September 10, 2020 |
September 08, 2020 |
Michael A. Czapor, 72, of Monroeville, passed away Saturday, September 5, 2020 at home. He was born April 24, 1948 in McKeesport, the son of the late Stanley Walter and Margaret Leona (Kachur) Czapor. He was a graduate of Slippery Rock College and retired from U.S. Steel, Clairton Works. He was an Army veteran and a member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish, (St. Jude the Apostle Church, Wilmerding). In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his sons Daniel Anthony and David Anthony Czapor and a brother in law. He is survived by his wife of 47 years Patricia A. (Onorato) Czapor; a brother in law; sisters in law; numerous nieces, nephews,cousins, and many friends; and his beloved cat Shady.
September 02, 2020 |
Gerald T. Likar, 81, of North Huntingdon, died Tuesday September 1, 2020, at home. Jerry worked his entire working life for the family business Likar Roofing of North Versailles.
He was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, North Huntingdon, and was a loving man who enjoyed being around his family. He was a son of the late John L. Sr. and Constance (Winslow) Likar and was also preceded in death by his wife of 54 years Ruth A. (McSteen) Likar and a brother John L. Likar Jr. He is survived by his children Teresa Griffiths and her husband Jim, Kathy Parry and her husband Jerry, and Gerald W. Likar all of North Huntingdon; his former daughter in law Carla Likar; his grandchildren, Kimberly (Joseph) Kiraly, Paul (Amanda) Griffiths, Megan (Eric) Lipp, Natalie Parry (fiancé Josh Miller) and Corbin and Izabelle Likar; his great grandchildren, Mackenzie, Tyler, Jayce, and Vivian; a brother Vincent (Iris) Likar; a sister in law Janis Likar; also nieces and nephews.
August 30, 2020 |
Janet Mae (Klinek) Peila, age 85, of Greensburg passed away Thursday, August 27, 2020. She was born February 17, 1935 in McKeesport, the daughter of the late John Sr. and Ethel Klinek. She enjoyed playing for an international softball team while living in Florida and spending time with family.
August 30, 2020 |
Frederick W. Weber, 87, of North Huntingdon, died Wednesday, August 26, 2020, at home surrounded by family. He was born May 3, 1933 in Pittsburgh, a son of the late William and Katherine (Domiano) Weber and was also preceded in death by a brother Kerry Weber.
Fred retired as Maintenance Supervisor of Kennywood Park, West Mifflin, where he was employed for 51 years.
He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Irwin, Shidle Lodge 601, F. & A.M., Irwin, the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Pittsburgh, and Syria Temple, Pittsburgh. He was a volunteer of Norwin Area Meals On Wheels and enjoyed yard work and taking care of his flower beds.
August 16, 2020 |
James D. Welsh, 90, of East McKeesport, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 12, 2020. He was born June 26, 1930 in East McKeesport, a son of the late B.F. “Hank” and Nell (Mackey) Welsh. He was a member of Linway United Presbyterian Church, North Versailles where he served as a Deacon and an Elder, also working many years with the Meals on Wheels program.
Jim was an Army veteran that served during the Korean War, stationed in Manilla, Philippines, a retired machinist for U.S. Steel Research Center, Monroeville, a member of Hilltopers VFW Post 8430, and the American Legion, East McKeesport. He was an avid sports fan that loved the Steelers, Pirates, and Penguins. Jim loved to golf and bowl and once bowled a perfect 300 game in the U.S. Steel Bowling League.
August 16, 2020 |
Jack Lloyd Ellenberger, age 72, of North Versailles died on August 13, 2020, the result of a traumatic brain injury. He received two Purple Hearts, while serving in the U.S. Army, as a Vietnam combat infantry soldier. Born February 6, 1948, the older son of the late Harry J. and Bernadine (Stalowski) Ellenberger.
He is survived by his loving “college babe” and wife of 52 years, Sharon (Wolden). He raised and is survived by three wonderful children, Kristin (Dr. Jim) Richards, Jocelyn (Jeff) Bell, and Jack (Michelle) Ellenberger. Jack is survived by and so very proud of his eight grandchildren: Coleman and Caroline Richards; Jennings, Greyson and Charlotte Bell; and Alexi, Leo and Julian Ellenberger.
He’s also survived by his most caring and loving step-father, Ted (Pap Z) Zarichansky, his sister Donna Lee (Louie) Paulisick, brother Darryl “D.J.” Ellenberger, brother-in-law Tom (Linda) Wolden, sister-in-law Sue (Ray) Pecoraro, his Aunt Esther (Joe) DeLeo, six nieces, nine nephews, grand nephews, grand nieces, tons of cousins, and wonderful friends and neighbors.
August 14, 2020 |
Jack Richard Sutter, age 91, of White Oak, formerly of North Versailles Twp., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 11, 2020, following a short battle with cancer.
Born in Elizabeth, he was the son of the late Stanley and Bertha Sutter. He graduated from McKeesport Vocational High School and served in the US Air Force during the Korean War.
Following the war, he was employed for over 34 years at Westinghouse Research and Development Center in Churchill where he participated on the cutting edge of laser and fiber optics development.
He was an accomplished artist and lover of music and was physically active and involved in many activities up to the end. He was especially proud of his work with his beloved church St. John’s Lutheran Church in North Versailles where he served as an adult church school teacher and leader, worship assistant, and choir member and with Meals-On-Wheels where he served for over 25 years.
August 11, 2020 |
Louise E. Ervin, age 94, of North Huntingdon, formerly of North Versailles, passed away Saturday, August 8, 2020. She was born January 6, 1926 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Paul and Esther Eves. She was a waitress and Benedict’s Hotel in Pitcairn and Drew Menas Restaurant in North Versailles. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her sisters June, Jean and Doris; and her brother Sonny. She is survived by her children Glenn (Kathy) Ervin, Scott Ervin and Dennis (Shirley) Ervin; grandchildren; great grandchildren; and great-great grandchildren.
August 07, 2020 |
Cora L. (Wyncoop) McAuliffe Dixon, age 94, of Scott Township, formerly of North Versailles, Elizabeth Township and Finleyville, passed away Thursday, August 6, 2020. She was born February 8, 1926 in Clairton, daughter of the late George Paul and Elsie Bailey Wyncoop. Cora was a homemaker for most of her life but also worked for J.C. Penney’s at the Eastland Mall for several years. She was a former member of Mary Mother of God Parish (formerly St. Robert Bellarmine Church) in East McKeesport, St. Michael’s in Elizabeth Township and St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Finleyville, as well as a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion of Finleyville.
July 13, 2020 |
Helen “Sis” E. (Patterson) Kalkbrenner, age 80, of East McKeesport, passed away Friday, July 10, 2020. She was born November 29, 1939 in McKeesport, the daughter of the late John and Lola Patterson.
She worked for over 45 years at American General Insurance Company before retiring. “Sis” was always happy and telling jokes. She enjoyed camping, shopping and spending time with family and friends. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brother Robert N. Patterson.
She is survived by her husband James Kalkbrenner; and nieces and nephews.
July 01, 2020 |
Our family is heartbroken by the passing of our beloved mother and grandmother, Dorothy M. (Onyika) Starr, 73, of Delmont, formerly of East McKeesport, died Friday June 26, 2020. She was born March 27, 1947 in Clairton, a daughter of the late Julius and Helen M. (Dora) Onyika and was also preceded in death by her brother Dennis Onyika.
She was a former member of First United Methodist Church, East McKeesport, a former Girl Scout Leader and a former union steward while she worked for Lerner’s.
She is survived by her daughters Kristin Starr (Scott Lynch) of Jeannette and Jennifer Starr (Kevin Randall) of North Versailles; her former spouse Allan (Mona) Starr; and a grandson George Allan Randall. She will be missed for her quirky sense of humor and style. She had a heart of gold and a smile that could warm and welcome anybody.
June 23, 2020 |
Susan E. (Jackson) Miller, 54, of North Huntingdon, died Saturday, June 20, 2020 at home. She was born June 4, 1966 in Wilmerding, the daughter of the late Earl and Claudette (Livesey) Jackson. Susan was self-employed owning Miller’s Above & Beyond Cleaning Service. She was a 1984 graduate of Norwin High School and attended Clarion University. She was a member of the Penn’s Woods Civic Center and loved to cook. She loved her family and her home. They were her world.
June 22, 2020 |
Mary L. Fierst, age 95, of East McKeesport, passed away Saturday June 20, 2020. She was born January 14, 1925 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Elmer and Alice Fierst. She was a long time member of Mary Mother of God Parish (formerly St Robert Bellarmine) in East McKeesport.
She worked as a secretary for Crum and Forster Insurance in Pittsburgh for many years before retiring. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brothers John and Regis Fierst; and sisters Dorothy Purcell and Ann Redman. She is survived by her niece Nora Lukac of East McKeesport; great niece Sharon Coutaway of East McKeesport; great-great niece Kara (Justin) Goodfellow and their children Alexandra and Justin.
June 22, 2020 |
Edward A. Semenko, 83, of Greensburg, passed away Saturday, June 20, 2020. He was born June 10, 1937 in McKeesport, the son of the late Frank E. and Bertha (Skiba) Semenko. He was an Army veteran that had served six years, and was retired from Westinghouse Electric Corporation, East Pittsburgh.
Throughout his life Edward enjoyed waterskiing, fishing, hunting, camping, and boating with his family and friends. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister Carol Bury.
Edward is survived by his wife Cheryl (Helderlein) Semenko; his children Michele (Joe) Avolio of Ligonier, Thelma (Walter) Ponitz of Hermine, Dawn Semenko of Florida, and Carla (Rob) Payer of Greensburg; grandchildren Ashley, Scott, Katie, Christopher, Hannah, and Danielle; sister Patricia Laney of DE; and nieces and nephews.