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Phyliss Ewell

November 25, 2022 |

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

Phyliss Ewell, 71, died November 19, 2022. Friends will be received from 10 a.m. to 12 noon Saturday November 26, 2022 at Divine Restoration Church, 100 S 7th Street, Duquesne, PA 15110, where a funeral service will be celebrated at 12 noon. Arrangements are in care of Robert A. Waters Funeral Home Inc.


Quanisha Lashay Ball

November 25, 2022 |

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

Quanisha Lashay Ball, 31, of McKeesport, PA passed away on November 17, 2022. Quanisha was born on September 20, 1991 to Courtney Tompkins & Clarence Ball, Sr. in Pittsburgh, PA.

Quanisha also known as Q, spent her younger years growing up in McKeesport, PA with her siblings where she enjoyed playing softball, basketball and mimed for Macedonia Church of Duquesne. She also enjoyed being a member of LaRosa boys and girls club.  

After graduating high school in 2010, Quanisha moved to Port Vue, PA where she established her independence. She worked for Walmart for 5+ years, Aramark for 10+ years and UPMC where she started in the cafeteria before she worked her way up to an office position at Western Psych. All of the jobs, Quanisha worked hard and excelled to higher levels alongside her sister Alexis before she embarked on her new journey and chapter in Decatur, GA. While in Georgia, Quanisha continued to flourish and blossom into her own womanhood.  Q found her niche at Emory Winship Cancer Institute where she felt at home and touched many hearts by assisting her patients.

Quanisha’s life was filled with love laughter and beautiful memories. Quanisha had a heart of gold. She loved to give and make those closest to her happy, especially her nieces and nephews who she adored. She enjoyed shopping, music, daily FaceTime conversations with her family and traveling. Quanisha enjoyed experiencing new things and going to new cities; Vegas being her favorite. She was in love with fashion with a big affection for her hats, Q had her own unique and beautiful style. Last but not least, if you knew Q, you knew she had a strong endearment for her wife, Rihanna.

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Pat Laverne Patrick

November 25, 2022 |

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

Pat Laverne Patrick, 65, of McKeesport, PA. passed away peacefully on Friday, November 18, 2022, at home. She was the loving daughter of Clarence and Dorsie Patrick. 

Pat was born November 2, 1957, in Brooklyn, New York. Pat attended McKeesport area high school; she worked as a Home Care Assistant in the McKeesport area.

Pat is survived by her mother, Dorsie Patrick daughter, Christina Francis of McKeesport, PA, son, Samuel (Krista) Francis of Arlington, TX, granddaughter Amahni Cargile, sister, Melinda (Kay) Patrick, brother, Clarence Patrick Jr, all of McKeesport PA, sister, Pam Bledsoe of Long Island, NY, her two favorite nieces, Chskeela and Ebony Patrick, of McKeesport PA, lifelong friends, Warren Francis and Ronald Sawyer, and a host of family and friends.

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Mabel Juliet “Judy” Lawson

November 14, 2022 |

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

Mabel Juliet “Judy” Lawson, 84, died November 5, 2022. She was born on September 8th, 1938, at Braddock Hospital. She was raised in Rankin, PA. At just 10 years of age, Ms. Inez taught her how to iron. She used this to help her transition into what would become years of domestic work. She began her career at Presbyterian Hospital working in the housekeeping department. She worked there until retiring in, 2000. She then worked odd jobs as a personal housekeeper, jitney driver at Big How’s Car Service, and as a companion. Mabel became a member of both the Duquesne Family Support Center and Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church.

She enjoyed talking on the phone and watching The Young and the Restless, Matlock, Murder She Wrote, and her Western Shows. Early in her retirement, following the passing of her daughter Lisa, she took guardianship of her two granddaughters Anitra and Jaquayla, her pride and joy. She often referred to them as Baby doll and Sugar babe. She cared for them up until her passing.

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Patrick S. Massung

October 13, 2022 |

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

Patrick S. Massung, 86, of White Oak, PA. was born March 17, 1936, in McKeesport, PA.  He was the beloved son of the late Lawrence and Sarah (Neel) Massung. Patrick departed this life on October 10, 2022, in White Oak, PA. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Ruth (Haberland) Massung and son, Edward Massung.

He was self-employed with his own Construction Company, Four Tire businesses also worked at the Copperweld in Glassport, PA, and had many other working skills. He would be known as a “Jack of all trades.”

He loved gardening, hunting, canning, his lift chair, and reading the bible, the most.

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De'Jour Duncan

October 13, 2022 |

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

De'Jour Duncan, born January 7, 2022, died October 6, 2022.

A Gathering of Family and Friends will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, October 14, 2022 at Robert A. Waters Funeral Home, Inc., 2326 Jenny Lind Street, McKeesport, PA 15132, where a memorial service will be held at 3 p.m.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of De'Jour Duncan, please visit our floral store.


Jackie Renee Davis

October 07, 2022 |

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

Jackie Renee Davis, 64, of McKeesport, was born March 30, 1958, in McKeesport, PA. She was the beloved daughter of Julius and the late Patricia Ann (Davis) Wright.

Jackie departed this life on September 30, 2022, in Pittsburgh, PA. She was preceded in death by her mother, Patricia Davis Wright, and her oldest brother Kevin D. Davis.

She attended school at McKeesport Area School District where she graduated class of 1977 and continued her education at CCAC Allegheny Campus. Jackie worked as a CNA for over 15 years. Jackie lived in McKeesport, Pennsylvania.

Jackie was a very sweet and mild-mannered person with a loving and caring heart. Taking care of children as far back as the “Louise Child Care” Program providing In-Home Day Care services. Later she was employed with Duquesne School System Food Service Program. From there she went on to utilize her Nursing Certification with Helping Homes Inc. and PRN Home Health Care Agency.

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Darnell K. Martin

September 25, 2022 |

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

Darnell K. Martin, 55, of McKeesport, was born September 9, 1967, in McKeesport, PA. He was the beloved son of his late father, Charles Martin, stepfather, Frank Mikell, and Mary (Larkins) Mikell. Darnell departed this life on September 16, 2022, at Forbes in Monroeville, PA.

He was a graduate of the class of 1986 from, McKeesport High School. Darnell lived in McKeesport, Pennsylvania.

Darnell was a nice guy with a big heart, would give anybody anything, always doing for others. Darnell enjoyed cooking, cookouts, and going out to eat, he hated eating alone. He always wanted someone to try his food or eat with him. He enjoyed traveling.

Darnell loved being around his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed shopping, he was the “fly guy”! He enjoyed watching westerns. Darnell's occupation was a full-time provider to his children and family. Darnell was a member of Calvary First United Methodist Church in McKeesport.  When he was younger, he sang in the church choir.

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Paul Braxton Fields Jr.

September 14, 2022 |

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

Paul Braxton Fields Jr., 86, of McKeesport died September 9, 2022. Friends will be received from 9 a.m. until the time of service, 11 a.m., on Friday, Sept. 16, 2022, at Zion Baptist Church, 1300 Locust St., McKeesport.

Interment will be held Monday, Sept. 19, 2022 at 2 p.m. at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, 1158 Morgan Road, Bridgeville, PA 15017. Arrangements are in care of Robert A. Waters Funeral Home, Inc.


Laura Mae "Mena" Green

September 14, 2022 |

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

On Tuesday, September 6, 2022, Laura Mae (Mena) Green departed this life peacefully at home in McKeesport, PA. She was born October 28, 1939, in Charleston, South Carolina, and is preceded in death by her parents, Julius and Ethel Taylor Green, and sister Patricia Green, all, of McKeesport, PA. Laura was a loving sister/cousin/friend to Karen Green Andrews of, McKeesport, PA., and Alvin (Thea) Green of, Marlboro, MD. Laura is affectionately known by her friends and family as the best cookie, pie, and scone baker. Laura considered her younger cousins as her own children, Laura’s goddaughter, Deanna Lee Adams of Melbourne Florida.

Laura graduated from McKeesport High School in 1959 and went on to the Douglas School of Business. She retired from the City of McKeesport where she worked for over 47 years. She served in various capacities including Clerk in the Earned Income Tax Office, Payroll, Business Privilege/Mercantile Collector, Accounts Payable, Deputy Finance Officer, and Pension Disbursement. She ended her tenure with the city in the accounting department as Supervisor/Treasurer. Laura also worked with the City of McKeesport Credit Union, post-retirement. Prior to working with the City of McKeesport Laura worked for Flairs Cleaners, also in McKeesport.

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Tyrone Vincent Coward

September 04, 2022 |

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

Tyrone Vincent Coward, 60, of McKeesport, PA born, March 14, 1962, suddenly departed this life on August 29, 2022.

Tyrone is the son of Joyce Gwendolyn Thompson and Louis Coward, Jr.  He was preceded in death by his loving brothers Kenneth Coward, Joseph (JoJo) Hill, Jr., Michael Coward, and his beloved grandparents Lucille (Nana) and Woodrow Cozart, Luealla & Louis Coward.

Tyrone was a graduate of Duquesne High School. He worked hard continually since graduation. He was currently employed for many years at Bettis Atomic Power Lab in West Mifflin.

Tyrone loved the Lord and attended Calvary United Methodist Church in McKeesport, PA.

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Maricco Alonzo Randolph

August 29, 2022 |

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

Maricco Alonzo Randolph, 32, of Duquesne, was born December 27, 1989, in Pittsburgh, PA he was the beloved son of the late  Emeric and Lynne Randolph.

Maricco went to McKeesport high school where he was popular he loved everyone and everyone loved him. Maricco remodeled homes at Handyman Sam services Llc and with many other companies. He was the man with many plans!  Maricco was the protector of the family. He was charismatic, outgoing, a comedian, and loved hard. His smile would brighten up any room he was in, his laughter was contagious and hugs were warm and comforting you felt love within. The love he had for children was unspeakable.

Maricco had a love for rapping and writing music. He would always randomly text his loved ones “What you doing?,” “you okay?” and “I love you.”

Maricco departed this life on August 18, 2022, in Pittsburgh, PA. He was preceded in death by his mother Lynne Marie Randolph and father Emeric Alfonso Randolph.

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Douglas James Wright

August 15, 2022 |

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

Douglas James Wright, 40, died August 4, 2022. Arrangements were in charge of Robert A. Waters Funeral Home Inc. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Douglas James Wright, please visit our floral store.


Freddie Robbins

August 15, 2022 |

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

Freddie Robbins, 88, of McKeesport, Pennsylvania was born September 26, 1933, in Columbia, South Carolina. He was the beloved son to the late John and Edna Green-Robbins.

Freddie was a veteran of the United States Army and served in the Korean War. He worked at Krispy Kreme Doughnut, Steel Mill, Auberle, School Bus Driver with perfect attendance with dedication & commitment to children’s safety. He enjoyed working on cars & would help his friends/family with repairs of their vehicles. He was a creative person with a natural niche for carpentry, electrical, mechanical, & plumbing workmanship.  He performed most of the maintenance in the upkeep of his home. Freddie was a man of many talents.

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Leah Ja'Nee Barber

August 02, 2022 |

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

Leah Ja'Nee Barber, 50, died July 25, 2022. She was born on October 16, 1971, in McKeesport Hospital. She was the daughter of Robert C. Barber and the late Barbara Ann Barber. Leah was the youngest of 5 siblings.

Leah accepted the Lord as her Personal Savior during her preteen years at Morning Star Baptist Church, West Mifflin. Leah faithfully attended Sunday school and singing in the Sunbeam Choir.   As her health permitted, she developed a closer walk with God and became an avid bible study partner with her Aunt Sue Brown. Every week she watched MSBC online -services, Leah always told her nurses how much she enjoyed Sunday Worship, her sister is a good preacher, and how proud she was of her nieces who could mime. Even as her health was failing, she always looked forward to Aunt Lisa for a word of encouragement and motivation through the Word of God. And for that, her family thank you for keeping her mind stayed on Jesus.

During her younger years, Leah enjoyed double-double dutch jump rope, riding her bike, and modeling at various Back 2 School fashion shows. What many may not know is that Leah also enjoyed the arts. She loved to free-hand draw which included fashion designing. She was also an avid lover of Gospel music and Oldies but Goodies where she often posted songs to others from different decades on her Facebook page.

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