Harry E. Beresford

February 28, 2019 |

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Harry E. Beresford, 93, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Tuesday, February  26, 2019. He was born October  10, 1925 in Versailles and was the son of the late James and Helen  (Rosenkranz) Beresford. He was the husband of the late Esther  (Woleslagle) Beresford who passed away June  27, 2010. They were married for 64 years.  Harry was a US Navy WWII Veteran. He retired from the former Pittsburgh Press and was a former member of Riverview Baptist Church and First Free Evangelical Church in McKeesport. He is survived by his son, James W. (Cindy) Beresford of White Oak, granddaughters, Adrienne Alger and Jamie Beresford, and a great-grandson, Ethan Alger. Private graveside service was held in Mount Vernon Cemetery in Elizabeth Township. 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

 

Ronald E. Kulczynski

February 27, 2019 |

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Ronald E. Kulczynski, 71, of Elizabeth Township, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, February 25, 2019 surrounded by those who cared for and loved him including his four legged friend, Frankie. He was born May 2, 1947 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Frank and Zorrie  (Grba) Kulczynski. Ron was a member of St. Mark Church- Liberty Worship Site. He was a US Navy Veteran serving during the Vietnam War and continued his commitment to the Navy by spending his entire working career at the Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory. He admired and respected the comradery of organizations such as the Clairton Sportsman's Club, the American Legion, and the Veteran's Association.

 
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Emil Pohodich

February 25, 2019 |

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Emil Pohodich, 88, of Elizabeth Township, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, February 24, 2019. He was born November 10, 1930 in McKeesport and was the son of the late George and Anna (Lazur) Pohodich. Emil was a member of St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church in McKeesport and was a retired Industrial Engineer at the former General Motors Fisher Body Plant in West Mifflin. He served as a Staff Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps from 1948 to 1952.

 
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Debra A. Bertoty

February 20, 2019 |

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Debra A. Bertoty, 46, of White Oak, passed away Saturday, February 16, 2019 after a brief illness. She was born October 4, 1972 in McKeesport and was the daughter of John G. and Sandra (Shaffer) Bertoty of White Oak. She was a 1990 graduate of McKeesport Area High School and attended Penn State McKeesport and California University of Pennsylvania where she graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Elementary and Mentally and Physically Handicapped Education. Debra was employed 23 years as a special education teacher in McKeesport Area School District where she was a second through fifth grade learning support teacher at George Washington, Cornell, and Centennial Elementary Schools and, most recently, at Francis McClure Intermediate School where she was the third, fourth and fifth grade life skills teacher.

 
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Anna Mae Mansfield

February 19, 2019 |

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Anna Mae Mansfield,  83, of  White Oak, passed away Monday, February 18, 2019. She was born January 21, 1936 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Andrew and Anna (Sczerbak) Dorich. She was the wife of the late Leslie J. Almasy Sr., who passed away in 1977, and the late Clyde J. Mansfield, who passed away in 2006. Anna Mae was a former member of Dormition of the Blessed Virgin Mary Russian Orthodox Church in McKeesport and was a member and volunteer at Sampson's Mills Presbyterian Church in White Oak.  Anna was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and her family was most important to her. She loved animals, especially cats and dogs. She enjoyed visiting Phipps Conservatory and casinos and loved shopping at Talbot's and Macy's followed by a stop at Chic-Fil-A.

 
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Robert "Bob" L. Cross

February 18, 2019 |

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Robert "Bob" L. Cross, of McKeesport, left this life after living his 87 years,  Thursday, February 14, 2019 in McKeesport. He was born December 28, 1931 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Bruce Cross and Mary Watson Cross Kelly.  Bob in his latter years met and fell in love with The Church of Jesus Christ in Monongahela, where he became a member and a deacon, which gave him peace of life. He was retired hydraulic repair operator of the former US Steel National Tube Works in McKeesport and was also US ARMY Korean War Veteran.

 
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James "Jim" Kenneth Braucher

February 18, 2019 |

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James "Jim" Kenneth Braucher, 79, of Elizabeth Township, passed away at home on Saturday, February 16, 2019. He was born July 19, 1939 in Connellsville and was the son of the late James and Levada  (Shalkowski) Braucher. He was the husband of the late Shirley M. (Hodge) Braucher who passed away December 1, 2003. Jim was a Welder for the former Reliance Steel in Christy Park.

 
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Ellen G. Makosey

February 16, 2019 |

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Ellen G. Makosey, 80, of Irwin, passed away on Friday, February 15, 2019  at home. She was born December 20, 1938 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late William  and Evelyn (Holiday) Gross.  Ellen was a private secretary for Naval Commander Takitch at  Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory, where she received  letters of commendation for work done with the Naval Nuclear Propulsion program. She was a former member of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in McKeesport. She was also an excellent homemaker who loved her family and pets, designed her own home and took great pride in  landscape gardening.

 
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Michael Andrew Sheftick

February 15, 2019 |

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Michael Andrew Sheftick, 50, of Versailles, passed away Wednesday, February 13, 2019. He was born July 1, 1968 in New Kensington and was the son of the late Michael Andrew Sheftick, Sr., and the late June (Kish) Zembrzuski. Michael worked for Giant Eagle in Jeannette.

 
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Thomas "Tom" S. Naylor

February 11, 2019 |

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Thomas "Tom" S. Naylor, 72, of Glassport, passed away Sunday, February 10,  2019. He was born June 9, 1946 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Thomas and Frances (Case) Naylor. Tom was a retired Heavy Equipment Operator. He was a US Army Veteran of the Vietnam War. For his service he received the Purple Heart, National Defense Service Medal, Combat Infantryman's Badge, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Sharpshooter and Class Gunner. He retired from the Army Reserve after 23 years of service to our country.

 
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Ronald Eric Sopko

February 10, 2019 |

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Ronald Eric Sopko, 47, of Murrysville, passed away Thursday, February 7, 2019. He was born March 7, 1971 in McKeesport and was the son of Linda M. (Wigand) Sopko of Level Green and the late Ronald H. Sopko. Ron was the youngest of three children. He was a 1989 graduate of Penn Trafford High School and then acquired his associates degree in electricity at Dean Technical Institute. Ronald loved his job as a Postman.

 
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Carlasue Surgeon

February 06, 2019 |

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Carlasue Surgeon, 75, of Port Vue, passed away Monday, February 4, 2019. She was born December 21, 1943 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Carl J. and Una T. (Harris) Forgie. She was the granddaughter of the late Thomas and Isabelle Harris who helped raise Carlasue. She was a member of Port Vue United Methodist Church and former member of the Rainbow Girls.  She was also a member and past president of the Port Vue Women's Club .  Carlasue was a volunteer at the Good Samaritan Food Bank and the South Allegheny Reading Program.

 
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Harry J. "Buzz" Brunory

February 05, 2019 |

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Harry J. "Buzz" Brunory, 88, of McKeesport, passed away February 4, 2019 at UPMC McKeesport Hospital. He was born October 19, 1930 in Blythedale and was the son of the late Harry J. and Bessie Martinelli Brunory.  Buzz worked as a district manager for The American Chicle Company. He was a volunteer in The Kane Regional Chapel for over 30 years. Buzz was one of the funniest and nicest people you would ever meet, and he loved garlic, Perry Como and playing the trumpet, but most of all he loved having his family gathered together.

 
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Donald William Nelson

February 02, 2019 |

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Donald William Nelson, 61, born  March 10,  1957 in McKeesport,  and resided in Murrysville for nearly 3 decades died December 9,  2018.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Donald & Pauline (Korey) Nelson, and his brother, Eric Nelson. Don is survived by his daughter Jennifer McCoy (George) & grandson Ezra John; brother Mark Nelson (Susan), sister Paula Takacs (Ronald), nephews & nieces Keith, Elizabeth, Brett, Samantha, Alex (Godson), Julia, Nathan, McKinley, Paisley & Amelia; aunts and uncles Adele Korey, Joe & Mitzy Korey & Joanne Korey; cousins Roy Nelson, Christine Korey Schwarz, Tom Korey, Dan Korey, Ron Korey, Jerry Korey (deceased), Chuck Korey, Rob Lasky, Diane Korey, Eva Lasky Speaks, Renee Korey Sines, Rick Korey, Kathy Lasky Brown, Lisa Korey (deceased) & Stacey Korey Hornack.

 
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Janis “Janny” (Morantz) Weiss

January 31, 2019 |

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Janis “Janny” (Morantz) Weiss, 72, of White Oak, died Wednesday, January 30, 2019. She was born October 13, 1946, in McKeesport, and was the beloved daughter of the late William “Billy” Morantz and Sadie (Lebowitz) Morantz. She is survived by her sister, Marilyn Weinblum of White Oak; nieces, Amy Weinblum, of Santa Monica, California, and Danielle (Weinblum) Reilly, of Irwin; and numerous loving cousins and friends. Janny was a former employee of her family business and was adored by her customers at Green Valley Cleaners. She was a former member of the Tree of Life Sfard Congregation and its Sisterhood. Graveside service will be held at 11:00 am. on Sunday, February 3 at Elrod/Tree of Life Sfard Cemetery, with Rabbi Paul Tuchman officiating. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 1638 Lincoln Way, White Oak. (412) 672-6322 Troy J. Gilbert, Director. The family gratefully requests memorial contributions to Alzheimer's Association at http://www.alz.org Condolences may be made at gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

 

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