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Henry R. Barbour

October 20, 2019 |

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

Henry R. Barbour, 71, of McKeesport, Pennsylvania peacefully departed this life on Monday, October 14, 2019 surrounded by his loving family.

Henry was born April 23, 1948, in McKeesport, PA to the late Henry Barbour, and Margaret Mikell Barbour.  He was also preceded in death by his brother Bruce Barbour.

After graduating from East Orange High school in East Orange, New Jersey, Henry joined the United States Marine Corps where he served honorably. Following his return home, he was employed by Bectel Bettis Plant in West Mifflin as a technician in the liquid department.

 
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Arnold Harris

October 16, 2019 |

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

Arnold Harris, 77, of Clairton, Pennsylvania peacefully departed this life on Saturday, October 12, 2019, from the AHN Jefferson Hospital in Pittsburgh.

Arnold was born February 19, 1942, in Clairton, PA to the late Wallace Harris and Lorraine Jones Harris. He was preceded in death by Clarence Harris, Linda Harris, and Ronald Harris.

He received his formal education from the Clairton Public School System.  Arnold then joined the United States Army where he served honorably. Following his return home, he was employed by U.S. Steel Corporation Clairton Works and visited 1st A.M.E. Church where his family are life long members.

 
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LeLa M. (Simmons) Powell

October 02, 2019 |

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

LeLa M. (Simmons) Powell, 84 of McKeesport, Pennsylvania formerly of Duquesne, died peacefully surrounded by her loving family Monday, September 30, 2019, at home.

LeLa was born June 23, 1935, in Tuscaloosa, AL, daughter of the late Luther Simmons and Nicey Charles Simmons. She was also preceded in death by her late husband John Alfred Powell.

Ms. Powell worked as a CNA for Riverside Nursing Home for many years.  After moving to North Carolina she was a faithful member of Piney Grove AME Church in Evergreen NC, where she played an active role on the deacon board, usher board, and sang in the choir.  After relocating back to Duquesne, Pennsylvania she reunited with the Payne Chapel AME Church.

 
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James Duane Johnson

September 22, 2019 |

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

James Duane Johnson, 60, of McKeesport, departed this life Wednesday, September 18, 2019. He was a son of Joan C. Richardson Johnson and the late James Edward Johnson. He was a graduate of McKeesport Area High School. He was a formerly employed with Caruso & Son Asphalt and Paving company. He also worked at United States Steel in Duquesne and previously Radisson Hotel of Monroeville.

James “Duane” was a devoted husband and loving father and protector to his daughters and sisters. He was blessed with two kidney transplants that allowed him to see the birth of three beautiful granddaughters, one born on his birthday. He loved teasing and playing with the girls, they were blessed to be able to spend a lot of quality time with their grandfather in his final days.

 
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Paula D. Kelley

September 21, 2019 |

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

Paula D. Kelley, 63, of Clairton, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at AHN Jefferson Hospital, surrounded with family and loved ones.
 
She was born on October 13, 1955 to the late Duffy Kelley, and Vivian Johnson Kelley
 
She enjoyed attending Morning Star Baptist Church of Clairton, along with Sunday services at Carver Hall where she resided as often as her health allowed. Paula was a loving Homemaker for many years. Providing love, and peace to her family and the community. In her spare time she enjoyed to play bingo and card games with her family, and winding down her nights relaxing and enjoying the fun game of Candy Crush until she would fall asleep.  
 
Paula leaves to cherish her memory , daughter, Keonna S. Whetsell of Elizabeth, PA; son, Christopher C. Kerney (Crystal) of Clairton; brother, Eugene L (Lisa) Kelley of McKeesport; six grandchildren; Daevon, Zalae', Zoel, Cierra, Cayden, and Cori and one great grand-son; Daevon Jr.

 
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Austin Taylor Fagan

September 19, 2019 |

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

Austin Taylor Fagan, 23 of McKeesport, passed away on Sunday, September 15, 2019 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in McKeesport, PA.

Austin was born August 20, 1996 at UPMC Magee Hospital.  He attended McKeesport, High School and graduated class of 2014.  While in high school, he was actively involved in playing basketball, baseball, and football.  Austin furthered his education by attending the University of Pittsburgh Johnstown Campus.  He was a former employee with the City of McKeesport for 9 years.  He started out as a summer employee working his way up the ranks to a fulltime permanent employee. He then began a new career as a laborer with Banks Gas Services in North Versailles.  Austin was an avid sports fan and follower of the great sports teams here in the ‘Burg’ - he “Bled” Black and Gold!!

He was a member of Covenant Church of Pittsburgh and occasionally visited Bethlehem Baptist Church of McKeesport where his family attends.

Austin loved family, being around friends, had “swag” and a great sense of humor.  He had a love for good food, music, being around people of all ages.  He was a true friend to his friends—ready and willing at a moment’s notice to be there for each of them for the sake of friendship.  Austin’s final act of kindness was to give the gift of life through organ and tissue donations.. his organs have restored life’s promise for many families..and for this, we his family, know that his love and zest for life will live on in others.

 
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Doris Lightner

September 17, 2019 |

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

Doris Lightner, 88, of Clairton, Pennsylvania, died peacefully on September 12, 2019 in  UPMC McKeesport Hospital.

Doris was born June 3, 1932 in Clairton, PA, daughter of the late Robert Hurt and Sallie Johnson Belland Hurt.

She was a faithful member of Mt. Olive First Baptist Church and attended regularly until her health began to fail. Ms. Lightner was a devoted wife and mother, who made everyone around her always feel at peace.

Left to cherish her memory son, Amzi Lightner of Clairton, PA; brother, Sanford Hurt, two grandchildren, Demetrius and Amber, seven great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

 
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Mary Alice Bradford

September 09, 2019 |

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

Mary Alice Bradford, 89, died Sept. 1, 2019. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 12 noon Sept. 10, 2019, at Morning Star Baptist Church, 307 Shaw Ave., Clairton, where a funeral service will be celebrated at 12 noon. Arrangements in charge of Robert A. Waters Funeral Home, Inc.

 


Terrence Eugene Snow

September 04, 2019 |

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

Terrence Eugene Snow, most recently of McKeesport, PA, but born and raised in Clairton, PA, entered this world on February 13, 1962, to the late Irma Hunter and James Snow, Jr.   He transitioned on August 28, 2019.

Terry spent all of his formative years in Clairton, beginning his education in the Clairton School System, before finishing in Detroit, under the guidance of his sister Janet.  He leaves to mourn his partner of over 23 years, Heather Drost.  From their union was born a son, Terrence Eugene Snow, Jr.   Terry also leaves behind his firstborn, Terrence Johnson, and a daughter-in-law, LaTisha.  He is the proud grandfather of their children: Laterrin, Terri, Tanija, Terriyah, and Tru, all of Detroit, MI.  One of ten (10) children, affectionately known as The Ten Tribes of Irma, Terry is the ninth child and fifth son. His siblings are Estalita, Janet, Joseph, LaFawn, James III, Keith, Richard, Bobbie Jo, and William.  He is also mourned by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

 
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Eunice H. Sayles

September 04, 2019 |

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

Eunice H. Sayles, 65, of West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, departed this life on  Friday, August 30, 2019, in Allegheny General Hospital.

Ms. Sayles was born on October 1, 1953, in McKeesport, PA.  The daughter of the late Frank Sayles, and Evelyn Simms Sayles. Eunice was also preceded in death by her son Arthur Sayles in 2003.

She was a member of children's programming and women's ministry at the Salvation Army in McKeesport.  She was a loving mother who also worked hard caring for her family while creating and maintaining a happy home.

 
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Vameer Davis

August 16, 2019 |

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

Vameer Davis, 37, of Rickenbacker, Ohio, departed this life on Saturday, August 10, 2019, in Hamilton Township, Ohio.

He was born August 8, 1982, in Pittsburgh, PA, son of Leevan and Ruth Lena Davis of Charlotte, North Carolina.

Vameer formerly attended Creative Ministries Berachah, while residing in the McKeesport area.  He worked for a shipping and handling company in Columbus as a Forklift Operator.

Left to cherish his memory are his mother and father, Leevan and Ruth Lena Davis of Charlotte, North Carolina; children, DeShea Davis and Triston Davis and their mother and his devoted companion of fourteen years, Britney N. Brown all of McKeesport; siblings, Leevan Jefferson of Florida, VanTara Burney of Kings Mountain, North Carolina, VanLavar and Leticia Davis of Turtle Creek, VeeJay Davis and Vonbreem and Kayla Davis both of Charlotte, North Carolina, and Jessica Gentile of Penn Hills, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

 
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Brandon McKinley Clifford

August 12, 2019 |

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

Brandon McKinley Clifford, 28, of Pittsburgh, departed this life on Wednesday, August 7, 2019, in UPMC East Monroeville.

He was born October 17, 1990, in McKeesport, son of Bonnie M. Clifford of Clairton and the late Guy S. Hurt.  He was also preceded in death by his grandparents, Martha and Philip Clifford.

He was a 2009 graduate of Clairton High School and attended Pittsburgh Job Corp.  He worked as a Certified Nurse's Assistant, Caregiver, and Home Health Aide.

Left to cherish his memory are his mother, Bonnie M. Clifford of Clairton; son, Demetrius Lindsay of East Pittsburgh; Godmother, with whom he resided, Arletta Williams of Pittsburgh, six brothers, Breylon M. (Toni) Clifford of United States Navy Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, Bryon M. Clifford of Clairton, Guy Hurt, and Terry Hurt, Todd Hurt all of McKeesport, Caleb Hurt of Uniontown; grandparents, Sanford and Barbara Hurt of Clairton, Cecilia Williams; Godbrother, Tyler Williams; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends.

 
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Marguerite Elizabeth Accoo

August 06, 2019 |

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

Marguerite Elizabeth Accoo, 92 years old of Duquesne, Pennsylvania, departed this life on Saturday, August 3, 2019, in UPMC Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

She was born December 3, 1926, in Long Branch, New Jersey, daughter of the late Joseph and Lena E. Smith Swain; She was also preceded in death by her husband, Rudolph V. Accoo, Sr. and daughter, JoAnn Accoo.

She worked as a Manager in the Uniform Department at Top Hat Cleaners in Long Branch, New Jersey.  She like going fishing and crabbing and also loved to watch Western movies.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Cecilia Crawford of Duquesne; son, Rudolph V. (Brenda) Accoo, Jr. of Saginaw, Texas; eleven grandchildren, twenty-five great-grandchildren, thirty-three great-great-grandchildren, and one  great great great grandson; sister-in-law, Janie Accoo of Long Branch, New Jersey, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

 
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Stephanie Denise Donelson

July 27, 2019 |

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

Stephanie Denise Donelson, 65, died July 24, 2019. She was born March 18, 1954. Visitation is from 11 a.m. to 12 noon Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at Trinity Church of God In Christ, 2216 Jenny Lind St., McKeesport, where a funeral service will be celebrated at 12 noon. Arrangements in charge of Robert A. Waters Funeral Home, Inc.

 


Donald Howard "Duck" Herndon

July 24, 2019 |

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

Donald Howard "Duck" Herndon, 77, died July 21, 2019. Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, July 25, 2019, at First African Methodist Episcopal Church, 177 Mitchell Ave., Clairton, where a funeral service will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Arrangements are in charge of Robert A. Waters Funeral Home, Inc.

 

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