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Ronald Bernard Spence

February 17, 2021 |

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

Ronald Bernard Spence, 59, died Feb. 10, 2021. Arrangements are in charge of Robert A. Waters Funeral Home Inc.

 
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Harlan E. Tobe, Sr.

February 11, 2021 |

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

Harlan E Tobe, Sr., was born July 10, 1957, to the late Horace E. and Lula Mae (Fields) Tobe in McKeesport, Pennsylvania. He departed this life on February 6, 2021, at home.

Harlan graduated from Clairton High School in 1975. He was a former employee of Lenzer Coch Lines, Port Authority of Allegheny County, PRN Transit, and Community Life. Harlan retired from his passion for transportation services, where he enjoyed serving many through his extensive driving experiences.

Harlan leaves to cherish his memory two sons, Maurice Saunders, Harlan E Tobe, Jr. of McKeesport; three siblings, Anita L. Tobe of West Mifflin, Annette Halcomb and Weyman J. Tobe, Sr. of Clairton; devoted companion, Lethia Morton of McKeesport; nieces, nephews, and a host of family and friends.

 
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Gerald D. Smith

February 11, 2021 |

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

Gerald D. Smith, 78, died February 10, 2021. Friends will be received Thursday,
 February 11, 2021, from 4 to 8 p.m. at 
Robert A. Waters Funeral Home, Inc., 2326 Jenny Lind St., 
McKeesport.

 
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Ruth Lee Brown

February 07, 2021 |

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

Ruth Lee Brown, 85, died February 3, 2021. Arrangements are in charge of Robert A. Waters Funeral Home Inc.

 
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Thelma Lee Tucker Medlin White

February 04, 2021 |

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

Thelma Lee Tucker Medlin White was born to James and Mabel Biggs Tucker, on October 30, 1928, in Moon Run, Pa. She was the oldest of 5 siblings. She departed this life peacefully in McKeesport, Pa., on January 30, 2021, with family at her bedside. In her final weeks of life, she was never without a hand to hold or a kind word to be spoken to her. Thelma’s daughter, Deborah, provided loving care and support for 10 years prior to the onset of greater illness.

Thelma is preceded in death by brothers Samuel (Jr.) Jones and Robert (Bobby) Jones; sister Dorothy McCoy; grandson Frederick D. Brown Jr.; great grandson Frederick Malcolm Brown-Goodwine. 

Thelma was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great great grandmother, sister and aunt. She leaves to mourn:  sister - Betty Mahaley (Long Beach, Calif.); children - Clara (Fred) Medlin Brown, Deborah White Horriat, Gary (Sylvia) White, Samuel V. White; grandchildren – Gregory (Tracey) Medlin, Marjorie Brown Adams, Gemil (Regis) White-Morse, Jamaal White, Michael (Olesia) White, Tonya (Timothy) Caldwell, Leandra Ferguson and Terry Ferguson; 24 great grandchildren and 9 great-great grandchildren, with one on the way. She leaves beloved nieces and nephews to mourn her passing, as well as, a host of friends.

Thelma White step-laddered her way into the field of nursing. She was a nurse’s aide, an LPN and receive her BSN from Penn State University, where she was deemed an honors student. In the pursuit of her education, she moved to Delaware to obtain a Masters in Gerontology. She received her master’s in nursing from the University of Delaware and presented her papers at a Veteran’s Administration Conference in Los Angeles, Calif.

 
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Dale Sean Coles, Sr.

February 04, 2021 |

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

Dale Sean Coles, Sr., was born May 27, 1964, in Pittsburgh, PA. Sean, as he was affectionately called, departed this life on January 22, 2021.

Arrangements were entrusted to Robert A. Waters Funeral Home Inc.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Dale Sean Coles, please visit our floral store.

 


Norma Jean Johnson

February 04, 2021 |

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

Norma Jean Johnson, 75, was born January 19, 1946, in Elizabeth, PA.  The beloved daughter of the late Timothy and Ruth (Woods) Johnson, departed this life on January 27, 2021 at UPMC Shadyside. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Margo Johnson.

Norma Jean grew up in Elizabeth, the eldest of the 4 daughters of Timothy and Ruth, graduated from Elizabeth Forward High School. After graduation, she obtained a position at Mobil Oil in McKees Rocks. A short while later, she obtained employment at US Steel in downtown Pittsburgh. She spent the remainder of her career with US Steel until she retired.

Norma Jean enjoyed reading and she often visited the library. Walking was a favorite activity for both exercise and as a fundraiser for charities. She also enjoyed line dancing which enabled her to be active and maintain friendships. She loved to travel both home and abroad, from the Mediterranean to Mexico. Even around the United States, her destinations included, the Grand Canyon and New Orleans as well as her last venture which was an Alaskan cruise.

 
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Darmonica Renee Armstrong-Fields

February 04, 2021 |

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

Darmonica Renee Armstrong-Fields, 49, died Jan. 29, 2021. She was born Aug. 17, 1971.

 
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Mary Catherine Pitts

January 31, 2021 |

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

Mary Catherine Pitts, 77, was born December 24, 1943 in McKeesport, PA.  The beloved daughter of the late Thomas  and Sarah (Coleman) White departed this life on  January 24, 2021 at UPMC McKeesport. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hayward Pitts, brothers, Raymond and John A. White, and Charles Davis (whom she reared).

Mary is survived by her daughters, Marcia Pitts of Clairton, Quala Pitts of Crafton, Ashley Pitts of Houston, TX; sons, Theron Pitts of Monroeville, Omar and Quintin Pitts, both of West Mifflin; sister, Christine (Karl) Penny; nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

 
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Barbara Ann Oneil-Lane

January 28, 2021 |

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

Barbara Ann Oneil-Lane, 83, was born on April 21, 1937. 

The beloved daughter of the late Ulysses and Jeanette (Parks) Oneil departed this life on  January 22, 2021, at AHN Jefferson Hospital. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James L. Lane, Sr., and grandson, Craig L Rhodes, Jr.

Barbara is survived by her son, Craig L. (Dianne Freeman) Rhodes, Sr. of West Mifflin, PA; grandson, Chaudre “Dre” Rhodes; great-grandson, Craig L. Rhodes; sister, Lenora Oneil of Pittsburgh; nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

 
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Leonard “Curly” Spence

January 26, 2021 |

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

Leonard “Curly” Spence, 79, of Homestead, Pennsylvania, departed this life peacefully on  Tuesday, January 19, 2021, at the VA Hospital in Aspinwall.

He was born October 11, 1941, in Clairton, Pennsylvania to the late John and Cora Strong Spence. He was also preceded in death by his siblings, Janie, Petro, John, Roosevelt, Eddie, Harvey, Littleton, and  Oleter Spence-Jacobs, stepchildren, Dewayne, and Shawn.  

Curly spent most of his life working as a Machine Operator until he retired. He was a veteran, who served in the United States Army.

He leaves to mourn his loving memories, daughter, Mona (Spence) Sizemore of Penn Hills, Pennsylvania; four grandchildren, Lauren, Corey, Shawn & Robbie; two great-grandchildren, Zara  &  Zemora; sister, Reba King Booker of Queens, New York; son-in-law, Robert E. Sizemore, Jr.; stepchildren, Elmer, Kevin, Kareem, Tonya; nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and many friends.

 
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William John Henry

January 21, 2021 |

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

William John Henry, 76, was born April 18, 1944, in McKeesport, PA. The beloved son of the late John Hubert Bray, Richard J. Henry III (stepfather), and Dorothy Mae (Baker) Henry departed this life on January 17, 2021, at UPMC McKeesport. Johnny, as he was known as, retired from U.S. Steel, Irvin Works Plant where he held a variety of positions for almost 40 years.

When at all possible; you would see him pulling up to the coffee shop, with a ball cap on and driving a Cadillac. He loved his daughters, granddaughters and the Pittsburgh steelers.

He was a member of the United Steelworkers Union. Johnny is survived by his ex-wife, Dayle (Obradovich) Henry; two daughters, Michelle Elaine (Raheem) Muhammad and Denise Henry (Thomas) Barnes of McKeesport, PA; 3 grandchildren; Tommi Lynn Barnes, Mulana Anjail and Naylah Elaine Muhammad; brothers, Richard J. IV of Fort Wayne, IN, Michael (Darlene) of Elizabeth, Keith Henry of McKeesport, John and Marlowe Bray of McKeesport. Sisters, Audrey (Kenneth) Hamlin of Clairton, Sharryl (Richard) Kokoska of Port Vue, Carol Bennett, Danella, Phyllis, Loretta, Sherlyn (Lamont) Butler, Yvonne and Shelarise Bray of McKeesport. Many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

 
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Petro Newby

January 19, 2021 |

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

Petro Newby was born August 6, 1961, at McKeesport Hospital. He was the beloved son of the late Beatrice Boyle and Petro Spence. On January 10, 2021, Petro passed away at home. He was preceded in death by his parents, and siblings, Nick Newby, Darlene Green, Anthony Berry, Patricia Strode, Karen Spence, and Frederick Berry.

Petro is survived by his siblings, Yvonne (Martin) Dawson, Margurite (Edward) Fant, Johnathan (Maxiann) Newby, Steven (Patricia) Newby, Tanya (Travis) Irons, Barbra (Eric) Hatchett, Blanch (Robert) Webb, Doran (Vantelle) Newby, Debra Sumpter, Crystal Newby, Bruce Newby, Rev. Dr. Lenora Graves, Trevon Spence, Russell Spence, Ronald Berry; host of nieces and nephews; devoted companion, Rebecca Skrinjorich, Patrick, Aron, grandson PJ; extended family and friends.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Petro Newby, please visit our floral store.

 
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Janice Lynn Holmes

January 13, 2021 |

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

Janice Lynn Holmes, 65, of McKeesport, passed peacefully on January 7, 2021, at UPMC McKeesport. Beloved daughter of the late Clarence Wendell and Bessie Marie Grinage Holmes, born January 14, 1955. Janice obtained a Masters in Nursing, Ph.D. in Education, and Ph.D., ABD in Public Health from the University of Pittsburgh. She received the Master’s in Divinity and a Community Service Award from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. Janice pastored Olivet Presbyterian, West Elizabeth, PA.

 
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Emma J. Heflin Smalley

January 07, 2021 |

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

Emma J. Heflin Smalley, 72, departed this life on December 31, 2020, at UPMC McKeesport. She was born July 4, 1948, the beloved daughter of the late David Bud Coleman and Minnie Tyree. 

Emma is survived by her loving spouse Jonquin; two sons, Victor Tyree, Vincent Brown of McKeesport; step-son, Deon Smalley; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; extended family and friends.

 
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