Mary Jane Ukasik

July 05, 2016 |

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Mary Jane Ukasik, 79, of White Oak, died Sunday, July 3, 2016. She was born March 3, 1937 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late James and Matilda Zacker Bollas. She was wife of the late Carl W. "Uke" Ukasik, Sr., who died September 12, 2000. They were married for 45 years. Mary Jane was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church and was retired from The Oaks in White Oak.

 
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Thomas R. Gossman

June 30, 2016 |

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Thomas R. Gossman, 84, of Elizabeth Township, died Wednesday, June 29, 2016. He was born January 2, 1932 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Jacob and Edith Kreiger Gossman. He was the husband of the late Alice Jean Svec Gossman who died March 21, 2008. Thomas was a member of St. Michael Parish, Elizabeth Township Seniors, Lifespan and was also a 50 year member of the Bettis Bowling League. He was a retired Senior Technologist for the Bettis Atomic Power Lab.

 
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Dolores Rita McCusker

June 28, 2016 |

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Dolores Rita McCusker, 88, of White Oak, died Monday June 27, 2016 at home. She was born October 16, 1927 in McKeesport, and was the daughter of the late Stanley and Francis "Granny" Kaminski. She was the wife of the late Joseph E. McCusker who died January 29, 2016. They were married for 63 years. She was a member of Corpus Christi Parish and also made Prayer Shawls for the church.

 
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Robert "Bob" Paul Boback

June 26, 2016 |

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Robert "Bob" Paul Boback, 87, of Elizabeth Township, died Friday, June 24, 2016 at home surrounded by his family. He was born June 26, 1928 in Clairton and was the son of the late Charles Henry and MaryAnn Kachmarik Boback He was a member, Deacon, Elder and newsletter editor of the Round Hill Presbyterian Church in Elizabeth Township and was also a member and 2nd vice-president of the Western Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees. He was also a member of the Norwin Art League and taught art classes at the McKeesport Senior Center.

 
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Augusta "Baba Gusta" Zeljak

June 25, 2016 |

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Augusta Zeljak, affectionately known as Baba Gusta, 90, of McKeesport and formerly of Aliquippa died on Thursday June 23, 2016. She was born on July 4, 1925 in Noumea, New Caledonia and was the daughter of the late Auguste and Louise Arnaud Guichard. She was the wife of the late Alexander Zeljak. Augusta spent many hours volunteering in various capacities at St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church in McKeesport and St. Elijah Serbian Orthodox Church in Aliquippa.

 
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John Bradley "JB" Holub

June 23, 2016 |

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John Bradley "JB" Holub, 57, of McKeesport, died Tuesday, June 21, 2016. He was born November 7, 1958 in McKeesport and was the son of the late John J. and Rita Mae Gallagher Holub. He is survived by brothers, Jeffrey J. Holub and Jordan D. Holub of McKeesport, aunts, Arlene Gallagher of Pittsburgh and Wilma Cirbus of Morgantown, WV, and cousins. There is no visitation. Private service will be held at the Mount Calvary Garden Mausoleum in St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles.

 
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Louis Durant

June 23, 2016 |

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Louis Durant, 84, of Elizabeth Township, died Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at home. He was born January 19, 1932 in Wynn and was the son of the late Samuel and Agatha Vacirca Durant. Louis was a Korean War Veteran and had received the National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal with 1 Bronze Service Star, United Nations Service Medal and the Combat Infantryman Badge. He was a member of the American Legion. He retired from the Auto Industry after 30 years of service.

 
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Edwin D. "Sonny" Miller

June 20, 2016 |

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Edwin D. "Sonny" Miller passed away peacefully surrounded his family on Monday June 20, 2016. He was born July 8, 1935 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Edwin L. "Buss" and Evelyn Ruggier Miller. Ed was a retired Reading Specialist for the McKeesport Area School District with 29 years of service. He was also proprietor of Ed Miller Driving School. For 48 years, he taught thousands of students of all ages how to drive. He was a member, Elder and Trustee of the First Christian Church, McKeesport and was also a member of PSEA and NEA.

 
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Beryl Blear Keddie

June 20, 2016 |

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Beryl Blear Keddie, 87, of McKeesport, formerly of Lincoln Borough, died Friday, June 17, 2016. She was born December 19, 1928 in Pittsburgh and was the daughter of the late Albert Joseph and Fay Evans Brothers. She was wife of the late Aloysius W. Keddie who died May 20, 2005. She was a member of the former St. Mary's German Catholic Church in McKeesport. Beryl had worked for the South Allegheny School District as a monitor on the bus that provided transportation for handicapped students.

 
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Hugh Carnathan, Sr.

June 16, 2016 |

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Hugh Carnathan, Sr., 76, of Elizabeth Township, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family and pets on Wednesday, June 15, 2016. He was born June 23, 1939 in Elizabeth and was the son of the late Hugh and Ida Belle Parsons Carnathan. Hugh was a retired Chem Tech from the Production Planning Dept of US Steel Edgar Thompson Works and US Steel Clairton Works.

 
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Robert "Bob" W. Fawcett, Sr.

June 13, 2016 |

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Robert "Bob" W. Fawcett, Sr, 93, of McKeesport, died Sunday, June 12, 2016. He was born July 15, 1922 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Wilber William Fawcett and the late Gladys Mary Millington Fawcett. He was the husband of the late Josephine Harshman Fawcett who died July 12, 2013. Bob was proprietor of the former Bob Fawcett Excavating and was a member of White Oak American Legion Post 701, the Model A Restorer' s Club and F & AM Youghiogheny Lodge 583. He was also an avid gardener.

 
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Russell Raymond Booth, Sr.

June 06, 2016 |

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Russell Raymond Booth, Sr., 97, of Elizabeth Township, died Monday, June 6, 2016. He was born May 5, 1919 in Elizabeth and was the son of the late Louis and Anne Crossland Booth. He was the husband of the late Minnie Mattie Coulson Booth who died September 21, 2010. They were married for 64 years. Russell was a member of the Greenock United Methodist Church, and the Elizabeth Township Senior Citizens. He retired from US Steel Clairton Works in 1981 and was a US Army Corps of Engineers Veteran of WWII. Russell enjoyed building both remote control and model airplanes.

 
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Fern Lorraine Schmidt

June 03, 2016 |

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Fern Lorraine Schmidt, 89, of Jefferson Hills, died Friday, May 27, 2016 at home. She was born January 20, 1927 in Jefferson Borough and was the daughter of the late Frank and Matilda Theiss Tignanelli. She was the wife of the late John "Johnny" Schmidt who died in 2001. If you were lucky enough to know Fern, you know how truly special she was. Even if you met her just once, you would remember her forever.

 
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Marsha Lehmen

May 29, 2016 |

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Marsha Lehmen, 66, of Gilbert, AZ died Wednesday, May 25, 2016. She was born June 18, 1949 in McKeesport and was the daughter of Roland (Janet) Reynolds of Versailles and the late Yvonne Swarts Reynolds who passed away July 1, 2009. She is survived by her husband, James Lehman, daughter, Maryelizabeth Lehman, and grandchildren, Cole Lehman and Mason Stein of Gilbert, AZ, brother, Edward (Linda) Reynolds of Elizabeth Township, sister, Deborah Kojsza of Monroeville, nieces, Laura Havaran, Megan Miller, Katlyn McLean, and Brieanne Gates, and nephew, Brian Reynolds.

 
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Fred Gibbons

May 25, 2016 |

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Fred Gibbons, 65, of Mount Vernon, died Monday, May 23, 2016. He was born June 2, 1950 in McKeesport and was the son of Mercedes Billy Gibbons of White Oak and the late John J. "Bus" Gibbons. He was a member of Central Highlands Community United Methodist Church in Elizabeth Twp, the Western PA Golf Association Executive Committee from 1993 - 2004 and was president in 2004, and was currently on the Greens Committee there. He was the first champion of the WPGA Mid Amateur Golf Tournament in 1985. He was a former member of the Youghiogheny Country Club. Fred was Broker /Owner of RE/MAX Real Estate Services and Gibbons Agency Insurance in Elizabeth Township.

 
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