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Albert C. Neverline Jr.

May 27, 2023 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

Albert C. Neverline, Jr, 71 of Tryon, N.C., formerly of McKeesport, passed away on March 27, 2023.  He was the son of the late Albert C. Neverline, Sr and Virginia Weitzle Neverline and husband of Nancy Barnett Neverline.

He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church and worked at National Tube as a millwright.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy Neverline; a daughter Tammy Seidler; a brother David Neverline; two sisters Ginny Even and Janet Toner; four grandchildren Christopher Neverline, Tyler Neverline, Nathan Seidler and Shawn Seidler; four great grandchildren Sophia Neverline, Cassandra Neverline, Mia Neverline and Sebastian Neverline.

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William (“Mr. Bill”) Robinette

March 27, 2023 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

William (“Mr. Bill”) Robinette, 73, died March 21, 2023, in Illinois after a battle with an illness. Born in Cumberland, Md., he grew up in the Pittsburgh area, where his parents owned a brass and silver plating shop, and he graduated from McKeesport Area High School. He remained a Pittsburgh Steelers fan his entire life and watched weekly games in Lombard with the Chicago area Steelers fan club.

A talented bass player who worked with acts such as The Vogues and The Marcels, in 1974 Mr. Bill went into the live sound business working for Heil Sound, Centaur System, and Advanced Audio, where his clients included Boz Scaggs, McCoy Tyner, Herman’s Hermits, reggae star Jimmy Cliff, and others. His sound system background brought him to Chicago in 1975 where he did installations in area studios, roller rinks, and discotheques.

In addition to installing sound systems and touring as a professional bassist, Mr. Bill also served as a ring announcer for wrestling matches, including for World Wrestling Entertainment and for more than 15 years with the WCPW in Chicago, where he was known as “The Round Mound of Sound.”

Mr. Bill also had a thriving business each holiday season as a nationally known professional Santa Claus, including for four years at the White House during the Obama Administration.

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Alice J. Kushner

June 22, 2022 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

Alice J Kushner, 92, of Cairo, NE, formerly of Port Vue, PA and Canton Ohio, passed away June 11, 2022 at Tiffany Square Care Center in Grand Island, NE.

Alice was born March 7, 1930 in McKeesport, PA to Steve and Mary (Tomko) Banick.  She grew up in McKeesport and graduated from McKeesport High School in 1948.

She was united in marriage to Robert J. Kushner on September 10, 1949.  Afterwhich the couple lived in McKeesport then moved to Port Vue from 1953 to 2000. The marriage was blessed with 3 children Victoria (Vicky), Kenneth (Ken) and Robert (Rob).

Alice worked for US Steel in McKeesport from 1948 to 1953 until she had her first child, Vicky.  She was then a stay at home wife and mother.  She was always there for her children and provided a great home for her family. Ken and Rob remember Alice being a Cub Scout den mother and remember the crafts and projects they did.  She helped Vicky with her Girl Scout badges too.  She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Port Vue, PA, where her children attended school.

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Dorothy “June” Pastor

March 29, 2022 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

Dorothy “June” Pastor, 84, of Fayetteville, PA, and formerly of Glassport, PA passed away Thursday, March 24, 2022 in her home with her family by her side.  Born May 3, 1937 in Thurston, OH, she was the daughter of the late Ralph Dean and Margaret M. (Lenart) England, and widow to the late Thomas George Pastor, who preceded her in death on August 20, 2017.   

A 1955 graduate of Duquesne High School, June was known for her likeable and engaging personality and became Miss Duquesne High and was the captain of the varsity cheerleading squad. After high school, June went on to work for the Tuberculosis Society and the American Lung Association of Allegheny County, PA where she was the first Miss Christmas Seals of the American Lung Association of Western Pennsylvania.

After marrying the love of her life, Tom, she then worked as an administrative assistant for Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory in West Mifflin, PA, along with her newlywed husband.  After taking some time away to spend raising her family and being a wonderful, loving stay-at-home mother to her two children, June then went back into the workforce as the retail sales manager of Kill’s Pharmacy in Glassport, PA.  After the pharmacy closed its doors, June then transitioned into banking and was employed for 25 plus years as a Customer Relations Manager at the McKeesport National Bank, from where she retired in 2000.

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Russell J. Sant

February 14, 2022 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

Russell J. Sant, 78, of Bellefonte, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 10, 2022, at Wynwood House of Boalsburg. Born on May 24, 1943, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Russell Henry and Hilda (Oberfeichtinger) Sant. On March 27, 1987, he married his beloved wife, Linda Kaye (Smith) Sant, who survives him at home after sharing over 34 years of marriage together.

Russell was a 1961 graduate of McKeesport High School. He worked several different jobs while he was growing up. He was a newsboy, farm hand, service attendant, mechanic’s assistant, tow truck driver, and finally the owner and operator of a service station. After school, he began working for Sutton Engineering in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, as a drafter, being self-taught and a lot of hard work, he held various positions, retiring in 2009 after 48 years of service as a Service Engineer. During his time with the company, he started and commissioned over 70 Extrusion Presses in over thirteen different countries.

In addition to his wife, Linda, he is survived by his 11 children with his former wife: Shawn S. Sant, Jodi R. Everhart, Joni R. Sant, Jayne R. Totora, Russell J. Sant, Jennifer R. Sant, Jacqueline R. Sant (Matt), Robert J. Sant (Laura), Sarahann S. Sant, Reed J. Sant, and Rory J. Sant, and two step-daughters, Julie K. Hartsock, and Sheila Auman. Also surviving is a brother-in-law, Clifford Heasley, eighteen grandchildren, twenty-four great grandchildren, three nephews, and two nieces.

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Donald “Sonny” Eugene Schramm

January 02, 2022 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

Donald "Sonny" Eugene Schramm passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by family on Thursday, Dec. 23, 2021, in Carbondale, Pa.

Sonny was born July 10, 1927, in Lonaconing to the Late Perry B. Schramm of Lonaconing and Ella Schramm of Waynesburg, Pa. He survived by his wife, Joanne Marie (Lane) Schramm, of Carbondale; and his six children, Deborah (Keith) Calisti, of North Versailles, Pa., Donald E. (Rita) Schramm Jr., of McKeesport, Michelle (Norman) Jordanhazy, of Newbury Park, Calif., Douglas Schramm, of Elizabeth, Pa., Matthew Schramm, of Carbondale, Toby Schramm, of Saint George, Utah; along with five grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

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Marlene Victoria Parker

December 19, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

Marlene Victoria Parker (nee Ero), age 79, died peacefully at home on Friday, November 19th, 2021, in Palm Harbor, Florida.

Marlene was born on March 23rd, 1942 in McKeesport, PA. She graduated from McKeesport Nursing School and Upsala College with a Masters in Human Resource Management. Marlene was very active in her community in Vernon, NJ where she taught Aerobic Dancing, and ferried her children to their multiple activities while young.

In 1998 she moved to Palm Harbor, FL where she worked as a patient advocate with United Healthcare, a job she really enjoyed in helping families with complex medical conditions find the care they needed.

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Thomas C. Reilly Jr.

December 02, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

Thomas C. Reilly Jr., 74, passed away peacefully Friday, November 26, 2021 in Mesa, Arizona. Formerly from McKeesport, Pa., he was born December 13, 1946, the son of Thomas C. Reilly Sr. and Kathryne (Tyson) Reilly.

Tom served in the U.S. Navy on the aircraft carrier Franklin D. Roosevelt. After leaving the Navy he worked for Pratt & Whitney Aircraft in Connecticut. He moved to Mesa, Arizona, in 1974 and worked for City of Mesa Utility Company.

Tom is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Laura; daughters Katelyn and Carly; sons Joe and Ryan; brother Bill Reilly; and sisters, Toni Weyer and Jan Greco.

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John “Jack” William Holohan

September 14, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

John “Jack” William Holohan of Latrobe, Pa., died Sept. 12, 2021. He was born Aug. 6, 1947 in Pittsburgh to James and Margaret (Cosgrove) Holohan. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Christine (Hulker) Holohan and his daughters Meghan Holohan (Mike Joyce), Colleen Kingsbury (Kris Kingsbury), his two granddaughters Harper and Emerson Kingsbury, his brother James Holohan and his sister Margaret “Peggy” Dennis (Ron Dennis).

His family fondly recalls his onetime ability to retain random information and how he regularly defeated the entire family in Trivial Pursuit games. He enjoyed World War II movies, the “Princess Bride” reading, tending to the yard and spending time with his family. As a long-time Steelers season ticket holder, he watched the game as if he was part of the coaching staff and often had insightful criticism of the team, which he’d freely share.

He worked for more than 40 years as a controller in manufacturing and enjoyed math—his children, nieces and nephews won’t soon forget learning math with the “houses of 10.” He always loved learning, which made his experience with dementia seem even harder.

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Mary Felicia Iski

September 08, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

Mary Felicia Iski, 78, of Pennsburg, passed away September 4, 2021.  She was the widow of Joseph E. Iski, who passed in 2016.  Born in McKeesport, Pa, she was the daughter of the late John & Felicia (Mustacchio) Pausic.  Mary Felicia was a graduate of Duquesne University, and later went on to receive her Master’s Degree in Library Science.

She taught at Rittenhouse Middle School and Eisenhower Middle School in Norristown and was the schools’ librarian for many years. Mary Felicia was a member of St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, Pennsburg.  She loved her hats and was a member of the Red Hat Society.  Mary Felicia was a voracious reader, loved the theater, and traveling with her husband.  She also had a love of her German Shepherds, Rula and J.D.

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Carolyn Ruth Snyder Crane

August 29, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

Carolyn Ruth Snyder Crane, 55, passed away on August 19, 2021, at Ascension St. Vincent Clay County Hospital in Middleburg, Florida. Carolyn was born on March 27th, 1966 in McKeesport, PA to Raymond and Nancy (Ludwick)Snyder.  Carolyn is survived by her husband Scott Crane of 30+ years, her 2 children Dane (Shenan) and Danielle (Stephan) of Middleburg along with 5 grandchildren, Haily, Harlee, Corbin, Sierra, and Liam. She is also survived by her 6 siblings, Keith (Tina) Snyder of North Huntington, PA, William Snyder of Friendsville, MD, and Richard (Cookie) Snyder of Friendsville, MD, Lynn Semko of McKeesport, PA, Cynthia Barnes (Brian) of Sioux Falls, SD, and (predeceased) by sister Tracy Robertson. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews who loved her very much. Carolyn loved her family more than anything and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. Carolyn also enjoyed shopping, interior design and loved fixing up her home.  She truly was an amazing woman, very funny, and caring towards those she loved. There are no words to express how much she will be missed by her family, and her friends. She is loved beyond words and is now in the arms of God.  Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.hollyhillfunerals.com for the CRANE family.


Nicholas M. Hruska

April 30, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

Nicholas M. Hruska of Bellevue, Nebraska, formerly of Glassport, passed away on March 18, 2021. He was born December 6, 1943 in McKeesport, Pennsylvania to the late Michael Hruska and Margaret (Protz) Hruska. He attended St. Nicholas Catholic School in McKeesport and Graduated from Glassport High School in 1961. He attended McCook Junior College in McCook, Nebraska on a basketball scholarship and served in the Coast Guard. He worked for Allegheny County at Kane Hospital.

Nick was a devoted Steeler and Pirate fan. He had a first-rate sense of humor and was especially proud of being honored in the Glassport hall of fame for local sports. He is survived by his sister Geraldine (Calvin) Guelich of Painesville, Ohio and brother David Hruska of Bellevue, Nebraska. He is also survived by his nieces Karen (Dave) Praznovsky, Janice (Rich) Alvarez, Sherry (Steve) Tytko, Vallerie Hruska, and nephew Brent Hruska. He requested no services.

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Thomas N. Muse, Jr.

April 29, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

Thomas N. Muse, Jr., 72, husband of Angelyn Muse, of Summerville, South Carolina, passed away on Friday, April 9, 2021.

Tom was born in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania on October 18, 1948. He was the son of Thomas Muse Sr. and Norma Muse. He proudly served our country in the United States Army from 1968 to 1971.He became a Green Beret serving in the 6th Special Forces and Special Forces Airborne Division. He later served as Human Resources manager for Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania then later completed his 31 year career at the Nuclear Power Training Unit in Goose Creek, South Carolina.

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Louis M. “Spike” Kelley

April 22, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

Louis M. “Spike” Kelley, 92, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 19, 2021 at his residence.  Born on March 24, 1929, in Port Vue, PA, Louis was the 13th child of James W. Kelley and Mary Ann McCaffery-Kelley.  He moved to McKeesport at the age of 10 and later received his diploma from McKeesport High School, class of 1948. 

He proudly served in the US Navy from 1945 through 1949.  Following his discharge, he worked for US Steel for 30 years.  Upon retiring from US Steel, he worked for the International Union until his second retirement at the age of 74.  At the time of his retirement, he held the position as the Assistant Director in District 10, covering the state of PA.  He was an active member of Beulah Park Methodist Church, serving a number of groups including the Youth Group for many of years.  He was also a long-time member of the White Oak Lions Club and W.O.A.A.  He loved sports and served the community by coaching a number of teams including Basketball, Base Ball and Soft Ball teams.

Louis married his love, Nancy (Virag) Kelley on January 5, 1950 and they celebrated 53 years of marriage until her death on January 21, 2003 from pancreatic cancer.  Following Nancy’s death, Louis was blessed with a friend and partner, Laura Rain, with whom he spent almost 15 years until her death in October of 2019.

Louis is survived and cherished by: his son, Timothy Kelley; his daughter-in-law, Karen; his granddaughter Krystal Lui and husband Augusto; his grandson Sean Kelley and his wife Lindsay; 4 great-grandsons; Aidan, Ryan, Quinn and Preston; as well as a number of extended family members and friends, including the Anderson family of Lancaster.

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James Dee Giles

April 14, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: Deaths Elsewhere

James Dee Giles, 83, of Mint Hill, N.C., died Monday, April 5, 2021, at Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center in Charlotte, N.C.

Jim was born and raised in McKeesport, Pa., on August 29, 1937 and was the son of James Robert and Mary Virginia Giles. Jim was one of three children including his brother Robert and sister Judy. Jim married his wife Patti on September 22, 1978 in Willowick, OH. They later moved to Charlotte, N.C., in 1981.

Jim began his career with Celli-Flynn Architects, and was a key figure in the design of the original swimming pool with its below-ground viewing window at the McKeesport Senior High School, as well as the cafeteria design at Francis McClure School. He went on to work for Bruce Miller and Associates before moving to Ohio and then on to North Carolina.

There he worked on several notable projects for the state government and the University of North Carolina school system. Some of the notable projects included various work on: North Carolina State University, Appalachian State and UNC-Charlotte campuses. Throughout his career Jim was an active member in the A.S.H.R.A.E. chapter of NC. Jim retired from United Engineering Group, Inc./McKim & Creed in 2007. Jim continued to be a consultant in his retirement.

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