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Hilda J. Krznaric

May 15, 2016 |

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

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 |

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

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 |

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

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 |

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

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.
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Mike Mihalchik, Jr.

April 18, 2016 |

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

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 |

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

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 |

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

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 |

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

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 |

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

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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Daisy M. (Watts) Retell

March 18, 2016 |

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

Daisy M. Retell, age 94 of White Oak, formerly of Buffalo, NY, passed away peacefully on March 18, 2016 at Golden Heights Personal Care Home in Irwin. Born December 28, 1921 in Waverly, TN, she was the daughter of the late Ben and Myrtle (Evans) Watts, and beloved wife of 60 years to the late Reginald W. "Reggie" Retell.

 
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William G. Jardanhazy

March 12, 2016 |

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

William G. Jardanhazy, age 85 of North Huntingdon, formerly of McKeesport, died March 11, 2016 at Select Specialty Hospital in Latrobe. Born April 13, 1930 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Louis and Margaret (Droppa) Jardanhazy, and beloved husband of the late Frances E. (Hake) Jardanhazy.

 
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Virginia Ruth Tretyak

March 09, 2016 |

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

Virginia Ruth Tretyak, 89 of Liberty Borough, died Tuesday, March 8, 2016, at Kane Regional Center in McKeesport. Born Nov. 19, 1926, in White Oak, she was the daughter of the late James Stenson and Ada Bartles Stenson Adams; and stepdaughter of Charles Adams and beloved wife of William Tretyak for 69 years.

 
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Dorothy "Dory" Wasko

March 05, 2016 |

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

Dorothy "Dory" Wasko, age 91 of North Versailles, formerly of McKeesport, passed peacefully on March 3, 2016. Born January 27, 1925 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late George and Mildred (Kusic) Dukic, and beloved wife of the late Ed Wasko.

 
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Frances M. Schultz

February 12, 2016 |

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

Frances M. Schultz, age 94 of White Oak, died February 11, 2016 at Kane Regional Center, McKeesport. Born March 23, 1921 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Anna (Klodowski) Orzechowski, and beloved wife Thomas R. Schultz and the late Joseph Martin. In addition to her husband Thomas, she is survived by her nephew, Darren (Cathy) Conroy of White Oak; and many great-nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Albine Conroy. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Monday, February 15, 2016 from 2-5 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 10 a.m. at Corpus Christi Church. Fr. Michael Maranowski will officiate. Entombment will follow at New St. Joseph Cemetery. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com

 
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Eleanor Sharik

January 31, 2016 |

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

Eleanor Sharik, age 94 of McKeesport, passed away Friday, January 29, 2016 at Briarcliff Pavilion in North Huntingdon. Born November 6, 1921 in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Alojzy and Josephine (Pasko) Piotrowski, and beloved wife of the late Clyde L. Sharik, Sr. Eleanor was a dedicated mother and homemaker and enjoyed spending time gardening and planting flowers around the home. She also enjoyed playing Bingo with her Briarcliff Pavilion friends on Saturday afternoons. She is survived by her children, Deborah (Joseph) Parknavy of White Oak and Clyde L. (Paula) Sharik, Jr. of Ewing, New Jersey; grandchildren, Joey, Jonathan, Joel, Meaghen, Ashley, Caitlin, Clyde, III, and Joshua; siblings, Sophie Bondi, Caroline Przywarty and Tom Piotrowski; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Stanley Piotrowski, John Piotrowski, Victoria Ploszay, and Louis Piotrowski. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Monday, February 1, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Blessing service will begin at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, followed by a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in Holy Family Polish National Catholic Church. Fr. Bruce Sleczkowski will officiate. Interment will follow in Holy Family Cemetery, North Versailles. The family wishes to thank the nurses, aides, and entire staff of Briarcliff for their wonderful care and love provided to Mom.

 
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