February 18, 2017 |
February 18, 2017 |
EUGENE N. "GENE" COSTEL age 80, of West Mifflin, on February 16, 2017. He was the son of the late Nicholas and Irene (Ondik) Costel. He was a retired high school math teacher from the Steel Valley School District retiring in 1991. He was a member of the Pennsylvania State Education Association. He was a member of Holy Trinity Church, West Mifflin, their Men's Club and volunteered at church fish fry dinners. He was an avid bowler and an avid golfer, and had a hole-in-one at Butler's Golf Course. He proudly served his country in the Navy during the Korean War and retired from the US Naval Reserve as a Chief Warrant Officer Four with 30 years service. He was a member of the VFW and the American Legion and he was a graduate of California State College. Beloved husband of 53 years to Agnes "Aggie" (Ribar) Costel; father of Gary (Melisa) Costel of Butler and Daniel Costel of Pittsburgh; three grandchildren, Andrew, Michael and Timmy Costel; brother of Marcella (late Buddy Petruska and late Chuck) Jaskulski of West Mifflin, Patty (Terry) Bernd of Monroeville; also nieces and nephews. Visitation on Sunday from 1-5 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 10:30 a.m., followed by Mass of Christian Burial in Holy Trinity Church at 11 a.m. Burial with military honors will be in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity. Gene's family would like to express their gratitude for the compassionate care provided by the staff of the fifth floor at Jefferson Hospital and their Hospice Program, especially Greg.
February 13, 2017 |
SUSAN H. “SUE” (MANNS) BARNES age 90, on February 12, 2017, at home. She was a daughter of the late Joseph and Veronica (Denne) Manns. She formerly worked at Manns Brothers in Duquesne. She was a former member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas and the Confraternity of Christian Mothers and Guild. Beloved wife of 70 years to Charles D. “Jake” Barnes; mother of Terry L. (Doris) Barnes of Findlay, OH, Sandy (late Paul) Mancini of Kinsman, OH, Dorsey (Tom) Solich of Howland, OH, Carol (Jim) Howard of West Mifflin, Sheryl (Ed) Eichenlaub of Bethel Park and Sue Muha of West Mifflin; also 16 grandchildren; and 12.9 great-grandchildren; sister of Thomas (Esther) Manns of West Mifflin; predeceased by brothers and sisters, Lawrence (late Ann) Manns, Norbert (late Martha) Manns, Regis (late Ann) Manns, Joseph “Sonny” (late Emma) Manns, Howard (late Mary Ann) Manns, Gertrude (late Bert) Kovalsky, late Mildred Manns. Visitation Monday 6-8pm and Tuesday from 2-8 p.m. at the MALOY - SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300. Blessing Service at the funeral home on Wednesday at 9:15 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial St. Agnes Church at 10 a.m. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, West Mifflin. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
January 30, 2017 |
CHARLES R. “CHUCK” RUHE age 90, of West Mifflin, on January 28, 2017, at home. He was the son of the late Charles and Elizabeth (Denne) Ruhe. He was a retired contract negotiator for Westinghouse. He was a member of St. Joseph Church, Duquesne where he was an usher. He proudly served his country in the Army during WWII and was awarded a Purple Heart. He was a member of the Duquesne-West Mifflin Knights of Columbus #4210, where he was a Past Grand Knight and was a member of the North Hills Historical Auto Club. Beloved husband of the late Jean (Sable) Ruhe; father of Linda Ruhe of Vero Beach, FL, Yvonne Blair and her husband, Dave of Jefferson Hills, Janet Kaufman and her husband, Scott of Upper St. Clair and the late Charles A. Ruhe; grandfather of Justin (Liz) Blair, Vanessa (Bill) Flower, Jordan (Lisa) Blair, Christopher Kaufman and Kellie Kaufman; great-grandfather of Nathan Blair, Raegan Blair and Clara Flower; predeceased by sisters and their husbands, Agnes (Steve) Kosko, Rosella (Dr. Andrew) Petrillo, Celeste (Frank) Matyko, Ruth (George) Vamos; also survived by nieces and nephews. Visitation Wednesday, February 1, 2017, from 2-5 p.m., and Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the MALOY - SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300. Blessing Service on Friday in the funeral home at 10:30 a.m., followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Church. Burial will be with military honors in the parish cemetery.
January 30, 2017 |
DOLORES M. “DOLLY” BUTELLA age 84, of West Mifflin, on January 29, 2017. She was the daughter of the late Paul and Anna (Michak) Kushnir. She was a member of Holy Trinity Church, West Mifflin where she was a member of the former Christian Mothers. She enjoyed crocheting. Beloved wife for 61 years to Robert J. Butella, Sr.; mother of Robert J. Butella, Jr. of Elizabeth Twp., Gary Butella of West Mifflin and Ronald (Anne) Butella of Perryopolis; also five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren; sister of Eleanor (late William) Timko of North Huntingdon, Anna Mae (Donald) Drago of North Huntingdon, Paul (Pamela) Kushnir of Apollo, Larry (Linda) Kushnir of North Huntingdon. Visitation Wednesday, February 1, 2017, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the MALOY -SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300. Blessing Service at the funeral home on Thursday at 9:30 a.m., followed by Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Trinity Church at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Holy Trinity Cemetery, West Mifflin.
January 22, 2017 |
Kevin R. Brwon age 55, West Mifflin on January 19, 2017. He was born October 14, 1961 in Atlantic City, NJ. He was a son of Hugh Brown, Jr. of West Mifflin and the late Mildred (Radosevich) Brown. He was a laborer, he enjoyed fishing, surfing being with his family, especially his grandchildren. Beloved husband of 11 years to Marsha (Gougler) Brown; stepfather of Ryan Beharry of West Mifflin and step-grandchildren, Brayden and Peyton; brother of Hugh (Patty) Brown III of Absecon, NJ and Pam (Bill) Schneider of Brigantine, NJ; son-in-law of Clara Gougler; cousin of Paul (Mary) Cubakovic, Brian (Sandy) Cubakovic; brother-in-law of Bruce (Denise) Cubakovic and Glenn (Patty) Gougler; nephew of Dorothy Illes; uncle of Brent, Matt and Ginger Cubakovic, Austin Gougler, Billy Schneider, Stephen Schneider, Caitlin and Sean Brown, Eric (Becky) Cubakovic, Jennifer (Rege) Makowski; great-uncle of Quinn Cubakovic, Mallory and Duke Makowski. Memorial Visitation on Friday, January 27, 2017 from 2-8 p.m. at the MALLOY - SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne (412-466-3300). Words of comfort will be at 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to his family.
January 22, 2017 |
Agnes A. Kopolovich age 84, of West Mifflin, on January 19, 2017. She was a daughter of the late Joseph and Marie (Dudash) Rago. She was a retired Registered Nurse with 40 years service at McKeesport Hospital. She was a 1953 graduate of Allegheny General Hospital School of Nursing. She was a member of Christ the Light of the World Parish and their former Women's Guild. She loved traveling and card playing. She was an avid reader and a passionate football fan and booster for Duquesne, West Mifflin and McKeesport High School. She was active in the former West Mifflin Annex Senior Citizens. When asked, "how are you?" she would say, "overworked and underpaid!" Beloved wife of the late Michael C. "Kope" Kopolovich; mother of Kim (Ted) Spear of White Oak, the late Amy (surviving spouse, Dean) Conrad of West Mifflin, late David (surviving spouse, Nancy) Kopolovich of McKeesport; grandmother of Michael (Melissa) Conrad, Amanda (Steve) Berube, Melissa Conrad, Stacey (Brian) Tharp, Kelly (Scott) Knoche, David C. (Maria) Kopolovich, and Dr. Daniel (Tijana) Kopolovich; also six great-grandchildren; sister of Cecilia (Joseph "Whitey") Hlad of West Mifflin, late Louise(late Andrew) Krasman, late Joseph (late Alicia) Rago; also nieces and nephews. Visitation Tuesday, January 24, 2017, from 12-8 p.m. at the MALOY- SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300. Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday at Holy Name Church of Christ the Light of the World Parish at 10 a.m. A special heartfelt thank you to all of her professional caregivers. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to one's favorite charity.
January 21, 2017 |
Doris M. Kapolka age 81, of Duquesne, on January 19, 2017, at home. She was a daughter of the late Salvatore “Sam” and Grace (Vash) Renda. She retired as a receptionist at Western Psych, she was a former hostess at Paules Look Out and a receptionist at the Maloy - Schleifer Funeral Home. She was the beloved wife of the late Donald C. Kapolka; mother of twin sons, Dean (Ann Ringling) Kapolka of Hempfield and Donald (Lori McKay) Kapolka of Duquesne; grandmother of Alex and Lauren Kapolka; sister of the late Rose M. (late Edward F.) Fagan, late Bruno (late Ethel) Renda, late Joseph (late Anna) Renda, late Mary (late Jerry) Brunner, late John R. “Bob” (surviving spouse Anna Mae) Renda, late Elizabeth “Betty” (late Joseph) Bosnyak, late Grace “Dolly” (late Patrick) Monaghan; special friend of Renee Raymond of Pleasant Hills; also nieces and nephews. Visitation Sunday from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Monday from 12-8 p.m. at the MALOY - SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300. Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Holy Name Church of Christ the Light of the World Parish. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, West Mifflin.
January 16, 2017 |
Louis "Bill" Buzzatto age 74 of White Oak, on January 13, 2017 at home surrounded by his family and their love. He was the son of the late Louis and Wilda (Miller) Buzzatto. He was a retired mechanic and welder in the automotive industry. He was a “Mr. Fix It”, always ready and willing to help anyone in their time of need. He was a prayer warrior and a member of the Duquesne - West Mifflin Knights of Columbus #4210. Beloved husband of 49 years to Joline A. (Hamerski) Buzzatto; father of Louis (Deanne) Buzzatto, Jr. of Arizona, Sarah Beth Buzzatto of South Park, Brian Anthony Buzzatto of White Oak and the late Christopher Chester Buzzatto; grandfather of Cameron Matthew Ray, Kylie Buzzatto and Rachael Buzzatto; son-in-law of Irene (the late Chester) Hamerski; also survived by brothers and sisters-in-law, along with nieces and nephews. Visitation on Monday 6-8 p.m. and Tuesday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the MALOY - SCHLIEFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne (412-466-3300). Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday at Corpus Christi Church at 10 a.m. with Rev. Steven Palsa officiating. Burial will be in Jefferson Memorial Park.
December 31, 2016 |
December 19, 2016 |
LaVANCE E. LONESOME, Jr. Age 24, of Duquesne, on December 17, 2016, at home. He was a son of LaVance E. Lonesome, Sr. of Duquesne and Melodee (Scott) Lonesome of Atlanta, GA. He was a member of Payne Chapel A.M.E. Church, Duquesne. He enjoyed writing music, and playing video games. He was a graduate of Columbia High School in Decatur, GA and he attended Atlanta Technical School. Besides his parents, his is survived by sisters and brother, Sequayah Scott of Duquesne, K'Hari Lonesome of Duquesne, Jasmine Lonesome of Homewood; uncle of Kassidy Scott; grandson of Lorraine Scott of Duquesne; also survived by aunts, uncles, cousins, and a host of other relatives. Visitation on Thursday, December 22, 2016, from 2-6 p.m. at the MALOY - SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300 where funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. Rev. Dr. Archie Perrin officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Muscular Dystrophy Association.
December 19, 2016 |
JACK D. SPELL Jr. Age 70, of Duquesne, on December 17, 2016, at home. He was a son of the late Jack D. and Anne (Hamarich) Spell, Sr. He was retired from U.S. Steel Clairton Works with 35 years service where he was a Larry car operator. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Duquesne. He was an avid fisherman. He proudly served his country in the Marine Corps with service in Vietnam and after returning to the United States he served as a drill instructor at Quantico, VA. Beloved husband of 40 years to Edith E. (Estochin) Spell; father of Jack (Karen) Spell III of Liberty Borough and Lisa Spell of White Oak; grandfather of Brandon, Ashley, Justin and Declan Spell; brother of William (Debbie) Spell of Duquesne and the late Robert (surviving spouse Judith) Spell of White Oak; son-in-law of Mildred (late Edward) Estochin of East McKeesport; also survived by nieces and nephews. Visitation on Tuesday and Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the MALOY - SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300 with additional visitation on Thursday from 10-11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Duquesne at which time services will be held. Rev. Judith Slater officiating. Burial with military honors at Holy Name Cemetery, West Mifflin.
December 12, 2016 |
Zachary Edward Evagues age 28, of Duquesne on December, 9 2016, as a result of complications of post traumatic stress disorder. He is a son of Leonard and Joanne (Bevan) Evagues of Duquesne. He was a machinist by trade. He was a member of Christ the Light of the World Parish where he was a former altar server. He was a US Army Veteran for eight years including a tour of duty in Iraq. He received a Combat Action Badge. He was a graduate of Wilson Christian Academy and Mon Valley Technical School. Beside his parents he is survived by brothers and sisters, Sally (Matt) Smith of Parker, CO, Brian (Deirdre) Kamauf of North Huntingdon, First Sergeant, Jennifer Martin of Altus Air Force Base, OK, Terrence (Crystal) Kamauf, Houston, TX, Stephanie Evagues of McMinnville, TN and Rebecca Kamauf of Duquesne; grandson of Eleanor Duche of West Mifflin; boyfriend of Richelle Swyers of Dubois; also aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Visitation Tuesday from 12-8 p.m. at the MALOY - SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME, 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne (412) 466-3300. Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday, at Holy Name Church of Christ the Light of the World Parish at 11 a.m. Where military honors will be accorded. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to his family.
October 21, 2016 |
Nick Novak Jr., 83 and 5 1/2, of Duquesne, died Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016, at home. He was born April 19, 1928, in Duquesne, son of the late Nicholas and Anna (Magdic) Novak. He was a retired schoolteacher from the Duquesne School District, and was the boys and girls junior high basketball coach. He was a member of the St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church in McKeesport. He proudly served his country in the Marine Corps during World War II. He was a Golden Gloves boxer while in the service, and later boxed professionally under the name of Eddie Polo. He later boxed in Madison Square Garden and the University of Miami, from which he graduated. He belonged to the SNF Lodge No. 76 in Duquesne. He enjoyed going to his summer home in Ligonier, and traveling to Florida. He was one of the winningest coaches in the Heritage Serbian Basketball Tournament. He was the beloved husband of 57 years to the late Lorraine M. (Campbell) Novak. He was the father of Sandra Wickerham, West Middlesex, Nick E. (Lori) Novak, Murrysville, and Elizabeth "Beth" (Stephen) Kracinovsky, of Duquesne. He was the loving grandfather of Howard "Buddy" Wickerham, Kriss (Jason) Wickerham-Rusiewicz, Chase Wickerham, Nicholas (fiancee Brianne) Novak, Alex Novak, Ian Kracinovsky, and Colin (fiancee Tessa Marie) Kracinovsky; great-grandfather of Kenzie Rusiewicz. Brother of the late Steven J. (surviving spouse Susie Dixon Novak), the late Jane (late John) Plake, and the late George Novak; Brother-in-law of Shirley (Chuck) Heasley, of North Huntingdon, and also survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Visitation is from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday at MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME INC., 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300, William B. Schleifer, supervisor, William Brian Schleifer, Funeral Director. A Pomen service will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 24, 2016, at St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church, with the Very Rev. Stevo Rocknage officiating. Burial with military honors will be in Jefferson Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Sava Scholarship Fund.
January 22, 2016 |
Albert P. Oeler, of West Mifflin, died Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016. Well, this was bound to happen. So if you're reading this, you know my status of living has changed. I was born Wednesday, Oct. 9, 1918, in Nick Lee Hollow along the Thompson Run Creek in the City of Duquesne. I was the first-born son of Albert and Veronica (Weber) Oeler. My grandparents were John and Elizabeth (Sonderegger) Oeler and Joseph and Theresa (Goldbach) Weber.