Ella Mae Durkin

August 26, 2016 |

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Ella Mae Durkin, age 88 of West Mifflin, died Friday, August 26, 2016.  She was born in Homestead on May 20, 1928 and is the daughter of the late David and Ella Doerr McCanuel, and the wife of the late Matthew G. Durkin.  She was employed as Department Manager at Sears in West Mifflin until she retired; her favorite past time was reading her books.

 
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Rev. Stephen M. Chervenak, S.T.L., D.Min.

August 23, 2016 |

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Rev. Stephen M. Chervenak, S.T.L., D.Min., age 82, of White Oak, died Monday, August 22, 2016 at the Vincentian Home in Pittsburgh.  He was born in Homestead on July 30, 1934 and is the son the late Stephen and Mary Yuhas Chervenak.

He attended St. Ann/Fifth Ward Elementary School in Homestead and Homestead High School. He received his Doctor of Ministry from St. Mary Seminary in Baltimore, MD, his Bachelor of Arts from St. Vincent College in Labrobe in 1956 and Licentiate in Sacred Theology from St. Mary’s Seminary University in Baltimore, MD in 1960. He was ordained on March 25, 1960 by Bishop John Wright at St. Paul Cathedral in Pittsburgh and was incardinated into the Diocese of Pittsburgh.

He was assigned as Parochial Vicar at St. Pius X Church in Pittsburgh from 1960 until 1965; St. Agatha Church in Bridgeville, as Parochial Vicar from 1965 until 1969; the Headmaster of St. Thomas High School from 1969 until 1972; He had a dual Administrator position at St. Januarius Church in Plum and at St. Anthony School in Oakmont from 1972 until 1975. He then served as Pastor of St. Angela Merici Church in White Oak from 1975 until 2009. Father Steve took a mini sabbatical at North American College in Europe in 2003 and returned as Administrator of St. Angela Merici Church until October 1, 2013 when he officially retired. 

He served as the Dean of the Mon Yough Deanery from 1991 until 1998 and then again from 2000 until 2009.  He also served as Confessor of the Sisters of the Divine Redeemer from 1986 until 2013 and again from 2014 until 2016.  Since 2014 until the present he served as the Chaplain of the Knights of Columbus.

He is survived by his siblings; Sr. Helen Chervenak of the Motherhouse Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in North Hills, Christine (the late William) Burdick of Stow, Ohio, Margaret (the late Donald) Vojtusak of Stow, Ohio and Dr. John (Judy) Chervenak of Paradise Valley, Arizona and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sisters and brothers in law; Mary and Albert Miller and Ann and William.

Friends will be received at Strifflers of White Oak Cremation and Mortuary Services, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, 15131 on Wednesday from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. and again on Thursday from Noon until 4:00 p.m.  Friends will also be received Thursday evening at St. Angela Merici Church from 6:00 p.m until Vesper Services which will be celebrated at 7:00 p.m.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 10:00 a.m. at St. Angela Merici Church with burial following at Calvary Cemetery, Pgh.  Remembrances may be made to St. Angela Merici Church, 1640 Fawcett Avenue, White Oak, 15131 or Vincentian Home, 111 Perrymont Road, Pgh., PA  15237. Condolences may be made at www.strifflerfuneralhomes.com

 
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Agnes P. Maranowski

August 19, 2016 |

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Agnes P. Maranowski, age 92 of N. Huntingdon, died Thursday, August 18, 2016.

 
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Jean Marie Tyszkiewicz

August 19, 2016 |

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Jean Marie Tyszkiewicz, age 89 of Port Vue, died on Friday, August 19, 2016.  She was born in Buffalo, New York on May 1, 1927 and is the daughter of the late Roland and Alice (Morton) Satterlee and wife of the late Felix Tyszkiewicz.

 
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Gertrude M. Chop

August 17, 2016 |

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Gertrude M. Chop, age 81 of White Oak, passed on Wednesday, August 17, 2016.

 
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Mary I. Herr

August 15, 2016 |

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 Mary I. Herr, age 93, lived at Riverside Nursing Center, formerly from White Oak, beloved mother and grandmother, died Monday, August 15, 2016.  She was born in Lincoln Place on May 4, 1923 and is the daughter of the late Carlos and Laura (Perkins) Shannon.  She was employed at Teledyne Firth Sterling for 23 years until she retired; She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in McKeesport.  Mary was a bridge player, accomplished baker and loved crocheting.

 
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Frank H. Topper

August 04, 2016 |

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Frank H. Topper, age 62, of Avonmore, died Thursday, August 4, 2016.  He was born in Pittsburgh on August 6, 1953 and is the son of Helen Elizabeth (Limegrover) Gullion and the late Frank D. Topper.  He was employed at the Union Railroad until he retired.  He enjoyed farming at “Camp Pee in the Woods” and doting over his grandchildren.  He is survived by his son Fred (Beth) Topper of N. Huntingdon; daughter Shelley (Chris) Borcik of Lincoln Place; grandchildren, Brandon, Nathan, Jackson, Sara, and Lauren; brothers, David (Kathy) Topper of Level Green and the late Hayden (Kathleen) Topper of Turtle Creek; and sister, Anne (Fred) Berk of Denver, Co.

 
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Agnes S. Fitzpatrick

August 04, 2016 |

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Agnes S. Fitzpatrick, age 89, of McKeesport, died Wednesday, August 3, 2016.  She was born in McKeesport on June 19, 1927 and is the daughter of the late John and Mary Goldie Sweenie and the wife of the late William P. Fitzpatrick.  She was employed at Edgar Thompson US Steel Plant, AAA Motor Club in McKeesport and then the Carnegie Library of McKeesport.

 
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Rhonda Lee Luketic

July 29, 2016 |

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Rhonda Lee Luketic, age 49 of McKeesport, died peacefully at her residence on Friday, July 29, 2016.  She was born in McKeesport on Nov.7, 1966, and is the daughter of the late Stephen and Sharon (Cunningham) Luketic.  She is survived by her daughters, Nichole (Fran) Angert, Stefani (Jeremiah) Merritt and Kristi Merritt all of McKeesport; sisters, Debbie Luketic of Port Vue, Jackie Luketic of West Mifflin, and Sherry Luketic of Port Vue; grandchildren, CJ, Aydin, and Adriana; Also many aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her brother, Stevie Luketic.  Rhonda was a good “Nana” and loved her grandchildren. Friends will be received on Monday, August 8th from 6 pm until the time of service at 7:30 pm, at Strifflers of White Oak Cremation & Mortuary Services, Inc., 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, Supervisor) 412-678-6177. Condolences may be made at www.strifflerfuneralhomes.com.

 
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John Rabik

July 29, 2016 |

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John Rabik, age 84 of Saint Cloud, FL, formerly of Hollywood, FL, died Sunday, July 24, 2016.

 
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Dorothy L. Bellas

July 24, 2016 |

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Dorothy L. Bellas, age 83 of Port Vue, died Saturday, July 23, 2016.

 
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Zita Kovaly

July 20, 2016 |

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Zita Kovaly, age 98, of White Oak, formerly of McKeesport, died Tuesday, July 19, 2016.  She was born in New Castle on March 14, 1918, and was named by her mother, after the last empress of Austria, “Princess Zita”.  She is the daughter of the late Stephen and Regina Gjalapa Serbic and the wife of the late George Kovaly.

 
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Elinor R. Poster

July 20, 2016 |

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Elinor Ruth Poster, age 87 of Port Vue, died Wednesday, July 20, 2016. She was born in Rivesville, WV the daughter of the late William and Frances (Grice) Stewart and wife of the late Joe Poster. Elinor was a homemaker and lived for her family.

 
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Margaret L. Powell

July 18, 2016 |

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Margaret L. Powell, age 84 of White Oak, died Saturday, July 16, 2016. She was born in Canton, Ohio on July 6, 1932; the daughter of the late Roy and Helen (Gaydos) Powell. She is preceeded in death by her sister Mary Powell. Margaret retired from Enamel Products & Plating Co. where she worked as a bookkeeper. She is survived by her sister, Eleanor J. Powell of White Oak; cousins, George and Anna Gidias; and friends, Dan, Betty & Beverly. Mass of

 
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Dorothy A. Fuls

July 11, 2016 |

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Dorothy A. Fuls, age 87 of White Oak, died Monday, July 11, 2016. She was the daughter of the late George and Mary (Kosko) Kocur, and wife of the late Karl R. “Curly” Fuls. She was preceded in death by her son Karl (Debbie) Fuls of State College and her great grandchild Brandon.

 
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