Nick "SHOOSH" Pilipovich

September 02, 2017 |

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NICKSHOOSHPILIPOVICH, 85, South Park, formerly of Duquesne, died Sept. 2, 2017.  He is the son of the late Bozo and Anna (Buchko) Pilipovich.  He is survived by his beloved wife Milica “Mitzie” (Baskot); sons Nick Pilipovich of South Park and David (Kelly) Pilipovich of Colorado Springs, CO; grandchildren Kyle and Kelsey Pilipovich; brother George (the late Sally) Pilipovich and his wife Joanne; brother-in-law Walter “Vlade” and his wife Diane “DeeDee” Baskot; also many nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by brother Michael “Flip” Pilipovich; sister Ann “Anka” Kresovich and her husband Steve; brother-in-law Dushan “Duddy” Baskot and his wife Mary; sister-in-laws Zora Nedzbala and her husband Gabe;  Myra Farrell and niece Lisa Farrell.  Nick graduated from C.B. Weaver Real Estate School and was the owner/operator of Huckster’s Bar and Restaurant.  Nick was a member of St. Sava’s Serbian Orthodox Church, where he served as a tutor (usher); Masonic Lodge 765; Syrian Shriner’s Tall Cedars Caravan 38; SNF Federation Lodge 76; Pres. of the Duquesne-Duquesne Annex Tavern Assoc. for 40 years; Pres. of Duquesne School Authority for the construction of JFK Elementary School; Vice Pres. of Duquesne School Board; Pres. of Hucksters Booster Travel Club; booked all the events for the Duquesne Serbian Club in the 1950’s.  He loved all Pittsburgh sports and playing cards with his friends; traveling and attending Serbian basketball tournaments.   He lived for his sons, including watching Air Force Academy Basketball games.  He often told his sons “Don’t ever forget where you came from”.  Nick was a very generous man and loved to help everyone. He will be sadly missed by all, especially his St. Sava’s family.  Friends received Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne, Mon. 2-8.  A funeral blessing will be held 10:30 am Tues. in the funeral home followed by an 11:00 am funeral serbice at St. Sava’s Serbian Orthodox Church with the Very Rev. Stevan Rocknage.  Entombment following Jefferson Memorial Park. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Sava’s Serbian Orthodox Church or the American Cancer Society.

 

William T. Wilson

August 26, 2017 |

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William T. Wilson, 73, of Glassport died August 26, 2017. He is the son of the late Albert and Mary (Marcus) Wilson. He is survived by his beloved wife Patricia (Mihalsky) Wilson; son Douglas (Mary) Wilson of Conneaut Lake; granddaughters Laurel, Bethany, and Emma Wilson; brothers Albert, Richard, John, and Daniel Wilson, sister Mildred Liebel; also nieces and nephews. Bill was retired from US Steel Irvin Works, a member of the VFW in Wilson, American Legion in Glassport, and served in the US Army. Friends will be received Wojciechowski Funeral Home, Glassport Monday 3:30-7pm at which time a funeral service will be held with Pastor Jim Chester.

 

Edward C. Bowers

August 24, 2017 |

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EDWARD C. BOWERS, 89, of West Mifflin, died Aug. 23, 2017.  He is the son of the late Roy and Anna Bowers.  Beloved husband of Ruth (Appleby) Bowers.  In addition to his wife, he is survived by his sister Irene and brother William.  He was preceded in death by sister Dorothy and brothers Jack and Jim.  Ed was retired from US Steel and served in the US Army, Korean War.  A memorial service will be held Mon. Aug. 28, 2017, 11:00 am at the First Evangelical Free Church in McKeesport with Rev. Kirk Albrecht.  Funeral arrangements by Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne.

 

Marilyn Wisbar Kurutz

August 16, 2017 |

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Marilyn Wisbar Kurutz, 67, of Duquesne, died Tuesday, August 15, 2017, at her home after a long battle with muscular dystrophy and heart disease.

She will be remembered for her spirit and sense of humor, her passion and dedication to do what was right. Despite being wheelchair-bound for the past 25 years, she carried a sunny disposition and an “I can beat this” attitude. She was often known as “the lady with butterflies on her wheelchair.” 

Born in 1950 to Ed and Thelma Wisbar, she was a 1968 graduate of Duquesne High School. She attended Point Park College, where she studied accounting. She spent more than a decade working in the insurance industry and was a fashion model for Gateway Associated Photography. 

She married Stephen (Ray) Kurutz in 1981 and the couple had one daughter, Daveen. She devoted her life to taking care of her family, as a stay-at-home mom and wife until 1999. Diagnosed in her 40s with mitochondrial myopathy and confined to a wheelchair, she didn’t let that stop her from working at Kennywood Park in security for four years. She was a Pittsburgh Penguins season ticket holder, where she enjoyed cheering for her fellow Lithuanian, Darius Kasparaitis.

Marilyn was a fighter and a lover. She loved her family and friends fiercely and had a deep love for animals. Dubbed the “downstairs mayor” of Duquesne, she successfully fought to get city hall made handicap accessible. She twice ran the city’s crime watch program, cultivating a large citizen’s group dedicated to helping keep the city she called home safe. 

She fought and won numerous medical battles and was a breast cancer survivor. 

She was preceeded in death by her parents and will meet her dogs Ginger, Jo Jo, Buffy, Lucky, Bee-Bee, Stanford and Jo Jo at the rainbow bridge. She is survived by her adoring husband, Ray; her loving daughter Daveen Kurutz, son-in-law Shawn McLaughlin, of Munhall; sister Susan Kobak (Jack) of Angola, Ind.; goddaughter Kara Kobak, of Los Angeles; sister-in-law Julia Laverne Moreman (Pat) of Greensburg; niece Kelly Moreman of Greensburg; nephews Donald Moreman (Tammy), of Connelsville and Patrick Moreman (Michelle) of Greensburg; a fur grandson, Crosby; a four-legged companion Girlie Girl; and numerous cousins.

 
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Margaret E. Bishoff

August 09, 2017 |

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Amy L. Schink

August 03, 2017 |

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AMY L. SCHINK, 100, of Duquesne, died Aug. 3, 2017.  She is the daughter of the late Charles and Clara (Burnett) Kettler and wife of the late Paul Schink.  Amy is survived by her sons Paul "Gary" (Joan) Schink of West Mifflin and Theron "Sandy" (Betty) Schink of Duquesne and daughter Gretchen Varelli of Manchester, NJ; also 6 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren.  She was a former member of the First Methodist Church in Duquesne.  Funeral arrangements by Teichart-Gracan Funral Home, Duquesne.

 

Marlene Goedeke

July 05, 2017 |

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MARLENE A. GOEDEKE, 69, of West Mifflin, died July 5, 2017.  She is the daughter of the late Andrew and Ann (Babjak) Ferencz.  She is survived by her daughter Kristy Goedeke; brothers Ronald and Andrew (Connie) Ferencz and loving cats Shorty and Ginger.  Marlene was preceded in death by her sister Kathy Lesko.  Funeral arrangements by Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne. Services will be private.

 

Helen Obrosky

June 08, 2017 |

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Helen Obrosky, 98, of Duquesne, died June 7, 2017.  She is the daughter of the late Frank and Josephine (Rakowska) Wozniak.  Wife of the late David Obrosky.  Helen is survived by her daughter Janice Girovsky of McKeesport; son Larry (Elizabeth) Obrosky of West Mifflin; grandchildren Jennifer (Jim) McCalla of West Mifflin and Paul Obrosky of West Mifflin and great granddaughter Ashley McCalla.  She was a member of  St. Hedwig. Church.  Friends received Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne, Mon. from 10:00 to 11:00 am at which time a blessing will be held with Father Tom Lewandowsky.  Interment will be private.  The family would like to sincerely thank Three Rivers Hospice for all their kindness and care they gave to Helen, especially Ashley, Elysha and Julie.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contribtions may be made to your favorite charity.

 

Phillip R. Craig

June 03, 2017 |

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Phillip R. Craig, 66, of Duquesne, died June 3, 2017.  He is the son of the late Ross and Mary (Carpenter) Craig.  Phillip is survived by his loving companion Sandy Peclet; daughter Candy Craig of Las Vegas and son Phillip Craig of Las Vegas; grandchildren Justin Milett, Joshua Craig, Angel Craig, Amanda Maurer, James Maurer, Kane Maurer and Bry Pritchett; sister Joy; brothers Ross Craig, Leonard Craig and John Tenant; also great grandchildren.  Funeral arrangements by Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne.

 

Celestine Lesko

April 25, 2017 |

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CELESTINE LESKO, 87, of West Mifflin, passed away Tues., April 25, 2017 due to complications of a stroke.  She is survived by her son Lawrence (Debra), Richard and James Lesko and granddaughter Jessica.  She was preceded in death by her husband Francis in Feb. 2007.  Funeral arrangements by Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home.

 

Gabriel "Baba" Medich

April 17, 2017 |

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Gabriel "Baba" Medich, 87, passed peacefully at home in White Oak on April 16, 2017.  He was born Nov. 3, 1929 'below the tracks' in Duquesne, Pa before moving to Polish Hill in West Mifflin where he raised his family.  He moved to White Oak to live with his daughter and family in 2010.  He was the son of the late George  and Maria (Boban) Medich.  He was married to the late Dorothy (Gavlik) Medich for 57 years when she passed in 2008.  Surviving are his son David (Teresa) Medich from Conway, SC and his daughter Marcie (Michael) Ward from White Oak.  His grandchildren, Cassandra and Gabriel Ward, were his world and shining stars.  He is survived by a sister Diana (Jerry) Drobac of Finleyville and many nieces and nephews.

 
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Mary Ann Salopek

March 20, 2017 |

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Mary Ann Salopek, 58, died Saturday March 18, 2017 with her loving daughter Jennifer by her side. She was the daughter of the late John Cvejkus and Catherine Pruitt. Mary Ann was preceded in death by brother John Cvejkus and is survived by sister Kathy (Gary) Frizzi, daughter Jennifer Salopek, and grandson Tyler Salopek. Arrangements by Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne.

 

Olga M. Hunt

March 14, 2017 |

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Olga M. Hunt, 99, of West Mifflin died March 14, 2017. She is the daughter of the late Andrew and Elizabeth Bodner. Wife of the late Walter Hunt. She is survived by her children Marsha (Buck) Willis, Carolyn (Russell) Opalko, and Laura (Rich) DiDomenico; brother Zoly Bodner; brother-in-law Ernest Robert Hunt; 6 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Olga was a member of St. Elias Byzantine Church, former member of St. Mary's Byzantine Church. Funeral services and interment will be private. Arrangement by Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

 
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Frank "Miami" P. Nedzbala

December 20, 2016 |

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FRANK "MIAMI" P. NEDZBALA, 82, of West Mifflin, died Dec. 19, 2016.  He is the son of the late Andrew and Anna Nedzbala.  He is survived by his beloved wife Grace (Maiolo) Nedzbala; brother-in-law Jim Maiolo and nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by brothers and a sister.

 
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Lula E. Boyer

December 06, 2016 |

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LULA E. BOYER, 100, of West Mifflin, died Dec. 5, 2016.  She is the daughter of the late Irwin and Catherine (Schumacker) Sikes.  Wife of the late Charles Boyer.  Lula is survived by her dauhter Margaret Jane (Jesse) Sellers of West Mifflin; granddaughters Cynthia (Robert) McCorkle and Catherine (Terry) Burgess; great grandchildren Wesley and Jesse McCorkle and Jared and Elizabeth Burgess and 2 great great grandchildren Archer and Hunter.

Friends received at the Lincoln Place Nazarene Church on Thurs. from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at which time a funeral service will be held with Rev. Joseph Stump.  Interment following Jefferson Memorial Park.  Funeral arrangements by Teichart-Gracan Funeral Home, Duquesne.

 

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