Robert Thorpe

December 02, 2016 |

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Robert "Bob" Thorpe, age 74 of North Huntingdon, passed away on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at his home. Born May 15, 1942 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Chester and Virginia (Olsen) Thorpe, and loving husband of the late Ruthann (Yencho) Thorpe. Bob was a graduate of Penn State University earning his Bachelor's Degree in Engineering. Following his graduation, he went on to start his career as an engineer with Duquesne Light Company, contributing more than 30 years of dedicated service.  He was a long-time member of the Penns Woods United Methodist Church, and was also a Shriner, Mason, Moose, and member of the Jacktown Ride and Hunt Club. In his free time, Bob enjoyed working with his hands and putting his engineering skills to use. His artistic talents were evident thru his beautiful stained glass work and all of his wood working abilities. He was often referred to as the family handy-man, graciously helping his family with various home remodeling projects that his son-in-law, Frank would get him into. Spending time with his two grandsons teaching them to grow vegetable gardens and sharing his knowledge about the multitude of tools in his busy workshop were some of his favorite pastimes. He is survived by his children, Robert (Regina) Thorpe of State College and Terri (Frank) Maglicco of Level Green; grandsons, Joshua and Justin Maglicco; sister, Norma (Tom) Hartwick of Texas; and his beloved cat Coco. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Friday, December 2, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral Service will be Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Reverend Kathleen Schoeneck will officiate. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

William "Bill" Liptak

November 25, 2016 |

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Lois Marie Akerberg

November 23, 2016 |

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Lois Marie Akerberg, age 95 of White Oak, passed away November 22, 2016 at Riverside Care Center. Born January 21, 1921 in Punxsutawney, she was the daughter of the late John Henry and Florence (Wallace) Nelson, and loving wife of the late Ralph Carl Akerberg.  Lois was a graduate of the McKeesport Hospital School of Nursing. She worked as a registered nurse for McKeesport Hospital, and also for various hospitals in New England while her husband served in the military. She was a longtime member of the First Evangelical Free Church in McKeesport, where she was involved in many church groups, enjoyed singing in the choir, and was a Sunday school teacher for several years. Along with being active within the church, she enjoyed spending her free time reading and tending to her home. She is survived by children, Sheryle (the late William) Guy of McKeesport, Denise (Bennett) Berarducci of Bradenton, FL, and Janell (Kenneth) Anderson of Greensburg; grandchildren, Kimberly (Jason) Bortz, Rebecca (Andre) Rothfuss, Melissa (Joseph) Bosetti, Jennifer Chapman, Dr. Amber (Benjamin) Stephens, and Dr. Crystal Berarducci; great-grandchildren, Ava Bosetti, Mia Bosetti, Maya Rothfuss, Tucker Stephens, Olivia Bortz, and Elena Rothfuss; siblings, Norma Nelson of Grays Lake, IL and Wayne (Gerry) Nelson of Elizabeth Twp., and many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her brother, Glenn Nelson. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Sunday, November 27, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral Service will be held on Monday, November 28, 2016 at the First Evangelical Free Church at 10 a.m. Pastor Kirk Albrecht and Pastor Jack Kelly will officiate. Entombment will follow at McKeesport-Versailles Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to the First Evangelical Free Church. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Charles R. Barnes

November 20, 2016 |

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Charles R. Barnes, age 72, of McKeesport, passed away on Thursday, November 10, 2016.  Charles, the son of Charles and Carolyn Davis Barnes, was born in McKeesport on March 12, 1944. Charles was a 1962 graduate of McKeesport Area High School.  He served four years in the United States Air Force, and was an active member of the White Oak American Legion Post 701.  He was retired from R&R Vending Co.  When he was not repairing a jukebox or a video game, he could be found on the golf course, which was one of his favorite pastimes.  He also enjoyed baking the area's best cheesecakes and desserts.   He is survived by his loving wife, Marlene Douglas Barnes and sons, Darren (Angie) and Danny (Andrea).  He is also survived by his sisters, Carol Ann DeLullo of Virginia, Patricia Deak of Versailles Borough, Linda Barnes of McKeesport, and many nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will take place on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 10:30 am at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory, 2703 O'Neil Boulevard, McKeesport, PA 15132. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (www.michaeljfox.org/get-involved/donation2.php?pg=tribute) or to a charity of your choice.  Online condolences to his family may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

John A. "Bud" Menzie

November 18, 2016 |

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John A.  "Bud" Menzie, age 94 of North Versailles, passed away Thursday, November 17, 2016 at Beacon Ridge in Indiana, PA. Born March 16, 1922 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late John B. and LaDean (Knight) Menzie, and loving husband of the late Thelma (Lytle) Menzie. Following high school, John began working as an electrician for National Tube Works until he joined the US Army, having honorably served during WWII as a paratrooper. He later went on to work for his father's dairy business, Menzie Dairy Co. in McKeesport, having retired after many years of dedicated service. Bud attended the McKeesport Alliance Church where he enjoyed being a member of the Keenagers and the church choir. He also devoted his free time volunteering for the church food bank for many years. Some of his favorite times where spent in his trailer going on road trips across the states and spending time in the woods camping. He was affectionately referred to as the "neighborhood handy-man", getting frequent calls to fix friends electrical work and lamps, or as he would say, "tinker" with them. Bud will be missed for his jokester personality, and always knowing how to put you in a good mood. John is survived by his grandson, Stephen John (Maria) Lowman of Indiana, PA; great-grandsons, Micah and Jonah Lowman; and many nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Margaret "Peggy" Lowman; son, Ronald Menzie; and siblings, Lois Menzie, Ruth Gross, William Menzie and Glenn Menzie. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Pastor Marty Smith will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to the Great Commission Fund, Payable to The Christian Missionary Alliance, Attn: Office of Donor Accounting, 8595 Explorer Dr., Colorado Springs, CO 80920. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Edward Ratesic

November 13, 2016 |

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Edward Ratesic, age 83 of McKeesport, passed away on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at Concordia of Monroeville. Born January 17, 1933 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Valent and Mary (Lakovic) Ratesic and loving husband of Margaret Marie (Walker) Ratesic for 61 years. Following high school, Edward began working for US Steel National Tube Works as a millwright. He later served as the financial secretary and retired from US Steel as the Vice President of the National Tube Local Union 1408 after more than 35 years of service. In his free time, he was active in numerous clubs and organizations, including the 11th Ward Club in Christy Park where he enjoyed playing cards with his fellow members. He also devoted his time as a baseball coach for the McKeesport Pony League, and was an avid bowler, belonging to many leagues over the years. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Edward R. (Cynthia) Ratesic of South Park, Daniel (Laurie) Ratesic of Monroeville and Wayne M. (Katie) Ratesic of Plum Boro.; grandchildren, Brittany Ratesic, Kelsey (Ben) Wardrop, Lindsay Ratesic, Abigail (Christopher) Thompson, Jamie Ratesic and Mallory Ratesic; great-grandson, C.J. Thompson; sisters, Helen Moss and Mildred Osika; and many nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, George and John Ratesic and sisters, Mary Figel and Margaret Tomco. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 10 a.m. at Corpus Christi Church. Father Steven Palsa will officiate. Entombment will follow at New St. Joseph Cemetery. Memorial donations are suggested to the Parkinson Foundation of Western Pennsylvania, 575 Lincoln Avenue, Bellevue, PA 15202. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Edward Wade Cochran

November 11, 2016 |

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(Barnes) Cochran. Wade was a Penn State University graduate, earning his Bachelor of Science in Engineering. He went on to be employed with various engineering companies, including Raytheon, an international aerospace and defense company, where he proudly worked on the Patriot Missile. In his later years, he worked as an electrical engineer with Union Switch & Signal. He was a long-time member of the First Evangelical Free Church of McKeesport. Wade was an avid Penn State Nittany Lions fan and enjoyed watching all Pittsburgh sports teams. His greatest passion was photography, mainly capturing remarkable photos of birds and all aspects of nature’s beauty. Wade is survived by his sister, Janet (Michael) Bush of New Hartford, CT; nieces and nephews, Charlotte (Steven), Richard and Courtney (Matthew); aunts, Arlene (Tom) Barnes of McKeesport, Ann (David) Barnes of Homer, NY, Joan (the late Wayne) Cochran of McKeesport and Doris (the late Robert) Barnes of West Mifflin; many loving cousins and friends. He was also preceded in death by his cherished Bedlington terrier, Lucas. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory, 2703 O'Neil Blvd., McKeesport PA on Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held 10:00am Monday, at the First Evangelical Free Church. Pastor Kirk Albrecht will officiate. Inurnment will be private at Lebanon Church Cemetery, West Mifflin. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Wade’s memory are suggested to the National Aviary, 700 Arch St., Pittsburgh, PA 15212. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Patrick J. Burns

November 04, 2016 |

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Patrick J. Burns, 65, of White Oak passed away on Thursday November 3, 2016. Born June 15, 1951, he was the son of the late Paul and Joan Burns and the husband of Bonnie (Long) Burns.
He worked for U.S. Steel in Duquesne, then was a welder at ABT, and most recently for the Braddock Hospital in the maintenance department until the day it closed. Patrick was an outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing on his boat with his family and gardening. He was constantly reading and learning new topics. He loved his dogs and went to flea markets with his sons.  
Along with his wife, Patrick is survived by his children; Marilyn (George) Sanner of Monongahela, Patrick (Ethel) Burns Jr. of White Oak, and Timothy Burns (Jolie Cannata) of North Versailles, 10 grandchildren; one great grandchild; siblings, Ray (Sharon) Burns of Elizabeth, Paul (Linda) Burns of North Versailles and Pete Burns of Meadville. He is preceded in death by his parents, brother, Michael Burns, and son, Thomas E. Burns. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Monday, November 7, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-8. A Blessing Service will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at 10am at the funeral home. Burial will be at Mt. Vernon Cemetery. Condolences can be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com.

 

Deborah "Debbie" Hose

November 02, 2016 |

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Deborah "Debbie" Hose, age 62 of McKeesport, passed away on Monday, October 31, 2016 at her home. Born September 4, 1954 in West Mifflin, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Dorothy (Sprenger) Smith, and loving wife of Dale Himich. Debbie worked for the McKeesport School District for nearly 20 years as a special education teacher's assistant for 5th and 6th grade. In her free time, she loved to make all types of crafts, and her baking, especially her cookies, will be missed by so many family and friends. She was an avid Pittsburgh sports fan, always rooting for the Steelers, Pens and Buccos, and loved her faithful cats, Gizzy and Mookie "Rosie". In addition to her husband, she is survived by her son, Justin Hose of North Versailles; grandson, Justin; siblings, Patricia (the late Joseph) Miller, Eddie (Linda) Smith, Beverly (Ed) Magiera and Blair (Debbie) Smith; step-son, Shawn Himich (Stacey); brother-in-law, Michael (Carol) Himich; sisters-in-law, Barbara (Thomas) Kostovny and Susan Himich (Thom); and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Saturday, November 5, 2016 from 2 p.m. until time of funeral service at 6 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Pastor Jeff Lukacs will officiate. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Margaret "Peg" Ann Weyer

November 01, 2016 |

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Margaret "Peg" Ann Weyer, age 89 of White Oak, passed away on Monday, October 31, 2016 at Kane Regional Center in McKeesport. Born September 20, 1927 in Braddock, she was the daughter of the late James and Margaret (Fleck) Weyer, Sr. Peg was a graduate of McKeesport High School, and later went on to earn her bachelor's degree from Slippery Rock University. Upon her graduation, she began working at the White Oak School and later Francis McClure Intermediate School as a 7th grade science teacher, where she was often referred to as "Sarge". It was there that she started the Drug Awareness Program, having won awards from the Governor of Pennsylvania. She dedicated her spare time as a girl scout leader in White Oak, served as a Sunday school teacher and choir member at Trinity Lutheran Church, and was a long time member of Faith Lutheran Church in her later years. Peg was an avid traveler, visiting many of the western states, and loved to spend time camping and taking in all aspects of the outdoors. Her many dogs were her pride and joy. She is survived by her niece, Debra (Jim) Baird of Kearneysville, WV; nephew, Kevin (Roberta) Weyer of White Oak; great nieces and nephews, Jessica (Erik) Bibb, Joanna Baird, Adam (Theresa) Weyer, and Ashley (Javiera) Alverez; sister-in-law, Helen Weyer of White Oak; cousins, Betty Joan Keenan and Robert Dale Davis; and two great-great nieces and two great-great nephews. She was also preceded in death by her brother, James Weyer, Jr. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Friday, November 4, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral Service will be Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Pastor Michael Ryan will officiate. Burial will follow at Penn Lincoln Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to the Alzheimer's Association, 1100 Liberty Ave., Pgh, PA 15222. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Raymond Anthony Manz

October 27, 2016 |

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Raymond Anthony Manz, age 86 of White Oak, passed away Thursday morning, October 27, 2016. He was born December 11, 1929 in Pittsburgh. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Ann (Goertler) Manz; his children, LuAnne (James, Jr.) Danner, Eric Manz, Karen (Kevin) O'Malley and Steven (Joann) Manz; grandchildren, Nicole, Aaron, Joseph, John, Kailee and Owen. He is also survived by his brothers, Charles (Betty) Manz and John (Mary) Manz; and many nieces and nephews. Raymond was a staunch patriot and proud veteran who served the country he loved during the Korean War in the 2nd Division Combat Infantry where he was awarded two Purple Hearts and the Bronze Star. He was a strong, kind man in life who loved and was devoted to his family, (and John Wayne). His gentleness, patience, and good humor made him a wonderful role model for his family. He was truly loved by all and will be greatly missed. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Sunday, October 30, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, October 31, 2016 at St. Angela Merici Church at 10 a.m. Entombment with military honors will follow at New St. Joseph Cemetery. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Jane Laska

October 24, 2016 |

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Jane Laska, age 98 of North Huntingdon, formerly of McKeesport, passed away on Sunday, October 23, 2016 at Walden's View Senior Living in North Huntingdon. Born January 21, 1918 in Wishaw, PA, she was the daughter of the late Thomas S. and Annie (Bell) Cowie, and loving wife of the late Steve A. Laska. Jane was a lifetime member of the Kephart United Methodist Church and loved to spend time with her church family. She worked for the McKeesport Area School District as a cafeteria worker where she was the head baker for over 30 years.

 
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Walter Mandella

October 20, 2016 |

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Walter J. Mandella "Spike", age 82 of McKeesport, passed away on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at his home. Born August 28, 1934 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Walter C. and Regina (Liebold) Mandella, and loving husband of Shirley (Obusek) Mandella for nearly 55 years. Spike worked for US Steel National Works and also worked for Continental Can Company in West Mifflin. He devoted many years as a youth baseball coach in McKeesport, and was active with the American Legion Baseball League and a scout for the Philadelphia Phillies. Spike's greatest joy was his time spent at Glendale Lake near Prince Gallitzin State Park, where he loved to spend time fishing and enjoying the mountains. He cherished his time there so much that he eventually made it his second home from spring through fall. Spike will be remembered for his unique sense of humor, and his one-liners will be missed by many! In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son, Daniel (Erica) Mandella of White Oak; daughter, Terri (Scott) Pollock of White Oak; grandchildren, Elizabeth and Stephanie Mandella, Emily, Stephen, Matthew, and Sarah Mandella, and Hunter and Samantha Pollock; also many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son, Larry (surviving wife, Wendy) Mandella; and brother, Charles Mandella. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 2-4 p.m. and 6 p.m. until time of Funeral Service at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Terry Anne Reilly

October 20, 2016 |

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Terry Anne Reilly, age 62 of McKeesport died on October 19, 2016 at AHN Jefferson Hospital.  Born May 2, 1954 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Kathryne (Tyson) Reilly.  She is survived by her son, Wayne (Angela) Paxon; granddaughter, Mila; sisters, Jan and Toni; brothers, Tommy and Billy, and nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her sister Judy.  Terry worked for a laundry service in Homestead and later in the food service department at Penn State Greater Allegheny, or as she still said “Penn State McKeesport”.  She loved to watch the Pirates, play bingo and make crafts for family and friends around the Holidays.  Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Sunday, October 23, 2016  from 1-4 and 6-8 p.m.  A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Monday, October 24, 2016  at 10 a.m.  Fr. Ahlin will officiate.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Harvey J. Barnum

October 15, 2016 |

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Harvey J. Barnum, age 70 of McKeesport, formerly of East Pittsburgh, passed away on Friday, October 14, 2016 at UPMC McKeesport. Born December 12, 1945 in Swissvale, he was the son of the late Harvey and Caroline Barnum, and loving husband of the late Frances L. (Whiteman) Barnum. He is survived by his children, Bob (Laura) Barnum of McKeesport and Chrissy M. Barnum of McKeesport; and grandchildren, Emily, Caitlin and Bobby. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 from 3 p.m. until time of Masonic Service at 7:30 p.m., followed by a funeral service at 8 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

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