August 20, 2017 |
August 18, 2017 |
John A. Rezes, Age 87, of West Mifflin on August 16, 2017. He was a son of the late Michael and Julia (Walko) Rezes. He was retired from the Port Authority as a Bus Driver, Movement Director, and Route Foreman. He proudly served his country in the Army in WWII. He was the beloved husband of 60 years to Charlotte (Sabo) Rezes; father of John M. Rezes, at home and Suzanne (late Robert) Koribanic, of West Mifflin; grandfather of Brandon Schnelzer, at home; brother of Margaret (late Ernest) Menhart, of West Mifflin, late Michael (late Esther) Rezes, late Helen (late Albert ) Bertak; also survived by nieces and nephews. Private Funeral Service will be held at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300, on Monday at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Penn Lincoln Cemetery with military honors.
August 14, 2017 |
Matilda “Tillie” (Gresko) Frankovich, 94 of West Mifflin, PA. Born November 9, 1922 and died peacefully at Family Hospice, Mt. Lebanon, on August 14, 2017. Wife of the late Ambrose “Slim” Frankovich; mother of Olivia (late Jack) Weichler of South Park; Marietta Castellano (Andrew Elash) of Landrum, SC; and Denise (Harvey) Petras of Forest Hills. Grandmother to Lindsay Weichler and Adam Petras. Aunt to many nieces and nephews. Tillie was retired from the J.C. Penney Co. and had been active in the West Mifflin Annex senior citizens as treasurer, the Confraternity of Christian Mothers and Guild at St. Joseph Church, and the NSOF, Duquesne. Most recently, she lived at Juniper Village of Forest Hills. Tillie will be remembered as a strong yet sweet, social, and classy lady who was kind at heart and easy going in her golden years. She was loved and will be missed by many. Visitation will be August 17, 2017 from 3-8 pm at Maloy-Schleifer Funeral Home, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne PA. Blessing service at 9:30 at funeral home followed by mass of Christian burial at 10 am, August 18, 2017, St. Joseph Church, Duquesne, PA. Memorial contributions can be made to Family Hospice, Mt. Lebanon or Catholic Charities.
August 14, 2017 |
Donna J. Tarczy, 72, of Duquesne, died on Sunday, August 13, 2017. She was born in Rillington on August 18, 1944 to the late Edward and Alice (McGuire) Davis. She was a clerk at Sally Fashions in Duquesne and a member of St. Joseph Church in Duquesne. She was the wife of the Late Robert S. Tarczy; mother of Lisa Galik of West Mifflin, Douglas DeWalt of Versailles and Michele DeWalt of Duquesne; Mother-in-Law of Vicki DeWalt; grandmother of Ian Galik, Lauren Galik, Ashley DeWalt, Frank Galik, and Joye DeWalt; great grandmother of Bentley DeWalt, sister of Amy Shellgren of Irwin. Visitation will be from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300. Blessing Service will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at the Funeral Home followed by a mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Church, Duquesne. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, West Mifflin. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
August 11, 2017 |
WWII veteran, 1945, serving in Okinawa, as a Corporal in the 1st Marine Division 5th Regt. 2nd Battalion. Michael was born on April 23, 1926, in Duquesne and lived his entire life there. He passed away Thursday evening August 10, 2017, from complications of a tragic vehicle crash. He is survived by Ben G., his best buddy of one year; his son, Gery and his wife, Virginia (Donaldson) Jakub. He was predeceased by his wife, Genevieve “Ginny” of 65 years of marriage; son, Ramon (survived by his wife, Donna) Jakub; grandson, Gery (survived by his wife, Heather) Jakub, Jr.; also surviving are Mikey’s brothers and sisters, Frank, William, Albert, Florence Jakub, and Dolores Mewkalo; predeceased by brothers, Edward Jakub, Andrew Jakub, and John Jakub. He is survived by his grandchildren, Megan, Katie, Adam, Erica, Melissa, and Holly; and great-grandchildren, Sarah, Kendell, Tyler, Melanya, Max, and Jenna. He was an electrician for Continetal Can Coporation. When the plant closed down in the ‘80s he turned off the lights. He continued working until he retired at the age of 89. He serviced the city of Duquesne as well as churches, bars, funeral homes, and residents, in and about Duquesne. He had many extended children whom he treated like his own, Marci, Bob, Sharon, Greg, Bernard, Duane, Terry, and Doug. He will be missed by many and was loved by all. He loved his antique Corvair and his SS454 truck and he never owned a computer. His loving wife, Genevieve was waiting for him at the gates. Visitation is on Saturday from 1-9 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. -9 p.m. and Monday from 8 a.m.-9:30 a.m. at which time a Blessing Service will be held at the MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300. Followed by Mass of Christian Burial at St. Hedwig Church of Christ the Light of the World Parish at 10 a.m., where he was an usher. Burial will be at St. Hedwig’s Cemetery with military honors, followed by a repast at Holy Trinity Church Hall.
July 29, 2017 |
MARY LOU KELLAR age 68, of West Mifflin, on July 27, 2017. She was a daughter of the late George and Dorothy (Cook) Szinai. Mary Lou was a cook and part owner of Salerno’s Pizza in West Mifflin. She loved being with her grandchildren, gardening and crocheting. Beloved wife of 51 years to Robert M. Kellar, Sr.; mother of Robert M. (fiancée Tammy Mehaffey) Kellar, Jr. of North Huntingdon, Maryanne (fiancé Keith Falchetti) Kohl of West Mifflin and Edward James Kellar of West Mifflin; grandmother of Brittnie Kohl, Paige Kohl, Logan Kellar, Aubrey Kellar and London Kellar; sister of Judith (Thomas) Stoyanoff of West Mifflin, Theresa (Robert) Connelly, Jr. of McKeesport, Bernadette (Charles) Malos of Murrysville and the late George, James and Margaret “Peggy” Szinai. Friends and family are invited to a memorial visitation on Wednesday, August 2, 2017, their 51 st wedding anniversary, from 10-11 a.m. at Holy Name Church of Christ the Light of the World Parish, Duquesne, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Rev. Thomas Lewandowski, officiating. Arrangements entrusted to the MALOY - SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, Duquesne, PA, 412-466-3300.
July 23, 2017 |
Jean Frances Osborne, 86, formerly of West Mifflin and Laughlintown, died Thursday, July 20, 2017. She was born Nov. 9, 1930, daughter of the late Katherine Marie (Kilger) Anastasiu and Merle Dwight Osborne, and stepdaughter of the late George "Pop" Anastasiu. She was predeceased by brothers, Harry Osborne, and George and Melvin Anastasiu; her sister, Lois Johnston; a grandson, Justin Bruce Chervenak; a stepgrandson, Bill Prettiman; and a godchild, Mike Speney. She was the former wife of the late George Chervenak; and widow of Matthew Wargovich, of Laughlintown. She is survived by her three loving children, Bruce (Roxanne) Chervenak, Brad John Chervenak, and Jean Marie (John) Fecho; grandchildren, Beth Ann (Eric) Gumbert, and Aleda Marie Fecho; stepchildren, Maria, Patti and Theresa, and their spouses. She is also survived by sisters-in-law, Loretta Osborne and Kathleen Anastasiu; nephew, Eric (Geri) Osborne; nieces, Kathleen Osborne (Richard) Bednarz and Chris Chervenak, of West Mifflin, and Jean's dear godchild, Karen Bisi. In her younger years, she loved to cook, sew, bake and paint. She also worked as a switchboard operator for Bell Telephone for 19 years, and more recently, as a funeral home receptionist and hostess. She was a proud member of McKeesport High School Class of 1948. Her Catholic faith sustained her and brought her joy.
Visitation is from 2:30 to 4:30 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, July 24, 2017, in MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME INC., 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300, William B. Schleifer, supervisor, and William Brian Schleifer, funeral director. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 25, 2017, in St. Angela Merici Church, with the Rev. Kevin Dominik officiating. Interment will be in Richland Cemetery, Dravosburg
July 22, 2017 |
FRED T. RILEY
Age 80, of West Mifflin, on July 19, 2017, at home. He was the son of the late Frederick H. and Alberta (Crawford) Riley. He was a heavy equipment operator for Langenfelder Corporation and a member of Operating Engineers #66, a member of the Teutonia Mannerchor Club, Duquesne, and he proudly served his country in the Navy. Beloved husband of 55 years to Annette "Honey" (Petro) Riley; father of Thomas (Sharon) Riley of Madison, OH, Michaelene Ross of Bethlehem, PA, Tanya (Douglas) McCombs of West Mifflin and Frederick "Rick" Riley of West Mifflin; six grandchildren, Breanne, David, Jacey, Larry, Hunter and Caleb; also five great-grandchildren; brother of Terry (Geraldine) Riley of Gladys, VA and the late Ruthann Salzer; also many nieces and nephews. Visitation on Sunday, July 23, 2017, from 3-7 p.m. at the MALOY - SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300, where Funeral Services will be held on Monday at 1 p.m. His daughter, Michaelene Ross, will officiate. Burial will be in Richland Cemetery with military honors. Memorial contributions may be made to one's favorite charity.
July 22, 2017 |
JOHN R. "JAKE"-"PEO" JAKUBOVICS Jr.
Of West Mifflin died Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at UPMC Shadyside Hospital. He was born in Duquesne on November 11, 1936, son of the late John R. and Margaret (Hrizo) Jakubovics, Sr. He was the beloved husband of Anita (Bianconi) Jakubovics for over 56 years; he was a parishioner of St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church of McKeesport. He retired from the West Mifflin Boro Police Department after 28 years. He served in the US Army stationed in Ft. Belvoir, VA. He was a member of the FOP Lodge #91 and the Croation Club Lodge #146 Men's Group of Versailles and Leo's Service Center Coffee Club. He was an avid sports fan of the Steelers, Penguins and the Pirates. He loved spending time with his late brothers at their property at Indian Head. He was predeceased by his parents, mother-in-law and father-in-law, Esterina and Vitaliano Bianconi; his brothers, late Edward W. "Whitey" (late Maryann) Hrizo, the late Michael (surviving spouse Barbara) Jakubovic, late Richard (surviving spouse Audrey) Jakubovics; sister, late Betty Ann (late Donald) Galya; and Godson, Dean A. Jakubovic; survived by sister, Marjorie (late John) Moritz of South Park and Dolores Bartko of Donora; and brother, Ernest (Carol) Jakubovic of Valencia; brother-in-law of John (late Matilda) Gelzhiser, Louise (late Albert) Shimkus, Ralphena (Carl) Kastan and John (Janet) Bianconi; his loving and extended family, Mark, Lisa, Shelby (Josh) and Jacob (Thea) Tkach, whose love and support meant so much to him; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, and great-great-nieces and nephews; and close friends for many years, Bill and Nancy Klasnic and their family. Visitation Sunday 2-8 p.m. at the MALOY - SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300, where a Blessing Service will be held on Monday at 9 a.m., followed by Divine Liturgy at St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church at 10 a.m. Burial will be in SS. Peter and Paul B.C. Cemetery with military honors. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Nicholas Church, McKeesport, PA 15132. Parastas will be held on Sunday at 4 p.m.
July 22, 2017 |
THOMAS ORD TRAVIS Age 72, of West Mifflin, passed into eternal rest on July 17, 2017, at Southwestern Assisted Living, in West Mifflin. Tom was born on July 9, 1945, in Pittsburgh the son of the late Walter L. and Lillie E. (Betty) Ord Travis. Tom spent most of his early life on the west coast returning to West Mifflin in 1960. He attended West Mifflin South High School and graduated with the class of 1963. He attaneded Mansfield University of Pennsylvania and Point Park University, then served in the US Navy during the Vietnam War. He was employed by US Steel Duquesne Works but moved back to Oregon in 1988 and was employed as a Communications Specialist with the Credit Union Association of Oregon, in Beaverton. He enjoyed living in close proximity to the ocean as well as renewing childhood friendships. Tom was also active in the Loyal Order of the Moose in Duquesne, PA and in Hillsboro, Oregon. He loved playing golf and fishing and was an avid volunteer fundraiser for children in need. He returned again to West Mifflin in 2013 to be close to his children and granddaughter. He is survived by his son, Thomas O. Travis, Jr. and his daughter, Rebecca "Becki" Fanala, both of West Mifflin; and granddaughter, Madison Paige Lapp, of White Oak; also siblings, Lynda (Ralph) Raniero, of Viola, IL, Ralph (Irene) Travis, of Jefferson Hills, and Nancy (John) Stolley, of Muscatine, IA; and several nieces and nephews. At his request there will be no public visitation or service. If desired, contributions may be made in his memory to Mooseheart, a residential care facility for children and teens in need and a place very close to Tom's heart. Contact http://www.mooseheart.org/. Arrangements entrusted to MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, Duquesne, PA, 412-466-3300.
July 15, 2017 |
MARGARET L. GIZOVSKI age 99, of West Mifflin, on July 14, 2017. She was a daughter of the late Andrew and Anna (Pehonsky) Muska; she was a seamstress and a member of the Homeville Volunteer Fire Department Senior Citizens. Wife of the late John J. Gizovski; predeceased by brothers and sisters, Edward (late Josephine) Muska, Stella (late Emil) Stepanik, William V. (late Helen) Muska, Helen Polachak, John Muska; also survived by her caregivers, nephew, Emil "Yogi" (Kim) Stepanik, niece and goddaughter, Margie (Bill) Martinjak; also additional nieces and nephews, Barbara (John) Chasko, Edward (Doris) Stepanik and Nadine (Jim) Chortes; also many great- nieces and great-nephews; also special friend of the late William Dupal. Visitation Sunday, July 16, 2017, from Noon - 4 p.m. at the MALOY - SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300. Funeral on Monday, July 17, 2017, with a Blessing Service at the funeral home 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.
July 04, 2017 |
GREGORY E. “GREG” KELMECKIS age 49, of Oakmont, formerly of Munhall, on July 3, 2017. He was the son of Edward and Geraldine (Nahory) Kelmeckis of Munhall; he was a Safety Engineer for RSR Corporation headquartered in Dallas, TX. Greg enjoyed reading, watching movies, bodybuilding and liked to be kind to people. He was known as a polymath. He was a graduate of the University of Findlay, Ohio with an MS in Environmental Management, a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a BS in Safety Science, Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a BA in Economics and attended Carnegie Mellon University. He was known as an A.B.E.T. by his peers. He was the beloved husband of Latresa (Daniels) Zak Kelmeckis; stepfather of Nyla Zak, at home; brother of Tammy Kelmeckis of Kennedy Twp.; nephew of Florence (late George) Matta of White Oak, Leah (Fred) Chbosky of Upper St. Clair, Mary Ann (Charles) Anderson of Monroeville and Bert (Alice) Nahory of Hanover, PA; also survived by cousins. Visitation on Friday, July 7, 2017, from 2-8 p.m. at the MALOY - SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300. Funeral will be on Saturday with Parting Prayers at the Funeral Home at 9:15 a.m., followed by Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Angels Church at 10 a.m. Rev. Robert Ahlin, officiating. Entombment Jefferson Memorial Park Mausoleum.
July 04, 2017 |
FRANK J. MATUSCHEK Jr. age 91, of West Union, IA formerly of West Mifflin, on June 24, 2017, at home. He was retired from US Steel Duquesne Works, a member of St. Joseph's Church in Duquesne and he proudly served his country in the Army during WWII. Beloved husband of 66 years to Marianne (Turlik) Matuschek; father of Gary (Pam) Matuschek of Merritt Island, FL, Frank "Rick" (Darla) Matuschek of Elizabeth, PA, Daniel (Regina) Matuschek, of Penn Hills and Mary Lee (Daniel) Cullen of West Union, IA; also 23 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. There will be no visitation. Family and friends are invited to a Memorial Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph's Church on Wednesday, July 5, 2017, at 10 a.m. Rev. Thomas Lewandowski, officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery with military honors. Arrangements entrusted to MALOY - SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, Duquesne, PA 412-466-3300.
June 22, 2017 |
Ruth M. Fassinger age 90, of West Mifflin, on June 22, 2017, she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Marion (Yost) Schorr. She formerly worked at Hills Department Store, Kennywood Mall. She was a member of St. Joseph Church, Duquesne and their Confraternity of Christian Mothers and Guild. She was an honorary member of the GFWC Women’s Club of Duquesne. She was the beloved wife of 59 years to the late Raymond F. Fassinger; mother of Judith (Dennis) Turner of Kennewick, WA, Robert (”Sue”) Fassinger of Elizabeth Twp., Richard (Linda) Fassinger of Elizabeth Twp. Also four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Sister of the late Robert (surviving spouse Eileen) Schorr of West Mifflin. Visitation Sunday, June 25, 2017, from 12-4 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 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 St. Joseph Cemetery, West Mifflin.
June 19, 2017 |
ARTHUR J. "ART" TRAUD age 77, of Munhall, on June 16, 2017. He was the son of the late Edward and Anna (Closkey) Traud. He was a retired hooker from US Steel Homestead Works. He was a member of St. Joseph, Duquesne and a member of the Elks. Father of Melissa (Mark) Underwood, of Squirrel Hill and Eric Traud, of Ohio; brother of Wayne Traud, of Forest Hills. Predeceased by brothers and sisters, Bernadette M. Marino, Margaret Andrews, Eleanor Wineland, Theresa Considine, Donald Traud, Arnie, Paul, and Amos Traud. Visitation Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 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 Wednesday 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 St. Joseph Cemetery, West Mifflin.