Helen (Charney) Wegrzynek

January 13, 2019 |

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Helen (Charney) Wegrzynek, age 87, of North Versailles passed away Friday, January 11, 2019. She was born July 20, 1931 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Michael and Ann Charney. She was a member of St. Jude the Apostle Church in Wilmerding. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband of over 54 years Stanley Wegrzynek; brothers Michael and Andrew Charney; and sister Ann Grabowski. She is survived by her children Jane (Wayne) Tobac of Scott Twp. and Daniel Wegrzynek of Pitcairn; grandchildren Michael (Elise) Tobac of Scott Twp., Evan (Rachel) Tobac of Freemont, California, and Jeremy (Fiancé Melissa) Tobac of Cary, North Carolina; and brother John Charney.
 
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Gerald T. Dempsey Sr.

January 06, 2019 |

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Gerald T. Dempsey Sr., age 93, of North Huntingdon, passed away Thursday, January 3, 2019. He was a World War II Navy veteran that completed an extensive course in timepiece repair that set him up for his future work and helped him with repairing friend's time pieces. He retired after over 42 years as an instrument repairman at the Edgar Thompson Works in Braddock. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed fishing and spend time in the outdoors. He always looked forward to traveling to Georgia in the summers with his wife to buy and restore antiques with his father-in-law for his resale shop. He is preceded in death by his loving wife of over 43 years Viona "Vi" Dempsey; parents; and many brothers. He is survived by his children Gerald Dempsey Jr. of Bellingham, Washington, Eleanor Dempsey of Youngwood, Norma McCarthy of Greensburg and Philip (Colleen) Dempsey of Blairsville; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; Brother Howard; and sisters Betty and Janet.
 
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Mary Ellen (Brush) Beres

January 06, 2019 |

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Mary Ellen (Brush) Beres, 69, of Hutchinson, passed away December 31, 2018 at home. She was born July 27, 1949 in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Joseph and Josephine (LaCivita) Brush. Mary Ellen received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh and a master’s degree from California University and was a retired professor and counselor in charge of disability accommodations at Westmoreland County Community College. She was a member of St. Edward Catholic Church, Herminie. She is survived by her husband of 42 years Andrew “Steve” Beres Jr.; her children Joanna E. Beres of Hutchinson, Stephanie M. (Steven) Parrett of Chambersburg, and Andrew S. Beres III of Fox Chapel; her sisters Joanne (Lawrence) Burns of Latrobe and Janet (Donald) Rugh of Jeannette; also nieces and nephews.
 
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Douglas Keith Roberts

December 30, 2018 |

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Douglas Keith Roberts, 64, of Manor, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, December 25, 2018. He was born January 15, 1954 in Pittsburgh, a son of late William and Virginia (Walder) Roberts. Doug was a 1971 graduate of Norwin High School where he was an all-star wrestler and was later inducted into the Norwin Hall of Fame. Prior to his retirement he was a member of the Operating Engineers Local 66. Doug will be remembered for his patience, good sense of humor, and quick wit. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Jeffrey; and father in-law Dennis Hearn. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of over 40 years Gayle (Hearn) Roberts; the proud father of daughters Desha (Tony) Matthews of Greensburg and Kensee (William) Lusebrink of Irwin; granddaughters that were the joy of his life Reese and Rilynn Matthews; his brother Greg (Darlene) Roberts of North Huntingdon; his sister Barb Roberts of Ohio; mother in-law Janet Hearn; sisters in-law Sandy Jones, Debbie (Dale) Robinson, Kim (Jeff) Mayer, and Julie (John) Gurowski; and numerous nieces and nephews.
 
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William T. Snodgrass

December 30, 2018 |

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William T. Snodgrass, 77, of North Huntingdon, died Wednesday December 26, 2018. He was born February 25, 1941 in Waynesburg, a son of the late Raymond E. and Erna (Morgan) Snodgrass and was also preceded in death by a brother Raymond “Eddie” Snodgrass. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Kathy (Hughes) Snodgrass; three children, Allen (Beth) Snodgrass of Royersford, Susan (Mark) Petti of Margate City, NJ, and Jeremy (Julie) Snodgrass of Wilmington, NC; six beloved grandchildren, Bethany, Zachary, Morgan, Rachael, Jessica, and Jayden; and a sister Lovella Burns of Waynesburg. Bill was a 1959 graduate of Waynesburg High School and a 1963 graduate of Waynesburg College. He taught Science in the Penn Hills School district for 30 years, retired, and continued his teaching career at St. Colman School in Turtle Creek for 12 years. He was an avid wrestler in both high school and college and officiated wrestling in the WPIAL for many years.
 
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Clifford E. Denton Jr.

December 30, 2018 |

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Clifford E. Denton Jr., age 91, of North Versailles, formerly of Harrisburg, passed away Monday, December 24, 2018. He was born July 11, 1927 in New York City, a son of the late Clifford and Sharon (Fogarty) Denton. He served in the Marines during World War II and started his career in the newspaper business working for the New York Daily News. He was bureau chief for Stars and Stripes in Saigon during the Vietnam War and afterwards spent many years living in Japan. After retiring from the newspaper industry, he worked in the Department of Aging for the State of Pennsylvania. He loved sailing, playing the piano and sharing stories with friends and loved ones.
 
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Michael Angelo Iannace

December 24, 2018 |

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Michael Angelo Iannace, 57, from Irwin, PA, sadly passed away Thursday, December 6, 2018. Mike was the Controller and Purchasing Manager for Lexport LLC, an import/export company that he owned with his wife Lety. When Mike retired from the Nuclear Division of Westinghouse a few years ago, he was asked to continue to work as an independent contractor when they needed him for special projects. He previously was the owner/operator of Ianno’s Pizza in Port Vue and worked at Kopp Glass in Swissvale for 14 years. Mike enjoyed golfing, bowling and spending time traveling the world on many family vacations and on business trips with his wife. Mike played in a senior softball league in Irwin.
 
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William M. Vincent Sr.

December 19, 2018 |

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William M. Vincent Sr., 94, of North Versailles, passed away Wednesday December 19, 2018.  He was born December 31, 1923 in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Lewis M. and Marie B. (Young) Vincent and was also preceded in death by his wife of over 63 years, Mildred A. (Schwan) Vincent and a sister Mary Vincent.  Bill was a retired cost analysist for Westinghouse Electric Corp., East Pittsburgh for 42 years and a former tax associate for H & R Block for 38 years.  He was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, North Huntingdon, and at one time active with Boy Scout Troop #85.  He enjoyed square dancing, ballroom dancing and roller skating.  He is survived by his children Anne Marie (Craig) Mollon of NY, Mary Catherine (John) Harris of MD, William M. (Louise) Vincent Jr. of VA, and Jean L. (Thomas) Zelmore of Mt. Pleasant; his grandchildren William M. (Dariela) Vincent III, Mark (Ingrid) Harris, Kate (Nicholas) Block, and Cynthia Zelmore; and his great grandchildren William M. IV, Carmen, and Theodore Vincent.

 
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Brian L. Woodward

December 19, 2018 |

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Brian L. Woodward, 54, of North Huntingdon, passed away Monday December 17, 2018 at home surrounded by family. He was born September 9, 1964 in Pittsburgh, a son of Leo J. and Arlene A. (Sheroke) Woodward of Murrysville. Brian was an employee of Select Security, Morgantown, WV and a former employee of Firefighter Sales and Service, Cranberry Twp. He was an avid sports fan that loved the Pittsburgh Penguins and ocean fishing while on vacation. He is survived by his wife Victoria (Tkac) Woodward of North Huntingdon; daughters Emily (Ian) Troxell of Manor and Bailey A. Woodward of North Huntingdon; his sister Kim (Woodward) Treloar of Murrysville; father and mother in-law Paul and Susan Tkac; brothers in-law Chris Tkac and J.P. (Pam) Tkac; also nieces and nephews Luke and Leah Treloar.

 
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Sally L. (Phillips) Hawkins

December 19, 2018 |

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Sally L. (Phillips) Hawkins, 91, of North Versailles, passed away Monday December 17, 2018, at home.  She was the wife of 56 years to the late Robert E. Hawkins; mother of Robert E. Hawkins of VA, Beverly Martinez of MI, and George C. Hawkins and Jay Cunningham both of North Versailles; grandmother of 5; great grandmother of 6; also a great great granddaughter and several nieces and nephews.  Sally was a 50 member of Linway United Presbyterian Church, Past Worthy Matron of Order of Eastern Star, Corinth Ch., Past Regent Queen of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Aliquippa Ch., and a member of the auxiliary of the China Burma India Veterans Association.

 
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Marie (Wislosky) Dutka

December 15, 2018 |

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Marie (Wislosky) Dutka, 91, of Irwin, formerly of Trafford, passed away peacefully Wednesday December 12, 2018. She was born August 1, 1927 in Trafford, a daughter of the late Steve and Catherine (Marchyn) Wislosky. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Alexander Dutka, a sister Natalie Bertolo and her brothers John, David, and Steve Wislosky. She was a lifetime member of Christian Life Church, Trafford. Marie is survived by her sons Ron (Julie) Dutka of Irwin and Ken (Jacquelyn) Dutka of North Huntingdon; grandchildren Ethan and Nicholas Dutka; a sister Dorothy (John) Dutka; and nieces and nephews.
 
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Elsie M. (Holt) Novak

December 15, 2018 |

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Elsie M. (Holt) Novak, 90, of North Versailles, passed away Friday, December 14 2018. She was born April 23, 1928 in North Versailles, a daughter of the late Harry A. and Hilda M. (Herrmann) Holt and was also preceded in death by her husband Victor A. Novak; a son James H. Novak; and her sister Virginia J. Holt. She was a graduate of East McKeesport High School, attended Westminster College and graduated from the University of Pittsburgh. She was a retired French and English school teacher for the McKeesport Area School District. Elsie was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, North Versailles and the Women of the ELCA. She loved gardening and traveling.
 
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Lance A. Frye

December 15, 2018 |

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Lance A. Frye, 21, of North Huntingdon, passed away Friday December 14, 2018 at home surrounded by family. He was born March 24, 1997 in Pittsburgh, a son of Wilbur F. and Betsy J. (Bouldin) Frye of North Huntingdon. Lance was a Heart Hero for the American Heart Association, a former camper and counselor for Dr. Bill Neches Heart Camp for Kids, a former player and coach for PAL Adaptive Baseball League, and an Ambassador for Children’s Hospital, Beads of Courage, and Speedway. Lance also was a Make-A-Wish Foundation kid. He was a sports fanatic and a member of Pitcairn Monroeville Sportsman’s Club. He was a graduate of Norwin High School, an employee at Earl’s Dairy Whip, North Huntingdon, and a member of First Presbyterian Church, Irwin.
 
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Elizabeth A. “Betty” (Benaim) Wingertzahn

December 15, 2018 |

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Elizabeth A. “Betty” (Benaim) Wingertzahn, 90, of North Huntingdon, formerly of Herminie, passed way Thursday December 13, 2018. She was born November 14, 1928 in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Jacque and Anna (Wiehagen) Benaim. She is survived by her daughter Cheryl Fowler and her husband Dale of North Huntingdon and her granddaughters Chelsea Lynn and Ashley Lauren Fowler. Betty loved animals especially the family dogs. At the family request there will be no viewing.
 
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Marlene (Murray) Weston

December 12, 2018 |

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Marlene (Murray) Weston, 85, of North Irwin, passed away December 9, 2018, at home. She was born June 1, 1933 in Rankin, a daughter of the late Richard H. and Edith P. (Sleigh) Murray and was also preceded in death by a brother Richard (the late Gabriella) Murray. After graduating from North Huntingdon High School in 1951 she worked as a Bell Telephone operator for ten years and also operated Ceramics by Marlene in Shafton for many years. She is survived by her husband of over 65 years Neil H. Weston; her sons Scott W. Weston and his wife Stephanie of Jeannette, Kirk R. Weston and his wife Sharon of Irwin, and Erik J. Weston and his wife Tracy of Bluefield, WV; her grandsons Zachary and Lucas Weston; siblings Edith (the late Donald) Rhodes and John Murray Sr. and his wife Peggy both of North Huntingdon; also nieces and nephews.
 
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