November 24, 2021 |
November 18, 2021 |
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.
November 17, 2021 |
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.
November 10, 2021 |
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.
October 22, 2021 |
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.
October 22, 2021 |
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.
October 18, 2021 |
October 05, 2021 |
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.
August 16, 2021 |
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.
August 13, 2021 |
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.
August 02, 2021 |
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.
August 02, 2021 |
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.
August 02, 2021 |
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.
July 14, 2021 |
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.
July 05, 2021 |
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.