January 08, 2022 |
January 01, 2022 |
Christopher John Pommer, age 58, of Duquesne, passed away on New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2021. Son of Grace (Honick) Pommer of Duquesne and the late Kurt Pommer, he was born on September 11, 1963, in McKeesport. He was a mechanic and did roofing work. He is the brother of Eric (Denise) Pommer of Duquesne, Keith (Natalia) Pommer of Dravosburg, Tracie (John) Pry of McKeesport and Terrie Rodgers of McKeesport, and the late Jeffrey Pommer and the late Matthew Pommer. He is also survived by many Nieces and Nephews, Great Nieces and Great Nephews and Aunts and Uncles. There will be no visitation or services. Arrangements entrusted to the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 15110, 412-466-3300, WILLIAM B. SCHLEIFER, SUPERVISOR, WILLIAM BRIAN SCHLEIFER, FUNERAL DIRECTOR.
December 24, 2021 |
William E. Bost, age 87, of Duquesne, passed away on Thursday, December 23, 2021, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Son of the late Harold and Sophie (Kapolka) Bost, he was born on January 6, 1934. Bill was a retired hardware clerk and he liked to bowl and decorate his house, in lights, at Christmastime. He proudly served his country in the Army. He is the husband of Linda (Domes) Bost for 54 years; father of Derek Bost of Dravosburg and Carrie (Scott) Gamble of West Mifflin; grandfather of Olivia Bost, Evan Bost and Scott Gamble Jr.; brother of Arch “Honey” (late Marie) Bost of State College, Jack (Late Phillis) Bost of West Mifflin, Jim (Wanda) Bost of North Carolina, Gerry (Cindy) Bost of Warren, PA, and late Robert “Butch” (surviving spouse, Fran) Bost of Bethel Park. Visitation will be held on Monday, December 27, 2021 from 6-8 p.m. and Tuesday, December 28, 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 at 9:30 a.m., on Wednesday, December 29, 2021, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial, at 10:00 a.m., at Holy Name Church, Duquesne, with Rev. Nick Mastrangelo officiating. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, West Mifflin.
December 23, 2021 |
James M. “Gibby” Gibbons, age 65, of Ross Twp., formerly of Duquesne, passed away on December 23, 2021. Born in McKeesport on July 18, 1956, he was the son of the late William and Patricia (Cloonan) Gibbons. He was retired from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania-Department of Welfare, where he determined eligibility. He also worked for Mon-Yough Community Services, where he was a drug and alcohol counselor. He was a former member of Holy Name Church-Duquesne, loved all Pittsburgh sports, classic cars, car shows & cruises, and sports memorabilia. He proudly served his country in the Navy during the Vietnam War. He is the brother of Jo (Jack) Znavor of North Huntingdon, Mary (Jim) Bick of West Newton, Maggie (late “Cookie”) Chiponis of West Mifflin, Colleen (Tom) Washko of North Huntingdon, late Patricia (late William “Bill” Lutz) Gibbons, who died Nov. 7, 2021, and late William Gibbons. He is also survived by nieces and nephews who he enjoyed terrorizing. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 28, 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 Funeral Service will be held at 8 p.m., with Rev. Thomas Lewandowski, officiating.
December 19, 2021 |
December 19, 2021 |
Mark O. Bedont Jr., 74, of Williamsburg, VA, formerly of Centreville, VA and West Mifflin, PA, died peacefully in his sleep, at home, on Monday, December 13, 2021. He was born on November 20, 1947 to the late Mark O. Sr. and Beatrice (Ardiana) Bedont. Mark graduated from Indiana University of Pa. He retired as a Program Analyst for the U.S. Department of Labor. He proudly served in the U.S. Army from 1970-1972 as a Radio Operator in Vietnam. He enjoyed fishing with his son and friends every year in Cross Fork, PA, “The Gabby.” He is survived by his best friend and love of his life, Sally, of 37 years; son Alex (Kari) Bedont; Grandchildren, Mark, Melody and Elijah; brothers, Gary and Jeff (Mary) of West Mifflin; Uncle to Melanie (Rob) Vitous, Eric (Lauren) Bedont, Tracey Lape (Mike Warywoda) and Tyler Douglass; Aunt Ada and cousin Joe Genito. Mark will be buried with Military Honors at Jerusalem Western Salisbury Cemetery in Allentown, PA. Local announcement made by the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., DUQUESNE, 412-466-3300.
December 16, 2021 |
Margaret D. Joschak, age 95, of West Mifflin, formerly of North Braddock and Duquesne, passed away on Thursday, December 16, 2021, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Daughter of the late George and Mary (Petkanick) Dendak, she was born in Duquesne, on March 10, 1926. She was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish-Good Shepherd Church, the First Ladies Catholic Slovak Union, the Ladies Pennsylvania Slovak Catholic Union, a former member of the Good Shepherd Choir and former member of St. Michael’s Altar Rosary Society. She was the beloved wife of the late John Joschak; mother of Richard (late Maxine) Joschak of West Mifflin, Donna (Ron) Powell of Center Twp., and late George “Dudgie” (late Marilyn) Joschak; grandmother of Victoria Powell, Joshua (Diana) Powell, Christina (Matt) Ricupero, Ryan (Nicole) Joschak, Eric (Caitlin) Joschak and Jessica (Justin) Sopko; 9 Great Grandchildren; many Nieces and Nephews; sister of the late Eva (Late Steve) Perish, late Anna (late Paul) Hoydich and late Mary “Jackie” (late Robert) Stoklas. Visitation will be held on Saturday, December 18, 2021 from 6-8 p.m. and Sunday, December 19, 2021 from 12-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 15110, 412-466-3300, where parting prayers will be said on Monday, December 20, 2021, at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m., at Good Shepherd Church, Braddock. Interment will follow in All Saints Braddock Catholic Cemetery, next to her husband.
December 16, 2021 |
Thomas A. Komar, age 65, of Dravosburg, passed away on December 16, 2021, at home. Born in McKeesport on July 29, 1956, he was the son of the late Andrew and Florence (Bender) Komar. He loved all sports, especially horse racing. He is the husband of Lory (Haupt) Komar; father of Melanie (Rob) Bunovich of Westmoreland City and Danae Komar of Irwin; grandfather of George, Mikaela, Thomas and Mary Jane; and brother of Barbara Komar of North Huntingdon. There is no visitation. Arrangement entrusted to MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 15110, 412-466-3300, WILLIAM B. SCHLEIFER, SUPERVISOR, WILLIAM BRIAN SCHLEIFER, FUNERAL DIRECTOR.
December 12, 2021 |
Stanley F. Mazer, age 78, of Duquesne, passed away on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, at home. Born in McKeesport on April 29, 1943, he was the son of the late Stanley and Cecelia J. (Jeroski) Mazer. He was retired from U. S. Steel, was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish-Holy Trinity & St. Hedwig Church, was a former sacristan for St. Hedwig and St. Joseph Churches and he proudly served his country in the Army. Stanley is survived by his brother, Lawrence (Gerry) Mazer of Hamburg, PA; niece, Jennifer (Matt) McElwee; nephew, Timothy (Julie) Mazer; and good friend John Sukenik of Duquesne. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, from 9-10:30 a.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, at which time a blessing service will be held at 10:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m., at Holy Trinity Church, West Mifflin, with Rev. Thomas Lewandowski officiating. Burial will follow in St. Hedwig Cemetery, with Military Honors.
December 09, 2021 |
December 07, 2021 |
Jane F. Ondechek, age 80, of Duquesne, passed away on December 6, 2021, at UPMC McKeesport. Born in Duquesne on January 20, 1941, she was the daughter of the late John and Anna (Ominowicz) Ondechek. Jane was a retired secretary from Meyers, Daragh, Buckler, Bebenek and Eck, was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, Holy Trinity Church, a member of the GFWC Women’s Club of Duquesne, enjoyed dressing up and good meals. Jane was the sister of Paul (late Connie) Ondechek of Munhall; aunt of Beth (Travis) Knapp of West Mifflin and Jack (Laura Ivaska) Ondechek of Munhall; great aunt of Samantha Bruner; and is also survived by her extended family, the Spells.
December 06, 2021 |
December 05, 2021 |
Always the brightest smile in the room, Cynthia A. “Cindy” (Funk) Bates, 58, of West Mifflin, passed away Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021, in the Jefferson Hospital ICU due to Covid complications.
Beloved daughter of Ronald and Patricia (Dancak) Funk of White Oak, formerly of West Mifflin, she was born Feb. 22, 1963, in McKeesport. A 1981 graduate of West Mifflin North High School, she was a customer service representative/nonclinical technician with Express Scripts in Irwin for many years and was formerly employed in the pharmacy at Rite Aid in West Mifflin.
She is survived by her parents; son, James Bates (Tiffany Phillips) of Grindstone; granddaughter, Sophia, who was the light of Cindy’s life; brother, Thomas Funk (Kirsten Pastrick) of North Huntingdon; sister, Diane (Peter) Mills of Naples, Fla.; aunts, Alberta (late Rich) Webb and Barbara (late David) Funk; cousins, Richard Webb and Phillip Webb; nieces, Amie and Claire; great niece, Olivia; and many very dear friends.
A caring daughter, thoughtful sister and niece, great mom and proud grandmother, Cindy could always be counted on. Whether taking care of her parents, being out with friends, or playing with her granddaughter (which she liked best), Cindy had the greatest smile, bubbly personality and a terrific attitude!
She especially loved spending time with her boyfriend, Steve Bower, and they recently were able to enjoy a trip to Sturgis with friends.
So full of life, Cindy had such a beautiful bright soul and was easy to talk to and very understanding.
Friends will be received Wednesday Dec. 8, 2021, from 1 to 3 and 5 to 8 p.m. in the Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home, Inc., 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, (412-466-3300). A blessing will be offered there Thursday at 10:30 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. Joseph Church of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish in Duquesne.
December 01, 2021 |
Louis Berry Jr., age 67, of Duquesne, passed away on December 1, 2021, in Washington Hospital. Son of the late Louis and late Antoinette (Bergamasco) Berry Sr., he was born on March 31, 1954, in Braddock. Louis was a retired carpenter and enjoyed knitting rugs, gardening and riding his motorcycle. He proudly served his county in the Army and the National Guard and was deployed during Desert Storm. He is the husband of Karen (Gailliot) Berry for 43 years; brother of Rosemary (Bob) Matthews of Alaska, Lena Berry of McKees Rocks, Joseph Berry, and late Frank (late Angel) Berry; brother-in-law of John and Linda Zitelli of Whitaker. Also survived by mother-in-law, Margaret Gailliot of Whitaker. There is no visitation. Arrangement entrusted to MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 915 KENNEDY AVE., DUQUESNE, 15110, 412-466-3300, WILLIAM B. SCHLEIFER, SUPERVISOR, WILLIAM BRIAN SCHLEIFER, FUNERAL DIRECTOR. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family.
December 01, 2021 |