Veronica "Vern" Frederick

February 25, 2017 |

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Veronica “Vern” Frederick, age 88 of McKeesport, passed away at home on February 24, 2017.  Born September 4, 1928 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Chester and Anna (Wise) Fiugalski and wife of the late John “Jack” Frederick.  Vern was dedicated to the St. Mary Czestochowa Church, now Corpus Christi Parish and was a member of the Confraternity of Christian Mothers and Ladies Guild.  She loved to cook for her family and care for her children and grandchildren.  She is survived by her sons David and Daniel Frederick; 9 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren and sister, Audrey Decorte; also many nieces and nephews and her care giver, Jessica Gosnell. In addition to her parents and husband, Veronica was preceded in death by her daughter, Diane Miller; son, Dennis Frederick; brother, Louis Wise and nephew, Robert Wise.  Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Monday February 27, 2017 from 2-8 p.m.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday February 28, 2017, 10 a.m., at Corpus Christi Church.  Fr. Kevin Dominik will officiate. Committal will follow at St. Mary Polish Cemetery.  Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com.

 
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Ralph A. Criscito

February 22, 2017 |

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Ralph A. Criscito, age 68 of Irwin, passed away on February 17, 2017 at his home. Born December 20, 1948 in McKeesport, he was the son of Olga Janiel Criscito and the late Anthony R. Criscito. Ralph honorably served in the US Army during the Vietnam War with the 173rd Airborne. Following his military service, he began working as a draftsman for Westinghouse Transportation Division and later for AEG Transportation. He most recently worked as a shipping clerk for Bombardier, having retired after many years of service. He was a member of the Irwin VFW where he enjoyed spending time with his fellow veterans, however his greatest joy was the time shared with his family. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his son, Jeffrey Criscito of Irwin; granddaughter, Mia Rosa Criscito; sisters, Kathy Reichardt of Marietta, OH, Cindy Mosqueda of Confluence and Sandy Matthews of North Huntingdon; and many nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Saturday, February 25, 2017 from 12 noon until time of Blessing Service at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Father Daniel Straughn will officiate. Private inurnment will take place at a later date at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Ralph A Criscito

February 22, 2017 |

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Ralph Criscito, age 68, of Irwin passed away on February 17, 2017. Services for Ralph will be held at a later date. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com.

 

Mabel J. Lippert

February 21, 2017 |

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Mabel J. Lippert, age 96 of North Huntingdon, formerly of White Oak, passed away on Monday, February 20, 2017 at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital. Born April 9, 1920 in Glassport, she was the daughter of the late William and Edith Mae (Houston) Simpson, and loving wife of the late Leonard G. Lippert. Mabel was a member of the Sampson's Mills Presbyterian Church along with the White Oak Women's Club, the White Oak AARP #2294, and former member of the McKeesport Women's Club. In her free time, she enjoyed traveling the world with her husband, especially trips to St. Petersburg and Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. She is survived by her daughters, Patricia (Rich) Collier of North Huntingdon and Carol (the late Arthur, Jr.) Andrews of South Carolina; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her brothers, William and Clyde Simpson; and sister, Edith Rosback. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Friday, February 24, 2017 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral Service will be Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. The Reverend Scott Dennis will officiate. Burial will be private at St. Mary German Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to Sampson's Mills Presbyterian Church, 1665 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Margaret L Babyak

February 21, 2017 |

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Margaret L. Babyak, age 91, of White Oak died on February 20, 2017 at John J. Kane Regional Center. Born August 14, 1925 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late John and Ann (Junecko) Haynick and the wife of the late Michael Babyak. Margaret was a member of St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church and the Holy Name Society. She was also a member of AARP 2911. She loved trips to the mountains, long drives and traveling. Her greatest passion was sharing recipes from one of her many cooking books. Margaret is survived by her children, Michael A. (Jenny) Babyak of Somerset and Joyce A. (Alan) Goebel of McKeesport; grandchildren, Michele Babyak and Lynette (John) Schuetz of White Oak; great grandchildren Tyler and Brandon Schuetz; brothers, Ernest (Rose) Haynick of Ft. Lauderdale, Fl and Thomas (Helen Mundy) Haynick of Lewistown, PA; her loyal grand dogs, Shelby and Cooper; many nieces and  nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, Margaret is preceded in death by her brother Robert Haynick. Family and friends will be received at the Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Thursday, February 23, 2017 from 2 p.m. until the time of Parastas service at 4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A funeral mass will be on Friday, February 24, 2017 at 12:30 p.m. at St. Nicholas Byzantine Church. Father Donald Voss will officiate. Entombment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Port Vue.

 

William "Hawk" Everett

February 21, 2017 |

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William “Hawk” Everett, age 86 of McKeesport, died February 20, 2017 at William Penn Care Center.  Born November 25, 1930 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Edward and Margaret (Jester) Everett and husband of the late Audrey Everett.  He is survived by his daughter Lisa (Bill) Traczynski; grandchildren, Laura, Bailey, and Matthew Traczynski; sister, Marlyn Easterly; nephew, George Easterly, Jr. and niece, Jan Mueller.  Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Sunday, February 26, 2017 from 12-4 and 6-8 p.m.  A funeral service will be held on Monday, February 27, 2017 at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Burial will follow at Richland Cemetery.  Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

June Kastronis

February 20, 2017 |

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June D. Kastronis, 70, of McKeesport, died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, at UPMC Shadyside. Born July 28, 1946, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Walter and June (Ravenscroft) Forsythe, and the wife of Christopher T. Kastronis, of McKeesport. June worked as a hair dresser in the West Mifflin area until retirement. She was a member of the White Oak American Legion Post 701, Punxsutawney Eagles, Moose Lodge 954 and the Wallston Club in Punxsutawney. She had a passion for going fishing and will always be remembered by her family as the best cook ever. June especially loved her grandchildren and will always be watching over their activities and events. In addition to her husband, June is survived by children, Christopher T. (Amy) Kastronis Jr., of North Huntingdon, Daniel (Melissa) Kastronis, of Elizabeth, and Jarett Kastronis, of McKeesport; grandchildren, Genna, Conan and Chloe; sister, Marjorie (Tex) McIntyre, of Carnegie; brother, Richard Forsythe, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and many nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by siblings, Walter, Mabel and her twin, James Forsythe. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, and from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, at JAYCOX-JAWORSKI FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY. A service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Charles Owston officiating. Burial will follow in McKeesport & Versailles Cemetery. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com.

 

Frank L. Szczerba

February 20, 2017 |

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Frank L. Szczerba, Sr., age 86, of Elizabeth, died February 18, 2017, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Born June 26, 1930, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Lawrence J. and Aniela (Majkut) Szczerba. Frank was a retired self-employed excavator and in his early years he was owner operator of Mon-Yough Paving Co. He was a member of Corpus Christi Church. Frank enjoyed hunting and Pittsburgh Steelers football. Frank’s true passion was working the fields of his family farm and he loved spending time with his family. He is survived by children, Frank L. (Thoris) Szczerba, Jr. of Belle Vernon, George C. (Barbara) Szczerba of Belle Vernon, Lory (James) Worthington of Belle Vernon, Gary J. (Lisa) Szczerba of Sutersville and Karen (Raymond) Ott of Belle Vernon; step-children, Jake (Deborah) Warren of Mt. Lebanon and Judy Mann of Dublin, VA; 11 grandchildren; 5 step-grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; also survived by many nieces and nephews. In addition to his mother and father, Frank was also preceded in death by his first wife Virginia (Posashtiuk) Szczerba and second wife Dorothy Jean (Kakazys) Szczerba; siblings, Mary Robertson, Anne Szczerba, Stella Husok, Joseph, John and Edward Szczerba. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home and Crematory on Tuesday, February 21, 2017, from 2 – 4 p.m. and 7 – 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Corpus Christi Church on Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 10 a.m. Fr. Donald Breier will be the celebrant. A Committal service will follow in St. Mary Polish Cemetery. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Patricia M. "Patty" Moss

February 17, 2017 |

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Patricia M. "Patty" Moss, age 63 of Elizabeth Twp., passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. Born December 19, 1953 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Chester and Sylvia (Cegelski) Skibinski, and loving wife of the late John S. Moss. Patty was the Vice President and Manager for PNC Bank in McKeesport for 33 years, where she was a friendly and familiar face to all of those in the community. In her free time, she enjoyed taking trips to the casino, going to craft shows, playing bingo and visiting Deep Creek Lake. Most importantly, she loved the time that was spent with her children and grandchildren. She had a special way of making memories with her family that will always be cherished. She is survived by her daughters, Beverly "Bev" (Shawn) Patterson of Bethel Park and Melissa "Missy" (Ryan) Pokorny of Jefferson Hills; grandchildren, Ryan Rae, Jacob John, Logan Alexander, Olivia "Livi" Paige and Alexis "Lexi" Noelle; siblings, Carol (Robert) Lovas, Donna (Charles) Elyes and Michael Skibinski; mother-in-law, Helen (the late Samuel) Moss; her beloved fur-grandbaby, Nittany; and many nieces, nephews, in-laws and extended family. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Saturday, February 18, 2017 from 6-8 p.m. and Sunday, February 19, 2017 from 2-8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, February 20, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Corpus Christi Church. Father Daniel Straughn will officiate. Burial will follow at Mount Vernon Cemetery. Memorial donations are suggested to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Western PA, River Walk Corporate Centre, 333 E. Carson Street, Suite 441, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com.

 

Barbara T. Mihalic

February 15, 2017 |

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Barbara T. Mihalic age 84 of McKeesport died on February 14, 2017. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home Saturday February 18, 2017 from 9-9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at Corpus Christi Church at 10 a.m. with Fr. Steven Palsa as celebrant.  Interment will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Port Vue.

 

Stanley Lawrence

February 15, 2017 |

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Stanley Lawrence, age 97 of McKeesport died on February 14,2017. A memorial service will be held at a later date at Corpus Christi. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com.

 

Loretta Sharp

February 13, 2017 |

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Loretta A. Sharp, age 83, of McKeesport passed away on February 10, 2017. Born November 10, 1933 in McKeesport she was the daughter of the late Frank and Elizabeth ( Tomkowitz) Sharp.  Loretta worked at the Thurman Candy Company, U.S. Steel, and Shop-N-Save in the meat department. She loved her animals and enjoyed watching cooking shows. Loretta is survived by her sister Marcella Szymarek of New Stanton and brother Frank (Ruth Fey) Sharp of Tucson AZ and many nieces, nephews, great and also great great nieces and nephews. Loretta is preceded in death by brothers; Edwin and Edmund Sharp, brother in law Walter Szymarek, and sister in law Marie Sharp. Family and friends will be received at the Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Wednesday February 15, 2017 from 9am until the time of service at 11am in the funeral home chapel. Father Kevin Dominik will officiate. Burial will follow at St. Mary Polish. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are suggested to the White Oak Animal Safe Haven at 2295 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131. Condolences may be shared at jaycox-jaworskifh.com.

 

Andrew Rusin

February 13, 2017 |

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Andrew D. Rusin, age 64 of McKeesport died on February 12, 2017 at UPMC McKeesport. Born August 31,1952 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Andrew Jr. and the living Julia (Maha) Rusin. Andrew was a member of St. Michaels Orthodox Church. He was in the Mon-Yough choir and volunteered for many food banks. He enjoyed drawing and Pittsburgh sports. In addition to his mother, Andrew is survived by his sister Sandra (Melchior) Masina; nephew Paul (Suzannah) Masina; great nieces,Theodora and Rosalyn; many cousins; aunt, Helen Shaw. In addition to his father, Andrew is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Marie (Andrew) Rusin (Lazoranko); maternal grandparents, John (Anna) Maha; cousins, Gordon Shaw, Sandra Bradish, and Richard Maha. Family and friends will be received at the Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Wednesday February 15, 2017 from 2-4p.m. and 7-9p.m. Panachida service will be at 7p.m. A funeral service will be held at 10a.m. on Thursday February 16, 2017 at St. Michael's Orthodox Church. Father George R. Patrick will officiate. Burial will follow at McKeesport and Versailles Cemetery. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Mary Mowrey

January 28, 2017 |

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Mary (Tokar) Mowrey, age 95 of Liberty Borough, passed away at home, surrounded by her family on January 26,2017.  Born October 4, 1921 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late George and Anna (Zustulka) Ploskina and the wife of the late Stanley Tokar and Rowland Mowrey .  Mary was the owner and cosmetologist of Mary’s Beauty Shop for over 50 years and was a member of Holy Family Polish National Catholic Church.  She is survived by her daughters, Marilyn (Dan) Beran and Wendy (Kurt) Blotzer; grandchildren, Dawn (Todd) Scranton, Danielle Kemp, Deana (Mike) Campbell, Dan (Jen) Beran, Angela (Patrick) Smith, Adam Blotzer, Kelsey (Lee) Davidson, and Robert Blotzer; brother, Emil Ploskina and many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by sons, Stanley and Gerald Tokar; brothers, Paul, Peter, Andrew, Mike, John, and Charles Ploskina and sister, Helen Scott.  Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Sunday, January 29, 2017 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, January 30, 2017 at Holy Family Polish National Catholic Church at 10 a.m.  Fr. Bruce Sleczkowski will officiate.  Interment will follow at St. Clare Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Family P.N.C.C. Organ Fund.  Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Walter Belinsky

January 26, 2017 |

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Walter Belinsky, 89 of White Oak, died January 25, 2017 at UPMC McKeesport.  Born April 24, 1927 in Wall, he was the son of the late Samuel and Bertha (Dumbrosky) Belinsky and the beloved husband of the late Ellen (Simurda) Belinsky for 59 years.  He worked as a butcher at Marracini’s and was a member of the White Oak American Legion Post #701.  He is survived by his brother, John Belinsky and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.  He was preceded in death by siblings, Magdaline Wiltuk, Margaret Aiello, Florence Baron, Caroline Biondi, Stella  Zigarovich, Mildred Pardi, Demeter Belinsky, Verna Tasillo, and Helen Carnahan.  Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Friday, January 27, 2016 from 2-8 p.m.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 10 a.m. in St. Angela of Merici Church.  Fr. Kevin Dominik will officiate.  Burial will follow at Good Shepherd Cemetery.  Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Angela of Merici Church.  Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

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