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Gertrude L. “Trudy” (Ferree) Vandervort

November 26, 2020 |

By William Snyder Funeral Home | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Gertrude L. “Trudy” (Ferree) Vandervort, 70, of North Versailles, died Friday November 20, 2020. She was born February 23, 1950 in McKeesport, the daughter of the late Lawrence and LaVerne (Harff) Ferree. In addition to her parents she is precededd in death by her longtime companion Harold D. "Hal" Dennison II.

She was a retired employee of JC Penney, Monroeville. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and loved music and loved to dance and sing.

 
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Gary Bongartz

November 16, 2020 |

By William Snyder Funeral Home | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Gary Bongartz, 71, of Santa Monica, CA, formerly of North Huntingdon, died Tuesday November 3, 2020, at home. He was born June 7, 1949 in McKeesport, the son of Joseph and Sophie (Poohar) Bongartz. Gary received a master’s degree from Penn State University and retired from teaching in California public schools. He is survived by his sister Heidi Bongartz and several cousins. Viewing and services were private.

 
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Patricia “Pat” Ann (Glucs) Benson

November 11, 2020 |

By William Snyder Funeral Home | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Patricia “Pat” Ann (Glucs) Benson, age 77, of North Versailles, passed away Thursday, November 5, 2020. She was born December 13, 1942 in Homestead, the daughter of the late John and Susan Glucs. She was a longtime member of Mary Mother of God Parish (formerly St. Robert Bellarmine) in East McKeesport. She worked as a clerk in retail for Gee Bee’s in the Eastland Mall, Hills in North Versailles, Giant Eagle in North Versailles and FoodLand in McKeesport. She enjoyed bowling and participated in a number of bowling leagues in the area. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her son Jeffrey Benson.

 
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Margaret (Kondrich) Ligush

November 06, 2020 |

By William Snyder Funeral Home | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Margaret (Kondrich) Ligush, 94, of Monroeville, formerly of North Versailles, passed away Tuesday, November 3, 2020, at Concordia of Monroeville. She was born October 22, 1926 in Braddock, a daughter of the late Alex Sr. and Helen (Timura) Kondrich.

She was a retired employee of Westinghouse Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory, West Mifflin, working for 40 years as the main secretary for the head of the nuclear division until her retirement in September 1984. She and her late husband traveled together on numerous bus trips with the North Versailles Senior Citizens Center. She was an avid cross stitcher, lover of Sodoku and working on puzzles of all types.

She was a member of Hillcrest Presbyterian Church, Monroeville in her later years and was a member of Linway United Presbyterian Church, North Versailles in her early years, singing in the church choir with Andrew and her sister Elizabeth.

 
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Kevin E. Buczek-Krivansky

November 03, 2020 |

By William Snyder Funeral Home | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Kevin E. Buczek-Krivansky, age 30, of North Versailles Twp. passed away unexpectedly at home on Sunday, November 1, 2020. He was born September 19, 1990 in Pittsburgh, a son of Karrie Anne and Rodney Krivansky Sr. He work for the last 5 years in delivery for Pasquale's in Wilmerding and loved working on automobiles, especially his boat and Mustang. He always had a RedBull in his hand, and enjoyed his shoes and hats while always looking for the best deals.

 
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Elizabeth "Betty" Ann Flowers

October 30, 2020 |

By William Snyder Funeral Home | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Elizabeth "Betty" Ann Flowers, 85, of Jeannette, died October 24, 2020. Betty passed away from several health issues enhanced by the COVID-19 virus. Betty was born November 28, 1934 in McKeesport, the second daughter of Joseph and Anne Kapis. Betty was the surviving spouse of William "Weed-eye" Flowers.

Simply known as Bill and Betty, they spent most of their early married life raising their four children in Duquesne, then moving to Latrobe. Later in life, Bill and Betty retired to Irwin and eventually settled in Jeannette. Betty took great joy in raising her children and helping to raise her grandchildren. She worked as a secretary for several organizations and took great pride in her secretarial skills.

 
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Eleanor E. “Jane” Meyers

October 27, 2020 |

By William Snyder Funeral Home | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

 
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Antonio ‘Tony” DiTano

October 23, 2020 |

By William Snyder Funeral Home | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Antonio ‘Tony” DiTano, 79, of North Versailles, died Thursday, October 22, 2020. He was born June 13, 1941 in Gamberale, Italy, the son of the late Ottavio and Maria (DiSalvo) DiTano. He is survived by his wife Josephine (DeLuca) DiTano, his sisters Olga, Silvana, and Miranda, also nieces and nephews.

 
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George “Bud” R. McIndoe Jr.

October 15, 2020 |

By William Snyder Funeral Home | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

George “Bud” R. McIndoe Jr., age 97, of Irwin, passed away Sunday, October 11, 2020. He was born August 23, 1923 in McKeesport, a son of the late George Sr. and Catherine McIndoe. He was a World War II veteran fighter pilot in the Army Air Corp and flew the P47 Thunderbolt airplane in 13 sorties over Germany as part of the 371st Fighter Group, 405 Squadron.

After returning from the war, he worked his entire career for Bettis Atomic Nuclear Power Plant where he was on the forefront of Ultrasonic testing of hairline cracks in stem generation tubes in nuclear submarines. Because of his work, he was requested to preform ultrasonic inspections aboard the Nautilus submarine and the USS Enterprise aircraft carrier. Before retiring, he received the Engineering Achievement Award for developing a unique ultrasonic testing device. He built his home on the family homestead in 1955 on Mosside Blvd in Monroeville next door to his mother "Teenie" McIndoe and his sister Jean Bendorf.

Bud and Audrey moved from Monroeville and lived in North Huntingdon from 1976.

 
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Dorothy “Dolly” J. (Schano) Haraburda

October 13, 2020 |

By William Snyder Funeral Home | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

 
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Stewart M. Snyder

October 08, 2020 |

By William Snyder Funeral Home | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Stewart M. Snyder, age 84, of Irwin passed away Wednesday, October 7, 2020. He was born August 8, 1936 in McKeesport, a son of the late Clifford and Anna Snyder. He worked part-time for the last 8 years as a driver for Adesa Car Auctions in Hunker. He is survived by his wife Dorothy “Jean” Jeanne Snyder; step-son Charles Starner of Manhattan, New York; and his dogs Audi and Lexus.

 
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Dr. M. Bernard Keisler

October 06, 2020 |

By Administrator | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Dr. M. Bernard Keisler, 93, of Port Charlotte, FL, formerly of North Huntingdon, died Saturday October 3, 2020. He was born May 12, 1927 in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Max and Olga (Hepps) Keisler and was also preceded in death by his wife Marilyn A. (Weiss) Keisler and a brother Morton Keisler.

Dr. Keisler was a retired optometrist having his own practice in Irwin for many years and then semi-retiring and joining Irwin Eye Care until full retirement from optometry. At the age of 50 he received his master’s in public administration and served on the Bureau of Mediation for the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry.

He served as a Pennsylvania independent arbitrator in his final years. He was a veteran of WWII serving with the U.S. Navy, a member of Gemilas Chesed Congregation, McKeesport, a former member of Norwin School District Board of Directors, a member of Shidle Lodge No. 601, F. & A.M., Irwin, a longtime member of the Irwin Lions Club, and a longtime voting poll worker.

 
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Raymond F. Croushore

September 30, 2020 |

By William Snyder Funeral Home | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Raymond F. Croushore, age 73, of North Versailles, passed away Monday, September 28, 2020. He was born March 14, 1947 in Wilkinsburg, a son of the late Clarence and Violet Croushore.

He was a past member of the United Methodist Church in East McKeesport where he served as a treasurer. He worked as a controller for H.J. Heinz, Isaly’s, Garfield Jubilee, Gregg Services and Electric M&R before retiring.

He always made an effort to remain close with friends and past coworkers and especially loved collecting model trains.

 
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Jerome N. Baker

September 24, 2020 |

By William Snyder Funeral Home | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Jerome N. Baker, 68, of Holt, FL, formerly of North Huntingdon, died Tuesday, September 22, 2020. He was born November 3, 1951 in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Jerome P. and Anna L (Grubbs) Baker and was also preceded in death by his wife Kathryn D. “Kathy” Baker. Jerome was an Air Force veteran of the Vietnam Conflict and a retired self-employed mechanic. He is survived by his children Jerome R. “Jerry” Baker (Jessica) of North Huntingdon and Brook Siar (James D. Jr.) of Holt, FL; six grandchildren; three step grandchildren; brothers Denny Baker, Randy Baker, and Larry Baker; and nieces and nephews.

 
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Nellie J. (Barner) Nicholls

September 23, 2020 |

By William Snyder Funeral Home | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Nellie J. (Barner) Nicholls, age 76, of North Versailles passed away Monday, September 21, 2020 surrounded by her loving family. She was born September 29, 1943 in East McKeesport, a daughter of the late John and Phoebe Barner. She was a longtime member of Linway United Presbyterian Church in East McKeesport and a past member of Eastern Star. She worked for over 46 years as the manager of housing at Pitt University in Pittsburgh and was a dedicated leader for many years in the local Girl Scouts.

 
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