William Elmer Smith

November 26, 2018 |

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William Elmer Smith, age 91 of Clairton, passed away on Sunday, November 25, 2018 in Grandview Estates in Elizabeth Twp.  Born October 20, 1927 in Floreffe, he was a son of the late Ellsworth F. and Blanche Irene (Keenist) Smith.  A member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish in Clairton, William worked as an inspector for Firth Sterling in McKeesport and also on the railroads. 

 
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Donald J. Jackson

November 25, 2018 |

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Donald J. Jackson, age 86 of North Huntingdon, passed away on Saturday, November 24, 2018 in UPMC McKeesport Hospital.  Born January 15, 1932 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late Anton and Agnes (Brletic) Jackson.  A retiree from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board in Olympia Shopping Center, Donald was a US Marine Corps Veteran of the Korean War and a member of St. Angela Merici Parish in White Oak, CFU #3 in McKeesport, the Archer Hill Bowling League, the White Oak American Legion, and Club Dobrotvor.  

 
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Henry H. DeVault

November 24, 2018 |

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Henry H. DeVault, age 96, of Elizabeth, passed away on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at Jefferson Hospital. He was a retired blast furnace foreman at U.S. Steel Clairton Works and a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Bethesda United Presbyterian Church and the Stephen Bayard Masonic Lodge #526, both in Elizabeth. Born June 11, 1922 in Morgantown, WV, he was a son of the late Henry N. and Beulah (Farrell) DeVault. 

 
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Mary S. Dora

November 24, 2018 |

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Mary S. Dora, age 72, of Elizabeth, passed away on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at Mon Valley Care Center. A 1964 graduate of Elizabeth Forward High School. Mary earned her Bachelor of Science degree in business education from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, an elementary degree from California University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She was a teacher for the South Allegheny School District for 40 years both as a business education teacher and elementary teacher and retired in June of 2008. 

 
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Linda L. Brilhart

November 17, 2018 |

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Linda L. (Bentley) Brilhart, age 61 of Clairton and formerly of Jefferson Hills, passed away on Friday, November 16, 2018 in St. Clair Hospital, Mount Lebanon.  Born September 22, 1957 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late William L. Isenberg and Ruth O. (Halt) Isenberg Bentley.  Linda was a graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School and attended C.C.A.C. South. She was employed as an Emergency Room Technician at St. Clair Hospital.  With her passing, Linda was a gracious organ donor through CORE.  

 
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Albert P. "Bud" Rippel

November 17, 2018 |

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Albert P. "Bud" Rippel, age 93, of Forward Twp., passed away on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at The Residence at Hilltop. He was a retired farmer at Rippel Farm in Forward Twp. and a retired director and treasurer of Old Elizabeth Mutual Fire Insurance Company where he served for 28 years. He was a member of the Stephen Bayard Masonic Lodge #526 of Elizabeth, the Washington County Farmer’s Association and a former member of the Round Hill Presbyterian Church in Elizabeth Twp.

 
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Phoebie P. Hrezo

November 16, 2018 |

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Phoebie P. (Henry) Hrezo, age 79, of Elizabeth Twp., passed away on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at Jefferson Hospital. She was a former member of St. Michael Parish in Elizabeth Twp. 

 
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Elizabeth Elaine Kimball

November 15, 2018 |

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Elizabeth Elaine Kimball, age 79 of Clairton, made her transition to her heavenly home on Wednesday, November 14, 2018.  Born August 13, 1939 in Follansbee, WV, she was a daughter of the late Bert and Olive Crum.  Besides her parents, Elizabeth was preceded in death by her husband Roy E. Kimball, who passed away September 24, 1997; her sons Paul E. Kimball and David Crum; her brother David Albert Crum; her daughter-in-law Ruth Kimball; and her son-in-law Don Smith.  

 
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Mardale Harris Tremont

November 14, 2018 |

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Mardale Harris Tremont, age 84, of Forward Twp., passed away on Monday, November 12, 2018 at Grandview Estates of Elizabeth. She retired as a rural mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service and was a member of St. Isaac Jogues Roman Catholic Church in Jefferson Hills. Upon retirement, she enjoyed wintering in Florida where she was a member of the Ladies Nine Holers at Kelly Greens in Fort Myers. 

 
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Delores J. Semcoski

November 14, 2018 |

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Delores J. (Abel) Semcoski, age 79, of Elizabeth Twp., formerly of Donora, passed away on Sunday, November 11, 2018 at North Memorial Health in Minnesota. She retired as a secretary for McHolme Construction. 

 
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Dorothy K. Berkley

November 12, 2018 |

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Dorothy K. Berkley, age 90 of York and formerly of Mt. Vernon, passed away on Monday, November 12, 2018 at Well Span York Hospital.  She was a member of St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church in McKeesport, a member of the Women’s Guild and The Catholic Daughters of America, McKeesport Court.  Born February 29, 1928 in Port Vue, she was the daughter of the late Emil “Abe” and Kathryn (Patrick) Potersnak.  Dorothy joins her husband, the late Dr. Mark Berkley, who passed away June 19, 1999.  

 
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Karen Remensnyder

November 08, 2018 |

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Karen Remensnyder, age 65 of Baldwin, passed away at home on Tuesday November 6, 2018.  She worked as an operations manager at Alcosan and a legal secretary for Fuge and Weiss Law Offices in Clairton.  Born November 16, 1952 in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late Wilmer and Ellen (Adkins) Remensnyder.  She is survived by her niece Erin Remensnyder of Robinson Township; nephews John and Joshua Daerr; great-nieces-and-nephews Paul Remensnyder and Nathan, Johnathon, and Brittney Daerr; sister-in-law Marcianne Remensnyder; and brother-in-law David Karako. 

 
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Fred J. Hirosky

November 07, 2018 |

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Fred J. Hirosky, age 83 of McKeesport, passed away on Monday, November 5, 2018 in Forbes Hospital, Monroeville. Born October 23, 1935 in McKeesport, he was a son of the late John and Elizabeth (Wargo) Hirosky.  A retired security guard at McKeesport Hospital who also worked as a senior companion for the Area Agency on Aging, Fred attended St. Patrick's Church in McKeesport and was a member of the 11th Ward Club in McKeesport, the Liberty Vets, the Boston Vets, Versailles Croatian Club #146, and the Port Vue American Legion.  

 
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Wanda L. Hummer

November 07, 2018 |

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Wanda L. (Crownover) Hummer, age 89, of Elrama, passed away on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at Country Care Manor in Fayette City. She retired after 20 years as Postmaster at the Imperial Post Office. She was a member of St. Isaac Jogues Roman Catholic Church in Jefferson Hills where she was a member of the Christian Mothers. She was a former member of Elrama Volunteer Fire Department’s Ladies Auxiliary.

 
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Annabelle Kolic

November 02, 2018 |

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Annabelle (Francetic) Kolic, age 93 of Port Vue, passed away on Thursday, November 1, 2018  at Riverside Care Center in McKeesport.  Born September 8, 1925 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late John and Ann (Rendulic) Francetic.  Annabelle was a photographer for Westinghouse, Inc. in East Pittsburgh, a member of Corpus Christi Parish in McKeesport, Club Dobrotvor, C.F.U. Lodge #3, and Mon Yough Friendship Club.

 
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