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Robert E. Hester III

May 19, 2019 |

By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

Robert E. Hester III, 66, of McKeesport, died Friday, May 17, 2019 at Kane Regional Center, McKeesport.  Born in McKeesport on March 23, 1953, he was the son of the late Robert Emmett and Martha Minteer Hester II.  Bob was preceded in death by his sister, Mary C. Hester and is survived by cousins.  He was a member of Corpus Christi Church and a graduate of McKeesport Area High School.  Friends will be received in the Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA  15132 on Friday, May 24, 2019 from 6-8 PM, followed by a memorial service in the funeral home at 8:00 PM.

 


Arlene Gland Elias

May 19, 2019 |

By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

Arlene Gland Elias, 82, of White Oak, died Friday, May 17, 2019.  Born in the Bronx, NY on July 8, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Max and Ethel Weintraub Gland.  She is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Sherman E. Elias, and by daughters, Ruth (Jacob) Gordon of Seattle, WA and Mimi (Mitch) Maizlech of Pittsburgh.  She was The Nana to Naomi (Aryeh) Ho, Aaron Gordon, Shui Maizlech, Sammy Maizlech, Sarah Baila Gordon, and the late David Menachem Gordon.  Great grandmother of Meir Ho and Dovid Simcha Ho, she is also survived by sisters, Claire Iszauk of McKeesport and Rosalie Opall of Uniontown.  A service will be held Monday, May 20, 2019 at 11:00 AM in the Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA  15132 with Rabbi Moshe Russell officiating.  Interment will follow in the New Gemilas Chesed Cemetery.  The family suggests contributions to the Congregation Gemilas Chesed, 1400 Summit Street, White Oak, PA  15131.

 


Delilah M. Donoghue

May 11, 2019 |

By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

Delilah M. Donoghue, 66, of McKeesport, died Friday, May 10, 2019 at her home.  Born in Wilkinsburg, PA on December 18, 1952, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Betty Hockenbery Obies.  Wife of the late James Donoghue, she is survived by her children, Allan Jenkins of Land O Lakes, FL, Eric Jenkins of East McKeesport, Melissa Willis of McKeesport, Connie Rondinelli of Ross Township, Richard Jenkins of West Mifflin, Matthew Potter of McKeesport, and Holly Potter of McKeesport, also by 24 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.  She was a former member of the Rainbow Girls and enjoyed her volunteer work for the Salvation Army.  Friends will be received in the Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA  15132 on Friday, May 17, 2019 from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM.  A service will be held in the funeral home on Friday at 11:00 AM with Pastor Doug Burns officiating.  Interment will follow in Grandview Cemetery.  The family suggests contributions to the Salvation Army.

 


Carol M. Inks

February 25, 2019 |

By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

Carol M. Inks, 75, of McKeesport, died Sunday, February 24, 2019 at Canterbury Place Family Hospice.  Born in McKeesport, December 12, 1943, she was the daughter of the late James and Alma May Romick Inks.  A supervisor with the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, she was a member of Park Baptist Church.  She is survived by her aunt, Elizabeth C. Romick and by cousins, Charles E. (Sharon) Romick, Thomas L. (Eileen) Romick, and Marjorie A. (Arthur) Trunzo.  A service will be held Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 11:00 AM in the Park Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Rudy Mayak officiating.  Interment will follow in McKeesport and Versailles Cemetery.  Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA  15132 is in charge of arrangements.  The family suggests contributions to Park Baptist Church, 749 Center Street, McKeesport, PA  15132.

 


William J. Smith

January 08, 2019 |

By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

William J. Smith, 80, of North Versailles, died Monday, December 31, 2018 at UPMC McKeesport.  Born June 13, 1938, he was the son of the late William J. and Irene Craven Smith.  Mr. Smith served in the U.S. Army and was a retired manager of the Goldbug Convenience Store.  He was preceded in death by his sisters, Judith Goldberg and Janet Adams, and is survived by his brother in law, Sidney Goldberg and his sister, Jeanne Lenhart.  A committal service was held Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at Jefferson Memorial Park, with the Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA  15132 in charge of arrangements.

 


Walter S. Miller

December 24, 2018 |

By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

Walter S. Miller, 90, of McKeesport, died Monday, December 24, 2018 at Manor Care of Peters Township.  Born in Greensburg, September 13, 1928, he was the son of the late Emerson and Florence Swauger Miller.  Husband of the late Clara A. Lazar Miller, he is survived by his daughters, Clara A. Miller of McKeesport and Donna (Don) Kovac of Hickory, PA, 3 grandchildren, 2 great granddaughters, sisters, Dorothy Lesawsky and Callie Boyle, and his brother, Russell Miller.  He was preceded in death by sisters Margaret Derkas and Rachel McWilliams.  He was a baker at the former Balsamo’s and the former Guentert’s Bakery in Braddock, was a former member of St. Peter’s Church and the 11th Ward Club, and was a US Army veteran of the Korean War.  A memorial service will be held Saturday, December 29, 2018 at 11:00 AM in the Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA  15132.  Private interment will take place in McKeesport and Versailles Cemetery.

 


Edgar Morris

December 18, 2018 |

By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

C. Edgar Morris, 76, of McKeesport, died Monday, December 17, 2018 at Monroeville Wellness and Rehabilitation Center, Monroeville.  Born in Masontown, PA, September 23, 1942, he was the son of the late George Lincoln and Edith Cinderella Wyland Morris. A retired foreman at WABCO, he later worked at and retired from Rice Enterprises.  Husband of the late Roberta Thomas Morris, he is survived by his sons, Bryan Morris of McKeesport and Shawn (Erin) Morris of McKeesport; 4 grandchildren, Shawn Paul Morris, Brennan Jayce Morris, Alexis Clawson, and Jessika Clawson; and is also survived by brothers and sisters.  Friends will be received in the Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA  15132 on Friday, December 21, 2018 from 12-3 and 5-8 PM.  A service will be held in the funeral home on Friday at 7 PM with the Rev. Jamal Lester officiating.

 


Bruce C. Miller

October 28, 2018 |

By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

Bruce C. Miller, 86, formerly of McKeesport, died Friday, October 26, 2018 in North Ridgeville, OH.  Born in McKeesport, September 5, 1932, he was the son of the late Harry D. and Irene Paul Miller.  Husband of the late Dorothy Dull Miller, father of the late David B. Miller, brother of the late Dorothy Sauer, he is survived by his children, Gerald B. (Ramona) Miller of Pittsburgh, Lenore (Eric Meier) Stull of Elyria, OH, Sharon (Steven) Godsey of Elyria, OH, and Luana Ankney of St. Petersburg, FL, also by 10 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren, and sister, Fern Bowers of PA.  He was retired Director of Sales for the American Tobacco Company.  Member, deacon, and elder of the former Central Presbyterian Church, he was a member of Fields United Methodist Church, Youghiogheny Lodge #583, F&AM, Lorain County Shrine Club, Al Koran Shrine Club, and was a volunteer at North Ridgeville Community Care.

 
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William G. Conroy

October 19, 2018 |

By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

William G. Conroy, 99, formerly of Elizabeth Township, died Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at Solaris Health Care in Port Charlotte, Florida.  Born in Duquesne, March 6, 1919, he was the son of the late Patrick and Mammie Gerber Conroy.  Husband of the late Betty J. Hawthorne Conroy, he is survived by his son, Leslie H. (Cheryl) Conroy of Statesville, NC, by his daughter, Barbara K. (Richard) Harris of Port Charlotte, FL, and by 4 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.  Mr. Conroy was the owner of Heavenly Homes of Liberty Borough, was a member, elder and trustee of the former Immanuel Presbyterian Church in McKeesport, was a member of Aliquippa Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons, and served in WW II with the U.S. Coast Guard.  A service will be held Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 11:00 AM in the chapel of Mount Vernon Cemetery with the Rev. Dr. Jay Hollingsworth officiating.  Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA is in charge of arrangements.

 


Liz Tedesco

October 12, 2018 |

By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

Elizabeth E. “Liz” Tedesco , 70, of McKeesport, died Thursday, October 11, 2018 at UPMC McKeesport.  Born in McKeesport, April 20, 1948, she was the daughter of the late David and Vivian L. Paulson Parker.  A graduate of McKeesport High School and the McKeesport Hospital School of Nursing, she was a member of the McKeesport Hospital Nurses Alumni Association.  Liz was a registered nurse and served as a nursing supervisor at UPMC McKeesport.  She is survived by her husband, retired McKeesport Police Chief Alfred J. Tedesco, daughter, Jodi (Ray) Templer of Penn Hills, son, A.J. (Louise) Tedesco of McKeesport, grandchildren, Caitlyn and Owen Templer, sisters, Jill (Jamie) Holtzman of White Oak and Kathy Kampman of Sebring, FL, also by her family dogs, Max and Benji, and her grand dog Oden.  She was preceded in death by her sister, Karen Parker.  Friends will be received in the Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA  15132 on Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 1-5 PM.  A service will be held in the funeral home during the visitation at 4:30 PM with the Rev. Jay Mitlo officiating.  The family suggests contributions to the American Cancer Society or to the White Oak Animal Safe Haven.

 


John W. Singer

September 22, 2018 |

By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

John W. Singer, 90, of Liberty Borough died Friday, September 21, 2018 at Mount Vernon of Elizabeth.  Born in Glassport, January 7, 1928, he was the son of the late Christ and Katherine Singer.  Husband of the late Geraldine Byard Singer, he is survived by his son, Keith (Sue Ann) Singer of Stahlstown, PA, daughter, Becky (Tim) Bagshaw of Lincoln Place, and son, Jeff Singer of Liberty Borough, also by nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by brothers and sisters, Katherine Jaycox, Earl Singer, and Helen McCraken.  Mr. Singer was retired from the former National Works of U.S. Steel, was a member of the Glassport United Methodist Church, served as a volunteer fireman in Liberty Borough, and was a WW II U.S. Navy veteran.  Friends will be received in the Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA  15132 on Monday from 2-4 & 7-9 PM.  A service will be held in the funeral home on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 11:00 AM.  Interment with military honors will follow in Jefferson Memorial Park.  The family wishes to express appreciation to the nurses and aides of Sivitz Jewish Hospice and to the staff of Mount Vernon of Elizabeth for the wonderful care and services provided to Mr. Singer.

 


Nancy Marghella (Dandar)

September 16, 2018 |

By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

Nancy Marghella (Dandar), 64, of North Versailles, died Saturday, September 15, 2018 at her home.  Born in North Versailles, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Josephine Vistal Dandar.  She is survived by her son, Frank Harding, Jr. of North Versailles, her daughter, Ashley Opel of North Huntingdon, her grandson, Dylan Opel, her four legged children, Lassie and Jazz, and also by her brothers and sisters.  When she was not at work helping others, she enjoyed spending time outdoors gardening and swimming.  She was a member of V.F.W. Post #8430 in East McKeesport, a social member of the South Wilmerding Fire Hall, and the Smedley D. Butler Post #701, American Legion in White Oak.  Friends will be received in the Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA  15132 on Saturday, September 22, 2018 from 2-5 PM.  The family suggests contributions to Humane Animal Rescue, 6926 Hamilton Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA  15208.

 


Lillian Grace Neeson

July 17, 2018 |

By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

Lillian Grace Neeson, 85, formerly of North Versailles, died Saturday, July 14, 2018, at the L.G.A.R. Rehabilitation Center, Turtle Creek.  Born in Pittsburgh on May 22, 1933, she was a retired sales representative for Sears Department Store.  Daughter of the late Dominick and Katherine Mazzeo Ily, she is survived by her son, Mark R. Neeson of Las Vegas, NV, also by 3 grandchildren.  She was a member of the I Am Sanctuary of Pittsburgh and the Saint Germain Foundation.  Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA  15132 is in charge of arrangements.

 


Edward Locke "Ted" Kemp, Jr.

June 26, 2018 |

By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

Edward Locke “Ted” Kemp, Jr. died Sunday, June 24, 2018 at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, WV.  Beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend, he will be deeply missed.  Until his last month, he lived a dynamic, gregarious and driven life.

Born in Pittsburgh, PA on February 17, 1932, he was the son of Edward Locke “Ted” and Carol Virginia (Hemington) Kemp.  Ted was first raised in Tenth Ward of McKeesport, PA, then West Mifflin. He was an Eagle Scout.  He graduated from McKeesport High School in 1950.  Afterward, he attended Bethany College where he was a member of the fraternity, Beta Theta Pi. There, he met his beloved wife and life-long partner, Barbara.

In 1970, Ted was Cofounder and President of Elk Air Conditioning, Inc.  Ted was an entrepreneur who always enjoyed talking and telling stories with many people in construction and related businesses while working to deliver quality products and services.  He served a term as president of the Pittsburgh chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors.  He also served on the Boards of McKeesport- Versailles Cemetery and White Oak Borough Water Authority. Ted’s many memberships included McKeesport Jaycees, McKeesport Rotary and First Methodist Church of McKeesport.

Ted loved to travel and seek adventures, he also was active and dynamic in many sports and hobbies. He was an avid sailor, biker, and croquet player. Deep Creek Lake Yacht Club was a center of his life where he had numerous friends and served a term as Commodore.  At the time of his death, he was a resident of Sarasota, FL.  Ted is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Barbara (Acker), children Ralph (Donna Hansen) of Pittsburgh, PA, Ed Kemp (Alice) of North Huntingdon, PA, and Margaret “Maggie” Kemp (Bernie Rosen) of Lempster, NH;  grandchildren Ryan (Molly), Hannah, Merinda, Jonathan, Phillip Rosen, Erin Rosen, Tara, Kasey; great-grandchildren Tailynn and Raylee, brother Peter Kemp, sister Carol Nill and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received at Hunter Funeral Home at 1600 Coursin St., McKeesport, PA 15132 on Thursday and Friday, June 28 and 29, from 2-4 and 6-8.  Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, July 3 at 10:00 am at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 5234 Rte. 135, Deer Park, MD, 21550: with the Reverend Dr Chip Lee officiating.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, 600 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA, 15222, or Brother’s Brother Foundation, 1200 Galveston Ave., Pittsburgh, PA  15233.

 


Judy Sokol

June 11, 2018 |

By Hunter Funeral Home | Posted in: Hunter Funeral Home

Judith C. Sokol, 69, of McKeesport, died Saturday, June 9, 2018, at Select Specialty Hospital, McKeesport.  Born in Pitcairn, September 8, 1948, she was the daughter of the late Warner K. and Agnes Ference Peyinghaus.  She was a hairdresser, barber, and a graduate of Gateway High School.  She is survived by her daughter, Season Sokol of McKeesport, her son, Brandon Sokol of McKeesport, sister, Joanne M. Loffredo of Marlton, NJ, nieces, Nicole and Tina, nephews, Rocky, Butch, Nicky, and Jeff, also by great nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her sister, Diane Stevick.  Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA  15132 is in charge of arrangements.

 

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