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Marlene D. (Blend) Bookheimer

November 26, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Marlene D. (Blend) Bookheimer fell asleep in the arms of our Lord on November 22, 2021 surrounded by members of her family. She was born in North Versailles, Allegheny County on December 6, 1933, a daughter of the late Mary (Cunningham) and Walter Blend.

Married to the late Donald L. Bookheimer for 45 years before his death, their committment to each other set a standard for the family. She deeply loved her family and was so very proud of her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, neice and nephew. She always said she was blessed to have her family so near and have the love they so readily gave her. Her home was the gathering place for family and friends, and was filled with food, games, laughter and sometimes chaos.

Marlene had many talents, not least of which was planning an event or party. Family and friends will miss the great times we had together due to her efforts. She was dedicated to her church, West Hempfield Presbyterian (WHPC), where she was a member of the choir for 43 years, a member and officer in Presbyterian Womens Association, a Deacon, a Bible School teacher and an expert chocolate maker/instructor. She participated in providing funeral luncheons, election buffets and co-chaired the WHPC 50th Anniverary Celebration. Marlene was a 60 year resident of Greenridge, the 4th home in the plan. She was a charter member of the Greenridge Association and the Greenridge Garden Club, and bowled in the Greenridge Bowling League for 24 years. While a member of the West Hempfield PTA, the first playground equipment was delivered to her driveway. Always an active part of her children's lives, she chaperoned dances and Proms, church youth club events, and participated in their choir and basketball activities.

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Michael James “Mick” Rosenbayger

November 26, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Michael James “Mick” Rosenbayger, 66, of Penn Township, formerly of East McKeesport, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family whom he loved dearly, Monday, November 22, 2021. He is survived by his wife of 39 years Mariann (Schleifer) Rosenbayger; his children Chase, and wife Lauren, Rosenbayger of North Huntingdon and Brandon Rosenbayger of Irwin; step daughter Kristen Ann (Matt) Gaia and their family; and grandchildren Chase Jr., Myles, and Trey.

He was born May 4, 1955 in Braddock, a son of Catherine L. “Kitty” (McNeill) Rosenbayger of East McKeesport and the late William “Rosy” Rosenbayger.

He is also survived by brothers and sisters Randy (Lori) Rosenbayger, Gery (Lynne) Rosenbayger, Lynn (Bill) Brown, Connie Rosenbayger, Kathleen (David) Heckenstaller, and Diane (Tom) Santucci; father in law Charles Schleifer; brothers and sisters in-law Charles Schleifer, Donna (Bob) Ferrainolo, Gary (Kathleen) Schleifer, and Carole (Chet) Simile; also numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, extended families, and friends.

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Sophia K. (Yelovich) Holland

November 26, 2021 |

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

Sophia K. (Yelovich) Holland, age 42, of Irwin, formerly of Orrtanna, passed away Thursday, November 25, 2021. She was born September 4, 1979 in Teaneck, New Jersey, a daughter of V. Rev. Elias and Bonnie Yelovich. She was an Orthodox Christian and a member of her father’s congregation in Emmitsburg, Maryland. Sophia attended Fairfield Area High School and received her High School Diploma from the Pennsylvania Home School Association and went onto attend Slippery Rock University studying Music Therapy. She worked until disabled by her illness at the Creative Adventures Learning Center in North Huntingdon. She also taught piano lessons and played piano at the chapel of the Auberle Center in McKeesport.

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Jacquelyn Clare Harvey

November 13, 2021 |

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

Jacquelyn Clare Harvey was born May 5, 1929 in East McKeesport, PA to Mary and Roy Harvey. She attended Catholic Schools and graduated from Duquesne University in 1951 with her degree in Music. She was a woman dedicated to education her whole life.

Jackie taught music in PA before moving to St James where she taught music and was chorus director in the Middle Country School District for 25 years. She was an instrumental part of the New Lane School outdoor residential education program.

Jackie volunteered in her home town area in the Religious Education Programs carrying that love when she became a member of the Parish of Sts Philip and James. There she was honored by the Diocese of Rockville Centre with the St Elizabeth Ann Seton Medal, the Pope John XX111 Medal and the St Pius X award for her many years of service including being Religious Education Coordinator.

Jackie taught Bridge at OLLI as well as being an avid player. She enjoyed attending The Metropolitan Opera and Carnegie Hall. She gardened, picked berries and made jam. She loved trialing new recipes and serving friends the results. Her fondness of dogs led her to dog sitting. Never without her Rosary Beads, she prayed daily with the 3rd Glorious Mystery being her favorite.

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Howard K. Weber

November 13, 2021 |

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

Howard K. Weber, of North Huntingdon, died Monday November 8, 2021. He was a son of the late William and Katherine (Domiano) Weber and was also preceded in death by his brothers William, Kerry, and Frederick W. Weber. Howard retired as Principal of Woodland Hills High School and was a former Wrestling coach at Greensburg and Churchill High Schools.. He was also a Marine veteran and retired from the Marine Corps as a Master Gunny Sergeant.

He was Commandant of both the Mon Valley Leathernecks and Marine Corps League. Howard was a founding member of Rescue 8 Ambulance, North Huntingdon and served as a Norwin School Board director for over 29 years.

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Donald W. Montgomery

October 15, 2021 |

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

Donald W. Montgomery, 96, of White Oak, died Sunday October 10, 2021 in Excela Westmoreland Hospital. He was born March 1, 1925 in Turtle Creek, the son of the late William and Clara B. (Jones) Montgomery. He was a WWII Army veteran who served at Normandy, France, and was a member of American Legion Post 701, White Oak. He was a retired fireman for the Union Railroad and a member of Valley Lodge, No 613, F. & A.M., Turtle Creek. He is survived by his cousin Barry Harper and many friends including lifelong friends Shirley Kemerer Mudra and her husband P.J. and Gary Madeira and his wife Kim.

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Judith “Judy” E. Reyes

October 08, 2021 |

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

Judith “Judy” E. Reyes, age 74 of North Versailles, passed away Thursday, October 7, 2021. She was born September 4, 1947 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Peter and Virginia (Kelly) Reyes. She was a long-time member of Mary Mother of God Parish, Formerly St. Robert Bellarmine, in East McKeesport. She worked for over 30 years as an IT supervisor for Consol Energy in the South Hills before retiring.

She is survived by her brother James (Donna) Reyes of North Huntingdon; sister Sallie Wayner of Avonmore; sister-in-law Donna Reyes of North Versailles; many nieces and nephews; and her cats Mama, Sox and Mandy.

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Christina Rae (Melegari) Blum

October 08, 2021 |

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

Christina Rae (Melegari) Blum, age 50, of East McKeesport, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, October 5, 2021. She was born January 15, 1971. She worked as a flagger in the Union Local 1058. She loved helping people in need and donated her time helping with suicide awareness. Even in death, Christina helped other by being an organ donor. She is preceded in death by her father James Perry Melegari; and brothers James and Ray Melegari. She is survived by her husband Harold E. Blum; son Larson J. Blum; and mother Darlene (Glenn) Undereiner. Services are private. Arrangements handled by the Forgie-Snyder Funeral Home, 1032 Broadway, East McKeesport, 412-823-8083. For online condolences please visit www.snyderfuneralservices.com.

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Margaret K. “Marge” Winwood-Shroup

October 04, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Margaret K. “Marge” Winwood-Shroup, 90, of North Huntingdon, died Saturday October 2, 2021. She was born April 27, 1931 in Braddock, a daughter of the late Thomas and Gertrude (Rader) Mimnaugh. She was a longtime bridal shop consultant and also owner of MarWin Bridal along with her late husband William E. Winwood Jr. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, Irwin. In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by her son Mark Edward Winwood. She is survived by her son Russ Winwood and his wife Karen of North Huntingdon; her daughter in law Roberta Winwood of Greensburg; her grandchildren Jason (Jaime) Winwood, Jon (Kelly) Winwood, and Jamie (Anthony) McKee; and four great grandchildren.

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Florence E. (Serro) Pirschl

October 04, 2021 |

By Administrator | Posted in: William Snyder Funeral Home

Florence E. (Serro) Pirschl, 91, of Greensburg, died Friday October 1, 2021 at home. She was born March 18, 1930 in Herminie, a daughter of the late John and Anna (Arch) Serro and was also preceded in death by her husband Joseph Pirschl and her daughter Anne Degre. Florence was a former bookkeeper for Serro Scotty Trailers and loved reading her Bible. She is survived by her children Gary Pirschl of Champion and Susan (John) Skundrich of North Huntingdon; her son in law Henri Degre of Greensburg; her grandchildren Lauren (David) Diffenderfer, Timothy Skundrich (fiancé Bianca Tang), Andrew Skundrich (fiancé Maddison Morrell), Diana Skundrich, Brayden Degre, Noah Pirschl, Samuel Degre, Nicolas Degre, and Pierce Pirschl; and her sister Johann Cherry of Florida.

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Jane Louise (Harrison) Strong

September 29, 2021 |

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

Jane Louise (Harrison) Strong, 80, of Carlisle, formerly of Shafton, North Huntingdon Township, passed peacefully on the morning of September 20, 2021 surrounded by family. She was born October 6, 1940 in Braddock, the devoted daughter of Albert E. Harrison and Dorothy Marie (Buchanan) Harrison. Jane Louise grew up in North Versailles, graduating from Westinghouse Memorial High School in 1958. She then attended Shadyside School of Nursing earning her Registered Nurse credentials in 1961 and devoted her life to nursing with her eventual retirement from Family Home Health Services, Monroeville, where she was the Director of Restorative Services.
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Oscar “Bubba” David Cheshire

September 13, 2021 |

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

Oscar “Bubba” David Cheshire, age 63, of North Huntingdon, passed away Thursday, September 9, 2021. He was born February 7, 1958 in Sumter, South Carolina, a son of the late Randall and Pauline Cheshire. He worked as a master carpenter in construction his entire career. Bubba was a loving family man, outdoorsman and a meat master extraordinaire.

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Nellie “Betty” E. (Mulkerin) Brown

September 02, 2021 |

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

Nellie “Betty” E. (Mulkerin) Brown, age 94, of North Versailles, passed away Tuesday, August 31, 2021. She was born April 30, 1927 in Swissvale, a daughter of the late Frank and Nellie Mulkerin. She attended Linway United Presbyterian Church in North Versailles until her health did not allow her to travel. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband of over 55 years Ross Harlan Brown Sr.; son Ronald Brown; brothers William and Ronald Mulkerin; and sister Mary Jane Felt.

She is survived by her children Ross (Robin) Brown Jr. of Columbus, Ohio and Patricia “Patti” Dzikiy of Jeannette; grandchildren Heather (Richard) Dzikiy-Fisherowski, Stefani (Ralph) Wasil and Lindsay (Jason) Garner; great grandchildren Olivia Garner and Evelyn Wasil; and brother Thomas (Kathi) Mulkerin of Arlington, Texas.

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Frances R. (Testa) Loughner

August 25, 2021 |

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

Frances R. (Testa) Loughner, 98, of North Versailles died Friday, August 20, 2021. She was born March 11, 1923 in Treesmills, a daughter of the late Domenic and Jane (Shelkey) Testa. She was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, North Versailles. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by a daughter Juanita Smith and siblings Ida Forney, Dorothy Bendis, and Wayne Testa.

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Murriel S. (Mort) Magee

August 25, 2021 |

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

Murriel S. (Mort) Magee, 105, of North Huntingdon, died Tuesday August 17, 2021. She was born May 26, 1916 in New Castle, a daughter of the late David and Rose (Hillman) Mort and was also preceded in death by her husband James B. Magee and siblings William, Hilda, and Charles Mort.

Murriel was a former hairdresser. She and her late husband James “Burt”, who worked for U.S. Steel, started their married life in New Castle and then moved to Dravosburg. Following Burt’s career then moved to Fairless Hills. After retirement they moved to Vero Beach, Florida, before moving back to McKeesport to be closer to family. She loved music, loved to sing, and enjoyed travelling to visit family.

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