March 02, 2018 |
February 26, 2018 |
Irene A. (Girovsky) Seech, 82, of West Mifflin died peacefully Friday, February 23, 2018 in Riverside Nursing Center, McKeesport. Born November 14, 1935, in Duquesne, she was the Daughter of the late Michael and Ann (Hanyak) Girovsky. Mrs. Seech was a member SS. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, Duquesne and a former school crossing guard in West Mifflin. She was the beloved wife of the late Ernest L. Seech. She is survived by a son, Ernest (Wendy) Seech of West Mifflin, and two granddaughters, Delainy and Emily. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Deborah A. Seech, and three brothers, William, Edward and Michael Girovsky.
January 29, 2018 |
Frank Joseph (Big Poe) Pulkownik, 79, of Wind Ridge, passed away on January 27, 2018. Frank was born October 3, 1938 in Pittsburgh, the son of the late Frank and Sophia (Tereletsky) Pulkownik, of Duquesne. Frank served as a Heavy Truck Driver in the US Army from 1958-1961. After his military service, Frank protected his community for 23 years as a Police officer for the city of Duquesne. After leaving the Police Force, Frank worked as a laborer with Mastech until his retirement. Frank enjoyed fishing, hunting, and watching his grandsons participate in sporting events. Frank is survived by his former wife, Joanne Patrick of Munhall; two sons, John Pulkownik of Castle Shannon, and Joe Pulkownik of Munhall; two grandsons, Dylan and Logan Pulkownik of West Mifflin; and a brother, Bill (Jeanne) Pulkownik of Wind Ridge, along with several nieces and nephews.
January 23, 2018 |
Maria Elizabeth (Bajus) Heddleston, 42, is now with the Lord, after her 7-year battle of stage four breast cancer, on January 22, 2018 in Pittsburgh, PA.
Maria was born August 28, 1975 in Pittsburgh, PA to Donald and Mary Louise Bajus. She was a 1993 graduate of Steel Valley High School and received her Bachelor’s Degree from Edinboro University in 1997. She also earned a Master’s of Education from Slippery Rock in 2003. In 2008, she became a National Board Certified Teacher and recently became recertified in December of 2017. She was very active in St. John’s Byzantine Catholic Church in Munhall. Maria married Brian Heddleston in November of 2001.
November 29, 2017 |
Robert H. Keeler, 88, of North Versailles died peacefully Sunday, November 26, 2017 in The Grove at Irwin. Born in North Braddock, August 2,1929, he was the son of the late William J. and Elva M. (Westover) Keeler. Mr. Keeler was a member of S.S. Peter & Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, Duquesne, a retired Quality Control Inspector for Myers and Powers, and a proud U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict. Beloved husband of the late Anne (Skovranko) Keeler, he is survived by a daughter Robin (Teresa Gola) Keeler of North Versailles, and a son Randy (Kay) Keeler of Apex, N.C. and two grandchildren, Mary Hunter and Joseph Keeler.
November 26, 2017 |
John Vojnovich, 92, of North Huntingdon Twp. passed away at his home Saturday, November 25, 2017.
He was born March 23, 1925 in Duquesne to the late Eli and Mary Stipanovich Vojnovich.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Dolores Richardson Vojnovich. Also surviving are a sister, Helen Vojnovich Medic, and Donald (Milena) Vojnovich of N. Huntingdon, Mark and Eli Vojnovich of Duquesne, William Vojnovich of Moon Twp., and sister-in-law, Marion Richardson Andresky, of Cecil. Many nephews and nieces also survive.
Mr. Vojnovich was graduated from Duquesne Schools in 1945. From California University of Pennsylvania, where he majored in Industrial Arts and Math, he earned a bachelor's degree in education in 1951 and a master's degree in education in 1972.
Mr. Vojnovich was a retired Industrial Arts and Math teacher in the Duquesne School District.
November 13, 2017 |
Luke J. Jenkins, 24, of Duquesne passed away on Friday, November 10,2017. Born in Pittsburgh, July 25, 1993, he was the son of Scott and Erin (McDermitt) Jenkins Sr. In addition to his parents, he is also survived by a brother, Scott Jenkins, Jr., and a sister Hannah Jenkins, maternal grandfather James McDermitt and paternal grandparents Doris and Thomas Jenkins. Family and friends will be received in the William S. Skovranko Memorial Home, Inc., Richford and Commonwealth Avenue, Duquesne, on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 from 3pm until time of Services at 6pm.
November 13, 2017 |
Robert R Yoder, 79, of Duquesne, died peacefully on Sunday November 12, 2017 in Kane Regional, McKeesport. Born in Duquesne, March 7, 1938, he was the son of the late Edwin and Margaret (Weber) Yoder. He was the beloved husband of the late Sandra K. (Troutman) Yoder. He is survived by a son, Robert A. (Kelly) Yoder, two sisters; Flora (August) Pomocki and Cookie Yoder, two granddaughters; Alyssa and Kelsey McKee, a great grandson; Eli Chonko, and four nephews. Mr. Yoder was a retired foreman for Cametco Briquetting Plant in Duquesne.
October 26, 2017 |
John M. Bodnar, 105, formerly of Duquesne, died peacefully Thursday, October 19, 2017, in Southwestern Veterans Hospital, Pittsburgh. Mr. Bodnar was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, Duquesne, a retired self employed Tavern owner, a proud U. S. Army veteran of WWII, and a former member of the G.B.U. Duquesne. Born December 29, 1911, in Duquesne, he was the son of the late Michael and Anna Suhoza Bodnar and the beloved husband of the late Anna Holko Bodnar and the late Anna Hornyak Bodnar. He was also preceded in death by a son John M. Bodnar, Jr., and seven siblings; Andrew, William, Nicholas, Michael, Joseph Bodnar, Ann Drotar, and Margaret Liszka. He is survived by several nieces and nephews.
October 07, 2017 |
Theresa Molnar Stiliha, 89, of Greenacres, Florida, passed on Tuesday October 3, 2017 at Arbor Oaks Assisted Living in Greenacres, Florida. She was lived most of her life in Duquesne, PA.. She was born in Turin, Hungary on March 26, 1928, the daughter of late James Molnar and Julia Molnar. She moved to the United States from Hungary via Ellis Island when she was 9 years old. She graduated from Taylor Allderdice High School in Pittsburgh, PA. in 1946. She worked as a secretary, salesperson, and homemaker in the Pittsburgh area. She was a member of the former St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church in Duquesne, Pa. for many years. She was involved in many different organizations in her church and community. She loved to bowl and was involved in several bowling leagues besides going to Delaware beaches in the summer. She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Nick Stiliha; two daughters, Barbara Allsopp of Smyrna, Delaware, and Gerry Levin of West Palm Beach, Florida; her grandchildren, Ronni Caromano of Wilmington, Delaware, Brent Allsopp of Alexandria, VA, Kaci Rainey of Newark, Delaware, and Julie Levin of North Palm Beach, Florida; great grandchildren, Zoe, Rocky, and Lucy Rainey of Newark, Delaware; siblings, Mary Ann Burns of West Mifflin, Pa and several nieces and nephews.
October 02, 2017 |
Daniel M. "Shakey" Mali, 72, of Liberty Boro, died peacefully on Saturday, September 30, 2017 in Riverside Nursing Center, McKeesport. Born January 12, 1945 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Michael and Mary (Demko) Mali. He was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, Duquesne and Saint Mark Parish, Liberty Boro. Mr. Mali was a former employee of the former Duquesne Works, U.S. Steel Corporation and was a retired employee of the Veterans Hospital, Highland Drive, Pittsburgh. Danny was a proud U. S. Marine Veteran, having served in Cuba, Santa Domingo, and two tours in Vietnam, He was a Purple Heart recipient. He also volunteered at Mount St. Macrina, and SS. Peter and Paul Church. He is survived by his loving wife, Mary Ann (Kebles) Mali, a sister, Mildred M. Dorko, formerly of Munhall, two sisters-in-law, Deborah Kebles and Wendy Hoak, both of McKeesport, and numerous nieces and nephews.
September 19, 2017 |
Marie (DePaolo) "Sissy" Bradich, 80, of West Mifflin, died peacefully on Sunday, September 17, 2017 in Sycamore Estates, Duquesne. Born May 15, 1937, in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Nicolene (Vendetti) DePaolo. Beloved wife of the late Jacob T. Bradich, she is survived by a son, Jacob T. Bradich II of West Mifflin, a brother, Anthony DePaolo of Grafton, Ohio, and a sister, Josephine Tortorella of Dormont. In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by a daughter, Victoria Bradich and a sister, Norma Kester.
August 30, 2017 |
Sophie (Nikolich) Kovacs, 87, of Mt Lebanon, formerly of Duquesne, Passed away Peacefully in Family Hospice and Palliative Care, Mt Lebanon, August 28, 2017. Born in McKeesport, March 30, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Alec and Anna Grantz Nikolich. Mrs. Kovacs was a member of St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church, McKeesport. the Holy Trinity Kolo of Duquesne, and the Order of the Eastern Star, Duquesne Chapter. She was also a retired employee of Penn - Taft Pharmacy, West Mifflin. She was the beloved wife of the late Zoltan E. Kovacs. She is survived by two loving daughters, Alexis (Bill) Nestor and Monica (Tom Morgan) Kovacs; four grandchildren, Dan (Tracy) Ford, William Ford, Julian Horta Kovacs and Christian Horta Kovacs; three great grandchildren, Rowan, Ripley and Ryan Ford; and nieces and nephews.
August 25, 2017 |
Dorothy "DoDo" Ambrose, 71, of Duquesne, died peacefully at home on Wednesday, August 23, 2017. Born in McKeesport, April 26, 1946, she was the daughter of the late John A. and Ann V. (Jakub) Elash. Mrs. Ambrose was a former member of the former St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church of Duquesne and a Cashier at Rite Aid, West Mifflin. She was the beloved wife of Charles "Moe" Ambrose.
July 31, 2017 |
Sylvia E. (Schmidt) Potopenko, 82, of Munhall, died peacefully on Saturday, July 29, 2017, at her daughter's home. Born July 6, 1935, in Munhall, she was the daughter of the late Sylvester and Ethel (Thompson) Schmidt. A retired telephone operator for AT&T and Bell Telephone, Mrs. Potopenko was a member of St. Gregory Orthodox Church of Homestead. Beloved wife of the late Paul P. Potopenko. She is survived by a daughter, Pamella (Regie) Solomon of Whitaker; a son, Paul (Vicky) Potopenko of Munhall; a brother, David Schmidt; a sister, Marjorie (Carl) Bechtol; brother in law, John Cafaro; five grandchildren, Paul (Andie), Justin, and Katey Potopenko, Seth Solomon, and Bradley (Nikki) Kester; two great grandchildren, Brody and Braxton Kester; and nieces and nephews.