Andrew William Patterson

July 29, 2016 |

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Andrew William Patterson, age 30 of McKeesport, formerly of West Mifflin, passed away on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at his home. Born June 18, 1986 in Pittsburgh, he was the son of Robert J. Patterson and MaryAnn (Skinta) Bartek. In addition to his parents, Andrew is survived by his brother, Rob (Nicole) Patterson of McKeesport; sister, Jennifer (Aron) Patterson of West Mifflin; grandmothers, Louise Shimkus and Joan Skinta; nieces and nephew, Ryan, Alanna and Emma; aunts and uncles, Laura (Jim) Howell, John (Judy) Skinta and Joe (MaryAnn) Skinta; and cousins, Jimmy, Alex, Joshua, Brendan, Brittany and James. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Joseph Skinta and Albert Shimkus. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Monday, August 8, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., with a Memorial Service to follow at 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Pastor Jody Dausey will officiate. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

John "Bob" Tharp

July 27, 2016 |

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John Robert “Bob” Tharp, age 79, passed away at home surrounded by his family on July 25, 2016.  Born December 27, 1936 in Waynesburg, he was the son of the late Abner and Mildred (Tustin) Tharp and the beloved husband of 44 years to Carol (Kaiser) Tharp.  Bob graduated from Waynesburg High School in 1956.  He went on to work as a Radiologic Technician at Greene County Memorial Hospital, McKeesport Hospital, Homestead Hospital, and retired from Jefferson Regional Medical Center.  He served in the Army Reserves for 9 years and was an active member of Evangelical Congregational Church (McKeesport) and their ARFOM Class Organization.  His other memberships included Masonic Youghiogheny Lodge #583, Tall Cedars of Lebanon Al-O-Mon Forest #138, and the Mon Yough Church Dartball League.  He volunteered for McKeesport Meals on Wheels and enjoyed gardening, dartball, and taking care of his grandchildren.  In addition to his wife, he is survived by son, Brian (Stacey) Tharp, or Monroeville; triplet grandchildren, Benjamin, Holden, and Kylen; brother, Charles Raymond Tharp, of Waynesburg; sisters, Erma Jean Carroll, of Belle Vernon, Martha Grim, of Windridge, Sarah (Orville) King, of Waynesburg and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his brother Barton at six years of age.  Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 from 6-8 p.m. and on Thursday, July 28, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.  The funeral service will be held on Friday, July 28, 2016 at 11 a.m. at the Evangelical Congregational Church in McKeesport.  Rev. Glen Irvin will officiate.  Burial will follow at Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.  Memorial contributions may be made to Evangelical Congregational Church or to the Alzheimer’s Association 1100 Liberty Ave, Ste E-201 Pittsburgh, PA 15222.  Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Thomas Binger

July 27, 2016 |

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Thomas R. Binger, age 46 of McKeesport, passed on Friday, July 22, 2016 at Allegheny General Hospital. Born October 29, 1969 in McKeesport, he was the son of Chris (Breletic) Binger and the late Gary M. "Red" Binger, and beloved husband of Lori A. Tatkus-Binger for 21 years. In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by his daughter, Schae, of home; grandmother, Dominga Breletic, of McKeesport; sister, Melissa Binger, of McKeesport; niece, Lily Binger; brother, Matthew (Shannon Payne) Binger, of New York; uncles, Robin Breletic and Kevin (Kim) Breletic; sister-in-law, Chris (Joe) DiBattista; cousins, Carly, Dylan and Ryan; and his cherished dogs, Scrappy, Onyx, Zeus and Pollo. He was also preceded in death by his mother-in-law, Charlotte Tatkus. Thomas worked for UPMC McKeesport where he was a dedicated surgical technician for many years. His greatest joy in life was spending time with his family. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Monday, July 25, 2016 from 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday, July 26, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Blessing Service will be Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 9:15 a.m. at the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at Holy Name Church, Christ the Light of the World Parish. Father Thomas J. Lewandowski will officiate. Burial will be private. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Thomas R. Binger

July 23, 2016 |

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Thomas R. Binger, age 46 of McKeesport, passed on Friday, July 22, 2016 at Allegheny General Hospital. Born October 29, 1969 in McKeesport, he was the son of Chris (Breletic) Binger and the late Gary M. "Red" Binger, and beloved husband of Lori A. Tatkus-Binger for 21 years. In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by his daughter, Schae, of home; grandmother, Dominga Breletic, of McKeesport; sister, Melissa Binger, of McKeesport; niece, Lily Binger; brother, Matthew (Shannon Payne) Binger, of New York; uncles, Robin Breletic and Kevin (Kim) Breletic; sister-in-law, Chris (Joe) DiBattista; cousins, Carly, Dylan and Ryan; and his cherished dogs, Scrappy, Onyx, Zeus and Pollo. He was also preceded in death by his mother-in-law, Charlotte Tatkus. Thomas worked for UPMC McKeesport where he was a dedicated surgical technician for many years. His greatest joy in life was spending time with his family. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Monday, July 25, 2016 from 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday, July 26, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Blessing Service will be Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 9:15 a.m. at the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at Holy Name Church, Christ the Light of the World Parish. Father Thomas J. Lewandowski will officiate. Burial will be private. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Elaine Bartko

July 19, 2016 |

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Elaine R. Bartko, age 69 of McKeesport, formerly of New Port Richey, FL, passed on Sunday, July 17, 2016 at UPMC Presbyterian. Born March 27, 1947 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Wendell and Louise (Lamb) Wakefield. She is survived by her daughters, Amy Jo Lannan Butler and her husband Curtis, of McKeesport and Danett Guerra Fahr and her husband Justin, of New Port Richey, FL; grandchildren, James Davis, Jr., Dean Stupar, Jayson Davis, Ameeka Davis, Coleton Fahr and Brielle Fahr; great-grandchildren, Jai'den Davis, James Davis, III, and Aalaya Davis; siblings, Clair (Joanne) Wakefield, Edith (the late Neal) Davis, Barbara (Peter) Pease and Robert (Karen) Wakefield; step-children, Andrew S. Bartko, Gary Bartko, Kelly Estok and Jennifer Gallagher; her beloved companion, John Meyers; many nieces and nephews; and her cherished dog, Oreo. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew G. Bartko; and siblings, William Wakefield, Claudia Shegan and Cynthia Wakefield. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral Service will be Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.  Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Stanley Horvat

July 19, 2016 |

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Stanley P. Horvat, age 61 of Elizabeth Twp., formerly of West Mifflin, passed on Friday, July 15, 2016 at UPMC Presbyterian. Born July 17, 1954 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late John and Helen (Hamar) Horvat, and beloved husband of Sharon (Raymer) Horvat. Stanley was employed with US Steel Duquesne Works, where he worked in the accounting department for many years. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus as a 3rd degree Knight and was a longtime member of St. Michael Parish in Elizabeth. He was a devoted grandfather who loved to spend time with all of his grandkids, especially collecting football cards for them to enjoy. In addition to his parents and wife, he is survived by his children, Matthew (Jaime) Horvat of Brentwood, Erica (Glenn) Ace of White Oak, Nicolle (Allen) Booth of Elizabeth and Kasey (Raymond) Zang of White Oak; grandchildren, Owen, Kayla, Tyler, Izabella, Cloè, Alexia, Brayden, Faith, Phoebe, Zavier, Stella and Quinn; brother, Alan (Sharon) Horvat of West Mifflin; sister-in-law, Linda (Dean) Gibson of Simpsonville, SC; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, Dennis Horvat. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 10 a.m. at St. Michael Parish, Elizabeth Twp. Father Thomas A. Wagner will officiate. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery in West Mifflin. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Clara E. Horvath

July 11, 2016 |

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Clara E. Horvath, age 94, of McKeesport, passed away on Saturday, July 9, 2016 at The Palms of O'Neil in McKeesport.  Born October 25, 1921 in Rankin PA, she was the daughter of the late Cosimos and Maria (Salazar) Izzo, and beloved wife of the late Joseph A. Horvath.
Clara was a bookkeeper for Menzie Dairy for 30 years and was a lifelong member of St. Angela Parish in White Oak.
She is survived by her son Joseph (Barbara) Horvath of Morgantown, WV. Grandchildren include Joseph (Samantha), Christopher and Jeffrey Horvath, Josh (Angela) Mason and Jodee (Tim) Heydon. Great-grandchildren are Joseph, Harper, Abigail, Miles, Olivia and Henry; sister Esther Linderman of Mt. Vernon.  Clara was also preceded in death by her sister Eva Krol and brother Louis Izzo.
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Michael Babyak

July 06, 2016 |

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Michael Babyak, age 93 of White Oak, formerly of McKeesport, passed away on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at UPMC McKeesport. Born June 3, 1923 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Jon and Mary Babyak, and beloved husband of Margaret (Haynick) Babyak for almost 70 years. Michael was part of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) as a young teen, and later joined the US Army where he honorably served our country during WWII. Following his military service, he worked as a general foreman for US Steel National Tube Works, retiring after many years of dedicated service. He was a member of the White Oak American Legion Post 701, AARP Chapter 2911 in Versailles and the Knights of Columbus. He was a very active member of St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church in McKeesport and a former Holy Name Society member. Some of Michael's favorite pastimes were his trips to the mountains, taking long road trips where he always enjoyed driving, and playing all types of card games with friends and family. Above all, Michael will be remembered as being a family man who devoted his life to his loving family. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Michael A. (Jenny) Babyak of Somerset and Joyce A. (Alan) Goebel of McKeesport; grandchildren, Michele Babyak (Denny Hustead) and Lynette (John) Schuetz; great-grandchildren, Tyler and Brandon Schuetz; brother, Edward (Helen) Babyak; and many loving nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by his siblings, Jon Babyak, Mary Dolores Curley and Helen Kugler. Per Michael's wishes, services will be private and are entrusted to Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, 410 Sixth St., McKeesport, PA 15132. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Joan E. Gasser

July 06, 2016 |

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Joan E. Gasser, age 79 of McKeesport, formerly of West Mifflin, passed Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at Riverside Care Center in McKeesport. Born January 31, 1937,  in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mabel (Hays) Fullard and the wife of the late Albert W. Gasser.
Joan was retired from the former Paule's Lookout and also the Duquesne Golf Club, where she worked as a waitress.
She enjoyed swimming, jazz music, the late great oldies and loved to play all types of cards, she was known as a, "Card Shark!"
She is survived by grandchildren, Jessica Bricker, Lori Beth Campbell, Kristin Gasser and Joe Gasser; great grandchildren, Mackenzie and Andrew Bricker; also nieces and nephew.
In addition to her parents and husband, Joan was preceded in death by children, Patricia J. Campbell and Theodore Gasser; sister, Patricia Van Horn.
 

Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home   Crematory on Saturday, July 9, 2016 from 10 am until the time of service at Noon, in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow in McKeesport   Versailles Cemetery.

Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Evelyn L. Kondrich

July 02, 2016 |

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Evelyn L. Kondrich, age 86 of Hempfield Twp., formerly of North Huntingdon, passed on Friday, July 1, 2016 at Latrobe Hospital. Born February 5, 1930 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Edward "Doc" and Rose (Kovac) Dougherty, and beloved wife of the late Charles Kondrich. Evelyn found great joy in the many group bus trips she would take, having traveled across the country many times. She was an avid Steelers Fan, and her enthusiasm for the game will be missed. She also enjoyed spending time tending to her garden at home. She is survived by her children, Mark Kondrich of Irwin, Chris (Janice) Kondrich of Unity Twp., and Lori (Charles) Walk of Hempfield Twp.; grandchildren, John "Randy", Jeremy, Katie, Michelle and Nicole Kondrich; and many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Rose Beldham and Diane Vendetti. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Tuesday, July 5, 2016 from 11:00 am until time of Blessing Service at 1:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Father Kevin Dominic will officiate. Inurnment will be private at Penn-Lincoln Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to Excela Home Care & Hospice, Attn: Mary Ellen Davin,  134 Industrial Park Dr., Suite 1600, Greensburg, PA 15601.

 

Margaret Ann Goldstrohm

June 25, 2016 |

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Margaret Ann Goldstrohm, age 84 of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday, June 24, 2016 at home. Born December 18, 1931 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Ryniak and Jennie (Marnell) Ryniak, and beloved wife of the late Glenn Goldstrohm. Margaret was a former model and also worked at Katzman's Clothing Store in McKeesport. Margaret's greatest joy was tending to her home. She is survived by her daughter, Joern Goldstrohm (Kevin Clair) of White Oak; also nieces and nephews and her special nieces Janice Wolfe and Christina Reed. Margaret was also preceded in death by her sister and brother-in-law, Delores and Raymond Plowchalk. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Monday, June 27, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick Church. Father Vince Velas will officiate. Burial will follow at Richland Cemetery. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

George R. "Skip" Light

June 24, 2016 |

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George R. "Skip" Light, age 85 of White Oak, passed peacefully on Thursday, June 23, 2016 at The Palms at O'Neil in McKeesport. Born December 27, 1930 in Swissvale, he was the son of the late George A. Light and Helen (Wentroble) Light Butorajac and beloved husband of the late Patty (Hetrick) Light. George honorably served our country in the US Army during the Korean War. Following his military service, he worked for Westinghouse-Bettis in the printing and reproduction department, retiring after more than 30 years of employment. He was a longtime member of St. John's Lutheran Church in North Versailles and also a member of the White Oak American Legion Post 701. George's greatest joy was spending time with his family and his surprise visits will be missed by many. He is survived by his son, John R. Light (Tracy Kelley) of White Oak; grandchildren, Jason and Jenna Light and their mother, Jaclyn Light; sister, Miriam (the late Gerald) Miller of Toronto, OH; and many nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Richard Light. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Saturday, June 25, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. and Sunday, June 26, 2016 from 2-4 p.m. Funeral Service will be Monday, June 27, 2016 at 10 a.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church, 715 Lincoln Highway (Route 30), North Versailles, PA 15137. Rev. Richard Krug will officiate. (Everyone please meet at church) Burial will follow at Jefferson Memorial Park. Memorial donations are suggested to St. John's Lutheran Church. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Robert G. Pozzuto

June 21, 2016 |

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Robert “Bob” G. Pozzuto, age 86 of White Oak, died June 20, 2016 at home.  Born September 29, 1929 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Sam and Rose (Alfrer) Pozzuto and the beloved husband of Betty (Robinson) Pozzuto.  In addition to his wife, he is survived by sons, Robert S. of Hempfield, Thomas W. (Anna) of McKeesport, and George E. (Luann) Pozzuto of Penn Trafford; daughters, Sharron (Michael) Kalman of Farragut, TN and Lori (Daniel) Wertz of McClain, VA; grandchildren, Michael, Eric, Giuliana, Dustin, Amanda, Natalie, Nicole, Noelle, Angela, Dane, Melissa Yendry, and Gerardo; great-grandchildren, Nathan and Julia; sisters; Jeanne Irons of McKeesport and Helen Picone of Liberty Borough; sisters-in-law Dolores (Don) Gorton of Mt. Pleasant and Joyce Pozzuto and also survived by nieces and nephews.  Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home   Crematory on Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, 10 a.m. at St. Patrick Church.  A private inurnment will take place at a later time.  Condolences may be shared at www.jaycoxjaworskifh.com

 

Clifford B. Sloane

June 18, 2016 |

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Clifford B. Sloane, age 80 of White Oak, passed away on Friday, June 17, 2016 at Briarcliff Pavilion in North Huntingdon. Born March 20, 1936 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late William and Gertrude (Crookham) Sloane. Clifford honorably served our country in the US Army. Following his military service, he continued his career working for Champion Tool and Die as a shipping and receiving clerk and also as an accounting clerk, having retired after 40 dedicated years. Upon his retirement, Clifford worked tirelessly for several volunteer organizations, including 17 years of offering his services with Meals on Wheels. In his free time, he enjoyed taking walks in White Oak Park, visiting the Casinos and playing the lottery. He found great joy in spending time outdoors working and fishing, but he especially loved tending to his flower bed. Clifford is survived by his brother, Harry R. (Melva) Sloane of Port Richey, FL; and many loving nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Gertrude (Robert) Landkrohn of Butler and Mildred (Frank) Hurley of White Oak; and six brothers, Herbert (Alice) Sloane of West Newton, PA, William (Marge) Sloane of Claysville, PA, Thomas (Helen) Sloane of Claysville, PA, Glenn (Ruth) Sloane of Washington, PA, Howard (Irene) Sloane of North Versailles and George (Peg) Sloane of McKeesport. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Sunday, June 19, 2016 from 6-8 p.m. and Monday, June 20, 2016 from 2-8 p.m. A private graveside service will be held at Mt. Vernon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the McKeesport Meals on Wheels, 1406 Cornell Street, McKeesport, PA 15132. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Casimira (Hazel) Hokaj

June 15, 2016 |

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Casimira "Hazel" Hokaj, age 97 of Canonsburg, formerly of West Mifflin, passed away on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at TownView Health   Rehabilitation Center in Canonsburg. Born September 3, 1918 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Theophil and Josephine (Szczepanski) Lenda, and beloved wife of the late Joseph L. Hokaj. Hazel was a long-time member of Corpus Christi Parish, formerly St. Mary Czestochowa Parish, former member of the Confraternity of Christian Mothers & Ladies Guild, as well as a member of the Polish Falcons of America. She loved to play Bingo with her friends, and always looked forward to her annual trips to Las Vegas. She also enjoyed spending time with her nieces and nephews, especially their outings to the Olive Garden. She is survived by her nieces and nephews, William Carr, Rebecca Federoff, Edwin Lenda, Richard Lenda, Thomas Hokaj, Leo Hokaj and Henry Hokaj; and many great-nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by her sisters, Julia Fischer and Frances Cook; and brothers, Theophil, John, Chester and Edwin Lenda. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home   Crematory on Friday, June 17, 2016 from 12 Noon until time of Blessing Service 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Father Kevin Dominic will officiate. Burial will follow at St. Mary Polish Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested at the Arthritis Foundation, 790 Holiday Dr., Suite # 11, Pittsburgh, PA 15220. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

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