Daniel R. Bartkus

March 26, 2019 |

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Daniel R. Bartkus, 74, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Monday, March 25, 2019. He was born December 28, 1944 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Bennie and Sophie "Sally" (Dobos) Bartkus. Daniel was a retired Allegheny County Police Officer and was a US Air Force Veteran of the Vietnam War. For his service, he received the National Defense Service Medal, AFM 900-3/Vietnam Service Medal, and the AFM 900-3/Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police, and Disabled American Veterans.

 
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John J. "Jack" Olek Jr.

March 26, 2019 |

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John J. "Jack" Olek Jr., 89, of North Huntingdon, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, March 25, 2019. He was born March 13, 1930 in McKeesport and was the son of the late John J. Olek Sr., and the late Sophia (Sherwin) Olek. Jack was a member of Corpus Christi Parish in McKeesport and was a retired Supervisor of Budgets and Statistics at Duquesne Light Co. He was a graduate of Duquesne University. Jack loved his vegetable garden, planting flowers, working around the house, and the Pittsburgh Steelers, Penguins, and Pirates.

 
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Margaret A. "Peg" Bryer

March 24, 2019 |

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Margaret A. "Peg"  Bryer, 76, of McKeesport, passed away Friday, March 22, 2019. She was born October 30, 1942 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late  Frank  and Esther Goins Marzina.  She was the wife of the late Raymond E. "Butch" Bryer who passed away May 12, 2009.  She worked many years as manager of the gift shops in UPMC Shadyside Hospital and UPMC Mercy Hospital, as well as being an administrative assistant for Rotorooter. She was a member of the former St. Martin DePores Church in McKeesport. She loved traveling, bowling, playing cards and going to the casino. She was an avid reader, enjoyed crocheting and going thrift store shopping.

 
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Nick V. Trbovic

March 22, 2019 |

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Nick V. Trbovic, 85, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday, March 22, 2019. He was born August 14, 1933 in McKeesport and was the son of the late George and Anna (Vignevic) Trbovic. Nick was a member of  St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church in McKeesport and was a US Army Veteran of the Korean War.

 
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Milda Jean Fedorka

March 18, 2019 |

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Milda Jean (Lux) Fedorka, of Greensburg, formerly of Greenock, died March 16, 2019, at Redstone Highlands in Greensburg, Pa. She celebrated her 99th birthday this past December 26, 2018. Lovingly known as “Mimi” by many, she is preceded in death by her late husband, George “Poppop” Fedorka, who died November 7, 1997, and by her parents, the late John “Honus” Lux and Jennie (Nabors) Lux.  Milda was a member of McKeesport High School class of 1937 and sang in the State Championship acapella choir. She studied commercial art and later taught at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. She then worked for many years as an artist for the G.C. Murphy Company in McKeesport, Pa. and retired from there as head of the art department.  

 
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Chester F. "Chet" Ornowski

March 15, 2019 |

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Chester F. "Chet"  Ornowski, 93, of White Oak, formerly of McKeesport, died March 14, 2019 at home surrounded by family. He was born January 16, 1926 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Joseph and Barbara (Kurkowski) Ornowski. He was preceded by the love of his life, the late Patricia (Shank) Ornowski, who passed away January 31, 2014.  After completing high school, he enlisted in the United States Army, Where he served as grade four technician with the 76th Infantry Division. In 1944, he was drafted into WWII, where he was a part of the Normandy Invasion. For his service he received 2 Purple Heart Medals for combat,  The Good Conduct Medal, American Theatre Service Medal, EAME Theatre Service Medal with three bronze stars, and The WWII Victory Medal. He retired from US Steel in 1983 after 35 years of service where he worked as a lab technician.

 
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Dianne King

March 14, 2019 |

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Dianne Leeds Hacker King, 81, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Friday, March 8, 2019.  Born in McKeesport on November 10, 1937, Dianne was the daughter of the late William A. and Jean C. Hacker and younger sister of the late Margery L. Burns of Elizabeth Township.  A 1955 honors graduate of McKeesport High School, Dianne attended Allegheny College before briefly working for Connecticut General Life Insurance and Morris Knowles and Associates, Inc. in Pittsburgh.  Later she was quietly instrumental in the inception and early success of King's Family Restaurants, a business founded by her husband of 57 years, Hartley C. King.

 
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Marcella "Marcy" Vuckovich

March 12, 2019 |

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Marcella "Marcy" Vuckovich, 82, of Elizabeth Township, passed away on Tuesday, March 12, 2019. She was born September 28, 1936 in Glassport and was the daughter of the late Daniel and Helen (Mihock) Lowicki. Marcy was a member of Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Cathedral in Pleasant Hills. She loved her family, gardening and bird watching. She was retired from Macy's and the former Kaufmann's. 

 
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Darla Ruth Gibbons

March 12, 2019 |

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Darla Ruth Gibbons, 80, of Elizabeth Township, went to her heavenly home on Monday, March 11, 2019. She was born April 13, 1938 in McKeesport and was the  daughter of the late Edward and Elizabeth (Hutchinson) Golz. She was the wife of the late Walter W. "Wally" Gibbons who passed away February 11, 2018.  She was a member of Elizabeth Baptist Church, where she served in many positions including church secretary. Darla worked as a Confidential Secretary for Bettis Atomic Laboratories, she was also a secretary for Clemson University.

 
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Agnes Joan Winters

March 12, 2019 |

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Agnes Joan Winters, 84, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Monday, March 11, 2019. She was born March 13, 1934 in Clairton and was the daughter of the late George and Anna (Sprites) Martis and was the wife of the late Norbert Ralph Winters. Agnes was a retired Phlebotomist for Dr. Bonessi and Dr. Sabeh in White Oak. Agnes had a love for the Lord and leading people to Jesus. 

 
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Robert "Bobby" Francis Johns, Jr.

March 08, 2019 |

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Robert "Bobby" Francis Johns, Jr., 36, of Glassport, passed away Thursday, March 7, 2019. He was born May 4, 1982 in McKeesport and was the son of Robert Francis Johns, Sr., and Lee Ann (Atkins) Johns of Elizabeth Township. Bobby was a carpenter and worked for Export Crate and Boxing in Glassport. He was an outdoorsman and loved being around rivers and fishing. He was also an avid Steelers fan. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his daughter, Riley Johns of White Oak, sister, Jillian (Vincent) Monti of Baldwin, brother, Jesse (Lauren) Johns of West Mifflin, grandmother, Patricia Atkins of Baldwin, and nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township. (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, Director. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 

David Edward Shutts

March 06, 2019 |

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David Edward Shutts, 82, of Christy Park, passed away Tuesday, February 26, 2019. He was born August 30, 1936 in New Castle and was the son of the late Floyd R. and Kathryn Mae (Parker) Shutts. He was the husband of the late Dolores (Ayers) Shutts who passed away February 26, 2007. David was retired from the former US Steel Duquesne Works and was a US Army Veteran. He is survived by his sons, David E. Shutts, II., of Export and Daniel (Vince) Shutts of Elizabeth, brother, Wayne " Floyd" Shutts of Dravosburg, 3 grandsons and a great-grandson, a niece and 2 nephews. There is no visitation. Arrangements are by Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township. (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, Director. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 

Stephen Cherepko

March 05, 2019 |

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Stephen Cherepko, 90, of Elizabeth Township, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, March  4, 2019. He was born February 20, 1929 in Elizabeth Township and was the son of the late John and Johanna (Kovach) Cherepko. He was a member of St. Michael's  Orthodox Church in McKeesport and Operating Engineers Local 66 in Monroeville.

 
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Eleanor R. Hecker

March 05, 2019 |

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Eleanor R. (Andrejcak) Hecker, 85, of White Oak, died Tuesday, March 5, 2019. Eleanor was born April 9, 1933 in Duquesne  and was the daughter of the late Stephan and Mary (Sabol) Andrejcak.    She was wife of 31 years to the late Frederick W. "Bud" Hecker, Jr., who passed away June 25, 2018.  Toots, as she was also known, graduated from Duquesne High School in 1951 and worked in retail sales at Kaufman's, Gimbel's and Sak's for over 40 years. Loving sales work, she was a friend and blessing to all. She was an active member of St. Angela Merici Parish and also lived in Naples and Celebration, Fl with her late husband Bud.

 
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Virginia M. Nigro

March 04, 2019 |

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Virginia M. Nigro, 92,  of North Versailles, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, March  3, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. She was born July 24, 1926  in Pittsburgh and was the daughter of the late Paul and Rose (Crystol)  Beondy. She was the wife of the late John N. Nigro who passed away July 29, 2002. Virginia was a member of St. Robert Bellarmine Church and was proprietor of the former Nigro's Restaurant in North Versailles. Her business began from a small restaurant on Route 30 in North Huntingdon called LaDonna's. After outgrowing that establishment, she and her late husband, John Nigro, purchaesed the old L & B Dairy on 5th Avenue in North Versailles which then became Nigro's Restaurant in 1969.

 
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