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David E. Fillo

December 01, 2022 |

By Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home | Posted in: Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home

David Edward Fillo, age 66, died unexpectedly but peacefully in his sleep on November 30, 2022. He is the son of the late Edward and Margaret (Scheller) Fillo; beloved husband of Sue Rudolph Hannegan Fillo; and step father to James Hannegan. He is also survived by his sister Lori (Jujie) Stojakovich. Nephews and nieces Sam, John, Stacey Smerkol and Justin and Layla Stojakovich. Greats Hayden and Danica. He was preceded in death by a sister, Robin Smerkol, and many other family and friends that were there to greet him. David was a hard worker having his first job at 15 washing dishes at “The Duke”. He had many jobs before working at GM’s Fisher Body Plant, his first retirement. He went on to work at and retire from JMD and O’ Reilly’s Auto Part. David loved his dog Bear, hot rods, classic cars, the Steelers, and he was a diehard Pirates fan. Friends received Tuesday 10:00-11:30am at the Teichart Gracan Funeral home, at which time a funeral blessing will be held with Father Tom Lewandowski. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the funeral home to help with funeral costs. 

 


Richard "Iggy" J. Ignat

November 28, 2022 |

By Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home | Posted in: Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home

  Richard "Iggy' J. Ignat, 84, died Saturday November 26, 2022. He is the son of the late John and Elizabeth (Chakey) Ignat. He is survived by his beloved wife Deborah Ignat; son Richard "Ricky" (Nita) Ignat; daughter Sherri (Joe) Hamar; grandchildren Clayton (Christina), Shaina, Chelsea (Imir), J.T. (Sarah), and Kaitlyn; great-grandchildren Camryn, Caleigh, Santana, Simeon, and baby Hamar on the way; brothers Robert, Ronald and Johnny; brother-in-law John (Judy) Lesko; sister-in-laws Patty Lesko and Joanne Holmes; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his grandson Tyler and sister-in-law Jacqueline Ulokovic. Iggy served in the U.S. Army in the Korean Conflict, worked at US Steel Homestead works and also at Westwood Golf Club. He loved to play blackjack and vacation. A funeral mass will be held Thursday 10am at Holy Trinity Church. Arrangements by the Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne.

 


David R. Smerkol

September 29, 2022 |

By Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home | Posted in: Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home

  David R. Smerkol, 69, of White Oak, died Sept. 28, 2022.  He is the son of thelate Grant and Ardith (Rogers) Smerkol and husband of the late Ilene (Horvath) Smerkol.  He is survived by his daughter Beverly Smerkol; son James (Connie) Mattox; grandchildren Olivia, Grant and Wyatt; brothers Daniel Smerkol, Russell Bell, Bruce Smerkol, Edward Smerkol and Matthew Smerkol; sisters Noreen Rakaczky and Becky Scott; also nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by brothers Timothy Bell and Grant “Willy” Smerkol.  Friends received Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne on Sun. from 5 to 7.  A funeral blessing will be held Mon. 11:00 am in the funeral home with Father Tom Lewandowsky.

 


Kipling "Kip" Tornblom

September 29, 2022 |

By Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home | Posted in: Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home

  Kipling “Kip” Tornblom, 60 of North Huntingdon died unexpectedly September 25,2022. He is the son of James and Delores (Hursh) Tornblom. His battle ended in the arms of his loving wife and best buddy of forty years Cathy (Jackowski) Tornblom; daughters Heather (Kevin) DeFrancesco and Amber (James) Nicholls; granddaughters Riley Nicholls (13) who was his true “buddy guy”, Giavanna (4) and Valentina (3) DeFrancesco who he referred to as “his Indians”. Kip was a simple kind of guy and his only wish was that we all stay happy and love one another unconditionally. Sisters Loreen (John) Vigne, Darla (Jeff) Kelly, Honey (Joe) Ebbitt; brother Shawn (Tracey) Tornblom; also several nieces and nephews; and multiple close friends. Kip was an AVID Trump supporter “FJB”. Kip was a “Jack of all trades”, a master craftsmen… building his own home and helping numerous others build theirs. His true adoration of American made Chevy and GMC trucks was quite obvious. Kip had unwavering admiration for John Deere tractors. Please remember his sense of humor and how he loved to laugh, listening to country music… and as Hank said… “A country boy can survive” Kip was a tremendous husband, father and grandfather! His love for his family and friends was unwavering and unconditional. Cremation service by Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home. A private celebration of Kip’s life is being held at his home, the “Stronghold” in his honor.

 


Rowland C. "Bud" Aston

September 21, 2022 |

By Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home | Posted in: Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home

Rowland C. “Bud” Aston, 79, of Pittsburgh, died Sept. 20, 2022.  He is the son of the late Rowland and Ada (Erickson) Aston.  He is survived by his beloved wife Barbara (Zewe) Aston; sons Scott (Kathy) Aston, Mark (Laura) Aston and Todd (Kristen) Aston; grandchildren Tyler, Sara, Shane, Rachel, Elizabeth and William; brother Glenn Aston; also nieces and nephew.  He was preceded in death by his brothers Richard and David   Aston.  Bud was the own/operator of A & R Windows; a member of the Trinity Tower United Methodist Church and served in the US Airforce.  Friends received Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne on Fri. from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8.

 


Kathleen Ellen Larkin

September 07, 2022 |

By Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home | Posted in: Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home

 Kathleen Ellen Larkin (Qualters), 73, of West Mifflin, passed away September 6, 2022 surrounded by her loving family. She was born to the late Martin and Dorothy Qualters on October 31, 1948. Kathy graduated from Duquesne High School in 1966. She was married to her devoted husband of 51 years, Stephen W. Larkin who dedicated the past 6 years tirelessly caring for her around the clock. She is survived by her brother, Richard (Maggie) Qualters, two children, Stephen (Erica) Larkin and Natalie (Timothy) Llewellyn as well as two cherished grandchildren, Weston Larkin and Jack Llewellyn. Everyone who had the joy to know her, knew what a special, kind, thoughtful and amazing woman she was in life. She was the strongest woman you may every come across as well as an Angel on Earth.  Funeral arrangements are being handled by Teichart Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne and will be for immediate family members only.

 


Gary "Moe" Moran

September 06, 2022 |

By Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home | Posted in: Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home

 Gary "Moe" J. Moran, 71, of West Miffln died at home on Sept. 3, 2022, surrounded by his family.  He is the son of the late Joseph "Kaufman" and Margaret (Gavlik) Moran.  He is survived by his  beloved wife of 51 years, Margaret (Agopoff) Moran; son Joe (Erin) Moran of Mt. Prospect, IL; daughter Kelly Moran; grandchildren Maeve, Brynn, Reilly, Aidan and Liam Moran; brother Dr. Gregory (Virginia) Moran and granddog Apple.  He was preceded in death by his dogs Pandora and Kendall.  Moe was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish - Holy Trinity Church; was retired from Allegheny County, was the owner/operator of Union Grill in Duquesne. and was a graduate of Duquesne High School.  He loved working outside and adored his family, especially his grandchildren.  A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.  Funeral arrangements by Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne.

 


Wayne A. Kostelnik

July 28, 2022 |

By Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home | Posted in: Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home

Wayne A. Kostelnik, 78, of West Mifflin, died July 27, 2022.  He is the son of the late Albert and Bertha (Hufnagle) Kostelnik.  He is survived by his beloved wife Virginia “Ginny” (Kollar) Kostelnik; daughter Dawn (David) Kuchma; son David Kostelnik; grandchildren Taylor, Matthew and Julia; son-in-law Nick Kurimsky; also nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his daughter Debie Kurimsky and brother Ronald Kostelnik.  Wayne was retired from US Steel Homestead Works and Riverview Homes.  He was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish and served in the US Army.  Friends received Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne on Sun. from 2 to 8.  A funeral blessing will be held Mon. 10:00 am in the funeral home.  Interment following St. Hedwig Cemetery.

 


Dawn Lynn Yauch

July 26, 2022 |

By Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home | Posted in: Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home

Dawn Lynn Yauch, 74 of West Mifflin and McKeesport went to heaven on July 24, 2022.  She was born Nov. 24, 1947 in McKeesport.  Daughter of the late LaVerna and William Watson.  She was a graduate of West Mifflin North High School and Pittsburgh Beauty Academy.  Previously employed by Styles by Santone for many years and was a member of the Homeville Christian Church in West Mifflin.  Dawn was an 11 year transplant survivor.  She is survived by her son Joshauh William Yauch of Fort Lauderdale, FL; sister Cheryl Watson Vandall of North Huntingdon; nephews Jeffrey (Rebecca) Vandall with sons Will and Ben of Arlington, VA and Todd (Barbara) Vandall with sons Finn and Leo of Graz, Austria.  Funeral arrangements by Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne.  A memorial service will be held on Aug. 13, 2022 at Noon with a repast to follow at the Homeville Christian Church in West Mifflin.  Memory contributions may be made to Homeville Christian Church in her memory.

 


Elsie M. Creese

July 17, 2022 |

By Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home | Posted in: Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home

 

Elsie M. Creese, 91, of West Mifflin died Saturday, July 16, 2022. She is the daughter of the late Elmer and Catherine (Hotz) Saunders and beloved wife of the late Glenn L. Creese. She is survived by daughter Donna Creese; grandchildren Lisa (Kevin) Jones-Ritz and Matthew (Amber) Jones; great-grandchildren Ian and Emma Ritz and Elijah Jones; lifelong best friend Janet Dzurilla; also nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by daughters Bonnie Creese and Karen Jones; siblings Homer Saunders, Harry Saunders, John Saunders, Catherine Anderson, Leona Anderson, Hazel Kampe, Ida "Betty" Saunders, Elva "Mickey" Magill and Elmer "Bucky" Saunders. Elsie was a retired registered nurse and a member of the Homeville Christian Church. Friends recieved Monday 6-8 and Tuesday 2-4 and 6-8 at the Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne. A funeral service will be held Wednesday 10am at the Homeville Christian Church. Interment following Mckeesport Versailles Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to either the Special Olympics or the Homeville Christian Church.

 


Keith J. Whitmore

June 08, 2022 |

By Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home | Posted in: Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home

 Keith J. Whitmore, 74, of Duquesne, died June 8, 2022.  He is the son of the late John and Florence (Davis) Whitmore and beloved husband of the late Norma P. Whitmore.  He is survived by his step daughters Sharome Urbano and Madonna Williams; step grandchildren Cassie, Dominic, Jarelle and Jaden and sister Judith M. Lytle.  Keith was a retired pipefitter for US Steel; was a member of St. Agnes Church and served in the US AirForce, Vietnam.  Friends received Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne, on Fri. from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8.  A funeral mass will be held Sat. 10:00 am at St. Agnes Church.  Interment will be held at a later date at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies.

 


Harold O. West

May 19, 2022 |

By Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home | Posted in: Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home

Harold O. West, 92, of Duquesne, died May 10, 2022.  He is the son of the late Oscar and Hilda (Winkler) West and beloved husband of Rhoda (Gavlik) West.  He is survived by his daughter Joy (the late David) Chickering son Harold (Anne) West, and daughter Jill (Edward) Rust; grandchildren Deborah (Ray) Townsend, David (Anila) Chickering, Danielle (Adam) Fornek, Jeremy Rust, Mandy (Eddy) Smith, and Michael West; great grandchildren Cole, Jayden, Quinn, Caylah, and Ezra; brothers Richard (the late Anna Mae) West and Kenneth (the late Beverly) West, and sister Nancy (Joe) Wilson.  Harold was a retired Pharmacist and after his pharmacy career worked as an insurance agent for Primerica.  He is a member of the First Evangelical Free Church in McKeesport; graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy and served in the US Air Force.  Funeral arrangements by Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne.  A private interment will take place at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies in Bridgeville, PA.

 


Harold O. West

May 12, 2022 |

By Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home | Posted in: Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home

Harold O. West, 92, of Duquesne, died May 10, 2022.  He is the son of the late Oscar and Hilda (Winkler) West and beloved husband of Rhoda (Gavlik) West.  He is survived by his daughter Joy (the late David) Chickering son Harold (Anne) West, and daughter Jill (Edward) Rust; grandchildren Deborah (Ray) Townsend, David (Anila) Chickering, Danielle (Adam) Fornek, Jeremy Rust, Mandy (Eddy) Smith, and Michael West; great grandchildren Cole, Jayden, Quinn, Caylah, and Ezra; brothers Richard (the late Anna Mae) West and Kenneth (the late Beverly) West, and sister Nancy (Joe) Wilson.  Harold was a retired Pharmacist and after his pharmacy career worked as an insurance agent for Primerica.  He is a member of the First Evangelical Free Church in McKeesport; graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy and served in the US Air Force. 

 
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Mary G. Szabo

May 03, 2022 |

By Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home | Posted in: Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home

  Mary G. Szabo, 102, of West Mifflin, died May 3, 2022.  She is the daughter of the late Stephen and Mary (Lorincz) Rinkacs and wife of the late Elmer Szabo.  She is survived by her son Gerald (the late Ruth) Szabo; daughters Mary Ann (Robert) Kameg, Norma (the late Edward) Schueler and Cheryl (Tim) McCall; grandchildren Ryan Kameg, Kirstyn Burgert, Brandon Kameg, Ashley Gavlik, Adam Schueler, Tim McCall, Callon McCall and Kaitlyn Jordon; 14 Great Grandchildren and nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her sisters Anna Thomas and Julia Rathi and brother Joseph Rinkacs.  Mary was a former member of St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church and a member of St. Thomas of the Apostle Parish.  Friends received Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne on Thurs. from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8.  A funeral mass will be held Fri. 10:00 am at Holy Name Church.  Interment following St. Joseph Cemetery.

 


Mary G. “Moomie” Simon

May 01, 2022 |

By Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home | Posted in: Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home

Mary G. “Moomie” Simon, 80 of West Mifflin, formerly of West Mifflin, died May 1, 2022.  She is the daughter of the late George “Judy” and Violet (Obradovich) Belancik.  Mary is survived by her daughter Lisa Simon,  brother Michael Galagaza, George ‘Guj” Belancik and Richard Belancik; sister Debbie Driscoll; also nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her brother Bob Belancik.  Mary was a 1960 graduate of Duquesne High School, worked for Jefferson Hospital/South Hills Health System for 20 years, and Locust Grove Personal Care Home, and a member of Calvary Baptist Church in West Mifflin.  Lisa would like to thank Donna Westerbeck for the loving care she gave to her mother.  Friends received Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne on Tues. from 1 to 8.  A funeral service will be held Wed. 10:00 am in the funeral home.  Interment following Holy Trinity Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Association, Caring Hospice or Locust Grove Nursing Home.

 

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