Christopher "Chris" P. Dudash

January 31, 2019 |

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Christopher "Chris" P. Dudash, 40, of New Smyrna Beach, FL, formerly of Forward Township, passed away Sunday, January 27, 2019. He was born July 28, 1978 in Pittsburgh and was the son of  Dr. John A. and Patricia (Posa)  Dudash of The Villages, Florida, formerly of Forward Township. Christopher was a graduate of  Elizabeth Forward High School, class of 1996 and Waynesburg College, class of 2000. He was a Project Manager for Synovia Solutions in Indianapolis, IN, and had previously worked for On-Site Communications and Ryan Homes.

 
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Retha Jean Griffiths

January 30, 2019 |

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Retha Jean Griffiths, 77, of North Versailles, passed away, Monday, January  28, 2019. She was born December 1, 1941 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late John Edwin and Retha (Edwards) Hurley. She was a member of Highland Grove United Methodist Church and the Eastern Star. Retha was a Consumer Loan Accounting Clerk at the former Western Pennsylvania National Bank which later became Equibank. She was also a paraprofessional with the Allegheny Intermediate Unit.

 
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Paul W. Krucek

January 29, 2019 |

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Paul W. Krucek, 82, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at Kane Regional Center, McKeesport. He was born August 28, 1936 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Frank and Sophie Krawczyk Kruczek. He worked as a kitchen installer for many years and was a former member of St. Mark's Parish in Port Vue.

 
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Kenneth James "Stiem" Dudik

January 28, 2019 |

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Kenneth James "Stiem" Dudik, 59, of White Oak, passed away Sunday, December 23, 2018. He was born March 9, 1959 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Michael Robert and Betty Jane ( Kerston) Dudik. Kenneth was a US Army Veteran. He worked for Graciano Corporation. He was a member of Local Mason Tenders # 79 out of New York and Pittsburgh His hobbies were riding dirt bikes and motorcycles and sitting by campfires with friends and family. 

 
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Bertha Helen (Check) Dowden Tomko

January 28, 2019 |

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Bertha Helen (Check) Dowden Tomko, 98, of Jupiter, Fl, formerly of Port Vue, passed away Monday, January 21, 2019. She was born July 4, 1920 in Clairton and was the daughter of the late Joseph and Bertha (Chontos) Check. She was the wife of the late Duane Dowden and the late John Tomko. Mrs. Tomko was a graduate The Douglas Business School and worked as a credit manager for over 35 years for Sears-Roebuck Company. For 20 plus years, Mrs. Tomko would travel to Winter Haven, Florida for the winter.

 
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Patricia Ann Patrick

January 28, 2019 |

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Patricia Ann Patrick, 73, of Monroeville, formerly of McKeesport, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January  26, 2019. Born February  15, 1945 in Corpus Christi, TX, she was the daughter of Sophie (Gaboda) Martich of Johnstown and the late John Martich. She was a member of St. Michael's Orthodox Church in McKeesport and taught Sunday School there for over 40 years. Patricia was a Medical Transcriptionist. She began at Lee Hospital in Johnstown, followed by Mon-Yough Mental Health Services in McKeesport and The Western Psychiatric Hospital in Oakland. She had worked for UPMC for over 35 years of her career. She received her Master's Degree from Duquesne University.

 
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Betty Jane Decker

January 28, 2019 |

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Betty Jane Decker, 87, of McKeesport, passed away on Friday, January 25, 2019 at Magee Women’s Hospital of UPMC.  Born on September 13, 1931 in the home in McKeesport where she spent her entire life, she was the youngest daughter of the late Richard and Clara (Fey) Trainor.  She was married to Alvin P. Decker for 68 years whom she met while working at McKeesport Baking Company.  She later worked at The Donut Corner, then Bertos Restaurant and finally 23 years cooking and serving lunch to the students of St. Joseph Regional School in Port Vue.

 
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Richard John Wingertsahn, Sr.

January 22, 2019 |

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Richard John Wingertsahn, Sr., 88, of Elizabeth Township, formerly of Knoxville and Mount Oliver, passed away on Monday, January 21, 2019. He was born September 30, 1930 in Pittsburgh and was the son of the late William and Elizabeth (Monrean) Wingertsahn. Richard was retired from US Steel Homestead Works Carpentry Department, and was a US Navy Veteran serving during the Korean War. For his service, he received the National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.

 
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Patricia Ann Pishko

January 21, 2019 |

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Patricia Ann Pishko, 69, of North Huntingdon, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, January  21, 2019. She was born September  5, 1949 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Bernard and Elizabeth (Dugan) McCarthy. She had worked for B & O Railroad,  Mellon Bank and Remote Controls.

 
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Mary "Mamie" B. Latta

January 18, 2019 |

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Mary "Mamie" B. Latta, 91, of Elizabeth Township, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, January 17, 2019. She was born April 9, 1927 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Paul and Katherine (Roscoe) Benyak. She was the wife of the late Lawrence Latta who passed away in 1987. Mamie was a member of St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church in McKeesport and the Marian Society there. 

 
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Betty Lou Gasda

January 18, 2019 |

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Betty Lou Gasda, 78, of Liberty Boro, died Thursday, January 17, 2019 surrounded by her family and close friends. She was born November 23, 1940 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Chester and Anne (Ulich) Charneicki. She was the wife of 56 years of the late John J. "Sonny" Gasda, who passed away August 12, 2015. She was a former member of St. Mark's Parish in Liberty Boro.

 
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Dominick Anthony Candelore, Sr.

January 16, 2019 |

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Dominick Anthony Candelore, Sr.  88, of Buena Vista, passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on Tuesday. January 15, 2019. He was born January 26, 1930 in Elizabeth Township and was the son of the late Venturino and Monica (Loretta) Candelore. He was the husband of the late Lena (Roma) Candelore. Dominick was a member of The Church of the Nazarene in Bunola and was a US Air Force Veteran. He was a member of Laborer's Local 1058, the Buena Vista Fire Co., WMBU Club, Elizabeth Township Senior Citizens, and the Old Timer's Bowling League and Golf League.

 
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Catherine Marie Adams

January 16, 2019 |

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Catherine Marie Adams, 96, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Tuesday, January 15, 2019. She was born July 25, 1922 in Clairton and was the daughter of the late  Soisson  and Margaret Postorious Gilligan. She was the wife  of  the late  Raymond M. Adams,  Sr., who passed away in 2005.

 
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Robert "Bob" John Russin

January 15, 2019 |

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Robert "Bob" John Russin, 56, of North Versailles, passed away unexpectedly, Monday, January 14, 2019 at home. He was born October 19, 1962 in McKeesport to the late Stephen and Veronica Jean Karichko Russin. Bob worked in the crime lab at the Allegheny County Medical Examiner for many years and enjoyed hunting, fishing and cars. He is survived by sisters, Donna (Matt) Clay of Greensburg, Judi (Tom) Ridge of Scottsdale, AZ, Lois (Greg) Stepansky of North Huntingdon and Valerie (Mark) Bradley of Manor, brother, Steven (the late Christine) Russin of McKeesport, nephews, Steven Jr., Jake and Russ, niece, Kasey, great-nephews, Phillip and Alex, and great-niece, Daniela.  There is no visitation.  Arrangements are by the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township (412) 751-5000  Drew J. Gilbert, Director.  Private burial will take place at the St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Cemetery, North Versailles at a later date. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 

Gary Von Brunazzi

January 14, 2019 |

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Gary Von Brunazzi, 60, of Elizabeth Township, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family and friends on Sunday, January 13, 2019. Gary was born in McKeesport, on January 10, 1959. He was the son of the late Emil Brunazzi, Jr., and Elizabeth "Betty" Brunazzi. Gary graduated from Elizabeth-Forward High School in 1977. While in school, he worked part-time for Howell Craft, Inc. in Elizabeth Township. He loved classic rock music, classic cars and trains. He attended many live concerts with his sister Barb and enjoyed seeing artist such as Neil Young, The Rolling Stones, Grateful Dead, and Korn, for which his nephew, Ray Luzier is the drummer, to name a few. His favorite song was "Stairway to Heaven" by Led Zeppelin. He also enjoyed riding down the Monongahela river in his pontoon boat and train rides in Strasburg. Gary had a passion for muscle cars and extensive knowledge of automobile mechanics. Watching the Nascar races on TV was a weekly event for Gary. He was a member of New Hope Assembly of God Church in Elizabeth Township.

 
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