Harry W. “Buddy” Blair

April 27, 2018 |

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HARRY W. “BUDDY” BLAIR age 74, of Lowber, PA, formerly of North Huntingdon, on April 26, 2018. He was the son of the late Harry W. and Ethyle (Marino) Blair, Jr. He was a member of St. Agnes Church, North Huntingdon. He is survived by his caregivers, Blanche Marshall, April Janitor, and Nathan Miller; also cousins and numerous friends. Visitation Sunday, April 29, 2018, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the MALOY - SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300, where a Blessing Service will be held  on Monday, April 30, 2018, at 9:30 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial St. Joseph Church, Duquesne, at 10 a.m., Rev. Thomas Lewandowski officiating. Burial will be in Jefferson Memorial Park.​

 

Clint J. Foley

April 22, 2018 |

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CLINT J. FOLEY age 41, of Whitaker, on April 21, 2018. He was a son of Pamela (Evagues) Markovich of Whitaker and the late Joseph Foley. Clint was a custodian for the West Mifflin school district at the Homeville Elementary School. Brother of Mylo (Sharon) Markovich and Samantha Markovich of Greensburg; fiance of Dina DiNardo of Whitaker; grandson of Eleanor Duche of West Mifflin and the late Stanley and Lucille Foley, and the late Leonard Evagues, Sr.; also survived by aunts and uncles and his good friends, Matt and Amanda Walker, and Gary and Mirilyn Green, and many more good friends. Visitation Tuesday, April 24, 2018, from 4-8 p.m. at the MALOY - SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300, where his Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday at 10 a.m., Rev. Thomas Dansak officiating. Burial will be in Round Hill Park.

 
 

Marica T. Spudic

April 21, 2018 |

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MARICA T. SPUDIC age 86, of Verona, formerly of Duquesne, on April 20, 2018. She was born July 20, 1931, in Brajak-Brdo, Croatia, to the late Petar and Kata (Baic) Tomas. She was a retired housekeeper at Jefferson Regional Medical Center, a member of St. Joseph Church, Verona, PA, and the Croatian Fraternal Union Lodge #320. Wife of the late Dragutin Spudic; mother of Barbara (Michael) Opat of Verona, John Spudic of North Huntingdon, and Walter (Valerie) Spudic of Pine-Richland Twp.; grandmother of Susan (Jeff) Ezykowsky, Nicole (Michael) Zalac, Dylan Patchin, Charles and Edgar Spudic; one great-grandson, Jeffrey Ezykowsky; sister of John (Josephine) Baic of Jackson Center, PA, and the late Josip Tomas and Misko Tomas; also survived by nieces and nephews in America and in Croatia. Visitation Sunday, April 22, 2018, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the MALOY - SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300. Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, April 23, 2018, at St. Joseph Church, Duquesne, at 10 a.m. Burial will be in the Parish Cemetery.
 

 

Donna J. Palko

April 06, 2018 |

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DONNA J. PALKO 75, of Munhall, formerly of West Mifflin & Duquesne, died on April 4, 2018, at the home of her daughter, Jodi.  She was born on March 9, 1943, in Pittsburgh, to the late Paul & Della (Gaca) McGrail. She was the wife of the late Stephen J. Palko, Jr. She is survived by children Marci (Mark Provident) Palko, of West Mifflin, Jodi (Chris) Thomas of South Park, Stacie Fagan (Tom Yuhas) of West Mifflin; grandchildren Quinn Palko, Cody (fiance, Katie Flaugh) Fagan, Luke Fagan, Owen &  Keagan Provident, and Logan & Erica Thomas, sister of Larry (Sherry) McGrail of Peters Township. There is no visitation. Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Hedwig Church of Christ the Light of the World Parish on Monday, April 9, 2018, 10 am with the Rev. Thomas Lewandowski officiating.  Private family burial will be held at St. Hedwig Cemetery, West Mifflin.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of St. Joseph Retirement Fund, 1020 State St., Baden PA 15005. Arrangements entrusted to the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300.

 

Joseph G. "Whitey" Hlad

April 03, 2018 |

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JOSEPH G. "WHITEY" HLAD age 96, of West Mifflin, on Holy Saturday, March 31, 2018. He was a son of the late Joseph and Helen (Holko) Hlad. Whitey was a retired bearing repairman from US Steel Duquesne Works, a graduate of Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics, member of the American Legion Post 701 White Oak, former VFW Post 188, the AARP and the former West Mifflin Annex Senior Citizens. He proudly served our country in the Army during WWII. Beloved husband of 68 years to Cecelia A. (Rago) Hlad; father of Melany Hlad of Pittsburgh, Nadine (David) Winwood of White Oak and Patrice "PT" (Paul Ludwig) Hlad of West Mifflin; grandfather of Joseph Winwood of Brooklyn, NY and Nicholas Winwood of Manchester, NH; brother of Edward (Carol) Hlad of Jefferson Hills and the late Mary (late Michael) Pachuta, late Helen (late Harry) Gilliard, late Anne (late Anthony) Merda, late Michael "Minners" (surviving spouse Elizabeth) Hlad; also nieces and nephews. Visitation on Tuesday, April 3, 2018, from 2-8 p.m. at the MALOY - SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300. Blessing Service will be on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, at 9:30 a.m. in the funeral home 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 with military honors in Holy Trinity Cemetery, West Mifflin. Whitey's family would like to acknowledge the staff at Locust Grove and Bridges Hospice for their kind, compassionate care and support. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Caring Ministry of Christ the Light of the World Parish, 32 S. First St., Duquesne, PA 15110.

 
 

Alberta L. Vash

March 22, 2018 |

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ALBERTA L. VASH age 77, of West Mifflin, on March 22, 2018, at the home of her brother. She was a daughter of the late Albert and Margaret I. (Moriarty) Vash. Alberta was a retired secretary from the West Mifflin School District, a member of the Grace United Church of Christ and a graduate of Duquesne High School Class of 1959. She was a sister of Verda M. (Stephen) Mastandrea of West Mifflin, Catherine A. (Gerald) Noga of West View, Lawrence A. (Mary Ann) Vash of West Mifflin; also survived by her fiancé, Robert C. Spencer of West Mifflin. Also survived by nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation on Sunday 12-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the MALOY - SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300 where funeral services will be held on Monday 11 a.m

 

Robert L. Sapos

March 19, 2018 |

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ROBERT L. SAPOS age 73, on March 3, 2018, of North Huntingdon, PA,. He was the son of the late Andrew and Helen (Szegedy) Sapos. Bob was retired from sales from Home Depot and also worked at Boyer-Pentek Construction and US Steel Duquesne Works. Bob was a handyman and enjoyed old cars and doo-wop music. He was the beloved husband of 49 years to Karen C. (Boyer) Sapos; father of Kerry Reese of Pittsburgh and Kim (Sean) McMurray of Wexford; Pap Pap of Shane McMurray and Cade McMurray; brother of Dennis (Cathy) Sapos of Rankin, Sharon Sapos of North Carolina, and the late Andrew Sapos, late David Sapos and the late Ruth Weber; brother-in-law of Denny (Lynn) Boyer and Debby (David) Ackerman; also survived by nieces and nephews. There will be no visitation. Family and friends are invited to a Memorial Service followed by a luncheon on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 11 a.m. at the American Serbian Club, 2524 Sarah St., Pgh, PA 15203. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Arbor Foundation at https://shop.arborday.org Arrangements entrusted to MALOY - SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, Duquesne, PA, 412-466-330

 

William H. Valiquette Jr.

March 06, 2018 |

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WILLIAM H. VALIQUETTE Jr. age 91, of West Mifflin, March 4, 2018. He was a son of the late William H. and Elizabeth (Foster) Valiquette, Sr. He was a retired clerk from the US Steel Duquesne Works, Irvin Works and the Homestead Works. Bill was a member of the Croatian Club of Duquesne and a member of the Duquesne High School 1944 State Basketball Championship Team, he proudly served his country in the Army during WWII. Husband of the late Virginia M. (Johnson) Valiquette; father of William H. (Chris Ann) Valiquette III of West Mifflin and the late Janet Renshaw who is survived by her former husband, Daniel Pollak; also seven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and one great-great- granddaughter; brother of Gloria (late Ted) Shell of Port Vue, Arlene Gida and the late Jack Valiquette. There will be no visitation. Graveside services will be held in McKeesport-Versailles Cemetery on Thursday, March 8, 2018, at 10 a.m. Pastor Peter B. Roy, officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Family Hospice & Palliative Care, 50 Moffett St., Pgh., PA 15243. Arrangements entrusted to MALOY - SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, Duquesne, PA, 412-466-3300
 

Carole A. Bodnar

March 02, 2018 |

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CAROLE A. BODNAR age 70, of West Mifflin, on March 2, 2018, at home. She was the daughter of the late William and Mary (Banchansky) Banyasz. Carole was a retired magisterial clerk for Albert V. “Buddy” Belan and Dan Olasz. She was the beloved wife of the late Richard Bodnar for 44 years; mother of Bethany (David) Wingerson of West Mifflin and Richard B. (Danielle) Bodnar of Moon Twp.; sister of the late William (late Janice) Banyasz; survived by her sister-in-law, Judith (late Donald) Hornfeck of West Mifflin and Susan (Kevin) Manns of West Mifflin; also survived by her caregiver, Rosemarie (late Edward) Zedo of West Mifflin; and her feline friend, Holly. Visitation on Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the MALOY - SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300 where a Blessing Service will be held on Monday, March 5, 2018, at 9 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Church, West Mifflin. Rev. Thomas Lewandowski officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the National MS Society Pennsylvania Keystone Chapter, 1501 Reesdale St., Suite 105, Pgh., PA 15233 or www.nationalmssociety.org.

 

Earl W. Lloyd Sr.

March 02, 2018 |

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EARL W. LLOYD SR. 63, of Clairton, died on Tuesday, February 27, 2018, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center.  He was born on Nov. 2, 1954, in McKeesport, to the late Thomas George Lloyd Sr. and Elizabeth (Conroy) Lloyd.  He was a box assembler at the Box Factory, Pittsburgh. He was the husband of the late Lois Lloyd. He is survived by his son, Earl William Lloyd Jr. of Clairton. He was the brother of Mary Jane (James) Groff of Duquesne, Thomas G. Lloyd Jr. of Donora, the late Elizabeth Snyder and late Donna Lloyd.  Visitation will be held from 9-10 a.m., Friday, March 2, 2018 at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, followed by a Funeral Service at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. John Gropp officiating.  Burial will immediately follow at the McKeesport-Versailles Cemetery.

 

Richard Phillip "Ricky" Falchetti

February 16, 2018 |

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RICHARD PHILLIP “RICKY” FALCHETTI age 66, passed away peacefully at the Veterans Administration H.J. Heinz Community Living Center on February 14, 2018. He lived and worked most of his life in the Duquesne area, including working at US Steel Duquesne Works, primary mill. He served in the US Army during the Vietnam Era where he received a National Defense Service Medal and an Army Commendation Medal. He was diagnosed with ALS in early 2017 and fought this terrible disease at home with the help of family members, friends, and as the disease progressed, his care was continued by loving and caring people at the VA. He was a son of the late Louise Rose (Consiglio) Falchetti. He is survived by his father, Richard L. Falchetti; brothers, Mark (Rosemarie), Byron and Keith (Mary Anne); and sister, Carmela; and special friend, Paulette Barry. He loved his nieces, Alyssa, Liana, Julia, Maria, Brittnie, Paige and Anziana; and great-nieces, Hailey and Natalie; and his aunt, Pat, in Kentucky; also cousins. There will be no visitation. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Name Church of Christ the Light of the World Parish on Saturday, February 24, 2018, at 10 a.m. where Military Honors will be rendered. The family extends its special gratitude to all the wonderful caregivers, volunteers and community members and fellow veterans at the H.J. Heinz VA Living Center Unit 3A. Arrangements entrusted to MALOY - SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, Duquesne, PA 412-466-3300.

 

Irene E. Pollak

February 16, 2018 |

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IRENE E. POLLAK age 88, of West Mifflin, on February 15, 2018, at the home of her daughter. Irene was a member of St. Joseph Church and their Confraternity of Christian Mothers and Guild. She was the first participant of Community Life in McKeesport and cut the ribbon at their grand opening where she spent countless hours. She played the ukulele and enjoyed arts and crafts and polka parties. She was the daughter of the late Elizabeth (Tankovits) Basista. She was the wife of the late Joseph S. Pollak; mother of Joseph (Carole) Pollak of West Mifflin, Debbie (Jimbo) Kopay, with whom she resided, Vicki (Terry) Davis of Westmoreland City and the late Kenneth Pollak. She was the grandmother of Jon Spiewak, Jessie (Jay) Kopay, Joey (Jim) Sapp, Misty (Dave) DeRiggi, Natalie (Tony) Leber, Kenny (Julie) Pollak; great- grandmother of Desiree, Keirston, Madelyn, Skyler, Trinity, Rocco, Austin, Anthony, Mia, Avery and KJ; stepsister of Frank Basista of Florida. Visitation on Monday, February 19, 2018, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the MALOY - SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300 where a Blessing Service will be held Tuesday, February 20, 2018, at 9:30 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph Church at 10 a.m. Rev. Thomas Lewandowski, officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Irene’s family would like to thank the staff at Community Life for the exceptional care and love given to Irene.

 

Robert A. Bell

February 15, 2018 |

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ROBERT A. BELL age 82, of Duquesne, on February 15, 2018. Bob was retired from Tygart Steel and also as a security guard from Braddock Hospital. He was a model train enthusiast, coached Duquesne Little League for 22 years, enjoyed bowling for over 50 years and was a former member of L.O.O.M. #75. Husband to the late Mary (Kemeny) Bell; father of Robert Bell of West Mifflin, John (Missy) Bell of Munhall and the late James J. Bell; grandfather of Wayne Stephen Bell and the late Christopher John Bell. Survived by sister, Dee Monaghan of Dravosburg and Eleanor Halazynski of Philipsburg; and his goddaughter, Brina. Visitation Saturday and Sunday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME,915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne (412-466-3300). Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, February 19, 2018 at St. Joseph Church, Duquesne at 10 a.m. Reverend Thomas Lewandowski officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

 

Thomas A. Oeler

February 14, 2018 |

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THOMAS A. OELER age 95, of Duquesne, on February 12, 2018. He was a son of the late Albert P. and Veronica (Weber) Oeler, Sr. Tom was a retired City of Duquesne Fireman and a retired carpenter of Local #1160. He was a member of St. Agnes Church, West Mifflin, past Scoutmaster Troop #310 and was involved in scouting for 25 years. He was a former member of the L.O.O.M. #75, John Birch Society, former member of St. Joseph's Men's Club, former member of the Society of Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America, Union Railroad Chorus. He proudly served his country in the Army during WWII in the 826th Amphibian Tractor Battalion. Beloved husband of 67 years to Marguerite (Snyder) Oeler; father of Marguerite Jean "Peggy" (Thomas) Smith of West Mifflin, Thomas Paul (Crystal) Oeler of Spotsylvania, VA, Karl G. (Cindy) Oeler of North Huntingdon, Yvonne L. (Gary Foore) Rider of West Mifflin, J. Daniel (Patricia) Oeler of Elizabeth, Matthew Leo (Lisa) Oeler of Jefferson Hills; also 29 grandchildren and 22 great- grandchildren; brother of Rosemary Shipe of Jeannette and Veronica Bowen of Smithton, late Albert Paul Oeler, Jr. and the late Mary C. Oeler. Visitation on Friday, February 16, 2018, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the MALOY - SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Agnes Church on Saturday at 10 a.m. followed by Presentation of Military Honors. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Veterans Administration.

 

Anna Mae (Oley) Eicholtz

February 13, 2018 |

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Anna Mae (Oley) Eicholtz, 90, of St. Anne Home, Greensburg, and formerly of West Mifflin, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family Sunday, Feb. 11. She was born in Braddock on April 3, 1927, the daughter of the late John and Anna Oley, and the wife of the late Arthur J. "Ike" Eicholtz. She lived in Glassport for many years before marrying Arthur and moving to West Mifflin. She was a member of Christ the Light of the World Parish in Duquesne, former member of the Christian Mothers of Holy Name Church, Duquesne Senior Citizens Council, Fellowship Club of Duquesne, and the Knights of Columbus Senior Citizens. She was the credit manager for Busy Beaver Building Products for many years until her retirement. Anna Mae was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and will be sadly missed. She was blessed with three children who loved her dearly, Kathryn (Jim) McMichael, of RuffsDale; Arthur Eicholtz Jr., of West Mifflin, who passed away in 2012; and Jeffrey (Suzie), of West Mifflin. Her grandchildren were the love of her life and they loved their Grammy: Jimmy (Katie) McMichael, of Greensburg; Kimberly (Travis) Synder, of Scottdale; Sara (Jonathan) Monkelis, of Youngwood; Ian (Samantha) Eicholtz, of Orlando, Fla.; Craig Yogan, of West Mifflin; and Chad Yogan, of Hershey. She found so much joy in the company of her great-grandchildren, Maddox Monkelis, Henry McMichael, Brianna Monkelis, Samuel McMichael and Jagger Eicholtz. She is also survived by her loving sister, Florence Laychak, of Glassport, and many nieces, nephews and relatives. In addition to her husband and son, she was preceded in death by three brothers, John Oley and Steven Oley, of Glassport, and Lawrence Oley, of Georgia (formerly of Glassport).
Family and friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, at MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300. A blessing service will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, at the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. at Holy Name Church of Christ the Light of the World Parish with the Rev. Thomas Lewandowski officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Anne Home, 685 Angela Drive, Greensburg, PA 15601.

 

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