September 16, 2019 |
September 14, 2019 |
Betty A. Pikula, age 68, of Liberty Boro, died Friday, September 13, 2019. She was born in Pittsburgh on May 7, 1951 and is the daughter of the late Steve and Betty Maleski. She worked as the Administrative Assistant of the Medical Education Department of UPMC St. Margaret’s. She was a member of St. Mark’s, St. Michael’s and Queen of the Rosary Grouping.
Betty is survived by her husband of 39 years, Deacon Stephen Pikula, daughter, Stephanie Pikula of Liberty Boro, her sister, Harriet (Donald) Franklin of Mechanicsberg, PA, sisters-in-law, Nadine Fusillo of Vandergrift and Damaris Wise of White Oak and many nieces and nephews.
September 09, 2019 |
September 03, 2019 |
Pauline was a highly successful saleswoman in the field of ladies' lingerie. She won trips as rewards and even devised her own thank you incentive gifts for her customers. One of the rewards she earned was a trip to Florida where she had lunch with the Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus Performers.
In her spare time, Pauline enjoyed gardening, walking in her neighborhood and cooking pork chops, lasagna, pierogies and much more. Her cookies and pies were favorites among friends and family. Some of the most popular included coconut cream, peach, pumpkin, apple, and more.
Possessing a strong love of singing and dancing, Pauline went dancing every Saturday night with her husband. Pauline enjoyed movies and at times watched more than one a day. She even devised her own rating system that she would carry around in her purse and pull out to give people her opinion on the latest box office hits. One of her favorites was physical comedy.
August 30, 2019 |
Marlene M. O’Toole, age 83, of N. Versailles, formerly of West Mifflin, died Friday, August 30, 2019. She was born in Homestead, PA on July 20, 1936, the daughter of the late Stephen and Margaret Gretz Novacek and the wife of the late Lawrence “Larry” E. O’Toole. Marlene worked alongside her husband at their printing company, O’Toole Printing.
She is survived by her daughter, Christine “Crissy” Regan of McKeesport; sons, Lawrence (Kyrie) O’Toole of North Versailles and David (Tammy Zora) O’Toole of McKeesport; grandchildren, Alec Regan, Amanda O’Toole, and Kelsey O’Toole; brother, Stephen (Linda) Novacek, Jr. of West Mifflin; sisters, Rita (John) Chergi of South Park, PA and Kathleen (the late Walter) Howden of Washington, PA.
August 30, 2019 |
Walter Robert Frederick, Jr., age 65 of McKeesport, died Friday, August 30, 2019. He was born in McKeesport on September 28, 1953 and is the son of the late Walter Robert and Anna Mae Freund Frederick. Walter was a former member of the Eleventh Ward Club and a member of the McKeesport PNA Lodge #352. One of his favorite past times was watching all of the Pittsburgh sports teams.
He is survived by his brothers, William “Toots” (Lon Jean Krivda) Frederick of McKeesport and Charles Frederick of McKeesport. He is also survived by stepchildren, Lisa (Marty) Odenthal of McKeesport and Rick Dyga of West Mifflin, step great grandchildren, Zachery, Harley and Katie Odenthal and Jaiden and Wyatt Dyga, nephews, Chuckie and Billy Frederick, Zachary and Nathan Krivda, and niece, Natalie Gregg, also great nephew, Kameron and great niece, Kendahl. He was preceded in death by his wife, Beverly Dyga.
August 29, 2019 |
Gloria E. Murtha, age 93 of West Mifflin, died Thursday, August 29, 2019. She was born in Mount Clare, PA on November 4, 1925, the daughter of the late Norman G. and Leona B. Miller Schankel. Gloria enjoyed knitting, crocheting, word puzzles, bowling, and in her youth, she was an outstanding swimmer and diver. She loved to color so much that she started a coloring club at Locust Grove Personal Care. Gloria was a member of the USO and was also a World War II Coast Watcher. She was a Eucharistic Minister, taught CCD, and was a premarital counselor.
She is survived by her husband of 73 years, John F. Murtha, age 98; sons, John M. (Mary Ann) Murtha of Chambersburg, PA, Richard J. (Pamela) Murtha of Evans, GA, Mark D. (Katherine) Murtha of Clinton, PA, David T. (Debbie) Murtha of Avon, NY, and Kenneth L. (Debbie) Murtha of Worcester, PA; daughter, Eileen L. Murtha of West Mifflin; grandchildren, Bethany R. Murtha, Evan M. Murtha, Kelley A. Murtha, Allison L. Murtha, Bradley A. (Jamie) Murtha, Jeffrey K. (Tara) Murtha, Matthew C. (Maddy) Murtha; great grandchild, Carson K. Murtha. Preceded in death by brothers, Spencer Schankel, Richard Schankel, Theodore Schankel, Leon Schankel, Norman Schankel and sister, Norma Stewart.
August 27, 2019 |
August 24, 2019 |
Joann Ziino, age 69 of McKeesport, died Thursday, August 22, 2019. She was born in McKeesport on March 23, 1950, the daughter of the late Walter W. and Elizabeth Speziale Ziino, Sr. Joann enjoyed spending time with her friends and listening to the police scanner. Her most pride and joy was her son and she was very dedicated to caring for him.
She is survived by her son, Edward Ziino of McKeesport, sister, Wanda Ziino Sims of McKeesport and a host of nieces and nephews.
August 23, 2019 |
Nicholas J. DiLucente, age 66, of West Mifflin, died Thursday, August 22, 2019. He was born in Braddock on January 7, 1953 and is the son of Carmela DiNinno DiLucente and the late Joseph DiLucente. He was employed at US Steel Irvin Works Local #2227 in West Mifflin. He was a loving husband and father who dedicated his life to taking care of his family. From listening to his transistor radio as a youth to his love of satellite radio through his Sonos speaker, “Fee” was an ardent music lover.
He is survived by his loving wife, Donna Paczak DiLucente; sons, Joseph (Stefani) DiLucente of Irwin and Dominick DiLucente of West Mifflin; granddaughter, Scarlett; sisters, Patty (George Jr.) Shaw of Murrysville and Linda DiLucente of Glassport; He is the uncle and Godfather of George III and Taylor Shaw; Also his beloved cat, Bella, who would never leave his side.
Family and friends will be received at Strifflers of White Oak Cremation & Mortuary Services, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, Supervisor 412-678-6177) on Sunday, August 25, 2019 from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm. Services will be Monday, August 26, 2019 at 10:00 am in the funeral chapel. Entombment will follow. To share a memory or condolence visit strifflerfuneralhomes.com.
August 20, 2019 |
August 20, 2019 |
August 15, 2019 |
August 15, 2019 |
Joyce Berkovitz, age 82, of White Oak, formally of Glassport, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Wed. Aug. 14, 2019. She was born in McKeesport on Oct. 6, 1936 and is the daughter of the late Benjamin and Dorothy Monheim Miller. She is the wife of the late Bernie Berkovitz. Joyce was a travel agent for over twenty years for the Four Seasons Travel Agency. She was a member of Bnai Brith, a life member of Hadassah, and the former Tree of Life Congregation where she served as a past president.
August 09, 2019 |
Dorothy Ann Kalkbrenner, age 79, of Liberty Boro, died Thursday, August 8, 2019. She was born in McKeesport on October 1, 1939 and is the daughter of the late Andrew and Anna Strager Lucas. She retired from Braddock Hospital, then worked in personal care at Glen Shaw Woods in McKeesport, then at Kelli Home Health Services. She loved spending time with her grandchildren.
She is survived by her daughter, Wendy Mosqueda of Glassport; grandchildren, Christopher Mosqueda, Tyler and Spenser Kalkbrenner, and Alexis Brown; great-grandchildren, Alivia, Jackson, and Colton. She was preceded in death by her son, Ted Kalkbrenner
Services were held at Strifflers of White Oak Cremation and Mortuary Services, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131, (Sue Striffler Galaski, supervisor, 412 678 6177). To share a memory or condolence, visit strifflerfuneralhomes.com.