Isabella (Pearson) Thompson, 84, of Palmyra, Virginia went home to be with her Lord on Easter morning, Sunday, April 1, 2018. She was born in Homeville, Pennsylvania on April 15, 1933 to the late George H. and Dorothy (Lingertot) Pearson. Isabella grew up in Dravosburg, Pennsylvania, Where she graduated from McKeesport High School in 1951. She married the love of her life, the late Thomas Cowan Thompson of Glassport on May 16, 1952 at the First Methodist Church in Glassport. They were married for 60 years and resided in Elizabeth Township. After raising her four sons, Isabella began a career in banking and eventually retired as a bank officer for Three Rivers Bank. She was baptized at the Riverview Baptist Church of McKeesport in 1962, but continued following her love of Anglican Worship throughout her life. Most recently, she attended the Christ Anglican Fellowship Church in Orange, Virginia. Her favorite Bible verses were Philippians 4: 6-7. Isabella and Thomas had a love for travel and visited Nova Scotia, Bermuda, Israel and Alaska after retirement.
Margaret I. Heath, 93, formerly of Uniontown and Greenock, died Sunday, April 1, 2018. She was the daughter of the late John A. and Catherine (McKeeta) Ingram and the wife of the late Don Reid Heath. She is survived by her brother, Robert Ingram of White Oak and sister, Catherine Ingram of New York, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sister, Dorothy Stepko who died April 2, 2014. Margaret was an avid reader, gardener, and member of St. Michael Parish in Elizabeth Township.
Richard E. Lieberum, 70, of McKeesport, died Tuesday, April 3, 2018. He was born August 18, 1947 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Edmund C. and Donna (Watson) Lieberum. He was the husband of the late Mary Jane (Knapton) Lieberum who died July 14, 2013. Richard was a member of St. Patrick Parish in Christy Park, AARP, and Elizabeth Township Senior Citizens. He was retired from Bechtel Marine Propulsion in Monroeville. He is survived by his son, Matthew (Heather) Lieberum and daughter, Angela (Shawn) Ruby of Elizabeth Township, sisters, Joani Ashton and Carla (Ron) Anderchak of Elizabeth Township, grandchildren, Lauren Ruby and Weston and Peyton Lieberum, special nephew, Gerry Coulter, nieces and nephews.
Norma Jean Supansic, 82, of Christy Park, died Saturday, March 31, 2018. She was born March 8, 1936 in Christy Park and was the daughter of the late Rudolph and Sarah (Stefani) Supansic. Norma worked for the former G.C. Murphy Co. warehouse in Christy Park and was a loyal member of the Teamsters for 38 years. She is survived by brothers, Donald (Elaine) Supansic of West Mifflin and Robert Supansic of Christy Park, sisters, Vivian (Joseph) Martino of White Oak, and Karen Supansic of Christy Park, nieces and nephews.
Maud L. Andrew, 89, of Port Vue, went to her heavenly home to be embraced by a loving family on Thursday, March 29, 2018. She was born April 25, 1928 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Theodore C. Stumme and Dorothy E. (Kelly) Pishko. She was a member of West Side United Methodist Church in McKeesport, Eastern Star Clairton Chapter 316, and Senior Companion. Her family was the most important part of her life. She was the cherished mother of Daryl (James) Gray of West Mifflin, and William (Olivia) Andrew of Port Vue. She was the treasured grandmother of James W. Gray, Brenda Capolongo, Ellie Gray, and Reagan Andrew. She was blessed with 2 great-grandsons, Vincent Capolongo and Dorian Andrew. She was the loving sister of Barbara Hiquet of North Versailles and was the beloved aunt of many nieces and nephews.
Mary Ann Dworek, 80, of Port Vue, passed away at home on Tuesday, March 27, 2018. She was born July 17, 1937 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late William and Mary (Plichta) Bertoti. She was the wife of the late Paul Dworek who died April 6, 2010. Mary Ann was a member of Corpus Christi Parish and the McKeesport Garden Club. She was retired from the Borough of Port Vue after 38 years of service. She is survived by her daughter, Celeste (Bob) Soubeyrand of Port Vue, twin sons, Christopher P. (Betsy) Dworek of Mercer and Cary P. Dworek of West Middlesex, grandchildren, Heather Atkinson, Nicholas Yaksic, Tyler Soubeyrand and Madeline Dworek, great-granddaughter, Anastasia "Annie" Atkinson, nieces and nephews.
Emil "Moe" Brunazzi, Jr., 95, of Elizabeth Township, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 26, 2018. He was born November 22, 1922 in Blythedale and was the son of the late Emil Brunazzi, Sr. and Narcissa Morpanini Brunazzi. He was the husband of 65 years to the late Elizabeth Marie "Betty" Hamadock Brunazzi. Moe graduated from Sewickley Township High School in Herminie in 1942 and went on to work as a milkman for Menzie Dairy in McKeesport and delivered milk in the Pittsburgh area for 27 years. He also worked at his parent's farm in Irwin. After his retirement from Menzie Dairy, he was employed by Walter Schmitt and Associates in West Newton. Emil loved his children and grandchildren, to garden, watch the deer, turkeys and squirrels in his back yard, planting flowers, crossword puzzles and to go fishing in Potter County with his son-in-law, Ray Homa. Emil was a member of the Shelocta Sportsman's Club. He is survived by 3 generations of family including his five children, whom he loved very much, Sharon A. (Ray) Luzier of Elizabeth Township, Terry (Jane) Brunazzi, Sr. of Belle Vernon, Barbara (Ray) Homa of Indiana, Gary (and friend, Linda) Brunazzi and Emil Brunazzi III of Irwin, four grandchildren, Laurie Luzier (Rob) Salvio of Smithton, Raymond (Aspen) Luzier Jr. of Franklin, TN, Terry (Trisha) Brunazzi Jr. of Greensburg and Jessica (David) Brunazzi McDermott of Philadelphia, six great-grandchildren, Nico, Mayla and Talia Brunazzi, Hudson Ray and Beck Jagger Luzier and Josephine Jane McDermott (and another great-granddaughter on the way), a sister, Joy B. DeClaudio of Irwin, many nieces, nephews and cousins and good friend Debbie Raymer of Galeton.
Betty Ann (Charney) Horensky, 79, of Greenock, died Sunday, March 25, 2018. She was born May 26, 1938 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late William F. and Anna (Cholock) Charney. She was the wife of the late George Edward Horensky, Jr., who died February 19, 2012. Betty was a member of Corpus Christi Parish and the Ladies of Charity, Fish Fry Ministry, Peanut Butter and Jelly Ministry for the Boys and Girls Club and the Festival Committee there. She was formerly the secretary at Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Greenock and with the former Department of Energy in West Mifflin. She is survived by her son, George William (Katherine) Horensky of Rostraver, sister, Deborah Charney of Port Vue, grandchildren, Vincent W. Horensky and Elizabeth Mary Horensky, and brother-in-law, David Horensky.
Jimmie Joe Berggren, Jr., 35, of West Newton, died Saturday, March 24, 2018. He was born March 15, 1983 in Jeannette and was the son of Jimmie Berggren and Naoma Harvey of West Newton. Jimmie worked for Blank Welding in Elizabeth. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his brother, Erik (Susan Zombek) Berggren and their sons, Ian and Ryan of Glassport, uncles, Eric Berggren of Monessen, Seth Fellabaum of Elizabeth and Shane Matthews of Latrobe, close friend Melissa Richardson and their dog Sarge, and cousins.
Philip E. Carnahan, 89, of North Versailles, died Sunday, March 25, 2018. He was born December 18, 1928 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Robert L. and Elizabeth (Baker) Carnahan. Philip worked for the former Teslovic builders and served in the National Guard. He is survived by his brother, Robert L. Carnahan of White Oak, nieces, Lynne A. (John) Straub and Susan L. Salley, great-nieces, Melissa and Sara and great-nephews, Shaun and Michael.
Gertrude Ida (Schroter) Blaha, 92, of Elizabeth Township, died Sunday, March 25, 2018. She was born August 20, 1925 in Glassport and was the daughter of the late Karl and Martha (Bartz) Schroter and was the wife of the late John E. Blaha. Gertrude was a member of the former St. John's Lutheran Church in Glassport. She had worked at the former Glass House in Glassport for many years. She had also worked at the Christy Park Works and Westinghouse in East Pittsburgh. She is survived by her son, Karl (Carol) Blaha and daughter, Carol (William) Hageman of Elizabeth Township, grandchildren, John and Candace Blaha and Suzanne and Christine Hageman. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Hedwig Olson and Lota Kirschner.
Helen Lichtenstein, 81 of White Oak passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday March 21, 2018. She was born January 27, 1937 in Queens, New York and was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Josephine Kestenbaum. She was a member of Gemilas Chesed Congregation and it's Sisterhood and Hadassah. She was Vice President and CFO of her family business Lico, Inc., McKeesport. She is survived by her husband, Stanley Lichtenstein, children, Steven Lichtenstein of Orlando, FL, Sam (Randi) Lichtenstein of Monroeville and Shari (Henry) Rondon of Pembroke Pines, FL, grandchildren, Stephanie (Jesse) Naber, Matt (Riley) Lichtenstein, Ashley Cuneo, and Ryan Lichtenstein, great grandchildren, Jace and Luke, and also her grand fur babies.
Thomas David Kurta, Jr., 39, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Tuesday, March 20, 2018. He was born June 7, 1978 in McKeesport and was a member of St. Michael's Orthodox Church in McKeesport and was a 1996 graduate of Hudson High School in Hudson, OH. Tom loved hockey, riding his Harley-Davidson, watching a good movie and going out with friends. He was proprietor of TK Window Cleaning. He is survived by his parents, Thomas D. and Mary Jane (Leibold) Kurta of Elizabeth Township, sister, Tammy Lynn (Jeff Corsello) Kurta of Mars, grandmother, Helen Leibold of Elizabeth Township and nieces, Lila Monroe and Amelia Grace.
John David Patrick, 63, of McKeesport, died Saturday, March 17, 2018 at home. He was born February 7, 1955 in Youngstown, Ohio, and was the son of Olga (Roshesky) Patrick of Youngstown and the late John Patrick. John was a deacon and choir member at the Norwin Alliance Church and was also a member of Pittsburgh Scottish Country Dance Society and the Tuesday Musical Club. He graduated from Youngstown University with 2 Engineering Degrees. He retired from US Steel - Edgar Thomson Works after 40 years of service. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Carole Sue (Gardner) Patrick, stepsons, Kirk (Niddavone) Zecchini and Keith Zecchini, grandchildren, Dominic, Zachary, Isabella, Eva, and Miranda, great-grandchildren, Julian and Olivia, brothers, Greg Patrick of Austintown, OH, Daniel (Coleen) Patrick of Salem, OH, and Michael Patrick of Ben Avon, PA, sisters, Karen (Steve) Baumgarten of Beachwood, OH, Denise (Frank) DeCenso of Virginia Beach, VA, and Marilyn (Jeff) Carnahan of Norfolk, VA, nieces and nephews. Friends are welcome Thursday, March 22, 2018 from 5-8 pm at the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 1638 Lincoln Way, White Oak (412) 672-6322 Troy J. Gilbert, director. Visitation will also be held in the Norwin Alliance Church from 10 am until Funeral service at 11 am. (Everyone please meet at the church). Pastor Bob Daniels will officiate. Interment will be in the Scottdale Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Norwin Alliance Church, 10585 Fairview Drive, North Huntingdon, PA 15642. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com
Ilse Hildegard (Schneider) Eichler, 94, of Elizabeth Township, died Friday, March 16, 2018. She was born November 4, 1923 in Plauen, Germany and was the daughter of the late Walther Kurt and Ella Frieda (Schuebel) Schneider. She was the wife of the late Martin Eichler who died February 21, 2010. She was a member of Central Highlands Community United Methodist Church. She is survived by her sons, Kenneth and wife Linda Eichler of Murrysville, Alan and wife Roxanne Eichler of North Versailles, daughter, Wendy and husband Daniel Seager of Lake Park, FL, grandchildren, Kristen Norona and Kaytlin Mooney, Alex, Erich, Adam, Elissa, and Annie Eichler, and great-grandchildren, John, Elisabeth Kay, and Raegan Kennedy.