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Albert J. Stajger

February 20, 2020 |

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

Albert J. Stajger, 85, of West Mifflin, died Tuesday, February 18, 2020 in Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Born in McKeesport, October, 28, 1934, he was the son of the late John and Mary (Safko) Stajger. Per Mr. Stajger's wishes all services are private and provided by the William S. Skovranko Memorial Home, Inc., Duquesne.

To send flowers to Albert's family, please visit our floral section.

 


John A. "Sonny" Axelson

February 17, 2020 |

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

John A. "Sonny" Axelson, 73, of West Mifflin died peacefully on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at home in the company of his loving family. Born December 9, 1946 in McKeesport, he was the son of the Late Arthur and LaRue Robis Axelson. He is survived by his beloved wife of 29 yrs, Pat Gastrock Axelson, his most cherished daughter, Heather D. (Jason) Bonacci, Joseph Axelson, and Erikka Dunmeyer, a brother, Dennis W. (Lorrie) Axelson, six grandchildren, four great grandchildren, and nieces & nephews. He was a member of Homeville Christian Church, West Mifflin, a retired employee of Bettis Atomic Lab, West Mifflin, a 1965 graduate of Schwab Vocational School in Homestead, and a 1967 graduate of Western Pennsylvania School of Technology. He also enjoyed gardening, hunting, the Steelers and fishing at Twin Lakes Park.

 
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Daniel "Danilo" Petrovich

February 13, 2020 |

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

Daniel "Danilo" Petrovich, 88, of Duquesne, Fell asleep in the Lord on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at home. Born on March 24, 1931, in Duquesne, he was the son of the late Simo and Marija (Santek) Petrovich.

He was a member of St Sava Serbian Orthodox Church in McKeesport and a retired employee of U.S. Steel Corporation, Duquesne Works.

Beloved husband of the late Martha (Urban) Petrovich, he is survived by two daughters, Linda (Wayne) Newmyer and Helen (Joseph) DeCaria both of West Mifflin, a brother Sam Petrovich of Duquesne, two sisters, Violet Petrovich and Sophie Petrovich both of Duquesne, a sister-in-law, Takeko Petrovich of California, three grandchildren, Lisa Riles of North Huntingdon, Jason (Jennean) Newmyer of North Huntingdon, and SPC Daniel DeCaria of Ft. Campbell, Kentucky, five great grandchildren, Nathan, Noah, and Carter Newmyer and Jacob and Kenley Riles, a niece, Dianne (Tim) Bristol, two nephews, Michael (Eleanor) Petrovich, and Rick Petrovich and two great nephews, Nicklos and Zachary.

 
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George L. "Chin" Garrison

February 11, 2020 |

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

George Lawrence "Chin" Garrison, 64, of West Mifflin died peacefully at home on Sunday, February 9, 2020. Born in McKeesport, February 27, 1955, he was the son of the Late Barbara McCaslin Rack and stepfather Stephen Rack. Mr. Garrison was a long time employee of Kennywood Park Corporation. Beloved husband of Linda (Sabol) Garrison, he is also survived by a daughter, Melissa Garrison, three brothers Michael (Kim) Rack of McKeesport, Stephen (Margaret) Rack of Dravosburg, and Patrick Rack of Glassport, a sister, Laura (Greg Marsh of West Mifflin and several nieces and nephews.

 
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Nicholas Stiliha

January 29, 2020 |

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

Nicholas Stiliha, 97, of West Palm Beach, Florida, passed peacefully on Friday, January 24, 2020 at the VA hospital in West Palm Beach, Florida.  He lived all of his life in Duquesne, PA.  He was born in Duquesne, PA on February 18, 1922 and was the son of Stephen Stiliha and Mary Miklos Stiliha.

He graduated from Duquesne High School  in 1940.  He worked in various jobs before he served in the US Navy from 1941-1945 during World War II. He was involved in the bombing of Pearl Harbor during the war. 

Upon being honorably discharged in 1945 from the US Navy, he began his career at Westinghouse Electric Corporation in East Pittsburgh, PA as a supervisor of tool and die department he also obtained his associate degree in engineering at Carnegie Mellon.  He worked for over 40 years,  retiring in 1985. 

He was a member of the former St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church in Duquesne, PA. and the St. Elias Catholic Church in Munhall, PA  He was involved in several organizations in his church and community. He loved to bowl and was involved in several bowling leagues besides going to Delaware beaches in the summer. He loved watching the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Pittsburgh Pirates, Pitt, and Penn State play.

To send flowers to Nicholas' family, please visit our floral section.

 
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Richard P. Moran

January 09, 2020 |

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

Richard P. Moran, 81, of Scottdale, Arizona, formerly of Duquesne, died unexpectantly at home on Monday, January 6, 2020. Born in Duquesne on July 17, 1938, he was the son of the late John P. and Anna (Matura) Moran. Mr. Moran was a retired Duquesne School teacher and  coached Basketball at Duquesne High School for 16 years, compiling an impressive 273-156 record.

He won 6 WPIAL Championships, 2 PIAA State Championships and 8 section championships. Under Rich's tutelage, 5 of his players reached the prestigious 1000 point club.  Rich won numerous Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and McKeesport Daily News Coach of the Year awards.

He was also a former member of Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church in West Mifflin.

 
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Rev. Joseph R. Grosko

January 08, 2020 |

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

Rev. Joseph R. Grosko, 87, past away peacefully on January 6, 2020 in Marian Manor Personal Care Home in Pittsburgh. Born in Braddock, March 27, 1932, he was the son of the late Andrew and Susan Grosko. He is survived by three sisters: Ann Pavlan, Elizabeth Rittenberger, and Julie Zuger, also many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents he was also preceded in death by two brothers; Andrew and John Grosko, and two sisters; Margaret Baker and Angie Neary.

Rev. Grosko was a proud Veteran of the Vietnam War were he served as a Navy Chaplain.

 
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Eric James DeFrancesco

January 04, 2020 |

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

It is with the utmost sorrow and heartbreak that we announce the untimely and unexpected passing of our most beloved son, brother and father, Eric James DeFrancesco, 50, of West Mifflin who died Thursday, January 2, 2020 in UPMC McKeesport. Born January 22, 1969, in Pittsburgh, he was the son of  James and Beatrice (Homoki) DeFrancesco. He leaves behind to mourn his parents, a daughter, Jessica DeFrancesco, a brother and sister-in-law, Kirk and Amber DeFrancesco, his significant other, Sherry Hathaway, a grandson, Elijah DeFrancesco, and many Aunts, Uncles, cousins and friends.

 
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William Duffner

December 30, 2019 |

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

William Duffner, age 91, of Forward Twp., died Friday, December 20, 2019.

He was a U.S. Army veteran and faithful and dedicated Notre Dame “Fighting Irish” fan who enjoyed going to the games and coaching from the bleachers.

 
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Susan J. Pastor

December 26, 2019 |

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

Susan J. Pastor, 66, of McKeesport, passed away peacefully on December 23, 2019 in St. Bernard Medical Center, Arkansas. Born February 13, 1953, in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late James J. and Betty Kinzie Ballough. Susan worked as a R.N. at Great River Medical Center in Blytheville, Arkansas. Susie is survived by her beloved husband, Greg Pastor and her loving children,  Matthew Pastor, Allison (Elliot) Halley, four grandchildren, Aubriana and Sabastian Halley and Kaylin and Jackson Pastor, a brother, Michael C. Ballough, a sister, Margaret Estelle, Aunts, Uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides her parents, Susie was also preceded in death by a son, Christopher J. Pastor July 29, 2019, and a brother, James Ballough.

 
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Martin W. Sudzina

December 07, 2019 |

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

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the death of Martin W. Sudzina, age 68.  He passed peacefully on December 3, 2019. Our family has found ourselves humbled by the outpouring of love, support and prayers we have received from all. They have been heard and appreciated.

Marty was born on November 10, 1951 to the late Edward and Helen (Kovacs) Sudzina.

He is survived by his son, Gregory J. Sudzina, and sisters, Debra Keane (Mike) and Mari Lynn Klein (Rick).

 
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Constance P. (Kushnir) Rapach

December 01, 2019 |

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

Constance P. (Kushnir) Rapach, 92, of Cranberry Twp., formerly of Duquesne, died peacefully Friday, November 29, 2019 in Laurel Wood Care Center, Johnstown. Born in Duquesne on April 16, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Michael J and Pauline (Vesonder) Kushnir. Mrs Rapach was a former member of Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, West Mifflin and a very active former member of the Confraternity of Christian Mothers at Holy Trinity Church. Beloved wife of the late Michael Rapach, she is survived by two sons, Michael T Rapach and Luke M. (Ronna) Rapach, a brother, Bernard (Joy) Kushnir, three grandchildren, Natalie, Emily and Melanie Rapach and nieces, nephews and cousins.

 
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Harriet L. (Lynn) Fierst

November 22, 2019 |

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

Harriet L. (Lynn) Fierst, 80, of Trafford, died peacefully on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 in Transitions Healthcare of North Huntingdon. Born in West Mifflin on July 31, 1939, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Mary Kathleen (Galvin) Lynn. Mrs. Fierst was a member of the Norwin Christian Church of North Huntingdon. Beloved wife of Robert Fierst Sr., she is also survived by three sons, Floyd Argyle, Tracy Argyle and Joel Baxley; two daughters, Lisa Romanchak and Tonya Twigg; a brother Arthur Lynn; thirteen grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren. Mrs. Fierst was also preceded in death by a son Kelly Argyle. two brothers, Blaine and George Lynn and four sisters, Elsie Mae Holmes, Barbara Miller, Lucille Egenlauf, and Kathleen Downes.

 
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Dale S. Welsch

November 19, 2019 |

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

Dale S. Welsch, 65 of Duquesne died unexpectantly at home on Sunday, November 17, 2019. Born in McKeesport on September 3, 1954, he was the son of Braun and Betty (Tietze) Welsch. Mr. Welsch was a self-employed contractor and the Proprietor of Welsch's Exterior Cleaning and Home Renovation Company. Beloved husband of Roberta (Yerecic) Welsch.

He is also survived by a loving daughter Kristen (Scott) Parnell, a sister Roxanne Anson, a grandson, Tyler Parnell and a great niece, Emma Yerecic. Also survived by his best four-legged pet dogs Hailey and Polly and granddog Daisy. He also was preceded in death by a loving nephew Matthew Yerecic.

 
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Marie (Haroulakis) Bumbas

November 17, 2019 |

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

Marie (Haroulakis) Bumbas, 90, of Munhall died peacefully on Saturday, November 16, 2019, in John J. Kane Regional Medical Center, Glen Hazel. Born on July 5, 1929, in Duquesne she was the daughter of the Late John and Sarah (Feeney) Haroulakis. Beloved wife of the Late Joseph Bumbas.

She is survived by two daughters, Joanne Patrick of Munhall, and Dianne Bumbas of West Mifflin, a daughter-in-law, Marcia Bumbas of Monroeville; four grandchildren, John Pulkownik of Castle Shannon, Joseph Pulkownik of Munhall, John Bumbas of Espyville, and Sarah Andrews of West Mifflin; seven great grandchildren, Dylan and Logan Pulkownik, Serena and Sienna Bumbas, Austin and Eli Kurta, and Avery Grace Williams.

 
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