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Sandra B. Kresovich

January 04, 2021 |

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

Sandra B. Kresovich, 77, died Monday, December 28, 2020. Born in Fredricktown, PA on February 21, 1943, Sandy was the daughter of Daniel and Ann Ruth Battaglini and the devoted wife of the late John C. Kresovich.

Sandy attended California University of Pennsylvania where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. Her career began as a third-grade teacher at Gotwall Elementary School in Wilmerding. Later she earned her Reading Specialist Certificate with her Master’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh and finished her 36-year teaching career with the East Allegheny School District as a 7th and 8th grade Reading teacher at both Park Terrace Middle School and East Allegheny Jr/Sr High School.

Upon her retirement in 1999, Sandy enjoyed traveling. She visited many countries in Europe, always returning to her favorite, Italy. At home, Sandy was a devoted member of Miller United Methodist Church and served on many committees. She also volunteered weekly at the East Allegheny Meals on Wheels.

Sandy will forever be remembered as a kind, caring and loving person who valued her family and her friendships. She loved following Pittsburgh sports teams and enjoyed sharing this love with her friends. Sandy’s wonderful sense of humor and beautiful smile will provide many cherished memories for those who loved her.

 
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Gloria Lee Carter Johnston

January 02, 2021 |

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

Gloria Lee Carter Johnston, 92, of East McKeesport, affectionately known as "Glo" passed away peacefully into the loving arms of our Lord, December 16, 2020. She was born September 28, 1928 in Reading, a daughter of the late Arthur and Laura Carter. 

She graduated from East McKeesport High School in 1946 and attended the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. She was a fashion illustrator for Jaison's Department Store. Her illustrations were published in the McKeesport Daily News. Glo enjoyed traveling, reading, shopping, her soaps, and Jeopardy. She was an active person and enjoyed being part of the planning committees of her high school reunions.

Gloria married her husband of 54 years David R Johnston on August 20, 1948. She became a wife, homemaker, and mother of three. David passed away on April 21, 2002.

For the last 10 ½ years she has resided with her loving and dedicated son and daughter-in-law, Jeffery C Johnston and Beth Ann Graziano. She is also missed by her beloved furry feline Whitey.

Also surviving is her son David C. Johnston of Latrobe, her daughter Kathryn L. Peters of GA; granddaughters Sacha and Maia; great granddaughter Olive; and her sister Kathryn "Kay" McConnell of OH.

 
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Cassandra L. (Grace) Hinton

December 30, 2020 |

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

Cassandra L. (Grace) Hinton, age 73, of North Huntingdon, passed away Sunday, December 27, 2020. She was born April 24, 1947, a daughter of the late Jack and Cassie Grace. She was a registered nurse that work for many years at the McKeesport Hospital and then for UPMC’s Home Health Care before retiring. She is survived by her daughter Kimberly (Ken) Walkosak of North Huntingdon; grandchildren Kira and Kali Walkosak; sister Carol (Baird) Whitehead; and brothers Kevin (Patty) Grace and Jack (Joy) Grace.

 
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Gerald Nevin Paul

December 30, 2020 |

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

Gerald Nevin Paul, 76, of North Huntingdon, passed away Sunday , December 27, 2020 at Excela Westmoreland Hospital due to complications of Covid-19. He was born March 23, 1944 in North Huntingdon, a son of the late Earl Nevin and Lena Clara (Viano) Paul.

Jerry was a 1962 graduate of Norwin High School. He served in the National Guard and was employed by the Elliot Company in Jeannette for 38 years. His love of music and records, particularly “oldies”, led him to a second job as a DJ for special events. He was a lifetime member of First United Methodist Church, Irwin. He loved the simple things in life – a good meal, coffee after dinner, and time spent with his family.

 
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Donald “Don” Blair Wagner

December 28, 2020 |

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

Donald “Don” Blair Wagner, age 89, of North Versailles died peacefully at home Wednesday, December 23, 2020 surrounded by his family. He was born October 15, 1931 in Mapleton Depot, a son of the late Martin and Kathryn Wagner. Don was an Army veteran that served during the Korean War and was a lifetime member of the American Legion.

He and his wife were the proud owners of Lemco Electric. For over 60 years, he generously served his community and went out of his way to provide excellent customer service. He truly enjoyed the relationships he formed serving his loyal customers. He also enjoyed bowling, watching sports and spending time with his family.

 
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Junius “Jay” Breitinger

December 21, 2020 |

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

Junius “Jay” Breitinger, 74, of Irwin, passed away Thursday, December 17, 2020.

He was born October 1, 1946 in Owensboro, Kentucky, the son of the late Harry and Anna Louise (Meadows) Breitinger. Jay was a member of Mars Hill Baptist Church, Sewickley Township, and a proud Navy veteran that served during the Vietnam War. Throughout his working life Jay was a police officer in Washington D.C., a steel worker for U.S. Steel, McKeesport, and a truck driver for Munson Trucking.

He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, and celebrating the 4th of July with family enjoying fireworks. Jay liked traveling, and took many trips visiting Kentucky and enjoyed good Kentucky Bourbon.

 
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Dolores J. (Szurgot) Kurp

December 17, 2020 |

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

Dolores J. (Szurgot) Kurp, age 91 of North Versailles, passed away Tuesday, December 15, 2020. She was born March 30, 1929 in Pittsburgh, the daughter of the late John and Adele Szurgot.

She was a long-time member of Mary Mother of God Parish, formerly known as St. Robert Bellarmine in East McKeesport and was an avid bingo player.

She is survived by her children Joan (Ronald) Bacco of White Oak, Judith Kurp of Monroeville and David (Paula) Kurp of Gibsonia; grandchildren Mark (Valerie) Bacco, Jaime Bacco, Bryan Kurp and Tyler Kurp; Great grandchildren Mia, Noah, Audriana and Samuel Bacco; and many nieces and nephews.

 
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Rena (Urban) Bryan

December 15, 2020 |

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

Rena (Urban) Bryan, 77, of Wilmerding, passed away Wednesday December 9, 2020. She was a daughter of the late John J. and Antoinette “Ann” (Padula) Urban; mother of the late Tom Tebroski and sister of the late Gilda Urban.

She was a longtime cook at Nigro’s Restaurant and then, along with her family, opened Rene’s Restaurant in East McKeesport in 1987. After retiring from the restaurant she enjoyed working at Sam’s Club in Monroeville. She was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish, St. Colman Church, and was a huge Steeler fan.

 
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Richard M. Shields

December 07, 2020 |

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

Richard M. Shields, 57, of North Huntingdon, died Saturday December 5, 2020 at home. He was born January 20, 1963 in Greensburg. He is survived by his mother Carolyn (Bickerstaff) Stofko; his brothers and sister in law William Jeffrey Shields and Thomas H. Shields and his wife Veronica, also aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his sister Terri L. Shields and his step father Ralph Stofko.

 
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Helen Przybyla

December 05, 2020 |

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

Helen Przybyla, 101, of Wilmerding, passed away Wednesday, December 2, 2020. She was the beloved wife of the late Edwin Przybyla; loving mother of Fr. Philip Przybyla and Edwin Przybyla (Connie); grandmother of Vincent Przybyla (Robin); great grandmother of Emerson and Carter. Helen was a woman of faith and loved her family dearly. Our hearts are broken and she will be sorely missed.

 
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Albert G. Moore Jr.

December 05, 2020 |

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

Albert G. Moore Jr., 91, of Irwin, passed away Sunday, November 29, 2020. He was born July 3, 1929 in Wilmerding, a son of the late Albert G. Sr. and Hazel C. (Mellinger) Moore and was also preceded in death by his sisters Helen Davies and Margaret Short and a nephew Larry Davies.

He was a charter member of West Hempfield Presbyterian Church, a member of Shidle Lodge No. 601 F. & A.M., Irwin, for more than 50 years, and a proud Army veteran that served in the Korean Conflict. Albert began his career as a machinist apprentice at Westinghouse Air Brake Company, Wilmerding.

He owned and operated Moore and Shaver Machining, New Stanton, and prior to his retirement worked as a salesman for REM Electronic Supply Co. He was an avid golfer, enjoyed riding his bike on the Yough River Trail, and would volunteer with the YRBTC to maintain the trail. Albert was an amateur archaeologist.

 
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Marie Clara (Winterhalter) Jakiela

December 02, 2020 |

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

Marie Clara (Winterhalter) Jakiela, age 83, of North Versailles passed away Monday, November 30, 2020. She was born September 22, 1937 in Bellevue, the daughter of the late Charles Sr. and Marie Winterhalter. She was a longtime member of Mary Mother of God Parish (formerly St. Robert Bellarmine) in East McKeesport. She worked for First Federal Bank in White Oak and National City in Pittsburgh before retiring.

She was a member of the North Versailles, East McKeesport, and Turtle Creek Senior Citizens groups.

 
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Mary Jean (Olesky) Strawins

December 01, 2020 |

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

Mary Jean (Olesky) Strawins, 78, of East McKeesport, died Thursday November 26, 2020. She was born March 30, 1942 in Pittsburgh, the daughter of the late John and Adele (Charley) Olesky and was also preceded in death by her husband Thomas L Strawins Jr. Mary Jean graduated from Pittsburgh Hospital School of Nursing and received a master’s degree from Penn State University. She was a retired Registered Nurse having worked as a private duty, medical practice, and hospital nurse. She was a member of Mary Mother of God Parish, St Robert Bellarmine Church and the Confraternity of Christian Mothers.

 
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Theresa “Teri” M. (Curry) Packosky

December 01, 2020 |

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

Theresa “Teri” M. (Curry) Packosky, 66, of North Huntingdon, passed away Thursday, November 26, 2020. She was born June 3, 1954 in Jacksonville, FL, a daughter of the late Thomas and Ursula Ann (Keller) Curry and was also preceded in death by her husband Stephen “Chip” J. Packosky and her brother Thomas Curry. Teri enjoyed reading, visiting the beach in Florida, and was an animal lover. She is survived by her children Sarah Packosky of Erie, Laura Packosky of Latrobe, and Stephen Packosky of McKeesport; her sisters Kathleen (Don) Hackworth of Monroeville and Maureen Cameron of CA; sister in-law Karen Curry; mother in-law Margaret Ivkovich; and many nieces and nephews.

 
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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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