November 23, 2020 |
October 28, 2020 |
Barbara L. DiNicola Popowitz — wife, mom, friend, and nanny extraordinaire — passed away peacefully from leukemia on October 27, 2020, with Tony, her husband of 50 years, and her children by her side. Barbara was a beautiful light in this world, sharing love, laughter, positivity, humor, and amazing food (a gourmet candy chef!) with all those blessed to know her.
Barb was born May 12, 1950, in Pittsburgh to Joseph and Laura DiNicola, and raised in West Mifflin. She was a woman of great faith, a member of Christ the Light of the World Catholic Church in Duquesne, and served the Lord and church as a Christian Mother, a member of Christ the Light of the World Ladies Prayer Group, and as a Lady of Charity.
October 24, 2020 |
Frank J. Kovacs, 83, of Rostraver Twp., formerly of West Mifflin, on October 24, 2020. He was a son of the late Frank and Rose (Kate) Kovacs. Frank was a retired journeyman electrician from US Steel Homestead Works and Bechtel-Bettis, West Mifflin. He was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, Holy Name Church. He proudly served his country in the Army. Husband of Eleanor M. "Ellie" (Ivory) Kovacs for 59 years; father of Jeffrey (Darcy) Kovacs of McMurray, PA, Karen (Thomas) Westerlund of Presto, PA, and the late Rick Kovacs; grandfather of Maura (Joseph) Homerski and Bryan (Noelle) Westerlund, Connor, Collin, and Clare Kovacs; great-grandfather of Hunter and Callie Homerski and Lucy Westerlund; brother of Arnold Kovacs. Private family visitation will be held on Tuesday at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquense, 412-466-3300 where a Blessing Service will be held on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Name Church at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Holy Name Cemetery, West Mifflin with Military Honors. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, or perform a random act of kindness.
October 20, 2020 |
Donald C. Luczak, 72, of Dravosburg, passed away on October 20, 2020 at home. Born in McKeesport on January 25, 1948, he was the son of the late Frank & Josephine (Romanek) Luczak. He was retired from Homeland Security as an Investigator. He loved gardening, trips to the Meadows, was an avid dog lover and enjoyed his fishpond. He is survived by his wife, Patricia (Whited) Hunt; children, Renee (Ken) Konias of Dravosburg, Dawn (Mike) Woods of Elizabeth, Twp., Denise Luczak of West Mifflin, Dennis (Kathy) Luczak of West Mifflin, George (Christy) Hunt of Baldwin, Anthony (Rachel) Hunt of Plum, Tracy (Gary) Hunt-Beayrd of Glassport, and Robert (Katy) Hunt of Swissvale; 11 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; sister, Judy (Eugene) Robbins of Dravosburg. Visitation will be held on Monday, October 26, 2020 from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 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 1:00 p.m. with the Rev. Jim Condron officiating. Burial will follow in St. Hedwig Cemetery.
October 20, 2020 |
Michele (Margie) Steinhauser, 53 of Endwell, NY, passed away Sunday October 18, 2020 at Mercy House after a courageous battle with breast cancer. She was predeceased by her parents, Edward and Sylvia Margie. She is survived by her loving husband of 29 years, Kurt Steinhauser; two daughters, Sylvia and Sara Steinhauser; two canine companions, Jack and Samantha; also many cousins, nieces and nephews, and dear friends. She was a graduate of West Mifflin Pennsylvania Area High School; a graduate of Pennsylvania State University where she earned her BS in Nursing and later completed her master’s degree at the University of Maryland. She was a former Nurse Educator at The Johns Hopkins University Hospital and the University of South Carolina, Aiken. She was currently a Nursing Professor at the Decker School of Nursing at SUNY Binghamton University and taught clinical at UHS Wilson Hospital. She was an active member of the Church of the Holy Family in Endwell, where she enjoyed volunteering for various events and teaching religious education. Michele was a born leader, was committed to the Nursing profession and truly enjoyed providing training and direction to new nurses, whether it was in clinical procedure or just friendly personal advice. Her students always said she was tough and never allowed for mediocrity, but it was to make them the best nurses they could possibly be. She was an active member of the Pi Lambda Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, Honor Society of Nursing. Regardless of what she was involved in, she always utilized her organizational skills and liked to be in charge to ensure things went smoothly. She served as President of the Greater Binghamton Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association for 5 years, enjoyed being involved in many committees related to fund-raising and was recently the president of the Maine-Endwell Cheerleading Boosters. She was a dedicated wife, dance-Mom, cheer-Mom, Penn State fan, role-model and dear friend to everyone she encountered. More importantly, she absolutely lived for her family and her daughters and nothing in this world was more important to her. She will be forever in our hearts.
October 18, 2020 |
Born in Homestead, PA on August 31, 1940, he was the son of the late Jesse & Mildred (Richards) Steiner. Ken was a retired heavy equipment operator for West Mifflin Boro and was also retired from Spinello LTD. in Aliquippa, where he manufactured underground pipe.
He was a member of St. Joseph Church, Duquesne, of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish.
He enjoyed planting flowers, cutting grass and repairing clocks. Ken was a very talented wood carver; he carved a large carousel horse, a mountain lion and a 7 ft. Indian.
He also carved many Disney characters & clocks. He was called “Mr. Fix-It” because he could fix anything. Ken and his wife spent many hours riding on the bike trail in the area and Ohiopyle and enjoyed spending time at his cabin.
October 09, 2020 |
Jamie S. Rogers, Sr., 52, of McKeesport, passed away on October 8, 2020. Born in McKeesport on September 24, 1968, he was the son of Patricia (Forsyth) Rogers of West Mifflin and the late Bernard Rogers. He was a truck driver for various companies. With Jamie's death, a little piece of each of us has died. He was a caring and compassionate man who would do anything for others.
A natural-born speaker, Jamie would talk your ear off if you had a conversation with him, especially if your discussion centered on conspiracy theories! Jamie had a big heart and deeply loved his family and friends; there was not a friend or foe who he would not help out in a time of need. Although our hearts are heavy, we embrace that Jamie now joins our beloved dad and his treasured best fur friend Duke.
October 03, 2020 |
Aunt Wilma will be lovingly remembered, by all who knew her, as a kind, easily pleased and appreciative person and she will be missed by all. Visitation will take place at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 412-466-3300, on Monday, October 5, 2020 from 4-6 p.m. and Tuesday, October 6, 2020 from 10-10:30 a.m. followed by a Blessing Service at 10:30 a.m.
A mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Trinity Church, West Mifflin on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow in Holy Trinity Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Holy Trinity Church of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish or the charity of one’s choice. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, visitation will be limited to 25 people in the funeral home at one time and masks must be worn
October 03, 2020 |
September 13, 2020 |
Elizabeth B. “Betty” Lovre age 95, of Duquesne, passed away on September 12, 2020, at home. Born in Czechoslovakia on June 12, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Henry & Mary (Toth) Budahazi.
She was a member of Holy Name Church of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish and she enjoyed shopping, crocheting and sewing.
She was the loving wife for 49 years of the late Thomas M. Lovre; mother of Donna Rozgonyi of McKeesport and Patricia (fiance John Gretz) Lovre of Duquesne; grandmother of Jackie (Mike) Bedzik, Tom (Nia) Rozgonyi, Gregory (Jessie) Rozgonyi, Bruce (Sierra) Edwards, and the late Christina Rozgonyi; great grandmother of Marie Rozgonyi, Thomas Rozgonyi, Nevaeh Rozgonyi, Amanda Bedzik, Tamir Rozgonyi, Aiden Rozgonyi, Adeline Rozgonyi, Elana Edwards, and Alona Edwards; sister of the late Henry (late Barbara) Budahazi.
September 12, 2020 |
Mari Beth (Richards) Timko age 80, of West Mifflin, passed away on September 11, 2020 at Locust Grove Personal Care. Born on April 4, 1940, she was the daughter of the late Peter W. & Clare (McElhinney) Richards. She was a retired administrative assistant for Yanni Partners and a member of St. James Church in the West End of Pittsburgh. She was the wife for 57 years of John F. “Jack” Timko of West Mifflin; mother of Dawn (James) Robinson of West Mifflin; grandmother of Michael & Adam Robinson; sister of Judy (late Melvin) Brdar of Bethel Park, Thomas (Lola) Richards of Jefferson Hills and the late Peter (late Barbara “Babs”) Richards. Visitation will be held on Sunday, September 13, 2020 from 1-4 & 6-8 p.m. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300, where a Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, September 14, 2020, with Father Haynos officiating. Interment will follow in Holy Name Cemetery.
September 05, 2020 |
September 03, 2020 |
August 26, 2020 |
Mary C. Stipetich age 62, of Munhall, formerly of Duquesne, passed away on August 25, 2020 at home. Born in Pittsburgh on December 9, 1957, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Michael and Alberta “Bess” (Lynch) Stipetich. She was a retired pharmacy tech at CVS in Duquesne and Swissvale, a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish-Holy Name Church and enjoyed crocheting and taking pictures.
She was the sister of Joseph J. (Susan M.) Stipetich of Irwin and Carol (Garret) Shroads of Duquesne; aunt of Joey Stipetich of Irwin, Nicole (Korky) Zimmerman of N. Huntingdon and Nathan R. (Jen) Stipetich of Jeannette; great aunt of Aubrie Zimmerman, Ellie Stipetich and Logan Stipetich.
She is also survived by her aunt Amelia “Aunt Sis” (late Russell) Gray of Plum Boro and cousins.
August 24, 2020 |
Geraldine R. Rusnak age 83, of Duquesne, passed away on August 24, 2020, at home. Born in Bunola on October 25, 1936, she was the daughter of the late John & Martha (Jenkins) Crocci. Geraldine loved her family and her grandchildren and enjoyed cooking. She was the wife of the late George Rusnak; mother of Eleanor (Martin “Marty”) Steimer of Elizabeth Twp., Denise (Eric) Pommer of Duquesne, Elizabeth “Beth” (Chris Lengyel) Rusnak of Pittsville, David Rusnak of Duquesne, Diane (Thomas) Rusnak of Duquesne, the late Dale Rusnak and the late Darla (Late Ken) Ference; grandmother of Joe Lengyel, Brian Steimer, Kathryn Stasko, Michelle Lengyel, Kelsey Ference, Sara Pommer and Leah Williams; great grandmother of Leo Stasko, Holly Stasko, Liam Ference and Emberly Patterson; sister of Nina Trappen of McKeesport, Martha Lowry of Ohio; predeceased by brothers and sisters Ambrose Crocci, John & Francis McClelland, Cecelia, Patricia, Josephine & Jane.