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Eleanor M. Stavar

October 29, 2022 |

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

Eleanor M. Stavar, of Duquesne, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, October 27, 2022 at UPMC McKeesport. Born in Duquesne, March 26, She was the daughter of the late Stefan and Anna (Marflak) Stavar. Eleanor was a member of Holy Trinity Church of St Thomas the Apostle Parish, West Mifflin, the Jednota Lodge, Slovak Catholic Sokol, and a retired executive secretary of the former Duquesne works, US Steel Corporation. She is survived by her loving sister and brother-in-law, Diana and John Ruscin and her feline companions, Cody and Angel. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by a brother, Stephan R. Stavar and two sisters, Marie Edberg and Anne Shimkus.

 
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Tristen Hornfeck

October 19, 2022 |

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

We are heartbroken at the loss of our precious Tristen Hornfeck born on February 12 1996.  He has left behind a loving mother, Maria Lipay Hornfeck, and father, Mark Hornfeck. He was the oldest sibling to his sisters Natalie and Madison Hornfeck, and brother Tanner Hornfeck. He was also a loving uncle, grandson, cousin and friend who will all miss him so much. Tristen worked for Rock Hard Hardscape and was passionate about what he did. He always brought a smile to everyone’s face. He was very loved and will be missed terribly.

All services are private and are entrusted to the William S. Skovranko Memorial Home, Inc., 828 Richford treet, Duquesne.

 
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Constance "Connie" Sabol

October 13, 2022 |

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

Constance (Connie) Sabol, 78, of North Huntingdon, PA, passed away peacefully with loving family surrounding her at Forbes Regional Hospital on October 11, 2022. Born on September 17, 1944 in McKeesport, PA, she was the daughter of the late Floyd and Mary Margaret (Bower) Nuss of West Mifflin, PA. Connie is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Richard Sabol. A proud and loving mother and grandmother, she is also survived by daughter Renee (Ken) Nist; 6 grandchildren Brandon (Jessi) Nist, Tyler (Morgan) Nist, Justin (Erika) Nist, Laurel Sabol, Molly Sabol, and George G. Sabol; 2 great grandchildren Kinsley Nist and Arthur Nist; daughter-in-law Aileen Sabol; sisters Carolyn Ribarchak and Merilee Bornyas; nieces and nephews. Connie was preceded in death, only a year prior, by her beloved son, Richard Sabol Jr. who, no doubt, anxiously greeted her at the gates of heaven. Connie was also preceded in death by a brother, Gary Nuss and a sister, Christine Giggliotti. Connie had a very kind and generous spirit. She adored children and cherished her family. She will be deeply missed by all who loved her. Connie was a member of Ss. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, Duquesne.
 
Family and friends will be received from 2-8PM on Monday, October 17, 2022 in the William S. Skovranko Memorial Home, Inc., 828 Richford Street, Duquesne. A Blessing in the Memorial Home on Tuesday, October 18, 2022, at 9:30AM will be followed by Funeral Liturgy at 10AM in Ss. Peter and Paul Church with Rev. David Abernethy as celebrant. Burial will follow in Ss. Peter and Paul Cemetery, West Mifflin. Panachida services will be offered on Monday October 17, 2022 at 3PM. in the Memorial Home
 
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Regis Melvin Solomon

October 07, 2022 |

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

Regis Melvin Solomon, 82, of Duquesne passed away unexpectedly on October 4, 2022 . Born May 3, 1940 in Braddock he was the son of the late Leonard and Kathryn (Shepard) Solomon. Regis was a retired steel worker at U.S. Steel Homestead works and a member of the Duquesne- McKeesport Masonic Lodge 731 . He is survived by his beloved wife, Gladys Bundy Solomon, his loving children, Regis Michael  (Pam) Solomon, DeAnne (Lawrence) Massung, and Brian Keith (Carrie) Solomon; two grandchildren Seth Solomon and Bradley Kester; two great grandchildren, Brody and Braxton Kester; two brothers, Freddy (Ginny) Solomon and Kenneth (Kathy) Solomon; a sister Georgianne Balas; a brother-in-law, Emil Bundy Jr.; nieces, Amy Bundy, and Leah Concannon among other nieces and nephews. Besides his parents he was also preceded in death by a brother, Norman Solomon (wife Maryanne survives).

 
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Annie K. Urban

September 28, 2022 |

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

Annie K. (Davies) Urban, 86, of Glassport, fell asleep in the Lord peacefully on Tuesday, September 28, 2022 in Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Born March 29, 1936, in Wheeling WV, she was the daughter of the late David R. and Martha K. (Pickard) Davies. Mrs. Urban was a wonderful homemaker and a member of Ss. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, Duquesne. Beloved wife of 50 years to the late Joseph E. Urban Jr., she was the loving mother of David (Sue) Urban of Glassport, Joseph Urban of Denver, Colorado, Scott (Barb) Urban of Glassport, and Vicki (Tony) Tarli of Liberty Boro. She was the proud grandmother of 5 grandchildren. Chris Urban (Tammy), Melissa Runion (Keith), Joanne Urban, Taylor Urban, and Jenni Urban, also 6 great grandchildren, Laney, Maggie, Bella, Isaiah, Mariyah, Keith, and one new baby soon to be here. She is also survived by her life-long friend of 83yrs. Tish Rogers of West Mifflin.

Family and friends will be received from 2-8PM on Friday, September 30, 2022 in the William S. Skovranko Memorial Home, Inc., 828 Richford Street, Duquesne. A Blessing in the Memorial Home on Saturday, October 1, 2022, at 10:30AM will be followed by Funeral Liturgy at 11AM in Ss. Peter and Paul Church with Rev. David Abernethy as celebrant. Burial will follow in Ss. Peter and Paul Cemetery, West Mifflin.

 
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Bernard E. Kinner

September 14, 2022 |

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

Bernard E. Kinner, 43, of West Mifflin died unexpectedly on Sunday September 11, 2022 at home. Born August 31, 1979 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Bernard C. and Frances Z. (Saunders) Kinner. He is survived by his beloved husband Jayme Zugaro, his Uncle , Brett (Babette) Saunders, cousins, Jonathan, Josette, and Juliette Saunders, and his two four legged companions, Onyx and Ozzy. Bernard was a R.N. at UPMC McKeesport, ICU and a student at Duquesne University to become a Nurse Practioner. He had a love for music, traveling or any new adventure.

There will be NO Visitation or services, Funeral arrangements are being handled by William S. Skovranko Memorial Home, Inc, 828 Richford Street, Duquesne.

 
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Theresa M. Mattis

August 27, 2022 |

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

Theresa M. Mattis, Age 48 of West Mifflin, PA, died unexpectedly at her home on Thursday, August 25, 2022.  Born July 22, 1974 in Pittsburgh, she was a daughter of Valeria E. (Miklos) Mattis and the late Michael T. Mattis. 

Theresa was an active member of Mary Mother of God Parish, where she served as a Lector.  She was a 1992 graduate of Serra Catholic High School.  Throughout her career Theresa worked at Carnegie Mellon, Pitt, Macy’s and most recently at BP.  She was a popular karaoke co-host at Joe’s Bar in West Mifflin.

 
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Cynthia A. "Cindy" Salopek

August 22, 2022 |

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

Cynthia A. "Cindy" (Breznay) Salopek, 62, of West Mifflin died unexpectantly at home on Saturday, August 20, 2022. Cindy was born February 28, 1960 in McKeesport. She was the daughter of Jane Bitkowski Breznay and the late Francis "Braz" Breznay. Cindy was employed as a Safety Manager for First Transit, Inc. She was the beloved wife of the late Duey Salopek. In addition to her mother, she is also survived by her loving children, Neil Salopek and Nicole (Brandon Nathan) Salopek; five grandchildren, Lia Salopek, Adilee Salopek, Jace Nathan, Dash Nathan, and Cam Nathan. In addition to her father and husband, she was also preceded in death by her brother, Stephen Breznay. A loving, caring soul, Cindy had a heart of gold and will be missed by all who loved her.

Family and friends will be received in the William S. Skovranko Memorial Home, Inc., 828 Richford Street, Duquesne, on Wednesday, August 24, 2022 from 1 o'clock until a Blessing service at 6 P.M. A repast to celebrate Cindy's life will follow the services at the American Croation Club, 1111 Grant Avenue, Duquesne.

 
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Mary Cmar

August 17, 2022 |

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

Mary (Mindas) Cmar, 89, of Munhall, formerly of West Mifflin, died peacefully on Wednesday, August 17, 2022, after suffering from the results of a massive stroke in April of this year. 

Born on September 23, 1932, in Hrhov, Slovakia, she emigrated to Duquesne, at 14 years of age.  She was the daughter of John and Elizabeth (Sopko) Mindas.  She was wholeheartedly  welcomed into the arms of her loving husband, Edward J. Cmar, Sr., who died in 1987, reunited together, and endlessly catching up on their beloved family memories in heaven.

She is survived by her loving children, Carol (Patrick) Fleming of West Mifflin, and Edward J. Cmar of Columbus, Ohio, her grandchildren, Nicholas (Melissa) Fleming, Angela (Nathan) Bundy, Joseph (Samantha) Fleming, Rebecca Cmar, Patrick Fleming, Jr., and Samuel (Jeanie) Fleming, as well as the lights of her life, her great-grandchildren, Connor, Rowland, Eden, Everleigh, Blake, Brody, Gunnar and Blaise, all of whom she prayed for daily.

 
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William A. "Bill" Haley

August 06, 2022 |

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

William A. "Bill" Haley, 94, of North Huntingdon, peacefully fell asleep in the Lord on Friday August 5, 2022, in Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. Born in Duquesne, June 22, 1928, he was the son of the late Andrej "Andy" and Anna (Artim) Haley. Beloved husband of 68 years to Florence (Petriskie) Haley, he is also survived by a son, Bill (Cyndee) Haley, a daughter Denise (late Jeff Pavlic), A brother Andy (Olive) Haley; three grandchildren, Billy (Charity) Haley, Jenny Haley, and Josh Cooley, six great grandchildren, Kayla, Alyssa, Devon, Isaac, Addy, and Cody; also several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a son, Bobby Haley and three brothers, Tom (late Martha) Haley, Bob Haley, and Jerry Haley. Mr. Haley was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, Duquesne, and a retired brakeman for the Union Railroad Company. Mr. Haley was also an accomplished masonary worker. He was a loving family man who enjoyed bowling, golfing, hunting, fishing and gardening. He also proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII.

Family and friends will be received from 12 noon until a Parastas Service at 3P.M. on Monday, August 8, 2022, in the William S. Skovranko Memorial Home, Inc., 828 Richford Street, Duquesne with Rev. Will Rupp officiating. Burial will follow in SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery, West Mifflin.

 
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John "Butch" Coyne

August 06, 2022 |

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

John (Butch) Coyne, 73, of Hazelwood, passed peacefully at his home on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 . Born December 23, 1948, in Hazelwood,  to Rose (Provident) and Edward T. Coyne, Sr. He was a graduate of Bishop Boyle High School. He married Karen (Poniatowski) October 21, 1978. Together they shared four children; Sara (Ed) Foster, Jon (Kristin), Liam (Amy) Coyne, and Devin (Tom) Madden. He also had nine loving grandchildren; Brianna, Leanna, Angela, Carmella, Olivia, Gianna, Eddie, Abigail, and Leland. . Brother of the late Edward T. Coyne Jr. survived by his wife, Mary Rita and their children Regina (Nate), Eddie (Brooke), and Kathleen (Matt), along with his great nieces and nephews.

He worked at Calig Steel Drum Company until their closure and later as a security guard for Pittsburgh Public Schools. John lived his life to the fullest through the simple things; chatting with friends and family, telling stories, and spending time with his grandchildren. Butch was a well respected man by everyone he came in contact with including the many students he mentored as his time as a security officer at Langley and Brashear High School. 

Family and friends will be received from 2-8 P.M. on Thursday, August 4, 2022, in the William S. Skovranko Memorial Home, Inc., 828 Richford Street, Duquesne. Parting prayers will be praye at 10:15 A.M. on Friday, August 5, in the Memorial Home, followed by Funeral Services at 11 A.M. in the Hazelwood Christian Church, 118 Glen Caladh Street, Hazelwood.

 
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Lizabeth M. Stevenson

July 29, 2022 |

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

Lizabeth M. Stevenson, 91, of West Mifflin, entered into eternal life peacefully on Wednesday, July 27, 2022, in Promedica Peters Twp. Born in Duquesne, January 8, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Anna (Semko) Topolyan Sr. Mrs. Stevenson was a homemaker, a lifelong member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Duquesne, of St.Thomas the Apostle Parish, she was a former member of the former Confraternity of Christian Mothers, she loved going to the casino and never missed an episode of Jeopardy. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert S. Stevenson, she is survived by her loving children, Linda (Patrick) Sopher, Lisa A. Stevenson, and Robert J. Stevenson, two grandchildren, Stephen P. Sopher and Heather C. Sopher, a niece and cousins. In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by a son, Gary Stevenson, six brothers, George, Michael, Paul, John, Stephen, and Joseph Topolyan, and a sister, Anna Kopolka.

Family and friends are invited to celebrate Mrs. Stevenson's life at a mass of Christian burial on Monday, August 1, 2022, at 11 A.M. in St. Joseph Church, Grant Ave, Duquesne, with Rev. Daniel Sweeney as celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, West Mifflin. Family request memorial contributions to St. Thomas the Apostle Parish:  363 West 11th Avenue Extension Homestead, PA  15120. Funeral arrangements and services are entrusted to the William S. Skovranko Memorial Home, Inc. Duquesne.

 
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Albert F. Iera

July 05, 2022 |

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

Albert F. Iera, 79, of West Mifflin, passed peacefully into eternal life on Saturday, July 2, 2022. Born December 30, 1942, in San Mango d'Aquino, Italy, he was the son of the late Theodore Garibaldi Iera and Maria Mastroianni Iera. Mr. Iera was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, St. Joseph Church, Duquesne, and the proprietor of Latina Pizza in West Mifflin since 1967. Beloved husband of Janet L. Larson Iera, he is also survived by his loving children Anthony (Rebecca) Iera and Lisa (Late Gary) Iera, a brother, Leonard Iera and a sister, Carolina Caputo, ten grandchildren, Maxamillion, Luciano, Alexander, Kristian, Quintan, Bella, Delilah, Morgan, Tabitha, and Bjorn, and nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Claire Iera.

Friends and family will be received on Saturday July 9, 2022 from 4-8P.M. and Sunday July 10, 2022 from 1-8P.M. in the  William S. Skovranko Memorial Home Inc. 828 Richford Street, Duquesne. A blessing in the Memorial Home on Monday July 11, 2022 at 11A.M. will be followed by Mass of Christian Burial in St. Joseph Church, Duquesne at 12 noon with Rev. Nicholas Mastrangelo as celebrant. Entombment will follow in All Saints Braddock Catholic Cemetery, Braddock Hills.

 
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Eli Vojnovich Jr.

June 22, 2022 |

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

Eli Vojnovich, Jr., 92, of Duquesne, PA, passed away on Friday, June 17, 2022. Eli was born October 16, 1929 in Duquesne, the son of the late Eli and Mary (Stipanovich) Vojnovich. He graduated from Duquesne High School in 1948 where he excelled on the swim team. He was an Army veteran, serving in Germany from 1952-1953. He was a devoted son and could be found, along with his brothers, working in the family beer garden, Butch’s Wonder Bar in Duquesne. He retired from US Steel. He was a lifelong member of St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church in McKeesport. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister Helen (Peter) Medic and brothers John, Mark (Betty) and William Vojnovich. He was also preceded in death by a niece and great niece. Eli was the favorite uncle of many of his nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. He loved crossword puzzles, jigsaw puzzles, drawing, painting and watching Pittsburgh sports. He made the best popcorn, always had a smile and will be missed dearly. He is survived by his brother Donald (Milena) Vojnovich and sister-n-law Dolores Vojnovich, all of North Huntingdon. He is also survived by 10 nieces and nephews, 23 great nieces and nephews and 22 great, great nieces and nephews.

 
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Timothy S. Petrisko

May 12, 2022 |

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

Timothy Stephen Petrisko, 80 years old of Duquesne, PA, passed away on Saturday, May 7, 2022.  Tim was born in Duquesne to the late Stephen and Helen Petrisko. He grew up with his siblings, Sean, Joel and Mary Lou.

Tim worked at the Duquesne Steel Mill until the plant began to close down. After a variety of opportunities, he went to work for UPMC and became a supervisor for numerous parking facilities. During this time, he served on the Duquesne Public Schools school board for six years. After his time on the school board, he served on Duquesne City Council for 26 years. He was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church Duquesne PA, where he was also a member and Past President of the Church’s Men’s Club.   Tim was also a member of the Duquesne-West Mifflin Knights of Columbus Council 4210 and the Stephen P. Barry Assembly of the Fourth Degree of the Knights of Columbus.  

In his early 20’s, he met Carol (Yesesky) and a short time later, they were married October 19, 1963 and started a family complete with 3 children. Being a dependable father was of the utmost importance to Tim and he certainly did not disappoint when it came to supporting his family.

Tim is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Carol (Yesesky) Petrisko; his three children, Timothy R. (Terri) of Cary, NC, Robert (Kim) of Allison Park and Christina (Ian) Caballero of Waldorf, MD; and his five grandchildren, Tiffany Petrisko, Angelica Petrisko, Gabrielle Petrisko, Julio Caballero and Rebekah Caballero; sister Mary Lou Petrisko of Evansville, IN, brothers Deacon Sean (Ruth) Petrisko of Homestead and Joel Petrisko of West View.

 
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