Ronald F. "Ron" Morgenstern

July 07, 2018 |

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Ronald F. "Ron"  Morgenstern, 91, of Elizabeth Township, died Friday, July 6, 2018 at home.  He was born February 6, 1927 in Greenock and was the son of  the late Jacob and Bertha Burland Morgenstern. He was husband of the late Audrey (Schriber) Morgenstern.  Ron was retired from management at US Steel for many years and was a member of Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Greenock. Ron was a US Army WWII Veteran. Ron was involved in many activities throughout his life. He was a charter member of Greenock Fire Company, former member of the Elizabeth Township Planning Commission,  past president of the Elizabeth Forward School Board and past president and member of The Elizabeth Township Historical Society, in which he was most proud of his work he did for their Lewis and Clark Expedition re-enactment. He was also caretaker of the Peace Lutheran Cemetery, Dravo Cemetery and Coulter Cemetery, as well as other local cemeteries. Ron loved researching his family history and any historical information.  He is survived by  grandson, Thomas E. (Brandis) Paull, Jr. of North Huntingdon, granddaughter, Jessica E. (Fiancé Cody Rhoades) Paull, son-in-law, Thomas E. Paull, Sr. of Boston, grandchildren, Jackson and Savannah,  many family and  friends and his dogs, Molly and Katie.

 
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Charles "Chuck" Clinton Northrup

July 06, 2018 |

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Charles "Chuck" Clinton Northrup, 91, of Allison Park, formerly of Mount Vernon, died Thursday, June 28, 2018. He was born October 18, 1926 in Pittsburgh and was the husband of the late Dorothy (Rozinsky) Northrup and the late Carol J. (Ludwick) Northrup. Chuck was a member of Park Baptist Church in Versailles. He was also a member of F & AM Lodge #375 and #731, Tall Cedars of Lebanon, the Shriners and was on the Mount Vernon Cemetery Board of Directors, as well as many other community projects. He was retired from A.B. Murray Co. and was a US Army WWII Veteran. For his service, he received the Good Conduct Medal, the Asiatic Pacific Theatre Ribbon and the WWII Victory Ribbon. He is survived by his daughter, Lori (Mark) Caro of the North Hills, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, a great-great grandson, nieces and nephews.

 
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Peggy Louise Trent

July 02, 2018 |

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Peggy Louise Trent, 88, formerly of Mount Vernon, passed away Wednesday, June 27, 2018. Peggy was born July 7, 1929 in Versailles, and was the daughter of the late Robert and Cassie Trent. She was a life-long resident of the McKeesport area before moving to Wilmington, Delaware in 2013. A  member of Boston United Methodist Church and a graduate of the Class of 1947 at McKeesport High School, her hobbies included gardening, theater and classical music. Peggy took piano lessons to fulfill a passion for music. She enjoyed traveling and sports. Her travels took her all across the USA, Europe and the Islands. In her younger years, she loved skiing at Seven Springs.  An avid golfer, Peggy enjoyed playing with a Woman’s Club at Butler Public Golf Course.  Volunteer work included the McKeesport Library and YMCA activities.  Peggy retired as a Cash Manager from G C Murphy Company with 39 years of service and kept in touch with her Murphy colleagues through their MERF Retirement Club.

 
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Margaret "Marge" Hogya

June 28, 2018 |

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Margaret "Marge" Hogya, 93, of North Versailles, formerly of Greenock Heights, died Thursday, June 28, 2018 at home. She was born March 29, 1925 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Antonio and Anna (Bernari) DiFabio. She was the wife of the late Joseph A. Benedict and the late Alex A. Hogya. Marge was a member of St. Patrick Parish and the Ladies of Charity and the Women's Guild and was also a Eucharistic Minister and Greeter. She was a volunteer at Kane Regional in McKeesport for over 20 years and had worked for the former H&H Fish Market and DiFabio's Service Station in McKeesport. Marge was awarded an honorary high school diploma from McKeesport High School on her 80th birthday. She is survived by sons, Gary (Joan) Benedict of Providence Forge, VA, , Richard (Ruth) Benedict of Milford, DE, daughter, Peggy Benedict (Scott) West of Blue Springs, MO, grandchildren, Bonnie Benedict Sharkey, Jon B. Benedict, Justin West, Heather West, Mary Lou Jennings, Richard A. Benedict, and Aimee Benedict, great-grandchildren, Joshua and Emily Sharkey, Meera and Zoe Benedict, Kayleigh, G. Dane, and A. Dominico "Nico" Benedict, and Hadleigh West, brother, Paul (Barbara) DiFabio of Boston, daughter-in-law, Patricia Benedict of Land 'O Lakes, FL, and many nieces and nephews.

 
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Frederick William "Bud" Hecker, Jr.

June 26, 2018 |

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Frederick William "Bud" Hecker, Jr., 86, of White Oak,died Monday, June 25, 2018. Bud was born April 23, 1932 in Donora and was the son of the late Fred and Ida Mae (Neff) Hecker. Bud was a graduate of Grove City College after serving in the US Army during the Korean War. He would then go on to be employed for 31 years at Alco as Chemical Engineer and be an active member at St. Angela Merici Church, White Oak. In retirement, he and his wife lived in Naples, Florida and later in Celebration, Florida. He is survived by his beloved wife of 31 years, Eleanor R. (Andrejcak) Hecker, step-daughter, Debra (Dale) Anlauf of North Huntingdon, step-son, Michael Gary (Randi) Macosko of Henderson, NV, daughter, Suzanne (Philip) Johnson of California, sons, Tom (Barbie) Hecker of Colorado, and Jim (Cindy) Hecker, of New Holland, PA, twelve grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

 
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Louis Gerald Argus, Sr.

June 26, 2018 |

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Louis Gerald Argus, Sr., 90, of Buena Vista, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Monday, June 25, 2018. He was born July 7, 1927 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Nicholas and Margaret (Mehalek) Argus. He was the husband of the late Ida May (Higby) Argus who died June 4, 2012. He retired from the former D & D Electronics in Braddock and was a member of the Buena Vista Fire Co Social Club and the Croatian Club in Versailles. Louis was a US Army Veteran of WWII and the Korean War. For his service he received the WWII Victory Medal and the Korean War Service Medal.

 
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Lois (Bird) Bonadio

June 21, 2018 |

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Lois (Bird) Bonadio of Elizabeth Township passed quietly June 20 at the age of 90 in her home. She is survived by her loving and caring husband of 68 years, Frank L.  Bonadio,  formerly of Glassport. She was born February 11, 1928 in Jeannette,  the only daughter of J. William IV and Beatrice Durst Bird.  She graduated from Jeannette High School then trained as an RN in the U.S. Cadet Corps in the School of Nursing at McKeesport Hospital where she worked in the ER until 1951 and was a member of the School of Nursing Alumni Association.  She was also a member of the Elizabeth Twp. Seniors and attended St. Michael Church in Elizabeth Twp. Lois was a pianist, enjoyed traveling, word puzzles, games, and was an avid Pirates and Steelers fan. Her greatest love was her family -- sons Blane (Susan)  of Zelienople, Kent (Kathy) of Penn Trafford, and daughter Joyce (Randy) McDonald of White Oak; her nine grandchildren - David of Lititz, Elizabeth (Brian) of Pleasant Hills, Wesley (Anne) of Athens, OH, Ryan  (Missy) McDonald of Westmoreland City, Derek (Melanie) serving in Rota, Spain, Christopher (Jeannine) of Scott Twp., Michael (Liana) of Marietta, OH, Tyler (Chris March) of Oakland, and her beloved Kevin who passed in 2014 at the age of 25.

 
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Margaret Mary Reshenberg Miller

June 18, 2018 |

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Margaret Mary Reshenberg Miller, 95, of White Oak, formerly of McKeesport, died Friday, June 15, 2018. She was born November 7, 1922 in Clearfield, and was the daughter of the late Steve and Mary (Vermonage) Obranic. She was the wife of the late William G. Reshenberg and the late William F. Miller. Margaret was a member of the former Sacred Heart Church in McKeesport and was a former Beauty Shop proprietor. She is survived by her son, Richard (Sharon) Reshenberg of McKeesport, grandchildren, William Holmes, Ross Beresford, Melanie Beresford and Leslie Radakovic, and great-grandchildren, Jillian Radakovic, Alyssa Radakovic, Reese Beresford and Riley Beresford.

 
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Lydia Eleanor Morrow

June 18, 2018 |

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Lydia Eleanor Morrow, 56, of Glassport, died Thursday, June 14, 2018. She was born October 12, 1961 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Francis and Fran (Bateman) Morrow. She is survived by her son, Dustin C. (Alana) Pierce and grandchildren, Dustin C. Pierce, II., and Layla Grace Pierce of Elizabeth Township, brothers, Vic Morrow of Lincoln Borough and William Morrow of Liberty Borough, sister, Linda Morrow of Elizabeth Township, nieces and nephews.

 
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Debra Mae (Parker) Scheirer

June 18, 2018 |

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Debra Mae (Parker) Scheirer, 57, of McKeesport, died Thursday, June 14, 2018. She was born January 5, 1961 in McKeesport and was the daughter of Paul "Bud" Parker of McKeesport and the late Georgia Parker. In addition to her father, she is survived by her daughters, Shannon Scheirer-Tiernan (Michael) of Castle Shannon and Melonie Bongyor-DiEugenio (Paul) of Belle Vernon, brothers, Bobby Parker of McKeesport and James Parker of White Oak, and grandchildren, Eion, Gaige, Gavin, Finn and Geno. She was preceded in death by her husband, John "Red" Scheirer.

 
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Julia "Judy" Elizabeth Potochny

June 16, 2018 |

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Julia "Judy" Elizabeth Potochny, 75, of Greenock, died Friday, June 15, 2018. She was born October 12, 1942 in Nashville, TN, and was the daughter of the late Herman and Betty  (Cole) Bryant. She was the wife of the late Richard Potochny who died September 3, 2017. Judy sold Mary Kay Cosmetics and was past president of Tops in Butler. She is survived by her sons, Mark (Dena) Potochny and John H. Potochny of Madison, IN, Jim (Christine) Potochny of Alexandria, VA, and Michael  (Mary Kay) Potochny of Greenock, daughter, Esther Michelle (Robert) Marasco of Poughkeepsie, NY, sisters, Nancy Hopkins of TN, and Patsy (Gary) Tobey and Kathe (Carl) Bryant of AR, grandchildren, Heather, Michael (Alyssa), Julia, Charlotte, Lissy, Joseph, Emma, Samantha, Alex, PK, Tyler, Savannah, Tyler, and Krystina, great-granddaughter, Elle, nieces and nephews.

 
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Cindy Lou Platania

June 15, 2018 |

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Cindy Lou Platania 57, of Buena Vista, died Wednesday, June 13, 2018. She was born August 6, 1960 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Richard Lee and Patricia Louise (Zeiler) Korieth. Cindy was a member of Merritt Primitive Methodist Church in Buena Vista. She was Paralegal and a graduate of Point Park University. She is survived by her daughters, Desiree Mihalic (Todd) Corbett of North Versailles and Erica Thorniley of North Huntingdon, sons, Eric Lee Bowles and Joseph John Platania of Elizabeth Township, brother, Richard (Leslie) Korieth and niece, Miranda Korieth of Buena Vista, grandchildren, Ronnie, Breana, Brody, Conner, and Eric Jr., and a great-grandson, Tristan.

 
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Jason Scott Mollard

June 14, 2018 |

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Jason Scott Mollard, 48, of McKeesport, died Wednesday, June 13, 2018. He was born October 11, 1969 in McKeesport and was the son of Merry Ellen (Ward) Sipe of McKeesport.  Jason was a welder for Holtec International in Turtle Creek. He had previously worked at Ziebart Tidy Car and Value Auto Service in McKeesport. Jason loved fishing,  golf, woodworking, Play Station and watching Sci-Fi movies. He also enjoyed quad and dirt bike riding and spending time at the family cabin in Maryland.  In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Kimberly A. (Ursta) Mollard. daughter,  Kayla Marie (Frederick Ashbaugh) Mollard and son, Jeremy James Mollard of  McKeesport, grandchildren, Kaydence Marie and Isabella Marie Ashbaugh and Anthony James Hornfeck,  brother, Thomas D. Mollard  and sister, Kery Jen (Daryl) Sipe  of  McKeesport, an aunt and uncle, nieces, nephews and cousins.

 
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Leonard Joseph Lukowski

June 10, 2018 |

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Leonard Joseph Lukowski, 87, of Elizabeth Township, died Thursday, June 7, 2018. He was born August 29, 1930 in Uniontown and was the son of the late Stanley and Josephine (Kania) Lukowski. Leonard was a member of Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Greenock and was a US Army Veteran serving during the Korean War. He was retired from Don's Appliance and was a life member of the Greenock Volunteer Fire Co. He is survived by his wife of  62 years, Jean (Mains) Lukowski, daughter, Cheryl A. Bowers of Elizabeth Township, son, Mark (Dawn) Lukowski of Minerva, OH, grandchildren, Michael Edward (Casey) Bowers, Jennifer (Joe) Setting, and Calee and Luke Lukowski,  great-grandchildren, Alana Setting and Bo Bowers, sister, Mary Long of Carlisle, nieces and nephews.

 
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Arnold V. Plum

June 07, 2018 |

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Arnold V. Plum, 90, of Elizabeth Township, died Tuesday, June  5, 2018. He was born February 16, 1928 in Versailles and was the son of the late Nicholas and Esther (Johnson) Plum. A life long resident of the McKeesport area, Arnold graduated from McKeesport High School and Muskingum College and then earned his law degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Prior to attending college, Arnold served as a Corporal in the US Army at the end of WWII. He later practiced law for 59 years, the last 30 of those years proudly with his daughter, Linda C. Plum. Arnold was a career member of the Allegheny County, Pennsylvania and  American Bar Associations, and was inducted as a Fellow of the Allegheny County Bar Foundation. He served as chair of the Municipal and School Solicitors and Public Relations Committee, as well as a member of the Probate and Trust Law Section, Lawyers Insurance Committee and Arbitrator Fee Dispute Committee, all of the Allegheny County Bar Association.

 
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