Robert S. Koncerak

November 14, 2018 |

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Robert S. Koncerak, 87 of North Huntingdon died November 14, 2018 at Transitions Healthcare, North Huntingdon. He was born July 27, 1931 in North Braddock, a son of the late Stephen and Margaret Paylo Koncerak. Robert was a member of St. Agnes Church, North Huntingdon. Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a draftsman by Westinghouse Electric. He enjoyed camping, fishing, spending time with his sons and was formerly involved with the Boy Scouts. He was preceded in death by his brother Frank Koncerak, two sisters, Margaret Balacko and Irene Kovac. He is survived by his dearly,  beloved wife of 65 years Catherine Crans Koncerak, four sons, Edward, Robert (Carol), William (Betsy), Kenneth (Adrienne) 6 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild. Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, Pa on Friday 2-4,6-8 p.m. A funeral mass will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Agnes Church followed by interment in Braddock Catholic Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the White Oak Animal Safe Haven. www.shirleyfunerlalhome.com.

 

M. Ruth Yacko

November 10, 2018 |

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M. Ruth Yacko, 86, a resident of Concordia Lutheran Home, Cabot, Pa. formerly of North Huntingdon, passed away Saturday, November 10,2018. She was born March 7, 1932, in McKeesport, a daughter of the late John Robert and Mary Elizabeth White Jones. She was a member of Norwin Alliance Church where she served as a deaconess. She was also involved in leading women’s prayer fellowship, children’s church,  youth group, VBS and nursery,  also backyard clubs at her home. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Peter Yacko; sons, Lowell and Darrell Yacko; brother Ellis Jones and sisters; Elizabeth Bowland and Doris Morrison. She is survived by daughters, Mary Forbes, and Darlene (John) Hanko; daughter-in-law, Verla Jenkins Yacko, seven grandchildren; three great grandchildren; also nieces and nephews. Friends and family will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, November 15 at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday in the funeral home with Rev. Richard Jenks officiating.  Interment will take place at Long Run Cemetery. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

James T. Kovalcin

November 10, 2018 |

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James T. Kovalcin, age 86 of North Huntingdon died November 9, 2018 at his home. He was born July 25, 1932 in Duquesne, a son of the late John and Elizabeth Palyo Kovalcin. James was a member of St. Agnes Church, North Huntingdon. Prior to his retirement he was employed as a metallurgist for U.S. Steel Duquesne Works. He enjoyed bowling and golfing and was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in the Korean War  . He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Evelyn Jones Kovalcin, 4 brothers and three sisters. He is survived by two sons, Bob Kovalcin, Craig Kovalcin (Sherri), one daughter, Andrea Kovalcin (Chris), 7 grandchildren, Christopher,Derek (Nicole), Jessica (Bryan),Bobbie, Zachary (Brittany), Mollie, Cody, 7 great grandchildren. Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home on Monday 2-8. A funeral mass will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at St. Agnes Church followed by interment at Penn Lincoln Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the Norwin Community Resource Center. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

Elsie B. Proctor

November 09, 2018 |

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,Elsie B. Proctor 93 of North Huntingdon died November 9, 2018 at  Excela Westmoreland Hospital.  She was born September 6, 1925 in Eighty Four, PA.  Daughter of the late Charles and Katherine McCabe Bowers.  Prior to retirement Elsie was employed as a Teller at Irwin Bank & Trust with 24 years of service.  She was an active member of Circleville United Methodist Church and AARP Chapter 3221.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Mason Proctor in 1996 and sister Ada Barber.  She is survived by son Richard (wife Carol) Proctor, grandchildren Kelli (husband Joseph) Maryanski and Jason (wife Julie) Proctor.  Great grand children Kiera, Kaetlyn. Austin, Tyler, and Kathryn, special friends, Betty Gonos, Beverly and Marshall Gorr.    Visitation will be Sunday 2-4,6-8 p.m  at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home Inc, Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  A service will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Interment will be at Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com . Memorials may be made to Circleville United Methodist Church.

 

LaVerne Katherine Little

November 07, 2018 |

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LaVerne Katherine Little, 79, of North Huntingdon, died at home, Wednesday, November 7, 2018.  She was born December 10, 1938 in McKeesport, daughter of the late John and Matilda (Kirschner) Kalkbrenner.   In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, C. Ernest Schneider (1957-1982) and husband, Paul Little (1984-1997).  She is survived by four daughters, Tammy Gribbin and her husband, Ronald, Robin Schneider, Lori Gallagher and her husband Ronald and Faith Kosmack and her husband, Joseph.  Two step-daughters, Sharon Yoder and her husband, Carl, and Janice Lyle and her husband, Kurt; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; six step grandchildren; and 16 step great-grandchildren.  Brothers, Ralph Kalkbrenner, James Kalkbrenner and Raymond Kalkbrenner.  There will be no visitation.  A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 1 p.m. in The Christian Center, 130 Charity Lane, Belle Vernon, PA  15012.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

Connie D. Misavage

November 06, 2018 |

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Connie Misavage, 89, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, October 29, 2018 at Point Pleasant Retirement Community.  She was born October 10, 1929 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Luciano and Clementina (Trovarelli) DiAntonio.  Prior to her retirement, Connie was a draftsman for Westinghouse and was a member of St. Agnes Church.  After retirement, she taught guitar lessons to young adults in North Huntingdon and later moved to Florida in 1981 and was an avid tennis player and belonged to several tennis leagues.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Misavage; brothers, Americo and Gustine DiAntonio.  She is survived by her son, Eric Misavage and his wife, Sylvia; daughters, Lisa Findlay, Susan Misavage and her husband, Robert Jasinski, Kristina Laney and her husband, Bruce; grandchildren, Nicholas Laney, Lauren (Bryan) Worsham, Nathan Findlay, Alex Findlay, Trista Laney, Erin Findlay; and six great-grandchildren.  There will be no visitation.  A memorial mass will take place on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 10 a.m. in St. Agnes Church, North Huntingdon with Msgr. Paul Fitzmaurice officiating.   Interment will be private.  Donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in memory of Connie.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 

Judith L. Care

November 05, 2018 |

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Judith (Judi) Gayle LeBreton Care, 79, of (Penns Woods) North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, November 5, 2018.  She was born, March 15, 1939 in McKeesport, Pa.,  a daughter of the late Nelson and Phyllis (Pope) LeBreton.  She was preceded in death by her sister, Katherine (LeBreton) McCarty.  She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Ron Care; children, Debra (Kevin) McLean, Scott (Kathy) Care, and Cheryl (Eric) Campbell; grandchildren, Joseph and Emily Campbell; step grandchildren, Francene Patterson and Andy Petro, their spouses and children; and a brother, Zane (Dianne) LeBreton.  She is also survived by loving sister-in-law, Audrey Gayle (Care) Carter and her husband, George; brother-in-law, Chester Care; and many nieces and nephews.  Judi graduated from McKeesport Area High School in 1957, and went on to have a successful career in banking, first with McKeesport National Bank (later Equibank) and First National Bank of Herminie.  After her retirement from banking, she worked briefly at H&R Block, then at Keystone Collections Group until her passing. Visitation will be Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.  A funeral service will take place on Saturday at 10 a.m. in the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Norwin Area Meals on Wheels.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

Connie D. Misavage

October 31, 2018 |

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Connie Misavage, 89, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, October 29, 2018 at Point Pleasant Retirement Community.  She was born October 10, 1929 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Luciano and Clementina (Trovarelli) DiAntonio.  Prior to her retirement, Connie was a draftsman for Westinghouse and was a member of St. Agnes Church.  After retirement, she taught guitar lessons to young adults in North Huntingdon and later moved to Florida in 1981 and was an avid tennis player and belonged to several tennis leagues.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Misavage; brothers, Americo and Gustine DiAntonio.  She is survived by her son, Eric Misavage and his wife, Sylvia; daughters, Lisa Findlay, Susan Misavage and her husband, Robert Jasinski, Kristina Laney and her husband, Bruce; grandchildren, Nicholas Laney, Lauren (Bryan) Worsham, Nathan Findlay, Alex Findlay, Trista Laney, Erin Findlay; and six great-grandchildren.  There will be no visitation.  A memorial mass will be announced at a later date.  Interment will be private.  Donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in memory of Connie.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 

John R. Kiesel

October 30, 2018 |

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John R. Kiesel, 92, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday, October 29, 2018.  He was born February 14, 1926 in Swissvale, a son of the late Joseph and Gertrude K. (Rulley) Kiesel.  Prior to his retirement, John was a bricklayer for US Steel and a veteran of the US Navy, having served during WWII on the USS Denver.  In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his wife, Lois J. (Ludwig) Kiesel; and son, John W. Kiesel.  He is survived by his sons, Gary E. Kiesel and Ronald S. Kiesel; daughters, Helen L. Jones and Robin K. Berkow; 12 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren.  Friends will be received  on Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA.  Interment and military honors  will take place on Friday at 10 a.m. in Jefferson Memorial Park, Pittsburgh, PA.  PLEASE GO DIRECTLY TO THE CEMETERY.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com

 

William J. Diemert Jr.

October 29, 2018 |

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William J. Diemert, Jr., 74, of Irwin, passed away Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018 peacefully at home.  

He was born Oct. 15, 1944, in Trafford, a son of the late William J., Sr. and Mary K. Lander Diemert.  Bill was a member of the Herminie United Methodist Church and employed by Student Transportation of America.  

Prior to retirement he was employed by the Plum School District as a mechanic and body repairman.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.  Bill was an avid hunter and fisherman.  

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Ann Jordan; and a brother, Thomas Jacob Diemert.  He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years Carol Meyer Diemert of Irwin; daughter, Patricia Lynn Vargo (James) also of Irwin; son, William J. Diemert, III (Lori) of Dawson; sister-in-law, Beverly Diemert of Red Lion, Pa; five grandchildren, Christopher & Daniel Vargo, Ashley & Caitlin Diemert and Christian Little; and many nieces and nephews.

 
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Kenneth "Bruce" Schneider

October 24, 2018 |

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Kenneth "Bruce" Schneider, 64, of Somerset, Pa., passed away October 20, 2018 at Somerset Hospital.  He was born January 27, 1954 a son of Pauline Duncan Schneider and the late William Schneider.  Bruce was employed in the shipping and receiving department for Shuster's Building Components and was a member of the Norwin Alliance Church.  He coached NCAA and Pal little league baseball and loved to sing in the choir.  He was preceded in death by his two brothers, Bill and Ted Schneider.  He is survived by his wife, Paula Kuhn Schneider; sons, Kristoffer, Kevan and Jason Schneider; brother, Tim Schneider; and grandchildren, Bria and Kaiah Schneider and Tyler Larson.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon on Sunday from 1-3 and 5-6 p.m.  A funeral service will follow at 6 p.m. in the funeral home.  www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.

 

Elizabeth "Betty" Olwell

October 21, 2018 |

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Elizabeth "Betty" Olwell, 88, of North Huntingdon, passed away Saturday October 20, 2018 at Transitions Health Care,  North Huntingdon.  She was born January 14, 1930  in Pittsburgh, Pa., a daughter of the late Raymond and Loretta Huber Gordon.  Betty was a member of St. Agnes Church, North Huntingdon, North Huntingdon Democrat Club, 500 Bid Card Club, Christian Mothers and the Women at the Moose. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Richard; son, Richard Jr.; brothers, John, Robert and Raymond Gordon; sisters, Dolores Bradley and Norma Condrin.  She is survived by her sons, Raymond (Susie), Jude (Anna),  Kenneth (Donna), James (Karen); daughter Lorrie Kabana (Al); 11 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren; sisters,  Lorraine McCartan, and Maryann Gordon.

 
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Paul H. Bergman

October 21, 2018 |

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Paul H. Bergman, 85, of North Huntingdon died October 20, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family.  He was born October 17, 1933 in Irwin, son of the late Harold and Hazel Peterson Bergman.  Paul was a member of The Lutheran Church of Our Saviour, and The Italian Brotherhood of Guffey.  Prior to retirement he was employed as a Purchasing Agent for Penn State Tool & Die. Paul was a US Army Veteran having served during the Korean War.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother Donald and sister Carole Ann Aiken.  He is survived by his wife Nancy, sons Drew (Sandi) and Brian.  Grandchildren Jesse, Brian, Beth (Rick) Mitchell, Aaron and Nicolina.  Great Grandchildren Aria and Richard (RJ).

 
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Gertrude M. Smola

October 13, 2018 |

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Gertrude M. Smola, 96, of North Huntingdon, passed away Saturday, October 13, 2018 at Redstone Highlands, Greensburg.  She was born August 11, 1922 in North Huntingdon, a daughter of the late Wilmer C. and Mary (Filtz) Auckerman.  Gertrude was a member of The Lutheran Church of Our Saviour, Church Women's Group, Cereal Heights Homemakers and card club.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Smola; son, Paul Smola; brothers, Raymond and Russell Auckerman, sister, Eleanor Vargo; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Friends will be received at the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, on Tuesday 11 a.m-1 p.m.  A funeral service will take place on 1 p.m.  in the funeral home chapel.  Interment in Irwin Union Cemetery.

 

John Fekete

October 13, 2018 |

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John Fekete, 75, of Westmoreland City, passed away Friday, October 12, 2018 at Transitions Healthcare.  He was born March 25, 1943 in Jersey City, NJ, a son of the late John and Mary Dzurka Fekete.  Prior to his retirement, John was a machinist for Fulmer Company, a veteran of the US Army, having served during Vietnam War, and a member of St. Stephen's Byzantine Catholic Church.  He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Judith A. Churley Fekete; sons, Steven Fekete, Robert Fekete and his wife, Susan, Christopher Fekete and his wife, Jamie; sister, Mary Walley and her husband, Dick; grandchildren, Brice, Reese, Michael, Sarah and Julie; many nieces and  nephews, great-nieces and nephews; and a great great-nephew.

 
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