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Pearl Mohammed

April 03, 2020 |

By Robert A. Waters Funeral Home | Posted in: Robert A. Waters Funeral Home

Pearl Mohammed, 89 years old, of West Mifflin, passed away on April 1, 2020 at Jefferson Hospital.  The eldest of 14 children. She was also preceded in death by her two sons, Kenny Mohammed and Mikey Ramtahal. She immigrated from Trinidad and Tobago in 1970. She worked for the Spitz family and then for McKeesport Hospital before retiring in 1996. She was a warrior for the Lord teaching bible study at McKeesport YMCA, being a prayer partner at Cornerstone television for over 20 years and becoming an alumnus of Harty Bible School.

 
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Deidre R. Smith

April 03, 2020 |

By Robert A. Waters Funeral Home | Posted in: Robert A. Waters Funeral Home

Deidre R. Smith joined her Heavenly Father in Heaven on March 30, 2020. She was 64. Deidre was born July 10, 1955 to the late Tony and Marcella Smith in McKeesport, Pennsylvania. She was also preceded in death by her brothers Victor and Gary Smith. Deidre was raised in Clairton, Pennsylvania. Family and friends called her Dee Dee. She attended Clairton High School. She relocated to Los Angeles, California for a short time. For many years, Deidre worked in the healthcare field, it suited her servant's heart.

Deidre loved people, especially her family (nieces and nephews). She can be quoted as saying, “What you cooking?” She had an eye for fashion, always wanted to look good. If she was going out, she had no problem with buying a new outfit. She was a member of Morning Star Baptist Church of Clairton, PA.

 
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Barbara M. Arnold

April 03, 2020 |

By Robert A. Waters Funeral Home | Posted in: Robert A. Waters Funeral Home

Barbara M. Arnold was born February 7, 1943 in Clairton, Pennsylvania to the late Willie Gressem and Eva Hawkins Gressem.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Eva Marie Arnold; siblings, Rebecca McGrew and William Gressen, Sr.  Barbara fought a good fight and finished her course, she transitioned to eternal life on Tuesday, March 31, 2020.

Barbara was married to Frederick Arnold for 61 beautiful years. To this union, four children were born. She was a devoted wife and loving mother. Barbara especially loved and spoiled her grandchildren. There was nothing she wouldn’t do for her children or grandchildren.  Barbara was truly family-oriented; the one thing you could say about Barbara is that she loved the Gressem and Arnold family alike.

 
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Chasae Swindle-Warfield

April 02, 2020 |

By Robert A. Waters Funeral Home | Posted in: Robert A. Waters Funeral Home

Chasae Swindle-Warfield, 42, of McKeesport, son of Charles Warfield, Jr. and Lillie Swindle was born on December 13, 1977. Gone too soon, he departed this life on March 28, 2020. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School. Chasae was part of the Janitorial Staff at Pittsburgh International Airport. Chasae is survived by his loving parents, Charles Warfield, Jr. and Lillie Swindle; children, Persona Swindle-Warfield, Sachae Swindle, Shaunsae Swindle, Tempest  Shogan; two grandsons, Marvelle Warfield and Mikhail Warfield-Oliver; extended family and friends.

 
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Sarah Marshall

March 31, 2020 |

By Robert A. Waters Funeral Home | Posted in: Robert A. Waters Funeral Home

Sarah Marshall, 89, daughter of the late Leslie and Mozelia Smith was born on April 6, 1930 in Jefferson Boro, Pennsylvania. Mrs. Marshall passed away peacefully at Riverside Care Center on  March 27, 2020. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Herbert Marshall, Sr.; sons, Herbert Marshall, Jr., Albert Marshall, Marcel Marshall; grandson, Alexander Marshall; brothers, Lee Smith, Leslie Smith, Russell Smith and sisters Beula Dixon, Elizabeth Fennell, Lillian McCray, and Laura Alford.

Mrs. Sarah attended McKeesport High School. After graduation, she obtained an associate degree from Robert Morris University. For many years, Mrs. Sarah worked as a Beautician. It suited her eye for fashion. She loved flowers. Her true love was for her family.

 
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Gary Allen Perkins

March 27, 2020 |

By Robert A. Waters Funeral Home | Posted in: Robert A. Waters Funeral Home

Gary Allen Perkins, loving son and father, passed away March 22, 2020, at the age of 57.

Gary was born on June 23, 1962, in McKeesport, PA to Mildred Nails and the late Milton Perkins. He graduated from Clairton High School in 1980. After graduation, he attended Austin Peay State University on a football scholarship. Shortly after going to college, Gary joined the Marine Corps Reserve. He worked as a repair technician for John Hopkins University.

Gary had a passion for learning and teaching African spirituality. He also loved to play the drums for his Pan African Religious organization; Auser Auset. When Gary moved to Washington, D.C. he researched and practiced living a healthy plant-based lifestyle. He specifically studied the African Bio-mineral Balance. Gary was also an avid music and sports lover. Whenever he walked into a room or greeted a family member or friend, he would always say the phrase, “What’s Happening!” He always brought joy and happiness to everyone in his path.

 
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Vida Joi Porter

March 27, 2020 |

By Robert A. Waters Funeral Home | Posted in: Robert A. Waters Funeral Home

Vida Joi Porter, 46, of Clairton, departed this life on March 16, 2020. She was born on February 6, 1974, to Sheila Demshar. Vida was a graduate of McKeesport High School.  After high school, Vida studied nursing at CCAC and worked as a Health Unit Coordinator for UPMC McKeesport. Later, Vida received her bachelor’s degree in Criminology at Point Park University. She was an avid gardener, enjoyed puzzles, reading and sewing.

 
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James William Carter Sr.

March 23, 2020 |

By Robert A. Waters Funeral Home | Posted in: Robert A. Waters Funeral Home

James William Carter Sr., was born on June 25, 1942, in Troy, Virginia. He resided in McKeesport, PA until he was called home to be with the Lord. During his younger years, you could find him on the softball field or under the hood of a car. He loved to hunt and was an avid fisherman. He retired from Westinghouse Airbrake and was a hard worker. His family meant the world to him.

James leaves to cherish his memories, his loving daughters, Sherry  Vaughn of Pittsburgh, PA, Marisa Fennell of McKeesport, PA; sons, Prescott Hearns of Troy, VA, James  (Stacey) Carter, Jr., Michael  Carter, Sterling  Lawrence all of McKeesport, PA; his grandchildren, James, Marc Anthony, Jamara, Evander, Monique, Sharell, Roman, Harrison, Arshaya, Me'khi, Tyzhaun, Arianna;13 great-grandchildren his siblings, Helen Brown of Cleveland, OH, Barbara Pendleton of Keswick, VA, Teresa (Odell) Carter of Louis, VA, Abigail (Orlando) Martin of Troy, VA, Eric White of Pittsburgh, PA, Philip (Joanna) Carter of Brandywine, MD, Clifford (Julia) Carter of Palmyra, VA, Michael, Thomas, Stanley and Cornelius Carter all of Troy, VA; host of nieces, nephews, cousins, family, and friends.

 
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Gladys Marie George Keith

March 15, 2020 |

By Robert A. Waters Funeral Home | Posted in: Robert A. Waters Funeral Home

Gladys Marie George Keith was born September 27, 1923, in Baltimore, Maryland to the late Albert Benjamin and Anna Louise George. Gladys moved to Clairton, Pennsylvania as a young girl. She graduated from high school in Large, Pennsylvania, currently known as Jefferson Hills. Gladys met and was married to Deacon Robert Henry Keith Sr. in 1940. This union produced three children Anna Louise, Robert Henry Jr., and Sandra Marie. Deacon and Deaconess Keith were married for over 47 years until his death in 1988.

Gladys loved people and her life was full of friends and family. Gladys was a remarkably sweet and caring person who gave of herself and her possessions freely, generously, selflessly and without any expectation of return. She was employed by the Jefferson Hills Police Department where she retired as a crossing guard for West Jefferson Hills School District. Before his death, Deacon and Deaconess Keith enjoyed traveling domestically and internationally to visit relatives in places such as the Virgin Islands, California, Texas and Hawaii.

 
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Elijah Jamaal Brewer

March 11, 2020 |

By Robert A. Waters Funeral Home | Posted in: Robert A. Waters Funeral Home

Elijah Jamaal “EZ” Brewer, 25, of Mt. Oliver, died March 5, 2020. He was born to Clinton and Jarmayne Brewer Oct. 29, 1994.

He obtained his GED from Pittsburgh Job Corps September of 2011 soon after getting his GED he attended CCAC to study Music and Business management. He became a certified Fitness Trainer in March 2019.

He enjoyed music, bodybuilding, and nutrition as well as playing basketball, reading, writing, and poetry. He was employed at Roots in Oakland as a Food Service Worker.

 
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Gloria Jean Wright

February 27, 2020 |

By Robert A. Waters Funeral Home | Posted in: Robert A. Waters Funeral Home

Gloria Jean Wright, age 53, of McKeesport, passed away on Sunday, February 23, 2020.  She was born to Rosemary Wright on July 18, 1966.

Gloria attended McKeesport Area High School, DeVry University where she received her B.S. in Accounting, Keller Graduate School of Business, where she received her M.S. in Human Resources, and Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management.

Gloria recently worked as a claims processor for University Hospital in OH.  Gloria also worked for United Healthcare for 28 years.

 
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Lester Dukes

February 27, 2020 |

By Robert A. Waters Funeral Home | Posted in: Robert A. Waters Funeral Home

Lester Dukes, 73, of Duquesne, was born to the late Willie H. and Mary (Peterson) Dukes on April 19, 1946. He departed this life on February 25, 2020, at the VA Hospital Aspinwall in Pittsburgh, PA.  He was also preceded in death by his siblings, Willa Mae Bryant, Habeeba Tyree, Sylvester Dukes, Joseph Dukes, and Melvin Dukes.

Lester graduated from Duquesne High School and went on to study at Arizona State University; until he was drafted into the United States Army during the Vietnam War.  Lester worked at U.S Steel Duquesne Works and the Community Food Bank. He was an avid fisherman; he loved music and hunting. No one can forget man’s best friend because he loved his dogs.

 
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Larry Louis Brown

February 26, 2020 |

By Robert A. Waters Funeral Home | Posted in: Robert A. Waters Funeral Home

Larry Louis Brown, 61, of Clairton, departed this life on February 12, 2020. He was born on January 4, 1959 to the late Willie H. Williams in Ohio. He was adopted in love by Mrs. Georgette Williams.

Larry graduated from Clairton High School. Shortly after school, he went into the United States Army and served as a Material Specialist. He also received a badge for Rifle Marksman. Larry was a proud Clairtonian!  He was an avid Clairton Bear fan, from the high school team to the Baby Twerps.

 
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Oscar DeWayne Allen

February 26, 2020 |

By Robert A. Waters Funeral Home | Posted in: Robert A. Waters Funeral Home

Oscar DeWayne Allen, 53, born June 5, 1955 to the late Robeana Casey in McKeesport, Pennsylvania. He departed this life on February 19, 2020. He was preceded in death by his granddaughter Shawnta’ Petty and sister Jolanda Casey.

DeWayne attended and graduated from McKeesport  High School. He worked at Westinghouse for over 15 years. Anyone that knew DeWayne would say that he had a special relationship with his grandchildren, they called him “G LOC.”

His memories will be cherished by his daughters, Osa Robinson and Latasha Allen; grandchildren, Shawn Petty Jr, Tamara Petty, Keshaun Wilson, Jolaya Robinson, Darrell Thomas, Jazmyne Thomas; sisters, Patrice Payne, Osa Payne, Jennifer Casey McDonald, Joanna Lundy, Jackie Jenkins; brothers, John  Allen, Edwin  Allen; ex-wife, Debra Robinson; nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

 
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Vernell J. Stewart

February 19, 2020 |

By Robert A. Waters Funeral Home | Posted in: Robert A. Waters Funeral Home

Vernell J. Stewart, 78, was born April 24, 1941 in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late William and Xnola West; departed this life peacefully on Saturday, February 15, 2020 in Austell, Georgia. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John Stewart, brother, Larry Roy West and grandchild Jayemond Bailey.

Vernell graduated from McKeesport High School. She attended CCAC and later became a certified nursing assistant. She worked at UPMC McKeesport Hospital for 32 years until she retired. She met her husband; the late John Stewart and they were married for over 40 years.

Vernell accepted Christ at an early age. She was a faithful member of Petra International Ministries until she moved to Georgia. Vernell served in several capacities, she was a member of the Adult Choir and Usher Board. She loved to read. Her favorite pass time was doing word puzzles.

 
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