Frank Nicholas Dippolito

October 25, 2018 |

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Frank Nicholas Dippolito, 88, of Port Vue, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at home surrounded by family. He was born October 29, 1929 in Sutersville and was the son of the late Simon and Angelina Merlino Dippolito. Frank worked as a warehouse manager in shipping and receiving at Bettis Laboratory for 42 years and was a member of The Port Vue American Legion. He was a US Army Veteran serving in the Korean War and for his service he was awarded The Army Occupation of Japan Medal and The Korean Service medal. He was also a member of the original Jack Ham Fan Club, "Dobre Shunka" in Port Vue.

 
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Judith "Judy" Ann Curry

October 22, 2018 |

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Judith "Judy" Ann Curry, 77, of Elizabeth Township, died Saturday, October 20, 2018. She was born November 25, 1940 in West Elizabeth and was the daughter of the late Frank and Sara (Walker) Bartko. Judy and her husband Michael are the owners of Johnny's Drive-In in West Elizabeth. She is survived by her husband, Michael Curry, sons, Michael D. Curry of Carnegie and Jeffrey Allen (Kathy) Curry of Oxford, and grandchildren, Luke and Sara Curry.

 
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Rose Marie (Fejes) Manning

October 12, 2018 |

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Rose Marie (Fejes) Manning, 75, of Elizabeth Township, passed away Thursday, October 4, 2018 at home. She was born October 20, 1942 in McKeesport to the late Bert and Annette (Michalski) Fejes. She was the wife of the late Edward M. Manning, who passed away January 20, 2015. She was a member of St. Michael Parish in Elizabeth and worked in administration at CCAC for many years. She is survived by her son, Michael E. Manning of Delray Beach, Fl, grandsons, Seth Manning of Delray Beach, Fl and Nathaniel and Shane Bryner, both of Bethel Park, as well as nieces and nephews.

 
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Ray David Critchfield

October 12, 2018 |

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Ray David Critchfield, 73, of Elizabeth Township, passed away on Wednesday, October 10, 2018.  He was born in Uniontown on November 26, 1944 to the late Harry G. and Drusilla (Phillips) Critchfield. Ray was a US Army Veteran and attended Mount Vernon Community Presbyterian Church. He worked for the former US Steel Christy Park Works and also worked for Alva M. Squibb Company. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Charlene L. (Sedlar) Moore Critchfield,  sons, David R. (Cindy) Critchfield of Lamont Furnace and Charles E. Moore of Jefferson Hills,  daughters, Denise Renee (Greg) Garner of Mount Pleasant, Carla (Dr. Larry) Tentor of Ashland, VA, and Barbara (Kirk) Moore of Brooklyn, NY, grandchildren, Maitlyn, Ryan, Jessica, Jordan, Molly, Morgan, Meredith and Zachery, sister, Barbara Lee Salitrik of Hopwood,  nieces, Martha, and Druann, and nephews, David, Bill, Matt and Eric.

 
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Ivan Mahlon Trimpey

October 04, 2018 |

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Ivan Mahlon Trimpey, 75, of Port Vue, passed away Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at Jefferson Hospital. He was born April 13, 1943 in Confluence and was the son of the late Charles Arthur and Thelma Ruth Knox Trimpey. Ivan was a US Army veteran and was also a member of Port Vue United Methodist Church. He worked as a carpenter foreman for Yarborough Development Corporation. He loved the outdoors, especially hunting, fishing, gardening and watching the deer. He was a former member of the Campers Bowling League and after retirement volunteered with restoration of Port Vue Methodist Church and their food bank. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Betty Jean (Dady) Trimpey, 2 sons, Keith (Carrie) of Durham, NC and Kenneth (Fran) Trimpey of Elizabeth Twp., grandchildren, Corey (Ashley), Kevin (Abigail), Kayci (Neil), Kenneth and Jaclyn, great-grandchildren, Henrik, Campbell and James Asher, brothers, Clifford Trimpey of Latrobe and Roger (Debbie) Trimpey of Elizabeth Twp., sisters, Mary (Bill) Shaw of Elizabeth Twp., Jean (Frank) Willard of McKeesport, and Lois (Frank) Nemec of Fl, as well as aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

 
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Carolyn S. Twale

October 04, 2018 |

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Carolyn S. Twale, 76, of Greenock, passed away Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born March 10, 1942 in Versailles Boro and was the daughter of the late John W. and Elizabeth Radar Bales. She was a member of Boston United Methodist Church and was also a member of the Choir and Ladies Group there. Carolyn was a lifetime member of the Greenock Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary. Carolyn is survived by her husband of 57 years,  Blair William Twale, son, Paul (Tina) Twale and daughter, Sherri (Arden) McAlpine of Greenock, grandchildren, Brandon, Ashlyn, and Faith Twale, and Mark, Eric, and Scott McAlpine, brothers, John (Dolores) Bales of North Huntingdon and Charles (Gayle) Bales of Versailles, nieces and nephews.

 
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Geraldine Scapellato

October 03, 2018 |

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Geraldine Scapellato, 76, of Liberty Borough, passed away on Wednesday, October 3, 2018. She was born July 7, 1942 in McKeesport and was the daughter of the late Joseph Gniazdowski and the late Mary Fodella (Andrew) Soltis. She was a member of St. Mark Parish-St. Eugene Worship Site and the Christian Mothers there. Geraldine enjoyed babysitting and had watched 40 babies over the years. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Joseph Scapellato, daughters, Katherine A. (Brian) Schindler of North Hills and Christina (Scott) Newmyer of McKeesport, grandchildren, Cassidy, Brendan, Lucas and Kaylee.

 
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William Howard Larson, Sr.

October 01, 2018 |

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William Howard Larson, Sr., 87, of Versailles, died Saturday, September 29, 2018. He was born September 25, 1931 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Felix Samuel and Bessie (Mills) Larson. William was a commercial artist and had worked for the former Penn Art Studio in Pittsburgh and Moreau Inc., in Monroeville. William served in the US Army during the Korean War. For his service, he received the Korean Service Medal with 2 Bronze Stars, National Defense Service Medal,  Combat Infantry Badge and UN Service Medal. He is survived by his wife, Doris May (Wecas) Larson,  son, William H. (Cheryl) Larson Jr., of Versailles, daughters, Amy Sue Larson of Lititz, and Bess Ann (Thomas) Beaty of Cary, NC.; brother, Felix "Sam" (Gwen) Larson of Center City, CO, sister, Phyllis (Leo) Fey of Level Green; grandchildren, Sarah Lynn (Andy) Krut and Elizabeth Ann Larson; great-grandson, Sullivan Krut; and nieces and nephews.

 
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Laura Beth Kachurick

September 29, 2018 |

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Laura Beth Kachurick, 53, of Buena Vista, formerly of Boston, passed away peacefully, Thursday, September 27, 2018 in Pittsburgh. She was born June 29, 1965 in Pittsburgh and was the daughter of Stephen L. Lieman of Groton, MA and Cathleen E. Roberts of McKeesport. Laura was an excellent homemaker and an avid Steelers fan. She loved the beach, most notably Cape May in New Jersey. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her two sons, Lucas Kachurick of Boca Raton, Fl and Jeremy Kachurick of Boston, companion, Bart Sechrist of Buena Vista, sister, Rachel (Stephen) Griffin of Framingham, MA, step-daughter, Jayna Barrett of Greenock, grandchildren, Collins, Eric, Emma and Elsie, uncle, Greg Marazzi of Darlington, and two nephews, Madison and Colin.

 
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Teddy Von Hazard

September 23, 2018 |

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Teddy Von Hazard, 79, of Lincoln Borough, died Friday, September 21, 2018. He was born October 6, 1938 in New Castle and was the son of the late Theodore G. and Ruth (Greer) Haas. Teddy was Lincoln Borough's Chief of Police for twenty years and was also proprietor of the former Hazard's Hair Salon in North Versailles. He was a member of the Western Pennsylvania Association of Chief's of Police and was a member and past president of the Mon Valley Chief's of Police Association. He was a member of the McKeesport Sportsman's Club and the Sons of  Union Veterans of the Civil War,  Camp 15. He was a graduate of Community College of Allegheny County and McKeesport High School Class of 1956. He is survived by his wife, Stephanie S. (Pollier) Hazard, daughters, Lenore (Harry) Guidotti of Bethel Park, Tedi Lee (Marty) Findura of Elizabeth Township, sons, Timothy G. (Meredith) Hazard of North Versailles, and Troy L. Hazard of Lincoln, grandchildren, Thomas, Timothy, Troy and Taylor Hazard and Kaylee and Kaitlyn Findora, sisters, Darlene (Alfred) Pelkey of Finleyville, Thelma Lauritzen of Wexford, Nicki (David) Kovalcik of Penn, Sandy Doby of Versailles, and brother, James M. Haas of Lincoln, and nieces and nephews.

 
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Earl William Swartz

September 23, 2018 |

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Earl William Swartz, 90, of Liberty Borough, passed away on Friday, September 21, 2018 at home. He was born November 21, 1927 in Elizabeth and was the son of the late Ralph and Clara (VanFossen) Swartz and was the husband of the late Dorothy (McAraw) Swartz. Earl was a member of St. Mark's Parish-St. Eugene Worship site in Liberty Borough and was a member of the Usher's Club there for over 50 years. He was a retired Tin Plate Wrapper for US Steel Irvin Works and retired in 1984 after 42 years of service. He was also a member and Trustee of the retired steelworkers organization, SOAR. Earl was a US Navy Veteran and served during WWII. For his service, he received the WWII Victory Medal. For over 50 years, Earl was an avid Duck Pin Bowler. He is survived by his daughter, Donna Swartz and son, David (Rita) Swartz of Liberty, grandchildren, Jill (Sean) Stevens, Michael (Emily) Swartz, and Kim Swartz-Gamble, and great-grandchildren, Lucas, Emma and Aubree.

 
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Theodore L. "Ted" Buck

September 21, 2018 |

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Theodore L. "Ted" Buck, 95, of Liberty Borough, died Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born September 2, 1923 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Andrew and Elizabeth (Toth) Buck. Ted was a retired Tool and Die maker for the former Firth Sterling in McKeesport. He was a WWII US Army Veteran. For his service, he received the European African Middle Eastern Campaign Ribbon with 1 Bronze Battle Star, the Good Conduct Medal, and the Purple Heart for being wounded in action on July 18, 1944. He was a member of Disabled American Veterans, American Legion, AMVETS, East McKeesport VFW, and the Liberty Vets Club. Ted was a graduate of the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. He is survived by his wife, Karen L. (DePorter) Buck, daughters, Vicki Bortak of West Mifflin, Kathy Byers of Lincoln, Pam (Carl) Pearson of Liberty, Teddi (Ed) Mondak of McKeesport, Melenie (Keith) Miller of North Versailles, and Melissa (Bob) Brewster of Elizabeth Township, grandchildren, Jamie (Brandy) Bortak, Stephanie (Bill) Pollak, Chuck (Lainie) Byers, Kellie Byers, Corri (Tim) Gross, Erica (Paul) Robinson, Josh (Sarah) Pearson, Leah (Darren) Yarborough, Nick Mondak, Becca (Justin) Mondak, Nikita Popovich, Madison Sellers and Zachary Brewster, great-grandchildren, Chelsea (Jacob) Bond, Lacey (Joe) Serbia, Blake, Brenna and Bailey Bortak, Corbin and Christian Byers, A.J. , Phoebe and Lyla Gross, Macey, Justus, Theo and Sadie Robinson, Ezra and Esther Ann Pearson, Mya Yarborough and Bryson Lust, and great-great-granddaughter, Amelia Serbia, and nieces and nephews.

 
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JoAnn (Jeffries) Geruschat

September 21, 2018 |

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JoAnn (Jeffries) Geruschat, 83, of North Huntingdon, passed away surrounded by family after a long fight with cancer on Thursday, September 20, 2018. She was born January 17, 1935 in Elwood, Indiana and was the daughter of the late Floyd L. and Clevie Lackey Jeffries. She was the wife of 46 years to her beloved husband, Jack D. Geruschat, who passed away September 19, 1996. JoAnn worked as a bookkeeper for the former US Steel National Tube works in McKeesport and was a member of Cornith Chapter #229 O.E.S. and Corinthian #35 O. of A. She loved to crochet, knit, play cards and to read. She enjoyed cooking for and spending time with her family and also had many lifelong friendships. She is survived by daughters, Debbie (Ronald) Lofgren of North Huntingdon, Vickie (Robert) Lofgren of North Myrtle Beach, SC, granddaughters, Bethany (Mark) Keaton of North Carolina, and Melisa (Chris) Hickey of Cannonsburg, grandsons, Brian Lofgren of West Newton and Brad (Kim) Lofgren of Ruffsdale, great-grandchildren, JoAnna Mae and James Jaxon, brother, Bob Jeffries of Michigan, sister, Mary Kuffner of Coraopolis, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

 
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Eugene Howard Worthy

September 19, 2018 |

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Eugene Howard Worthy, 93, of White Oak, died Monday, September 17, 2018. He was born December 13, 1924 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Matthew and Jeannette (Mack) Worthy. Eugene was a member of the former St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in McKeesport and was retired from US Steel National Tube Works, and Westinghouse in East Pittsburgh. He was a WWII US Army Veteran and served along the China-Burma Road. For his service, he received the American Theater Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon w/2 Bronze Stars, Good Conduct Medal and the WWII Victory Medal. He is survived by his wife, Betty Jane (Mezoff) Worthy, daughters, Beverly Wayne of Dublin, OH, June L. (Donald) Kudas of White Oak, and Betty Gene (Mark) Stoner of Elizabethtown, grandchildren, Emily (Ralph) Rajadurai, Valerie (Mark) Bacco, Todd (Nicole) Kudas, Jacqueline (Gerry) Greco, Lindsay (Andy) Hoover and Nathan (Tasha) Stoner, great-grandchildren, Reece, Jules and Wynne Greco, Audriana and Samuel Bacco, Shelby, Kelsey, and Mackenzie Hoover and Natalie Stoner, and nieces and nephews.

 
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Sue Ann (Ghrist) Downard

September 17, 2018 |

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Sue Ann (Ghrist) Downard, 60, of Adamsburg, died Saturday, September 15, 2018. She was born May 23, 1958 in Adamsburg and was the daughter of the late William J. and Marjorie Ann (Stubbs) Ghrist. She is survived by her brothers, William E. (Teresa) Ghrist of Jeanette and Scott E. Ghrist of Adamsburg, sister, Paula Ghrist of Adamsburg,  nephew, Christopher Ghrist, nieces, Tricia and Terri Ghrist, and great nieces and nephews, Kody, Rylan, Riley, and Brayden.

 
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