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Valerie A. Marecic Tkocs

March 31, 2020 |

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

 

Valerie A  Marecic Tkocs November 12, 1961 – March 30, 2020 of West Mifflin Peacefully passed away with her family by her side on March 30th at the age of 58. She was the wife of 28 years to Douglas Tkocs. She was a remarkable mother to Kayla, with constant love, care, and support flowing through her.  She was amazing and loving “Juju” to Gianna. She absolutely adored her future son in law, Justin Lutheran. She was the daughter of the late Ruldolph and Evelyn (Sabino) Marecic. She is survived by her siblings Marian Marecic Stephen Marecic Gregory Marecic Joseph (Shelly) Marecic Richard (Jennifer) Marecic Patricia (John) Tour James Marecic preceded in death by the late Michael (surving spouse Robin) Marecic Francis Marecic. She was a second mother and an amazing aunt to many nieces and nephews 
Mika Taira Joey Jessie  Stevie  Frankie Nicolette Mason Paige Marisa  Vinnie Ryan. And great aunt of Jade Gavin Brok Aidan Wyatt Francis.
She dedicated her life advocating and supporting children and adults with intellectual disabilities/autism with Rankin Christian Center/Mon Valley Supports as a Senior Supports Coordinator. She touched the hearts of many clients and their families.  Given current circumstances, there will be no funeral service at this time. In lieu of flowers, monetary contributions can be sent to Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home 212 Wilmot St., Duquesne PA 15110 for a guardian trust to be made for her granddaughter Gianna Lutheran who was the light of her life.

 


Joseph Pankuch

March 13, 2020 |

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

 

Joseph Pankuch died peacefully in his home on March 13, 2020, in Dayton, Ohio, at the age of 87. Joe emigrated from Vranov, Slovakia in 1938 at the age of five and settled with his family in Duquesne, PA.  A lover of history, geography, and algebra, Joe enjoyed sharing his passion on topics ranging from The Civil War to Genghis Khan. Always up for a good debate, he had an open heart and an open mind. Joe was a devoted member of Christ Lutheran Church in Duquesne, PA. He enjoyed bowling, gardening, dinners out, and was a huge fan of Pittsburgh sports.

 
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George "Judy" Belancik

February 22, 2020 |

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

 George “Judy” Belancik, 91, was born April 15, 1928 in Duquesne. He was the son of the late Stephen and Elizabeth (Sabol) Belancik. Beloved husband of the late Violet (Obradovich). He is survived by his loving children Michael “Sonny” Galagaza of Redondo Beach, Mary Simon of West Mifflin, George “Guj” Belancik of Hermosa Beach, Debbie (Jim) Driscoll of West Mifflin, and Richard “Blee” (Doreen) Belancik of West Mifflin. He was affectionately known as Pappy to Lisa Simon, Michael Galagaza, Anthony (Claudia) Galagaza, Melissa (Marty) Clark, Steve (Sharon) Driscoll, Erin (Sean) Welsh, Cory Desmond, Richie (Rachel) Belancik, Jared (Erica) Crevar. GP (Great Grandpap) to Sarah and Luke Galagaza, Violet Clark, Ava and Ryan Driscoll, Stephen, Quinn and Cruz Welsh, Rylee and Troy Belancik, and Miah Crevar. Also survived by sister-in-law Dolly Skorich and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son Bobby “Blee” Belancik, brother Al Belancik, and sisters Margaret Shimko and Helen Belancik. The family would also like to extend their thanks to Liz and Ashley from Bridges Hospice for their care and support Friends received Mon. 6-8 and Tue. 2-4 and 6-8, Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne. A funeral service will be held Wed. 10am. Interment following at Holy Trinity Cemetery.

 


Margaret “Snooks” “Mag” J. Sellers

February 12, 2020 |

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

Margaret  “Snooks” “Mag” J. Sellers, 86 of West Mifflin, died Feb. 11, 2020.  She is the daughter of the late Charles and Lula (Sikes) Boyer and beloved wife of Jesse E. Sellers.  Margaret is survived by her daughters Cathy (Terry) Burgess and Cindy (Robert) McCorkle, II; grandchildren R. Wesley (Jordan) McCorkle, III, Jesse (Natalie) McCorkle, Jared (Janaye) Burgess and Elizabeth Burgess; great grandchildren Archer, Hunter and Tucker McCorkle and Aila McCorkle; nieces, nephews and cousins. Margaret was a member of Lincoln Place Nazarine Church, where she was a choir director for over 45 years, a member of the Board, taught Sunday School for 16 years, cooked for all the church dinners, worked church camps and served as Missionary President.  She was considered a “master” cake decorator.   Friends received at Lincoln Place of the Nazarene Church, 5604 Interboro Ave, Pittsburgh, Pa 15207 on Sun. from 9:30 am to 10:30 am, at which time a funeral service will be held.  Funeral arrangements by Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne.

 


Patrick G. Proud

January 13, 2020 |

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

Patrick G. Proud, 82, of West Mifflin died January 12, 2020. He is the son of the late Joseph and Christina Proud. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Donna (Woods) Proud. He is survived by his son Patrick (Robin) Proud of Versailles; daughter Sharon McCue of West Mifflin; grandchildren Sean Proud, Ashley McCue, Nick Matthews and Donavon McCue. Patrick was a member of Christ the Light of the World Parish, Masons, American Legion, and VFW. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps and was a proud advocate of disabled veterans. Friends recieved Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne Wednesday from 2-8. A funeral mass will be held Thursday 10am at Holy Name Church. Interment following Grandview Cemetery, North Versailles.

 


James W. Ohler

January 07, 2020 |

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

James W. Ohler, 45, died Jan. 5, 2020.  He is the son of Richard (Carol) Ohler and the late Arlene (Moore) Ohler.  He is survived by his  brother  Richard Ohler, Jr.; sister Tammy (Richard) Smith; Step brothers John (Lori Beth) Locke and Kevin (Amy) Locke; step sister Caitlin (Zack) Just; nephews Russell and Randy Smith, John "Tripp" Locke and Conner Locke and nieces Emma Locke and Hadley Just.  Friends received Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne Sat. from 1 to 3, at which time a funeral service will be held with Pastor John Gropp.

 


Kenneth A. Ritchie

December 06, 2019 |

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

Kenneth A. Ritchie, age 62 of Elizabeth, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, December 03, 2019. The son of the late Alan Ritchie and Wanda LoPresti, he is survived by: sisters, Judith, Yvonne, Charlene, and Karen; brothers, Jeffrey and Robert; daughters, Jessica, Kaylee, Crystal, and Danielle; grandchildren, Dylan, Tallie, and Taylen. He is also survived by many loving cousins, nieces, and nephews. Ken built a career as a hardworking auto mechanic and scrap worker. Though never married, he shared the best years of his life with the mother of his daughters, the late Angela Karan. Together, they were passionate about music, riding Harley Davidsons, and just enjoying the good times. Ken lived a hard life and dealt with various health issues but he never let that stand in his way. He leaves behind beautiful memories for his family and friends who will miss him dearly and remember him as fun-loving, silly, and charismatic. Ken’s body was cremated but friends and family will be received for a memorial service at the Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home in Duquesne on Friday, December 13, 2019 from 6-8 pm. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the family.

 


Carl "Red" Kremer

November 20, 2019 |

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

 Carl "Red" Kremer, 90, of West Mifflin, died Nov. 12, 2019. He is the son of the late Alfred and Rose (Kahler) Kremer; brother of the late Alfred, Elmer, Robert and Walter Kremer.  He is survived by many nephews and nieces and relatives in Germany.  He served in the Korean War.  Thank you to the staff at Southwestern VA Home and Kindred Hospice.  Friends received Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne, Mon. from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8.  A funeral blessing will be held Tues. 11:00 am in the funeral home.  Interment following St. Joseph Cemetery, West Mifflin.

 


John R. "Smiley" Flent

November 04, 2019 |

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

John R. "Smiley" Flent, 80, of West Mifflin died Nov. 2, 2019.  He is the son of the late John and Virginia (Pevac) Flent.  John was preceded in death by his dear longtime friend, Darlene Wilson.  He is survived by his sister Janet (Rupert) Laubham; nieces Christine (Anthony) Cornetta and Dawn (Charles) Hammell and nephew Robert Laubham; also many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

 
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Debie L. Kurimsky

October 28, 2019 |

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

Debie L. Kurimsky, 50 of Liberty Boro, died Oct. 27, 2019.  She is the daughter of Wayne and Ginny (Kolar) Kostelnik.  She is survived by her beloved husband Nick Kurimsky; daughter Julia Kurimsky; sister Dawn (David) Kuchma; brother David Kostelnik and mother-in-law Patricia (the late Daniel) Kurimsky. 

Debie was a member of Christ the Light of the World Parish. 

Friends will be received from 12 to 3 p.m. Friday at Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne, at which time a prayer service will be held.

 


Bernard J. Lucas

October 09, 2019 |

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

Bernard J. Lucas, 89, of Duquesne, died Oct. 8, 2019. He is the son of the late Stephen and Bertha (Yocas) Lucas. He is survived by his wife Veronica Lucas; daughters Barbara (James) Daniels of Midland, TX and Bonnie (David) Hayford of Jacksonville, Fl; son Brian (Bobbi Kay) Lucas of Horsehoe Bay, TX; step son Charles Bodnar; step daughters Cheryl (Bob) Harshman, Deborah (Robert) Kahl and Yvonne (Larry) Schultz; also many grandchildren, great grandchildren; step grandchildren and step great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his daughter Bernadette Werntges and sister Bernice Perhacs.  Bernie was a retired design engineer for US Steel, a member of Christ the Light of the World Parish; Men's Club; church choir; K of C #4210, where he was financial secretary for over 40 years, and past Grand Knight.  He also served in the US Army Korean Conflict.  Friends received Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne, Fri. from 5 to 8.  A funeral mass will be held Sat. 10:00 am at Holy Name Church.

 


Theresa "Terry" A. Unterseher

September 30, 2019 |

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

 Theresa "Terry" A. Unterseher, 75, of North Versailles, formerly of Duquesne, passed away with family by her side on Sept. 28, 2019.  She is the daughter of the late Gilbert Loveland and Laverne (Stein) Smith.  She is survived by her beloved husband Edward Unterseher; daughter Dawn (Paul) Kogut; son Edward (Gale) Unterseher; step grandson Ricky (Krystal) Martinelli; great grandson Nicholas; Aunt June Loveland; and she was also loved by many cousins, nieces, nephews, brother-in-laws and sister-in-laws.  Terry was a member of St. Joseph Church in Duquesne and graduated from Duquesne High School in 1963.  Friends received Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne, Thurs. from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8.  A funeral blessing will be held Friday, 10:00 am in the funeral home.  Interment following St. Joseph Cemetery.

 


Julius Nagy

September 05, 2019 |

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

Julius Nagy, 88, of White Oak died Sept. 4, 2019. He is the son of the late Charles and Julia Nagy. Beloved husband of the late Julia (Wargo) Nagy. He is survived by his daughter Julie A. Kuhar of North Huntingdon; grandchildren Jessica and Mackenzie Kuhar; niece Charlotte Bednarousky. He was preceded in death by 2 sisters and 4 brothers. He was a member of the Hungarian Reformed Church in Duquesne where he was a lifetime member and chief elder. He was a Duquesne University graduate and served in the U.S. Navy Korean Conflict. He was also a free mason and a retired school teacher for the Duquesne School District. Friends received Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne Sun. 1-4 and 6-8. A funeral service will be held Mon. 11am at the Hungarian Reformed Church. Interment following Hungarian Reformed Cemetery.

 


Allene Currie

August 06, 2019 |

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

Allene Currie, 100 of West Mifflin, died Aug. 5, 2019.  She is the beloved wife of the late Henry M. Currie, Sr.  Allene is survived by her children Carol Elaine Spencer, Henry McKinley Currie, Jr and Barbara (Kate) Currie Brown and was preceded in death by 15 siblings.  She was a former member of the Church of the Living God in Duquesne and volunteered at the Salvation Army.  Friends will be received at the Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne on Thur., Aug. 8, 2019 from 2-4 and 6-8.  A funeral service will be held Fri., Aug. 9, 2019 at 11:00 am in the funeral home with Rev. Barbara DeBruce officiating.  Interment following at the Holy Name Cemetery.

 


Paulette L. Kensky

June 12, 2019 |

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

Paulette L. Kensky, 95, of West Mifflin, died June 11, 2019.  Born Jan. 13, 1924 in Beauvois, France to Albert Alexandre Carpentier and Marthe Geogette Fastrelle.  She was preceded in death by her husband John and son Jean Francoise and is survived by daughters Paulette Eddy and MaryAnn Griffith and her loving cat Morris; grandchildren Lori, Paula, Gina and Colette; also numerous great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.  She met her husband to be in Paris when he was stationed with the Army Air Corp. in 1944, 2 years later she was finally allowed to enter the United States after one month on an army shipt to arrive at Ellis Island.  Friends received Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne, Fri. from 10:00 am to Noon, at which time a funeral blessing will be held with Father Tom Lewandowski.  Interment following St. Joseph Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to "In Care of Cats" in Elizabeth, Pa.

 

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