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Frances L. Kosport

July 02, 2020 |

By Willig Funeral Home & Crematory | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Crematory

Frances L. Kosport, age 72, of Donora, formerly of Duquesne, died June 24, 2020, at Monongahela Valley Hospital. Born November 4, 1947, in Duquesne, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Helen (Toth) Kosport.
Frances was retired from Hart Printing of Pittsburgh, where she worked in the fulfillment department. She was a member of St. Andrew the Apostle Church of Donora. Frances enjoyed shopping, dining out, and games of chance.

 
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Louise J. Volponi

June 30, 2020 |

By Willig Funeral Home & Crematory | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Crematory

Louise J. Volponi, age 90, of Liberty Borough, died on June 29, 2020, at Concordia Lutheran Ministries Assisted Living. Born July 17, 1929 in Allison, PA, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Mary Galeziowski, and the wife of the late Mario F. Volponi.

 
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Shawn R. Hitchens

June 29, 2020 |

By Willig Funeral Home & Crematory | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Crematory

Shawn R. Hitchens, age 64, of White Oak formally of Liberty Borough died June 27, 2020, at home. Born October 12, 1955, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Earl Maxwell and Betty (Robinson) Hitchens and the husband of Melinda (Marovich) Hitchens.

 
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Catherine J. Burkett

June 29, 2020 |

By Willig Funeral Home & Crematory | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Crematory

Catherine J. "Kate" Burkett, age 80, of North Versailles, formerly of McKeesport, died June 25, 2020, at home.  Born December 28, 1939, in Liberty Borough, she was the daughter of the late James and Emma (Ballas) Harrison.  She was retired from Stratwood Catering as a kitchen cook.

 
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Dorothy P. Zruno

June 25, 2020 |

By Willig Funeral Home & Crematory | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Crematory

Dorothy P. Zruno, age 85, of Greensburg, died June 23, 2020 at Greensburg Care Center. Born February 27, 1935, in Derry Township, she was the daughter of the late Floyd and Marguarett (Veges) Allison and the wife of Joseph B. Zruno.
Dorothy was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother and enjoyed the time she spent with her family.

 
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Ronald A. Yokimcus

June 17, 2020 |

By Willig Funeral Home & Crematory | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Crematory

Ronald A. Yokimcus, age 59, of West Mifflin died June 14, 2020, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital. Born March 16, 1961, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Joseph and  Dorothy Yokimcus and the husband of Sharon Yokimcus.
Ronald worked as a construction laborer and was a member of Construction Labor Union 373. He was also a member of the American Legion Post 380.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children; Ronald (Sarah) Yokimcus; step-children, Jessie and Samantha Orosz; and four grandchildren.

Arrangements were entrusted to Willig Funeral Home & Cremation Services.

Condolences and memories may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com

 


Gerald "Gene" Faupel

June 12, 2020 |

By Willig Funeral Home & Crematory | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Crematory

Gerald E, “Gene” Faupel 58, of North Versailles, PA departed this life on Monday, June 8, 2020 at UPMC McKeesport.

Born January 5, 1962 in Bunola, PA, he was the son of the late Edward E. and Roberta (Maple) Faupel and the loving fiancé of Rose Jones.

 
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Mary Ann Weimer

June 11, 2020 |

By Willig Funeral Home & Crematory | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Crematory

Mary Ann Weimer, age 54, of McKeesport, died June 6, 2020.  Born August 1, 1965, she was the daughter of the late Carol Weimer and was preceded in death by grandparents, Joseph and Ann Weimer. Mary Ann worked at Life Care as a unit secretary and was known to help others in need. She was a lifelong Steeler fan and always enjoyed watching them play.  She is survived by many cousins, special friends, and her dogs, Brooks and Toby.  

 
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Mark J. Whitehead

June 09, 2020 |

By Willig Funeral Home & Crematory | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Crematory

Mark J. Whitehead, age 63, of Bethel Park died June 6, 2020, at Jefferson Hospital. Born June 1, 1957, in Pittsburgh, he was the son of Paul Whitehead and the late Jane (Cancelliere) and the husband of Mary Sue Whitehead.

 
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Peter Derkas

June 02, 2020 |

By Willig Funeral Home & Crematory | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Crematory

Peter Derkas, age 56, of McKeesport, died May 27, 2020, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital.  Born August 18, 1963, in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Stephen and Janet (Petroski) Derkas.  He worked at the McKeesport Senior Care Plaza as a dietary aid.  He loved to cook and was known to walk everywhere.    He enjoyed having a good time and was the life of the party.

 
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Dorothy Webber

May 29, 2020 |

By Willig Funeral Home & Crematory | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Crematory

Dorothy Webber, age 94, of McKeesport, died May 26, 2020.  She is survived by children, Wayne (Mary) Webber, Bruce Webber, Jeanne Orlando, Judy Ruder and Tom (Luisa) Webber; she is also survived by grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by children, Glenn, Linda, and Mora, and grandchildren, Cory Ruder and Terry.  Family and friends will be received at Willig Funeral Home & Crematory on Monday from 12-2 p.m.  Inurnment will follow at Penn Lincoln Memorial Park. Due to the current CDC restrictions, only 25 people are permitted in the funeral home at one time. All visitors must wear a mask upon arriving. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com

 


Chester Harvey Daugherty

May 27, 2020 |

By Willig Funeral Home & Crematory | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Crematory

Chester Harvey Daugherty, Sr., age 80, of Lincoln Borough, died May 25, 2020, at Meadowcrest Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center of Bethel Park. Born February 4, 1940, in Circleville, PA, he was the son of the late Harvey William and Katherine (Humphries) Daugherty and the former husband of Nancy (Dornin) Daugherty of Smithton, PA.

 
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Denise Ann Chontos

May 22, 2020 |

By Willig Funeral Home & Crematory | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Crematory

Denise Ann Chontos, age 65, of West Mifflin, died May 18, 2020 at home.  Born March 5, 1955, she was the daughter of the late William J. and Margaret Mary (Freil) Varley.  Denise was a member of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church in Pleasant Hills.  She is survived by son, Edward Chontos; siblings, William (Michelle) Varley. Mark (Liz) Varley, Suzanne (Anthony) Calabrese and Gregory M. Varley.  Arrangements were entrusted to Willig Funeral Home & Crematory.  Condolences and memories may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com

 


Wilbur "Wimpy" R. Brown

May 18, 2020 |

By Willig Funeral Home & Crematory | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Crematory

Wilbur "Wimpy" Raymond Brown went peacefully to be with the Lord on Friday, May 8, 2020, at UPMC McKeesport Hospital. He was born May 4, 1940, in McKeesport and was the son of the late Joseph L. and Sadie (Lagare) Brown and husband to the late Ernestine (Bolden) Brown.

 
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Kristy Jefferson

May 14, 2020 |

By Willig Funeral Home & Crematory | Posted in: Willig Funeral Home & Crematory

Kristy Jefferson, age 38, of McKeesport, died May 4, 2020.  Born July 22, 1981, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of John Jefferson and Charlene (Snyder) Jefferson.
Kristy was a loving mother of four. She graduated from McKeesport Senior High School. She attended CCAC and Kaplan Career Institute and worked at the Peer Group of McKeesport and Omex Kristy.

 
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