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Gerald J. "Jerry" Pysk Sr.

March 05, 2021 |

By Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home | Posted in: Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home

Gerald J. “Jerry” Pysk Sr., age 66, of Braddock, passed away on March 4, 2021, at UPMC Shadyside.  Born in Braddock on July 3, 1954, he was the son of the late Edward and Helen (Kerestes) Pysk. He was a Sales Rep for Regent R.C. Cola, former manager of the Buy & Fly on 21st & Carson in the South Side, and former member of L.O.O.M in East Pittsburgh and the Slovak Club in Braddock. Jerry was an avid bowler with a perfect 300 game. He was also a valued employee of the former Schleifer Funeral Chapel in North Braddock. Jerry was the beloved husband of 42 years to Cheryl (Szekely) Pysk; father of Gerald (Amy Maegle) Pysk Jr. of Whitehall and Andrea Nicole Pysk of Braddock; son-in-law of Florence Szekely of Braddock and the late Rudy Szekely; and is also survived by many cousins.

 
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Marianne Luczak

February 28, 2021 |

By Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home | Posted in: Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home

Marianne Luczak, passed away suddenly on February 27, 2021. Born on December 14, 1948, she was the daughter of the late John and Anna (Pacinda) Hrichak. She loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, and especially her great grandchildren, Grayson and Teagan. She enjoyed shopping, gardening, swimming, volunteering for various local organizations and a variety of hobbies.

She was a former employee of Brooks Armored Car, where she was a money counter, and also worked at Walmart, West Mifflin, in the Bakery and Deli Department.

She is survived by children, Renee’ (Kenneth) Konias of Dravosburg, Dawn (Michael) Woods of Elizabeth, Denise Luczak of West Mifflin, and Dennis (Kathy) Luczak of West Mifflin; Grandchildren, Christina (Zachary) Thomas, Kenneth J. Konias Jr. and Damian Luczak; Great Grandchildren, Grayson and Teagan Thomas.

 
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Chuck T. "Yuss" Yellich

February 27, 2021 |

By Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home | Posted in: Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home

Chuck T. “Yuss” Yellich, age 91, of Duquesne, passed away on February 27, 2021 at Kane Regional Center-McKeesport. Born in Duquesne on March 16, 1929, he was the son of the late Joseph and Mary (Cvitak) Yellich. Chuck was retired from U.S. Steel-Duquesne Work in the General Service and Transportation Department after 39 years.  He was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish-Holy Name Church, Duquesne-West Mifflin Knights of Columbus #4210, the former Men’s Club at Christ the Light of the World Parish and he proudly served his country in the Army during the Korean War and also in the Navy Reserves. He was the beloved husband of the late Mary Ann (Merisko) Yellich; father of Lori (Bob) Rushe of Duquesne, Michael (Chris) Yellich Bowman of Las Vegas; grandfather of Heather Jessip; great grandfather of Tanner Michael Jessip; brother of the late Joseph (late Josie) Yellich and late Margaret Yellich.

 
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Rita M. Campbell

February 21, 2021 |

By Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home | Posted in: Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home

Rita M. Campbell, 78, formerly of Braddock, Pennsylvania, passed away on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at UPMC McKeesport Hospital. She was born on Wednesday, February 25, 1942 to the late James and Maggie (Henderson) Campbell. Rita worked as a steel worker at US Steel and also did some work at the Central Blood Bank. She enjoyed volunteering at the food bank, loved to play solitaire, coloring in her adult coloring books and truly loved cooking for various family events. Rita is survived by her son, Adolph Campbell (Ms.Ida Schofield) and special daughter Asia Campbell; her siblings, Carrie Spence (William Epps), Leo Campbell, Lawrence Campbell, Barry Johnson, Darrell Campbell and Jessica Campbell; her grandchildren, Shanna Jenkins, Ashley Campbell, Shakharis Campbell, Kyle (Funto) Campbell, Adolph Campbell Jr, Tenasia Campbell and Keith Penn-Bowman; Great-Grandchildren, Atayziah, Malakai, Ianna, Sincere, Shakainah, Shaniyah, Tru, Eden, Jemma Joy, Aiden, Khalil and Keyani. Besides her parents, Rita was preceded in death by her two children, Angela Bowman and Trenton Campbell, as well as her siblings, Frederick Henderson, Ester Campbell and Connie Campbell. A visitation will be held on Thursday, February 25, 2021 from 11P.M.-1P.M. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 15110, 412-466-3300. A celebration of life service will follow after the visitation. Interment will be in Restland Memorial Park, Monroeville, PA. All PA Covid-19 precautions will be in place at the funeral home and visitors MUST wear a mask.

 


Vincent J. "Vinni" Betters

February 20, 2021 |

By Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home | Posted in: Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home

Vincent J. “Vinni” Betters, age 65, of North Huntingdon, formerly of Duquesne, passed away on February 18, 2021, at home. Born in McKeesport on June 28, 1955, he was the son of the late Richard and Delores (Jumback) Betters. Vinni was a retired mail carrier in McKeesport, a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish-Holy Name Church, an avid motorcyclist and liked old movies and reading books. He proudly served his country in the Navy. He was the beloved husband of 40 years to Juanita (Matuschek) Betters; father of Sally Betters of Manor, PA and Lacy Betters of North Huntingdon; grandfather of Vinni Kinzel; brother of Richard (Linda) Betters of Munhall; uncle of Richard Betters and Jill (Dan Mulhern) Betters.

 
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Donald E. Wheeler

February 18, 2021 |

By Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home | Posted in: Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home

Donald E. Wheeler, age 62, of Jefferson Hills, passed away on February 17, 2021 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Born on July 21, 1958 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Robert Wheeler and Barbara (Davis) Harrington and her husband Ralph who raised him. He worked as a mechanic. Donald is the father of Cpl. Heather Wheeler, U.S.M.C., of Cherry Point, N.C. and Shawn (Shawna) Wheeler of Clairton; brother of Sharon (Dennis Bishop) Denne of Ligonier, Ralph (Kim) Harrington of W. Jefferson Hills and the late Robert Wheeler. He is also survived by nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held on Sunday, February 21, 2021 from 1-4 P.M., at which time services will held, with words of reflection, at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 15110, 412-466-3300, WILLIAM B. SCHLEIFER-SUPERVISOR, WILLIAM BRIAN SCHLEIFER-FUNERAL DIRECTOR. All PA Covid-19 precautions will be in place at the funeral home and visitors MUST wear a mask.

 


Mary (Smolinsky) Belback

February 15, 2021 |

By Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home | Posted in: Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home

Mary (Smolinsky) Belback, age 101, formerly of West Mifflin, passed away on February 13, 2021, at Walden’s View of North Huntingdon. Born in McKeesport on November 7, 1919, she was the daughter of the late Wasyl & Anna (Misczycha) Smolinsky.  Mary worked at Christy Park Works during World War II and later in the Accounts Receivable Department as a bookkeeper for Montgomery Ward. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Church, McKeesport, where she volunteered as a “pirohi lady.”  Mary, with her late husband, Henry, lovingly enjoyed many family social events. Their travels and vacations left them with many fond memories. Her passion was bingo and casinos were a close second. A lucky lady she was. She was the wife of the late Henry A. Belback for 65 years; sister of late Leona (late Erfan) Shevke, late Olive (late John) Benyak, Genevieve (late Andrew) Yuna of North Versailles, Pearl “Billie” (late Joseph) Rolnik of White Oak, late Stanley Smolnicky, late Michael Smolinsky and late Jean Konias. She is also survived by nieces and nephews, Jean S. Kmetz, Stan Smolnicky, Lee Stebick, Joanne Wakefield, Maryann Zoscak, Janice Rolnik, Diane Seltzer (her godchild), Mary McDonald and many great nieces and nephews.

 
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Robert J. "Bob" Blake

February 12, 2021 |

By Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home | Posted in: Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home

Robert J. “Bob” Blake, age 76, of North Versailles, passed away on February 12, 2021, at his residence, surrounded by his family. Born in McKeesport on August 28, 1944, he was the son of the late Walter and Julia (Kochuba) Blake. He was a senior design draftsman with 36 years service for Vista Metals.  He was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish-Holy Name Church and a member of the Board of Directors at the VFW in Schellsburg. He loved all his friends in Key West, Florida that he called “family.” Bob proudly served his country in the Army. He was the beloved husband of the late Dorothy Jean (Gajdos) Blake; father of Jason (Lesley Berthold) Blake of North Versailles, Justin (Kylene) Blake of Plum Boro, Jared (Christine) Blake of Leigh Acres, FL; grandfather of Andrew Jacob Blake, Katie Jean Blake, Lena Belle McLean, Blake Logan McLean, Lily McLean, Kaitlyn Berthold and Haydn Berthold; brother of the late Paul (surviving spouse Nancy) Blake of Florida and the late Barbara Blake. Visitation will be held on Monday, February 15, 2021 from 3-7 P.M. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 15110, 412-466-3300, WILLIAM B. SCHLEIFER-SUPERVISOR, WILLIAM BRIAN SCHLEIFER-FUNERAL DIRECTOR, where a Blessing Service will be held on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 10:00 A.M. with the Rev. Michael Conway officiating, followed by the presentation of Military Honors.  Interment will take place in St. Joseph Cemetery, West Mifflin. Memorial contributions may be made to Toys for Pittsburgh Tykes c/o Jaden’s Catering, 4727 William Penn Highway, Monroeville, PA 15146. All PA Covid-19 precautions will be in place at the Funeral Home and all visitors must wear a mask.

 


Deloris V. Pohelia

February 12, 2021 |

By Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home | Posted in: Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home

Deloris V. Pohelia, age 99, of Verona, formerly of Duquesne, passed away on February 11, 2021, at Seneca Hills Village. Born in Duquesne on January 25, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Frank & Rose (Chernik) Pohelia. Deloris was a retired secretary from Westinghouse and a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish-Holy Name Church. She was the sister of the late Irwin W. “Cy” Pohelia, late Charles (late Wilhemina) Pohelia, late Frank (late Helen) Pohelia, late Eleanor (late Francis) Cooley; aunt of Robert C. (Barbara) Pohelia of Akron, OH and the late Jane Nye; great aunt of Heidi (late Scott) Smith of Florham Park, NJ; great-great aunt of Cassie Smith; special friend of the late Gary Goyke. Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 18, 2021 from 9:30-10:30 A.M. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., DUQUESNE, 15110, 412-466-3300, WILLIAM B. SCHLEIFER-SUPERVISOR, WILLIAM BRIAN SCHLEIFER-FUNERAL DIRECTOR, where a blessing will take place at 10:30 A.M. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Name Church, Duquesne, at 11:00 A.M. with the Rev. Dan Sweeney officiating. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, West Mifflin. All PA Covid-19 precautions will be in place at the funeral home  and in Church and visitors must wear a mask.

 


Raymond J. "Coal Man" Majzer

February 09, 2021 |

By Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home | Posted in: Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home

Raymond J. “Coal Man” Majzer, age 81, of West Mifflin, passed away on Monday, February 8, 2021 at UPMC McKeesport. Born in Glassport on September 8, 1939, he was the son of the late Joseph and Helen (McCluskey) Majzer. He was a retired truck driver for DeRosa Trucking Co. in Dravosburg, drove truck at the Edgar Thompson Plant and was currently a school bus driver for A.S.K., in Wall, PA. Ray was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish-Holy Name Church, enjoyed fishing, car cruises, polkas, dancing, eating a good meal and socializing but most of all time spent with his family and grandchildren. He proudly served his country in the Navy. He was the husband of the late Margie (Parise) Budesky Majzer; companion of 26 years to Rita Kiczan of West Mifflin; father of Raymond (Gerry) Majzer of Augusta, GA, Robert (Debbie) Majzer of Brownsmill, NJ, Joseph (Jessie) Majzer of Augusta, GA, Christine (late Ronald) (Richard Ohler) Loop of Duquesne, Tracie (Robert) Fox of Elizabeth, Tricia (Mike) Hosack of Munhall, John Adam (Ellen Malenke) Budesky of Mechanicsville, VA, Patti (Stephen) Haut of Shippensburg, PA, Sheldon Majzer of Millersburg, OH, Troy (Dustiny) Majzer of Millersburg, OH; extended children, Becki (Mike) Travis of McKeesport, Shawn (Meghan) Kiczan of Belle Vernon, Brian (Marcie) Kiczan of Lincoln Place; 28 Grandchildren; 35 Great Grandchildren; brother of Adelaide (late Jerry) Teahan of Bridgeville, Victoria Majzer of Washington, DC, Mary Ann (late Brent) Swope of Delaware, Ronald “Stovepipe” Ardilletz of Glassport; brother-in-law of Kathy (Eddie) Christopher of Greensburg; predeceased by brothers Edward Majzer, Joseph Majzer, Robert “Froggy” McMahon and grandaughter Angela Carman.

 
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James "Jimbo" Ferencz

February 07, 2021 |

By Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home | Posted in: Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home

James “Jimbo” Ferencz, age 82, of Penn Hills, formerly of West Mifflin, passed away on February 6, 2021 at Forbes Hospital. Born in Duquesne on January 22, 1939, he was the son of the late Joseph and Ella (Vranesevich) Ferencz. Jimbo was a retired Motor Inspector for U.S. Steel and the Bettis Atomic Plant, a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish-Holy Name Church and was the Vice President of Local #1256. He enjoyed bowling, horseshoes and fishing and was the manager of the Flames softball team. He was very strong in his faith, leading bible studies and was a member of the Ephesians prayer group at Holy Name Church where he was also an usher and a Eucharistic Minister. He was a past president of Riverview Homes Association, a West Mifflin Democratic Committeeman and held an annual picnic for Dorothy Mill workers from 1984-2020. He proudly served his country in the Navy. He was the beloved husband of 59 years to Audrey (August) Ferencz; father of Robbie Ferencz of St. Petersburg, FL, Gregory (Judy) Ferencz of Penn Hills, Kevin (Amanda) Ferencz of Statesville, NC; grandfather of Jesse Ferencz, Jessica Ferencz, Krystal Ferencz, Jessica Johnson and Jessica (Nick) Thornton; great grandfather of Makayla Mullins, Kenzie Tse, Kalee Thornton, Violet Thornton, Evelyn Thornton and Noah James Ferencz; brother of Richard (Elsie) Ferencz of West Mifflin, Eileen (late Wayne) Grooms of West Mifflin, Joanne (Andy) Cerpani of West Mifflin and late Raymond (late Donna) Moss; many nieces and nephews. Memorial visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERALHOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 15110, 412-466-3300, WILIAM B. SCHLEIFER-SUPERVISOR, WILLIAM BRIAN SCHLEIFER-FUNERAL DIRECTOR. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Name Church on Thursday at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. Thomas Lewandowski officiating. Everyone please meet at Church. Military Honors will be accorded after the Mass. Private burial will be held in Holy Name Cemetery. All PA Covid-19 precautions will be in place at the funeral home and at church and visitors must wear a mask.

 


Robert P. Bonacci

February 06, 2021 |

By Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home | Posted in: Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home

Robert P. Bonacci, age 83, of McKeesport, formerly of Duquesne, passed away on February 5, 2021, at UPMC Shadyside. Born in Duquesne on March 17, 1937, he was the son of the late John and Mary (Fecenko) Bonacci. He was a retired supervisor for Pre Coat Metals in McKeesport. He was the husband of the late Mary A. (Adair) Bonacci; father of Wayne (Margaret) Bonacci of Phoenix, AZ, David Bonacci of McKeesport and Sherry Bonacci of White Oak; 6 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; brother of John (late Phyllis) Bonacci of White Oak, Angeline (Ron) Bost of West Mifflin, Dolores (late George) Zuber of North Huntingdon and late Richard (his wife Jan survives) Bonacci of West Mifflin; his companion, Adele Mendlowitz. Visitation will be held on Monday, February 8, 2021 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 15110, 412-466-3300, WILLIAM B. SCHLEIFER-SUPERVISOR, WILLIAM BRIAN SCHLEIFER-FUNERAL DIRECTOR, where a blessing service will be held on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. Thomas Lewandowski officiating. Burial will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp., with Military Honors. All PA Covid-19 precautions will be in place at the funeral home and visitors must wear a mask.

 


John J. "Jack" Lentz Jr.

January 30, 2021 |

By Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home | Posted in: Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home

John J. “Jack” Lentz Jr., age 67, of North Versailles, passed peacefully, at home, with his family by his side, on January 29, 2021. Son of the late John & Cora (Cashman) Lentz Sr., he was born on January 11, 1954, in Pittsburgh. He was employed in the Maintenance Department of West Mifflin School District as a computer technician and was an avid fisherman. He was the husband of Maria “Tonie” (Simon) Lentz; father of Jason (Jennifer) Lentz of West Mifflin, Justin Lentz of West Mifflin, and Jessica Lentz of North Versailles; grandfather of Darian Carneal, Jada Lentz, Jaelyn Lentz and Jacey Lentz, Jemma Ireland; brother of Robert (Mary) Lentz, Mary Elizabeth Lentz, Donald Lentz, and Nancy (Mark) Worthy. 

 
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Stephanida E. Saunders

January 29, 2021 |

By Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home | Posted in: Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home

Stephanida E. (Spiroff) Saunders, 85, died on January 24, 2021.  She was a resident of the Palms at O’Neil in McKeesport. Born on November 1, 1935, in Duquesne, she is the daughter of the late Cristo and Marie Spiroff. She was the beloved wife for 52 years of James M. Saunders, deceased, and devoted mother of Kurt M. Saunders of Los Angeles and Craig J. Saunders of North Versailles, both of whom survive her. In addition, she is survived by sisters, Dorothy Tiffany, Pandora Churilla, Anastasia Pierce, Elvatoria Higgis, and Mildred Bacco. Her sisters Pauline Zeleznik and Gloria Fuhrer predeceased her. She was formerly employed by the William Kohut Insurance Agency in Homestead. As a longtime member of the Homeville Christian Church in West Mifflin, Stephanida served as a Bible School teacher and youth group leader for many years.

 
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Deborah A. "Debbie" Ackerman

January 25, 2021 |

By Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home | Posted in: Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home

Deborah A. “Debbie” Ackerman, age 56, former resident of the Allegheny Valley School, Coraopolis, passed away on January 25, 2021, at Manor Care, Monroeville. She was born on September 12, 1964 in McKeesport, PA. Debbie participated in the Special Olympics every summer. She is survived by her mother, Joanne (Spornak) (Ackerman) Yarnall and Jay Yarnall of White Oak and her father, Dale Ackerman of North Huntingdon; sisters, Michelle (Robert, “R.C”) Painter of Manor, PA and Kimberly Chuberko of Irwin; and nephews, Christopher Fry, Michael Fry, Alex Fry and Peter Chuberko. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 from 4-8 p.m. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 15110, 412-466-3300, where a funeral service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Everyone please meet at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. where her burial will take place. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Merakey-AVS, 1996 Ewings Rd., Coraopolis, PA 15108.

 

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