Anthony J. "The Bear" Bernardo

June 10, 2018 |

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Anthony J. "The Bear" Bernardo, age 87 of Jefferson Hills, passed away at home on Saturday, June 9, 2018.  Born March 31, 1931 in Clairton, he was a son of the late Raffaele and Concetta (Demis) Bernardo.  A retired quality control man at Continental Can Corp. in West Mifflin, Anthony was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish in Clairton and a US Army Veteran of the Korean War, where he served as a combat medic.

 
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Betty Ord

June 07, 2018 |

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Betty (Nicholls) Ord, age 90, of Elizabeth, passed away on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at Jefferson Hospital. She retired as a teller at Pittsburgh National Bank in Monongahela. She was a member of the Monongahela YMCA and an avid roller coaster fanatic. Born August 5, 1927 in Monongahela, she was a daughter of the late Earl and Irene (Hartman) Nicholls. She is survived by her daughter, Sherry (Bill) Kunkel of Jefferson, MD; grandchildren, Christian (Leah) Duval and Shane (Heather) Marraccini, both of Elizabeth; great-grandchildren, Marcus and Rachel Duval, and Taryn and Cadence Marraccini; and son-in-law, Paul Marraccini. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by daughter, Darla Marraccini, and brother, Earl Buddy Nicholls. No visitation or services are planned. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 

Pauline D. "Ducky" Patch

June 06, 2018 |

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Pauline D. "Ducky" (Demis) Patch, age 88 of McKeesport and formerly of Clairton, passed away on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at home. Born May 5, 1930 in Clairton, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Mary (Ceryak) Demis. Pauline was a loan officer for PNC Bank in Mckeesport and Pittsburgh. 

 
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Claudia E. Cowalsh

June 05, 2018 |

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Claudia E. Cowalsh, age 80 of Port Vue, passed away on Sunday, June 3, 2018 at Riverside Nursing Center in McKeesport.  Born August 20, 1937 in Duquesne, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Sara (Kukic) Begovich.  A former cook at Pauley's Lookout and cashier at G.C. Muphy's and Co., Claudia was preceded in death by her husband, John N. Cowalsh, and a daughter Denise Swiger, who passed away July 4, 2015.

 
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Anthony L. Gambino

June 04, 2018 |

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Anthony L. Gambino, age 84 of Clairton, passed away on Monday, June 4, 2018 in Jefferson Hospital.  Born August 24, 1933 in Clairton, he was a son of the late Charles and Frances (Fazio) Gambino.  A US Army Veteran of the Korean War, Anthony retired from the Tool and Dye Department of GM's Fisher Body Plant in West Mifflin and was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish in Clairton.  

 
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Joseph J. Mayzel, Jr.

June 03, 2018 |

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Joseph J. Mayzel, Jr., age 86 of Clairton, passed away on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at the Center for Compassionate Care in Mt. Lebanon.  Born December 10, 1931 in Clairton, he was a son of the late Joseph J. and Anna (Dora) Mayzel.  

 
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Bob A. Shuster

May 27, 2018 |

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Bob A. Shuster, age 75 of Clairton, passed away on Saturday, May 26, 2018.  Born October 16, 1942, he was a son of the late Martin W. and Emma M. (Latine) Shuster.  Bob worked in hotel management, which took him cross-country.  He eventually returned home acting as caregiver to his elderly parents. 

 
 
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Daniel K. Gorgey

May 25, 2018 |

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Daniel K. Gorgey, age 70 of Jefferson Hills, passed away Thursday, May 24, 2018  at LifeCare Hospitals of Pittsburgh - Suburban Campus in Bellevue.  Born January 27, 1948 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Daniel and Agnes (Dolinsky) Gorgey.  A retired Chemical Technician at Westinghouse's Bettis Plant in West Mifflin, Daniel was a member of Ascension of Our Lord Byzantine Catholic Church in Clairton.  

 
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William M. Planich

May 24, 2018 |

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William “Billy” M. Planich, age 68, of Jefferson Hills, passed away on Sunday, May 20, 2018 at UPMC Presbyterian. He was a retired self-employed painter for Al (Yacavace) & Bill Painting in Jefferson Hills and surrounding areas. His favorite pastime was preparing elaborate meals and sharing with family and friends. He loved mostly all genres of music but especially jazz, both old and new.  He was a car enthusiast, reading every automobile book he could get his hands on, and loved to watch Velocity 24/7 and/or any auto auction.

 
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Virginia Ruth Stolp

May 18, 2018 |

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Virginia Ruth Stolp, age 65 of Monroeville, passed away on Thursday, May 17, 2018 in HCR ManorCare - Monroeville.  Born November 18, 1952 in Pittsburgh, she was a daughter of the late Rocco and Marjorie (McMaster) Estatico.  A manager for McDonald's, Virginia was an active member of Zion Lutheran Church in Penn Hills.

 
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Aaron Lipchey

May 11, 2018 |

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Aaron Lipchey, age 33, formerly of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Wednesday, May 9, 2018.  Born November 6, 1984 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Georgiann Vaniel. He is survived by his sister, Brittany Bernard of Rostraver Twp.; niece, Piper Ann Bernard; aunts and uncles, Sandra (Ron) Sanderson of Elizabeth Twp., William (Diana) Vaniel of Marco Island, FL, Ken (Hollie) Vaniel of Latrobe, and Vicki Fazekas of Elizabeth; also, cousins and many friends. A memorial gathering will take place in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth on Monday, May 14, 2018 from 1 PM until the time of service at 3 PM with Pastor Mark Grice officiating. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 

Charles T. "Charlie" Wilcox

May 11, 2018 |

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Charles T. "Charlie" Wilcox, age 74 of Clairton, passed away at home on Thursday, May 10, 2018.  Born September 22, 1943 in Camden, NJ, he was a son of the late Harry Norman Wilcox and Alice (Burchett) Hess.

 
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William R. Horgos

May 09, 2018 |

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William R. Horgos, age 86, of West Elizabeth, passed away on Monday, May 7, 2018 at Jefferson Hills Manor. A Navy veteran serving during the Korean War, he was a retired industrial fireman and plant protection specialist for U.S. Steel Clairton Works. He was a lifetime member and former chief of the West Elizabeth Volunteer Fire Company and a former police officer and mayor of West Elizabeth. A former member of St. Isaac Jogues Church, he was a former security guard and weigh master with Dillner Transfer, a ham radio operator (KA3JKK), a captain with the Civil Air Patrol, and a former member of the Clairton Anglers Club.

 
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Terry J. Semian

May 07, 2018 |

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Terry J. Semian, age 68, of Monongahela, passed away on Sunday, May 6, 2018 at UPMC St. Margaret. He retired as the owner and trucker for Terry Semian Trucking and was a school bus driver in the Charleroi School District. Born June 30, 1949 in Monongahela, he was a son of the late Joseph Semian Jr. and the late Grace Ann (Popp) Semian. He is survived by his wife of 46 years,  Marilyn L. (Behanna) Semian; son, Joseph T. (Colleen Waldron) Semian of Monongahela; sisters, Mary Jo Yunkun of Gastonville, Joyce Keeney of Iowa, and Susan Oles of Scottsdale, AZ; and brother, Tom (Linda) Semian of Avalon; also, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins. No visitation or services are planned. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 

Theodore M. Karloski

May 02, 2018 |

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Theodore M. Karloski, age 71, of Glassport, passed away on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at UPMC McKeesport. He retired as a machinist from JK Metal Works in Glassport. An Army veteran serving during the Vietnam War, he was a member of St. Michael Parish in Elizabeth Twp.

 
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