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Elizabeth B. “Betty” Lovre

September 13, 2020 |

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

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. 

 
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Mari Beth (Richards) Timko

September 12, 2020 |

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

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. 

 


Anna E. (Bodnar) Denne

September 05, 2020 |

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

Anna E. (Bodnar) Denne age 95, formerly of West Mifflin, passed away on September 4, 2020 at St. Anne Home, Greensburg.  Born in Duquesne on September 20, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Steve & Mary (Kalinak) Bodnar.  She was a member of Mary Mother of God Parish-St. Angela Merici Church in White Oak and a former member of St. Joseph Church in Duquesne where she was the former past president and treasurer of their Confraternity of Christian Mothers & Guild, a past money counter and church volunteer.  She was also a past volunteer at Jefferson Regional Medical Center, past volunteer at St. Joseph Library and was an avid reader. She was the beloved wife of the late Clarence P. “Gunner” Denne; mother of Mary Ann (Charles) Vincenzini of White Oak, Patricia (Paul) Felentzer of North Huntingdon, and Ronald (Carol) Denne of West Mifflin; grandmother of Jason Felentzer, Brian Felentzer, Theresa (Brian) Evans, Michelle (Tim) Taylor, Amy (Brian) Hartz, Eric (Ashley) Denne, Kristin (John) Tallent, Lindsey (Josh) McCullough and the late Justin Denne; great grandmother of Nathan & Elizabeth Hartz, Matthew & Zachary Taylor, Noah & Mason Felentzer, Katelyn & Madelyn Evans, Mia & Madison Denne and Kara Tallent.  She was predeceased by brothers and sisters, Mary Madaras, Thomas Pollak, Steve Bodnar, Nicholas Bodnar, John Bodnar and Andrew Bodnar.  Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Angela Merici Church on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 10:00 a.m., with the Rev. Kevin Dominik officiating, assisted by Deacon Dale DiSantos.  Everyone Please Meet at Church. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery in West Mifflin. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Anne Home, 685 Angela Dr., Greensburg, PA 15601. Arrangements by MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne. 412-466-3300

 


Catherine Marie “Kay” Ponsonby

September 03, 2020 |

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

Catherine Marie “Kay” Ponsonby age 91, formerly of McKeesport and West Newton, passed away on September 2, 2020 at Kane Community Living Center, Ross Twp.  Born in Duquesne on August 5, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Paul & Jennie (Marino) Guglielmo.  She was a member of Mary Mother of God Parish, Corpus Christi Church, a homemaker, avid reader, an amazing cook and an excellent baker. She was the beloved wife, for 60 years, of the late Craig Ponsonby Sr; mother of Craig (Kathryn Barvinchak) Ponsonby Jr. of Cape Canaveral, FL, Mark Ponsonby of Gibsonia and Felicia (Edward) Czapor of North Huntingdon; grandmother of Shana (John) Mackie, Rebecca Ponsonby, Lindsay (Tony) Kerzmann, Markie (Ken) Jones, Lauren (Kurt) Karcher, Marisa (Chad) Hirsh, and Brian Czapor; great grandmother of Noah, Madison and Logan Mackie, Holden and Juliet Kerzmann, Kennedy Jones and Harper Grace Karcher; sister of Rosemarie Budai of West Newton and the late Tony (wife Nancy survives) Guglielmo of Dravosburg; brother-in-law Paul Ponsonby of Port Vue and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 10, 2020, from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 15110, 412-466-3300. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, September 11 at 10:00 a.m. at Corpus Christi Church, McKeesport, followed by a burial in New St. Joseph Cemetery, North Versailles. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, visitation will be limited to 25 people in the funeral home at one time and masks must be worn. 

 


Mary C. Stipetich

August 26, 2020 |

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

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. 

 

 
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Geraldine R. Rusnak

August 24, 2020 |

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

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. 

 
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Joseph G. “Joe” Kirch

August 24, 2020 |

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

Joseph G. “Joe” Kirch age 86, of West Mifflin, passed away on August 23, 2020, at home.  Born in Redstone Twp. on July 15, 1934, he was the son of the late Steve & Mary (Tekely) Krch.  

Joe was a kind, thoughtful, smart, successful man who rose from humble roots to build a wonderful life for himself and his family.  He was a devout Christian and beloved by many friends, family members, fellow parishioners at Holy Trinity Church of St. Thomas the Apostle, fellow Elks, work colleagues and customers, and those lucky enough to be on his team at the SS Peter & Paul bowling league.  Joe was an accomplished bowler, honing his craft and bowling an 808 series with two 300 games at the age of 74.

He served his community as a volunteer firefighter and ambulance driver in his younger years and served our country when he was called upon to join the US Army in Japan to wind down operations after the Korean War.

In the Army, he refined his heavy machinery skills, which he then translated into his civilian career at Beckwith Machinery.  During his 21 years there, he rose to the level of Service Manager — one clients often asked for by name.  He later identified a great opportunity to build his own business in mining, in which he was successful.

During retirement he set out on cross-country RV adventures and plane trips with family, excited to see a wide swath of this country he loved.  At home, he kept up a steady calendar of golf and visits with friends and served the Lincoln Place Elks for two back-to-back years as a popular Exalted Ruler.

Despite all his hard work, adventures, penchant for golf and bowling, and his generous tendency to donate his time and skills to good causes, he always had time for his family. 

He doted on Cecelia “Tillie” (Gmutza) Kirch, his beloved wife of 66 years; children Terry of Huntingdon Beach, CA., Dianne (Douglas) Baxter of Bethel Park and late Joelle Kirch (husband Robert survives) Preksta of Jefferson Hills; granddaughters Brittani Baxter (Dale Taylor), Kelsi (Nate Ward) Baxter, Courtney (BJ) Yot; great grandchildren Will & Jamie Yot; brothers & sisters Kay Slagle of Richeyville, Helen (Leonard) Karpel of New Salem, Margaret Spishock of New Salem, Edward (Grace) Krch of Conneaut, OH; deceased brothers and sisters John, Steve, and Paul Krch, Mildred King and Mary Kveder; and extended family including nieces and nephews. He and Tillie were their granddaughters’ favorite babysitters, spoiling them rotten with love, meals, and adventures big and small.

Joe was incredibly dependable.  He set an example of taking pride in his work, doing the job right, and not being satisfied until the job was done.  He made this world a decidedly better place for 86 years before the Lord called him home with a “job well done.”  His positive presence and kind spirit will be sorely, sorely missed, but we know he lives on through the legacy and good deeds of his family and friends, and the work ethic he instilled in his children and grandchildren.  A lifetime of positive memories live in the hearts of those lucky enough to know and love him.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 27, 2020 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 15110, 412-466-3300, where a blessing service will be held at 11:30 a.m. followed by a mass of Christian Burial at 12 noon in Holy Trinity Church, West Mifflin, with the Rev. Nick Mastrangelo officiating.  Burial will follow in Holy Trinity Cemetery with Military Honors. The funeral mass will be live-streamed on the funeral home website: www.maloy-schleiferfuneralhome.com  Due to COVID-19 restrictions, visitation will be limited to 25 people in the funeral home at one time and masks must be worn.

 


Patricia Lynn (O’Malley) Fagan

August 18, 2020 |

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

Patricia Lynn (O’Malley) Fagan age 60, of West Mifflin, passed away on August 17, 2020 at Washington Hospital.  Born in Pittsburgh on January 28, 1960, she was the daughter of Joanne (Gentile) O’Malley of West Mifflin and the late Patrick John O’Malley.  Her art was coloring books and crossword puzzles.  Besides her mother, she is survived by son, Sean Michael (Samantha) Fagan of West Mifflin; sisters, Mary O’Malley of Versailles, Kim (Jim) Quinten of N. Huntingdon, and Jackie O’Malley of West Mifflin.  There is no visitation.  Arrangements entrusted to MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne,  15110, 412-466-3300. 

 


Patricia (King) Barker

August 12, 2020 |

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

Patricia (King) Barker age 88, on August 11, 2020, at home, surrounded by her loving family. “Patsy,” as she was affectionately called by her family was the “queen,” and everyone she met knew about her big family. She worked for Bell Telephone for 42 years as a Directory Assistance Operator. She was Past President of the GFWC Women’s Club of Duquesne, Girl Scout leader and Democratic Committee member. She was an avid shopper…QVC and HSN knew her by name.  She loved to travel with her husband and family, and especially her trips to Hawaii, Mexico, Ireland, and numerous cruises to the Virgin Islands. Patsy loved eating out at fancy restaurants, a good superburger at Eat ‘n Park, and being pampered at the spa.  But most of all, she loved spending time with family and celebrating holidays with the people who she loved.

 
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Patrick M. “Mick” Mains Sr.

August 11, 2020 |

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

Patrick M. “Mick” Mains Sr. age 52, of White Oak, passed away on August 9, 2020, at home.  Born in McKeesport on May 28, 1968, he was the son of the late James and Patricia (Zuzo) Mains. 

He did restoration work for Boyer-Pentek, graduated from Duquesne High School, where he played baseball, liked playing softball, canoeing & fishing, and being with family. 

He was the husband of Cynthia “Cindy” (Boot) Mains for 31 years; father of Patrick M. Mains Jr., Anthony J. (Megan) Mains, Katelyn P. Mains, all at home, Morgan (Alexander) Martin of Clover, South Carolina and Jackson Mains of Elizabeth; brother of Judy (Daryl) Black of White Oak, Terry Mains Minnick Ball of New Florence, Robert “Fudd” (Sharon) Mains of McKeesport, James Mains of McKeesport, David Mains of McKeesport and Michael Horchata of Rural Valley. 

 
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John M. Murray

August 11, 2020 |

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

John M. Murray age 94, of Scott Twp. formerly of West Mifflin, passed away on August 9, 2020 at Woodcliffe Manor, in Bethel Park.  Born in Duquesne on October 6, 1925, he was the son of the late Michael and Catherine (Davin) Murray.  He was a retired general superintendent of the Bar Mill at U.S. Steel-Duquesne Works.

He was a graduate of Duquesne University in 1943, a member of St. Therese Church of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, the Knights of Columbus #955, the McKeesport Elks, and the Homestead V.F.W.  He proudly served his country in the Army Air Corp during World War II.

 
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Melissa A. Jakub

July 31, 2020 |

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

Melissa A. Jakub age 36, of West Mifflin, passed away on July 29, 2020.  Born on October 19, 1983 in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of Donna (Bugan) Jakub of West Mifflin and the late Ramon M. “Jake” Jakub. She worked as a laborer/secretary for Black Electric and played softball when in high school. She was the sister of Adam (Jill) Jakub of West Mifflin, Erika (Mike) Armstrong of McKeesport, and Holly Jakub of West Mifflin; granddaughter of Emiline “Emily” Homa of Elizabeth and the late Samuel “Babe” Homa, and the late Michael and Genevieve “Jenny” (Brown) Jakub; niece of Gery (Virginia “Ginny”) Jakub of Eighty Four and the late Charles Bugan; aunt of Max & Jenna Jakub, Malanya & Kobe Armstrong; and many great aunts, great uncles and cousins. Visitation will be held on Monday, August 3 from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 15110, 412-466-3300, where a blessing service will be held at 1:00 p.m. with the Rev. Thomas Lewandowski officiating.  Burial will follow in St. Hedwig Cemetery, West Mifflin. The funeral service will be live-streamed on the funeral home website www.maloy-schleiferfuneralhome.com. Due to current restrictions, the funeral home is limited to 25 visitors in the building at one time. The funeral home staff will be directing visitors upon entry. Masks are required.    

 


Catherine G. “Kitty” Bialobok

July 31, 2020 |

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

Catherine G. “Kitty” Bialobok age 101, of Duquesne, passed away on July 17, 2020, at home. Born on August 16, 1918, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Marko & Catherine (Roper) Francetic.  During World War II, she worked as a Brinell Operator at U.S. Steel Duquesne Works, testing steel to be used to manufacture 3000 lb. “blockbusters” (bombs) for the war effort.  She was a member of Holy Trinity Church, West Mifflin of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, and its former Confraternity of Christian Mothers.  She was an honorary member of the G.F.W.C. Women’s Club of Duquesne, a member of the American Croatian Club in Duquesne, and a former kitchen volunteer for Meals on Wheels, McKeesport for 17 years.  In her younger days, she liked to roller skate with her brothers at the Palisades in McKeesport and liked to go polka dancing with her husband.  In her twilight years, she enjoyed watching the Steelers and the Pirates, and WVU football and basketball games.  She liked watching movies starring Bing Crosby, Jimmy Stewart, Spencer Tracy, Fred Astaire, and Gene Kelly.  Her favorite music was Big Bands and Classic Country.  She like poached eggs for breakfast, anything made with noodles, and a good cup of freshly brewed coffee...and then maybe a second one.  She prayed the rosary every evening at 7 P.M.  She was the beloved wife of 64 years to the late Stephen J. Bialobok; mother of Stephanie (David Lourie) Bialobok of Metairie, LA, Thomas (Kristin) Bialobok of Portland, OR, and the late Phyllis Bowers (husband, Dr. Doug Bowers, survives); grandmother of Genevieve Bialobok; sister of Evelyn (late Frank) Ravey of Oakmont, late Rose (late Andy) Usko, late Mark Francetic, late George (late Dolores) Francetic, and late Lawrence Francetic.  She is also survived by nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.  The family expresses heart-felt thanks to her many friends and neighbors, as well as her dedicated caregivers, especially Stephanie Hagood and Kimberly McCarrell.  Visitation will be held on Sunday, August 16, 2020 (which would have been her 102nd birthday) from 1-4 P.M. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE 15110, 412-466-3300 where the rosary will be recited at 4:15 P.M. with a Funeral Service to follow with the Rev. Matthew Elanjileth officiating.  The funeral service will be live streamed on the funeral home website  www.maloy-schleiferfuneralhome.com.  Private family burial will be held on Monday, August 17, 2020 in Holy Trinity Cemetery, West Mifflin. Due to current restrictions, the funeral home is limited to 25 visitors in the building at one time. The funeral home staff will be directing visitors upon entry. Masks are required.    

 


Michael “Mike” DeRosse

July 21, 2020 |

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

Michael “Mike” DeRosse, age 93, of Duquesne, on July 19, 2020 at Sycamore Estates. 

Born on April 24, 1927 in Duquesne, he was the son of the late Ralph & Marie J. (Boccihia) DeRosse. He was a retired truck driver for Long’s Hauling for 40 years, a member of the former Christ the Light of the World Parish, enjoyed Marsh-Wheeling cigars, liked to bowl duck pins at the  Moose, went to numerous Hobo conventions and proudly served his country in the Army during World War II.

He was the husband of 48 years to Lorraine (Gonzales) Pawling; father of Vicki Malloy of Duquesne, Diana Fierst of Turtle Creek and Michael (Anna) Gorscak of Baldwin.  He is also survived by 5 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, 1 great grandchild and nephews Alan J. Procacina, Dennis Procacina, Ralph DeRose and Joe DeRose.

 
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Steven J. Seeman

July 12, 2020 |

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

Steven J. Seeman age 90, of Duquesne, on July 11, 2020, at UPMC McKeesport. 

Born in Braddock on February 12, 1930, he was the son of the late John & Agnes (O’Masta) Seeman. He served in the Army as a firefighter during World War II, worked as a welder in the fabrication industry, was a member of St. Elias Byzantine Catholic Church and enjoyed gardening and making violins. He was the husband of the late Shirley (Shigo) Seeman; father of Curtis (Sharon) Seeman of Duquesne, Christopher Seeman of Duquesne, Craig (Deborah) Seeman of Belle Vernon and Monica Shultz of Duquesne; grandfather of Brittney Shultz, Jonathan Shultz, Dayna Seeman and Jenna Seeman; brother of  John “Red” Seeman Jr., late Richard Seeman, late Paul Seeman, late Beverley Bickus,  late Lawrence “Larry” Seeman and late Kenneth Seeman.

 
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