Donald J. Turek Sr.

September 04, 2018 |

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Donald J. Turek, Sr., age 70, of West Elizabeth, passed away on Sunday, September 2, 2018 at home. He was a retired funeral director with the William H. Craig Funeral Home in McKeesport and worked for various funeral homes in the area. He was a U.S. Army veteran and served during the Vietnam War. He was a former member of the VFW Post #803 in Clairton and a member of St. Isaac Jogues Church in Elrama, the Elrama Sportsman’s Club and the Amateur Trapshooting Association (ATA). He was an avid metal detector and enjoyed various outdoor activities.

 
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John Schmeltz

September 04, 2018 |

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John Schmeltz, age 76, of Forward Twp., passed away on Sunday, September 2, 2018 at home. An Army veteran serving during the Vietnam War, he was a maintenance worker, a Jack of all trades and a master of none, and a former bowling coach at Brunswick Lanes on Route 51. 

 
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Ronald C. Zubasic

August 29, 2018 |

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Ronald C. Zubasic, age 57, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Monday, August 27, 2018 at Excela Health Frick Hospital from injuries sustained in an accident. He was the owner of Ronald Zubasic Home Improvements in Elizabeth Twp. He enjoyed every aspect of the outdoors including camping, boating and sharing time with those he loved. His favorite entertainment was listening to the band The Real Deal. He was known to many as "the Bird Man" because of his pet parrots that accompanied him to many public events. Ron’s greatest assets were his kindness and generosity. He loved his dog and best friend, Buddy, who passed away with him.

 
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Leslie H. Schumann

August 24, 2018 |

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Leslie H. Schumann, age 60, of Pittsburgh, passed away on Thursday, August 23, 2018 at UPMC Presbyterian. He was a caregiver for Gallagher Home Health Services in Pittsburgh. Born December 27, 1957 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Glenn H. and June (Davies) Schumann. He is survived by his wife of 10 1/2 years, Zimin Ren; son, Ethan Schumann of Pittsburgh; brothers, Glenn I. "Oz" (Elaine) Schumann of Elizabeth Twp. and Tim Schumann of Clairton; sister, Deborah (Michael) DePollo of Kingsport, TN; also, nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation will be private. A memorial gathering will take place at a later date. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 
 

Joyce S. Nagy

August 20, 2018 |

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Joyce S. (Ghrist) Nagy, age 78, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at home. She was a member of St. Michael Parish in Elizabeth Twp. She enjoyed cooking and gardening, taught ceramics, and loved crocheting blankets for family and friends. She was an avid supporter of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and the American Cancer Society. 

 
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Stephen "Steve" Milas

August 20, 2018 |

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Stephen "Steve" Milas, age 90 of New Eagle and formerly of South Park, passed away on August 19, 2018 in Jefferson Hospital.  Born May 26, 1928 in Broughton, he was a son of the late Stephen and Anna (Karin) Milas.  Steve was preceded in death by his brothers Anthony, Marty (Kitty,) and Michael (Eva) Milas; sisters Mary (Leonard) Romano and Rose (Ettore) Ginestra; and in-laws Joseph DiFrancesco, Glen and Elvira Williams, Fritz Bartolini, Andy Sakas, and Arthur DiFrancesco.

 
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Norman Dean "Deano" Lloyd

August 19, 2018 |

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Norman Dean “Deano” Lloyd, age 76, of Elizabeth, passed away on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at Family Hospice & Palliative Care. He was a retired proprietor of D&L High Pressure Water Cleaning, Inc. in West Elizabeth. Born June 14, 1942 in West Elizabeth, he was a son of the late John E. Lloyd, Sr. and Anna E. (Lang) Lloyd.

 
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Stacy Schlegel

August 18, 2018 |

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Stacy (Rininger) Schlegel, age 44 of Clairton, passed away on Friday, August 17, 2018 in the Center for Compassionate Care, Mt. Lebanon.  Born January 14, 1974 in Columbia, SC, she was a daughter of Dean Rininger of Stanardsville, VA and the late Helen Frances Bare. 

 
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Marjorie Ann Banks Sopko

August 18, 2018 |

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Marjorie Ann Banks Sopko, age 91 of Port Vue, died August 16, 2018. Born October 2, 1926 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Fairbaugh and Elizabeth Kasmarik Fairbaugh Keenan.  She was also predeceased by her daughter Geraldine Filson, brother Joseph Fairbaugh, and her husbands William Banks and Phillip Sopko. 

 
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William E. McCorkle Jr.

August 17, 2018 |

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William E. McCorkle Jr., age 78, of Dania Beach, FL passed away on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at home. He was an emeritus professor of Physics and Astronomy after more than 33 years of teaching at West Liberty State College in West Liberty, WV. A former member of Elizabeth United Methodist Church, he was a graduate of Elizabeth Forward High School, Washington & Jefferson College and West Virginia University. He was a consultant for Prentice Hall Publishing Company and was twice recognized as an outstanding educator of America. He was a member of the American Association of Physics Teachers, American Institute of Physics, Delta Chi Social Fraternity, Chi Beta Phi, and AARP. 

 
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Thomas E. Bruse

August 16, 2018 |

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Thomas ”Brewster” E. Bruse, age 64 of Butler, passed away on August 14, 2018 in Pittsburgh. Born, September 26, 1953 in Gloversville, NY and he stayed to graduate from Gloversville High School in 1971.

 
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Frances Gatto

August 13, 2018 |

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Frances (Homa) Gatto, age 87, of Forward Township, passed away on Monday, August 13, 2018 at Arden Courts. She retired as a clerk for Pennsylvania American Water Company in Elizabeth. She was a member of Dormition of the Blessed Virgin Mary Russian Orthodox Church in McKeesport where she taught Religious Education for 65 years, receiving special recognition from the bishop for her years of service. A former clerk at the Glass House in Glassport, she was an avid sports fan and enjoyed bowling and softball.

 
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Mary Barchie

August 13, 2018 |

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Mary Barchie of Oakley, MI and formerly of McKeesport, passed away on Friday, August 10, 2018 in the Chesaning Comfort Care Center in Chesaning, MI.  Born in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Catherine (Rupcic) Puskaric. 

 
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Constance A. Hill

August 10, 2018 |

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Constance A. (Charneicki) Hill, age 80, formerly of Clairton, passed away on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at Baldwin Health Center. She was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish in Clairton. Born February 22, 1938 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Chester Charneicki Sr. and the late Ann (Ulich) Charneicki and wife of the late Larry John Hill. She is survived by sister, Betty Lou Gasda of Liberty Borough; brother, Chester (Michele) Charneicki Jr. of Elizabeth; also, nieces and nephews. There was no visitation or service. Private entombment was in Jefferson Memorial Park, Pleasant Hills. Arrangements by the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.

 

Thomas "Pushy" Puskaric

August 10, 2018 |

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Thomas “Pushy” Puskaric, born May 31, 1933, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, August 7, 2018.  He was the loving husband for 61 happy years of Bernadette “Bea” Puskaric; the loving father of son Gregory (Marlene) Puskaric and Connie M. Bedont; grandfather of Melanie (Rob) Vitous, Eric (Lauren) Bedont, Tommy (Hayley) Puskaric and Lynette (Logan) Puskaric; the “G-Pa” of five great-grandchildren Gavin, Sloan, and Fiona Puskaric and Dylan and Trevor Bedont; and is also survived by nieces and nephews.

 
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