John Ruby

June 13, 2016 |

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John R. Ruby, age 86 of White Oak, passed away on June 10, 2016 at his home. Born September 8, 1929 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Paul and Julia (Nemeth) Ruby, and beloved husband of the late Lillian B. (Jordanhazy) Ruby for 65 years. He is survived by his children, Toni (the late Henry) Clayton of Florida, John (Lynne) Ruby of Harrisburg and Jeff (Julia) Ruby of Georgia; grandchildren, Emily, Eric, Kara, Kyle, Taylor and Pfc. Conner; and many nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by his children, James and Tammy Ruby; and his brother, Gus Ruby. Following his military service in the US Army, John began his career in education and continued on to earn his PhD in Psychology while working. He dedicated his professional career to teaching high school students which eventually evolved to college level as well as practicing in the school and clinical psychology fields. John had a proud affiliation with Phi Delta Kappa fraternity and was an active member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church.
 Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Thursday, June 16, 2016 from 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, June 17, 2016 at 10 a.m. at Corpus Christi Church. Burial will follow at New St. Joseph Cemetery in North Versailles.
 Memorial donations are suggested to the American Heart Association, 444 Liberty Ave #1300, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Charlotte Waskowicz

June 07, 2016 |

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Charlotte Waskowicz of McKeesport, passed peacefully in the arms of her daughter, Francine, on Sunday, June 5, 2016. It is with great sadness to inform her dear family and friends of her passing. She was the daughter of the late Albert and Johanna (Szymarek) Sieracki, and the beloved wife of John Waskowicz who preceded her in death. Charlotte is survived by her loving daughter and best friend, Francine Waskowicz. She is also survived by her nieces and nephews, Bill Sharkey, Cathy Sharkey, Dolly (Nunzio) Chelli, Floyd (Darlene) Mandella, Arlene (Walt) Miscavage, Artie (Charlotte) Hartman, Carol Patik, Judy Madoff, Bob (Patience) Waskowicz and Marian Hrycyk; and many great-nieces and nephews, great-great nieces and nephews, and great-great-great nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly. Charlotte began her career as a telephone operator and later worked as a clerk in the engineering department for Bell Telephone, from where she retired after more than 40 years of dedicated service. She was a long time parishioner of St. Mary of Czestochowa (Corpus Christi Parish), where she was a Christian Mother and member of the Ladies Aid Society and Catholic Daughters. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, June 10, 2016 at Corpus Christi Parish at 10 a.m. Father Michael Maranowski will officiate. (Per Charlotte's request, there will be no viewing). Burial will follow at St. Mary Polish Cemetery in White Oak. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity and keep Charlotte in your thoughts and prayers. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Michael E. Hirjak

May 25, 2016 |

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Michael E. Hirjak, age 87 of McKeesport, passed away on May 23, 2016 at The Gardens of Lincoln Court in North Versailles. Born March 15, 1929 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Joseph and Mary (Jula) Hirjak, and beloved husband of the late Margaretta (Mastilak) Hirjak. Michael honorably served in the US Navy, and following his military service, he began his career as a Master Technician for the automotive industry. He worked for many years as the Service Manager at Devereaux Chevrolet and Tom Clark. He was also a member of the White Oak Gun Club and the National Rifle Association. Mike enjoyed playing checkers with his great-grandson Jacob and loved watching his great-granddaughter Maura dance. His talent and passion for fixing things and being an all-around handyman will be missed by many. He is survived by his daughters,  Linda M. (Gary Kiesell of White Oak) Kiesell of Liberty Boro, Patricia Ann (the late Bob) Bashore of Elizabethtown, PA and granddaughter, Stacey Tabanli; great-grandchildren, Jacob and Maura Joy Tabanli whom he adored; his loving companion, Norma Budnick; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Margaret Karabin, Helen Azzarello and Joseph Hirjak. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Saturday, May 28, 2016 from 1-4:30 p.m., followed by a Blessing Service at 4:30 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Fr. Matthew Elanjileth will officiate. Inurnment will be private at Calvary Cemetery in Port Vue. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Ioannis P. Konidaris

May 24, 2016 |

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Ioannis P. Konidaris, age 65 of McKeesport, died May 24, 2016 at UPMC Shadyside. Born December 4, 1950 in Greece, he was the son of the late Periklis and Anastasia (Papadopoulos) Konidaris. He is survived by his sister, Alexandra Konidaris; brother, Jerry Konidaris and his wife, Theodora; nephews John and Periklis Konidaris; nieces, Anastasia and Sophia Konidaris; and great-nieces, Athena and Brianna. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Friday, May 27, 2016 from 5-9 p.m. with a Trisagion Service at 7 p.m. Funeral Service will be Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 11 a.m. at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation, with additional visitation at church from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. Fr. William Zotis will officiate. (Everyone please meet at church). Burial will follow at Mt. Vernon Cemetery. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Robert A. Jacobs, Sr.

May 24, 2016 |

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Robert Anthony Jacobs, Sr., age 53 of McKeesport, passed away on May 23, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born May 1, 1963 in McKeesport, and was the beloved husband of Doreen (DelDuca) Jacobs for over 30 years. He is survived by his children, Dana (Chris) DelDuca-Cindric, Robert "Bobby" (Ashley) Jacobs, Jr., Anthony (Kristin) Jacobs and Ryan Jacobs; grandchildren, Robert Jacobs, III (Lil "B"), Allison Jacobs and Zachary Cindric; brother, Christopher (Christine) Jacobs; cousins, David (Danielle) Balog, Danny and Crystal, Sara Balog and Kayla Dimeo; nephew Brandon Jacobs; and his loving dog, Daisy. He was preceded in death by his parents. Robert worked for MTS Sales & Service as a restaurant equipment service technician for over 20 years. In his down time, he loved to hunt, fish, and ride his motorcycle. He was known to be a history buff and was an avid Pittsburgh Pirate fan, having loved to visit PNC Park. He was a dedicated and hard working man, however his life was devoted to his family and grandchildren. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Thursday, May 26, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, May 27, 2016 at 10 a.m. at St. Angela Merici Church. Fr. Kevin Dominic will officiate. Burial will follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Penn Hills. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to the Hillman Cancer Center, Attn: Development, UPMC Cancer Pavilion, Suite 1B, 5150 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15232. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Paul Petrovich

May 22, 2016 |

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Paul Petrovich, age 72, of White Oak, passed peacefully on May 19, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born April 3, 1944 in McKeesport, and was preceded in death by his father Paul Petrovich and mother Hilda (Horn) Petrovich Krznaric, his son Richard Petrovich and his beloved Jane Faulkner. He is survived by his sister, Marlyn (Kenneth, Jr.) White of Phoenix, AZ; niece, Adrian (Ralph) Hensell; nephew, Andrew Paul (Erin) Shivey; aunt, Ruth Horn; and extended family Anna (Brycen) Bock, Mary (Elmer) Henderson, Fred Faulkner, and many loving grandchildren, great-grandchildren, cousins, nieces and nephews. He served in the US Army and was a member and employee of the American Legion of White Oak. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Sunday, May 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. Pastor Galen Winebrenner will officiate. Burial services will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to a charity of your choice in Paul's memory. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com.

 

Hilda J. Krznaric

May 15, 2016 |

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Hilda J. Krznaric, age 97 of White Oak, passed away on May 14, 2016 at her home. Born February 18, 1919 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Marie (Nemecek) Horn, and wife of the late Paul Petrovich and the late Frank Krznaric. She is survived by her children, Marlyn (Kenneth, Jr.) White of Phoenix, AZ and Paul Petrovich of White Oak; grandchildren, Adrian (Ralph) Hensell and Andrew Paul (Erin) Shivey; seven great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; beloved sister, Ruth Horn; nieces and nephews, Dolly Yutzy, Lanny Horn, Dale Willard and Frank Willard; and five generations of great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her siblings, John Horn, Marie Willard and Elsie Shively. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Monday, May 16, 2016 from 6-8 p.m. and Tuesday, May 17, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral Service will be Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Pastor Galen Winebrenner will officiate. Burial will follow at McKeesport-Versailles Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to a charity of your choice in memory of Hilda. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Carl J. Kijowski

May 14, 2016 |

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Carl J. Kijowski, age 77 of Lewisburg, PA, formerly of Port Vue, passed away on May 12, 2016 at the Evangelical Community Hospital in Lewisburg, surrounded by his family and friends. Born May 9, 1939 in Port Vue, he was the son of Charles and Josephine (Synkowski) Kijowski, and beloved husband of Geraldine (Germak) Kijowski for 53 years.  In addition to his wife, he is survived by his sisters, Carol (Joe) Pollak of West Mifflin and Dolores (Art) Eagan of Pittsburgh, and many wonderful godchildren, nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his father, Charles; mother, Josephine; and brother, Joseph. Carl honorably served our country in the US Army as a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne. Following his military service, he attended the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics in West Mifflin, PA. He was employed with United Technologies/Pratt & Whitney in Connecticut for 44 years as a Field Service Engineering Representative where he traveled the world. After retiring he was employed with Wood Group/Pratt & Whitney as a Senior Executive V.P. of Engineering & Government Contracts. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Monday, May 16, 2016 from 9 a.m. until time of Blessing Service at 10:30 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 a.m. at Holy Family Polish National Catholic Church in McKeesport. Father Bruce Sleczkowski will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to the MS Society. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Barbara J. (Lloyd) Witt

May 08, 2016 |

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Barbara J. Witt, age 70 of McKeesport, formerly of Connellsville, passed away on May 7, 2016 at UPMC McKeesport. Born October 4, 1945 in Connellsville, she was the daughter of Marianne (Galliete) Lloyd and the late Robert Lloyd, and beloved wife of William Witt for almost 40 years. In addition to her husband and mother, she is survived by her children, Ronald Henderson of McKeesport and Elisha (Steven) Singer of White Oak; grandchildren, Julianna, Michael, and Desdemona; siblings, Nikki (Charles) Speeney of Scottdale, Robert (Connie) Lloyd of Myrtle Beach, SC, and Erika Goerner of Hempfield Twp.; also survived by her nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Tuesday, May 10, 2016, from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Pastor Kirk Albrecht will officiate. Private burial will follow at Green Ridge Memorial Park, Connellsville. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to the First Evangelical Free Church, 4001 University Dr., McKeesport, PA 15132. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Edmund J. Traczynski

May 03, 2016 |

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Edmund J. Traczynski, age 84 of McKeesport, died April 24, 2016 at his home. Born July 10, 1931 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late John and Josephine (Mucha) Traczynski, and beloved husband of Dorothy (Frinsko) Traczynski for 64 years. Ed began his career as a butcher at a young age, and went on to become part owner of the J.T. Packing Company in McKeesport, where he retired from after many years of dedicated service. Following his retirement, he worked for City Foods and also served the community as a security guard at Renzie Park. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Gary Traczynski of McKeesport and Deborah Ann Traczynski of San Francisco, CA; siblings, Irene Charmo, Virginia (Sam) Greese, Maxine (Norman) Sherwood, Ruth Ann Stoffiere and John (Julia) Traczynski; also many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Harry and Edward Traczynski. Per Edmund's request, services will be private and are entrusted to Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory. The family would like to thank the staff of Bridges Hospice for the love and compassionate care provided to Ed . In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to the White Oak Animal Safe Haven, 2295 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131.
Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Mike Mihalchik, Jr.

April 18, 2016 |

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Mike Mihalchik, Jr., of Port Vue, passed away unexpectedly on April 13, 2016 at Forbes Regional Hospital. Mike was born on January 25, 1928 in Munhall and attended Munhall High School and later Robert Morris Business School. He also served in the United States Navy, at sea during World War II and in the Pentagon during the Korean War. Upon returning from the Navy he married Elayne Muscante and together they had three children, each married, Sheryl (Brent) Maletic, Robert (Renee) and Michael (Bonnie). Mike’s education and interest in computing made him one of the true pioneers of the computing age. In the late 1950’s IBM introduced its first general processing systems and he was tasked to learn its capabilities by the manufacturer. As a skilled systems analyst he was employed by Mesta Machine Company and later by Mesta Computing Services until his retirement. He was very proud to be a long time member of the Pittsburgh Byzantine Catholic Archieparchial Choir until Myasthenia Gravis robbed him of his ability to sing. A truly wonderful father, Dad was always a great sounding board for life’s issues. Mike is survived by a sister Dolly Suchta, and is predeceased by his wife Elayne, sister Mary Helen Cosgrove and parents Helen and Mike Mihalchik. He also has three grandchildren of whom he loved dearly, Michael, Madeline and Amy. He will be greatly missed. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., where a Parastas service will be held at 4 p.m. Divine Liturgy of Christian Burial will be Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. in St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church with Fr. Donald Voss as celebrant. Entombment will follow at New St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Myasthenia Gravis Association of Western PA, 490 E. North Ave., Suite 410, Pittsburgh, PA 15212. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 

Joseph J. "Joey" Romano, Jr.

April 05, 2016 |

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Joseph J. "Joey" Romano, Jr., age 52 of McKeesport, died April 4, 2016 at Allegheny General Hospital. Born January 13, 1964 in McKeesport, he was the son of Joseph and Audrey (Harrison) Romano. Joey's feeling of independence was most felt when riding his bike. It is then that he felt freedom, enjoyment and thrill, which was obvious to all who knew him. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his brother, Larry Romano of Florida; and his aunt, Johanna Romano formerly of Sutersville. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Matilda Harrison; and paternal grandmother, Charlotte Romano.

 
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David H. Gilchrist

April 04, 2016 |

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David H. Gilchrist, age 72 of Elizabeth Twp., formerly of Ellwood City, died April 3, 2016 at Healthcare@Home Hospice in West Penn Hospital. Born April 17, 1943 in Ellwood City, he was the son of the late Harold and Estelle (Punzell) Gilchrist and beloved husband of Patty (Kennedy) Gilchrist.

 
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Dolores Suzanne Torok "Toots"

March 19, 2016 |

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Dolores Suzanne Torok "Toots," 85, died Saturday, March 19, 2016 at her home in McKeesport. Born January 9, 1931, a daughter of the late Barbara Szakos and John Tamas (Thomas).

 
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Dolores (Connelly) McCall

March 19, 2016 |

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Dolores (Connelly) McCall, age 86 of McKeesport, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at Manor Care in Monroeville. Born January 23, 1930 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late John and Josephine (Sullivan) Connelly, and beloved wife of 50 years to the late Richard McCall.

 
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