Susan K. Merriman

January 09, 2019 |

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Susan K. Merriman, 67, of Rochester, formerly of Elizabeth Township, passed away Monday, January  7, 2019. She was born September 12, 1951 in Pittsburgh and was the daughter of the late George W. and Alma (Lewis) Merriman. Susan held an administrative position at the University of Pittsburgh. She was also proprietor of Merriman Trading Co. She is survived by her brothers, George W. Merriman, III, of Brooklyn, NY, Thomas L. (Constance) Merriman of Greenock and Charles "Jeff" (Colleen) Merriman of Munhall, and nieces and nephews.

 
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Robert James Kite

January 09, 2019 |

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Robert James Kite, 39, of Lincoln Borough, passed away Tuesday, January 8, 2019. He was born May 5, 1979 in McKeesport and was the son of Robert Brooks and Jane (Gioia) Kite of Lincoln Borough. Robert was a member of Liberty Presbyterian Church and worked for Sisko Waterproofing Co.

 
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Gertrude Elizabeth Lieberum

January 07, 2019 |

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Gertrude Elizabeth Lieberum,  91, of McKeesport, passed away Sunday, January 6, 2019. She was born April 28, 1927 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Albert  and Angela  (Schibik) Thomas.  She was the wife of the late Arthur Mark Lieberum who died January 14, 2000. Gertrude was a member of the former  St. John Lutheran Church in McKeesport. She served on church council, taught vacation bible school and also taught Sunday School for 31 years, leading children to Christ. She enjoyed gospel music, reading, and loved to do for others.

 
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William "Bill" Gardner Phillips

January 05, 2019 |

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William "Bill" Gardner Phillips, 90, of McKeesport passed away Thursday, January 3, 2019. He was born April 12, 1928 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Robert Taylor and Thelma Edith (Ferguson) Phillips. Bill was a member of Park Baptist Church and was retired from the former US Steel Duquesne Works. He was a member of the EBA Club. He is survived by nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by brothers, Jack and Richard Phillips and sisters, Mary Lou Lopretto and Helen Kalo. There is no visitation. Private burial will be in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park, North Huntingdon. 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

 

Marie Christine Shiffler

January 05, 2019 |

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Marie Christine Shiffler, 69, of Versailles, passed away Friday, January 4, 2019. She was born September 22, 1949 in Huntingdon and was the daughter of the late Joseph and Micheline (Menand) Giacobello. Christine was a member of St. Angela Merici Church in White Oak. She was retired from the former Fashion Bug in Olympia Shopping Center. She is survived by her husband, Frederick "Fred" Ralph Shiffler, sons, Todd Frederick (Rene Grace) Shiffler of Frederick, MD., and Shawn Michael (Fiancée, Tara Michele Geissler) Shiffler of Elizabeth Township, brother, Eric Giacobello of Versailles, grandchildren, Logan Michael Shiffler, Ian Joseph Shiffler and Kennedy Grace Shiffler, nieces, nephews and many relatives and friends. Friends are welcome Tuesday, January  8, 2019 from 12-2:00 pm at the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, Elizabeth Township. (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, Director. Service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Tuesday at 2:00 pm. Condolences may be made at Gilbert Funeral Home and crematory.com

 

Barry Jay Richardson

January 03, 2019 |

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Barry Jay Richardson, 56, of Greenock, passed away at home on Monday, December 31, 2018. He was born January 25, 1962 in Pittsburgh and was the son of Roberta M. (Gehm) Lavelle of Inishbofin, Ireland and Robert Lee Richardson of Georgia. Barry was a Chef and had worked at many restaurants around the country. He was a graduate of Black Hawk High School and the Pittsburgh Culinary Institute.

 
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Myrna Lou Reynolds

January 02, 2019 |

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Myrna Lou Reynolds (nee Smith) passed away naturally in the early hours of December 30 at her home in Glassport at the age of 86. Through a life defined by family, friends and conversation, Myrna welcomed all to her table to share stories, gossip and laughter over several pots of weak coffee. Myrna was born October 23, 1932 in Bunola, along the Monongahela River. A steadfast and formidable partner to Louis Reynolds (passed away April 29,  2000), Myrna joined him in Glassport after their marriage in 1954.

 
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Philomena "Minnie" McGee Kerlin

January 01, 2019 |

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Philomena "Minnie" McGee Kerlin, 95, of North Huntingdon, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, December  31, 2018. She was born January 12, 1923 in Smithfield and was the daughter of the late Frank and Mary (Ferrara) Vona. Minnie was a member of Calvary Church in North Huntingdon and was retired from the the former Concordia Club in Pittsburgh. She is survived by daughters, Elizabeth L. "Dolly" (Paul) Schneider of Elizabeth Township, and Carol (Lewis) Byers of Versailles, sons, James H. McGee of Baltimore, MD., and Daniel L. Kerlin of North Huntingdon, grandchildren, Theresa L. Pollock, Paul Schneider, Jr., Tracey (George) Thomas, Kristy Byers, Megan (Harry) Hinch, Dina (Brent) Goldfaden, Christopher McGee, Jonathan McGee, Sr., Mark (Laurie) McGee, Robert McGee, and Michael McGee, and Theresa (Jeff) Patty, and many great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.

 
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Evelyn Gloria Miller

December 28, 2018 |

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Evelyn Gloria Miller, 87, of Buena Vista, passed away Thursday, December  27, 2018. She was born May 25, 1931 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late  Steven and Mary (Toth) Martonyak.  She was the wife of the late Ralph A. Miller, who passed away November 7, 2014. They were married for 63 years. Evelyn was a member of the former Holy Trinity Church in McKeesport. She loved to cook and bake and was a great 10 pin bowler.  She was an avid card player, enjoying poker and pinochle. She also enjoyed Bingo and Pittsburgh Penguins Hockey.

 
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Lloyd A. Huston

December 27, 2018 |

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Lloyd A. Huston, 93, of Elizabeth Township, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 26, 2018. He was born May 13, 1925 in Kokomo, IN, and was the son of the late Leroy Rex and Lola (DeWitt) Huston. He was the husband of the late Evalyn Lucille (Rose) Huston who passed away September 30, 2015. He attended Round Hill Presbyterian Church and was a member of the Elizabeth Forward Community Chorus. He was also a member of a Barbershop Chorus in Ohio. He is survived by nieces and nephews.

 
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James H. "Jim" Ramsey, Jr.

December 26, 2018 |

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James Herrington "Jim"  Ramsey, Jr., 78, of Boston, passed away Tuesday, December 25, 2018.  He was born September 8, 1940 in Braddock and was the son of the late James Herrington Ramsey Sr. and Virginia Appell Ramsey. Jim was a graduate of PIA and loved planes, going for walks at Mingo Creek Park and small game hunting with his brother, Duke.   He worked for the former Mackintosh Hemphill Company for many years and would later retire from the produce department at  Giant Eagle at the Homestead Waterfront. Jim was an avid shooter and a proud NRA Benefactor and a member of the Clairton Sportsman Club. He was also an assistant scout master with boy scout troop 99, a former Elder in The Buena Vista Presbyterian Church, the first assistant Chief of the former Boston Vol. Fire Co, as well as fire police for Elizabeth Township,  and a life member of the Greenock Vol. Fire Co.

 
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Joseph Anthony Stinson

December 25, 2018 |

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Joseph Anthony Stinson, 85, of Christy Park, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, December 24, 2018. He was born January 18, 1933 in Dravosburg and was the son of the late Raymond and Geniveve (Redding) Stinson. He was the loving husband of the late Charlane M. (Fritz) Stinson who passed away December 31, 1998. He was a member of Corpus Christi Parish and the Holy Name Society there. He was also a member of White Oak American Legion Post 701. Joseph was a US Army Veteran and served during the Korean War. He was retired from US Steel Clairton Works. He is survived by his daughters, JoAnn (Gary Traczynski) Stinson of McKeesport, Monica (Rob Weimer of White Oak) Kushner of Port Vue, Susan (Robert) Rajcsok of White Oak and Colleen (Gerard) Whitney of North Huntingdon, grandchildren, Joseph Stinson, Katie (Conny) Molander, Alex Rajcsok, Kevin (Nicole Elias) Kushner, Shannon Mosqueda, Rachel Rajcsok, Sara Stinson, and Shain Mosqueda, great-grandchildren, Jayce, Caleb, Sophia, and Owen, sister, Mary Schmidt of Level Green, and nieces and nephews.

 
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Samuel J. Conyette

December 23, 2018 |

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Samuel J. Conyette, 90, of Mount Pleasant, passed away peacefully on December 22, 2018. He was born October 4, 1928 in Mount Pleasant and was the son of the late Antonette Covone and was the husband of the late Eleanor J. (Ciampini) who died February 15, 2018. They were married for 64 years. Sam was a member of St. Pius X Catholic Church and the VFW in Mount Pleasant. He was also a 50 year member of the Mount Pleasant Vol. Fire Department where he enjoyed working fish fry's and the fireman's fair and was formerly the Assistant Fire Chief. Sam was a US Army Veteran of WWII and was proprietor of the former Sammy's Pizza and The Dari Bar in Mount Pleasant.

 
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Ruth Irene Finney

December 22, 2018 |

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Ruth Irene Finney, 95, of McKeesport , passed away Saturday, December 22, 2018. She was born November 19, 1923 in Clearfield and was the daughter of the late Wallace O. and Minnie Catherine Maser Horner. She was the wife of the late Alfred M. Finney, who passed away October 24, 1984. She was a former member of Calvary Methodist Church in McKeesport. Ruth was an amazing homemaker who lived her life by the book. She loved her boys, her grandchildren and her friends and family.

 
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Raymond Regis Sherer

December 21, 2018 |

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Raymond Regis Sherer, 96, of Greenock, passed away Friday, December 21, 2018. He was born October 13, 1922 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Francis M. and Anna (Wedel) Sherer. He was the husband of the late Rose Marie (King) Sherer who died November 7, 2013. Ray was a member of St. Patrick Parish in Christy Park, USW Local 1408, Elizabeth Township Senior Citizens, and AARP. He was a US Coast Guard Veteran serving during WWII.

 
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