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Antionette "Toni" Rizzo

October 31, 2022 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Alfieri Funeral Home

Antionette "Toni" Rizzo of North Versailles passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 16, 2022, at the age of 93. Toni was the daughter of the late Lorenzo and Marrianne Iovino of Swissvale. Beloved wife of the late Samuel Rizzo and dear mother of Gene (Lorraine) of North Versailles, Larry of Sarasota, Florida, and the late Guy Rizzo; loving grandmother of Vincent Brannan, Bridgeville. She is survived by her sister, Mary Ulis, but preceded in death by siblings Grace Devlin, Lou Iovino, and Bridgette Gailbreath. Toni is also survived by several loving nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
 
Toni worked at Mercy Hospital, A & P Bakery, Westinghouse Switchgear Credit Union, and later volunteered at the Senior Center in Turtle Creek. She loved spending her leisure time at her summer cabin in Pymatuning and sharing it with friends and family as often as possible. She enjoyed cooking and reading, but above all else, helping others.

 
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Elizabeth “Jean” Ponitz

October 31, 2022 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Alfieri Funeral Home

Elizabeth “Jean” Ponitz, originally from Wilmerding, earned her angel wings at St. Anne’s Home on Monday, October 24, 2022. She was born in Wall, PA on December 31, 1928, a daughter of the late Michael and Mary Arendas. Jean, as she was called by her family and friends, worked in retail and offered fashion advice to her many customers at Lane Bryant, Caren Charles, and Pappagallo at the Monroeville Mall. At age 93 she continued to read fashion magazines for the latest trends. She also enjoyed doing word search puzzles and would keep her family busy purchasing additional puzzle books for her. She was a member of St. Aloysius Church, now known as St. Joseph the Worker parish and a graduate of Westinghouse Memorial High School in Wilmerding.

 
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Priscilla T. McEwan

October 31, 2022 |

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

Priscilla T. McEwan, 91, of White Oak died Friday, October 21, 2022. Beloved wife of the late Robert E. McEwan.  Loving mother of Keith (Donna) McEwan, Terry (Carol) McEwan, Laurie (David) Wilson, and Jill Sivak. 

Arrangements were in care of James F. Kutch Funeral Homes & Crematory, 433 Lincoln Highway, East McKeesport, PA 15035, (412) 823-4054.

 


Robert J. Kelly

October 31, 2022 |

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

Robert J. Kelly, age 77, of Versailles, died October 27, 2022, at UPMC Magee Hospital. Born August 21, 1945, in Latrobe, he was the son of the late Benjamin Kelly and Loretta Ploszay and husband of Faye (Daugherty) Kelly for 32 years.

Robert retired as a General Laborer with Westinghouse Airbrake Company. A life long Steelers fan, he always wore his favorite Steelers hat to show his team pride and liked watching basketball. He enjoyed puzzles and woodworking and collecting light houses. Robert was a member of the First Christian Church in McKeesport and also in the choir. He also set duck pins for many years in Clairton and McKeesport.

 
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John J. Cheplic

October 31, 2022 |

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

John J. “Butchie” Cheplic, age 67, of Forward Twp., passed away on Sunday, October 30, 2022 at Jefferson Hospital. He was a retired meat cutter at The Fresh Market in McMurray, a member of the VFW Post #803 in Clairton, and he loved hunting, fishing, bowling and golfing. Born July 29, 1955 in New Eagle, he was a son of the late Thomas and Carol (Hatlapaka) Cheplic. He is survived by his wife, Roberta “Bobbi” Cheplic; brothers, Thomas (Joella) Cheplic of Charleroi, Walter (Patricia) Cheplic of Austin, George (Theresa) Cheplic of Monongahela and Joe Mike (Jody) Cheplic of Charleroi; nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, aunts and uncles. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Cindy Cheplic.

 
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Samuel Grese

October 31, 2022 |

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

Samuel Grese, age 91, of Port Vue, died October 26, 2022, peacefully at home. Born July 29, 1931, in Clairton, he was the son of the late Francis and Jennie Grese and husband of the late Virginia A. Grese.

Sam retired as a Maintenance Supervisor from the Fisher Body Division of General Motors Corp. He was a United States Army Veteran serving during the Korean War. Sam was a member of the Sons of Italy. He enjoyed woodworking, dancing, and admiring classic GM cars in his younger years. Sam was a long-time Pittsburgh Steelers fan.

Sam is survived by his son, Jay (Kimberly) Lang of White Oak; grandchildren, Michael, Jason, and Amanda; great-grandchildren, Samuel, Lily, Rose, Hayden, Lilah and Leo.

Arrangements were entrusted to Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com. Supervisor, Chris Odasso

 


George "Tony" W. Fellabaum

October 31, 2022 |

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

George W. "Tony"  Fellabaum, Jr., 82, of Buena Vista, passed away Saturday, October 29, 2022. He was born November 25, 1939 in Elizabeth Township and was the son of the late George W. Fellabaum, Sr., and the late Sarah Jane (McSurdy) Fellabaum. Tony was proud to be a member of the Drywall Finishers - Local 2006.  He was a US Marine Corps Veteran serving from 1958 to 1962 and for his service, he received the Good Conduct Medal.

 
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Donald Edward Pronic, Jr.

October 30, 2022 |

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

Donald Edward Pronic, Jr., 66, of Pittsburgh, passed away Friday, October 28, 2022 at home. He was born July 29, 1956 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Donald Edward Pronic, Sr., and the late Louise (Rapczak)  McNeal. He was the husband of the late Sherry (Moore) Pronic. Donald was a 1976 graduate of Elizabeth Forward High School and worked for Monark Student Transportation Corp. He loved collecting guitars, baseball cards, and old relics. He enjoyed watching the Pittsburgh Penguins and Steeler Games.

 
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Wayne Carlyle Wilson

October 30, 2022 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

 

Wayne Carlyle Wilson, 82 of Baldwin, formerly of West Mifflin, Dravosburg, and Elizabeth Township, passed away on Saturday, October 29th, 2022, at Atria Senior Care. He was born in McKeesport on February 9, 1940, to the late Carlyle B. and P. Jeanne (Crawford) Wilson. He is survived by a sister Alice (Ralph) Jabara of San Tan Valley, AZ, and brothers Jerry Wilson of Dravosburg and Bill (Mary) Wilson of Jefferson Hills. He is also survived by nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and friends. Wayne was preceded in death by his parents, sister-in-law Marilyn “Sandy” Wilson, and nephew Robert J. Wilson. Wayne graduated from McKeesport High School in 1958 and was a veteran of the U.S. Army from 1963 until 1965. He attained the rank of Sgt. E-5 in the signal corp. He was a retired operator for the Pittsburgh Regional Transit of Allegheny County (PaT) and a member of the Amalgamated Transit Union Division 85 for over 50 years. He was also a life member of the Dravosburg Volunteer Fire Department #1 and Clairton Sportsman Club.

 
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Eleanor M. Stavar

October 29, 2022 |

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

Eleanor M. Stavar, of Duquesne, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, October 27, 2022 at UPMC McKeesport. Born in Duquesne, March 26, She was the daughter of the late Stefan and Anna (Marflak) Stavar. Eleanor was a member of Holy Trinity Church of St Thomas the Apostle Parish, West Mifflin, the Jednota Lodge, Slovak Catholic Sokol, and a retired executive secretary of the former Duquesne works, US Steel Corporation. She is survived by her loving sister and brother-in-law, Diana and John Ruscin and her feline companions, Cody and Angel. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by a brother, Stephan R. Stavar and two sisters, Marie Edberg and Anne Shimkus.

 
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William E. Hines, Sr.

October 29, 2022 |

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

William E. Hines, Sr., age 94, of West Elizabeth, passed away on Saturday, October 29, 2022 at Country Care Manor in Fayette City. He was a retired custodian for the Hayward School District in Hayward, CA, and was the former owner of Bill & Jack’s Tavern in West Elizabeth. He was a member of the former West Elizabeth United Methodist Church, the Stephen Bayard Masonic Lodge #526 in Elizabeth, and was an avid horseshoe player and bowler. Born May 19, 1928 in Industry, he was a son of the late George B. and Catherine (Gephart) Hines. He is survived by daughters, Kathy L. Luci of Monessen, Beth Hines-Williams of Monessen, and Barbara (Clarence) Westfall of Lawrenceville, GA; son, William E. Hines, Jr. of Monessen; grandchildren, Amy Williams, Jarrod (Jodi) Lape, Jason Luci, Matthew Hines, Andrew and Erin Hines, Dillon Williams and Dominique Marcus; great-grandchildren, Alexis Lape, Ashley and Annikah Williams, Ryann and Reese Lape and Violet Foster; also, nieces and nephews.

 
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Elmer J. Fournier

October 29, 2022 |

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

Elmer J. Fournier, age 85 of North Huntingdon and formerly of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Friday, October 28, 2022 in Redstone Highlands, North Huntingdon.  Born August 8, 1937 in Pittsburgh, he was a son of the late Raymond and Elizabeth "Betty" Fournier.  A US Army Veteran, serving as an MP in Germany, Elmer worked for many years at Schneider's Dairy in Whitehall and was a member of Sts. Joachim and Anne Parish - St. Michael's Site in Elizabeth Twp., the Catholic Men's Fellowship, and the Teamsters Union.  Elmer was a devout and patient man who was passionate about the plight of the unborn.  His family will remember, miss, and love him dearly.  He is survived by his wife of 60 years Pauline (Butvin) Fournier; his children Michael (Pam) Fournier of Windber and Mary Beth (Mark) Rothbauer of Ross Twp.; his grandchildren Danielle Fournier, Kelsey (Jared) Havener, Josh (Katie) Fournier, Rachel (Cameron) Unrath, Luke (Andrea) Fournier, Noah Fournier, Leah Fournier, Tyler (Kailey) Rothbauer, and Carly (fiance' Pete) Rothbauer; his great-grandchildren Isla, Eden, Charis, Emma, Eli, Liam, and Micah; and also nieces and nephews.  Besides his parents, Elmer was preceded in death by his brother Raymond Fournier.

 
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Florence M. Stupansky

October 29, 2022 |

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

Florence M. Stupansky, age 90, formerly of North Versailles, died October 26, 2022, at UPMC East Hospital. Born February 13, 1932, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Charney) Palko and the wife of the late William "Whitey" S. Stupansky.

 
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John “Jack” Patrick Foster

October 28, 2022 |

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

John “Jack” Patrick Foster, age 75, of Versailles, died on Thursday, October 27, 2022. He was born in Pittsburgh on April 4, 1947 and is the son of the late Thomas and Elizabeth Wissman Foster. He proudly served in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. After the war, he was employed as a delivery end operator at Steel Dynamics Metal Tech. He was a member of the Polish National Alliance Lodge #352, a member of their golf league, as well as a member of the Port Vue golf league.

 
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Jean B. Grimes

October 28, 2022 |

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

Jean B. (Brooks) Grimes, Servant of the Most High, God, age 89 of Elizabeth Township, passed away on Wednesday, October 26, 2022 at Baldwin Health Center. Jean enjoyed playing the piano at Braznell Christian Missionary Alliance Church where her late husband was the Pastor. A former employee for US Steel Clairton Works, Jean also worked as a library aid at the Wilson Christian Academy. Born in Elizabeth Township on March 9, 1933, she was a daughter of the late James Alvin Brooks and the late Caroline May (Paquet) Brooks and was wife of the late Pastor George W. Grimes, who passed away on August 21, 2007. She is survived by two daughters, Darla Bridges of Knoxville, TN and Dana (JP) Herold of Liberty Boro.; two sons, Del (Helen) Grimes and David Grimes, both of Elizabeth Township; 7 grandchildren, Alexis, Caroline, John Jr., Joshua, Jenna, Jordan, and Patience; two great-granddaughters, Kaelynn and Charlotte; brother, Richard Brooks of Avalon; sister, Elizabeth “Dib” Williams of Clovis, New Mexico; also several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son in-law, Dr. Raymond “Barry” Bridges. No viewing or visitation is scheduled. Friends and family are invited to attend a committal service on Friday, October 28, 2022 at 2 PM in the chapel of Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. In lieu of flowers, the family asks memorial contributions be made to the Christian Missionary Alliance Church, 341 N. Chestnut Street, Punxsutawney, PA 15767. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 N. Second Avenue, Elizabeth, PA 15037.  Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com

 


Mary Ellen Le

October 28, 2022 |

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

Mary Ellen Le, 80, of North Huntingdon, passed away Thursday, October 27, 2022 at home. She was born December 21, 1941 in Duquesne, a daughter of the late Milan and Frances (Palovich) Zarak.  Prior to her retirement in 1999, Mary Ellen was a Business and English teacher for Penn Trafford High School for 30 years and  the middle school for eight years.  She enjoyed life and deeply loved her grandchildren.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, George and John Zarak.  She is survived by her loving husband of 46 years, Le Quy Le; daughters, Milana Le (Darin) and Natasha Ousky (Ashley); grandchildren, T.J. and Annika.  Services are private.  Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  15642.  Donations may be made to the Autism Awareness in memory of Mary Ellen.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


John Edward Pancurak, Jr.

October 27, 2022 |

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

John Edward Pancurak, Jr., age 97, of Port Vue, died on Wednesday, October 26, 2022. He was born in Port Vue on August 1, 1925 and is the son of the late John Edward, Sr. and Mary Suhy Pancurak and the husband of the late Margaret Loretta Pancurak, who died on May 26, 2014. John proudly served in the United States Navy during WWII. After his service, he was employed as a quality auditor for General Motors Fisher Auto Body in West Mifflin. He was a member of Saints Joachim and Anne Parish, the Port Vue American Legion Post 447, the Jednota Lodge #38 in Duquesne, and the Wilkinsburg Stamp Club.

 
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Rose Robinson Faulkner

October 27, 2022 |

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

Entombment took place on October 26, 2022 for Rose Robinson Faulkner, who died on October 14, 2022. She was born in Sabraton, WV on May 19, 1928 and is the daughter of the late Alex and Elizabeth Zay Bahus.

 
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Renee R. Di Biase

October 27, 2022 |

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

Renee R. DiBiase, age 76 of Bristol Rhode Island died Monday, October 24, 2022. She was born August 17, 1946 in Braddock, Pa., a daughter of the late Henry and Ruth Balowitz DiBiase. Renee graduated from Wilmerding Westinghouse Memorial High School Class of 1964. She received her Bachelor degree in nursing from the University of Delaware. Renee was a Vietnam Veteran having served as a registered nurse for the Navy Nurse Corps where she retired as a commander. She enjoyed sailing and kayaking. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by sister Toni Dempsey, her nephew, Blaine Messick. She is survived by her longtime friend, Kay Hess, a brother, Richard DiBiase (Kim), sister Jeanne Messick (Blaine). Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike on Monday, Nov 7 from 10-11 A.M. at which time a service will be held at 11a.m. in the funeral home chapel. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com
 


John L. Gilliland

October 27, 2022 |

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

John L. Gilliland, 84, of Arona, formerly of Panther Hollow, Oakland passed away Wednesday, October 26, 2022 at home. He was born December 5, 1937 in Oakland, Pa. Prior to his retirement, John was a brakeman for Union Railroad and a veteran of the US Navy. He was a member of Bill & Rae’s Pool League in Herminie and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Charles and Chester; and sister, Dolores. He is survived by his wife, Philomena (DeRiggi) Gilliland; son, John (Melissa) Gilliland Jr.; daughters, Michelle (Sean Byrnes) Gilliland, Mary Susan Gilliland; stepson, Neal Trovy; sister-in-law, Linda (Paul) Hawn; grandchildren, Kailey and Courtney; great-grandson, Leon; and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Friday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA . A blessing service will take place on Saturday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Interment to follow in Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Pittsburgh, PA. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Wayne Henry Nelson

October 27, 2022 |

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

Wayne Henry Nelson, 86, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Monday, October 24, 2022. He was born July 11, 1936 in McKeesport and was the son of the late John Henry and Florence (Wallace) Nelson. Wayne served in the US Army as a Tank Driver from 1959 - 1962 and was awarded the Good Conduct Medal. He worked as a Steel Worker for Irvin Works for many years leading up to retirement. He avid fisherman and hunter with his long time friend, John Laska and other friends. Wayne and his wife enjoyed "glamping" for the past 40+ years.

 
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Tyler M. Hazaga

October 26, 2022 |

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

Tyler M. Hazaga, age 21, of McKeesport, died October 21, 2022, at home. Born July 6, 2001, in Monroeville, he was the son of Jason M. (Lauri Ekiert) Hazaga and Dawn L. (William Alexander) Brooks.
Tyler was currently working for Dollar Tree as the Assistant Manager of Glassport. He was a member of Club 46 of Clairton. Tyler enjoyed fishing, hunting, video gaming, and working on automobiles. He loved animals and left behind his loyal pet dog, "Bowser."

 
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Darlene Vivian Jacko

October 26, 2022 |

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

Darlene Vivian Jacko, 56, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Tuesday, October 25, 2022. She was born December 4, 1965 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Michael and Vivian (Brinkman) Headings. After High School, Darlene obtained her Associates Degree at CCAC and worked for the Social Security Administration Office as a Claims Supervisor. Darlene loved the beach and their yearly family vacations to Cherry Grove, SC. She enjoyed spending time with family, and loving up on her grandson, Layton.

 
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Andrew M. "Junior" Murin

October 26, 2022 |

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

Andrew M.  "Junior" Murin, age 66, of West Mifflin, died October 23, 2022, at AHN Jefferson Hospital.  Born August 11, 1956, in Clairton, he was the son of the late Andrew Murin.  Andrew was a South Wilmerding Social Club member and enjoyed riding Harley-Davidson motorcycles.  He was a proud father and cherished special meals with his daughters and coaching his son's basketball teams when they were young.

 
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Vincent J. Laird

October 26, 2022 |

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

Vincent J. Laird, age 63, of McKeesport, died on Tuesday, October 25, 2022 surrounded by his family. He was born in McKeesport on March 13, 1959 and is the son of the late Lloyd F. and Grace McGowan Laird. He was employed as a truck driver in various industries.

 
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Madeline B. Holecko

October 26, 2022 |

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

Madeline B. Holecko, 89, of North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, October 25, 2022 at Juniper Village in Monroeville. She was born January 9, 1933 in Braddock, a daughter of the late Henry and Anna Hurst. Madeline was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, North Huntingdon. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, puzzles and trips to the casinos. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Regis, daughter Gina, four siblings, Hank, Richard, Edward and Harriet. She is survived by her son, Dennis and his wife Barbara and a sister Dorothy Vascko. Services are private.

 


Adalgisa Pillera

October 25, 2022 |

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

Adalgisa Pillera, age 93, of McKeesport, died October 23, 2022, at Grandview Estates of Elizabeth.  Born August 5, 1929, in Italy, she was the daughter of the late Giuseppe and Giuseppina (Ricciotti) Alfonsi and the wife of the late Giuseppe Pillera.  Adalgisa retired from Feig's Bakery, where she worked as a baker and decorator.  She was a member of Mary, Mother of God Parish, St. Patrick Church, and was also a Christian Mother.  Adalgisa spent time outside tending to her garden and always enjoyed a good espresso with dessert.  She was the oldest of seven siblings and always looked out for her younger brothers and sisters.  When she was fourteen, she moved to Rome on her own to work as a maid and send the money she made back to the family.

 
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Amy L. Youngerman

October 24, 2022 |

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

Amy L. Youngerman, 40, of North Huntingdon passed away Saturday, October 22, 2022 at UPMC East.  She was born June 9, 1982, a daughter of Hilda Brown Youngerman and the late Kenneth Youngerman.  Amy was a nurses aid and enjoyed trips to the beach and hiking.  She was preceded in death by her brother, Kenneth Youngerman and sister, Lisa Ann Youngerman.  In addition to her mother, she is survived by her sister, Jennifer Youngerman.  Friends will be received from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  15642.  A blessing service will take place at 6:30 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to White Oak Animal Safe Haven.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


William A. "Fuzzy" Brooks

October 24, 2022 |

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

William A. "Fuzzy" Brooks, age 96, of White Oak, died October 21, 2022, at UPMC McKeesport Hospital. Born February 15, 1926, in Duquesne, he was the son of the late Matthew and Nellie Brooks and husband of the late Arlene Brooks.
Fuzzy was a Staff Sergeant in the Army during World War II. He was wounded in Germany and received two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star for his service. After his honorable discharge, Fuzzy began his civilian career with U.S. Steel as a millwright and retired in 1985. He was an avid Pittsburgh sports fan and enjoyed watching the Steelers and Pirates.
He is survived by a son, Jon (Cindy Capp) Brooks.
Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Wednesday from 3 to 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday at 10 a.m. at St. Angela of Merici Church, Mary Mother of God Parish. Burial will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Port Vue.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com.
Chris Odasso, Supervisor

 


Victor Perlick Sporio

October 24, 2022 |

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

Victor Perlick Sporio, age 26 of Clairton, passed away on Saturday, October 22, 2022.  Born June 19, 1996 in Pittsburgh, he is the son of Carol (Perlick) Sporio, husband Victor, of Clairton.  A gas lineman, Victor is also survived by his daughters Carmen and Camryn; his grandparents: John (JoAnne) Perlick of Clairton, Susan Woodward of Elizabeth, and Vince (Sandy) Sporio of Clairton; his sisters Carly Ogletree and Savanah Sporio; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.  He was preceded in death by his brother Joseph who passed away February 4, 2020.  

 
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Charles Phillip Moon

October 23, 2022 |

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

Charles Phillip Moon, age 59, of Versailles, PA, died on Friday, October 21, 2022. He was born in Los Angeles, CA on July 13, 1963 and is the son of the late Richard and Fannie Norton Moon. Charles proudly served in the United States Army and was employed as a combat engineer. He was a member of the Port Vue American Legion Post 447 and was an avid Pittsburgh sports fan.

 
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Roxanne L. Williams

October 21, 2022 |

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

Roxanne L. Williams, 71, of White Oak, passed away Wednesday, October 19, 2022 at The Baldwin Health Center. She was born August 8, 1951 in Lexington, KY and was the daughter of Ondeine Williams of Penn Hills and the late Bill L. Williams.   Roxanne worked for many years as a nurse.  She was very caring and helped people with traumatic brain injuries. She also worked in Geriatrics and loved that work as well.  She enjoyed traveling the country as a long haul truck driver, but her greatest passion was writing poems and short stories in rhyme.  She was the creator and administrator of "Poetry Rhyme", a renowned online poetry group and was a published author of her book " The Caged Bird Sings". Her poems and short stories had been on radio and broadcast in The UK on several well known radio programs.  She was also a lover of nature and animals.  She will be truly missed.

 
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George W. Evans, Sr.

October 21, 2022 |

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

Geroge W. Evans, Jr., age 67, of Port Vue, died October 19, 2022, at home. Born December 23, 1954, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late George W. Evans Sr. and Dorothy (Billy) Evans.  George attended Penn State University and started his career with Westinghouse.  He later went to work with Fisher Body in West Mifflin for over 30 years as a die maker.  George was a self-taught musician who could play the keyboard but especially enjoyed the guitar. He owned two boats and spent time fishing with friends at his favorite spot, Cross Creek Lake in Washington County.  George was an amateur locksmith, held a pilot's license, rode motorcycles, and was a jack of all trades.  He followed in his father's footsteps and received his HAM Radio License and even was able to use his dad's old call sign of W3HOB.

 
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Seleana Imand Wyley

October 21, 2022 |

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

Seleana Imand Wyley, of Clairton, was 25 years old when she was called home on September 20, 2022. On December 13, 1996, Seleana Imand Wyley was born and an Angel was placed on earth.

 
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Alex E. Fazekas

October 20, 2022 |

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

Alex E. Fazekas, age 65 of Greenock, passed away on Tuesday, October 18, 2022 in Jefferson Hospital.  Born March 18, 1957 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Alexander Fazekas and Beatrice Virginia (Wetzel) Fazekas Tedesco.  A former carpenter for the Union Local #142 and a corrections officer for Allegheny County, Alex was a member of the Boston Vets, the 11th. Ward Club, an avid fisherman and hunter, and loved to spend time with his grandchildren.  He is survived by his sons Matthew (Amanda) Fazekas of Jefferson Hills and Jonathan Fazekas of North Versailles; his grandchildren Sadie, Easton, and Bowen Fazekas; and also nieces and nephews.  Besides his parents, Alex was preceded in death by his siblings Emerson Fazekas and Melinda Whittington. 

 
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Nicholas D. Kraus

October 20, 2022 |

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

Nicholas D. Kraus, age 43 of Port Vue, passed away at home on Tuesday, October 18, 2022.  Born October 8, 1979 in McKeesport, he is the son of Lori (Wagner) Kraus of Liberty Borough and the late Glenn Kraus, who passed away in 1983.  A member of the Carpenter's Union Local #142, Nicholas currently worked at Window Installation Specialists of Irwin.  Besides his mother, he is survived by his wife Amanda (Rendulic) Kraus, his daughter Kimber Coy Kraus, his sister Amy (George) Bendel of Mt. Vernon, and his nephew Kole Bendel.

 
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Tristen Hornfeck

October 19, 2022 |

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

We are heartbroken at the loss of our precious Tristen Hornfeck born on February 12 1996.  He has left behind a loving mother, Maria Lipay Hornfeck, and father, Mark Hornfeck. He was the oldest sibling to his sisters Natalie and Madison Hornfeck, and brother Tanner Hornfeck. He was also a loving uncle, grandson, cousin and friend who will all miss him so much. Tristen worked for Rock Hard Hardscape and was passionate about what he did. He always brought a smile to everyone’s face. He was very loved and will be missed terribly.

All services are private and are entrusted to the William S. Skovranko Memorial Home, Inc., 828 Richford treet, Duquesne.

 
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Mildred "Becky" Suzich

October 19, 2022 |

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

Mildred “Becky” Suzich, age 94, of White Oak, formerly of Duquesne, passed away on Wednesday, October 19, 2022. Born in Midland, PA on July 10, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Vujo and Sophie (Bassar) Suzich. She was a food and beverage clerk at the William Penn Hotel for 35 years, a member of St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church, McKeesport and a member of their Young at Heart. Becky is the mother of Lora Dean (Dennis) Washowich of McKeesport; grandmother of Lyle (Michele) Washowich and Lynn (Amber) Washowich; great grandmother of Michael, Samuel, Aiden and Ava; great aunt of Diane, Melinda, David and Christine Tkacs, and Bill Margita; sister of the late Ann Suzich, late Kay Margita and late Dorothy Suzich. Visitation will be held on Friday, October 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 Pomen service will take place at 7:00 p.m. A Burial Service will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2022, at 11:00 a.m., at St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church, with Very Rev. Stevo Rocknage, officiating. Burial will follow in McKeesport-Versailles Cemetery.

 


Michael R. Megon

October 19, 2022 |

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

Michael R. Megon, 65, of Trafford, passed away Tuesday, October 18, 2022 at his home. He was born June 25, 1957 in Cleveland, OH, a son of the late Richard and Carmella (Meli) Megon. Michael was currently an insurance agent for Century Insurance Consultants in Monroeville. He was a member of St. Agnes Parish and a graduate of Penn Trafford High School Class of '75. He was an avid golfer, Lego enthusiast, Pittsburgh Pirates fan and diehard Cleveland Brown fan, and especially loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Joann (Kunkelmann) Megon; son, Bryan Megon and his wife, Katie; daughter, Lindsay Marco and her husband, David; brother, Corey (Diana) Megon; sister, Marcy (Gary) Snyder; grandchildren, Gavin, Riley, Chase, Parker and Charlotte. 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 be celebrated on Saturday at 10 a.m. in St. Agnes Church. Interment to follow in Good Shepherd Cemetery, Monroeville, PA.   In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Vickie Pedos-Marko

October 19, 2022 |

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

Vickie Pedos-Marko, 64, McKeesport, passed away Tuesday October 18, 2022. She was born April 16, 1958 in McKeesport and was the daughter of Toula (Zahardis) Pedos of McKeesport and the late Gust G. Pedos who passed away March 3, 2022. Vickie was a member of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, White Oak and the Pan-Icarian Foundation. She was retired from UPMC Shadyside Hospital and had previously worked for Children's Hospital.

 
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Evelyn "Nana" Putz

October 19, 2022 |

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

Evelyn "Nana" Putz age 98, of Pickerington, OH, formally of McKeesport, died October 16, 2022, at Mother Angeline McCrory Manor. Born September 30, 1924, in Homestead, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Katherine Wesoloski and the wife of the late Andrew A. Putz for 44 years.
Evelyn retired from Franklin's Market as a cashier. She graduated from Homestead High School. Evelyn was a former member of St. Mary Czestochowa Parish and helped with Sunday School for over 20 years. She was an avid reader of short stories and enjoyed doing the NY Times crossword puzzles.

 
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Mary Zurich

October 19, 2022 |

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

Mary Zurich, 92, of North Huntingdon, passed away Wednesday, October 19, 2022 at Walden's View, North Huntingdon.  She was born May 13, 1930 in North Huntingdon, a daughter of the late John and Jessie Zurich.  Prior to her retirement, Mary worked for Isaly's and was a member of St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church, Monroeville.  She enjoyed bowling and playing cards.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brothers, George, Stephen, Edward, Mike and John; sisters, Mildred and Ann.  She is survived by several nieces and nephews.  Friends will be received from 10:30-11 a.m. Saturday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  15642.  A funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Interment to follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Nichols Serbian Orthodox Church, Monroeville, PA.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Earl L. Simeral

October 19, 2022 |

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

Earl L. Simeral, 85, of North Huntingdon passed away Wednesday, October 19, 2022 at Forbes Regional Hospital. He was born June 14, 1937 in Wilkinsburg, a son of the late Earl and Margaret (Hoyko) Simeral. Prior to his retirement, Earl worked for US Steel and was a veteran of the US Army. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Earl; brothers, Russ and Kenny Simeral; sister, Carol Hamilton; and grandson, George. He is survived by his brother, Wayne Simeral; friend, Darlene Stafford; and several nieces and nephews. Services are private. Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA 15642. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com
 


Celeste Wagner

October 18, 2022 |

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

Celeste Wagner, age 60, of Garland, TX, formerly of North Versailles, North Huntingdon and White Oak, PA, passed away unexpectedly on September 29, 2022 in Dallas, TX. She was born on July 15, 1962 in Pittsburgh, PA to the late Charles Wagner and Audrey Duggan Wagner.

 
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John Robert Sims, Jr.

October 18, 2022 |

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

John Robert Sims, Jr., age 76, of White Oak, died on Monday, October 17, 2022. He was born in Pittsburgh on December 21, 1945 and is the son of the late John Robert, Sr. and Gay Marie Hessenmueller Sims. He proudly served in the United States Navy and was stationed on the same submarine that is at the Carnegie Science Center. After serving in the military, John was employed at the Hilton in downtown Pittsburgh, he worked in sales for many years, He was a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a masters in sociology. He then taught at various colleges throughout the area including the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Duquesne, La Roche University, and the Community College of Allegheny County. In 1998 he founded the Single and Custodial Father’s Network and continued there until its closing when he retired in 2005. He provided help to many, many people throughout the years.

 
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David L. Douglass

October 18, 2022 |

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

David L. Douglass, age 65, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Tuesday, October 18, 2022 at home. He retired as a computerized machinist at Elizabeth Carbide in Versailles. He enjoyed going to the casino and playing poker with his family. Born January 22, 1957 in Elizabeth Twp., he was a son of the late Charles D. and Anna Louise (Pascoe) Douglass. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Lynn Jory; children, Michael Jory of Elizabeth Twp., Daria (Chris) Beardsley of Pitcairn and Barbara (Jason) Sari of Elizabeth Twp.; grandchildren, Jacob, Caitlyn, Madi, Michael and Eli; sister, Phyllis (Cliff) Klein of Florida; father-in-law, Arthur Zebroski of Finleyville; brother-in-law, Arthur (Beth) Zebroski of Finleyville; also, nieces and nephews. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth on Thursday, October 20, 2022 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. A funeral service will take place on Friday, October 21, 2022 at 10 AM in the funeral home chapel with Deacon Al Poroda officiating. Burial will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. Memorial contributions may be made to Central Volunteer Fire Co., 425 Scenery Drive, Elizabeth, PA 15037. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com

 


Eleanor M. Duvall Linn

October 18, 2022 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Eleanor M. Duvall Linn, 86, of White Oak, passed away peacefully and surrounded by love, on Sunday, October 16, 2022 at Jefferson Hospital.

She was born August 9, 1936 in Monessen to the late Cassius and Elizabeth J. (Wallace) Duvall.

Eleanor was the devoted wife of the late Charles E. Linn Jr. who passed away in 2007.  She is survived by children, Kathy DeMarco of Glassport, Charles E. Linn III of White Oak, nephew, Michael Dorich of Trafford, who she raised as her own, grandchildren; Jason (Holly) DeMarco, Shannon (Ryan) Campbell, Angela (Donnie Rudberg) Linn, Jessica (Dave) Gross.  Great grandchildren; Ethan, Shane, Ryder, Izzy, Emma, Levi, Jackson, Zoey, & Lucy as well as nieces and nephews.  Along with her parents and husband, Eleanor was preceded in death by son; William R. (Bill) Linn of McKeesport; brother, James Duvall, sister, Rosemary Dorich, niece, Kim Dorich.

Eleanor was an active member of the Bryn Mawr Church of Christ in White Oak where she taught Sunday school for over 40 yrs. She helped with youth group, was a deaconess, and started a crochet/knitting group known as “Busy Hands” (jokingly referred to as “The Happy Hookers” by her daughter).  She was an avid reader and took books to the church for others to borrow, helped with the flea market, and essentially helped wherever needed.  Eleanor was a magnificent baker; always baking for others, especially family graduations and weddings.  She loved crossword puzzles, Jeopardy, Scrabble, and anything that exercised her brain and her vast vocabulary. She will be sorely missed by all who knew her, and her loving spirit will live on in those whose lives she touched.

Family and friends will be received on Wednesday, October 19, 2022 from 4:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. at E.C. FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 235 Monongahela Ave, Glassport, PA 15045. A service at the funeral home will immediately follow at 7:00 P.M. Interment will take place at a later date at Richland Cemetery in Dravosburg. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com

 


Rev. Roy A. Kelly

October 18, 2022 |

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

Rev. Roy A. Kelly, age 84, formerly of Elizabeth, passed away on Monday, October 17, 2022. He was a minister at the former Elizabeth Wesleyan Church for 40 years. He volunteered at the local food bank and Boston Trail, and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Born September 5, 1938 in West Newton, he was a son of the late Ernest "Art" and Mary (Hodge) Kelly and husband of the late Ruth M. (McClain) Kelly. He is survived by sons, David Kelly of Boston, Dennis (Cheryl) Kelly of Morrisdale and Patrick (Linda) Kelly of Macungie; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by daughter, Pamela Kelly. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Thursday, October 20, 2022 from 4-8 PM. A funeral service will take place on Friday, October 21, 2022 at 1 PM in Elizabeth Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Bowers officiating. EVERYONE PLEASE MEET AT THE CHURCH. Burial will followi in Mount Vernon Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. Memorial contributions may be made to Elizabeth Baptist Church, 735 Bunola River Road, Elizabeth, PA 15037. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Bernard "Bernie" Douglas Chizmar

October 17, 2022 |

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

Bernard "Bernie" Douglas Chizmar, 73, of Lincoln Borough, passed away Friday, October 14, 2022. He was born January 25, 1949 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Stephen and Ellen Elizabeth (Murphy) Chizmar. He was the husband of the late Lorraine "Lolly" (Esack) Chizmar who passed away June 3, 2014. Bernie worked for Bankers Rigging, CPI, and the former US Steel National Tube Works. He was a member of the Steelworkers Local  5852.

 
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Dominic M. Judy

October 17, 2022 |

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

Dominic Michael Judy, age 61, of Harrison City, passed away at home on October 15, 2022, after an extended illness. Born on October 2, 1961, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Robert L. and Virginia M. (Teti) Judy and the husband of Christine (Buleza) Judy for 32 years.
After Dominic graduated from McKeesport High School and the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, he worked as a pharmacist at McKeesport Hospital, Rite Aid, and finished his career at Express Scripts. Through the years, Dominic always had a love for music and magic. His fascination for music started at a young age. His home and vehicles always had to have the best sound systems for him to enjoy his favorite songs. He enjoyed doing magic for his young nieces and nephews. He also enjoyed traveling with his lovely wife. His favorite destinations were Hawaii and Disney World, which they visited often. Dominic was known for his love for fireworks. His annual Fourth of July firework show was admired by family, friends, and neighbors.

 
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Linda L. Crosbie

October 17, 2022 |

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

Linda L. Crosbie, age 68, of Elizabeth, passed away on Saturday, October 15, 2022 at Jefferson Hospital. She was a social member of the Boston Vets. Born July 23, 1954 in Elizabeth, she was a daughter of the late William P. and Nancy (Neal) Crosbie. She is survived by her daughter, Billie D. Abbit of Elizabeth; granddaughter, Shataya (Richard) McMillan of Charleroi; great-grandchildren, Aiden, Richard, Lucas, Jada, Connor, Cayden, Nalani and Sebastian; sisters, Nancy Shoemer of Bunola, Mary E. Henry of Belle Vernon and Sally Gray of West Newton; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by son, Chad Crosbie, and siblings, Ruth E. Cameron and William Crosbie. No visitation or service are planned. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Joseph Michael Pellecchia

October 17, 2022 |

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

Joseph Michael Pellecchia, age 57, of Liberty Boro, PA, died on Sunday, October 16, 2022. He was born in Cheverly, Maryland on July 18, 1965 and is the son of Doreen Lucas Hornfeck of West Mifflin and the late Pietro Pellecchia. Joseph proudly served in the United States Airforce and was stationed in Germany from 1984 to 1988. After his service in the military, Joseph was most recently employed at Mon Yough Community Services as a crew chief, where he worked with mentally disabled adults.

 
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Antoinette "Toni" V. Remaley

October 17, 2022 |

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

Antoinette (Kardos) Remaley “Toni”, 82, of North Huntingdon, PA, passed away on Sunday, October 16, 2022 in Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA.   Toni was born November 27, 1939, in East Vandergrift, PA, to the late Nicholas J. and Anna M. (Kromka) Kardos.  She graduated from Washington Township High School in 1957, and was a majorette with the Thunderers Drum and Bugle Corps. Toni met her life-long companion, Frank Remaley, while she was working at G.C. Murphy in Vandergrift.  Frank and Toni married in June of 1960, and at the end of April, 1963, they welcomed their only child, Lou Ann. Toni was a stay at home mom, always there to offer her daughter and her Ward Drive friends rides, and advice when needed.  She always attended Mass on Sundays at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in North Huntingdon.   Through the years, Toni enjoyed camping and weekends with her family at Morraine camp lands, and later, traveled with her husband throughout the country, visiting casinos, and dog and horse racing tracks.  One of Toni's favorite things was family dinners, and for many years,  Toni was her grandson's biggest fan. She traveled far and near to watch Dante play in countless baseball and hockey games. She was always there to offer a smile and to cheer Dante to victory.  Toni easily made friends, finding the best in everyone, and for her husband and daughter, she was the calm in the storm with the patience of a saint.   In addition to her parents, Toni was preceded in death by brothers, Paul J. Kardos, Patrick Kardos, Nicholas Kardos, and sister Elizabeth Plazio.   Toni is survived by her her loving husband of 62 years, Frank Remaley, daughter Lou Ann and her husband Greg Youhon of North Huntingdon, her grandson Dante and his wife, Melissa Youhon of Pittsburgh, PA., siblings, Loretta Kardos of Washington Township and Joseph (Carol) Kardos of West Leechburg, sister-in-law, Juanita Kardos of North Apollo, and many nieces and nephews.  She will be dearly missed by family, friends and neighbors.  Friends will be received from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m.on Tuesday at James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  15642.  A funeral service will take place on Wednesday at 9:30 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 American Cancer Society.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Bernard A. "Bernie" Carrozza

October 17, 2022 |

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

Bernard A. "Bernie" Carrozza age 89, of McKeesport, died October 15, 2022, peacefully at his home. Born January 12, 1933, in the 3rd Ward of McKeesport, he was the son of the late Luciano and Colomba (Sica) Carrozza and the husband of 61 years to the late Joanna (DiVirgilio) Carrozza.
After graduating from McKeesport High School in 1950, Bernie enlisted and served in the U.S. Air Force from 1951-1955. Bernie advanced rapidly through the ranks, being promoted to Staff Sergeant in just three years. While on leave, Bernie was introduced to Joanna and they married in October 1954. After receiving his honorable discharge, Bernie earned an Associate Engineering Degree in Electrical Technology at Pennsylvania State University. He continued evening school at Duquesne University and Carnegie-Mellon University to earn his Bachelor Degree in Mathematics and Physics while working different jobs until he went to work for the U. S. Steel Corp. Bernie retired after 30 years of service from the U. S. Steel, Christy Park Works as a Manager of Commercial Sales. Bernie was a member of Mary, Mother of God Parish, St. Patrick Church. He was an active member of the Renzie Park Senior Club, the Palenese Club in McKeesport, the McKeesport High School Class of 1950 Reunion committee, and the Italian Sons and Daughters of America. Bernie was well known for his decades of club fundraising by selling the "Enjoy” coupon books. He enjoyed bringing his buddies together; he organized his famous "Bernie's Buddies" lunch's that were held once a month for 20 years. Bernie enjoyed playing Bocce Ball, spending winters in Florida with Joanna and old and new friends, going to cardiac rehab 3 times a week for 20 years, and listening to his favorite artists like, Frank Sinatra, Barbara Streisand, and Michael Bublé. Bernie’s passion was dancing, and, he was always known as a wonderful dancer. He and Joanna enjoyed going dancing regularly over the years with their life-long friends. Bernie believed his greatest accomplishments were his wife and family and always being gainfully employed.

 
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Kenneth J. Mikell, Jr.

October 17, 2022 |

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

Kenneth James Mikell Jr, age 65, of McKeesport, went to be with the lord on October 10, 2022.  He was born on November 30, 1956, in Detroit, Michigan, to the late Kenneth James Mikell Sr. and Mary Ann McWilliams and husband of Trixie Fullenwider. Kenneth was known to many as "Flea," and to family as "Jimmy".
He graduated from McKeesport High School, class of 1973, where he played football and ran track with a standing record that has yet to be beat. After High School, he attended the University of Pittsburgh on a football scholarship. In addition to sports, Kenneth was a loving person and a caretaker to many people. He was known for his sense of humor and great stories. He had a great passion for helping and encouraging others. Kenneth will always be remembered in the hearts and minds of those who cared for him deeply.

 
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Alan M. Pavuk

October 17, 2022 |

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

Alan M Pavuk of North Huntingdon ran to the Father on Saturday, October 15, 2022, after a 17 week battle with a malignant brain tumor. Born November 18, 1952, in McKeesport, he was the second child of Joseph M and Eleanor (Peterson) Pavuk. He graduated from Norwin High School in 1970 and Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1974. He was employed on the pipe production line of the Electric Resistance Weld US Steel-Camp Hill McKeesport plant, retiring in 2014. Alan cherished making memories by traveling- first with his parents on bus trips and later with his sister to New York, North Carolina, Florida, and California for family events. He had an amazing mind for details and loved learning, with a sweet tooth to rival Buddy the Elf. Shopping to find the best bargain brought him great delight in addition to watching classic comedy shows, attending car cruises, and supporting local farmer and craft markets. He had an eye for colorful gems, glasswork, decorative lights, and clothing. Radio programs from short wave to AM, local to international were part of his daily schedule. His greatest passion was music of wide genres from 1960s rock to reggae, ska, and sea shanties. Alan supported many independent local and international musical artists in his extensive audiovisual library. He was a member of St Mary's Romanian Catholic Church and attended Free Hungarian Reformed Church both of McKeesport. Alan was preceded in death by his parents and older brother, Joseph E Pavuk. He is survived by his sister, Susan Rabe, sister-in-law, Sharon Pavuk: niece and nephews: Megan(Chuck) Stitt, Joel(Erica Gatts) Pavuk, Timothy(Brittany) Rabe, Benjamin(Kelly) Rabe, Noah(Jessica) Rabe: and great nieces and nephews: Adelyn, Josie, and Ira Stitt and Raegan and Elias Rabe. Visitation: Friday, October 21,2022 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm with brief memorial service at 7 pm at James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon. A funeral service will be held Saturday, October 22,2022 at 10 am, St Mary's Romanian Catholic Church 318 26th Street McKeesport. Interment will follow at Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.
To honor Alan, please wear vibrant colors, cartoon, music, or novelty shirts to both events. Donations may be made to SLB Radio Productions, Inc, Pittsburgh to assist in supporting the art of music and radio broadcasting.

Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God. Matthew 5:8

 


John James Andrison, Jr.

October 16, 2022 |

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

John James Andrison, Jr., of Pittsburgh, who was a jack of all trades, died on Friday, October 14, 2022. He was born in Pittsburgh on April 19, 1950 and is the son of Edith E. Chappell Andrison of White Oak and the late John James Andrison, Sr., who died on January 13, 2014.

 
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Dorothy M. (Traud) (Jugan) Macioce

October 16, 2022 |

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

Dorothy M. (Traud) (Jugan) Macioce, age 85, of Munhall, formerly of West Mifflin, went home to be with her Lord on Saturday, October 15, 2022, at home, in the presence of her family. She was born in West Mifflin on March 7, 1937 to the late Joseph and Mercedes Traud.  Dorothy will be greatly missed but never forgotten. A member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, St. Therese Church, she was also an avid Steelers fan and her hobbies included crocheting, diamond art, bingo, gambling and card playing. She was a member of the I.S.D.A. and A.A.R.P. and made blankets and scarves for the veterans. Dorothy is survived by her devoted daughter, Sandy (Ken) Kracinovsky of Bethel Park and sons, Paul (Cindy) Jugan of Eagle River, Alaska and Vince Macioce of Pittsburgh. She will be welcomed by her loving daughters, Sharon Jugan, who passed away on March 1, 2019 and Michele, who passed on March 30, 2010. She is the grandmother of of Jim (Melissa) Heckert, Jason Heckert, Sami (Toby) Decker, Matthew (Jessica) Jugan, Nicole Baldwin and Jordan Macioce; great grandmother of Aubrie Heckert, Mason Decker and Lucas Heckert; and sister of the late Bernard (late Joy) Traud. Visitation will be held on Friday, October 21, 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. A Blessing Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Saturday, October 22, 2022, at 9:15 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Therese Church, Munhall, at 10:00 a.m., with Rev. Dan Sweeney, officiating. Burial will follow in Holy Name Cemetery, West Mifflin.

 


Sr. Mary Ann Dujanovic, SDR

October 15, 2022 |

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

Sr. Mary Ann Dujanovic, SDR, age 91, passed away on Friday, October 14, 2022 in the Divine Redeemer Motherhouse, Elizabeth Twp.  Born October 23, 1930 in Barberton, OH, she was a daughter of the late George and Mary (Vislavsky) Dujanovic.  Sr. Mary Ann was a professed religious Sister of the Divine Redeemer for 72 years.  She earned both her BA and MA in education from Duquesne University worked in education for 68 years as an excellent primary teacher, principal, CCD teacher, and with the homeschooled.  She was also a Local Superior, awarded the Golden Apple Award in 1998, had a great devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and was very creative.  Although she was "retired," Sr. Mary Ann continued tutoring and helping in the community as a sunshine person, receptionist, and always offered a helpful ear as a good listener and helpful prayer.  Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers George and Francis Dujanovic and her sisters: Bernadette Hornacek, Marguerite Holben, and Diane Dujanovic.  Sr. Mary Ann is survived by her sisters-in-law Barbara and Ann Dujanovic, her brother in law Michael Holben, her nieces and nephews, and many dear friends.

 
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Alecia M. Chamboredon

October 14, 2022 |

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

Alecia M. Chamboredon, age 42, of West Mifflin, passed away on Friday, October 14, 2022, at home. Born in Pittsburgh on December 26, 1979, she was the daughter of Eugene “Geno” Chamboredon Sr. of Munhall and Elizabeth A “Betty” (Hilley) Chamboredon of West Mifflin. She was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, St. Joseph Church, and she loved her beloved Pittsburgh Pirates. Besides her mother and father, she is survived by her brother Eugene “Geno” Chamboredon Jr. of Munhall; her Pap, Caruso; and Aunts, Uncles and Cousins. She will be missed by her beloved pets, Zsa Zsa and Bogie. Visitation will be held on Sunday, October 16, 2022, 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. A Blessing Service will be held on Sunday, at 2:30 p.m., at the Funeral Home, with Rev. Tony Gargotta, officiating.

 


Valeria E. Mattis

October 14, 2022 |

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

Valeria E. (Miklos) Mattis, affectionately known to many as “Mother Val,” died on Thursday, October 13, 2022, at Jefferson Hospital, surrounded by her children, at the age of 83. Born in Duquesne, PA on April 2, 1939, she was the youngest of twelve children to Andrew and Helen (Kushnir) Miklos. She married the late Michael T. Mattis on August 29, 1964. She is survived by son Michael (Amy) of White Oak, daughter Monica, with whom she resided, of McKeesport, son William (Tina) of West Mifflin and son Christopher (Paul-James Cukanna) of Churchill; grandsons Michael (Kayla), Ryan, Nicholas, and Jonathan; great grandson Michael John; sister Charlotte (Donald) Nasta of Levittown, PA; in-laws Joseph and Barbara Mattis of Finleyville, PA; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. 

 She was preceded in death by her daughter, Theresa Mattis (August, 2022), her husband and parents, her parents-in-law Michael and Anna (Hlad) Mattis, and siblings, Helen Miklos, Elizabeth Miklos, Margaret Miklos, Alexander Miklos, Andrew “Timmy” Miklos, Bernard Miklos, Virginia Miklos, Gertrude Motel, Rosalia Miklos and Philomena Demeter.

 A 1957 graduate of Duquesne High School, Valeria worked as a Tele-Typist at Fisher Scientific and later as an Administrative Assistant in the Housing Office at Carnegie Mellon University. 

 Mother Val was a strong woman with tremendous faith and perseverance. She embraced the challenges and responsibilities of raising her five children herself following the death of her beloved husband Mike, who died suddenly in 1983. She loved her family, her friends, her Catholic religion and playing board games with her family. She enjoyed having fun, laughing and joking around with those she loved. She was highly proficient at Scrabble. She kept up to date on current, worldly events. She also enjoyed playing games of chance on her iPad, and especially “taking rides” to various casinos.

 She was a strong woman who never complained and made the best of challenging circumstances throughout her life. Family was an important priority in her life that she taught her children in values and traditions, especially her favorite holiday, Christmas. She enjoyed decorating, baking, cooking and sharing the traditional Christmas Eve Slovak Vilija supper. She reinforced these values by reminding all of us of the importance of always saying the following three words, “I Love You.”

Friends will be received on Monday, October 17, 2022 and Tuesday, October 18, 2022, from 2-8 p.m., at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, PA 15110, 412-466-3300, WILLIAM B. SCHLEIFER, SUPERVISOR, WILLIAM BRIAN SCHLEIFER, FUNERAL DIRECTOR. A blessing service will take place at the Funeral Home at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 19, 2022, in Mary Mother of God Parish at the St. Mary Częstochowa (Corpus Christi) worship site, 2515 Versailles Ave., McKeesport, PA, 15132, with her Godson, Rev. Thomas A. Nasta, as celebrant. Interment will follow in Holy Trinity Cemetery, West Mifflin.

 


Kathleen P. "Kathy" Swartz

October 14, 2022 |

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


Kathleen P. "Kathy" Swartz age 72, of McKeesport, was called Home to our Lord on Wednesday, October 12, 2022, from Kane Community Living Center. Born in McKeesport, October 22, 1949, she was the daughter of the late Francis “Frank” and Joyce (Hrapchak) Casey.

 
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Verajane Marion Dixon

October 14, 2022 |

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

Verajane Marion Dixon, age 84, of Cape Vincent, formerly of McKeesport, died on Thursday, October 13, 2022 surrounded by her family. She was born in Braddock on October 3, 1938 and is the daughter of the late Frederick and Vera Custer Johannes, and the wife of the late James Danny Dixon. She retired as the manager at the previous Lindsley Personal Care Home in McKeesport.

 
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Jacquelyn A. Slack

October 14, 2022 |

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

Jacquelyn A. Slack, 79 of McKeesport, passed away Sunday, October 9, 2022. She was born March 3, 1943 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late John C. and Eleanor (Johnson) Whitney. She was the wife to the late Lawrence George Slack, who passed away June 18, 2006. Jacquelyn was a long time member of Mary, Mother of God Parish - Corpus Christi. She has an energetic personality and for many years volunteered for meals on wheels. She loved gambling, crocheting, and was a roller coaster enthusiast, and she enjoyed her many trips to Ocean City, Maryland with her family.

 
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Clyde Hennon, Jr.

October 14, 2022 |

By Finney Funeral Homes | Posted in: Finney Funeral Homes

Clyde L. Hennon Jr., 84 of Dravosburg, formerly of Clairton, passed away on Wednesday, October 12th, 2022, at Squirrel Hill Rehabilitation and Wellness Center. He was born in New Castle on November 20th, 1937, to the late Clyde Sr. and Julia E. Owrey Hennon. Clyde was the loving husband of 47 years to Norma Jean Thompson Hennon. He is survived by his wife Norma, their son Matt (Melissa Barker) Hennon of White Oak, brother Glenn (Charlene) Hennon of Glenrock, sister Karen (Loren) Greene of Indiana, PA, and grandchildren Lennox and Duke. He is further survived by multiple nieces and nephews. Clyde was preceded in death by brother Richard. He was a member of the United States Army and served during peacetime. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge in Dravosburg and the First Evangelical Free Church in McKeesport, as well as a member of the former Community Alliance Church in Elizabeth. Clyde enjoyed hunting and fishing as well as completing crossword puzzles. Family and friends will be received on Sunday October 16th, 2022, from 1-3 P.M. at I.M FINNEY FUNERAL HOME, 203 4th St, Dravosburg, PA 15034. A service will take place at 3 P.M. at the funeral home immediately following the visitation. A repast will occur following the service at the First Evangelical Free Church in McKeesport. Inurnment will occur at Jefferson Memorial Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to The Alzheimer’s Association by going to https://www.alz.org/get-involved-now/donate, donating over the phone by calling 800-272-3900, or by mailing your donation to the Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011. Online condolences may be offered at www.finneyfuneralhome.com.

 


Loretta Lyons

October 14, 2022 |

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

Loretta Lyons, 86, of Hempfield Township, passed away Friday, October 14, 2022 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital. She was born May 25, 1936 in East Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Stanley and Mary (Wirbilia) Thomas. Prior to her retirement, Loretta was a clerical secretary for Westinghouse. She enjoyed playing Bingo, going out to lunch and dinner with her family and friends, socializing with her bowling friends, spending time with her extended family and was an avid Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers fan. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard S. Lyons; brothers, Stanley, Richard and Henry Thomas; sisters, Marie Beres, Genevieve Beck, Stella Suznick and Constance Frowen. She is survived by several nieces and nephews who will remember the good conversations, her quick wit and humor. Friends will be received from 6-8 p.m. on Sunday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA 15642. Entombment will be private.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Florindo “Fred” Mariani

October 13, 2022 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Alfieri Funeral Home

Florindo “Fred” Mariani, age 89 of North Versailles, passed away peacefully to reunite eternally with his beloved wife of 65 years, Patricia Mariani, daughters Diana and Gina Ann Mariani, and granddaughter, Gina Marie Mariani.

He was born on December 29, 1932 in Sant Angelo del Pesco, Italy, a son of the late Filomena (DiVito) and Ondivio Mariani.

Fred immigrated to the United States in 1953. He built a life filled with cherished family and friends. He ran a masonry business and was highly skilled in his trade. As a father and grandfather, he demonstrated strength, courage and the value of working hard in all that he did. Fred enjoyed regularly visiting his family in Italy, watching football, delicious food, music, and most of all, spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He set a true example of perseverance, integrity, tradition and dedication to family and faith. Fred was the pillar of love and commitment in his family— a love that continues to connect his family on earth and in heaven.

 
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Frank Bacco

October 13, 2022 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Alfieri Funeral Home

Frank Bacco, 96, of Wilmerding died peacefully on October 9, 2022.  Special Pappap of Christine (Mark) Filburn, Matthew (Ryan) Bacco, Alexis Bacco and Allyson Bacco as well as four great-grandchildren: Justine, Jeremy and Jada Filburn and Carson Bacco.

He was preceded in death by his son Anthony (Tony) Bacco, his parents, Pasquale and Mary Bacco and siblings, Flora Damasky, Gabrielle, Rose Sarnicola, Anthony, Joseph, Louis, Angeline Conte, Samuel, James, Clara Faber and David.

 
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Nita (D'Amico) Cheripka

October 13, 2022 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Alfieri Funeral Home

Nita (D'Amico) Cheripka, 75, of Wilmerding died peacefully on October 8, 2022. Nita was the devoted wife of Thomas Cheripka. Loving mother of Monica (Robert) Murphy, Thomas Cheripka Jr., and Brad (Julie) Cheripka; adoring grandmother of Jeremy, John “Jake”, Delaney, Collin, Zachary and Reagan. Nita is also survived by her siblings, Donald D’Amico, Patricia Cheripka and Pamela Matviya, step siblings, Mary Ann Medvis, Rose “Tiny” Monk, James “Bull” Cheripka, Robert “Bucky” Cheripka, Edward Cheripka, Ronald Cheripka, and Mark Cheripka, numerous nieces and nephews, and friends. She was predeceased by her parents, David and Blanche Virginia (Shaffer) D’Amico, step mother, Helen (Cheripka) D’Amico, and her brother, Michael D’Amico.

She loved deeply, lived fully, and served others well. May we all strive to carry on her legacy.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Jude the Apostle Church of St. Joseph the Worker Parish. Nita was laid to rest privately at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies. Please www.alfierifuneralhome.com for online condolences.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Nita (D'Amico) Cheripka, please visit our floral store.

 


Anthony M. DiVittorio

October 13, 2022 |

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

Anthony M. DiVittorio, 89, of North Versailles Twp. died Wednesday October 5, 2022. Beloved son of the late Anthony and Angela DiVittorio. Loving brother of Marie (Ben) Cifone and the late Sam DiVittorio. Brother-in-law of Maggie DiVittorio. Dear uncle of Renee (Mike) Ansell, Leslie (Rick) Ethridge, Laurie (Barry) Wyckoff, Sam (Kathy) DiVittorio, and the late Mary Jo (the late Blake) Hadley. Anthony was a Professor of Music at Duquesne University for 42 years. For 18 months he was a Cryptologist in the Army stationed in Japan. Anthony traveled to New York City every August and then to Taiwan with a friend who was an opera singer for her upcoming concert series. Also survived by numerous great nieces, nephews and many loved cousins.

Friends were received at James F. Kutch Funeral Home. Interment followed with military honors at All Saints Braddock Catholic Cemetery.

 


Patrick S. Massung

October 13, 2022 |

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

Patrick S. Massung, 86, of White Oak, PA. was born March 17, 1936, in McKeesport, PA.  He was the beloved son of the late Lawrence and Sarah (Neel) Massung. Patrick departed this life on October 10, 2022, in White Oak, PA. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Ruth (Haberland) Massung and son, Edward Massung.

He was self-employed with his own Construction Company, Four Tire businesses also worked at the Copperweld in Glassport, PA, and had many other working skills. He would be known as a “Jack of all trades.”

He loved gardening, hunting, canning, his lift chair, and reading the bible, the most.

 
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De'Jour Duncan

October 13, 2022 |

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

De'Jour Duncan, born January 7, 2022, died October 6, 2022.

A Gathering of Family and Friends will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, October 14, 2022 at Robert A. Waters Funeral Home, Inc., 2326 Jenny Lind Street, McKeesport, PA 15132, where a memorial service will be held at 3 p.m.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of De'Jour Duncan, please visit our floral store.

 


Barbara Ann Snyder

October 13, 2022 |

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

Barbara Ann Snyder, age 62, of Pittsburgh, PA passed away on October 9, 2022. She was preceded in death by her parents, Brigid and Stanley Broskin.

 
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Gerard C. Driscoll

October 13, 2022 |

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

Gerard C. Driscoll, age 96, of Forward Twp., passed away on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at Excela Health Frick Hospital. A veteran of the Army and Merchant Marines having served during World War II, he retired as a millwright team leader at U.S. Steel Irvin Works in West Mifflin. He was a president of the Three Rivers Chapter American Merchant Marine Veterans (AMMV), former president of the Mon Valley Chapter of Merchant Marines and White Oak American Legion. He was the owner of a hunting camp and was an avid deer hunter. He loved family events and spending time with family. Born August 7, 1926 in White Oak, he was a son of the late Charles and Ellen (Wilson) Driscoll and husband of the late Mary Rita (Gallagher) Driscoll. He is survived by daughter, Cynthia (Russell) Komlos of Elizabeth; granddaughters, Shannon (David) Fitzgibbons of West Mifflin and Ashlyn (Kyle Hunt) Preaux of Myrtle Beach, SC; great-grandchildren, Eleanor and Kyle Joseph Hunt, Lucille Caroline Hunt and Galen Fitzgibbons; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by many brothers and sisters. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Sunday, October 16, 2022 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. A funeral service will take place on Monday, October 17, 2022 at 10 AM in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Tim Burgan officiating. Burial with military honors and a bagpiper will be Tuesday, October 25, 2022 at 12:30 PM in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, SW Region, 320 Bilmar Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Constance "Connie" Sabol

October 13, 2022 |

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

Constance (Connie) Sabol, 78, of North Huntingdon, PA, passed away peacefully with loving family surrounding her at Forbes Regional Hospital on October 11, 2022. Born on September 17, 1944 in McKeesport, PA, she was the daughter of the late Floyd and Mary Margaret (Bower) Nuss of West Mifflin, PA. Connie is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Richard Sabol. A proud and loving mother and grandmother, she is also survived by daughter Renee (Ken) Nist; 6 grandchildren Brandon (Jessi) Nist, Tyler (Morgan) Nist, Justin (Erika) Nist, Laurel Sabol, Molly Sabol, and George G. Sabol; 2 great grandchildren Kinsley Nist and Arthur Nist; daughter-in-law Aileen Sabol; sisters Carolyn Ribarchak and Merilee Bornyas; nieces and nephews. Connie was preceded in death, only a year prior, by her beloved son, Richard Sabol Jr. who, no doubt, anxiously greeted her at the gates of heaven. Connie was also preceded in death by a brother, Gary Nuss and a sister, Christine Giggliotti. Connie had a very kind and generous spirit. She adored children and cherished her family. She will be deeply missed by all who loved her. Connie was a member of Ss. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, Duquesne.
 
Family and friends will be received from 2-8PM on Monday, October 17, 2022 in the William S. Skovranko Memorial Home, Inc., 828 Richford Street, Duquesne. A Blessing in the Memorial Home on Tuesday, October 18, 2022, at 9:30AM will be followed by Funeral Liturgy at 10AM in Ss. Peter and Paul Church with Rev. David Abernethy as celebrant. Burial will follow in Ss. Peter and Paul Cemetery, West Mifflin. Panachida services will be offered on Monday October 17, 2022 at 3PM. in the Memorial Home
 
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James "Jim" Stephen Lukacena

October 13, 2022 |

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

James "Jim" Stephen Lukacena, 71, of Boston, passed away Tuesday, October 11, 2022. He was born March 26, 1951 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Michael and Margaret (Kapinus) Lukacena. Jim was a 1969 graduate of Elizabeth Forward High School and had worked for the former Merritt Construction Co., and the former US Steel National Tube works. Jim collected watches and knives and loved to watch basketball. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. He also enjoyed working in his garden and growing pumpkins, some of which were over 100 lbs. Twice, the former McKeesport Daily News wrote articles about him and his pumpkins and referred to him as “Farmer Jim”.

 
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Michael Julius “Boe” Kleya

October 12, 2022 |

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

Michael Julius “Boe” Kleya, age 62, of Monroeville, PA, died on Wednesday, October 12, 2022. He was born in Russellton, PA on January 10, 1960 and is the son of the late Julius and Helen Przybyla Kleya. He was employed as an engineer at ABB in Natrona Heights, Westinghouse in Cranberry, and the Elliott Group in Jeannette. Michael was a member of the Elliott Group Golf League and loved to coach Monroeville’s youth baseball, basketball, and soccer teams.

 
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Helen L. Weeks

October 12, 2022 |

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

Helen L. (Cain) Weeks, age 86, of Forward Twp., passed away on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at Walden's View of North Huntingdon. She was a baker at Pleasant Village Restaurant, a cafeteria worker at Westinghouse in Large, and the main dietician at St. Clare School in Clairton. She enjoyed cooking Sunday dinners and on holidays, gardening, and canning. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Forward Twp. Volunteer Fire Co. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and retired to take Billy to speech therapy. Born April 26, 1936 in Forward Twp., she was a daughter of the late Orion and Charlotta (Goettel) Cain and wife of the late William W. Weeks. She is survived by daughters, Kristine L. Weeks of Forward Twp. and Elva W. (Bernard) Metro of Monroeville; son, David W. (Jeanette) Weeks of West Elizabeth; grandchildren, Jayson, Ian, Nicole, Bernie, Beth, Brenda, Michael, Jordan and Billy; great-granddaughter, Allison; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by siblings, John Cain, Robert Cain, Barbara Pacak and Alyce Wasserman. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Friday, October 14, 2022 from 4-8 PM. A funeral service will take place on Saturday, October 15, 2022 at 10 AM in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Floyd Hughes officiating. Burial will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. Memorial contributions may be made to California University of PA Speech Department. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Wilbert R. Harrison

October 12, 2022 |

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

Wilbert R. Harrison, age 78, of Port Vue, formerly of McKeesport, died October 9, 2022, at UPMC McKeesport Hospital.  Born May 31, 1944, in Coulter, he was the son of the late Jim and Emmaline Harrison and husband of the late Donna (Zimmerman) Harrison.  Wilbert was a die-hard Steelers fan, and everyone knew there would be no interruptions during the game.  He loved being outdoors with family, fishing and hunting, and cherished his time with the grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. Wilbert was a very caring and loving guy that would help anyone out.

 
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Dolores Hamadock

October 12, 2022 |

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

Dolores (Van Fosson) Hamadock, age 92, of Elizabeth, passed away on Tuesday, October 11, 2022 at Locust Grove Personal Care & Memory Care. She was a member of the former Elizabeth Wesleyan Church and its organizations. Born May 6, 1930 in Elizabeth, she was a daughter of the late William B. and Mary A. (Videl) Van Fosson and wife of the late Reynold E. Hamadock, She is survived by stepdaughter, Cede (Anton) Cavalier of Elizabeth; stepson, R. Gregory (Pascale) Hamadock of Chantilly, VA; grandchildren, Adam (Jennifer) Cavalier of Elizabeth Twp., Gel Cavalier of Elizabeth Twp. and Liz Hamadock of New York, NY; great-grandchildren, Dominic and Amelia Cavalier; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by brothers, Bill, James and Bobby Van Fosson. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, 221 North Second Avenue, Elizabeth on Friday, October 14, 2022 from 11 AM until the time of service at 1 PM in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jude Urso officiating. Burial will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. Memorial contributions may be made to Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, 4401 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15224 or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com

 


Mary Catherine Bradley

October 12, 2022 |

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

Mary Catherine Bradley, 86, of North Huntingdon, passed away Tuesday, October 11, 2022 at Allegheny General Hospital.  She was born August 15, 1936 in Pittsburgh, daughter of the late George E. "Casey"  and Sara (Donahue) Bradley.  Prior to her retirement, Mary Catherine was an elementary school teacher and librarian.  She was a graduate of California State University and the University of Duquesne.  She was a member of St. Agnes Parish, Christian Mothers, Catholic Daughters of America and National AARP.  Mary Catherine was pursuing a hobby in acting and was a volunteer radio reader with the Radio Information Service of Pittsburgh.  She is survived by several cousins.  Friends will be received from 9 -10:30 a.m. on Friday  at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  15642.  A blessing service  will follow at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Entombment in St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


David E. "Skip" Williams, Sr.

October 12, 2022 |

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

David “Skip” Eric Williams, 72, peacefully departed this life to be with Jesus at home, surrounded by his family, on October 9, 2022.  He was born in McKeesport on December 23, 1949, and grew up in Clairton, PA.  He is the son of Bertha D. Simmons Williams (Homestead, PA) and the beloved late David L. Williams.  Skip enjoyed life by spending time with his family and friends, attending the Gospel of Jesus Church which he was a member of with his wife, Diane, cheering on the Steelers, gardening, watching movies, working in his home, and engaging in lively discussions about politics with his mom.  He was a devoted husband, a committed father, a wonderful son, an incredible grandfather, a loyal friend, and a great provider for his family.
Skip graduated in 1967 from Clairton High School, where he played football and met lifelong friends.  He had an unmatched work ethic reflected in the 48 years he worked at US Steel Clairton works.  He later joined the U.S. Marine Corps., where he was an Investigator, received the National Defense Service Medal and Rifle Marksman Badge.  He took great pride in his service, and that training was seen in his determination, strength, grit, and never give up attitude.  Skip was a fighter with faith who endured the race.

 
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Joseph M. Lugares

October 12, 2022 |

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

Joseph M. Lugares, age 89 of Versailles Boro, passed away on Tuesday, October 11, 2022 at UPMC McKeesport.  Born March 8, 1933 in McKeesport, he was the son of Joseph and Mary (Brtovic) Lugares.  Joseph was a Korean War Veteran in the US Army.  He managed the employment office for U. S. Steel National and Duquesne Works, as well as a multitude of other assignments within the operation of both plants.  For over 25 years, Joe was employed with the famous Duquesne University Tamburitzans, where he acted as both tour and company manager in addition to overseeing daily business and stage operations.  He was a member and past president of the Croatian Fraternal Union Lodge #146 in Versailles Borough.  In addition to this duty, he also served as club steward during the 70's and 80's, and past president and member of the Men's Club.  In the 1970's and early 80's, Joe was a member of Versailles Borough Council, serving his community in various capacities.

 
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Carole Steimer Pastrick

October 11, 2022 |

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

Carole Steimer Pastrick, 91, of Duquesne, died Monday, Oct. 10, 2022, at home, after a wonderful life filled with love for family, friends, and adventures. An excellent seamstress, Carole designed and created many bridal and bridesmaids’ gowns, and prom dresses; contributed to the costumes of the Junior Tamburitzans of Duquesne and the PIFAI Tamburitzans of Pittsburgh; and created outfits for the Pirate Parrot in the mid-1980s. A member of St. Joseph Church in Duquesne, she was a longtime member of its choir, member of the Christian Mothers, past president of the Easter Seals Auxiliary, and a former employee of JoAnn Fabrics.

In her later years, Carole enjoyed traveling with family and friends including several trips to Alaska and Europe, but her favorite place would always be Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio. She especially enjoyed time there beginning in 1939 with her Mum and Dad, brothers, sister, cousins, and friends, and later with her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.

A daughter of the late Edward and Mary Weber Steimer, she was born March 28, 1931, in Duquesne. Wife of the late Albert F. Pastrick who died in 2008, she was preceded in death by a son, Edward (Ted) Pastrick in 1997. She is survived by children, Jennifer Pastrick of Confluence, Merle Pastrick Linn of West Mifflin, Jason Pastrick of Boulder, CO, Alison (Al) Pastrick Marschke of Franklin Park, and Kirsten A. (Tom Funk) Pastrick, Shannon L. Pastrick and Eric D. Pastrick of Duquesne; grandchildren, Abigail (Jason) Linn Evey, Eric P. (Tiffany) Linn Jr., Brian E. (Jamie) Linn, and Caroline Marschke; five great grandchildren; sister, Mary Steimer Dale of Pittsburgh; sister-in-law, Jean Steimer of Ligonier; and cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by brothers and sisters-in-law, Edward Jr., Joseph (Esther), Merl (Pola), Glenn (Reath), Jean (Joan), Orvis, Paul (Marcie) and Felix. 

Friends will be received Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. in the Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home, Inc., 915 Kennedy Avenue in Duquesne, 412-466-3300. A blessing service there on Friday at 11:30 a.m. will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at noon in St. Joseph Church in Duquesne with the Rev. John McKenna as celebrant. The family has suggested memorial contributions to the former United Cerebral Palsy Foundation now known as CLASS (Community Living and Support Services), 1400 South Braddock Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15218.

 


Paula Lynn (Santoro) Pederson

October 11, 2022 |

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

Paula Lynn (Santoro) Pederson, age 68, of White Oak, PA, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Tuesday, October 11, 2022. She was born in Meadville, PA on July 6, 1954 and was the daughter of the late Angelo and Marjorie Henby Santoro.

 
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Richard W. Harris

October 11, 2022 |

By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

Richard W. Harris, 85, of Port Charlotte, FL, formerly of Port Vue, PA died Thursday, October 6, 2022 at his home.  Born in Port Vue, PA on September 22, 1937, he was the son of the late Clark H. and Natisha Kimbling Harris.  He is survived by his wife, Barbara Conroy Harris, son, Richard (Ann) Harris of Monongahela, PA, 2 daughters, Ruth Ann (Lou) Pesante of Port Vue, PA and Rebecca (Fred) Vogt of Lincoln Borough, PA, 4 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, and his brother, Ronald Harris of McKeesport, PA.  He was preceded in death by sister and brothers, Joanne Edgar (formerly of White Oak, PA), C. Hunter Harris (formerly of Houston, TX) and Jack Harris (formerly of Irwin, PA).  A graduate of McKeesport Vocational High School, he was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Punta Gorda, FL and Teamster’s Union Local #211.  Mr. Harris was a retired fleet mechanic for the former Daily News.  Friends will be received in the Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA  15132 on Sunday, October 16, 2022 from 1-4 and 7-9 PM.  A service will be held in the funeral home on Monday, October 17, 2022 at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Michael Stanton officiating.  Interment will follow in Mount Vernon Cemetery.

 


Ronald Wayne Corman

October 10, 2022 |

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

Ronald Wayne Corman, age 81, of Fort Myers, FL, died on Wednesday, October 5, 2022. He was born in McKeesport, PA on July 4, 1941 and is the son of the late Harry O. and Martha Louise Hunter Corman. He graduated from Duquesne High School and attended Waynesburg University and the University of Pittsburgh. Ronald proudly served in the United States Army and was awarded the Good Conduct Medal as a Sharpshooter. After serving in the United States Army, he retired from CSX after 32 years as a Locomotive Engineer. He was a member of numerous organizations including, the General Smedley D. Butler Post 701 White Oak American Legion; Braddock Elks Lodge No. 883; Free and Accepted Masons of Pennsylvania Infinity Lodge No. 546 in Penn Hills; Shriners International; Moose General Assembly Lodge No. 3000; Boston Vets Club; GBU in Duquesne; and the McKeesport Sportsmen’s Association.

 
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Patricia A. Kumf

October 10, 2022 |

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

Patricia Kumf, age 76 of Verailles Boro, passed away at Redstone Highlands of Greensburg on Sunday, October 9, 2022.  Born March 27, 1946 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Harry and Dorothy (Stull) Dangel.  She attended Mary, Mother  of God Parish.  Patricia was a clerk at the G.C. Murphy warehouse and the McKeesport Messenger Service. 

 
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Huong Thi Nguyen

October 10, 2022 |

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

Huong Nguyen, 56, of North Huntingdon, passed away Sunday, October 9, 2022 at Forbes Regional Hospital.  She was born April 10, 1966 in Quang Nam, Vietnam, daughter of the late Doan Nguyen and Dong Thi Nguyen.  Huong was a nail technician for Sky Nails in Jeannette.  She is survived by her husband, Hieu Nguyen; son, Trung Dinh Nguyen, Truc Thanh Nguyen and Tin Trong Nguyen.  Family and friends will be received from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA 15642.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Abby Doehla

October 10, 2022 |

By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

Albert D. “Abby” Doehla, 77, of Carnegie, PA died Friday, October 7, 2022 at UPMC Mercy.  Born in McKeesport, PA on August 5, 1945, he was the son of the late Albert R. “Pro” Doehla and Marie Lena Kasten Doehla.  He was a retired veteran’s representative for Career Link, and loved serving his fellow veterans in his occupation.  He is survived by his wife, Linda Schoen, his daughters, Katie and Rachel (Mike), his son, Chris (Megan), grandson Connor, nephew, Robert Parker, great nephew, Charlie, and great great nephews, Mason and Tate.  He was preceded in death by his sister, Frances Bloss and his brother, Zane F. Doehla.  Abby was a graduate of McKeesport High School and earned his bachelor’s degree at the California University of Pennsylvania and served his country in the U.S. Army as a veteran of the Vietnam War.   Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA  15132 is in charge of arrangements.  The family suggests contributions to a favorite charity.

 


Tonya L. Ayers

October 10, 2022 |

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

Tonya L. Ayers, age 46, of McKeesport, went to be with the Lord on October 1, 2022, at home, after a year of hospitalizations and surgeries. Born July 25, 1976, in McKeesport was the beautiful daughter of Linda Ziino and the late James R. Ayers.
Tonya was a caring, compassionate and gentle person. Her favorite thing to do was to cook and feed anyone. Tonya was an avid cat lover and Pittsburgh Steeler fan; she will be greatly missed by many. She worked as a waitress and bartender for many local businesses. Tonya was very much a people person; she recently started making flower arrangements for everyone she knew.

 
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Joseph Stephen Szalko, Jr.

October 10, 2022 |

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

Joseph Stephen Szalko, Jr., age 71, of Port Vue, died on Wednesday, October 5, 2022. He was born in McKeesport on October 27, 1950 and is the son of the late Joseph Stephen, Sr. and Katherine Lytle Szalko. He was a 1969 graduate of Duquesne High School and was employed at US Steel, Edgar Thompson Plant, in their railroad division. Joseph was very good in baseball in his younger years and played semi pro for the Zemps. He enjoyed collecting baseball cards and coins, and watching sports, especially the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pittsburgh Pirates. He also loved animals and especially his cat, Charlie.

 
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Thomas John Knaus

October 09, 2022 |

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

Thomas John Knaus, 75, of North Huntingdon, passed away Saturday, October 8, 2022 at his home. Tom was born in McKeesport, Pa. on April 11, 1947. He was preceded in death by his parents, John L. Knaus and Lydia Matias Knaus and baby son, Thomas. He is survived by his best friend and wife of 54 years, Marlene Terek Knaus. He is also survived by his son, Kevin Knaus of N. Huntingdon and by his remarkable grandchildren Juliet, Samuel and Ian, of Indiana Twp. He is also survived by his younger sister, Kathy Jo of Spring City, Utah. Tom grew up in Glassport, and graduated from Glassport High School in 1965. Tom was a fine all around athlete and enjoyed all the sports teams in the area. He was an avid golfer still waiting for the elusive hole-in-one. Tom attended California State College and graduated in 1969 with a bachelor's degree in education. He also received his masters degree in 1974. Tom taught 33 years in the Duquesne School District as an Industrial Arts teacher. Tom was a veteran of the US Army Reserves, assigned to the 46H Replacement Company in Pittsburgh. He received his honorable discharge in 1976. Friends will be received from 2-7 on Tuesday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA 15642. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Stanley Hess

October 08, 2022 |

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

Stanley Hess, 88 of North Huntingdon, passed away Saturday, October 8, 2022 at his home. He was born December 4, 1933 in Philadelphia, Pa. ,a son of the late Albert H and Emma Ours Hess. Stanley was a graduate of Logan High School in West Virginia. Prior to his retirement, Stanley was employed as a Lab Technician by PPG and was a former security guard for Burns Security. He enjoyed old records, and spending time with his grandchildren
He was preceded in death by his wife Nancy Long Hess, and daughter, Kathy Hess. He is survived by his two sons, Paul , Timothy (Gloria) three daughters, Deborah Shawley (Al), Mary A. Cella (Mike) and Janice Marsiglio (John) 9 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren. A graveside service will be held Tuesday at 11 A.M. at Mt. Vernon Cemetery. Please go directly to the grave. Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warriors Foundation. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Anthony M. DiVittorio

October 07, 2022 |

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

Anthony M. DiVittorio, 89, of North Versailles, formerly of Braddock, died Wednesday October 5, 2022. Beloved son of the late Anthony and Angela DiVittorio. Loving brother of Marie (Ben) Cifone and the late Sam DiVittorio. Brother-in-law of Maggie DiVittorio. Dear uncle of Renee (Mike) Ansell, Leslie (Rick) Ethridge, Laurie (Barry) Wyckoff, Sam (Kathy) DiVittorio, and the late Mary Jo (the late Blake) Hadley. Anthony was a Professor of Music at Duquesne University for 42 years. For 18 months he was a Cryptologist in the Army stationed in Japan. Anthony traveled to New York City every August and then to Taiwan with a friend who was an opera singer for her upcoming concert series. Also survived by numerous great nieces, nephews and many loved cousins.

 
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Regis Melvin Solomon

October 07, 2022 |

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

Regis Melvin Solomon, 82, of Duquesne passed away unexpectedly on October 4, 2022 . Born May 3, 1940 in Braddock he was the son of the late Leonard and Kathryn (Shepard) Solomon. Regis was a retired steel worker at U.S. Steel Homestead works and a member of the Duquesne- McKeesport Masonic Lodge 731 . He is survived by his beloved wife, Gladys Bundy Solomon, his loving children, Regis Michael  (Pam) Solomon, DeAnne (Lawrence) Massung, and Brian Keith (Carrie) Solomon; two grandchildren Seth Solomon and Bradley Kester; two great grandchildren, Brody and Braxton Kester; two brothers, Freddy (Ginny) Solomon and Kenneth (Kathy) Solomon; a sister Georgianne Balas; a brother-in-law, Emil Bundy Jr.; nieces, Amy Bundy, and Leah Concannon among other nieces and nephews. Besides his parents he was also preceded in death by a brother, Norman Solomon (wife Maryanne survives).

 
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Angelo Pomposelli

October 07, 2022 |

By Administrator | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Angelo Pomposelli, age 79, of North Huntingdon, passed away Sunday, October 2, 2022. He was born December 1, 1942 in Braddock, a son of the late Dominick and Jean (Warcar) Pomposelli. He owned and operated the Pomposelli Messenger Service in East McKeesport for over 35 years. He is survived by his wife of over 60 years Kathleen G. (Farrell) Pomposelli; children Angelo (Nadine) Pomposelli Jr. of North Huntingdon, Patrick Pomposelli of North Huntingdon, Susan (Tim) Angotti of Elizabeth and Michael (Becky) Pomposelli of Bluffton, South Carolina; grandchildren Nicole Angotti, Dominic Pomposelli, Daniel (Julia) Angotti, Gina (John) Falcone and Michael Pomposelli; great grandchildren Henry and Sophia Angotti; brothers Samuel (Audrey) Galagaza, Nicholas Galagaza, Jerry (Tina) Pomposelli and Joseph (LuAnn) Pomposelli; and sister Geraldine Galagaza.

 
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Jackie Renee Davis

October 07, 2022 |

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

Jackie Renee Davis, 64, of McKeesport, was born March 30, 1958, in McKeesport, PA. She was the beloved daughter of Julius and the late Patricia Ann (Davis) Wright.

Jackie departed this life on September 30, 2022, in Pittsburgh, PA. She was preceded in death by her mother, Patricia Davis Wright, and her oldest brother Kevin D. Davis.

She attended school at McKeesport Area School District where she graduated class of 1977 and continued her education at CCAC Allegheny Campus. Jackie worked as a CNA for over 15 years. Jackie lived in McKeesport, Pennsylvania.

Jackie was a very sweet and mild-mannered person with a loving and caring heart. Taking care of children as far back as the “Louise Child Care” Program providing In-Home Day Care services. Later she was employed with Duquesne School System Food Service Program. From there she went on to utilize her Nursing Certification with Helping Homes Inc. and PRN Home Health Care Agency.

 
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Susan Margaret Jalosky

October 06, 2022 |

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

Susan Margaret Jalosky (Hill), 60, passed into the arms of Jesus on Oct. 6, 2022 at her home in N. Irwin, PA.  She was born to George E. Hill and the late Franceen E. Hill on Feb. 13, 1962 in Endicott, NY.  Susan was a graduate of Owego Free Academy (1980) & Houghton University (1985).

Susan served her Lord as a member of Circleville UMC and at Norwin Nazarene Church where she was the district children’s quizzing director for many years.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 30 years, Daryl Jalosky.  In addition to her father (Betty), she is survived by her son, Jonathan Jalosky (Ellen), granddaughters Alethea & Layla, siblings Lynette Abbott (Joe), Heather Campbell (Paul), Daniel Hill (Johanna) and many loved nieces and nephews.

 
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Mary Goda

October 06, 2022 |

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

Mary (Maharovchak) Goda, age 92, of Forward Twp. passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 4, 2022 at Jefferson Hospital surrounded by her beloved family. Born August 10, 1930 in Clairton, she was the daughter of the late George and Helen (Stoyak) Maharovchak. In 1931, Mary and her mother left the United States and went to Konus, Slovakia where she spent 16 years. In 1947, she and her mother returned to the United States and Clairton on the Queen Mary via Ellis Island. She worked at Faye’s Restaurant in Duquesne for four years as a waitress. She met her husband Mike at Kennywood Park on Slovak Day in 1958 and they built a beautiful life together for 60 years. Mary was a member of Ascension of Our Lord Byzantine Catholic Church. She enjoyed telling her family about growing up in Slovakia, singing Slovak songs, and treating everyone to her amazing Slovak cooking and kolachi. Mary loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and was so proud of their accomplishments. She had a heart of gold and was always happy to help anyone.

 
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Jill Elizabeth Coates

October 06, 2022 |

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

Jill Elizabeth Coates, 57, of North Irwin, residing in Coulter passed away, October 5, 2022 at Forbes Regional Hospital. She was born June 9, 1965 in Duquesne, a daughter of the late Charles Lester and Shirley Amardea Coates. Jill enjoyed cooking, baking, fishing and her cat Cami. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, David and a sister Christine. She is survived her husband Dennis R. Miller, a brother Jay Coates, sister in law, Joyce Coates. Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home on Saturday 3-7 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Monday at noon in the funeral home chapel followed by interment in Coulter Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 


Ralph J. Staab

October 06, 2022 |

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

Ralph J. Staab, age 64, of Orlando, Florida passed away on Wednesday, September 14, 2022.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Ralph J. Staab, Sr and Helen M. Staab, brother, Gary Staab, and sister, Susan Gallagher.  

Ralph is survived by his wife, Colleen Staab, daughter, Margaret Lynne Staab, son, Ralph Joseph Staab, III, daughter, Emilee Marie Staab, brothers, Michael (Sherry) Staab, Edward (Helen) Staab, Robert (Kathi) Staab, and Timothy (Dana) Staab, sister-in-law, Jodi Staab, brother-in-law, Brian Gallagher, and many nieces and nephews.

 
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Shirley Lynn Maglicco

October 05, 2022 |

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

Shirley Lynn Maglicco, 70, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Friday, September 30, 2022. She was born July 20, 1952 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Andrew and Margaret (Tkatch) Rusinko. Shirley was a member of Mary, Mother of God - St. Mary Czestochowa Church, McKeesport. She was also a member of the Elizabeth Chamber of Commerce and was a volunteer for Relay for Life. Shirley and Larry loved to travel.Their most memorable trip was to Italy in 2014.

 
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Linda D. Bailey

October 05, 2022 |

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

Linda D. Bailey, age 70, of Elizabeth, passed away on Tuesday, October 4, 2022 at home. She enjoyed bingo and word search puzzles, and loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. Born August 18, 1952 in Monongahela, she was a daughter of the late John H. Cain Sr. and the late Shirley (Craig) Cain and wife of the late Leonard R. Bailey Jr. She is survived by daughters, Cher (Kevin ) Moser of West Mifflin, Rena (Chriss) Stirling of Glassport and Lee Ann (Dustin Ginsburg) Bailey of Elizabeth; son, Leonard R. (Michelle) Bailey III of Elrama; grandchildren, Derek, Leonard IV, Dylan, Abby, Alexis, Natalie and Nathan; brothers, John (Susan) Cain Jr. of Grindstone and James (Chris) Cain of Floreffe, also, nieces and nephews.

 
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Joan Sophia Yurkov

October 05, 2022 |

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

Our beloved mother and grandmother, Joan Sophia Yurkov, 85, of North Huntingdon, PA, passed away peacefully on October 4, 2022.  Joan was born to Martin and Sophia Yurko on November 22, 1936, in North Braddock, PA. She grew  up surrounded by many cousins and her dedicate canine companion, Snooty.  Joan was a graduate of Scott High School. After graduation, she joined Bell Telephone as a telephone operator for several years prior to marrying her loving husband, Zolton Emil Yurkov, on October 23, 1965.  Joan loved animals, especially dogs. She was an enthusiastic crafter, football fan, reader, and history buff. Above all, her greatest joy in life was being a wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a dedicated Girl Scout leader and spent countless hours attending sports practices and games of her children and grandchildren. Joan enjoyed many adventures and often traveled the United States with her family and high school best friends. Joan was a longstanding member of the Catholic Daughters of America and the Legion of Mary. She was a devoted parishioner of St. Agnes Catholic Church in North Huntingdon, PA, since 1965 and sang in St. Agnes adult choir for over 30 years. Joan is survived by her two daughters, Carol Ann Spisso and Donna Marie Kolat, and her five grandchildren: Mara Spisso DeCapito (Philip), Marco Spisso, Nicholas Kolat (Natalie), Abra Spisso Podoliak (Jon), and Erin Kolat (Ray Munden). All of whom loved and cherished her deeply.

 
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Diane L. Rohal

October 04, 2022 |

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

Diane L. Rohal, 74, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, October 3, 2022 at Forbes Regional Hospital.  She was born, April 18, 1948 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Lester and Helen (Pottinger) Alexander.  Prior to her retirement, Diane was a social worker for the City of McKeesport Welfare Office.  She enjoyed gardening, reading, trips to the Outer Banks and  spending time with her family.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John J. Rohal, and son, Todd Rohal.  She is survived by her son, Bryan Rohal; daughter, Amy Rohal and her fiance, Matt; grandchildren, Jonathan, Alexander and Chance; sister, Nancy Etherington and her husband, Bob.  There will be no visitation.  Arrangements were made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike,  North Huntingdon, PA  15642.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Walter J. Kustra

October 04, 2022 |

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

Walter J. Kustra, 93, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, October 3, 2022 peacefully at home.  He was born June 16, 1929 in McKeesport, a son of the late Anthony and Mary Ann Kustra.  Prior to his retirement, Walter was a pattern maker for US Steel, National Tube Works and when the department closed he transferred to the carpenter shop with a total of 35 years of service.  

He was a graduate of McKeesport High School Class of '48 where he was a WPIAL All State Guard and class president.  Walter was a veteran of the US Army having served during the Korean War and a  member of St. Agnes Parish and P.N.A. McKeesport Lodge 352.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, growing his garden and spending time at his log cabin hunting camp that he and his son built.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Lou (Macik) Kustra; brother, John Kustra; and sister, Stella Ruccio.  He is survived by his loving children, Ronald Kustra; daughters, Roberta Hoffmann and Lisa Kustra; brother, Albert Kustra; sisters, Irene Squires, Eleanor Todaro; grandchildren, Anthony and Nicole.  Friends will be received from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. on Thursday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  15642.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at 1 p.m. in St. Agnes Church.  Interment to follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, N. Versailles.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Westmoreland County Food Bank.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Richard T. "Chicken" Prakop

October 03, 2022 |

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

Richard T. “Chicken” Prakop, age 84, of Duquesne, passed away on Monday, October 3, 2022, at home. Born in Duquesne on August 29, 1938, he was the son of the late John and Barbara (Bornyik) Prakop. He was a retired machinist from Mesta Machine, a member of the Pine Run Boat Club, and a member of the Croatian Club of Duquesne. He is survived by nieces and nephews, Steven (Rita) Babyak of Forest Hills, Jerry (Kathleen) Babyak of Acme, PA, Les (Donna) Babyak of Shaler Twp., and Bonnie (Carl) Begovich of Florida. He is also survived by many great nieces and great nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers and sisters, Marion (Frank) Clark, William (Agnes) Prakop, Emma (Stephen) Babyak, Irene (Edward “Rusty”) Wilmans and John (Louise) Prakop. Visitation will be held on Saturday, October  8, 2022, from 2-6 p.m., at which time prayers will be offered, at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE 15110, 412-466-3300, WILLIAM B. SCHLEIFER, SUPERVISOR, WILLIAM BRIAN SCHLEIFER, FUNERAL DIRECTOR. Private entombment will be held at the New St. Joseph Mausoleum, North Versailles.

 


Joanne M. Gassner

October 03, 2022 |

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

Joanne M. (Stoffiere) Gassner, age 83, formerly of Elizabeth, passed away on Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at Mon Valley Care Center. She enjoyed country music, traveling, crafting, reading, shopping, cooking and baking - especially cookies, and loved spoiling her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Born May 30, 1939 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Loretta Mesko and wife of the late Joseph J. Gassner Jr. She is survived by daughters, Darlene Gassner of Pricedale, Linda M. (Earl) Parker of Charlottesville, VA and Patricia (Howard) Sajecki of Wake Forest, NC; son, Joseph B. (Peggy) Gassner of Belle Vernon; grandchildren, Emily (John) Anthony, Miranda (Jack) Smeck, Sarah Parker, Ashley (Steven Norelli) Sajecki, Amber Sajecki, Valerie (Patrick) Hassler, Joseph (Virginia) Gassner Jr. and Jessica (Phillip Smith) Gassner; great-grandchildren, Hannah, Olivia, Rebecca, Payton, Reagan, Camryn and Thane; also, sister-in-law, Winiford Burke; brother-in-law, Richard Gassner; and nieces and nephews. A memorial service will take place on Saturday, October 22, 2022 at 11 AM in the chapel at Round Hill Cemetery with Pastor Matt Fricker officiating. Burial will follow. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 


Dorla J. Kotouch

October 02, 2022 |

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

Dorla  J. Kotouch, 92, of Versailles, passed away Saturday, October 1, 2022. She was born January 29, 1930 in Boston and was the daughter of the late William and Martha (Stewart) Beresford. She was the wife of the late Robert T. Kotouch who passed away August 12, 2007. They were married for 58 years.

 
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Sally Ann Prailey

October 02, 2022 |

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

Salomea "Sally" Ann  Prailey, 87, of Boston, passed away Friday, September 30, 2022 at home. She was born August 22, 1935 in Boston and was the daughter of the late Anthony and Josephine (Martinaitis) Wroblewski Snyder. She was the wife of the late Frederick R. Prailey who passed away February 26, 2010. They were married for 56 years. Sally was a member of Mary, Mother of God Parish, St. Patrick Church in Christy Park. She was an Administrative Assistant to the District Manager at the former J.C. Penny Co. in the Eastland Mall, She worked there from 1967 to 1997. She had previously worked at McKeesport AAA, Helmsteder's, and Balsamo's. Sally was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was an excellent homemaker and loved to cook, bake, and make candy. She was also a seamstress and made clothes for herself, her daughter and even made miniature Barbie Doll clothing. She loved her cats, reading, gardening and watching the history and educational channels. She enjoyed knitting, crochet, crossword puzzles and motorcycling with her husband. She was quick witted, ornery, and extremely strong willed. She was an impeccable dresser and loved sweets and chocolate. Sally and Fred loved to travel and were once labeled "The Travel Couple" by the former McKeesport Daily News.

 
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Matthew David Whittington

October 01, 2022 |

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

Matthew David Whittington, age 28, of Elizabeth, passed away on Friday, September 30, 2022 at home. Born January 27, 1994 in Pittsburgh, he was a son of Roger F. Whittington of Front Royal, VA and the late Kathryn Vyolet “Kitty” (Jewell) Whittington. An avid bowler, Matt was a member of the AMF Bowling League in Rostraver Township. He is survived by his wife, Maranda Hill-Johnson; two daughters, Abby and Raelynn Whittington; son, Austin Hill; brother, Timothy (Lindsey) Whittington of Forward Township; nieces, Hallie and Hadley Whittington; four brothers in-law, Edward and Gene Davis, both of the State of Washington, Andrew Davis and Thomas Frye, both of South Park. Matt is also survived by aunts, uncles, and cousins. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by a brother, Christopher Lee Whittington. No visitation or services are planned. Private burial at Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Township. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth, PA. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com

 


Richard J. Love

October 01, 2022 |

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

Richard J. Love, 71, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday, September, 30, 2022 at home.  He was born October 4, 1950 a son of the late William and Katherine (O'Conner) Love.  Prior to his retirement, Richard was an operating engineer for Local 66 and attended First Evangelical Free Church, McKeesport.  He enjoyed playing softball, hunting, was a model train enthusiast and loved spending time with his grandchildren.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, William and Leo.  He is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Lori (Nindle) Love; daughters, Katie Grubbs and her husband, Robert, Jamie Stone; brother, Ronald (Vivian) Love; sister, Kathy (John) Wheeler; Papa to, Jaelyn, Jakob and Emry; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Friends will be received from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  15642.  A funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Interment to follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 


Nancy S. Shuber

October 01, 2022 |

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

Nancy Shuber, 78, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday, September 30, 2022 at UPMC Shadyside Hospital.  She was born October 5, 1943 in Plum, a daughter of the late Morris and Minnie Machen.  Prior to her retirement, Nancy worked for Monsour Hospital and later became an administrative assistant for family practice residency at Shadyside Hospital and after retirement worked at the family business, Shuber Service.  She was a member of Herminie Methodist Church and enjoyed taking trips to Las Vegas and visiting the casinos and her Thursday night Whiskey and cookies with her cousin, Jen.  Nancy was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother who loved spending time with her family and canine companion, Robin.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Shuber; daughter, Barbara Shuber Eiser; brother, Robert; sister, Rose "Pat" George; half-sister, Grace Seemuth; and half-brother, Alan.  She is survived by her son, Stephen Shuber and his wife, Renee; two granddaughters, Anna and Megan; and brother, Bobby Machen.  Friends will be received from 6-8  p.m. on Thursday and 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. on Friday at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA  15642.  A funeral service will be held on Saturday at 9 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Interment to follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 

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