a proud graduate of The Mercy School of Nursing in Pittsburgh.  She was also a United States Army Cadet Nurse. She proudly worked as a nurse for over 50 years.  Marie was a life long member of Mary, Mother of God Parish, where she served as a Eucharistic Minister.

 
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Elsie M. Creese

July 17, 2022 |

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

 

Elsie M. Creese, 91, of West Mifflin died Saturday, July 16, 2022. She is the daughter of the late Elmer and Catherine (Hotz) Saunders and beloved wife of the late Glenn L. Creese. She is survived by daughter Donna Creese; grandchildren Lisa (Kevin) Jones-Ritz and Matthew (Amber) Jones; great-grandchildren Ian and Emma Ritz and Elijah Jones; lifelong best friend Janet Dzurilla; also nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by daughters Bonnie Creese and Karen Jones; siblings Homer Saunders, Harry Saunders, John Saunders, Catherine Anderson, Leona Anderson, Hazel Kampe, Ida "Betty" Saunders, Elva "Mickey" Magill and Elmer "Bucky" Saunders. Elsie was a retired registered nurse and a member of the Homeville Christian Church. Friends recieved Monday 6-8 and Tuesday 2-4 and 6-8 at the Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne. A funeral service will be held Wednesday 10am at the Homeville Christian Church. Interment following Mckeesport Versailles Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to either the Special Olympics or the Homeville Christian Church.

 


Sandy (Sandra) L. Zelno

July 17, 2022 |

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

Sandy (Sandra) L. Zelno, 74, of North Huntingdon, formerly of Scranton, Pa., passed away unexpectedly Saturday, July 16, 2022 at her home.  She was born September 20, 1947 and was raised by her grandmother, uncles and aunt. Sandy was an advocate for children, served as a State Certified Lobbyist for the Education Law Center, where she was an expert in public school state funding reform and co-founded the PA School Reform Project.   Also as an expert in school funding, she played a critical role in getting the state to do a costing out study for public education.  This study continues to be relied upon as the battle for an adequate and equitable continuous in PA state courts and in the legislature.  Previously she worked for Mon Valley Education Consortium and Norwin School District.  She served with the PTA on the local and state level and was regional vice president of the National PTA Chapter and past president of the state PTA. She also served as the state and national parliamentarian for the PTA. Locally she had been involved with Girl Scouts, Norwin Public Library and Norwin Band Aides. She was preceded in death by her uncles, Eugene Squires and Gordon Hughes; aunt, Alice Hughes, cousin, Gordon Hughes Jr., brothers-in-law John Galeano  and Mitch Zelno and his wife Rosanne.  She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Nicholas Zelno; daughter, Sherry Zelno; cousins, with whom she was raised, Martha Hughes Neary, Nancy Hughes Hodanich and Eugene Hughes;  Gordon's wife, Mary Ann Hughes; and several nieces and nephews.  Also survived by sisters-in-law, Frances Heaney and Gene, Marilyn (Rich) Charsky, and Denice Galeano.  Friends will be received from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. on Friday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  15642.  A funeral service will take place on Saturday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Norwin Public Library.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Jane Inks

July 17, 2022 |

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

G. Jane Inks, 77, of Irwin, passed away Friday, July 15, 2022. She was born on October 6, 1944, in Gallitzin, PA to Ralph and Genevieve Ratchford and was the last of eight children all of whom preceded her in death. Married to Rev. Paul Inks on July 28, 1962. Jane passed just 2 weeks shy of their 60th anniversary. They have two children – Karen (Scott) Casturo of North Canton, OH and Keith (Marcy) Inks of Waterford, PA. She was the grandmother of eight: Chelsey (Brice) Burner, Scott (Caroline) Casturo, Ashton (Kevin) Crowl, Tiffany (Brock) Himmelheber, Jessica (Joseph) McIntire, Casey (Tyler) Alexander, Jacob Inks and Callie Inks; and eleven great grandchildren.

Active in Christian life and ministry; She was the organist in her home church for several years, an accomplished pianist, choir member in several churches, led children’s choirs, rang bells in bell choirs, taught third and fourth grade Sunday School classes, did clown ministry, was a Bible school teacher / leader, served on the conference family ministry team, was on the District Committee on Superintendency, and served on the Meals on Wheels Board in the 1970’s. Jane was a den mother for Cub Scouts, loved gardening and bird watching. She enjoyed artwork, ceramics and doing cross-stitching spending countless hours creating beautiful quilts and Christmas stockings for all her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Thanks to the nurses, doctors and staff on 2AB at Westmoreland Hospital who were very compassionate and kind during her stay. They all said she was a favorite patient because she was so friendly and kind to everyone. Which is no surprise because everyone who knew her felt the same way about this loving woman.

 
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Richard A. "Rick" Combetty

July 16, 2022 |

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

Richard A. "Rick" Combetty, 60, of Boston, passed away Friday, July 15, 2022. He was born October 19, 1961 and grew up in East McKeesport. He was the son of the late Albert and Dora (Ainsworth) Combetty. Rick retired from Bechtel Bettis as an HVAC Technician. He was also proprietor of Combetty Heating and Cooling. Rick was a graduate of Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics. He was a man of great character and known for his integrity who always put others first. His greatest loves were his family and his dog Rosco. He was an avid Mustang enthusiast who enjoyed attending car shows with his 1991 Mustang. He also enjoyed cooking and trying new restaurants.

 
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Jack R. Booth

July 16, 2022 |

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

Jack R. Booth, age 73, of Jefferson Hills, passed away on Friday, July 14, 2022 at home. Born January 29, 1949, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late John and Audrey (McWhirter) Booth. He retired as a P&E Repairman at U.S. Steel Clairton Works.

 
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Leona Catherine Trovato

July 16, 2022 |

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

Leona Catherine Trovato, 84, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday, July 15, 2022. She was born April 11, 1938 in Braddock and was the daughter of the late Kasimer and Sophie (Cresovich) Kropczynski. She was the wife of the late Salvatore Daniel Trovato who passed away June 10, 2017. Leona was retired from the Shop N Save at the Norwin Shopping Center. She loved her family very much and was known for her excellence in cooking and being an avid gardener. She is survived by her sons, Daniel S. Trovato of Liberty Borough and Salvatore (Vonda) Trovato and John (Patricia) Trovato of North Huntingdon, grandchildren, Karyn (Derrick) Pope and Michael Trovato, great-grandchildren, Alayna (Mother-Rose) Palachko and Devyn Pope, sister, Gloria (Richard) Fox of Gibsonia, sister-in-law. Janice Kropczynski of North Versailles and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her daughter-in-law, Michele Trovato, brother, Frank Kropczynski and sisters, Roberta Jablownoski and Charlotte Rupchak.

 
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Donald T. Johnson

July 15, 2022 |

By Administrator | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Donald T. Johnson, 80, of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, July 13, 2022. He was born July 2, 1942 in McKeesport. Donald is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years Donna L. (Richards) Johnson. Don was a family man and proud of his sons and daughter’s in law; Neil and Wendy and Eric and Amy. Both families reside in North Huntington along with his grandchildren; Cory, Brady, Karlie, and Tanner Johnson. Don enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing golf and any family sporting event or family gathering. Donald also has brothers James (Janice) Johnson of Anna, Illinois, and Darrell Johnson of McKeesport, sister in-law Nancy (Ron) Crossett of Irwin, also numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and great-great nieces. Donald is the son of the late Norman and Alice (Gasser) Johnson of McKeesport.

 
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Louise Ann Brendza

July 15, 2022 |

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

Louise Ann Brendza, age 58, of West Mifflin, passed away on January 15, 2022, in Forbes Hospital. Born in McKeesport on December 18, 1963, she was the daughter of the late Anthony James and Ann Marie (Patrick) Brendza Sr. Louise loved to bake and loved children. She is the fiancé of Peter Mazzarese; sister of Susan (Dale) Schreckengost of Imperial, PA, David (Nadine) Brendza of Augusta, GA, Robert (Kathy) Brendza of Belmont, CA, and the late Anthony Brendza Jr. 

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, July 23, 2022.  The family will be receiving friends beginning at 10:00 AM with a Blessing service at 11:00 AM, with Deacon Dan D’Antonio officiating, in the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 15110, 412-466-3300, WILLIAM B. SCHLEIFER, SUPERVISOR, WILLIAM BRIAN SCHLEIFER, FUNERAL DIRECTOR.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in memory of Louise Ann Brendza at 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.  Their website is https://www.stjude.org/about-st-jude/faq/how-can-i-donate-to-st-jude.html.

 


Sr. Lucille Toth, SDR

July 15, 2022 |

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

Sr. Lucille Toth, SDR, age 96, passed away on Friday, July 15, 2022 in the Divine Redeemer Motherhouse, Elizabeth Twp.  Born November 23, 1925 in Cleveland, OH, she was a daughter of the late Emery and Margaret (Szinai) Toth.  Sr. Lucille received her BS in Education from St. John College and also an associate's degree in business administration from Robert Morris University.  She worked as a teacher, in the business office at the Divine Redeemer Memorial Hospital in St. Paul, MN, and as treasurer for the Villa St. Teresa in Darby.  In her spare time, Sr. Lucille enjoyed reading, watching "Jeopardy" and "Little House on the Prarie," comic strips in the newspaper, and had a lovely singing voice.  

 
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Edward R. Koncerak

July 15, 2022 |

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

Edward R. Koncerak, 62, of Irwin passed away Thursday, July 14, 2022.  He was born February 9, 1960 in Wilkinsburg, a son of Catherine (Crans) Koncerak and the late Robert S. Koncerak. Prior to his retirement, Edward was a draftsman in the building industry.  He was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, an Eagle Scout, and enjoyed painting, drawing and spending time with his brothers.  He is survived by his loving daughter, Elena; brothers, Robert D. (Carol) Koncerak, William F. (Betsy) Koncerak and Kenneth G. (Adrienne) Koncerak.  Friends will be received from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. on Sunday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  15642.  A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Monday at 9:30 in Immaculate Conception Church, Irwin.  Interment to follow in All Saints/Braddock Catholic Cemetery, Braddock Hills, PA.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Louis Caputo

July 14, 2022 |

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

Louis Caputo, age 94 of North Huntingdon, PA, passed away peacefully on July 13, 2022 in Greensburg, PA. He is survived by his beloved wife of 66 plus years Frances (Sage) Caputo, daughter Laurin (Greg) Colner of Surf City, NC, son James Caputo of North Huntingdon, PA and his two loving grandchildren Elizabeth Colner of Raleigh, NC and Matthew Colner of Charlotte, NC. He was preceded in death by parents Anna Vacco and James Caputo and sister Theresa Bochicchio. Lou joined the Navy at 17 and was a World War II veteran. Upon his return home from the war, he was co-owner of an Appliance/HVAC installation business. In the late 1960’s, he changed careers and joined Matt’s Furniture (North Versailles, PA) as a Salesman until he retired. In the late 1970’s he took up golf and became passionate about the game. Over the years he accumulated 3 “Holes In One” and he shot his age at 85. Lou was a true Pittsburgh sports fan and loved his Steelers, Penguins and Pirates. One of his famous sayings was “What are you gunna to do?”. His family used to call him Mr. Fixit as he had a propensity to fix anything that broke. His charisma, beautiful smile, stories, and wit will never be forgotten. A celebration of Lou’s life is being scheduled for a later date. Remembrances may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675-8516

 


Kenneth A. Zebroski

July 14, 2022 |

By Wojciechowski Funeral Home | Posted in: Wojciechowski Funeral Home

Kenneth A. Zebroski, 79, of Glassport died July 13, 2022.  He is the son of the late Jacob and Mildred (Nizinski) Zebroski and beloved husband of the late Mary Ann (Viehl) Zebroski.  He is survived by his daughters Daria (Brian) George and Kelly (John) Palmer; grandchildren Scott and Adam Webb and Jarod and Rachael Palmer; brothers Arthur (the late Daria “Kitty”), Regis (Faye) and James Zebroski; also nieces and nephews.  Friends received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport on Tues. July 19, 2022 from 3 to 6:30 at which time a service will be held with Pastor Jody Dausey.

 


Dale A.R. Robinson

July 13, 2022 |

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

Dale A.R. Robinson, age 91, of McKeesport, died on Wednesday, July 13, 2022. He was born in Toledo, OH on June 9, 1931 and is the son of the late Roy C. and Lucy C. Allison Robinson. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. After the war, he was employed as a train dispatcher for Conrail for many years. He was an associate member of the West Side United Methodist Church in McKeesport and the co-founder of the 10th Ward Task Force.

 
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Marcella Hollis

July 13, 2022 |

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

Marcella Hollis, age 83, of McKeesport, died on Tuesday, July 12, 2022. She was born in McKeesport on August 1, 1938 and is the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John McShane and the wife of the late Charles James Hollis, Sr., who died on June 2, 2011.

 
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Patricia Pitts-Scott

July 12, 2022 |

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

Patricia Pitts-Scott (fondly known as Patty), age 75, was born June 15th 1947 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She was one of twelve children born to Haywood and Sarah (Bloss) Pitts.

As a child, she was known for being the life of the party, unintentionally funny, and having a dislike for any and all vegetables. All of which never changed once she became an adult.

She graduated from Duquesne High School in 1965 and went on to attend Connelley Technical Institute in Pittsburgh, PA where she received her Licensed Practical Nurse degree. She used her degree to get a job as an LPN at UPMC McKeesport where she worked for 49 years. It was during her time at UPMC that she met her husband, Wendell Scott, whom she was married to until his passing in 2009.

 
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Thomas Kearney

July 12, 2022 |

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

Thomas Kearney, age 76, of McKeesport, died on Monday, July 11, 2022. He was born in Pittsburgh on October 19, 1945 and is the son of the late Francis “Beans” and Pearl Pierce Kearney.

 
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Freida G. Burchell

July 12, 2022 |

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

Frieda G. Burchell, age 97 of Clairton, passed away on Monday, July 11, 2022.  Born November 17, 1924 in Braddock, she was a daughter of the late Ralph E. and Estell (Brickley) Kitchen and wife of the late Elmer I. Burchell.  A member of Prayer Time Cathedral in White Oak, Frieda is survived by her son James R. Burchell of North Versailles; her daughter Gail E. Sanutelli of Belleville, MI; her six grandchildren; her twenty-four great-grandchildren; her four great-great-grandchildren; and also many nieces and nephews.  Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her son Larry D. Burchell and her siblings, Darrell, Doyle, Malcolm, Wilbur and Ralph Kitchen, Dorothy Beattie, Eileen J. Diamond and Zetta J. Freeman. 

 
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Carlene Virginia Richards

July 12, 2022 |

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

Carlene Virginia Richards, 81 of Port Vue, passed away Tuesday, July 12, 2022. She was born July 28, 1940 in Columbus OH, and is the daughter of the late Carl Faulstick, Sr. and the late Sarah (Greene) Faulstick Papich. She was a long time member of Boston Presbyterian before the church closed their doors. She worked for many years as a housekeeper but retired from Riverside Nursing Center in 2005. Carlene loved to play cards, puzzle & word search books, and creating ceramic pieces, but most importantly, she loved sitting on the porch with her husband, Ed, and spending quality time with her family.

 
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Donald D. Kmetz

July 12, 2022 |

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

Donald D. Kmetz, 79, of McKeesport, passed away Monday July 11, 2022 surrounded by his loving family. He was born September 18, 1942 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Edward Kmetz of Munhall and the late Eleanor (Novak) Kmetz of Duquesne. He was the husband of the late Patricia A. (Keefer) Kmetz, who passed away June 18, 2014. Donald worked as a printer for The Daily News until his retirement. Donald was loved by all who knew him. He was a quiet man, but loved to tell his jokes. He was also an avid card player and enjoyed going to casinos.

 
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Tawny L. Bryner

July 12, 2022 |

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

Tawny L. Bryner, age 63, of Port Vue, died July 8, 2022, at home. Born August 23, 1958, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Lois M. (Mathieu) Langett and the wife of David Bryner for 21 years.

Tawny retired from Heritage Manor of West Mifflin, where she was a Certified Nurses Assistant Supervisor. She had a passion for writing, and once, her writings were published in the TV Guide. Tawny enjoyed music and poetry. She was also an animal lover, leaving behind her beloved Chihuahua "Nucky."

 
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Janet C. (Carr) Zosack

July 12, 2022 |

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

Janet C. Zosack, age 70, of White Oak died July 10, 2022, at Allegheny Health Network Forbes Hospital in Monroeville. Born April 22, 1952, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Charlotte (Slaney) Carr and the granddaughter of the late Lottie (Fossett) Slaney. 
After graduating from McKeesport Senior High School in 1970, Janet went on to work as a secretary for several major accounting firms in San Francisco and Pittsburgh. She stepped away from the field in 1982 to take on the role of a devoted mother and wife, which she considered to be her proudest achievement. Janet returned to the workforce in the mid-90’s and spent 20 years working for the McKeesport Area School District in a variety of instructional support and technology-related roles. She retired in June 2015. 

 
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Mike Matievich

July 11, 2022 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Alfieri Funeral Home

Mike Matievich, 92, of White Oak, was born at home in Wilmerding on October 5, 1929, and passed away on June 30, 2022. He was the son of Mila and Sam Matievich and brother to the late Robert (Rip) Matievich.

Mike is survived by his dear wife of 16 years, Marjorie Provan-Matievich and 3 step-children, Cynthia Sears, Margaret Josefczyk (Gary), and Diane Provan. Mike was a 1954 graduate of Geneva College and an accountant for Westinghouse Electric of East Pittsburgh for 34 years. Prior to his career, he served in the US Army as a Military Policeman.

Mike had many interests: an avid reader, a sportsman, hunter, dancer, and a conservative activist. He generously contributed to Christian ministries and many charitable organizations in the community and nationwide. He was a member and former Treasurer of the McKeesport Sportsmen's Association for many years and was a licensed pistol instructor in the Pittsburgh area.

 
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James Wyatt

July 11, 2022 |

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

James Wyatt, 77, of McKeesport, was born in Brownsville, PA on February 10, 1948. He was the beloved son to the late Mozella Wyatt. James peacefully departed this life at home on July 7, 2022. He was a veteran of the Navy and retired from the Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County. He was a loving husband and father, who put his family’s needs above his own. He was a kind and warm-hearted person, whose positive energy radiated onto others.  He was happiest when building and repairing something.

James is survived by his loving wife of twenty-seven years Carmen McCall Wyatt; cherished father of daughter, Lori Gunter (Allen); three sons, Derrick Wyatt, James Wyatt Jr., Thomas Wyatt; stepfather of Monica Younger and Cassandra Jackson. Siblings, Julia Barley, Charlene Wyatt, and Robin Wyatt, he was preceded in death by Alma Lampert (Linwood), Robert Wyatt, and Brandon Barley. Loving grandfather of 14 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and 5 great-great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends. The family would like to extend their sincere thanks to those who have shown an outpouring of love for him and his family.

 
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Stephanie Diane Underwood Tyson

July 11, 2022 |

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

On June 28, 2022, God called Stephanie Diane Underwood Tyson home to eternal rest. “Diane” as she was affectionately called was born on May 3, 1953, to Oscar Wilber Underwood Sr. and Lucille Underwood in Pittsburgh Pa. Diane was the third of five children and only daughter. Although the “lady of the bunch”, she could hang just as tough with her brothers and was a force to be reckoned with. They knew who was actually in charge.

Before Diane’s transition to heaven, she lived an exciting and luminous life. You always knew when Diane was in the room from that distinct, bellowing laughter of hers that permeated the place. You couldn’t help but join in the laughter and you were just as happy. Diane had a way of making everyone around her feel good! She was full of life and had friends who became family from all walks of life. She never met a stranger that didn’t become family.

Diane received her formal education through the Duquesne Public School System from grades K-8. Due to her friendly and gregarious personality, it was no surprise that she became a cheerleader while in high school.   Diane was a trail blazer the only Black girl on her cheer leading squad. While attending Duquesne Senior High School, Diane met Russell Boston, her “high school sweetheart” and they were blessed with a son, Marlin Underwood.

 
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Daryl R. Lewis

July 11, 2022 |

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

Daryl R. Lewis, age 50 of Dravosburg and formerly of Clairton, passed away Thursday, July 7, 2022 in Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton, OH.  Born June 16, 1972 in Pittsburgh, he is the son of Frank Lewis of Titusville, Pamela (Kim) Eggleston of Monongahela, and step-son of Wilbert (Connie) Harrison of Liberty Boro. 

Daryl was a truck driver for Walshak Trucking of Pittsburgh.  In addition to his parents, he  is survived by his wife Tanya Parsons Lewis; his children Amanda (Steven) Mullen of Poinciana, FL, Tyler Lewis of Monongahela, Matthew and Olivia Lewis of McKeesport, Aaron Mathews of Ambridge, Kally Sloan and Tevin George of Clairton, Dakota Sloan, Sakia, Shyann, Jallelle, and Lillian Lewis, Skylor Bennett, and Serenity and Mikael Lewis of Dravosburg; his three grandchildren; his brothers Frank Lewis, Jr., T.J. Nestor, Chris Nestor, and Richard (Missy) Lewis; his sisters Shawna, Danielle, Laura, Emma, Missy; and also nieces and nephews. 

 
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Lucy Roldan

July 11, 2022 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

 Lucy I. Roldan, 68 of Jefferson Hills, formerly of Rockville, Maryland, passed away on Wednesday, July 6, 2022, at her home. She was born in Quito, Ecuador, on August 21, 1953, to the late Alfredo and Ines (Moncayo) Roldan. She is survived by her brother John C. (Peggy) Roldan of Gaithersburg, Maryland, as well as her beloved dog. She enjoyed discussing politics via Facebook and her blog, as well as taking care of animals throughout her life. She also enjoyed attending services at Saint Thomas A’ Becket Roman Catholic Church.

Arrangements have been entrusted to S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th St, Clairton, PA 15025. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Animal Friends by going to their website and clicking the “Donate” tab, or by calling (412) 847-7051. You can also mail a note with your information and Lucy’s name, accompanied by a check made payable to Animal Friends c/o Development Department, 562 Camp Horne Road Pittsburgh, PA 15237. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 


Elizabeth R. Milcheck

July 11, 2022 |

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

Elizabeth R. Milcheck, age 91, of Peachtree City, Georgia, formerly of North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, passed into the arms of Jesus on Friday, July, 8, 2022. 

She was born on September 3, 1930, in Pittsburgh, PA, the only child of the late Rudolph and Anna Rehak, and was also preceded in death by her husband, Walter W. Milcheck and her daughter, Janis E. Kurtz.  Elizabeth is survived by her children, Lauren Cooper of Boynton Beach, FL, Gregory Milcheck (Donna) of Fayetteville, GA, and Gary Milcheck (Christine) of Blairstown, NJ, grandchildren, Stephanie Cooper of Denver, CO, Jennifer Cooper-Gamboa (Ignacio) of Boynton Beach, FL, Daniel Milcheck (Shelby) of Roswell, GA, Christina Milcheck of Athens, GA, Adam Kurtz of Jacksonville, FL, Melissa Kurtz of Jacksonville, FL, Brian Kurtz of Jacksonville, FL, Keri Ann Kurtz of Jacksonville, FL, and step-grandson, Austin Strub of Blairstown, NJ. 

She had a wide range of office experience in law, medicine, insurance, engineering, American Bridge Co, nursing homes and sales.  She was an avid reader, knitter and volunteered extensively.

 
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Patronella L. Ohler

July 11, 2022 |

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

Patronella L. Ohler, age 96, of McKeesport, died on Thursday, July 7, 2022. She was born in Scottdale, PA on November 23, 1925 and is the daughter of the late Vittorio and Angelina Caliciotti Bianchi and the wife of the late Virgil M. Ohler. She was employed at Zayre Department Store (later Ames) from 1965 until her retirement in 2002. She was a member of the McKeesport Church of Christ. She loved to go on casino trips, play cards, and bingo. She also enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family.

 
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Barbara E. Bower

July 10, 2022 |

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

Barbara E. (Hartlein) Bower, age 79, of Clairton, passed away on Saturday, July 9, 2022 at Jefferson Hospital. She retired from the laundry department at McKeesport Hospital and she enjoyed spending time with her family. Born July 18, 1942 in Jefferson Hills, she was a daughter of the late Fred and Edna (Harr) Hartlein and wife of the late Gary Z. "BG" Bower. Barbara is survived by her children, Michael (Cindee) Clinton of Clairton, Michele (David) Bendel of Elizabeth, and Denise (Michael) Studvick of Elizabeth Twp.; six grandchildren, Jennifer, Joshua, Samantha, Adam, Chad and Amanda; twelve great-grandchildren; two sisters, Dorothy Tuttle of Confluence and Judy (Spigs) Pasquerell of Jefferson Hills; family friend Wayne; also, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

 
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Frank L. Averell, Jr.

July 10, 2022 |

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

Frank L. Averell, Jr., age 52, of Wilkins Township, died July 7, 2022, at AHN Forbes Hospital. Born February 13, 1970, in Pittsburgh, he was the son of the late Frank L. Averell, Sr. and the husband of Jeannie Burke.

Frank was the owner of Fly Speck Detailing in Irwin and was the former owner of National Jewelry Outlet in McKeesport. He enjoyed playing cards, going to the casino and hanging out with close friends. Frank will always be remembered by those who knew him as a hard worker and someone you could count on to be there when you needed help.

 
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Marjorie J. "Marge" (Esek) Mykeloff

July 09, 2022 |

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

Marjorie J. "Marge" (Esek) Mykeloff, 79, of Buena Vista, formerly of West Mifflin and Liberty Boro, passed away Friday, July 8, 2022. She was born September 14, 1942 in McKeesport and is the daughter of the late Matthew J. and Agnes (Nasta) Esek. She patiently waited nearly 49 years to be reunited with her loving husband, the late George Mykeloff. Marge was a 1960 graduate of Duquesne High School and was quite the marksman on her rifle team. She kept her High School letters and riddled targets to prove it. She was part of the first graduating LPN class of CCAC in 1982 and went on to work for Kane Regional Medical Center in McKeesport, where she was a Union Steward, and eventually retired in 2002. She kept true to her nursing spirit, as she would tell the nurses at Meadowcrest Rehab exactly how everything should be done. Marge was known for her caring nursing, generous nature, and her wonderful sense of humor.

 
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William V. Eastman

July 09, 2022 |

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

William V. Eastman, age 56, of McKeesport, formerly of Bronx, NY, died July 5, 2022, at home. Born September 9, 1965, in Brooklyn, NY, he was the son of the late Ethel Eastman and the husband of Billiejo (Demeri) Eastman.

 
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Robert W. "Bob" Pope

July 09, 2022 |

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

Robert W. "Bob" Pope, age 64, of Port Vue, died July 7, 2022, at UPMC McKeesport. Born January 29, 1958, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Samuel and Ruth (Hoak) Pope and the husband of Sheryl (Lopretto) Pope.

Bob retired from Tom Clark Chevrolet, where he was an auto body repair technician. He enjoyed fishing, hunting with his brother, sons, and daughter-in-law, and all things outdoors. Bob especially loved trips to Lake Erie for Walleye fishing. He spent Friday nights at the former Motordrome Speedway in his early years. Although, his greatest love was the time he spent with his grandchildren.

 
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John M. Young

July 08, 2022 |

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

John M. Young, age 80, of White Oak, died July 8, 2022, at home. Born June 30, 1942, in Turtle Creek, he was the son of the late Clarence C. and Caroline M. (Zang) Young and the husband of the late Joyce (Rawson) Young.

John retired from the former Trafford Printing Co. Before that; he worked at Westinghouse, where he was a machinist until they closed. He also worked as a security guard at CCAC. John was a Corporal in the US Marine Corps, serving during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Trafford American Legion Post # 331. John was an avid golfer, although his greatest joy was spending time with his family.

 
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Floyd "Flop" Ritter, Jr.

July 08, 2022 |

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

Floyd "Flop" Ritter, Jr., age 67, of Stone Mountain, GA, died July 3rd, 2022. Born February 20th, 1955, he was preceded in death by (mother) Ruth Ann (Mockabee) Ritter of McKeesport, PA and (father) Floyd Ritter Sr. of Clairton, PA. He enjoyed watching, talking about sports and his favorite team, The Pittsburgh Steelers. Flop was a true family man, a beloved husband, brother and friend.

 
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Dennis W. Peer Sr.

July 07, 2022 |

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

Dennis W. Peer Sr., 68, of Greensburg, passed away July 6, 2022. He was born May 20, 1954 in
Wilkinsburg, a son of the late R. Wayne and Gladys (Gongaware) Peer. Dennis was self- employed as a meter technician and a veteran of the US Air Force. Dennis was a graduate of Trafford High School class of 1973 and a member of Adamsburg VFD Social Club. He enjoyed riding motorcycles, his Corvettes and muscle cars in general. He also enjoyed car and air shows shows and loved his Boston Bull Terriers. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Jimmie Beth. He is survived by his son, Dennis Peer Jr. and his wife, Darcy; daughter, Kaitlin Peer; sister, Connie (John) Barra; granddaughter, Annabelle. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 16, 2022 at 12 noon in Adamsburg Fire Department. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Adamsburg Volunteer Fire Department. Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA 15642. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Eddreena Marie "Diz" Morrow

July 06, 2022 |

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

Eddreena Marie "Diz" Morrow, 63, of Clairton passed away Tuesday, July 5, 2022. She was born December 16, 1958 in Monongahela and is the daughter of the late Edward Michael and Pearl Kathleen (Byrand) Seach. Diz was a graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School and went on to becoming a Nurse's Assistant for many years at the Mount Vernon of Elizabeth Assisted Living. She is survived by her sisters, Sharon (Daniel) Pacich of Clairton, Kathleen Cassady of Fort Myers, FL, and  many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Diz was preceded in death by her sister, Deborah Kerfonta, and her uncle, Jack Byrand. Friends are welcome Saturday, July 9, 2022 from 2-4pm at the Gilbert Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc. 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston PA 15135. (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, director. Condolences can be made at gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 


Rebecca Dakin

July 06, 2022 |

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

Rebecca Dakin, 64, of North Huntingdon, passed away Saturday, June 18, 2022 at Redstone Highlands, Greensburg. She was born November 1, 1957 in McKeesport, daughter of the late Lloyd E. and Dorothy (Kondrich) Dakin. Before her retirement, Rebecca taught at Penn Hills High School, where she was named Teacher of the Year. She was a member of the Ardara Evangelical Presbyterian Church. Becky was a passionate teacher, a master quilter, and a trusted mentor. She was a beloved daughter, sister, and friend, and will be deeply missed. She is survived by her siblings, Deborah, Loretta, and Lloyd Dakin. There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held on July 13, 2022 at 11 am at Ardara Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 3380 Nehrig Hill Road, Ardara, PA 15615. In lieu of flowers, her family suggests donations to the Westmoreland Food Bank or Wounded Warriors. Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA 15642. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Dolores Jean Goga

July 06, 2022 |

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

Dolores Jean Goga, 87, of McKeesport, passed away on Tuesday, July 5, 2022 at Kane Regional Center in Scott Twp. She was born June 7, 1935 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late John and Anna (Mamrak) Kepich. She was the wife of the late Raymond George Goga, who passed away August 29, 1977. Dolores graduated from McKeesport High School in 1953. She worked at Balsamo's and the memorial theatre in McKeesport during high school. After graduation she worked at Westinghouse Air Brake in Wilmerding. Later, she also worked briefly as a caregiver and then in the purchasing department of Allegheny County. Dolores loved being a homemaker and took pride in her home, she loved having her grandchildren come to visit and enjoyed taking them on day trips when they were young. Christmas baking was another favorite activity; in addition to sewing and several other crafts.

 
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Edward T. Becker

July 06, 2022 |

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

Edward Thurston Becker, age 36, of West Elizabeth, died July 2, 2022, at AHN Jefferson Hospital. Born July 14, 1985, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Edward and Cheryl (Bentley) Becker.
Edward was a fun-loving, gentle soul. He enjoyed comic books, movies, animals, the internet, ramen, and anything Japanese. He wrote many fanfiction works and enjoyed trivia.
He is survived by his siblings, Sara (Tyrone) Michaels of Baldwin, Tara (Troy Roberts) Evans of Pittsburgh, and Robert Becker of Pittsburgh; nieces and nephews, Brendon, Bailee, Presley, Raina, Aria, (Sara) Carlos, Derian, Dante, and Heaven (Tara); great-nieces and nephews, Ava, Jaymair, JaKari, (Katara), Serenty (Carlos), Nylah, and Calvin (Dante) and two blessings on the way.
In addition to his parents, Ed was preceded in death by his niece, Katara.
Arrangements were entrusted to Willig Funeral Home & Crematory.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com.
Supervisor, Chuck Danforth

 


Roy D. Meyer Sr.

July 06, 2022 |

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

Roy D. Meyer Sr., age 77, of West Mifflin, passed away on Tuesday, July 5, 2022, at home. Born in Homestead on April 17, 1945, he was the son of the late Nevin Meyer Sr. and the late Gloria (Fricke) Nodd. Roy was a retired carpenter having worked at various construction companies in Pittsburgh and Richmond, VA. He was a former member of Immanuel Presbyterian Church in McKeesport and the First Presbyterian Church in Duquesne, where he was an elder. He also attended culinary school, was a humanitarian, had a tremendous sense of humor, was always very funny, was a master joke teller and had thousands of jokes.  He loved to dance with his wife, enjoyed traveling, fishing, throwing darts, ice and roller skating. A friend to all, he was a member of the Dravosburg American Legion, American Croatian Club in Duquesne, the Prince Humbert Club and was an honor graduate of Schwaub Technical School. Roy is the loving and devoted husband, for 33 years, of Donna (Scerba) Meyer and was a loving son, father, brother, grandfather and uncle. There will be no services or visitation. 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.

 


Joseph "Joe" E. Toth, Jr.

July 06, 2022 |

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

Joseph "Joe" E. Toth Jr., 89, of Donora, formerly of Clairton passed away at home on Tuesday, July 5, 2022. He was born January 8, 1933 in Clairton and is the son of the late Joseph E. Toth Sr. and the late Anna (Evans) Toth. Now a Veteran, Joe served in the Army from 1953 until 1955 where he was honorably discharged just 6 months shy of the end of the Korean War. After, he went school, now known as Triangle Tech, where he became a Draftsman, working for a few different companies throughout the years. He was also a long time member of Triumph of the Holy Cross - St. Clare of Assisi.

 
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Rossina Nelson

July 06, 2022 |

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

Rossina Diane Nelson, a beacon of light and bright spirit, lived an incredible life until she went on to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 29, 2022, surrounded by her loving family and friends. Rossina was born to the late Myrna and Monroe Donaldson on November 21, 1957.
Along her journey, she wore many titles: daughter, sister, wife, aunt, grandmother, and friend, but nothing compared to her favorite of them all, a proud mother to her two loving sons, Harlan Eugene Tobe, Jr. and Jordan Keith Wood. Rossina was previously married to the late Harlan E. Tobe, Sr, and Harold Nelson. Sr.
At the age of nine, Rossina was baptized at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church alongside her lifelong best friend Patti, where they grew up in Crestas Terrace. She graduated in 1975 from East Allegheny Senior High School and attended Boyce Park Community College. Rossina retired from Access Transportation. She was also a committed member of Narcotics Anonymous for over 25 years; she served as a speaker and strong advocate for those around her. Rossina helped many people, changing many lives for the better and building countless friendships along the way. She never missed a meeting. Rossina was known as “Cool Ross,” which spoke volumes about her personality. She was very kind and fun-loving to all; surely, she was a diva. From the surprise birthday parties for her brother Billy at 424 East Carter Drive to the Crestas Fire Hall and West Cater Street dance with all her family and friends, she was the life of the party, not to mention the best dressed! She matched her clothes from head to toe and her jewelry and shoes always matched too. I’m telling you, she must have had an enormous closet because she loved to dress! Her style matched her personality, colorful and full of life.

 
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Maryann Pociask

July 06, 2022 |

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

Maryann Pociask, 80, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Saturday, July 2, 2022. She was born September 3, 1941 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Herbert J. and Violet (Rudolph) Campbell. She was the wife of the late Paul J. Pociask who passed away January 22, 2016. She was a member of Central Highlands Community United Methodist Church in Elizabeth Township and served as Treasurer there for over 20 years. She was a retired Administrative Assistant at the former PNC Bank in Elizabeth and had previousley worked for the former Union National Bank.

 
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Albert F. Iera

July 05, 2022 |

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

Albert F. Iera, 79, of West Mifflin, passed peacefully into eternal life on Saturday, July 2, 2022. Born December 30, 1942, in San Mango d'Aquino, Italy, he was the son of the late Theodore Garibaldi Iera and Maria Mastroianni Iera. Mr. Iera was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, St. Joseph Church, Duquesne, and the proprietor of Latina Pizza in West Mifflin since 1967. Beloved husband of Janet L. Larson Iera, he is also survived by his loving children Anthony (Rebecca) Iera and Lisa (Late Gary) Iera, a brother, Leonard Iera and a sister, Carolina Caputo, ten grandchildren, Maxamillion, Luciano, Alexander, Kristian, Quintan, Bella, Delilah, Morgan, Tabitha, and Bjorn, and nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Claire Iera.

Friends and family will be received on Saturday July 9, 2022 from 4-8P.M. and Sunday July 10, 2022 from 1-8P.M. in the  William S. Skovranko Memorial Home Inc. 828 Richford Street, Duquesne. A blessing in the Memorial Home on Monday July 11, 2022 at 11A.M. will be followed by Mass of Christian Burial in St. Joseph Church, Duquesne at 12 noon with Rev. Nicholas Mastrangelo as celebrant. Entombment will follow in All Saints Braddock Catholic Cemetery, Braddock Hills.

 
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Elizabeth Magiske

July 05, 2022 |

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

Elizabeth (Spahr) Magiske, age 94, of Jefferson Hills, passed away on Monday, July 4, 2022 at home. She was a member of St. John XXIII Parish, St. Isaac Jogues Roman Catholic Church, where she was a member of the Christian Mothers. She was a former clerk at 7-Eleven in West Elizabeth. Born March 20, 1928 in West Elizabeth, she was a daughter of the late George and Marie (Smith) Spahr and wife of the late George M. "Pete" Magiske. She is survived by daughter, Frances Faust of Jefferson Hills; granddaughters, Lea Ann (Russell) Matich of Elizabeth and Jo Ann (David) Dushack of Jefferson Hills; great-grandchildren, Ryan Matich, and Michael, Aiden and Riley Dushack; great-great-grandson, Carson; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by sisters, Mildred Marynchack and Dorothy Farmerie, and brothers, George, Don and John Spahr. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Thursday, July 7, 2022 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Friday, July 8, 2022 at 12:30 PM in St. Isaac Jogues Roman Catholic Church with the Rev. Pierre Falkenhan officiating. Burial will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Kathy L. Nolder

July 05, 2022 |

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

Kathy L. Nolder, age 58, of Port Vue, passed away July 2, 2022, surrounded by loved ones in the comfort of her home. Born May 12, 1964, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Dorothy (Bonnell) Mowery, sister-in-law to Marci Remensnyder, and the wife of Daniel J. Nolder.
Kathy worked for Dollar General as a District Training Manager at various locations until her health would no longer allow her. She was an avid craftswoman and thrift store shopper, enjoyed gardening, hot gluing gingerbread houses together with family, and baking mouth-watering confections items. Kathy fulfilled her adventurous side with trips to the beach, hiking at Hocking Hills, cheering at Pens games, going to concerts, and camping. She loved and adored all animals and left behind her beloved fur baby puppy "Molly," along with her fur baby cats, "Uncle Fester" and "Gomez."

 
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Marilyn M. Benack

July 05, 2022 |

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

Marilyn M. (Roucroft) Benack, age 92, of Clairton, passed away on Sunday, July 3, 2022 at Jefferson Hospital.  Born July 8, 1929 in Belle Vernon, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Phyllis (Atkinson) Roucroft.  Marilyn was preceded in death by her husband Guido "Guy" Benack, who passed away on February 3, 2014.  She is survived by her sons Guy F. "Boots" (Denise) Benack of Clairton, Scott T. (Debra) Benack of Elizabeth, and daughters, Lori L. Benack of Clairton, Lynda L. Manko of Jefferson Hills; her grandchildren Jason (Noreen) Lohr, Nicole (Paul) Lowers, Scott (Angela) Benack, Jr., Kristy (Rick) Wilson, Tim Benack, Lexi (Bryan) Sacunas, Steven Fortunato, and Amanda Manko; her great grandchildren; her sister Ursula Svac of Jefferson Hills; and nieces and nephews.  Besides her husband and parents, Marilyn was preceded in death by her brother Frank Roucroft.  

 
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Mary Anne Wetklow

July 03, 2022 |

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

Mary Anne Wetklow, age 77, of Glassport, died July 1, 2022, at home with her family by her side. Born October 11, 1944, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Dominic P. "Mim" Margliotti and Rosemary (Kolachek) Spiewak and the life partner of Gene "Shel" Rossey.

 
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Richard Ronald Clarke

July 03, 2022 |

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

Richard Ronald Clarke, 81, of West Mifflin, passed away at home on Friday, July 1, 2022. He was born December 7, 1940 in Pittsburgh and was the son of the late Raymond and Anna (Vrcic) Clarke. Richard had worked for the former Continental Can and Sears Auto Center in West Mifflin. He was a US Army Veteran serving during the Vietnam War. While in the Army, he received the Sharpshooters Medal and the Good Conduct Medal and had also completed Advanced Military Police Training. He is survived by his wife, Virginia Ann (Oswald) Clarke, daughter, Noel Christine Faust of West Mifflin, and granddaughter, Alicia Ann Faust. He was preceded in death by his brother, Raymond Clarke. Private Memorial Service with Military Honors will be held at the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 1638 Lincoln Way, White Oak. (412) 672-6322 Troy J. Gilbert, Director.  Pastor Larry Coulter will officiate. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 


Marilyn A. (Durkay) Schweitzer

July 02, 2022 |

By Administrator | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Marilyn A. (Durkay) Schweitzer, 92, of North Versailles, passed away Tuesday, June 28, 2022. She was born February 16, 1930 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Butchko) Durkay. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her husband Edwin Schweitzer, son David Schweitzer, son and daughter in-law Daniel and Alison Schweitzer, and a sister Annette McGrath.

Marilyn was a member of Mary Mother of God Parish and attended St. Robert Bellarmine Church, East McKeesport. Prior to her retirement she worked in dietary services at UPMC Braddock and then worked in the cafeteria for East Allegheny School District. Marilyn loved her dogs Tara and Annie and enjoyed spending time with her family.

 
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Leon Coleman

July 02, 2022 |

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

Leon Coleman, 64, of McKeesport, was born November 2, 1957, in Braddock, PA. He was the beloved son to the late John Sr. and Adlee (Davis) Coleman. Leon departed this life on June 28, 2022, at AHN Jefferson Hospital.

Leon was a Duquesne High School graduate, class of 1975. He spent the majority of his 30+ year banking career, as a Branch Manager at Citizens Bank (formerly known as Mellon), and his remaining years at Dollar Bank.

Leon was a devoted member of Bethlehem Baptist Church, where he served as Trustee, Deacon, Minister, Associate Reverend, and a member of the Christian Travelers Male Chorus.

In his youth, he was an avid basketball player and also enjoyed playing pool as a hobby. He liked to spend afternoons in the park listening to Jazz.  Leon always took a great deal of pride in his appearance. He was a loving and caring husband, son, father, grandfather, and friend.

 
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Joan C. (Panczyk) Crissman

July 02, 2022 |

By Administrator | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Joan C. (Panczyk) Crissman, 87, of North Versailles, passed away Friday, July 1, 2022. She was born January 15, 1935 in North Versailles, a daughter of the late Joseph S. and Katherine (Schultz) Panczyk. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth F. Crissman, siblings Sophia Powell, Francis Panczyk, her twin sister Jean Martin, and Florence Kearns. Joan was a member of Norwin Christian Church, she enjoyed family and her friends in her church community. She is survived by her children Kenneth E. (Donna) Crissman of Glen Rock, and Sheryl (James) Likar of Trafford, grandchildren Ashley (Owen) Cameron, Nicholas Likar, Melissa Likar, and Lindsay Likar, a brother Theodore Panczyk of North Versailles, and nieces and nephews.

 
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Patricia A. Martin McKissick

July 02, 2022 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Obituary

Patricia A. Martin McKissick, a native of McKeesport; an educator and loving spouse, mother and grandmother, died Friday, July 1, 2022, at home in Murrysville, Westmoreland County. She was 80. A graduate of McKeesport schools, Duquesne University and the University of Pittsburgh, Ms. McKissick began her career teaching in the elementary grades in McKeesport. She continued her life-long teaching of children as a Peace Corps Volunteer and primary school teacher in Iran. Upon return to the U.S., Patricia was active in St Martin’s Episcopal church and was an instructor in early childhood development at Community College of Allegheny County. Late in her career, Patricia returned to the Middle East, where she taught refugees in the Anglican church near her home in Cairo, Egypt. Accomplished in a variety of cuisines – from Ukrainian and Italian cooking, to Persian, she was also a fervent advocate for food safety.
 
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James C. “Gizmo” Sturms II

July 01, 2022 |

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

James C. “Gizmo” Sturms II, age 65, of West Mifflin, passed away on Friday, July 1, 2022. He was born in Duquesne on December 13, 1956 and is the son of the late James and Gazella Sapos Sturms and the husband of the late Barbara Vamos Sturms, who died on November 29, 2012. He was employed as a union carpenter for many years. Giz was a very hard-working man and loved fishing, supporting local fire halls, and was a member of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).

 
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Dennis R. Ervin

July 01, 2022 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Dennis R. “Denny” Ervin, 76 of Liberty Borough, formerly of North Versailles and Pitcairn, passed away on Wednesday, June 29th, 2022, at his home. He was born in Pittsburgh on May 5th, 1946, to the late Walter and Elizabeth Louise (Eves) Ervin. Dennis was the loving partner of 51 years to Shirley Smorey. He is survived by significant other Shirley Smorey, as well as sons Dennis Smorey of West Elizabeth and Shawn (Stephanie) Ervin of Penn Hills, and daughters Shannon (Howard) Morgan of Rostraver and Danette (Donald) Aber of West Elizabeth. Further survivors include brothers Glenn (Kathy) Ervin of Claridge and Scott Ervin of South Carolina. He is additionally survived by 13 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, 2 nieces and nephews, and his beloved dog MinMin. Dennis was preceded in death by his grandson Matthew Morgan. He was a member of the Army, serving in Vietnam. He enjoyed being a cab driver, playing cards, watching Western movies, gambling, and spending time with his grandchildren. Arrangements have been entrusted to S.M. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 432 N. 6th St, Clairton, PA 15025. A memorial service will occur privately at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the funeral home to defray costs. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 

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