Brian D. Swietlicki

August 21, 2018 |

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Brian Dennis Swietlicki, age 55, of West Mifflin, passed away on Sunday, August 19, 2018. He was born in New Homestead, PA on October 9, 1962, the son of Edward and the late Dolores Pastirik Swietlicki. He was employed by Access Service Transportation for many years as a driver. Brian loved to golf and enjoyed keeping up with the yardwork at home.

 
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Bernadette D. Garges

August 21, 2018 |

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Bernadette D. “Bunny” Garges, age 74 of Dravosburg, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 19, 2018. She was born in McKeesport on January 20, 1944, the daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth Hodermarsky Dougherty. She was a life-long member of the former St. Peter’s Church, McKeesport and the St. Peter’s class of 1961.

Bernadette is survived by her daughter Katherine (Christopher) Shingler of Highland Park, grandchildren; Hailey and Luke, and sisters; Carol (the late George) Joseph and Mary (the late Roy) Saxon, both of McKeesport. She was preceded in death by her brother Richard Dougherty.

 
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Louise H. Weimer

August 19, 2018 |

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Louise H. Weimer, age 87, of North Huntingdon, formerly of Homestead and McKeesport, died Saturday, August 18, 2018. She was born in Pittsburgh on July 7, 1931 and is the daughter of the late Paul and Helen Jacobs Ballog. She was a waitress for many years, a Judge of Elections in McKeesport’s 7th Ward, and a member of Life Span in Olympia Shopping Center.

 
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Elyssa L. D'Antonio

August 15, 2018 |

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Elyssa L. D’Antonio, age 64 of Port Vue, passed peacefully at home in the presence of family on August 14, 2018. She was born on August 13, 1954 in Braddock, PA, the daughter of the late Louis V. and Nedra L. Sheffel Wahl. She loved cooking, especially on holidays, camping and going to Steeler games.

 
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Ruth Ann Onderko

August 07, 2018 |

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Ruth Ann Onderko, age 83 of McKeesport, died Monday, August 6, 2018. She was born June 1, 1935 in McKeesport, PA, the daughter of the late William and Helen Faychak Kyne, and was the wife of the late Michael Onderko.

Ruth was a notary for the former Eger Motors and Babe Charapp Ford, both of McKeesport, and a member of St. Mark Parish, Liberty Boro.

 
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Edward Ellis

August 01, 2018 |

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Edward Ellis, age 91, of West Mifflin, died Wednesday, August 1, 2018.  He was born in McKeesport on March 18, 1927 and is the son of the late John and Susan Mular Ellis and the husband of the late Ann Sprentz Ellis.  He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII.  He retired from USX National Works then worked part time at Giant Eagle by Century III Mall.  He was an avid hunter, a member of Holy Spirit Church in West Mifflin, and a former member of the Steelworkers Local Union #1408.

 
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Martha M. Heatherington

August 01, 2018 |

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Martha Marie Heatherington, age 94, of Naples, Florida, formerly of Greenock, PA died Sunday, July 29, 2018. She, an Irish blessing, was born March 17, 1924 in McKeesport, the daughter of the late Amil and Freida Ditter Duval and the wife of the late Joseph F. Heatherington.

 
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Bernard A. Gardner

July 30, 2018 |

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Bernard Anthony Gardner, age 74, of Dravosburg, died Friday, July 27, 2018.  He was born in Pittsburgh on December 28, 1943, the son of the late William and Margaret Baumiller Gardner. Bernard served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and retired from Port Authority as a bus driver after 28 years.

 

 
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Ralph E. Dudley

July 27, 2018 |

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Ralph E. Dudley, 89, passed away peacefully Tuesday, July 24, 2018, surrounded by family.

Ralph was born and raised in Glassport, PA on February 17, 1929 to Ralph and Alice (Garland) Dudley.  He spent most of his life in Indianapolis where he had a successful business career with several hightech companies. 

 
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Therese "Terri" Kopchinski

July 19, 2018 |

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Therese “Terri” Sklencar Kopchinski, age 59 of Monroeville, died suddenly on Tuesday, July 17, 2018. She was born November 26, 1958, in McKeesport, the daughter of Jean Masciantonio Sklencar of White Oak and the late Leonard Sklencar.

In addition to her mother, Terri is survived by her brothers, James (Ruth) Sklencar of Boonsboro, MD, Joseph (Jodi) Sklencar of Yorba Linda, CA, and Michael (Amy Apel) Sklencar of Murrysville, PA; sisters, Mary Jo Bowman of Erlanger, KY, Connie (Michael) Roland of White Oak, PA and Christine (Tony) Machi of Mars, PA; nieces and nephews, Karen Sklencar Danfelt, James and Christopher Sklencar, Ashlee Roland Anthony, Shanyn Roland, Jessica Roland Hensel, Brian Bowman, Alayne, Emily and Abby Sklencar, and Anthony, Alyssa, and Aubree Machi; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

 
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Candice D.J. Volponi

July 11, 2018 |

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Candice D.J. Volponi, age 37, of Liberty Boro., died on July 10, 2018.  She was born on July 18, 1980 in McKeesport, the daughter of Margueritte “Peggy” Deissler Volponi of Liberty Boro. and the late Guy M. Volponi.  She worked in Chemistry/Hematology at various UPMC Hospitals in the area including Shadyside, Presbyterian, Montefiore, and Monroeville East.   Throughout her high school and college years she loved watching and participating in all sports.  She enjoyed gardening, cooking, shooting pool, painting and other arts; she was obsessed with old cars and did counseling at a local rehab center. 

 
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Elizabeth L. Karp

July 10, 2018 |

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Elizabeth L. Karp, age 96 of Baldwin, formerly of White Oak, the last five years in Edinboro, PA, died Tuesday, July 10, 2018. She was born July 14, 1921 in McKeesport, the daughter of the late Walter and Mary Volk Schoeller, and wife of the late Alvin G. Karp, who passed away in 2002 after 58 years of marriage.

 
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Charles W. Carter

July 03, 2018 |

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Charles W. Carter, age 91, of Liberty Boro, died on July 3, 2018. He was born on December 15, 1926 in McKeesport, the son of the late Wayne and Elizabeth Sarie Carter. 

 
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Carol Gilmore

July 03, 2018 |

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Carol Gilmore, age 81, of South Fayette, formally of McKeesport, died peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, July 1, 2018.  Born in Chicago, IL on December 25, 1936 she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Joan Kozak Smacker. 

Carol was survived by one day by her beloved husband, Donald “Ducky” Gilmore; children; Raymond (Cathie) Gilmore of Pittsburgh, Gary Gilmore of Dallas, TX, Beth Gilmore Jones of Upper St. Clair, Donald (Kelly) Gilmore of South Fayette. Also survived by grandchildren; Kathryn and Christopher Jones, Olivia and Luke Gilmore, Katelyn, Raymond, Charlotte and Thomas Gilmore, and great-granddaughter; Milana Gilmore. She was preceded in death by grandson; Zachary Jones and half-brother; Donald Kitchen.

 
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Donald “Ducky” Gilmore

July 03, 2018 |

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Donald “Ducky” Gilmore, age 85, of South Fayette, formally of McKeesport, died on Monday, July 2, 2018. Born in McKeesport on November 22, 1932 and the son of the late Thomas and Elizabeth Mulally Gilmore. 

Donald was preceded in death by his beloved wife Carol by one day.

He is survived by children; Raymond (Cathie) Gilmore of Pittsburgh, Gary Gilmore of Dallas, TX, Beth Gilmore Jones of Upper St. Clair, Donald (Kelly) Gilmore of South Fayette. Also survived by grandchildren; Kathryn and Christopher Jones, Olivia and Luke Gilmore, Katelyn, Raymond, Charlotte and Thomas Gilmore, and great-granddaughter; Milana Gilmore.

Also preceded in death by grandson; Zachary Jones, brothers; Thomas Gilmore, Martin Gilmore, Raymond Gilmore and sisters; Rose Gilmore Busch, Katherine Gilmore Cready, Elizabeth Gilmore Schreiner and Marylou Gilmore. 

 
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