Joan "CC" Hileman

January 25, 2019 |

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Joan “GG” Hileman, age 86 of McKeesport, died Tuesday, January 15, 2019. She was born June 23, 1932 in McKeesport, the daughter of the late Lester and Gertrude B. Taylor Maurer, and wife of the late Raymond R. Hileman. “GG” loved to play bingo, enjoyed Bluegrass music, and adored her grandchildren. She is survived by her daughter Susan Armbrust of McKeesport; granddaughter, Heather (Timothy) Fender of McKeesport; great-granddaughters, Tara, Dannica, Tabitha and Alyssa Fender; sister, Doris Bailey of McKeesport; brothers, Lester Maurer, Jr. of Versailles, Ronald (Val) Maurer of McKeesport; aunt, Katherine (Glenn) McKewon of Greenock, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.  

 
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Estelle (Gottdiener) Galper

January 24, 2019 |

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Estelle (Gottdiener) Galper, 86, of Cincinnati, Ohio, formerly of McKeesport/White Oak, Pennsylvania, slipped into eternity on January 24, 2019, after a lengthy illness, surrounded by loved ones. She was born and raised in McKeesport, the daughter of the late Gustav and Olga (Spitz) Gottdiener.

After her marriage to the late Milton Galper, her beloved husband of 60 years, she moved to White Oak where she raised her four children (with a brief interlude in Newport News, Virginia) as a stay-at-home mother. After her youngest children were old enough, she realized her dream of going to college, and attained Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Social Work at the University of Pittsburgh. After graduation, she worked as a psychiatric social worker initially in the Pittsburgh area, and subsequently for many years at Jewish Family Service Cincinnati, where she and her husband had moved in 1987. Her outgoing and empathetic nature made her a perfect fit for a career assisting others to cope with the traumas and stresses of their lives. Estelle was a long-time member of the old Temple B’nai Israel synagogue in McKeesport, Pennsylvania. She had a beautiful contralto voice and sang in the Temple choir for many years. Congregants enjoyed her rendition of the avinu malkeinu prayer during the annual High Holy Day. Estelle had a lifelong passion for music (especially vocal jazz standards, show tunes, opera and symphonic/classical music), movies, literature and poetry, which passions she conveyed to her children. Estelle is survived by her children, Mark Galper of Monessen, PA; Jill (Joan Brown) Galper of Philadelphia, PA; Scott (Fabiana Perla) Galper of Philadelphia, PA; and Betsy (Kathrin England) Galper of Cincinnati, OH, who was her long-time caretaker. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Matthew, Dylan, Nicholas, and Lucia; by 8 great-grandchildren; by her sister-in-law, Ethel (Leonard) Hellenthal; and her sisters, Judy (David) Lichtenstein and Sandy (Philip) Raskin; five nieces; and four nephews. 

Friends will be received on Sunday, January 27, 2019 from 10:00 am  until the time of services at 11:00 am at Strifflers of White Oak Cremation & Mortuary Services, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA  15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, supervisor, 412-678-6177). Services will be officiated by Rabbi Paul Tuchman.  Burial will follow in the Temple Cemetery.

Remembrances may be made to Jewish Family Service Cincinnati, 8487 Ridge Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45236 or to Hospice of Cincinnati, c/o Bethesda Foundation, 10500 Montgomery Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45242. To share a memory or online condolence, visit strifflerfuneralhomes.com.

 

Gifford Calvin Williams

January 21, 2019 |

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Gifford Calvin Williams, age 82, of McKeesport, died Sunday, January 20, 2019. He was born in Huntingdon, PA on Dec. 11, 1936 and is the son of the late Theodore and Jessie Gifford Williams. He graduated from McKeesport High School in 1956 and served in the United States Army. He had a long career in the dairy industry beginning at Menzie Dairy, Beverly Farms Dairy, Farm Dairy, Taylor Milk Company, and retiring from United Dairy. He was a member of the Corpus Christi Parish in McKeesport and a member of the Holy Name Society of the former Sacred Heart Church in McKeesport. He was also a former baseball and softball coach at the White Oak Athletic Association.

 
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Amos L. “Toby” Rager, Sr.

January 20, 2019 |

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Amos L. “Toby” Rager, Sr., age 80, of Lincoln Borough, died January 19, 2019. He was born in Fairmont, WV on January 26, 1938 and is the son of the late Frank and Mildred Keener Rager. He was the sole proprietor of A and R metal since 1978. He was a member of the Greater Works Church in Monroeville and the Western Pennsylvania Contest Riders. He loved to ride horses and his famous line to say was “Whip and Ride”.

 
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Laura "Sheli" Novosedliak

January 14, 2019 |

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Laura “Sheli” Novosedliak, age 59 of N. Versailles, died Friday, January 11, 2019. She was born in Butler, PA on March 2, 1959. She was a member of Linway United Presbyterian Church in N.Versailles where she loved crafting and was a member of the quilting group and the Feeding the Homeless program. She was a former member of Eastern Star and a Cub Scout leader for Pack #85. She was dedicated to her sons and was very involved with East Allegheny schools. “Sheli” was “mum” to everybody

 

 

 
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Mark Lee Jordan

January 12, 2019 |

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Mark Lee Jordan, age 63, of McKeesport died on December 29, 2018. He was born in McKeesport on April 15, 1955. He was the owner of Mark Jordan Auto Sales in McKeesport for many years.

 

 
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Robert Medina

January 10, 2019 |

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Robert Medina, age 74, of Glassport, died January 7, 2019. He was born in Laredo, TX on July 21, 1944, the son of the late Ramone and Aurora Signs Medina. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during Vietnam and was a member of the Laborer’s Union Local #373. He is survived by his son, Robert “Tony” (Lori) Medina of Pittsburgh; daughter, Alicia (Nate) Peterson of Cincinnati, Ohio and grandchildren, Jacob Medina and Amaya Peterson.

 
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Louise E. Weimer

January 03, 2019 |

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Louise E. Weimer, age 92, of McKeesport, died December 23, 2018. She was born in McKeesport on August 16, 1926 and is the daughter of the late Michael and Mary Chepuran Brletic, and wife of the late Edward Vincent Patrick Weimer, former McKeesport police officer.

 
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Louise E. Weimer

December 31, 2018 |

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Louise E. Weimer, age 92, of McKeesport, died December 23, 2018. She was born in McKeesport on August 16, 1926 and is the daughter of the late Michael and Mary Chepuran Brletic, and wife of the late Edward Vincent Patrick Weimer, former McKeesport police officer.

 

 
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Mark Lee Jordan

December 30, 2018 |

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Mark Lee Jordan, age 63, of McKeesport died on December 29, 2018. He was born in McKeesport on April 15, 1955 and is the son of James Joseph and the late Ardythe June Soult Jordan. He was the owner of Mark Jordan Auto Sales in McKeesport for many years.

 
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Louis Hutsko

December 29, 2018 |

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Louis Hutsko, age 81 of North Versailles passed on to his heavenly reward, surrounded by his family, on Friday, December 28, 2018. He was born March 13, 1937 in McKeesport, the son of the late Peter and Mary Agnes Tassone Hutsko, and is the husband of the late Lois Jean Duncan Hutsko.

He was an electrician and worked for National Tube and then retired from Motor Coils Manufacturing in Braddock. He was a minister for The Church of Jesus Christ, Glassport, a member of United Steel Workers Local 1408, and the Renzie Seniors. He also enjoyed getting together with his long-time friends in the McKeesport area. His greatest joy was spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Louis is survived by his daughters, Susan (Donald) Romano of White Oak, Donna (the late Joseph) Prizner of North Versailles, son, Timothy Hutsko of Cranberry Twp.; grandchildren, Jason (Kimberly), Ryan (Kristen), Natalie (Anthony), Joseph IV, Kelsie and Shon; great-grandchildren, Nicholas, Piper Leia, Katalina, Aurora “Rory”; brother, Peter (Jolene) Hutsko, Jr. of Ocala, Florida.

 
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Mark Johnston Guffey

December 29, 2018 |

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Mark Johnston Guffey, Sr., age 59, of Greensburg, formerly of White Oak, died Thursday, December 27, 2018.  He was born in McKeesport on October 6, 1959 and is the son of Ann Johnston of North Huntingdon and Earle (Dee) Guffey of Naples, Florida. He is a 1978 graduate of McKeesport Area School District and a very proud alumni of Penn State University.  He was a season ticket holder of the Pittsburgh Steelers and was a co-owner of Johnston the Florist.  In his spare time, he enjoyed water and snow skiing, riding motorcycles, and keeping acres and acres of grass manicured like a golf course.

 

 
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Dorothy Joanne Hitchens

December 23, 2018 |

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Dorothy Joanne Hitchens, age 78, of North Huntingdon, died on December 22, 2018.  She was born in McKeesport on March 28, 1940 and is the daughter of the late John B. and Anna C. Peterson Wood.

 

 
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George W. Garner

December 23, 2018 |

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George W. Garner, age 69, of McKeesport died on Saturday, December 22, 2018. He was born in McKeesport on May 26, 1949 and is the son of the late George and Erma Ruth Anderson Garner. He retired as a Port Authority driver after 19 years. He enjoyed toy trains and attending train shows.

 
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James M. Fawcett

December 20, 2018 |

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James M. Fawcett, age 68 of McKeesport, died Wednesday, December 19, 2018. He was born in McKeesport September 14, 1950, the son of the late Morrell and Thora A. Roberts Fawcett. James served in the U. S. Marines during the Vietnam War and was the proprietor of James M. Fawcett Trucking and Excavating in White Oak, PA since 1970. He was an avid hunter and traveled the world hunting game of all kinds.

He is survived by his wife Debora Karnbauer Fawcett; sisters, Audrey (Edwin) Wojcik of Robinson Township, Tracey L. Cicci of White Oak; brother, William Fawcett of White Oak; step-children, TJ (Elyse) Werner of Port Vue, Rachael Werner of McKeesport, Kerri (Joe) Dugan of Jefferson Hills; granddaughter, Charli Elizabeth Werner.

Family and friends will be received on Saturday, December 22, 2018 from 4-8 pm and Sunday from 2- 8 pm at Strifflers of White Oak, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, Supervisor 412-678-6177). Service will be held Monday, 9:30 am at the funeral home with Rev. Charles Owston officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in McKeesport and Versailles Cemetery. Condolences may be made at www.strifflerfuneralhomes.com.

 

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