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Paul C. Cmar

November 24, 2021 |

By William S. Skovranko Memorial Home | Posted in: William S. Skovranko Memorial Home

Paul C. Cmar, age 92, of Duquesne, passed away on November 23, 2021. Paul was born on March 18, 1929 in Hostetter, PA.  He was the son of John and Mary Cmar, graduating from Latrobe High School in 1947.  Paul was preceeded in death by his loving wife of 61 years, Marie Yarosik, son Richard (Sherri), brothers and sisters-in-law Joseph (Mildred), John (Sally), Andrew (Gloria), and Francis (Orselena).  He is survived by three sons, Dennis (Janice), David (Tracy), and Robert (Patricia).   Paul and Marie had twelve grandchildren, Kristen (Daryl Hull), Lesleigh, Robert (Petya), Michael (Angela), Jeffrey (Hallie), Alexandria, David, Emily, Richard (Paige), Samantha, Nicholas, and Nicole.  Nine great-grandchildren include Teagan and Maggie Hull, Val, Liam, Kia, Oliver, Theodore, Lillian, and Penelope Cmar.  Paul was a member of the US Army, serving as a Military Police Officer in post World War II Germany.  Following his service, Paul joined the Duquesne City Police Department, where he rose to the rank of Chief of Police.  Upon retiring from the police force, he concluded his career by working in Security for US Steel and McKeesport Hospital.  Paul was a devoted member of the Fraternal Order of Police.  He served many years as a Board Member and later as Treasurer of FOP Lodge #91. He served as Secretary-Treasurer for the Third Class Cities Group of the Pennsylvania FOP and was elected in 1979 as Pennsylvania’s Representative to the FOP’s National Board of Trustees.  He was a Life Member of the Allegheny County Chiefs of Police Association, a member of the Pennsylvania Retired Police Association, and a graduate of the Pennsylvania State Police Academy in Hershey, PA.  Paul was a Life Member of VFW Post #188 (Duquesne) and a Life Member of the Knights of Columbus #4210.   He was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, where he served as an Usher and was a member of the Holy Trinity Men’s Club.  He was also a member of the Duquesne GBU, the Duquesne Croation Club, and the McKeesport 11th Ward Club.  Paul was a devoted Husband, Father, Grandfather, and Great Grandfather to his family, who loved him dearly.  Visitation will be held on Saturday, November 27 and Sunday, November 28, 2021 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., at the WILLAIM S. SKOVRANKO MEMORIAL HOME, 828 Richford Street, Duquesne, 412-466-8555, where a Blessing Service will take place on Monday, November 29, 2021, at 9:30 a.m., followed by a concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m., at Holy Trinity Church, West Mifflin, of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, with the Reverend Larry Adams as Principal Celebrant.  Burial will follow at Holy Trinity Cemetery, West Mifflin, with Military Honors.  Please follow the COVID-19 safety guidelines and wear a mask if you are unvaccinated.

 
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Janice G. (Bierer) Thompson

November 18, 2021 |

By William S. Skovranko Memorial Home | Posted in: William S. Skovranko Memorial Home

Janice G. (Bierer) Thompson. 70, of Duquesne, entered into Eternal Rest, on Tuesday, November 16, 2021. Born in Wilkinsburg on July 29, 1951, she was the daughter of the Late obert W. and Ella Ruth (Morrison) Bierer. Mrs. Thompson was a member of The First Presbyterian Church of Duquesne and the Duquesne Family Support Center. She is survived by a loving son, Jason M. Thompson of Wilkinsburg, a brother, Scott R. (Catherine) Bierer of Delmont, a sister Connie Jacob) Collins-Davis of Richmond, Virginia, and four nephews Corey Bierer, Jesse Bierer, Matt Collins and Tres Davis, in addition to her parents, she also was preceded in Death by a nephew, Brad Collins.

Family and friends will be received in the William S. Skovranko Memorial Home, Inc., 828 Richford Street, Duquesne, on Friday, November 19, 2021 from 11am until 1pm. Private graveside prayer service will follow.

 
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Valerie Skovranko

November 17, 2021 |

By William S. Skovranko Memorial Home | Posted in: William S. Skovranko Memorial Home

Valerie M. (Jozwiak) Skovranko, 88, of Duquesne, fell asleep in the Lord, peacefully on Sunday, November 14, 2021, at home. Born on September 12, 1933, in Braddock, she was the daughter of the Late Joseph A. and Valeria (Zgorecki) Jozwiak. Mrs. Skovranko was a member of S.S. Peter & Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, Duquesne, and a graduate of the former Braddock General Hospital School of Nursing. Beloved wife of the Late William S. Skovranko, she is survived by her loving children Debora A. (Dr. James) Ragan, William S. Skovranko, Jr., Joseph A. (Lori), Craig M. (Lori) and Christine M. Skovranko; eight grandchildren, Tera Ragan, Mara Ragan, Jameson Ragan, Ryan Skovranko, Brianna Battles, Brandon Battles, Kaitlyn Doherty and Mackenzie Doherty. A Sister-in-Law Mary (Late Edward) Skovranko and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents and husband, she also was preceded in death by a brother Leonard (Late Pat) Jozwiak.

 
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Mary Vereb

November 10, 2021 |

By William S. Skovranko Memorial Home | Posted in: William S. Skovranko Memorial Home

Mary (Pastor) Vereb, 102, of Duquesne, died peacefully on Wednesday, November 3, 2021, in Eldercrest Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Munhall. Born on March 26, 1919, in Ironwood, Michigan, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Barbara (Adorjayn) Pastor. Beloved wife of the late John P. Vereb, she is survived a daughter, Barbara Vereb, three grandchildren, Jamie Bottesch (Charles Stemler), Robyn (Pamela) DeGuffroy, and James (Leslie) Bottesch, and five great grandchildren, Kasi (Stefan) Bleakney, Ethan Bottesch, Morgan Bottesch, Riley Bottesch, and Naia Bottesch, and nieces and nephews.  Besides her parents and husband she was also preceded in death by a daughter, Arlene Bottesch and two brothers, Frank and Michael Pastor.

Family and friends will be received from 3-8 P.M. on Friday November 12, 2021, in the William S. Skovranko Memorial Home, Inc., 828 Richford Street, Duquesne. A Blessing in the Memorial Home on Saturday, November 14, 2021 at 9:30 A.M. will be followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 A.M. in Holy Name Church of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish with Rev. Daniel Sweeney as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Elias Cemetery, West Mifflin.

 
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Lillian M. (Yanchik) Irha

October 22, 2021 |

By William S. Skovranko Memorial Home | Posted in: William S. Skovranko Memorial Home

It is with heavy hearts that the family of Lillian Marie Irha, 90, announces her passing on October 16, 2021 in Glen Allen, Virginia. Lillian, née Yanchik, died peacefully at home, surrounded by love.

Lillian was born in Homestead, Pennsylvania on June 30, 1931. A 1949 graduate of Munhall High School, Lillian married John J. Irha of Homestead, Pennsylvania in September 1952. They had three children together: Sandra, Nancy, and Daniel.

Described by friends and family as “feisty, unfiltered, and absolutely fabulous,” Lillian was known for her hearty, bubbly giggle and her fun-loving, social personality. She always made it a point to keep in touch with family and friends, whether near or far. Lillian enjoyed dancing, bowling and cards, as well as entertaining at her lovely home. She especially loved bingo and delighted in sharing her quite-frequent winnings with her grandchildren. Lillian, a faithful Catholic, was a lifelong parishioner of Saint John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Cathedral of Munhall, Pennsylvania.

 
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Mary A. (Ragan) Adams

October 22, 2021 |

By William S. Skovranko Memorial Home | Posted in: William S. Skovranko Memorial Home

Mary A. (Ragan) Adams, 90, a former resident of Duquesne, PA and a resident of Bethel Park, PA, led a spiritually filled and family-centered life and met the Lord on Saturday, October 16, 2021 surrounded by her children, Mary Ann (Tom) Gray, Bethel Park, PA; Bill (Nancy) Adams, Wadsworth, OH; Rev. John Adams, Pastor, Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels and St. John the Evangelist Church, Olean, NY;  Mark (Linda) Adams, Louisville, OH.

Wife of the late William “Bill” Adams of Duquesne, PA. Mary and Bill were joined on earth for 65 beautiful years, now, together forever in heaven. Mary, daughter of the late John and Teresa Ragan of Duquesne was the first child American born from Slovakia. She is survived by her brothers, Dr. James (Debora) Ragan of Los Angeles, CA and Thomas (Lynne) Ragan of Duquesne and many nieces, nephews, and extended family members. Mary was preceded in death by her parents and her sisters, Theresa Chizmar and Ann Matthias and baby Helen and brothers, John, Andrew, Paul, Albert, George and infant twins Michael and Joseph.

 
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Mary A. Adams

October 18, 2021 |

By William S. Skovranko Memorial Home | Posted in: William S. Skovranko Memorial Home

 

 
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James E. "Jim" McDermitt

October 05, 2021 |

By William S. Skovranko Memorial Home | Posted in: William S. Skovranko Memorial Home

James E. "Jim" McDermitt, 74, of Duquesne, died peacefully on Monday, October 4, 2021, in UPMC McKeesport. Born in Duquesne, January 21, 1947, he was the son of the late William Earl and Agnes (Kamacher) McDermitt. Mr. McDermitt was a self employed handi-man. Beloved husband of the late Mary Elizabeth (Yarnall) McDermitt, he is survived by a son, Stephen McDermitt, two daughters, Dana (Bill) Ferrier and Erin Jenkins, three grandchildren, Scott Jenkins Jr., Hannah Jenkins and A.J. Ferrier, and a sister, Nancy Kuchma. In addition to his parents and beloved wife, he was also preceded in death by two sisters, Joyce Bedzik and Diane Yurchinson and a grandson, Luke Jenkins.

 
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Robert James Angel

August 16, 2021 |

By William S. Skovranko Memorial Home | Posted in: William S. Skovranko Memorial Home

Robert James Angel, 83, of Duquesne, entered into eternal life peacefully on Saturday, August 14, 2021, in Baldwin Health Center. Born in Pittsburgh on November 3, 1937, he was one of twelve children born to the late Nicholas John and Theresa M. (Koehler) Angel. Mr. Angel is survived by a brother and sister-in-law Regis Michael and Maureen Angel and two sisters, Catherine "Dolly" (Late John) O'Keefe and Martha "Martie" Angel, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five brothers, Charles Francis Angel, Richard John Angel, George Angel, Thomas Angel, and William Angel, and three sisters, Rose White, Theresa "Tessy" Angel, and Margaret Menary.

Family and friends will be received in the William S. Skovranko Memorial Home, Inc., 828 Richford Street, Duquesne, PA. 15110, on Wednesday, August 18, 2021, from 10 A.M. until a Blessing service at 12 Noon with Rev. Daniel Sweeney officiating. Burial will follow in St. Augustine Catholic Cemetery, Millvale.

 
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Raymond E. Perhacs

August 13, 2021 |

By William S. Skovranko Memorial Home | Posted in: William S. Skovranko Memorial Home

Raymond E. Perhacs, 70, of Duquesne, entered eternal rest suddenly on Friday, August 6, 2021 in UPMC McKeesport. Born in McKeesport on December 29, 1950, he was the son of the late Zoltan and Pauline (Fenyus) Perhacs. Mr. Perhacs was a sub contractor in the construction and masonry trades. Beloved husband of Jeanine (Bovee) Perhacs, he is also survived by two sisters-in-law and a brother-in-law, Carole (late Robert) Collins and Patricia and Martin Bovee, four nephews and a niece; two great nephews and three great nieces, and several cousins.

 
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Laura J. Kovalsky

August 02, 2021 |

By William S. Skovranko Memorial Home | Posted in: William S. Skovranko Memorial Home

Laura J. (Jasinski) Kovalsky, 47, of West Mifflin Died suddenly and unexpectantly on Saturday, July 31, 2021, in UPMC Magee, Pittsburgh. Born September 17, 1973,  she was the daughter of Cindy Zubeck Fedoris the late Richard Jasinski. Mrs. Kovalsky was a realtor and co owner of K&L Automotive and Towing in West Mifflin. Beloved wife of Keith Kovalsky, she is also survived by her adoring children, Tyler Richard and Cynthia Kay Kovalsky; two brothers, Joey and Johnney Fedoris; one sister, Jessica Fedoris; and her Mother and Father In-Law, Kathy and Bernard Kovalsky.

 
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Patricia Ivan

August 02, 2021 |

By William S. Skovranko Memorial Home | Posted in: William S. Skovranko Memorial Home

Patricia A. (Rohaly) Ivan, 83, of West Mifflin, Fell Asleep in the Lord peacefully at home on Saturday, July 31, 2021. Born in Duquesne, March 27, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Michael John Rohaly and Anna (Kirshnir) Rohaly. A graduate of Duquesne High School, she was a curious lifelong learner. Mrs. Ivan was a faithful member of St. John Byzantine Catholic Cathedral, Munhall and a retired Tax Clerk for West Mifflin Boro where she worked for  many years. Beloved wife of the late Michael E. Ivan, Pat enjoyed big band music, taking a turn on the dance floor, and traveling with Mike, her spouse of   51 years. She is survived by: four loving children Mary Ann Ivan, Michelle Ivan, Melissa (Richard Bowden) Ivan, and Michael Jon Ivan; three grandchildren Ahnwyn Bowden, and Ella and Cohen Ivan; three sisters Regina (Robert) Reitmyer, Margaret (late Jay) Walsh, Bernadine (Michael) Gonos;  and her sister-in-law, Olga Hanko. She was also preceded in death by her siblings, Albert, Edward, Robert, and Jerald Rohaly, Annie Tompko, Wilma Goscinsky, and Mildred Kikos.

 
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Marie Spirnak

August 02, 2021 |

By William S. Skovranko Memorial Home | Posted in: William S. Skovranko Memorial Home

Marie (Dickson) Spirnak, 90, of Munhall, entered eternal life peacefully at home on Friday, July 30, 2021. Born in Detroit, May 8, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Yesko) Dickson. Mrs. Spirnak was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, St. Rita Church, Whitaker. Beloved wife of Raymond J. Spirnak, she is also survived by her loving children, Dale (Michelle) Spirnak of Munhall, Jacqueline Spirnak of Bridgeville, Gary Spirnak of California, Donna Greiner of Indiana, Karen (Richard) Allen of Tennessee, David Spirnak of Texas and Ray Spirnak of Indiana, five grand children, Eric and Nicholas Greiner, Mark and John Spirnak, and Lauren Poland, and one great granddaughter, Vivian Poland. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother and sister, Joseph J. Dickson and Yolanda Hvizdos.

 
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Jane A. (Johnson) Miller

July 14, 2021 |

By William S. Skovranko Memorial Home | Posted in: William S. Skovranko Memorial Home

Jane A. (Johnson) Miller, 70, of West Mifflin, died peacefully at home on Monday, July 12, 2021. Born on February 16, 1951, in Denver, Colorado, she was the daughter of the late Wilbur and Helen (Butler) Johnson. Mrs. Miller was a retired medical assistant and enjoyed crafting, ceramics, and painting. Beloved wife of the late Frank J. Miller, she is survived by a son, Reuben Joseph (Colleen) Miller II, a daughter, Melanie Kovalsky, a brother, James (Cynthia) Johnson, seven grand children, Vanessa, Bert IV, and Samantha Kovalsky, and Lance, Lexus, Reuben III, and Magnus Miller, and two great grandchildren, Skye and Raine Jordan. In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Faith Miller.

 

In accordance with Mrs. Miller's wishes there will be no visitation or services at this time. Arrangements entrusted to the William S. Skovranko Memorial Home, Inc., 828 Richford Street, Duquesne, PA. 15110.

 
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Raymond T. Sovak

July 05, 2021 |

By William S. Skovranko Memorial Home | Posted in: William S. Skovranko Memorial Home

Raymond T. Sovak, 72, of Jefferson Hills, formerly of Duquesne, fell asleep in the Lord on Sunday, July 4, 2021. Born in Pittsburgh, September 10, 1948, he was the son of the Late John N. and Bertha V. (Hudak) Sovak. Mr. Sovak was a member of SS Peter & Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, Duquesne. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He is survived by a brother Eugene (Late Marsha) Sovak; two nieces, Dr. Lisa Ann Sovak, and Christine Marie Sovak; and five cousins, James R. Hudak, Francis R. Hudak, Georgeann Clymer, George E. Sovak, and Joanne (Fred) Conner. In addition to his parents he also was preceded in death by a brother John F. Sovak, and two cousins Rev. Robert A. Kohuch and Joseph M. Ruszkoski.

 Family and friends will be received on Wednesday, July 7, 2021 in the William S. Skovranko Memorial Home, Inc., Duquesne, from 9am until a Panachida service at 11am. Liturgy of Christian Burial will follow at 11:30am in SS Peter and Paul Church with Rev. Will Rupp as Celebrant. Burial will follow in SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery, West Mifflin.

 
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