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Arthur Pletchy

November 24, 2021 |

By Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home - Crematory | Posted in: Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory

Arthur Pletchy, age 69, of Duquesne, died November 17, 2021, at home. Born March 28, 1952, he was the son of the late Michael and Dorothy (Johnson) Pletchy.
Art retired from LP Aero Plastics and worked at the former Homestead Mill in his younger days. He was a collector of antiques and had his own booth set up at the Lincoln Hwy Hub. Art loved to listen to his oldies records and was very fond of cats.
Art is survived by his daughter, Deanna (Aaron) Smoker; grandsons, Anthony Pletchy and Dylan (Emily Brink) Patchin; former wife, Laura (John Spudic) Kauffman; mother-in-law, Jerry Kauffman; cousin, Michelle Coffman, and Mrs. Dottie Black, and her family.
Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Sunday, November 28, 2021, from 1 to 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. until the time of service at 7 p.m in the funeral home chapel.
Inurnment will be at a later date.
As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions are suggested to the White Oak Safe Haven at www.whiteoakanimalsafehaven.com.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com.
Chris Odasso, Supervisor.

 


Esther W. Kost

November 22, 2021 |

By Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home - Crematory | Posted in: Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory

Esther W. Kost, age 94, of White Oak, died November 17, 2021, at AHN Forbes Hospital. Born April 21, 1927, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Clarence P. and Marguerite (Barr) Whitehead and the wife of the late Bert Edward Kost.

 
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Sally Marie Richards

November 16, 2021 |

By Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home - Crematory | Posted in: Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory

Sally Marie Richards, age 84, of McKeesport, died November 12, 2021, at Manorcare Health Services of Bethel Park. Born February 18, 1937, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Sophia (Kamyk) Nagy and the wife of the late William F. Richards.
Sally retired from Bombardier Transportation Company of West Mifflin. She was a member of Mary, Mother of God Parish, and was a Christian Mother at the former St. Mary Czestochowa Church. Sally was also a member of the Renzie Seniors. She enjoyed feeding her pet turtles and backyard wildlife, caring for her flowers, working ceramics, playing cards with her club, and traveling to the beach. Although, her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren.

 
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Earl R. Hays

November 15, 2021 |

By Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home - Crematory | Posted in: Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory

Earl R. Hays, age 73, of Port Vue, died November 9, 2021, at home.  Born June 9, 1948, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Alvin F. and Ruth P. (Gochnour) Hays.
Earl was a Green Beret in the U.S. Army and was a Veteran of the Vietnam War.  He retired as a contractor with the U.S. Department of Energy.  Earl was an avid golfer and always enjoyed time spent on the course with his brother Alvin.  He was also a member of the NRA.

 
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Eleanor Elizabeth "Betty" Cwiek

November 12, 2021 |

By Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home - Crematory | Posted in: Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory

Eleanor Elizabeth "Betty" Cwiek, age 91, of McKeesport, died November 10, 2021, at home.  Born December 11, 1929, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Martin Cwiek and Anna Zebrowski.
Betty received her Bachelor's Degree from Seton Hill University and then Duke University for her internship.  She was a registered dietitian and head dietitian at Divine Providence Hospital.  At the hospital, she always enjoyed her interactions with the Steelers players who were there for treatment.

 
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Joseph John Zajdel

November 05, 2021 |

By Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home - Crematory | Posted in: Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory

Joseph John Zajdel, age 89, of McKeesport, died November 4, 2021, at St. Anne Home.  Born December 28, 1931, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Antonio and Apolonia (Yerkey) Zajdel and husband of the late Annabelle Zajdel.  
Joe, or Jozius as the family called him, proudly served in the U.S. Air Force from 1951-1977, earning the rank of Technical Sergeant.  He was a member of the PNA Lodge #352, the 11th Ward Club, the Croatian Club in McKeesport, and Mary, Mother of God Parish.  Joseph was an avid fisherman who spent summers at his fishing camp. He loved all sports, played on senior leagues, and always had a television tuned to a game. He traveled the world during his military career and in retirement.

 
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Dennis Charles Cooper

November 02, 2021 |

By Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home - Crematory | Posted in: Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory

Dennis Charles Cooper, 74, originally of Port Vue, passed away at his home in Myrtle Beach, SC, on October 27, 2021. He is survived by his mother, Normagee Cooper, of Port Vue; former wife and still best friend, Mary Ellen Cooper, of North Huntingdon; loving daughters, Tracey Maiolo (Vince), of Level Green, Melissa Cooper (Hitesh Soneji), of San Francisco, Carolyn Cooper, of Key West, and Dyanne Carpenter (Erik), of Stafford; grandchildren, Kirin and Kai Soneji and Sophia and Rose Carpenter, who were the absolute lights of his life.
He is preceded in death by his father, John Cooper, and sister, Sharon “Sissy” Cooper.

 
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Cecelia Ann "Dolly" Downes

October 28, 2021 |

By Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home - Crematory | Posted in: Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory

Cecelia Ann "Dolly" Downes, age 87, of Olathe, KS, formerly of White Oak, died October 25, 2021, at Villa St. Francis Catholic Care Center. Born October 4, 1934, in North Braddock, she was the daughter of the late Engelbert L. "Bert" and Cecelia J. (Visnansky) Onufer and the wife of the late John G. "Jack" Downes.

Dolly was a loving wife and mother that dedicated her life to caring for her family and providing support to others in the community. She was a Graduate of Divine Providence Academy Class of 1952 and attended the Earl Wheeler Modeling School from 1954 to 1955.

 
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David Algeri

October 26, 2021 |

By Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home - Crematory | Posted in: Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory

David Algeri, age 81, of Versailles, died October 23, 2021, at Transitions Health Care North Huntingdon.  Born June 29, 1940, in Duquesne, he was the son of the late Albert and Elizabeth (Pucci) Algeri and husband of Joan (Boullion) Algeri.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, David (Debra) Algeri; three step-grandchildren, Lori, Gary, and Chris; a great-grandson, Bentley.  David was also preceded in death by a sister, Loretta Algeri.  
The services for David will be private. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital at https://www.stjude.org/donate

Condolences and memories may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com.  
Chris Odasso, Supervisor.

 


Deborah L. Eagle

October 26, 2021 |

By Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home - Crematory | Posted in: Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory

Deborah L. Eagle, age 63, of McKeesport, died October 24, 2021, at UPMC McKeesport Hospital.  Born February 22, 1958, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Arthur Deemer, Dana "Dobie" Balog, and Patricia Balog and wife of Murrell Eagle.  
Debbie loved going to the beach, especially Ocean City, with the whole family.  After visiting Painting with a Twist, she found a new hobby in painting.  She soon purchased painting supplies and enjoyed hanging her artwork around the house.  Debbie looked forward to church and listening to K-Love around her home, but time spent with her grandchildren is what she cherished most.

 
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Dolores J. "Dolly" Gall

October 22, 2021 |

By Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home - Crematory | Posted in: Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory

Dolores J. "Dolly" Gall, age 75, of McKeesport, died October 20, 2021, at Kane Community Living Center. Born January 15, 1946, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Olive (Maines) Miller and the wife of the late Stephen Robert "Bink" Gall, Jr.
Dolly retired from Walmart Inc., where she worked in the customer service department with over 20 years of service. She was a former member of the Highland Grove United Methodist Church. Dolly enjoyed attending bingo, visiting the casino, playing cards with friends, and having lunch, ending with a trip to the flea market. Although, her greatest joy was the time she spent with her grandchildren.

 
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Joseph S. Vrabel

October 19, 2021 |

By Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home - Crematory | Posted in: Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory

Joseph S. Vrabel, age 74, of White Oak, died October 14, 2021, at Walden's View of North Huntingdon.  Born February 13, 1947, in Homestead, he was the son of the late Frank and Anna (Banyas) Vrabel and beloved husband of the late Helen (Stricko) Vrabel.  
Joseph graduated from Munhall High School in 1965. He served in the Navy during the Vietnam War as a radio operator on the U.S.S. McCaffery. Joseph retired from U.S. Steel as an electrician with over 30 years of service. Joe was a Volunteer Fire Fighter with Whitaker V.F.C. #298 and became a lifetime member with Rainbow V.F.C. He was a proud member of the N.R.A. As an avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting turkey and deer. Joe loved dancing to the oldies, running, and biking.
Joseph is survived by a son, David (Eliana) Vrabel; step-son, Tom (Kelley) Tomko; sisters, Diane Vrabel, Darlene (the late John) Turner, and Patricia (the late Andrew) Swabsky; niece and goddaughter, Kim Swabsky; daughter-in-law, Christine Vrabel.  He is also survived by eight grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.
He was also preceded in death by a son, Joseph J. Vrabel; sisters, Nancy (Raymond) Vincevich and Eleanor (George) Balta; brother, Francis (Dorothy) Vrabel.

 
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Tina M. Anderson

October 15, 2021 |

By Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home - Crematory | Posted in: Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory

Tina M. Anderson, age 61, of McKeesport, died October 12, 2021, at UPMC McKeesport. Born January 30, 1960, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Gilbert and Dorothy (Campbell) Neish and the wife of Jack L. Anderson, Jr.
She was a loving wife and mother, always there when needed. Her greatest joy and the light of her life was caring for her granddaughters. Tina retired from Forbes Hospital, where she was a secretary.
In addition to her husband, Tina is survived by her sons, Jason Anderson of Dravosburg, and Kris (Caitlin McKelvey) Anderson of Peters Township; granddaughters, Savia and Rylee; nieces and nephews; beloved pet dog, "Jake."

 
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Albert DiBattista

October 11, 2021 |

By Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home - Crematory | Posted in: Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory

Albert DiBattista, age 91 of McKeesport, passed away on Saturday, October 9, 2021, at home with his family. Born January 24, 1930, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Antoinette and Vincenzo DiBattista. He was employed by Tygart Industries and retired from McKeesport Housing Authority.  He was a member of the Boston Vets. In his spare time, he enjoyed boating, woodworking, and going out socializing and dancing with his dear companion of 25 years, Helen Gray.  He loved spending time with his family. His proudest accomplishment was his four children and all of his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and their families.

 
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Patricia L. Highberger

October 08, 2021 |

By Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home - Crematory | Posted in: Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory

Patricia L. Highberger, age 79, of White Oak, died October 6, 2021, at UPMC McKeesport. Born July 10, 1942, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Mary (Karnas) Mularski and the wife of the late Jay C. "Punk" Highberger.
Pat retired from McKeesport Hospital, where she worked as a switchboard operator. She was a member of Mary, Mother of God Parish, and attended Corpus Christi Church. Pat was also a member of the North Versailles Senior Place. She enjoyed cooking and attending bingo.

 
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