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Loretta "Tootsie" "Lorrie" Struiff

January 08, 2019 |

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

Loretta "Tootsie" "Lorrie" Struiff, 82, of West Mifflin, died Sunday, January 6, 2019, in Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Born in Duquesne, July 14, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Benedict and Mary (Artim) Unites. While Mrs. Struiff was primarily a homemaker, she was an instructor for the Arthur Murray Dance Studio and later in life became a published author. Preceded in death by her beloved husband Joseph "Al " Struiff Jr., a daughter, Lynn Koza, and a granddaughter, Amanda Faux, she is survived by her loving daughter, Leslie Faux, five grandchildren, Casey Koza Turbeville (Michael), Randi Koza, Adam O'Hara, Sara Faux (Brian Bakey), and Joseph Aaron Faux, and two great grandchildren, Madisyn Faux and Nolan Bakey.

 
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Raymond Andrew Hvasta

December 31, 2018 |

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

Raymond Andrew Hvasta, 80, of Duquesne, died peacefully, Sunday, December 30, 2018 at Home. Born May 26, 1938, in Munhall, he was the son of the late Andrew and Helen (Repko) Hvasta. Mr. Hvasta was a retired U.S. Steel employee of the 100 inch mill, Homestead Works, an Usher in Holy Trinity Church, and  a proud U.S. Air Force veteran.. He was the beloved husband of Virginia (Miller) Hvasta, he is also survived by a daughter, Valerie (Paul) Lyle; two sons, Vincent and Raymond (Theresa) Hvasta; two grandsons, Max and Jacob Hvasta; and two granddaughters, Katie and Emme Lyle.  He was also preceded in death by a brother, Richard Hvasta.

 
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Timothy S. Nesiti Sr.

December 19, 2018 |

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

Timothy S. Nesiti Sr., 87, of West Mifflin, died peacefully, Monday, December 17, 2018 in Southwestern Veterans Center, Pittsburgh. Born April 7, 1931, in West Mifflin, he was the son of the late Stephan and Mary Nesiti. Mr. Nesiti was a retired yard master for Zeigler Lumber Company, Duquesne, a retired cashier for Monzak's Auto Service,  a proud U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, and an avid bluegrass musician playing guitar and singing lead vocals in several bands. His signature song was "Rattlesnake and Daddy" that can be heard on the Dixie Traveler's album FREE WHEELING. In his retirement, he liked to fish and sit in his cabana with a rub of snuff monitoring the neighborhood listening to bluegrass music. He was the beloved husband of the late Geraldine (Castro) Nesiti, he is survived by three loving sons, Timothy S.  Jr. (Lynda), Dana (Mary Ann), and James J. Sr. (the late Deena) Nesiti; two grandsons, James J. Jr., and Nicholas Nesiti, and several nieces.  

 
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Mary “Candy” Klotz

November 29, 2018 |

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

Mary “Candy” Klotz, 92, most recently of Silver Spring, MD, passed away in her sleep on November 28, 2018, surrounded by those she loved. Born in McKeesport, PA, to the late Michael and Berthe “Bessie” Sidor Wargo, Mary was a resident of Duquesne for 15 years before moving to Munhall, where she resided with her beloved husband, Michael J. Klotz, until his death in 2011. She was a member of St. Peter and Paul Byzantine Church in Duquesne. As a homemaker, Mary is best remembered for her sparkling clean home, and cooking and baking skills. Family and neighbors looked forward to bountiful platters of homemade cookies and baked goods for the holidays, and it was not uncommon for her to hand-deliver casseroles of her secret macaroni and cheese dish to neighbors throughout the year. Ahead of the times, she practiced yoga and began studying the health benefits of herbs and food as medicine in the 1960’s.

 
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Dennis Edward Forgash

November 27, 2018 |

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

Dennis Edward Forgash, 64, of Waldorf, Maryland, passed away on November 20, 2018 at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC.

Born on June 5, 1954 in McKeesport, Pennsylvania and raised in Duquesne, PA, he was the son of the late Elizabeth Sudzina Forgash and Walter Forgash.  Dennis worked with Roberts Oxygen and was associated with other gas companies throughout his career.  He enjoyed playing golf, doing yard work, being a handyman, rooting for Jeff Gordon, his favorite NASCAR fan and the Pittsburgh Steelers.  Dennis was of the Catholic faith and attended Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church in Waldorf.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by brother Walter E. Forgash.

Dennis is survived by his loving wife and companion Janis D. Lafont; children Claire Johns and her husband Mike, Douglas Lafont and his wife Lee Ann; grandchildren Otis Robert Johns, Dayton Michael Lafont and Dylan Michael Lafont; brother David Forgash and his wife Carol Ann; nephew David A. Forgash and his wife Dawn; former spouse Sharon Fairhust; other relatives and friends.

 
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Leonard J. Foremsky

November 18, 2018 |

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

Leonard J. Foremsky, 88, of Delmont, died peacefully Thursday, November 15, 2018 in U.P.M.C. East, Monroeville. Born October 9, 1930, in Duquesne, he was the son of the late John A. and Anna G. (Lipnicky) Foremsky. Mr. Foremsky was a member of Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, West Mifflin and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean conflict. Mr. Foremsky had a M.B.A. Degree from Duquesne University and was a retired accountant from U.S. Steel Corporation, Universal Atlas Cement Company, and General Refractory's. He also was an avid Steelers and Pirates fan. He is survived by a brother, Robert Foremsky of Delmont and several cousins.

 
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Robert D. McCormick

October 25, 2018 |

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

Robert D. McCormick, 63, of Duquesne, died Sunday, October 21, 2018 in U.P.M.C. Presbyterian. Born in Canonsburg, November 21, 1954, he was the son of the late Elizabeth McCormick and Linn Ashbury. He was also preceded in death by his step-father, George Alderson and a son, Thomas D. McCormick. He is survived by his loving wife, Kathleen (Selznick) McCormick.

 
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Bernard P. Radakovich

October 25, 2018 |

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

Bernard P. Radakovich, 82, of McKeesport died at home on Thursday, October 25, 2018. Born in Duquesne on January 19, 1936, he was the son of the Late Anna (Stanko) Brdar. Mr. Radakovich was a member of Christ, Light of the World Parish in Duquesne and a Retired Union Carpenter. He is survived by his beloved wife Florence (Jacobs) Radakovich; two sons, Ronald (Anna) Radakovich and Dave Radakovich, both of West Mifflin; a daughter, Marsha (Scott) Hess of North Versailles; and three grandchildren, Eric and Brian Radakovich and Chelsea Hess. He was also preceded in death by a brother James Radakovich.

 
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Ann K. (Husar) Capristo

October 18, 2018 |

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

Ann K. (Husar) Capristo, 86, of Duquesne, Passed peacefully to her eternal reward on Monday, October 15, 2018, at home. Born October 20, 1931, in Duquesne, she was the daughter of the late Mike and Mary (Matovich) Husar. Mrs Capristo was a faithful member of Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, West Mifflin and a meticulous seamstress. She was the beloved wife of 67 years to Gene Capristo, she is also survived by her loving daughter, Cindi and her husband Dennis Caiarelli, of Duquesne, a son, Dean Capristo and his partner Susan Brockman of North Huntingdon, two grandsons, Ryan and his wife Vicky Caiarelli, and Nathan Caiarelli, four great grand daughters, Kaitlyn, Ava, Mia and Cami, and a sister, Maryann (Byron) Rider of Ohio.

 
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James R. "Jim" Matthias

October 15, 2018 |

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

James R. "Jim" Matthias, 83, of Duquesne died Friday, October 12, 2018, in UPMC Presbyterian. Born in McKeesport, November 29, 1934, he was the son of the Late George and Mary (Uhrine) Matthias. Mr. Matthias was a faithful member of Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, West Mifflin, The Parish Men's Club, Knights of Columbus Council 4210, and the IBEW Local 29. He was a retired employee of the Duquesne Light Company and a humble servant of the Church, serving as a Eucharistic Minister for many years, and a U.S. Army Veteran.

Beloved husband of the Late Ann Ragan Matthias. He is survived by four sons, Robert (Diane), James (Sandy), Michael (Tracey) and William Matthias; a brother, George Matthias and a sister, Geraldine Vennebush; Seven Grandchildren, and many Nieces and Nephews. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in Death by a brother William.

 
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Arleen M. (Vereb) Bottesch

October 11, 2018 |

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

Arleen M. (Vereb) Bottesch, 73, of Duquesne, died peacefully at home, on Tuesday, October 9, 2018. Born in Duquesne, May 30, 1945, she was the daughter of the John Peter and Mary (Pastor) Vereb. Mrs. Bottesch was a retired employee of the admissions department of UPMC Shadyside. She is survived by her loving children; James (Leslie) Bottesch, Robyn (Pamela DeGuffroy) Bottesch, and Jamie (Charles Stemler) Bottesch; six grandchildren, Kasi (Stefan), Allison, Ethan, Morgan, Riley, and Naia; and a sister, Barbara Vereb.

 
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Elizabeth Ferkanin

October 07, 2018 |

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

Elizabeth Ferkanin, 90, of Jeanette, died peacefully, on Thursday, September 20, 2018 in Golden Heights Personal Care, Irwin. Born in Pittsburgh on July 9, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth (Yuhas) Ferkanin. She was a retired secretary for Westinghouse Electric Corperation. She is survived by a nephew, Wayne (Linda) Petrosko.

 
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Thomas Miklosko

October 06, 2018 |

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

Thomas Miklosko, 89, of McKeesport, died peacefully, Sunday, September 30, 2018, in UPMC McKeesport. Born April 1, 1929, in Duquesne, he was the son of the late Michael and Anna (Hallis) Miklosko. Mr. Miklosko was in the trucking business most of his life. He is the beloved husband of the late Joyce (Orlando) Miklosko and the loving father of David, Brian, John and Adam Miklosko, all of California. He is also survived by two sisters, Delphine (late Carl) Shulte and Bernadette (Donald) Leonatti; a grandson, and several nieces and nephews.

 
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Zachary James Feschuk

September 29, 2018 |

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

Zachary James Feschuk, 38, of West Mifflin died suddenly Wednesday,  September 26, 2018 at home.  Born on March 28, 1980, he was the loving son of Norman and Shirley (Pristas) Feschuk.  Mr. Feschuk was a contractor with EF Services, while attending CCAC, pursuing his degree in psychology.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by two daughters, Gia and Angel Feschuk, a brother Elliot (Kelly) Feschuk, a neice Kendra Feschuk, maternal grandmother Elizabeth Pristas, and his Godmother Gloria Erney.  He was preceeded in death by grandparents Elmer Pristas, and John and Mary Feschuk. He is also survived by several aunts, uncles, and cousins who will dearly miss him.

 
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William Vojnovich

August 24, 2018 |

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

William Vojnovich, 85, of Moon Twp. passed away peacefully in Good Samaritan Hospice House in Wexford on Thursday, August 23, 2018. He was born January 8, 1933 in Duquesne to the late Eli and Mary Stipanovich Vojnovich.  Mr. Vojnovich graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a B.S. in Civil Engineering and worked as project manager/civil engineer in the ship building and metals industry before retiring. He is survived by two children, Eli Vojnovich of Aliquippa and Marisa (Stephen) Gardner of Franklin Park, two grandsons, Jacob and Matthew Gardner.  He is also survived by a sister, Helen Vojnovich Medic of Irwin, Donald (Milena) Vojnovich of N. Huntingdon, Mark and Eli Vojnovich of Duquesne, and sister-in-law, Dolores Vojnovich of North Huntingdon as well as many nieces and nephews.

 
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