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Gerald "Jerry" Kapolka

June 10, 2019 |

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

Gerald "Jerry" Kapolka age 70, of West Mifflin, on May 26, 2019. He was born March 17, 1949 in McKeesport, and died at home. He was a son of the late John and Mary (Yanichko) Kapolka. Jerry worked in Hotel Accounting. He was a member of Christ, The Light of the World Parish. He enjoyed golfing and was an outstanding athlete in his youth, and was a long-time caretaker for his mother and brother. He was a brother of the late Ronald J. Kapolka and the Marjorie Bishoff. He is survived by his caretaker and beloved friend, Dr. Andrew (Karen) Giran of Elizabeth. There will be no visitation. Graveside service will be held on Friday, June 14 at 10 a.m. At St. Hedwig Cemetery, West Mifflin. Rev. Thomas Lewandowski officiating. Arrangements entrusted to MALOY-SCHLIEFER FUNERAL HOME, Duquense. 412-466-3300

 


Joyce (August) Ignat Barkac

June 10, 2019 |

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

JOYCE (AUGUST) IGNAT BARKAC age 77, of West Mifflin, on June 8, 2019. She was a daughter of the late John and Mary "Tov" (Tovlin) August. She was retired from the Register of Wills and the purchasing Dept for Kane regional centers for Allegheny County. A member of Christ the Light of the World Parish, Duquesne. She enjoyed shopping. She was the wife of the late Ralph Barkac and former wife of Richard "Iggy" Ignat, Sr.; mother of Richard (Nita) Ignat, Jr. of West Mifflin, Sherri (Joe) Hamar of West Mifflin; grandmother of Clayton (Christina) Ignat, Shaina Ignat, Chelsea (fiancé, Imir Sanders) Ignat, J.T. Hamar, Kaitlyn Hamar; she was preceded in death by her grandchild, Tyler Mikulla; great-grandmother of Cameron Ignat, Caleigh Ignat, Santana Sanders; sister of Audrey (James) Ferencz of Penn Hills and Joan (Gary) Schink of West Mifflin; stepmother of Holly Barkac-Costello and Stacy Barkac-Mainwaring. There will be no visitation. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be on Thursday, June 13, 2019, at 10 a.m. at Holy Name Church of Christ the Light of the World Parish, Duquesne. Rev. Thomas Lewandowski officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. Arrangements have been entrusted to the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, Duquesne, 412-466-3300.

 


Ruth Emily Howard

June 03, 2019 |

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

Ruth Emily Howard, age 65, of Duquesne, on Sunday, June 2, 2019.  Beloved wife of Dave for 44 years. Loving mother of David, Jr. (Christy Jackson), Megan (Timothy) Watters, and Erin (Frank); beloved grandma “Gaga” of Emily and Lillian; beloved sister of Kurt, Kent (Vicki), and the late Mark (surviving spouse, Wendy).  Friends received at the Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300, on Thursday, June 6, from 2-8 p.m.  Blessing on Friday at the Funeral Home at 9:00 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. at Holy Name Church of Christ the Light of the World Parish with Rev. Thomas Lewandowski officiating. Burial in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park. Condolences may be made at www.maloy-schleiferfuneralhome.com.

 


Constance Krivanis

May 18, 2019 |

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

Constance Krivanis age 79, formerly of West Mifflin and Monroeville, on May 16, 2019, At Sunnyview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Butler, PA. She was the daughter of the late George and Mary (Gonos) Krivanis. Constance was retired from Equitable Gas as a Clerk. She was a member Sts. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church. She is survived by her lifelong friend and caretaker, Micheleen Ando, of Valencia, PA. There will be no visitation. Private burial will be at  Sts. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Cemetery. A Memorial Office of Christian Burial will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, Duquesne, PA, 412-466-3300.

 


Joseph V. Sikora

May 10, 2019 |

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

JOSEPH V. SIKORA age 89, of West Mifflin, on May 9, 2019. He was a son of the late Frank and Anna (Rytkowski) Sikora. Joe was retired from US Steel - Duquesne Works. He enjoyed gardening and sharing his homegrown vegetables with his neighbors, socializing, shuffleboard, watching movies, horseshoes, shooting pool, and playing basketball when he was younger. Beloved husband of 50 years to the late Marie (Axelson) Sikora; father of Frank J. (Laura) Sikora of Lexington, KY, Gary J. Sikora of Manassas, VA, Shari M. Sikora of Philadelphia, PA; grandfather of Nicole, Michael, Derek, and Kelly Sikora; predeceased by brothers and sisters, Alex Sikora, Stanley Sikora, Alice Corvino, and Agnes F. "Aggie" Cerpani. Visitation Saturday 6-8 p.m. and Sunday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300, where his Funeral Services will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. Pastor John Gropp officiating. Burial will be in Lebanon Church Cemetery, West Mifflin.

 


Paul A. Mastylak

May 02, 2019 |

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

Paul A. Mastylak age 64, of West Mifflin, formerly of Duquesne, on May 1, 2019. He was the son of the late Paul B. “Farmer” and Mary Margaret (Urda) Mastylak. Paul was a former welder. He loved his two grandchildren and enjoyed golf and hockey. Husband of 41 years to Georgeanne “Gege” (Wentroble) Mastylak; father of Paul “PJ” (Kirstin) Mastylak of Scott Twp.; grandfather of Tanner and Harper Mastylak; brother of Sandy Smouse of West Newton. Visitation on Monday May 6th from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC. 915 Kennedy Ave. Duquesnse, PA 412-466-3300 where a blessing service will be held on Tuesday May 7, 2019 at 10 a.m. Rev. Thomas Lewandowski officiating. Burial will be in St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cemetery, West Mifflin. 

 


George Monzak

April 25, 2019 |

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

George Monzak age 80, of West Mifflin, on April 24, 2019, at home. He was the son the late George A. and Mary (Karpach) Monzak. George owned Monzak's Auto Service in West Mifflin for 50 years. He loved cars and took them to many car cruises and shows. He was a great mechanic and sponsored little league baseball for many years. He was a great husband, father, and grandfather. Beloved husband for 60 years to Bernice (Manns) Monzak; father of George W. (Shannon) Monzak, of Elizabeth, Gary (Marsha) Monzak, of West Mifflin, and Cindy (Chuck) Schmidt, of Elizabeth; grandfather of Jason, Kristi, Gabriel, Jacob, Logan, and Beverly; great-grandfather of Blake, Carter, Jacob, Ethan, and Lillianna; brother of the late Dorothy Polak and the late Georgina Duffy. There will be no visitation. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Spirit Church, West Mifflin, on April 30, 2019, at 10 a.m. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, West Mifflin.Memorial contributions may be made to West Mifflin Baseball League, P.O. Box 13 West Mifflin Pa 15122 Checks made Payable to WMBL. Arrangements entrusted to MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, Duquesne, 412-466-3300.

 


Joseph Michael Stipetic

April 08, 2019 |

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

JOSEPH MICHAEL STIPETIC age 69, of Ohio Twp., formerly of Coral Springs, FL, Elizabeth Twp., PA and Duquesne, died on April 6, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. Joe was born October 9, 1949 in Duquesne to the late Joseph and Irene (Mackay) Stipetic. Joe attended Duquesne High School and Slippery Rock before entering the US Army and serving his country in Vietnam. Joe is survived by his wife, Claudia (Bodnar) Stipetic of 50 years; and his three sons, Joseph of Wexford, Jeffrey (Cristy) of Baldwin and Jay (Regan) of Carnegie; brother of Debbie (Jim) Milford of Venice, FL. He was the adored Pappy Joe to Nicholas, Julia, Jeffrey and Charlotte; also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Joe was involved in coaching many of his son's sports teams and was proudest of founding the Roller Rebels, Roller Hockey Team. He started in South Florida and later brought it to Pittsburgh, recruiting over 500 kids to participate in the sport. Joe had a passion for golf, hockey and basketball. But most importantly, he loved his family with all he had. Visitation on Thursday and Friday from 3-8 p.m., at the MALOY - SCHLEIFFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne 412-466-3300 where a Blessing Service will be held on Saturday at 9 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 at St. Joseph Church, Duquesne; Rev. Thomas Lewandowski officiating. Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery with Military Honors. Memorial contributions may be made to The Wounded Warrior s Project.

 


Shirley L. Kratochvil

April 08, 2019 |

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

SHIRLEY L. KRATOCHVIL age 61, of Duquesne on April 4, 2019. She was a daughter of the late George and Dorothy (Gerkin) Thompson. Shirley enjoyed watching Lifetime movies. She was the wife of the late Frank Kratochvil; mother of Jason Thompson of McKeesport, Amanda (Joe Owens) Kratochvil of Duquesne and Bobby Kratochvil of McKeesport; grandmother of Logan and Haley Kratochvil; sister of Clara (Daniel) Colclaser of Greenock, Emma Snyder of McKeesport, Mary Thompson of Kentucky, Sarah (Rocky) Guntrun of McKeesport and George Thompson of Ohio. Visitation Sunday, April 14, 2019 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the MALOY - SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300 where her funeral service will be held at 4 p.m., Rev. Michael Singer officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to her family. 

 
 
 


Arnold Joseph Sopko

April 06, 2019 |

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

ARNOLD JOSEPH SOPKO age 87, of South Park formerly of Duquesne on April 5, 2019. He was a son of the late Frank and Elizabeth (Orris) Sopko. Arnie was a retired Advancement Placement History teacher at Chartier Valley High School, a member and past president of the Chartiers Valley Education Association, former teacher and coach for the Duquesne school system and was a member of the former St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church, Duquesne, and current member of St. Elias Byzantine Catholic Church, Munhall, and a Byzantine Catholic Serra Club. A member of the G.B.U. he was a life-long lover of Jazz and was an avid golfer. He was a graduate of Slippery Rock and Indiana University; proudly served his country in the army during the Korean War. Husband of the late Henrietta Gail “Etta Gail” (Wurzbacher) Sopko; husband of Geraldine “Gerri” (Soffa) Sopko; father of Tammy (late Tim) Chonko of Duquesne, Ronda (Mitchell) Brourman of Edgewood, Gregg (Lisa) Bickus of Lockport, IL, Andrew Bickus of Duquesne, Lori (Mark) Glasgow of Orange, CA, Tim (Maggie) Urda of Uniontown, Elaine Terry of Minneapolis, MN and the late Joetta R. Sharp; brother of the late Kornel (wife Dorothy survives) Sopko of North Huntington; 19 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; also nieces and nephews. Visitation Sunday, April 7, from 2-8 p.m. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300 where a Panachida Service will be held on Monday at 10 a.m., followed by Divine Liturgy with funeral at 11 a.m. at St. Elias Byzantine Catholic Church. Burial with Military Honors at St. Joseph Cemetery, West Mifflin. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Elias Church.

 


Ann Suzich

April 03, 2019 |

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

Ann Suzich, 88, of Duquesne, passed away on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at home.  Born May 25, 1930 in Midland, she was the daughter of the late Vujo and Sophie (Bassar) Suzich.  Anna was a tavern owner and enjoyed watching TV from morning to night.   She is survived by her sister, Mildred “Becky” Suzich of White Oak and nieces and nephews.  She was also the sister of the late Kay Margita & Dorothy Suzich. Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 4, 2019  from 5-7 p.m. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, Duquesne, 412-466-3300.

 


Wilber D. "Sonny" "Smitty" Smith

March 27, 2019 |

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

WILBUR D. "SONNY" "SMITTY" SMITH age 81, of Munhall, formerly of Duquesne, on March 24, 2019. A son of the late Donald and Elizabeth (Mraz) Smith. He was retired from US Steel Duquesne Works, the Primary Mill and was also a former security guard at UPMC Mercy. Husband of the late Eleanor (Mauk) Smith; father of Jennifer and Robert Smith; brother of Donna (late Carl) Steinkopf of North Huntingdon, Dale (Carolyn) Smith of Birdsboro, PA, late Phyllis (James surviving) Senato of McKeesport; also survived by his lady friend, Helen Bohr of Munhall. Visitation Saturday, March 30, 2019, from 12-2 p.m. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300, where a Blessing Service will be held at 2 p.m. Rev. Thomas Dansak officiating.

 


Norma A. Achtzehn

March 24, 2019 |

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

Norma A. Achtzehn age 89, of Duquesne on March 23, 2019. She was the daughter of the late Francesco and Concetta (Ardiana) Roviaro. Norma worked at the Famous Dept. Store, Kennywood Parks' Penny Arcade and managed the Beauty Fair in Duquesne. She loved playing cards, games, casino trips, reading and doing for her family and loved working cryptoquote puzzles and ballroom dancing with her husband. She was the former chairman of the Duquesne Democratic Women's Club, former president of the former Holy Name Mother's Club and former First Lady of the City of Duquesne. Beloved wife of 70 years to Melvyn “Mel” Achtzehn; mother of Cheryl (Eugene) Dudash of Davie, FL, Lori Achtzehn of White Oak, Bonnie (Dr. James) Acuff of McCandless Twp., and Guy (Marcy) Achtzehn of York, PA; grandmother of Bethany (Ed) Toland, Nicole Dudash, Heather (John) Blakeney, Haley Acuff, Megan and Sydney Achtzehn; also survived by her special cousin, Ada Genito. Visitation on Tuesday, 6-8 p.m. and Wednesday, 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., at the MALOY- SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME , 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, PA 412-466-3300 where a blessing service will be held Thursday at 9:30 a.m., followed by Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Name Church of Christ the Light of the World Parish at 10 a.m. Rev. Thomas Lewandowski officiating. Burial will be in Holy Name Cemetery, West Mfflin. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Pl., Memphis, TN 38105.

 


Barbara Jean Rowell

March 11, 2019 |

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

BARBARA JEAN ROWELL   age 86 of West Mifflin, “Dude” as she was known to family and friends, passed away at the age of 86 at home surrounded by her dedicated and loving daughters on March 10, 2019. Wife of the late William Rowell; devoted & beloved Mother of Kathy (Bruce) Dickson, Amy (Chuck) Metz and Diane Rowell; loving & admired Gram of Chad (Alisha) Metz, Ashley (James) Leax, Ben Dickson, Luke Dickson, Amanda (Ben) Vice, Sam Dickson, Tessa (Chris) Cerda and Eli Dickson; cherished & proud GG of Liam Dickson, Brenna, Maeve & Keeva Leax, soon-to-be Baby Metz, and her grand puppies. Daughter of the late Arthur & Catherine (Nee) Fisher; Sister of Lynn (Daniel) Gluvna and the late John (wife Audrey survives) Fisher and recently deceased Florence Fisher. “Dude” was known for creating nick names for family members and her zinger phrases. During her life she worked successfully as the Shoe Dept. Manager at Hill’s Dept. Store, was a great bus trip organizer, homemaker, mother, grandma, great gram, worked at Post Shoe Store, and was a lifelong member at St. Agnes Church. In accordance with her expressed wishes, there will be no viewing. A Memorial Mass celebrating her life will be held on Friday, March 15, 2019 at 9:30 at St. Agnes Church in West Mifflin. Burial will be private. Arrangements entrusted to Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home, Duquesne, PA.  In lieu of flowers or donations to a charity, the family requests that you demonstrate an act of kindness towards one another, or call family & friends to say “I love you”, or turn off your electronics and talk to one another in memory of our wonderful, strong, courageous Mother. Thank you to family & friends for your love, thoughts, prayers, & support. The Matriarch of our family will be forever missed.

 


Thomas L. Sloss

March 06, 2019 |

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

Thomas L. Sloss age 88 of Duquesne, formerly of West Mifflin on March 5, 2019. Son of the late Edward and Violet (Morgan) Sloss. Tom was retired from US Steel Homestead Works as an inspector. He proudly served his country in the Army during the Korean War. Husband of the late Helen (Lancos) Sloss; father of the late Thomas W. Sloss; predeceased by brothers, Charles (survived by his wife, Juanita), Russell, Edward, Robert, John “Jack”, Ronald and William Sloss. Memorial visitation on Friday, March 8, 2019 from 1-7 p.m., at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300, where his funeral service will be held at 4 p.m., Pastor John Gropp officiating. Private entombment on Monday, will be at Mt. Vernon Cemetery with Military Honors.

 
 

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